SAS Day at Texas A&M -- set for Tuesday, October 8, at Houston's CITYCENTRE pictured below -- will highlight speakers from the SAS Institute Inc. and industry experts who will discuss topics including the use of analytics and data mining to make better business decisions. Advance online registration for this free event is encouraged!


How do National Football League coaches harness the power of analytics to make better decisions on and off the field? How can "big data" be used by local and state governments to devise solutions for fraud and waste? How is statistics used to determine the world's volume of natural gas that can be produced in the world in the next century?

An impressive lineup of academic and industry leaders will highlight real-world uses of big data to make better business decisions during SAS® Day at Texas A&M, set for Tuesday, October 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at CITYCENTRE in Houston.

The free event is hosted by the Texas A&M University Department of Statistics, which this fall launched an analytics master's program based out of Houston to teach working professionals the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly data-driven world.

"Big data and analytics allow people to make better decisions by gleaning insights from their data," said Myra Gonzalez, director of the Texas A&M master's in analytics program. "The purpose of this event is to provide a venue for people in the Houston business community as well as faculty, staff and students to get together and talk about analytics, share best practices and share case studies."

Speakers from SAS and other industry and academic experts will discuss how big data and analytics are being used in companies that specialize in oil and gas, energy supply and distribution, government and even sports. Participants also will gain clarity about how businesses can benefit from using big data, common obstacles to big data and analytics, how companies can build an analytics culture for using big data, and the types of data, software and statistical methods used in analytical decision-making.

Participants are encouraged to register online to reserve their seats by Oct. 1. A free continental breakfast and light lunch will be available.

To register, see a complete list of speakers or learn more about the event, visit http://www.stat.tamu.edu/public-seminars/sasday2013/.

For more information about the Texas A&M master's in analytics, visit http://analytics.stat.tamu.edu/.

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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 delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 65,000 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®. For more information about SAS Institute, Inc. visit http://www.sas.com/.

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 © 2013 SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.


Contact: Myra Gonzalez, (979) 845-6855 or myra-g@tamu.edu or Faye Merrideth, (919) 531-4261 or faye.merrideth@sas.com

Patel Vimal

  • (Image courtesy of CITYCENTRE.)

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