SPEAKERS & FACILITATORS
Professor Bernard Fanaroff
Professor Kethamonie Naidoo
Professor Bruce Bassett
Professor Laura Czerniewicz
Please join us for our second Critical Dialogue for 2019, The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Implications for Higher Education in South Africa.
The opening keynote will be presented by Cornerstone Institute Board member Professor Bernard Fanaroff, former Director of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa Project, recently appointed to the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
The dialogue will be facilitated by Baziel Barends, who holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and is currently completing his EMBA at the UCT Graduate School of Business. The audience will be invited to participate in the dialogue with respondents:
Professor Kethamonie Naidoo – Director of Programme Accreditation at the Council on Higher Education (CHE) since 2012, Naidoo has extensive experience in the area of quality assurance in higher education and has worked as a management consultant in the areas of higher education and business management. Naidoo currently serves on the Advisory Board of the international forum Improving University Teaching (IUT), and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal for Quality in Higher Education.
Professor Laura Czerniewicz – Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) UCT since 2014, and has worked in education in a number of roles with a continuous focus on inequality, access and digital inequality. Czerniewicz’s research interests include the changing nature of higher education in a digitally-mediated society as well as student and academic technological practices.
Professor Bruce Bassett – Professor Bruce Bassett – Head of Data Science, South African Radio Astronomical Observatory(SAAO). Senior Resident Researcher, and head of the Cosmology Group at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) South Africa and Professor of Applied Mathematics at UCT. Bassett’s research focuses on observational cosmology, inference and machine learning.