Wayne Thompson, Chief Data Scientist, SAS
Wayne Thompson is the Chief Data Scientist at SAS. One of the early pioneers of business predictive analytics, he is a globally recognized presenter, teacher, practitioner and innovator in the field of predictive analytics technology. He has worked alongside the world's biggest and most challenging companies to help them harness analytics to build high-performing organizations.
Over the course of his 20-year career at SAS, he has been credited with bringing to market landmark SAS analytic technologies. His current focus initiatives include easy-to-use, self-service data mining tools for business analysts, deep learning and cognitive computing.
Thompson received his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Tennessee. During his PhD program, he was also a visiting scientist at the Institut Superieur d'Agriculture de Lille in Lille, France