On-Demand Webinar

Catalyzing Banking Innovation With SAS® Viya® on Microsoft Azure

Learn how cloud-native, open source analytics platforms enable data scientists to move faster and work smarter than ever.

About the webinar

In the most recent SAS Hackathon, teams from around the globe were provided access to the SAS Viya platform on Microsoft Azure cloud to solve business and humanitarian problems.

Join us as two leaders from the Hackathon banking track discuss how their teams managed to create five workable models in only 30 days.

They will discuss:

  • The advantages of Viya on Azure, and how those advantages transfer to the greater opportunities of digital transformation.
  • How cloud-deployed analytics has quickened the pace of innovation in banking.
  • The new abilities data scientists have to address industry challenges like risk modeling, anti-money laundering, stress testing, fraud prevention and beyond.

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About the Experts

James Swinnerton
Principal Solutions Architect, SAS

After starting his career in robotics, James worked in the financial sectors for more than 15 years, with experience in asset finance, trading and retail banking. For the last 10 years, he has focused on how data can be used to transform organizations and how analytics can be embedded within complex human-centric processes to drive better decisions and outcomes. Since joining SAS in July 2020, James has been responsible for digital banking solutions in the European region, and provided invaluable guidance and mentorship to the teams focused on tackling banking industry issues in the SAS Global Hackathon. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Essex and an MBA from Mannheim Business School.

Alex Kwiatkowski
Advisory Industry Consultant, SAS

Alex works in SAS’ Global Banking Practice, where his role centers on articulating and amplifying the company strategy and point of view to senior financial executives, partners, analysts and influencers, along with creating relevant narratives and supporting content for thought-leadership purposes. He accomplishes this by continuously analyzing the evolution of banking across the world to identify where advanced analytics and artificial intelligence can deliver the biggest benefits. He also leads the Financial Services team within the Global Industry Marketing organization. Alex holds a BA in East European studies from University College London.