Carlos Pinheiro is talented. One afternoon Carlos stood in front of a group of marketers including myself, and shared social network analysis using our data. Yes, the analysis took talent, but the real brilliance was that Carlos presented the information in a way where we all left the meeting with […]
The Analytics Experience, Sept. 12-14 in Las Vegas is not just designed for analytics professionals. It’s also the perfect environment for students to learn, network and even present their work. There are so many benefits for students, but the best one – full-time students attend for free! So what are […]
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First it was the patriarch of my favorite family. That shocking Red Wedding scene meant I could cross off several more characters I’d grown to love. When the season finale of Season 5 left me asking if we’d lost yet another one of my favorites, I wasn’t sure how much more I could take. Of course, I’m talking about the often surprising deaths of some of our favorite characters in HBO’s wildly popular series Game of Thrones. If you’re a fan of the show you know that no one, regardless of how important they are to the storyline, is safe from an untimely demise.
Though I’ve grown somewhat accustomed to saying goodbye, it sure would be nice to know the likelihood a particular character will live or die, just so I can prepare for the heartache in advance if need be. Thankfully, Taylor Larkin, a student at the University of Alabama, thinks survival data mining can help. He plans to show us how in an e-poster he'll present at this year’s Analytics Experience conference, September 12 – 14, at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.
Using plot points from the books the TV series is based on, along with survival data mining using the Survival node in SAS® Enterprise Miner™ 13.1, Larkin has created an analysis that estimates the probabilities popular Game of Thrones characters will survive through time. His research was inspired by the analysis and datasets created by Olin College Computer Science Professor Allen Downey and some of his students, who used Bayesian survival analysis to do something similar.
Analytics Experience conference presentations
Larkin’s sure-to-be awesome presentation is one I’m really looking forward to seeing, but it’s also just one of more than 100 talks planned for the event. The Analytics Experience conference provides attendees an in-depth look at some of the latest research, top trends and new techniques being used in the field of analytics. This is the nineteenth consecutive year that SAS has hosted the event.
This year’s conference offers six keynote addresses and dozens of session talks. Some of the topics presenters will cover include customer intelligence, business intelligence, data management, Hadoop, fraud, cybersecurity, risk analytics, and the Internet of Things. E-Poster presentations, demos, training classes and table talks provide even more insight and allow attendees to explore other creative ways to use analytics.
A number of the talks will come from university students – I always find them to be a great addition to the conference’s content. Besides Larkin’s talk, student presenters will show you how to use analytics to do things like detect sarcasm on social media, build a restaurant recommender engine or defend Steph Curry, something the rest of the NBA couldn’t seem to do last season.
Though talks are still being added every day, a large portion of conference presentations are now available.
Keynote speakers include:
- Jared Cohen, President of Jigsaw and Chief Advisor to the Executive Chairman of Alphabet.
- Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS.
- Amber MacArthur, President of Konnekt.
- Jeremiah Owyang, Founder of Crowd Companies.
- Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind.
- R. Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder and Chairman of Constellation Research.
If you’re in the field of analytics, there isn’t a better conference to help advance your knowledge. It’s an event I look forward to every year and I hope to see you there.
P.S. If you do make it to Vegas in September, let’s plan to meet at Larkin’s e-poster. We’ll find out together how likely Tyrion is to make it safely through Season 6!
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SAS is kicking off a new event Sept. 12-14 in Las Vegas called the Analytics Experience. It’s actually not completely new. In the past, we’ve held our annual Analytics and Premier Business Leadership Series conferences in the fall. But as the industry landscape continues to change – SAS continues to […]
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When I travel for work, I want to get the most out of my trip. So while I was in Las Vegas in April for SAS Global Forum, I used my free time to check out what’s in store for the Analytics Experience at the Bellagio, Sept. 12-14. Take a […]
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The Analytics conference series is getting a modern makeover. And it’s not just a new name. The Analytics Experience, Sept. 12-14 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, is bringing thought leaders and analytics gurus together for one big event. So whether you’re a geek or a suit you can create […]
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Students, it’s time to put your Analytical skills to the test. Registration for the 2016 Analytics Shootout competition is now open! This competition will allow you to use your Analytical skills to solve a hypothetical, but common, real-world business problem. Gather your fellow students, create a team, and register today! […]
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Every new piece of technology today can be rooted back to the creation of the iPhone, and it’s what David Pogue, Author, Host of NOVA ScienceNow and Yahoo Tech Columnist, calls the singular invention that caused the greatest gap between generations. While its touchscreen, audio, video, Wi-Fi, GPS, wireless antenna […]
SAS experts, users and decision makers are taking over Las Vegas this week while attending Analytics 2015 and The Premier Business Leadership Series. Whether you are in Vegas or need to participate from afar, read on for help to stay in tuned and be a part of it all. Watch […]
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