Conference ChairsMyles Hannon was born in 1966 in Coventry, United Kingdom. Myles started out his career as a Drawing Office Technician, having completed a 5-year telecommunications apprenticeship with General Electric from 1982-1987. In 1989, Myles graduated from Ealing College with a diploma in Business and Finance and has spent the last 23 years working in various roles covering business consulting, change management and education and training management. Prior to joining SAS in Sept 2011, he ran the Misys Training Academy from 2008 - 2011, worked for Oracle from 1997 - 2008 most notably as Applications Sales and Delivery Director for Oracle University. Myles also worked for Datastream International from 1989 - 1993, including a one year sabbatical in New York, and KnightRidder Financial from 1993-1997. Myles' current role at SAS is Head of Education UK and Ireland where his main responsibility is managing the education sales, operations, adoption services and delivery teams who provide education solutions to SAS customer s, partners and employees. Myles is a Director member and fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute. Professor Bart Baesens is an associate professor at K.U. Leuven (Belgium) and a lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). He has done extensive research on predictive analytics, data mining, customer relationship management, Web analytics, fraud detection, and credit risk management. His findings have been published in well-known international journals (e.g. Machine Learning, Management Science, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Journal of Machine Learning Research) and presented at international top conferences. He is also co-author of the book Credit Risk Management: Basic Concepts, published in 2008. He regularly tutors, advises and provides consulting support to international firms with respect to their data mining, predictive analytics, and credit risk management policy.
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