Nkosenhle Ngongoma nominated for 2023 CIO Awards


Ascendis Health’s group CIO is among other IT leaders vying for the coveted CIO of the Year title.

Nkosenhle Ngongoma, Ascendis Health's group CIO, has been nominated for the inaugural 2023 CIO Awards.

Nkosenhle is an accomplished IT executive who has worked in a variety of industries, including rail/locomotives, aviation, and financial services. He began his career as a system developer at Azraa Audio Visual Software and worked his way up to senior software programmer at Live Monitoring. He later joined Eskom as a systems analyst: IM applications, and his most senior position before he left Eskom was as as IT service continuity specialist. Nkosenhle was CIO at Toyota Financial Services before joining Ascendis Health.

His advice for the aspiring CIO is simple. “Don’t stop studying the game, attend seminars/workshops, keep yourself up to date, get a mentor, set yourself clear and attainable goals, and stick to them,” he says.

Nkosenhle is a chartered CIO (SA), a software developer by training who completed his qualification in information technology: software development at the Durban Institute of Technology, and has a postgraduate diploma in management: digital business. He is also a council member of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University.

The year 2023 is very significant for the CIO South Africa Community: it marks a year since the community was officially launched, and the introduction of the 2023 CIO Awards – dubbed the “Oscars of IT” – which recognise outstanding IT leaders, their accomplishments, and some of the exceptional ways they have led their teams to success.

The awards offer companies an opportunity to recognise their CIOs and their contributions to their organisations’ success. The CIO Awards also celebrate the outstanding achievements of CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and IT executives who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, innovation, and technology management.

The CIO Awards will take place on 15 November at The Polo Room at the Inanda Club in Johannesburg. There is still a chance for you to nominate your favourite CIO, click here.

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