MR. DUNCAN JOHNSTON WATT JOINED SUD SOUTH ADVISORY BOARD.
Sud South Group SARL
Kolwezi, 24th January 2022
Mr. Duncan Johnston Watt recently joined Sud South’s Advisory Board. Duncan brings with him a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience in new and transformative technologies. Dr. Marie-Paule Donsimoni, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board said: “Duncan impressed us with his business acumen and his expertise in technology. His talents and experience will be invaluable as Sud South is building up its capacity with a technology-driven, business, and social impact focus. We are excited to have Duncan on our Advisory Board and look forward to working closely with him.”
Duncan is a regular keynote speaker, serial entrepreneur and technology pioneer with over 30 years experience in the software industry. His latest venture is Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP), a leading enterprise blockchain company whose partners include Digital Asset, creators of the open source Daml smart contract language, and US cybersecurity startup Taekion. Prior to this he founded Cloudsoft Corporation, creator of the Apache Brooklyn open source project, serving as its CEO for nine years. Duncan was also founder & CTO of autonomic computing pioneer Enigmatec Corporation which was sold to iWave and subsequently acquired by EMC.
Earlier in his career Duncan held a number of fintech roles culminating at Reuters Instinet where he led the delivery of their Fixed Income brokerage platform. In recognition of this work pioneering the use of Java enterprise technologies in Financial Services, he was nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian Award. In 2021 Duncan was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Duncan holds an MSc in Computation from Oxford University where he was a graduate student at Balliol College.
To the question what motivated you to join Sud South’s Advisory Board? Mr. Johnston Watt answered:
Sud South’s commitment to the development of the artisanal mining ecosystem, safeguarding the interests and well-being of the artisanal miners and their communities is underpinned by a bold transformational vision that will deliver tangible benefits for the broader Congolese economy too - truly a rising tide that floats all boats so to speak. As such I am honoured to have the opportunity to support Eddy and his team and contribute to this vision as a member of the Sud South Advisory Board.
Eddy Kioni, Sud South’s CEO added : “Duncan’s international entrepreneurial experience, his IT expertise lead by blockchain and cybersecurity related solutions are in line with the expertise that Sud South intends to develop into its service offering for the mining sector in general, with a particular accent on the artisanal mining sector.
Sud South’s Executive Committee couldn’t agree more that we will greatly benefit from Duncan’s wealth of experience. We look forward to Duncan’s support especially in the critical start-up phase of our company”
We welcome Mr. Johnston Watt onboard and are grateful for his support!
Debora Mongiovi Head of Communication