Peter Smith

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Personal Details

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
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Address: Sandton, South Africa
  • Languages: English, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese,

professional skills

Strategy Development & Execution

Agile Project Management

Enterprise Software Development


Business Intelligence

Data Warehouse

Big Data tools

Digital Transformation


Agile Development

Machine Learning

Data Structures



computer skills











- 2001

Master of Business Administration – Henley Business School

- 1989

MSc in Computer Science – Stellenbosch University

- 1987

BScHons in Computer Science – Stellenbosch University

- 1985

BSc Computer Science – Stellenbosch University

- 1982

Matric – Grey College


Oct 2015 - Current

Chief Information Officer – Elite Career Solutions

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 - Sep 2015

Group IT Manager – Tiger Brands

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

IT Manager – Barloworld

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

IT Technician – Standard Bank

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

Military Service – SANDF

contact me