Final call to nominate IT Personality, Visionary CIO

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Due to popular request and the challenges the IT sector has had in managing a difficult year, the deadline for nominations for the annual Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA) President’s Awards has been extended to 16 December.

IITPSA CEO Tony Parry says: “The deadline for nominations was extended to allow for more time for reflection after what was an unusually busy and challenging year. We urge organisations and individuals to submit nominations for worthy candidates who have gone beyond the call of duty this year to help their organisations survive and thrive through the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The 2020 edition of the prestigious awards celebrates 'excellence in adversity', recognising the unprecedented challenges IT professionals have had to overcome during 2020.

These awards include:

The IT Personality Award, which recognises a highly-respected and outstanding ICT professional who has made a significant technical or academic contribution to the industry, who has been successful in building a highly-respected IT organisation or business, and/or who has made a major contribution to the IT profession over a number of years.

The Visionary CIO Award, which honours a CIO who has demonstrated visionary leadership in using IT to support, grow and transform business and/or who has established best practice in implementing technology solutions in an organisation.

The Technology Excellence Award, which will be presented to a person or team who has made exceptional or innovative use of technology for an organisation, and/or who has exhibited technological excellence that has delivered measurable benefit for business/the South African economy.

The Social Responsibility/Community Award, which will be presented to a person, team or project that delivers the benefits of IT on a not-for-profit basis into the community or brings the community into the IT space.

Nominations should be submitted here before midnight on 16 December 2020.

The IITPSA aims to hold the awards ceremony in the first quarter of 2021, circumstances permitting.

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