José Soares


Job Title: Director of IT

Company: The Capital Hotels & Apartments


José Soares  is a skilled executor with the zeal of an entrepreneur. José is enthusiastic about exciting businesses that are creating tomorrow's services, and he is eager to put his drive and expertise in IT, marketing, and people to work to ensure that success is the only outcome. José has been active in the digital landscape for over 15 years, working in fintech, mobile payments, games, social media, and telecoms. Software development, agile methodologies, mobile technology, iOS, Android, SMS, USSD, fintech, card payments, creative director, digital design, user interface design (UI), user experience (UX), brand strategy, corporate culture, progression management, digital marketing, SEO, PPC, social media, and customer service are some of his specialties.

2022 - Present Director of IT, The Capital Hotels & Apartments
2019 - 2022 Group IT Manager, The Capital Hotels & Apartments
2017 - Present Technology & Marketing Consultant, JUiZO
2017 - 2019 Technology & Operational Consultant, Binary Beach
2015 - 2017 Head of Global Marketing, ZAZOO Limited
2012 - 2015 Chief Marketing Officer, Net1 Mobile Solutions
2007 - 2012 Head of Web Design and Development, Net1 Mobile Solutions 

2016 - 2017 Bachelor of Science (Hons), Digital Technology, Design and Innovation, Technological University Dublin
2014 - 2014 Short Course, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, University of Cape Town
2002 - 2007 Bachelor of Science (BSc), Information Technology, University of Johannesburg

About The Capital Hotels & Apartments: Since its inception in 2008, Capital Hotels & Apartments has been a leading supplier at the forefront of the corporate travel industry, achieving outstanding success. The Capital Hotels and Apartments portfolio includes nine apartment hotels in Sandton, Rosebank, Pretoria, and Cape Town. In the 3, 4, and 5-star segments, we provide standard hotel rooms, fully furnished serviced apartments, and modern conference facilities. The Capital provides accommodation options for short, medium, and long-term stays.

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