SAS CEO Jim Goodnight to speak at The Economist's Ideas Economy: Information event
Conference to focus on leveraging the data revolution for social and economic progress
CARY, NC (Jun. 06, 2011) – Jim Goodnight, CEO of analytics software developer SAS, will participate in The Economist's Ideas Economy: Information conference on Wednesday at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The conference will focus on how decision makers can better leverage the data revolution for individual, corporate and social progress.
Goodnight, recently named an "analytics revolutionary" by Insurance & Technology magazine, will appear on a panel with EMC President and Chief Operating Officer Pat Gelsinger and Cisco Chief Technology Officer Padmasree Warrior. The topic: how companies can not only survive today's data deluge, but capitalize on it.
While the era of "big data" presents incredible opportunities - such as smarter cities, stronger companies and better medicine - it also presents a variety of challenges since storage is scarce, systems are overloaded and many say that governments and businesses know too much. Through a mixture of engaging panel discussions, interactive dialogue, presentations and debates, Ideas Economy: Information will take a fresh look at knowledge management for the information age. The conference will also examine security in the age of big data, managing the human-computer interface, how big data is changing global economics and more.
“Information technology has always been a force for innovation and disruption," said Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, Global Correspondent for The Economist. "This conference will help our Ideas Economy audience better understand why the current data revolution is different, and how individuals, companies and societies can benefit from the dramatic changes that are underway."
SAS and AGT International are the Platinum sponsors of the Ideas Economy: Information event. Cisco is the Silver sponsor, and InnoCentive is the Challenge Partner for the Ideas Economy series.
For more information on the program, speakers, or to register for the event, please go to http://ideas.economist.com.
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