With the global coronavirus pandemic and the U.S. presidential election as a backdrop, organizations face tough questions about how to lead in very challenging times. SAS, the leader in analytics, will present answers in a free virtual event featuring business executives, a timely session on data analytics in elections, and America’s “historian-in-chief.”
The SAS Executive Connection: Reimagine event will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11:00am ET (8:00am PT, 5:00pm CET). It will focus on how organizations can apply lessons learned from the global pandemic to prepare for the future. The event is the third segment of the SAS Executive Connection Series: Respond, Recover and Reimagine.
Analyzing Votes, Polls and Elections
“Unmasking Election Data with @AnalyticSteve” will explore the role of data and analytics in voting, and give a quick analysis of the U.S. presidential election and what we’ve learned. It will feature Steve Bennett, Director of the Global Government Practice at SAS. His Twitter handle is @AnalyticSteve.
Addressing Leadership Challenges
The event will feature a keynote discussion with renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin. She will share observations on the election, discuss historical crises like the Great Depression and World War II and how leaders responded, and convey lessons from her best-seller Leadership in Turbulent Times.
Reimagine: Business executives share their stories
From staffing and supply chains to customer engagement and fighting fraud, business as usual is not an option. Global business executives will reveal how their organizations have adapted and responded to challenging economic conditions. Organizations presenting include:
- COPD Foundation
- Dataprev [Brazil]
- Dompé Farmaceutici [Italy]
- GE Appliance, a Haier Company
- Hanesbrands Inc.
- Kaiser Permanente
- R+V Insurance [Germany]
- Rogers Bank [Canada]
- Town of Cary, N.C.
- University of North Texas
“With powerful analytics, organizations can transform data into decisions that improve lives and results.” – Steve Bennett, SAS
Analytics are key
While no one technology is a “silver bullet” to end the pandemic, advanced analytics like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are key tools in helping respond to coronavirus-related business challenges. And while response and recovery are ongoing, forward-looking organizations also seek to reimagine their operations and approaches in a post-COVID world.
“2020 has been a year like no other. Businesses continue to struggle with uncertainty. And everyday people around the world worry about the health of their families, the stability of their jobs and the strains on society,” said Bennett. “With powerful analytics, organizations can transform data into decisions that improve lives and results. They can also reimagine how their businesses operate, with a blend of digital, virtual and agile.”