|Date:||Tuesday 19 Jul, 4:30pm - 5:30pm|
|Location:||AUT City Campus
WA Building, Conference Centre
The natural aspiration for a better world that accompanied rapid technological progress spurred the interest in understanding the social implications of digital technology and gave rise to a specialised area of research: information and communication technology for development (ICT4D). Despite the moral imperative of understanding digital technology’s role in human development, ICT4D research remained in the margins of academic debates for many years; information systems privileged research examining the role of computer technology in business. Fortunately, the last two decades have marked a shift; ICT4D research has moved to the centre of the information systems discipline.
Professor Antonio Díaz Andrade in his inaugural professorial address takes a closer look at ICT4D research, explaining how digital technology can contribute to making the world a better place for all.
Antonio joined the dynamic team of researchers at Auckland University of Technology in 2009 and is a Professor of Business Information Systems at AUT’s Business School.
Antonio is actively involved in the information systems community in multiple roles as researcher, lecturer, presenter, supervisor, editor and reviewer.