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Strategic Business IT and How To Become a Strategic CIO

By kgaamangwe ·
My name is Kgotso Gaamangwe a Citizen of Botswana.

I am a graduate engineer: Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I completed it in Dec 1997.

Since then I have worked for the national Telco Botswana Telecommunications Corporation from Feb 1, 1998 till Feb 28, 1999 as a Graduate Data Communications Engineer.(Wide Area Managed Data Network)

From the 5th of March 1999 till 31st October 2006, I was with Debswana Diamond Company doing IT Technical Support (Graduate Trainee), Mining Systems and Network Administration.

Since March 1, 2007 to date i.e.30 Jan, 2010. I have been working as an ICT Network Manager for the Southern African Development Community(SADC) Secretariat.(www.sadc.int)

During my career stint with Debswana I realized that technical people do not easily end up in the Corporate Executive Board Room especially , very technically smart people.

I have have since completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Business IT, awarded by NCC Education in January 2010. I am currently pursuing an Msc in Strategic Business and Infor Systems with Dissertation submission on the 27th April 2011 the only remaining thing.

Goal:
1) To land a strategic plumb job as a Strategic Manager of any kind, in any environment (Strategic CIO, would be a bonus).
2) Used the Msc knowledge to run my ISP since I will now be both technically well rounded and strategic business savvy at the end of my employment contract.

Questions:
1)What formal qualification are required for strategic and business savvy CIO's?

2)What mentorship and growth mechanisms should organizations have in place to develop potential Strategic CIO's of tomorrow ?

Looking forward to your feeback ! :-)


Regards:

Kgotso
kgaamangwe@sadc.int
kgaamangwe@gmail.com
kgaamangwe@yahoo.com

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