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Brainstorm's 2018 CIO Directory: evolving role of CIO

The ninth edition of the annual ITWeb Brainstorm CIO Directory is now available.

The ninth edition of the annual ITWeb Brainstorm CIO Directory profiles over 200 of Africa's top ICT decision-makers.

The directory provides a handy guide to the executives responsible for making the technology decisions at South Africa's leading organisations, in both the public and private sectors.

In addition to 204 CIO profiles, this invaluable compendium provides professional focus articles examining how the CIO's role is evolving in the era of digitalisation and business transformation.

Says Simon Foulds, editor of the directory: "Every year, we endeavour to bring something fresh to the directory." So, what differentiates this 2018 edition from those that have come before? "It is the picture we build, painted through the profiles, of the local landscape, where technology and business intersect that keeps evolving," says Foulds.

"We've also added a section to the profiles, asking CIOs to single out the biggest issues affecting ICT."

The public sector section of the CIO Directory has grown substantially, providing an overview of the state of the CIO's life inside our government structures, adds Foulds.

Ranka Jovanovic, editorial director of the ITWeb Group, says the directory has become an eagerly anticipated 'Who's Who' of the people who drive technology strategy in South Africa.

"Through Brainstorm's prestigious monthly CIO roundtables, our long-standing partnership with the CIO Council of South Africa, and the recently introduced Public Sector ICT Forum, we are in constant conversation with the country's top public- and private-sector CIOs.

"We are privileged to have their continued participation as we keep evolving the CIO Directory each year."

This well-respected and well-received publication categorises tech decision-makers according to key industry verticals and includes an overview of their organisation, career highlights and how their role is changing as digital transformation gathers momentum.

Some of the challenges CIOs face are cyber security, digitalisation, leveraging data effectively, and disruptive innovation. One important aspect coming through is that skills development is also seen as a critical lever in ensuring the country meets the fourth industrial revolution head-on.

ITWeb Brainstorm's definitive guide to over 200 top CIOs, in a luxury 384-page A5 book and digital format, is available from ITWeb's online store for R399 (incl VAT excluding delivery).


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