Speakers 2018

Alex Granger, global speaker, author and founder/CEO, The Possibility of YOU Alex Granger  global speaker, author and founder/CEO, The Possibility of YOU Tuesday, 13 & Wednesday, 14 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
global speaker, author and founder/CEO, The Possibility of YOU

Fondly known as the “exceptional one”, Alex Granger is a global business speaker, author, and the founder and CEO of The Possibility of YOU.

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Alex Granger, global speaker, author and founder/CEO, The Possibility of YOU
Barry Morris, CEO, NuoDB Barry Morris  CEO, NuoDB Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
CEO, NuoDB

As executive chairman, Barry Morris chairs the Board of Directors and drives the external matters of NuoDB, including industry thought-leadership, strategic partnerships and business relationships as well as product and technology strategy.

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Barry Morris, CEO, NuoDB
Bongani Mbatha  analytics manager, Woolworths Wednesday, 14 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
analytics manager, Woolworths

Data is now generated by a multitude of ‘things’, including social media platforms, mobile devices, sensors and many more new sources.

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Candice Sutherland, Business development underwriter, Hollard Candice Sutherland  cyber underwriter, iToo Special Risks Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
cyber underwriter, iToo Special Risks

Candice Sutherland is a business development underwriter at Hollard. She is a qualified CAIB (SA), specialising in finance, and has appeared on CliffCentral, eTV and ENCA.

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Candice Sutherland, Business development underwriter, Hollard
Cecil Kgoetiane, Manager: information systems, SA Weather Service Cecil Kgoetiane  data engineer, SA Weather Service Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
data engineer, SA Weather Service

Cecil is currently the Manager: information systems and is leading 2 teams namely; the Web `Development team and the Apps Development /Data Management team.

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Cecil Kgoetiane, Manager: information systems, SA Weather Service
Claudelle Naidoo  head of Insights & New Business Director, MediaCom Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
head of Insights & New Business Director, MediaCom

Claudelle Naidoo is an accomplished marketing, consumer and media research specialist with 13 years’ experience working across multimillion-rand portfolios within organisations such as Nielsen SA, Media 24, Caxton, and Kagiso Media.

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Dr Barry Devlin, founder and principal, 9sight Consulting Barry Devlin (Dr)  founder and principal, 9sight Consulting Wednesday, 14 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
founder and principal, 9sight Consulting

Dr Barry Devlin is among the foremost authorities on business insight and one of the founders of data warehousing, having published the first architectural paper on the topic in 1988.

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Dr Barry Devlin, founder and principal, 9sight Consulting
Frans Vermaak, Chief technology officer Frans Vermaak  chief technology officer Wednesday, 14 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
chief technology officer

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.

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Frans Vermaak, Chief technology officer
Hans Patrik Hultgren Hans Patrik Hultgren  DWBI, data modelling and big data advisor, trainer and author;
president Genesee Academy, principal at Top Of Minds
Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
DWBI, data modelling and big data advisor, trainer and author;
president Genesee Academy, principal at Top Of Minds

Hans Patrik Hultgren is the president at Genesee Academy and principal at Top Of Minds.

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Hans Patrik Hultgren
John Roberts, enterprise reporting manager, Anglo Operations John Roberts  enterprise reporting manager, Anglo Operations Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
enterprise reporting manager, Anglo Operations

John Roberts has worked in the industrial and mining environment for the last 25 years and has worked in a number of different disciplines generally focusing on process and business improvement areas.

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John Roberts, enterprise reporting manager, Anglo Operations
Kevin Prior, Software developer, Anheuser-Busch InBev Kevin Prior  software developer, Anheuser-Busch InBev Wednesday, 14 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
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.

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Kevin Prior, Software developer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Liezl Brouckaert  business intelligence manager, Comair Limited Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
business intelligence manager, Comair Limited

I question the status quo with the intent to innovate.

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Lyle Petersen, Business analyst, Woolworths Lyle Petersen  business intelligence business analyst, ITS Woolworths SA Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
business intelligence business analyst, ITS Woolworths SA

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

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Lyle Petersen, Business analyst, Woolworths
Maihendra Moodley, head of department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA Maihendra Moodley  head of department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
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.

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Maihendra Moodley, head of department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA
Mandy Jamieson, senior manager business intelligence, South African National Blood Service Mandy Jamieson  senior manager business intelligence, South African National Blood Service Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
senior manager business intelligence, South African National Blood Service

Mandy Jamieson is a BI, analytics and strategy specialist with over 15 years of cross-functional experience.

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Mandy Jamieson, senior manager business intelligence, South African National Blood Service
Michael Needham, snr manager solutions architecture, AWS Michael Needham  senior manager solutions architecture, AWS Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
senior manager solutions architecture, AWS

Michael Needham manages Solutions Architecture for AWS in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Michael Needham, snr manager solutions architecture, AWS
Rob Zagey, senior BI analyst, StanLib Rob Zagey  senior BI analyst, StanLib Wednesday, 14 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
senior BI analyst, StanLib

Rob Zagey is a senior business intelligence analyst at StanLib.

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Rob Zagey, senior BI analyst, StanLib
Ryan van de Coolwijk, Product manager: Cyber, Hollard Ryan van de Coolwijk  Product manager: Cyber, Hollard Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
Product manager: Cyber, Hollard

Ryan started his career in IT in 2002, with over 14 years of experience in IT security and risk management, spanning various industries for organisations of all sizes.

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Ryan van de Coolwijk, Product manager: Cyber, Hollard
Rob Zagey, 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
Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
head: consumer and shopper innovation, Africa Zone, solutions Africa:
Innovation & Analytics, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Rob Zagey, Head: consumer and shopper innovation, Africa Zone, solutions Africa: Innovation & Analytics, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Sammy Machethe, principal: analytics and insights, Vodacom Sammy Machethe  principal specialist: analytics and insights Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
principal specialist: analytics and insights

Sammy Machethe obtained his BSc computer science and statistics at the University of Limpopo in 2006. He started his professional career in BI at FNB as an MIS analyst in 2007.

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Sammy Machethe, principal: analytics and insights, Vodacom
senior business intelligence and data architect, Stanlib Samuel De Swardt  senior business intelligence architect, StanLib Wednesday, 14 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
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.

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senior business intelligence and data architect, Stanlib
Sonja Parsons  owner, Business Management Assignments Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
owner, Business Management Assignments

Sonja Parsons has more than three decades of experience in fraud prevention and risk management.

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Tim Norris, MD, Purchasing Auctions SA Tim Norris  MD, Purchasing Auctions SA Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
MD, Purchasing Auctions SA

On graduation from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in 1971, Tim Norris was commissioned into the Royal Engineers.

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Tim Norris, MD, Purchasing Auctions SA
Xolani Holomisa, manager: business intelligence information services, Johannesburg Stock Exchange Xolani Holomisa  manager: business intelligence information services, Johannesburg Stock Exchange Tuesday, 13 March 2018, The Forum, Bryanston
manager: business intelligence information services, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Xolani Holomisa’s working experience spans financial markets, e-commerce, retail banking and telecommunications.

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Xolani Holomisa, manager: business intelligence information services, Johannesburg Stock Exchange