Speakers

Brad Hathaway
Regional Head of Data Management, SAS

Brad Hathaway from SAS

Brad Hathaway guides SAS’s Central Eastern Europe region for the Data Management initiative including Data Governance, Data Integration, Data Quality, Data Federation and Event Stream Processing. With a 25 year background in consulting, sales and technical presales, he brings a complete picture to the table for SAS customers addressing Data Management topics for a variety of business needs such as Data Protection, Risk Management, Regulatory reporting, Customer retention and Marketing campaigns. He is currently fascinated with Data Governance and the application of real-time streaming technologies to our customers systems and data.
Brad holds a B.S. in Information Systems with a Computer Science concentration from Carnegie Mellon University and is an avid basketball player and mountain biker.
Twitter: @BradDataMgmt

Kalliopi Spyridaki
Chief Privacy Strategist, SAS Belgium

Kalliopi Spyridaki

Kalliopi Spyridaki is Chief Privacy Strategist, Europe at SAS, the leader in analytics. She joined SAS in 2007. In her role, Kalliopi provides thought-leadership within the organization and to SAS customers on European data protection and privacy issues. Kalliopi strives to bridge the gap between public policy, legal and business considerations relating to privacy to ensure that both SAS and its customers remain at the forefront of the rapidly evolving European privacy landscape.

In this position, she works closely with EU policy-makers and regulators to ensure that the needs of the analytics market are taken into account in wide-ranging policies that implicate privacy such as big data, the Internet of Things, the free flow of data and cloud computing. Kalliopi worked intensively with EU legislators during the four years negotiations on the EU data protection Regulation. She is currently leading industry efforts to ensure meaningful stakeholder consultation during the implementation and enforcement of this Regulation.

Kalliopi has lived and worked in Brussels since 2002. Before joining SAS, she had various positions focusing, among others, on data protection, competition law and various areas of consumer law. Kalliopi’s work experience includes positions in public affairs consultancy, a European trade association, European and Greek law firms, the European Commission and the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

She holds a law degree from the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece. Kalliopi also has a master’s degree from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany and has completed the Advanced Community Law professional training programme (ACLT) on competition law at the College of Europe, Belgium. She has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2003. Kalliopi is married and has two children. She speaks four languages and enjoys playing classical piano.

Arturo Salazar
Business Analitics Presales Consultant, SAS France

Arturo Salazar photo

Arturo has been breathing data for years. He has strong experience driving Data Management initiatives, in various industries and international contexts. He is one of the responsible for SAS Data Management activities in EMEA

In the most recent years Arturo has been supporting customers in the road to compliance towards European regulations (GDPR, BCBS239, IDMP…), leveraging his field experiences and his knowledge in new data technologies. He is able to deliver tailored quick start approaches for customers in order to tackle in an effective way those projects.

Arturo also has a very strong consulting background and he is key in developing consultative selling strategy through Data Governance workshops and advisory services.

Viktor Szász
Business Analitics Presales Consultant, SAS Hungary

Viktor Szaz

Over the past 11 years Viktor Szász dealt with the implementation and consultancy of business analytics. He began his career as a software consultant then later as a project manager he provided different advisory services for various clients. Currently he's SAS Platform Presales Consultant at SAS Hungary.

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