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

Douglas Simmonds

Joan Marti

Michael Saunders

Nikola Markovic

Phil Mason
Wood Street Consultants

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

Shaine Ismail
Royal Bank of Scotland

Shiva Kommareddi

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