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Agenda at a Glance

Tuesday, May 19

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Complimentary transportation from The Umstead Hotel and Embassy Suites to SAS
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Data-Driven: The Analytics Journey in Health Care and Life Sciences (Executive Panel)

  • Joseph Colorafi, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Dignity Health
  • Jason Cooper, Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Curtis Smith, Senior Director, Commercial Innovation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Kimberly Nevala, Director, Business Strategies, SAS Best Practices
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Sneak Peek: Analytics in Action Technology Showcase
Welcome Reception and Dinner at The Umstead
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.Complimentary transportation departs from Embassy Suites
5:30- 6:30 p.m.
Networking reception
6:30 - 8:30  p.m.
Welcome dinner
8:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Complimentary transportation back to Embassy Suites

Wednesday, May 20

7:00 - 7:15 a.m.Shuttle service begins to the Executive Briefing Center
7:15 - 8:00 a.m.Registration and continental breakfast
Analytics in Action Technology Showcase
7:30 a.m.
Final shuttle departs for the Executive Briefing Center
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.Morning keynote presentation: Eric J. Topol, MD
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.
Break; Analytics in Action Technology Showcase
9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Responding to the Value Mandate (Executive Panel)

  • Pamela Peele, PhD, Chief Analytics Officer, Insurance Services Division, UPMC
  • Jonathan D. Smith, Director of the Program Management and Performance Group in the Office of Enterprise Information at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Michael Weintraub, President and Chief Executive Officer, Optum Analytics
  • Graham Hughes, MD, Chief Medical Officer, SAS Center for Health Analytics and Insights
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

General Networking Lunch

Whole Genome and Translational Omics: More Data, More Insight
(Cloudera Lunch and Learn; Registration Required)

  • Shawn Dolley, Health and Life Sciences Big Data Expert, Cloudera

Leverage Big Data and Advanced Analytics to Facilitate a Proactive Approach to Care
(Hortonworks Lunch and Learn; Registration Required)

12:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Getting Health Analytics Right: Insights From Thought Leaders (Executive Presentations)

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

A Modern Analytic Platform for Big Data (Executive Remarks)

  • Jim Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, SAS
  • Jim Goodnight, Chief Executive Officer, SAS
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon keynote presentation: Mike Schlappi

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Birds of a Feather Roundtable Sessions

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.Closing reception and Analytics in Action Technology Showcase
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Shuttle service to Raleigh-Durham International Airport



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