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CDAO Africa 2021

9 - 10th November 2021
The 6th Annual World Class Virtual Experience For Data & Analytics Leaders
#cdaoafrica

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Day 1
9 November 2021
09:00

Data Conversations Over Coffee | Secrets of a CDAO

We open with an honest, frank conversation about the realities, pros, cons and requirements of the role, including navigating social challenges, keeping up with fast moving technology and getting pulled in a hundred different directions.

Speaking:

Maciej Kaliszka

Chief Data Officer: CIB, Absa

Data Conversations Over Coffee | Secrets of a CDAO

November 9 | 09:00 - 09:20

We open with an honest, frank conversation about the realities, pros, cons and requirements of the role, including navigating social challenges, keeping up with fast moving technology and getting pulled in a hundred different directions.

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Speaking:

Maciej Kaliszka

09:25

International Keynote | The Key to Being a Transformational CDAO

  • How to bring the full power and potential of data and analytics to your organization
  • How to lead and develop a data-driven culture across your company
  • How to stay on top of trends, spot opportunities and be innovative

Speaking:

Dr. Vipin Gopal

VP, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Eli Lilly and Company (USA)

International Keynote | The Key to Being a Transformational CDAO

November 9 | 09:25 - 09:45

  • How to bring the full power and potential of data and analytics to your organization
  • How to lead and develop a data-driven culture across your company
  • How to stay on top of trends, spot opportunities and be innovative
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Speaking:

Dr. Vipin Gopal

09:50

Reserved for Lead Partner

Reserved for Lead Partner

November 9 | 09:50 - 10:10

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10:15

Executive Panel | Tough Questions for CDAOs

When the role is more than just data, what is the real responsibility of a CDAO, and what takes priority? We discuss topics such as Data for Good, Women in Data, Hiring Diverse Data Teams and Ethics in Data to understand if any of them offer any real returns - or is this part of the role not about returns at all?

Speaking:

Monique Hoffman

Chief Analytics Officer, Generic Insurance

Denver Naidoo

Chief Data Officer, Old Mutual Insurance

Mark McChlery

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, PayJustNow

Terrina Pather

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Massmart

Executive Panel | Tough Questions for CDAOs

November 9 | 10:15 - 10:45

When the role is more than just data, what is the real responsibility of a CDAO, and what takes priority? We discuss topics such as Data for Good, Women in Data, Hiring Diverse Data Teams and Ethics in Data to understand if any of them offer any real returns - or is this part of the role not about returns at all?

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Speaking:

Mark McChlery

Denver Naidoo

Monique Hoffman

Terrina Pather

10:50

Virtual Coffee Break + Demo Theatres

Virtual Coffee Break + Demo Theatres

November 9 | 10:50 - 11:05

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11:10

Reserved for Platinum Partner 1: Alteryx

Reserved for Platinum Partner 1: Alteryx

November 9 | 11:10 - 11:30

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11:35

International Keynote | Crisis Management in a Constantly Changing Environment

  • Dealing with a constantly changing environment - COVID-19 and beyond.
  • Digital adoption across the organization.
  • The new normal post 2021 includes much more tech in major spheres of life and work.

Speaking:

Dr. Besa Bauta

Chief Data Officer, MercyFirst & Chief Analytics Officer, Precision Human Services (USA)

International Keynote | Crisis Management in a Constantly Changing Environment

November 9 | 11:35 - 11:55

  • Dealing with a constantly changing environment - COVID-19 and beyond.
  • Digital adoption across the organization.
  • The new normal post 2021 includes much more tech in major spheres of life and work.
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Speaking:

Dr. Besa Bauta

12:00

International Keynote | How to Scale Data and Analytics Initiatives More Successfully with AnalyticsOps

Our business world is dynamic and ever changing. Sustainable Data and Analytics products should be too. Sustainable architectures are hard to come by. Luckily, we as Data Scientists can learn much from other disciplines.

Speaking:

Lukas Jan Stroemsdoerfer

AnalyticsOps Lead, Mercedes-Benz (Germany)

International Keynote | How to Scale Data and Analytics Initiatives More Successfully with AnalyticsOps

November 9 | 12:00 - 12:20

Our business world is dynamic and ever changing. Sustainable Data and Analytics products should be too. Sustainable architectures are hard to come by. Luckily, we as Data Scientists can learn much from other disciplines.

