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Hi, my name is Peter Smith

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

ABOUT ME

Hello! I'm Peter Smith , Chief Information Officer (CIO).

A tech-savvy, seasoned Chief Information Officer with strong business acumen leveraging over 2 decades of experience of creating business value through technology.  I am well versed in implementing profound transformation of business and organisational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of a mix of digital technologies and their accelerating impact. I have a keen interest and understanding of Big Data analytics, Business Intelligence, Reporting, and Data Warehousing. Proficient in ensuring optimum allocation and utilisation of technological resources. Skilled in building cross-functional teams, demonstrating exceptional communication skills, and making critical decisions during challenges.

MY SKILLS

Professional Skills

Strategy Development & Execution

40%

Agile Project Management

75%

Enterprise Software Development

60%

Budgeting

95%

Business Intelligence

60%

Data Warehouse

75%

Big Data

95%

Digital Transformation

40%

SCRUM

60%

Agile Development

75%

Machine learning

95%

Data Structures

60%

Testing/Debugging

75%

JIRA

95%

Computer Skills

SAP

25%

VMware

65%

Java

80%

PHP

25%

iOS

65%

C++

80%

C#

80%

SQL

25%

JavaScript

25%

Attributes

  • Strategist
  • Technological
  • Articulate
  • Catalyst
  • Organised
  • Meticulous
  • Procedural
  • Innovative
My Education
2001
Henley Business School
Master of Business Administration
1989
Stellenbosch University
MSc in Computer Science
1987
Stellenbosch University
MSc in Computer Science
1985
Stellenbosch University
BSc Computer Science
1982
Grey College
Matric
Work Experience
Oct 2015 - Current
Elite Career Solutions
Chief Information Officer

Collaborate with other C-Suite officers and department heads to shape interdepartmental IT policy. Oversee all aspects of the design and deployment of corporate information systems. Improving responsiveness and ROI of efforts, increasing quality of work as defined by quicker development times and fewer software defects. Qualifying software improvement opportunities and overseeing the design and implementation of in-house software. Establishing a data warehouse providing customer access through a secure internet site.

Jan 2009 - Sept 2015
Tiger Brands
Group IT Manager

Directed operations for complex and advanced Information Technology environment. Managed, directly and indirectly, 17 personnel comprising of an IT Manager, Programmers, Programmer Analysts, and System Analysts. Executed the ongoing maintenance, development and implementation of IT projects. Aligned IT team with business units to develop business expertise and improved quality and responsiveness in support of new monthly work orders.

May 1996 - Dec 2008
Barloworld
IT Manager

Managed staff of 8 responsible for all business systems development including payroll, timekeeping, data modelling and request processing software. Served as the company liaison on IT matters. Represented the company throughout the entire sales process to ensure that internal IT capabilities were communicated effectively and implemented according to company standards. Assessed personnel requirements regarding the knowledge and skills needed to achieve performance goals that have been established.

Jan 1992 - Apr 1996
Standard Bank
IT Technician

Designed and customised technological systems and platforms to improve customer experience. Deployed hardware monitoring system including multi-tier paging alerts for system issues. Installed redundant servers and increased line capacity. Researched and prepared IT consulting contracts for third-party applications.

1990 - 1991
SANDF
Military Service
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