Author Archive

Automation makes me mad!

By Adrian Schofield  FIITPSA   Sometimes, you read something that pulls you up short and you say to yourself, “What? Surely not! That can’t be right!” You go back and read it again…and again. Finally, you admit that you understood it correctly, but you are now sure that, if it is true, then something is […]

Top CIO, IT Personality for 2018 named at IITPSA President’s Awards

Etion’s Teddy Daka and Absa’s Jacques Barkhuizen have been named SA’s IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year at the SA IT industry’s top annual awards.   The annual Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA) 2018 President’s Awards, presented in Sandton on Tuesday evening (27 Nov 2018), celebrate the country’s leading lights in […]

IITPSA welcomes new Minister of Communications

  The IITPSA welcomes the appointment of Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams as the Minister of the re-combined Ministries of Communications and Telecommunications & Postal Services. Ms Ndabeni-Abrahams has experience of the broader portfolio in her roles as deputy minister and brings her enthusiasm for the benefits of ICTs for the economy and society to this important Ministry. […]

President’s Podium Oct – Nov 2018

  Importance of ethical behaviour in the practice of the ICT profession.   Growing up, I always thought knowing right from wrong was straight forward. I grew up in a household with strong values and it almost seems obvious to do what is right. But fast forward to 2018 and over the last few years […]

CEO’s Communiqué Oct – Nov 2018

  Each year, November is Awards month in the IITPSA calendar, and 2018 is no exception. What is really great this year, is that the Awards Programme includes two brand new awards – the Technology Excellence Award and the Social Responsibility / Community Award. Both of these awards allow for the recognition of teams, projects, […]

Finalists named in IITPSA President’s Awards 2018

  The Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA) has named the finalists for the 2018 President’s Awards, including the prestigious IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year Awards and two new awards – a Technology Excellence Award and a Social Responsibility/Community Award.   Now in their 40th year, the IITPSA President’s Awards recognise […]

CEO’s Communiqué – Sept / Oct 2018

  There is lot of focus on skills (or lack thereof) in the country right now – and justifiably so. In the world of ICT we know that many skills are in short supply, especially those for the ‘newer’ technologies, such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Data Science, to name only a few.   IITPSA […]

President’s Podium September / October 2018

  October is National Cyber Security Month. This initiative started in 2004 in the United States of America. The goal behind this initiative is to encourage vigilance and protection by all computer users. Cyber security awareness is very important to both companies and individuals because it is everyone’s responsibility to help protect the confidentiality, availability […]

INVITATION: IITPSA’s Annual President’s Awards Dinner

SECOND CODING GOLD for Cape Town learner

Only three learners in 34 years of the annual SA Programming Olympiad have earned the gold medal twice. At the Awards Dinner during the school holidays Taariq Mowzer became the third. In grade 11 at Fairbairn College in Cape Town, Mowzer (17) competed against nine other finalists from three provinces to claim the prestigious Standard […]

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