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Thursday May 25, 2017

12:45 PM – 1:00

Registration

Come network with your SAS Ottawa peers.

1:00 – 1:15

Welcome and Introduction

Joel Orr, Statistics Canada, SAS OPUS President

1:15 – 1:30

Presentation: SAS Canada News

Matt Malczewski, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Toronto

      Presentation (PPT)

1:30 – 1:50

Presentation: What's in "Your" Inbox? – Prepping Outlook data for analysis in SAS

Andrew Clapson, CMA


There is a wealth of potentially valuable analytical information stored in corporate email servers, and the closest insights to home can be found in your own personal inbox. Using SAS, we will extract, process, and format a series of datasets built from Outlook calendar and inbox data, and then carry out some basic analysis on the resulting data.

      Presentation (PDF)

      File (SAS)

      File (SAS)

1:50 – 2:10

Presentation: SAS Solution Du Jour – Text Miner Overview

David Comeau, SAS Canada - Ottawa


Exploring the Text Miner features of the SAS Enterprise Miner product

      Presentation (PDF)

2:10 – 2:30

Break and networking

2:30 – 3:00

Presentation: SAS Text Miner for Academic Research: Using Analytics to understand the Field of Analytics.

Hugh Cairns, SAS Canada - Ottawa


This session showcases SAS Text Miner can be used by researchers to mine the unstructured article abstracts using Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) to profile the field and categorize abstracts into clusters that represent the intellectual communities researching analytics.

3:00 – 3:30

Presentation: Text Mining in JMP 13.1

Nick Shelton, JMP Canada - Toronto


Exploring the Text Analytics features of JMP Pro v13.1

      Presentation (PDF)

      File (JRN)

3:30

Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

Thursday November 17, 2016

12:45 PM – 1:00

Registration

Come network with your SAS Ottawa peers.

1:00 – 1:05

Welcome and Introduction

Joel Orr, Statistics Canada, SAS OPUS President

1:05 – 1:15

Presentation: SAS Canada News

Sean Robson, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Toronto

1:15 – 1:30

Presentation: SAS Visual Analytics Overview

Frank Scott, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Ottawa

     Presentation (PDF)

     Presentation (MP4)

1:30 – 1:50

Presentation: SAS VA implementation at Shared Services Canada

William Millson, Shared Services Canada

     Presentation (PDF)

1:50 – 2:10

Presentation: SAS VA implementation at Statistics Canada

Cheryl Wang, Statistics Canada

     Presentation (PDF)

2:10 – 2:30

Break and networking

2:30 – 3:00

Presentation: SAS VA Architectural / Technical Pros and Cons

Ken Nakashima, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Toronto

     Presentation (PDF)

3:00 – 3:30

Panel Discussion: Topic – SAS VA – One Stop Analytical Shop

Moderator: Frank Scott, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Ottawa

3:30

Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

Thursday May 19, 2016

8:30 AM – 9:00

Registration and Breakfast


Come network with your SAS Ottawa peers, and enjoy a free Continental Breakfast hosted by SAS Ottawa.

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Introduction

Joel Orr, Statistics Canada, SAS OPUS President

9:15 – 9:25

Presentation: SAS News

Matt Malczewski, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Toronto


     Presentation (PPT)

9:25 – 9:30

Presentation: OASUS

Greg Ludwinski, Statistics Canada

9:30 – 9:50

Presentation: SAS Solution du jour - SAS Data Management

Arnold Toporowski, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Ottawa


     Presentation (PDF)

9:50 – 10:10

Presentation: SAS Data Management at Elections Canada

Clayton Block, Elections Canada


     Presentation (PDF)

10:10 – 10:30

Break, Networking & Job Exchange Table

10:30 – 10:50

Presentation: SAS Data Management at Shared Services Canada

Chris Ferraro, Shared Services Canada


     Presentation (PDF)

10:50 – 11:10

Presentation: Don't you SAS me! Fostering SAS adoption in an Excel organization

Andrew Clapson, MD Financial Management


     Presentation (PDF)

11:10 – 11:30

Presentation: Enterprise Guide - Tips and Tricks for Programmers

Josée Ranger-Lacroix, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Ottawa


     Presentation (PDF)

     Examples (EGP)

11:30 – 12:00

Presentation: Door Prizes & Closing

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch (on your own)

1:00

OASUS – Ottawa Area SAS Users Society.
www.oasus.ca

Thursday November 26, 2015

12:45 PM – 1:00

Registration

Come network with your SAS Ottawa peers.

1:00 – 1:15

Welcome and Introduction

Joel Orr, Statistics Canada, SAS OPUS President

1:15 – 1:30

Presentation: SAS Canada News

Warren Woermke, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Toronto


     Presentation (PPT)

1:30 – 2:10

Presentation: Introduction to SAS Environment Manager

Carmine Verrelli, SAS Canada - Ottawa


     Presentation (PPT)

2:10 – 2:30

Break and networking

2:30 – 2:50

Presentation: SAS Loyalty Resources

Luc Ladouceur, SAS Canada - Ottawa


     Presentation (PPT)

2:50 – 3:00

Presentation: SAS Solution de jour - Forecast Server Overview

Frank Scott, SAS Canada - Ottawa


     Presentation (PPT)

3:00 – 3:30

Presentation: Forecast Server at Statistics Canada

Frédéric Picard, Statistics Canada


Use of the High-Performance Forecasting Software to Detect Breaks in Time Series

     Presentation (PPT)

3:30

Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

Thursday May 28, 2015

12:45 PM – 1:00

Registration

Come network with your SAS Ottawa peers.

