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Digital World with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Digital World with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Tuesday at 7 AM Pacific/10 AM Eastern

July 21st 2015:Does Simplifying Access to Data Make Us Smarter?

The buzz: Is faster ‘smarter”? You don’t need to be a statistician to access sophisticated analytics online and run them incredibly fast. But despite the powerful tools available to all companies, many organizations still spend too much time gathering data and too little analyzing and interpreting it. Will disseminating the tools to all company levels enable superior decisions? Is data quality still a challenge? Are your board’s requests for analytics giving them too many choices that slow them down? The experts speak. Derek Loranca, Aetna: “Any time scientists disagree, it's because we have i

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Derek P. Loranca

Derek P. Loranca leads the Business Intelligence Center of Excellence for Aetna, a Fortune 50 insurance and managed care corporation. Derek is an SAP Mentor and has spent the past five years as the SAP BusinessObjects Subject Matter Expert for Aetna’s Business Intelligence Center of Excellence. Prior to that, he spent over 10 years specializing in Informatics as part of Aetna’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Reporting and BI team. Outside of Aetna, Derek is a ‘confessed gadget geek’ as well as an active firefighter with the Royersford, PA Fire Department. He volunteers as a community facilitator for ASUG’s Business Intelligence Community and helps coordinate SAP Inside Track conferences.
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Gil Gomez

Gil Gomez is the Managing Director of Enterprise Operations – SAP for Deloitte Consulting LLP. Based in Denver, Colorado, Gil brings over 20 years of professional services and industry experience focused on SAP enterprise solutions SAP S/4, SAP business analytics and in memory analytics (SAP HANA) and Big Data. He is a Leader of Deloitte’s West Region Analytics Competency and currently leads the analytics design team for Tyson Foods, Inc. Gil also leads several key analytics and SAP HANA initiatives.
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Timo Elliott

Timo Elliott is an innovation evangelist and passionate advocate of digital transformation, analytics, and artificial intelligence. He has presented the latest digital trends to business and IT audiences in fifty-five different countries around the world and his articles appear regularly in online publications such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, ZDNet, and Digitalist Magazine. He has worked in the UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and the US, and currently lives in Paris, France. He has a first-class honors degree in Econometrics from Bristol University, UK, and holds a patent in the area of mobile analytics.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2428/digital-world-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap Digital World with Game Changers, Presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2428/digital-world-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap The buzz: Is faster ‘smarter”? You don’t need to be a statistician to access sophisticated analytics online and run them incredibly fast. But despite the powerful tools available to all companies, many organizations still spend too much time gathering data and too little analyzing and interpreting it. Will disseminating the tools to all company levels enable superior decisions? Is data quality still a challenge? Are your board’s requests for analytics giving them too many choices that slow them down? The experts speak. Derek Loranca, Aetna: “Any time scientists disagree, it's because we have insufficient data. Then we can agree on what kind of data to get; we get the data; and the data solves the problem…" (Neil deGrasse Tyson). Gil Gomez, IBM: “Your data is talking. Are you listening?” Timo Elliott, SAP: “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted” (William Bruce Cameron). Join us for Does Simplifying Access to Data Make Us Smarter? VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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