April 28 - May 1 | Dallas, TX


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For Executives

Reserve Your Seat Today

Analytics in Action

Analytics informs. It inspires. It transforms the world around us. The brilliant fusion of data and analytics drives progress and provides real-life solutions to once seemingly unsolvable problems.

Join us on a journey of discovery and see how analytics in action affects life every day and in extraordinary ways. Plus, hear about the hottest topics that will transform your business.

Featured Presenters

Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani
Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and Author

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku
Theoretical Physicist,
Best-Selling Author,
Acclaimed Public Speaker and Renowned Futurist

Olympia LePoint

Olympia LePoint
Award-Winning Rocket Scientist, Science Entertainer and Educator

Dr. Jim Goodnight

Jim Goodnight
Chief Executive Officer, SAS

Oliver Schabenberger

Oliver Schabenberger
Executive Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, SAS

Exclusive Executive Program Presenters

Ajay Agrawal, University of Toronto

Ajay Agrawal
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Expert, Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab, Author of Prediction Machines

John Gibson

John Gibson
Chairman of Energy Technology, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Daniel Kraft

Daniel Kraft, MD
Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity University; Founder and Chair, Exponential Medicine

Amanda Norton

Mandy Norton
Senior EVP and Chief Risk Officer, Wells Fargo

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman, MD, MPH
Former Principal Deputy Commissioner FDA

Doug Stephens

Doug Stephens
Founder and President, Retail Prophet

The Hottest Topics

It’s a fast-paced world – and it’s up to you to stay ahead of the curve. Knowing more about the latest trends and topics is key, and we’ll be sharing best practices and case studies in the following areas:

Leading Organizations Will Be Here. Join Us.

The SAS Global Forum Executive Program brings together senior executives, decision makers and SAS users for idea exchange and collaboration. And it’s complimentary for leaders in director-level positions and above. Click on the highlighted companies below to see what each will be presenting during the conference, and stay tuned as we continue to add new organizations.

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Identity Theft Resource Center



Mercy Health

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Wells Fargo

Agenda at a Glance

For complete program details, including room locations, download our program guide.

Experiences For You

Check out all the new experiences available to conference attendees! Don’t miss out on the SAS Data Science Escape Rooms and the Stomping Ground, where attendees can customize a conference T-shirt, get expert help maximizing your LinkedIn profile, connect, network, play games, and charge your devices. All designed to make the most of your conference experience!

Exclusive New Offering

Tailor-Made Executive Tracks

The Executive Program features leading organizations from a host of industries. And this year, we're offering new tracks with sessions designed specifically for these four industries: financial services, manufacturing, retail, and health and life sciences. Check back as we continue to update details about these tracks and our featured companies.

Review track options:

Union Station - Grand Hall

Exclusive Networking Event

Monday, April 29 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for an elegant networking event exclusively for our executive attendees at Dallas’ historic Union Station. You’ll enjoy the best of Wolfgang Puck's cuisine – a generous selection of food, drinks and desserts for you to savor – while networking with your peers. Plus, take a journey back in time! Union Station was the transportation hub of the Southwest in the early 20th century. Today, it’s an iconic architectural masterpiece. We’re taking you back to the roaring 1920s at our exclusive networking event at Dallas’ breathtaking Union Station.

Kick Back Party

Tuesday, April 30 | 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Join us at the famous Gilley’s Dallas for an unforgettable party experience. It’s a 90,000-square-foot playground for adults featuring entertainment, activities, music and fun for all.

Gilley's Dallas event

Want to know more about our conference? Eager to know who attends? Be sure to check out this By the Numbers section. You’ll find all those details and more.

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