Archive for the ‘President’s Podium’ Category

President’s Podium – May / June 2018

This month we celebrate Youth day. On 16 June 1976 thousands of students gathered in Vilikazi Street in Soweto to protest the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools. Unfortunately, the protest turned violent when the police opened fire on unarmed children and thousands of people were injured and many lost their […]

President’s Podium Apr / May 2018

Over the last couple of months, I have been receiving numerous e-newsletters and articles about GDPR. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th of May. Organisations are required to place a much stricter focus on data protection.   So how does this compare to our very own […]

President’s Podium – March / April 2018

I love the fact that we live in an era where self-service is becoming the norm. Flying to Cape Town? No problem. You can check in online and print your own boarding pass. Want to draw some cash on a Sunday afternoon? Just head off to the ATM down the road. Need to reset the […]

President’s Podium – Feb / March 2018

Continuing Professional Development, or CPD for short, refers to the ongoing formal or informal training required in order to maintain a specific qualification or designation. One might argue that you have spent thousands of Rands and a number of years in studying for your chosen profession – why, then, is Continuing Professional Development even necessary? […]

President’s Podium December 2017

  The last few months have flown by as a result of the preparations for the IITPSA President’s Awards and 60th Anniversary Banquet.   After months of planning the big day had arrived and on 8 November 2017 we honoured various individuals within the ICT industry who have made significant contributions and who we consider […]

News from IITPSA – October 2017

President’s Podium   September was a buzz of activity in Sri Lanka’s ICT community. Fellow IITPSA colleagues and I attended IP3 meetings, the IFIP General Assembly and presented at the SEARCC and Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) ICT Conference. South Africa was well represented at the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) General Assembly. […]

News from IITPSA – August / September 2017

Happy Spring to each and every one of you. My wish for you this season is to be healthy, courageous and enjoy life. – I recently attended a public lecture presented by Harold Jache. Harold focuses on workplace transformation for the network era. His topic was Personal Knowledge Mastery and Leadership in Networks. The key […]

News from IITPSA – July 2017

Over the past few months, I have been assisting on the IITPSA membership committee. Membership committee meetings are held twice a week and comprise of approximately 5 assessors. At these meetings, new membership applications are assessed and are either approved or declined. The assessors have a tough task of evaluating each application on its own […]

News from IITPSA – April 2017

– IITPSA has reached many milestones over the past few years namely, accreditation by SAQA and IP3, achieving a member base of just under 8000 and turning 60 this year (to name but a few). However, the milestone I am so proud of and pleased about is that we have awarded our first IITPSA Bursary […]

News from the IITPSA – Edition 98 – March 2017

President’s Podium – Exactly a year ago I wrote about digital detox. What made me think of it again was, whilst I am trying to write this piece for this month’s newsletter, I find myself continually distracted by e-mail notifications popping up in the corner of my screen, cellphone vibrating as a result of What’s […]

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