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Christo Potgieter
Research Champion
School of IT, School of Business, Research Office

Research Leadership, Applied research re IT, Applied research re Business, PBRF-rated, Publishing from problem-solving, IT Service Management, Developing new departments

I am the first Research Champion for Wintec, starting early 2010. Nowadays this involves promoting research in Wintec, developing new cross-School projects, being Research Leader for Schools of IT/Business and doing my own research. Very satisfactory! Most of the previous decade (2002-2010) time was spent in various management roles at Wintec, including Head of School of Information Technology and for two years simultaneously also the Head of School of Business. In addition I managed the Electrical teaching section for two years and for a brief period also the Wintec e-learning project. I joined the tertiary world in 2000 as Associate Professor, the first professorial appointment in IT at Technikon Pretoria in South Africa (now called Tshwane University of Technology). Leadership roles also include Section Head IT Post Graduate and Research and Acting Chair of Department if IT. The process to create the current Faculty of IT in 2003 developed from my formal proposal with colleagues and a new advisory body. Prior industry experience include thirteen years in IT of Banking (Absa Bank, South Africa) in various senior management roles, culminating Deputy General Manager (IT Service Quality). Each position was newly defined or involved substantial change. My first work experience during the 1980’s was in Industrial R&D with IT roles include Programming, Scientist and Systems Coordinator.

1982 BSC (Computer Science) 1985 Hons (Computer Science) 1991 MBA (Awarded Best student) 1997 DCom (Informatics) (All from South Africa)

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  1. Programming 3 - Reviewing ourselves considering BRACElet
  2. Successful RAD and prototyping on a capstone project
  3. Health informatics: Key considerations from the national health IT plan
  4. Enhancing a survey instrument re Indian students for IT field
  5. Is there such a thing as "Just replicate it"?
  6. Programming 2 - Exploring "student thinking"
  7. When worlds collide - Making Star Trek happen!
  8. One IT internship experience at a not-for-profit organisation
  9. Quality of service when streaming: Starting a joint project - FAIL!
  10. Case - Collaboration framework for IT problem solving for community organizations

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1Towards integrated reflective practice: Linking collaboratively with communities in teaching721
2ITIL contributes to improved customer and user satisfaction644
3Analysis of completion and retention of a graduate diploma568
4Managing international students attendance with consideration of completion and satisfaction560
5Blue Book’s APR: A useful addition?553
6Student success: Overcoming quality systems and data problems488
7NZCS SFIA professional certification476
8R&D vouchers: Business continuity of IT424
9Managing “at risk” business students: Statistical analysis of student data profiles400
10Rebel with(out) a cause?!400