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CIO Colloquium 10 & 11 March 2011

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Program Schedule and Format

Day 1: CIO Research Collaboration, Thursday March 10

Morning Session, 09:00 - 12:00 (Lunch)

Chair: Andre de la Harpe

CIO Research - an International and Local Research Perspective

The morning session is the keynote address and will include a group of prominent speakers who will provide international and local context on CIO Research.

Keynote Speakers:

09:00 - 09:30 Welcome
Prof. J.Cronje, CPUT, Dean of Faculty of Informatics and Design

09:30 - 10:15 International Perspective on CIO Priorities
Prof. P. van Vuuren, Gartner Executive Programme

10:15 - 11:00 Local Perspectives of CIO Priorities
Mr. L. de Villiers, CIO, ABSA, CIO Council of SA
11:00 - 12:00 What is Research and Why IT Matters?
Prof. K. Maree, University of Pretoria

Afternoon Session, 13:00 - 16:00

Chair: Roderick Lim Banda

A Critical View of ICT in the Western Cape

The afternoon session will be conducted as a panel discussion with guest speakers raising some of the critical issues and problems of ICT in the Western Cape. The aim of this is to identify focus areas to develop a research group on ICT development in the region.

Guest Speakers will cover:

  • The Challenges Faced in Developing the ICT Cluster
  • Growing Start-Ups, a Critical Perspective
  • Software & Innovation - No Silver Bullets
  • Transformation and What IT is Not

Panel Guests to Discuss Research Potential:

  • Jenny Mckinell of the Cape IT Initiative (CITI) on the challenges of the ICT Cluster and Skills Development
  • Roger Norton of Silicon Cape on ICT in the Western Cape and Start Ups
  • Kevin Tabisher discusses Knowledge Management strategies in the City of Cape Town
  • Wesley Diphoko and members of the Black IT Forum on the Transformation agenda

Day 2: CIO Research Focus, Friday March 11

Morning Session, 09:00 - 12:00 (Lunch)

Chair: Andy Bytheway

Management Consulting and Service Design

The morning session will focus on areas of research in management consulting. IT professionals and researchers will discuss various fields and disciplines and their business relevance.

Guest Speakers will cover:

  • Service Design
  • Technology Leadership
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Knowledge Management
  • Emotional Intelligence

Panel Guests to Discuss Research Potential:

  • Jacque van Niekerk of MIH shares insights on the business centric research model with Stellenbosch University
  • Dr Christo de Coning discusses results based Monitoring and Evaluation the public sector and knowledge management
  • Eben van Blerk discusses research on Emotional Intelligence and leadership

Afternoon Session, 13:00 - 16:00

Chair: Jorn Messeter

Product Innovation and Design Research

The afternoon session will include presentations on local innovation in various areas of ICT as a research focus. There will also be a discussion on the possible research approaches such as Interaction Design, Action Research and Design Research.

Guest Speakers will cover:

  • Interaction Design
  • Mobile Development and Cloud Computing
  • Marketing and Scaling in the Global Market
  • Doing Business in Academia

Panel Guests to Discuss Research Potential:

  • G-J van Rooyen will discuss the Media Labs and research model at Stellenbosch University
  • Patrick Le Roux will discuss developments in Mobile, Near Field Communication (NFC) and RFID Technology
  • David Hislop of Korwe will shares insights on mobile development and the cloud


A Commercial Enterprise from a University Research Project
OpenText is the corporate sponsor of this CIO Colloquium. OpenText is the largest software centric company in Canada. It produces and distributes computer software applications designed to enable enterprise content management solutions for large corporate and government systems. The company, which was incorporated in 1991, originated from a project at the University of Waterloo to create an electronic Oxford English Dictionary, an undertaking that required developing search technologies that could be used to quickly index and retrieve information.


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