IST-Africa 2010 Conference & Exhibition

19 - 21 May 2010, Durban, South Africa

IST-Africa 2010 Agenda



Updated: 2010-05-11 16:16:27

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Day 1: 19 May 2010

08:00
Registration
09:00
09:00
Opening Plenary 1a: Opening Plenary
Opening Remarks
Phil Mjwara, Director-General, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
Opening Remarks
Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission, Belgium
AUC Address
Ahmed Hamdy, African Union Commission, Ethiopia
AMCOST Consolidated Plan of Action
Hon. Hany Helal, Minister of Higher Education and State for Scientific Research, Egypt
10:15
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
10:45
10:45
Plenary Session 2a: High-level Round Table on the Implementation of the Africa-EU Partnership on Science, Information Society and Space
Prof. Hany Helal, Minister of Higher Education and State for Scientific Research, Egypt (AMCOST Chair)

Dr. Phil Mjwara, Director-General, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

Mr Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission

Ms. Mamodupi Mohlala, Director-General, Department of Communications, South Africa (tbc)

Mr Ahmed Hamdy, Deputy Director, HRST, African Union Commission

Mohamed Ben Amor, Director General, CERT, Tunisia, Co-chair JEG8

Ilari Lindy, Advisor, Information Society for Development, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Prof. John Wood, Chair, European Research Area Board, United Kingdom

Joaquim Croac, Head of Vodafone Health Solutions

12:30
Lunch : Lunch
14:00
14:00
Workshop 3a: 8th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership - Information Society
Chair: Mohamed Ben Amor, CERT, Tunisia
Co-Chair: Ilari Lindy, SAIS II, Namibia
P8/Information Society Lighthouse Projects: Status of Implementation & Remaining Challenges

Policy Developments regarding African Regional Priorities and Programmes in the ICT Domain

Available Financing Instruments and Financial Perspectives

14:00
Session 3b: eGovernment - Services
Chair: Immo Onuegbu, Ministry of Education, Namibia
Balancing Security and Privacy in eGovernment Services
James Clarke, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Mobile Government for Improved Public Service Provision in South Africa
Mzomuhle Nkosi, CSIR, South Africa
Proposed Information Access Network Architecture for Government Information and Services: Progress Report
Lerato Lerato, University of Stellenbosch, Lesotho
Embracing e-Government in Service Delivery and Business to People Through Libraries: A Case for Kenya
Emily NG'ENO, Moi University, Kenya
The HAE Bottom-Up Model (HAE-BUM): Envisages the Enhancement of Development and Strengthen e-Governance or e-Government Implementation Systems
Jameson Mbale, University of Namibia, Namibia
14:00
Session 3c: Technology Enhanced Learning
Chair: Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Teaching and Learning with New Technology - A Tough Nut to Crack
Jacqueline Batchelor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Sustainable, Scalable and Affordable Mobile Learning Service for Formal Education
Riitta Vänskä, NOKIA, Finland
Metaschool.cz - Towards Teacher Competencies with Web 2.0
Karel Charvat, Club of Ossiach, Austria
Google Docs and Skype for a Low Bandwidth Virtual Classroom for Developing Countries
Hannah Thinyane, Rhodes University, South Africa
The SANTED Virtual Classroom Project: A Case Study
Kauna Mufeti, University of Namibia, Namibia
14:00
Workshop 3d: ICT R&D Innovation Strategy
Chair: Isaac Maredi, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
ICT R&D and Innovation: Supporting Key Government Outcomes
Isaac Maredi, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
South African National Cyberinfrastructure, the Knowledge Triangle and Innovation
Colin Wright, Meraka Institute, South Africa
The SAP Meraka UTD Public Private Partnership
De Wet Naude, SAP, South Africa
Open Source and Open Standards: A Sustainable Innovation Strategy for African Parliaments
Flavio Zeni, UNDESA, Kenya
14:00
Workshop 3e: Emerging e-Infrastructures for Science in Sub-Saharan Africa
Chair: Bruce Becker, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Development and Status of the South African National Grid
Bruce Becker, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
High Performance Computing to Grid Computing at UFS
Albert van Eck, University of the Free State, South Africa
Policy Engagement in e-Infrastructure from the BELIEF Experience
Simon Taylor, Brunel University, United Kingdom
15:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
16:00
16:00
Workshop 4a: 8th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership - Information Society
Chair: Mohamed Ben Amor, CERT, Tunisia
Co-Chair: Ilari Lindy, SAIS II, Namibia
Showcase of EU and African MSs Funded Activities; Proposals for New Activities

