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Operational Readiness in (Data) Mining

By Corinium | June 14, 2017

Understanding Operational Readiness in Mining   “This document will explore the factors that determine the level of lifecycle costs and emerging operational readiness best practices that can dramatically reduce risk and improve ramp-up, operational performance and long-term O&M cost of new assets.” Reference   At first glance this could be the opening paragraph of a… Read more.

Building the Pipeline of Future Data Analytics Professionals

By Corinium | June 8, 2017

A look at the development of educations systems to increase the number data analytics talent pool.

Localising Data Management Capabilities Across an East African Branch Network

By Corinium | May 15, 2017

There’s a growing awareness of the power of data analytics across Africa. And a particular hotbed for this growth is in East Africa – a region known for its early adoption of technology and willingness to use it. Standard Bank has embarked on a project in their Ugandan operations to improve the quality of data,… Read more.

The Chief Data Officer – A New Role Defined

By Corinium | May 8, 2017

PJ Bezuidenhout was one of the first Chief Data Officers in South Africa and moved into the role in a time when there was very little information on the CDO – what their role should be and where they should sit in the organisation Corinium spent some time with PJ in London recently whilst he… Read more.

How to know what your data’s not telling you

By Corinium | April 7, 2017

Data analytics – you know it’s hit the mainstream when you see it popping up in the commercial breaks of your favourite TV shows. I’m talking about Investec’s ‘More than Data’ ad, the centrepiece of a campaign that seeks to show the human side of data. #MoreThanData advert It’s a clever, effective ad that speaks… Read more.

Compliance through Data Governance: A Forced Positive for Business?

By Corinium | April 3, 2017

South African companies, like their global counterparts, have an obligation to comply with a number of regulations that govern various aspects of business processes and operations. Many of these regulations are underpinned by a focus on data and the usage thereof. Three of the most pressing regulations in South Africa currently are POPI, KYC/FICA and… Read more.

Turning Waste into Wealth: Data and Actionable Insights from a Different Perspective

By Corinium | March 20, 2017

An eNCA report in South Africa states that the country generates 108 million tonnes of waste each year. And that that waste has a resource value of $189m (ZAR25.2b). That’s a staggering amount of potential economic benefit lying in the things that people and companies discard on a daily basis as rubbish. Think about the… Read more.

Was 2016 the year AI went mainstream?

By Corinium | February 28, 2017

As a machine learning practitioner, there was one graphic that stayed with me more than any other in 2016, and not because it delighted me. The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2016 was trending on social media. Every technology wonk, people whom I greatly respect, was posting, commenting and retweeting that graphic. I couldn’t… Read more.

Exploring the Co-Functional Relationship between Data, Analytics, Digital Transformation & Customer Centricity

By Corinium | February 17, 2017

You might be mistaken in thinking that this is the title of my Master’s thesis but the point behind the complex title is to portray the complex relationship that exists across different parts of an organisation.   As you know I’m a student of the South African data analytics market and more recently of the… Read more.

Chief Data Officer Forum Africa Roundtable

By Corinium | January 26, 2017

Chief Data Officer Forum Africa Roundtable – The volume and velocity of data in today’s ever-increasing digital world is getting bigger and faster. Companies are facing an exponential growth in the amount of data they acquire. But, long gone are the days where data is seen as a byproduct of business. Progressive companies have already… Read more.