Archive for the ‘President’s Podium’ Category

December 2016

– November was filled with many highlights and, unfortunately, some lowlights for me – but I will not dwell on any of the lowlights other than to say: we all have a choice, we can allow ourselves to be victims or victors. I believe that the struggle one is in today is developing the strength […]

President’s Awards Breakfast 24 November 2016

– I truly love this time of the year because it is my birthday month, the weather in JHB is fabulous and I am privileged to interview some of South Africa’s most inspirational IT entrepreneurs, leaders and personalities. – The judging process for the IITPSA IT Personality and Visionary CIO has now been finalised and […]

September / October 2016

The position of IITPSA President comes with a number of responsibilities and duties, of which one is to speak at various events. The most recent event I was privileged to speak at was the IT Showcase which was hosted at Roedean school. – The IT Showcase has been running for 6 years and is an […]

Advancing ICT in Johannesburg

– I am extremely proud of Rabelani Dagada, who is one of the Institute’s past presidents and has recently been appointed as member of the mayoral committee for Finance in the City of Johannesburg. – Dagada is responsible for R60 billion of the annual budget and will be evaluating ICT related projects to determine how […]

July 2016

By the time you read this, you would have already enjoyed your day off, thanks to the women of South Africa. A Happy Belated Women’s day to all our IITPSA women. Sadly, the percentage of Women in IT is around 20%. So who cares? Should we care? Do any of the other professions which have […]

President’s Podium

– By the time you read this, you would have already enjoyed your day off, thanks to the women of South Africa. A Happy Belated Women’s day to all our IITPSA women. – Sadly, the percentage of Women in IT is around 20%. So who cares? Should we care? Do any of the other professions […]

President’s Podium

– I had an opportunity to give a brief talk at the recent IDC CIO summit and thought I would share an extract of my speech with you. – “We’ve experienced so much negativity in our country over the past few months. In 2015 we had finance ministers coming out of our ears.  And let’s […]

President’s Podium – Digital Detox . . . continued

In the previous newsletter I spoke about my digital addiction and fear of missing out (FOMO). Upon reading the newsletter, one of my colleagues introduced me to the Pomodoro Technique. The fundamentals of the Pomodoro Technique are simple. You just need to choose a task you’d like to get done. Set a timer for 25 […]

President’s Podium

Digital Detox . . . continued In the previous newsletter I spoke about my digital addiction and fear of missing out (FOMO). Upon reading the newsletter, one of my colleagues introduced me to the Pomodoro Technique. The fundamentals of the Pomodoro Technique are simple. You just need to choose a task you’d like to get […]

President’s Podium

by Ulandi Exner We held the IT awards a few weeks ago in Sandton and I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the finalists and the winners. Peter du Plooy (Engen) received the Visionary CIO award. During the judging and interview process, I learnt that Peter is a humble individual who is driven to […]

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