IDIA Workshop

School of Information Technology
Monash South Africa
Johannesburg 30 October 2007

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8:30   Register        

9:00   Welcome   Prof Tyrone Pretorius    
          PVC, Monash South Africa

9:10       Prof Don Schauder    
          Emeritus Professor, Faculty of IT, Monash University

9:30   Science in Service of Society (PDF 4.78 MB)   Prof Sospeter Muhongo   Regional Director
ICSU Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA)
International Council of Science

10:10   Refreshments        

10:30       Dr Jacques Steyn    
    The idea of IDIA (HTML slideshow)     Director: IDIA
Head of School of IT, Monash SA

        Prof Graeme Johansen    
    Research project: mobiles for development     Director: Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash University

        Dr Judy van Biljon    
    Considering the motivational and cultural factors that influence mobile phone usage variety in South Africa (PDF 0.599 MB)     University of South Africa

        Kobus Roux    
    Meraka Institute research in rural development and ICTs (PDF 0.317 MB)     Meraka

        David Barnard    
    The State of ICTs in the South African NGO Sector     Sangonet

        Johann van Rensburg    
    Infopreneurs: From Technologists to
Social Enterprise Developers
(PDF 2.155 MB)

        Brett Kinsey    
    Enter strictly mobile business (PDF 0.535 MB)       Senior Manager Partners
MTN Business-Products & Solutions

    Mobile Sans Frontieres   Ray Dalgarno    
Managing Director
        Willie de Jongh    
Technical Director

13:00   Light Lunch        


        Wallace Chigona    
    Needs and Gratifications of Mobile Internet- Case of South Africa (PDF 0.348 MB)     Department of Information Systems
University of Cape Town
    TISI   Wal Taylor   TISI

        Vuyo Wayi    
    Bridging the digital divide through community info rmatics initiatives: practices and challenges (PDF 0.082 MB)     Department of Information Systems
North West University (Mafikeng campus)

        Dr Danie Smit    
    SAP Research and Technologies for Emerging Economies (PDF 1.255 MB)     SAP
Senior Research Scientist

        Dr Jay Van Zyl    
    Intellectual Property Development through Applied
Executive Director

        Ernest Mnkandla    
    Notes on CTO Local e-Content Focus Group (SangoNet)     School of IT, Monash South Africa
        Dr Braam van den Vyver    
    eDemocracy, eGovernace     School of IT, Monash South Africa

15:15   Refreshments        

15:30   The way forward – general Discussions /
  Prof Graeme Johanson (Chair)
        Prof Graeme Johanson

Summary (PDF 0.076MB)
    Director: Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash University


* As soon as discussion naturally come to an end, we will commence with the cocktail. If, by 17:00, discussions have not ceased, we will call it a day.