Data Mining Scientist
Mark Tabladillo (Microsoft MVP, SAS Expert) empowers and inspires executives, architects and developers with insights from data mining, predictive analytics and business intelligence to make actionable decisions. Tabladillo owns MarkTab Consulting, founded in 2003. He has a primary career consulting with companies across commercial and nonprofit industries in the United States and around the world. Tabladillo also works as a graduate school professor at the accredited University of Phoenix. He regularly presents at technical conferences, and he writes and produces videos to share his message. Tabladillo shares his thoughts freely for a wide professional audience on his blog at marktab.net and on Twitter @marktabnet.
How long have you been using SAS®?
What SAS products have you used in the past? What products and solutions are you currently using?
SAS Enterprise BI Server, Base SAS, SAS® Enterprise Guide®, SAS macro language, SAS/AF®, SAS component language, Enterprise Reporter®, SAS® Enterprise Miner™, SAS Integration Technologies (and others).
What is a problem you have solved using SAS?
Primarily my dissertation, published in 1996, but also many published science articles and consulting projects across industries.
What is the most innovative way you have used SAS?
My work in SAS/AF has been used in many regional and national presentations, and the underlying work (first created in 1999) is still in production use at the Centers for Disease Control.
What is your most memorable SAS moment?
None (meaning too many).
How has SAS changed in the time you have been using it?
One change: the documentation used to be available only for purchase -- now that value, and much more, is available free on the Web (which did not exist when I became a SAS user).
Have you ever attended a SAS users group meeting or SAS Global Forum? If yes, please list them.
Yes: I have presented at a number of SUGI and SAS Global Forum conferences since 2002; also many SESUG conferences and one PHARMASUG; I have volunteered at a number of conferences and used to run the SESUG website; I last spoke at a SAS Global Forum in 2012.
Has your work with SAS been influenced by any other members of the SAS community?
I have worked with many SAS professionals over the years, learned from books, and have also worked with SAS Professional Services. All of these have influenced my work. Most recently, I joined a SAS Consulting mailing list on Google Groups, and have made new friends there.