It's not whether you win or lose.
It's what you learn from the game.

That’s the thinking behind a collaboration between SAS and HEC Montréal, which invites you to play an online simulation game using predictive modeling technology. Whether you're in a classroom or corporate environment, you can play for fun, friendly competition – or to sharpen your analytics skills.

For Academics

Bring analytics into the classroom and help students learn predictive modeling technology. Students compete for fun now – so they can learn in-demand skills and win jobs in the future.

For Business

Encourage fun competition among employees. Cortex helps both technical and nontechnical team members learn new techniques and better understand how analytics affects business decisions.

Cortex is an excellent way of getting people to use our analytics platform and fits altogether with our data democracy initiative." Head of Data Science Telia (Finland)
I approached Cortex with an open-mind, as I have not used SAS Viya or played the game prior to this experience. I was impressed with how I can apply both pre-processing and post-processing steps to my data to improve the predictive analysis without writing code. This saves me time and I can focus my attention on fine-tuning my model’s parameters to improve its predictive capability. " Opeyemi Ajetunmobi Sanofi

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