CIO South Africa provides exactly what IT executives need, says Stephen van Coller.
EOH, one of South Africa's largest technology services companies, has thrown its weight behind the CIO South Africa community as an executive partner.
“The demands on the CIO have never been greater. We see this in our interactions with clients, so as EOH we fully support the need for an organisation like CIO South Africa,” says Stephen van Coller, CEO of EOH. “The building of connections, the sharing of insights and best practices, as well as the opportunity to solve business challenges as a CIO community, can best be achieved as a collective.”
CIO South Africa connects IT executives and professionals, boosting their knowledge, networks and careers through down-to-earth engagement and world-class events.
“CIO South Africa’s primary focus of delivering exactly what IT executives need is something that resonates with us as a group,” Stephen adds.
CIOs play a significant role in business
According to Foundry’s 2022 State of the CIO Study, the visibility of the CIO role within the organisation is expected to continue as CIOs increasingly occupy a business leadership role, with IT a core driver of business value.
Stephen supports this finding. “CIOs are expected to contribute to revenue generation by using technology to drive innovation, improve efficiencies and enhance the customer experience as organisations seek to outperform the competition,” he says, adding that the shift to hybrid work means CIOs need to consider the employee experience even as the solutions they seek are at the cutting edge of innovation.
The same study indicates that security/risk management, data/business analytics, application/legacy system modernisation, customer experience technologies, and cloud migration are driving IT investment in 2022.
As one of Africa’s leading end-to-end technology providers, EOH has expertise in all these areas and more. iOCO, the ICT services business that is part of EOH, is Africa’s largest systems integrator, offering a single point of contact for business across the ICT stack.
iOCO’s 4000-plus strategic and technical specialists work alongside CIOs and their teams to solve their most complex business challenges using a design-led, customer-centric approach.