Day 1 - Wednesday, 2 October

07:00
  • Registration
08:30
  • Welcome by MC, Jeremy Maggs
08:45
  • Executive panel: Analytics - The Game Changer
    Getting the right insights to the right people, process and application is becoming more challenging because of the exploding volumes, velocities and varieties of data. We are data-rich, but time- and information-poor. Is this about to change? In the past, we relied heavily on transactional and electronic commerce data, but today new types of workloads ranging from mobile and social media to documents, audio and video are the communication channels of preference for customers and citizens. This session will feature a panel of distinguished executives discussing how analytics is a game changer for the way we do business. Through a crossfire of arguments, enlightenments and thoughts, they will outline the revolutionary benefits derived from the instant decision making made possible when using analytics and embracing the entire wealth of data assets available.
    Desan Naidoo, Managing Director, SAS Southern Africa SA Flag
    Sal Laher, CIO and Divisional Executive, Group Information Technology Division Eskom SOC Limited SA Flag
    Andrew Murray, Group Chief Information Officer, JD Group SA Flag
    Simon Marland, CIO: Retail Banking, Nedbank SA Flag
    Derek Schraader, Director : Risk Advisory, Deloitte & Touche SA Flag
     
09:45
  • Keynote presentation: New Data Management Techniques to Improve Your Business
    For analytics to deliver valuable results in enterprises, a number of prerequisites must be in place. This presentation focuses on these prerequisites - from master data management and data models to quality management and data ownership. In addition, Tony shares how you can use the various types of big data to turn raw data into valuable information using analytics.
    Tony Fisher, President and General Manager, DataFlux - SAS  
10:30 Tea break
11:00
  • The decision support centre

    Derek Schraader, Director : Risk Advisory, Deloitte & Touche   SA Flag
11:45
  • Game show: Are you smarter than SAS Quiz
12:30 Lunch 
 
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13:30 SAS 9.4: What's New for SAS Administrators 

Marco Da Silva, Delivery manager: Architecture and Tech Support, SAS
 SA Flag
Changing Trends & Technologies in the Fight Against Fraud

Chris McAuley, Director, Fraud & Financial Crime, Advanced Analytics Business Unit, SAS
 
Value creation in a complex marketing world

Neil Hayward, Principal Business Advisor: EMEA & AP Centre of Excellence, Integrated Marketing Management, SAS  
Intelligence sharing, fusion and management

Gordon Harrison, Senior Business Solutions Manager, SAS
 UK
Getting to grips with Solvency 2: Challenges faced by insurance companies face in implementing Solvency 2 

Thorsten Hein, Principal Business Solutions Manager, Risk Centre of Excellence, SAS
 Germany
           
14:20 Application for predictive analytics for Telecommunications

Andoret Venter, Solution Manager: Information Management, SAS  SA Flag
The application of advanced analytics to detect and prevent cross carrier fraud

Michiel Nel, Director, South African Insurance Crime Bureau  SA Flag
Clarifying the differences between self learning and real time modelling

Adrian Carr, Principal Business Advisor: EMEA & AP Centre of Excellence, Integrated Marketing Management, SA S UK
Making Hard Business Decisions Using SAS®/OR

Machiel Kruger, Head of the SAS Advanced Analytics Laboratory Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics North-West University  SA Flag
The value of Data Governance and how to measure it

Antionette van Zyl, Solutions Manager: Information Management, SAS  SA Flag
           
15:15 Using Predictive Analytics in Financial Services

Craig Stephens, Principal Solutions Manager: Information Management Practice, SAS  SA Flag
Optimal liquidity execution planning using stochastic programming and robust optimisation

Dr Helgard Raubenheimer, North West University and Dr Fanie Terblanche, North West University  SA Flag
Credit retail price optimisation

Dr Fanie Terblanche, North West University  SA Flag
Applications for predictive analytics for Public Sector

Adesh Nathalal, Solution Manager: Public Sector, SAS  SA Flag
Building the new collaborative marketing portal - examples from Europe

