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Workshops
5 November 2019
08:00

Regisration Opens

Regisration Opens

November 5 | 08:00 - 09:00

Speaking:

09:00

Workshop 1: Unlocking the Power of Data into an Effective Data Science Activation

Speaking:

Dr Davide D'Aprile

Dr Davide D'Aprile

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

Workshop 1: Unlocking the Power of Data into an Effective Data Science Activation

November 5 | 09:00 - 12:00

Speaking:

Dr Davide D'Aprile

Dr Davide D'Aprile

United Nations Development Program (UAE)

12:00

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

November 5 | 12:00 - 12:30

Speaking:

12:30

Workshop 2: Practical Data Science Storytelling in Action & Battle Deck Competition!

Speaking:

Jacqueline Calitz

Jacqueline Calitz

Data Scientist, WesBank

Annie

Annie Symington

Owner & Citizen Data Scientist, DataViz Consulting

Workshop 2: Practical Data Science Storytelling in Action & Battle Deck Competition!

November 5 | 12:30 - 15:30

Speaking:

Annie

Annie Symington

DataViz Consulting

Jacqueline Calitz

Jacqueline Calitz

WesBank

3:30

Close of Workshops

Close of Workshops

November 5 | 15:30

Speaking:

Day 1
6 November 2019
07:30

Registration Opens

Registration Opens

November 6 | 07:30 - 08:50

Speaking:

08:50

Welcoming & Opening Remarks

Speaking:

Louise de Beer-1

Louise de Beer

Head of BI & Data Science, Leadhome

Welcoming & Opening Remarks

November 6 | 08:50 - 09:00

Speaking:

Louise de Beer-1

Louise de Beer

Leadhome

09:00

International Keynote: Decentralising Data & Architectures for Effective Data Science & AI Implementation

Speaking:

Dr Davide D'Aprile

Dr Davide D'Aprile

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

International Keynote: Decentralising Data & Architectures for Effective Data Science & AI Implementation

November 6 | 09:00 - 09:30

Speaking:

Dr Davide D'Aprile

Dr Davide D'Aprile

United Nations Development Program (UAE)

09:30

Case Study: Creating a Fully Digital Loan Application Process Using Advanced Analytics

Speaking:

Warren Tromp-1

Warren Tromp

Head of CVM & Product, Nedbank

Case Study: Creating a Fully Digital Loan Application Process Using Advanced Analytics

November 6 | 09:30 - 10:00

Speaking:

Warren Tromp-1

Warren Tromp

Nedbank

10:00

Case Study: The Century of the New Real Estate (AI)gent - How Data Science & AI can Predict your Dream Home

Speaking:

Louise de Beer-1

Louise de Beer

Head of BI & Data Science, Leadhome

Case Study: The Century of the New Real Estate (AI)gent - How Data Science & AI can Predict your Dream Home

November 6 | 10:00 - 10:20

Speaking:

Louise de Beer-1

Louise de Beer

Leadhome

10:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

November 6 | 10:30 - 11:00

Speaking:

11:00

Case Study: Modernising Banks through Data Science, AI, Big Data & Data Driven Insights

Speaking:

Dietmar Bohmer-1

Dietmar Bohmer

Chief Data Scientist, TYME

Case Study: Modernising Banks through Data Science, AI, Big Data & Data Driven Insights

November 6 | 11:00 - 11:30

Speaking:

Dietmar Bohmer-1

Dietmar Bohmer

TYME

11:30

Case Study: How to Design, Develop & Deploy Unbiased AI Models in Dynamic Environments

Speaking:

Stuart Gordon Reid

Stuart Gordon Reid

Head of Data Science, Aerobotics

Case Study: How to Design, Develop & Deploy Unbiased AI Models in Dynamic Environments

November 6 | 11:30 - 12:00

Speaking:

Stuart Gordon Reid

Stuart Gordon Reid

Aerobotics

12:00

The Big Debate: Understanding & Measuring Bias Language Models - Should We Avoid or Remove Bias from Data Science & AI Models?

Speaking:

Bhekisipho Twala-1

Bhekisipho Twala

Executive Dean, Durban University of Technology

Guy Taylor-2

Guy Taylor

Head of Data & Data Driven Intelligence, Nedbank

Paul dos Santos-1

Paul dos Santos

Data Scientist, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Derwin Ngomane

Derwin Ngomane

Lead Data Scientist, MMI Holdings

The Big Debate: Understanding & Measuring Bias Language Models - Should We Avoid or Remove Bias from Data Science & AI Models?