Advancing the Information Society Agenda
Themba Phiri, Department of Communications, South Africa
Finland STI Programmes in South Africa and Southern Africa
Helena Tapper, GESCI, Kenya
ICT Initiatives in Mauritius
Dan Faugoo, National Computer Board, Mauritius
How to Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa? Case Studies in Zambia
Lenka Ptáčková Melicharová, Deputy Minister of Interior (EU Affairs), Czech Republic
ICT Initiatives in Mozambique
Augusto Nunes, INTIC, Mozambique
ICT Initiatives in Egypt
Inas Fateem, Ministry of Communications & IT, Egypt
ICT Initiatives in Botswana
Oabona Monngakgotla, Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Botswana
16:00
Session 4b: eGovernment - Assessment
Chair: Love Ekenberg, Stockholm University , Sweden
Are e-Government Investments Delivering against Expected Payoffs? Evidence from the United Kingdom and South Africa
Rennie Naidoo, Wits, South Africa
Measuring the Public Value of e-Government: Methodology of a South African Case Study
Carsten Friedland, SAP Research, Germany
Public Decision Making Support: A Developing Country Perspective
Love Ekenberg, Stockholm University , Sweden
A Conceptual Ontology for E-government Monitoring of Development Projects in Sub Saharan Africa
Jean Vincent Fonou Dombeu, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa
A Critical Discourse on the ICT Strategies of the Center for Innovation, Provincial Government of the Western Cape
Steve Vosloo, Shuttleworth Foundation, South Africa
16:00
Session 4c: Technology Enhanced Learning - Integrating New Elements
Chair: Wallace Taylor, TISI - The Information Society Institute, South Africa
A Pragmatic Framework for Integrating ICT into Education in South Africa
Adele Botha, CSIR Meraka Institute, South Africa
Harnessing Available Technology for Secondary School Education in Uganda
Vincent Kizza, Open Learning Exchange Uganda, Uganda
Indigenous African Artefacts: Can they Serve as Tangible Programming Objects?
Andrew Cyrus Smith, CSIR Meraka Institute, South Africa
Working for my Dreams - A Tanzanian OLPC Experience
Marcus Duveskog, University of Eastern Finland, Sweden
Science Diffusion as a Form of Cooperation
Antonio Jose Batel Anjo, ISCTEM, Mozambique
16:00
Workshop 4d: SAFIPA - Disruptive Innovation in Emerging Markets - A Catalyst for Reducing Poverty and Improving Lives?
Chair: Kristiina Lahde, Saliens Ltd, Finland
Co-Chair: Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Position 1: How are emerging market companies forging ahead of the competition? Emerging markets have low worldwide costs, appealing products, modern facilities, and ambitious leaders going for them.

Position 2: Emerging markets are generating a wave of disruptive product and process innovations that are helping established companies and a new generation of entrepreneurs to achieve new price-performance levels for a range of globally traded goods and services.

Position 3: Western companies should not have to adapt old business models and build distinctive capabilities in the low-income segments of emerging economies. There is no such thing as the Bottom of the Pyramid.

Position 4: "Disruptive innovation" is only applicable to describe trends in the rapidly changing worlds of telecoms and pharmaceuticals. Digital and photocopying technologies are examples of disruptive innovations in emerging economies.

Panelists include

Kimmo Viljamaa, Advansis Ltd, Finland

Stephan Lambrecht, Venture Solutions

Discussion

16:00
Workshop 4e: Emerging e-Infrastructures for Science in Sub-Saharan Africa
Chair: Bruce Becker, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Development of an EUGridPMA-accredited Certificate Authority for the South African National Grid
Tarirai Chani, Monash South Africa, South Africa
Long-term Sustainability of Emergent e-Infrastructures
Valeria Ardizzone, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Sez. Catania, Italy
GILDA: A Model of t-Infrastructure for Dissemination and Training
Valeria Ardizzone, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Sez. Catania, Italy
Considerations of User Engagement in New Site Designs
Andrew Lewis, University of Cape Town, South Africa
17:30
End of Parallel Sessions
18:00
Networking Reception

Disclaimer: This is the Advance Programme, which is subject to change. The Final Programme will be published in March, following receipt of all final papers.

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