For me, this will be a SAS Global Forum of many "firsts". My first Closing Session. My first time attending as a staffer outside of SAS R&D (well, except for the chilly SUGI 21 in Chicago). And my first chance to host the SAS Tech Talk sessions, which will be live-streamed from the Support and Demo Area at the conference!
Actually, it's a first for everybody, since we've never live-streamed this type of content from the conference. It was a bit of a late addition to my conference schedule, but I am very excited about it.
Each SAS Tech Talk will feature conversations with R&D staffers who are involved in creating the hot new tech from SAS. Each guest will show off their work in a demo, and then you can be part of the show as well, by submitting your questions and comments via the Livestream site.
I think we've secured a great lineup for the two shows. Trying to plan when to tune in? Here's the schedule as it stands right now:
Monday 5pm EDT
High-Performance Data Mining
Jared Dean, Director of SAS Enterprise Miner R&D
Text Analytics and Sentiment Analysis: Case study of AllAnalytics.com
Jim Cox, Senior Manager of SAS Text Miner R&D
SAS/ACCESS to Hadoop
Howard Plemmons, Director of SAS/ACCESS R&D
Tuesday 5pm EDT
SAS Visual Analytics Explorer
Nascif Abousalh-Neto, Manager of SAS BI Visualization R&D
SAS iPad apps – Visual Analytics and more
Scott McQuiggan, Manager of SAS BI Mobile R&D
"From the labs", Microsoft Surface and Kinect show-and-tell
Mike Barnhart, Senior Developer, BI Clients R&D
If you can, tune in LIVE and interact with us! Don't miss it! But if you do miss it, don't worry. The shows will be recorded and available on demand.