SAS, Experience Your New Possible

23 March 2017 | 9:00am – 6:00pm | Urban Tree, Sandton


SAS can help you navigate change by unlocking the full potential of your data. We do this by providing a unified and open analytics platform that enables people and organizations to derive insights and drive innovation across all parts of the organization.

Data and analytics are at the top of corporate agendas. After all, the potential of it is tremendous. Unlike other analytics vendors, the SAS platform can deliver cleansed, governed, real-time data from disparate sources that enables analytics across your organization. SAS provides a unified and open analytics insights platform with solutions that integrate well into your existing infrastructure so you can enable your business to do agile and effective analytics on business problems, from simple to most complex.

We can empower business units to generate analytic insights on their own by automating decision-making and applying the power of analytics and business rules directly where business decisions are being made.

Join us as we bring together some of our customers, hear their successes, learn from their mistakes and take away a tangible plan to drive business success in your business, with big data and analytics.


09:00am - 09:30amBreakfast
9:30am - 9:40amWelcome
Desan Naidoo, Vice President - SAS Africa
9:40am - 10:10am
Analytics of the Future
Yigit Karabag, Information Management & Analytics Practice Manager Middle East, Turkey & Africa - SAS Middle East
10:10am - 10:40amCustomer Perspective by Standard Bank
Thula Ngonyama, PBB / Rest of Africa / Head: Information Management and Customer Insights - Standard Bank
10:40am - 11:00amHow Data Privacy affects our Data-Driven Reality?
Obed Lesejane, Sr Business Solutions Manager - SAS Africa
11:00am - 11:20amCoffee Break
11:20am - 12:10amCustomer Perspectives by Multichoice
Annie Symington, HOD: Analytics | MultiChoice Centre of Information & Insights - Multichoice
12:10am - 12:40amFraud Insights

Hosted by William Lawrence, SSA Fraud & Financial Crime Lead - SAS Africa
12:40pm - 1:10pmCustomer Perspectives by Eskom
Dika Modise, Head - Analytics Centre of Excellence - Eskom
1:10pm - 1:45pmLunch
1:45pm - 2:15pmCustomer Perspective by Statistics South Africa
Luxolo Lengs, Business Modernisation - Statistics South Africa
2:15pm - 3:00pmCustomer Insights Roundtable

Hosted by David Cosgrave, Presales Director - SAS Africa
3:00pm - 3:15pmClosing - with Q & A
Zuko Mdwaba, General Manager - SAS South Africa
3:15pm - 6:00pmCocktails & Networking

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