Isak van der Walt is currently Digital Scholarship Centre and MakerSpace Manager at the University of Pretoria. He forms part of the Strategic Innovation Unit for the Department of Library Services where his role is to investigate, plan, launch and manage innovation projects. The projects that he is involved with are of strategic importance for the University and Library Services. He is currently in process of establishing a Digital Scholarship Centre at the University of Pretoria.
He is also Technical Lead for the South African Sustainable Development Goals Hub (SASDGHub), guiding them with the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects to enhance the discovery of resources. (http://sasdghub.org/people/)
Isak is passionate about innovation, research data management and new disruptive technologies that change industries and professions.