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Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2018

13 & 14 March 2018
The Forum, Bryanston

ONLY FOUR MONTHS TO GO until the 13th Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit opens its doors at The Forum, Bryanston, on 13 and 14 March 2018.

Data and analytics are fuelling transformation, creating opportunities for better decision-making and enhancing the customer experience. The Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit will provide insight into data governance, AI and data visualisation; expose trends and technologies in augmented intelligence; dissect the role of Hadoop, IOT, blockchain and cloud computing in analytics; detection, prevention and prediction of fraud patterns; and how to ensure a ROI in predictive analytics.



Hans Hultgren

Hans Hultgren

DWBI, Data Modeling & Big Data Advisor, Trainer & Author;
President Genesee Academy LLC, Principal Top of Minds AB



  • 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.
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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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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