Trent Smith

Trent handles government and education communications for SAS. Opinions shared are his own...or someone else's...he's not much for original thought. But they definitely don't represent SAS.

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Christmas trivia

Last year for Christmas, I wrote you a song. This year, I come bearing the gift…of knowledge! It’s the gift that gives the whole year round, Clark. Here at SAS, most of my colleagues know I moonlight as a pub trivia host. I put these questions together to give our

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Madeleine Albright on critical thinking, confidence and hope

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was this morning’s keynote presenter at the SAS Global Forum Executive Conference in Washington, DC. The theme of the conference is, “Leading with Confidence in an Era of Uncertainty,” which can certainly apply to the commercial sector as well as political leaders. She

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The Twelve Days of Analytics

On the twelfth day of Christmas, analytics gave to me… Twelfth graders passing, Eleven pipes for piping, Ten cards for keeping, Nine nurses nursing, Eight beers for tilting, Seven Days of Swimming, Six bets parlaying, FIIIIIIVE Lion Kings, Four fraud alerts, Three linchpins, Two perfect gloves, AND A TIGER WITH