In Texas at SAS Global Forum = Big conference + Big Education presence

Everything’s bigger in Texas and that definitely held true at SAS Global Forum 2015. The conference was bigger and busier than ever, especially for the education industry. There were so many amazing presentations and announcements, that you may have missed a few -- here are the highlights. We had a several customer presentations on SAS Visual […]

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Early adopter bets on Hadoop maturity — and wins

Was it really just three years ago that an IT leader needed nerves of steel to commit to a business-critical application that used Hadoop? As Epsilon's VP of Products Bob Zurek can tell you: It was. While the open source big data framework was considered a huge gamble for digital marketing agency Epsilon […]

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May the 4th be with you (2015 edition)!

I'm a huge Star Wars fan. I got chills when I saw the trailer for The Force Awakens!  Last year for SAS Global Forum, I wrote a paper called Star Wars and the Art of Data Science.  I explored the scripts from the original Star Wars trilogy (A New Hope, […]

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How to be a part of the data-for-good movement

It’s an incredibly exciting time for data science. Just ask Jake Porway, former New York Times Data Scientist and now CEO of DataKind, who opened his April 28 SAS Global Forum keynote by asking busy conference goers to pause and reflect on the revolutionary times we are living in. “Cell phones […]

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Use the right model to analyze library use

When it comes to library amenities, it’s tough to top those at North Carolina State University. The historic D. H. Hill Library on North Carolina State University’s campus boasts an ice cream shop that whips up sundaes and milkshakes with NC State’s own ice cream. But when the new James […]

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Recaps and videos available from SAS Global Forum

This post has been temporarily removed, but you can watch videos and read recaps from the recent SAS Global Forum and SAS Global Forum Executive Conference, including this favorite: tags: analytics, SAS Global Forum, SAS Global Forum Executive Conference

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Data visualization before and after

A colleague and I were looking for a good example of how analysts used to use graphics to report data, a data visualization before and after, so to speak. We needed a good "before" screenshot for a “before and after” comparison for our SAS Global Forum 2015 paper, Visualizing Clinical Trial Data. […]

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There's a lot of ENERGY around SAS Global Forum

I'm not just talking about all the energy put in planning, scheduling, and supporting this great event, which is in Dallas, TX next week, April 26-29. I'm talking about all the presentations about using analytics in energy related industries, particularly in Utilities and in Oil and Gas. There is a […]

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Data science doing good

We’re living in revolutionary times. Nearly every interaction that occurs between our world and each other now occurs with a digital interface like a laptop, a cellphone or a FitBit. This digitization represents a paradigm shift in the way we’re instrumenting our world and the new bottom-up, democratized manner in […]

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Are you using downstream data to improve forecast accuracy?

Downstream data have been electronically available on a weekly basis since the late 1980s. But most companies have been slow to adopt downstream data for planning and forecasting purposes. Let's look at why that is. Downstream data is data that originates downstream on the demand side of the value chain. Examples […]

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