Candice Sutherland, Business development underwriter, Hollard

Kevin Prior

software developer, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Kevin Prior is a Data Scientist for AB InBev Africa and has been working in the IT industry for over 10 years. He has both BI and software development experience and has an Honours Degree in BSc Information Technology. Currently his focus finding new innovative ways to analyse and derive business value from vast amounts of data.

Kevin Prior will be speaking on the following topics:

Panel Discussion Analytics – profit vs privacy, ethics vs economics

Our early hopes that the Web and social media would promote democracy and freedom seem to have been dashed. The Internet behemoths analyse our personal data for profit, online government surveillance is pervasive, and AI-enabled automation threatens the world economy. The basic question posed to the panel is: how can we, as businesses, embrace and implement a new ethical approach to data collection and use for the good of society as a whole?