Wayne Thompson

Manager of Data Science Technologies
What Does a Data Scientist Look Like?
Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 10:25 am - 11:10 am

Wayne Thompson is a globally renowned presenter, teacher, practitioner and innovator in the fields of data mining and machine learning. He has worked alongside the world’s biggest and most challenging organizations to help them harness analytics to build high performing organizations. Over the course of his 20-year tenure at SAS he has been credited with bringing to market landmark SAS analytics technologies (SAS Text Miner, SAS Credit Scoring for Enterprise Miner, SAS Model Manager, SAS Rapid Predictive Modeler, SAS Scoring Accelerator for Teradata, SAS High Performance Analytics (Data Mining) SAS Analytics Accelerator for Teradata, SAS Visual Statistics). Current focus initiatives include easy to use self-service data mining tools for business analysts, outlier detection and description, entity analytics, recommendation engines with a heavy focus on SAS highly interactive in-memory analytics optimized for Hadoop.