Data scientist career advice from dear old dad

As we approach Father's Day 2015, I recall that many years ago when I was in high school and college my dad had lots of ideas about what I should do with my life. Many of these career ideas were influenced by whatever recent magazine article he had read. Among his [...]

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Education leaders need data visualization too

Did you know that the education industry is heavily embracing data visualization to run their business? Just like any other industry, leaders in education need to understand their customers (i.e. students). They need to understand how the students are doing, how they're progressing and if intervention is needed to ensure [...]

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The pros and cons of innovation labs

How is it that some companies can come up with a big idea and implement that idea successfully in the market, while others never get past the idea phase? "In the case of innovation," says Jill Dyché, VP of SAS Best Practices, "big ideas aren't enough." It's also not enough [...]

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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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