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Jaco Rossouw

Jaco Rossouw

Jaco, CEO of Principa, has over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry specialising in Insurance, Retail and Banking. He is an analytical technologist at heart with a track record of delivering innovative business solutions over a wide geographical region from South Africa to the Middle East and Europe. He serves as leader, motivator and imagineer to one of the finest collections of data, business and computer scientists in South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in mathematics and computer science.

Recent Posts:

The EQ Behind The IQ: The Growing Disconnect Between The Data-Driven Business And It's Customers

The EQ Behind the IQ - Jaco Rossouw from PrincipaDecisions

Why Technology Alone Will Only Get You So Far

Recently my team and I were sitting in a meeting with a potential client debating the basic functions of our originations software. To the business analysts who were leading the RFP process, the most critical feature seemed to be whether or not our solution would be able to offer web form fields that were customisable by the business user.

The Wonders Behind Principa

The Principa brand is unique and memorable as it is associated with creativity, integrity, innovation and deep expertise. Our website and blogs embodies every extraordinary aspect of our brand and we are very proud of it. We bring the same remarkable elements from this digital world, into our offices and into every interaction we have. Apart from the Principa team and our clients with whom we have an established relationship, not many people understand the elements that define our brand. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the wonders behind Principa.

How Will The 4th Industrial Revolution Impact Jobs, Equality & Africa?

“We must develop a comprehensive and globally shared view of how technology is affecting our lives and reshaping our economic, social, cultural, and human environments. There has never been a time of greater promise, or greater peril.” - Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum (Click to Tweet!)

How Retailers Can Thrive In 2018 With Data Science

With the release of the 2018 Predictions at the end of last year, Forrester forecast an uncertain fate for retailers who were laggards in digital transformation and those immune to obsessing over customer experience. One without the other will result in an equally disappointing outcome.

What Does The Fourth Industrial Revolution Mean For Your Business?

The fourth industrial revolution, much like the first three, has the potential to increase income levels and improve quality of life across the globe. Something to look forward to, but what exactly is it?

What Is Machine Learning? And Other FAQs We Get...

Here's a blog post covering some of the most frequently asked questions we get on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, or Cognitive Computing. We start off with "What is Machine Learning?" and finish off by addressing some of the fears and misconceptions of Artificial Intelligence. So, what is machine learning? A simple search on Google for the answer will yield many definitions for it that leave most non-analytical people confused and entering more "What is..." statements into Google. So, I asked our Head of Marketing to try his hand at defining Machine Learning in the most simplistic way he can: explain Machine Learning to someone you've just met at a social gathering. Here's his definition - a "Machine Learning for Beginners' " definition if you will. 

Using Predictive Analytics For Retail Capacity Management

Capacity management describes a company's ability to meet present and future demands for its products and services. This involves a wide set of roles, responsibilities, processes and functions that all depend on their successful execution and interplay between one another. Although the working parts are many, the end goal behind capacity management is a shared one: to beat the competition in delivering the best products and services to the customer.

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