PTC News

ACCO Brands Corporation, Rexel Office Products SA and PTC partner for dealer event

posted Jul 24, 2019, 7:05 AM by Peter Tobin

One of the first large events with over 200 attendees to be held at the recently opened Houghton Hotel in Johannesburg in early July 2019 saw a number of presentations and demonstrations of a wide range of office products distributed by Rexel Office Products South Africa and supplied by ACCO Brands Corporation. "Since I started working with Rexel in 2014 I have come to appreciate that the success of the business is due to a combination of energetic, effective leadership and a strong range of branded products, which provide a winning combination" says Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC. "It was therefore both a pleasure and an honour to be asked to help delegates at the event better understand how a number of the products on display, in particular high performance shredders, can add value for customers looking for effective document destruction in their efforts to comply with data privacy and protection legislation" adds Dr Tobin.  

Pictured below: member of the ACCO team with Dr Tobin and Bill Bayley of Rexel Office Products South Africa

IAPP CIPM certification confirmed for Dr Tobin

posted Jul 23, 2019, 3:41 AM by Peter Tobin

Dr Peter Tobin, founding director of PTC, has received the formal certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) that he has achieved the requirements for certification as a CIPM - Certified Information Privacy Manager, one of the advanced professional certifications available from IAPP on a global basis.

"The CIPM award is further proof of certified competence which adds a higher level of assurance to the advice given to clients and other stakeholders in the areas of data privacy and protection" says Dr Tobin "and usefully complements the existing professional certifications I hold in project management (PMP from PMI) and IT Governance (CGEIT from ISACA)".

See Dr Tobin's certificate below.

Misrepresentation of Peter Tobin Consultancy & Dr Peter Tobin

posted Apr 29, 2019, 11:43 PM by Peter Tobin

Formal statement by Dr Peter Tobin, founding member of Peter Tobin Consultancy

This statement is to confirm that:

It has come to my attention that Tariorne Communications has on more than one occasion offered workshops listing Dr Peter Tobin, founding member of Peter Tobin Consultancy as the facilitator. 

1. Tariorne Communications has no business or other relationship with Dr Peter Tobin, founding member of Peter Tobin Consultancy.
2. Tariorne Communications has no right to offer workshops or any other products or services provided by Dr Peter Tobin, founding member of Peter Tobin Consultancy.
3. This misrepresentation has been reported to the South African Police Service who are investigating.

Dr Peter Tobin
30 April 2019

PTC celebrates 25 years of success

posted Apr 13, 2019, 9:18 AM by Peter Tobin

Dr Peter Tobin was the founding member of a new consulting practice in 1994, and since then Peter Tobin Consultancy (PTC) has grown a reputation for quality products and services delivered to clients across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region. "There has been a commitment from the outset to combine service, value and innovation in all that we do at PTC" comments Dr Tobin. In the past quarter of a century Dr Tobin has continued to develop new products and services as well as achieving a number of professional milestones. 

"In 1998 I become one of the early recipients of the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and have been continuously certified until 2020. That was followed with recognition as one the first Professional grade members of the Computer Society of South Africa - later re-incarnated as the IITPSA - during 2000, a designation maintained for 19 unbroken years. In 2014 I received the CGEIT designation - Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT - and continue to maintain that status unbroken with re-certification valid to 2021. Most recently the International Association of Privacy Professionals awarded their Certified Information Privacy Manager designation in recognition of my achievement in their professional certification examination, with that status current to 2021" adds Dr Tobin.

Over that time Dr Tobin has also progressed in academic qualifications, achieving the prestigious Henley (UK) MBA in 1995 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science from the University of Pretoria in 2006.

PTC has seen delivery of products and services directly in 8 countries across the SADC region as well as others further afield: Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

Dr Tobin achieves IAPP CIPM designation

posted Apr 13, 2019, 8:33 AM by Peter Tobin

After joining the International Association of Privacy Professionals in 2017 Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, successfully passed at the first attempt the globally recognised examination for the Certified Information Privacy Manager designation. "The challenging exam lasted two and a half hours and contained 90 questions, many of which were scenario based and very practical in nature" comments Dr Tobin.

Dr Tobin's credentials can be viewed at A copy of the exam result is attached below.  

PTC and Lehaha Institute partner for Lesotho workshop

posted Sep 14, 2018, 12:32 AM by Peter Tobin

In August 2018 Dr Peter Tobin, CGEIT, PMP, founder of PTC, facilitated two days of IT Governance and Management workshops in partnership with Lehaha Institute in Maseru, Lesotho. The first day was scheduled to meet the needs of members of the Board and Board Committees and Executive management team in one of the largest companies in their sector in the Mountain Kingdom. The second day extended the coverage to  management and senior professionals and their role in effective IT Governance and Management practices. "There was an excellent level of participation in both workshops" comments Mr Andrew Mosae of Lehaha Institute, "and we look forward to working with Dr Tobin again in this and other areas of capacity building for organisations in Lesotho". "I was impressed by the level of knowledge and experience displayed by the people I worked with and am confident that this important workshop will result in significant benefits for the company and its stakeholders" adds Dr Tobin.

PTC addresses international finance managers conference on IT Governance

posted Sep 14, 2018, 12:23 AM by Peter Tobin

In early September 2018 Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, addressed a conference of finance managers drawn from Europe, the Middle East and Africa on the subject of IT Governance. "My client, a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), has committed to full compliance with the King IV Code of Governance, both as a leading governance commitment as well as supporting the listing requirements of the JSE" comments Dr Tobin. The conference presentation reviewed the principle and practices for Governance of Technology & Information in the King IV code as well as other global frameworks and models for effective IT Governance such as ISO38500 and COBIT 5®  

PTC assists JSE-listed company with POPI Act compliance

posted Sep 14, 2018, 12:14 AM by Peter Tobin

Through a partnership with Statucor PTC has engaged with a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange for their POPI Act compliance needs. Statucor (Pty) Ltd was incorporated in 1989 and has since become the most comprehensive national provider of corporate stewardship services and has already worked with PTC on previous client engagements as well as running a client information workshop on the POPI Act (POPIA) as long ago as 2014. "Many organisations are busy preparing themselves for POPIA compliance as part of their broader commitment to good governance, risk and compliance practices" says Dr Tobin, who is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) by ISACA and a member of the International Association of Privcy Professionals.

PTC partners with EGASA

posted Sep 13, 2018, 11:43 PM by Peter Tobin

Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, facilitated a workshop on IT Governance on behalf of EGASA in August 2018 in Kempton Park, South Africa. "The delegates were preparing to write their professional certification  exam for CGEIT from ISACA" explains Dr Tobin. Dr Tobin has himself been certified CGEIT since 2014 and has been continuously re-certified to 2021. 

See the delegates below accompanied by Dr Tobin (in bow tie).

PTC founder now IAPP member

posted Aug 12, 2018, 3:02 AM by Peter Tobin

In recognition of the growing importance of the volume of data privacy and protection projects undertaken by PTC, the founding director Dr Peter Tobin has recently joined the International Association of Privacy Professionals. This is the fourth professional body to which Dr Tobin subscribes along with his Professional Project Management certification (valid to 2020) from PMI in the USA, ISACA CGEIT (valid to 2021) and the PMIITPSA (certification valid to 2019). 

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