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Monday, 21 October 2019

New frontiers in digital transformation explored

INNOVATIVE: The 2019 Open Innovations Conference was held on the District Six Campus. INNOVATIVE: The 2019 Open Innovations Conference was held on the District Six Campus.

New frontiers in digital transformation were explored during the 2019 IEEE Open Innovations Conference hosted by CPUT.

The conference, which was held on the District Six campus, was co-chaired by the Department of Information Technology’s Prof Tiko Iyamu and brought together researchers, practitioners, and industry to talk about innovation.
“We understand that in our current world innovation is likely to influence a lot of things. The world is changing in many ways and our emphasis is to try and bring to the fore how innovation is helping in changing the world,” said the University of Venda’s Prof Nixon Muganda Ochara, who served as the conference's other co-chair.

Iyamu said the conference provided a platform “in which inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and practice demonstrate how it elevates and enables human progress through creative disruption and disruptive technologies”.
He said the conference’s objectives were achieved, beyond expectation.

“For example, a total of 75 research papers were blind peer-reviewed and accepted, as against 55 that were targeted,” said.

The conference was attended by delegates from 15 South African universities; seven universities from outside of South Africa; and four from government agencies.

The members of the local organising committee were: Iyamu. Prima Inderlal, Waldon Hendricks and Faiza Allie from the Department of Information Technology.

Written by Ilse Fredericks


Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.