Navigate Change With the
Sept. 18-20 | Washington, DC
Analytics insight is imperative to staying ahead of today’s constant technological change. It improves decision making, drives blockbuster products, promotes efficiency, and grows revenue and profits. As an analytics change agent, you can be the catalyst to boost growth, capture markets and spur digital transformation.
Tap into the best and brightest analytics minds and methods and learn how to direct change that makes a difference at Analytics Experience 2017.
The Analytics Shootout is a great way to demonstrate modeling skills, gain valuable experience and earn recognition for your work. You also have the chance to win a trip to the conference and a donation for your school!
Are you a professor? Get an overview (PDF) of how you can integrate this competition into the classroom.
Who Can Enter
Student and faculty teams from any accredited college or university in the United States. See official rules (PDF).
Nature of the Competition
Teams will be given a hypothetical, but common, business problem to solve. Data will be provided, and the solution will require the selection and use of appropriate analytics and data mining methods using SAS® software.
This year’s problem will focus on understanding wildfires. See the complete Analytics Shootout 2017 problem statement (PDF).
The top three teams will be honored as the Analytics Shootout winners at Analytics Experience 2017, featured in press communications, and mentioned in SAS and IHBI publications. Members of leading teams will be provided with an all-expenses-paid trip for one team member and the faculty sponsor to Washington, DC, to attend and present at Analytics Experience 2017. The top three teams' universities will also receive donations from SAS.
Important Analytics Shootout 2017 Dates
Registration opens: Wednesday, Jan. 25
Registration closes: Tuesday, May 2
Deadline to make changes to teams: Tuesday, May 23
Submissions due: on or before noon ET, Friday, June 2
Notifications of finalists: early August
Questions about the competition? Contact Jenna Green.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
Hotel arrangements should be secured using the link supplied when registering for the conference.
Attendees are responsible for hotel and travel costs.