Recognising the critical role CIOs play in helping organisations transition to the post-COVID-19 future, this year’s ITWeb Brainstorm CIO Banquet, now in its eight year will showcase South Africa’s leading technology decision-makers, how they have overcome their challenges, and what they have achieved in these unprecedented times. Like 2020 the banquet format will adapt to the current climate, it will be run in a hybrid format - some people physically in the venue and some online.

The results of South Africa’s annual CIO survey will be released at this illustrious gathering of the who’s who in ICT, the annual ITWeb Brainstorm CIO Banquet 2021.

This event is firmly established in the diary of many of SA’s finest C-Suite decision makers. Now in its eighth year, this banquet provides unique insights into the priorities of the country’s top IT executives. The survey examines how the CIO's role has evolved as we work our way through the pandemic, notably challenges in the digital transformation journey and plans around the location of the workforce, in addition to IT investment priorities and the relationship with the business.

The comparative data from previous years enables the tracking of technology investment trends, while an impressive sample of over 200 local CIOs from across industry allows for deep vertical sector analyses.

The banquet is run by ITWeb Brainstorm, in conjunction with MTN Business and reflects the importance of the data being presented.

Don’t miss the chance to gain access to this ground-breaking research, and network with the South African CIOs who participated in the survey.

ITWeb Brainstorm CIO Banquet 2021

Providing insight into the priorities and concerns of SA's top public and private sector CIOs Don’t miss the chance to gain access to this ground-breaking research. Secure your table at this prestigious virtual event.


ITWeb Brainstorm CIO Survey 2021 / 2022

The ITWeb Brainstorm CIO Survey, run in partnership with MTN Business, is now in its eighth year.

The survey captures input from CIOs, or equivalent C-level execs, and results in an exclusive research report that provides unique insights into technology strategies of SA's top private and public sector organisations.

The comparative data from previous years enables ITWeb Brainstorm to track shifting priorities and investment trends, and allows for deep vertical sector analyses.

The key findings of the 2021/2022 survey will be revealed at the annual ITWeb Brainstorm CIO Banquet, which will take place both at The Polo Room, Inanda Club and also virtually on Thursday 28 October 2021.

The full research report will be published on ITWeb and Brainstorm online in early 2022. The report is available free of charge to all valid survey respondents

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About MTN

MTN Business, the Enterprise Business Unit (EBU) of MTN, whose global footprint spans 23 countries in the Middle East and Africa, is leading emerging markets into this bold, new digital world. The business enabler of choice in Africa, MTN Business realises that continuous investment is paramount to guarantee clients receive business solutions aligned to their current and future needs.

MTN Business leverages its African footprint, providing fully converged, one-stop, 360-degree ICT services with the largest range of mobile and Internet-based communications solutions.

MTN Business empowers you to move into the new world of business and reach out into a universe of unlimited potential.

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Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

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About BCX

At BCX, we pride ourselves on being one of the leading South African end-to-end digital partners for corporates and enterprises across the African continent. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Telkom Group, we were established through the strategic alliance of one of South Africa’s ICT experts and a leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure, merging to create the number 1 digital partner of choice for clients within our chosen markets. BCX drives business results by helping our clients place their customer at the heart of their organisations. Enabled by our technological capabilities such as converged communications, cloud services, industry solutions, cyber security and digital edge, BCX will innovate solutions to deliver exceptional value through better experiences along the value chain. To do this we combine local market understanding and deep industry expertise with some of the world’s most advanced Information and Communication Technology, together with a tireless commitment to make your unique digital journey as seamless as possible. In our endeavour to maintain our position as a digital market leader in Financial Services, Mining, Retail, Healthcare and Public Sector, we continue to leverage and invest in ecosystem for scale, access, and innovation. Headquartered in Centurion, Pretoria, BCX permanently employs circa 5000 people, with an ongoing commitment to attracting and building talent for the future. Operating where our clients operate, our global footprint spans over South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, UAE, UK and Zambia.


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Altron Systems Integration is a specialist systems integrator, leveraging own IP and world-class technology to assess, architect, modernise, secure and manage sustainable ICT-based business solutions for future business success. We have over 20 years’ experience in helping customers through our DevOps, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Managed Services operations, to significantly reduce their costs and improve their user experiences.

We have highly skilled, experienced professionals directed at solving business critical customer problems through consultative approach. We also bring our collective knowledge to every deployment engagement. From legacy integration to digital transformation, our solutions catalogue includes the full spectrum of ICT services. Few other organisations can claim the depth and breadth of the capabilities and experience we provide.


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About Datacentrix

Datacentrix is a leading hybrid IT systems integrator and managed services provider. Our expert teams leverage the power of technology to connect, optimise and future-proof business. We support our clients throughout their digitalisation journey and enable their digital success. We share long-standing relationships with the world’s foremost technology partners who endorse our deep technical expertise across a mature offering. As a company, we are recognised for our agility, in-depth industry knowledge, execution capability, ethical practices and strong overall performance. Datacentrix has a broad African footprint and presence in the Middle East.

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About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is the global edge-to-cloud company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions delivered as a service – spanning Compute, Storage, Software, Intelligent Edge, High Performance Computing and Mission Critical Solutions – with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, designed to help customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance.

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About iOCO

In a world where rapidly changing technologies are altering the course of humanity, our purpose is what defines us. Our purpose, to Solve, evokes pride, integrity and innovation in everything we do moves us towards a sustainable and transformative future

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