IITPSA announces finalists for 2022 President’s Awards

  • After calling for nominations earlier this year, the IITPSA has announced its finalists for its 2022 President’s Awards.
  • The President’s Awards are also celebrating its 65th anniversary this year.
  • The winners will be announced at an event on 29th November 2022.

Earlier this year, the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) called for nominations for the 2022 President’s Awards, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year.

With the Awards set to take place next month on 29th November, the IITPSA has announced the finalists for its various categories.

“As the 65th anniversary is a milestone traditionally associated with sapphires, the IITPSA has themed its sapphire anniversary President’s Awards ‘Brilliance in IT. We believe our finalists are all shining examples of brilliance in the profession,” notes IITPSA President Admire Gwanzura in a press release sent to Hypertext.

“We believe our finalists all promise to become exceptional young professionals, and we trust that being named a finalist or winner will encourage them and raise their public profiles,” he adds.

The finalists for the 2022 categories are as follows:

IT Personality Award

  • Queen Ndlovu, CEO of QP Drone Tech and MD of South Africa Flying Labs,
  • Lillian Barnard, CEO of Microsoft South Africa,
  • Nyari Samushonga, CEO of WeThinkCode,
  • Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET Southern Africa,
  • Johan Steyn, Research fellow at Stellenbosch University and founder of AI for Business.

Visionary CIO Award

  • Karina Geyser, ICT Executive at SAFRIPOL,
  • Portia Maluleke, Group Executive: Information Technology Services at Telkom Group,
  • Intikhab Shaik, Head: Technology and Solutions Delivery at the South African Revenue Service (SARS),
  • Terence Govender, Director and Principal Consultant at Phambili IT,
  • Phokeng Mogase, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA).

Technology Excellence Award

  • Agrikool,
  • Justin Thomas, Head: Strategy, Alliances and Digital Transformation at Standard Bank,
  • Riaan D. Mastenbroek, Director at BlackBee Software (Pty) Ltd.

Social Responsibility/Community Award  

  • Code for Change – CodeJIKA,
  • Siyavula Education (Pty) Ltd,
  • Education without Borders (EwB),
  • Vuyo Sigauke, Executive Chairperson at the Nelson Mandela University Computer Science Society.

Dynamism in ICT Youth Award

  • Faith Mokgalaka, CEO & Founder at Puno Greenery (Pty) Ltd,
  • Ayanda Kevin Dladla, CEO & Founder of Mowash and Runtime Solutions,
  • Dr Topside Ehleketani Mathonsi, Senior Lecturer and Acting HoD of the IT Department at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT),
  • Moss Marakalala, Administrative Support Intern at the Tomorrow Trust,
  • Minkyum Kim, a Grade 11 learner from Reddam House Durbanville in the Western Cape.

If you are interested in attending the Awards next month, you can register to do so, here.


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