Posted by: btadams | November 3, 2016

Fall VASUG Meeting 2016, Nov. 21

Our Fall 2016 meeting will be on Monday, November 21. We look forward to seeing you there!


Date: November 21, 2016
Tuckahoe Library, Large Meeting Room
1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229-4564
(804) 290-9100

2:30 – 3:00 Meet and Greet
3:00 – 4:00  Dr. Martin Trevino, Technical Director / Mission Analytics, National Security Agency (NSA) will present “The use of Analytics and Methodologies for Strategic Organizational Outcomes.” A news article on his work is at A great quote from the article is: “at the National Security Agency (NSA), decisions that might have taken up to seven months now can be made in as little as seven days.”

Dr. Marty Trevino is the Technical Director and Senior Strategist for Cryptologic Assessments and Performance for the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States. Dr. Trevino’s holds multiple university degrees including a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA), a hybrid Master of Science and the Arts in Military History / International Political Development, and a Doctoral degree of Business Intelligence. Dr. Trevino is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and is a recognized expert in Strategy, Analytics, and the design of organizations.

During his 25-year career, Dr. Trevino has led strategy formulation on a global scale as well as the conceptualization and development of advanced business intelligence platforms. Today, Dr. Trevino’s work focuses on the use of Big Data and Visual Analytics to improve strategic decision making and the design / optimization of mission sets. Dr. Trevino liaisons with government agencies, university researchers, the national labs and commercial for profit firms to leverage products, technologies and expertise for strategic outcomes.

4:05 – 4:20 David Phillips, Enterprise Data Architect, Virginia Commonwealth University will present, “Tips on External Data Wrangling and Data Sharing”. Data wrangling is the process of obtaining data from many different sources and complimenting it with your own. Sub-topics include pre-made data interface displays from third parties, data repositories, making your data easy to share, and using SAS to integrate third party data. David has ten years of experience in many areas of data. He specializes in data architecture and data re-engineering. He has a master’s in Information Systems, certified Microsoft Database Administrator (MSDBA), and certified SAS base programmer.

4:20 – 4:30 VASUG Business Meeting (Officer Election).

4:30 – 5:00 Nat Wooding, J Sargeant Reynolds Community College will present “How to handle dates with SAS (note that I did not say SAS dates)”. After counting fish and other environmental things for Dominion’s environmental group for over 35 years, Nat moved on to counting students about 5 years ago. He has a master’s in zoology from NCSU and has been working with SAS since around 1970. He is a member of the SAS/L Hall of Fame.

Intended Audience: This meeting is geared toward those interested in significantly changing the culture of data in their own organization. Nat’s presentation is for SAS programmers who are new to working with dates in SAS.


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