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SPEAKERS
  International keynote speakers:
Lawrence Corr, director, DecisionOne

Mark Madsen, founder and president, Third Nature


 
Speakers:
Julian Ardagh, CEO, Effective Intelligence



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Carel Badenhorst, head: technology practice, Middle East and Africa, Turkey and Pakistan, SAS



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Gerhard Botha, CTO, PBT Group



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Teresa Budler, senior manager: sales planning and intelligence, MTN



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Doug Cackett, chief architect, Oracle EMEA



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Dr Barry Devlin, founder and principal, 9sight Consulting



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Michael Geisler Michael Geisler, regional director, Middle East & Africa, Capillary Technologies



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Gilan Gork, mentalist



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Jason Haddock, head: business intelligence, Saratoga Software



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Kamil Kara Kamil Kara, BI Presales Specialist, SAP



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Kamil Kara Hari Khamandula, technical director, Dake Solutions



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Niranjan Koduri, director, Frontline Consulting Services



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JP Kloppers Jean Pierre (JP) Kloppers, CEO at BrandsEye



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Lloyd Jones Lloyd Jones, executive manager: project delivery, Eskom Group IT



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David Logan, principal consultant, PBT Group



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Stephan Nothnagel, director, InsightDriven Enterprise

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Chris O'Connell, managing director, BITanium Consulting



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Isme Oosthuizen Isme Oosthuizen, head: business intelligence, IZAZI



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Neil Platten, head: Business Intelligence, STANLIB Asset Management



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Alan Raubenheimer Alan Raubenheimer, CIO, Silica



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Trevor Ray Trevor Ray, business strategy advisor, Dake Solutions



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Frank Rizzo Frank Rizzo, Africa lead for data and analytics, KPMG



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John Sands, evangelist, Qlikview


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Bradley Smith Bradley Smith, founder and director, BusinessOptics



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Laurianne Stamer, BI and performance management consultant, Infobuild



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Gill Staniland, BI principal consultant, Synergy



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Marius van der Westhuisen Marius van der Westhuizen, founder and director, BusinessOptics



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Warren Stevens-Baytopp Warren Stevens-Baytopp, technical director, Youngblood Consultants



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Jiaqi Sun, System Analyst, IDC South Africa



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Jon Tullet, Senior editor: news analysis, ITWeb



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Jannie Venter, senior manager: GDS Operations, Nedbank



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Len de Villiers Len de Villiers, Group CIO, Telkom

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Eugene Wessels, business insights manager: enterprise business reporting, SARS


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IN THE NEWS
Isme OosthuizenConquering 'dataphobia' at BI summit
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 20 Mar 2014
Business requires a data-driven culture to ensure better fact-based decision-making that can lead to increased revenue, says Isme Oosthuizen, head of business intelligence (BI) at IZAZI.
Lloyd JonesEskom takes strain
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 18 Mar 2014
Eskom is a 90-year-old organisation that has seen several cycles of success and strain.
John SandsNatural analytics a natural choice
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 17 Mar 2014
The lack of a defined data strategy, isolated data silos that cannot provide "one version of the truth", a reliance on a single stack vendor and budget constraints are the top issues facing companies struggling to extract useful business intelligence (BI) out of their data, says Qlikview evangelist John Sands.
Hari KhamandulaACEing your BI needs
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 12 Mar 2014
Analytics is often seen as a luxury or a "nice to have", and treated as a non-critical environment for the business.
Stephan NothnagelCustom coding for mobile apps
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 10 Mar 2014
Among the key success criteria for mobile business intelligence (BI) applications is the ability to satisfy the information requirements of specific users, while delivering reliable and consistent insights.
Eugene WesselsSARS implementation fights non-compliance
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 4 Mar 2014
A multimillion-rand geographical information systems (GIS) implementation at SARS has assisted in the identification of various remote locations eligible for mobile registration and registration campaigns, enabling the organisation to grow the taxpayer register.
Carel BadenhorstAnalytics demand top management buy-in
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 3 Mar 2014
Two of the most common reasons why analytics implementations fail are a lack of buy-in from top management, and organisational churn that sees companies losing the required skills.
Gill StanilandSelf-service BI gains traction
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 14 Feb 2014
The move to self-service business intelligence (BI) is being driven by users wanting direct access to their data, enabling them to proactively address real-time business issues.
Gill StanilandBI dashboards fail to deliver
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 12 Feb 2014
Dashboards were touted as the next big thing in business intelligence (BI), but many companies have not yet reaped the rewards.
Mark MadsenBI as a commodity
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 6 Feb 2014
The business intelligence (BI) industry reached the point of diminishing returns for value about 10 years ago. Today, BI technology is a commodity
Lawrence CorrBI gets proactive
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 3 Feb 2014
Businesses are facing an emerging crisis over business intelligence (BI). On the one hand, many of the high technology costs and performance impediments are being removed, leading to greater user expectations of what BI should do for them.
Neil PlattenMoving BI from IT to business
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 30 Jan 2014
A move to establish the business intelligence (BI) department as a business function, distinct from the traditional view of BI as an IT function, is reaping rewards at Stanlib Asset Management, says Neil Platten, BI head at the organisation.
BI project pays off for MTN
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 23 Jan 2014
Optimal device ranging, process efficiencies and more focused performance reporting are among the top three outcomes realised through a successful supply chain business intelligence (BI) project at MTN.
David LoganData scientists needed, apply within
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 17 Jan 2014
A data scientist is the ultimate 'Swiss army knife' of the analytical world, drawing on whatever skills are required to create business value, says David Logan, principal consultant at the PBT Group.
Julian AardaghBI Summit taps into 2014 trends
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 14 Jan 2014
CIOs looking to ensure their companies stay ahead of the competition should dig deeper into their data, while taking cognisance of the business intelligence (BI) trends for 2014.
Sal LaherGreat opportunity for BI practitioners
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 13 Dec 2013
With business intelligence (BI) fast becoming a priority for many CIOs, an upcoming event from ITWeb offers a great opportunity for BI practitioners to tap into local and international trends, and maximise the return on investment on their spend in this area.
Sal LaherLocal success stories on show at ITWeb BI Summit
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 12 Nov 2013
Case studies from leading South African corporates form the cornerstone of this leading BI event.
Mark Madsen to speak at BI Summit
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 28 Oct 2013
Internationally sought-after speaker Mark Madsen will present the opening keynote at the ITWeb Business Intelligence 2014 Summit taking place in March next year.
Summit to deliver best of BI
By Fay Humphries, Events programme director
Johannesburg, 7 Oct 2013
To drive business and stimulate innovation, it is imperative that companies get the best out of their business intelligence (BI).

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