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SAS Analytics & AI Summit in Dubai is Postponed

Our top priority is the health and well-being of our attendees and employees. After careful consideration of the evolving concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the very difficult decision to postpone the SAS Analytics & AI Summit in Dubai. 

We will provide additional information as soon as it becomes available. We are working to finalize the details and as more information becomes available, we’ll update this site. Stay tuned!


SAS Analytics & AI Summit 2020

Step up your Data Analytics Game

For the Winners: Turning Data to Decisions


Choose the session of your preference and listen to the best practices of experts. Successful execution of analytics, and thereby AI strategy, needs the right balance of choice and control.


Creativity and innovation flourish in open spaces. You need flexibility and freedom to attract the best analytical talent, use a wide variety of techniques and develop processes that work best. You need the flexibility to use multiple programming languages and analyze any data in any environment and to keep up with accelerating demands.


Analytics chaos can creep up. Once you lose control of your data, you lose trust in the system and its outputs. Transparency, governance and security become essential for maintaining trust in models and analytical results. Becoming even more critical as you scale development, monitoring and refinement of analytics applications and their associated processes.

At the intersection of data, software, and ingenuity, the future is being redefined. After all, when curiosity meets capability, progress is inevitable.


08:00 – 09:00
Registration & Refreshments
09:00 – 09:05
Introduction and Welcome Note 
Marcel Yammine - Regional Manager,  General Manager - Gulf and Emerging Markets - SAS
09:05 – 09:45
Future of Leadership - Survive or Thrive in the Age of AI
Terence Mauri | Future of Leadership Thinker, Global Speaker 
09:45 – 10:25Winning Tactics to Deliver Gold with your Analytics and AI
Olivier Penel, Data strategist and advisor, SAS Global Technology Practice
Casper Pedersen, SAS Executive Advisor - Data Strategy & Data Privacy
10:25 – 10:45Customer Keynote - AI and Digital Transformation 
10:45 – 11:30Panel Discussion:
Aligning AI Initiatives within the Digital Transformation Strategy? Challenges and Achievements?
Featuring Customers from different industries
11:30 – 11:40
Let’s Plan your European Championship Travels
Casper Pedersen, SAS Executive Advisor - Data Strategy & Data Privacy
11:40 – 12:00Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:25 Centralize your enterprise decisions on a Real-Time Enabled Intelligent Decisioning Fabric
Celal Kavuklu, Head of Business Solutions, Middle East and Africa- SAS
12:25 – 12:45Customer Presentation -  Banking 
12:45 - 13:10Use of Analytics/AI/ML in the Public Sector
Joseph Musolino, Global Fraud and Security Intelligence Strategy Lead - SAS
13:10 - 13:30A Practical Approach to Trusted AI
Olivier Penel, Data strategist and advisor, SAS Global Technology Practice
13:30 - 13:50Customer Presentation - Analytics and AI Achievements
13:50 - 14:00Closing remarks
Celal Kavuklu, Head of Business Solutions, Middle East - SAS
14:00 onwardsNetworking Lunch

Meet the experts

Machine Learning

Analytics Platform

Data Management

Data Governance

Artificial Intelligence

Data Visualization

Open Source & SAS


This event is no longer available for registration.


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