Analytics using SAS®

The Bryant University Advanced Applied Analytics Center invites you to the sixth annual Analytics using SAS® event at Bryant University on Wednesday, November 6th in the Bello Center. Please join us for exciting information about Bryant’s successful Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics program that began in January 2015.  This certificate program leads to a joint certificate in Business Analytics from Bryant University and the SAS Institute. We also have information about our new program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Data Science.  Speakers from the SAS Institute, Bryant University, and the private sector will discuss topics related to visual analytics, artificial intelligence, data science, and employment opportunities. 

The keynote address will be given at 9:30am by James Harroun, Senior Analytical Training Consultant, SAS Institute.  The topic of his presentation is  Step into the SAS© Viya Universe and Engage in Analytics at the Speed of Light.  Analytical tools have come a long way from command-line statistical packages to engaging, end-to-end solutions that support multiple stakeholders at each stage of the analytical lifecycle. SAS© Viya is an engaging, collaborative ecosystem of tools for users of all skill levels and roles: from initial visual exploration, to template-driven analytical modeling and machine learning, to traditional SAS programming, to seamless integration with open source, it all happens in memory at light speed! Please attend this session to observe a demonstration of the flexibility, power, and intuitive simplicity of SAS© Viya.    

Our next speaker is Neela Niranjani Vengateshwaran, Data Scientist, SAS® Institute. She will give a high level overview of what SAS is doing in the field of AI – Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Open Source Integration. True AI applications are not a single capability, rather a combination of capabilities brought to life. In this presentation, we will show you how a combination of natural language processing, forecasting and computer vision provide a new way to interact with solar farms.

Our third speaker is Thomas Dougherty, Executive In Residence, Information Systems and Analytics, Bryant University.  Prior to joining Bryant University, Tom was the Practice Head for Data Science and Machine Learning at the Emeritus Institute of Management where he assisted Columbia University and MIT to develop an online curriculum in data science.  Tom came to academia from Fidelity Investments where he was the head of advanced analytics for the institutional division for 12 years.  His career as a data scientist included senior positions across a number of industries including consulting, travel, retail and advertising. Tom will discuss how the confluence of emerging technologies such as robotic process automation, natural language processing and artificial intelligence will alter the future employment landscape.

Our fourth speaker is Daniel Hebert, Senior Data Scientist at Foursquare Labs, Inc. and Alumnus of Bryant University.  Foursquare is a location technology platform dedicated to improving how people move through the real world. Dan manages a team of data scientists supporting Placed powered by Foursquare. At a high level, this product measures media performance, namely lift in visitation to chains as a result of ad exposure. With Foursquare's rich panel data, his team is able to understand exposed panelists' visitation patterns during a campaign and build models to compute synthetic control visit rates. He is responsible for developing and prototyping methodologies related to ad measurement, building measurement approaches for new media formats, providing data science support to clients, and delivering custom metrics and reporting. Dan will discuss his role as a data scientist at Foursquare 

There is no charge to attend the event and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to all of our attendees.  For more information and to register, please visit  .  Please let us know on the registration form if you are bringing a car and need a parking sticker,  Thank you!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 9:00am to 3:30pm

Bello Grand Hall

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