The digitalization age characterized by exponential developments has breathed life into what has been known as Digital Transformation – allowing people to solve traditional challenges.
Dr. Kerretts-Makau one of the Senior Faculty at Strathmore University Business School, together with Dr. Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director Institute for Security Studies, South Africa and Prof Markus Kaiser, a lecturer from the Technical College of Nürnberg, Germany were the panelists during the Hans Siedel Foundation Conference in Bavaria, Germany under the theme: Our Digital Economy. The discussion revolved around four focal points: Our Society, Our Development, Our Democracy and Our Information and Data. “Digitization has the potential to make the future better. Our lives are not getting easier. Failure or success is not only a technical but also a political question that requires answers. The influence of new digital tools will increase in the next years and will shape how we work, think and live. This transformation will also affect the work of all actors; Government institutions, Private sector and the civil society and even more importantly, how education is perceived and taught. We must be willing to unlearn and relearn new concepts,” remarked Dr. Kerretts – Makau.
Ranked among the top 100 most influential Africans of 2016 in Education by the New African Magazine, Dr. Kerretts-Makau participates actively in ICT Policy reforms. Dr. Kerretts contributions continue to be witnessed through her service in the following capacities: She is a senior faculty in Change management /institution transformation and communications management at Strathmore University Business School. She sits on several development focused boards on the interrelationship between ICT and development including NEPAD, Research ICT Africa which focuses on producing relevant evidenced-based research on ICT policy and development and has served with the World bank on ICT4D for over 12 years. She has also served in the former ICT regulatory board from 2010 to 2014. She remains a strong influencer in this field as the trends in digitization move into the spaces of how we view work and learning and how content and data can be used for meaningful decision making in development.