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Top Ten Reasons for Attending SAS Global Forum

Amadeus Software are again presenting at the SAS Global Forum, this year being held at The Venetian, Las Vegas. We are sharing a count down on our top ten reasons for either attending in person, or following the conference on line.

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Reason 10: Likeminded people

Meet other SAS users and friends gathering from around the world. Share experiences, ideas and usually a few laughs at social events. Know Your Onions* – Meet Up at #SASGF #TweetUp

Reason 9: Knowledge

There are 543 papers, e-posters and round table discussions at SAS Global Forum. Tailor your event to the industry or software product that will provide the most knowledge and inspiration to share with your colleagues. SAS Global Forum 2016 Session Information

Reason 8: Meet SAS Staff

The Quad is a great place to meet product managers and often those developing SAS software itself. Their software demonstrations are some of the most enlightening for new product features.What's Inside The Quad?

Reason 7: Keynote speakers

There are four great key note speakers at SAS Global Forum, providing you with both inspiration and entertainment during the conference:

  • Susan Cain, Co-Founder of Quiet Revolution and Best-Selling Author
  • Ben Casnocha, Entrepreneur, Author and Executive in Silicon Valley
  • David McCandless, Information Designer and Best-Selling Author
  • Jim Goodnight, Chief Executive Officer, SAS

Keynote Speakers

Reason 6: SAS Certification

Demonstrate your SAS knowledge by obtaining SAS certifications. Continued learning throughout your career is important for both understanding the latest software techniques and to keep ourselves motivated. SAS Certification at the Global Forum 2016

Reason 5: The Quad

Watch partners and sponsors showcase the latest and greatest hardware and software solutions. As partners of SAS Institute we place the livelihood of our business into the innovations and solutions created for us to apply in the SAS community. Learn More About The Quad

Reason 4: Analytics of Things

David Shannon, our Technical Director, talks about the Analytics of Things on Tuesday at 11am. Not simply the Internet of Things, but generating meaningful actions and decisions from the big data generated by sensors: Analytics of Things. David will demonstrate that golf is a good walked spoiled through the analysis of sensor data. Session Schedule and Abstract - Analytics of Things: Golf a Good Walk Spoiled?

Reason 3: SAS Big Brother

Elena Muriel, out Head of Consultancy presents on the subject of security auditing and reporting in your SAS Intelligence Platform. If like the character from George Orwell’s novel, you need to control what your users are doing and need to report on it, then this is paper for you. Using a combination of resources available in SAS® 9.4, any administrator will be able to control what users are allowed to perform within the SAS platform and how to create comprehensive and customised reporting on it. Session Schedule and Abstract - SAS Big Brother

Reason 2: Data Encryption

So, you've encrypted your data. But is it safe? Andy Smith, one of our wise Senior Consultants discusses the approach hackers take to break encryption and he shares simple, practical techniques to foil their efforts. So, you've encrypted your data. But is it safe? What would happen if that anonymous data you've shared isn't as anonymous as you think? Session Schedule and Abstract - Data Encryption

Reason 1: The Future of SAS: SAS® Viya™

SAS announced the all new cloud and on-premise architecture for SAS: SAS® Viya™. An intelligent in-memory, dynamically distributed and scalable solution. Existing SAS 9.4 (and older) environments and programs seamlessly integrate with SAS® Viya™. Scheduled to be production in September, early adopters start to see technology available around the end of May. In the 40th year SAS Institute continues to lead the analytical industry. In our 27th year, Amadeus Software will continue to provide SAS customers with trusted advice, service and knowledge.