Analytics Roadshow 2020

Step up your Data Analytics Game

For the Winners: Turning Data to Decisions

Promise: (Result;Trust;Value;Scale;Speed)

27 February 2020 | JW Marriott Grand Hotel, Bucharest | #Road2AI


Analytics Days: Coming to Bucharest!

If you want to stay ahead in the game in your industry and market, you need a couple of ingredients for success: Endurance, creativity, passion - and world-class analytics to turn them into breakthrough success. 

No matter, what your role is, every day you make decisions that affect your business: From big strategic choices that will shape your organizations future to thousands of necessary everyday operational micro-moments. All decisions, both good and bad, have consequences. Trying to avoid bad choices leads to ineffective decision making, that has significant implications for company productivity. 

On their mission for success, organizations spend a lot of time and money to master the digital transformation. Executives are investing into Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects in the aim to keep their organizations innovative and ahead of the competition. Analysts rely on machine learning (ML) models to turn massive volumes of data into fresh insights and information. However, what the majority of them struggles with, is bringing all these efforts across the finishing line, missing out on the benefits of the much-needed insight and business impact from their analytics. 

Are you aiming to make better decisions, grounded in trusted data and assisted by the power and scale of Analytics? When decisions happen at just the right moment, advancements are set in motion and the world moves forward.

Join us and find out, how operationalizing your analytics at scale will charge your decision processes and eventually becomes your winning formula.

Choose the session of your preference and listen to best practices of experts. Successful execution of an analytics, and thereby AI strategy, needs the right balance of choice and control.


Creativity and innovation flourish in open spaces. You need flexibility and freedom to attract the best analytical talent, use a wide variety of techniques and develop processes that work best. You need the flexibility to use multiple programming languages and analyze any data in any environment and to keep up with accelerating demands.


Analytics chaos can creep up. Once you lose control of your data, you lose trust in the system and its outputs. Transparency, governance and security become essential for maintaining trust in models and analytical results. Becoming even more critical as you scale development, monitoring and refinement of analytics applications and their associated processes.

At the intersection of data, software, and ingenuity, the future is being redefined. After all, when curiosity meets capability, progress is inevitable.


Thursday, Feb 27th, 2020 
09:00 - 09:30 
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:30 - 09:40

Welcome Speech

  • Stefan Baciu, Country Sales Lead for Romania and Moldova - SAS
09:40 - 10:05

Keynote Speech: The Smart Economy

  • Rik Vera, founding partner Nexxworks
10:05 -10:35

Winning Tactics to Deliver Gold with your Analytics

  • Olivier Penel, Advisory Business Solution Manager - AI & Analytics Platform - SAS
10:35 - 10:55

Healthcare in the Age of Intelligent Machines (Abstract)

  • Mark Wolff, Chief Health and Life Science Analytics Strategist - SAS Global IoT Division
10:55 - 11:15

Automated Real time Decisioning in Credit Risk Bank of Cyprus

    Iosifina Mikeou, Sr. Risk Modelling Analyst - Bank of Cyprus

    11: 15 - 11:35Coffee Break & Visiting the Demo Stations
    11:35 - 11:55 

    Recommendation Engine – SAS – Python Symbiosis

    • Alex Moldovan, Chief Data Oficer, Vodafone
    11:55 - 12:15

    Greu de inteles - Cand analizele standard nu mai ofera explicatii si stai pe un munte de date

    • Mihai Rauta, Director Executiv Retail Risk, Raiffeisen Bank
    12:15 - 12:35

    Hyper personalization powered by Artificial Intelligence in SAS (Abstract)

    • Radosław Grabiec, CI Practice Lead for Middle East & Eastern Europe - SAS
    Panel Discussion:
    Get down to the new thing. How to operationalize AI/ ML in real business scenarios?
    12:35 - 13:35
    • Alex Moldovan, Chief Data Oficer, Vodafone
    • Mihai Rauta, Director Executiv Retail Risk, Raiffeisen Bank
    • Bogdan Axinia, Experienced Business & Technology Leader, eMag
    • Ana Maria Pocora, Head of Marketing and CRM, Generali Asigurari

    Moderator: Victor Kapra, Journalist

    13:35Lunch Buffett & Get Together

    Meet the experts

    Machine Learning

    Analytics Platform

    Data Management

    Data Governance

    Artificial Intelligence

    Data Visualization

    Open Source & SAS


    JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
    Calea 13 Septembrie 90, București
    050726, Romania

    Register now for this event

    Learn More How You
    • Approach decisions, using data and analytics to drive outcomes. So you can make the right decisions in the moment for every moment, automating and scaling your decisions with powerful and trusted analytics 
    • bring your AI-projects out of the “sandbox” phase 
    • can integrate all your up and running analytics capabilities into your AI capabilities with the help of an analytics platform 
    • bring your machine learning models from the lab to validation, testing and production as quickly as possible while ensuring quality results 
    • increase your focus on risk management and ethics, both crucial for AI adoption and an opportunity for establishing processes and policies for technology governance and risk management, including providing ways to explain how your algorithms deliver results.  

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