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Tuesday 11 October 2022

Caudan Arts Centre

A Joint Collaboration of
MCB Consulting, MCB Institute of Finance
and DoraCrea

"Harnessing the Value of Big Data, R-AI and Innovation for Data Driven Strategies in the Knowledge Economy"

Big DATA   I   Artificial Intelligence   I   Business Innovation

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INNOVATIONMAURITIUS.COM is an annual event organised by DoraCrea, Mauritius. In a world where Tech has taken over the way business is done, Robotics are becoming more sophisticated, while A.I. and IoT are driving automation with never-seen-before accuracy, we are at the cusp of a turning point in history - the expansion of the Sharing Economy and the emergence of Data Driven Decision Making process. Digital Transformation in knowledge-based industries is gaining momentum. Big DATA Analytics and Business Innovative Practices are no longer a choice but a business imperative which  require a new set of skills, mindset, and ecosystems to support growth, improve efficiency and customer engagement.

It is against this backdrop, that the INNOVATIONMAURITIUS.COM conference returns in October this year. Our fourth in the series and organised in collaboration with our flagship Partners, the MCB Consulting and MCB Institute of Finance will showcase the latest development in the Big Data and Advanced Analytics space. From Banking, Insurance, Financial Services, Retail, Health Care, Real Estate, Construction to Hospitality, this conference spans across a wide range of sectors and explores the ways Data, Responsible AI and Sustainable Innovative practices are revolutionising each of them. While the development of AI is creating new opportunities to improve the lives of people around the world, from business to healthcare to education, it is also raising new questions about the best way to build fairness, interpretability, privacy, and security into these systems - thus a meaningful part of this conference is on Responsibility and Sustainability. We are bringing together Industry InnovatorsBig Data Scientists and rAI Data Experts to share their knowledge and build a network of valuable connections.

 Conference Programme Overview  
Thematic Themes 

Demystifying Big Data, AI and Innovation

Unleashing the potential for Data Driven Strategies

Business today requires Game-Changing Behaviour. The business environment is characterised by the VUCA World - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity – a combination of factors that exacerbate the effects of digital disruption on an organisation’s operating model and creating Innovative  ways of leading a business organisation by harnessing on the power of Big Data and R-AI

Intelligent Decision making

How to re-engineer the Decision Making Process

Data-Driven Decision-Making (DDDM) is about making decisions based on Data as opposed to intuition, observation, or guesswork. The value of data-driven decisions is dependent on the quality of the data and its analysis and interpretation. Every industry today aims to be data-driven by leveraging the wealth of digital insights available and embracing the power of BI, to make informed decisions with confidence that will lead to better business performance.

next generation
digital workplaces

Is Your Organisation ready for Knowledge Workers?

The workplace of the 2020s already looks vastly different. Technology didn't just bring new ways of working: it brought a whole new digital economy — new enterprises, new jobs, and new roles. 

Organisations should now appreciate the value of data and R-AI which help to collaborate, communicate and connect to drive agility and productivity. Now, the metaverse promises to bring new levels of social connectedness, mobility, and collaboration to a world of virtual work. 

the connected data governance

From a compliance-driven to value-driven mindset

Historically, most companies viewed data governance as a framework for enforcing compliance. This command-and-control approach to governance created barriers between people and data.

Today, leaders are realizing that the right data governance strategy is about more than compliance. By making compliant data easier to access, organisations can make faster decisions and drive operational efficiency at scale. 


Tuesday 11th October 2022 - 08:30 to 16:00

Conference Agenda

Sweetening Coffee
08:30 - 09:00

Registration, Coffee and Networking

11:50 - 12:30 Matthias Helble

Using Big Data to improve Tourism and Health Care related Policies

Increasingly, many Governments are tapping Big Data to not only promote tourism but also to formulate and implement tourism-related as well as Health Care policies . A deep dive in the Mauritian and Global context.

09:00 - 09:30 Ryan Hogarth

Demystifying Big Data, R-AI and Innovation for Data Driven Decision Making

Big Data, r-AI and ML Adoption: Leading Edge for Future-Ready Enterprise

Bread and Salad
12:30 - 13:15


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09:30 - 10:00 Grainne Barry

Why Data Science Matters and How It Powers Business in 2022?

Data Science enables companies to efficiently understand data from multiple sources and derive valuable insights to make smarter data-driven decision.

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13:15 - 14:15 Toju Duke

Intelligent Decision Making – From AI to r-AI

What it Means to be One and Why it Matters?

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10:00 - 10:30 Dr Kaviraj Sharma Sukon

How Analytics are Creating the Big Data Revolution?

Big data offers invaluable access to insights never before available. It enables organizations to make better-informed business decisions for long-term sustainability.

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14:15 - 14:45 Marc Israel

Bias and Ethics in AI: Why it Matters and What to do with it?

Positioning your organisation for success on AI Ethics : The ethical issues that arise from AI are complex and multi-dimensional require expertise and insights across a wide range of disciplines

Coffee Maker
10:30 - 10:50

Coffee Break

14:45 - 15:30 Raymond de Villiers

Leading The Digital Workplace - A People Centric Model

Bridging the Data Talent Gap: How Enterprises are Re-imagining the BigData , R-AI and Analytics Workforce

10:50 - 11:20 Vidia Mooneegan

Positioning Mauritius as the Next Regional Data Hub

Mauritius is well placed to serve as a gateway for Africa and the Indo Pacific region due to its long-standing role as a strategic link and important location for global investors, data centres, reliable international connectivity and emerging Digital Infrastructure.

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15:30 - 16:00 Jean Michel Felix

Digital Transformation: Moving from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0

Digital Transformation is a Necessary Disruption: How Technology , Big Data, AI, Business Processes and Mindset are interrelated.

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11:20 - 11:50 Drudeisha Madhub

Data Governance and Data Privacy: The Opportunities and Challenges

Balancing Data Privacy and Perceived Value is a Game Changer: What is the new Game?

Panel Discussion
16:00 - 17:00

Panel Discussion - Is Data Driven Decision Making a Myth or Reality?

Big Data and r-AI for building sustainable Digital Ecosystem: Benefits, Threats and Ethical Challenges