Below are the ICICKM Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.
Conference and Programme Chairs
Shaun Pather is Professor of Information Systems in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of the Western Cape. He is a Fulbright scholar, and has over twenty-seven years of work experience, in the broad education and ICT sectors, and is actively involved from both research and policy perspectives with government , industry and non-profit organisations. Shaun’s research focuses on advancing the Information Society in developing countries. He is passionate about the use of ICTs for societal upliftment, and the nexus thereof on public policy. His research outputs span the thematic areas of ICT for Development (ICT4D), ICT adoption, ICT Evaluation, E-Government, and E-Commerce. Shaun serves on several international conference committees, is the editor in Chief of the Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Community Informatics.
Dr. James Njenga is a recognized authority in Information Systems, mainly information systems education. His experience has been built through critical and empathetic engagement with people – mainly his students – for over 10 years. This experience is grounded research and training in complex, diverse and dispersed environments. This has made James be very dynamic, flexible and adaptable and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. He is continually working with students and in community projects mainly in the areas of digital innovation for social inclusion, as well as the creation of digital enterprises for social inclusion. He is also an e-learning consultant under the name eLearning Fundi. James’ Research interests are in Digital Innovation, Digital enterprises, Business Intelligence, Educational Technology (e-Learning), Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and Open Educational Resources (OERs).
Dr. Carolien van den Berg is currently a Lecturer in Information Systems at the University of the Western Cape, specialising in digital innovation, entrepreneurship, business development and IS strategy. She has over 15 years’ experience in the area of technology, data and information management and organisational design. She has served as a Senior Manager in a Management Consultancy that specialised in the implementation of large technology transformation projects in Africa and Europe. Her area of specialisation was designing and building a systemically integrated organisation, work and people data architecture.