Barry Dwolatzky (Dr)

Professor Emeritus, University of the Witwatersrand

Barry Dwolatzky

Barry Dwolatzky is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Electrical & Information Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He is also founder and Director of the University's Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE). His primary focus over the past 28 years has been the growth and development of the South African software engineering sector.

In recognition of his contribution to the South African IT industry Barry Dwolatzky was named the "South African IT Personality of the Year" in 2013 and received an award for "Distinguished Service to IT" from the Institute of IT Professionals of South Africa (IITPSA) in 2016. Also in 2016 Wits University presented him with the "Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Citizenship".

In 2013 Barry spearheaded an initiative at Wits to establish a major digital innovation hub in the Braamfontein area of inner-city Johannesburg. Called the "Tshimologong Precinct" the project has attracted significant support from government and a range of major local and international companies.

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