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Speaking:

Lukas Jan Stroemsdoerfer

12:25

Reserved for Platinum Partner 2: SAS

Reserved for Platinum Partner 2: SAS

November 9 | 12:25 - 12:45

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12:50

Virtual Lunch Break + Demo Theatres

Virtual Lunch Break + Demo Theatres

November 9 | 12:50 - 13:20

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Data Management Stream A

1:25

Reserved for Gold Partner: Oracle

Reserved for Gold Partner: Oracle

November 9 | 13:25 - 13:45

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Data Privacy and Protection Stream B

1:25

Reserved for Gold Partner

Reserved for Gold Partner

November 9 | 13:25 - 13:45

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Advanced Analytics Stream C

1:25

Reserved for Gold Partner

Reserved for Gold Partner

November 9 | 13:25 - 13:45

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Cloud Stream D

1:25

Reserved for Gold Partner: Cloudera

Reserved for Gold Partner: Cloudera

November 9 | 13:25 - 13:45

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Data as a Tool for Change Stream E

1:25

Reserved for Gold Partner

Reserved for Gold Partner

November 9 | 13:25 - 13:45

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Data Management Stream A

1:50

International Keynote | How to Operationalise a Data Management Function to Meet Objectives and Drive Strategies While Aligning to Technical Capabilities

Speaking:

Anwar Mirza

Global Head of Data Governance, FedEx Express (Netherlands)

International Keynote | How to Operationalise a Data Management Function to Meet Objectives and Drive Strategies While Aligning to Technical Capabilities

November 9 | 13:50 - 14:10

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Speaking:

Anwar Mirza

Data Privacy and Protection Stream B

1:50

International Keynote | Turning Privacy and Protection in to Your Competitive Advantage

Speaking:

Jason Wang

Chief Risk Officer, Synergy Credit Union (Canada)

International Keynote | Turning Privacy and Protection in to Your Competitive Advantage

November 9 | 13:50 - 14:10

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Speaking:

Jason Wang

Advanced Analytics Stream C

1:50

International Keynote | Topic TBC

Speaking:

Phanii Pydimarri

Senior Director, AI & Advanced Analytics, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (USA)

International Keynote | Topic TBC

November 9 | 13:50 - 14:10

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Phanii Pydimarri

Cloud Stream D

1:50

International Keynote | Cloud Enabled AI

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International Keynote | Cloud Enabled AI

November 9 | 13:50 - 14:10

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Speaker TBC

Data as a Tool for Change Stream E

1:50

International Keynote | Changing the World With Data

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International Keynote | Changing the World With Data

November 9 | 13:50 - 14:10

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Speaker TBC

Data Management Stream A

2:15

Virtual Break + Demo Theatres

Virtual Break + Demo Theatres

November 9 | 14:15 - 14:30

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Data Privacy and Protection Stream B

2:15

Virtual Break + Demo Theatres

Virtual Break + Demo Theatres

November 9 | 14:15 - 14:30

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Advanced Analytics Stream C

2:15

Virtual Break + Demo Theatres

Virtual Break + Demo Theatres

November 9 | 14:15 - 14:30

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Cloud Stream D

2:15

Virtual Break + Demo Theatres

Virtual Break + Demo Theatres

November 9 | 14:15 - 14:30

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Data as a Tool for Change Stream E

2:15

Virtual Break + Demo Theatres

Virtual Break + Demo Theatres

November 9 | 14:15 - 14:30

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Data Management Stream A

2:35

Use Case | Saving Time and Money: Utilising Data Management Practices for Business Value

Speaking:

Claire Tolmay

Data Science and Marketing Analytics Manager, Nestlé (ESAR)

Use Case | Saving Time and Money: Utilising Data Management Practices for Business Value

November 9 | 14:35 - 14:55

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Claire Tolmay

Data Privacy and Protection Stream B

2:35

How to Avoid Data Loss and Maintain Compliance

Speaking:

Reena Shah

Legal Advisor & Data Protection Champion, Diversity & Inclusion and Belonging Champion, Nestlé (ESAR)

How to Avoid Data Loss and Maintain Compliance

November 9 | 14:35 - 14:55

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Speaking:

Reena Shah

Advanced Analytics Stream C

2:35

International Keynote | ​​Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy: How to Marry Them Successfully

Speaking:

Natalia Lyarskaya

Chief Data Officer, ZestMoney (Switzerland)

International Keynote | ​​Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy: How to Marry Them Successfully

November 9 | 14:35 - 14:55

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Speaking:

Natalia Lyarskaya

Cloud Stream D

2:35

Case Study | The Importance of Data Governance for Cloud Success

Speaking:

Yoganthran Naidoo

Chief Data Steward, Sanlam

Case Study | The Importance of Data Governance for Cloud Success

November 9 | 14:35 - 14:55

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Speaking:

Yoganthran Naidoo

Data as a Tool for Change Stream E

2:35

Case Study | Is Africa the Next Green-Field for Human Roles in Artificial Intelligence?

