Innovate with Analytics: The Art of Deeper Insights

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Melbourne Agenda 

7:30am - 8:00am Registration - arrival tea and coffee
8:00am - 8:20am

Hot plated breakfast is served

8:20am - 8:25am

Welcome | Jennifer O'Brien, Associate Editor, CIO

8:25am - 8:30am Welcome | David Bowie, Vice president, SAS Australia & New Zealand
8:30am - 9:00am

AI needs HI to succeed | International Keynote | Gerhard Pilcher, Author of Mining your own Business, President & CEO, Elder Research Inc, USA

"AI" is shaping our world. Autonomous vehicles, medical diagnosis, and facial recognition to unlock a phone. At it's core, AI is human knowledge captured in a computer algorithm based on a particular set of historical information provided by a human. Impossible to escape the human role in this equation! Human knowledge and human intelligence (HI) are not the same. Intelligence is required to connect a need with an new idea (application of knowledge). Edison's light bulb is a great example. An "AI" model would have been happy to suggest better candles. Only HI was able to connect electrical technology with the useful production of light. The same is true today. AI is useful (or not!) because it is directed by HI. This presentation will explore some practical examples where HI has limited and maximized the value of AI. People new to AI will be energized with a few examples to help them apply AI successfully. People with AI experience will be energized with new ideas for the application of AI to enhance business value.

9:00am - 9:30am Intelligence without boundaries - Living in an Analytics Economy | Bob Messier, Vice President, Global Technology & Industry Practices, SAS
9:30am - 10:00am Interactive Panel Discussion featuring:

* Sandra Hogan, Group Head Customer Analytics, Origin Energy
* Rachel Green, Director - LifeSpan, Black Dog Institute
* Mark Rollo,  Acting Superintendent Business Engagement Lead - BlueConnect Program, Victoria Police


Closing Remarks & Event Conclusion

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Tuesday, 5th Jun 2018 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Crown Towers River Room
8 Whiteman Street Southbank VIC Australia



Thursday, 7th Jun 2018 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Ivy Ballroom Sydney Level 1 320 George Street Sydney NSW Australia

Event Sponsor

  • SAS

Who Should Attend

  • CIOs, GMs
  • CTOs , VPs
  • Chief Data Scientist
  • Head of Architect, Innovation, Business Strategy or Customer Insights
  • Data Strategy Manager
  • Analytics Manager