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Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, May 13

11:00 a.m.
Golf at Prestonwood Country Club (optional)
Practice on greens and driving range, boxed lunch provided.
12:30 p.m.Tee times
4:00 p.m.
Tutored Wine Tasting at The Umstead (optional)
6:00 p.m.Welcome Reception and Dinner at The Umstead


Thursday, May 14

7:30 a.m.Transportation to SAS departs from The Umstead
7:45 a.m.Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.Opening Remarks
David Macdonald, Vice President and General Manager, Financial Services Business Division,
SAS United States
8:45 a.m.Keynote Presentation
After 21 years with NASA, Col. Chris Hadfield knows a thing or two about resourceful leadership. He’ll share his most vivid insights and best lessons learned from nearly 4,000 hours logged in space – and he’ll inspire you to see your world much differently, too.
9:45 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Financial Services
Sandeep Gupta, Senior Vice President of Technology for Data Services and Analytics, Equifax
Kimberly Holmes, Global Head of Strategic Analytics, XL Catlin
James Weber, Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Corporate Communications, Comerica
Jill Dyché, Vice President, SAS Best Practices (moderator)
11:30 a.m.

Executive Perspectives
Jim Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, SAS
Jim Goodnight, Chief Executive Officer, SAS

12:15 p.m.Lunch
Executive Dining Rooms, Marketplace Café
1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Stress Testing: Time to Step Back, Take Stock and Prioritize
Jesse M. Abraham, Senior Vice President, Credit Modeling and Analytics, Wells Fargo Bank Consumer Lending Group
Abhinav Anand, Chief Model Risk Officer and Vice President - Enterprise Operational Risk Management, Discover Financial Services
Jim Colton, Senior Vice President, Model Review and Development, JPMorgan Chase
Troy Haines, Senior Vice President and Head of Risk Research and Quantitative Solutions, SAS (moderator)


Hadoop and SAS: Empowering the New Analytics Experience
Scott Chastain, Senior Manager, Data and Decision Science, SAS
Mark Lochbihler, Director, Partner Engineering, East, Hortonworks
Steven Totman
, Big Data Technology Evangelist and Financial Services Subject Matter Expert, Cloudera

2:30 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
The Modern Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit: Proactive Intelligence to Manage Reputation Risk
Frederick Reynolds, Managing Director; Senior Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive, Bank of America
Tim Wolfe, Assistant Vice President, Special Investigations Unit, CNA
David Stewart, Director of Fraud and Security Intelligence Solutions for Banking, SAS (moderator)


Enhancing the Customer Experience in Financial Services
Adam Higdon, Head of Digital and Data Strategy, Comerica
Angela Williams, Vice President, Center for Advanced Analytics, Life and Protection Division of Transamerica
Michele Eggers, Customer Intelligence Product Line Director, SAS

3:45 p.m. Is Big Data the Big Miss?
Daniel D. Soto, Chief Compliance Officer, Ally Financial Inc.
Keith Collins, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, SAS
4:30 p.m.Farewell Reception
Join us for networking, light hors d'oeuvres, and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
5:30 p.m.Transportation to RDU Airport and The Umstead

All events will take place in the SAS Executive Briefing Center (Building C). Additional details will be added as they become available.

Live demos of the latest technology from SAS and our event sponsors will be available during lunch, afternoon session breaks and the farewell reception.




SAS is a tobacco-free workplace.

SAS is a tobacco-free workplace. Smoking or the use of tobacco products by employees and visitors in or around company-leased or owned buildings is prohibited at all times.

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