November 6 | 12:00 - 12:45

Speaking:

Derwin Ngomane

Derwin Ngomane

MMI Holdings

Bhekisipho Twala-1

Bhekisipho Twala

Durban University of Technology

Guy Taylor-2

Guy Taylor

Nedbank

Paul dos Santos-1

Paul dos Santos

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

12:45

Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking

November 6 | 12:45 - 13:30

Speaking:

Track A

1:30

Getting the Right Players in the Right Positions: Optimising the Data Science Team Structure

Speaking:

Dennis Chu

Dennis Chu

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

Caitlin Murray

Caitlin Murray

Data Scientist, OUTsurance

Getting the Right Players in the Right Positions: Optimising the Data Science Team Structure

November 6 | 13:30 - 14:10

Speaking:

Caitlin Murray

Caitlin Murray

OUTsurance

Dennis Chu

Dennis Chu

Barclays Africa

Track B

1:30

Topic tbc

Topic tbc

November 6 | 13:30 - 14:10

Speaking:

Track A

2:10

Case Study: The Tangible & Intangible Value of Data Science

Speaking:

Sandra

Sandra Lehmann

Head of Data Science, Discovery Vitality

Case Study: The Tangible & Intangible Value of Data Science

November 6 | 14:10 - 14:50

Speaking:

Sandra

Sandra Lehmann

Discovery Vitality

Track B

2:10

Key Design Principles for Creating Beautiful and Effective Data Visualizations

Speaking:

Clint

Clinton Deavall

Chief Data Scientist, Dinkum Analytics

Key Design Principles for Creating Beautiful and Effective Data Visualizations

November 6 | 14:10 - 14:50

Speaking:

Clint

Clinton Deavall

Dinkum Analytics

Track A

2:50

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

November 6 | 14:50 - 15:20

Speaking:

Track B

2:50

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

November 6 | 14:50 - 15:20

Speaking:

Track A

3:20

Data Science Internal Skill Development to Improve the Organisation’s Data Science Capabilities

Speaking:

Tshilidzi

Tshilidzi Mudau

Head of AI Labs & Lead Data Scientist, Standard Bank

Guy Taylor-2

Guy Taylor

Head of Data & Data Driven Intelligence, Nedbank

Data Science Internal Skill Development to Improve the Organisation’s Data Science Capabilities

November 6 | 15:20 - 16:00

Speaking:

Tshilidzi

Tshilidzi Mudau

Standard Bank

Guy Taylor-2

Guy Taylor

Nedbank

Track B

3:20

Data Science in a Banking Environment – an absa Case Study

Speaking:

Dennis Chu

Dennis Chu

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

Daniel Wertheimer-1

Daniel Wertheimer

Data Scientist, Absa

Data Science in a Banking Environment – an absa Case Study

November 6 | 15:20 - 16:00

Speaking:

Daniel Wertheimer-1

Daniel Wertheimer

Absa

Dennis Chu

Dennis Chu

Barclays Africa

Track A

4:00

How to Manage your Data Science Team to Self Destruction

Speaking:

Louis Swanepoel

Louis Swanepoel

Head: Data Office, Tesbo Facilities Solutions

How to Manage your Data Science Team to Self Destruction

November 6 | 16:00 - 16:40

Speaking:

Louis Swanepoel

Louis Swanepoel

Tesbo Facilities Solutions

Track B

4:00

Creating & Adapting Data Science Models & Code Within an Industry which is Still New to Data Science

Speaking:

Shavani Naidoo-1

Shavani Naidoo

Head of Innovation & Digital Transformation, Primedia Group

Theo Guns

Theo Guns

Head of Data Science, Publicis Media

Creating & Adapting Data Science Models & Code Within an Industry which is Still New to Data Science

November 6 | 16:00 - 16:40

Speaking:

Theo Guns

Theo Guns

Publicis Media

Shavani Naidoo-1

Shavani Naidoo

Primedia Group

4:40

Close of Day 1

Close of Day 1

November 6 | 16:40

Speaking:

5:00

The Data Dine Out

Taking advantage of the Jozi Summer we're hosting an outside dining experience!

The Data Dine Out

November 6 | 17:00 - 19:00

Taking advantage of the Jozi Summer we're hosting an outside dining experience!

Speaking:

Day 2
7 November 2019
08:50

Welcoming & Opening Remarks

Speaking:

Louise de Beer-1

Louise de Beer

Head of BI & Data Science, Leadhome

Welcoming & Opening Remarks

November 7 | 08:50 - 09:00

Speaking:

Louise de Beer-1

Louise de Beer

Leadhome

09:00

Keynote Presentation: How the Chief Data & Analytics Officer Will Drive AI & Digitisation Strategies in the 4th Industrial Revolution Era

Speaking:

Mark Nasila-2

Dr. Mark Nasila

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

Keynote Presentation: How the Chief Data & Analytics Officer Will Drive AI & Digitisation Strategies in the 4th Industrial Revolution Era

November 7 | 09:00 - 09:30

Speaking:

Mark Nasila-2

Dr. Mark Nasila

FNB

09:30

Case Study: Data Science, AI & Recommendation Engines

Speaking:

Abigail Britton-3

Abigail Britton

Data Science Lead, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Case Study: Data Science, AI & Recommendation Engines

