Computer Society of Botswana (CSB) LAunch


Chairs:             Mr Gabriel Rasenyai, Executive Secretary

Facilitator:      Computer Society Of Botswana

Contact:          Dr Audrey Masizana, 

14:30 – 15:00  Dr Audrey Naledi Masizana

  • Welcome & Setting the scene – Computer Society of Botswana

15:00 – 15:30 Guest Speaker: Prof Alta van der Merwe (Chair – South Africa Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT))

  • Management of an Academic Computing Society: An African Perspective

15:30 – 15:50 Guest Speaker, Government Representative

15:50 - 1600 Vote of Thanks

16:00 – 16:30 Networking 


Audrey Masizana

Dr Audrey Naledi Masizana is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Computer Science. She holds BSc Mathematics Modelling and Computing), DCP (Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing), MSc in Computer Science, and PhD in Computer Science. Her teaching and research interests include Decision Support Systems, Data and Information Retrieval and Business Intelligence. She involved in a number of development projects including, Development of a Computerized Clinical Guideline System for medical practitioners (2013), Development of Medicinal Plant Database for Centre of Scientific Research on Indigenous Knowledge (CESRIKI), Development of an Expert System based on Traditional Doctor expertise for CESRIKI, Microsoft IHISM project, Information and Retrieval Technology, Building Decision Support systems and Expert System for HIV and AIDS information and Business Intelligence employing Data Mining and Data Warehouse solutions on various application areas.  She provides service in international and national committees on behalf of the university. She is the founding chair of the Computer Society of Botswana and has passionately contributed to its foundation.


Alta van der Merwe

Professor Alta van der Merwe is currently the Head of Department in the Informatics Department within the School of Information Technology. Prof Alta van der Merwe focuses on the design of socio-technical solutions with research activities in Enterprise Architecture, Data Sicence and different theories supporting the successful use of technology in the organization. Her interest also includes the design of systems using innovative and new approaches such as Crowd Sourcing and Content Awareness. Prof van der Merwe is serving her second term as president of South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT). She is the founder and past chair of the South African IEEE SMCS Chapter, specialist editor of the SAIEE journal (Software Engineering track) and co-founder and past chair of the Enterprise Architecture Research Forum (EARF). On International level she was involved in the proposal and acceptance of the IEEE SMC Enterprise Engineering and Enterprise Architecture Technical Committee, where she still acts as co-chair.


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