Judgment calls & wake up calls

What's almost as good as being in sunny Orlando to hear your favorite business leaders speak in person? Watching them from the comfort of your own office chair, of course, but with the ability to still ask questions and participate in live polls, as if you were on site. You are […]

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Analytics are everywhere

We had the third episode of the SAS Power Series in New York last night. The event was very well attended—including a few meeting crashers who apparently had nothing to do with analytics, but fortunately they left early.  Jim Davis, the CMO of SAS, started the evening with a definition […]

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Is Silicon Valley becoming more analytical?

The SAS Power Series Tour had its most recent stop in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose. This gave me another chance to test my hypothesis that firms in the Valley are not big users of analytics. My theory goes that high-tech firms are much more focused on creating […]

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The power of analytical catalysts

Recently, I was able to spend a morning with a group of analytics executives at the SAS Power Series in Chicago. I enjoyed it a lot because instead of pontificating about analytics to them, I got to hear about their challenges and approaches in a workshop format.  There were a […]

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Same stuff, different year

Contributed by Amy Prince, SAS Marketing Operations Same stuff, different year is what comes to mind following our first Power Series session in Minneapolis earlier this month. What’s different this year? The SAS Power Series is a NEW, highly interactive, dynamic few hours designed to address some of the biggest […]

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How to make an impact with analytics

Contributed by Bob Messier, Senior Director of Business Analytics, SAS Last week I participated in the SAS Power Series event in Minneapolis. It included about 23-30 folks representing a broad range of industries. Analytics was the central topic of the event. What is analytics? How do you get your organization […]

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Ears to the ground on analytics

In the world of technology, 2011 is unremarkable in some ways. As with every year, there are hot trends – hype, buzzwords and “must-have” technologies. Some might even assign analytics to the trending category this year. 2011 marks the 35th anniversary of the founding of SAS. For the past 35 […]

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