Auckland event – SAS Global Forum 2016 feedback session

Date: 19th May 2016

Location: Auckland

SAS Global Forum is the big annual conference where major SAS announcements are made. This year 5,000 people attended the Las Vegas conference.  Many presentations were given – from high-level strategy to detailed programming techniques. The big announcement this year was “SAS Viya”, the new open source, cloud-enabled architecture.

Knoware’s Technical Director Colin Harris gave a summary of the presentations. You can view Colin’s presentation here (in PDF format 1.7MB)

Milo Davies from SAS  also presented an executive summary of the conference along with a brief overview of SAS Viya. You can view Milo’s presentation here (in PDF format 0.97 MB)

TOPICS:
• SAS Viya
• Products announcements or enhancements such as SAS Customer Intelligence 360, more powerful analytics, event stream processing and SAS Analytics for IoT
• Trends in analytics
• Hadoop: How is Hadoop maturing? Plus latest on SAS and Hadoop integration
• SAS Visual Analytics enhancements + tips and tricks
• ODS Excel: Better SAS and Excel integration available now
• Keynote: The power of the introvert!
• Use of infographics for storytelling
• Better SAS Platform Administration

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Auckland event – SAS Global Forum 2016 feedback session