20th-21st August 2018

From August 20th-21st, 2018, data professionals, researchers, innovators, industry experts, companies and policy experts in all disciplines from across the globe will convene in Kenya for the  first VizAfrica 2018 Visualization Symposium. The theme of this symposium is:

‘Advancing Multi-disciplinary Data, Information and Scientific Visualization for Strategic and Sustainable Development’.

Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi

Vice Chancellor, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

The Vice Chancellor acknowledges that JKUAT has over the years made tremendous progress in the enterprise of innovation but more needs to be done with regard to upscaling commercialization of novelties. Data is a major renewable resource that JKUAT generates through research and needs to be fully exploited effectively and efficiently through visualization for better decision making and competitive innovation.

Mr. Francis W. Wangusi

Director-General, Communications Authority of Kenya and Chief Guest

Data and information visualization has great potential for understanding trends and aiding decision making. This symposium should create awareness about data visualization to enable its widespread adoption and use towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Kenya Vision 2030 and the Big Four Agenda

Prof. Muliaro Wafula

Director iCEOD-JKUAT and Chair VizAfrica 2018 Organizing Committee

There is need to cultivate a balanced ecosystem of data and information value chain. Data, Information and Scientific Visualization provides a mirror for the supply side and lens for the demand side. VizAfrica 2018 Visualization Symposium is the beginning of one of the best approaches to better understand causality in Manufacturing and Industry; Policy, Regulation and Strategic Management; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Universal Healthcare; Media; Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security

Keynote Speakers

Mr Pierre Guillaume Wieleznski, Chief, Digitial Transformation Services, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Prof Benjamin Aribisala, Dean of Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, Nigeria
Prof. Satoshi Tanaka, College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Prof. Koji Koyamada, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University, Japan.
Prof YUAN Xiaoru, Peking University
Mr. Joel Onditi, President and CEO of Pathways International, USA
Prof Anthony J. Rodrigues, Director ICT, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya

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