Data science and its role in developing resilience

Data science has gained popularity over the past decade as businesses look to draw greater insights about their customers. In a world characterised by big data, digitised businesses can build up new products and services based on greater insights than before, but also be vulnerable to a wide range of risks.

About the event

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In a challenging South African economy, greater use of data science tools can help business systems to become more resilient to these risks by enhancing their predictability, mitigating their impact and turning challenges into opportunities to create long-term business sustainability.

In this session, we will bring experts from across industry to unpack and explore the potential opportunities, current limitations, and key factors to building a successful data science strategy for your business. Among the key topics we will unpack:

  • Key trends for data science in 2022
  • POPI, legislation and the global consumer protection standards
  • Cybersecurity and growing risks to business from malicious attacks
  • Building solutions for the unique African market
  • The rise of cloud computing and solutions for climate change challenges
  • “Small data” vs. “big data”


Sam Rolland

Director, Sub-Saharan Africa of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Thayendran Naidoo

Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Emergent Africa

Chris Wiggett

Head of Data and Analytics at Dimension Data

Renier Olivier

Data Steward, Sub-Saharan Africa for Pernod Ricard

Frans Cronje

CEO of DataProphet


Radisson Blu

Corner Rivonia Road & Daisy Street
Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Meeting room details to be shared upon successful registration.


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