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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.

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8 Speakers
8 Topics
50 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Data Visualisation Summit, Johannesburg

X Topic Abstract

Before you invest in Data Visualisation, what to consider. Now that you have your tool, is your data ready? How to accelerate value to your business.

Speaker Profile

I am responsible for assisting Microsoft South African customers across industry verticals (Banking, Retail, Public Sector, etc.) to define their data, analytics and business intelligence architectures and technologies. I have 15 years of consulting experience in architecting, implementing and modernisation of data, analytics and BI solutions

X Topic Abstract

They say a picture is worth a thousand words:

Data Visualization simply is a representation of data in a pictorial or graphic format

Why is Data Visualization Important?
We are living in a fast-pacedsociety and anever-changing world.
Data and information need to be readily available, so we can make faster business decisions and we need to keepup with the times and Jones
Visualization allows us visualaccess to large amounts of data that aids us to make those quick decisions
Even the bible says 'my people perish because they lack vision'
And of course,Seeing is believing
Even our brains; the Visual cortex processes visual information – our sense of sight provides information faster thanany other senses.

There are so many benefits of Presenting information in a Visual manner.
When I think of data visualization I think of a world of men and woman.
How a woman dresses and presents herself speaks volumes to a man
Within minutes he has made up his mind and made a decision??
Men are visual you get their attention fast if they like what they see (of course)
Every man, like every business has its key focus areas ( KPI's)😊 And the down side is there are still too much men in Key Functions and roles in the Business
So What is the key focus (what message are u sending) , what areas need to be worked on?
How are u going to measure progress and targets?
What other KPI’s make better business decision and add value to the business?

We live in a world where everything focused on‘pretty’ . Pretty gets attention
Why not make our dashboards pretty and get followers and likes and tweets😊
Oil is no longer the most valuable resource, data is !!!
But the volumes of data isHuge, how to manage it and present it is a meaningful way is the challenge of the BI department

Data Management is Key : The practice of organizing and maintaining data processes to meet ongoing information Lifecycle needs (DamaDMBOK) - Data Management Framework

Lastly the Tangible Benefits of Data Visualization to a business cannot be measured

It can be very powerful, if you understand what it is telling you…it can ;
• Identify areas that need attention /trends /history forecasting
• Clarify factors that influence behavior
• Understand your products, identify short comings
• Measures : Sales , Actuals Budgets , DTG , SOH, Profit and Loss - ( KPI's)
• Provide Stats and analytics

X Topic Abstract

Debunking the Misnomer of What Data Should be Used for: A Data Product Case Study

Business departments perform & resource based on the age old philosophy of supply and demand economies related to w/force. Over 6 months I've purposefully challenged that thought process. We must not justify an increase in headcount to perform work based on the demand w/out data underpinning the decision.

Join me, as I qualify how we've visualised what performance looks like, how we've iterated through prototypes, highlight uncertainty and prompt the unforeseeable.

Speaker Profile


Manager: Learning as a Service (WesBank)
Head: Learning as a Service (Discovery Ltd)
Head: Design - Leadership & Learning (Discovery Ltd)

Devaan has over 8 years' talent management, acquisition, designing and developing learning, leadership and training experience, with a predisposition to execute using exponential technology. He has worked for across various multinational organisations including the wholesale and retail, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), financial services and banking industries.

In 2017 he was moved to emerging technology role, and having embraced the potential of data, made the shift into a full blown digital role fully immersing himself into technology and how by harnessing data; organisations are able to use their people more strategically and purposefully to pivot their business model for the future of work. He is currently a Digital Transformation Officer building data products for WesBank using an array of technology from AI to blockchain to enable the organisation to pivot its business model and prepare its people for an exciting future. He is passionate about skills development and uses Raspberry Pi challenges to help the workforce build IoT projects to build critical skills and competencies (Creativity, Complex Problem Solving and Critical Thinking) for the future. He holds a Honours degree in Group Dynamics (cum laude) and currently completing his MBA in Innovation and Creativity through Henley Business School.

X Topic Abstract

In a world where the audience for data visualizations is expanding along with the size of data, the role of data visualization in communicating the complex insights hidden inside data is vital. Data visualizations are now consumed by people from all sorts of professional backgrounds ranging from the traditional techies to C-level execs. For this reason, it is imperative to keep ease of consumption at the centre of data visualization. This talk will touch on the key design principles for creating beautiful and effective data visualizations.

