Chief Technologist, MultiChoice Technical Operations, South Africa
Gerhard is passionate about media, broadcasting and information communication technology. Gerhard is widely regarded as digital broadcasting enthusiast. He has worked in a variety of engineering and ICT-management fields, served as Councillor of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa and contributed to South Africa’s bid to host the international square kilometre array radio telescope. Gerhard’s recent focus was on digital terrestrial broadcasting. Within the MIH Mobile Television Group he assessed the technical and commercial aspects of a number of Mobile TV business opportunities in Europe, Asia and South America. He is currently Chief Technologist at MultiChoice Technical Operations in South Africa.
Gerhard holds a National Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Technikon Witwatersrand, a B.Tech Degree in Business Administration from Technikon South Africa, is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa as Professional Technologist (Engineering), is Certified as Senior Broadcast Engineer with the US based Society of Broadcast Engineer and a Senior member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers.