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CEO’s Communiqué – February 2019

Just over one and a half months into 2019, and this year is shaping up to be a spectacular one for the Institute. As our President has alluded to in her President’s Podium, we are looking at appointing some senior people to help drive our initiatives and carry out our plans for the year…. and […]

President’s Podium February 2019

Happy belated Valentine’s day to everyone. Hope you spoilt your significant other and in turn, they spoilt you… and by spoiling, I mean showing an act of kindness and appreciation and not spending an exorbitant amount on flowers that were either not delivered or arrived dilapidated. February is still the month of love so use […]

President’s Podium – January 2019

Compliments of the season. My usual New Year’s resolutions have already been broken but it is still always worth a try. Have you managed to keep yours?   In July I will be handing the baton over to my successor as I step down as the IITPSA President and Chairperson. I am humbled and honoured […]

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 […]

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