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Johann Botha

CEO at getITright

Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, South Africa

Digital Transformation, Strategy, Change & Innovation Leader | Lean, Business Agility & Scrum Coach | Cybersecurity & Governance Assessor | Author & Keynote Speaker. (HDI Top 25 Thought Leaders of 2021, itSMF Lifetime Achievement Award 2014)

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Johannesburg
Speaking Topics: Digital Transformation, Innovation Management, Business Agility, Future of work and life, Service Management, Customer Centricity, Lean Governance, Co

Johann BothaPoints
Academic55
Author250
Influencer53
Speaker41
Entrepreneur128
Total527

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Digital Transformation, Innovation & Product Strategy, Governance, Cybersecurity and Business Agilit
Theatre: Africa, Middle East & Europe
Media Experience: 20+
Last Media Training: 12/31/1969
Last Media Interview: 02/17/2021

Areas of Expertise

Agile 41.58
AI 30.10
Analytics 30.17
Big Data 30.83
Blockchain 30.13
Business Strategy 33.24
Change Management 30.67
Cryptocurrency 30.13
Customer Experience 30.06
Customer Loyalty 30.87
Cybersecurity 30.91
Design Thinking 31.03
Digital Disruption 32.48
Digital Transformation 35.28
Emerging Technology 30.31
Entrepreneurship
Future of Work 30.07
Innovation 31.68
Leadership 39.79
Lean Startup 34.90
Management 42.93
Marketing 30.09
Open Innovation
Project Management
Risk Management 30.48
Sales 30.22
Startups
Sustainability
Culture 30.20
DevOps 32.84

Industry Experience

Engineering & Construction
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Manufacturing
Media
Professional Services
Retail
Utilities
Wholesale Distribution

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Publications

4 Academic Awards
Master of Business Administration
Oxford Brookes University
July 06, 2004
Global MBA with a focus on IT and Operations

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Tags: Management

Certificate in Management
Henley Business School
March 10, 1998
One year management development program

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Tags: Management

Post Graduate Certificate in Organisational Behaviour
https://www.hw.ac.uk/ebs/
July 13, 1992

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Tags: HR

Diploma in Computer Electronics
Intec College
March 01, 1991
A vocational-focused academic program in digital electronics and computer installation, maintenance, and support.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

3 Academic Certifications
Design Thinking
Darden Business School - University of Virginia
May 22, 2019
A short course in Design Thinking

Credential ID KTJUJURGGGWX

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Tags: Design Thinking

Digital Transformation
Darden Business School - University of Virginia
March 13, 2019
Short course offered by BCG and University of Virginia

Credential ID TD5WVYAV32UX

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Tags: Digital Transformation

DIGITAL STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS: LEADING THE NEXT-GENERATION ENTERPRISE
University and the Emeritus Institute of Management
July 18, 2018
A digital Transformation and Strategy certificate issued jointly by Columbia University and the Emeritus Institute of Management in Singapore

Credential ID its a qcode barcode

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

10 Article/Blogs
Why Disruption is so hard, and how to get it right!
Medium
July 20, 2021
One of the biggest enemies of disruptive innovation hides right inside your organization - the organizational immune system. How do you get past this hurdle?

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Insights from simple data analysis.
Medium
July 07, 2021
Things you can do to make sense of business and customer data without being a data scientist.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Sales

Choose your (Digital) Transformation Strategy
Medium
June 28, 2021
Stay true to your purpose, take honest stock of your current position, and have good enough data to see how best to make a difference for those you serve. If you do this, you cannot but win.
This is as true for a digital transformation strategy as it is for any strategy.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Business Strategy

The great “Digital Transformation”​ lie!
Medium
June 22, 2021
How thousands of organizations have a false sense of security about their future!

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Business Strategy

Understand innovation and the product lifecycle.
Medium
June 16, 2021
When we help customers innovate, we depend on some key theoretical constructs to set the scene — in this somewhat long article, and I will deal with the most important — in context — to set the scene!

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Business Strategy

About customers, products, markets and jobs-to-be done!
Medium
June 11, 2021
The most critical analysis you can do is not market, product, or even customer analysis. Its zooming into customer analysis to understand the jobs-to-be-done!

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Marketing

Be a corporate rebel WITH A CAUSE
Medium
June 10, 2021
Having a cause helps fulfill your organization's purpose, and purpose drives strategy and action.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Business Strategy

Strategic Organizational Portfolio Management
Medium
June 09, 2021
Use a visual organizational portfolio to drive your digital strategy

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Business Strategy

Innovation Easts the World
Medium
June 09, 2021
Innovation has become an extremely important determinant of organizational success. Who do so few organizations (knowing this) innovate?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Innovation

Cryptocurrencies, get-rich-quick scam, or serious investment?
Medium
May 27, 2021
Why investing in cryptocurrencies is a serious business and not just a scam.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Digital Disruption

4 Books
Agile, a Manager's Guide: Unlocking business value using Scrum
Bookboon Learning
July 14, 2021
A primer for managers who want to make their business more agile (with a small a). How will becoming agile affect how they manage and strategize and what do they need to do to ensure that the agile initiative yields the expected results? This book references Scrum to implement agile concepts or methods, but the method can be replaced by any Agile method.
It's a concise read and easy to absorb and action.
Note this is not the second edition of my previous book with a similar title; it is an entirely different book.

