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Mteto Nyati

Mteto Nyati is MD of Microsoft South Africa, the local subsidiary of the world’s largest independent software company.

Since taking up the position in September 2008, Nyati has emerged as a strong and articulate advocate on the use of technology to address government’s service delivery challenges, improve educational outcomes, and make businesses of all sizes more productive and profitable.

Nyati has been the driving force behind Microsoft’s massive Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Programme, which will see the company spend R500 million to grow several small black-owned software companies over the next seven years.

He believes strongly in employee engagement and empowerment. This approach saw Microsoft South Africa win Deloitte’s Best Company to Work for Survey in 2010.

Before joining Microsoft, Nyati spent 12 years at IBM, where he held a series of senior executive roles. When he was on an international assignment with IBM in Paris, he was named one of Yale University’s World Fellows of Global Leadership for 2004.

He matriculated from St John’s College, in Umtata, in 1980. In 1982, he was given a scholarship by Afrox to study Mechanical Engineering, and achieved a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Natal in 1985.

His interests include cycling, travelling, writing (he is a published columnist), reading and coaching.

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Gallery

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2010 gallery.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

IT Personality

 

Mark Levy
(2010)

Ivan Epstein
(2009)
   

Mardia van der Walt-Korsten

(2008)

Hamilton Ratshefola
(2007)
   

Visionary CIO

 

Patrick Monyeki
(2010)


Carl Louw
(2009)

   

Rabelani Dagada
(2008)
 

THE PANEL OF JUDGES

Patrick Monyeki
CIO of De Beers and current Visionary CIO winner
Professor Helena Barnard
Gordon Institute of Business Science
Neville Willemse
Head of Consulting, Gartner Africa
Ranka Jovanovic
Editorial director, ITWeb
Adrian Schofield
President of the CSSA
Hamilton Ratshefola
CEO Cornastone and 2007 IT Personality winner
Tebogo Makgatho
Group Business Development Director at Torque-IT
Tony Parry
Executive director of the CSSA
Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane
North-West Provincial Government