CIO South Africa’s latest Associate Partner believes that the community fosters a collaborative environment for IT executives and professionals, encouraging knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities.
The inaugural South African CIO Awards marked a historic moment in the tech industry, illustrating the brilliance and ingenuity of visionary leaders who are transforming the landscape of innovation.
Standard Bank’s Jörg Fischer was crowned CIO of the Year, at the first annual CIO Awards on 15 November 2023, a glittering gala event, dubbed the Oscars of IT. The exquisite event took place at the Polo Room at the Inanda Club in Johannesburg.
Get ready to have your funny bone tickled by MC Celeste Ntuli’s unique brand of comedy, get lost in the soulful sounds of The Soil, swept away by Adventurer Kirsten Neuschäfer, and jazzed up by the Kopano Jazz Collective.
Just a day to go before the biggest night in IT, where Accenture will present the High-Performance Team Award
Accenture’s Jeniffer Ramnath explains that the award resonates deeply with the company’s core value of stewardship.
According to Workday’s country MD, Kiveshen ‘Kiv’ Moodley, the company is built on innovation, the award aligns with their core values.
Cybersecurity gives even the most formidable IT leader sleepless nights, and during an intimate dinner, CIOs revealed that creating a secure environment and building a cybersecurity culture is at the top of their wish list as we head towards the festive season.
Entelect runs over 250 concurrent projects, so they know how hard it is to deliver a project, and the importance of celebrating when you get it right, says Entelect’s CCO Daniel Manyemwe.
Attendees discussed solutions to keeping their environments secure, cybersecurity in the age of remote work, cyber skills, and making security everyone’s responsibility.
Who will be named the CIO of the Year? No other partner is more eager to find out than EOH – they’ll be handing out this award on 15 November.
An innovative and pragmatic approach to addressing relevant issues, the calibre of IT executives you attract, and the impact the community is making in the sector all resonated with Entelect, says Daniel Manyemwe.
Guests revealed that “it’s lonely at the top” as a woman trailblazer in the IT industry, and that the existence of a women’s circle is an important safe space for like-minded powerhouses.
Omeshnee says leaders need to be recognised for the invaluable contribution that they make to the industry, which is why Deloitte has decided to sponsor this award.
Malose Mabusela says there are parallels between the experience of a young CIO and the founding members of Makwa IT, which is why they decided to support this award.
Executives discussed creating value across the board, aligned objectives, and situational awareness.
CIOs answered questions on ChatGPT, vendors and the reporting structure, while partners delivered flawless pitches.
Nkgwete IT CEO Siddika Osman took to the stage at the CIO South Africa Pitch Parade to talk about this new venture.
CIO Pitch Parade displays the ability to deliver swift, precise and intriguing presentations in under four minutes
CIO South Africa partners had four minutes to leave a strong impression and forge long-lasting partnerships.
Clarity can give you control. Your ability to improve the business is directly correlated to clarity of perception, writes Gert Theron.
Infrastructure South Africa’s chief technology and information officer (CTIO), Abdul Kader Baba, has been nominated for the 2023 CIO Awards.