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SAS’ M2009 Conference Empowers Data Mining Professionals

Originally published July 27, 2009

The largest data mining conference of its kind, M2009 takes place Oct. 26-27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The conference and exhibition is now in its 12th year. Pre-conference activities on Oct. 25 include an introductory course, customized data mining workshops with SAS experts, and the SASCertification Predictive Modeling Exam. Several post-conference classes Oct. 28-30 provide a range of professional growth opportunities. This is the venuefor exchanging ideas with data mining practitioners and with the world’s most respected data mining experts as speakers. Attendees who register for M2009by Sept. 18 receive a $200 discount as well as a free data mining book as a registration giveaway. 

Organizations accumulate huge volumes of data. Data mining uncovers previously unknown trends and patterns in that data to support decision making. Text mining applies the same analysis techniques to text-based documents.Expertise in predictive analytics can advance careers. “Data mining is becoming more and more accessible to business users,” said William McKnight, a data management expert with US Analytics. “The barrier to entry is lowering and the job is becoming more consultative with the business. It’s a wise career move to master the data mining techniques offered through conferences and training such as at M2009.”

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