Live Webinar

Women in Analytics: Making a Difference

Join our distinguished panel of speakers as they explore how to empower women in analytics and ignite growth and mentoring opportunities.

June 4 • 10 a.m. EDT • Cost: Complimentary

About this webinar

There’s always been a significantly larger amount of men than women in computing, technology and engineering. And while the analytics industry is slightly more balanced (at 30% women), its still under-represented by women, especially at senior levels. Yet we know companies in the top quartile of gender diversity are 15% more likely to exceed financial medians. What needs to change?

Join us as our distinguished panel explores how to empower women in the field and recognize their accomplishments, including ways to provide growth and mentoring opportunities. We’ll also discuss how to encourage and recruit women – and support the value they bring – while panel members will share their own journeys in analytics.

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About the Experts

Speaker 1

Arati Deo, Managing Director of ML/AH, Accenture India

Arati is Lead for Artificial Intelligence Capability in Advanced Technology Centers, India.  She has over 25 years of experience in the field of Machine Learning and Data Science, developing AI and predictive software solutions for real-world industry problems. Prior to her current role, she worked at Amazon for 12 years where she seeded and developed Machine Learning and Software Development teams, spanning both Global and India solutions for e-commerce and retail.   Earlier, she worked for FICO and HNC Software, where she led development of neural network solutions for financial and healthcare fraud detection and risk applications.

Arati has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (specializing in Robotics) from Rice University, Houston.

Speaker 2

 Kelly Mahoney, Vice President of Customer Marketing, Ulta Beauty

Kelly Mahoney has a proven executive leadership track record and over 15 years’ experience driving revenue growth through loyalty, payment, and technology-led marketing solutions. Kelly is the Vice President of Customer Marketing at Ulta Beauty, responsible for the Ultamate Rewards Loyalty program, member lifecycle communications and enterprise-wide personalization strategies as well as the CRM solutions. She plays a critical role in delivering value added programs to our members, enabling associates to deliver a superior member experience, and increasing top-line growth to the enterprise.  Prior to this role, she held the position as Director of Strategy at Ulta Beauty, responsible for the strategic plan for retail process optimization by focusing on the development and execution of omni-channel solutions, mobile payment, associate training & communications. 

Meghan Biro

Meghan M. Biro

Meghan M. Biro is a globally recognized analyst, author, speaker and brand strategist. The founder of TalentCulture, she hosts #WorkTrends, a popular weekly Twitter Chat and podcast. Her career spans across recruiting, talent management, digital media and brand strategy for hundreds of companies, from startups to global brands like Microsoft, IBM and Google. She also serves on advisory boards for leading HR technology brands. Meghan can be regularly found on Forbes, SHRM, and a variety of other outlets. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @MeghanMBiro.

Bryan Harris

Bryan Harris, Senior Vice President of R&D Engineering, SAS

As the head of engineering at R&D, Harris oversees all aspects of research, development and delivery of the core SAS analytics products that serve as the underlying platform for SAS industry-specific solutions. He leads a global team dedicated to delivering the highest-quality products that are driven directly by the analytic needs of customers. Harris has more than 20 years of experience researching and developing analytic techniques, enterprise search technologies, distributed computing architectures, and user experiences for both the federal and commercial industries.

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden, National Executive for Fraud and Security Intelligence, SAS Canada (Moderator)

Amanda is a technology, fraud and operations leader with 25+ years experience in financial services and a focus on data, analytics and operational excellence. Amanda is a proven leader and facilitator of business-technology strategies and partnerships.  

In her current role as a National Executive for Fraud & Security Intelligence for SAS, Amanda is responsible for driving business development and go to market strategies for SAS Fraud and AML products and services. As a leader and evangelist, Amanda is focused on finding solutions to customers’ financial crimes, loss and AML problems. She is passionate about data & analytics and the role they play in reducing financial crimes in Canada

Amanda is the Executive Sponsor for the SAS Women in Analytics Network and a longtime supporter of empowering girls and women in STEM programs. She is a mother of one son and is proud to call herself a “geek” - rarely far from the many tools, technologies and gadgets that she enjoys in life and in business. 

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