RMB’s Christiaan du Preez nominated for the 2024 CIO Awards
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by Reabetswe Rabaji
9h ago
Christiaan du Preez, the chief digital and information officer (CDIO) at Rand Merchant Bank, has been nominated for the 2024 CIO Awards. He joined RMB in 2020 as the CIO for the financial services company’s banking division. As CDIO, Christiaan is responsible for all things technology related – from technology strategy formulation and execution to ensuring secure platforms.  During his career, Christiaan worked as a quantitative developer for Nordea in the complex risk and options team, gaining international experience. After trying his hand at a fintech start-up focusing on supply chain ..read more
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Absa Group CTO Johnson Idesoh is focusing on sustainable technology practices
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by Reabetswe Rabaji
2d ago
Sustainable technology remains top of mind for financial services provider Absa. This is according to Johnson Idesoh, group chief information and technology officer at Absa Group. “We are strengthening our digital offerings across all segments and using advanced analytics to enhance our clients’ digital experience. This means that pursuing constant innovation and adopting sustainable technology practices through collaborative partnerships remain key focus areas for us,” he noted on a recent LinkedIn post. Johnson was commenting on Absa’s recently concluded multi-million dollar contract extensi ..read more
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Phila Ndarana secures nomination for the 2024 CIO Awards
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by Reabetswe Rabaji
3d ago
Phila Ndarana, CTO at the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) has been nominated for the 2024 CIO Awards. Prior to joining the Auditor General of South Africa, Phila was the chief digital officer (CDO) and exco member at Ubank. Phila started his career at Woolworths in 1996 as an IT trainee manager. By the time he left in 2006, he was the systems manager for franchise, international Engen, and new stores. He then joined Sanlam as a business consultant manager and was later appointed as CIO at Sanlam Private Wealth. He holds a BCom degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Lean Six S ..read more
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Photo Gallery: 18 July 2024, CIO Pitch Parade, The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg
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by Vaphi Lungile
3d ago
The post Photo Gallery: 18 July 2024, CIO Pitch Parade, The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg appeared first on CIO South Africa ..read more
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Innovators dazzle IT execs at the CIO South Africa Pitch Parade
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by Reabetswe Rabaji
6d ago
Intimate and trendy best describes The Venue in Melrose Arch, the setting for this year’s CIO Pitch Parade, arguably one of the most engaging and interactive IT gatherings in the country. As promised, Nicholas Goliath, renowned comedian and MC brought the energy, humour to stage and as forewarned guests who sat too close to the stage were his first victims – they became part of his comedy routine. The banter was well-received by those who became a part of his jokes. In fact, it was one of the highlights of the evening. Sharon Maasdorp, newly appointed COO at MakwaIT, swiftly took to stage for ..read more
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Sun International’s Pragasen Pather nominated for the 2024 CIO Awards
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by Reabetswe Rabaji
1w ago
Pragasen Pather, group CIO at Sun International, has secured a nomination for the prestigious CIO Awards. As group CIO, Pragasen is accountable for delivery of strategic technology direction for the group’s land-based and online casinos, hotels and resorts. His primary responsibilities include operational stability, cybersecurity, execution of strategic objectives, and digital enablement. Prior to joining Sun International, Pragasen held director roles at Tiger Brands and Liberty, and has a strong background in IT governance, risk and security. He also spent 11 years in the UK working for Citi ..read more
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CIO Pitch Parade 2024: get ready for exciting innovations and premium networking!
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by Reabetswe Rabaji
1w ago
On the back of a successful and, once again, engaging CIO Pitch Parade in September last year, South Africa’s formidable IT leaders can look forward to another insightful, fun, engaging and memorable evening – this time at a different location – The Venue in Melrose Arch. Nicholas Goliath, renowned comedian and MC, will undoubtedly bring a much-needed smile on attendees’ faces after a long day at the office with his witty style of comedy, and CIO South Africa community manager Nomahlubi Sonjica will deliver the welcome note. Here’s how it works As guests settle in, presenters’ (CIO South Afric ..read more
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Nomonde White-Ndlovu joins the 2024 CIO Awards nominees list
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by Reabetswe Rabaji
1w ago
Nomonde White-Ndlovu, CIO at Bidvest Bank, now stands a chance to walk away with the coveted CIO of the Year title. The 2024 CIO Awards recognise individuals who have excelled in an IT capacity in their respective industries, built and led great teams, and effectively completed crucial initiatives in their organisations. The awards also highlight the world-class excellence that has come to be associated with South Africa’s top IT executives. Nomonde began her technology career at UCS Solutions as a service delivery manager. She has also held positions at British American Tobacco and Barclays A ..read more
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Shashika John is Grindrod’s new CIO
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by Reabetswe Rabaji
2w ago
Grindrod, a provider of freight logistics and shipping services, has appointed Shashika John as its new chief information officer, effective July 2024. The company’s portfolio of freight services comprises terminals, ports, logistics, sea freight logistics, integrated logistics, ships agency, clearing and forwarding, and marine fuel supply. Shashika is a seasoned business leader with more than 22 years of experience in IT and consulting. Prior to joining Grindrod, she was group CIO at RTT Logistics, leading IT innovation and transformative solutions. Before that, she was the IT customer soluti ..read more
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Sne Dlamini joins AECI as new VP: technology and digital
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by Reabetswe Rabaji
2w ago
IT industry powerhouse and 2023’s Young CIO of the Year runner-up Sne Dlamini has been appointed as the new vice president: technology and digital at AECI. She is responsible for leading the group’s information technology strategy – both the development and execution thereof. Prior to joining AECI, Sne was CIO at Discovery Insure. Sne earned a BSc in computer science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, as well as a BCom ( Hons) in information systems from the same institution. She also has an MBA, and she is a qualified chartered CIO. AECI has just celebrated its centenary and has both a cen ..read more
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