Hello, I am Peter Smith Chief Information Officer (CIO)


Hello, I am 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.

  • name Peter Smith
  • address Sandton, South Africa
  • linkedin www.linkedin.com/in/pietersmith

Education


  • Master of Business Administration – Henley Business School
    - 2001
  • MSc in Computer Science – Stellenbosch University
    - 1989
  • BScHons in Computer Science – Stellenbosch University
    - 1987
  • BSc Computer Science – Stellenbosch University
    - 1985
  • Matric – Grey College
    - 1982

Professional Skills


Strategy Development & Execution

40%

Agile Project Management

60%

Enterprise Software Development

95%

Budgeting

95%

Business Intelligence

75%

Data Warehouse

60%

Big Data tools

95%

Digital Transformation

75%

SCRUM

60%

Agile Development

75%

Machine learning

75%

Data Structures

95%

Testing/Debugging

95%

JIRA

95%

Computer Skills


SAP

80%

VMware

25%

Java

80%

PHP

80%

iOS

25%

C++

65%

C#

25%

SQL

80%

JavaScript

65%

Work Experience


  • Chief Information Officer – Elite Career Solutions
    Oct 2015 - 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.

  • Group IT Manager – Tiger Brands
    Jan 2009 - 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.

  • IT Manager – Barloworld
    May 1996 - 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.

  • IT Technician – Standard Bank
    Jan 1992 - Apr1996

    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.

  • Military Service – SANDF
    1990 - 1991

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