|Mariana van der Walt|
Mariana holds an M.Sc in Technology Management, with a focus on Knowledge Management. She has more than 15 years of experience in supporting decision makers in their organisational and strategic decision making, and in providing decision support tools and conceptual frameworks to enhance the quality of decisions. She is also experienced in technology management and information systems, especially as tools for support of decision making. Combining excellent interpersonal and communication skills, Mariana utilises years of experience in identifying and maximising business development opportunities with an understanding of project management and budgetary controls.
She is a Chief Scientist and Domain Leader at the Institute for Maritime Technology, South Africa, where she leads a group of researchers who focus on supporting decision makers in the field of Knowledge Dynamics. This includes Decision Making, Decision Support, and also unlocking value for decision makers from insights of the knowledge economy. She participates in a number of projects ranging from numerically challenging to conceptually innovative, with application on operational, tactical and strategic decision making. The service provided integrates all branches of science, namely natural, social and human sciences.
She is also an expert in enterprise resilience management (business continuity), and have also developed a problem solving capability embedded in a team of analysts to promote resilience in organizations. She has also developed guidelines on how to embed resilience into organizations through the vehicle of strategic decision making thinking skills.
Mariana also lectures part time at the University of Stellenbosch in their Centre for Knowledge Dynamics and Decision Making where she lectures in the Decision Making module of the masters program in Information and Knowledge Management (MIKM). She has also published internationally in her field of expertise in leading peer reviewed journals and presented several papers at conferences.
Mariana is also a hoghly experienced research manager, specifically in industrial research. Read her professional profile in this field on the website www.sciencemanagement.co.nz. (Opens in a new page)
Mariana is also available for customised contracts. Read more how to engage her in specific requirements you might have.
Contact her for more information. She also offers online webinars on WIZIQ:
|Science in Management|
|Online Courses Schedule|
|Courses we Offer|
|Videos and Presentations|