There is no better way to test your knowledge and get updated with the latest trends and developments driving successful and effective big data and analytics optimisation in banking, than by attending the Inaugural Banking: Big Data & Analytics Conference 2015. This is the definitive banking event focusing on analytics for segmentation in the industry which will be attended by major role players in the banking, insurance and service provider industry. The event is separated into three days; with the first day focusing on big data, whilst the second day theme is data and predictive analytics; the third day theme is banking segmentation. It will be held on 23, 24 & 25 June 2015 at the Indaba Hotel in Sandton, South Africa. The banking industry in South Africa has been delayed in their adoption of big data; and has yet to fully embrace the power of analytics to drive profits and offer unparalleled customer insights. It is imperative that the financial services industry be prepared for these developments in the era of the digital bank; in order to apply analytics to pricing decisions; to make fees transparent and synchronise with the overall value or risk assessment of the customer. Attending the Banking: Big Data & Analytics Conference 2015 will answer questions on how the latest innovations, technologies and strategies are going to rapidly transform the local banking environment. Key industry leaders like Yudhivir Seetharam; Head: Analytics at FNB Business, Mandeep Chaudhary; Retail Director at Barclays Zambia, Mogen Naidoo; Managing Director at Qina Group, Charles de Jager; Manager: Real-time data platform and middleware at SAP Africa, Simon Carpenter; Chief Customer Officer at SAP Africa, Gary Allemann; Managing Director at Master Data Management, Wayne Dick; Business Development Manager at Hitachi Data Systems; Stuart Cheverton; Business Development Manager: EMEA at Hitachi Data Systems and Ryan Naude; Manager: Data Solutions at Entelect are . . .
By Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of Analytics at FNB Business- IT News Africa In the era of information, the bank with the most actionable insights is the winner. The age of “Big Data” has begun to slowly filter through into the banking environment, with banks being able to design customer-centric solutions using statistical models and information gathering techniques. So, just, what is Big Data? The term refers to large amounts of complex information, which often contain a variety of facts, generated at high speeds, and can sometimes be inconsistent. For example, your bank has data on the products that it currently holds for you, along with your transaction behaviour. The amount of data out there continues to grow exponentially, with the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasting that the global volume of data will increase from 130 to 40 000 exabytes (40 billion terabytes) by 2020. Big Data is important for financial institutions as our customers have ever increasing demands from us. To acquire and retain customers, teams of individuals, called data scientists, have to develop means of optimising revenue for the bank as well as the customer. These data scientists sift through large amounts of information to offer meaningful insights that can guide, and sometimes drive, business strategy. To ensure accurate insights, one must be aware of best practices for managing big data in the financial environment. For example, analytics departments should focus on key business problems faced by their employer to maximise the effort and resources given to solving a problem. Perhaps the worst hurdle to overcome relates to data integrity – often banks do not have accurate data on their customers as much of this is user inputted, leading to basic errors which cause complex problems. Additionally, the speed at which data is analysed and interpreted is essential as there are a number of competitors going through the same exercise. Here, it is often the case as the . . .
Africa Mobile Money Industry Outlook to 2019 - Growth Led By Governmental Support and Mobile Network Operators” provides an in-depth analysis of the Mobile Money Industry. The report covers specific insights on the market size in terms of global and Africa mobile money market value, region and product wise segmentation, value chain analysis, business models, recent trends and developments and future outlook of the mobile money Industry at the global and regional level. The report also entails a detailed description of the prominent and emerging geographic markets of the region including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and others. Mobile money has been responsible for bringing about a significant transformation in the conduct of financial activities by banked and previously unbanked people in the emerging markets. These services play a pivotal role in broadening the reach of formal financial services to the unbanked and financially underserved population in emerging economies. The mobile money industry across the world has been continuously growing and expanding across various regions. The traction of the market is more aptly visible in the developing third world countries as compared to developed countries such as the US. For example, Africa accounted for nearly ~% of the world’s active mobile money customers in 2013. Africa has been one of the early adopters of the mobile money in the world with the value of transactions growing at a CAGR of ~% over the period of 2009-2014. With nearly ~% of the m-payment transactions originating in East-Africa, this region leads the African market of m-payments. The success story of the Africa mobile payments industry is best exemplified by M-PESA. At the end of 2013, M-PESA was evaluated to have over ~ million subscribers with ~ million active customers. M-PESA is primarily used for sending, withdrawing and depositing cash, which noted more than USD ~billion worth of person-to-person transactions in 2013, with average monthly . . .
