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Rennie Naidoo

Professor in Information Systems (IS) at the Wits School of Business Sciences.

Rennie Naidoo is a professor in Information Systems (IS) at the Wits School of Business Sciences. An established NRF-rated researcher, his focus areas include data science, sustainable IT, artificial intelligence and cyber security.

Naidoo earned a Master of Commerce in Information Systems (with Distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand and a PhD in Information Technology from the University of Pretoria. His research appears in leading scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Strategic Information Systems and the European Journal of Information Systems.

He has presented at premier academic conferences, including the International Conference on Information Systems and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Devoted to lifelong learning and scholarship, he mentors students at the Master's and PhD levels at Wits. He actively serves the IS profession as a member of the Association for Information Systems and the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists.



Unlocking insights from cyber security data science

How behavioural science theories remain the key to shaping our cyber security management decisions.


Transforming the talent pipeline in IT

It is necessary for all local companies to champion diversity, equity and inclusion in South Africa’s tech sector as a matter of urgency.


The CIO's guide to generative artificial intelligence

How IT leaders can cut through the GenAI hype to create business value, while balancing innovation with ethical considerations.

CIO ZoneJan 25, 2024

The climate crisis moral evasion in IT

The South African IT industry must chart the sustainability course in 2024 by overcoming its moral disengagement.


Game-changers in online gaming

Enlightened digital entrepreneurs, designers and gamers should champion the social inclusion movement in online gaming.


Artificial intelligence is disrupting higher education

Traditional contact universities need to adapt faster and find creative ways of exploring and exploiting AI, or lose their dominant position.

InnovationsSept 15, 2023

Green is the new gold standard

Local ICT leaders and experts should be playing a greater role in addressing environmentally-sustainable IT goals.

MalwareFeb 16, 2023

Defending SA's critical infrastructure against cyber attacks

Cyber warfare and cyber terrorism pose a major threat to SA's critical infrastructure, and consequently, expose citizens to many risks.

InnovationsAug 24, 2022

Designing sustainable futures with digital mining

IT leaders in mining must address global sustainable development goals, while focusing on the economic outcomes and technological imperatives of digital mining.


The security challenge in DevOps

While Agile development approaches help organisations respond rapidly to new business opportunities, they pose significant security challenges.

Project ManagementMar 29, 2022

Combating social exclusion during strategic change to IT

IT and business leaders risk marginalising, silencing and segregating IT employees during a strategic technology change.

Project ManagementFeb 25, 2022

Building resilient globally distributed IT teams

A cautionary note about the challenge of managing increasing tensions in globally distributed IT teams during major work role transitions.