Leading through change

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO), declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic which sparked economic as well as social disruption on a gargantuan scale as the number of deaths continued to rise the world over. Nations of the world were affected economically as businesses struggled to adapt leading to recession in some cases. But think about it…the first critical step was to collect and analyze data. The most obvious example was the “Flatten the Curve Graphic” (as seen below) which was used to give a visual representation of how isolation and social distancing would limit the rate of infection. Now as we near the one year anniversary of the pandemic declaration one thing has been evident from the onset – the transition to digital is no longer a “nice to have” but is now a critical requirement; and the analysis of data is crucial for making informed decisions. 


Figure 1 – Flatten the Curve Graphic

Those businesses that thrived learned quickly and adjusted. Such as  the COVID-19 Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) program used in Jamaica to coordinate the application for government assistance to the affected population. This application was launched within two weeks and received over 7000 applications within the first day a feat made possible by using an online digital platform.

 In order to survive, how did your business pivot? Are you still stuck – struggling to cope or perfect an effective strategy? Using charts and tables but still unable to pull useful information from your data in a timely manner. How would you like to revolutionize your view of your data, maximize your resources and answer the hard questions in real time! Let us guide you to create your very own “AH HA“ moments. 

INCUS Services has a vision of a new world where every business, every member of staff, every person who needs to make a decision does not need to hire experts to answer crucial questions or waste precious time fumbling with code but be empowered by the access to the power to see data in a new way. Data literacy can allow all levels of users to be the smartest in the room by the ability to see the story- the big picture that unprocessed data hides. Contact us now to join our virtual two-day intense and interactive training sessions and leave with the power to transform data.

Join the data revolution, your organization’s one small step can lead to giant rewards. Let’s go.

Whitney de Rijp, MBA in Innovation and Technology.
Whitney de Rijp is a young driven Surinamese woman. She has been working at Datasur for over 6 years. Together with her top team, they ensure that customer data is stored securely all over the world which helps them focus on their core business.

Integrity, authenticity and just being herself is the mode for success as a Commercial Affairs Manager. Furthermore, she finds it very important to maximize effectiveness and of course lead by example. For both the internal and the external organization she is very transparent, which also fosters loyalty and engagement with the company goals.

Jurgen Schmeltz has as a Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication Technology and several IT certifications. His IT career started in Johannesburg, South Africa at IBM where he gained international experience for 5 years. When he came back to Suriname, he worked for two IT companies and also gained experience in VOIP, Backup Solutions and Microsoft Products.

At the moment Jurgen is a Cloud and Datacenter Infrastructure Specialist with many years of experience in the field of Microsoft Virtualization, Workplace Automation, Backup, Replication and Data Center Infrastructure. He currently holds the position of Operations Manager and is responsible for managing the Datacenter Operations such as Cloud and Network infrastructure.

Furthermore, he is also responsible for managing daily Facility Operations of the Datasur Datacenters and Project Lead for Cloud and Datacenter expansion projects. In his free time he’s a parttime lecturer at the two technical Universities in Suriname.

On behalf of Datasur Jurgen Schmeltz is also chairman of SUR-IX. The Suriname Internet Exchange Point which will be operational before the end of 2022

Sheetal Ganput works as the General Affairs Manager at Datasur. In this role she is part of the management team and reports to the CEO of Datasur.

She is a very self-driven, detail-oriented & hardworking young professional. She has helped to reorganize the company in the field of Office, HRM and Supply Chain Management.

Sheetal has her B.Sc. in Business Management and also completed her M.Sc. completed in Business Management with a specialization in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. She is very progressive and is currently doing her Ph.D. study in Leadership & Management

Our CEO, Dr. Anvit Ramlakhan is a prolific strong inspiring inclusive young professional leader from Suriname, working in different fields to contribute for the betterment of humanity and the world. He is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the ICT industry for several years, with a widespread of skills in operations, quality, risk, project, business, strategy, product portfolio management (just to name a few). At Datasur Anvit oversees the total company performance on strategical level, with a strong focus on business growth, innovation, customer experience and financial profitability.

Furthermore, Anvit contributes to development of the Surinamese youth by lecturing and tutoring at four university study organizations in Suriname on undergraduate and postgraduate levels within study fields such as ICT, Electrical engineering, Organization management, Process management, Business intelligence, MBA, etc.

He has a strong professional background with a cum laude doctorate (Ph.D. in Management- Information and Technology) from the Akamai University in USA, Master of Science (M.Sc.) with merit in Information Systems from Anglia Ruskin University in London, UK and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Telecommunications from Anton de Kom University in Paramaribo, Suriname. He currently is finishing up his MBA in Strategic Management and Leadership at the London School of International Business, London, UK.

Anvit has several prolific leadership and business certifications, ongoing humanity service, extensive spiritual drive and a personal theme which is as follows: “Continuous progressive successful excellence”. He is part of volunteer organization HSS for 20+ years, through which character molding, collaboration and way of living for the youth is created and augmented.

In January 2022 he has been elected for two years as Chairman of the ICT Association in Suriname, in order to help strategize the sustainable digital economic development of Suriname. Furthermore he also has been elected as Chairman for the Suriname Business Youth Association in June 2021 for a period of two years, whereby development and support of young entrepreneurs and professionals is one of the main goals. Anvit is also part of the presidential working groups on areas of e-Government and wage council.