SAS | The Power to Know

Keynote

Jeremy Gutsche

Jeremy Gutsche
Innovation expert and founder of Trendhunter.com
Author of Exploiting Chaos

Jeremy Gutsche shows audiences how to use innovation to generate ideas and kick-start creativity during times of change. With an MBA and CFA under his belt, he relentlessly tracks and finds The Next Big Thing – a valuable but elusive commodity – for a global audience. Along the way, he’s made Trendhunter a trusted showcase for "what's next" in marketing, design, technology and more.

At 28, as one of Capital One's youngest business directors, Gutsche led his team to grow a billion-dollar portfolio of market-leading products. As a management consultant for the Monitor Group, he advised Fortune 50 clients on top-level strategy.

In his signature bold, interactive style, Gutsche delivers a blend of viral new trends, strategic frameworks, and a contagious enthusiasm for innovation. His unique perspective on innovation in business draws on his background in both corporate strategy and Web 2.0, providing inspiration and tools to help listeners generate ideas, stimulate creativity and unlock potential.

Featured Presenters

Venkat Achanta

Venkat Achanta
Global Head of Analytics and Big Data
AIG

Venkat Achanta has more than 18 years of experience leading high-performance teams in delivering outstanding business results in enterprise data and predictive analytics. He came to AIG from Capital One, where he led enterprise data services supporting all business lines. Prior to Capital One, Achanta spent more than 10 years at Experian managing analytics and real-time data products globally.

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Aren Arakelyan

Aren Arakelyan
Assistant Vice President, Credit Risk
M&T Bank

Aren Arakelyan’s responsibilities at M&T Bank include development, testing, integration and postproduction support of scorecards. This work is part of an organizationwide initiative to create a centralized scoring environment for commercial portfolios. In both his current position and his previous role as Director of Analytics, Arakelyan has been working on operationalizing analytics and business intelligence.

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Jim Caitlin

Jim Catlin
Consumer Analytics, Modeling, Testing and Data Management Executive
Bank of America

Jim Catlin and his team work to deepen the bank’s understanding of its customers. The team covers a variety of technical disciplines, including analytics, statistical modeling, optimization, testing and data management. With these technologies, Catlin’s team helps Bank of America predict customer behavior, determine the best customer treatment decisions, learn what customers really want and how they behave, and more.

Catlin has more than 20 years of experience in consumer financial services. Prior to joining Bank of America in 2013, he served as Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President of Acquisition and Risk Management for Prosper Marketplace. Previously, he spent 14 years at Capital One Financial Corp. In his most recent post at Capital One, he served as Assistant Chief Credit Officer and was responsible for credit risk management of a $70 billion portfolio of businesses.

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Scott Chastain

Scott Chastain
Senior Manager, Data and Decision Science
SAS

Scott Chastain empowers the SAS Americas sales and technical groups with the architecture, strategy and implementation of SAS® Business Analytics infrastructure.. He has direct responsibilities for information management, visualization and business intelligence.

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Linda Clement

Linda Clement
Customer Experience Advisory Consultant
SAS

Linda Clement leads customer experience efforts in the Financial Services business unit at SAS. She’s been working with financial services companies for 25 years, focused on marketing solutions and strategies. An early advocate of real-time decision making, Clement supports SAS customers by helping to evaluate the strengths of their current marketing technology solutions and helping them migrate to the new world of digital marketing.

Before joining SAS, she worked for Epiphany in a similar role, where early adopters drove the development of a real-time engine that directed offers made to customers via call center, Web and banking centers.

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Jim Davis

Jim Davis
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
SAS

As Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Jim Davis provides strategic direction for SAS products, solutions and services and presenting the SAS brand worldwide. He helped transform SAS from a tools provider to a software solutions provider.

A respected thought leader, Davis co-authored the book Information Revolution: Using the Information Evolution Model to Grow Your Business.

Since joining SAS in 1994, Davis has pioneered many key initiatives, including global projects that incorporate customer feedback in the development process. Today, he continues to refine the model for continuous collaboration and innovation among engineers, marketers and customers, enabling SAS to meet the global demand for business analytics.

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Kirk Dunn

Kirk Dunn
Chief Operating Officer
Cloudera

Kirk Dunn uses his diversified range of technology engineering, marketing, sales and management experience to oversee Cloudera’s business operations. During his nearly 20-year career, Dunn has worked extensively with established companies, high-growth organizations and Fortune 200 accounts, successfully building strategic sales and product divisions, and leading international expansions. He served as the CEO of PowerFile Inc., which was later sold to Hitachi LG Data Storage, and was CEO of Bang Networks Inc. Prior to joining Bang Networks, Dunn served as Vice President of North American Field Operations at Inktomi. He came to Inktomi from Network Equipment Technologies Inc. (NET), where he held executive positions in sales, marketing and professional services. Dunn also worked for IBM in senior sales positions.

