Programme Outline

8:00 – 9:00 registration

Session 1: The world we live in
In session one Mammoth will tackle the challenges being faced by the business and analytics community today and look at some possible solutions to today’s biggest challenges.


Mike McDougall – Business Intelligence – Perdition or Paradise

Jerry Chetty – Myths about data and investigation

Gary Hope – Machine Learning: An Introduction… because it’s not as hard as you think

Gillian Staniland – Interconnected BI – a systems thinking approach

Morning break 15 – 30 minutes

Session 2: Emergence
In session two Mammoth will look at some emerging challenges facing the business and technology community and case studies on how companies and thought leaders have solved them.


Eric Siegel – How predictive analytics delivers on the promise of big data

Steve Burnstone – Data Analytics: Building a competitive culture

Tristan Bergh – Predictive analytics in action: real business results in South Africa

Marc Smith – Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL

Lunch break 1 hour

Session 3: Debunking the myths
In session three Mammoth will take some of the hype and buzzwords and unpack these in a way that mere mortals can understand. In doing so to offer practical advice to businesses on adoption.


Martin Willcox – What Is A Data Lake, Anyway

Anthony Miller - The second half of the chessboard: thriving in a time of exploding possibilities

Jeff Fletcher – Building a Hadoop based Infrastructure as a Service product as an ISP

Barry Devlin – Future information architecture and direction

Gareth Woods – The Words Don’t Matter

Afternoon break 15 – 30 minutes

Session 4: Futures re-imagined
In session four Mammoth will suspend reality and look into the future at some of the trends and ideas that may have a profound effect on our industries. We will be looking at advanced topics such as machine learning and looking at ground-breakers.


Jasper Horrell – SKA and Big Data: The Development of a Continent

Theo Priestley – Internet of Things – Forget the numbers, lets talk realities

David Shorten – Artificial Intelligence

Georgina Armstrong – Data visualisation as a means to make otherwise boring data exciting and empowering

4:30 – 6:30 Close & Networking party


Workshop Venue 1

 9:00 – 11:00

 Eric Siegel

 11:30 – 13:30

 Marc Smith

 14:00 – 16:00

 Gillian Staniland

Workshop Venue 2

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