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Criteria to consider:

IT Personality
  • A person who has made 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
Visionary CIO
  • 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

Judging process

  • The four-step selection process takes into account:
    • Professional achievement
    • Leadership qualities and
    • Social responsibility involvement
  • Members of the public and the IITPSA are invited to nominate candidates on ITWeb's Web site.
  • The judging panel will shortlist 10 IT Personality and 10 Visionary CIO candidates, out of the received nominations. Members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite candidate using an online voting facility.
  • Based on the public votes and the adjudication of the panel, 5 IT Personality and 5 Visionary CIO finalists will be announced.
  • Each finalist will be interviewed by the judges.
  • The winners of both awards will be announced at The IITPSA Annual President's Awards Breakfast on 12 November 2015.


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Awards announcement

The 2015 winners of both awards will be announced at the IITPSA President's Awards breakfast event on 12 November 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton.

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2014 Winners
Click here to view the IITPSA President's Awards 2014 gallery

Previous Winners

IT Personality 2015

Gian Visser Gian Visser (2014)
Barry Dwolatzky Mteto Nyati
Barry Dwolatzky & Mteto Nyati (2013)
Rob StokesRob Stokes (2012) Asher BohbotAsher Bohbot (2011)
Rob StokesMark Levy (2010) Rob StokesIvan Epstein (2009)

Visionary CIO

Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga (2014)
Sal Laher Sal Laher (2013) Sello Mmakau Sello Mmakau (2012)
Sandi Macfie Sandi Macfie (2011) Patrick Monyeki Patrick Monyeki (2010)
Carl Louw Carl Louw (2009) Rabelani Dagada Rabelani Dagada (2008)