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February 28th
Hilton Cyprus, Nicosia

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Wednesday, February 28th

08:30 – 9:00
Registration & Coffee
09:00 – 09:10
Opening Speech
Nikos Peppas, General Manager Greece & Eastern Europe, SAS
Professor Theo Panayiotou, Director of Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)*
9:10 – 09:25
Keynote: The Way Forward - Opportunities and Challenges in a World Powered by AI, Blockchains and IoT
Professor George Giaglis, Director, Institute of the Future, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
09:25-09:40Paradise Found with Machine Learning: Find Your Best City to live
Konstantinos Mpahas, Presales Manager Greece & Eastern Europe, SAS
09:40-10:00Enterprise Analytics – Accelerating Your Path to Value with an Open Analytics Platform 
Cristina Conti, Head of Analytics in the Global Technology Practice, SAS
10:00-10:20SAS Analytics Platform at the core of Interamerican's New Business Model
Nikos Maroulianakis, Head of Enterprise Data Management & Infrastructure, INTERAMERICAN
10:20-10:40How Analytics drive Business Excellence in the new era
Stelios Mantas, Head of Analytics, National Bank of Greece
10:40-10:55Bridging the gap between demand and supply in data science – The Academic Perspective
Theodosis Mourouzis, Executive Manager at CIIM Limassol, Assistant Professor of Information ManagementExecutive Manager at CIIM Limassol & Ass. Professor of Information Management at UCL
Data Driven Decision Making Case Studies: Companies Leading the Analytics Economy

Data is key to success and should be the catalyst to many strategic and tactical decisions. Unlock the insight in your data to make well-informed decisions.  Get the bigger picture and release surprising and game changing insights from your data. Experts from companies that are the leaders in the analytics economy share their real life best practices.

  • Data Driven Decision Making. Your Data is Everywhere. Grow its Value Cisco and SAS for Analytics - Demetres Papaiacovou, Chief Data Scientist, CISCO*
  • The Power of Analytics for the Board Room - Gerasimos Ntouskas, Principal, Management Consulting, KPMG Cyprus
  • Using Text Analytics to enhance customer experience at Piraeus Bank - Nancy Zachariadou, Manager Voice of Customer, Piraeus Bank*
  • Analytics in Action in Retail - Constantinos Mavrommatis, Data Scientist, RetailZoom*
  • Customer Offfer Optimization - Jakov Bozic, Customer Intelligence Practice Lead, SAS

Panel Discussion – The Executive View  | Innovate with Analytics – Hype or Reality

Data management, predictive analysis, artificial intelligence, blockchain. Advanced concepts and technologies that are rapidly transforming business and fueling the next industrial / technological revolution. C-level Executives have already grasped the dynamics of those technologies and the impact they have - and will have much more in the future - on decision making, business operations, product and service development, and human resource management. 

Moderator: George Tziortzis, Board Member, Head of Management Consulting, KPMG Cyprus*


  • Vlad Botic, CIO & COO, Hellenic Bank
  • Eleonora Orthodoxou, CMO, C.A.Papaellinas*
  • Head Digital Transformation BoC*
  • CTO, MTN Cyprus*
13:15 Buffet Lunch

All speakers with * are invited , not confirmed

Moderator: tbd

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