Archive for the ‘President’s Podium’ Category

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 […]

President’s Podium

by Ulandi Exner The IITPSA Awards breakfast is around the corner and we’ve spent the last couple of weeks planning and finalising the arrangements for the event. The best part of the process was interviewing the Top 5 IT Personality and Visionary CIO finalists. It was an awesome experience chatting to the finalists. Many of […]

President’s Podium

by Ulandi Exner – I take a sip of my Pina Colada while feeling the warm ocean breeze blow through my hair. In front of me the dolphins are pirouetting in sync knowing that they have an audience. Oh wait, the Pina Colada is just my morning coffee, the office air-conditioner is on the blink […]

President’s Podium

by Ulandi Exner As I take over the reins from IITPSA’s previous president, Wellington Matope, I want to thank him for laying the foundation from which the Leadership Team has been executing the various initiatives that will help enhance the Institute’s relevance within the ICT Industry. I cannot let this opportunity pass by without acknowledging […]

ICT professionals to contribute to the industrialisation of South Africa

By Rabelani Dagada This April 27th will mark the 20th anniversary of the abolishment of the apartheid system and the attainment of a democratic dispensation. Despite many noteworthy achievements, poverty in South Africa cuts across all racial groups.  This is despite the fact that, on the economic front, the country has become a part of […]

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