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 AI Innovations Forum  

November 4 - 5

SAS World Headquarters | Cary, NC

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AI can help us do more, know more and achieve more.

As AI and related technologies – such as machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing and computer vision – rapidly evolve, it's necessary to examine their limitations and ethical complexities.

Join us at the AI Innovations Forum, where thought leaders from academia, industry and government will convene to discuss and debate the most challenging issues in artificial intelligence today and set the agenda for future research and policy. This event is complimentary – there is no fee to attend.

Nov. 4 is for educators and students who want to gain hands-on knowledge of the latest in advanced analytics from world-class instructors and enjoy a rare opportunity for free, local professional development.

Nov. 5 is for business, government, educators and students who want to hear world-renowned experts discuss recent developments in AI and machine learning – and use what they learn to spark innovation in their own institution or organization.

Agenda at a Glance

Keynote Speakers

Featured Speakers

Program Chairs

  • Eric Ghysels, PhD, Edward M. Bernstein Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Brett Wujek, PhD, Principal Data Scientist, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, SAS

Session Chairs

  • Alex Belloni, PhD, John D. Forsyth Professor of Business Administration, Duke University
  • Greg Brown, PhD, Professor of Finance and Executive Director, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, and Research Director of the Institute for Private Capital (IPC)
  • Eric Ghysels, PhD, Edward M. Bernstein Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Jan Hannig, PhD, Professor of Statistics and Operations Research, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Susan Kahler, PhD, Global Product Marketing Manager for AI, SAS
  • Brett Wujek, Principal Data Scientist, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at SAS
  • Christian Lundblad, Richard "Dick" Levin Distinguished Professor, Finance Area Chair, Associate Dean PhD Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Program Committee

  • Andrii Babii, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Mohit Bansal, PhD, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Alex Belloni, PhD, John D. Forsyth Professor of Business Administration, Duke University
  • Jan Hannig, PhD, Professor of Statistics and Operations Research, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Daniel Ringel, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing, UNC-Chapel Hill

Organizing Committee

  • MacKenzie Babb, Kenan Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Susan Fandel, SAS
  • David Knowles, Kenan Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Lynn Letukas, SAS
  • Liz Moran, SAS
  • Margo Stutesman, SAS
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Logistics

Please inform security personnel at the gatehouse that you’re attending the AI Innovations Forum.  

Map of SAS campus (PDF).

Details for GPS / Driving Directions

Nov. 4 event location

SAS Global Education Center
Building A
920 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513

Nov. 5 event location

SAS Executive Briefing Center
Building C
820 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513

Parking
Clearly marked visitor parking spaces are available at both the SAS Global Education Center (Building A) and SAS Executive Briefing Center (Building C).

Security personnel will be available Nov. 5 at Building C to assist with parking.

Meals
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and light snacks during breaks. Our on-site cafés offer a wide variety of foods from around the world, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, heart healthy and clean eating options.

Questions?
Please contact us.

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Nov. 4 and/or 5

All Nov. 4 workshops are currently full. Workshops still accepting names on a waitlist will be visible during online registration.  

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