Professor Alta van der Merwe is deputy dean, teaching and learning within the EBIT Faculty at the University of Pretoria.
Van der Merwe focuses on the design of socio-technical solutions with research activities in enterprise architecture, data science and different theories supporting the successful use of technology in the organisation.
Her research related to her position focuses on student success and especially using technology to enhance throughput.
She is the past president of SAICSIT and on an international level, was involved in the proposal and acceptance of the IEEE SMC Enterprise Engineering and Enterprise Architecture Technical Committee. In 2018, she was appointed as the IFIP 8 vice-chair.
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