Analytics pros hone skills, explore latest trends and techniques at M2010
Hot topics include text analytics, rapid predictive modeling, social network analysis
CARY, NC (Sep. 20, 2010) – SAS, the leader in business analytics, is hosting M2010, the world's largest data mining conference of its kind. The international educational conference and exhibition will take place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, October 25-26. Now in its 13th year, this conference brings together the brightest analytical minds including hundreds of data mining and text mining professionals to share best practices and the latest research in the field.
Co-chairs, Jerry L. Oglesby, Director of Higher Education Consulting and Global Certification at SAS and Professor Michael Speed, Director of Online Learning in the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University have planned six keynote addresses and 37 session talks in numerous tracks. Poster presentations and exhibits of new technology create opportunities for face-to-face discussions with other data mining experts from companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dow Chemical Company, General Electric, Monster Worldwide, PayPal, RIM, Sam’s Club and numerous universities.
“Analytic skills in organizations are scarce and growing in value,” said Oglesby of SAS. “M2010 will help equip more creative problem solvers to be effective and efficient in developing better models. In addition to our award winning software, SAS’ commitment to the best in analytics is evident in our extensive education courses, 24/7 technical support and worldwide analytical consulting services that help customers solve tough business problems and make the best possible decisions.”
Speakers come from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds to round out the world's most comprehensive predictive analytics agenda. Keynotes include Hamparsum Bozdogan, University of Tennessee; Richard DeVeaux, Williams College; John Elder, Elder Research, Inc.; Colleen McCue, SPADAC Inc.; Will Neafsey, Ford Motor Company; Simon Sheather and Mike Speed, Texas A&M University.
Attendees appreciate the ability to network with colleagues, and share resources and insights on solving similar problems. With the added opportunity to build their skills in pre-conference and post-conference SAS training and earn credentials through a complete line of SAS Certification exams, M2010 offers high value.
Free Webinars available before the conference feature M2010 speakers Dick DeVeaux, Professor of Statistics at Williams College, presenting "Fool's Gold or Mother Lode?" and John Elder, Founder and CEO of Elder Research, presenting "Data Mining with Qualitative and Quantitative Data."
In addition to award-winning analytics products, SAS delivers packaged horizontal solutions such as SAS Customer Intelligence and SAS Risk Intelligence, and industry solutions for health care, banking, insurance, retail, communications and more. SAS Analytics are part of the SAS Business Analytics Framework, backed by the industry’s most comprehensive range of consulting, training and support services--ensuring customers maximum return from their IT investments. Please register for M2010 today.
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