As always at this time of year, I like to highlight some of the related analytical content at the upcoming conference, and those readers not going can expect to benefit from the windfall of papers and online videos that will follow SAS Global Forum 2015. This year, the lineup looks especially appealing to statisticians and data scientists.
In particular, Jennifer Waller, Pre- and Post-Conference Coordinator and next year’s conference chair, is excited about the analytics tutorial lineup:
“Not only have we expanded the SAS statistical tutorials into Sunday afternoon again this year, we’re also pleased with the external presenter lineup, including tutorials on missing data analysis in clinical trials by Michael O’Kelly and Sonia Davis, forecasting by David Dickey, and survival analysis by Joseph Gardiner.”
O'Kelly and Davis taught their missing data course, based on the book Clinical Trials with Missing Data (O'Kelly and Ratitch), at a conference here last spring and it was a big success. Joseph Gardiner and Dave Dickey are renowned teachers and their students are in for a treat.
I am also looking forward to the keynote address by Alan Schwarz, an amazing reporter at the New York Times whose investigative journalism and incorporation of analytics into his work have led to a greater appreciation of the dangers of head injuries in sports.
If you're heading to SAS Global Forum, take a look at the many offerings by the SAS analytical staff. They include paper presentations, tutorials, hands-on workshops, and super demo presentations in the exhibition hall, where you should also come by and talk with the development staff about what they are doing (and what you'd like them to do!).
And these are just the tip of the iceberg, as the analytical presentations and tutorials by our users look outstanding. If you are attending, you can find more presentations by going to SAS Global Forum Connect and selecting the “Analytics” session topic area or choosing a product area that matches your interests.