The SAS UK and Ireland Webinar Series provides regular updates on today's hot business issues and innovations.

Discover how organisations around the world are meeting strategic challenges using cutting edge solutions from SAS.

Analytics, what's THAT all about then?

11 September 2014, 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Whether you want to identify the best possible promotion to send to a customer, or you are looking to predict the impact of said promotion on the volume of product you need to purchase from your supply chain, the more accurate your estimate the more profitable your business will be. If you are struggling with challenges like these and have discovered that basic reporting does not provide an answer, then you may want to look to Advanced Analytics for the solution. Your key takeaways:

  1.  The difference between reporting and advanced analytics
  2.  The range of advanced analytics available from SAS
  3.  How analytics helps organisations change the way they operate
John Spooner

Presenter: John Spooner, Principle Analytics Expert, SAS UK&I

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What Makes a Great Data Scientist?

22 October 2014, 3.00pm - 3.40pm

What are the personality traits needed to be a great Data Scientist?
How do you measure up?
In which areas do you need to develop your skills?

In August 2014 SAS UK & Ireland launched a nationwide survey to establish what personality traits are needed to be a great Data Scientist?

Join us for this 40 minute webinar where we look at our early findings and discuss the character types emerging.

CI Survey

SAS Visual Statistics: Predictive analytics. Redefined.

06 November 2014, 2.00pm - 2.30pm

SAS Visual Statistics is the latest Big Data Analytics solution from SAS. Get precise answers from diverse data. Quickly surface insights hidden in vast stores of data. And discover and evaluate new opportunities. We've combined powerful, predictive analytics with visual data exploration capabilities in a single, interactive environment. The result? Business analysts and statisticians can do more with data than ever before. SAS Visual Statistics performs complex analytic computations using an in-memory engine, without copying or caching data. Now, you can test new ideas. Refine models on the fly. And get answers faster. In this 30min bite-sized webinar we will:

  1.  Introduce you to our latest technology, SAS Visual Statistics
  2.  Demonstrate how it can run powerful analytical algorithms without the need to code
  3.  Crunch vast quantities of data in an instant using “in-memory” processing

SAS Visual Statistics has to be seen to be believed, so see it first had by registering for this bite-sized webinar.

Rajeev Narula

Presenter: Rajeeve Narula, Principal Visual Statistics Expert, SAS UK&I

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Analytics, what's THAT all about then?

07 November 2014, 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Whether you want to identify the best possible promotion to send to a customer, or you are looking to predict the impact of said promotion on the volume of product you need to purchase from your supply chain, the more accurate your estimate the more profitable your business will be. If you are struggling with challenges like these and have discovered that basic reporting does not provide an answer, then you may want to look to Advanced Analytics for the solution. Your key takeaways:

  1.  The difference between reporting and advanced analytics
  2.  The range of advanced analytics available from SAS
  3.  How analytics helps organisations change the way they operate
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Presenter: Katherine Chinn, Analytics Expert, SAS UK&I

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Visual Analytics: The Power to Know on the Go

04 December 2014, 2.00pm - 2.30pm

The highly dynamic nature of today's business world requires that decision-making be based on more timely information than in the past. And with speed to insight a major competitive differentiator, incorporating more timely data is valuable only if the presentation, and sharing of critical information can be accelerated. The old world of IT maintained, slow to report and complex to change Business Intelligence is changing. A new generation of flexible, fast,powerful but easy-to-use data visualisation software has arrived.&nbsp;

This bite-sized 30min webinar will take you through:

  1. How the incorporation of analytics to visualisation allowed us to create SAS Visual Analytics
  2. The advantages that come from an enterprise scale in-memory solution
  3. How easy it is to build the reports you want with an on the fly demonstration
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