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Your next
smart move in
data intelligence?

Thursday 10.03.2022 | 15:45
Greenhouse BXL, Diegem

Be sure to subscribe on time. Seats are very limited!

The next smart
move of your
data intelligence?

Thursday 10.03.2022 | 15:45
Greenhouse BXL, Diegem

Be sure to subscribe on time. Seats are very limited!

More and more companies are moving their business applications to the cloud. Usually, they start by migrating their operational and transactional platforms, such as their ERP and CRM systems.

But why stop there? Why not also move the core of your business insights – your data platform – to the cloud? This will give an extra performance and flexibility boost to your analytics teams.

In business, as in chess, thinking ahead is absolutely critical to success. That is why SAS, Microsoft and LACO, as undisputed masters in this game of data platform cloudification, invite you to this joint event.

At this exclusive event our experts will help you consider the next logical step in your cloud journey as well as the next smart move in your data intelligence strategy. In short: they will help you stay ahead by thinking ahead!

Boost your strategy

Learn how to move your data intelligence strategy forward in the best possible way. Let our experts elevate you to the next level in cloudification.

Let SAS cloud customers inspire you

Nothing beats a real-life testimonial to fuel inspiration. That’s why Federale Verzekering-Assurance and Vanquis Bank share their best practices with you.

Meet the Master: Roberto Martinez

It’s not every day you get to hear the Red Devil’s coach talk about his craft, let alone answer your own personal questions to him. This is that special day!

Discover a unique partnership

Together Microsoft, SAS and LACO provide you with a powerful Golden Triangle: everything you need to successfully move your data platform to the cloud.

Live interaction

A small select audience offers plenty of room and opportunity to ask questions and interact directly with all the speakers.

Highly exclusive

We deliberately limit the number of participants for this invitation-only event. So make sure you register in time!

Speakers

Didier Ongena

Managing Director Belux/Switzerland, Microsoft

Remco den Heijer

Managing Director, SAS BeNeLux

Carl Tilkin-Franssens

Managing Director, LACO

Samuel De Klerck

Practice Lead, LACO

Joris Aeles

Azure Business Group Lead, Microsoft BeLux

Mathias Coopmans

EMEA Presales Manager Architecture & Cloud, SAS BeLux

Andrew Williams

SAS Administrator, Vanquis Bank

Ariane Berckmoes

CTO & Member of Executive Committee, Federale Verzekering-Assurance

Roberto Martinez

Manager Belgian National Football Team

Program

15:45

Registration & Welcome Drink

16:15

Welcome Word

Meet the Golden Triangle of Data Cloudification

Find out why Microsoft, SAS and LACO have built a unique partnership. And why the time is right to organise this highly exclusive event.

  • Didier Ongena, Managing Director, Microsoft Belux/Switzerland
  • Remco den Heijer, Managing Director, SAS BeNeLux
  • Carl Tilkin-Franssens, Managing Director, LACO

16:30

Joint Presentation | LACO, SAS, Microsoft

Cloudification: Time to Step Up Your Game?

In business, as in chess, you stay ahead by thinking ahead. That’s why both disciplines require high analytical abilities. To help you acquire and improve those critical abilities, you can rely on data analytics technology. Taking that strategic technology to the cloud could very well be the next smart move to consider, if you sincerely wish to stay ahead of this game.

Experts from LACO, SAS and Microsoft jointly explain why you should move your data platform to the cloud and how to go about it successfully.

  • Samuel De Klerck, Practice Lead, LACO
  • Joris Aeles, Azure Business Group Lead, Microsoft BeLux
  • Mathias Coopmans, EMEA Presales Manager Architecture & Cloud, SAS BeLux

17:30

Break

17:45

Customer Case | Vanquis Bank

All or Nothing: Journey to the Cloud

Vanquis Bank offers credit cards and advice, loans, and financial news to UK customers. Thanks to SAS Viya, Vanquis Bank is now benefiting from a hybrid approach. Integrated with Azure, the new SAS platform helps them reduce costs.

For the past two years, SAS Administrator Andrew Williams has been building out SAS in the Azure Cloud and facilitating the move from on-premise SAS to the Cloud. He will explain how Vanquis Bank started its cloud adoption, the iterations it has gone through, while also sharing some of the lessons learnt on that journey.

  • Andrew Williams, SAS Administrator, Vanquis Bank

18:00

Customer Case | Federale Verzekering-Assurance

Ambition to Reality: Cloudification in Practice

To enable the next steps in its strategy of becoming a more data-driven company, Federale Verzekering-Assurance made the decision to move its SAS-based Data & Analytics platform to the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Looking back on her organisation’s cloudification track, CTO Ariane Berckmoes sheds some light on the drivers behind this strategic decision, the key choices for the migration approach and the main benefits of the new platform and solutions in place.

  • Ariane Berckmoes, CTO & Member of Executive Committee, Federale Verzekering-Assurance

18:20

Q&A Session with Roberto Martinez

Ask the Coach!

In this fun, informal Q&A session, the renowned coach of the Belgian national football team will talk among others about leadership and the human (resources) aspects of guiding a team. His lessons and observations will be interspersed with anecdotes from his own work experience of up to 30 years. On top of that, you will get the unique and rare opportunity to put your own personal question to the Red Devils coach.

19:00

Closing Speech

19:05

Walking Dinner & Networking

Location

Greenhouse BXL
Berkenlaan 8A + 8B
1831 Diegem