IT Personality, Visionary CIO top 10 shortlists revealed
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The search for the 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 amandla.mobi
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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