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Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2018

13 & 14 March 2018
The Forum, Bryanston

Organisations across all industries have more data than ever before and, while the opportunities presented by ever-growing data are abundant, so too are the threats.

This data can be used to maximise opportunities for business growth, but if it is not managed correctly, could lead to your data being misused.

The ITWeb Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit 2018 has recruited top speakers to share their insights. As a result, you will gain a practical understanding of how your data can be put to work to benefit your organisation.

By registering your attendance at the March summit, you will be exposed to the latest trends, international opinion and local case studies, PLUS gain all the practical tools and techniques you need to ensure the future of your business at the ITWeb Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit 2018.



Rob Zagey

Rob Zagey

Senior BI analyst, StanLib


22 Feb 2018 - by Kirsten Doyle Building a successful data and analytics strategy
Building a successful data and analytics strategy

Strategies have fallen behind the changes and many of them have become irrelevant, says Woolworths.


We have secured two exceptional half-day workshops – with international data modelling and big data guru, Hans Hultgren, who will spend the morning on: Modelling the agile data warehouse with a data vault;

And local expert Dr Barry Devlin will take the afternoon shift with a topic that is on everyone's mind, but few know how to proceed: From BI to AI via IOT.

REGISTER for one or both, or send a colleague, but whatever you do, don't miss out on the information, experience and knowledge that will be shared.



  • Agile BI for small organisations - Xolani Holomisa, manager: business intelligence information services, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • Analytics solution to cyber-crime through cyber insurance -Candice Sutherland, cyber underwriter, iToo Special Risks
  • Analytics - profit vs privacy, ethics vs economics - Mandy Jamieson, senior manager business intelligence, South African National Blood Service | Kevin Prior, software developer, Anheuser-Busch InBev


  • Applying data analytics to detect, prevent and predict fraud - Sonja Parsons, owner, Business Management Assignments
  • The effect of moving BI analytics to the Cloud - Cecil Kgoetiane, data engineer, SA Weather Service
  • Revisiting predictive analytics: directions, decisions and management (mis)information - Mai Moodley, head of department for financial systems and processes, SITA
  • Reverse auctions - best practice in global procurement - Tim Norris, managing director, Purchasing Auctions SA


  • Unpacking latest trends: The Next Generation of BI and Analytics - Samuel De Swart, senior business intelligence architect, StanLib
  • Building and implementing an effective and holistic Business Intelligence and Data Analytics strategy - Kobus Pienaar, general manager: information technology, Wesizwe
  • Winning with analytics through strategy – how to build and implement a successful data and analytics strategy in a fast moving world - Bongani Mbatha, analytics manager, Woolworths


  • Reporting, dashboards and analysis that can be used for decision-making - Sammy Machethe, principals: analytics and insights, Vodacom
  • Democratising analytics, the value proposition of AWS cloud - Michael Needham, senior manager solutions architecture, AWS

Join us for the ONLY business intelligence and analytics event on the African continent.


Tech Expose

This is an opportunity afforded to vendors and consultants and will take place just before the tea and lunch breaks. It comprises a five-minute interview with the representatives of the vendor and provides them with an opportunity to answer three questions: Who are they? What do they do? And what problems can they solve?

Glossary of Terms

A document will be provided to all delegates to provide a description of the technical terms used in the presentations across the two days.

Audience Participation

An emcee who encourages participation and interaction with delegate, sponsors and speakers.

Executive Roundtable

A free-to-attend breakfast for a select number of C-suite individuals who are interested in the role that BI, analytics, big data and more play in every organisation for a successful future.

WHY ITWEB Business Intelligence & Analytics 2018?

  1. Discover how business intelligence and analytics assist key decision-makers to collect, store, retrieve and analyse data to make better informed decisions.
  2. Gain insight into data governance tools that will assist you with better data governance.
  3. Establish how your business can benefit from cognitive and predictive analytics.
  4. Learn how to drive organisational performance with functional analytics.
  5. Establish how BI and analytics can help you achieve faster reporting, analysis or planning.
  6. Achieve accurate reporting, analysis or planning.
  7. Achieve improved operational efficiency through improved customer satisfaction and improved employee satisfaction.
  8. Gain an increased competitive advantage.
  9. Reduce costs through improved analytics and increase revenue.

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We extract real value from data, using innovative techniques and solutions, in an affordable and sustainable manner. Bringing modern data, analytics and BI technologies together with traditional environments, while staying compliant. We do not gamble with your data. We structure and protect it before we analyse and visualise it. Visit: praesignis.co.za


This is THE annual BI & Analytics summit on the South African calendar, with over 300 senior level business decision-makers expected to attend the 2018 event.

It is an invaluable platform for you to engage senior BI decision-makers, and associate your company and your brand with the promotion of excellence in BI.

Be among the first to show your commitment to supporting southern African businesses in their attempts to use data for business benefit and success.


"The event was fantastic and the interest generated towards my business was great. Almost suddenly, we were exposed to other industry players some of whom we are collaborating with already and furthermore, we were exposed to customers facing business challenges which we are, together with the customers, working on overcoming."
- Sochin Technologies

For more information please don't hesitate to contact Debbie Visser, debbiev@itweb.co.za