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Johan Eksteen

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Technical Committee,
Senior Director
Johan wears two hats relevant for discussions on standards. He is the chairperson of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Technical Committee TC 0001, the mirror of the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1). In addition, he holds the position of Senior Director: International Standards in Microsoft Corporation where he is responsible for strategy and implementation of global standards activities of Microsoft Corporation. Prior to this, he was representing Microsoft in Africa on standards related matters as Director: Regional Standards, based in South Africa. Before joining Microsoft, he was Technology Research Manager of the Meraka Institute of the Council for Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa and played a role as National Contact Point for ICT Research and Development for South Africa in the European Framework Programmes 6 and 7. 
 
He was trained as an engineer with a history of strategic and business management with a wide range of technology, engineering, institutional and people management experience. He has a specific focus on emerging and future technologies especially in the Information and Communication Technology area and the role of standards in innovation and strategy.