Pete Janse Van Vuuren

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Founder
CIO Council of South Africa

Pete Janse van Vuuren has over 30 years experience focused in the IT industry across technical, financial and academic verticals. His early engagements covered the full spectrum of technical development in both mainframe and client server environments. He has 25 years’ experience in general and senior management positions and has also set up and run three IT related businesses. The latter of these was sold in 1999 and the sale of such involved a restraint of trade. Following the sale of his business he spent some time in the Academic environment where he achieved a Doctorate through the completion of two major research projects – “The CIO of the Future” and “How SA can Market Executive Development to the International Market”. He was appointed CEO of Wits Global, following the success of his research, and completed several Executive Development Programmes. After that Pete has occupied a position of CIO and Head of Technology within the FirstRand group and was a Gartner Executive Partner for four years.