Welcome to GLU
GLU Global is a specialist Integration team that creates value through simplified connections
So how does GLU.Ware work?
Born in Emerging Markets
GLU.Ware™ is an Integration Platform that is built for the Emerging Markets. It brings systems together to create value faster by cutting cost, simplifying, and accelerating integration projects. GLU.Ware is fundamentally about enabling Business Agility.
Software as a Service
GLU.Ware™ solves the cost and time to market challenges of traditional systems integration approaches. The business case for new services is typically burdened by large integration CAPEX and associated OPEX costs. GLU.Ware is offered on a ‘pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-grow’ (SaaS) cost model which eliminates the CAPEX barrier to adoption while encouraging experimentation.
Client Self Sufficiency
A ‘configuration over code’ principle underpins the design of GLU.Ware™. No programming skills are needed as Systems Analysts can configure transactions via the GLU.Console. The outcome of the configuration work is a compiled GLU.Engine. The GLU.Engine is deployed by the Client within their ecosystem and security control boundary. This establishes the integrated ecosystem including all connections, transactions and orchestrations, previously achieved through tedious and expensive software development.
GLU provides Advisory Services across domains where GLU has deep, expert level experience and value to offer ...
Specialist Advisory broadly spans four domains
API Lifecycle Management Advisory
Systems Integration Advisory
Program & Project Management Services
Solution Architecture Advisory
WE ARE GLU
Meet the team
Frans Roos – CEO
Experienced and respected Delivery and Operations Executive and systems thinker, passionate about leading high performing teams and integrating complex systems in business and technology environments globally but particularly in developing markets. Frans has a proven delivery track record in the Mobile Financial Services industry, whilst emphasising strong customer orientation and executive communication.
Kathryn Grace – Director
A highly accomplished Consulting and Client Development Executive with a consistent track record of effective translation of business strategy into implemented outcomes and business value. Kathryn has helped clients structure various aspects of their MFS businesses to overcome the challenges of a growing MFS business from roadmap planning and management, partner engagement, business and IT support establishment, program management to Activation and commercialisation of client ecosystem build programs.
Owen Meredith – Director
Experienced Business Establishment, Systems Integration and Market Activation operator, passionate about finding innovative answers to complex questions. With over 18 years of FinTech experience, the last 10 deeply immersed in the Mobile Financial Services space (with Fundamo and Visa) and most recently with GLU, Owen is a seasoned expert in dealing with the complexities and practical challenges of building successful mobile, digital payment businesses in the Emerging Markets.
Richard Price – Program Manager
A highly experienced Program Manager, with a reputation for being able to deliver large, complex programs of work. With 18 years experience leading teams globally, he has delivered highly complex IT projects in the Telecom and Financial sectors. Through application of strong governance techniques, a deep understanding of the vision of the product and a natural ability to lead, he has successfully delivered many of Visa’s & Fundamo’s innovative products to clients world-wide.
Moh Tag – Software Architect & Lead Developer
20 Years of experience in all stages of the Software Development Lifecycle, including expert-level skills in process design, requirements gathering, systems analysis and design and systems/application/interface development. Moh is an expert in multi-tier and distributed applications using Object Oriented Methodologies and the Java technology stack. Moh’s extensive Systems Integration and API experience underpins the technical thought-leadership behind GLU.Ware.
Jono Hacking – Analyst
Analyst and system configuration specialist of GLU.Ware. Jono has over 10 years of Systems Analysis and Integration experience primarily earned in the Financial Inclusion Emerging Market landscape. Jono is a GLU.Ware configuration expert and as such he leads GLU’s Training and Knowledge sharing space with a core focus on empowering GLU’s Clients to become self-sufficient on GLU.Ware.
Micah Price – Intern Developer
Junior intern developer and long time member of the GLU family with a degree from the University of Stellenbosch in Information Technology. Micah has expressed his creativity through GLU’s ‘skunk-works’ program which has resulted in various GLU.Ware features and tools including two of our current ‘beta’ tools – the API Portal Tool and a Configuration Test Tool. Micah’s current passion has taken him deep into the data sciences realm.