What are the hallmarks of leadership? I have often asked myself this throughout my career journey as a technology leader. I place a high value on empathy, collaboration, passion and curiosity. In the health care industry that we all rely on, transformational leadership is a must. Few things about our
In 2022, the world adjusted to and worked to recover from a global pandemic and international conflict that displaced millions of families. Energy costs increased sharply and supply chain issues and other disruptions persisted. This contributed to the highest global inflation rate in decades, prompting a domino effect across economies.
Building on a previous post on how the seqmc action can be used to mine frequent sequences, SAS' Amod Ankulkar explores an alternative algorithm.
Welcome back to my SAS Users blog series CAS Action! - a series on fundamentals. If you'd like to start by learning more about the distributed CAS server and CAS actions, please see CAS Actions and Action Sets - a brief intro. Otherwise, let's learn how to generate frequency distributions for one
From the discovery of LED lighting to the rise of robotics and 3D printing, technology continues to transform the manufacturing industry. Yesterday, it was the assembly line. Today, it’s digital twins. In particular, technology developments in the data and analytics space were discussed at a recent MFG Day held at SAS
This August 2011 post announced Beverly Brown's successful weight loss using a calorie-counting app – and provided a personal way to illustrate what SAS does with data. Eleven years later, here’s an update from Beverly on her journey to living her best life through better nutrition.
For Christmas 2021, I wrote an article about palettes of Christmas colors, chiefly shades of red, green, silver, and gold. One of my readers joked that she would like to use my custom palette to design her own Christmas wrapping paper! I remembered her jest when I saw some artwork
From sparking innovation to reducing operational inefficiencies, top organizational priorities in the modern era depend on one thing: data. Because of its ability to uncover blind spots and power decision-making, data helps organizations identify growth areas and progress toward their strategic goals. The catch? Turning raw numbers into useful, valuable
At SAS, where you start doesn’t have to be where you end, and opportunity for internal mobility abounds. Perhaps no one can attest to this more than Tom La! Meet Tom Tom has reinvented his career time and time again, touching nearly every part of the customer and product lifecycle
If you're a marketer, you've likely heard the words "customer experience" tossed about for years. All the buzz is for a good reason: Positive customer experience (CX) increases profitability and improves employee engagement. But amid the spotlight on CX, many marketers are missing a key strategic element necessary to make
Welcome back to my SAS Users blog series CAS Action! - a series on fundamentals. If you'd like to start by learning more about the distributed CAS server and CAS actions, please see CAS Actions and Action Sets - a brief intro. Otherwise, let's learn how to rename columns in CAS tables.
As today’s analytics landscape evolves with impressive velocity, organizations are hungry for solutions to eliminate barriers to moving to the cloud. While the arguments for digital transformation are clear, many organizations hesitate to take the final step and migrate their businesses. It’s not hard to find supporting evidence on the
What barriers do some communities face in getting the facts about cancer and the treatment they deserve? The CEO Roundtable on Cancer opened up about them at a November conference at SAS. For 21 years, the CEO Roundtable on Cancer has been gathering to discuss advancements in cancer. Their 40-member organization, along with
The ultimate objective of a churn model is preventing churn by making a retention offer. To determine reasonable values for profit and loss information, consider the outcomes and the actions that you would take given knowledge of these outcomes. For example, the marketing department of a telecommunications company wants to offer a discount to people who are no longer on a fixed-term contract. To prevent churn, the company is willing to make an offer in exchange for a one-year contract extension.
A probabilistic card trick is a trick that succeeds with high probability and does not require any skill from the person performing the trick. I have seen a certain trick mentioned several times on social media. I call it "ladders" or the "ladders game" because it reminds me of the
Whether you’re looking for technical or business opportunities, a strong resume will help you stand out from the crowd and make a good first impression. But resume creation is an art, not a science, and starting from scratch can feel daunting. Never fear – our Talent Acquisition Specialist, Christie Eades,
W poprzednim artykule wspominałem, że niezbędnym elementem koncepcji hiper-personalizacji komunikacji z klientami jest analityka. Gdy umiemy już zbierać i identyfikować kluczowe wydarzenia w życiu klienta, a także mamy gotowe repozytorium reakcji na te sygnały, potrzebujemy mechanizmu, który podejmie decyzję komu, kiedy i jaką ofertę zakomunikować, w jaki sposób i w
A SAS programmer was trying to simulate poker hands. He was having difficulty because the sampling scheme for simulating card games requires that you sample without replacement for each hand. In statistics, this is called "simple random sampling." If done properly, it is straightforward to simulate poker hands in SAS.
Change is one of the few constants in our fast-moving world. Organisations must respond rapidly and effectively to changes in their environment, including among their customers. Being able to address new problems and issues, especially at speed, means that innovation is now essential for companies to survive and thrive. However,
The advantage of using SAS PROC KPCA is that you can preprocess your data so that you can classify groups with nonlinear classification boundaries.
Jason Colón was hoping to work on a data for good project – any data for good project, really – offered through SAS’ analytic volunteer program. He had no idea the one he would be asked to do would hit so close to home for him. The organization – which
I’ve spent the last three months traveling and speaking to business leaders worldwide about trustworthy AI and responsible innovation. On the nights I laid awake in unfamiliar hotel rooms, wishing my body clock would adjust faster than it was, I found joy in watching local television in local languages. While
Recently, I needed to know "how much" of a piecewise linear curve is below the X axis. The coordinates of the curve were given as a set of ordered pairs (x1,y1), (x2,y2), ..., (xn, yn). The question is vague, so the first step is to define the question better. Should
As the new generations start to sweep into the workplace, we decided to take a peek into what Gen-Z looks for in their career. This post features two SAS employees from different generations. Our more senior employee, Savera Tanwir, asks questions of our Gen-Z mentor, Yutika Aggarwal, to take a
Imagine trying to dig a useful bit of information out of 50,000 lines of a chat log? Now, imagine if that needle in the haystack was the difference in a criminal being arrested or staying at-large? Thousands of lines of confusing and unreadable chat text are more and more frequently
From rising operating costs to wage inflation, business leaders are facing challenges on an unprecedented scale. For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular, this is driving the need for more in-depth data gathering, understanding and insight generation to inform smarter decision making and identify cost-saving opportunities. Some might remember
The role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) is interesting. It’s a relatively new role—and there is also relatively little consensus about the job description. In some organisations, the COO is the de facto deputy CEO. They have their fingers in most pies, from operational to strategic initiatives. In others, the
If you read this previous blog about types of salt (sodium chloride), you might recall that I mentioned salt is an essential nutrient. The body uses salt to maintain fluid levels and support muscle and nerve function. Sodium is critical for heart, liver and kidney function. Chloride, the other part