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Extracting Value from Data Using AI

Data is sometimes referred to as the “new oil” in the digital age, fuelling improvements in a variety of industries. However, deriving useful insights from big data sets is a difficult undertaking. Artificial intelligence, with a special emphasis on data analytics, is revolutionising our ability to understand and use massive volumes of data.


High Cost of Data Collection

The resource-intensive nature of data collection is one of the key problems in data leveraging. It is not only costly but also time-consuming to collect complete and accurate data. Businesses and organisations frequently struggle with data collecting logistics, resulting in delays and increased expenses. This is where AI and data analytics show their disruptive power, providing a more efficient and cost-effective solution.


Thinking Outside the Box

Traditional data analysis approaches are frequently inadequate for dealing with the volume and complexity of modern data. They struggle with unstructured data such as photos and videos and are unable to interpret data in real time. The shortcomings of these traditional methods underscore the need for a more robust solution that can keep up with the changing data world. AI provides this much-needed velocity and depth in data processing through enhanced data analytics.


AI and Artificial Curiosity in Data Analytics

AI, specifically the concept of ‘Artificial Curiosity,’ is transforming the field of data analytics. Artificial Curiosity refers to AI systems that autonomously examine and analyse data, seeking patterns and insights without explicit programming. This method not only collects data in a fraction of the time, but it also assigns a statistical value to its significance, guaranteeing that the most relevant insights are prioritised.


Efficient and Automated Data Collection

AI-powered data analytics can efficiently process and organise massive amounts of data, saving time and money over traditional data collection methods. For sectors that rely on timely and precise data analysis, this capability is a game changer.


Predictive Analytics and Pattern Recognition

AI algorithms excel at detecting patterns in data that human analysts may miss. These patterns can then be utilised to predict market trends, client behaviour, and prospective operational concerns.

Prescriptive Analytics and Strategic Decision Making AI in data analytics extends beyond predicted insights and provides prescriptive solutions. AI can recommend the most effective plans and actions for firms by assigning statistical value to various patterns and insights.



AI and Artificial Curiosity are transforming the data analytics environment by providing solutions that are not only more time-efficient and cost-effective, but also more perceptive. In today’s data-driven world, the capacity to quickly gather, analyse, and assign value to data is a huge competitive advantage.


Join us at our upcoming TechTalk to learn more about these advancements.

Our experts will explore how AI and Artificial Curiosity are altering data analytics, providing insights into how your company can best exploit these technologies. Register now to take part in this illuminating discussion and learn how to transform data into your most valuable asset.

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Dawie Martins

Head of Client Success and Product Management

With an illustrious career spanning three decades, Dawie Martins has cultivated expertise in diverse technology-related businesses across various sectors, including Retail, Hospitality, and Consultancy. His journey, which has taken him from a developer's role to Product Management, uniquely positions Dawie to lead the charge in Customer Success and Product Management services for our clients. 

In his role as Head of Customer Success, Dawie operates at the intersection of commerce and technology. His mission is to ensure the seamless translation of commercial imperatives into highly effective software applications that not only meet but exceed the outcomes specified by our clients. 

For clients engaging SCAD Software to build applications destined for the market, Dawie and his team offer Fractional Product Management Services. They become invaluable partners in crafting and maintaining a product roadmap, assuming the mantle of the product champion within the client organization. This collaborative approach ensures that our clients' visions are realized efficiently and effectively. 

Dawie's wealth of experience and his dedication to driving success for our clients make him an indispensable part of SCAD Software's commitment to delivering excellence in every project we undertake. 

Shawn De Wet

Chief Technology Officer

Shawn De Wet brings to SCAD Software over two decades of unparalleled expertise in software systems delivery. His career exemplifies a relentless pursuit of problem-solving excellence and a commitment to end-user satisfaction, achieved through meticulous system architecture and design. Proficient in core enterprise ERP systems, Shaun's recent achievements stand as a testament to his prowess, including the conception and successful launch of two cutting-edge SaaS products on the robust Azure platform. 

While Shawn's professional accolades are impressive, his vitality extends beyond the confines of the office. An ardent lover of the outdoors, as evidenced by his passion for mountain biking, Shawn's dynamic and adventurous spirit infuses our technological endeavors with a fresh perspective and boundless energy. 

At SCAD Software, Shawn leads the charge in Operational Delivery of Client solutions. He heads the development team and works closely with our valued clients to ensure they realize their desired outcomes from our technology solutions. His commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction is a driving force behind our success. 

Andy Fensham

Founder, Chief Architect

Andy Fensham's journey is a testament to his unwavering commitment to reshape the software development landscape. With a background in global banking software consultancy, he founded SCAD Software in 1998 with a visionary goal – to address the mounting technical debt that was becoming a liability for businesses worldwide. 

Andy's unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen empowers our clients with pragmatic, robust software solutions that yield tangible results. Recognizing the risks posed by outdated software, he pioneered an innovative approach to custom software development, consistently delivering large-scale projects at an astonishing pace – 75% faster than traditional methods. 

Andy's dedication not only safeguards our clients' future but also cements SCAD Software's position as an industry trailblazer. He continues to lead our innovation roadmap, constantly seeking new ways to enhance our offerings with more examples of how we can turn “minutes to seconds”. 

Shaun Orpen

Group CEO

With an impressive career spanning over three decades in the Technology and Telecoms sectors, Shaun Orpen brings a wealth of experience to his role as Group CEO. His journey began with the groundbreaking entry of Microsoft Excel into the UK market, a stepping stone that eventually led him to play pivotal roles on the UK Executive Board during Microsoft's meteoric rise from £10 million to £1 billion in revenue. 

During his tenure at Orange, Shaun spearheaded the division responsible for catering to Small and Medium Businesses in the UK. Since then, he has continued to shape the success of a number of small and global technology enterprises, leveraging his strategic acumen and commercial leadership. 

Shaun's unwavering commitment to the convergence of technology and business is evident in his track record of elevating every organization he's been a part of. As the driving force behind SCAD Software's commercial endeavors, Shaun is leading our expansion across the UK, Europe, and the USA. 

His steadfast ethical stance, mirrored by his partner Andy Fensham, forms the bedrock of SCAD Software's principles, defining our approach to client interactions and business dealings. 

Stephen Moore


Stephen Moore's illustrious career speaks volumes about his leadership capabilities. With a rich background spanning diverse industries such as Retail, Events, Technology, Telecoms, and Media, he has consistently demonstrated his ability to craft and execute growth, differentiation, and exit strategies in highly competitive markets. 

As the visionary Founder/CEO of multiple successful ventures, Stephen has guided five companies from their inception to remarkable exits and IPOs, including the noteworthy £117 million listing of Expocentric Plc on Techmark 2000. His track record extends beyond entrepreneurship; he has played a pivotal role in over 40 companies as a Non-Executive Director, Chairman, Consultant, and Advisor, raising more than £85 million in private and public markets. 

What sets Stephen apart is his global perspective, cultivated through extensive work in the UAE, US, Singapore, Hong Kong, and EMEA. This international experience enriches SCAD Software's strategic direction, making him an invaluable asset in our mission to navigate the complex landscape of digital transformation and empower our clients to achieve enduring success.