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SAS® Global Forum, World's Premier Analytics Conference, to Bring 3,500 Business & Tech Leaders to DC March 23-26

Great leaders surround themselves with strong teams. George Washington selected Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton for his first cabinet. Almost 100 years later, Abraham Lincoln turned former rivals into an agile team that preserved the Union.

Today’s business leaders need skilled teams at all levels of their organizations. To ensure success, these teams need exposure to new ideas, winning approaches and current tech trends. And that’s exactly what the world’s premier analytics conference, SAS® Global Forum, delivers.

SAS, the global leader in analytics (per IDC and Forrester), will boost the skills of executives and analytics users at two simultaneous and connected events March 23-26 at Gaylord National Resort in Washington, DC.

At the user conference, more than 3,000 attendees from dozens of countries will gather, representing hundreds of companies and organizations. They'll hear from business and technology leaders about how organizations are embracing analytics to create value from big data. And at the SAS Global Forum 2014 Executive Conference, hundreds of director-level and above attendees will explore leadership, analytics and big data.

Special Offer for the Week of Presidents Day (Feb. 14-21)

With a nod to the great leaders memorialized throughout the US capital, SAS presents a team-building special for one week only. Starting today, anyone registering for the SAS Global Forum user conference by Feb. 21 can help build a skilled team by bringing a colleague at 50% off the second business/government registration.

See www.sas.com/apps/sim/redirect.jsp?detail=SIM107370_6587 for more on this limited-time offer.

Potential of One, Power of All

SAS Global Forum features a lineup of top speakers. Former Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) and author and business adviser Geoffrey Moore are among the keynotes for the executive conference, while futurist and author Thornton May and Jason Dorsey, The Gen Y Guy®, will speak at the user conference.

The speakers will echo this year's conference theme, "Potential of One, Power of All.” Individual analytics experts – including data scientists and business analysts – working with skilled teams and leaders make a big difference for their customers, operations and bottom lines.

Learn From Leaders

Through keynotes, interactive presentations, and small-group and networking discussions, SAS Global Forum attendees will hear from dozens of business, government and technology leaders who are embracing big data analytics. And they’ll see real-world examples of data and analytics transforming organizations and the world.

Executive Conference presenters include leaders from Canada Post, Census Bureau, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Cloudera, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Treasury, North Carolina State University, OfficeMax, Sanofi, SourceHOV, Target, TD Bank, University of Louisiana, Wyndham and more.

User conference speakers represent dozens of leading global organizations including Accenture, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cardinal Health, Cognizant, DBS Bank, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, Family Dollar Stores, GE, Gilt Groupe, Health Canada, Highmark, HSN, Kaiser Permanente, Nestlé USA, Northrop Grumman, Pinnacle Entertainment, SAS and many more.

Register Today

Visit SAS Global Forum registration today to sign up for the entire user conference, or for single-day passes.

For the executive conference (director-level and above only), visit SAS Global Forum Executive Conference registration.

Follow via Social Media

Another way to engage with SAS Global Forum is through social media:

  • Blogs: Read reports from sessions, view video updates and hear from SAS and customer experts on blogs.sas.com.
  • Twitter: Follow @SASsoftware and hashtags #SASGF14 for the user conference and #SASEC14 for the executive conference.
  • Facebook: Like SAS on Facebook to receive updates.

Platinum sponsors of SAS Global Forum are Intel, Oracle, SAP and Teradata. See the complete list of sponsors.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2014 SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.

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