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March 23-26
Washington, DC

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Sunday, March 23

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Networking Brunch and Newseum Tour
Start with brunch at Charlie Palmer Steak, located in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters building. Then embark on a tour of the Newseum, which offers a unique environment and takes you behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. Limited availability. Sign-up is required during your event registration.

4:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Enjoy drinks, casual conversation and networking with your peers.

7:00 p.m.SAS® Global Forum Opening Session
This event brings together attendees from SAS Global Forum and the SAS Global Forum Executive Conference. You’ll hear from SAS executives, as well as SAS Global Forum Conference Chair Marje Fecht. The evening event also features entertainment.

Monday, March 24

7:30 a.m.Breakfast

8:30 a.m.Keynote Presentation
General Colin Powell reveals the lessons that shaped his life and career.

10:30 a.m.Executive Viewpoint
SAS CEO Jim Goodnight and SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis will discuss big data and analytics trends.

11:15 a.m.Keynote Presentation
Philip Mudd will share how he gathered the right information to make stressful, high-stakes decisions during his time at the FBI, CIA and the New America Foundation.

12:15 p.m.Networking Lunch
Discuss the insights shared during the morning sessions at this informal networking opportunity.

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Gain insights from your peers as they share their lessons learned and best practices for using SAS solutions to solve business challenges. These sessions will focus on industry topics and/or current trends.

4:40 p.m.Networking Reception
Enjoy drinks and casual conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll have the opportunity to see SAS in action firsthand.

Tuesday, March 25

7:30 a.m.Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
Geoffrey Moore will provide strategic insights on how organizations can transform themselves.

10:30 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
Jill Dyché will talk about innovation and collaboration in the new IT.

Networking Lunch
Discuss conference takeaways with your peers during this informal meal.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.SAS® Visual Analytics Experience
During this session, experience how easy it is to build lighting-fast reports that enable you to visually explore your big data. Sign-up is required during your event registration. Seating is limited.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.SAS® Visual Analytics Experience
Due to overwhelming popularity, we are offering a second session. Open to all attendees. Seating is limited.

1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
SAS® Global Forum Users Conference Sessions
Attend sessions featuring SAS customers who will share how they are solving their organizations’ tough business challenges.

Wednesday, March 26

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.SAS® Global Forum Users Conference Sessions
Don’t miss the morning keynote, statistics whiz Sebastian Wernicke. Attend sessions in the morning featuring SAS customers who will share how they are solving their organizations’ tough business challenges.


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