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IBM Research - Africa

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Fungai is an IT Professional with over 10 years of relevant work experience and has an established track record in defining, building and optimising ICT infrastructure services for the organisations that he has worked for. In his current role as the Data Center and IT Specialist at IBM Research Lab - Africa, he is responsible for designing, implementation and provisioning of IT resources and services in support of the various research activities/projects undertaken at the lab. He offers technical support in the following technologies: virtualisation (KVM), Linux (RedHat, Ubuntu), cloud computing (OpenStack), Windows Server (Active Directory, WSUS) and Fiber Channel Storage. In addition, Fungai is also responsible for IT security function for the research lab in line with the IBM's IT security policies and standards.

Fungai holds the following academic qualifications: BSc (Honours) in Information Systems (2004) and Master of Information Technology (2011) from Midlands State University and University of Pretoria respectively.