Big Data Economy Summit 2017, explores “New Frontiers for Data”


Friday, October 13, 2017 12.00pm/Proshare WebTV


Data Science Nigeria hosted the 1st National Summit on Big Data Economy which held at Skyline Pavilion, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria with the theme: “New frontiers in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Nigeria’s development”.


The summit featured over 20 leading experts/researchers in the field of Data Science and Analytics.


Speakers who graced the event include: Dr Yemi Kale; Statistician General of the Federation, who delivered a keynote speech on how data is the new oil, Uzoma Dozie; CEO Diamond Bank who, via a video clip of himself, spoke on “What does a CEO want from Data Science?”, and Olumide Olayinka; Partner and Head, Risk Consulting, Innovation and Data Analytics, KPMG who addressed stakeholders on the practical applications of data and analytics in business and Government.


The Convener, Data Science Nigeria, Dr. Bayo Adekanmbi harped on “Data Science and Digital revolution- Nigeria’s readiness roadmap”, while Dr Ndubuisi Ekekwe; Chairman, Famiscro Group and inventor of Zenvus Precision/Intelligent Farming, further highlighted the practical business applications of Big Data, using Zenvus precision farming as a case study.


Also at the summit were panel discussions on how to build the Nigerian Big Data for Economic development roadmap as well as exploring the machine learning/data science ecosystem by hands-on experts across the consulting, business and academic space.


Highlights of the event, was the presentation of the Microsoft Azure to the winners of the Big Data Quiz at the summit.


Key takeaways from the summit, was the fact that the rate of advancement in computing power, from the bits and bytes to big data analytics, particularly in recent decades has made it possible to retrieve data from a variety of sources or formats, process them and present them in ways that are more helpful for decision making.


Consequently, those who have gained superior mastery in how they translate massive data into actionable insights, impactful business decisions, enhanced services to customers, and the avoidance of risks and losses, can create the future.


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