Portia  Simelane

Portia Lindi Simelane

Group IT Governance and resilience, Airports Company of South Africa

Portia Lindiwe Simelane is the Group Manager: IT Governance and Resilience at Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). She has 15 years of IT experience across a variety of industries in both the private and public sectors. Her strengths are in IT governance, Information Security, IT Compliance and IT Risk management. As a head of IT Governance and Resilience at ACSA, Portia is responsible for overseeing data governance and knowledge management, IT Governance, IT Disaster Recovery and IT Risk Management and IT Compliance. Portia was first introduced and trained on the protection of personal information act in 2009 whilst working for Deloitte. The act is only less than 5 years in South Africa but other countries like xx have enacted the protection of personal information as early as 1974.

Portia Lindi Simelane will be speaking on the following topic:

CASE STUDY: POPI Act implementation for the airport

ACSA, just like many companies in South Africa, is currently embarking on implementing the Protection of Personal Information Act. This compliance initiative is run as a project led by Portia Simelane. Portia is going to share with you the journey undertaken by ACSA in complying with the act, the challenges encountered and steps they have undertaken to overcome the challenges.

  • POPIA Implementation Quik wins
  • No go areas
  • Must Have
  • Positioning of Information Officer
  • POPIA Governance Structures

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