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DataCon Africa 2019

CTICC | Cape Town, South Africa
13 - 14 March 2019 Main Conference
12 March 2019 Focus Day

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Focus Day
12 March 2019
09:50

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome & Opening Remarks

February 21 | 09:50 - 10:00

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10:00

What is a Truly Data Driven Company? Building an AI / Data Science Practice & Driving the Culture

What is a Truly Data Driven Company? Building an AI / Data Science Practice & Driving the Culture

March 12 | 10:00 - 11:00

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11:00

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

February 21 | 11:00 - 11:30

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11:30

What is a Truly Data Driven Company? Building an AI / Data Science Practice & Driving the Culture (continue)

What is a Truly Data Driven Company? Building an AI / Data Science Practice & Driving the Culture (continue)

February 21 | 11:30 - 12:30

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12:30

Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking

February 21 | 12:30 - 13:30

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1:30

Towards Business-as-Usual: On the Road to a Data-Driven Organisation through Change Management

One of the biggest hurdles in the implementation of data related initiatives is change management. During this interactive session, we will unpack the key aspects of change which will path the data...

Speaking:

Elfriede Teske

Elfriede Teske

Chief Data Officer, FirstRand Namibia

PJ Bezuidenhout

PJ Bezuidenhout

CDO, WesBank

Towards Business-as-Usual: On the Road to a Data-Driven Organisation through Change Management

March 12 | 13:30 - 14:30

One of the biggest hurdles in the implementation of data related initiatives is change management. During this interactive session, we will unpack the key aspects of change which will path the data road towards a Data-Driven

Organisation, embedding a data driven culture. Realising change management is all about people, then start with the business problem and ask why you would like to change. Define your objectives and make sure they are

measurable and realistic.

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Elfriede Teske

Elfriede Teske

FirstRand Namibia

PJ Bezuidenhout

PJ Bezuidenhout

WesBank

2:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

February 21 | 14:30 - 15:00

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3:00

Treading Business Unusual: A Data-Driven Organisation Risking Everything, how to Prepare Through Change Management?

Being Data-Driven opens the organisation to certain risks. Risks that can be mitigated and others unavoidable. In this interactive session the facilitators will share some example when data controls...

Speaking:

PJ Bezuidenhout

PJ Bezuidenhout

CDO, WesBank

Marisa Bennett

Marisa Bennett

Deputy Privacy Officer, WesBank

Treading Business Unusual: A Data-Driven Organisation Risking Everything, how to Prepare Through Change Management?

March 12 | 15:00 - 16:00

Being Data-Driven opens the organisation to certain risks. Risks that can be mitigated and others unavoidable. In this interactive session the facilitators will share some example when data controls fail and how organisations are

role-playing scenarios to prepare themselves for when these events do happen. We will be exploring another aspect of Change Management in a Data-Driven Organisation.

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PJ Bezuidenhout

PJ Bezuidenhout

WesBank

Marisa Bennett

Marisa Bennett

WesBank

4:00

Conclusion of Pre-Conference Focus Day

Conclusion of Pre-Conference Focus Day

February 21 | 16:00

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Day 1
13 March 2019
07:30

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February 21 | 07:30 - 08:30

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08:40

Welcome & Opening Address

Welcome & Opening Address

February 21 | 08:40 - 08:45

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08:45

Lead Partner Presentation

Microsoft

Lead Partner Presentation

February 21 | 08:45 - 09:00

Microsoft

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09:00

International Keynote: How AI & Data Science Can Be Used to Improve Products

International Keynote: How AI & Data Science Can Be Used to Improve Products

March 11 | 09:00 - 09:30

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09:30

Enablement of Agile Rapid BI Methodology in the FinTech sector

Speaking:

Hannelie

Hannelie Lotz

Data Lead - Strategic Portfolio Management , Old Mutual Group Finance

Enablement of Agile Rapid BI Methodology in the FinTech sector

March 11 | 09:30 - 10:00

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Hannelie

Hannelie Lotz

Old Mutual Group Finance

10:30

Moving Past Model.Fit() – Data Science & Machine Learning in the Wild

Speaking:

Guy Taylor b

Guy Taylor

Head: Data Driven Intelligence, Nedbank

Moving Past Model.Fit() – Data Science & Machine Learning in the Wild

February 21 | 10:30 - 11:00

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Guy Taylor b

Guy Taylor

Nedbank

10:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle.

Get Refreshed! Mingle.

February 21 | 10:30 - 11:00

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11:00

Associate Partner Presentation

Alteryx

Associate Partner Presentation

February 21 | 11:00 - 11:30

Alteryx

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The Big Question

11:30

How did AB InBev Increase Price Point & Revenue through Data Science Insights?

