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Thank you to all of the attendees and presenters who made The Premier Business Leadership Series – Las Vegas a fantastic success. We hope you enjoyed this unique learning and networking experience.

As promised, we've posted select conference materials for your convenience. Click on a session title to view and download the presentation.

You may also view additional event coverage, including press releases and blog coverage, on the event coverage page.

General Sessions | Breakout Sessions | Videos | Photographs


General Sessions

Keynote Address: Turning Innovation into Realization
Vijay Govindarajan, strategy expert, International Business Professor and Director of the Tuck Center for Global Leadership, Dartmouth College

Keynote Address: Anticipate and Manage Change
Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SAS

The New Conversation: Taking Social Media from Talk to Action
A report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, sponsored by SAS

Breakout Sessions

Clinical Applications for Health Plans, Providers and Members
Hank Vermeulen, Vice President of Informatics, Independence Blue Cross

From Start-Up to Thought Leader: The Evolution of Valence Health
Todd Stockard, Senior Vice President, Financial and Data Management Services, Valence Health

The House Advantage: How to Gain an Advantage with Analytics
Jeffrey Ma, author of The House Advantage and inspiration for the book Bringing Down the House

Leveraging Business Analytics to Stay on Top of the Competition
Jean-Paul Isson, Vice President, Global BI and Predictive Analytics, Monster Worldwide

Marketing Automation: That Was Easy
Jim Foreman, Director of Circulation and Analytics, Staples

Positive Energy, Positive Innovation
Craig Johnston, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Marketing, OGE Energy Corp.

The Power of Optimization
Angela Williams, Director of Marketing Sciences, Transamerica Life and Protection

Price Optimization Strategies at Sobeys
Allan Beaver, Vice President, Business Technology Centre; Anne Mingo, Vice President of Operations, Sobeys

Putting a Stop to Service Fraud
Julie Tisera, Consumer Experience Manager, GE Consumer & Industrial

Preventing Public Assistance Fraud in LA County
Manuel Moreno, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, Los Angeles County – Chief Executive Office

Retail Banks and Basel Modeling
Hans Helbekkmo, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Wide Risk, Union Bank

Silly Bandz, Jibbitz and Copernicus: Creating a Culture of Innovation and Discovery
Kyle Cheek, PhD, Vice President, Emdeon; Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer, Global SAS Program, Teradata Corporation

Strategic Insights on Managing Fraud
Mike Freiling, Director – Fraud Management Practice, Bridgeforce

Transforming from Customer Analytics to Consumer Insights
Mark Putaski, Senior Director, Marketing Analytics and Optimization, Best Buy


Video Coverage For your convenience, we have posted full videos of General Session keynotes and panel discussions. Click here to select from a list of available sessions.

Video Coverage Pitchside Interviews are also available. These informal interviews with the keynote speakers and panellists are done in the speakers' green room immediately after each presentation. The interviews provide insights and context from the speakers’ perspectives and in their own words. The name is derived from the idea of interviews with world-class athletes on the playing field (or "pitch") immediately following a sporting event.