Vice President and Country Manager, SAS UK & Ireland
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.
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.
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