- Professors Ekekwe, Sonaiya, Ghose, Ndemo, others endorse the DABConference
Lagos, Nigeria: February 28, 2019: Information and Data Analytics Foundation (iDAF) has lined up over eighteen speakers for the maiden Big Data and Business Analytics Conference (DABConference).
The three-day Conference is scheduled to hold from March 5 to 6, 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria under the theme: “Unleashing the Power of Data Analytics to Drive Business Results.”
The Conference aims to bring together the leading figures in the Big Data and Business Analytics circle across Sub-Saharan Africa to share insights on leveraging data for strategic business decisions, with Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, as the Special Guest of Honour.
Line up of Speakers include; Prof. Emmanuel Sonaiya, Professor of Animal Science at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife; Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Founder and Chairman of Fasmicro; Prof. Anindya Ghose, Professor of Business at NYU, Stern; Yemi Keri, CEO of Heckerbella; Shingai Manjengwa, CEO of Fireside Analytics (Canada); Bayo Adekanmbi, Chief Transformation Officer, MTN Nigeria; Andrew Collier, Lead Data Scientist at Exegetic Analytics (South Africa) and Prof. Bitange Ndemo, Professor of Entrepreneurship (Kenya); Ugwem Eneyo, CEO Solstice Energy Solutions; Hon. Afam Mbanefo, Commissioner of Agriculture, Anambra State; Theo Medeiros, Founder of iDAF.
Others are Adeyemi Odeneye, Lead Data Scientist; Temitope Azeez, People Director, Jumia Services; Tony Ayabam, CEO of Infohob; Adedayo Ojo, CEO of Caritas Group amongst other speakers.
The Conference shall explore Insights and Analysis, while evaluating the African market opportunity, identifying top-ranking industries and providing market forecasts by over 18 high profile Big Data and Analytics experts who have confirmed attendance.
“Big Data has the potential to have a considerable impact on just about every industry. Its promise speaks to the pressure to improve margins and performance while simultaneously enhancing responsiveness and delighting customers and prospects or the citizens when you assess the impact of Big Data on governance,” says Theophilus Medeiros, the lead convener of the DABConference. “Despite this compelling value proposition, businesses and decision-makers will need to take a proactive approach to harness and turning insights to improving business decisions or as the case may be.”
“The primary objective of the DABConference is to discuss ways businesses can take advantage of their data as intellectual property to make informed strategic business decisions. It is time for business leaders and policy-makers in Africa to shift from intuition-based decisions to making data-driven decisions that align with organizational strategies” Medeiros explained.
The Conference, according to the Lead Convener, will include panel discussions, workshops, executive network cocktail, Hackathon and exhibitions from brand and stakeholders.
On his part, Prince Ogwuru, co-founder Information and Data Analytics Foundation (iDAF) said, “The understanding and adaptation of data-driven decision-making using big data analytics provide the pivots for the evolution of next level peer-to-peer accomplishments in organizations. Thought leaders in various sectors of the economy, therefore, must buy into the big data analytics ecosystems to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving marketplace.” The Big Data and Business Analytics Conference 2019 promises that platform. He concluded “Intrinsic in data is the change code an organization requires and the elevator pitch you need to blossom.”
How to participate and Display your Brand
The conference hosted by iDAF in partnership with DPR, ManiFold, DigitalPRWire, TechEconomy.ng, provides an opportunity for brands to showcase their products and services to over 1000 participants expected at the event while registration has started at the website – dabconference.com.