Mr. Strydom is an established conference speaker, having spoken at numerous IT conferences, on a variety of subjects. He has a special interest in Artificial Intelligence and how the 4th Industrial revolution will impact IT and the world as we know it today. He is also a subject matter expert on Information Security and all things Cloud related. Mr. Strydom is a well-known participant and host, of various discussion panels in the South African IT Community. Mr. Strydom has a special interest in IoT, as a hobbyist, an interest which has earned him first place in the first South African Raspberry Pi Jam in 2017 for his Home Automation project.
During his 16 years at the FirstRand Group, he has filled numerous roles such as Lead Security Architect at FNB, Segment IT Risk Manager and Network Security Architect. He is currently an Enterprise Security Architect and Cloud Architect at WesBank.
Mr. Strydom lives with his family in Randburg where he continually tweaks his Home Automation system .