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SAS Public Safety and Defence Group invites you to attend the first seminar in our nine-part 2014 SAS Public Safety Seminar Series. In this complimentary breakfast seminar SAS Public Safety experts will share the newest advances, strategies and solutions to combat Security Threats.

Featured Topics

Social Media Analytics for Intelligence

In recent years, social media has become central to the way people and groups communicate and interact. In the process it has become a fertile source of potential intelligence. However the sheer volume of the data, the speed of events, and the relative anonymity available to those active in social media all present a huge task for public safety agencies. They need to have a strategy to handle this.

In this presentation, SAS will outline how it can assist you in:

  • Understanding global reaction to international events 
  • Providing early warning prior to, and ongoing situational awareness during an event of national concern
  • Monitoring human, social, and cultural factors affecting a foreign region to determine the impact on national security interests at home and abroad.

Presenter: Susan Quinn, Senior Solutions Architect and Social Media Analytics Consultant, SAS

Text Analytics: Making Sense of Unstructured Data  
Confronted with big data issues arising from the deluge of unstructured content, many organizations struggle to get the best possible value from text data. Because of the ambiguity and numerous ways that text can be interpreted, it’s not easy to discern, quantify, analyze or exploit insights from text-based data.  This session will provide practical, accessible advice about the methods and technologies that will enable you to drive insight from unstructured data for better decisions.

You will learn how to:

  • Discover and extract new knowledge and insights from text documents to leverage pro-active defense and security agendas
  • Drive measurable improvements utilizing sources you currently have – but are not using

Presenter: Sheldon Shaw, , Public Safety & Defence Specialist , SAS

Event Details

Date & Time:
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Registration & Breakfast:
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SAS Institute – Ottawa
360 Albert Street
Suite 1600
Ottawa, ON, K1R 7X7
(613) 231-8503