by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG – EXPERTS have urged decision makers to make the most of opportunities made possible through Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Analytics, among other modern technology trends.
This was the prevailing sentiment at the recent AI Roadshow held by analytics leader, SAS.
Business leaders, media and civil stakeholders attended the annual event to gain insight into the current state of the analytics market in South Africa and how analytics, cloud and AI could be leveraged to gain business value.
Keynote speaker, Anders Indset, encouraged delegates to put people first in order to gain real value out of technology like AI and use it to solve real problems.
Indset is one of the world’s leading business philosophers. He aims to show leaders how to cope with the 21st century by bridging the philosophy of the past with the technology and science of tomorrow.
“Intelligence isn’t enough, today we have to look at the world from a different perspective because the world is changing and never has the gap between generations been bigger,” said Indset.
He added, “People don’t buy products and services, they buy relationships, they buy stories, they buy magic.”
David Cosgrave, SAS Business Operations Director, said in analytics businesses were currently looking for flexibility, with the rise of new models, Open Source languages and quickly downloadable packages.
“But, how do you have flexibility while also keeping control of the process?” Cosgrave asked.
“By moving analytics to the cloud while embracing and unifying Open Source and proprietary data science platforms into a unified, governed lifecycle,” he answered.
SAS’ AI Roadshow aims to provide decision makers with the knowledge to proficiently incorporate analytics and AI into their business and experience new and interesting innovations within the tech space.
– CAJ News