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​Spotlight on analytics as SAS conference hits Wellington

​Spotlight on analytics as SAS conference hits Wellington

Business analytics software firm SAS is holding its annual SAS Users of New Zealand (SUNZ) conference in Wellington next month.

Business analytics software firm SAS is holding its annual SAS Users of New Zealand (SUNZ) conference in Wellington next month, marking 35 years of industry insight.

Set for Tuesday, 9 February 2016 at Wellington’s Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the day long event will delve deep into the art of data, based around the theme of changing the perception of analytics.

Offering a range of technical and business sessions, the conference features speakers from New Zealand Rugby, #NZLEAD, BNZ, ANZ, Kiwibank, TEC, Massey University, University of Queensland.

In addition, CIO New Zealand and Computerworld New Zealand will present The Purposeful Data Play: How to Extract Meaning for Business - a keynote panel featuring David Habershon, CIO, MSD, Carmen Casagranda, CIO, Cigna, Claire Govier, Head of Transformation, Strategy and Architecture, Kiwibank and David Bowie, Managing Director, SAS.

Geoff Beynon of SAS NZ
Geoff Beynon of SAS NZ


“Speakers to the theme of this year’s conference, ‘How to change perceptions with analytics’, will deliver real life, best practice examples of how analytics can unlock the full value of data assets in business and the public sector,” says Geoff Beynon, General Manager, SAS New Zealand.

David Habershon
David Habershon
Carmen Casagranda of Cigna NZ
Carmen Casagranda of Cigna NZ
Claire Govier of Kiwibank
Claire Govier of Kiwibank
SAS ANZ managing director, David Bowie.
SAS ANZ managing director, David Bowie.


“So far the event has received unprecedented interest from speakers and sponsors.

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“We are finalising a very impressive and diverse agenda, and I’m confident this event will once again sell out.”

Firmly established as a key event in New Zealand’s business technology calendar, Beynon says the conference attracts attendees from both the public and private sectors to facilitate the knowledge sharing and networking of SAS users, business executives, analysts and data experts from New Zealand and across the region.

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