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IT Personality, Visionary finalists named

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The finalists for the 2011 IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year awards have been named.

The five IT Personality of the Year finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

* Asher Bohbot, CEO, EOH
* Darlene Menzies
, Managing owner, The Development House
* Mteto Nyati
, MD, Microsoft
* Sean O Connell, CEO, Airborne
* Greg Reis
, CEO, Business Systems Group

The top five Visionary CIO finalists are:

* Andrew Brauer, CIO/CTO, Business Connexion
* Bradley Coward
, Group CIO, Sappi
* Rubens da Silva
, CIO, Johannesburg Water
* Sandi Macfie
, CIO, Southern Sun Hotels
* Mayan Mathen, CTO, Dimension Data MEA

For more details of the finalists, click here.

Winner announcement - Book this date!

The 2011 IT Personality and Visionary CIO will be announced at the CSSA President's Awards Breakfast, in association with ITWeb, on 10 November 2011, at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton. To register your attendance at this prestigious event please contact Rose Barry at ITWeb on 011 807 3294.

IT Personality of the Year Award, now in its 33rd year, is presented by the Computer Society of SA (CSSA) in association with ITWeb, the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Gartner Africa. It recognises a person who has made an outstanding impact on the SA ICT industry over the past year and a significant contribution to the IT profession.

Visionary CIO Award, presented by the CSSA and ITWeb, recognises a personality on the other side of the IT vendor and service provider sector - an executive in the IT user environment who has demonstrated visionary leadership in applying technology to grow and transform business.

Brett Levy, joint-CEO of Blue Label Telecom, won the Personality title last year. The previous year, the accolade went to Ivan Epstein, CEO of Softline, while the 2008 winner was Mardia van der Walt Korsten, CEO of T-Systems SA.

Patrick Monyeki, at the time CIO of De Beers Group, holds the title of Visionary CIO 2010, while the then head of Internet channel at Absa, Carl Louw, won in 2009.

The winners of this year's awards will be announced at the CSSA President's Awards Breakfast, in association with ITWeb, on 10 November, at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton.

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