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DataCon Africa 2020

CTICC | Cape Town, South Africa
11 - 12 March 2020 Main Conference
10 March 2020 Focus Day
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Focus Day
12 March 2019
09:00

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March 12 | 09:00 - 09:45

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09:45

Meetings Mashup

Meetings Mashup

March 12 | 09:45 - 09:50

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09:50

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome & Opening Remarks

September 15 | 09:50 - 10:00

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10:00

What is a Truly Data Driven Company & How to Build the Way There?

- Defining what a data driven company really is - Building blocks of a data driven company - By-product of being data driven - So what now? Where to next?

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What is a Truly Data Driven Company & How to Build the Way There?

March 12 | 10:00 - 10:45

- Defining what a data driven company really is - Building blocks of a data driven company - By-product of being data driven - So what now? Where to next?

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10:45

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

September 15 | 10:45 - 11:15

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11:15

Building a Data Science Practice & Driving The Culture

- Defining the role of your Data Science team - How to ensure well defined projects and business questions? - Importance of academic research in your Data Science team - Is your Data Science team actually doing Data Science work? - How to set up experimentation frameworks? - Conflict management between collaborating departments - Impact of data sources changing after POC development - Collaboration with subject matter experts in POC development - Technical Debt - Why project management methodologies often fail?

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Building a Data Science Practice & Driving The Culture

September 15 | 11:15 - 12:00

- Defining the role of your Data Science team - How to ensure well defined projects and business questions? - Importance of academic research in your Data Science team - Is your Data Science team actually doing Data Science work? - How to set up experimentation frameworks? - Conflict management between collaborating departments - Impact of data sources changing after POC development - Collaboration with subject matter experts in POC development - Technical Debt - Why project management methodologies often fail?

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12:00

Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking

September 15 | 12:00 - 13:00

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1:00

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 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

Chief Data Officer, FirstRand Namibia

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

March 12 | 13:00 - 14:00

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

2:00

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

September 15 | 14:00 - 14:30

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2:30

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

March 12 | 14:30 - 15:30

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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3:30

Conclusion of Pre-Conference Focus Day

Conclusion of Pre-Conference Focus Day

September 15 | 15:30

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Day 1
13 March 2019
07:30

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September 15 | 07:30 - 08:30

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08:30

People Bingo

People Bingo

March 13 | 08:30 - 08:40

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08:40

Welcome & Opening Address

Welcome & Opening Address

September 15 | 08:40 - 08:45

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08:45

Lead Partner Presentation - From the Edge of Analytics

Microsoft

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Lead Partner Presentation - From the Edge of Analytics

September 15 | 08:45 - 09:00

Microsoft

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09:00

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

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

September 15 | 09:00 - 09:45

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09:45

Data Monetisation – Feasibility, Strategy & Challenges

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Data Monetisation – Feasibility, Strategy & Challenges

March 13 | 09:45 - 10:30

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10:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle.

Get Refreshed! Mingle.

September 15 | 10:30 - 11:00

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11:00

Associate Partner Presentation - Winning Strategies to Overcome Analytic Obstacles

Alteryx

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Associate Partner Presentation - Winning Strategies to Overcome Analytic Obstacles

September 15 | 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?

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

September 15 | 11:30 - 11:50

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The Big Question

11:50

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

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

September 15 | 11:50 - 12:10

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The Big Question

12:10

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

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

September 15 | 12:10 - 12:30

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12:30

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

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

September 15 | 12:30 - 13:00

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1:00

Associate Partner Presentation – Still Not Moved Your Data to the Cloud? Really?

Altron Karabina

We move-to-the-clouds evangelists have obviously not convinced everyone. There’s still plenty of CIOs asking, “Isn’t it unsafe? Isn’t it more expensive?” The answer is - if cloud isn’t a major thread of your data fabric over the next two years, your analytics users are definitely going to be left in the cold. It’s time to move on from worrying about how to keep your data centre running to generating data-driven business returns for your users.

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Associate Partner Presentation – Still Not Moved Your Data to the Cloud? Really?

