25-27 April
2019

Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT
Accra, Ghana

8
Hands-on Training Sessions

12
Lectures

Event Schedule

Full three-day event with awesome speakers!

Slot Time
Agenda
07:00 - 09:00

Registration and Breakfast

Pick up your name tags and breakfast

09:00 - 09:15am

Welcome Address

By: Delali Agbenyegah

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote

The promise of Data Science for Economic Transformation
By: Winifred Kotin

10:00 - 11:00

Data Management: The Foundation of all Analytics
By: John Aidoo

11:15 - 12:15

Business Analytics: A Complete Overview of Data Driven Decision Making in a Quickly Changing Business Environment
By: Isaac Aidoo

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch Break

13:15 - 14:15

Predictive Analytics in Healthcare
By: Danielle Belgrave, PhD

14:30 - 15:30

A Practical Exposition of Data Science in the Retail Marketing and Financial Services
By: Delali Agbenyegah

15:45 - 16:45

Panel Discussion

Overcoming Barriers to Analytics and its Application in Ghana
Facilitator: Akua Oseiwah Ahenkorah
Panelists: Dr. Ezekiel Nortey, Dr. Anani Lotsi

17:00 - 19:00

Poster Presentations & Networking Reception

Slot Time
Agenda
07:00 - 09:00

Registration and Breakfast

Pick up your name tags and breakfast

09:00 - 09:45

Keynote

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence—Current state of research and applications in Africa and beyond
By: Moustapha Cisse, PhD

10:00 - 11:00

Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning and applications
By: Shakir Mohamed, PhD

11:15 - 12:15

Deep Learning Fundamentals -- Architectures and Applications
By: Kwadwo Agyapon-Ntra

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch Break

13:15 - 14:15

Introduction to Robotics and its applications
By: Dr. Ayorkor Korsah

14:30 - 15:30

Machine Learning Applications in Health Care and Agro Systems
By: Darlington Akogo

15:45 - 16:45

Machine Learning in Real Life
By: Richard Ackon

17:00 - 18:00

Panel Discussion

Diversity, Inclusion, Building Careers and Creating opportunities in Machine Learning
Facilitator: Jeph Acheampong
Panelists: June Seif, Darlington Akogo, Samuel Mensah

18:00 - 18:15

Closing Remarks

By: Delali Agbenyegah

18:30 - 20:30

After-Party & Networking

8:00am - 9:00am

Registration

9:00am - 10:30am

Tutorial Set 1

Option 1: Descriptive Analytics and Data Visualization
Facilitator: Dr. Richard Minkah

Option 2: Mathematics of Machine Learning
Facilitator: Gilbert Adjei

10:45am - 12:15pm

Tutorial Set 2

Option 1: R Programming for Data Science and Machine Learning
Facilitator: John Aidoo

Option 2: Python Programming for Data Science and Machine Learning
Facilitator: Vincent Appiah

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch Break

13:15pm - 14:45pm

Tutorial Set 3

Option 1: Machine Learning Basics
Facilitator: Oreoluwa Ogundipe

Option 2: Introduction to Deep Learning and TensorFlow
Facilitator: Kwadwo Agyapon-Ntra

13:00pm - 16:30pm

Tutorial Set 4

Option 1: Machine Learning Applications in Predictive Analytics
Facilitator: Delali Agbenyegah

Option 2: Introduction to Machine Learning Applications in Computer Vision
Facilitator: Darlington Akogo

Sponsors

Partners

Venue

Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT
Accra, Ghana

About

The maiden Ghana Data Science Summit 2019, dubbed IndabaX Ghana, is organized in partnership with the Deep Learning Indaba. IndabaX Ghana 2019 will take place at the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT from Thursday, April 25, 2019, through Saturday, April 27, 2019.  

The aim of the Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 is to bring increased awareness and capacity building efforts in data science and analytics (including data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence) to Ghana. Although Ghana is often touted as the gateway to Africa, Google’s announcement of its first African AI Research Center in Accra in Summer 2018 sparked several news headlines about why Ghana was Google’s chosen destination. Truth be told, Ghana’s contribution to the data science revolution is long overdue! The Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 will assemble some of the brightest experts driving change at the forefront of data science and machine intelligence from all over the world.  

The Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 will treat its attendees to a series of lectures, panel discussions, and training sessions (tutorials) on Data Management and Business Analytics (Day 1), Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (Day 2), and hands-on tutorials (Day 3). The best practices regarding data collection and management as well as machine intelligence will be discussed by accomplished experts with illustrations with the right technology to ensure successful analytical product delivery.

The Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 is open to all students, researchers, industry practitioners and leaders, and anyone interested in learning and applying data science in their professional lives. Prospective participants must apply and get accepted into the Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 by March 15, 2019. The Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 comes at no cost to participants by courtesy of our partners and sponsors.

The Team

We are a group of people with the aim of spreading the knowledge of Data Science and Machine Learning across Ghana, and Africa as a whole.

organizer

Abigail Mesrenyame Dogbe

organizer

Aseda Addai-Deseh

organizer

Augustine Denteh, PhD

organizer

Delali Agbenyegah

organizer

Elvis Agbeshi Agbenyega

organizer

Miriam Darteh

organizer

Richard Ackon

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the organizers of the conference?

The Ghana Data Science Summit Group (GAS Group) is a team of data science and machine learning researchers and professionals committed to building capacity and promoting research and application of analytics (broadly defined) in Ghana.

Our team is multifaceted and possesses wide-ranging skills and experiences in academia and industry in the areas of data management, business analytics, predictive modeling, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Members of our team include professors, researchers (including students), statisticians, and data scientists and engineers (including machine learning engineers), working in several areas such as retail, finance, risk management, economics, health care, agriculture and many more.

Why is the Ghana Data Science Summit dubbed IndabaX Ghana?

This is because we have a partnership with Deep Learning Indaba for the maiden edition of the Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 to have a special focus on machine learning. You can learn more about Deep Learning Indaba here.

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is March 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm (GMT). Late applications will not be considered.

When will I get notified of the outcome of my application?

All successful applications will be notified via email by March 15, 2019

What qualifications are you looking for to be accepted into the Ghana Data Science Summit 2019?

Each application will be reviewed on its merit with due consideration given to interest in data science, prior experience, and academic background.

Is there any type of travel or lodging funding provided for participants?

Sorry, we currently do not have the funds to support travel or lodging.

I am not an expert at data science or machine learning. Should I apply?

Yes! We welcome all applications from everyone regardless of prior expertise in data science. Each application is unique, so we examine all aspects of each application carefully.

Am I guaranteed to attend the Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 if I apply?

While we encourage everyone interested in data science to apply, we are unable to guarantee a place for each applicant. We will notify all applicants regarding the outcome of their application.

My question is not listed. How do I contact you?

Please contact us at info@indabaxghana.com We look forward to hearing from you.