Speaking:

Ahmad Eissa

Chief Data Officer, AXA (Egypt)

Case Study | Is Africa the Next Green-Field for Human Roles in Artificial Intelligence?

November 9 | 14:35 - 14:55

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Speaking:

Ahmad Eissa

Data Management Stream A

3:00

Don’t Forget Data Quality and Literacy! Let me Tell you Why

Speaking:

Morne Bosch-Serfontein

Chief Data Officer, Multichoice Group

Don’t Forget Data Quality and Literacy! Let me Tell you Why

November 9 | 15:00 - 15:20

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Speaking:

Morne Bosch-Serfontein

Data Privacy and Protection Stream B

3:00

Big Data vs Privacy: Finding the Middle-Ground Using the Principles of Privacy by Design

Speaking:

Sasha Beharilal

Compliance & Regulatory Manager, MWEB

Big Data vs Privacy: Finding the Middle-Ground Using the Principles of Privacy by Design

November 9 | 15:00 - 15:20

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Speaking:

Sasha Beharilal

Advanced Analytics Stream C

3:00

Creating Shared Value and Removing Bias with AI

Speaking:

Paul Whelpton

Chief Analytics Officer, JUMO

Creating Shared Value and Removing Bias with AI

November 9 | 15:00 - 15:20

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Speaking:

Paul Whelpton

Cloud Stream D

3:00

Case Study | Effective MlOps in the Cloud in Order to Deliver a ROI on Your Artificial Intelligence

Speaking:

Hartnell Ndungi

C​hief Data Officer​, Absa Bank (​Kenya)

Case Study | Effective MlOps in the Cloud in Order to Deliver a ROI on Your Artificial Intelligence

November 9 | 15:00 - 15:20

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Speaking:

Hartnell Ndungi

Data as a Tool for Change Stream E

3:00

Case Study | Creating Job Opportunities Using Data

Speaking:

Bongani Kgomongwe

Head of Data Engineering, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Case Study | Creating Job Opportunities Using Data

November 29 | 15:00 - 15:20

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Speaking:

Bongani Kgomongwe

Data Management Stream A

3:25

Data Governance as a Tool to Evolve Into Advanced Analytics

Speaking:

Jacky Mampana

Director: Data & Analytics - Africa, The Coca-Cola Company

Data Governance as a Tool to Evolve Into Advanced Analytics

November 9 | 15:25 - 15:45

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Jacky Mampana

Data Privacy and Protection Stream B

3:25

Panel Discussion | Do Regulations Drive Data Governance or Does Data Governance Drive Regulations?

Speaking:

Mark Goodman

Group Chief Data Officer, P​SG Konsult Ltd

Maritza Curry

Head of Data, RCS Group (BNP Paribas Personal Finance)

Panel Discussion | Do Regulations Drive Data Governance or Does Data Governance Drive Regulations?

November 9 | 15:25 - 15:45

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Speaking:

Maritza Curry

Mark Goodman

Speaker TBC

Advanced Analytics Stream C

3:25

Case Study | How to Scale Your Data Science Initiatives

Speaking:

Gavin Cope

Head: Advanced Analytics and Insights (RBB), Absa

Case Study | How to Scale Your Data Science Initiatives

November 9 | 15:25 - 15:45

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Gavin Cope

Cloud Stream D

3:25

Use Case | Using Cloud to Deliver Business Value

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Use Case | Using Cloud to Deliver Business Value

November 9 | 15:25 - 15:45

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Speaker TBC

Data as a Tool for Change Stream E

3:25

Women in Data | Using Data to Change the Workplace Culture Around Gender Equality

Speaking:

Naomi Molefe

Global Exco Member, Women in Big Data, Strategic Sourcing and Research Specialist, Discovery

Tshiamo Shilowa

Data Scientist, Standard Bank

Mabu Manaileng

Lead Data Scientist, Standard Bank

Women in Data | Using Data to Change the Workplace Culture Around Gender Equality

November 9 | 15:25 - 15:45

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Speaking:

Mabu Manaileng

Naomi Molefe

Tshiamo Shilowa

Day 2
10 November 2021
09:00

Data Conversations Over Coffee | Seeing Double? Digital Twins are a Useful Model

As replicas of the real, digital twins can enable informed decision-making predicated on actual interactions of complex systems. They can provide fact-based insights, rather than merely informed guesses. And that’s what makes them so potent a weapon in any business’ arsenal. Craig and Mark sit down to discuss.

