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  • Privacy and Security in the U.S.: The Times They Are a-Changin’
    Privacy and Security in the U.S.: The Times They Are a-Changin’ Tamara Dull, ‎Director of Emerging Technologies at SAS Institute Recorded: Mar 21 2017 37 mins
    No matter how you feel about Edward Snowden, we could probably all agree that he played a significant role in bringing the privacy and security discussion to the Town Square. His actions have triggered a lot of discussions—within the U.S. government and outside, most notably with the tech industry and its citizens. But has anything changed? And how are things changing now that the United States is under a new administration?

    Join Tamara Dull in this webcast as she highlights key events since Snowden’s revelations, where we’re at today, and what’s on the horizon as we move forward with the Trump administration.

    About the Presenter:
    Tamara Dull is the Director of Emerging Technologies for SAS Best Practices, a thought leadership team at SAS Institute. Through key industry engagements, and provocative articles and publications, she delivers a pragmatic perspective on big data, the Internet of Things, open source, privacy, and cybersecurity. Tamara began her high-tech journey long before the internet was born, and has held both technical and management positions for multiple technology vendors and consultancies, and a non-profit. She is listed in the IoT Institute's "25 Most Influential Women in IoT," as well as the "Big Data 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands" and "Top 100 Big Data Experts to Follow in 2016" lists.
  • Evolving the Industrial IoT Into Strategic Advantage
    Evolving the Industrial IoT Into Strategic Advantage Bill Roberts, Director, Global IoT Practice, SAS; Ted Connell, Director, Solution Architect Group, Intel Recorded: Feb 15 2017 56 mins
    Heavy industry was first to arrive at the IoT party, quickly recognizing the potential to augment existing processes and establish new protocols. As a result, organizations that embraced the industrial internet of things (IIoT) have been at the forefront of fine-tuning applications and establishing best practices. And while many of those practices have turned out to be impactful, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the opportunity is much bigger with predictive analytics.

    We’ve entered a perfect storm where the falling costs of capturing, processing and analyzing data coincide with the explosion of data streams generated by millions of pieces of connected equipment, devices and systems. And the same technology that created the perfect storm has empowered customers with near-instant data and instantaneous engagement with each other and also with your organization. So the opportunities extend beyond tactical process improvements and have become both strategic and enterprise-wide.

    Recognizing and capitalizing on the opportunities requires an evolution of skills and mindset, made possible with key technology relationships. The Industrial IoT collaboration between SAS and Intel enables organizations to capture, process and analyze data. The end result is the ability to evolve their strategic advantage and realize the full value of their IIoT data.

    Tune in to this webinar to gain insights and best practices for evolving the industrial IoT into strategic advantage for your organization.
  • Profit Center Analytics for Manufacturers
    Profit Center Analytics for Manufacturers Danny Smith, SAS Manufacturing Practice; Bahadir Aral, Advanced Analytics, SAS Recorded: Dec 15 2016 48 mins
    According to a recent study by Bain & Co., realized price affects EBIT more than any other lever: for every 1% increase in realized price there is an 8% increase in EBIT. Yet most companies expend great efforts on improving other levers with less impact and longer time-to-benefit. Most focus on aggressively reducing variable costs, but a 1% reduction in variable costs only leads to a 3% increase in EBIT, and takes much longer to achieve.

    Applying advanced analytics to improve company performance is increasingly popular for manufacturers, from quality to reliability to supply chain. To make the most from analytics-based competitive advantage manufacturers need to challenge their existing approach to pricing, and stop leaving money on the table.

    Join us to:
    * hear the different ways analytics can help with pricing design, analysis and optimization
    * understand the underlying mathematical approaches, technologies and deployments
    * learn from other manufacturers experiences through case studies
  • From Excel to Business Intelligence: Amplifying your Spreadsheets
    From Excel to Business Intelligence: Amplifying your Spreadsheets Mary Osborne, Business Visualization Practice Manager, SAS Recorded: Dec 14 2016 51 mins
    Organizations need a way to get extremely fast insight from any-size data and share it with co-workers of varying skill sets – wherever they happen to be.

    Look no further! SAS Visual Analytics lets everyone, even those without significant analytics skills, explore and analyze data. It allows users to quickly see connections and correlations, then immediately share results via the Microsoft Office tools you use every day.

    Join us for this webinar to see:

    - How common Microsoft Office tools infused with SAS Visual Analytics capabilities can help you share analytics insight.
    - How SAS Office Analytics empowers analysts with data preparation and analytics within a familiar environment.
    - Ways to explore your data and glean insight that surpass traditional visualization and reporting.
  • 3 Steps to Better Data Storytelling: SAS Visual Analytics & Microsoft Office
    3 Steps to Better Data Storytelling: SAS Visual Analytics & Microsoft Office Travis Murphy, Marketing Lead for Business Intelligence and Data Visualization, SAS Recorded: Nov 8 2016 35 mins
    Join us to find out the perfect blend of creative freedom and data governance that comes from leveraging the power of SAS Visual Analytics and the familiarity of Microsoft Office. We'll load data from Office applications to SAS Visual Analytics, analyze the data to get insights in seconds, and empower you with smarter presentations to tell the best story about your business.
  • IFRS 9 Compliance: A Continuing Saga
    IFRS 9 Compliance: A Continuing Saga Darryl Ivan, Risk Management expert from SAS Canada and Bob Morison, Lead Faculty Member of IIA Recorded: Oct 27 2016 38 mins
    A new set of international reporting standards (IFRS 9) goes into effect for Canadian financial services institutions late next year. With those standards come new complexities and risks, new data and analytics requirements, and new business opportunities for banks that can get ahead of the curve by modernizing their accounting and risk management platforms and putting those platforms to innovative use.

