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Dr Boroto is an information systems specialist, passionate about digitalisation in the health sector, especially in low  and middle-income countries. His research on digital transformation in practice identifies factors affecting the adoption of digital technologies and the need for continuous digital transformation process improvement. He is an expert in the application of socio-technical theories to explore digital transformation in the context of complex environments/systems.

His previous research investigated sustainability and scalability of mHealth projects, with a focus on mHealth for HIV/AIDS care projects, using the technologies-in-practice and the human environment models. He also explored the influence of stakeholders’ relations on the implementation of information systems strategy in public hospitals from an activity theory perspective. He has collaborated with academic researchers and industry experts on digital health projects, policy implementation, health systems strengthening, and leadership and capacity development initiatives.

While his work to date has primarily been on digitalisation in the health care sector, he has more recently begun to apply his expertise to other sectors. Interested in digitalisation for access to justice, digital transformation for improved governance and aspects of ethics related to artificial intelligence, his present research entails a comparative analysis of the adoption of digital technologies across both the health and construction industry sectors. The aim of his work in the Made Smarter Innovation Centre for People-Led Digitalisation is to identify examples of successful digital technology adoption from one sector and to develop processes and guidelines to facilitate its transfer to another.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Information Systems, Doctor of Philosophy, The influence of stakeholder relations on the implementation of information systems strategy in public hospitals in South Africa: an activity theory perspective, University of Cape Town

12 Feb 201015 Dec 2014

Award Date: 15 Dec 2014

Information Systems, Master of Informatics, Assessing sustainability and scalability of mobile phone-based projects for HIV/AIDS care in the context of developing countries, University of Pretoria

15 Feb 20071 Sept 2009

Award Date: 1 Sept 2009

Information Systems, Bachelor of Economics, University of the Western Cape

18 Feb 200218 Mar 2006

Award Date: 18 Mar 2006


  • Digital Health
  • Digital Transformation
  • Artificial Intelligence Ethics
  • Digital Engagement
  • People-Led Digitalisation
  • Digital Policy Implementation


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