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.
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.
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.
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
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 – 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.
We spoke to Marc Alvarez, Chief Data Officer at Mizuho Securities USA to share his insights on the key issues gripping CDOs in the financial services industry. We spoke about the challenges faced in this highly regulated environment, the tangible risks involved when one fails to utilize data and the sticky issue of data… Read more.
Image: expertbeacon.com While data privacy remains to be the hot topic of the day, we thought of dissecting the topic of data privacy deeply for a more comprehensive understanding. The notes below from a presentation at the Chief Analytics Officer Forum Europe by Harry Powell, Head of Advanced Data Analytics at Barclays, offers a… Read more.