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Adrian Schofield

Manager: Applied Research Unit, Wits University


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Godalming United Kingdom

Adrian emigrated to Southern Africa in 1981 (acquiring South African citizenship in the new democracy), where he has worked in casino management, in financial computer systems, in payroll processing, in software development & sales before moving into recruitment & contracting of IT skills, then on to management of technical training before joining CompTIA in January 2000 as the regional International Sales & Marketing Director. During the period 1987 to 1999, Adrian held business unit director posts in Rennies Group, Q Data Group and SilverLine Resources.
From 2003 to 2005, he carried out consulting contracts with ISETT SETA, SAP and City of Joburg/Wits University. He joined ForgeAhead in March 2005, where he was Head of Consulting (specialising in the use of ICT in Government) until moving to the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering at Wits University in 2008 as Manager: Applied Research Unit. He occasionally lectures on the Management of Technology. Adrian has spent more than 20 years being involved in activities to promote standards and growth in the ICT sector.

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adrian@jcse.org.za

O: +27 11 717 6390


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Business Address

Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, South Africa, 2000


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Annual ICT Skills Survey

in Applied Research, ICT Sector

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Current Position(s)

Manager: Applied Research Unit | Joburg Centre for Software Engineering | University of the Witwatersrand

ICT and Telecommunications


Educational history

Secondary

Glyn Grammar School (1963)

Achievements

Awards

Fellow of IITPSA | 2012

Elected Fellow of what was then the Computer Society, now the Institute of IT Professionals in South Africa

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Memberships

Institute for Information Technology Professionals South Africa

Non-executive Director, 2008 - present

Promoting the interests of practitioners in the IT industry

Wanderers Club

Chairman, 2007 - 2012

The leading sports/social club in South Africa

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Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA)

Vice Chair, January 2013 - present

Alliance of African ICT industry associations promoting use of ICTs in support of economic and social development.

Randjesfontein Country Estates

Director, June 2012 - present

Residents' association

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