The IT industry's prestigious annual awards are presented by the Computer Society of SA (CSSA), in association with ITWeb, the Gordon Institute of Business Science and Gartner Africa.
From dozens of nominations received from the IT community and the public, the judging panel
has short-listed 10 IT Personality and 10 Visionary CIO candidates, all of whom have had outstanding careers and have made significant contributions to the South African IT industry. The shortlist
is open for public voting until Friday, 28 September.
This year marks the 34th IT Personality of the Year Award, Past winners include Alan Knott-Craig, Andile Ngcaba, Mark Shuttleworth and, last year, Asher Bohbot, CEO of EOH.
The Visionary CIO Award recognises an executive who has demonstrated visionary leadership in using technology to support and grow business. Past winners include Rabelani Dagada, Carl Louw, Patrick Monyeki, and, in 2011, Sandi Macfie, then CIO at Southern Sun Hotel. Macfie has joined the judging panel, which will select and interview the top five finalists, and decide on the final 2012 winners. Winner announcement: Book the date
The 2012 IT Personality and Visionary CIO will be announced at the CSSA President's Awards Breakfast
on 8 November, at Montecasino. About ITWeb
ITWeb is South Africa's leading technology-focused publisher, with media products and services that span online, print and events.
ITWeb's online platforms reach over 200 000 unique readers a month and service a large client base through its Virtual Press Office offering. ITWeb's print titles include Brainstorm
magazine and a series of ITWeb Informatica
reference annuals. Its events, such as BI Summit and IT Security Summit, provide a networking and knowledge exchange platform, addressing prevailing business technology trends and issues.
ITWeb also owns a number of related online businesses - an online recruitment service, CareerWeb; a social media platform, MyDigitalLife; as well as other industry portals such as defenceWeb and iFashion.www.itweb.co.za
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