SAS Joins Artificial Intelligence Leaders at Africa’s Largest Business AI Event

Silicon Cape
28 May 2018
SAS, another leading name in the technology sector has added its name to the growing list of leaders in the Artificial Intelligence space that are supporting Africa’s largest business-focused AI event – AI Expo Africa 2018.
“As the leader in innovative analytics, SAS is looking forward to being part of Africa’s first business Artificial Intelligence event, where CxO’s from across all business sectors will be able to gain a working understanding of AI, and how it can improve their business efficiency and profitability.
SAS will be showcasing its solutions in the AI space at this event, including our VIYA Analytical Platform that will enable everyone – data scientists, business analysts, developers and executives alike – to collaborate and realise innovative results faster,” says Aneshan Ramaloo, SAS’ Senior Business Solutions Manager — Advanced Analytics, who will be showcasing SAS’ VIYA Analytics Platform at the event.
VIYA provides a unified, central and open platform for solving business problems using Machine Learning and AI capabilities.
The addition of SAS to the list of sponsors for Africa’s first Artificial Intelligence Expo, along with other top names in the AI fields underscores the growing importance with which business leaders are beginning to embrace the need to understand how the 4th Industrial Revolution will impact upon their businesses, no matter what sector.
From retail, industry, finance and security to government, agriculture, hospitality and logistics to name a few, Artificial Intelligence & IoT possesses the inherent ability to transform all business environments, streamline workflow, efficiently analyze Business Intelligence data and improve profitability. It is for this reason that all CxO’s need to understand AI at a practical level and begin to implement in their businesses or organisations. AI Expo will offer just that: A marketplace to understand AI at a practical level, source providers that can help implement it into any business and understand how AI can improve business efficiency.
Companies and organisations at the forefront of research, investment and implementation in Artificial Intelligence across Africa such as Intel, SAP Africa, TransUnion Africa, Data Prophet, LARC AI, Siatik, Dimension Data, MIIA (Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa), Clevva, Knife Capital, StartUpBootcamp Africa, Cortex Logic, Sw7, Silicon Cape and Amani Business to name a few have already signed up or endorsed the event, taking place 9-11 September 2018, Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town.