Driving Joburg's digital future

IT is a huge digital transformation enabler for the City of Johannesburg, says CIO Denisha Jairam-Owthar, but it needs to be owned by everybody.

17 February 2021

Following a hack in October 2019, perpetrated by a group called the ‘Shadow Kill Hackers’, the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) upgraded its ICT systems to guard against future breaches.

As CIO at the CoJ, Dr Denisha Jairam- Owthar is actively working to prevent this from happening again. Her focus at present is on integration and upgrades, which is all about doing away with legacy systems and manual processes and embracing automated, digital processes, which align with broader government initiatives. In doing so, the city will be able to eradicate inefficiencies.

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