Speakers

Keynote speakers

Daragh Kelly, Data Strategy & Innovation Director, Sky

Daragh is currently Data Strategy & Innovation Director at Sky's Insight & Decision Science (IDS) division, developing new approaches to data & insight and driving a transformation programme to evolve how Sky collects, stores, curates and exploits data. In previous roles in Sky, he ran the IDS teams that supported the Sky Content divisions (Sports, Movies, Entertainment and News) as well as Customer Services, NowTV, and the Sky IDS Insight on Demand programmes (Sky’s core self-serve insight capability)

Daragh has a strong Business Intelligence background from broadband and telecoms and media with Wanadoo/Orange and T-Mobile. In his previous company (Experian/Clarity Blue), Daragh gained huge experience in data and insight with a number of FSTE 100 organisations, including most of the major retail banks, mobile telcos, insurance organisations across Europe and Asia. Daragh joined Sky in 2010 as part of Sky's acquisition of Experian Integrated Marketing. He is an economist by training.

Andrew Chetty, Head of Market Intelligence & Business Development, Thingful

Two decades experience in tech product definition & messaging with specific expertise in financial & tech industries. Founded various cultural and entertainment initiatives from interactive physical spaces to leading the creations of the UK’s first IoT-enabled public interactive gallery. Former Head of New Media at ICA London. He previously co-founded ditto.tv, a communication agency specialising in servicing the B2B offering of investments banks and insurance companies as well as financial technology companies.

Fritz Lehman, Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, SAS

Fritz Lehman leads SAS’ Global Professional Services and Delivery, Technical Support, Education and Publications divisions, as well as the US Customer Loyalty team. He is focused on ensuring customers are connected to the support and service they need at SAS, acting as a customer advocate across the company worldwide. A SAS veteran of more than 30 years, Lehman has always been customer-focused in his career, whether he was working in tech support, consulting, or research and design. He extends his passion for providing service to others through philanthropic work with organizations such as the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Dress for Success.

You can follow Fritz on Twitter as @LehmanFritz.

Chris Hemedinger, Senior Manager for SAS Online Communities

Chris is the Senior Manager for SAS Online Communities, a global gathering place for SAS users to share questions, answers, and best practices. Since 1993, Chris has worked for SAS as an author, a software developer, an R&D manager, and a consultant. Inexplicably, Chris is still coasting on the limited fame he earned as an author of SAS For Dummies. He also hosts the SAS Tech Talk webcasts each year from SAS Global Forum, connecting viewers with smart people from SAS R&D and the impressive work that they do.

You can follow Chris at The SAS Dummy blog and on Twitter as @cjdinger.

Customer Speakers


Philip Holland
Consultant, Holland Numerics Ltd


Thomas Clifford
Director Risk Advisory, Deloitte


Elena Muriel
Consultancy Manager, Amadeus Software


Vasilij Nevlev
Senior SAS Consultant, Analytium Ltd


Allan Bowe
Director, Boemska


Sergey Iglov
Service Manager for Analytics Platforms, RBS


Matthew Truslove
Senior SAS Developer, Love-IT Consultancy Ltd


Janet MacQuire
Senior Analyst in Data & Analytics, Nationwide


John Hines
Senior Analyst in Data & Analytics, Nationwide


Anthony Lee
SAS Consultant, Bahram Consulting Ltd

Aoife D'Arcy
Founder, The Analytics Store

Dr. Brian MacNamee
Director of Training, The Analytics Store


Natalie Esquejo
Section Head, Procter & Gamble


Amadeusz Bartoszuk
British Gas


Paul Malley
Customer Data Analytics Manager, British Gas


Ian Bowles
Senior Project Manager, NHS Digital


Nayan Patel
Senior Consultant, Business Data Partners


Juan Ignacio Moreno
Chief Business Development Officer, Innova


Hadley Christoffels
Sopra Steria


Sara Boltman
Butterfly Projects


Tamas Bosznay
Senior Consultant, Amadeus Software Limited


Jacqueline Marland
Data Governance Manager, Shop Direct


Tom Bevan
Senior Manager, Deloitte


James Gardner
Manager, Analytics Strategy, Deloitte


Ali Dootson
d-Wise


Douglas Simmonds
Antuit


Joan Marti
Viesgo


Michael Saunders
Allianz


Nikola Markovic
Boemska


Phil Mason
Wood Street Consultants


Professor Mak Sharma
Head of Data Science Programmes, Birmingham City University


Shaine Ismail
Royal Bank of Scotland


Shiva Kommareddi
CoreCompete

SAS Speakers

Myles Hannon
Director of Education, SAS UK & Ireland

Charles Senabulya
Vice President and Country Manager, SAS UK & Ireland

Dr. Laurie Miles
Senior Director, SAS UK & Ireland

Mike Wake
Head of GDPR Solutions, SAS

Susan Trueman
Senior Product Manager, SAS

Iain Brown
Lead Data Scientist, SAS UK & Ireland


Rob Taylor
Principal Business Solutions Manager, Global Practice, SAS


Douglas Green
Technology Adviser, SAS UK & Ireland


Roland Theys
AML & Fraud, SAS UK & Ireland

Mike Turner
Principal Business Advisor, SAS UK & Ireland

Paul Jones
Hadoop and Big Data Practice Lead, SAS UK & Ireland

Adam Evans
Senior Manager, SAS Premium Support, SAS UK & Ireland

Matthew Stainer
Business Analytics Consultant, SAS UK & Ireland


Joanna Lee
Senior Business Analyst, SAS UK & Ireland

Steve Ludlow
Technology Advisor, SAS UK & Ireland


Dave Smith
Principal Technology Specialist, SAS UK & Ireland


Caroline Hermon
Head of Business Development, SAS Viya & Platform UK&I

Alistair Horn
Principal Technical Training Consultant, SAS UK & Ireland

Simon Arnold
Principal Specialist Education Consultant, SAS UK & Ireland


Alessio Tomasino
SAS UK & Ireland


Chris West
SAS UK & Ireland


Colin Bristow
SAS UK & Ireland


Dipesh Meghani
SAS UK & Ireland


Gavin Khanna
SAS UK & Ireland


Gemma Robson
SAS UK & Ireland


John Spooner
Head of Advanced Analytics, SAS UK & Ireland


Jozef Moffat
SAS UK & Ireland


Nigel Armstead
SAS UK & Ireland


Pete Pugh-Jones
SAS UK & Ireland


Rajeeve Narula
SAS UK & Ireland


Warren Ireson
SAS UK & Ireland


Caroline Tew
SAS UK & Ireland


Chris Dillon
SAS UK & Ireland


Geoffrey Taylor
Head of Academic Engagement, SAS UK & Ireland


Brian Matschke
SAS UK & Ireland

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