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Dr. Kosheek Sewchurran
Kosheek Sewchurran is a senior lecturer and research associate with the Department of Information Systems at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. His main research interests relate to the development of underlying theory to support education and practice in Information Systems project practice, problem structuring and sense making. Prior to academia he spent more than a decade working on large projects in various capacities which included program management, project management and business analysis. His masters’ research investigated the combination of SSM with UML while his PhD research investigated the development of ontology for Information Systems project management.

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Kosheek Sewchurran


Associate Professor Irwin Brown
Irwin Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems, and Acting Deputy Dean of Research in the Commerce Faculty at UCT. He graduated with a PhD (UCT) in 2005. Irwin's research interests relate to the use of grounded theory methodology in IS and issues around IS in developing countries contexts. He has published 19 journal articles since 2002 in outlets such as the Communications of the AIS, Journal of Global Information Management, the International Journal of Information Management and Electronic Journal of IS Evaluation. He has also published 27 peer-reviewed conference papers.

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Irwin Brown


Mardia Van der Walt – Korsten
Mardia van der Walt-Korsten, Managing Director of T-Systems SA, has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Stellenbosch. Prior to being appointed CEO three years ago, she was appointed to head of sales because this key division was not performing and it was felt her people skills and strong leadership could be the catalyst to a turnaround. Mardia’s core business philosophy that she has tried and succeeded in instilling at every turn at T-Systems is the value of a ‘can-do attitude’. It has paid dividends and it’s been tremendously exciting to watch the business grow significantly over the past few years in such a competitive industry. “I believe that the foundation to my can-do approach is relationships; managing them carefully and respectfully – always. I’m inclined to believe that the qualities of constructive and effective leadership are inspiration and the ability to listen because it is crucial for building powerful relationships.”


Mardia is a member of several professional organisations, including the Institute of People Management (IPM), the SA Medical and Dental Council (SAMDS), Business Women of South Africa (BWSA).  She was a finalist in the 2007 Boss of the Year competition and was recently named Business Woman of the Year for 2008 in the Corporate Category, as well as IT Personality of the year in 2008.


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Mardia Van der Walt-Korsten


Dr Ojelanki Ngwenyama
Ojelanki is Professor of Information Technology Management at Ryerson University and Director of the Institute for Research on Technology Management and Organizational Learning. His current research focuses on ICT and productivity, IT management, software process improvement, non-traditional research methods in information systems and ICT and development. Prior to joining Ryerson in 2004 Ojelanki was Professor of Information Systems and Director of the International Scholars Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is currently Visiting Research Professor at Aarhus School of Business and Aalborg University, Denmark, and University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Ojelanki has also served on the faculties of University of Michigan Business School, USA; The Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands; University of Pretoria, South Africa; York University, Toronto. Ojelanki is co- author of the book: Learning To Improve: Software Process Improvement In Practice, Addison Wesley Press, 2001. He was an Associate Editor for MISQ (2004-2001) and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Scandinavian Journal of Information System. He has also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Information Technology and People and Journal of the Association of Information Systems and ICIS. Ojelanki has been a member of International Federation for Information Processing, Working Group 8.2 (Organization and Societal Implications of Information Systems) since 1986.


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Ojelanki Ngwenyama


Dr Collins Ngwakwe
Collins Ngwakwe is a Senior lecturer in accounting and a research associate with the Centre for Advancement of Business Strategy, in the Department of Accounting at the University of Cape Town. His research interest is on the application of environmental accounting information to corporate sustainability, carbon information and accounting for carbon reduction, sustainable supply chain, and accounting ethics. His doctorate research focussed on environmental cost information and managerial decision.

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Collins Ngwakwe

 

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