PTC News

PTC founder delivers CGEIT exam preparation workshop

posted Dec 2, 2017, 10:43 PM by Peter Tobin   [ updated Dec 2, 2017, 10:44 PM ]

In partnership with Ethics and Governance Authority of SA (EGASA) Pty Ltd Dr Peter Tobin recently delivered a four day duration workshop to delegates from across South Africa and Swaziland who were preparing to write their professional certification examination for "Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT" offered by ISACA. "When we chose Dr Tobin to be our facilitator we knew we were in good hands" comments Mr Temba Moya-Maseko, Business Development and Marketing Head at EGASA, "and the numerous small innovations he introduced to the delivery of the workshop added tremendous value to both EGASA and our delegates". 

Shown below are delegates hard at work on a sample exam which was taken during the workshop.

PTC founder has CGEIT certification renewed to 2021

posted Dec 2, 2017, 10:19 PM by Peter Tobin   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 12:06 AM ]

Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, has received confirmation from ISACA, the awarding authority for the prestigious globally-recognised professional certification "Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT" (CGEIT), that his certification has been renewed until 2021. "This re-certification is proof that I have maintained my CGEIT certification over the past three years" says Dr Peter Tobin, "and gives confidence to customers, business partners and other interested stakeholders that I am part of a community of trusted advisors in the field of IT governance and management."

A copy of the certificate is available below. An online CGEIT badge is available if you click here

PTC and KM Executive Solutions partner for Namibia King IV workshop

posted Oct 12, 2017, 10:48 PM by Peter Tobin

During October 2017 Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, was the facilitator for a workshop Understanding and Complying with King IV held in Windhoek, Namibia. The workshop was organised by KM Executive Solutions (KMES) of Johannesburg, South Africa. "Given Dr Tobin's reputation on the fields of Corporate and IT Governance we were delighted to secure his services as our facilitator"says Michelle of KMES, "and the delegate feedback was very positive, showing we made the right choice".

Pictured below are delegates at the workshop with Dr Tobin (bow tie).


Marcus Evans partners with PTC for POPI Act compliance workshop

posted Sep 28, 2017, 12:36 AM by Peter Tobin   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 3:33 AM ]

Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, has been invited to facilitate a two day workshop in partnership with Marcus Evans which has the following outcomes:

• Mastering the development of POPIA and what are the expectations
• Exploring the effect of POPI, PAIA and GDPR on businesses
• Reinforcing POPI compliance with strong King IV governance and risk frameworks
• Discovering and overcoming unique challenges imposed by the POPI Act
• Fortifying data security through cutting-edge IT systems and multi-layered security measures
• Architecturing a POPI project that drives compliance and buy-in from senior management
• Evaluating and strengthening compliance audits with the regulator

The workshop venue details are:

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers, South Africa, 16th & 17th November 2017

For bookings:

Call +27-21-431-3008 or email

PTC founder PMP and ISACA credentials available online

posted Jun 16, 2017, 12:26 AM by Peter Tobin

The Project Management Institute (PMI) have joined a growing community of international organisations that are making their member credentials available online, Earlier this year Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, was recertified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) to 2020, makring a continuous period of PMP certification form 1998 to 2020. This credential may now be found if you click here at the following link.

In 2014ISACA also made available to view the holders of their professional accreditation certification.

This includes Dr Peter Tobin, who was in 2014 accredited as "Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT". His achievement badge is viewable if you click here.


DawMak & PTC partner for POPI Act & King IV(TM) Port Elizabeth workshops

posted May 23, 2017, 2:46 AM by Peter Tobin   [ updated May 29, 2017, 3:09 AM ]

As part of a strategic commitment to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa DawMak Business Facilitators has partnered with PTC to deliver two one-day workshopson the practical aspects of how to comply with the POPI Act and King IV Code (TM) in Port Elizabeth (PE) in June 2017.

"These events mark a new level of collaboration between DawMak as the event organiser, IACT-Africa as the strategic partner of PTC through its local representative based in PE, Jeremy Barton, and the Institute of Information Technology Professionals, who are supporting the event through promotion to its members" says Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC. Information about the workshops is also being made available by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber through the advertising of the event to its members.

Two videos are available about the workshops if you click here for the POPI Act workshop and click here for the King IV (TM) workshop.

For more information please click here for the DawMak event page or download the brochure which is available below.   

Sterling Afrika and PTC partner for Uganda client workshop

posted May 23, 2017, 2:25 AM by Peter Tobin

In May 2017 Sterling Afrika asked Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, to assist in the facilitation of a Corporate Governance Workshop for delegates form Uganda. "I was able to participate in the workshop by demonstrating a practical toolset for the assessment of compliance with the new King IV Code (TM)," says Dr Tobin, "whilst my associate Dr Ian Strydom facilitated a broad ranging review of multiple aspects of global, regional and national best practice in good governance". Pictured below are Dr Tobin (bow tie) with Dr Ian Strydom (centre) and delegates from Uganda.

Sterling Afrika and PTC partner for ITWeb POPI workshop

posted May 23, 2017, 2:17 AM by Peter Tobin   [ updated May 23, 2017, 11:18 PM ]

As part of a long-term relationship, Sterling Afrika asked Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC, to facilitate a workshop as part of the ITWeb Security Summit 2017 series of practical workshops in May 2017. "The Data Privacy and Protection of Personal Information Workshop included the use of several practical assessment tools based on local and international best practice, as well as the development of a realistic implementation plan for POPI Act compliance" says Dr Tobin.

Pictured below are some of the delegates at the workshop.

Pictured below are Ms Stella Ogema from Sterling Afrika and Dr Tobin at the welcome to the workshop.

POPI Act for Business Analysts training success

posted May 23, 2017, 2:07 AM by Peter Tobin   [ updated May 23, 2017, 2:12 AM ]

As the full impact of the POPI Act in South approaches and the full force of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation around the world will be felt from May 2018, leading organisations are already working towards preparing themselves and their clients for both the POPI Act and GPR. "In partnership with IACT-Africa and supported by Tharollo Consulting, a member of the EOH Group, I was able to meet the needs for a training session which would not just talk about what the POPI Act is, but rather what steps to take prepare for the Act" says Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC. "Concepts such as Privacy By Design and Default and Privacy Impact Assessments whilst not being explicit in the POPI Act are clearly required under the GDPR, and it makes sense to at least consider international practices and to apply them where appropriate in South Africa" says Dr Tobin. Pictured below are some of the delegates at the workshop with Dr Tobin (far left in bow tie).


Media Works and PTC partner for POPI Act training

posted May 23, 2017, 1:52 AM by Peter Tobin

In early May 2017 members of staff at the SPAR Group South Rand Distribution Centre attended a workshop organised by Janice Hawkridge of Media Works. The facilitator was Dr Peter Tobin, founder of PTC. "The timing of the workshop came just days before the WannaCry ransomeware attack across the globe" says Dr Tobin, "and at the workshop delegates learned how to spot potentially hostile emails and to avoid falling victim to just such attacks as Wannacry".

Pictured below: Dr Tobin of PTC (far right) who was the facilitator with members of the SPAR Group South Rand Distribution Centre team at a POPI Act awareness training event organised by Janice Hawkridge of Media Works (far left).


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