Yovan Fowdar
Mauritius Maker Community / Founder & Managing Director Generation Plus Ltd

Driven solely by passion he is ready to take the challenge to experiment and learn new things, He has shouldered various responsibilities at management position in technical and technological companies . He loves getting his hands dirty even if it is not his responsibility just to get the job done . Great problem solver in both technical and managerial fields,

User of Linux since 1993 ( Linux Slackware) has started exploring and experimenting with Open Source OS. Loves electronics and been playing with since the age of 10.

Work experience : -

Unisys - Server & Network implementation under unix for the supreme court of Mauritius (1 Year)

Mauritius Telecom -- Joined the then newly created Data Unit (Birth of Internet in Mauritius) worked in various fields, public telephone switch, commissioning of international ISDN links, trainer for local staffs and for African international telecom operators. (7.5 Years)

BNP Parisbas Mauritius Branch - Assistant IT manager , implementation of intranet, VPN , remote dial up access, administration under AIX, SCO , Windows Server(1 Year)

Card Business System and Applitel Ltd -- Technical Director ( Gemalto Smart Cards , VPN , setup of a data center , Kenya , Madagascar)
Expand Technology Holding - Technical Director + R&D Director + Software Development Manager + Board Director of Mauritius and Kenya . Ten years of experience in Smart Cards security, VPN infrastructure, IP Telephony, servers physical and virtualized. (12 Years)

Generation Plus Ltd -- Founder (main activities IoT, Consultancy, Build solutions & devices around micro controllers and SBC). 8 years of experience in the IoT filed where I created from scratch custom IoT and automation devices/hardware based on clients requirements ( Agriculture, Medical, Farming, Physical Automation, etc...)

Mauritius Maker Community -- Co-founder where he plays an active role in promoting innovative technology oriented initiatives (AI, Robotics, IoT, 3D Printing, microcontrollers )

1st Makerspace in Mauritius, - Founded the 1st Mauritian Maker Space .