Speaking:

Dr. Mark Nasila

Chief Analytics Officer: Consumer Banking & Chief Risk Office, FNB

Data Conversations Over Coffee | Seeing Double? Digital Twins are a Useful Model

November 10 | 09:00 - 09:20

As replicas of the real, digital twins can enable informed decision-making predicated on actual interactions of complex systems. They can provide fact-based insights, rather than merely informed guesses. And that’s what makes them so potent a weapon in any business’ arsenal. Craig and Mark sit down to discuss.

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Speaking:

Dr. Mark Nasila

09:25

International Keynote | How to Consistently Demonstrate and Deliver Value in a Time of Uncertainty

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International Keynote | How to Consistently Demonstrate and Deliver Value in a Time of Uncertainty

November 10 | 09:25 - 09:45

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Speaker TBC

09:50

Reserved for Platinum Partner 3: Altron Systems Integration

Reserved for Platinum Partner 3: Altron Systems Integration

November 10 | 09:50 - 10:10

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10:15

Executive Panel | Tough Questions for Modern Leaders

  • Leadership during crisis
  • Talent acquisition and retention 
  • Executive buy-in/ relationships with C Suites

Speaking:

Lisel Engelbrecht

CIO: Data, Analytics & AI, Standard Bank

Morne Taljaard

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, FNB

Raymond Mahlangu

Chief Data Officer: Group Data Platforms and Services, Sanlam

Executive Panel | Tough Questions for Modern Leaders

November 10 | 10:15 - 10:45

  • Leadership during crisis
  • Talent acquisition and retention 
  • Executive buy-in/ relationships with C Suites
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Speaking:

Lisel Engelbrecht

Morne Taljaard

Raymond Mahlangu

10:50

Virtual Coffee Break + Demo Theatres

Virtual Coffee Break + Demo Theatres

November 10 | 10:50 - 11:05

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11:05

Reserved for Platinum Partner 4

Reserved for Platinum Partner 4

November 10 | 11:05 - 11:25

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11:30

Use case | Launching News24 for Subscribers: How a Change in Business Models Accelerated the Adoption of a Data Driven Culture

Speaking:

Gareth Lloyd

Head of Data and Analytics, 24.com

Use case | Launching News24 for Subscribers: How a Change in Business Models Accelerated the Adoption of a Data Driven Culture

November 10 | 11:30 - 11:50

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Speaking:

Gareth Lloyd

11:55

Reserved for Platinum Partner 5

Reserved for Platinum Partner 5

November 10 | 11:55 - 12:15

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12:20

Use case | Topic TBC

Speaking:

Krystal Naidoo

Head: Data and Analytics, The Heineken Company

Use case | Topic TBC

November 10 | 12:20 - 12:40

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Krystal Naidoo

12:45

Virtual Lunch Break + Demo Theatres

Virtual Lunch Break + Demo Theatres

November 10 | 12:45 - 13:15

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1:20

Reserved for Platinum Partner 6

Reserved for Platinum Partner 6

November 10 | 13:20 - 14:40

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1:45

Use Case | Topic TBC

Speaking:

Emma Stavrakis

Head of Data Engineering, Pick ‘n Pay

Use Case | Topic TBC

November 10 | 13:45 - 14:05

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Emma Stavrakis

2:10

Reserved for Platinum Partner 7

Reserved for Platinum Partner 7

November 10 | 14:10 - 14:20

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2:25

Use Case | Hyper Personalization and Big Data at Scale at Vodacom Group

Speaking:

Nkululeko Thangelane

Executive Head: Lead Data Scientist International Markets Big Data & AI, Vodacom

Use Case | Hyper Personalization and Big Data at Scale at Vodacom Group

November 10 | 14:25 - 14:45

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Speaking:

Nkululeko Thangelane