Conference Chairs

Dr Kaviraj Sharma Sukon
Dr K. S. Sukon is the founder Director-General of Open University of Mauritius – the first local ISO Certified public university in Mauritius. After nearly four years of operation, the Open University of Mauritius already has over 5,000 learners. Dr Sukon has been the Chairman of the Board of the Mauritius College of the Air and has previously worked at University of Mauritius, Mauritius Examination Syndicate and Human Resource Development Council. Dr Sukon has led (a) the development of the first National Human Resource Development Plan for Mauritius; (b) the marking of the first International CIE paper in Mauritius; and (c) the establishment of the Open University of Mauritius. He has been a consultant for several organisations including UNESCO, ILO, UNDP AND ADEA. He has published research papers and supervised several master’s and doctoral theses. He has been a member of the Senate of University of Mauritius and Academic Council of University of Technology, Mauritius. He also holds a honorary position at Imperial College London, UK.
Professor Stephen M Mutula

Professor Stephen M Mutula is the Acting Dean and Head: School of Management, IT and Governance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He previously served as interim Deputy Vice- Chancellor and Head: College of Humanities (UKZN), Dean and Head: School of Social Sciences (UKZN), Chairperson, Faculty of Humanities Research and Head of Department Information Studies respectively (University of Botswana). Professor Mutula holds degree qualifications in computer science, education and information sciences from University of Nairobi, University of Johannesburg, and University of Wales, UK respectively. Professor Mutula is an NRF rated researcher and has won several international scholarly excellence awards from Emerald publishing (UK), African Network of Information Ethics (ANIE) (Capurro Fiek Foundation, Germany), University of Botswana, and University of KwaZulu-Natal respectively. Professor Mutula is a prolific researcher with an extensive publication record that includes books such as: Digital Economies, SMEs and E-readiness (N. York: Business Science Reference); Web-based Information Management: A cross Disciplinary Approach (Oxford: Chandos Publishing); Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives (Ibadan: Third World Information Services Ltd); and Digital Solutions for contemporary democracy and e-government (Hershey PA: Information Science Reference). <<read more >>