With the global community having moved into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Dr Kaizer Ndlovu from the North-West University (NWU) believes that there is a plethora of benefits that come with bridging the digital divide.
Dr Ndlovu currently teaches technology management in the NWU’s MBA programme, and says he is excited about the global economy experiencing important technological shifts. He says that the rise of digital technology is a key driver within this revolution and bridging the digital divide will benefit thousands of people.
“If technology is used in an innovative way it can make a significant difference in numerous communities. Technology makes it easy to network, learn new business ideas, and transact with other people. When marginalised, technology is a tool used to learn better ways of empowering oneself,” says Dr Ndlovu.
Getting to know the senior lecturer
Dr Ndlovu currently holds a PhD in computer sciences from the University of Fort Hare, an MSc degree in computer science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and an MBA from Unisa.
His areas of interest include sensor networks, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the internet of things, e-services and Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D). He has been involved in data migration projects at Eskom and is an expert in data analysis and migration. He has vast experience in software development including 3D draughting and SmartEQ.
He serves on the programme committee of the Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference and has published and presented double peer-reviewed papers at international and local conferences.
Dr Kaizer Ndlovu