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DigiCADA2022 - #amplify insights

After a year characterised by reevaluating how we do business, now is the time for individuals, businesses and economies to build on the fundamentals and #amplify their activities and successes.

To help you achieve success, Experian guests and experts will expand on insights and industry trends, and highlight how business and consumer behaviour has evolved. DigiCADA will show attendees how to achieve more by improving decisions and strategies, reducing risk and fraud and enhancing data, analytics, software and technology.

Leveraging the latest in digital conference technology, #DigiCADA2022 brings industry experts and amplified insights to you – whether you are at home or in the office. This free, virtual conference pushes the traditional online webinar format by including a fully digital and all-inclusive conference experience.

On our online conference platform, you’ll also have access to additional insights and information in the Experian booths.

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9:00 am
Welcome & Introduction by MC & Market CEO
Ferdie Pieterse
Chief Executive Officer
Peter Ndoro
Programme Director, Moderator & Conference Facilitator
9:20 am
Economic Overview - How the South African economy is performing
Annabel Bishop
Chief Economist, Investec
An economic update on the performance of the South African economy over the last year and how the economy is expected to perform going forward.
10:00 am
Disruptive Innovation & Business Re-imagination
Valter Adão
Futurist
Leveraging disruptive innovation, business re-imagination and emerging technologies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
11:00 am
Comfort Break
Take a moment to grab a quick coffee, explore our booths and catch up on some emails before joining us again at 11:30 for our next session.
11:30 am
Client Insights: Digital transformation and the role of data and analytics
Mark Wells
Chief Customer Officer
Panel discussion between Experian and client guest around the latest research and trends in our industry. Guests joining Mark are Gordon Turnbull, Head Credit Decision Science at Standard Bank & Tinus van der Linde, Head of Credit at Discovery Bank.
12:10 pm
Enhancing Business through Digital transformation
Jaco van Jaarsveldt
Head of Commercial Strategy & Innovation, Experian
Insights into what digital transformation looks like for Experian clients and how we have enhanced their businesses using data, analytics and decisioning.
12:30 pm
Lunch
After a long morning of information overload, you deserve a break. So grab a quick lunch while you explore our booths.

Remember to join us at 13:30 for our breakout sessions.
1:30 pm
Breakout Session 1
Karen Woest
Product Manager for Business Information Services
Richard Adamski
Senior Analytical Consultant
Francois Grobler
Head of Decision Analytics
Choice of one of our 30-minute sessions:
Topic 1 – Amplified Data: Enhanced Commercial Digital Onboarding with BIQ
Topic 2 – Amplified Analytics: Boost Decisioning with Machine Learning & Trended Variables
Topic 3 – Amplified Technology: Powering up Intelligent Customer Acquisition
2:05 pm
Breakout Session 2
Paul Nel
Acting Head of Innovation
Vusi January
Decision Analytics Manager, Experian
Wilnes Goosen
Fraud Consultant, Experian
Choice of one of our 30-minute sessions:
Topic 1 – Amplified Data: Intensifying Consumer Education with Innovation
Topic 2 – Amplified Analytics: Early Warning Scorecards to Improve Collections
Topic 3 – Amplified Technology: Heightened Fraud & Identity Protection
2:40 pm
Breakout Session 3
Ans Gerber
Head of Data Insights and Marketing Services, Experian South Africa
Anel Ehrke
Analytical Consultant, Experian
Wilnes Goosen
Fraud Consultant, Experian
Choice of one of our 30-minute sessions:
Topic 1 – Amplified Data: Consumer Insights Expanded
Topic 2 – Amplified Analytics: Improved Commercial Scoring with Experian Sigma
Topic 3 – Amplified Technology: Heightened Fraud & Identity Protection
3:10 pm
Comfort Break
Take a moment to grab a quick coffee, explore our booths and catch up on some emails before joining us again at 15:30 for our next session.
3:30 pm
Motivational speaker – Back to the Future
Mark Sham
Motivational Speaker
4:15 pm
Conference closing by MC & Market CEO
Ferdie Pieterse
Chief Executive Officer
Peter Ndoro
Programme Director, Moderator & Conference Facilitator
Join us for amplified insights at #DigiCADA2022!

Keynote Speakers

Ferdie Pieterse
Chief Executive Officer
Ferdie Pieterse

Ferdie Pieterse Biography

Ferdie was appointed as Experian Africa CEO in March 2020 and comes with extensive pan-African experience as an emerging markets executive in numerous C-Suite roles within the financial services sector. Ferdie’s career in the industry began in auditing before moving into financial management and operations in some of our biggest banks. Ferdie is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor who holds an Honours Degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa and Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Banking (cum laude). As a resident student, he attended the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School where he completed the Leading Across Boundaries Executive Programme.
Peter Ndoro
Programme Director, Moderator & Conference Facilitator
Peter Ndoro

