|3:30 - 4:00 p.m||Registration and welcome coffee|
|4:00 - 4:15 p.m||Embrace and Extend: Integration with Open Source Analytics|
Dr. Mark Wolff, Ph.D., Principal Industry Consultant, Chief Health Analytics Strategist, SAS
Nearly 40% of existing SAS customers use open source software in conjunction with SAS for their analytics platform.
Many organizations balance open source solutions with commercial software to meet the requirements for statistical analysis both within their organizations and externally with regulatory bodies. While open source analytic tools offer a robust online community, and extensive array of algorithms, packaged analytics software companies, most notably SAS, offer the performance, scalability, governance, and support organizations require for production and operational analytics. For many organizations open source and SAS are quickly becoming a complementary partnership. Choosing the best analytics approach for a particular task, considering the source, volume, and sensitivity of data, will help organizations ensure they maximize returns from both analytics approaches while making the most of their existing SAS investment.
|4:15 - 4:45 p.m|
Prototyping in R, Operationalisation in SAS
In this contribution we draw from our experiences in establishing an inter-disciplinary Data Science lab in order to highlight the challenges and potential remedies for Data Science in Europe. We discuss our role as academia in the light of the potential societal/economic impact as well as the challenges in organizational leadership tied to such inter-disciplinary work.
|4:45 - 5:15 p.m|
How can SAS and R co-exist at Nestlé?
|5:15 - 5:45 p.m||Illustration and live demo of the different ways to combine SAS and R|
Carmelo Iantosca, Practice Leader Analytics, Senior Solution Specialist Analytics, SAS
|5:45 p.m||Exchange experience and networking|
Thursday, December 3rd 2015
SAS Institute AG
CH – 8304 Wallisellen
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Open source intelligence
The event is free of charge