Louis Stanford


I am based in Cape Town, South Africa.

I still dabble in technology through my FastFwd micro-advisory where I help business owners to improve the reliability and performance of their business websites.

I am Louis Stanford, owner of FastFwd. I am based in Cape Town, South Africa. I advise and help business owners to implement battle-tested good practices on their websites.

FastFwd specialises in speed, security and resilience, and is not a design or SEO agency.

Professional Services

In my professional capacity, I am a systems/service architect with 28 years of experience in designing, deploying and managing high performance, secure and resilient IT systems and services for corporates in South Africa.

For the past 16 years I have worked as an independent management consultant and advisor with a focus on the strategic management themes of Enterprise IT Governance, Risk and Compliance:

  • IT Service Management (ITSM)
  • IT Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • IT Sourcing Governance (Demand and Supply Governance)
  • Information Security and Cybersecurity
  • Infrastructure and Application Architecture

You can read more about my professional services on my advisory practice website (ServiceFlow) or look into my online training business (QuickStart Academy).

Volunteer work

I am the Chairperson and Accountable Manager of the South African Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA).

SAHPA is the national sporting body approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to oversee Hang-gliding and Paragliding, and also represent recreational pilot interests in South Africa.

SAHPA is a chapter member of the Aero Club of South Africa (AeCSA) and I am thus also a council member of AeCSA.

The Aero Club is a 103-year-old institution which aims to Promote, Administer and Protect the interests of recreational pilots in South Africa.