SESSIONS

ENHANCE YOUR BUSINESS WITH AI
Business focused sessions covering different areas of regulation, compliance and customer experience
Location: Hall 9

Tuesday 25th June 
11:30 - 12:10Going for Gold – How data analytics is driving decision making at British Rowing
Andy Parkinson, British Rowing & Muneeb Mohammad, SAS UK&I
12:10 - 12:50CEX Development and Monetisation through AI and Advanced Analytics
Carlos Larrea, Innova-tbs
14:10 - 14:50
Gain insights from customer journeys with behavioural data and act on it in real time with AI
Oliver Sheerin, SAS UK&I
14:50 - 15:30AI & Model Risk Management
Liz Dudley, Risk Solutions Specialist, SAS UK&I
16:10 - 16:50Cut the hype, win the fight – using AI to fight financial crime, how to make it real
Talya Sella & Rory MacKenzie, SAS UK&I
16:50 - 17:30Reporting Transformation: lessons learned from IFRS implementations
Bruce Miller, Dufrain & Fraser Scott, Dufrain

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APPLY AI & DATA SCIENCE IN THE REAL WORLD
Advanced analytics techniques to drive business value
Location: Hall 1 – Main Auditorium

Tuesday 25th June 
11:30 - 12:10Embedding ML models into business processes, including a Financial Services example from Shop Direct
Joe Coughlin, Shop Direct & Janice Newell, SAS UK&I
12:10 - 12:50How computer vision can improve business processes
Matthew Welch, SAS UK&I
14:10 - 14:50Rise of the Machines – The future of Credit Scoring?
Dr Iain Brown, SAS UK&I & Dr Matthew Jones, Nationwide
14:50 - 15:30What’s new in text analysis and human to machine interaction
Matthew Stainer, SAS UK&I
16:10 - 16:50How RSA is Evolving the Role of Analytics in a Customer Centric Insurer
Tim Jones, RSA & Adam Goldsmith, SAS UK&I
16:50 - 17:30Using SAS on video/image data to improve decisions
Matthew Stainer, SAS UK&I

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MANAGE YOUR SAS PLATFORM
For Administrators and IT operations professionals: Best practice from customers and SAS on managing your SAS platforms
Location: Hall 11B

Tuesday 25th June 
11:30 - 12:10 From cottage industry to critical system! How Metacoda software enables productivity as your SAS platform becomes business critical
Iain Adamson, ScottishPower Energy Retail & Michelle Homes, Metacoda
12:10 - 12:50A DevOps engineering approach to automating the analytics lifecycle with SAS Viya
Ekaitz Goienola, SAS UK&I
14:10 - 14:50How to Win Friends and Influence Platforms: Solving Non-Technical Challenges of SAS® Estates
Johnathan Kain, NatWest
14:50 - 15:30The benefit of ESM in co-hosted SAS and R environment
Sarah Lang, Admiral & Nik Markovic, Boemska
16:10 - 16:50How Many Genies Can You Fit in One Bottle? Multi-tenancy and All the Wishes You Want
Ross Sansom, NatWest
16:50 - 17:30A Checklist of SAS Viya Administration Tasks
David Stern, SAS UK&I

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EVOLVE YOUR ANALYTICS PLATFORM
Deploying and scaling SAS in the cloud now and in the future
Location: Hall 10A

Tuesday 25th June 
11:30 - 12:10Evolving the analytics platform: SAS in the cloud. What’s now, new and next
Paul Jones, SAS UK&I
12:10 - 12:50Containerisation of SAS and delivering on Google Cloud Platform
James McGiffen, Sky
14:10 - 14:50Cloud Transformation, Modernizing the Analytics Platform
Shiva Kommareddi, Core Compete
14:50 - 15:30Auto scaling in SAS Viya. Is it actually possible?​
Sergey Iglov, SASIT Ltd
16:10 - 16:50SAS Releases in 2019: What to expect when!
Paul Jones & David Smith, SAS UK&I
16:50 - 17:30Accelerate Insights with SAS Viya on IBM Power Systems
Sara Cohen, IBM

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INDUSTRIALIZE THE ANALYTICS LIFECYCLE
Enabling technology for IT, helping you to manage the analytics lifecycle and get models live as quickly as possible
Location: Hall 11A

Tuesday 25th June 
11:30 - 12:10Deploying a SAS Enterprise-wide Analytics Environment – Shell’s story with SAS
Dennis Vallinga, Shell
12:10 - 12:50Governance of the analytics ecosystem with SAS
Sascha Schubert, SAS UK&I
14:10 - 14:50Analysing the impact of health improvement programmes through novel data linkage and counterfactual analysis
Filipe Santos, Improvement Analytics Unit (IAU), NHS England
14:50 - 15:30New Intelligence using Profitability Analytics for Better Commercial Decisions
Annelie Schöldström, Accenture
16:10 - 16:50Deploying Python, R and SAS models quickly & securely with SAS
Janice Newell, SAS UK&I
16:50 - 17:30Integrating Open Source with SAS
Alessio Tomasino & Louis Katsouris, SAS UK&I

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ACADEMIC AND EDUCATION
Suitable for Students, Academics and SAS Professionals
Location: Hall 10B

Tuesday 25th June 
11:30 - 12:10Visual Analytics: Why combining Data Driven Content, D3 and CAS is Game Changing for SAS
Mark Geldart, SAS UK&I
12:10 - 12:50Processing data more efficiently with SAS Hash Tables
Emma Hopkins, SAS UK&I
14:10 - 14:50Can you forget about Enterprise Guide now SAS Visual Analytics is here?
Megan Burns, SAS UK&I
14:50 - 15:30Puzzle Me, Puzzle You: How a Thought Experiment Became a Rubik's Cube Among a Set of Fun Puzzles
Amit Patel & Lewis Mitchell, Barclays
16:10 - 16:50Predictive Modelling: Using the power of SAS Enterprise Miner for Variable Clustering
Colette Surtees, SAS UK&I
16:50 - 17:30How SAS is bridging the Data Science and Analytics Skills shortage with leading edge programmes like SAS Certified Young Professional, (SCYP) the first step towards becoming a Data Scientist
Geoffrey Taylor, SAS UK&I

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