March 29 — April 1 | Washington, DC


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Manufacturing 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

Featured Presenter

Steve Freiberg
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Tyler Robertson
Robotics Engineer, Taylor Guitars 

Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company is a pioneer in the use of computer mills, lasers and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery. Today, Taylor Guitars is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer. Hear the company’s journey to enhance creativity with innovations, such as machine vision, artificial intelligence and advanced manufacturing. Plus, learn how data derived from both hand operations and automated equipment contributes to Taylor’s data management and analytics journey.

Topics That Matter to You

Acting when it matters: That’s what’s important in manufacturing. Analyzing big data gives you the confidence to act decisively. Join us to hear stories and case studies from representatives of manufacturing to see firsthand how they’re meeting challenges head-on and reshaping their organizations.

The topics we’ll feature include:

IoT strategies

Connected quality

Digital transformation

Connected supply chain

Artificial intelligence in practice

Results as a

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

Exclusive Networking Event

Monday, March 30 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for an elegant, exclusive networking event for our executive attendees 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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