Western Cape Digital Trailblazers: Ian Merrington, CEO Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative

2019 marks the 20-year anniversary of the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative – an organisation that has made an indelible imprint on the Western Cape tech sector. The role of civil society organisations and not-for-profit companies in breaking down barriers, facilitating and creating opportunities, and enacting socio-economic development cannot be understated. Capturing the Ubuntu ethos, pioneering citizen-driven organisations and their determined leaders are tackling these issues head-on and are making headway.

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Fiona Tabraham

Fiona Tabraham is a strategic workforce development expert with a career founded on a resolute commitment to inclusivity, talent nurturing, and societal impact. Chief Executive of CAPACITI Digital Career Accelerator, Fiona’s passion for equity has charted pathways across numerous organisations, guiding bespoke Talent Initiatives, Future Leadership Development Programs, and transformative Career Pathway Development. Her tenure at Network Rail bore inclusive talent strategies, STEM advocacy, and innovative Graduate, Apprentice, and Internship initiatives. A trusted partner to a number of governmental, corporate and impact driven entities, Fiona empowers individuals and organisations, fostering diverse recruitment practices and innovative talent strategies. Fiona’s impact transcends the tech sector, positioning her as a leading voice for inclusive digital career initiatives.