Jean-Paul Van Belle is a professor in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Director of the Centre for IT and National Development in Africa (CITANDA).
His research areas are the adoption and use of emerging technologies in developing world contexts including mobile, cloud computing, open and big data. His passions are ICT4D – with a focus on emerging technologies as well as data for development (D4D) in an SDG context – and adoption of ICTs by small organisations. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications including 25 chapters in books and about 40 refereed journal articles. He has been invited to give a number of keynote presentations at international conferences and holds an honorary professorship at Amity University. Jean-Paul maintains active collaborations with researchers in India, UK, Ethiopia, Kenya and Mauritius. He’ll be taking a social science/developmental look at the FairWork issues.