I'm Peter Smith

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

About Me


Peter Smith

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.

  • Name:

    Peter Smith

Attributes


Strategist

Technological

Articulate

Catalyst

Organised

Meticulous

Procedural

Innovative

Resume


Education

  • Henley Business School

    Master of Business Administration: 2001
  • Stellenbosch University

    MSc in Computer Science: 1989
  • Stellenbosch University

    BScHons in Computer Science: 1987
  • Stellenbosch University

    BSc Computer Science: 1985
  • Grey College

    Matric: 1982

Experience

  • Elite Career Solutions

    Chief Information Officer - Oct 2015 to Current

    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.

  • Tiger Brands

    Group IT Manager - Jan 2009 to Sep 2015

    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.

  • Barloworld

    IT Manager - May 1996 to Dec 2008

    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.

  • Standard Bank

    IT Technician - Jan 1992 to Apr 1996

    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.

  • SANDF

    Military Service - 1990 to 1991

Professional Skills

I've got really amazing skills


Strategy Development & Execution

40%

Agile Project Management

60%

Enterprise Software Development

75%

Budgeting

95%

Business Intelligence

75%

Data Warehouse

60%

Big Data Analysis & SQL

40%

Digital Transformation

40%

SCRUM

60%

Agile Development

75%

Machine learning

95%

Data Structures

60%

Testing/Debugging

75%

JIRA

60%

Computer Skills

I've got really amazing computer skills


SAP

25%

VMware

65%

Java

80%

PHP

25%

iOS

65%

C++

25%

C#

80%

SQL

25%

JavaScript

65%

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