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Tags: Agile, Leadership, Management

The EXIN handbook for Scrum Masters and Product Owners
EXIN
April 05, 2021
The official handbook for the EXIN Scrum Master and Product Owner courses and exams

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Tags: Agile, Leadership, Management

Agile, a managers guide to unlocking business value
BestPractice Press
June 04, 2019
Helping business people to understand how Agile & Scrum can unlock business value.

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Tags: Agile, Leadership

VeriSM Unwrapped and Applied
vHP
October 31, 2018
A how-to book for business leaders aiming to boost their business and satisfy their customers in the Digital-Age.
This book is now an international Digital Transformation reference, available in English and Chinese.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

1 Executive
Agile ADapT
Agile ADapT
June 05, 2019
Agile ADapT is a digital transformation framework for incumbent organizations.

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Innovation

1 Founder
CEO
getITright
June 01, 2009
Founder and CEO of getITright South Africa and getITright Netherlands

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Tags: Leadership

6 Industry Certifications
ITIL 4 Managing Professional
Axelos
September 25, 2019
Updated ITIL Certification. Also holds ITIL 3 Expert (2008) and ITIL 2 Manager (2003) certificates.

Credential ID GR677000050JB

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Management

VeriSM Professional
EXIN
February 12, 2019
The advanced level Digital Transformation certificate from VeriSM

Credential ID 6241273.20761365

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Agile Product Owner
EXIN
February 10, 2019
Scrum product owner certification

Credential ID 6241273.20758840

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Tags: Agile, Leadership, Management

Agile Scrum Master
EXIN
December 06, 2018
Scrum Master certification

Credential ID 6241273.20790156

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Tags: Agile

Lean IT Professional
Lean IT Association
January 06, 2017
A designation achieved when all Lean IT Certifications are completed

Credential ID LITP20170007

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Tags: Lean Startup

Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
ISACA
June 01, 2010
The de facto international IT Governance certification

Credential ID 1305621

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Tags: Leadership, Management

1 Industry Council Chair
Chairperson 2011-2014
itSMF ZA
June 01, 2011
The itSMF is an international association for IT Service Professionals

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Tags: Leadership

2 Industry Council Members
Member of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 40/WG 2 IT Service Management
ISO
September 27, 2018
Part of the group that defines the international standard for IT Service Management

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Tags: Business Continuity, Customer Loyalty, Cybersecurity

COBIT 5 Development Team Member
ISACA
June 01, 2011
Development Team Member for COBIT 5, the de facto international reference for IT Governance

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Tags: Management

2 Influencer Awards
Global Top 25 Though Leader
HDI
February 25, 2021
HDI award for thought leadership in Digital Transformation

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Tags: Digital Transformation

itSMF ZA Lifetime Achievement Award
itSMF
August 14, 2014
For a lifetime contribution to the Service Management profession and body of knowledge.

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Tags: Leadership

1 Keynote
Digital Transformation using VeriSM
CIO Conference Shanghai
September 20, 2019
Using the VeriSM Digital Transformation approach. We also launched the Chinese translation of VeriSM at this event

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

2 Media Interviews
APMG Level Up
APMG
August 30, 2021
Pannel discussion and fielding public questions on Digital Transformation.

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Tags: Agile, Big Data, Digital Transformation

What's powering your Digital Transformation?
APMG
August 06, 2021
Webinar on Digital Transformation and the role of Big data and AI

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Transformation

1 Membership
Chartered IT Professional (Member British Computer Society)
Chartered Institute of IT
June 04, 2009
Member of the society since 2005, chartered member since 2009

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Management

1 Panel
VeriSM Unwrapped and Applied three years celebration
IFDC
December 08, 2020
A general discussion on the digital transformation journey of VeriSM

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

1 Speaking Engagement
Enough Governance
ISACA MT
August 14, 2014
When your GRC effort becomes counterproductive.

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Tags: Risk Management

2 Trainings
VeriSM Unwrapped and Applied - Defining Doing
IFDC/EXIN
September 19, 2019
A quick overview of the Strategy part of the VeriSM Digital Transformation Guidance

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Certified Trainer for ITIL, Agile/Scrum, DevOps, VeriSM, ISO20000, ISO27001, Lean IT, and many more
getITright
June 01, 2000
I have been a certified trainer for more than 50 courses for the last 20 years by 6 examination institutes and have trained more than 10,000 people in IT and management best practices. I have delivered training on every continent.

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Tags: Agile, Change Management, DevOps

1 Visiting Lecturer
Lecturer for RTSM502 IT Service Management V
Nelson Mandela University
May 01, 2019
Lecturer for RTSM502 IT Service Management V, subject part of the MPhil IT Governance program.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

6 Webinars
The death of Hierarchy
getIT
August 25, 2021
What will organizations look like in the future? We don't know but one thing we do - MUCH, MUCH flatter!

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Leadership

Digital Transformation - NEXT!
getIT
August 11, 2021
A conversation with Clair Agutter on what digital transformation really means and how most executives miss the point!

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Leadership

The future of Business, Work & Employment
getITright
August 04, 2021
A conversation with Guy Whitcfoft about the future of business, employment, leadership and managing change

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Management

The Insanity of implementing Best Practice
getITright
July 28, 2021
A conversation with Simone Jo Moore about how best to use best practice!

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Management

Strategy, digital transformation and life
getIT
July 02, 2021
getIT interview with ITIL author David Cannon

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

How innovation is revolutionizing digital transformation
Freshworks
December 31, 1969
Innovation methods are not equal, some work in some settings and others in others.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

1 Workshop
Demystifying VeriSM
Freshworks
June 05, 2019
Overview of the then-new VeriSM Framework

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Tags: Digital Transformation

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