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IT Personality, Visionary CIO top 10 revealed

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The search for IITPSA's 2015 IT Personality and Visionary CIO has reached the second round. Top 10 shortlists for both categories have been selected from a great number of nominations received from the IT community, ITWeb readers and the public.

The prestigious awards are presented by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), in association with ITWeb, the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Gartner Africa.

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The next stage in the process is the selection of the top five finalists in each category, taking into account the results of public voting. Each member of the public is allowed to vote only once in each of the two categories.

Cast your vote by 15 September!

Top 10: IT Personality

The 2015 IT Personality shortlist, in alphabetical order of surname:

Brandon Bekker
MD of Mimecast SA

Carel du Toit
MD of Mint Management Technologies

Alan Knott-Craig
CEO of Project Isizwe

Barbara Mallinson
Founder and CEO of Obami

Koketso Moeti
Co-founder and campaigner at

Greg Reis
Founder of BSG

Niel Schoeman
Founder and CEO of Vumatel

Lorraine Steyn
CEO and founder of Khanyisa Real Systems

Lex van Wyk
Founder of Teraco

Derek Wilcocks
CEO Middle East & Africa at Dimension Data

The IT Personality of the Year Award is now in its 37th year. It recognises a person who has made an outstanding impact on the South African ICT industry over the past year and a significant contribution to the IT profession.

Past winners include IT industry notables, including the 2014 winner, Gian Visser, CEO of Afrihost. Previous years saw Alan Knott-Craig Sr, Andile Ngcaba, Aleta Ling, Mark Shuttleworth, Ivan Epstein, Mardia van der Walt Korsten, Asher Bohbot and Rob Stokes all scooping the coveted title.

Top 10: Visionary CIO

The 2015 Visionary CIO shortlist, in alphabetical order of surname:

Tim Brown
CIO of Stanlib

James Devine
CIIO of Project Isizwe

Peter du Plooy
CIO of Engen Petroleum

Thagaran Govender
CIO of Mercantile Bank

Antony Hlungwane
Group IT director of Mr Price

Thabo Ndlela
Group CIO of Tiger Brands

Willie Oosthuysen
Group executive: technology and strategy of Altron group

Lungi Sangqu
Executive director ICT of UNISA

Brandon Stafford
CIO of FNB Fiduciary

Louise van der Bank
CIO of AfriSam

Now in its seventh year, the Visionary CIO Award recognises executives who have demonstrated visionary leadership in using technology to support and drive their companies to be more innovative and strategic.

Past winners include last year's winner, Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga, CIO of the Financial Services Board. Previous winners include Sal Laher, Rabelani Dagada, Carl Louw, Patrick Monyeki, Sandi Macfie, and Sello Mmakau.

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