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

September 8, 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:

 

http://www.bpesa.org.za/2016/08/23/uwc-offers-africas-first-data-analytics-postgrad-diploma/

http://bizro.co.za/south-africa-uwc-of-offer-data-analytics-postgrad-diploma-course-it-news-africa/

http://www.itweb.co.za/event/itweb/business-intelligence-summit-2016/?page=news&itwid=154636

http://nigeria.shafaqna.coma/EN/NG/3120018

 

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