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Jill Dyché

Jill Dyché
Vice President of Best Practices
SAS

Jill Dyché is a noted speaker and author, and Vice President of Best Practices at SAS. Her first book, e-Data, has been published in eight languages. She is also the author of The CRM Handbook, a best-seller. Her work has been featured in major publications such as Computerworld, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Newsweek.com, and she writes a blog on technology trends for Harvard Business Review. Her book Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the Truth was the first book on the topic of master data management. Dyché was the co-founder of Baseline Consulting, which was acquired by SAS in 2011.

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Paul Friedman

Paul Friedmann
Divisional Senior Vice President
Great American Insurance Co.

Paul Friedmann has nearly 28 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance market at Great American Insurance. His finance experience includes SEC, tax, statutory and internal business analytics and reporting as well as Treasury and investment function oversight. Friedmann’s IT experience includes oversight for application development supporting claims, billing, reinsurance, enterprise data warehousing, investment systems, integrations and data modeling, business analytics, and producer and customer relationship management.

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Kim Holmes

Kimberly Holmes
Global Head of Strategic Analytics
XL Group

Kimberly Holmes leads XL Group’s Global Strategic Analytics team, which develops and implements leading-edge analytical decision tools across XL. Prior to joining XL in 2010, Holmes was the Chief Actuary of Endurance Risk Solutions at Endurance Specialty Insurance. In this role, she created innovative analytics to improve decision making, developed casualty risk management tools, and focused on ways to use analytics to drive strategy. Holmes also served as Chief Actuary of Enterprise Reinsurance Ltd., a finite reinsurance company, and she worked in various actuarial and underwriting roles at General Reinsurance. Early in her career, she was an actuarial consultant. Holmes is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

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Donna Howe

Donna Howe
Adjunct Professor, Brandeis International Business School
Board Member, Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

Donna Marie Howe, CFA, is a banker, risk management and finance professional with more than 25 years of experience in the US financial services sector. With the rare ability to combine high-level quantitative skills with qualitative management excellence, Howe has held a variety of senior risk management roles in some of the industry’s most established firms, including Deutsche Bank, UBS, ABN AMRO and Santander USA. She’s well-known in the North American risk community, where she’s served for 10 years on the board of GARP. In addition to consulting and corporate training projects, Howe teaches at several major universities in New York City and the Northeast, including the University of Connecticut, Baruch College at the City University of New York, and Brandeis University.

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Peter Johnson

Peter N. Johnson
Vice President
Enterprise Application and Information Services
MetLife

Peter Johnson’s primary focus is creating services to radically increase MetLife’s speed capturing and leveraging information. He also helps facilitate developing and managing global systems, and introducing state-of-the-art performance management systems for both application technology and business processes.

Prior to joining MetLife in 2012, Johnson was Chief Technology Officer at BNY Mellon. As the lead executive behind the company’s enterprise architecture practice, he worked directly with key managers to provide technology/architectural leadership and promote innovation. He also played a central role in introducing new technologies, including pervasive wireless computing, groupware, data warehousing, data mining, client/server middleware and various Internet architectures.

A recognized industry expert in data mining, Johnson frequently is asked to speak at major conferences throughout the US and Europe. His publications range from academic journals in cognitive science to how-to chapters in books and trade journals on data discovery in databases.

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Lynne Labrador

Lynne Labrador
Director, Global Operations Technology
Citi

Lynne Labrador works to identify solutions that solve business challenges in Citi’s credit, fraud, contact center and core operations domains. She also provides business partners with insight to technology capabilities as they relate to key challenges facing the global operations teams.

Labrador has worked in financial services for more than 30 years, including at FICO (formerly Fair Isaac), Bank of America, MasterCard International and HSBC. Her roles have included executive-level positions in consumer real estate, bank card risk operations, recovery call centers, multisite call centers and third-party vendor management, as well as litigation operations. In addition to operational and IT roles, Labrador has Six Sigma certification and has held positions in process design, process re-engineering, new product marketing, and development and client relationship management.

