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Piet Opperman
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Non Water Reflections Challenge challenge.  - 
 
New York Reflected
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Yes, that is what I would have thought. But the "Non water..." was not one of the option. For me, at least.
Thanks for correcting!
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I wish everyone, one and all, well for 2016 and beyond. May all your most optimistic expectations be generously exceeded.
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What did I shoot today? Orchids.
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very pretty.
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Zulu father and son
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Two possible fates for steam locomotives.
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other interesting thing about that line is that, because of the cost  of  building that railroad, they made the gauge as narrow as possible, maybe even the narrowest ever. The carriages and locomotives that ran on it had two sets of wheels.

The railroad had a halt on my grandfather's farm, which is where my father would catch the train. The name of the halt (just a corrugated-iron shelter and a sign with the name "Polly". My great-grandfather's nickname was Polla, and so he suggested that the halt should be named "Polla's". But the authorities thought that sounded too much like  "Police" and would cause confusion. After some discussion, everyone settled on "Polla" but then some beuarocrat had a bad handwriting, and it became Polly.
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  • Brunel University, Henley Management College
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Introduction

Many organisations want to use IT as a strategic business enabler. The realisation of this ambition is my speciality.

I am an experienced manager and executive and have had a wide-ranging international career in information technology in the United States, Europe and Africa, where I have added value for large financial institutions, consulting firms, vendors and academic institutions. I have helped these organisations with systems development, support, general management and executive management. In several instances I have brought innovative ideas to the table, motivated for their implementation, and project-managed those to successful completion, resulting in new business opportunities, cost savings, improved productivity and business agility.

I have an MBA from Henley Management College (UK), and I am a Past President and Fellow of the Computer Society of South Africa. 

As a by-product of my consulting activities I have successfully managed several research projects culminating in the publication of acclaimed reports.  The subject matter of these reports includes Outsourcing, IT Governance, Information Security, Financial Management of IT, Web Services, Business Process management and Mobile Technologies.  

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  • CSC, Gartner, Liberty Life
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Nokomis, Florida
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Detroit MI - Fribourg, Switzerland - Johannesburg - East London, South Africa
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