SAS FSI Lebanon Summit

11th October 2017 | Phoenicia Hotel, Beirut 


Why attend

With the evolution of big data technologies and availability of sophisticated tooling for analytics, all critical initiatives in a bank, such as automated credit decisioning, customer centricity, regulatory compliance or financial crimes, have a lot of room to accommodate innovative ideas & approaches, fueled by the power of analytics.

You are cordially invited to join us at our event – SAS FSI Lebanon Summit. This half day event followed by lunch, will feature SAS experts sharing their thoughts and experiences around the leading practices and discuss how critical decisions can be made quicker, risks mitigated more efficiently and customers retained & grown at unprecedented levels.

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th of October at Phoenicia Hotel, Beirut
Check the agenda and click below to register!


Wednesday, Oct. 11 
8:30am - 9:00amRegistration & Networking
9:00am - 9:15 amWelcome Note
Marcel Yammine, General Manager, Gulf and Emerging Markets - SAS
9:15am - 09:35 amCustomer Testimonial: Bank Audi's experience in Analytics
Antoine Meouchy, Group Head Risk Integration & Analytics at BANK Audi
09:35am - 10:15 amIntroduction to Analytical Decision Making in Banks: A Credit Decision Automation Example
Celal Kavuklu, Head of Pre-Sales, Middle East & Turkey at SAS
10:15am - 10:45amNetworking Break
10:45am - 11:00amEducation Partner Testimonial: AUST 
Breeding the banking generation of data scientists at AUST.
Walid Semaan, Head of Data Science program at the AUST’s Center of Learning and Development
11:00am - 11:35amHow to tackle Anti Money Laundering & Fraud in Banking – all the way down.
Chris Mcauley, Director, Fraud and Security Intelligence Practices
11:35am - 12:10pmCompliance for IFRS9 : Stress testing / ICAP
Thorsten Hein, Principal Industry Consultant, Risk Research and Quantitative Solutions - SAS
12:10pm - 12:35pmMarketing in the Digital Era
A Single Decision Hub to orchestrate and execute your marketing activities
Celal Kavuklu, Head of Pre-sales, Middle East & Turkey - SAS
12:35pm - 1:00pmApproachable Insight Generation & Visualization (VA / VS)
Democratizing Analytics in Your Organization
Rhea Ganapathy, Middle East & Turkey - SAS
1:00pm - 1:15pmClosing Remarks
Issam Chalouhi, Territory Manager - SAS


Phoenicia Hotel
Carthage Ballroom
Beirut, Lebanon


All the attendees of the event will receive either one of the below books for absolutely FREE. You can download an excerpt of each book below which will give you an insight on what the book is all about.

Intelligent Credit Scoring: Building and Implementing Credit Risk Scorecards by Naeem Siddiqi, Director of Credit Scoring and Decisioning at SAS

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The Analytical Marketer: How to Transform Your Marketing Organization by Adele Sweetwood, Head of Global Marketing at SAS.

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