Riaan Gouws

As Chief Executive Officer, Riaan brings over 20 years of experience in Microsoft based technologies to the table. Riaan has a passion for technology, which is in turn complemented by his deep technical knowledge in integration, web and data solutions.

Riaan is an integration, data and web expert, with most of his career spent in architecture and development. He furthermore is a strong supporter of Microsoft’s cloud first, mobile first strategy and has aligned Synegrate with this strategy. He is also a member of the elite Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist (VTSP) team, a small group of selected industry experts working as an extension to the Microsoft Technology Specialist teams. He has a strong relationship with Microsoft as a valued partner in implementing enterprise solutions on top of Microsoft Azure.

He has a strong track record of working with clients to deliver results in cloud enablement strategies and integration architectures. Riaan has worked with clients across the globe, delivering solutions and architectures at various scale, load and criticality.

Usman Shaheen

Usman has over 15 years experience in software engineering, specializing in Enterprise Integrations, SOA and Cloud hosted solutions. Working as a principal consultant, Usman has successfully delivered solutions in Retail, Financials, Manufacturing & Healthcare industry verticals. Usman uses his professional skills both a project manager as well as a software architect in delivering complete and reliable solutions to his clients as well as many enterprise wide SOA implementations for financial institutions.

His technical expertise include Service Oriented Architecture/Integration Technologies and Business Intelligence,  Microsoft technologies such as BizTalk, Azure Logic Apps, WCF, SharePoint, C#, and Database technologies such as Oracle and SQL Server to name a few. Usman is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for BizTalk Server & Azure. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

Usman has been blogging since 2005 at https://usmanshaheen.wordpress.com/