SAS® Analytics, big data headline world's largest SAS user gathering

SAS live-streaming select sessions from SAS® Global Forum in Orlando, April 22-25

Next week, more than 3,400 business and IT professionals, thought leaders and students will attend SAS® Global Forum and the invitation-only SAS Global Forum Executive Conference to learn the latest about analytics, big data, high-performance analytics and more.

Attendees to the world's largest gathering of SAS software users will convene at Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando for customized training and networking with SAS users and experts. Real-world examples of how business analytics helps organizations make better, faster and more profitable decisions will abound. Onsite registration is available starting April 21.

Those not attending SAS Global Forum can view live streaming of select sessions from both conferences:

  • SAS Global Forum Opening Session

Sunday, April 22, 7 p.m. ET

Opening Session will explore big data and analytics and preview the latest SAS technologies via brief demos. Conference chair Andrew Kuligowski will welcome delegates. SAS CEO Jim Goodnight and other SAS executives will highlight SAS news and announce winners of the 2012 User Feedback and Enterprise Excellence Awards.

  • SAS Global Forum Technology Connection

Monday, April 23, 9 a.m. ET

Senior members of SAS R&D will demonstrate the latest analytic technologies and solutions that are transforming big data into useful information and better decisions.

Tuesday, April 24, 10:45-11:45 a.m. ET

At the invitation-only Executive Conference, this panel features new research from Harvard Business Review (HBR), with author and analytics expert Tom Davenport, Hewlett-Packard's Prasanna Dhore, Dr. Tonya Hongsermeier of Partners Healthcare and Angelia Herrin of HBR.

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Tuesday, April 24, 1:30-2:45 p.m. ET

This Executive Conference panel also features Tom Davenport and HBR's Angelia Herrin, with Stacy Blanchard of Accenture, Shawn Hushman of Kelley Blue Book and SAS' Renee Nocker.

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  • Live Updates and Tech Talks will be streamed throughout the conference:

Follow SAS Global Forum in Social Media

Join the conversations on analytics, big data and more:

  • SAS Global Forum Facebook Page
  • SAS Global Forum LinkedIn Group
  • SAS Global Forum Twitter handle: @SASGlobalForum
  • hashtags: #SASGF12 and #SASEC12 (Executive Conference)

About SAS

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