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

PwC 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.

Ricardo Rosa
Partner & Technology Leader - PwC

09:00- 09:30

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)

09:30- 10:00

Keynote Presentation: Big Data Application in the Entertainment Industry

Morne Bosch-Serfontein
Group GM: Business Intelligence, Information & Insights - Multichoice

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

11:00- 11:30

Lead Sponsor Presentation – Responsible & Trusted AI

Nick Bouch
Partner & FS Data Analytics Leader - PwC UK

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

Data Governance Reimagined. What’s the Business Value of Data Governance?

Andy Joss
Head of Solutions and Data Governance - EMEA-LA - Informatica

15:20- 15:50

Afternoon Tea & Networking

15:50- 16:30

Discussion Group 3A: 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
Maria Dalle Ave
Head: Enterprise Data Management - JSE
Marisa Bennett
Information Governance Officer & Deputy Privacy Officer - WesBank

16:30- 17:10

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

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: Enterprise Information Management - Standard Bank

15:20- 15:50

Afternoon Tea & Networking

15:50- 16:30

What is an Effective Operating Model for a Modern Enterprise Data Office & How do you Embed Important Data Functions within the Business

Reserved for PwC

Sunita Pillay
Associate Director: Information Strategy & Architecture - PwC
Hennie Jansen van Rensburg
Partner: Data Governance & Compliance - 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

Stream C: Customer360

14:00 - 14:40

Discussion Group 1C: Is your Customer 360 Program Leading you Around in Circles? Are you Changing the Customer Experience?

Most Customer 360 programs believe that an important starting point is to consolidate all customer and customer behavioural data into one place. But even if you manage to do that, how does a large ever-changing and ever-growing pot of data help you to deliver a better customer experience? Is this data consolidation program actually giving… Read more.

Wayne Hull
Managing Director - Africa - Accenture Digital
Dr. Caroline Belrose
Chief Data Scientist & Managing Director - Accenture Analytics

14:40 - 15:20

Discussion Group 2C: Understand Customer Behaviour, Improve Service & Predict Trends

Muneer Jassat
Head of Customer Data Management - FNB South Africa
Marguerite Van Der Merwe
Senior Manager Customer Insights & Advanced Analytics - Woolworths

15:20 - 15:50

Afternoon Tea & Networking

15:50 - 16:30

Discussion Group 3C: Creating a Single View of the Customer Through Data & Analytics

Neil Platten
Head of Retail Strategy Execution - STANLIB
Stacey Grant
Consumer Market & Insights Director - Unilever

16:30 - 17:10

Discussion Group 4C: Implementing Different Tech Layers to Seamlessly Capture Workable Data

Lesedi Modibane
Head of Big Data Engineering - Absa
Ashleigh Waterson
Data Analytics Lead - NetFlorist

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.