Tembinkosi is a keen researcher and practitioner with a passion for applying foresight driven innovation, systems thinking, and data science to resolve the wicked problems of our time, namely poverty and inequality. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Geography, a Master of Science degree in Geo-information Systems and is currently a PhD student in Data Science. He has contributed to, and co-authored a number of refereed publication in the following areas: Innovation, Futures Strategy and Computer Science, and has contributed to a book chapter on the development of Innovation Systems in South Africa.
He has over the past 20 years coordinated local and international projects working with partners in these disciplines across Africa, Europe, in Canada, Mexico, and USA. He recently co-facilitated the WK Kellogg Foundation Global Summit on World Food Systems, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is currently mentoring four start-up companies seeking to apply digital technologies to solve human problems.