Subject: Collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology’s Information
Systems for Social Impact (IS4SI) Research Group
Thank you for your continued membership of Swinburne’s Information Systems for Social Impact (IS4SI) Research Group and sharing in the IS4SI vision to enable positive social impact through the co-creation and responsible deployment of information systems.
As you know, the IS4SI research group is supported and funded by the Swinburne Business School to take a systems thinking approach to explore problems faced by society whereby the group seeks to apply innovative technology and process-driven solutions to advance, assist, aid and empower individuals and communities. The group achieves this through collaborative partnerships with a wide range of individuals, community-based organisations (such as Community Four) and governments; both locally and internationally.
Your continued role in building up the IS4SI network of collaborators, your workshop discussions on the concept of social impact and insightful reviewing of grant applications within the group is especially welcomed. The group also looks forward to continue working with you to develop the Symbiotic Innovation model through applying it to an Information Systems Social Impact context, potentially taking on a supervisory/mentoring role of junior academics and higher degree research students within the IS4SI research group and participation in the digital literacy projects under development by the IS4SI research group with the Hazara refugee community in Melbourne and Roshni Welfare Society in Pakpattan, Pakistan.
Dr Jason Sargent
PhD (Sydney), BInfoTech(Hons)(WGong)
IEEE, IEEE SSIT The Society on Social Implications of Technology
Director, Information Systems for Social Impact (IS4SI) Research Group
New Colombo Plan IT for Social Impact Project (INDIA)
Snr Visiting Research Fellow, Nathu Puri Institute for Engineering and Enterprise,
London Southbank University