Ineke Buskens

Ineke Buskens is a cultural anthropologist working as research, facilitation and gender consultant. Ineke has published on qualitative and emancipatory research methodology, women’s health, Gender and ICT4D and Open Development. As leader and research director of the GRACE Network she has been the main editor of its two books ( She currently is based at the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society in Macau, SAR China, heading the Gender Tech Lab and exploring the possibility of setting up the GRACE Asia Network.

Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga

Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga is currently the CIO at the Financial Services Board, a regulator of the non-banking financial services, a position she has held since 2011.

Tshifhiwa has spent almost 20 years in IT, and has held key IT positions in organisations such as Telkom and Standard Bank. Tshifhiwa holds a Master of Information Technology degree from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from GIBS. Upon completion of the MBA, she received top student award in the elective, “leading others through storytelling”, a skill which she attributes her success to as it empowers her to communicate complex topics to non-technical key stakeholders.

In 2014, Tshifhiwa was awarded the Visionary CIO Award by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA, formerly CSSA), in association with ITWeb, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Gartner Africa for having demonstrated visionary leadership in using technology to support and drive the organisation to be more innovative and strategic. Tshifhiwa is also part of the Gartner Symposium Cape Town 2015 Advisory Board.