SAS Institute, the leader in business analytics software and services, hosted a visit today by the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2014 in its Executive Briefing Center at the company’s campus in Cary, North Carolina. Dr. James Goodnight, SAS co-founder and CEO, spoke with students about the company’s latest generation of high performance analytics technology and solutions. Joining Dr. Goodnight was Dr. Radhika Kulkarni, VP Advanced Analytics R&D, Laurie Jackson, HR/R&D Manager, and a panel of discussants: Angela Hall, Betsy Matthews (MSA’13), Leslie Anderson, Vinu Vainateya (MSA’12), Robert Moreira (MSA’13), Prashant Pai, and Jennifer Trotter (MSA’08). Afterward, students attended a reception.
SAS, which celebrated its 37th consecutive year of growth in 2013, is a company widely recognized as one of the world’s best places to work. It was ranked by Fortune magazine in 2010 and 2011 as the No. 1 employer in its annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. SAS has been in the top 10 a total of ten times since the list’s inception in 1998.
As founding partner of the Institute for Advanced Analytics, SAS has contributed generously to its success in making the MSA the nation’s first and preeminent graduate degree in Analytics.
MSA’14 students at the SAS Executive Briefing Center (from left): Mikhail Pikalov, Quang Nguyen, Sinthujah Velummylum, Adam Pilz and Nathan Peifer.