Etion most empowered tech company on JSE: Empowerdex


Johannesburg, 09 Nov 2018
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Group CEO Teddy Daka.
Group CEO Teddy Daka.

Empowerdex has named Etion the most empowered JSE-listed company operating in the ICT sector. Etion was also ranked the most empowered company in the AltX and Management Control categories, while placing third overall under the new BEE codes.

Etion has made tremendous strides in meeting its empowerment aspirations, having obtained a level one B-BBEE certification for the second time this year.

"Empowerment and diversity for Etion is more than meeting B-BBEE regulatory requirements. It's a catalyst for innovation and an important competitive value proposition," said Group CEO, Teddy Daka, elaborating on the company's commitment to building a diverse workforce reflective of South African society at large.

"We therefore take a deliberate strategic approach to recruiting, developing, retaining and promoting diversified talent. We continue to prioritise the inclusion of black females in senior positions in the group.

"We continuously review our procurement practices, with a view to better improve our preferential procurement spend," added Daka, saying the company was also placing new emphasis on learnership and graduate programmes to address industry skills shortages while developing new skills to support digitisation alongside Etion's corporate social investments.

In addition to these excellent Empowerdex rankings, Etion's Daka has also been nominated as a finalist for the Institute of IT Professionals of South Africa (IITPSA) President's Awards in the IT Personality of the Year category, which recognises a person who has made an outstanding impact on South Africa's ICT industry over the past year.

Etion

Etion (ETO), previously known as Ansys, is a diversified digital technology solutions provider.

Etion creates, digitises, connects and secures both generic and bespoke digital technology solutions to improve the safety, productivity, connectivity and cyber security of its customers, with one purpose, to advance humanity forward. In achieving this, Etion is drawing on its proud 31 years of engineering heritage and extensive original design and manufacturing capabilities.

Etion Create (previously Parsec) is the first component of the digital value chain. It designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of advanced electronic and digital technologies for internal and external customers. Etion Digitise (previously Ansys Rail) provides digital safety and environmental management systems ranging from sensors, asset management, telematics and IOT to robotics, mechatronics and maintenance. Etion Connect (previously Tedaka Network Solutions) offers connectivity and communications products, solutions and services, including fibre wireless deployment, data and digital radio communications networks and network monitoring as well as power-related infrastructure solutions. Etion Secure (incorporating LawTrust) creates confidence in business transactions by providing trusted identity, digital signatures, authentication and encryption, and biometrics solutions to secure countries, citizens and transactions.

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