Ph.D. Candidate, Information Systems, University of the Witwatersrand
More Ickson Manda is a PhD (Information Systems) candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is also the Head of Knowledge Management at the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (MERSETA), an agency of the Ministry of Higher Education and Training in South Africa.
He holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, a BSc (Hons) Information Science as well as certificates in Advanced Strategic Management and Business Analysis. His research interests include e-government, smart cities, ICT and telecommunications policy in developing countries and digital transformation in government and society.
He has over 10 years of experience in ICT and knowledge management in various sectors which include public services, Non-Profit Organisations, and Innovation, Research and Development.
PTC Young Scholar 1: Digital Development
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
The 4th industrial revolution, an ICT driven revolution has brought with it many opportunities but developing countries continue to lag behind due to various challenges. In this case studyof South Africa, one of the few African countries that have embraced the ‘smart’ agenda I explore some of the challenges confronting government in driving digital transformation. Government has developed policy and legislation, invested in infrastructure, integration and implemented e-readiness programmes as measures to promote digital transformation that
promotes inclusive growth