• Chris Adendorff

    Chris Adendorff is a Senior Futurist and Professsor at International School of Management (France), Ecole Des Ponts Business School (France), University of Johannesburg as well as Trinity University (USA) and MD of various entrepreneurial ventures in South Africa, Greece and England. He has been a family business entrepreneur since 1985 and, along with his Professional Futurist Architect wife, Dr. Gillian Adendorff, built up their family business to such a degree that they are currently both active nationally and internationally. Prof. Adendorff holds 3 Doctoral degrees: a PhD in Commerce from Rhodes University, a Doctoral of Business Administration in Future Studies from NMU and a PhD in Development Studies from Trinity University in the USA. Prof. Adendorff also holds 2 Master's Degrees namely Masters in Commerce obtained from Rhodes University and a MPhil (cum laude) in Futures Studies obtained from Stellenbosch University. As a professional Futurist, he specialises in Futures Studies, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), Scenario and Strategic Planning, Governance and Turnaround Strategies and lectures and promotes Futures Studies, Foresight for Development and Entrepreneurship at various Universities and organisations around the globe. Prof. Adendorff has successfully promoted 46 Doctoral studies and more than 170 Masters Research efforts to date. Prof. Adendorff currently also consults with various national governments and local municipalities in South Africa and as well as abroad on their Strategic Foresight Initiatives, the 4IR and turnaround strategies. He is also the author of: The Future of South Africa towards 2050. Prof. Adendorff also serves on the Presidential Advisory commission for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa

  • Prof Daniela Gachago

    Daniela is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Innovation for Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on academic staff development on the use of emerging technologies to transform teaching and learning in higher education, with a particular focus on socially just pedagogies such as digital storytelling. She is also interested in innovative course and curriculum design drawing from cocreative approaches such as design thinking. She completed a Masters in Adult Education at the University of Botswana and received a PHD from the School of Education at the University of Cape Town. She has published more than 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She is also the managing editor of CriSTaL, the journal for critical studies in teaching and learning in higher education.

  • Prof Tshilidzi Marwala

    Professor Marwala is an accomplished scholar with multi-disciplinary research interests that include the theory and application of artificial intelligence to engineering, computer science, finance, social science and medicine. He has an extensive track record in human capacity development and has published 23 books in artificial intelligence. Professor Marwala is the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg and prior to this he was the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation and Executive Dean of Engineering and the Built Environment both at the University of Johannesburg. He also served as the Deputy Chairperson of the Presidential Commission on 4IR.

  • Dr Shafeeka Dockrat

    Dr Shafeeka Dockrat is the Director of Student Development and Support at the Tshwane University of Technology. She is registered with the HPCSA as a research psychologist and psychometrist. She has a master's degree in the field of Sport Psychology, a master's in Research Psychology, and an MBA. She obtained a PhD degree at the University of Pretoria. Her research foci include the fields of student success, psychometrics and digital adoption. Dr Dockrat has been the chairperson of the Psychological Society of South Africa's Division for Research and Methodology since 2019.