BIRGER. One-day Conference, Seychelles


BIRGER. Seychelles has organised a one-day conference on 19 April 2017 in Seychelles to unveil its end-to-end business model covering TECHNOLOGY-SECURITY-RESILIENCY jointly with its international partners.

Thank You Note


Many thanks to those who participated in BIRGER.’s Conference on Wednesday 19 April 2017 which contributed in making this event a fruitful and successful one.
The diversity of the presentations revolved around our unique end-to-end business model:TECHNOLOGY - SECURITY – RESILIENCY, as follows:

  • OPENING SPEECH: Jacques Harel, CEO of BIRGER. launched the event stressing BIRGER.’s commitment to Seychelles since 2010 and in the years to come.
  • TECHNOLOGY: DELL-EMC presented their latest Hyper-converged solution to Modernise, Automate and Transform IT.
  • SECURITY: Symantec summarised the challenging cyber security environment with two types of companies those that have been attacked and those which will be attacked. To combat this threat BIRGER. addressed this challenge by proposing two complementary approaches one by MATRIX with a unified and complete physical security solution. The other by BIRGER.’s 4 Cyber Security Services namely: Cyber Defence Centre, Cyber Security Academy, Cyber Security Consulting and Cyber Security Technology.
  • RESILIENCY: ContinuityMauritius gave an overview of Business Continuity Management, which ensures continuity of activities in case of a disaster.
  • CYBER SECURITY SURVEY: BIRGER. explained BIRGER.’s Cyber Security Survey objective which is to build and develop a Pan African platform to combat cyber-attacks. As a thank you all respondents will receive a complimentary copy of our findings once published in the third quarter of 2017.




08:30 – 09:00   Registrations

09:00 – 09:15   Opening speech by BIRGER.

09:15 – 10:45   IT Transformation by Dell-EMC

10:45 – 11:00   Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30   Delivering Integrated Cyber Defense in the Cloud Generation Symantec

12:30 – 13:30   Lunch

13:30 – 15:00   Unified physical security by Matrix

15:00 – 15:15   Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:15   Round table covering Cyber Security and Resiliency by Symantec, ContinuityMauritius and BIRGER.

16:15 – 16:45   BIRGER. Cyber Security Survey by BIRGER.

16:45 – 18:00   Cocktail and Networking



Jacques Harel

Chief Executive Officer

Jacques Harel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies, University of Westminster, London and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of England and Wales. He has worked several years for De Chazal du Mée, Chartered Accountants, gaining expertise in various economic sectors. He is the Chief Executive Officer of BIRGER. since April 2007, a technology group operating in the Indian Ocean region and East Africa.


Michael Perrine

Head of Security Solutions BU

Michael Perrine is Head of Security Solutions Business unit.

He has studied at Technical school St Gabriel and holds a “brevet” in the electronic field.

Michael started his career with BIRGER. since 2000.

Between 2000 and 2009, he worked as field technician in the bureautique workshop providing support on various types of equipment like photocopying machines, mailing solutions, queuing systems, cameras and time & attendance system to various sectors. He has been trained overseas and certified on security products and Entrust Datacard card printing solutions.

In 2010, Michael was promoted as Sales and technical support where he was in charge of the field technicians and also commercialized most of the bureautique solutions. In 2012, Michael was given the responsibility to market and sell the Entrust Datacard solutions and his technical team implemented various projects in the financial and government sectors.

In 2015, Michael became Head of Security Solutions Business Unit at BIRGER.


Vikash Venkiah

Head of Enterprise Systems and Solutions BU

Vikash Venkiah is Head of BIRGER Business Unit, Enterprise Systems and Solutions (ESS).

He is a graduate of the University of Mauritius holding a BSC in Physics with Electronics.

Vikash started his career with BIRGER. since 2005.

Between 2005 and 2009, he worked as System Engineer in the ESS department providing Support for Microsoft, Symantec, IBM, VMware technologies. He was responsible for installation, configuration and support for the various IT infrastructure projects within Mauritius and in the regional island such as Seychelles.

