March 29 — April 1 | Washington, DC


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Government Track

Do Great Things.

(With data.;With analytics.;With SAS.)

What you do every day with data has the power to impact people, communities and our planet. What you do with your data matters. Apply analytics, and it can do so much more. Medical breakthroughs are revealed; financial transactions are more secure; citizens’ voices can be heard; and cities can improve safety measures for residents.

Analytics enables confident decision making. It puts you in the driver’s seat. SAS provides you with powerful analytics – you deliver the results. So, go ahead … Do great things. With data. With analytics. With SAS.

Find out more at SAS Global Forum 2020.

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Doris Kearns Goodwin


Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

(Photo by Annie Leibovitz)

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Bernard Marr


Bernard Marr

Best-Selling Author, Futurist, and Strategic Technology and Business Adviser to Governments and Companies

Topics That Matter to You

Using analytics and emerging technologies in government is essential for a smarter government, healthier people and communities, and safer citizens. Join us to hear success stories and case studies, and see firsthand how representatives of both government and the private sector use technology to improve citizens’ lives.

The topics we’ll feature include:

intelligence and machine learning

Fraud and security intelligence


Healthier people
and communities

Public safety

Reasons to Attend

Learning, training and networking in abundance. That’s what our conference is all about. But let’s get to the nuts and bolts of why you should earmark this conference as a must-attend in 2020:

  1. Participate in some of the 50-plus executive sessions open to government, academia and private industries across multiple jurisdictions.
  2. Enjoy peer networking with more than 1,600 executive attendees across industry sectors during the Executive Networking Reception.
  3. Learn and gain insights by connecting with fellow analytics enthusiasts and SAS experts.
  4. See SAS software in action in The Quad.
  5. Experience more than 600 sessions for all skill levels, including Hands-On Workshops, e-learning, training and demos.

Agenda at a Glance

Sunday, March 29 
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.The Quad
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
General Session: Opening Session
Monday, March 30 
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
General Session: Technology Connection
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.Networking Reception in The Quad
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.Executive Networking Reception
Tuesday, March 31 
8:15 – 9:30 a.m.
General Session: Bernard Marr, Best-Selling Author, Futurist, Strategic Technology and Business Adviser
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.Sessions
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Kick Back Party
Wednesday, April 1 
8:15 – 9:30 a.m.
General Session: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Users Program Sessions

Government Networking Lunch

Government leaders and analytics practitioners: Join us on Monday for an invitation-only networking lunch with your peers (invitations will be sent closer to the event date). You’ll hear from leaders with distinguished careers in serving our nation and learn how to incorporate analytics into your meaningful work to improve citizens’ lives.

Executive Networking Event

Monday, March 30 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for an elegant networking event for our executive attendees from government leadership and private industries at DC’s National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Explore history like never before. Take in the America’s Presidents exhibit in the National Portrait Gallery and view DC’s amazing architectural landscape from the Portico. Plus enjoy a savory selection of food and drinks. It’s the ideal setting for abundant networking with your peers.

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