Who Should Attend?

Business analysts; IT professionals; data integration, ETL or ELT specialists; all data professionals, including data analysts, data stewards, data and database administrators; and warehouse managers currently involved in data integration processes.

Why You Shouldn't Miss this Webinar

You'll learn how enterprise data integration can greatly improve the flow of accurate, consistent information across systems and platforms, and drastically reduce the time it takes to gather and process data.

In addition, you'll get an inside perspective on successful implementation of data integration from SAS customer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Joseph Randazzo, Manager of Actuarial Services for Excellus, will discuss the process and steps the company goes through to prepare its data for analysis and promote analytical competency.

Discover how – through the use of data integration as part of its overall analytical strategy – the company was able to cut the time it spent organizing data in half, allowing more time for data analysis and risk management.


Joseph Randazzo Joseph Randazzo
Manager of Actuarial Services
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Randazzo is responsible for data integration projects that support pricing and valuation work as well as business process engineering work on a transformation project to convert all Excellus BCBS business to a single claims and enrollment system. His areas of interest include predictive modeling, data warehousing, and Six Sigma. He possesses a master's degree in economics from Syracuse University and is a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma.

Scott Chastain Scott Chastain
Americas Technology Practice

Chastain currently assists customers by designing solutions for a wide array of business challenges. Chastain has extensive experience in a variety of industries, including health care, manufacturing, telecommunications, government and finance. Chastain believes that enterprise data architecture is a foundational requirement for data integration, and to that end, his primary focus areas revolve around data management, data governance and master data management.

The Series Overview

The 2011 Applying Business Analytics Webinar Series will focus on enabling your organization to make strategic business decisions that optimize enterprisewide performance, and explain why it's critical to integrate business analytics into your overall business strategy.

Discover how SAS delivers on the promise of business analytics through the combined strengths of the SAS® Business Analytics Framework – comprising industry and line-of-business solutions – data management, analytics, and reporting – and hear directly from current SAS customers about the application of these solutions, from implementation to results. Learn more.

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