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SAS® Hawaii Users Forum

Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 11 a.m. – Noon HST

Please join us virtually Wednesday, Nov. 18, to learn what’s new in the world of SAS.

In this technical user session, we’ll discuss practical topics that are directly relevant to your work responsibilities, including:

  • SAS® Viya®, the modern version of the SAS Platform.
  • Using analytics to drive policy.
  • Tracking dollars in government.

Agenda at a Glance

11:00 a.m.
11:05 a.m.
A Tale of Two Platforms: SAS®9 vs. SAS® Viya®
Discussion and demonstration of our newest iteration of the SAS Platform – SAS Viya. SAS Viya transforms data, analytics and departmental silos like never before. See how SAS Viya delivers the freedom and flexibility organizations want and need, allowing choice of coding languages, tools, data, techniques and environments to drive innovation and creativity.
11:20 a.m.
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Use Case
Learn how SAS helps agencies innovate, focusing on provider and claims fraud, waste and abuse detection.
11:35 a.m.
Actionable Analytics: Getting the Lead Out
See firsthand how disparate data sources can be pulled in on the fly to generate precise, targeted actions for staff without redundancy.
11:50 a.m.
Q&A and Wrap-Up

Event host

Dawn Walters
Account Executive, Pacific Northwest, SAS

Dawn Walters helps state and local governments realize their program goals using innovative technologies and solutions. Prior to joining SAS in 2019, she worked in government for more than 10 years, including at Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

Meet our experts

Esmeralda Stuk
Principal Systems Engineer, SAS

Esmeralda Stuk is a Principal Systems Engineer supporting state and local government at SAS. Prior to joining SAS, she was a statistician for the Internal Revenue Service. Stuk has more than a decade of experience helping government customers use analytics and data science to help drive their missions.

John Maynard
Senior Solutions Architect, Government Health Care Risk and Fraud, SAS

John Maynard has specialized in health care and government for more than 25 years. An expert in fraud and risk, he has a broad background in federal, state and local programs. Prior to joining SAS in 2018, Maynard was the Program Integrity Director for the state of Ohio, leading Ohio to become the national leader in fighting health care fraud.

Tom Wriggins
Principal Solutions Architect, Government Health Care Risk and Fraud, SAS

Tom Wriggins joined SAS in 2018, bringing more than 30 years of health care experience as a key domain expert in designing client-specific program integrity and advanced analytic solutions.

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