There's a lot of ENERGY around SAS Global Forum



I'm not just talking about all the energy put in planning, scheduling, and supporting this great event, which is in Dallas, TX next week, April 26-29.



I'm talking about all the presentations about using analytics in energy related industries, particularly in Utilities and in Oil and Gas.

There is a lot to hear and see at SAS Global Forum, but for those in the energy industry, here are some highlights not to miss out on:


Monday, Apr 27, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM– C143 20 Minutes
3501 - Predicting Transformer Lifetime Using Survival Analysis and Modeling Risk Associated with Overloaded Transformers Using SAS® Enterprise Miner™ 12.1

Monday, Apr 27, 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM– C143 20 Minutes
3439 - An Innovative Method of Customer Clustering

Monday, Apr 27, 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM– C140 20 Minutes
3406 - Modeling to Improve the Customer Unit Target Selection for Inspections of Commercial Losses in the Brazilian Electric Sector: The case of CEMIG

Monday, Apr 27, 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM– C140  20 Minutes
3508 - Using Text from Repair Tickets of a Truck Manufacturing Company to Predict Factors that Contribute to Truck Downtime

Monday, Apr 27, 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM– C156 20 Minutes
SAS1681 - Using SAS/OR® to Optimize the Layout of Wind Farm Turbines

Monday, Apr 27, 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM– C144 50 Minutes
SAS1958 - Real-Time Risk Aggregation with SAS® High-Performance Risk and SAS® Event Stream Processing Engine

Monday, Apr 27, 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM– C156 20 Minutes
3218 - A Mathematical Model for Optimizing Product Mix and Customer Lifetime Value

Tuesday, Apr 28, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM– The Quad E-Poster Station 5  30 Minutes
3198 - Gross Margin Percent Prediction: Using the Power of SAS® Enterprise Miner™ 12.3 to Predict the Gross Margin Percent for a Steel Manufacturing Company

Tuesday, Apr 28, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM– Ballroom C4 20 Minutes
SAS1770 - Practical Applications of SAS® Simulation Studio

Tuesday, Apr 28, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM– The Quad E-Poster Station 8 30 Minutes
3401 - Assessing the Impact of Communication Channel on Behavior Changes in Energy Efficiency

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM– C156 20 Minutes
3405 - Prioritizing Feeders for Investments: Peformance Analysis Using Data Envelopment Analysis

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM– C148 50 Minutes
3354 - Applying Data-Driven Analytics to Relieve Suffering Associated with Natural Disasters

Tuesday, Apr 28, 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM– The Quad Super Demo Station 1 20 Minutes
SASSD4634 - An Introduction to SAS Energy Forecasting

Tuesday, Apr 28, 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM– C155 20 Minutes
SAS1865 - Drilling for Deepwater Data: A Forensic Analysis of the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Tuesday, Apr 28, 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM– C149 20 minutes
SAS1910 - Unconventional Data-driven Methodologies Forecast Performance in Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs

Wednesday, Apr 29, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM– Ballroom C2 50 Minutes
SAS1957 - Meter Data Analytics—Enabling Actionable Decisions to Derive Business Value from Smart Meter Data


About Author

David Pope

Technical Leader, Senior Manager US Energy

David leads the pre-sales technical team for SAS US Energy which solves business problems in the Oil & Gas and Utilities industries using advanced analytics. He is a lifetime learner who enjoys sharing information and helping others to grow their careers. He earned a BS in Industry Engineering and a Computer Programming Certificate from North Carolina State University. Furthermore, he has over 29 years of business experience working with SAS across R&D, IT, Sales and Marketing in the Americas and Europe. He is an expert in working with data and producing insights through the use of analytics. David has presented at SAS Global Forum, the 2012 SAS Government Leadership Summit, IBM’s Information on Demand(IOD), EMC World, CTO Summit Conferences, is the author of the book: "Big Data Analytics with SAS", and he currently holds 14 patents for SAS in several countries: US, CA, Norway, UK, China, Mexico, and Hong Kong.

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