Hosted by the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University in Houston, TX
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Event Details

Date: January 25, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:00pm CST

Location: Houston, TX - CityCentre Three, Suite 200 (Texas A&M University-Mays Business School facility)

Cost: There is no cost to attend this event.

SAS Day at Texas A&M

An event hosted by the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University and led by Dr. Simon Sheather, Professor and Academic Director MS(Analytics) & MS(Statistics) online at Texas A&M University’s Department of Statistics.

This event will highlight speakers from the SAS Institute, Inc. and industry experts that will discuss topics including analytics and data mining to make better business decisions. A panel of experts from industry will discuss how their companies are using big data and analytics, and how they are fostering a fact-based decision making culture in their companies. The number of participants is limited.

Participants also gain insight into:

  • The benefits from using big data and analytics in your business
  • Common obstacles to big data and analytics
  • How companies build a culture of using big data for better decision making
  • The types of data, software and statistical methods used in analytical decision making

Tentative Agenda

Breakfast     8:30am    
Welcome     9:00am    
Plenary Session     9:10am    
Breakout Session I     9:30am    
Break     10:15am    
Breakout Session II     10:30am    
Breakout Session III     11:15am    
Lunch with Keynote Speaker     12:05pm    
Data Science & Analytics Expo     1:30pm    

Keynote Speakers

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David Reid
Chief Marketing Officer
National Oilwell Varco

Mr. Reid is the Chief Marketing Officer for NOV, where he develops the global market and strategic engine. David joined Varco International in 1992 and has lived in Scotland, California, and Houston covering roles in service, operations, design, business and product development, leadership, and management. He serves on the NOV and Schlumberger IntelliServ Joint Venture Board and in IADC and SPE leadership positions. David has influenced modern rig and equipment design and the pioneering of drilling automation and oilfield digitization.

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Udo Sglavo
Senior Director R&D

SAS Ex Machina Doctrina: In this presentation we will have a look at a machine learning landscape and we will lift the curtain on some recent developments at SAS in the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Other Featured Speakers

Dr. Simon Sheather

Dr. Simon Sheather
Professor, Academic Director of Online Programs & MS Analytics, Interim Director of the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science
Texas A&M University

Simon Sheather is the Academic Director of Online Programs and the MS (Analytics) program at Texas A&M University. From 2005-2014, he served as Professor and Head of the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University. Previously he was a faculty member at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Sheather will host a panel of former and current MS Analytics students to provide insight into the training provided through the Master of Science in Analytics degree.

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Joseph Indelicato
Advanced Analytics Manager

A.I. Look at Today and Tomorrow

Joe Indelicato, a leader in in emerging technologies at SAS, will give an exciting look into the possibilities in, and practical uses of, Artificial Intelligence in Industry.

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Jerry Baulier
Vice President
Internet of Things R&D

SAS Event Stream Processing is being leveraged for analyzing data at the edge, in cloud, and on premise. Combining these streaming analytics locales, in addition to analytics at REST, provides for a powerful multi-phase analytics solution with a model learning feedback loop. IOT has enabled the need for analytics everywhere.

Don't Forget

  • Networking Lunch
  • Seeking analytical talent? Bring a copy of your posting for our JOB BOARD.
  • Data Science & Analytics Expo
    • Texas A&M Mays MBA Programs
    • Texas A&M MS Analytics
  • Demos
    • Market Basket Forecasting
    • Machine Learning with Enterprise Miner
    • Networking efficiency for Utilities
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