SAS Government Leadership Summit explores big data, analytics
Health care, fraud, cyber security, social media analytics are hot topics
WASHINGTON, D.C. (20 May 2013) – Harnessing analytics and big data to advance agency missions tops the agenda tomorrow at the 13th annual SAS Government Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Experts from government, academia and industry will explore how to use analytics in health care, fraud prevention and national security to better identify trends and patterns buried in government data and identify opportunities to turn information into action. Speakers include Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight.com: Nate Silver's Political Calculus, and author of The New York Times best-seller, The Signal and the Noise; and Juan Zarate, Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Transnational Threat Project and former Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism.
"The federal government is committed to using big data to solve problems, enhance mission delivery and generate results. But data is just one asset," said Karen Terrell, Vice President of SAS Federal. "The key is knowing what data is important and what is not. By incorporating information management, analytics and data visualization, agencies can interpret vast amounts of structured and unstructured data, and make better decisions."
More than 200 federal government employees and systems integrators will discuss what is possible when big data, high-performance analytics and the latest technologies combine with great ideas. Sessions featuring representatives from across the federal government will cover:
Attendees will see analytics in action at the Technology Showcase, including:
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For more than three decades, SAS has provided innovative solutions targeting the unique analytic needs of the federal government. All 15 US federal departments and 80 national governments worldwide use SAS software's analytic and predictive capabilities for critical initiatives such as performance management, budgeting, logistics, cyberdefense, combating fraud and improper payments, and threat assessment.