Vice President, Advanced Analytics, Wyndham Destination Networks
Kelly McGuire, PhD, is senior vice president, revenue management and direct marketing for MGM Resorts International, where she is responsible for driving profitable room revenue for MGM Resorts International’s Las Vegas resorts. Prior to this role, she was executive director, hospitality and travel global practice for SAS's Hospitality and Travel Global practice. While at SAS, she also worked with the joint IDeaS and SAS product management team, gathering requirements for ancillary revenue management solutions. Kelly was also responsible for defining requirements and creating the market strategy for SAS Revenue Management and Price Optimization Analytics, which is the analytics engine for IDeaS G3 RMS. Before joining SAS, Kelly consulted with Harrah's Entertainment to develop restaurant revenue management strategies for the casinos in their major markets. She also worked for RMS (Restaurant Revenue Management Solutions) on restaurant menu-item pricing, and designed a prototype function space revenue management system for the Westin in Singapore.
Kelly has an MMH and a PhD in Revenue Management from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, where she studied with renowned revenue management researcher, Dr. Sherri Kimes. Her work has been published in both academic journals and industry publications. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and is co-author of the SAS blog "The Analytic Hospitality Executive".
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- Geert Molenberghs, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics, Center for Statistics, Limburgs Universitair Centru, Belgium
- Russell D. Wolfinger, Ph.D. is Director of Scientific Discovery and Genomics at SAS Institute, where he has worked since 1989
- Heath Rushing, Principal Consultant and co-founder of Adsurgo, LLC, an analytics consulting company that specializes in commercial and government training.
- Gert Laursen is head of customer intelligence at Maersk Line, the largest containerized shipping company in the world.