The Institute for Technology Strategy and Innovation, linked to North-West University has been at the forefront of Technology Strategy and Innovation training for the past 15 years. It has developed more than 10 Post-graduate, University accredited Management courses. It delivered more than 3000 students, and more than 100 innovation projects in the largest technology companies in the EMEA region over the past 15 years.

Our Services


ITSI has provided customised training programmes in the Telecommunication, Information Technology and Financial sectors over the past decade and a half. We enable our clients to be more effective in a fast changing technological environment. This environment requires a different skillset. Our Business Management and Executive Education courses are influenced by the fields of Technology and Innovation Strategy, Systems Thinking and Complex Adaptive Systems. It is the focus on these elements that differentiates us from generic executive education programmes.




Keynote Presentations

As part of its industry interaction, ITSI provides a comprehensive overview of new technologies and the new business models it supports. The rapid change in the technological environment has a major impact on fields as diverse as mining, agriculture, energy, architecture, media and financial services.  This often results in dramatic changes in the underlying business models within these industries. A variety of presentations is made available each year as part of this research and provided to audiences across the world.

Programme Course Design

The Institute is closely aligned with the School of Business and Governance (AMBA accredited) at North-West University. The Institute has delivered a variety of highly successful short courses, as well as more than 10 University accredited programmes over the last decade and a half, all of which have been registered at the Council for Higher Education. These University accredited programmes allow companies to qualify for a rebate via their skills development levy from various industry SETAs.

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“I really loved the course, found it very interesting and insightful, and has certainly given me a great overview in to the telecoms sector. I thought that Pieter was a great lecturer kept the course material interesting and fun, and definitely engaged well with the class. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone wanting more info around the topic.”

Greg Black, Vodacom, Executive Head: Events, Incentives and Vodacom World Events

“The course was absolutely awesome, I found it incredibly interesting and engaging. Thank you so much for such a brilliant experience!”

Nick De La Hunt, Senior Manager: Vodacom

“Great course delivered by an outstanding facilitator. I would recommend this for everybody joining Vodacom.”

Marvel Mandaza, Vodacom

“The training was extremely informative, with a great balance of technical and relevant examples for anyone to understand. This training will be greatly beneficial provided a greater focus is also included on the Fixed “intelligent networks”, network architecture & the different business models between Mobile & Fixed Services. This in my opinion will facilitate the transition in Vodacom to a more and truly converged telecom provider. This will allow me to better follow the business discussions with the product, & technical services development teams.”

Eleanore Lee, Vodacom, Manager: Billing & Admin

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it very informative and interesting. Peter was fantastic! He had me completely engaged and fascinated with the content! Thank you … and yes, I have already encouraged a lot of people to attend this course.”

Penny Gilchrist, Vodacom, Manager: Vodacom World Events

“Excellent insight and overview of Telco industry within 3 days – sticks to mind! Being given all presentations and multimedia presented at course is world class and aligns with what course is presenting about role of Telco in the world – focus on what matters!.”

Obakeng Sebona, Vodacom, Principal Specialist: CI Office Commercial Operations

“I enjoyed the course because it allowed me to see the strategic opportunities available in the Telecommunications landscape, understand the importance of policymakers, and just to demystify all those Three Letter Acronyms we hear every day in the course of our work. Thank you for an informative and entertaining 3 days!”

Jaco van den Heever, Vodacom, User Experience Manager – Online and Self Service

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course, I found Pieter very dynamic and informative.”

Reshmie Ramnarain, Vodacom

“I found the content very interesting and it gave me a broader insight into the industry. How the ever changing world of technology and how it influences this industry is mind blowing. I would most definitely recommend the course to others.”

Thia Brand, Vodacom, EBU: Contracts and Commercial Manager

Our Clients

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Operations Director: Steve Venter
+27 82 4926296