Nov 2018

Upcoming Event

Overview of the event

Data Visualisation is a general term that describes any effort to help people understand the significance of data by placing it in a visual context. The primary goal of data visualization is to communicate information clearly and efficiently via statistical graphics, plots and information graphics. It makes complex data more accessible, understandable and usable.

Facts & Figures About The Event

7 Speakers
7 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Big Data Visualisation Summit , Johannesburg

X Topic Abstract

The industrial world has been shaped by a series of foundational technology changes over the last 250 years: steam and rail (1750-1830), electricity and telephone (1880-1920), computer and IT (1960-2000), and the current era of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Big Data (2010-present).

The current age of the digital industrial is marked by ever more powerful software and falling hardware costs. Big Data visualization coupled to today’s predictive algorithms and machine learning capabilities enable use cases that were not possible even five years ago. And let’s not forget the steadily falling cost of sensors, compute, storage, and bandwidth that has made the deployment of these capabilities a financial reality.

Speaker Profile

Johnny Teixeira is the Commercial Leader for GE Digital in Africa. Johnny completed his studies in Electrical Engineering at the Tshwane University of Technology in 1985 and graduated from University of South Africa with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Economics in 1995, and a Masters in Business Leadership (MBL), majoring in Management of Technology & E-Commerce in 2004. Johnny has engineered, commissioned and project managed plant-wide control systems, Robotic systems, and Software Systems across all industry verticals. Johnny is a 10 year GE veteran and previously held leadership roles at Siemens, Rockwell Automation and ABB Flexible Automation. Johnny is a founding member of MESA South Africa Organization and represented South Africa on the ISO RFID committee from 2005 to 2006.

X Topic Abstract

As big data adoption grows and Hadoop, Spark and machine learning technologies are being used to analyse every larger datasets, we have to keep on telling stories with the data and making the message is clear. This talk will cover the new tools and techniques that data science is using that will be relevant to the data visualisation practitioners. I will also show how we need to approach this new world.

How do you need to think differently when visualising very large data sets.

When you have move out of Excel and Tableau to do the data processing, what tools should you need to consider.

Visualising the predictions from machine learning

Visually exploring big data sets

Speaker Profile

Jeff graduated from Witwatersrand University with a degree in electrical engineering, and has been involved in Internet technology all his professional life, but with a strong commercial bent. He started his career at Telkom in 1994, working on the initial Internet infrastructure team and managing aspects of the Johannesburg Beltel installation. Between stints at Sprint (which became UUNET which became Verizon Business), where he designed and implemented new Internet products and services, Jeff Fletcher founded Antfarm Networking Technologies, South Africa’s first streaming and webcasting company. He returned to the corporate world in 2004, occupying the corner office of the new product development team at Internet Solutions (then IS). Jeff now works as a Systems Engineer for Cloudera, helping customers build big data infrastructure. In 2012 he founded, a weblog dedicated to the art of data visualisation and does occasional consulting for corporate companies looking to move beyond pie charts. He was shortlisted for an Information is Beautiful award in 2015.

X Speaker Profile

Mags has 20 years’ experience in government communication and new business development and setting up progressive investment vehicles designed to identify new business ventures, and take advantage of the empowerment opportunities currently available to businesses in South Africa. His background in ICT and Local Government has benefited many organisations and communities. He is able to build teams of collective talent and experience by working with partners who collectively have executive and consultancy experience which translates into a unique service and partnership with his clients.

He has background work experience in corporate governance, public finance management act and companies act, the private and public sector coupled with his vast network of contacts, affords Mags Reddy a great deal of influence which has allowed him to conceptualise, initiate, facilitate and implement an array of projects which have been of great benefit to his clients.

Mags specialises in digital strategy, digital policy, digital licencing, digital content development, digital content management, digital applications, digital web design, digital marketing, digital social media, digital billing solutions, digital data analytics and ROI on digital investments. To grow a smart city or institutions digital footprint and give them the return on investment.

X Speaker Profile

IBM PowerAI specialist, Data Scientist, Nvidia deep learning instructor and Quantum physicist. I have created Machine Learning solutions for Banking, Telcos and Insurance. I am an avid long distance runner and I paint in my hard to find spare time.

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Our Speakers

Ali Rodolo


Kakanyo Business Solutions

Mags Reddy

Chief Operating Officer

Smart Cities 2050

Harry Pretorius

Big Data Innovator | Director

Mind the Gap Group

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USD 300 Till October 26
Early Bird
USD 400 Till September 26
USD 500 Till October 26

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Who can attend Big Data Visualisation Summit in Johannesburg?

If your responsibilities include any of the below, you must attend
• Predictive Analytics - Business Intelligence
• Data Visualization - Insight
• Data Science - Data Mining
• Software Engineering - Computer Science
• Data Journalism - Storytelling
• UX/UI Design - Graphic Design

Why to attend Big Data Visualisation Summit in Johannesburg?

From tooling to skilling and from strategies to fundamental values what needs to change and how? What are solutions and services available in market which I can leverage? Big Data Visualisation Summit 2017 is an attempt to seek and share answers to these basic questions.

What will you learn about?

Learn latest techniques and skills required for Data Science & Analytics from industry stalwarts themselves. Latest trends, concepts, processes and tools to understand and acknowledge challenges in Data Analytics emerging technologies. Meet and network with fellow Data Science & Analytics experts from leading companies. Learn how to adapt and adopt these changes quickly and swiftly within a team and also across the enterprise.

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.

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