Deon is an Electronics Engineer with over 40 years postgraduate experience encompassing middle management, engineering consulting, management consulting, hardware and software development, systems engineering, project management, marketing, and industrial relations.
He has experience of both large and small business environments. He also is an experienced teacher with HOD and Governing Board experience at University level. His current areas of specialisation include Information Technology (IT ) with an industrial focus, Radio Telemetry Systems, Industrial Networking (LAN technology), and Internet technologies and applications including TCP /IP , the use of Web technologies for process control and OPC . Over the past 15 years he has provided consulting and training services to clients in the USA, Canada, Ireland, the UK, South Africa, Botswana, Trinidad, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Egypt.
He is co-author of several technical books, of which two (Industrial Data Networks and Modern SCADA Protocols) have been published by Butterworths (Newnes). Deon has prepared course material and presented to thousands of engineers and technicians all over the world. Topics include industrial data communications, industrial networking (including fieldbuses and device networks), radio telemetry systems, Ethernet, TCP/IP, OPC , network security, and financial management for engineers and technicians