Principal Technical Architect
Rob Collum is a Principal Technical Architect in the Professional Services Division at SAS. For the past twenty years, Rob has enabled the delivery of high-performance solutions that provide substantial value and meaningful impact to SAS customers around the world. He currently works alongside a team of professionals who partner with other divisions to identify, create, and standardize architectural practices for the newest SAS technologies. Rob received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, is a regular contributor to SAS Global Forum, and has coauthored several SAS certification exams.
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Visual Analytics with SAS® Viya®: Special Collection
Foreword by Rob Collum
SAS® Visual Analytics is a business intelligence and analytics platform that provides visual exploration and discovery, self-service analytics, and interactive reporting for organizations of all sizes. All organizations have a wide variety of users, and each user needs something different from data and analytics. SAS Visual Analytics allows everyone to easily discover and share powerful insights that inspire action.
Several useful papers have been written to demonstrate how to use these techniques. We have carefully selected a handful of these from recent Global Forum contributions to introduce you to the topic and let you sample what each has to offer.
An Introduction to SAS® Visual Analytics: How to Explore Numbers, Design Reports, and Gain Insight into Your Data
When it comes to business intelligence and analytical capabilities, SAS® Visual Analytics is the premier solution for data discovery, visualization, and reporting. An Introduction to SAS® Visual Analytics will show you how to make sense of your complex data with the goal of leading you to smarter, data-driven decisions without having to write a single line of code – unless you want to! You will be able to use SAS ® Visual Analytics to access, prepare, and present your data to anyone anywhere in the world.
- A SAS user since 1986, Robert Obenchain is Principal Consultant at Risk Benefit Statistics LLC in Carmel, Indiana.
- Douglas E. Faries is Senior Research Advisor at Lilly USA, where he oversees statistical design and analysis support for Health Outcomes Research.
- Felicitas Kuehne is a Senior Scientist in Health Decision Science and Epidemiology and Coordinator of the Program on Causal Inference in Science at the Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment at UMIT in Austria. She conducts decision-analytic modeling studies for causal research questions in several disease areas and teaches epidemiology and causal inference. She is the Coordinator of the HTADS course “Causal Inference in Observational Studies and Clinical Trials Affected by Treatment Switching: A Practical Hands-on Workshop.”
- Prof. Uwe Siebert, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD is a Professor of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment, and Chair of the Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA at UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Austria. He is also Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.