SAS Triple-Play:  Analytics, Big Data & Real-World Results

Three concurrent SAS events in Las Vegas, Oct. 8-11; biz & tech users to benefit 

For businesses embracing analytics to generate value from Big Data, whether at the beginning of their analytics journey or well down the road, there’s one destination this October:  Las Vegas. SAS, the leader in advanced analytics (per IDC), will host three events in Vegas that offer cutting-edge and practical information on the business benefits of Big Data, Information Management and Advanced Analytics.

In three events from Oct. 8-11, 2012, SAS will help organizations:

  • Delve into the latest analytics techniques and software at Analytics 2012 ,  Oct. 8-9 at Caesars Palace.
  • Explore Big Data and information management at IDEAS 2012 at Aria Resort and Casino Oct. 8-10.
  • Learn from and network with industry thought-leaders and organizations using analytics to find insights within Big Data at the Premier Business Leadership Series 2012 event, Oct. 9-11 at Caesars Palace.

"Big Data without analytics is useless, and analytics without quality data is worthless" said Jim Davis, Senior VP and CMO at SAS. "These events showcase the magic when Big Data meets powerful analytics. Organizations can learn to integrate and organize huge volumes of Big Data with information management technology, and apply advanced analytics to improve customer relationships, increase efficiency, fight fraud, manage risk and optimize revenues."

"A" is for Analytics

More than 1,000 analytics experts and practitioners will gather for Analytics 2012, which offers broad, deep coverage of data mining, forecasting, text analytics, statistics, data visualization, predictive modeling, operations research and more. The conference provides a wide range of case studies, technical presentations and hands-on training.

Speakers include the "king of analytics," SAS CEO Jim Goodnight, who will discuss the emerging area of high-performance analytics. Other Analytics 2012 keynotes include Dr. William Hakes, CEO of Link Analytics, and Tim Rey, Director of Advanced Analytics at Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW).

Bright IDEAS on Information Management

IDEAS 2012 – targeting business and IT data professionals who understand the importance of information management – features networking, hands-on training, presentations from industry experts and success stories on data quality, data integration, master data management (MDM) and data governance.

Jeffrey Ma of the MIT blackjack team profiled in the book "Bringing Down the House" will speak on how numbers help organizations improve decisions. SAS VP of Thought Leadership Jill Dyché and Senior Director of R&D Scott Gidley will discuss how SAS® Information Management software adds value to corporate information. SAS users will also showcase real-world data management successes.

The Premier Forum for Real-World Analytics Results

At the Premier Business Leadership Series , a by-invitation event targeting Director-level and above attendees, SAS customers and executives will cover Big Data and information management, analytics and high-performance analytics.

Organizations presenting on their use of analytics to find insights within Big Data include Bank of America, CNA, Discover, Dow Chemical, DSW,, Gilt Groupe, Los Angeles County,, Nestlé, Williams-Sonoma and more.

The Series, known for thought-provoking speakers, features: SAS CEO Jim Goodnight; Billy Beane, Oakland Athletics general manager and subject of the bestselling 2003 book on baseball economics, "Moneyball;" Jim Collins, author of "Good to Great" and co-author of "Great by Choice;" Tom Davenport, Harvard professor and Director of Research at the International Institute for Analytics; Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation; Daryl Morey, General Manager of the NBA's Houston Rockets and MIT professor; and Michael Porter, author of "Competitive Advantage of Nations" and Harvard professor.

"This new era of Big Data presents businesses with an array of challenges, but also great opportunities," said SAS' Goodnight. "I invite you to Las Vegas this October for one or more SAS events. You'll learn from executives using advanced analytics to unleash the power of their data. You'll be challenged by keynote speakers to think differently about your business and technology. And you'll network with colleagues also undertaking an exciting analytics journey."

Register Today!

Register today at individual conference Web sites, which feature agendas, speaker information, venues and more:

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