Join us in Cape Town for the Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference 2015!! Trade Conferences International hosted its inaugural Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference, held in Johannesburg on the 11 & 12 of February 2015. The event attracted delegates across the data and analytics spectrum; including banks, service providers, insurance organisations and consultancies from different parts of the country. Following the successes of the Insurance Claims Management, Medical Aid & Insurance, Document Management and Workflow conferences, TCI’s entry into the insurance industry has thus far been met with avid interest from professionals within this multi-faceted sector. In line with TCI’s standards, the overall content from the high-calibre speaker panel was met with great enthusiasm from the attending delegates, adding the Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference to TCI’s arsenal of industry affirming events. It is with these contributing factors that TCI is proud to announce that the event will be moving to Cape Town, in joining some of the leading insurance companies in the industry. Dealing with how analytics, data and actuarial sciences are optimised in insurance operations on the whole. The event will be looking at the developments and innovations in data and predictive analytics, and how the insurance landscape is changing due to analytics and the future of the industry. Topics that will be covered at the event will include; dealing with implementation and management of developments and innovation in data and predictive analytics. Attendees will be clued up on the latest concerns regarding fraud, segmentation and regulation, as well as the prospective future for the industry. Trade Conferences International’s Project Manager, Yolisa Nyoka said “TCI is known for bringing industry-leading events to the market. The Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference is no different. Join us at this informative . . .
Breakthroughs in recent times call for bank branches to become even more simple, fast-paced, secure and convenient to attract or retain customers. Branch banks have historically been the front line of the customer relationship. But at a time when more than 60 percent of South Africans online to some degree, branch banks are challenged to stay relevant. Customers’ branch visits have decreased 20 percent over the past decade as more financial transactions migrate from the branch to mobile and online channels. Branch banks are also expensive to operate. As customers rapidly adopt online modes of banking, branches will struggle to stay profitable using their current model but these facilities offer the comfort and knowledge of friendly, face-to-face customer interactions that online channels cannot replicate adequately. This conference will be a learning and networking environment amongst attending delegates and knowledgeable speakers, which will be the best platform and opportunity for branch banking optimisation to shoot bank branches into the future. To enquire and book a seat for this conference, or for speaker opportunities, send an e-mail to the Project Manager:Nicole Parker: email@example.com For sponsorship opportunities and exhibition enquiries, contact Sian Wirth firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.financialconferences.co.za/Pages/Event3.html Twitter: http://www.twitter.co/tcisa CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Breakthroughs in recent times call for bank branches to become even more simple, fast-paced, secure and convenient to attract or retain customers. The Branch Optimisation Conference 2015 will be a learning and networking environment amongst attending delegates and knowledgeable speakers, which will be the best platform and opportunity for branch banking optimisation to shoot bank branches into the future. Branch banks have historically been the front line of the customer relationship. But at a time when more than 60 percent of South Africans online to some degree, branch banks are challenged to stay relevant. Customers’ branch visits have decreased 20 percent over the past decade as more financial transactions migrate from the branch to mobile and online channels. Branch banks are also expensive to operate. As customers rapidly adopt online modes of banking, branches will struggle to stay profitable using their current model but these facilities offer the comfort and knowledge of friendly, face-to-face customer interactions that online channels cannot replicate adequately. To enquire and book a seat for this conference, or for speaker opportunities, send an e-mail to the Project Manager: Nicole Parker: email@example.com For sponsorship opportunities and exhibition enquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 803 1553 Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/branch-optimisation-conference-2015/ Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Trade Conferences International (TCI), leaders in financial, technology and insurance conferences proudly brings you the Insurance Telematics Conference 2015. This inaugural event will take place on 6 & 7 May 2015 at Indaba Hotel in Fourways (JHB). This two day event will focus on the importance of including telemetry as an integral part of the insurance industry and highlight strategies that need to be considered for customer onboarding. This demands new innovative approaches, including adopting new technologies that are both cost effective for the insurer and desirable to the clients. Topics that will be addressed include regulation: deploying telematics technology in South Africa, pushing user-based insurance forward with data, perceived data versus event data, insurance telematics for commercial lines, a case study on digital capabilities, mobile devices and the internet. Speakers representing top technology and insurance companies dealing with telematics services include: Deon du Rand, Digicore Brett Erasmus, Oakhurst Broker Division Therese Visser, Whizz Mobile Wayne Rautenbach, Regent Commercial Vehicles Antonie van Rensburg, Visualitics Yurika Pistorius, Complire Risk Advisory Consultants Akhona Makupula, Project Manager of the Insurance Telematics Conference 2015 says, “This event will bring together leaders across the insurance and telematics industries; discussions focused on the current insurance landscape and future strategies and technologies that will push the industry forward. Furthermore, networking opportunities will arise from the different industries expected to attend the conference and by the end of this event we hope to see alliances formed between insurers and telematics service providers.” Conference line-up By attending the conference, delegates will be able to network with insurance representatives, telematics service providers, mobile network operators and other related industries. Learn about new developments . . .
