Turn potential into possibilities

Tuesday, Oct. 11 | Newseum | Washington, DC


Exponential growth in data volumes triggers a corresponding rise in both data challenges and opportunities. For civilian, defense and intelligence agencies, this means gaining deeper insights into key issues – then using powerful analytics to quickly put those insights to work.

Join us for the 15th annual SAS Government Leadership Forum, a one-day event filled with thought-provoking conversations about innovative technologies that help government agencies better serve the public every day. Government executives and managers will learn what can happen when everyone has access to first-rate analytics. Productivity skyrockets, collaboration kicks in and informed decisions are made with ease.

This year’s hot topics include fraud and improper payments, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things and SAS® Viya™ – a modern, open platform that can conquer any analytics challenge.


Tuesday, Oct. 11
7:15 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, Networking and Solutions Showcase
8:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:15 a.m.
Keynote Address: Gen. Michael Hayden
9:15 a.m.Executive Panel: Fraud – the Higher-Hanging Fruit
  • Tonita Gillich, Assistant Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, US Government Accountability Office
  • David C. Williams, Distinguished Professor, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University
  • Tim Wolfe, Assistant Vice President, Special Investigations Unit, CNA
  • JR Helmig, Chief Analytics Officer, SAS Federal
10:15 a.m.
Break: Networking and Solutions Showcase
10:30 a.m.

Internet of Things: New Definitions and Immersive Analytics

  • Jeffrey Voas, Computer Scientist and Author, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Michael Thomas, Senior Systems Architect, SAS
11:15 a.m.
Lunch Buffet, Networking and Solutions Showcase
12:15 p.m.

Getting Analytics Right: Case Studies

  • Tom Sabo, Principal Solutions Architect, SAS
  • Juan Manuel Galarza, General Manager of Communications and Information Technology, Servicio de Administración Tributaria
  • John Scalia, Statistician, Chief, Forecasting & Analysis, Prisoner Operations Division, US Marshals Service
  • Steve Bennett (Moderator), Director of the Global Government Practice, SAS
1:45 p.m.Break: Networking and Solutions Showcase
2:00 p.m.

Global Trends

  • Dr. Gregory Treverton, Chairman, National Intelligence Council and Adviser to the Director of National Intelligence
  • Fritz Lehman, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, SAS

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