Data Symphony aspires to be a leading data solutions and talent provider, delivering unparalleled value across industries. Our mission is to revolutionize data manipulation and modeling software solutions, while elevating the caliber of consulting services offered in the market.

We partner with our clients to refine their existing models, actuarial work, and processes, and to boost the efficacy of their data operations. Our expertise also encompasses advisory services on actuarial IT architecture, allowing us to identify opportunities for substantial efficiency gains through our groundbreaking software tools.


Data Symphony was founded by a collective of seasoned specialists from diverse professional backgrounds, united by a shared vision. Our goal is to harness the power of experienced professionals and industry-leading software to generate business value at a pace that outstrips the traditional methodologies prevalent in the insurance and banking sectors.

The Inspiration Behind Our Name

Our name, Data Symphony, draws inspiration from the enchanting world of symphony orchestras, where a diverse group of skilled professionals collaborates to create a breathtaking masterpiece of music. This harmonious blend of artistry mirrors our approach to data solutions. Like a symphony, we weave together the vision of a master plan, the expertise of seasoned professionals, the power of leading-edge technology, and the guidance of exceptional leadership to craft a compelling narrative of what can be achieved in the realm of data.

Software journey

Our software odyssey began in 2013 when one of our founders, working at a leading insurance company in Africa, recognized the stark contrast between the advanced software tools utilized in the tech industry and those employed in his day-to-day tasks. Inspired by this disparity, he resolved to bridge the gap by integrating the top-tier software tools developed by tech giants with the specific requirements of actuarial valuations, pricing, experience investigations, and more. The focus was on scalable and speedy data manipulation (extract, transform, load or ETL), actuarial projections as a form of ETL, and maintaining a fully auditable process.

As our journey progressed, we realized the crucial need for end-to-end automation, along with enhanced analysis and visualization capabilities. A considerable amount of time and effort has been dedicated to building an optimal technology stack, rooted in open-source projects backed by major tech companies. Our vision is to stand on the shoulders of tech giants, ensuring that we stay current with the finest tools available in the industry.

To cater to a variety of client needs, our software has been designed with modularity in mind. This approach allows clients to select components that align with their needs, whether it be ETL capabilities, projection abilities, automation features, or analysis and visualization tools.

Service Level Agreement for Our Software

Understanding that our targeted market operates under strict IT governance policies, we provide robust enterprise-level Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for each of the applications we offer. These SLAs are not only designed to ensure top-tier support for our software but also to accommodate and support agreed-upon modifications made by our clients. This way, we maintain a flexible and responsive approach, ensuring our services stay aligned with your evolving needs.

Our Vision, Mission & Values


Our vision is to become a trusted leader in data solutions and talent development for the banking and insurance sectors.

We strive to disrupt the status quo and redefine industry standards with our innovative data manipulation, modelling and business intelligence services and software solutions.

As a trusted partner, we aim to transcend traditional boundaries, delivering unparalleled value and setting a new benchmark for service excellence within these key sectors.


Developing Advanced Industry 4.0 Data Tools:

We aim to provide industry-leading tools for data manipulation, modelling and other actuarial business requirements by building on cutting-edge, efficient, and data-driven solutions.

Cultivating Industry Talent:

We aim to attract and nurture top talent, fostering an environment of growth, innovation, and professional development.

Creating Strategic Partnerships:

We welcome alliances with industry leaders to stimulate innovation and mutual success through win-win collaborations.

Driving Positive Socio-Economic Impact:

We are committed to making a difference, from job creation to donating funds and time towards solving societal challenges, mainly focused on education.


Permission-to-Play Values: These are the baseline behaviours that are expected from all members of our organization.

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Fairness
  • Ownership

Aspirational Values: These are the values that we are actively striving to achieve. They represent the standards the company wishes to meet in the future.

  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Continual Improvement

Distinguishing Values: These are the values that define our culture and identity, the ones that set us apart from others.

  • Social Responsibility
  • Client-Centricity
  • Humility
  • Collaboration and Partnerships

Our Team

Johann Van Rooyen
CEO, Director, FASSA

I believe the highest privilege in life is to find and execute your calling with faith that you will grow into the person required for this calling.

I believe that cultivating a team with a growth mindset and focusing on the long term is critical on the road to sustainable success.

Chandré Pelser
Director, FASSA, CERA

Its all about expanding your value add in life…

Pieter Janse van Rensburg
CTO, Actuarial Specialist

I am interested in utilizing big data technologies and machine learning techniques to transform raw data into meaningful and useful information to enable more effective insights and decision-making

Craig Basson
Actuarial Specialist

Look up on a starry night and bear witness to unlimited potential.

Wilna Jansen Van Rensburg
Business Intelligence

My objective is to grow in the skill of assisting business managers with decision making using business intelligence as a supporting tool.  I believe close collaboration between BI analysts and Business can give business the leading edge

Meyr Kruger

Being an actuary is a privilege, and I want to use it to make a difference in the lives of South Africans

Danél Pelser
People Operations Manager

A good life depends on the strength of our relationships with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.  My passion is bringing work and relationships together and creating a strong, healthy and ethical work environment.

Hilde-Mari Van Rooyen
Client Relationship Manager, MCom Economics

I have a passion for helping to optimise the efficiency of resources with the end goal of achieving the best and most fair outcomes for everyone involved

Kudzai Chingovo
Actuarial Specialist

I enjoy working with people as well as value the input and diversity in ideas that comes with group work.