September 15 | 13:00 - 13:30

Altron Karabina

We move-to-the-clouds evangelists have obviously not convinced everyone. There’s still plenty of CIOs asking, “Isn’t it unsafe? Isn’t it more expensive?” The answer is - if cloud isn’t a major thread of your data fabric over the next two years, your analytics users are definitely going to be left in the cold. It’s time to move on from worrying about how to keep your data centre running to generating data-driven business returns for your users.

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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

Stream Sponsor Presentation - Unlock Your Data to Deliver More Valuable Insights

Hitachi Vantara

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Stream Sponsor Presentation - Unlock Your Data to Deliver More Valuable Insights

September 15 | 14:30 - 15:00

Hitachi Vantara

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Stream B Strategy & Operations

2:30

Stream Sponsor Presentation - Release the Breaks & Accelerate Your Journey to AI

IBM

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Stream Sponsor Presentation - Release the Breaks & Accelerate Your Journey to AI

March 13 | 14:30 - 15:00

IBM

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Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

2:30

Use Case: Bootstrapping Data Science in a Large Organisation; Using FOSS & Containers for Quick Wins

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Use Case: Bootstrapping Data Science in a Large Organisation; Using FOSS & Containers for Quick Wins

September 15 | 14:30 - 15:00

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Stream A Data Governance

3:00

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

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

September 15 | 15:00 - 15:30

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Stream B Strategy & Operations

3:00

Building a Trusted & Value-Adding Data Analytics Office

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Building a Trusted & Value-Adding Data Analytics Office

September 15 | 15:00 - 15:30

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Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

3:00

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

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

September 15 | 15:00 - 15:30

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Stream A Data Governance

3:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

September 15 | 15:30 - 16:00

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Stream B Strategy & Operations

3:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

September 15 | 15:30 - 16:00

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Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

3:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

September 15 | 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

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

September 15 | 16:00 - 16:30

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Stream B Strategy & Operations

4:00

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

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

September 15 | 16:00 - 16:30

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Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

4:00

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

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

September 15 | 16:00 - 16:30

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Stream A Data Governance

4:30

Data Ownership – Accessibility & Accountability

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Data Ownership – Accessibility & Accountability

September 15 | 16:30 - 17:00

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Stream B Strategy & Operations

4:30

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

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

September 15 | 16:30 - 17:00

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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

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

September 15 | 16:30 - 17:00

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5:00

Cheers to the end of Day 1! Let’s have some drinks and mingle.

Cheers to the end of Day 1! Let’s have some drinks and mingle.

September 15 | 17:00

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6:00

Think{Tank} Dinner Masterclass - (Only 4 seats left. 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 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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Think{Tank} Dinner Masterclass - (Only 4 seats left. Stand-alone session, registration required)

September 15 | 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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Day 2
14 March 2019
07:00

Think{Tank} Breakfast Masterclass - (SOLD OUT!)

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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Think{Tank} Breakfast Masterclass - (SOLD OUT!)

September 15 | 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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08:00

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September 15 | 08:00 - 08:30

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08:30

People Bingo

People Bingo

March 14 | 08:30 - 08:40

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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 - Modern Data Estate – Key Enabler for Analytics & AI

Microsoft

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Lead Partner Presentation - Modern Data Estate – Key Enabler for Analytics & AI

September 15 | 08:45 - 09:00

Microsoft

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09:00

International Case Study: The Development of a Data Driven Enterprise

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International Case Study: The Development of a Data Driven Enterprise

September 15 | 09:00 - 09:30

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09:30

Mutual Data Pools & Fraud Detection

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Mutual Data Pools & Fraud Detection

September 15 | 09:30 - 10:00

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10:00

Implementation of an Adaptive Fraud Detection System in Life Insurance - Lessons Learnt

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Implementation of an Adaptive Fraud Detection System in Life Insurance - Lessons Learnt

March 14 | 10:00 - 10:30

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10:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

September 15 | 10:30 - 11:00

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11:00

Associate Partner Presentation - The AI Driven Organisation: What is Hype, What Is Not & What Can be Implemented Now?

