SAS Customer Recognition — Michael Mancini
SAS® System Administrator
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Employment history: Foxwoods Resorts Casino (nine years), Destiny Corporation (six years as SAS instructor and consultant).
How long have you been using SAS®?
More than 25 years.
What SAS products have you used in the past and what products and solutions are you currently using?
Base SAS, SAS® Enterprise Miner™, SAS® Enterprise Guide®, SAS Management Console, SAS Data Integration Studio.
What is a problem you have solved using SAS?
I combined and structured information from different data sources to generate reports on the offer redemption activity resulting from direct marketing campaigns.
What is the most innovative way you have used SAS?
I developed a model predicting the likelihood of a casino patron visiting the casino within a certain time period.
What is your most memorable SAS moment?
My most memorable moment was one of the very first times I used SAS. I remember thinking how relatively easy it was to manipulate data and get extensive statistical output (PROC means) with few lines of code.
How has SAS changed in the time you have been using it?
It has changed from Base SAS to a series of products and applications that do not require extensive programming knowledge.
Have you ever attended a SAS users group meeting or SAS Global Forum? If yes, please list them.
I have attended various SAS users group meetings (NESUG primarily).
Has your work with SAS been influenced by any other members of the SAS community?
Yes, especially papers with SAS examples and books by users.
If you could point a new SAS user to one resource, what would it be?
SAS books written by users.