Business Solutions Manager, Analytics, SAS Australia and New Zealand
Annelies is the product lead for advanced analytics technology at SAS Australia and New Zealand responsible for local product management and enablement. During her 10 year tenure at SAS, Annelies has held positions supporting the whole customer lifecycle from requirements to implementation to adoption. This experience has given her a practical view of the end-to-end process of Analytics across organisations from government and industry, including engagements in several customer analytics, demand forecasting and allocations optimization projects.
Annelies is currently co-chair of the NSW Chapter of the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia, the largest analytics community in Australia. Annelies has a research Masters in Mathematical Statistics and guest lectures at several tertiary institutes in the Sydney region.
Product Marketing Manager, Analytics, SAS Australia and New Zealand
Natalie Mendes is SAS Australia and New Zealand Product Marketing Manager for Analytics. Her primary efforts are centered on ensuring SAS continues to deliver market viable and industry leading business analytics offerings.
Natalie completed a bachelors in Statistics and Computer Science at Swinburne University in Melbourne in which helped obtain her first professional role as an assistant statistician at Victoria’s Country Fire Authority. From there, Natalie secured a role at ANZ Bank as a credit risk analyst, developing credit scorecards and determining the risk of a customer to repay loans. As a SAS programmer (in those days), Natalie moved industries and became a pre-sales business solutions specialist, selling leading edge SAS software and solving complex business problems for large and small businesses. To name a few:
- Social Network Analytics for Telcos
- Credit Risk for Banking
- Customer Segmentation for Retail
Natalie has been in the business analytics industry for 18 years and continues to help customers solve business problems, using the power of analytics to delve deep inside data to uncover insightful information and provide for accurate decision making.