Nigerian business captains huddle at Oracle University on Big Data

Oracle University

Nigerian business leaders with an eye to enhance organisational performance and value creation in the new digital environment, are huddling together at a three-day capacity building session from September 3 at the Oracle University, in Reading, the United Kingdom.

Alim Abubakre, chief executive of Texem, the organisation managing the process, says, “Leaders know that the present socio-economic landscape in Nigeria is volatile but the million-dollar questions are how could they do more with less- drive sales in an effective and efficient way, innovate, develop new revenue streams, improve service delivery, survive, consolidate and grow?”

Mr Abubakre says the “answer is Strategic outcomes from big data,” explaining that Big Data analysis holds the key to unlock buried patterns, hidden correlation, and other useful information to shape decision making and trigger the value that will improve individual, team and organisational performance.

At the Oracle university training, Mr Abubakre hints that executives would have the opportunity to learn how big data “creates value for their business, how it enables decision making, how it helps to narrow segmentation of customer for targeted clients, and how it opens new business opportunities by developing new and innovative products (for private sectors) and services (for public sectors).”

Participants at the training will learn the secrets of modern-day competitive intelligence, the importance of virtual reality, robotics and artificial intelligence and how this could improve policymaking, gain insights to develop, implement, and manage collaborative forecasts, how to develop transparent, interrelated and aligned processes, analytics and data-driven decision making, actionable insights in leading an analytics transformation, case studies of superlative results from harnessing big data and ways to avoid business analytic failures.

Programme alumnus, Frank Aigbogun, who is chief executive and publisher of Business day, said “I found this programme very, very rewarding. In the past, I always had a way of thinking that the matter of sustainability-related only to policy matters but during this programme, it has been broken down into the company level and for me, there are a number of takeaways that I hope to begin implementing once I get back home”.

His views were supported by Bayo Ojo, Nigeria’s former Attorney General, who claimed that “We have been taught some key ways on how to manage a recession and get out fit, I will definitely bring it to bear in my business, I have gained some more leadership skills here as well”.

The training faculty is led by Rodria Laline, Visiting Professor of Harvard, Insead and IESE and Chair of Intrabond. Capital; Michael Connaughton, Head of Analytics & Big Data, EMEA – Oracle; Neil Sholay vice president for Innovation at Oracle; Andrew Sutherland – Senior Vice President, Systems, and Technology, Oracle; and Andrew Sordam Oracle Vice President Sub-Saharan Africa.

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