Keynote Speaker Saturday October 21, 2017
Bio: Darelle Van Greunen is a Professor in the School of ICT and the Director of the Center for Community Technologies at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The social activist and award-winning researcher has a multidisciplinary background, combining computer science, information systems, African languages, education, media studies and psychology. She holds a number of degrees with her PhD being in Computer Science. Her research focuses on using technology as an enabler in society but with a strong focus on how humans interact with technology. Her research is combined with real-life interventions in different communities of Africa. She is best known for her passion to transform low-income communities through the use of technology as an enabler and catalyst to respond to social issues.