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  1. SAS Global Forum 2009 A first-timer’s impressions Barry Campbell Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia

  2. Overview • International gathering of SAS users • Since 1976 • 3000+ attendees • 300+ papers, presentations, workshops

  3. 2000 rooms, 470,000 sq. ft. meeting space, 7 restaurants Largest non-gaming hotel on east coast Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD

  4. National Harbor Development • On the Potomac River about 12 miles downstream from Washington, DC

  5. Opening Presentation • Jim Goodnight, other SAS luminaries • Live demo of SAS products • Alfred Street Baptist Choir • Multimedia show, big wow factor

  6. Conference Sections • Technology Solutions • SAS software, tips and techniques • Industry Solutions • industry experts, thought leaders • focus on industry-specific business problems

  7. Technology Solutions Application Development Beyond the Basics Business Intelligence User Applications Code Doctors Coders' Corner Data Integration Data Mining and Predictive Modeling Foundations and Fundamentals Hands-on Workshops Planning, Development and Support Posters Reporting and Information Visualization Statistics and Data Analysis Systems Architecture Industry Solutions Communications, Media, Entertainment and Travel Customer Intelligence Education Energy and Utilities Financial Services Government Pharma, Life Sciences and Healthcare Retail Something for everyone

  8. Foundations and Fundamentals • Think Before You Type • ODS 101+ • Understanding the SAS DATA Step and the Program Data Vector • SAS Enterprise Guide for the Business Analyst

  9. Applications Development/Systems Architecture • SAS as SaaS • Developing Rich Internet Applications using SAS • Building a Data Repository using Base SAS

  10. SAS Presents • Understanding How to Manipulate XML with SAS • A Software Deployment Experience Your Mother Would Love • Virtualization: What Does It Mean for SAS? • Platform for SAS Business Analytics Overview

  11. Industry / Health • The Future of Information Technology in Healthcare • Trends in Government Health Information Technology • Using SAS Clinical Data Integration

  12. Fun stuff… • Get Acquainted Reception • Keynote presentation, Dave Barry, humour columnist • "Mathemagics" with Arthur Benjamin, PhD • Broadway concert, Franc D'Ambrosio, opera singer, “The Phantom of the Opera” • SAS Canada night out in Georgetown • Kick Back Party

  13. Sessions at a Glance • Foundations and Fundamentals • Think Before You Type (Paper 133-2009) • ODS 101+ (Paper 135-2009) • Understanding the SAS DATA Step and the Program Data Vector (Paper 136-2009) • SAS Enterprise Guide for the Business Analyst (Paper 148-2009) • Applications Development/Systems Architecture • SAS as SaaS: Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Shared Service (Paper 261-2009) • Developing Rich Internet Applications using SAS (Paper 017-2009) • SAS Presents • Understanding How to Manipulate XML with SAS (Paper 345-2009) • A Software Deployment Experience Your Mother Would Love (Paper 332-2009) • Virtualization: What Does It Mean for SAS? (Paper 347-2009) • Platform for SAS Business Analytics Overview () • Industry / Health • The Future of Information Technology in Healthcare (Paper 164-2009) • Using SAS Clinical Data Integration (Paper 168-2009) • Trends in Government Health Information Technology (Paper 401-2009) • Building a Data Repository using Base SAS (Paper 124-2009)

  14. Links SGF 2009 Proceedings • http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings09/TOC.html SAS Presentations at SGF 2009 • http://support.sas.com/rnd/papers Search YouTube for “SAS global forum 2009” – about 40 videos SGF 2009 http://support.sas.com/events/sasglobalforum/2009

  15. Coders' Corner Best Contributed Paper • “Playing Favorites: How to Manage Date Conflicts” • Eric Wong, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute • Create a set of consecutive, non-overlapping date ranges from a set of overlapping date ranges http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings09/079-2009.pdf Winning papers in all categories: http://support.sas.com/events/sasglobalforum/2009/winners.html

  16. SGF 2010 April 11 – 14, Seattle, WA http://support.sas.com/events/sasglobalforum/2010