April 28 - May 1 | Dallas, TX


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For Partners

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Analytics in Action

As a partner of SAS, you know the value of analytics. 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 impacts life every day and in extraordinary ways. Plus, hear about the hottest topics that will transform your business.

At Partner Forum, you’ll experience the Power of the Partner and gain insights to leverage your SAS partnership and grow your business moving forward.

Exclusive Partner Forum Presenter

David Franklin

David Franklin
Founder and CEO, Cloud Co-Op

Our keynote David Franklin brings more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry and is a seasoned business leader with a focus in governance, adoption, implementation, growth strategies and business coaching. He’ll share his strategies for creating and maintaining strong partner-to-partner relationships that can expand and strengthen your customer base.

Franklin served eight years in the US Navy as a technical communicator for surface and subsurface vessels. His VETS2CLOUD® Apprenticeship program (VETS2ADMIN™ and VETS2DEV™) provides veterans with real-world paid business experiences while being mentored and coached by industry professionals.

Event Details

Partner Forum is the only global event dedicated to SAS partners. Our agenda, content and opportunities are all focused on helping you get the most value from your SAS partnership.

  • Partner Forum will be held April 27-28, immediately prior to SAS Global Forum – the world’s largest annual gathering of SAS professionals.
  • There’s an added benefit! Partner Forum attendees can also attend SAS Global Forum Executive and Users Programs for free. Attending both events saves you time, travel and money. It also greatly enhances your opportunities for learning and networking.

Why Attend?

During Partner Forum, we’ll be discussing several topics that matter to you, including:

Transforming your business.

Making the most of your SAS partnership.

Discovering resources exclusive to SAS partners.

Sharing the value of SAS with your customers.

Agenda at a Glance

Saturday, April 27 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Partner Forum Networking Reception
Subregion Partner of the Year Awards will be presented.
Sunday, April 28 
7:00 – 8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

General Session:

  • Partner Viewpoints
  • Executive Insights
  • Global, Channel and Innovation Partner of the Year Awards
  • Keynote: David Franklin
  • What Partnering Looks Like Around the World
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Using the Latest Enablement Assets
Cynthia Rowe, Manager of Global Partner Enablement, SAS

Evolving Your Analytics Platform: A Technical View Supporting Sales Opportunities
Radu Miclaus, Principal Product Manager for Cloud and Platform, SAS

Evolving Your Analytics Platform: A Sales Discussion Around the SAS® Platform
Scott Chastain, Director of Global Technology Practice, SAS

The SAS Hybrid Marketecture: Matching CI Expertise to the Opportunity
Andy Bober, Director of CI Global Product Management, SAS
Doug Hammond, CI Global Alliance Manager, SAS

Data Management for the Data Scientist and AI
Ron Agresta, Director of Product Management for Data Management, SAS

A New Kind of AI: How AI Applications Improve Existing Analytics
Diana Shaw, Manager of AI Global Technology Practice, SAS

Cloud Analytics Modernization: Practices and Patterns on AWS
David Potes, Manager of Partner Solution Architect Team, Amazon Web Services

Enhancing SAS® Performance and Usage With SAS® Grid Manager
Mark Schneider, Advisory Product Manager, SAS
Scott Parrish, Software Development Manager, SAS

Marketing Essentials: Defining Your Marketing Plan for Success
Nellie Scott, Channel Development Manager, SAS
Kathryn Rose, CompTIA

Ramping Up Analytical Insights With Service Provider Programs
Heath Clayton, Channel Development Manager, SAS

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.SAS Global Forum: The Quad
7:00 p.m.
SAS Global Forum 2019 begins (see Executive and Users Programs)

Stay connected with the SAS Partner Program by following us on our SAS Partner LinkedIn page.

Attending SAS Partner Forum gave me an in-depth understanding of how SAS is enabling and supporting the power of their partners with new ways to grow business.

– 2018 Partner Forum attendee

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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