SAS livestreams it’s Government Leadership Forum

The agenda is impressive-The technology is simple

the 14th Annual SAS Government Leadership Forum

Today more than ever, data is interwoven in our lives. We know the positive, progressive things that big data enables. We’ve also seen the dark side, marked by cybercrime, fraud, privacy breaches and more. To make better decisions faster that lead to real change, it’s crucial that everyone involved in those decisions has access to the right information. SAS® makes this possible. Join us for this exciting forum to learn about all the innovative technologies that are transforming how we run government, our businesses and the world. You’ll see firsthand how SAS makes analytics accessible to everyone today to uncover new and exciting opportunities that effect real change, faster than ever thought possible.

Forum Highlights:

  • Keynote presentation by Alec Ross, former Senior Adviser for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and author.
  • General sessions featuring government and SAS executives on fast-evolving analytical technology and how it’s changing our world.
  • Breakout sessions on best practices and stories of innovation in fraud and improper payments, cyber security and more.

Join the conversation by tweeting #SASGOV!


(all times EDT)

8:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Karen Terrell, Vice President, SAS Federal
8:15 a.m. Keynote: Cybercrime and Cyberwar
Alec Ross, former Senior Adviser for Innovation to Hillary Clinton and author
9:15 a.m. General Session: Analytics in Action
Keith Collins, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, SAS
10:00 a.m. VIDEO BREAK
No Video During This Time
10:20 a.m. Panel Discussion: The Case for the Chief Data Officer
Dr. Peter Aiken, Author, The Case for the Chief Data Officer
Dr. Tyrone W A Grandison, Deputy Chief Data Officer, US Department of Commerce
Jon Minkoff, Chief Data Officer, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communictions Commission
Moderator: Constance Sayers, President, Government Executive Media Group
11:30 a.m. VIDEO BREAK
No Video During This Time
12:15 p.m. Approachable Analytics: Put the Power of Insight in Every User’s Hands
Bernard Blais, Senior Manager, Americas Technology Practice, SAS
1:15 p.m. General Session: Reduce the Hacker’s Advantage – How to Improve Cybersecurity With Analytics
Ray Boisvert, President and CEO of I-Sec Integrated Strategies (ISECIS)
Sheldon Shaw, Cyber Analytics Specialist, SAS
2:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Get trained in SAS by SAS for Free

These are a list of awesome training resources by a very credible SAS language trainer called SAS Institute.

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Books are here-

Get the SAS software for free here- ( 2gb painful download)

This is the link for training videos

Now why pay Rs 30,000 or 500$ for SAS language clone or 3rd party trainers when you can get the real thing for free. Also note- they train not just in the software language but also in analytics

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Oh- How I wish    Microsoft had some more training videos for their Revolution Analytics R. I mean blogs are fine but a global audience is asking more and more skill based education from MOOCs, Open Textbooks, Open Data and Video based Series .

Additionally- I am heartened that SAS Institute has a new Ask the Expert Series as it shows their commitment to STEM education.






Cloud Computing for Christmas

My second book – R for Cloud Computing : An Approach for Data Scientists is now ready for sale ( ebook). Softcover should be available within a month. Some of you have already booked an online review copy. It has taken me 2 years to write this book, and as always I accept all feedback on how to be a better writer.

I would like to especially thank Hannah Bracken of Springer Publishing for this.

and I dedicate this book to my 7 year son Kush.

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Everything that is good in me, come from your love, Kush