IT Personality, Visionary CIO finalists named

The five finalists for the 2011 IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year awards have been named.
IT Personality of the Year Award, now in its 33rd year, is presented by the Computer Society of SA (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 and a significant contribution to the ICT profession.

The five IT Personality 2011 finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

Asher Bohbot

Darlene Menzies
Managing owner, The Development House

Mteto Nyati
MD, Microsoft

Sean O’Connell
CEO, Airborne

Greg Reis
CEO, Business Systems Group

The five Visionary CIO finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

Andrew Brauer
CIO/CTO, Business Connexion

Bradley Coward
Group CIO, Sappi

Rubens da Silva
CIO, Johannesburg Water

Sandi Macfie
CIO, Southern Sun Hotels

Mayan Mathen
CTO, Dimension Data MEA

For more details of the finalists, click here.

Mark Levy, joint-CEO of Blue Label Telecom, won the IT Personality title in 2010. The previous year, the accolade went to Ivan Epstein, CEO of Softline, while the 2008 winner was Mardia van der Walt Korsten, CEO of T-Systems SA.

Patrick Monyeki, at the time CIO of De Beers Group, holds the title of Visionary CIO 2010, while the then head of Internet channels at Absa, Carl Louw, won in 2009.

The winners of this year's awards will be announced at the CSSA President's Awards Breakfast, in association with ITWeb, on 10 November, at the Hilton Sandton Hotel. For more info, go here.

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3 Oct 2011 11:21


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