CIO Practice Level 2: disruptive technologies and digital operations


Delivery mode

3 months



Skill Level

To be Advised



The environments of business and government have become increasingly data-driven. In this context, organisations must undertake effective business re-engineering, ensure effective security measures and risk management, and foster effective utilisation of the Internet for marketing and electronic transactions. An increasingly mobile Internet means an increasingly mobile workforce, which may present an opportunity or a threat. To manage these challenges, organisations appoint CIOs, who lead teams responsible for the strategy, design, procurement and operation of the ICT-enabled business.

CIOs lead through strategic capability, technical knowledge, and excellent team-building.

The Wits CIO Practice Level 2 Certificate course, provided by the LINK Centre and its Wits University partner the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), consists of three months of study, including two classroom sessions (each lasting one week) and individual/group self-study via assignments. Both classroom sessions are now offered on an online-only basis.

Who is the course for?

This is an advanced-level course. It is aimed at those who are IT professionals  with 5 or more years of relevant experience. Ideally you should be working in a professional IT/ digital environment as part of CIO or CDO (chief digital officer) team.  Although there are no formal educational pre-requisite courses required for this course, familiarity with IT systems and applications  will be an advantage. 


I'm Luci Abrahams - your coordinator for this course

I have many years of experience in the South African digital economy. I carry out research on digital innovation and how digital technology influences change. I’m Director of Wits University’s LINK Centre and I serve on several boards and advisory structures. I’m the Corresponding Editor of the African Journal of the African Journal of Information and Communication.

This course is offered by JCSE's Wits University partner : The LINK Centre

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