About Us

Tecovation is a member of Bothongo Group Commercial. Keith Bothongo, who is a philanthropist and entrepreneur, is the Bothongo Group chairman..

The Tecovation Executive Team is passionate about enabling business innovation through technology.  The team has extensive experience in the Hospitality and Technology industries. Our international network of IT and Business professionals and suppliers has enabled us to present the best available services and technologies to our regional markets.

Tecovation is a Level 3 BBBEE contributor.

Our Core Values at Tecovation are:

  • Trust and Integrity
  • Respect
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Strong Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Employee Satisfaction and Development

Our Executive Team

CEO - Des Parker

Des has dedicated his career to Technology and has specialised in the hospitality industry.  Des's international and local experience includes 9 years at IBM and over 15 years leading IT departments for Sun International and Kerzner International. He has a passion for using the right technologies to drive business innovation and provide value.

Des has overseen many successful technology projects, hotel and resort openings, and new business initiatives. His extensive operational experience at Sun City and Atlantis Bahamas has proven to be invaluable. This experience has proven that Hospitality organizations must be completely customer centric, and that sustainability is a journey.

Business Unit Manager - Charles Penprase

Charles is passionate IT professional who has thirty years global software industry experience. Charles has an impressive track record that includes start-ups and growth of established organizations. He possesses deep knowledge of business application software, and how these applications drive business sustainability.

As a result of his thorough grounding in technical IT coupled with a rich understanding of business requirements, he is able to present the right solutions and implement these. Charles has years of experience in dealing with C level executives to ensure that technology based solutions add value to the respective organizations.

Charles has a compelling interest in RFID and is dedicated to applying this technology to enhance business efficiency and ROI.

Business Unit Manager  - George Denempont

George started his career in the corporate sector in financial and professional services. As a successful Management Consultant and Analyst he has been extensively engaged in implementing business solutions in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has over twenty years of business software experience. 

His expertise has been leveraged through identifying the correct solutions for clients and the successful implementation through formal Project Management. He has significant experience and an excellent understanding of ERP, CRM and RFID business applications. 

George has broad career experience in various vertical sectors ranging from the hospitality industry to the pharmaceutical industry, especially in the Production environment.

Technical Implementation Manager - Dale Heger

Dale is a professional and passionate technologist who has worked internationally as an IT system implementation specialist. His experience includes numerous implementations in the United Kingdom and the Southern African region.

Dale has extensive technical account management experience having specialized within the hospitality industry where he provided technical and consulting services to a variety of business operators. Dale has designed, managed and maintained enterprise level databases for the leading food and beverage franchise groups within South Africa. His knowledge and understanding of Point of Sale operations is vast and he has the ability to translate this knowledge into business innovation.

Dale has over 10 years experience and has successfully led multiple Point of Sale and Energy Management projects. Dale is customer centric and this is evident from his impressive network of business owners, managers, and operators

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