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The All-New Conference for the Rapidly Evolving Data Science Industry

Build the Team | Productionise Models | Deliver Value

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CDAO Africa 2019

Data Science & AI Africa 2019 does what other similar conferences don't. It tackles the business challenges Data Science leaders face in taking value from their work to the rest of business. 

Research has uncovered these major strategic challenges:

  1. Building the best data science team and retaining and developing that talent
  2. Overcoming roadblocks that slow down the productionising of POC models
  3. Developing understanding and trust in AI initiatives to get organisational buy-in

Data Science & AI Africa 2019's stellar speaker line-up of industry leaders will share their experiences and strategies for overcoming these challenges making data science and AI an integral business value driver


Copy of DSAIA_Featured Speaker_Sandra Lehmann (1)

Discovery is inherently a data driven organisation, using analytical insights to inform decisions across all aspects of the business. As a result the organisation as a whole has a high level of data literacy. 

Sandra’s team is responsible for using data science to not only make predictions, but also to properly equip the business with what it needs in order to react to the predictions and to drive business decisions. The team’s aim is to fundamentally change how the business behaves and thinks. A key element to getting this right is to present Data Science work in a way that it is understandable and obvious to the business.

In her presentation at Data Science & AI Africa 2019, Sandra will take the audience through when and how to measure the value of a Data Science projects. This session will help those who are just setting up their Data Science Unit to understand how to maximise it and how to prove its value to the rest of the business. 

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30+ Speakers

150 Attendees

2 Themed Tracks


Over 30 Expert Speakers


Naresh Ramatar

Executive Head: Personal, Business Banking & Wealth Audit, Standard Bank

Shane Naidoo

Shane Naidoo

Head : Data Science, Innovation & Robotic Process Auditing, Standard Bank

Louis Swanepoel

Louis Swanepoel

Head: Data Office, Tesbo Facilities Solutions

Ian Drummond

Ian Drummond

Technical Lead: Data Visualisation, absa


Miguel Bento

Analytics Consultant, Investec


Clinton Deavall

Chief Data Scientist, Dinkum Analytics

Warren Tromp-1

Warren Tromp

Head of CVM & Product, Nedbank

Melissa Jantjies

Melissa Jantjies

Senior Associate Systems Manager, SAS


Kelly Lu

Advanced Analytics & AI Business Solutions Manager, SAS

Rachel Adams

Dr Rachel Adams

Research Specialist: Systems & Decision Making, Human Sciences Research Council


Tshilidzi Mudau

Head of AI Labs & Lead Data Scientist, Standard Bank

Stuart Gordon Reid

Stuart Gordon Reid

Head of Data Science, Aerobotics


Emmanuel Kalunga

Lead Data Scientist, OrderIn

Mark Nasila-2

Dr. Mark Nasila

Chief Analytics Officer: Consumer Banking & Chief Risk Office, FNB

Gavin Meiring

Gavin Meiring

Head of Marketing, Sanlam Global Investment Solutions


Sandra Lehmann

Head of Data Science, Discovery Vitality


Annie Symington

Owner & Citizen Data Scientist, DataViz Consulting

Dr Davide D'Aprile

Dr Davide D'Aprile

Senior Advisor for AI, United Nations Development Program (UAE)

Abigail Britton-3

Abigail Britton

Data Science Lead, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Derwin Ngomane

Derwin Ngomane

Lead Data Scientist, MMI Holdings

Francois van Heerden

Francois van Heerden

Chief Data Officer, Silvertree Internet Holdings

Dennis Chu

Dennis Chu

Vice-President Big Data and Analytics Enterprise Tooling, Barclays Africa

Theo Guns

Theo Guns

Head of Data Science, Publicis Media

Daniel Wertheimer-1

Daniel Wertheimer

Data Scientist, Absa

Caitlin Murray

Caitlin Murray

Data Scientist, OUTsurance

Jacqueline Calitz

Jacqueline Calitz

Data Scientist, WesBank

Dietmar Bohmer-1

Dietmar Bohmer

Chief Data Scientist, TYME

Louise de Beer-1

Louise de Beer

Head of BI & Data Science, Leadhome

Bhekisipho Twala-1

Bhekisipho Twala

Executive Dean, Durban University of Technology

Guy Taylor-2

Guy Taylor

Head of Data & Data Driven Intelligence, Nedbank

Shavani Naidoo-1

Shavani Naidoo

Head of Innovation & Digital Transformation, Primedia Group

Howard Diesel

Howard Diesel

President , DAMA SA

Naresh Ramatar-1

Naresh Ramatar

Executive Head: Personal & Business Banking & Wealth Audit, Standard Bank

Claudia Fah-2

Claudia Fah

Fraud Analytics Manager, BankservAfrica

Paul dos Santos-1

Paul dos Santos

Data Scientist, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Zahier Kajee-1

Zahier Kajee

Head of Visualization, Absa

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