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The Analytic Executive
Quarterly Breakfast Series

Cloud Analytics – It’s About Time

June 6 | St Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre, Toronto
8:00 am – 11:00 am

More business applications, including advanced analytics, are moving to cloud-based platforms. Advantages include agility, innovation and a cost-effective way to gain high performance. But many cloud migrations fail to gain all these potential benefits.

Join SAS for a breakfast session and interactive panel discussion to explore how you can start to move analytics to the cloud, weighing the options, and choosing the right approach to migration. Learn how to maximize the performance and value of analytics in the cloud to get the most out of your business.

Hear from the expert panel the answers to questions such as:

  • Why are organizations moving analytic work to the cloud?
  • What are the key challenges and misconceptions?
  • Why now to do this migration and take this approach?
  • How are technologies and vendors pivoting to support this evolution?


We look forward to seeing you on June 6. Seats fill quickly for this exclusive event, so please reserve your spot today.

Keynote Speakers

Steve Holder

Steve Holder
National Strategy Executive Analytics & AI, SAS Canada

As the Strategy Executive at SAS Canada Steve Holder is responsible for creating and driving the SAS solution strategy with our Canadian customers.  A key part of this is providing thought leadership for the AI, Analytics, and emerging technology portfolios.  A Canadian subject matter expert and AI & analytics evangelist Steve has seen first-hand how the use of SAS technology can help customers solve business problems; make the best decisions possible and unearth new opportunities.   Steve’s passion is making technology make sense for everyone regardless of their technical skillset.

Charles Victor

Charles Victor, MSc, PStat
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and External Services, 
ICES

Mr. Charles Victor, MSc, PStat, is the Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and External Services at ICES, Canada’s largest health services research institute. In this role he is responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with data providers, governmental and non-governmental agencies, academic institutions and researchers, and industry partners. Over the past three years Mr. Victor has been responsible for the development and oversight of ICES’ Data and Analytic Services, a unit aimed at providing high quality research ready health services data and analytic reports to clinical researchers, health system stakeholders, and industry partners globally.

Mr. Victor has over 15 years of experience as an epidemiologist and professional biostatistician providing methodological and statistical support to over 1000 research studies. His expertise spans several methodological and data resource domains including health administrative data, research study design and analysis, complex regression modelling techniques, and adult education in statistics. As an assistant professor at the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, he is responsible for the development and delivery of the advanced biostatistics curriculum provided to clinical epidemiologists.

Jonathan Carroll
Chief Information Officer, ERPM North American Commercial Banking & ERMP | T&O at BMO

Jonathan Carroll is the Chief Information Officer, ERPM North American Commercial Banking & ERPM | T&O at BMO. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading all aspects of the planning, development, and implementation of risk infrastructure to ensure that the risk data and systems infrastructure in place for Enterprise Risk & Portfolio Management (ERPM) are consistent with best practices. He has recently moved to T&O from his previous role of Managing Director, Infrastructure, Market Risk and Risk Capital/Stress Testing within ERPM.

Jonathan has worked in Risk Management since 2002 and has established and led the implementation of processes, systems and infrastructure to support Market, Credit and Liquidity Risk Management globally. His work in Risk Management has supported the entire spectrum of the analytical lifecycle from inception to model development, vetting, implementation and on-going performance monitoring and management. Prior to working in Risk Management within Financial Services, his previous jobs include various positions in creating data-driven/knowledge based solutions for Intel and Hatch Associates, a global engineering firm. Jonathan holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering.

Agenda

  
8:00 am - 8:30 am  Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:20 am

Cloud Analytics – It’s About Time

In this session, SAS Canada’s Steve Holder will explore how you can start to move analytics to the cloud, weighing the options, and choosing the right approach to migration. He will also discuss how to maximize the performance and value of analytics in the cloud to get the most out of your business.

9:20  am - 10:15 am

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

  • Steve Holder, National Strategy Executive Analytics & AI, SAS Canada

Panelists:

  • Charles Victor, MSc, PStat, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships & External Services, ICES
  • Jonathan Carroll, Chief Information Officer, ERPM North America Commercial Banking & ERMP, T&O, BMO
  • Gavin Lubbe, Partner Advisory, KPMG
10:15 am -10:20 am
Closing
10:20 am - 11:00 am
Networking Options
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The St. Andrew’s Club

150 King St. W., 27th Floor 
Toronto, ON M5H 1J9

Additional Resources

 

Evolving Your Analytic Platform: How to Succeed in the Cloud

Organizations are charging ahead with investments in analytics to support their digital transformation. To that end, cloud adoption has become a strategic imperative for enterprises.

But how exactly do organizations succeed in the cloud? And why do many fall short? In this moderated interview, Constellation Research’s R “Ray” Wang and SAS’ Keith Renison share their thoughts on this emerging topic.

Migrating Analytics to the Cloud: It’s About Time

More business applications, including advanced analytics, are moving to cloud-based platforms. Advantages include agility, innovation and a cost-effective way to gain high performance. But many cloud migrations fail to gain all these potential benefits.

In this paper, SAS and the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) explore how to maximize the performance and value of analytics in the cloud, weigh the options, and choose the right approach to migration.

Interested in registering for this event? Please email Natasha.Ulanowski@sas.com. 

 
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Questions?

Please contact Natasha Ulanowski

 

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