Tim Fairchild

Director, Global Energy Practice

Tim is the Director of the SAS Global Energy Practice, a team of domain experts in the Oil & Gas and Utilities industries. In this role he is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Practice and defining the industry portfolio and messaging for SAS in the Energy industry. His team works closely with global customers, alliance partners, and SAS Research & Development to ensure that SAS Energy solutions meet the needs of the market.

Tim represents SAS on the Board of Directors of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster which works to expand the Research Triangle region’s potential in smart grid, advanced transportation, water technologies, renewable energy and energy efficiency by bringing together the collective power of industry, government and academia. Prior to joining SAS, Tim spent over 20 years in the technology industry at IBM, Compaq, Hughes Simulation Systems, and Texas Instruments.


October 25, 2018

8:00  -  9:15

Grand Cypress Ballroom DEF

General Session: Using Machine Learning and Analytics to Reduce Wait Times at Disney Theme Parks

Businesses around the globe are using machine learning and analytics to optimize the use of resources and to increase revenue. TouringPlans.com uses machine learning and analytics to help families solve a tale as old as time, long lines at theme parks. Stochastic Gradient Boosting Models (Treenet) forecast the wait times at Disney attractions one year … Continued

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