Premier Business Leadership Series
Online Media Kit
October 9-11, 2012
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
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SAS High-Performance Marketing Optimization: Scenario Analysis
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SAS High-Performance Marketing Optimization: Sensitivity Analysis
Sensitivity analysis provides a measure of how much an objective value (profit) changes as the limit of the constraint (wireless minutes) changes in either direction. View large
Financial Crimes - HP AML Scenario Tuning
Perform what-if analysis on scenario parameters in minutes and improve the accuracy of alerts. View large
Financial Crimes - HP AML Scenario Alerts Over Time
Evaluate interactively the number and quality of work items when optimizing scenarios. View large
SAS Revenue Management and Price Optimization Analytics
SAS Revenue Management and Price Optimization Analytics incorporates price elasticity and competitive effects into price decisions, allowing revenue managers to automate an area they have struggled to manually maintain. View large
Home for SAS High-Performance Analytics
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Media Briefing Speakers:
Senior Vice President, Strategic Analytics, XL Group
Kimberly Holmes is Senior Vice President - Strategic Analytics at XL Group in Bermuda. In her role at XL she is responsible for the development of leading-edge analytical tools across the organization. Prior to joining XL Group she was Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary of Endurance Risk Solutions, Endurance Specialty Insurance's large risk excess insurance group, where she created innovative tools to improve decision-making and developed casualty risk management tools.
Kimberly has more than 25 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance business in a wide variety of roles including pricing specialty casualty reinsurance, property cat, workers comp cat, aviation, excess insurance, alternative risk transfer and finite reinsurance. She also has casualty underwriting experience. Kimberly has a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from William Smith College in New York. She is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Director of Customer Analytics and Research, Gilt Groupe
Tamara Gruzbarg is Director of Customer Analytics and Research at Gilt Groupe, where she is responsible for the development of the analytic direction, roadmap, and insights distribution supporting the entire organization in the delivery of highly relevant personalized offerings to Gilt Groupe's customers.
Prior to Gilt Tamara was the head of Digital Analytics at Experian Marketing Services. In that role, she led an analytics team providing innovative solutions in support of the Digital Services Division of Experian, supporting the clients in the areas of product promotion and cross-sell, retention and loyalty, multi-channel optimization and test design. Before Experian, Tamara was the Vice President of Analytics at JP Morgan Chase (Insurance and Fee Services Division), where she supported new product development, contact optimization, retention and cross-selling efforts utilizing and enhancing proprietary predictive modeling and segmentation capabilities. In all of her professional roles Tamara has been an avid SAS user, finding its multitude of capabilities indispensable in solving multitude of analytical problems she has been presented with throughout her career.
Tamara holds an M.A in Statistics, as well as MBA from Columbia University, has had speaking engagements with marketing analytics conferences (SUGI, DMA), conducted client webinars and has been interviewed by industry publications on the topics of e-mail and online marketing. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
Paul Kent is the Vice President of Big Data at SAS. He coordinates with customers, partners and R&D teams to make sure the SAS development roadmap is taking world-class mathematics to the biggest, baddest problems out there.
Paul joined SAS in 1984 as a Technical Marketing Representative and eventually moved into the Research and Development division. He has used SAS for more than 20 years and has contributed to the development of SAS software components including PROC SQL, the WHERE clause, TCP/IP connectivity, and portions of the Output Delivery System (ODS). A strong customer advocate, Paul is widely recognized within the SAS community for his active participation in local and international user conferences.
Senior Director of Product Marketing, SAS
Nelle Schantz is a Senior Director at SAS managing the Product Marketing Division. Her responsibilities include setting and deploying the messages and marketing strategy for industries and market areas served by SAS. Schantz's division also covers market research and competitive assessment activities which supply internal insight for driving company direction.
Previous positions at SAS include driving product marketing responsibilities for the Customer Intelligence and Financial Services areas. Before coming to SAS, Schantz was Senior Vice President at First Union Corp., now Wells Fargo, which she joined in 1987. During her tenure, she served in various management roles including driving retail banking marketing strategies and leading company-wide initiatives focused on enhancing and growing customer relationships.
Schantz holds an MBA degree from Duke University's Fuqua School and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Wake Forest University.
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