It is that time of the year again when the Institute of Information Technology Professionals of South Africa (IITPSA) welcomes nominations for this year’s President’s Awards.

Having recognised the ICT industry’s leading professionals for the past 40 years, the 2019 iteration of the Awards will feature four different categories – IT Personality, Visionary CIO, Technology Excellence and Social Responsibility/Community.

The IITPSA has opened up nominations, with them closing on 1st September. The Awards will be presented in November later this year, but a precise date for the event has not been mentioned.

“The introduction of new categories recognised expanding priorities in the IT sector, while the growing prestige of the awards reflects the increasing importance of IT professionals for enterprise and the economy as a whole,” explains IITPSA CEO Tony Parry.

“This year, the awards theme acknowledges that the IT sector is in a state of accelerated change and development, and we have to continually prepare for what comes next,” he adds.

As far as what the criteria for each of the awards is, IITPSA has outlined the following:

  • The IT Personality Award – recognises a highly respected and outstanding ICT professional who has made a significant technical or academic contribution to the industry, who has been successful in building a highly-respected IT organisation or business, and/or who has made a major contribution to the IT profession over a number of years.
  • The Visionary CIO Award – which honours a CIO who has demonstrated visionary leadership in using IT to support, grow and transform business and/or who has established best practice in implementing technology solutions in an organisation.
  • The Technology Excellence Award – will be presented to a person or team who has made exceptional or innovative use of technology for an organisation and/or who has exhibited technological excellence that has delivered measurable benefit for business/the SA Economy.
  • Social Responsibility/Community Award – will be presented to a person, team or project that delivers the benefits of IT on a not-for-profit basis into the community or brings the community into the IT space.

If you’re keen on attending the President’s Awards, or wish to nominate a person, team or company you believe is deserving or recognition, head here.