Friday, 17 October 2014

Students present at Postgraduate Conference

Jason van Staden presents his research

Omar Ally listens to the presentations
Honours students on the Information Systems for Smart Cities in Africa project, Omar Ally, Jason van Staden and Candice Visser had the opportunity to present their research findings at the 3rd Annual School of Economic and Business Sciences Postgraduate Conference on September 19, 2014. 

Jason van Staden presented the findings from his research that looked at the factors that influence City of Johannesburg residents intention to use local e-government. Candice Visser presented the findings from her research titled "Towards a Smart City: An importance-performance analysis of resident's service needs". Omar Ally's research looked at the service needs of young people living in Braamfontein.  

The presentations were well received and generated a lot of interest from fellow students and staff who had questions about the data collection process, the opportunity for new research, the comparisons with smart cities from across the globe, the impact websites can make on service delivery, and the city’s current  state in terms of meeting residents’ needs.

The annual Postgraduate Conference brings together over 250 postgraduate students from the School to present their research to their peers. This year's conference was held at the Protea, Parktonian Hotel in Braamfontein.