Date: 07 Apr 2022 to 08 Apr 2022
Venue: Emperors Palace, Convention Centre, Johannessburg

Petroleum has always been the driver of the world economy; and whoever controlled it had the keys to the world. But Big Data maybe about to change that. Big Data could be the next petroleum.

The race for big data has corresponded with a spike in the demand for data collection and information management specialists; so much so that software giants like Software AG, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, EMC, HP and Dell have spent more than $15 billion on software firms specialising in data management and analytics. In 2010, the big data market was worth more than $100 billion and was growing at almost 10 percent a year; about twice as fast as the software business as a whole. This is the age of creative big data disruption.

At no time has big data been more important than when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and disrupted everything in the world – in order to have the correct numbers on how badly their countries had been affected, governments needed data to determine which places people infected by the virus had visited, which groups of people they had been in contact with, and whether those people were alright.

Governments and corporates can use big data’s adoption of predictive analytics, user behaviour analytics and other advanced data analytics to spot business trends, prevent diseases, combat crime, among other operations.

The applications of big data in governance in business operations was one of the reasons why the 2022 edition of the Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Conference was organised. Set to run on the 7th and 8th of April 2022 at the Emperors Palace Convention Centre in Johannesburg, the event will discuss how scientists, business executives, medical practitioners, advertising and governments can apply data analytics in areas including manufacturing, mining, financial technology, smart city and urban informatics, governance, meteorology, biology and environmental research.

Delegates to the conference will also get insights on how economies are increasingly using data-intensive technologies in their everyday operations and the results thereof; as they will about the latest data mining sciences available; the ethical uses of data so acquired and how to keep the data safe in the world sophisticated cybercrime.

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