For Non-Technical Business Professionals


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For Non-Technical Business Professionals

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The Institute for Technology Strategy and Innovation, in collaboration with North-West University, has been at the forefront of Technology Strategy and Innovation training for the past two decades. Our mission is to assist organisations in leveraging their own innovation potential. It offers a variety of short courses, training programs and workshops in the Telecommunication, Technology, Resource and Financial sectors. ITSI has successfully delivered more than 5000 students and more than 150 innovation projects in the EMEA region over the past 20 years.250

Our Offerings

Focused Short Courses


The fast pace of change requires employees that are continually empowered with new knowledge. Our short, focused and inspiring short courses in the fields of technology, finance and AI check all the right boxes.

Technology Programmes


Our training is not just training, it is a subtle way to harness innovation in your organisation. Supporting a motivational environment, we foster self-direction, skill transfer and working towards a higher purpose via the Business Case Project.

Keynotes and Workshops


Looking for a company-focused and industry-specific intervention? Choose from a multitude of keynotes and workshops tailored to your exact needs and requirements, presented by our World-class faculty.

Our Team


“I really loved the course, found it very interesting and insightful, and has certainly given me a great overview into the telecoms sector. I thought that Pieter was a great lecturer who 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