Speaking:

Abigail Britton

Abigail Britton

Data Science Lead, Anheuser-Busch InBev

How did AB InBev Increase Price Point & Revenue through Data Science Insights?

February 21 | 11:30 - 11:50

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Abigail Britton

Abigail Britton

Anheuser-Busch InBev

The Big Question

11:50

How is Liberty Driving Business Value & Assurance through Data Driven Audits?

Speaking:

Tebogo Mabitsela

Tebogo Mabitsela

Manager: Data Analytics, Technology & Innovation, Liberty Group

How is Liberty Driving Business Value & Assurance through Data Driven Audits?

February 21 | 11:50 - 12:10

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Tebogo Mabitsela

Tebogo Mabitsela

Liberty Group

The Big Question

12:10

How is Mediclinic Improving Patient Outcomes & Safety in a Data Driven Environment?

Speaking:

René Toua

Dr. René Toua

Chief Clinical Officer, Mediclinic International

How is Mediclinic Improving Patient Outcomes & Safety in a Data Driven Environment?

February 21 | 12:10 - 12:30

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René Toua

Dr. René Toua

Mediclinic International

12:30

Data Monetisation – Feasibility, Strategy & Challenges

Speaking:

Siobhain O'Mahony

Siobhain O’Mahony

Head: Analytics, Investec Private Bank

Data Monetisation – Feasibility, Strategy & Challenges

March 14 | 12:30 - 13:00

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Siobhain O'Mahony

Siobhain O’Mahony

Investec Private Bank

1:00

Associate Partner Presentation

Altron Karabina

Associate Partner Presentation

February 21 | 13:00 - 13:30

Altron Karabina

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1:30

Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking

March 13 | 13:30 - 14:30

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Stream A Data Governance

2:30

Reserved for Stream Sponsor

Hitachi Vantara

Reserved for Stream Sponsor

February 21 | 14:30 - 15:00

Hitachi Vantara

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Stream B Strategy & Operations

2:30

Building a Trusted & Value-Adding Data Analytics Office

Speaking:

Jannie van Schalkwyk

Jannie van Schalkwyk

Group General Manager: Analytics & Reporting, Mediclinic International

Building a Trusted & Value-Adding Data Analytics Office

February 21 | 14:30 - 15:00

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Jannie van Schalkwyk

Jannie van Schalkwyk

Mediclinic International

Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

2:30

Use Case: How does the City of Cape Town use Data Science to Analyze & Predict

Speaking:

Riaz Arbi

Riaz Arbi

Principal Professional Officer: Data Science, City of Cape Town

Use Case: How does the City of Cape Town use Data Science to Analyze & Predict

February 21 | 14:30 - 15:00

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Riaz Arbi

Riaz Arbi

City of Cape Town

Stream A Data Governance

3:00

Identifying & Implementing MDM Strategies & Linking it to Your Business Processes

Speaking:

Steve Naudé

Steve Naudé

Head of Data, Altech Netstar

Identifying & Implementing MDM Strategies & Linking it to Your Business Processes

February 21 | 15:00 - 15:30

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Steve Naudé

Steve Naudé

Altech Netstar

Stream B Strategy & Operations

3:00

How to Retain the Data Team – Keeping them Safe from Poachers

Speaking:

Monika du Toit new

Monika du Toit

Data Scientist, Capitec Bank

How to Retain the Data Team – Keeping them Safe from Poachers

February 21 | 15:00 - 15:30

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Monika du Toit new

Monika du Toit

Capitec Bank

Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

3:00

Use Case: Optimising public transport in Sub-Saharan Africa with Big Data & Data Science

Speaking:

Ketan Tailor

Ketan Tailor

Analytics Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber

Use Case: Optimising public transport in Sub-Saharan Africa with Big Data & Data Science

February 21 | 15:00 - 15:30

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Ketan Tailor

Ketan Tailor

Uber

Stream A Data Governance

3:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

February 21 | 15:30 - 16:00

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Stream B Strategy & Operations

3:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

February 21 | 15:30 - 16:00

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Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

3:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

February 21 | 15:30 - 16:00

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Stream A Data Governance

4:00

Being Effective While Being Compliant: Managing the Impact of GDPR & POPI

Speaking:

Janine West

Janine West

Data Privacy Officer , Investec Private Bank

Marisa Bennett

Marisa Bennett

Deputy Privacy Officer, WesBank

Being Effective While Being Compliant: Managing the Impact of GDPR & POPI

February 21 | 16:00 - 16:30

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Marisa Bennett

Marisa Bennett

WesBank

Janine West

Janine West

Investec Private Bank

Stream B Strategy & Operations

4:00

Deploying an AI strategy – Are you Ready & What to do Next

Speaking:

