Welcome to #SASCORTEXChallenge

SAS Cortex Analytics Simulation 5 Day Challenge

Cortex is an online simulation game where participants learn analytics skills using SAS predictive modeling technology for a non-profit organization.The game teaches users how to use predictive models to make business decisions.

About the challenge

Cortex is an analytics simulation game developed by SAS and HEC Montreal.

How it works?

In Cortex, players are working for a non-profit organization. They have a data set of 1 million potential donors. Using SAS Enterprise Miner, participants build a predictive model to figure out who to contact about donating to the organization. Players upload their results to an online leader board to see how they rank compared to other players.

Whoever builds the best model after the 5-day challenge wins:

  • Virtual 4-week Internship with SAS, a global leader in analytics, with a multi award winning culture *T&C’s apply.
  • Learn and apply key predictive modeling skills to build your resume.
  • Receive a SAS Badge for their online and LinkedIn profiles.

There is a USD$50 entry fee; this provides you with access to SAS software in the cloud, the dataset, case study, daily webinars by Jordan Mowlai – Senior Associate Pre/Post System Consultant and how-to videos.


Register your interest



About The Experts

Jordan Mowlai,
Sr Associate Pre/Post-Sales Systems Engineer • Consulting,
SAS Australia

Jordan possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics. He joined SAS Australia in 2019 and was fortunate enough to experience SAS Customer Advisory Academy, a 10-week technical program within the US that explores SAS’ core technology, methodology and business acumen with bright like-minded individuals from around the world.
Working in the consulting domain for the last 2 years, Jordan has worked with one of Australia’s largest Insurers utilising advanced data analytics, data management and visualization to help identify and combat fraud.

Webinar - Day 1
Demo of game from start to finish; i.e. from login to submission on the leaderboard

Webinar - Day 2
Tips on how to improve your model (i.e. hyper-tuning parameters)

Webinar - Day 3
Round 2 (Uplift modelling and 2-stage modelling approach)

Webinar - Day 4
Open Q&A 
LIVE (special Guest Anthony Egbo 2021 WINNER) 

Webinar - Day 5
Open Q&A