Peter Ndoro Biography

Peter has three decades of experience as a broadcaster, both in television and radio. He is a familiar face and voice in Africa. His 30-year broadcasting career has seen him work across a number of media organisations including a three years stint as a news anchor/producer at the BBC World Service in London. There he specialised in Pan-African news and current affairs. Other appointments saw him producing and presenting business programmes for CNBC Africa where he was also the Director for Corporate Communications. He also spent some years at SABC Africa presenting their flagship breakfast news programme. Other assignments include work at the business channel Summit TV as a prime-time Business News Anchor and as a Presenter on the Pay TV channel, M-Net. Listeners also heard his voice on Talk Radio 702, Highveld Stereo and SAfm. Peter trained as an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand (Now PWC) and graduated from the University of South Africa with a degree in Accounting. Prior to entering the broadcast arena, he worked in accounting, advertising, marketing and business management. Peter Ndoro is currently a current affairs anchor/producer for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
Annabel Bishop
Chief Economist, Investec
Annabel Bishop

Annabel Bishop Biography

Annabel Bishop joined Investec in 2001 and is the Chief Economist. She has worked in the macroeconomic, econometric, risk, financial markets, political risk, public finance and regulatory, among other, fields for around 25 years. Annabel is the holder of the Sake/Beeld Economist of the Year award for 2010 and has won numerous monthly Reuters Econometer awards, and various Focus Economics (Economic Forecasts from the World’s Leading Economists) categories for correctly forecasting a range of economic variables. She has authored a wide range of in-house and external articles, published both abroad and in South Africa. She has also guest lectured at Gibbs, the University of Pretoria, Wits, UJ and other academic institutions, and has presented at various national and international conferences.
Valter Adão
Futurist
Valter Adão

Valter Adão Biography

Futurist, Valter Adão is recognised as an expert in the fields of disruptive innovation, business re-imagination and emerging technologies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where he does most of his work. Valter is the Chief Executive, and Digital Leader for Cadena Growth Partners, a digital and innovation advisory, and venturing organisation that operates at the intersect of strategic and innovation thinking with emerging digital technologies and rapid commercialisation. He guides organisations beyond potential disruption, towards creating new opportunities for relevance, growth and expansion by contextualising and leveraging the potential and economics of emerging technologies and disruptive trends He is a corporate entrepreneur with extensive experience in venturing and commercialising businesses across a number of industries, and works with the CEOs of leading organisations to, conceive, develop and scale innovative opportunities and IP into high growth, sustainable businesses. He is the former Chief Digital and Innovation officer for Deloitte, managing and founding partner for Monitor Deloitte and managing partner for Deloitte digital in Africa. He was also part of Deloitte’s Global Innovation Executive. He is a faculty member of Singularity University, a Tedx Speaker, and the recipient of the Constellation Transformation 150 award, which recognises the top global executives leading digital business transformation efforts, and a professor of practice at the Johannesburg Business School. Valter co-authored, The Other End of the Telescope. He was recently awarded as the Big 4 professional of the year, by The South African Professional Services Academy, who also recognized him as a top Professional in South Africa’s Digital Industry. Valter holds an MSc and an MBA, he has trained with Roger Martin as a master strategist and is the recipient of numerous academic awards.
Mark Wells
Chief Customer Officer
Mark Wells

Mark Wells Biography

Mark joined Experian in February 2015. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in the Information Technology sector running high performing sales teams. As Chief Customer Officer for Experian Africa, his current role involves leading the customer-facing integrated sales teams that engage with clients across all industries in South Africa. Mark holds a BComm (Hons) degree from the University of  the Witwatersrand, an MBA from the University of Cape Town, and post-graduate executive qualifications from Columbia University in New York and Harvard Business School in Boston.
Jaco van Jaarsveldt
Head of Commercial Strategy & Innovation, Experian
Jaco van Jaarsveldt

Jaco van Jaarsveldt Biography

Jaco has spent most of his career in the Credit Industry where he held various C-suite roles in listed, non-listed and private equity-owned entities. He has experience in banking, retail, insurance and consulting across all product verticals both locally and internationally. In a career of more than 25 years, Jaco gained extensive experience working in various industries including banking, retail, and insurance across multiple geographies including Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Throughout his career his passion has been driving organisational value through an absolute focus on the customer and customer experience enhancing strategies, making extensive use of big data and advanced analytics to achieve the desired outcomes. In his current role at Experian as Chief Decision Analytics and Innovation Officer, Jaco gets to hone in on his passion of using big data and advanced analytics to deliver customer experience-enhancing strategies.
Karen Woest
Product Manager for Business Information Services
Karen Woest

Karen Woest Biography

Karen is a Product Manager at Experian South Africa and is responsible for the Business bureau products with touchpoints into the consumer side of the business. Karen started her career at KreditInform which was one of the biggest commercial bureaus in the country at the time. Experian acquired KreditInform in 2009 and she has fulfilled a multitude of roles ranging from Researcher, Account Manager assistant and Support Manager for the Tier 1 Banks, Unsecured Lending Financial Institutions, Telco’s, and Retailers. Her current role is in Product Manager for Business Information Services.
Richard Adamski
Senior Analytical Consultant
Richard Adamski

