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Agenda

Saturday, Sept. 16 
3 – 6 p.m.
Registration Open
Sunday, Sept. 17 
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration Open
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pre-Conference Training
1 – 8 p.m.SAS Certification Exams
Monday, Sept. 18 
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Registration Open
8 – 10 a.m.SAS Certification Exams
8 – 10:30 a.m.
Government Leadership Breakfast (Director-level and above)
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.General Session: Welcome Address

Navigating Change in the Analytics Economy
Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS
Oliver Schabenberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SAS
Shawn Hushman, Vice President of Decision Sciences, Cox Automotive
Chris Donovan, Executive Director of Enterprise Information Management and Analytics, Cleveland Clinic

General Session: Opening Keynote
How Technology and Innovative Approaches Can Transform Your Organization
Megan Smith, Innovative Tech Leader and Former US Chief Technology Officer
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Networking Lunch, Super Demos, Theater Sessions and Table Talks
12:30 – 6:30 p.m.Innovation Hub Open
12:30 – 5 p.m.E-Learning Lab Open
2 – 5 p.m.
Breakout Sessions, Hands-On Workshops
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Academic Summit
Tuesday, Sept. 19 
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Registration Open
7 – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast and Super Demos
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.E-Learning Lab Open
7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Innovation Hub Open
9 a.m. – NoonBreakout Sessions
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch, Super Demos, Theater Sessions, Table Talks and Posters
1:30 – 3:15 p.m.
General Session: Keynote and Thought Leader Perspectives
Closing the Gender Gap in Technology
Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and Author

Taking Advantage of Technology Disruption
D.J. Patil, Former Chief Data Scientist of the United States
Tom Davenport, President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management, Babson College
Oliver Schabenberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SAS
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
7 – 10 p.m.
Airplanes to Astronauts: A Night at the Museum
Wednesday, Sept. 20 
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Registration Open
7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.Innovation Hub Open
9 – 10:30 a.m.General Session: Executive Viewpoint

Analytics at the Edge: Bringing Intelligence to the IoT
Garret T. Fitzgerald, GM, Transport Intelligence, GE Transportation Digital Solutions
Randy Guard, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, SAS

General Session: Keynote
A Conversation With Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises
10:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Super Demos, Theater Sessions and Table Talks
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1 – 6 p.m.
Post-Conference Training
Thursday, Sept. 21 – Friday, Sept. 22   
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.Training Registration Open
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Post-Conference Training

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