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September 24, 2014 10:59 ET

Big Data Thrills and Threats Explored at Premier Business Leadership Series & Analytics 2014

Executives, Data Scientists Gather at October SAS Events in Las Vegas to Explore Impact of Big Data Analytics

CARY, NC--(Marketwired - September 24, 2014) - From data visualization to cybersecurity, marketing analytics to the Internet of Things, the sources and uses of data are rapidly evolving. This October in Las Vegas, decision makers and data scientists from around the world will gather at two events to explore and share how critical technologies -- data mining, data visualization, Hadoop, forecasting and more -- create value from big data. And they'll examine big data threats too, including cyber-attacks and fraud.

The Premier Business Leadership Series and Analytics 2014 events are presented by SAS, the leader in analytics (per IDC). Both conferences take place the week of Oct. 20 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. They offer senior executives, decision makers and analytics professionals an opportunity to learn from peers in a variety of industries and roles who use analytics to transform the way they do business.

"In one hotel over four days, executives and data scientists will explore the latest data management and analytics software, hear real-world examples of these technologies driving success, and interact with peers and experts," said Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at SAS. "At Analytics 2014 and the Premier Business Leadership Series, what happens in Vegas won't stay in Vegas. The knowledge that attendees gain here will help them solve their organizations' most pressing challenges back home."

Analytics 2014: Oct. 20-21

This two-day conference offers practical, hands-on analytic tips and techniques that attendees can immediately put into practice. Hundreds of professionals, industry experts and leading researchers will gather to learn and share analytics best practices via how-to tutorials, presentations, demos and networking.

The Analytics 2014 keynote speakers include John Elder, Founder and President of Elder Research; Jay Liebowitz, the DiSanto Visiting Chair in Applied Business and Finance at Harrisburg Univ. of Science & Technology; and Armistead Sapp, Executive VP and CTO at SAS.

Register today for Analytics 2014 at

The Premier Business Leadership Series: Oct. 21-23

The Premier Business Leadership Series brings together more than 600 senior-level attendees and features organizations using innovative analytic techniques. Industry leaders sharing their experiences include:

  • Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS
  • George Blankenship, Former VP of Worldwide Retail, Tesla Motors and former VP of Real Estate at Apple
  • Clayton Christensen, Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School
  • Jim Davis, Senior VP and CMO, SAS
  • Mary Schapiro, Former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Howard Schmidt, Former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator for President Barack Obama and Cyber Adviser for President George W. Bush

In Vegas, Series attendees will meet and interact with many organizations using analytics to find insights within big data, as well as exploring data visualization, Hadoop, data management, cybersecurity and more. These organizations include: AT&T, Cisco, CMO Council, Deloitte, Express Scripts, Genworth, Hortonworks, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), International Institute for Analytics, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern Univ., Las Vegas Sands, Lowe's, MIT Sloan School of Management, Scotiabank, Time Warner Cable, Toyota Financial Services, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Visa and Walmart.

The Series event is designed to address an executive-level audience and its specific challenges. Attendees must be director level or above. To join this select group, visit today and select "Register."

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To follow updates from both conferences via social channels:

  • Blogs: Read reports from sessions, view video updates and hear from SAS and customer experts on
  • Twitter: Follow @SASsoftware; hashtags #PBLS14 for the Series event and #Analytics2014 for the analytics conference.

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