W. Ed Hammond, PhD attended the SAS Global Forum Executive Conference March 23-26 in Washington, DC. Attended by more than 1,500 business, government, and education leaders exploring leadership, analytics, and big data, the meeting is held in tandem with SAS Global Forum, the world’s premier analytics conference. The two events combined to bring together nearly 5,000 SAS users and experts for thought leadership, education and training, and demonstrations of new tools and technologies. The conference’s keynote speakers included General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), Geoffrey Moore, Philip Mudd, Jim Goodnight, Jim Davis, and Jill Dyche.