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John Lodmell
Director of Credit and Data Analytics
Advance America

Prior to joining Advance America in 2010, John Lodmell spent nine years in various risk, operational and marketing analytical roles at Capital One Auto Finance and General Motors Acceptance Corp. (GMAC). During that time, he also co-founded Blue Ambit, a software company focused on business intelligence and executive dashboarding for midsize companies. Before joining the financial services industry, Lodmell was an officer in the US Air Force focusing on satellite and rocket acquisition and launch operations. He has a BS in astronautical engineering from the US Air Force Academy and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

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David Macdonald

David Macdonald
Vice President
Financial Services
SAS United States

David Macdonald leads the Financial Services Business Division for SAS United States and is responsible for sales, pre-sales and consulting for all SAS Financial Services customers. Macdonald has expertise working with institutions focused on retail and wholesale banking, consumer credit, capital markets, investment banking, life and P&C insurance, and institutional investments.

Macdonald also helps direct the strategy, development and delivery of SAS solutions for regulatory compliance and customer intelligence.

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Larry Mielnicki

Lawrence Mielnicki, PhD
Executive Vice President
Analytics and Portfolio Management
PNC Bank

Lawrence Mielnicki is responsible for the development and maintenance of retail credit decision scorecards at PNC Bank. He has more than 30 years of experience in various aspects of economics and forecasting in the telecommunications and financial services industries. Prior to his position at PNC, Mielnicki was Senior Vice President of Value Analytics at De Lage Landen, a nearly 30 billion-euro subsidiary of Rabobank. Previously, he worked at FleetBoston Financial and Dun & Bradstreet.

Mielnicki is widely published on the topics of credit risk and Basel II compliance and has presented the results of his research to various banking and regulatory groups. In addition to his credit risk modeling expertise, he has considerable experience in macroeconomic forecasting and analysis from the time he spent in the telecommunications industry.

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Randy Miller

Randy Miller
Senior Vice President
Global Portfolio Strategies
Bank of America

Randy Miller is Senior Vice President and Head of Quantitative Solutions for Global Portfolio Strategies at Bank of America. His group supports the strategic management of loan portfolios worldwide. His responsibilities include supporting portfolio risk-return analytics, strategy and planning; risk appetite statements; limit-setting; credit derivatives hedging analytics and strategy; and asset-quality forecasting, including enterprise stress test modeling for commercial portfolios.

Miller also is an active board member and Treasurer for the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM).

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Deb Smallwood

Deborah Smallwood
Founder, Strategy Meets Action (SMA)

In 2007, Deborah Smallwood founded Strategy Meets Action, a strategic advisory services firm offering research, advice and consulting for insurers and solution providers in the insurance industry.

Her initial goal was to help insurers make wise technology investments. Today, that goal includes helping the industry realize the real power of innovation and transformation with all wise technology investments. Smallwood helps insurers rethink, re-energize and realign their business strategies to their IT strategy and plans for competitive advantage. Her specialty is agent carrier connectivity and underwriting automation.

A highly respected leader in the insurance industry for strategic thinking, thought-provoking research and strategic consulting skills, Smallwood has spent her entire career in the insurance industry. Prior to founding SMA, she held various senior roles such as Chief Transformation Officer at Insurance Company of the West, partner at KPMG LLP, and leader of the commercial lines application development group at Liberty Mutual.

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Victor Warnement

Vic Warnement
Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer
American Express

With more than 25 years of legal and compliance experience, Vic Warnement has held various roles in compliance, operational risk, and legal and regulatory affairs.

He worked for 17 years at Bank of America, where he held a range of senior legal positions supporting numerous businesses and functions. Warnement also ultimately served as general counsel of a key broker-dealer, and as the Chief Compliance Officer and Operational Risk Executive for several major divisions of the company.

He then joined Ally Financial as a new bank holding company, where he served as the Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Regulatory Affairs, leading the development of a new compliance program and structure. Warnement also was responsible for overseeing global regulatory relations and exam management and served on numerous executive management committees.

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Robin E. Way Jr.
President
Corios LLC

An established thought leader in the field of applied analytics, Robin Way has nearly 30 years of experience in the design, development, execution and improvement of applied analytics models for clients in the credit, payments, lending, brokerage, insurance and energy industries. He operates his own management analytics consultancy, Corios, and is the lead faculty member for banking for the International Institute of Analytics.

Prior to Corios, Way spent 12 years at SAS as a managing analytics consultant in the financial services business unit. He also spent more than 10 years in analytic management roles for several client-side and consulting firms.

Way’s professional passion is democratizing and demystifying the science of applied analytics. His contributions to the field emphasize statistical visualization, analytical data preparation, predictive modeling, time series forecasting and mathematical optimization applied to marketing and risk management strategies.


April 30 - May 1
SAS World Headquarters
Cary, NC

 

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