Nov. 23-25 | Virtual Experience

Data Science Day
November 23, 2020

Calling all the SAS users, data scientists, open-source devotees!

There are vast amounts of unstructured information like images, text files - basically all company files, that organizations have not been able to analyze. Transforming all these data into insights will move your organizations to the next level in the digital transformation journey. We will deep dive into how we can optimize Advanced Analytics and Machine learning, by teaming up SAS and Open Source in a single platform. You will find opportunities to advance your career, connect with your peers, and hear about the latest trends in embarking on an analytics journey. 

Join us for content-rich sessions, with real examples of how SAS can help transform data into insights.

Keynote Speaker

Richard Van Hooijdonk
Trendwatcher, Futurist & Human Cyborg

Richard is a trend watcher and futurist who offers inspiring lectures on how technology impacts the way we live, work, and do business. With his international research team of 15 specialists, he investigates tech trends like robotics, drone technology, autonomous transport systems, Internet of Things, virtual reality, etc.


Opening Session

Time (CET)SessionSpeakers
09:00 - 09:05OpeningKelly Lu, Business Solutions Manager - Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, SAS
09:05 - 09:55Welcome to the new future.​ A new reality. Richard van HooijdonkKeynote Speaker, Trendwatcher & Futurist
09:55 - 10:05SAS Cloud Solutions: Benefits of running analytics on the cloud today, tomorrow and beyond tomorrowMathias Coopmans, EMEA Cloud & Architecture leader, SAS
10:05 - 10:35
Panel discussion: 
Modern Cloud Analytics
Yigit Karabag, Regional Director - Customer Advisory, SAS
Mathias Coopmans, EMEA Cloud & Architecture leader, SAS
Hadley Christoffels, Chief Executive Officer, Boemska
Urszula Oleszek, Microsoft CEE ISV Partner Technology Strategist
10:35 - 11:05Teaming up SAS and Open Source: bringing state-of-the-art research to businessNikolaos Kourentzes, Professor in Predictive Analytics & AI, Skövde Artificial Intelligence Lab in Sweden
Konstantinos Mpahas,  Head of Customer Advisory, South East Europe, SAS

Data Scientist Success Stories Session

Time (CET)SessionSpeakers
11:20 - 12:20Panel discussion:
My Journey Into Data Science. How I Fell in Love with Data and Analytics, Thanks to SAS 

Ivan Kasanicky, Data Scientist, SAS

Kamil Konikiewicz, Head of AI Office, PKO BP
Agnieszka Piechocka, Sr Associate System Engineer, SAS
Dianne Robillos, Manager - Consumer Research and Insights, Qatar Airways
Stefan Stoyanov, Data Science & Research Intern, Boemska

Talk of the Geeks Session

Time (CET)SessionSpeakers
12:20 - 13:20

Open Source Integration with SAS Viya;
SAS AppDev & Automated Deployments;
Real-time Analytics on Streaming Data;
Enterprise Decisioning in a Nutshell;
SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Visual Statistics; 

Model as a Service;
Applied Deep Learning: Computer Vision

Kelly Lu, Business Solutions Manager - Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, SAS

Agnieszka Piechocka, Sr Associate Systems Engineer, SAS
Allan Bowe, 
Head of SAS Apps, Analytium Group
Piotr Zawada, Solutions Architect, SAS
Artur Skalski, Sr Business Solution Manager, SAS;
Ferda Tanguner, Business Solutions Manager, SAS

Piotr Kaczyński, 
Sr Business Solution Manager, SAS 
Elena Schenyavskaya, Senior Consultant, SAS

Academic Session

Time (CET)SessionSpeakers
13:20 - 13:50Panel Discussion:
Industry-Academic Connection

Murray de Villiers, Sr Manager, Global Academic Program, SAS
Prof. Riaan de JonghDirector of the Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics, North-West University
Harry van Rooy, Risk Modeling Director, Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Dr. Machiel Kruger, Head of Pricing: Santam Insurance
Prof. Jennifer Priestley, Kennesaw State University

14:00 - 14:15The SAS Case Library - The World’s First and Only Dedicated Collection of Analytical Case Studies Mikhail PetrovskyAcademy Program Manager, SAS
14:15 - 14:30Viya for LearnersMariusz Dzieciątko, Sr Business Solutions Architect, SAS
14:30 - 14:45SCYPJos van der Velden, Sr Global Academic Program Manager, SAS

Education Session

Time (CET)SessionSpeakers
14:45 - 15:00SAS Academy for Data ScienceMolulaqhooa Linda Maoyi, Technical Training Consultant, SAS
15:00 - 15:15Shine and Glow in SAS ViyaJoanna Nawalany, SAS Education Specialist, SAS
15:15 - 15:30Live Web - Keep Calm and Keep LearningViktor Kuznetsov, Customer Training Advisor, SAS
15:30 - 15:45SAS Education PortalsKatarzyna Wyszomierska, Education Manager, SAS
15:45 - 16:00SAS Training Points: Start Saving on All Your Training NeedsViktor Kuznetsov, Customer Training Advisor, SAS

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