What’s new for SAS Global Forum 2016

Hello, I’m Jennifer Waller, your SAS Global Forum 2016 conference chair. This is the first of several blogs I’ll be writing to help keep you informed about the conference and ways you can get involved. Because of my background in education, I’m especially excited about a new initiative at this […]

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SAS administration and architecture—highlights from SAS Global Forum 2015

I was privileged with the opportunity to present a couple of papers at SAS Global Forum 2015 in Dallas, Texas this year.  While there, I was also excited to attend presentations with new and inventive approaches for working with the administration and architecture of SAS solutions. This is a collection […]

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Can tweets reveal the mood of the #Ebola outbreak?

Less than a year ago, the country’s attention was on Dallas after the first Ebola patient died. Not only is that where this project begins, but also where it was presented at SAS Global Forum in Dallas. Sharat Dwibhasi and his classmates Dheerj Jami and Shivkanth Lanka from Oklahoma State […]

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SAS Global Forum 2015 – a glimpse into upcoming SAS releases

Hadoop, in-memory analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, data visualization— topics that are dominating the analytics airwaves. SAS is innovating in all these areas, rapidly developing new products and functionality to meet the needs of today’s analytic environment. During this year’s Technology Connection session, SAS Global Forum 2015 […]

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New changes for SAS users group leaders

SAS Global Forum provides a perfect opportunity for SAS users group leaders from across the country to meet in-person to share best practices and new ideas. This year’s SAS users group leaders link-up event was led by Melissa Perez – the new users group programs manager at SAS. She talked […]

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“Think and Do” approach to educating big data students

One of the big topics at SAS Global Forum 2015 is the analytics skills gap. Tonya Etchison Balan of the Poole College of Management at NC State University presented a case study approach for teaching analytical skills. The motto at NC State is “Think and Do.” What that means is […]

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The future of analytics

Before kicking off SAS Global Forum in Dallas, SAS held an academic summit to recognize faculty and students who are making a difference in analytics. They also shined a light on 15 student ambassadors whose papers were selected for their innovative approach to solving problems using SAS. Inside SAS Global […]

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Ode to a SAS Global Forum attendee

SAS Global Forum has just begun. Attendees are excited to see everything and everyone. A team of volunteers works hard with one goal in mind. To make sure it’s perfect to have you return time over time. There are definitely quite a few changes and I know for some past […]

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SAS Global Forum is live in 3, 2, 1…

There’s a common aphorism that everything is bigger in Texas. So when SAS decided to host SAS Global Forum and SAS Global Forum Executive Conference in Dallas - it had to go big. Both conferences will kick off Sunday evening with a Texas-sized crowd of more than 4,500 attendees. But […]

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SAS Global Forum 2015: What's inside The Quad?

Every college and university seems to have its own unique version of “The Quad”, where folks mingle and serious (and more often less serious!) happenings are staged. At SAS Global Forum, The Quad is the former SAS Support and Demo area, freshened up with today’s casual atmosphere, more interactive spaces […]

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