    This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities related to IFRS 9 and provide insights into how financial services institutions can optimize for both.
  • Practical Approaches to Interactive Data Discovery & Predictive Analytics
    Practical Approaches to Interactive Data Discovery & Predictive Analytics Wayne Thompson, Chief Data Scientist SAS & Tapan Patel, Product Marketing Manager SAS Recorded: Oct 25 2016 67 mins
    Successful data science and analytics projects should focus on the explanation and delivery of business impact – this requires strong collaboration between business analysts and data scientists. Preparing rich representative data is important, but data discovery and predictive analytics are equally valuable – they enable team members to quickly evaluate which events are drivers or inhibitors of success, and to predict future outcomes. Throughout the course of a project, how can business analysts stay focused on the most important details? How can data scientists prototype and operationalize models in a quick, productive, and easy-to-use manner?

    In this webcast, we will use SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Visual Statistics to teach you how to:

    • Quickly identify predictive drivers
    • Discover outliers by using interactive tools
    • Use drag-and-drop features to build predictive models
    • Simultaneously build models and process results for each group or segment of data
    • Visually explore your predictive outputs or values
    • Compare your models and apply them to new data
  • Using Self-Service BI and Approachable Analytics to Improve Business Processes
    Using Self-Service BI and Approachable Analytics to Improve Business Processes Dieter Steinmann, Sr. Manager, Business Systems, Fraport AG; Gregor Herrmann, Sr. BI Solutions Manager, SAS Recorded: Oct 11 2016 47 mins
    The Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics market has undergone a major shift. More interest and usage is driven by business users and analysts for an interactive style of analysis and a decentralized, easy-to-use approach to reporting, dashboards and analytics. On other end, IT wants to deliver this in a reusable, and governed manner. As adoption of BI and analytics increase, a scalable and modern platform is equally important for organizations to drive revenue and growth.

    Join this Webinar to see how Fraport, owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, has taken full advantage of interactive reporting and analytics to provide real-time information on passenger behavior and baggage delivery to improve customer satisfaction continuously.
  • Visualizing a Pandemic: Charting the West Nile Virus with Data
    Visualizing a Pandemic: Charting the West Nile Virus with Data Teemu Kettunen, Systems Engineer, SAS State & Local Government Recorded: Sep 28 2016 45 mins
    Public health projects vary in scope but always have critical data and analytic needs. From data collection and reporting to prevention analysis and control, public health agencies play a fundamental and complex role in keeping our communities safe.

    In this webcast, SAS will show how health organizations can use SAS Visual Analytics to uncover trends and patterns within their operating environment and transform those to actionable information to decision makers.

    The content of this demonstration is based on publicly available West Nile data from California Public Health Open Data Portal. The dataset contains positive cases of West Nile virus found in humans by county of residence from 2006 to 2015.

    Dashboarding and data visualization empower you with:
    - Ability to easily create custom reports and do real-time analysis of health/non-health data sets in near real-time
    - Pre-built reports and templates provide support for analyzing and monitoring health data in addition to the impactful relationship between health and non-health data
    - Advanced predictive analytics integrated into a reporting environment to streamline health analytic initiatives and get the right people the right insight at the right time

    For more information, contact:
    gabrielle.carels@sas.com - Client Manager
    teemu.kettunen@sas.com - Systems Engineer
  • Getting to the Next Level with Visual Analytics and Governed Data Discovery
    Getting to the Next Level with Visual Analytics and Governed Data Discovery David Stodder, TDWI Research Director, SAS, Tibco Spotfire Recorded: Sep 15 2016 65 mins
    While there are clear advantages to giving more users more control over how they access and interact with data through more self-service technologies, organizations need to think about how they can properly govern their experiences. Governance considerations include data security, quality, blending and integration, and adherence to policies and regulations. IT also needs to manage performance, availability, and other issues that are critical to successful and productive user experiences.

    Join this Webinar to find out how your organization can get to the next level with visual analytics and governed data discovery. The Webinar discussion will focus on key steps for improving users’ data interaction experiences through better-governed visual analytics, data discovery, and intuitive, easier-to-use BI. It will include a presentation by TDWI Research and topical panel discussion with representatives from SAS and TIBCO Spotfire.

    You will learn:

    * Current technology trends for improving personalization, productivity, and the scale, scope, and speed of visual analytics, data discovery, and intuitive BI
    * Best practices for “governed” data discovery; balancing IT responsibilities for managing data assets with user demands for control over analytics
    * Addressing data quality, integration, and related governance concerns while supporting democratized visual analytics and data discovery
    * Discussion with technology solution providers SAS and TIBCO Spotfire about how users can get to the next level

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