The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa ’s (IITPSA) Annual President’s Awards event is a major highlight of the year for many in the industry, combining prestigious long standing awards (since 1979) with unparalleled networking opportunities. It is an event that highlights the talent and commitment of individuals within the ICT industry. Nominees include a number of prominent people in various spheres of the ICT industry in South Africa.
IITPSA, in partnership with leading ICT media publications and other prestigious award partners, presents the following awards:
IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year
The IT Personality of the Year Award, is presented by the IITPSA in association with ITWeb, the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Gartner South 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. –
The Visionary CIO of the Year Award, also presented by the IITPSA in association with ITWeb, the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Gartner South Africa, recognises a personality on the other side of the IT vendor and service provider sector – an executive in the corporate IT environment who has demonstrated visionary leadership in applying technology to grow and transform business.
Technology Excellence and Social Responsibility / Community Awards
These two awards, launched in 2018, are also presented by IITPSA in association with ITWeb, the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Gartner South Africa.
The Technology Excellence Award, recognises a person or team who has made exceptional / innovative use of information technology, or has designed an innovative new technology for an organisation and has exhibited technological excellence that has delivered measurable benefit for business and / or the SA economy.
The Social Responsibility / Community Award, recognises a person, team or project delivering the benefits of IT on a not-for-profit basis into the community / or bringing the community into the IT space (addressing the digital divide).
The Distinguished Service in ICT Award is awarded jointly by EngineerIT and the IITPSA and recognises a significant, career length contribution to the ICT profession and / or the ICT Industry.
Award Partner – Distinguished Service in ICT Award
Fellowship of the Institute Award, given in recognition of an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the institute or the profession as a whole.