Hello, I’m Dr. Tyler Smith, your SAS Global Forum 2015 conference chair.
SAS Global Forum 2014 ended a few short days ago. What a wonderful conference—a breath-taking venue, record-breaking registration and exciting announcements from SAS for the Academic Community.
SAS Global Forum is the premier worldwide event for SAS professionals. Every year since 1976, the conference brings together the best and brightest SAS users and experts. It’s always focused on giving you the ultimate conference experience by offering the best quality and most relevant content possible – and, of course, ensuring you have fun doing it. After all, as I tell my children, we are in a rare field where we are paid to solve puzzles! That same sense of fun and spirit of discovery has really come in handy as we’ve worked to shape the 2015 conference.
SAS Global Forum is sponsored by the SAS Global Users Group, which is open to all SAS software users throughout the world. As conference chair, I know the success of the conference depends ultimately on the many people who have worked with us in planning and organizing both the technical program and networking events.
As we close SAS Global Forum 2014 and begin the journey to Dallas, Marje Fecht and I want to thank the presenters, the content and delivery teams, our SAS partners, and the SAS Global Forum Executive Board for their hard work and dedication to this important event.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at SAS Global Forum 2015 in Dallas!
--Dr. Tyler C. Smith