Ask the Expert Webinar Series

AI-Driven Transformation: Making the Move From SAS®9 to SAS® Viya®

On-Demand • Cost: Complimentary

About the webinar

Join this session to learn about the key considerations for moving from SAS®9 to SAS Viya.

We’ll also share an AI/ML-based solution which provides an offline assessment of an existing SAS®9 code base, while having minimal dependency on SAS metadata construct.

The details of the assessment are used to drive an automated build of the cloud platform, customizations and migration of the targeted SAS artifacts.

This webinar is perfect for existing, intermediate or advanced SAS users interested in assessing their organization’s move from SAS®9 to Viya.

You will learn:

  • Top considerations for moving from SAS®9 to Viya.
  • Assessment options for determining your organization’s best path to the cloud.
  • Lessons learned from modernizing a SAS estate.

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About the Experts

Amar Bafna
Managing Director, CloudFirst – Data and AI Capability, Accenture

Amar Bafna is a data and AI leader with 22 years of experience, the last 17 years with Accenture. He is a Certified Master Data Architect and has expertise in setting up new data and AI practices and scaling them for client engagements. He has delivered multiple large-scale complex data and AI engagements for large global clients.

Ankit Dedhia
Senior SAS and Cloud Technical Architect, Accenture

Ankit Dedhia is a SAS and cloud solutions architect with 13 years of experience. He is a Certified Technology Architect with expertise in analyzing complex on-prem architectures and modernizing them on cloud. He has expertise across SAS technology stacks, risk and fraud solutions, and driving the SAS modernization journey as a part of Accenture SAS Cloud Factory.