Manish Dullabh

Manish Dullabh

Head: Artificial Intelligence, Absa

Deploying an AI strategy – Are you Ready & What to do Next

February 21 | 16:00 - 16:30

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Manish Dullabh

Manish Dullabh

Absa

Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

4:00

Use Case: How Data Science, Analytics & Drones are Being Used for Crop Protection on Farms

Speaking:

Benji Meltzer

Benji Meltzer

Co-Founder & CTO, Aerobotics

Use Case: How Data Science, Analytics & Drones are Being Used for Crop Protection on Farms

February 21 | 16:00 - 16:30

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Benji Meltzer

Benji Meltzer

Aerobotics

Stream A Data Governance

4:30

Data Ownership – Accessibility & Accountability

Speaking:

Siobhain O'Mahony

Siobhain O’Mahony

Head: Analytics, Investec Private Bank

Data Ownership – Accessibility & Accountability

February 21 | 16:30 - 17:00

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Siobhain O'Mahony

Siobhain O’Mahony

Investec Private Bank

Stream B Strategy & Operations

4:30

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast – Enforcing the Data-Driven Culture

Speaking:

Francois Vermeulen

Francois Vermeulen

Group Head: Business Intelligence & Analytics, HomeChoice Holdings

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast – Enforcing the Data-Driven Culture

February 21 | 16:30 - 17:00

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Francois Vermeulen

Francois Vermeulen

HomeChoice Holdings

Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

4:30

Use Case: Can (A)I Get you a Drink? How Data Science & AI is Being Used to Help Customers Choose their Drink of Choice

Speaking:

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas

Chief Data & Design Officer, ask-jean

Use Case: Can (A)I Get you a Drink? How Data Science & AI is Being Used to Help Customers Choose their Drink of Choice

February 21 | 16:30 - 17:00

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Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas

ask-jean

5:00

DataJam 2019

DataJam 2019

February 21 | 17:00

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6:00

Think{Tank} Dinner Masterclass - (SOLD OUT – Breakfast Masterclass added for 14th)

Bridging the Gulf Between AI Research & Production Data Science

Thousands of new research papers appear every year pushing AI forward at an ever increasing pace, widening the gap between the frontiers...

Speaking:

Bruce Bassett

Prof Bruce Bassett

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

Think{Tank} Dinner Masterclass - (SOLD OUT – Breakfast Masterclass added for 14th)

February 21 | 18:00 - 20:00

Bridging the Gulf Between AI Research & Production Data Science

Thousands of new research papers appear every year pushing AI forward at an ever increasing pace, widening the gap between the frontiers of AI and the typical data science and BI algorithms deployed in practice. How can this widening gap best be managed in the coming years? We will review the latest progress in machine learning, discuss where AI is headed and highlight some best-practices for effectively bridging the AI-data science gap.

Bruce Bassett, Head of Data Science & Machine Learning, SKA South Africa

(SOLD OUT – Breakfast Masterclass added for 14th)

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Bruce Bassett

Prof Bruce Bassett

SKA Project South Africa

Day 2
14 March 2019
07:00

Think{Tank} Breakfast Masterclass - (Stand-alone session, registration required)

Bridging the Gulf Between AI Research & Production Data Science

Thousands of new research papers appear every year pushing AI forward at an ever increasing pace, widening the gap between the frontiers...

Speaking:

Bruce Bassett

Prof Bruce Bassett

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

Think{Tank} Breakfast Masterclass - (Stand-alone session, registration required)

February 21 | 07:00 - 09:00

Bridging the Gulf Between AI Research & Production Data Science

Thousands of new research papers appear every year pushing AI forward at an ever increasing pace, widening the gap between the frontiers of AI and the typical data science and BI algorithms deployed in practice. How can this widening gap best be managed in the coming years? We will review the latest progress in machine learning, discuss where AI is headed and highlight some best-practices for effectively bridging the AI-data science gap.

Bruce Bassett, Head of Data Science & Machine Learning, SKA South Africa

(Stand-alone session, registration required)

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Bruce Bassett

Prof Bruce Bassett

SKA Project South Africa

08:00

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February 21 | 08:00 - 08:30

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08:40

Welcome & Opening Address

Welcome & Opening Address

March 14 | 08:40 - 08:45

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08:45

Lead Partner Presentation

Microsoft

Lead Partner Presentation

February 21 | 08:45 - 09:00

Microsoft

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09:00

International Case Study: The Development of a Data Driven Enterprise

Speaking:

Louise Blake

Louise Blake

Head of Data , Al Tayyar Group (UAE)

