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Ramon Ray

Editor and Founder of Smart Hustle Magazine, Founder of Black Education Fund, Producer of Survive and Thrive Growth Summit, Ramon Ray is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He’s also the founder and producer of Smart Hustle Media, he’s started four companies and sold two. Ramon has authored four books and his latest book is “Celebrity CEO – How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive By Building a Strong Personal Brand.”

He has been invited as an expert witness to the United States Congress, invited by the Office of the President of the United States to speak at the White House on personal branding. He’s interviewed President Obama in the President’s first live Google Hangout and was part of the US Delegation to India, led by Ivanka Trump for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

Ramon is not just an ivory tower geek, but as a former technology consultant, he has hands-on experience in a variety of technologies including social media, mobile computing, computer networks, online software, and more. His expertise is in technology, marketing, sales, business startup, and growth and his favorite is personal branding.

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The upcoming episode

July 28th at 10:00 AM EDT

Delivering Winning Customer Experiences with Augmented Analytics

Organizations need to put their customers first. To make the right decisions that move your business forward, business users increasingly look to insights from across the enterprise. Join us as we speak with experts on what it takes to truly understand your customers, the data surrounding your customer experience, and how to take advantage of this information to deliver winning customer experiences. In this episode, we’ll discuss how to:

    Gain a holistic view of your customer with unified data and analytics
    Accelerate your insights to action with the power of augmented analytics
    Anticipate your customer needs and predict future trends to increase your marketing ROI
    Leverage 3rd party data to gain more information about your customer behavior

This episode's guests

Neda Tabatabaie

Vice President, Business Analytics & Technology | San Jose Sharks

In her fifth season with the Sharks, she is responsible for devising, developing, implementing, and guiding the overall business strategy initiatives for the organization through the use of data and analytics. Tabatabaie came to the Sharks with more than a decade’s worth of experience in the professional sports industry, including serving as Vice President, Best Practices at KORE Software and Director, Business Intelligence and Digital at Maple Leaf Sports, and Entertainment (MLSE). Tabatabaie earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. She serves on the boards of Sharks Foundation and Women in Sports Technology (WiST).

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Iver van de Zand

Vice President Product & Solution Management – Planning & Analytics | SAP
Iver lives and dies with a passion for analytics, interactive analyses, and visualization techniques; always striving to help customers get better performance insights. Iver van de Zand leads SAP Product & Solution Management for Planning & Analytics and as such is instrumental in driving SAP Analytics product directions and go-to-market.

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Mohamed Abdel Hadi

Vice President Product Management & Strategy SAP Data Warehouse | SAP

A pioneer in the Data & Analytics industry, Mo has been with SAP for over 12 years in different management positions with a focus on Analytics and Data throughout his entire career. He provides a strong technical, market, and customer-oriented vision for new products and technology-driven development projects. As a leader of a global organization, his focus is to deliver best-in-class Analytics & Data Warehouse products to customers and strengthen SAP’s position in the converging markets for data & analytics.

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