Agenda at a Glance
Wednesday, April 30
|11:00 a.m.||Golf at Prestonwood Country Club (optional)|
Depart The Umstead Hotel and Spa for Prestonwood.
Practice on greens and driving range, boxed lunch provided.
|12:30 p.m.||Tee times|
|4:00 - 6:00 p.m.||Tutored Wine Tasting at The Umstead (optional)|
|6:00 - 9:00 p.m.||Welcome Reception and Dinner at The Umstead|
Thursday, May 1
Live demos of the latest technology from SAS and our event sponsors will be available throughout the day, including during breakfast, lunch, session breaks and the farewell reception.
|7:30 a.m.||Transportation to SAS departs from The Umstead|
|7:45 a.m.||Registration and continental breakfast|
|8:30 a.m.||Opening Remarks|
David Macdonald, Vice President and General Manager, Financial Services Business Division, SAS United States
|8:45 a.m.||Keynote Presentation: Adapt and Disrupt: Capture New Business Opportunities and Stay Ahead of the Pack|
Jeremy Gutsche, founder of TrendHunter.com and author of Exploiting Chaos
Concurrent Breakout Sessions I
Innovations in Insurance
Confirmed panelists include Paul Friedmann, Divisional Senior Vice President at Great American Insurance Co.; Kimberly Holmes, Global Head of Strategic Analytics at XL Group; and Deborah Smallwood, founder of Strategy Meets Action.
Simply Complex: Managing Risk and Regulatory Compliance
Confirmed panelists include Lawrence Mielnicki, former Executive Vice President of Analytics and Portfolio Management at PNC Bank; Randy Miller, Senior Vice President of Global Portfolio Strategies at Bank of America; Vic Warnement, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer at American Express; and Donna Howe, Adjunct Professor at Brandeis International Business School and board member, Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) (moderator).
Executive Dining Rooms, Marketplace Café
Concurrent Breakout Sessions II
Hadoop and SAS®: Powering In-Memory Analytics
Exploding data volumes. Complex data challenges. Data from myriad sources. How do you extract insight, trends and meaning from all this data in Hadoop? In this session, we’ll explore how Hadoop and in-memory analytics can reveal the many possibilities in your big data and redefine how your organization solves complex problems.
Operationalizing Analytics: Putting Data to Work
How have industry leaders converted old-school analytics to next-gen platforms? Our experts will share how they have accelerated the idea-to-production cycle and improved their business performance by operationalizing analytics.
Confirmed panelists include John Lodmell, Director of Credit and Data Analytics at Advance America; Aren Arakelyan, Assistant Vice President of Credit Risk at M&T Bank; and Robin E. Way Jr., President of Corios LLC (moderator).
Great Expectations: Digital Marketing and the Customer Experience
As technology continues to change how financial and insurance firms interact with customers, it’s also creating new and better ways to wring maximum value from the massive amounts of data you’re already collecting. Innovative CMOs and CIOs are developing key alliances and applying analytics to attract and retain loyal and profitable customers.
Confirmed panelists include Jim Catlin, Consumer Analytics, Modeling, Testing and Data Management Executive at Bank of America; Peter N. Johnson, Vice President of Enterprise Application and Information Services at MetLife; and Linda Clement, Customer Experience Advisory Consultant at SAS (moderator).
|3:45 p.m.||Executive Perspectives|
Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, SAS.
|4:30 p.m.||Farewell Reception|
Join us for networking, light hors d'oeuvres, and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
|5:30 p.m.||Transportation to RDU Airport and The Umstead|