SA arm of SAS catalyses pan-African data science and analytics skills programmes

Murray de Villiers of SAS has taken a personal interest in the development of analytical skills across Africa. SAS South Africa has been the catalyst for data science and analytics skills development programmes in South Africa, in the rest of Africa, and even on a global scale, says Murray de Villiers, manager of the academic program for Middle-East, Africa and Turkey at SAS Institute. “Having noted the shortfall of high-end analytics skills, particularly with regard to sophisticated SAS analytics tools in use by major enterprises around the world, SAS Institute has taken the initiative to drive skills development in partnership with academic institutions and industry bodies.” This skills development strategy resulted in the first global SAS Data Science and Advanced Analytics Forum held at Cary, North Caroline, in the USA…


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