Background

We are at the cusp of what has been labelled the 4th Industrial Revolution

The Digital Innovation and Transformation Conference aims to grow an innovative research network through providing a platform for government, academia, industry, education and civil society to share research, data and trends that will contribute to refining the mandate to develop the necessary digital skills capacity of South Africa. 

NEMISA (becoming iNeSI) has a mandate to develop capacity in South Africa to ensure that South Africans have the necessary digital skills (e-skills) to participate in a digital economy that is driven by rapidly advancing technologies.

A part of the mandate is to establish an innovative research network focusing on digital skills with links to public and / or private university networks locally and internationally. The aim of the network is to “provide the evidence-based basis, through research and other available means, for decisions on how to innovatively address the opportunities and systemic challenges in achieving digital skills capacity in South Africa”. We seek solutions that are application oriented and make a tangible social and economic difference.

The Digital Innovation and Transformation Conference aims to grow an innovative research network through providing a platform for government, academia, industry, education and civil society to share research, data and trends that will contribute to refining the mandate to develop the necessary digital skills capacity of South Africa.

The Conference will be structured as a two-day conference where speakers are invited to submit their research or practitioner papers for consideration for inclusion in the programme. There will also be plenary sessions and guest speakers to provide additional opportunities for stakeholders to share insights to be published in a conference proceeding.