Mr. Andre Henney obtained his M.Sc from the University of the Western Cape focussing on Embedded Systems. He is currently completing his PhD with UWC, working as part of the BANG research group, focusing on ICT solutions for the Deaf community using mobile phones. His current research interest is ICT4D, IoT, Networking and Cyber Security and the interworking of these fields. He currently holds the position of lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, University of the Western Cape. Prior to joining UWC as a Chief Officer, he was employed at the South African Post Office Trust Centre as a systems engineer.