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Expert Panel: Advances in Analytics

Webinar Speaker: Fern Halper, TDWI VP Research, Senior Research Director for Advanced Analytics

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m. PT, 3:00 p.m. ET

Advanced analytics techniques are constantly and rapidly changing. To stay at the forefront of an industry, companies must understand and exploit advanced analytics. Although traditional tools used to be enough for most companies, executives now turn to advanced analytics for a greater return on investment (ROI).

Advanced analytics helps companies take advantage of all their data. It enables companies to optimize their operations and innovate to gain a competitive advantage. Advanced analytics is helping companies improve decision-making and keep pace with highly competitive, quick-changing markets—advanced analytics positions companies toward future success.

In this expert panel, we will discuss hot topics in analytics, such as emerging large language models, neural network algorithms, Composite AI, transfer learning, and reinforcement learning, and how they can benefit your organization. We will also discuss what it takes to succeed with advanced analytics.

Guest Speakers

Jason Yeung
Vice President, NA Center of Excellence, Platform & Technologies

Jason Yeung is the vice president of SAP’s data and analytics Center of Excellence practice. In this role, he leads a team of platform subject matter experts that work to evangelize, build demand, create innovative plays, and drive customer success for SAP’s portfolio of data and analytics solutions. He is passionate about all things analytics and is constantly pushing the technology boundaries to build innovative value-based solutions to solve complex customer challenges.

Prior to joining SAP, Mr. Yeung was at Qlik where he led and managed various pre-sales teams. During this tenure, his focus was to build many repeatable processes to improve client effectiveness, deliver innovative technology solutions, and enable his client teams to win in the most competitive and complex accounts. Prior to Qlik, he worked in multiple sales, pre-sales, and product management positions at IBM, Cognos, and MicroStrategy.

Donald Farmer
Strategic Advisor

Donald Farmer, a Lumenore strategic advisor, is an experienced speaker and writer with over 30 years of involvement in the data analytics space. His consulting has benefited a wide spectrum of clients including investors, enterprises, and software vendors around the globe—start-ups as well as renowned companies. Donald made his mark at Microsoft by leading teams building critically acclaimed groundbreaking tools for analytics during his 10-year stint there but he further stamped this position at Qlik as VP of innovation and design, when Forbes named it among their Top 10 Innovative Growth Companies.

Donald also works as VP research and innovation at Nobody Studios, an enterprise speeding up entrepreneurship through a crowd-infused, high-velocity approach to company creation. Donald also shares insights related to innovation and analytics strategies via the Creative Differences newsletter alongside providing instructive tutorials and workshops.

Fern Halper, Ph.D.

Sponsored by the following vendors: SAP, Lumenore

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