Main Day 1


Main conference days will features keynote presentations, case studies and panel discussions in the morning and discussion groups in the afternoon.


07:30- 08:45

Registration Opens

08:45- 09:00

Opening Remarks

In the lead up to the conference all attendees will be surveyed and the results of this survey will be shared with the audience.


09:30- 10:00

Case Study 1

Diego Iturralde
Chief Director: Demography - Statistics South Africa

13:00- 14:00

Lunch & Networking

Stream B: Strategy & Operations

14:00- 14:40

Discussion Group 1B: Building a Trusted & Value-Adding Data Analytics Office

PJ Bezuidenhout
Chief Data Officer - WesBank

14:40- 15:20

Discussion Group 2B: How to Build a Data Strategy – Balancing Control vs. Flexibility

Developing a robust data governance framework is only as strong as its level of adoption and continued use. In this session the group will discuss how data governance becomes a respected and sustainable business imperative.

Kelly Slabbert
Head: Business Information & Technology - Cipla
Raymond Mahlangu
Group Chief Data Officer - Alexander Forbes

15:20- 15:50

Afternoon Tea & Networking

15:50- 16:30

Discussion Group 3B: Achieving Nirvana – Steps for Becoming a Truly Data Analytics Driven Enterprise

16:30- 17:10

Discussion Group 4B: Integrating & Using Data from Multiple Sources to Drive Business Value

Calven van der Byl
Senior Advisor: IO Demand Planning & Supply Chain Innovation - DSV
Lesedi Modibane
Head of Big Data Engineering - Absa
Michael Puwana
Analyst, IO Systems, Supply Chain Innovation (SCI) - DSV

18:00- 21:00

Corinium Connected Think{Tank} A: Breaking Down Barriers to Drive Data Analytics Usage into Corporate Culture

This Connected Think{Tank} will give the 15 participants an opportunity to share their major challenges with each other over dinner and drinks. Siobhain will talk about the steps she’s taken at Investec to break down the barriers to data analytics success. Think of the dinner as a support group where everyone is helping each other… Read more.


18:00- 21:00

Corinium Connected Think{Tank} B: Data Related Skills Development – What Needs to be Done to Build the Future Pipeline?

This Connected Think{Tank} will be a follow on from the Data Talent Summit and will give the 15 participants the opportunity to discuss and debate how to build a larger pipeline of data related skills in Africa.


18:00- 21:00

Corinium Connected Think{Tank} C: A True Definition of a Data Scientist

This Connected Think{Tank} follows on from the Data Science Lab and will give the 15 participants the opportunity to discuss how to define a data scientist. What are the different kinds of data scientists? Who should you be looking for at/during the different stages of projects or company maturity? How would you define your role?