1:00 – 1:15

Welcome and Introduction

Joel Orr, Statistics Canada, SAS OPUS President

1:15 – 1:30

Presentation: SAS Canada News

Matt Malczewski, Communities manager, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Toronto

1:30 – 2:10

Presentation: Accessible Analytics

Ed Summers, SAS Institute


A keynote-style presentation that provides an overview of the accessibility program at SAS including motivation, priorities, process, demonstration of recent ground-breaking projects including a collaboration with the Space Telescope Science Institute and NASA, as well as future plans.

     Presentation (PPT)

     Accessibility at SAS

     SAS Accessibility Youtube channel

2:10 – 2:30

Break and networking

2:30 – 2:50

Presentation: Platform Overview and What's New in SAS v9.4 Architecture

Carmine Verrelli, SAS Canada - Ottawa


A keynote-style presentation that provides an overview of SAS BI Platform Architecture. As well as a discussion on some new software available in SAS 9.4. Do you need some SAS Training? Take a minute to check out our new SAS Website. Training and Certifications updates will be discussed too.

     Presentation (PDF)

2:50 – 3:30

Presentation: Visual Analytics

Sébastien Delisle-Côté, Shared Services Canada

Etienne Lalonde, PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada

     Presentation (PPT)

3:30

Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

Thursday November 20, 2014

12:45 PM – 1:00

Registration

Come network with your SAS Ottawa peers.

1:00 – 1:15

Welcome and Introduction

Joel Orr, Statistics Canada, SAS OPUS President

1:15 – 1:30

Presentation: SAS Canada News

Matt Malczewski, Communities manager, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Toronto

1:30 – 2:10

Presentation: Visual Statistics

Issa Guindo SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.,

     Presentation (PDF)

2:10 – 2:30

Break and networking

2:30 – 2:50

Presentation: High Performance Analytics

Issa Guindo, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.

     Presentation (PDF)

2:50 – 3:10

Presentation: Managing SAS v9.4 Metadata - Behind the scenes!

Joel Orr, Statistics Canada

     Presentation (PDF)

3:10 – 3:30

Presentation: SAS Solution du Jour - Overview

Frank Scott, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc., Ottawa

     Presentation (PPT)

3:30

Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

Thursday June 12, 2014

12:45 PM – 1:00

Registration

Come network with your SAS Ottawa peers.

1:00 – 1:10

Welcome and Introduction

Joel Orr, Statistics Canada, SAS OPUS President

1:10 – 1:20

Presentation: SAS Canada News

Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada - Toronto

     Presentation (PPT)

1:20 – 1:30

Presentation: SAS Grid Overview

Frank Scott, SAS Canada - Ottawa

     Presentation (PPT)

1:30 – 1:50

Presentation: SAS Grid implementation at HC/PHAC

Charles Dendy, Public Health Agency of Canada

     Presentation (PPT)

1:50 – 2:10

Presentation: SAS Grid implementation at Finance Canada

Benoit Morin, Finance Canada

     Presentation (PPT)

2:10 – 2:25

Break and networking

2:25 – 2:45

Presentation: SAS Grid implementation at Statistics Canada

Yves Deguire, Statistics Canada

     Presentation (PPT)

2:45 – 3:30

Panel Discussion: Topic – SAS Grid – Working Together in Parallel

Moderator: Frank Scott, SAS Canada - Ottawa

3:30

Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

Wednesday November 20, 2013

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration

Come network with your SAS Ottawa peers.

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Joel Orr, Statistics Canada, SAS OPUS President

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

SAS Canada News

Matt Malczewski, Communities Manager, SAS Canada


Catch up on news and recent events in the SAS world, both in Ottawa and world-wide.

     Presentation (PDF)

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Presentation: Unlocking the Potential for SAS Users with SAS 9.4

Chris Hemedinger, SAS


Learn about the exciting new options for SAS administrators to help users do more with SAS, but with less fuss. Topics include: a simplified installation for desktop clients, a zero-install delivery of with the new SAS Studio product, high-performance procedures on multicore machines, and more options for managing software in the cloud.

     Presentation (PDF)

2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Workshop announcement, Break, and Networking


Get acquainted with SAS Enterprise Guide 5.1 SAS Institute Ottawa
Friday November 29th 2013
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


SAS Enterprise Guide, with its friendly interface, has been very popular with SAS users, especially non-programmers. If you are completely new to SAS, there is even more reasons to be familiar with this point and click querying and reporting tool. You will see the value of what SAS Enterprise Guide has to offer; a multitude of tasks and wizards that will enable you to be productive in no time. Nobody will believe you are a novice user!

2:35 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Presentation: Data Management & Visual Analytics - Better Together!

Arnold Toporowski, SAS Ottawa


Visual Analytics is great tool for exploring and exploiting the Big Data opportunities that we have. But Data Quality issues are bigger than ever. This talk and demonstration shows how Data Management enhances Visual Analytics, as well as how Visual Analytics can add pop to the presentation of Data Management efforts.

     Presentation (PDF)

3:05 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Presentation: SGF 2013 Gold Mine 'Mobile?'

Josée Blackburn, Independent SAS Consultant


     Presentation (PDF)

3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

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