Speaker Profile

As a curios and adventurous entrepreneur with an analytical mind geared towards business and problem solving, there is no line of work that brings Clinton more joy and satisfaction than work in the areas of Data and Advanced Analytics. Clinton Deavall has worked with brands such as MTN, Coca-Cola, Mercedes Benz, Standard Bank and others to assist them in solving complex business problems using Data & Advanced Analytics to unlock the potential of their data, answer key business questions and create tangible business value in the form of improved efficiencies and increased profits. Clinton has worked for Accenture, Vodacom and Wunderman in his professional career. Most recently, Clinton founded Dinkum Analytics, an advanced analytics and data science business with a vision to bring his wealth of knowledge and expertise to market in way that makes the benefits of Data & Advanced Analytics accessible to businesses of all sizes.

X Topic Abstract

Data management and consumption tends to happen at a BI department level and in department silos
The new data-driven company breaks free from those silos
Static reports and visualisations are outdated the minute they're sent
Modern CEO's expect all the relevant information, in the right format - at their fingertips

X Topic Abstract

To understand the importance of data visualization, let's take a step back and look at the impact of data in today's modern economy. It has been said that we are living through the Industrial Revolution of data: an era where so much data is being produced on a daily basis by people and machines that we no longer have the capacity to store it all. From the billions of mobile phones to the trillions of RFID sensors, we live in a world where our every action and reaction is being captured and stored. And while it may seem eerily intrusive, the capturing of data has the potential to drastically improve the world in which we live. This is the rise of what's known as "big data."

Speaker Profile

Dika Modise is the Managing Director & Founder of Baagi Technology; a consulting firm he founded in 2013.Dika Modise is an experienced Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the Utilities and Banking industry, having worked for two major banks. He holds a B. Com degree in Computer Science from North West University. He also holds a BSc in Information Technology from the Northwest University and currently studying towards an MBA degree. Dika Modise has several professional qualifications i.e. CDCP, CISA, CISM, MBCI, CRISC and ITIL among others.

His area of specialization is in Digital and Analytics, IT Service Management, and IT Strategy. Information Risk, Security & Compliance, Management of IT Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Compliance and Assurance, IT Change and Release Management, IT Governance, ISO27001, Security Operations Centre, Incident Management and Backup and storage.

Dika implemented Security Operations Centre, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, setup Digital and Analytics Center of Excellence which yielded savings within the organization, implemented an analytics platform that also enabled Self-service business intelligence and analytics, led the hybrid IT programme.

X Topic Abstract

Often, communicating model results to business is a balancing act between Accuracy and Interpretability. This talk will share real life examples illustrating how to talk to your non-tech colleagues and improving data-driven decision making.

Speaker Profile

A highly analytical and technically-minded professional who complements a bachelor's degree in mathematics with practical experience within analytical and software development environments. This includes both client-facing and in-house experience, developing analytical tools and software applications to support corporate decision making. Both roles required the application of mathematical modelling expertise and has enabled the development of a much broader commercial skill set.

X Speaker Profile

Alfred is a Business Intelligence Specialist. His expertise include consultancy in Business Intelligence, Institutional Research, Institutional Planning and Management Information Systems. Alfred has successfully proposed, designed, and implemented Business Intelligence Systems, which are used for strategic decision making, supporting strategic planning and quality assurance processes within the South African higher education landscape. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Venda, and his doctoral research focused on Business Intelligence in Higher Education Institutions. Alfred’s 18 years of professional experience include Computing and Information technology research, e-Learning, lecturing in computer science, systems administration and implementing decision support systems particularly for the higher education landscape.

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Our Speakers

Valencia Cleinwerck

Data Solutions Manager / Business Intelligence Manager


Ashleigh Jacobs

Product Lead


Louise de Beer

Data Scientist


Devaan Parbhoo

Digital Nomad


Dika Modise

Independent Consultant


Kathryn Varrall

Data Platform Technical Solutions Professional


Alfred Mutanga

Business Intelligence Specialist


Clinton Deavall

Chief Data Scientist

Dinkum Analytics

Our Pricing

Group of three or more

ZAR 3765

Till November 01
Early Bird

ZAR 5023

Till October 01

ZAR 6282

Till November 01

Our Testimonial


Who can attend 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 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.