Xineoh

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Associate Partner Presentation - The AI Driven Organisation: What is Hype, What Is Not & What Can be Implemented Now?

September 15 | 11:00 - 11:30

Xineoh

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The Big Question

11:30

How Has Data Driven Insights Effected Change at Nedbank?

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How Has Data Driven Insights Effected Change at Nedbank?

September 15 | 11:30 - 11:50

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The Big Question

11:50

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

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

September 15 | 11:50 - 12:10

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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?

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

September 15 | 12:10 - 12:30

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12:30

When Data & Culture Collide: Misconceptions of Informal Lending

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When Data & Culture Collide: Misconceptions of Informal Lending

September 15 | 12:30 - 13:00

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1:00

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

SAS

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

September 15 | 13:00 - 13:30

SAS

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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1:30

Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking

September 15 | 13:30 - 14:30

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Stream A Data Governance

2:30

Governance in the Cloud

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Governance in the Cloud

March 14 | 14:30 - 15:00

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Stream B Strategy & Operations

2:30

Connecting all Data to get a Holistic View of the Customer

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Connecting all Data to get a Holistic View of the Customer

September 15 | 14:30 - 15:00

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Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

2:30

Data Visualization & Storytelling

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Data Visualization & Storytelling

September 15 | 14:30 - 15:00

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Stream A Data Governance

3:00

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

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

March 14 | 15:00 - 15:30

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Stream B Strategy & Operations

3:00

Change Management – Vital Piece to the Puzzle

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Elfriede Teske

Elfriede Teske

Chief Data Officer, FirstRand Namibia

Change Management – Vital Piece to the Puzzle

September 15 | 15:00 - 15:30

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Elfriede Teske

Elfriede Teske

FirstRand Namibia

Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

3:00

Use Case: Using Data to Identify & Action Untapped Opportunities in the African Beer Market

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Use Case: Using Data to Identify & Action Untapped Opportunities in the African Beer Market

September 15 | 15:00 - 15:30

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Stream A Data Governance

3:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

November 14 | 15:30 - 16:00

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Stream B Strategy & Operations

3:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

September 15 | 15:30 - 16:00

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Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

3:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

September 15 | 15:30 - 16:00

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Stream A Data Governance

4:00

Identifying your Challenges in Self Service BI, Overcome & Implement

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Identifying your Challenges in Self Service BI, Overcome & Implement

March 14 | 16:00 - 16:30

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Stream B Strategy & Operations

4:00

Delivering Value Adding Intelligent Insights Efficiently & Effectively

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Delivering Value Adding Intelligent Insights Efficiently & Effectively

March 14 | 16:00 - 16:30

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Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

4:00

Use Case: How Data Science can be Applied in the Online Shopping Industry

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Use Case: How Data Science can be Applied in the Online Shopping Industry

September 15 | 16:00 - 16:30

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Stream A Data Governance

4:30

Moving your Data Governance from Planning to Action with Agile Approach

Speaking:

Manrich Kotze

Manrich Kotze

Lead Data Governance Analyst, Capitec Bank

Manrich Kotze

Manrich Kotze

Lead Data Governance Analyst, Capitec

Moving your Data Governance from Planning to Action with Agile Approach

March 14 | 16:30 - 17:00

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Manrich Kotze

Manrich Kotze

Capitec Bank

Manrich Kotze

Manrich Kotze

Capitec

Stream B Strategy & Operations

4:30

Implementing In-Depth Strategy & Aligning the Analytics Strategy with Business Strategy

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Implementing In-Depth Strategy & Aligning the Analytics Strategy with Business Strategy

September 15 | 16:30 - 17:00

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Stream C Data Science - AI - ML

4:30

Use Case: How Data Science & Analytics Tools are Being Used by the Al Tayyar Group to Support & Enable the Data-Driven Organisation

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Use Case: How Data Science & Analytics Tools are Being Used by the Al Tayyar Group to Support & Enable the Data-Driven Organisation

March 14 | 16:30 - 17:00

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5:00

DataCon Africa 2019 Closing Drinks

DataCon Africa 2019 Closing Drinks

September 15 | 17:00

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