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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 Partner in the IBM Global Business Services. He currently leads the SAP Business Analytics practice for the distribution sector which includes the life sciences, consumer products, travel, transportation and retail industries. He brings over 20 years of business, industry and SAP experience to the role. Gil has expertise in all aspects of SAP Business Analytics including advanced analytics, in memory analytics (SAP HANA), big data, data warehousing, information architecture, data governance, enterprise performance management, data visualization. He has earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as well as a BBA in Finance from the Universit
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Timo Elliott

Timo Elliott is a senior director and global innovation evangelist for SAP. He has presented to IT and business audiences in over 40 countries around the world, explaining the business impacts of new technology, and sharing the lessons learned from leading-edge deployments. He blogs on Forbes, ZDNet, and his site at timoelliott.com, tracking innovation in business analytics and Big Data. Timo joined SAP through the acquisition of BusinessObjects, where he was the eighth employee, 23 years ago.
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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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