SAS Global Forum 2015 – 39 is the magic number!


What do terabytes of data, elephants, and red hats all have in common? Or said another way, what do the three companies Teradata, Hortonworks and RedHat all have in common with 36 other brand-name companies and universities? They are all SAS partners and sponsors for SAS Global Forum 2015.

SAS users and conference attendees can learn so much from our sponsors, and we have three types of sponsors at this year’s event:

  • SAS Alliance Partners
  • Career
  • University

From our SAS Alliance Partners, attendees will learn how to:

  • Optimize analytic and data architecture
  • Leverage Hadoop to store data at less cost
  • Enable analytics on Hadoop and provide customers the ability to glean insights from Big Data in a cost effective way
  • Get more out of your software, how it can work faster for you, how you can store and manage big data
  • And much more . . .

Also in the Quad this year, for the first time, SAS Resellers are demoing independent solutions that use SAS software for unique applications.  To see what some of SAS’ resellers have to offer, visit the large Arrow Electronics booth that is showcasing SAS value-added offerings from four SAS resellers.  By visiting the Arrow booth, attendees will see offerings targeting:

  • Analytics for Health and Life Sciences
  • Self -service workbench for risk and finance analysts
  • Business Transformation and Modernization
  • Data Scientist In a Box

In addition to visiting partner booths, check out the Partner Demo Showcase area near the main entrance where live demos will be shown throughout the conference. This area was so popular last year it was expanded to accommodate the growing interest.  Don’t miss it!

From our Career Sponsors, attendees will hear about employment opportunities, especially new graduates.

From our Academic Sponsors, attendees will have an opportunity to engage with universities about the latest topics in technology, analytics, business intelligence and data mining in an environment where corporate meets education.

All of these inspiring sponsorships are just one example of how SAS continues to partner to help our customers get the most out of their SAS investment.

Make sure you have enough time to stop by the Quad at SAS Global Forum and check out the sponsors’ booths.


About Author

Kathy Joyner

Partner Marketing Manager

Kathy Joyner is a Partner Marketing Manager for SAS. In this role, she has responsibility for marketing with and for partners. This includes activities such as events like SAS Global Forum, digital partner presence, joint campaigns, collateral and more.


  1. Hi,
    I am attending the SAS global forum this year.
    I am interested in healthcare universities and hospitals (employers) attending the conference.
    How can I get in touch with them at the conference and know if they have any job opportunities???


    • Christina Harvey
      Christina Harvey on

      Glad to hear you're attending SAS Global Forum in Dallas!

      There will be Career Level sponsors in the Quad this year. They will be there talking with attendees about jobs they may have openings for. This is the only place in the conference where recruiting takes place. is another option for anyone from the SAS community to find job opportunities as many organizations post there.


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