Speakers

Julia Ahlfeldt, Certified customer experience professional (CCXP) Julia Ahlfeldt  Certified customer experience professional (CCXP)
Certified customer experience professional (CCXP)
Julia Ahlfeldt, Certified customer experience professional (CCXP)

Julia Ahlfeldt consults to blue-chip companies and multinationals and advises them on how to retain relevance and increase profit by transitioning from inwardly focused silos to being dynamic and customer-centric.

Adam Barrie-Smith, Cape Town branch manager, SA Qlik Adam Barrie-Smith  Cape Town branch manager, SA Qlik
Cape Town branch manager, SA Qlik
Adam Barrie-Smith, Cape Town branch manager, SA Qlik

Adam Barrie-Smith is Cape Town branch manager at SA Qlik. Barrie-Smith joined the SA Qlik team in 2004 and has been the company’s Qlik technical lead for many years.

Valencia Cleinwerck, senior BI developer, MMI Holdings Valencia Cleinwerck  Senior BI developer, MMI Holdings
Senior BI developer, MMI Holdings
Valencia Cleinwerck, senior BI developer, MMI Holdings

Valencia Cleinwerck has 20 years' IT (software development) experience.

Nicolaas Coetzee, cloud information security officer, FNB Nicolaas Coetzee  CIO, FNB
CIO, FNB
Nicolaas Coetzee, cloud information security officer, FNB

Nicolaas Coetzee has just taken up a CIO role within FNB.

Rikus Combrinck, analyst and developer, OLRAC SPS South Africa Rikus Combrinck  Analyst and developer, OLRAC SPS South Africa
Analyst and developer, OLRAC SPS South Africa
Rikus Combrinck, analyst and developer, OLRAC SPS South Africa

Rikus Combrinck studied electronic engineering with post-graduate specialisation in machine learning and artificial intelligence, and has been developing software for 20 years across a wide variety of platforms, languages and application domains.

David Cosgrave, MEA Customer Intelligence Lead, SAS David Cosgrave  MEA Customer Intelligence Lead, SAS
MEA Customer Intelligence Lead, SAS
David Cosgrave, MEA Customer Intelligence Lead, SAS

David Cosgrave is the Middle East and Africa lead for Customer Intelligence at SAS, with over 15 years’ experience in CRM and marketing automation.

Maritza Curry, Business intelligence manager, Woolworths ITS Maritza Curry  Business intelligence manager, Woolworths ITS
Business intelligence manager, Woolworths ITS
Maritza Curry, Business intelligence manager, Woolworths ITS

Maritza Curry is the BI manager at Woolworths ITS.

Rian Durandt, HOD business intelligence & data analytics, Digiterra Rian Durandt  Head: business intelligence and data analytics division,
Digiterra South Africa
Head: business intelligence and data analytics division,
Digiterra South Africa
Rian Durandt, HOD business intelligence & data analytics, Digiterra

He holds a Master’s Degree in Informatics and has over 20 years’ experience in conceptualising, planning and delivering customised Business Intelligence (BI) solutions to many local and international clients across a wide range of industries.

Fred Felton, Social Media Engineer, Falconscove, Partner at Social By The Sea Fred Felton  Social Media Engineer, Falconscove, Partner at Social By The Sea
Social Media Engineer, Falconscove, Partner at Social By The Sea
Fred Felton, Social Media Engineer, Falconscove, Partner at Social By The Sea

Fred Felton is a social media specialist. He works at Falconscove, a media agency based in Durban, South Africa.

Jeff Fletcher , Managing director, Master Data Management Jeff Fletcher  Innovation: new business development, Internet Solutions
Innovation: new business development, Internet Solutions
Jeff Fletcher , Managing director, Master Data Management

Jeff Fletcher is the rarest type: he comes from a solid technical background, but his main focus is making the numbers work.

Daniel Gombe, EO, Sochin Technologies Daniel Gombe  CEO, Sochin Technologies
CEO, Sochin Technologies
Daniel Gombe, EO, Sochin Technologies

Daniel Gombe has an extensive background in operations management, sales, technical services as well as new business development in the ICT industry. He is the founder and CEO of Sochin Technologies, which he established in 2003.

Bill Hoggarth, Director, Dataways Bill Hoggarth  Director, Dataways
Director, Dataways
Bill Hoggarth, Director, Dataways

Bill Hoggarth is director of Dataways. He has over 30 years of executive, general management and sales experience in the BI industry.

Dave Ives, Director – Digital Transformation Dave Ives  Director of digital transformation, Karabina, an iSPartners company
Director of digital transformation, Karabina, an iSPartners company
Dave Ives, Director – Digital Transformation

Dave Ives plays an advisory and consultative role to guide Karabina’s customers in the effective use of their myriad IT assets, particularly their business intelligence/data analytics strategies, roadmaps and implementations concerning ERP, BI, CRM, big data and knowledge management strategies.

Ryan Jamieson, Director of Technology and Innovation, Karabina Ryan Jamieson  Director of Technology and Innovation, Karabina
Director of Technology and Innovation, Karabina
Ryan Jamieson, Director of Technology and Innovation, Karabina

His core purpose is to help the Karabina team provide their customers with the most relevant and innovative technology solutions they can.

JP Kloppers, CEO, BrandsEye JP Kloppers  CEO at BrandsEye, Endeavor Entrepreneur
CEO at BrandsEye, Endeavor Entrepreneur
JP Kloppers, CEO, BrandsEye

JP Kloppers is CEO of BrandsEye, the world’s first crowd integrated social data analytics company. Kloppers is also a regular contributor on TV and radio.

