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Watson Teams Up with Standard Bank in Africa

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Education  /  No Comments

Oluwabusayo Sotunde of Ventures Africa reports, “Africa’s most innovative bank, Standard Bank Plc has reached an agreement with leading IT services provider, IBM to implement the latter’s new Watson technology.”

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Watson is Heading to Africa to Address Pressing Problems

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

BBC News reports, “The vast brainpower of IBM’s supercomputer Watson is to be utilised in Africa to attempt to solve some of the continent’s most pressing problems.”

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IBM is Sending Watson to Africa for 10-Year Problem-Solving Initiative

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

IBM GINNY ROMETTY ANNOUNCES IBM WILL BRING WATSON TECHNOLOGIES TO AF

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel development and spur business opportunities across the world’s fastest growing continent. Dubbed ‘Project Lucy’ after the earliest known human ancestor, IBM will invest US$100 million in the initiative, […]

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Big Data Should Look to Africa to Fill Skills Gap

By   /  August 15, 2013  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management News  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Sean McLean of BDLive recently wrote, “Big Data has become big business — but the skills needed to manage, analyse and convert it into meaningful insight are in short supply. Thanks to its emerging technology markets and a fast-growing culture for innovation, Africa is in a unique position to establish itself as […]

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Lifting People Out of Poverty with Open Data

By   /  May 16, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Prachi Patel of IEEE Spectrum reports, “Farmers today produce three times as much food as they did 50 years ago using just 12 percent more land, thanks to new technologies and better farming practices.”

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Data Job of the Day: Doing Good (and Good Data Management) in Africa

By   /  April 13, 2011  /  Data Daily | Data News  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Management Sciences for Health, a company that “saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information,” is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management Director to support its DRC Integrated Health Project in Kinhasa, Congo. According to the […]

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What’s the next big wave in IT? – IT News Africa

By   /  October 19, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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