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Big Data Innovation Summit


  • Topic:
    The world of payments and business intelligence – a peek into the future
  • Date:
    April 18-19, 2012
  • Event host:
  • Venue:
    Park Plaza Victoria, London, United Kingdom
  • Speakers:
    Kamran Ashraf-VP, Head of Analytics & Information Services, Visa Europe
    Sankar Narayanan-VP, Global Consulting
  • Session Summary:

    Business is moving toward simplification and digitisation with a growing acceptance within the payment space for online, mobile and tablets as the new mandate in connectivity channels. Big Data, technology and science are converging to create unprecedented opportunities for companies to enhance every business process through data-driven decisioning.

    We will review in this session, key demand side factors which are likely to drive competitive advantage, based on real examples and experience in helping organisations set up "centres of excellence" focusing on talent, rapid and nimble mobilisation, and how to truly change your game.

     


Speakers

  • Kamran Ashraf

    VP, Head of Analytics & Information Services, Visa Europe

    Kamran is a cards, retail and commercial payments practitioner, having worked for 16 years across regulatory, finance, marketing, consulting and analytics divisions, leading 100+ projects to top European banks and retailers including RBSG, Yapi Kredi, Carta Si, DKB, Hilton and Lufthansa Miles&More.

    He is leading the function delivering market-leading analytics and insight covering the spectrum of data-analysis-intelligence across 36 European markets.

  • Sankar Narayanan

    VP, Global Consulting

    12+ years of analytics/consulting experience helping 85+ organisations define, design and implement analytics road maps enabling fact based decision making. Multi market experience in designing and executing a range of visual story telling and advanced analytics to improve loyalty, increase marketing ROI, and reduce operational inefficiencies. Previously with SunGard and Sallie Mae Corp. in business analysis & product development.