SAS® Global Forum
Online Press Kit
April 11 – 14, 2010
SAS Global Forum 2010 Web site
News Announcements | Executive Speakers | Event Photos
- SAS® Social Media Analytics takes social media marketing beyond just listening (Apr. 12, 2010)
SAS Social Media Analytics is the first enterprise solution designed to meet the needs of marketers in medium and large companies. It helps them understand, predict and act based on social media data. With the ability to archive and analyze more than two years of social media conversations from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, discussion forums, blogs and more, SAS' new on-demand software shows marketers how people feel about their products or brands, who is influencing them, and how social media conversations affect business results.
- SAS continues to expand analytics options with additional R integration (Apr. 12, 2010)
SAS expands analytics options for customers with the announcement of additional interfaces to the R open-source statistical computing language for both SAS/IML® and JMP®. These new enhancements exemplify the flexibility that SAS provides customers to build a dynamic and extensible analytics framework.
- SAS Honors Customers' Innovative Use of SAS Business Analytics (Apr. 12, 2010)
SAS honored four companies with its Enterprise Excellence Award for effectively using SAS software to address business challenges and empower leaders to make confident, insightful decisions. Additionally, the User Feedback award was presented to Monika Nauroth of Santander Consumer Bank for her contribution to SAS products over the year.
- SAS resources to be available to higher education students worldwide at no cost (Apr. 12, 2010)
SAS is removing a potential barrier to students seeking experience using advanced data analysis to solve classroom and real-world problems. SAS OnDemand for Academics, already used at no cost by professors at some 200 colleges and universities, will be available at no cost to all students worldwide in fall 2010.
- Three powerful SAS management technologies available to education in hosted environment (Apr. 12, 2010)
With education budgets slashed nationwide, higher education and K-12 administrators have more need than ever for three critical management technologies from SAS. The education industry will be first to benefit from SAS Strategy Management, SAS Financial Management and SAS Human Capital Management in a cost-effective hosted environment, requiring no additional hardware or personnel.
Jim Goodnight is CEO of SAS, the world's leading business analytics software vendor. At the helm since the company's incorporation in 1976, Goodnight has overseen an unbroken chain of revenue growth – a feat almost unheard of in the software industry. Full bio
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for SAS, is responsible for providing strategic direction for SAS products, solutions and services and presenting the SAS brand worldwide. Additionally, he oversees a number of operational units including Publications, Education, and Alliances and Channels. Full bio