Dr Alex Rummel has been working with blue-chip companies since 1995, in Europe and SA, in the areas of financial services, retail, telco and media. He was instrumental in designing and implementing customer-facing solutions for the likes of Old Mutual, Sanlam, Investec, Vodacom and Edcon.Read bio
Andrew Moodley joined Axiz in September 2013 as the executive for Advanced Technologies, the value-added start-up within Axiz. He brought over six years’ experience in the distribution sector and prior to that spent 10 years in various technology and business roles within the ISP and telco sector.Read bio
Anish Shivdasani is CEO and co-founder of Giraffe, an award-winning mobile technology start-up that helps businesses recruit medium-skilled workers 10 times faster and cheaper than any other way – by automatically matching jobseekers with employers.Read bio
Anton Cabral began his career in computer-related positions after completing a BSc in mathematical sciences (computer science and informatics). He joined LRMG (www.lrmg.co.za) in October 2004 as part of the eLearning team.Read bio
Arun Babu is the Deloitte Digital Africa – Strategy & Operations practice leader.Read bio
An Allan Gray fellow, Ben Shaw completed his studies in finance and accounting at the University of Cape Town, and left the CA track in order to more quickly gain corporate experience in Johannesburg as an M&A investment banker at JP Morgan.Read bio
Brett StClair has spent the last 20 years building and growing digital businesses and products.Read bio
David Ambler completed his BCom honour’s degree in financial economics and began a career in management consulting. After a number of years delivering projects across various levels of government and private sector, he was asked to look at accelerating the commercialisation of new services within PwC.Read bio
David Prosser has been CEO of ComUnity for seven years. Prosser is a mobile and Internet entrepreneur, passionate about connecting people with services they need and trust over all mass market communications infrastructure.Read bio
With over 19 years' local and international experience in software solutions, Gareth Whitaker is uniquely able to bridge the gap between business and technology.Read bio
Geoff Nell is co-founder of MetraTrans Business Services, a digital transformation consulting business started in 2014, focused on helping businesses adapt to the future.Read bio
Ivo Vegter is an independent journalist whose flagship column appears weekly in Daily Maverick.Read bio
Jason Levin’s career has spanned many aspects of business, including strategy and marketing. He is now in the start-up space. He headed up Africa's leading youth insight and activation agency, HDI Youth Marketeers, for eight years, but before that, he had started Elevation in 2006, which did then, and is again now, doing exciting things in the start-up space.Read bio
Born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Jason grew up spending large amounts of his time writing programs in any programming language he could get his hands on.Read bio
NaKamogelo Mmutlana, CEO of Barloworld Logistics, is a South African business leader with 21 years’ senior business executive experience in operations and management in various sectors.Read bio
Koen Matthijssen is a proud Ajax Amsterdam fan who runs Enable-U Africa, in that order.Read bio
Naik is recognised as one of South Africa's leading digital and technology transformation experts. He leads a portfolio of TransUnion’s businesses in using big data and information services to help consumers and organisations make more informed decisions.Read bio
Matt Brown is CEO of Digital Kungfu, a digital business consultancy that specialises in helping companies accelerate innovation and disrupt traditional markets by enabling them with new ways to do business that serve their customers more effectively and responsively.Read bio
Mojapela Makau’s role ensures Tracker’s corporate strategy is executed and that technology overall is aligned with and supports stated business objectives.Read bio
Morne Bekker joined NetApp in March 2017, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the South African IT industry. Bekker is responsible for all NetApp business across the southern African region, with responsibilities including the development and execution of sales and channel strategies, expanding the NetApp customer base within the region, local skills development and enhancing the partner and alliances ecosystem.Read bio
Nicola Columbine is a systems and design thinker, with a passion for people, design, innovation and technology and how this is playing out in shaping the new world of work. She is MD of Integrative Consulting, an innovative advisory, consulting, training and design business and a senior OD, change and communications consultant.Read bio
Paige Dos Santos is a senior specialist: digital transformation and innovation, EMEA South, for SAP Africa. Dos Santos vehemently disagrees with the proverb “curiosity killed the cat”. She is currently focused on developing new business models for top SAP customers across Africa, leveraging current and emerging technologies.Read bio
Kiracofe brings twenty years of direct-operational and venture financing experience spanning a diverse range of industries in the USA, India, Asia and South Africa.Read bio
As CEO of SqwidNet, Reshaad Sha is building an IOT connectivity business based on the Sigfox technology. As chief strategy officer at DFA, he is responsible for corporate strategy, product innovation and long-term business planning.Read bio
Rory Moore is the Innovation Lead for Accenture as well as Adjunct Faculty at top business schools. Rory Moore was previously CEO of the Innovation Agency. He is able to rigorously combine academic principles with real-world experience.Read bio
Ryan Smit is the newly appointed MD of BMI-TechKnowledge, and a professional futurist.Read bio
Prior to joining JUMO, Warren Squires held senior leadership roles at Barclays Africa, most recently as chief investment officer of the Seeker Fund – a fund set up to invest in early-stage FinTech companies in Africa, as well as being COO of Corporate, Barclays Africa, a member of Corporate Banking Africa Exco, responsible for business strategy and execution.Read bio
ComUnity revolutionises the way organisations succeed in a digital world. Our low-code platform reduces the cost and complexity of digital transformation by connecting data, choreographing digital operations, and creating contextualised customer experiences that run everywhere.
NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations
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The CIO Council of South Africa, of which Microsoft is a founding member, was established in May 2009 as platform for CIOs to discuss common challenges, share knowledge and learn from each other.
It has been formed as an independent Council, governed by a Board of Directors, (lead by Len de Villiers Group CIO at Telkom) who amongst other things determine the themes and topics for discussion during the quarterly meetings. Microsoft, as the sole sponsor, supports the CIO Council with the logistics around the event. Over the years, the CIO Council’s quarterly meetings have gone from strength to strength, and are now attracting between 100 to 120 of South Africa’s leading CIOs.
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The IITPSA has a proudly South African heritage of more than half a century of serving the South African body of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) practitioners and professionals. Established in 1957 by a few like-minded 'computer professionals', registered in 1958 as a limited company (then converted to a Section 21 company, now Not-for-Profit Company (NPC)), the IITPSA has grown into a body that is reinventing itself in the twenty first century.
See more at: www.iitpsa.org.za.