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DataCon is Africa's Most Trusted Data Analytics Conference

Harness the Power of Data Analytics to Evolve into an Insight Driven Enterprise

DataCon Africa, established as a spin-off event of CDAO (Chief Data & Analytics Officer) will see international and local industry experts from various industries discuss challenges within data governance such as data remediation, enrichment, breaking down the silos, data security and more. Culture Change and Change Management is becoming of utmost importance as organisations are looking to become data-driven before they are left behind and DataCon Africa will host workshops on these subjects. Data Science & applying AI & ML is what everyone is looking into, the 2019 edition of DataCon will put a few industry leaders on stage to share their experiences on how they applied data science to real business cases and what they have learned. 

 

What is new to the 2019 edition of DataCon Africa? 

  • The BIG Question? 6 Experts will be put on stage and asked - "How did you Effect Change in your Organisation through Data Analytics" 
  • More 'cool' Use Cases - What projects have Data Science teams delivered recently, how it was done and what was the results 
  • 50 Top Class Expert Speakers - Local and International Data & Analytics experts from various industries will share their years of experience and expertise on wide range of topics  

 

The agenda will feature plenary key-notes, presentations and  case-studies as well as 3 streams which will consist of a combination of discussion groups, use cases and presentations. Streams will be focused on: 1.)Data Governance 2.)Strategy & Operations 3.)Data Science / AI / ML

 

Attending DataCon Africa is a must for all professionals dealing with BI, Data Science, Big Data, Master Data Management, Insights & Analytics, Data Governance, Data Strategy, Culture, Change Management and other similar roles

50+ Speakers

200 Attendees

3 Themed Tracks

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Speaking at DataCon Africa 2019

Bruce Bassett

Prof Bruce Bassett

Head of Data Science & Machine Learning, SKA Project South Africa

Annatjie Uys

Annatjie Uys

Master Data Manager, Pioneer Foods

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Marc van der Zon

Head of Analytics, Hollard Insurance

Zahier Kajee

Zahier Kajee

Head of Visualization, Absa

Louise Blake

Louise Blake

Head of Data , Tajawal (UAE)

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PJ Bezuidenhout

CDO, WesBank

Nicholas Nghidipaa

Nicholas Nghidipaa

Data Science Analyst, Luno

Cobus van den Berg

Cobus van den Berg

Chief Data Architect, Absa

Steve Naudé

Steve Naudé

Head of Data, Altech Netstar

Adel Evert

Adel Evert

Manager: Data Governance, Capitec Bank

Valencia Cleinwerck

Valencia Cleinwerck

Data Solutions Manager, Pernod Ricard

Francois Vermeulen

Francois Vermeulen

Group Head: Business Intelligence & Analytics, HomeChoice Holdings

Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony Rodriguez

Head: Group Data & Analytics Solutions, Sasol

Claudia Fah

Claudia Fah

Fraud Analytics Manager, BankservAfrica

Wesley Weidemann

Wesley Weidemann

Group Executive: Analytics, Life Healthcare

Junior Muka

Junior Muka

Data Architect - Business Intelligence, Woolworths

Francois van Heerden

Francois van Heerden

Group Lead: BI & Data Science, Silvertree Internet Holdings

Riaz Arbi

Riaz Arbi

Principal Professional Officer: Data Science, City of Cape Town

Genevieve Mannel

Genevieve Mannel

Head of BI and EKM, TFG (The Foschini Group)

Elfriede Teske

Elfriede Teske

Chief Data Officer, FirstRand Namibia

Jaco du Toit

Jaco du Toit

Principal Data Scientist, Vodacom

Benji Meltzer

Benji Meltzer

Co-Founder & CTO, Aerobotics

Guy Taylor b

Guy Taylor

Head: Data Driven Intelligence, Nedbank

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas

Chief Data & Design Officer, ask-jean

Paul Swanepoel

Paul Swanepoel

Senior Manager Data Science, BroadReach

Solomon Monama

Solomon Monama

Executive: BI and Customer Analytics, Edcon

Arthur Price

Arthur Price

Senior Cost Analyst, GSK

Janine West

Janine West

Data Privacy Officer , Investec Private Bank

Johan Vallin

Johan Vallin

Global Head of Data Science, Electrolux (Sweden)

Thomas Woods

Thomas Woods

Head of BI & Analytics, Massdiscounters

Jannie van Schalkwyk

Jannie van Schalkwyk

Group General Manager: Analytics & Reporting, Mediclinic International

Joshua Knight

Joshua Knight

Jet Customer: Strategic Analyst, Edcon

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Monika du Toit

Data Scientist, Capitec Bank

Ketan Tailor

Ketan Tailor

Analytics Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber

René Toua

Dr. René Toua

Chief Clinical Officer, Mediclinic International

Abigail Britton

Abigail Britton

Data Science Lead, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Krineshen Singh

Krineshen Singh

Head of People Analytics, Discovery

Tiaan van Zyl

Tiaan van Zyl

Head of Digital Analytics, TrafficBrand

Tebogo Mabitsela

Tebogo Mabitsela

Manager: Data Analytics, Technology & Innovation, Liberty Group

Desigan Govindsamy

Desigan Govindsamy

Head of HR Operations, Discovery

Kaeli Rautenbach

Kaeli Rautenbach

Head of Data & Insights, Dentsu Aegis Network South Africa

Jaco Burger

Jaco Burger

Former Independent Sport Scientist to Professional Tennis Players on ATP World Tour & current Big Data Analytics Researcher & Consultant,

Paul dos Santos

Paul dos Santos

Data Scientist, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Christiaan van der Walt

Dr Christiaan van der Walt

Chief Technology Officer, MyBucks

Siobhain O'Mahony

Siobhain O’Mahony

Head: Analytics, Investec Private Bank

Manish Dullabh

Manish Dullabh

Head: Artificial Intelligence, Absa

Hannelie

Hannelie Lotz

Data Lead - Strategic Portfolio Management , Old Mutual Group Finance

Theunis

Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

Head of Credit, Wonga ZA

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