Creating a globally competitive cross border payments environment in Southern Africa Johannebsurg- On 27 & 28 May 2015, delegates from throughout the SADC region will converge at Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the 2nd Annual Money Transfers & Cross Border Payments Conference 2015. The conference will highlight new trends and latest developments in cross border payments and remittances. Delegates will be exposed to a wide range of ideas that will enable them to do cross border payments in cost-effective manner and more efficiently. The conference will showcase some of the most seasoned and refined minds in cross border payments area. It will feature speakers from organisations such as ENSafrica; Bytes Universal Systems; Digitata; Mama Money; Zunguz; Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa; Ericsson South Africa; First National Bank; Standard Bank; Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and many more People who will benefit from attending this event includes people dealing with cross border payments, national payment systems, foreign exchange, international trade, risk and compliance, treasuries and other related sections. To register to attend this conference, or to be a speaker, you can call TCI on +27 11 803 1553 or email email@example.com. Alternatively contact project manager, Naison Chilenge on firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/money-transfer-cross-border-payments-conference-2015/ Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
With the success and interest raised by the Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference, which was in February 2015 at Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Johannesburg, TCI is proud to announce that we are moving the conference to Cape Town!! Trade Conferences International hosted its first ever Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference, which was held at Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Johannesburg. The event attracted delegates from a wide range of industries such as banks, service providers, insurance organisations and consultancies from different parts of the country. After the success raised by the Insurance Claims Management, Medical Aid & Insurance, Document Management and Workflow conferences, TCI’s entry into the insurance industry has thus far been met with avid interest from professionals in this multi-faceted sector. The Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference was no different in regards to the overall content delivered from the high calibre speaker panel and the enthusiastic contribution from attending delegates. Some of the topics to be addressed include; proactively averting fraud through data collection and information management, role of data analytics in the South African insurance industry, big data and analytics: what is it and when is it relevant, developing innovative solutions for pension funds and how to build a scoring model from telematics data. To register for this event on the Early Bird registration rate or to find out more about speaker opportunities for the Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference, contact Yolisa Nyoka: email@example.com on 011 803 0009 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorship or exhibition opportunities contact our Marketing Manager Sian Wirth email email@example.com. Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/the-insurance-data-predictive-analytics-conference-now-coming-to-capetown/ Twitter: . . .
TCI will be hosting one of this year’s premier financial events called the Funds & Investment Management Conference. The conference will be held on 22 & 23 April 2015 at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways Johannesburg. A carefully selected panel of industry experts will share their research based and practical presentations with delegates. This exclusive and interactive forum will bring together industry professionals and create a perfect platform for imparting valuable knowledge on latest trends and developments on funds and investment innovation. To be discussed are issues around funds management, investment strategies, regulatory regime and technologies impacting on funds investment management. Speaker representation will be coming from leading industry organisations such as Alexander Forbes, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Global Investment Reporting, Investment Solutions, Werksmans Attorneys, SP Wealth Management, Hedge Fund Academy, Gray Swan Investments, NMG Benefits and Benguela Global Fund Managers and many others. Some of the topics to be discussed include; investment opportunities in the BRICS countries, implementing your fund distribution strategy, importance of offshore diversification of portfolios, strategies for managing fund portfolios, ensuring growth and performance of your investment portfolio, regulatory perspective- South African financial sector, using technology to improve operational efficiency ,exploring the future of funds, aligning asset allocation to changing market conditions, impact of technological innovations in funds/asset management and trends in the regulation of funds. Besides learning and gaining new insights on current trends and strategies on funds investment management, the conference will provide you with a great opportunity to compare notes and interact with your fellow colleagues and professionals working in various sections such as funds management, investment management, private banking, wealth . . .