Richard Adamski Biography

Richard joined the Experian South Africa decision analytics team as an analytical consultant and interim head of analytical consultancy just over a year ago. He has almost 20 years of experience in analytics, modelling and data science; and has managed high-performing analytics, data science and modelling teams for almost 10 years. Richard has built various models/scorecards using a combination of traditional and most recent machine learning algorithms. His Python and machine learning journey started in early 2018 and has taught him various alternative ways of looking at and approaching models.
Francois Grobler
Head of Decision Analytics
Francois Grobler

Francois Grobler Biography

Francois joined Experian in 2022 to head up the Decision Analytics division in Africa. Before Experian, he was at HomeChoice for 6 years as Credit Risk Director, responsible for fraud prevention, data science, credit risk and collections in retail credit and financial services. Prior to HomeChoice, he was a key member in establishing and building the JD Consumer Finance division within JD Group. He was appointed to the JD Consumer Finance board in March 2013 as Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director. He has gained extensive experience over a 25-year period in the local and international banking and retail industries. Francois has a B.Com degree, a B.Com (Hons) in Economics and a B.Com (Hons) in Investment Management from Rand Afrikaans University and also completed the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Global Executive Development Programme, cum laude, through the University of Pretoria.
Paul Nel
Acting Head of Innovation
Paul Nel

Paul Nel Biography

Paul runs the innovation portfolio at Experian Africa, where the objective is to build new business models alongside partners for consumers and businesses in Africa. Paul has a 24-year corporate career ranging from FMCG through to financial services across Africa and China as he worked for both Standard Bank and Barclays Africa / Absa. For the last few years, Paul has been working in the corporate innovation space ensuring that the balance between corporate scale and entrepreneurial agility is achieved whilst chasing innovative business models and technology.
Vusi January
Decision Analytics Manager, Experian
Vusi January

Vusi January Biography

Vusi January is the Decision Analytics Manager for Experian SA. His main objective in analytics is to optimize opportunities for the financial services industry across the credit life cycle with a focus on improved business strategy, profitability, risk identification and mitigation, innovation, optimization, consumer acquisition, retention and growth across multiple different businesses spanning across banking and retail in South Africa. To attain this objective, Vusi combines his 18 years of credit risk experience with Experian’s products and model solutions that are designed for the financial services. His expertise range across a broad spectrum of strategic analytics including late-stage collection strategies, write-off modelling, IFRS9 provision modelling, account management strategies and origination as well as scorecard development – with recent focus on Early Warning Scorecards.
Wilnes Goosen
Fraud Consultant, Experian
Wilnes Goosen

Wilnes Goosen Biography

Wilnes Goosen started his career conducting audits within the timber industry after studying a BCom and BSc at the University of North-West: Potchefstroom. This opened doors to a risk analyst position at BMW Financial Services in 2015. During his 6 years with BMW, he was successful in preventing fraud losses exceeding R500 million. Working closely with numerous departments such as credit, external field investigators, legal & collections, compliance, and sales gave him a holistic view of fraud trends and syndicate behaviours, which meant he could implement highly effective internal strategies for fraud prevention. During 2017, he was responsible for assisting the compliance team with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) screening & reporting on applications, alongside his fraud analytics role. In mid-2021, Wilnes joined Experian Africa as a Fraud Consultant bringing with him a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry and skills in risk assessment, fraud detection, AML, customer engagement, and fraud analysis. At Experian, his focus is on Identity and Fraud (ID&F) workstreams and advising partners across the financial, telco, microlending, vehicle and asset finance and aviation sectors.
Ans Gerber
Head of Data Insights and Marketing Services, Experian South Africa
Ans Gerber

Ans Gerber Biography

A data scientist in the Innovation team of Experian, Ans has experience in Analytics across various disciplines. In her current role, she is part of a dynamic team that continues to push the boundaries of what is deemed ‘typical’ bureau activities, by finding and creating new data sets, building new products and creating value propositions that address industry needs and also help to build an inclusive credit economy for Africa, by empowering consumers.
Anel Ehrke
Analytical Consultant, Experian
Anel Ehrke

Anel Ehrke Biography

Anel is an analytical consultant at Experian. She has a MSc in Business Mathematics and Informatics from the North West University. Anel has spent 18 years in the banking industry and has extensive experience in scorecard development and analytics. She has been involved with projects ranging across retail and commercial credit.
Mark Sham
Motivational Speaker
Mark Sham

Mark Sham Biography

Mark is a passionate entrepreneur, writer and speaker that speaks to audiences around the globe about a variety of topics. He is also the founder and CEO of Suits & Sneakers. Mark believes that the internet has fundamentally changed the world and as a result, we can now learn about almost anything, at any time, in any location, and at virtually no cost. This form of learning is called informal education and Mark is passionate about showing the masses how to use this alternative way of learning to hack the value creation system. Before founding Suits & Sneakers in 2015, Mark was a prolific entrepreneur who founded a host of businesses but ultimately, he realised that he wasn’t cut out for most of them and worked toward building Suits & Sneakers.
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