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.


09:00- 09:30

International Keynote Presentation: 100 Predictive Models for the Government Sector by 2020

OUR MISSION To fulfill our mission to create happiness, we are embracing technology innovation—making Dubai the most efficient, seamless, safe and impactful experience for residents and visitors. In addition to pioneering quality of life, Dubai’s leadership has always created value through smart solutions, even before the terminology shifted towards ‘smart’ cities. In fact the city… Read more.


09:30- 10:00

International Keynote Presentation: The Last Transformation – Becoming an Adaptive Organisation

– Become data driven and learn continuously to be always better – Become digital to adapt to change quickly and effectively – Challenge yourself by adapting an open organisational culture and applying innovation proactively – Align your values and interests to your customers to be always on the winning side

Antonio Alvarez
Director of Data Innovation - Santander (UK)

10:00- 10:30

Case Study 2: How to Setup the Data Analytics Journey – Building the Foundations to Demonstrate Success & Value

The first step is to figure out the foundations of the data analytics initiative. Generally these are: Data, Infrastructure and talent. Once those have been determined getting Executive Sponsorship to support the transformation is critical to its success. Over time the challenge is to strike a balance between building the data analytics foundations and demonstrating… Read more.

Ursula Kuni
Chief Data & Analytics Officer - Hollard

13:00- 14:00

Lunch & Networking

Stream A: MDM & Data Governance

14:00- 14:40

Discussion Group 1A: Data Governance as an Enabler not a Restrictor

Thuthukhile Rakharebe
Head of Data Management - RMB
Caroline Carruthers
Group Director: Data Management - Lowell Group (UK)

14:40- 15:20

Discussion Group 2A: Running an Effective Data Governance Committee

– Bedding down an Information Governance council in the organisation – Installing working committees in Information Management and the Governance structure roll ups – Roles and high level responsibility – The importance of these and where business plays their part – Some lessons learned and successes

PJ Bezuidenhout
Chief Data Officer - WesBank
Marisa Bennett
Information Governance Officer & Deputy Privacy Officer - WesBank

15:20- 15:50

Afternoon Tea & Networking

15:50- 16:30

Discussion Group 3A: Getting Business Onside! Strategies for Communicating the Importance of Data Governance

Maria Dalle Ave
Head: Enterprise Data Management - JSE
Siyabonga Mabuza
Lead: Big Data Governance & Management - MTN Group

16:30- 17:10

Discussion Group 4A: Addressing Data Governance Challenges in Self Service BI & Analytics Environments

Hartnell Ndungi
Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics - The Co-operative Bank of Kenya
Emmanuel Osanga
Regional Head of Information Management - Standard Bank

Stream B: Strategy & Operations

14:00- 14:40

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

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.

Raymond Mahlangu
Group Chief Data Officer - Alexander Forbes
Itumeleng Monale
Head: Business Architecture PBB - Standard Bank

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

Reserved for PwC

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
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.