It’s time for our bi-monthly get together in Cape Town, and this event promises to provide ample opportunity for geeky fun & networking!
Date & time: Thursday 7 July 2011, 18h30 for 19h00 – please arrive on time!
Parking is for your own account. Underground parking is at ULUNDI across the road from the Forum.
2 – 3 Hours – R16.00
3 – 4 Hours – R21.00
4 – 5 Hours – R32.00
Cost: R150 per person, including welcome drink, dinner and table wine (& cool goodie bags!). There will be a cash bar if you want anything else to drink.
– We will take no cash at the door – EFT to be done immediately on booking. We will ONLY take 100 bookings, and your proof of payment will secure your seat.
– Please register your dietary requirements during the registration process – these cannot be changed later.
Speaker: The special guest speaker, Mardia van der Walt-Korsten, is the MD of T-Systems South Africa. She is flying in from Johannesburg especially to speak to us about:
“Being a women leading in a tech environment – the challenges, highlights and lessons learnt”
Mardia van der Walt-Korsten, born in 1963, completed her education with a Masters in Clinical Psychology at the end of 1987. Mardia began her career working as a Clinical Research Assistant for Hoechst UK in London.
Moving back to South Africa, Mardia helped develop the HR function for M-Net and Multichoice and was key in creating a Learning Centre at M-Net, developing an M-Net/Multichoice Nursery School. In 1998, Mardia joined T-Systems where she helped build the company from a staff count of 210 to a total of 934 employees at the end of 2001. Mardia was instrumental in implementing the necessary transformation processes, with specific emphasis on integration of new employees. In 2005 Mardia was appointed as the acting CEO for T-Systems in SA, the first woman to ever hold this position, and then officially as Managing Director for T-Systems a year later.
By the beginning of 2010, Mardia had lead T-Systems South Africa to be the biggest ICT Outsourcer in South Africa, with over 2700 employees and some of South Africa’s premium outsourcing contracts, the Old Mutual Group, Transnet, Eskom, Sasol, ACSA, Mercedes-Benz and DWAE being a few examples.
In 2008 Mardia was awarded both the Nedbank Businesswoman of the Year Award, as well as the IT Web ICT Personality of the Year Award, and in 2009 she was the awarded the SITA ICT Legend Award for her contribution to ICT Development.