Zakiyya Cassimjee: Data, Machine Learning in Financial Services, Leadership and Uplifting Women in Tech | Big Data Talks #1

Welcome to our next episode of Big Data Talks, in which we have conversations with Industry Experts about the way in which data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the way we live. My name is Jan-Willem Middelburg, and I will be your host today. I am the author of the Enterprise Big Data Framework, which is hosting this series of Big Data Talks. You can always watch back the recording of this discussion on YouTube, the Big Data Framework Website, and the podcasting platform on IOS.

I am extremely pleased to be joined today by Zakiyya Cassimjee, the Chief Information Officer at Astute, the Financial Services Exchange, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zakiyya is responsible for projects and operations and has a vast experience in the financial services world. Zakiyya heads up the team that is responsible for the technology that enables the movement and integration of financial data in the financial services industry. And this will of course be the topic or our conversation today.

Additionally, Zakiyya is passionate about leadership and diversity transformation within the corporate environment and especially about uplifting women in the technology space. We will definitely be talking about that in more detail during our conversations. Welcome Zakiyya.