Our Story

PPT Group is a motivated team of individuals driven to solve complex problems that add value to our cilents. We pride ourselves in doing World-Class work.

Real-world tangible, moving the needle, results.We are motivated to Execute solutions not just talk about them. We have operated with both local and international leading brands on strategy development through to implementation and digital solutions.

 

We do not consider that just having expertise is sufficient, we believe that it is our determination, enthusiasm and sheer enjoyment of what we do that allows us to offer our clients a holistic and rewarding experience. It’s built into our DNA.

Making us not just thinkers, but doers; not just advisors, but achievers. With PPT Group, expect to see your vision realized on a world scale. 

 

Our People & Leadership

Our team has the experience and expertise to design and implement solutions that unlock real value for our broad range of customers. We do this by helping brands navigate all facets of the digital landscape to deliver tangible business results.

We understand that digital is a culture, not a technology deployment. Our digital business strategies are underpinned by digital operating models and powered by the appropriate people, processes and technology.

At every stage, our focus is on unlocking real, measurable value to help leading companies thrive in the digital world.

BscEng (Elect)

Antonio Silva

Antonio understands that to be a good leader, you need to capacitate your team with people who are smarter than you, hold knowledge in areas you don’t and who complement your skills. It is with this vision that Antonio founded PPT Group.

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During his career Antonio has faced some fairly complex people challenges. It was through these experiences that Antonio learnt to skillfully navigate and advise on:

Growing people as a company scales; capacitating teams at the senior level with highly specialist skills; and right-sizing teams through economic cycles in the most human way possible.

Having started his career at HP and implementing solutions in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and extensively in South Africa, he then moved on to Entelect where, as a Director, he employed and worked closely with postgraduate students to solve complex problems (and write custom software).

In 2007, Antonio became the IT Executive at Nando’s. He helped to steer this large organisation at the most senior level. This experience also taught him the importance of not compromising on doing what is right due to business pressure. He then joined Taste Holdings in 2011 as CIO and during his time there the business transformed from a medium-size pizza business into a multi-brand business. Antonio led Taste through four acquisitions and the due diligence and licensing process of Domino’s Pizza and Starbucks for southern Africa.

Antonio has learnt a lot during his career. This includes acquiring and working with very immature businesses as well as dealing with Fortune 500 companies. Antonio’s superpower is his ability to combine cutting edge thinking about technology with pragmatic solutions.

Antonio lives in Scarborough where he enjoys surfing and hiking in between being an Executive Director and shareholder of PPT Group.

BscEng (Elect)

Antonio Silva

Antonio understands that to be a good leader, you need to capacitate your team with people who are smarter than you, hold knowledge in areas you don’t and who complement your skills. It is with this vision that Antonio founded PPT Group.

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During his career Antonio has faced some fairly complex people challenges. It was through these experiences that Antonio learnt to skillfully navigate and advise on:

Growing people as a company scales; capacitating teams at the senior level with highly specialist skills; and right-sizing teams through economic cycles in the most human way possible.

Having started his career at HP and implementing solutions in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and extensively in South Africa, he then moved on to Entelect where, as a Director, he employed and worked closely with postgraduate students to solve complex problems (and write custom software).

In 2007, Antonio became the IT Executive at Nando’s. He helped to steer this large organisation at the most senior level. This experience also taught him the importance of not compromising on doing what is right due to business pressure. He then joined Taste Holdings in 2011 as CIO and during his time there the business transformed from a medium-size pizza business into a multi-brand business. Antonio led Taste through four acquisitions and the due diligence and licensing process of Domino’s Pizza and Starbucks for southern Africa.

Antonio has learnt a lot during his career. This includes acquiring and working with very immature businesses as well as dealing with Fortune 500 companies. Antonio’s superpower is his ability to combine cutting edge thinking about technology with pragmatic solutions.

Antonio lives in Scarborough where he enjoys surfing and hiking in between being an Executive Director and shareholder of PPT Group.

BScEng (Ind)

Andrew Gant

Andrew brings an understanding of complex business processes to the PPT team. An industrial engineer by qualification, Andrew has a robust project engineering background which he has applied in multinational corporations including Samsung, Kimberly Clark, SAB, Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza.

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Andrew has worked directly with the PPT team for four years, both before and since PPT was formed. His approach is aligned with the strategic system optimisation and digital focus that PPT Group holds as a core strategy and service offering.

His work within the group allows for continuous refinement on the approach and analysis toolset for breaking down business processes into manageable pieces for analysis, redesign and project implementation. He takes an iterative approach to understanding a business unit, with focused and ongoing stakeholder engagement to ensure that problems are understood and that solutions stay true to the priorities of the broader business.

Andrew’s superpower is his ability to think like an engineer while remaining deeply humancentric in his approach.

Andrew enjoys a close relationship with his family in Johannesburg and is an Executive Director and shareholder of PPT Group.

BTech, MBA (Wits)

Roland Ellingworth

Roland’s career spans multiple roles within digital solutions and technology functions. Most recently as Chief Technology Officer at Taste Holdings.

He has worked with leading brands both locally and internationally including Discovery Vitality, FNB, Wesbank, Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza.

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In 2005 he joined Discovery and formed part of the initial launch team for Discovery Vitality in the UK, delivering digital solutions with brands such as Virgin, Sainsbury’s and Boots.

Roland later worked with FNB and Wesbank to lead the identification, build and rollout of various digital products, specifically to service FNB and WesBank customers through various channels including the FNB app.

More recently Roland and his team modelled and launched Starbucks Rewards in South Africa.

Roland brings core digital solution skills from initiation through to product deliver, customer loyalty and business optimisation to the PPT team.

Roland has more than 15 years of technology experience, focused on consulting on digital solutions across financial services and retail. Roland completed his MBA in 2010 and completed his Masters dissertation on Loyalty Programmes. Roland has gone on to become one of the most distinctly regarded minds in the loyalty and rewards space in South Africa.

Roland is a highly strategic thinker and his superpower is his elegant ability to break complex projects down into smaller, achievable buckets.

Roland, an Executive Director and shareholder of PPT, is married with two young daughters. He lives in Cape Town and is a passionate mountain biker.

Values We Live By

Transparency

We value complete transparency in our work. We display uncommon honesty and value constructive feedback.

Transparency

We value complete transparency in our work. We display uncommon honesty and value constructive feedback.

Accountability

Quite simply, we do what we say. We work hard to deliver value in everything we do and we are not afraid to fail.

Accountability

Quite simply, we do what we say. We work hard to deliver value in everything we do and we are not afraid to fail.

Collaboration

We value teamwork, networks and partnerships. We shun silos and empire building. We believe collaboration leads to better results.

Collaboration

We value teamwork, networks and partnerships. We shun silos and empire building. We believe collaboration leads to better results.

Resilience

The problems we solve and the work we do is difficult, which requires us to be courageous. We own our mistakes, we fix them and move forward.

Resilience

The problems we solve and the work we do is difficult, which requires us to be courageous. We own our mistakes, we fix them and move forward.

Continuous Learning

We are dedicated to continuous learning to build our knowledge to enable us to serve you better. We don’t know what we don’t know, so we try to build our knowledge base everyday.

Continuous Learning

We are dedicated to continuous learning to build our knowledge to enable us to serve you better. We don’t know what we don’t know, so we try to build our knowledge base everyday.

Meritocracy

We reward good work and cultural fit. We purposefully maintain a flat structure in our business. We are laser-focused on outputs.

Meritocracy

We reward good work and cultural fit. We purposefully maintain a flat structure in our business. We are laser-focused on outputs.