Outside distance skyline view on Riyadh Kingdom tower and other skyscrapers at night

Retail Analytics
KSA Summit

Creating Competitive Advantage with SAS Analytics

9 November 2016 | Riyadh


Why attend

Increased consumer demand and competitive dynamics provide organizations a tremendous opportunity as well as a great challenge in creating market differentiation, attracting new & retaining high value customers.

Companies must therefore work towards achieving goals such as excelling in Customer experience, accelerating top line, and improved operational efficiencies. This calls for efficient decision-making, which in turn is bettered by valuable and timely Business insights.

There are significant changes in retail industry fueled by advanced analytics such as:

  • Increased adoption of mobile channels for click-collect
  • Introduction of in-store sensors which provide location proximity
  • Customer expectations on omni-channel loyalty programs
  • Demand for real-time targeted marketing offers
  • Advanced Forecasting & Optimization of Inventory

A large amount of historical data is available to tap into the power of analytics, however many organizations are not equipped to leverage this information adequately to understand and plan their business in a scientific, structured and systematic way.
SAS enables you to unearth this valuable information from your retail systems and provide you with granular insights to let you make the best business decisions in order to deliver premier quality and process efficiency across your enterprise and help you create a world-class business that can boast highest levels of customer satisfaction.
What’s more, our analytics solutions help you better understand concepts pertaining to operational costs, cash flows, and margins. Aligning your operations with budget planning, the solution fosters stringent cost control methods in line with the organization's strategic direction.

We invite you to join us on the 9th of November, for a half day summit to witness the next generation of analytics and how it can be put to use to solve the most crucial challenges.

The summit will feature sessions from domain and industry experts on using Analytics for Demand forecasting and planning optimization, Customer intelligence and Retail Analytics, in order to help our organizations to be more competitive, reduce operational costs, increase revenues and optimize profitability and shareholders value.


Wednesday, Nov. 9 
9:00 - 10:00Registrations and Networking
10:00 - 10:10Welcome Note
Alaa Youssef, Country Manager, KSA - SAS
10:10 - 10:50
Introduction to Retail Analytics
Yigit Karabag, Head of Information Management & Analytics Practice - Middle East, Turkey & Africa - SAS
10:50 - 11:30Paving The Path To Omnichannel Fulfillment
Ioannis Stavridis, Senior Manager - Global Practice Customer Intelligence - SAS
11:30 - 12:00Prayer and Networking Coffee Break
12:00 - 12:40
Measurable Results For Retail Through Mark Down Optimization
Amit Khanna, Retail Analytics Expert
12:40 - 1:20Demand Forecasting & Planning
Asif Lakdawala, Principal Industry Consultant - SAS
1:20 - 1:30Closing Remarks
Alaa Youssef, Country Manager, KSA - SAS
1:30 onwardsNetworking Business Lunch
Outside distance skyline view on Riyadh Kingdom tower and other skyscrapers at night


Four Seasons Hotel,

Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh

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