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KZN PMSA Event: What is Success
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When: 17 September 2020
17:30pm to 19:00pm
Where: Virtual Event
South Africa
Contact: Jaco Conradie

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TOPIC:   What is Success

The seminar will consist of an introductory presentation followed by a panel discussion of the topic.


BISHAN RUDER, PMSA President Special Interest Group (SIG)

BISHAN RUDER is a veteran and seasoned professional in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) consulting, solution design and implementation.  He has worked across the Europe Middle East Africa region in varying positions and engaged multiple industries spanning, Finance, Oil & Gas, Retail, Mining & Engineering.  Mr. Ruder has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience positioning him as a thought leader in using technology as a business enabler to project management.

Mr. Ruder, will present the topic: What is Success?  We all want to be successful in a highly competitive world, an achiever in our respective fields.  A fact apparent in the world is that with a weak intellect, you would have to strive hard to make a living.  Mr. Ruder will unpack the three constituents of Success.

Mr. Ruder, has a Bachelor Technology (BTech) Degree in Information Technology and Business Management from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and completed a Diploma in Application Management from the University of Cape Town’s, Graduate School of Business (GSB). Mr. Ruder spearheaded an intrapreneurial endeavor where he established a reputable Project consulting business, delivering PPM Solutions across South Africa and into the Middle East region.  

Outside of the project management world, Mr. Ruder studies philosophy, enjoys travel (prior to the pandemic) & photography, a challenging game of chess, and hiking.  Mr. Ruder is a volunteer with the Project Management South Africa (PMSA) in the capacity of President of the Special Interest Group (SIG) to support and build the project community in South Africa & into other regions.


Neo Mwase, Taryn van Olden and Romona Govender:

NEO MWASE – Senior Manager, Technical Support (in the Office of the CEO of Afrocentric Technologies and Group Chief Technology Director)

Possesses over 16 years of Project Management in Information Technology, Government, Telecommunication, Energy, Aviation and Transportation as well as Health Insurance Administration.
Qualifications and Certifications – Wits - PPM, GIBS Management Development Program, Project Management, Prince 2 Foundation
IT Expertise – SDLC, IT Strategy, Project Management, Office Administration, Airport Systems, Contract Management, Supplier Management, Problem Solving, Team Management and Reporting and  Medical schemes administration 
Experience – Neo’s profile span from 16 years ago in IT and Project Management in both private and public sectors. With a strong background in program and project management, she has implemented strategic and operational projects in aviation, energy, telecommunication, government, state owned enterprises and health care services. She has and still involved digital transformation where she supported business in implementing digital projects with efforts to improve operational efficiencies and positive customer experience. She has experience on end to end management and monitoring of strategic projects, system development life cycle as well as administration of projects and perform a variety of highly complex administrative tasks.

In her current role as the Senior Manager, she provides technical support to CEO and MD in respect of portfolio of strategic projects and capability, conducting relevant research, preparing reports for various board and committees, responsible for governance committees and board submissions including facilitation of reports to both internal and external stakeholders. A member of Afrocentric Technologies EXCO, she is interfacing with clients at a strategic level and serve as the link between the company’s internal and external stakeholders. She has previously worked for organisation such as Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), National Prosecution Authority (NPA), Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Gijima, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), Eskom and Vodacom. 



She is former PMSA CEO and currently senior Consultant at R&A Strategic Communications.

Skilled and experienced Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Professional with 17 years of experience in the field.  Worked at large corporates with diverse industry knowledge at companies such a Deloitte, RCL Foods, Mr Price Group and LexisNexis.

DATE: Thursday, 17 September 2020

TIME: 5:30PM to19:00PM

VENUE: Online Seminar

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