TPSA announces 2020’s leading lights at virtual President’s Awards event.

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) capped an unusual year and its first ever virtual President’s Awards ceremony by naming joint winners of the Visionary CIO of the Year Award on 15 April 2020. Dr Stanley Mpofu, CIO of the University of the Witwatersrand, and Nomthi Nelwamondo, CIO of Assupol, were jointly recognised as 2020’s Visionary CIO of the Year for their professionalism and excellence, particularly during the challenges of 2020.

Ntuthuko Shezi, serial entrepreneur and innovator, and founder of livestock investment platform Livestock Wealth, was named IT Personality of the Year for 2020. Girl Code, an NPO empowering young girls and women through technology, was named winner of the Social Responsibility/Community Award, and Andre Jacobs, Chief of Product Engineering at IoT.nxt, was winner of the Technology Excellence Award.

Prof. Andre Calitz, Distinguished Professor: Computer Science at Nelson Mandela University, received a Distinguished Service in ICT Award. This accolade is awarded jointly by EngineerIT and the IITPSA and recognises a significant, career-length contribution to the ICT profession and / or the ICT Industry.


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