Data Modeling

Speaker Bios









Yudhvir Seetharam: Head: Analytics, FNB Business





Yudhvir Seetharam is a young, dynamic professional with a passion for banking and academia. Since joining FNB, Yudhvir has quickly risen through the ranks and now heads up the Analytics department at FNB Business. Yudhvir has a Masters degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently reading towards his Ph.D. He is also a part time academic at the university and is passionate about empowering young professionals with the technical and softer skills needed in the banking environment. As an innovative thinker, Yudhvir brings together knowledge from various fields, such as analytics, economics and psychology to develop unique products that add value to both the customer and the banking industry










Myles Rennie: Director: Big Data and Analytics, Barclays Africa Group



Strategy build out for advanced analytics, towards a more data driven organisation, across Barclays Africa

Design a new data architecture for full conformity, increased data availability & accuracy, and straight through processing on the Big Data stack across Barclays Africa

Deliver end-to-end Data Analytics Platform for enterprise businesses on the Big Data stack

Implement predictive modelling to drive performance management, customer profitability, customer journey analytics & marketing, customer experience, and revenue growth Design and deliver a comprehensive machine learning solution for various Fin Crime & Fraud detection and prevention strategies.

Deliver more accurate and timely business options and insights using both actuarial and machine learning prescriptive models

Driving transformation and change in the computation, governance, distribution, and consumption of business options and insights

Skills development planning for transformation and skills growth

Building a pan-African advanced analytics and data science community








Andrew Milner Director: Chief Technologist Slipstream



Business Intelligence Professional

SlipstreamBI, is the top Tableau Software partner in South Africa – Tableau is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world.

SlipstreamBI and Tableau are on a mission – to help people see and understand their data.

Specialties: Business Intelligence, Tableau, Actian Vectorwise.








Prenton Chetty: Head of Decision Science Modeling, Nedbank








Samuel De Swardt: Senior business intelligence architect, StanLib







Samuel De Swardt is a senior business intelligence architect at StanLib, one of the largest financial asset management companies in southern Africa, which currently manages in excess of R584 billion of financial assets across the retail and institutional sectors.

With more than 15 years’ experience in BI, data warehousing and architecture, spanning a wide range of industries and companies, among those government organisations, Barlows Equipment, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Anglo American and, currently, Stanlib, De Swardt has strong analytical capabilities and is a great believer of constant innovation and improvement, continuously analysing data and data patterns.