SAS Logo

February 28th
Hilton Cyprus, Nicosia


Wednesday, February 28th

08:30 – 9:00
Registration & Coffee
09:00 – 09:10
Nikos Peppas, General Manager Greece & Eastern Europe, SAS
Professor Theo Panayiotou, Director of Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)
9:10 – 09:30
Tomorrow’s World: how AI will transform our lives
Alex Kwiatkowski, Sr Industry Consultant, Financial Services & Government , SAS

Paradise Found with Machine Learning: Find Your Best City to live
Konstantinos Mpahas, Presales Manager Greece & Eastern Europe, SAS 

Have you found a paradise for your dreams and ideas? Which city in the world is best for life and work? SAS knows the answer. It results from a huge amount of data. We looked at them, analyzed them thoroughly, involved Machine Learning and SAS tools, and got the result. We will be happy to share with you. Come and see the SAS presentation.

09:45-10:15Accelerating Your Path to Value with an Open Analytics Platform 
Gregor Herrmann, Senior BI Solution Manager, Global Technology Practice, SAS
10:15-10:35SAS Analytics Platform at the core of Interamerican's New Business Model
Nikos Maroulianakis, Head of Enterprise Data Management & Infrastructure, INTERAMERICAN
10:35-10:55How Analytics drive Business Excellence in the new era
Manolis Syllignakis, Head of Retail Banking Customer Analytics, National Bank of Greece
10:55-11:05Bridging the data science skills gap
Theodosis Mourouzis, Executive Manager at CIIM Limassol & Lecturer of Information Security
Best Pactices Session | Use cases of 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 at CISCO & President/CEO at GPBS

Using Text Analytics to enhance customer experience at Piraeus Bank
Nancy Zachariadou, Manager Voice of Customer, Piraeus Bank

Predicting Consumer Behavior 
Constantinos Mavrommatis, Data Scientist, RetailZoom


The Power of Analytics for the Board Room
Gerasimos Ntouskas, Principal, Management Consulting, KPMG Cyprus


Panel Discussion – The Executive View  | Innovate with Analytics - Hype & Challenges of the Cypriot Market

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


  • Vlad Botic, CIO & COO, Hellenic Bank
  • George Kousis, Head of Information Technology, Bank of Cyprus
  • Christis Christoforou, Retail Subject Market Expert - Director, Accelys Services Ltd
  • Konstantinos Mpahas, Presales Manager Greece & Eastern Europe, SAS
  • Demetres Papaiacovou, Chief Data Scientist at CISCO & President/CEO at GPBS
13:15 Buffet Lunch