Speaker

Sameer Jooma, Head: consumer and shopper innovation, Africa Zone, solutions Africa: Innovation & Analytics, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Sameer Jooma

head: consumer and shopper innovation, Africa Zone, solutions Africa:
Innovation & Analytics, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Sameer Jooma is a researcher at heart and loves innovating and solving business problems practically. He has a strong passion for exploring end-consumer needs and driving business strategies around this. Sameer Jooma is a mathematician by education and has postgraduate degrees in business and mathematics. He has extensive investment and retail banking experience, ranging from day-to- day branch operations, strategy development, data-warehousing, business intelligence and asset portfolio management. Before leaving a large bank, he was part of the team that managed a R400 million venture capital fund, with specific focus on FinTech investments. He also spent a number of years as a management consultant. More recently he managed the competitor strategy area at SABMiller and now heads the consumer innovation and analytics function for Africa at AB InBev.

Sameer Jooma will be speaking on the following topic:

14:45
Disrupt the status quo – don’t always believe the data

Technology and ‘innovation’ don’t always reach the lives of those it would make the most impact on. Bringing together innovative ideas with the technology to support it has massive transformational impact on those who are most in need.

  • Don’t always believe the data – sometimes the best way to understand and solve a complex problem is to be at the coalface
  • We can all disrupt the status quo, just make the bold decisions