Yolanda Smit is the regional (Gauteng) director at PBT Group. Smit started her career as a junior business intelligence (BI) extract, transform, load (ETL) and front-end developer at Harvey Jones Systems, and in a period of five years, established herself as an all-rounder with business and technical insight. She completed her MBA with a specialisation in management consulting in 2008 at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
Her MBA research evaluated the effectiveness of existing BI offerings in supporting corporate strategy execution, which she completed Cum Laude. She developed a tested model for business intelligence teams to guide them in how to shape their BI offering specifically geared towards the improvement of overall strategy execution.
She then joined PBT Group in 2009, where she continues to consult in various industries and was recently appointed as the regional director for Gauteng - a role that sees her focusing on how PBT Group clients understand the BI landscape and the role this strategic technology plays in the digital era, for their continued success.