Omeshnee Naidoo is Director of Information Systems and Technology at City of Cape Town. She’s the CIO at the City. We explore digital projects at the City of Cape Town, technology’s role in improving service delivery and quality of life, the importance of real-time service delivery, tech investments, the collaboration between municipalities, private-public sector collaboration, and her vision of the city in 2040.
Digital Projects at the City of Cape Town
Current trends and opportunities for City of Cape Town
Technology’s role in improving service delivery and quality of life
Importance of real-time service delivery
Has Covid-19 stopped you from investing or are you investing more on technology?
The case for collaboration between municipalities
Private-public sector collaboration
City of Cape Town’s biggest challenge to secure a bright future
Omenshee vision for City of Cape Town in 2040
Omeshnee Naidoo is the current CIO at the City of Cape Town. She has worked in the ICT industry for over 15 years and brings with her a wealth of public sector and FMCG industry-based experience.
In this digital transformational world, Omeshnee is a strong believer and advocate of being able to adapt to “new” ways of doing things on a daily basis. This can be seen from her own career of having consulted across the globe on various systems and strategy implementations and then moving on into local and regional CIO roles. She has extensive experience in leading large scale ERP based implementations through to driving strategy and implementations for digital transformation.
Omeshnee has a personal passion for people development, most especially in the female and small business entrepreneurship spaces.
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