The speech will introduce the audience to IBM's latest academic initiative Digital Nation - Africa. It is launching this program as part of IBM's commitment to the ECO system development and Academic support in Africa and the Middle East. It allows millions of young people to discover the magic of the Digital world and help in the digitization of many services and foster growth. It is an online learning environment that digitally enables youth starting from school students 15 years old, till young entrepreneurs 35 years old and beyond. The goal is to empower 25 million Africans over the next 5 years with digital skills and Tools and improve their day to day life and access to a wider range of opportunities.
Albert Bifet, Distinguished ACM Speaker, Associate Professor at Telecom ParisTech and Honorary Research Associate at the WEKA Machine Learning Group at University of Waikato
Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) have the potential to fundamentally shift the way we interact with our surroundings. The challenge of deriving insights from the Internet of Things (IoT) has been recognized as one of the most exciting and key opportunities for both academia and industry. Advanced analysis of big data streams from sensors and devices is bound to become a key area of data mining research as the number of applications requiring such processing increases. Dealing with the evolution over time of such data streams, i.e., with concepts that drift or change completely, is one of the core issues in stream mining. In this talk, I will present an overview of data stream mining, and I will introduce some popular open source tools for data stream mining.
Dr. Ashraf Hassan Abdelwahab, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) 4Afrika initiative, Microsoft
This talk focuses on new technologies that are currently changing our world, creating new business models, and revamping existing services. Digital Transformation is not just a new way to organize your data, it is more of a new vision to your world. IoT, Machine Learning and AI tools, Blockchain, and more are new platforms that will change the world around us in the coming few years. This transformation (like any revolution) should be accompanied by new, policies, regulations and competencies to make it happen without affecting the citizen’s privacy and security. I’ll touch on these aspects of the DT revolution as part of my presentation.