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The Public Sector ICT Forum was established in early 2016. The board is made up of government IT officers (GITOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) from within the public sector. It was established to provide a focused platform and opportunity for public sector ICT decision-makers to come together to engage and discuss topics that are key to the local public sector.
The forum provides online and event-based thought-leadership and knowledge-sharing platforms for the local community of ICT decision-makers.
The forum gives CIOs the opportunity to listen to and engage with leading local and international speakers to provoke dialogue, spark ideas and generate concepts that can be taken back to their areas of work. This is an informal community that encourages collaboration and thought in the name of improved service delivery.
Membership is free for top-level public sector ICT decision-makers: the CIO, GITO or DG/DDG focused on ICT strategy within your government department (national or provincial level) or at a parastatal.
One of the forum’s longer-term aims is to encourage further collaboration across government, and once it has gained momentum, it will open membership to SMs and GMs, and municipal IT managers for future meetings.
To become a member, there is a simple registration process to follow: please follow this link and complete the short form, then verify it was you who applied once you receive the verification e-mail. Your membership application will then be approved.
Focus on collaboration to drive service delivery throughout the public sector
Date: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Venue: The Westcliff, Johannesburg
Time: 09:00 – 13:00
Everywhere you look, people are talking about their service delivery expectations. Some are good news stories for the South African government, yet in other areas, we have failed miserably. Collaboration is key.
The event allows for much interaction and free discussion. During the Q&A time in September it became clear that there is a desperate need for collaboration between the various government bodies and departments. These discussions steered the board to the forum’s theme and proposed speakers for the first event in 2017.
The Public Sector ICT Forum has approached SITA to speak to its strengths and how these have improved service delivery within the organisation as well as with its clientele. The CSIR will explain more about what it does, and how you can better collaborate with the organisation to bring about change in your organisation.
Bongani Bingwa will be the MC for the day’s proceedings. A renowned presenter and journalist for SA's longest running investigative television programme, Carte Blanche, and anchor of the Oscar Pistorius Trial Channel, he has covered major African stories – from the Nairobi bombings to the Nelson Mandela funeral and human trafficking in Nigeria. His experiences and stories will leave you with a lot to think about
A proud sponsor of the Public Sector ICT Forum, MTN Business is focused on growing partnerships with the public sector to help achieve growth and facilitate government's journey from being efficient to being effective.
MTN Business believes that economic growth and the furtherance of government policies to alleviate poverty are inextricably intertwined with digital technology. As such, digitisation is the only way South Africa will reach its objectives, including the Millennium Development Goals. By enabling a digital future for South Africa through state-of-the-art technology solutions, MTN Business provides the tools with which the public sector can achieve its goals and further South Africa's growth.
These solutions include a full portfolio of the technologies needed by public sector organisations to serve their communities, such as Managed Networks, Cloud , Unified Communications, Security and IoT.
For more information, please visit www.mtnbusiness.co.za