Simphiwe Duma is CEO of Technology Innovation Agency. Simphiwe began his career in 1994 in Massachusetts, USA, where he worked as a Project Engineer for Coneco. On his return to South Africa, he worked for Spescom, Eskom Generation and Transmission before joining a firm of Consulting Engineers. He has since worked his way to senior positions and has most recently been the Chief Executive and Chief Engineer at Psidot Technology Holdings (Pty) Ltd (Psidot Technologies), and also Chief Engineering Consultant at Lebone Engineering (Pty) Ltd. He has been the Lead Engineer on a number of projects in ICT, Defence, Energy and Local Government. He received a BS in electrical engineering and computer science and a minor in writing from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in USA in 1994. He earned a post experience diploma in engineering business management from the University of Warwick (UK) in 1999. He also received a masters of engineering degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pretoria in 2006. A Fellow at the South African Academy of Engineering, Simphiwe is professionally registered as an Electric Engineer by the Engineering Council of South Africa. He is also a senior member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. He is a Fellow of the seventh class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.