November 7 | 09:30 - 10:00

Speaking:

Abigail Britton-3

Abigail Britton

Anheuser-Busch InBev

10:00

Reserved for Associate Partner: Running the Last Mile with SAS

Many analytics projects don’t move beyond the pilot or discovery phase because organizations struggle with deploying and scaling analytics. Running the last mile with SAS to help deploy more analytical models and create business value quicke

Speaking:

Kelly

Kelly Lu

Advanced Analytics & AI Business Solutions Manager, SAS

Melissa Jantjies

Melissa Jantjies

Senior Associate Systems Manager, SAS

Reserved for Associate Partner: Running the Last Mile with SAS

November 7 | 10:00 - 10:30

Many analytics projects don’t move beyond the pilot or discovery phase because organizations struggle with deploying and scaling analytics. Running the last mile with SAS to help deploy more analytical models and create business value quicke

Speaking:

Melissa Jantjies

Melissa Jantjies

SAS

Kelly

Kelly Lu

SAS

10:30

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

November 7 | 10:30 - 11:00

Speaking:

11:00

Case Study: How Internal Auditing is Gaining Value from Data Science, AI, Robotics & Machine Learning

Speaking:

Naresh

Naresh Ramatar

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

Naresh Ramatar-1

Naresh Ramatar

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

Shane Naidoo

Shane Naidoo

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

Case Study: How Internal Auditing is Gaining Value from Data Science, AI, Robotics & Machine Learning

November 7 | 11:00 - 11:30

Speaking:

Naresh

Naresh Ramatar

Standard Bank

Naresh Ramatar-1

Naresh Ramatar

Standard Bank

Shane Naidoo

Shane Naidoo

Standard Bank

11:30

Case Study: The Use of AI in Investment Fund Management

Speaking:

Gavin Meiring

Gavin Meiring

Head of Marketing, Sanlam Global Investment Solutions

Case Study: The Use of AI in Investment Fund Management

November 7 | 11:30 - 12:00

Speaking:

Gavin Meiring

Gavin Meiring

Sanlam Global Investment Solutions

12:00

Case Study: What Role has Data Science, Machine Learning & AI Played in Fraud Detection & Prevention?

Speaking:

Claudia Fah-2

Claudia Fah

Fraud Analytics Manager, BankservAfrica

Case Study: What Role has Data Science, Machine Learning & AI Played in Fraud Detection & Prevention?

November 7 | 12:00 - 12:30

Speaking:

Claudia Fah-2

Claudia Fah

BankservAfrica

12:30

Case Study: Optimising OrderIn’s Delivery Network through ML & Advanced Analytics

Speaking:

Emmanuel

Emmanuel Kalunga

Lead Data Scientist, OrderIn

Case Study: Optimising OrderIn’s Delivery Network through ML & Advanced Analytics

November 7 | 12:30 - 13:00

Speaking:

Emmanuel

Emmanuel Kalunga

OrderIn

1:00

Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking

November 7 | 13:00 - 13:45

Speaking:

Track A

1:45

Bridging the Gap between Data, Technology & Business

Speaking:

Francois van Heerden

Francois van Heerden

Chief Data Officer, Silvertree Internet Holdings

Bridging the Gap between Data, Technology & Business

November 7 | 13:45 - 14:15

Speaking:

Francois van Heerden

Francois van Heerden

Silvertree Internet Holdings

Track A

2:15

Visualisation & Translation in Order to Communicate Technical Projects in a Non-Technical Way

Speaking:

Jacqueline Calitz

Jacqueline Calitz

Data Scientist, WesBank

Ian Drummond

Ian Drummond

Technical Lead: Data Visualisation, absa

Visualisation & Translation in Order to Communicate Technical Projects in a Non-Technical Way

November 7 | 14:15 - 14:45

Speaking:

Jacqueline Calitz

Jacqueline Calitz

WesBank

Ian Drummond

Ian Drummond

absa

Track A

2:45

Get Refreshed! Mingle

Get Refreshed! Mingle

November 7 | 14:45 - 15:15

Speaking:

Track A

3:15

Data Science Monetisation – Turning Insights into Revenue & Value

Speaking:

Miguel

Miguel Bento

Analytics Consultant, Investec

Data Science Monetisation – Turning Insights into Revenue & Value

November 7 | 15:15 - 15:45

Speaking:

Miguel

Miguel Bento

Investec

Track A

3:45

How are Recruitment Agencies using Data Science to Filter Potential Candidates While Removing Bias?

Speaking:

Paul dos Santos-1

Paul dos Santos

Data Scientist, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

How are Recruitment Agencies using Data Science to Filter Potential Candidates While Removing Bias?

November 7 | 15:45 - 16:15

Speaking:

Paul dos Santos-1

Paul dos Santos

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

4:15

Close of Data Science & AI Africa 2019

Close of Data Science & AI Africa 2019

November 7 | 16:15

Speaking: