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For Government Leaders

Big data. Citizen data. Open data. No matter what you call it, if your department is collecting data of any kind, you are in a position to make use of that data. Data for better decisions, data to inspire change and efficiency. To be a force for good.

This year Analytics Experience is located in our nation’s capital, and we are offering inspiring keynotes, customer stories, training for practitioners and a technology Innovation Hub for practical guidance to help serve your mission.

SAS helps 80 government entities, the 15 US federal departments and all 50 US state governments be proactive in preparing for what could happen and escape reactive mentality.

Join us to hear from our keynotes with distinguished careers in serving our nation, and learn how you can incorporate analytics into your meaningful work to improve the lives of citizens.

Visit the Innovation Hub.

Speak to experts in our product demonstration area about solutions for government agencies, including:

  • SAS® for Smart Cities
  • SAS® Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • SAS® for Artificial Intelligence
  • SAS® Data Management
  • SAS® Analytics for IoT
  • SAS® Text Analytics
  • SAS® Fraud and Security Intelligence

Government Leadership Breakfast | Monday, Sept. 18 | 8 – 10:30 a.m.

This exclusive breakfast is for eligible senior government agency, administration, policy formation and national security leaders (director-level and above).

Welcome Remarks
Paula Henderson, Vice President, US Government Practice, SAS
Keynote Presentation
Col. Greg Gadson, US Army (Ret.)
Keynote Presentation
Secretary Andrew H. Card Jr., White House Chief of Staff (2001-06)

Featured Speakers

Andrew Card

Secretary Andrew H. Card Jr.
White House Chief of Staff (2001-06)

Andy Card is the longest-serving White House Chief of Staff in the last 50 years. As Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, Assistant to the President/Deputy Chief of Staff for President George H.W. Bush, and Special Assistant and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for President Reagan, Card has been at the center of US politics for over 20 years. At President Bush's side on Sept. 11, 2001, Card knows firsthand the geopolitical factors and risks at stake that affect the global business environment.

Card served as President of Franklin Pierce University from January 2015 through July 2016. Prior to this, he served as Executive Director of the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University.

Greg Gadson

Col. Greg Gadson
USA (Ret.)

In May 2007, an improvised explosive device (IED) attack cost Colonel Gregory Gadson, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, both legs above the knees and normal use of his right arm and hand. Despite this, he remained on active duty in the Army and inspires many with his message of courage, perseverance, determination and teamwork, including the New York Giants in their Super Bowl XLII championship season.

Gadson served in the United States Army for more than 26 years, commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant of Field Artillery in 1989 from the United States Military Academy at West Point and culminating as the Garrison Commander of Fort Belvoir. He served in every major conflict of the past two decades.

Gadson maintains an active lifestyle, serving as managing partner of Patriot Strategies, and acting in the CBS television series, The Inspectors. He is a passionate advocate for wounded warriors, veterans and those with disabilities, and has testified before Congress on issues related to these groups several times.

Paula Henderson

Paula Henderson
Vice President, US Government Practice, SAS

Paula Henderson is responsible for leading the government affairs team at SAS, assisting governments in improving services, lowering costs and saving lives. The SAS Government team helps organizations use analytics to improve the efficiency of government programs that address many areas including substance abuse, public safety, budget transparency, cybersecurity, and fraud, waste and abuse.

As a mother of five children, Henderson is passionate about improving government programs aimed at assisting families, and serves as a mentor for at-risk young women at the Methodist Home for Children. Henderson also serves on the board of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina and the NC State College of Science Board.

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