Between 2010 and 2013, he worked as Senior System Engineer in ESS and he was responsible to supervise the projects for ESS and coach the junior Engineers.

In 2014, Vikash was promoted as a Pre-Sales Engineer where he worked closely with his customers by advising them for new technologies in the market and the best solution for their environment.

In 2015, Vikash became Head of Enterprise Systems and Solutions.


Dan Faugoo

General Manager, ContinuityMauritius

Dan Faugoo joined BIRGER. in January 2017 as General Manager of Continuity Mauritius Co Ltd.

He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT field, having previously held a number of key positions with high-profile organisations in both the private and public sector.

This included Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Bank Plc and the National Computer Board of Mauritius where he most recently served as Executive Director.

Dan holds a Degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris VIII – France and an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design from the City University London – UK.

He is also a Certified ITIL Service Manager and a Chartered Fellow (FBCS CITP) of the British Computer Society.


Djamil Jaddoo

Cyber Security Specialist for English Speaking Africa and Indian Ocean Islands for Symantec

He is a graduate of the University of Mauritius holding a BSc Degree in Business Informatics.

Djamil joined Symantec in September 2016 where his role is to develop new markets and establish business relationships in assigned territories by engaging and presenting the value proposition and benefits of Cyber Security Services & Managed Security Services to senior and executive management.

He started his career in 2002. He spent three years at Call Services, a subsidiary of Mauritius Telecom, between 2002 and 2005, where he acted as administrator for the Computer telephony Integrated systems.

In 2005, Djamil joined BIRGER. as Support Engineer in the Professional Services team and was responsible for providing technical solutions, project management and support related to Contact Centre Solutions.

Between 2010 and 2015, Djamil served as Head of Network & Security Business Unit where he was responsible for the business activities for data/voice communications, telecommunications and security and worked on a number of important projects in Mauritius as well as the region namely Madagascar and Comoros.

As from June 2015, Djamil was appointed as Head of BIRGER. Technology Ltd and was responsible for executing full strategic sales and marketing plans around the IT outsourcing and data center activities. He was also responsible to look for projects in the Indian Ocean Islands and Africa for business development.


Vishal Hargunani

Pre-Sales Engineer for Africa and US region Matrix ComSec, India

Vishal Hargunani is Pre-Sales Engineer of Matrix ComSec, handling Security Solutions for Africa and US territory.

More than 3 years of experience in Security Solutions.

Represented Matrix in Security Exhibitions in Africa, UAE and US.

He is a graduate from Charotar University in Gujarat, India holding Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Communication field.


Roshan Narshi

Channel Account Manager for Dell EMC

He has worked in the IT industry since 1999. Roshan has been with Dell EMC for the last 9 years looking after the English speaking southern African countries and Mauritius, Seychelles as of this year is now also managed by Roshan.

Roshan has experience in pre-sales and sales on the DELL EMC portfolio.

Prior to DELL EMC, he worked in Distribution for AxizWorkgroup as a Pre-Sales engineer for DELL EMC. And before that as a developer and IT technician for various organization in the financial and retail sector.

Roshan understands customer challenges and has been successful in helping customers meet there business objectives and requirements, while lowering their RISK, keeping costs down and increasing Revenue.


Pravin Harigen

Systems Engineer - Dell EMC South Africa

Pravin Harigen is the Systems Engineer for English Speaking African countries, including Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands for Dell EMC. In this role, he is responsible for overall Presales and strategic sales management across the territory, while driving new business growth in the Enterprise segments.

Prior to this role, Pravin served as the HP Presales Consultant for Tarsus Technologies, an industry leader in IT distribution of the world’s leading IT hardware brands giving him great exposure to the high paced environment associated with this sector .  Another key responsibility was looking after the channel partners and ensuring growth of revenue and competencies within the African channel of partners.

Before joining Dell EMC in January 2013, Pravin worked with the company for eight years. Pravin has 15-years experience in various sales, technical, operations and business architect roles for both local and international companies.

Outside of work, Pravin enjoys travelling and spending time with his family and friends.