Local IT experts honoured

2017-05-24 06:00
; At the back, from left, are Jaco Maass, Darelle van Greunen, Nicholas Jordaan, Martin Smuts. In front, from left, are Joshua Stander, Abigail van der Mescht, Ulandi Exner, Eddie Leo and Devereaux Joubert.Photo:SAMANTHA PITTAWAY

; At the back, from left, are Jaco Maass, Darelle van Greunen, Nicholas Jordaan, Martin Smuts. In front, from left, are Joshua Stander, Abigail van der Mescht, Ulandi Exner, Eddie Leo and Devereaux Joubert.Photo:SAMANTHA PITTAWAY

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SEVEN leading Eastern Cape IT experts were honoured for their achievements at a gala awards dinner on May 4, organised by the Eastern Cape Chapter of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals So (IITPSA).

Joshua Stander of Grey High School and Abigail van der Mescht of Westering High School were chosen as the joint EC IITPSA 2017 IT Scholars of the Year.

Nicholas Jordaan of the School of ICT at NMMU was chosen as the EC IITPSA 2017 IT Student of the Year.

Mandy Daniels of BCX was chosen as the EC IITPSA 2017 IT Woman of the Year. As she could not be present at the awards, her award was received on her behalf by Eddie Leo of BCX, who nominated her for the award.

Martin Smuts, co-founder of MyFinVault and a PhD student in the Department of Computing Sciences at NMMU was chosen as the EC IITPSA 2017 IT Entrepreneur of the Year.

Professor Darelle van Greunen, Director of the Centre for Community Technologies in the School of ICT at NMMU, was chosen as the EC IITPSA 2017 IT Contributor of the Year for her outstanding leadership in developing ICT applications that support human capital development in Africa.

Jaco Maass of BKB was chosen as the EC IITPSA 2017 IT Personality of the Year for his visionary leadership in replacing BKB’s traditional ICT infrastructure with a completely new and modern ICT infrastructure that has revolutionised the way the BKB does business.

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