I had the opportunity to attend the SAS Global Forum for the first time last month the feel the power of data in full force coming at me. The Quad, the profesional presentations, and the student presentation, and my favorite the Quad the SAS GF experience was mind blowing if you have some kind of interest in understanding data.
As many of you already know I work for an American bank in the Research and Analytics serving all the business lines with their business insights as well as powering and deploying their marketing campaigns. The bank was kind enough to bring me there and have free reign in my professional development and networking. In one of the happy hours I had the opportunity to meet a couple SAS employees based in India working on developing and enhancing the software even more. I asked them for more information and what “confidential” projects they were working on and they told me there is a lot of development being done right now in the aerospace and space exploration fields. Sadly I was expecting them to give me more, but they would be violating some non disclose agreements with SpaceX, Blue Origin, Orbital Science, or who knows what Mark Zuckerberg is going to come with in the near future.
I have a secret professional crush on Susan Cain (I’m sorry Ken) with her Power of the Introverts and the Quiet Revolution. Susan had her presentation on the last morning of the SAS Global Forum talking about how society overvalues extroverts and undervalues the power of the introverts. She portrayed a world, an scenario, in which extroverts and introverts respect and accept each other in order to foster productive creativity. SAS, thank you very much for bringing such a talented speaker and writer. My most important take aways are:
- Rethink your Personality
- Think Creatively, attend less meeting, spend more time alone.
- Rethink Leadership, the most charismatic person is not necesarily the best leader.
Are you an Introvert, Extrovert, and Ambivert?
I want to give David McCandles all my respect and appreciation on his work and presentation at the SAS Global Forum. David totally owned the stage and the audience with his soft and mellow British accent. Information is Beautiful
Biggest praise to Dr. Goodnight