Data is the new soil; get your hands dirty

When was the last time an informational graph or chart caught your eye? I mean, really caught your eye in a way that made you want to emblazon it on a greeting card or frame it for your office? What’s that…never? Me neither, until I had the opportunity to see […]

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Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn

When you attend SAS® Global Forum - a conference where you’re surrounded by data scientists, programmers and those who grew up as the smartest people in the room – you expect to hear talk about big data and advanced analytics. What you don’t expect to hear are compelling messages about […]

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Highlights from SAS Global Forum: Technology Connection

Editor's Note: In addition to the summary included in this blog, you can view videos of the following product demonstrations from the Technology Connection at SAS Global Forum 2016 by clicking on the links below: SAS® Cloud Analytics SAS® Visual Analytics SAS® Customer Intelligence 360 SAS® Visual Investigator SAS® Environment […]

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Highlights from SAS Global Forum: Opening Session

Impressive innovations and exciting announcements took center stage (literally) at Opening Session of SAS Global Forum 2016. Near the end of the session, SAS CEO Jim Goodnight shared news about SAS’ new architecture that had everyone abuzz. SAS® Viya™ - There’s a new headliner in Vegas “We are unveiling a […]

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Highlights from SAS Global Forum: Cybersecurity, analytic failure and getting arrested

Editor's Note: There are hundreds of breakout sessions happening at SAS Global Forum in both the Users and Executive programs. Since we couldn’t just pick one to highlight, we decided to put together a SAS Global Forum day 2 session roundup, highlighting some of our very favorites! Don’t overlook data management […]

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Highlights from SAS Global Forum: Fantasy football, the data science talent gap and data storytelling

Editor's Note: There are hundreds of breakout sessions happening at SAS Global Forum in both the Users and Executive programs. Since we couldn’t just pick one to highlight from opening day, we decided to put together a SAS Global Forum day 1 session roundup, highlighting some of our very favorites! The […]

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How to participate in SAS Global Forum 2016...even if you're not going

Is it just me, or does it feel a little bit like Christmas Eve? I think it's because SAS Global Forum 2016 is right around the corner, and for many SAS users, it's the most wonderful time of the year. If you're heading to Las Vegas, get ready for three days of learning from SAS peers, […]

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Places to visit while in Las Vegas for SAS Global Forum 2016

People sometimes ask me, “What is there to do when I’m in town for SAS Global Forum when I’m NOT attending the conference? After getting over the shock of finding these people in my house, emptying out my fridge, I realize they are simply offering me positive reinforcement based on […]

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Expert tips for returning attendees to SAS Global Forum 2016

In my last post, Expert tips for first-time attendees of SAS Global Forum 2016, I asked members of the SAS Global Users Group Executive Board what advice they had for users attending SAS Global Forum for the first time. In this post, they share tips for returning attendees. Each year, […]

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Ten things that excite me about SAS Global Forum 2016

It’s hard to believe, but SAS Global Forum 2016 is less than two months away. As chair of this year’s conference, I’ve been preparing for the event for nearly two years. Now, it’s right around the corner! Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time reading and contributing to the […]

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