In 2011 Gys met Gerhard Pretoris. The two decided to convert
Gys’ idea into a reality. Within three months of its launch, Wyzetalk had three
major clients. The media quickly took notice: CNN listed Wyzetalk as one of the
top 10 African Startups that rocked 2014 and CB Insights highlighted the
company as one of the top 12 the companies to watch in Africa.
Wyzetalk provides organizations with a central platform to
drive communication, collaboration, and innovation across smartphones and
feature phones. It offers two solutions: Wyzetalk Enterprise and Wyzetalk
Workforce. The company developed its platform to specifically account for the
needs of companies in emerging markets.
Gys is an impassioned advocate for giveback
entrepreneurship. As a member of the Young Presidents Organization, he initiated
a mentorship program in Cape Town that YPO has since replicated worldwide; he
personally mentors four young entrepreneurs.