David Miller, CEO, Miller Stewart (PTY) Ltd David Miller  CEO, Miller Stewart (PTY) Ltd
CEO, Miller Stewart (PTY) Ltd
David Miller, CEO, Miller Stewart (PTY) Ltd

After serving two years of National Service, David Miller studied and graduated in commerce, and after three years in the management development and effectiveness arena, he entered the world of retail.

Maiendra Moodley, Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA Maiendra Moodley  Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA
Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA
Maiendra Moodley, Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA

Maiendra Moodley graduated from the University of Natal, with a bachelor of commerce degree with majors in business information systems and information systems technology.

Alfred Mutanga, Manager: Centurion Office and Africa Region, IDSC Consulting Dr Alfred Mutanga  Manager: Centurion Office and Africa Region, IDSC Consulting
Manager: Centurion Office and Africa Region, IDSC Consulting
Alfred Mutanga, Manager: Centurion Office and Africa Region, IDSC Consulting

Alfred Mutanga is manager: Centurion Office and Africa Region at IDSC Consulting.

Thabo Ndlela, Non-executive director, IFS Africa Thabo Ndlela  Non-executive director, IFS Africa
Non-executive director, IFS Africa
Thabo Ndlela, Non-executive director, IFS Africa

Thabo Ndlela joined IFS Africa as non-executive director in 2014. He contributes 17 years of business experience in IT, supply chain and commerce. Ndlela has served as a CIO in the manufacturing, media, banking and hospitality industries for companies such as Tiger Brands, Sun International and Barclays Africa. He was named the 2015 Visionary CIO finalist.

Lyle Petersen, Business analyst, Woolworths Lyle Petersen  Business analyst, Woolworths
Business analyst, Woolworths
Lyle Petersen, Business analyst, Woolworths

Lyle Petersen holds an honour's degree in information systems and serves as a business analyst for Woolworths.

Zachda Prinsloo, Information management business partner, AB InBev Zachda Prinsloo  Information management business partner, AB InBev
Information management business partner, AB InBev
Zachda Prinsloo, Information management business partner, AB InBev

Her primary field of interest is exploring how information influences business decision-making. She has 14 years of information management and knowledge management experience.

 Tyron Reddy  Product owner and manager:
Data & Predictive Analytics, Barclays Africa Group
Product owner and manager:
Data & Predictive Analytics, Barclays Africa Group

Tyron Reddy's roots in banking started with Absa in 2005, where he helped lead infrastructure technology programmes as part of Absa's transformation into Barclays Africa.

Dr Alex Rummel, Co-founder, Grapevine Interactive Dr Alex Rummel  Co-founder, Grapevine Interactive
Co-founder, Grapevine Interactive
Dr Alex Rummel, Co-founder, Grapevine Interactive

Dr Alex Rummel has been working with blue-chip companies since 1995, in Europe and SA, in the areas of financial services, retail, telco and media. He was instrumental in designing and implementing customer-facing solutions for the likes of Old Mutual, Sanlam, Investec, Vodacom and Edcon.

Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of analytics, FNB Business Yudhvir Seetharam  Head of analytics, FNB Business
Head of analytics, FNB Business
Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of analytics, FNB Business

Yudhvir Seetharam is a young, dynamic professional with a passion for banking and academia. Since joining FNB, Seetharam has quickly risen through the ranks and now heads up the Analytics department at FNB Business.

Gill Staniland, BI principal consultant, Synergy Gill Staniland  BI principal consultant, Synergy
BI principal consultant, Synergy
Gill Staniland, BI principal consultant, Synergy

Gill Staniland has been tinkering with data for almost 30 years. From the early days of punch cards and scaling mountains as a land surveyor, she has earned her stripes as a software developer, data warehouse designer, data modeller and Cognos consultant.

Samuel De Swardt, Senior Business Intelligence Architect, StanLib Samuel De Swardt  Senior Business Intelligence Architect, StanLib
Senior Business Intelligence Architect, StanLib
Samuel De Swardt, Senior Business Intelligence Architect, StanLib

Samuel De Swardt is senior business intelligence architect at StanLib, one of the largest financial asset management companies in southern Africa, which currently manages in excess of R584 billion of financial assets across the retail and institutional sectors.

Amit Vanmali, Senior manager: risk advisory, data analytics, Deloitte Amit Vanmali  Senior manager: risk advisory, data analytics, Deloitte
Senior manager: risk advisory, data analytics, Deloitte
Amit Vanmali, Senior manager: risk advisory, data analytics, Deloitte

Amit is a senior member in the Data Analytics team and plays an instrumental role in building the Next Generation Analytics and Business Intelligence practice in Africa.

Frans Vermaak, managing director, Praesignis Frans Vermaak  Managing director, Praesignis
Managing director, Praesignis
Frans Vermaak, managing director, Praesignis

Frans Vermaak has more than 20 years’ experience in IT hardware and software environments, with extensive experience in all phases of software solution design, development, implementation and project management.

Dr. Eugene Wessels, GM of Data Analytics, King Price Insurance Dr Eugene Wessels  GM of Data Analytics, King Price Insurance
GM of Data Analytics, King Price Insurance
Dr. Eugene Wessels, GM of Data Analytics, King Price Insurance

Eugene Wessels is the GM of Data Analytics at King Price Insurance, and was appointed to establish an industry-leading enterprise data warehouse (EDW) with analytics capabilities.

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