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Join us in celebrating the ICT industry's top achievers

The following annual IITPSA awards are being presented in partnership with leading ICT media and ICT human capital players:
IT Personality of the Year – presented by the IITPSA in association with ITWeb, GIBS and Gartner Africa
Visionary CIO of the Year – presented by the IITPSA in association with ITWeb, GIBS and Gartner Africa
IT Leading Employer – presented by the IITPSA in association with TalentAlign IT
Distinguished Service in ICT – presented by the IITPSA in association with EngineerIT

IT Personality of the Year

The IT Personality of the Year Award, now in its 36th year, is presented by The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), formerly Computer Society South Africa (CSSA), in association with ITWeb, the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Gartner Africa.

It recognises a person who has made an outstanding impact on the SA ICT industry over the past year and a significant contribution to the IT profession.

A person who has made a positive impact on the SA ICT industry over the past year
A person who has been successful in building a highly-respected IT organisation or business
A person who has made a major contribution to the IT profession over a number of years
A person who has made a significant technical or academic contribution to the IT industry
An IT professional who has aided the development needs of the community
2013 - Joint winners
Barry Dwolatzky
Mteto Nyati
2012 2011
Rob Stokes
Asher Bohbot  
Here are the 2104 IT Personality finalists, in alphabetical order:
Ahmed Ismael
Siyafunda Community Technology Centre
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Alison Gillwald
Executive director
Research ICT Africa
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Bevan Ducasse
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JJ Milner
Founder and MD
Global Micro Solutions
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Gian Visser
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Visionary CIO Award

The Visionary CIO Award, now in its 7th year, recognises an executive who heads up ICT strategy in an organisation and has demonstrated visionary leadership in using technology to support and grow business.


A person with overall responsibility for IT strategy and application of IT in an organisation
A person who has demonstrated visionary leadership in using IT to support, grow and transform business
CIO, ICT executive or strategist who has established best practice in implementing technology solutions in an organisation


Previous Visionary CIO Award winners
2013 2012
Sal Laher  
Sello Mmakau
2011 2010
Sandi Macfie
Patrick Monyeki
Here are the 2104 Visionary CIO finalists, in alphabetical order:
Danny Naidoo
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Darryl Thwaits
Group CIO
Tiger Brands
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Robert Boccia
Lion of Africa
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Sandra Hutchison
Aon South Africa
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Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga
Financial Services Board
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IT Leading Employer

A Leading Employer is an organisation that cares for its employees and demonstrates strong employee engagement principles. These organisations have taken the time to understand that employee engagement is a critical factor in the sustained success of the organisation. This award, presented in association with TalentAlign IT, recognises an organisation that has established itself as an IT Employer of Choice.

Distinguished Service in ICT

The Distinguished Service in ICT award, presented by the IITPSA and EngineerIT, recognises an individual who is seen as a role model and mentor, who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the aims and objectives of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa and who has made an outstanding, career-length contribution to the SA ICT industry.

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Supporting excellence key focus at ICT awards
Promoting excellence is what the annual IITPSA President's Awards are all about, and this year's event sees this extend beyond the winners of each award, into the entire audience for the event and further into the IT community.
Join the celebration of SA's top ICT talent
Everyone loves a winner – and there will be plenty of past and present winners in the room at this year's IITPSA President's Awards, to be held at the Montecasino Ballroom on Thursday 6 November.
IT Personality, Visionary CIO finalists named
The 2014 IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards near the final stage as the top five finalists in each category have been selected.


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Three reasons the IITPSA President’s Awards is a must-attend event:
Network with senior IT professionals and key players of the local ICT industry
Demonstrate your support of the recognition of South Africa ICT leaders
Contribute to the advancement of our ICT industry and profession
Attended by leaders from corporate business and government, in addition to some of the most influential people from the IT community, this is in an event not to be missed. Join us in celebrating the ICT industry's top achievers. Click here to confirm your attendance at this exclusive business breakfast today.


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