Brooke Fortson
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Hi, I’m Brooke Fortson. I’m a wife, mother and marketing guru who runs on coffee, Skittles and laughter. I graduated from NC State University in 2003 with a B.S. in Business Management and a concentration in Marketing. Before coming to SAS, I worked for a gourmet candy company, a newspaper publisher and a real estate boutique. I am now a marketing specialist in SAS’ Education Division, promoting training courses that increase the skill level and productivity of SAS and JMP users. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to do what I love best, every day: communicate great ideas in fresh, unexpected ways. My favorite color is green, my best dance move is the Sprinkler and my happy song is “Boogie Shoes” by K.C. and the Sunshine Band. That’s my story.

Recent Posts

Going for gold using analytics

How do analytics and Olympic training go together? Olympic gold medalist, Greg Searle, explained how analytics has changed his approach to training in our one-on-one ... Read More

Analytics 2013: Making better business decisions with big data

I had the opportunity to chat with Andy Diggelmann from SAS who explained how high performance analytics allows companies to innovate faster. He also talked ... Read More

Analytics 2013: How customers benefit from partnerships

We have a lot of global partners here at SAS and I had the chance to interview several of them at Analytics 2013 in London. ... Read More

Analytics 2013: How not to do data visualization

Analytics 2013 kicked off today in London and I had the opportunity to chat with economist and journalist, Tim Harford, right after his presentation on ... Read More

Analyzing Super Bowl tweets with SAS

Imagine millions of people tweeting about an event as big as the Super Bowl. How do you make sense of all that data without spending ... Read More

The benefits of operationalizing analytics

I recently interviewed SAS project manager, Jonathan Wexler, who will be speaking at Analytics 2013 in London on June 19. His topic will be operationalizing ... Read More

SAS Visual Analytics 6.2 takes center stage at London conference

Whether you’re looking to network or check out the latest in analytics, conference chair, Myles Hannon, explains what you can expect at Analytics 2013 in ... Read More

Big data and Big Ben are part of Analytics 2013

We are a month out from Analytics 2013 in London! I am already getting excited about the trip and am starting my list of what ... Read More

What's new in SAS Customer Intelligence 6?

SAS announced the launch of SAS Customer Intelligence 6 today at SAS Global Forum. The new release gives a new look and updated functionality to ... Read More

Inside Analytics 2012 - human capital analytics

Analytics 2012 is in full swing! I had the opportunity to interview Analytics 2012 presenter Gene Pease from Capital Analytics about the importance of human ... Read More