Anna Brown

Anna Brown, Editor

As an editor on the SAS External Communications team, Brown identifies and develops communications strategies to generate awareness of the SAS brand and products. In this role, she produces various editorial campaigns to convey the company’s value across industries. Prior to SAS, Brown served in account management and business development capacities at Gibbs & Soell Public Relations for the health and life sciences industry, conducting both B-to-B and B-to-C corporate and product publicity. She also managed pharmaceutical business for advertising agency Rockett, Burkhead & Winslow.

The CEO has to lead the focus on data

Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco

Former Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy will share management lessons at this year’s The Premier Business Leadership Series in Orlando. Here’s a sneak peek at what he has to say.


UPS loves logistics … and analytics


Ever thought about what backs the intricate sorting, delivery and route process behind your receipt of a UPS package? See how the package delivery company moves from descriptive to predictive to prescriptive analytics in this video.

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Who is the “mountain climber” in your organization?

Gene Pease, CEO of Capital Analytics

Gene Pease, CEO of Capital Analytics, discusses the need for measuring human capital and offers advice for measuring and evaluating the data. He advises to start small before graduating to higher levels of analytics.


How eBay deals with its big data

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eBay has seen improved data processing speed through its use of big data analytics. Watch this video for details.


Getting the right data to measure human capital

Getting the right data to measure human capital

Boyce Byerly, Ph.D., Cofounder of Capital Analytics discusses the challenges and debates surrounding the collecting of data for measuring human capital. He also offers advice for those seeking a career in human capital analytics.

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It’s about big data, hairy data


Big data is more than big – it’s hairy, according to Magnus Lindkvist, keynote speaker at The Premier Business Leadership Series 2013 in Amsterdam. See what else he has to say in this video interview.

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How does data visualization fit into the predictive analytics process?

Anna Brown, Editor, Business Analytics Knowledge Exchange

More organizations are turning to data – and analytic – visualization to make faster, more effective decisions. In this article, find out where visualization takes place along the entire analytics process.

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Which bits are the important bits?

Jon Briggs PBLS 2013

Jon Briggs, Broadcast Journalist, gives some perspective on big data and highlights a few influential speakers at The Premier Business Leadership Series 2013 in Amsterdam.

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Can we all be on the same page with data management?

John Taylor, Data Analyst, TPWD

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) told me how it built an analytical culture in a recent article. During our conversation, TPWD Data Analyst John Taylor also emphasized the importance of a unified data management approach. He explains more in this post.


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department converts to a culture of analytics

Alejandro Farias, Financial Analyst, TPWD

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department uses analytics to better understand how to market to customers and make the most of resources. Getting to that point though, wasn’t easy. Read about how a very traditional branch of state government bought into analytics.

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