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Beyond the hype of Big Data: Thought Leadership Series on the Digital Economy: 19 August 2016

The Thought Leadership Series on the Digital Economy continued on the 19th of August 2016.

  • The fourth discussion in the series was hosted on the 19th of August at UWC as a collaborative initiative between the CoLab and EMS Faculty

  • The topic of the discussion: Beyond the hype of Big Data: How South African businesses apply big data for business purposes

  • It was presented in the form of a panel discussion with the main aim of providing an opportunity for businesses to share their experiences and application regarding data analytics.

  • The panel consisted of the following members: Prof. Renette Blignaut (UWC); Mark Wilson (Capitec), Andre Cloete (DataProphet), Jacobus Eksteen (Compuscan), Gareth Pritchard (BPeSA), Corey Springett (NICE), Becky Mosehle (Masana; Chair)

  • The session was attended by 72 people from business, government, academia and several students. The new Post-graduate Diploma in Data Analytics and Business Intelligence was announced by Prof. Visser. A brochure was distributed and Luthando Tyhalibongo planned and scheduled a marketing startegy to advertise the course.

We had some success with online and international (rest of Africa) media covering this exciting event:

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