Audience in sessions Analytics Experience

Featured Presenters

Join global leaders and experts in the field of analytics, as we delve into the power of data insight at Analytics Experience 2018.

Pietro Polidori

Pietro Polidori
Host and Moderator

Pietro Polidori is a seasoned multilingual presenter of stage, screen and digital platforms. He is an entertainer with heart and soul and audiences appreciate his combination of professionalism, quick wit, humour and charm. As the host and moderator of this year’s conference, Pietro will ensure you receive an energetic welcome and engaging guidance throughout your Analytics Experience 2018. 


Giles Hutchins

Giles Hutchins
Chairman of the Future Fit Leadership Academy

Giles is a pioneering practitioner, keynote speaker and executive coach at the fore-front of this necessary revolution. He has more than 20 years of business experience in helping all shapes and sizes of organisations transform. His passion is helping leaders pursue their life purpose, become more conscious, and to help them create the right conditions for their businesses to become vibrant future-fit living organisations. He is the Chairman of the Future Fit Leadership Academy, Lead Partner of The Natural Business Partnership and co-founder of Biomimicry for Creative Innovation.


Roberto Verganti

Roberto Verganti
Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the School of Management, Politecnico di Milano

Roberto Verganti is the Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, where he directs the Leadin'Lab, the laboratory for LEADership, Design and Innovation. His research focuses on how leaders create meaningful innovations, exploring how to nurture radically new visions, and make those visions a reality. His studies lie at the intersection between leadership, design and technology management. Roberto serves on the European Design Leadership Board of the European Commission and has advised executives at manufacturing and service firms. 


Anders Indset

Anders Indset
Business Philosopher

Anders Indset is one of the world’s leading Business Philosophers, offering a new perspective on the "art of thinking“. By bridging the philosophy of the past with the technology and science of tomorrow, he shows how leaders can cope with the 21st century. His ‘10 postulates of change’ provide a framework to cope with our fast-paced world. Thinkers50, regarded by many as the “Oscars of Management Thinking", has recognized Anders as one of the “top 30 Global Thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led”.


Oliver Schabenberger

Oliver Schabenberger
Executive Vice President, COO and CTO, SAS

As COO and CTO, Oliver Schabenberger sets the technology direction for SAS and executes the company’s strategic direction and business priorities. He oversees multiple divisions within SAS, including R&D, Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Customer Support, as well as divisions focused on solutions for IoT, financial risk management and cloud. Schabenberger joined the SAS R&D Division in 2002 and was named CTO in 2016. Prior to SAS, he served as Associate Professor of Statistics at Virginia Tech, where he earned his PhD in 1995. He frequently writes on emerging technology for publications such as Forbes.com and holds several patents on software design and algorithms.


Randy Guard

Randy Guard
Executive Vice President and CMO, SAS

Randy Guard is responsible for the SAS brand, providing global, strategic direction and marketing vision for SAS® products and solutions. He oversees several operational business units, including product management, global marketing, sales enablement, communications and creative services. Guard has many years of consulting, marketing and product development experience. He is responsible for the SAS portfolio, which spans analytics, data visualization, data management, business intelligence and industry solutions. Guard’s extensive consulting background, along with a strong grasp of market dynamics, allows him to align marketing initiatives that position SAS at the forefront of new developments such as IoT, cybersecurity and cloud.


Mary Beth Moore

Mary Beth Moore
AI and Language Analytics Strategist, SAS

Mary Beth Moore is an Artificial Intelligence and Language Analytics Strategist at SAS. She is responsible for providing strategic marketing direction and leads global SAS messaging for artificial intelligence and text analytics. She frequently presents and writes on a wide range of technology topics, including AI, NLP and SAS’ Data for Good initiatives.

Prior to SAS, Moore served in the United States Marine Corps and spent several years as an intelligence analyst and senior instructor in the US Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, primarily supporting expeditionary units and special operations. She is also a special education advocate, a disability rights consultant and a believer in community inclusion for people of all abilities.

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