International Case Study: The Development of a Data Driven Enterprise

February 21 | 09:00 - 09:30

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Louise Blake

Louise Blake

Al Tayyar Group (UAE)

09:30

Mutual Data Pools & Fraud Detection

Speaking:

Claudia Fah

Claudia Fah

Fraud Analytics Manager, BankservAfrica

Mutual Data Pools & Fraud Detection

February 21 | 09:30 - 10:00

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Claudia Fah

Claudia Fah

BankservAfrica

10:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

February 21 | 10:30 - 11:00

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11:00

Reserved for Associate Partner

Reserved for Associate Partner

February 21 | 11:00 - 11:30

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The Big Question

11:30

How did MyBucks Achieve Business Value from Machine Learning, Chatbots & Predictive AI Credit Scoring Systems?

Speaking:

Christiaan van der Walt

Dr Christiaan van der Walt

Chief Technology Officer, MyBucks

How did MyBucks Achieve Business Value from Machine Learning, Chatbots & Predictive AI Credit Scoring Systems?

February 21 | 11:30 - 11:50

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Christiaan van der Walt

Dr Christiaan van der Walt

MyBucks

The Big Question

11:50

How is Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator Leveraging Data & AI to Tackle the Challenge of Youth Unemployment in Africa?

Speaking:

Paul dos Santos

Paul dos Santos

Data Scientist, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

How is Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator Leveraging Data & AI to Tackle the Challenge of Youth Unemployment in Africa?

February 21 | 11:50 - 12:10

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Paul dos Santos

Paul dos Santos

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

The Big Question

12:10

How the City of Cape Town is Using Real-Time Flow Data Analytics & Intelligent Data Imaging to Minimise Bias in Decision Making?

Speaking:

Matthew Ferguson

Matthew Ferguson

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

How the City of Cape Town is Using Real-Time Flow Data Analytics & Intelligent Data Imaging to Minimise Bias in Decision Making?

February 21 | 12:10 - 12:30

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Matthew Ferguson

Matthew Ferguson

City of Cape Town

12:30

When Data & Culture Collide: Misconceptions of Informal Lending

Speaking:

Theunis

Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

Head of Credit, Wonga ZA

When Data & Culture Collide: Misconceptions of Informal Lending

February 21 | 12:30 - 13:00

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Theunis

Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

Wonga ZA

1:00

Associate Partner Presentation - The SAS Data Science and AI Platform for the Modern Data Scientist

Choice and Control – How to find the right balance to successfully execute analytics and achieve optimal ROI on data, talent and technology?

Speaking:

Aneshan Ramaloo

Aneshan Ramaloo

Advanced Analytics Practice Lead, SAS

Kelly Lu

Kelly Lu

Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Solutions Manager, SAS

Associate Partner Presentation - The SAS Data Science and AI Platform for the Modern Data Scientist

February 21 | 13:00 - 13:30

Choice and Control – How to find the right balance to successfully execute analytics and achieve optimal ROI on data, talent and technology?

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Kelly Lu

Kelly Lu

SAS

Aneshan Ramaloo

Aneshan Ramaloo

SAS

1:30

Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking

February 21 | 13:30 - 14:30

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Stream A Data Governance

2:30

Managing Data Effectively – Maintaining the Quality & Keeping the Lake Clean

Speaking:

Junior Muka

Junior Muka

Data Architect - Business Intelligence, Woolworths

Managing Data Effectively – Maintaining the Quality & Keeping the Lake Clean

March 14 | 14:30 - 15:00

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Junior Muka

Junior Muka

Woolworths

Stream B Strategy & Operations

2:30

Organisational Challenges When Implementing Machine Learning

Speaking:

Jaco du Toit

Jaco du Toit

Principal Data Scientist, Vodacom

Organisational Challenges When Implementing Machine Learning

February 21 | 14:30 - 15:00

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Jaco du Toit

Jaco du Toit

Vodacom

Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

2:30

Data Visualization & Storytelling

Speaking:

Zahier Kajee

Zahier Kajee

Head of Visualization, Absa

Valencia Cleinwerck

Valencia Cleinwerck

Data Solutions Manager, Pernod Ricard

Data Visualization & Storytelling

February 21 | 14:30 - 15:00

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Zahier Kajee

Zahier Kajee

Absa

Valencia Cleinwerck

Valencia Cleinwerck

Pernod Ricard

Stream A Data Governance

3:00

Analytics Governance & Ethics – Governing the Products Developed from the Data

Speaking:

Solomon Monama

Solomon Monama

Executive: BI and Customer Analytics, Edcon

Analytics Governance & Ethics – Governing the Products Developed from the Data

March 14 | 15:00 - 15:30

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Solomon Monama

Solomon Monama

Edcon