UWI Professor releases new book on
Digital Transformation for Higher Education Institutions
The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Tuesday, March 29, 2022—The new Chair of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Steering Committee and Head of the Digital Transformation Strategic Initiative, Professor Lloyd Waller, has published his latest book, ‘Digital Transformation for Higher Education Institutions: A Framework for the Future’.
Professor Waller’s book presents a roadmap for Digital Transformation and is the first of its kind to offer a guided approach to planning and implementing digital transformation in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
The publication proposes the adoption of a Digital Transformation strategy for HEIs to build resilience, thrive in crises, and become sustainable. It emphasizes the importance of “understanding the issues at play" and outlines a step-by-step guide for action.
This book, which is Professor Waller’s seventh, was published by Ian Randle Publishers and serves as a valuable resource for anyone involved in Digital Transformation in Higher Education. According to the cover blurb, the book is free of technical language and will present no difficulty for anyone without a digital background.
Professor Waller’s research interests include Digital Transformation Policies and Practice; Electronic Governance, Tourism Resilience, Development Studies, Governance, and Advanced Research Methods. A professor of Digital Transformation Policy and Governance at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), he was recently appointed as the new Chair of the UWI’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Steering Committee. He also leads The UWI’s Digital Transformation Strategic Initiative as the institution embarks on Phase 2 of its ‘Triple A Strategy’ strategic plan. This second phase of the Triple A Strategy, described as the ‘Revenue Revolution’ is envisioned to be powered by Digital Transformation.
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Photo caption: UWI Professor of Digital Transformation Policy and Governance, Professor Lloyd Waller.
About The University of the West Indies
The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region.
From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: in Jamaica, in Trinidad and Tobago, in Barbados, in Antigua and Barbuda and its , and 10 global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.
The UWI has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). In the latest World University Rankings 2022, released in September 2021, The UWI moved up an impressive 94 places from last year. In the current global field of some 30,000 universities and elite research institutes, The UWI stands among the top 1.5%.
The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists since its debut in the rankings in 2018. In addition to its leading position in the Caribbean, it is also in the top 20 for Latin America and the Caribbean and the top 100 global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old). The UWI is also featured among the leading universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.
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