20 years’ experience in technology development.
I live and work in South Africa, but the impact of my work reaches across the beautiful African continent.
Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to work on projects that have introduced the power of technology to millions of homes, while engaging in my personal commitment for teaching and empowering young girls through mentorship.
I am an Amazon Web Services (better known as AWS) Certified specialist, and am eager to see more IT specialists “get-their-certs”. Becoming AWS certified has shown me the depth that new technology offers Africa, and I’m committed to sharing this message practically as far and wide as possible.
We grow by investing in authentic relationships across communities and networks, and I have been fortunate to work with many professionals and leaders throughout my career. While I deeply enjoy working on cloud migration projects, teaching and speaking at various platforms; my great passion is to give young girls the platform to learn about technology so that they have the tools needed to build a better future for themselves and their communities.
What I Do
As a Cloud Specialist
Technical specialist and leader, I am proficient in Cloud analysis, development, deployment and governance.
As a Speaker
Experienced yet continuously learning, I have presented on technical development and innovation to audiences from different sectors.
As a Mentor
Aligned with my personal mission to connect young girls to technology, I mentor girls from disadvantaged communities.
As a Trainer
Working with technical departments to upskill and deploy services using the Cloud, I leverage my deep experience to support specialists and businesses alike.
What Peers Say
Veliswa has an extremely strong work ethic and is led by her values. By committing herself to the task on hand, she focuses on delivering value to her customers. She gives of herself to those around her in a way that inspires and grows them and the leadership traits that she displays in her work are easily spotted.
Once she gained interest in "the Cloud" Veliswa pursued her studies to become proficient and move towards becoming an expert Cloud Engineer. It has been a delight to see Veliswa grow even in the face of much resistance. Her attainment of multiple AWS certifications is no mean feat at all.
I've had the pleasure of being mentored by Veliswa Boya. Her exceptional expertise in leadership, coaching and motivation is evident and helped me to pass the most challenging AWS exam. I will forever be grateful for the guidance and constructive feedback.