Thembinkosi Nkonyana is currently pursuing his PHD degree in Artificial intelligence at the University of Johannesburg. His research has been focused in application of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning in Remote Sensing and Big Data. He has published in reputable ISI conferences, Scopus Indexed, IEEE Explorer, and Springer Book chapters. In the era of Forth Industrial Revolution (4IR), advanced algorithms are needed for analysis and manipulation of Big Data as is it Unstructured, Semi Structured or Structured. His latest research is to conduct studies on how to apply Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning to solve complex problems which help in planning and decision making that is based on data driven information. His research interest also include arears of Internet of Things (IoT), Drone Technology, Predictive Maintenance, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Fog computing and Dew computing.