Dr Stella Bvuma (PhD IT Management) Head of Department: Applied Information Systems University of Johannesburg. School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems College of Business and Economics
Dr Stella Bvuma has a driven robust passion in the area of ICT4 Development and ICT adoption. Her Research focuses on ICT adoption by SMMEs towards growth and development. She is currently a member to the Council of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT).
Voluntary Board Membership:
1. Executive Board member: Township Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) in South Africa.
2. Advisory Board Member: Pan African Information Communication Technology Association (PAICTA)
Dr Stella is amongst the 32 women who contributed to the Volume 2 of We Will Lead Africa (WWLA), a collection of stories of impact change and transformation happening across Africa. These are stories of African women leaders who are having extraordinary impact every day. They provide insight and inspiration about what is possible when the contributions of women are celebrated, valued and amplified.
In April, 2019 she was honoured as the Best Academic Leader in Applied Information Systems Studies. The South Africa Education Leadership Awards are presented by Asian Confederation of Businesses with CMO Asia as its Strategic Partner and Stars of the Industry Group as a research partner. Endorsed by the World Federation of Academic & Educational Institutions.
In the same year 2019, she was awarded best Academic Advisor award presented by the International Business and Excellence (IBAE) Awards 2019 in Dubai, UAE, under the GISR Foundation.
She is described by her peers and colleagues as a servant leader or leader with agility. Stella believes in the quote by Jim Rohn: “challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”