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ASSOCIATION FOR
INFORMATION SYSTEMS

AIS SAAISSAC

AISSAC Seminar

29 September 2014

20+ Years of Information Systems Research in Southern Africa

Leriba Lodge, Centurion

Chairperson: Prof Jan Kroeze (UNISA)

 

SPONSORS

citanda
csir
unisa
university-of-pretoria
university-of-witwatersrand

Fee per attendee: R 1 100
Fee per student attendee: R 600

PROGRAMME

REGISTRATION: 08:00-08:30

 

KEYNOTE SESSION: 08:30-9:30

TOPIC: 50 Years of IS Strategy
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bob Galliers, Bentley University

DRAFT PAPER SESSION: 9:30-10:30

TOPIC: 20+ Years of IS in SA

  • Judy Backhouse, University of the Witwatersrand: Reflections on the IS Academic/Practitioner Relationship (or Divide) in the SA Context
  • Trish Alexander, University of South Africa: A Review of Doctorates in IS in SA
  • Dan Remenyi, More Doctorates than ever before! - Is this academic inflation or the realisation of the importance of stretching the mind?
  • Response: Brenda Scholtz, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

TEA: 10:30-11:00

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: 11:00-13:00

TOPIC: A Taxonomy of Theories for Information Systems Research
FACILITATOR: Emma Coleman, University of the Witwatersrand
PLENARY SPEAKER: Jason Cohen, University of the Witwatersrand
RESPONSE: Irwin Brown, University of Cape Town
PANEL MEMBERS: Geoff Walsham, University of Cambridge; Bob Galliers, Bentley University; Izak van Zyl, University of South Africa

LUNCH: 13:00-14:00

 

PLENARY SESSION: 14:00-15:15

TOPIC: A Future-Oriented IS Research Agenda
FACILITATOR: Hugo Lotriet, University of South Africa
PLENARY SPEAKER: Prof Geoff Walsham, University of Cambridge

TEA: 15:15-15:30

 

AISSAC AGM: 15:30-16:30

 

End of AISSAC SEMINAR

 

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