Farieda Mayet is a former head of QA and CIO at First National Bank, a first-tier bank in South Africa. She shares interesting insights about her career, dealing with testing vendors and how CIO’s typically view software quality and testing. Exposed to many facets of IT in her career, from development of innovative products and solutions to leading people and implementing new systems and processes. Farieda has gained experiences in Testing, Project Management, Head of Application Development, CIO and currently CTO. She prides herself on good leadership skills, integrity, high ethical standards and passion for people. She managed many large teams and have taken poor performing teams (functional and operational) to high successful teams. Farieda’s leadership style allows her to influence people to do more and achieve great heights in their careers.