Toronto Area SAS Society
User Forum

Friday, June 21st | The SAS Building
280 King St. E, Suite 500
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Complimentary

SAS User Groups provide an excellent opportunity to meet other SAS users, share knowledge and experience, and learn more about SAS solutions from colleagues, peers and SAS professionals. Whether you're a seasoned SAS software user with experiences to share or a newcomer who'd like to interact with other users, a user group is an excellent way to help you get the most value from your SAS technology. User groups offer a unique opportunity to:

  • Get an immediate return on your time investment. You can apply the techniques and skills you've learned as soon as you return to work.
  • Learn what's worked from other users and SAS professionals dealing with similar challenges
  • Get to know other SAS users and tap into local SAS resources

We look forward to seeing you on June 21st.



Classic TASS
8:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration and Light Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:05 amWelcome and Introductions
Derek de Montrichard, CIBC
9:05 am - 9:40 amText Analytics From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Chistopher Battiston, Women's College Hospital

Using various methods in SAS, the original 3 Star Wars scripts will be analyzed and compared. Warning: Puns will be abundant, may not be suitable for those without a sense of humour.
9:40 am - 10:05 amDiscrimination Criteria for LGD Models
Alexander Suprun, CIBC

Models frequently use AUROC and RCAP discrimination criteria for overall model assessment. Revisions to these calculations are presented for BASEL LGD models.
10:05 am - 10:30 amNetworking Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Analyzing Structural Causal Models Using the CALIS Procedure
Banoo Madhanagopal, McDougall Scientific Ltd.

The talk will introduce SAS users to interpret Structural Equation Models (SEMs) as Structural Causal Models (SCMs) for cause and effect. The talk suggests a modeling process beginning with drawing a path diagram of a hypothesized model, fitting the model, and assessing the model’s fit with the data.

11:00 am - 11:50 am

Power Up Your Reporting Using the SAS Output Delivery System
Chevell Parker, SAS

Written for data analysts, this presentation discusses techniques to power up (amplify) the effectiveness of your reporting, using SAS Output Delivery System (ODS) destinations (especially the ODS Excel destination) to generate functional, presentation-ready Microsoft Excel worksheets. The discussion also explains how to use the ODS destinations to enhance web pages and other types of documents.

11:50 am - 12:00 pmClosing Remarks and Prize Draw
TASS Interfaces
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm  Registration  
1:30 pm - 1:35 pmIntroduction and SAS Global Forum
Anita Measy, BMO
1:35 pm - 1:50 pmStarting a New SAS Project with Effectiveness and Success
Flora (Fang) Liu, Independent Consultant
1:50 pm - 2:10 pmOur Journey with Analytics and a Beginner's Guide to SAS Studio
Olivia Lyons, Max Yang, and Shiv Khanna
Ivey Business School Students
2:10 pm - 2:25 pm  Book Review of "Credit Risk Analytics: Measurement Techniques, Applications, and Examples in SAS"
Erik Johnson, BMO
2:25 pm - 2:45 pmNetworking Break
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
From AI to XI: It all start with 'HI'
Tho Nguyen, Paul Segal, Teradata             
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmClosing Remarks
Loreto Chiovitti, Deloitte

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