Date: Friday 23 September 2022
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm CEST (3:00pm-4:30pm WAT)
Duration: 90 minutes
Talk 1: The importance of Data Science to academics with Nigeria experience
Conventionally, academic disciplines are divided into humanities, natural science, social science, formal and applied science, all revolves around data. Data is everywhere, like human, it is a living thing, it lives and die. Thus, it is imperative to understand the science behind its existence – Data Science. The important of data science ranges from efficient understanding of gigantic (big) data from multiple sources and deriving valuable insights to make smarter data-driven decisions and solutions. People and systems generate new data at over 7.5 sextillion gigabytes per day, and it is estimated that about 1.145 trillion megabytes of data are produced daily which makes it easier than ever before to collect and warehouse data. Across the globe, about 1400 colleges and universities uses predictive analytics to improve low graduation rates, readdress college experience, and guide students through a direct, data-driven path to graduation with
lesser dead ends and erroneous turns. Data science is widely useful in various industry domains, including health, education (academic inclusive), agriculture, marketing, finance, policy work, and more. Harnessing the prowess of data science in academic will bring about numerous benefits such as structured database from which several industries can draw data and make sustainable decisions which in turns serve as revenue for the education sector, as well as the enhancement of a credible and actionable research work. Moreso, most local, national, continental, and global
problems can be solved through quality data management culture in the field of academics.
Speaker: Ayobami Adegoke Iyanda
Talk 2: The importance of Data Science to industry with Nigeria experiences
While software development remains the most common programming career in the most countries, the popularity of data science in Nigeria has steadily grown over the years as more Nigerians become enthralled by its potential and gainfully engaged in the sector. Data is more prevalent than ever in the world we live in today. According to statistics, Nigeria has the third-most software engineers in Africa. Nigerian developers have become highly sought after locally and globally. Conglomerates like Facebook, Microsoft and Apple have been the main recruiters of Nigerian tech talent in recent years. Nonetheless, there is much to be excited about as the number of people and corporations interested in the science grows.
Speaker: Blessing Bassey Afolayan