Anthony Modena qualified in both Engineering (Wits Technikon, Electrical - Heavy Current) and Business Management (B Com – Business Economic s and Honours, Pretoria University). Mr Modena is a registered Psychometrist.
He refined his experience in Power engineering and manufacturing sectors before co-founding Modena Design Centres (Pty)Ltd in 2000
2000 to date
Co-Founder and CEO of Modena Design Centres (Pty)Ltd a leading Autodesk Partner
1995 - 1999
PG Bison Group Technical Training Manager and Retail Branch manager
1976 - 1995
Eskom, Power Protection Technician and Outage Manager
Other interests and Education
Anthony Modena has a Marketing Diploma from Wits University.
Chaired various of the Sandton Community Police Forum Committees.
An avid reader.
Enjoys playing Golf.
Love reading up on military History.
Karsten Popp - More info
Technology Roots | Revenue Growth | Global Teams | Multicultural
Disruptive Innovation| Start-Ups and Venture Capital
Proven Senior Leader in Start-Ups, multinational companies in Europe, USA and Asia; VC Partner
Jan 2020 - present
CEO Holistic Innovations
Sept 2018 – Dec 2019
Chief Revenue Officer, Bright Machines, based in San Francisco. Bright Machines applies machine vision, machine learning/AI and adaptive robotics to manufacturing to enable Software-Defined Manufacturing.
2016 - present
Venture Partner, WI Harper
2013 – Sept 2018
Co-Founder of Holistic Innovations, an International Executive Innovation, Advisory and Consulting company
General Manager Digital Identity Division, Oberthur, based in Paris.
2003 – 2011
Senior Vice President Sales, Autodesk, based in Paris and San Francisco.
2001 - 2003
Chief Executive Officer, Adelante DSP Technologies, based in Eindhoven (Holland) and Leuven (Belgium).
1992 - 2001
Vice President Sales, Mentor Graphics EMEA, based in Paris.
1984 - 1992
Semiconductor Division, Texas Instruments.
Other Experiences and Education.
Advisory Board Member of HEC Paris, a top International Business School http://www.hec.fr/
Electronic Engineering degree from Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg.
Former ATP tennis player; toured the international tennis circuit.
Friedl Swanepoel - More info
Friedl J Swanepoel heads Industri4, a company specialising in navigation, guidance and control of robots. The have gained experience from the aerospace and defence industries and now applies this knowledge in the development of autonomous mobile platforms. They focus on the development of robots for the construction industry.
2014-2020 - Incomar/IDT4
Managing Director: Industri4 (Pty) Ltd
Project Leader: Integrated Navigation and Observation System
Project Leader: ALEC Construction Robot
2014-2016 - Incomar /iNkwazi
Project Leader: Micro Compass Project
2012-2014 - Incomar /TIA
Project Manager & Systems Engineer: Marine Compass Project and Forward Observer Project
2003-2013 - Incomar
Managing Director Incomar
Project Manager: Inhouse FOG Improvement & Inertial Systems
1995-2003 - FSC/Incomar/CSIR
Consultant : Inertial Sensors and Systems
Project Manager: Establishment Medium Volume FOG Production Facility
Managing Director: Incomar
1979-1995 - Kentron PPG
Chief Systems Engineer,
Business Unit Manager, Inertial Systems.
2001-2002 - MBA, University of Pretoria
1985-1986 - Kentron/University of Pretoria, Post Graduate Studies in Solid State Optical Sensors