Neil Hayward, Principal Business Advisor: EMEA & AP Centre of Excellence, Integrated Marketing Management, SAS  
           
16:00 Getting to know each other session


Day 2 - Thursday, 3 October

08:45
  • Welcome by Desan Naidoo, MD, SAS Southern Africa
09:00
  • Keynote Presentation: Innovation Through Analytics - The People Factor

    Are analytics part of your corporate DNA? 
    Examples abound regarding the power of analytics to improve and, in fact, transform our businesses and the world.  Companies today have access to both an unprecedented amount of data and the analytic technology to exploit it.   Yet studies show that few companies fully utilize the data they collect when making strategic decisions.  Or to drive innovation. This keynote will explore the behaviors and capabilities required for data-driven decision making.  And why technology and a data scientist alone are not enough.

    Kimberly Nevala, Director of Business Strategies, SAS US

10:00
  • Carel Badenhorst, Head of Technology Practice: SAS Middle East
10:45 Tea break
 
d Information Management
d Risk & Fraud
d Integrated Marketing Management
d Public Security
11:15 Using Predictive Analytics in Financial Services 

Craig Stephens, Principal Solutions Manager: Information Management Practice, SAS  SA Flag
Having an integrated view of risk after a major event focusing on governance, risk and compliance 

Colin Hill, Senior Solutions Manager: Financial Crimes and Risk Solutions, SAS
 SA Flag
Spectrum of Marketing Modelling

Adrian Carr, Principal Business Solutions Manager, Customer Intelligence Centre of Excellence, SAS  UK
SAS in Public Security

Lindiwe Mkhize, Customer Engagement: Public Security, Africa
  SA Flag
         
12:05 The value of Data Governance and how to measure it 

Antionette van Zyl, Solutions Manager: Information Management, SAS  SA Flag
Combating Procurement Fraud with analytics 

Yolande Byrd, Director, Facts Consulting  SA Flag
Get into the mind of the individual

Mandie Herzfeld, Senior Solutions Manager: Customer Intelligence, SAS  SA Flag
Enabling Analytics

Werner Swanepoel, Deloitte
  SA Flag
         
12:50 Lunch
 
d Information Management
d Risk & Fraud
d Integrated Marketing Management
d Public Security
13:30 Application for predictive analytics for Retail

Goran Dragosavac, Solutions Manager: Information Management, SAS
 SA Flag
The integration of risk and finance for strategic decision making within banks

David Buckham, CEO, Monocle Solutions
 SA Flag
Value Creation in a complex, big data marketing world 

Neil Hayward, Principal Business Advisor: EMEA & AP Centre of Excellence, Integrated Marketing Management, SAS  UK
Data Management Framework - The road to a more efficient SAS programming environment

Herman Putter,
ProfitScience
 SA Flag
         
14:20 SAS 9.4: What's New for SAS Administrators

Marco Da Silva, Delivery manager: Architecture and Tech Support, SAS
 SA Flag
Enhancing performances in BASE SAS

Pieter Kruger, Credit Scoring Analyst, Wesbank  SA Flag
Marketing Optimisation for Dummies

Adrian Carr, Principal Business Solutions Manager, Customer Intelligence Centre of Excellence, SAS  UK
Big Data for Public Security 

Gordon Harrison, Senior Business Solutions Manager, SAS
 UK
         
15:10 Application for predictive analytics for Telecommunications 

Andoret Venter, Solution Manager: Information Management, SAS
 SA Flag
Getting to grips with Solvency 2: Challenges faced by insurance companies face in implementing Solvency 2 

Thorsten Hein, Principal Business Solutions Manager: Risk Centre of Excellence,
SAS
 Germany

CI 6.1: Customer Intelligence Reloaded

Mandie Herzfeld, Senior Solutions Manager: Customer Intelligence, SAS
 SA Flag
What's new in SAS - Risk Management 

Andre Zizke, Principal Solutions Manager: Risk Practice, SAS  SA Flag
16:00 Close of forum