Frederick E. Pratter
Business Consultant, Destiny Corporation
Frederick E. Pratter, PhD, was a business consultant, information systems architect, and lead instructor for Destiny Corporation in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, at the time of his death in June 2014. For Destiny, he implemented a number of large-scale EBI, EDI, SPDS, and Grid applications for major corporate and government clients. From 2002 to 2011 he was a tenured Associate Professor of Computer Science and Multimedia Studies in the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Technology at Eastern Oregon University at La Grande. Prior to that, he was a Senior Scientist and Information Technology Director at Abt Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for 18 years. He was a SAS user for nearly 40 years and had extensive experience developing SAS Web applications. He specialized in Base SAS, SAS macro language, SAS/ACCESS, SAS/CONNECT, SAS/SHARE, SAS/STAT, SAS/IntrNet, SAS Enterprise BI, and Platform LSF software. Dr. Pratter was an active contributor and speaker at local, regional, and national SAS user group conferences, including SAS Global Forum, PharmaSUG, NESUG, SESUG, PNWSUG, and WUSS.