Gerhard Svolba

3月 302018
 

Reasons to look forward to SAS Global Forum 2018SAS Global Forum 2018 takes place April 8-11 in Denver. The event will attract nearly 6,000 SAS professionals from around the world and from nearly every industry for the a learning and networking experience second to none. At this year's event I'll be presenting the paper Getting More Insight into Your Forecast Errors with the GLMSELECT and QUANTSELECT Procedures on Tuesday, April 10 from 2:30-3:30 in Meeting Room 401. SAS Global Forum is my favorite SAS user event for so many reasons. Here are my top 10 reasons I'm particularly excited about this year's event.

Reason #1: Opening Session
It's always impressive to see the latest and greatest SAS software has to offer. I'm particularly looking forward to hearing the latest SAS Viya news and developments in Machine Learning. Keynotes by Oliver Schabenberger and other SAS Executives highlight the event.

Reason #2: Meeting my favorite SAS bloggers
It's inspiring to see how Rick Wicklin, Robert Allison, Chris Hemedinger and Sanjay Matange spend a lot of (spare?) time to provide SAS Tips for the SAS Community and SAS blogs. Thank you!

Reason #3: Presenting my paper
Inspired by Paul Goodwin, my paper will include lots of @SASsoftware code and SAS tips for SAS users and the SAS community.

Reason #4: Co-Authoring paper 2419: "An Easier and Faster Way to Untranspose a Wide File"
You'll learn important data prep and data quality tasks and the and benefits of using @SASsoftware code to perform these task.

Reason #5: Meeting other SAS Press authors
It'll be a lot of fun meeting other SAS book authors including Tricia Aanderud, Sanjay MatangeRick Wicklin, Chris Hemedinger and Robert Allison to discuss their experiences and meet the charming ladies of the SAS Press team.

Reason #6: Meeting SAS Press readers
Excited about meeting the SAS users who read SAS books at the SAS Press booth in the QUAD to discuss their experiences with SAS software for analytics.

Reason #7: Taking care of our SAS customers from Austria, Germany and Switzerland
It'll be good to see that many SAS software users from our region, many of whom are travelling to Denver to see news on SAS analytics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence and SAS Viya.

Reason #8: Meeting students who use SAS
It will be exhilarating exchanging ideas with students using SAS software for their research and classes. It's so refreshing to see the increasing interest in SAS from universities around the world.

Reason #9: Getting inspired
Always a great thing to see nearly 6,000 people with an interest in SAS software and SAS analytics interacting and exchanging best practices. I always return to work with a renewed sense of motivation and energy.

Reason #10: Interest in my SAS books and papers
Thanks a lot for your interest in my work! It is always a pleasure to discuss all things SAS with each and every one of you.

Hope to see many of you in Denver!

10 Reasons why I look forward to SAS Global Forum was published on SAS Users.

2月 202016
 

Don’t get me wrong. I have no doubt in the capabilities of our SAS products and SAS  solutions! But I wanted to get a firsthand experience of our new solution for text analytics, SAS Contextual Analysis 14.1. And the result is very convincing! But let’s start from the beginning. Functions […]

The post SAS® Text Analytics and Text Mining in Action: Experiences From a ‘Self-Trial’ With SAS® Contextual Analysis appeared first on The Text Frontier.

5月 132015
 

Many colleagues and customers at SAS Global Forum ask me, why I write books beside having a full-time job as SAS consultant and being lecturer at universities. Valid question. SUSTAINABILITY. I have been working in so many analysis projects in different domains and industries. Some of them were longer, others were […]

The post Top 3 benefits of writing a SAS book appeared first on The SAS Bookshelf.

12月 042013
 
Dear friends of SAS Publications, there are only a few weeks left in 2013 and we are all busy with year-end work and holiday preparations. Good to see that I get help from my two books, Data Preparation for Analytics Using SAS and Data Quality for Analytics Using SAS who [...]
10月 172013
 
Welcome to another installment of my blog series Data Preparation and Data Quality on the Road. The main actors here are my two SAS books Data Preparation for Analytics Using SAS (DP) and Data Quality for Analytics Using SAS (DQ), who are allowed to accompany me to many conferences, SAS [...]
8月 092013
 
Welcome to my new blog series Data Preparation (DP) and Data Quality (DQ) on the road. The main actors here are my two SAS books Data Preparation for Analytics Using SAS and Data Quality for Analytics Using SAS, which are allowed to accompany me to many conferences, SAS events, and [...]
8月 032012
 
Writing a book (especially for SAS Press) is an incredible experience. If you are playing with the thought of doing so, I highly recommend that you proceed with this idea. You’ll get a much better structured view of your favorite topic, learn a lot about yourself, and enter a very [...]