How long have you been using SAS®?
What SAS products have you used in the past and what products and solutions are you currently using?
Currently using: SAS 9.3, SAS/ACCESS® to Oracle, SAS Macro, SAS SQL, SAS for Windows
Used in past: SAS 79.6 to 8.2, SAS/AF®, SAS MDDB, SAS/IntrNet®, SAS/FSP®, SAS/GRAPH®, SAS/ACCESS® to Unix, SAS/ACCESS® to MVS, SAS Macro, SAS SQL.
What is a problem you have solved using SAS?
I created a decision support system for underwriters and actuaries on a TSO Mainframe and with SAS/IntrNet® in a UNIX environment.
What is the most innovative way you have used SAS?
For me it was when I created an on-level factor creating system. To create on-level factors, you input rate changes for the various lines of business, and the program would have to add up geometric areas of triangles, squares, etc., to come up with an on-level factor, which is the factor you apply to the rates to bring them up to the current date.
What is your most memorable SAS moment?
Giving a SAS paper at a SAS Global Forum 2007.
How has SAS changed in the time you have been using it?
When I started in 1981 it was one book for release 79.6, then the next big thing was SAS Macro. It has just evolved with so many pieces – Internet, MDDB, OLAP, etc.
Have you ever attended a SAS Users Group meeting or SAS Global Forum? If yes, please list them.
SAS Global Forum 2007 Date: April 16-19, 2007
SUGI 31 Date: March 26-29, 2006
SUGI 30 Date: April 10-13, 2005
SUGI 29 Date: May 9 - 12, 2004
SUGI 28 Date: March 30 - April 2, 2003
SUGI 27 Date: April 14-17, 2002
SUGI 26 Date: April 22-25, 2001
SUGI 25 Date: April 9-12, 2000
SUGI 24 Date: April 11-14, 1999
SUGI 23 Date: March 22-25, 1998
SUGI 22 Date: March 16-19, 1997
SUGI 21 Date: March 10-13, 1996
SUGI 20 Date: April 2-5, 1995
SUGI 19 Date: April 10-13, 1994
SUGI 16 Date: Feb. 17-20, 1991
SUGI 15 Date: April 1-4, 1990
SUGI 13 Date: March 27-30, 1988
If you could point a new SAS user to one resource, what would it be?
Using SAS/ACCESS® to Oracle to pull data from Oracle tables.