Alastair Pearson BIO
I have been with PwC for over 19 years, based in the UK for 6 years, the remainder in Australia. In the UK, I started as a graduate in the audit business, but quickly discovered my passion for the world of data and analytics - moving into data analytics and modelling teams. In 2001, I joined the Sydney Office and started the Business Modelling team focussed on delivering complex spreadsheet and data modelling to support our clients in making critical decisions. I made Partner leading this team in 2006.
Since 2011, I have led nationally the newly formed Insight Analytics team in our Consulting practice, consisting over over 50 analytics specialists focussed on using data led insight to drive value for our clients. I have a personal focus on the Government sector and work with many of NSW's central agencies, leading teams of analysts to use descriptive or predictive analytics to develop insight to support transformational projects. I work widely with other competency teams across PwC and have a broad network of both clients and fellow professionals. Analytics is one of PwC's strategic growth plays, giving focus and significant support for our ongoing growth in Australasia and across AsiaPac.
On a personal note, I am married to Karen, with three children. We live in Artarmon, Sydney.
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Annie Tjetjep BIO
After graduating with Undergraduate and Master degrees in Mathematical Science (Thesis in Financial Statistics). I began my non-academic career at SAS in 2005. Not having had any “real-life” experience the time I spent in my first role as a Technical Support Consultant and as one of the primary SAS training resources helped me understand many of the core issues customers came across when trying to apply analytics in the field – data incompleteness, dirty data, usability, practical functionality, program optimisation to name a few. Wishing to develop my business knowledge and leverage my customer-centric nature, I took a role in Professional Services Consulting. This experience was very rewarding, giving me insight into the “warts and all” skills that it takes to actually apply analytics – data restrictions, model accuracy versus explainability, inter-departmental politics etc.
I subsequently started my tenure at SAS initially in pre-sales, using my practical skills developed over the years to advise and continuously learn from customer and peers in industry, government and academia. After a series of progressions, I moved into the Business Solution Manager position. I am responsible for local product management and leading the virtual analytics team across pre-sales, consulting and technical support which is comprised of approximately 20 people. Within this role I work extensively in both implementing and managing analytics project across a variety of industries and fields.
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