It’s important to recognize the power that an idea can have. When looking back at the most amazing discoveries and inventions in the world, we must remember that ideas and dreams are what started them all.

At SAS, we believe in dreaming big and bold. When we do this, creativity thrives. It is important that we support and recognize those around us so people can continue to achieve things that were never thought possible. Check out some of the ways people turned their ideas and dreams into a reality, helping the world along with it.

Driving analytics forward

As a multinational transport vehicle manufacturing company, Iveco Group must stay up-to-date on its remote diagnostic capabilities of its commercial trucks. To do so, Iveco Group is undergoing a major digital transformation to identify and fix potential problems faster and earlier, ultimately leading to happier customers and higher revenue. Read on as Stefano Rozzi, Telematics Quality and Field Analysis Manager at Iveco Group, shares details of his transformational analytics project using SAS® Viya®.

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Asking the experts

After the pandemic, it’s clear we can’t always predict the future, but who says we can’t try? SAS, the leader in analytics, asked its experts in health care, retail, government, fraud, data ethics and more. Here are their predictions for the trends we all will face this year.

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Colleagues, kidneys and Cambridge

As the demand for donated kidneys continues to rise, scientists have increasingly looked to senior organ donors. But because kidney function decreases with age, these organs require extra scrutiny, which takes time that some donor recipients may not have. Enter SAS data scientists Fedrica Citterio and Matteo Landró. Working with the University of Cambridge, they’ve developed a way to automatically assess the quality of donor kidneys, speeding up the process of determining if a kidney is healthy enough to transplant.

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Hacking the bee crisis

Bees are the world's number one pollinator of food crops and are responsible for pollination of nearly 75% of all plant species directly used for human food. However, the population has declined worldwide in just the last couple decades. This is will not only significantly impact plant ecosystems, but the human economy as well. For SAS sustainability Hackathon 2020 BeeFutures developed a system capable of automatically detecting, decoding and mapping communication dances in real-time using SAS® Viya®.

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Unexpected opportunities

As gentrification rapidly takes over thousands of homes, younger generations are having more trouble than ever finding affordable housing. SAS employee, Cindy Turner, wanted to find a way to turn this around. After doing extensive research, Cindy found a way to utilize abandoned mobile homes and the power of 3D printing to create a solution.

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Duke University + SAS

 Duke University’s Department of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) master’s program is partnering with SAS to equip students with the skills they need to implement patient-level decisions and system-level change but to also gain a deep understanding of statistical modeling and earn their SAS Academic Specialization. This provides valuable opportunities for students to apply the concepts learned in the classroom to solve real-world business problems.

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Olivia Ojeda

Olivia Ojeda is a Marketing Intern on the Thought Leadership, Editorial, and Content team at SAS. She helps write and edit collateral and content. She has an Associates in Arts from Wake Technical Community College and plans to graduate with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing from North Carolina State in the next few years.

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