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Highlights from DataCon Africa 2019

Take a look back at how great the 2019 edition of DataCon Africa was

DataCon is Africa's Most Trusted Data Analytics Conference

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

DataCon Africa, first established as a spin-off event of CDAO (Chief Data & Analytics Officer), brings together 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 has become of  the 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 are ever-present hot topics of discussion and the 2019 edition of DataCon showcased several industry leaders who shared their experiences, and lessons learned, on how they applied data science to real business cases.

What was new at DataCon Africa 2019? 

  • 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 2019 agenda included plenary keynotes as well as technical presentations, practical case-studies an interactive discussion groups, delivered across three streams: 1) Data Governance; 2) Strategy & Operations; 3) Data Science / AI / ML

Watch this space to see the next step of the DataCon Africa evolution as we prepare for 2020!

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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Who Spoke at DataCon Africa 2019

Riaz Arbi

Riaz Arbi

Principal Professional Officer: Data Science, City of Cape Town

Alexander Metlewicz

Alexander Metlewicz

Senior Manager – BI & Data Science, Al Tayyar Group (UAE)

Manrich Kotze

Manrich Kotze

Lead Data Governance Analyst, Capitec Bank

Wolfgang Knupp

Wolfgang Knupp

Lead Data & AI Architect, IBM South Africa

Vishal Soni

Vishal Soni

Data Solutions Architect, Alteryx

Ken Habson

Ken Habson

Sales Director: Data & AI, Microsoft

Steve Dunbar

Steve Dunbar

IoT Commercial Director – Middle East & Africa, Microsoft

Vian Chinner

Vian Chinner

Founder, CEO, Xineoh

Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan

Business Unit Lead: Data, Planning and Analytics, Altron Karabina

JP Smith

JP Smith

Pre-Sales Director: Emerging EMEA Markets, Hitachi Vantara

Keith Kenneth

Keith Kenneth

Sales Director, Hitachi Vantara South Africa

Kelly Lu

Kelly Lu

Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Solutions Manager, SAS

Aneshan Ramaloo

Aneshan Ramaloo

Advanced Analytics Practice Lead, SAS

Matthew Ferguson

Matthew Ferguson

Manager: Valuation Surveys & Data Quality, City of Cape Town

Marisa Bennett

Marisa Bennett

Deputy Privacy Officer, WesBank

Bruce Bassett

Prof Bruce Bassett

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

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Marc van der Zon

Head of Analytics, Hollard Insurance

PJ Bezuidenhout

PJ Bezuidenhout

CDO, WesBank

Steve Naudé

Steve Naudé

Head of Data, Netstar

Valencia Cleinwerck

Valencia Cleinwerck

Data Solutions Manager, Pernod Ricard

Francois Vermeulen

Francois Vermeulen

Group Head: Business Intelligence & Analytics, HomeChoice Holdings

Claudia Fah

Claudia Fah

Fraud Analytics Manager, BankservAfrica

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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

Genevieve Mannel

Genevieve Mannel

Head: IT, Cipla South Africa

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

Janine West

Janine West

Data Privacy Officer , Investec Private Bank

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

Tiaan van Zyl

Tiaan van Zyl

Head of Digital Analytics, TrafficBrand

Tebogo Mabitsela

Tebogo Mabitsela

Manager: Data Analytics, Technology & Innovation, Liberty Group

Kaeli Rautenbach

Kaeli Rautenbach

Head of Data & Insights, Dentsu Aegis Network South Africa

Paul dos Santos

Paul dos Santos

Data Scientist, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Siobhain O'Mahony

Siobhain O’Mahony

Head: Analytics, Investec Private Bank

Manish Dullabh

Manish Dullabh

Head: Artificial Intelligence, Absa

Theunis

Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

Head of Credit, Wonga ZA

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