Whew! What a jam packed 4th quarter, holiday season, and fast paced New Year start we've had at SAS. Lots has happened since our last blog post in November, with the big news hitting the blog-o-sphere Feb 10th by Waynette Tubbs when she saw one of Manya Mayes's recent presentations
Yes it's true, our latest and greatest version of SAS Text Miner
is now available. We are making our external announcement officially at the Predictive Analytics World Conference
, a business-focused event where Data miners and Text Mining professionals, managers and commercial practitioners from around the globe will gather this coming Tuesday and Wednesday in San Francisco.
At the conference, attendees will listen to SAS' featured sessions, including Manya’s Social Media and Sentiment
presentation, see live demos of solutions at our Booth, and talk with Bay Area SAS users
to learn how SAS is helping them drive top-line results.
If any of you reading this blog plan on attending and have not yet registered, you are welcome to save 15 percent by applying our discount code
of SASPAW010 when you join in the fun. Everyone who preregistered received this email
yesterday inviting them to a one-on-one face to face meeting with a SAS expert to address whatever specific questions they may have regarding our external product launch of Text Analytics & our newly announced leadership position in "The Forrester Wave: Predictive Analytics and Data Mining Solutions, Q1 2010
My co-workers will be Twittering with the hashtag of #paw on site with other conference attendees who are encouraged to share their excitement and reactions so the rest of us back in the office can see what's going on remotely
2010 brings new faces into the SAS Text Analytics world, including a new product manager and marketing manager, who will be introduced in a future blog post. For me, I am shifting my attention to the analytics field of my graduate degree - namely Operations Research
. At a time when business executives are finally overcoming their fear of numbers and coming to realize the value of analytics and management science, many are still feeling their way toward adoption of O.R. consultants and technologies. The INFORMS
professional society just posted a nuts-and-bolts podcast
where I explained the virtues of operations research first from my experiences as a career officer in the US Air Force and then from my SAS perspective, as I gather success stories
from customers benefiting from applying these technologies.
Thanks for taking the time to read our blog and Happy Valentines Day
to each of you! You are the reason that keeps me coming to work each day. Together we can keep the passion alive.