SAS User Group (Singapore)

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SAS User Group (Singapore) provides an excellent opportunity to meet other business analytics users, share knowledge and experience, and learn more about SAS solutions from colleagues, peers and professionals in Singapore.


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Invitation to participation

SAS Users in Singapore who are interested in joining the SAS User Group (Singapore). Please go to the website below

http://www.sas.com/offices/asiapacific/singapore/usergroup/index.html

and Click "Join Now".


Event Resources by Time

2013

March – High Performance Analytics

1) Industry Experience - Building A High-Performance Analytics System for the Hospitality Industry – Dr Kenny Lu, Nanyang Polytechnic

2) Discover the Possibilities of Easy Analytics and High-Performance Analytics – Syed Ismail, SAS

3) Tips & Techniques from SAS – Andy Tan, SAS

4) Panel Discussion - "Is High-Performance Analytics only relevant to Big Data?"


July – Forecasting

1) Demand Forecasting Using Growth Model & Negative Binomial Regression Framework - Cally Ong, Fossil Singapore

2) Forecasting Techniques and Best Practices - Mohanrao Thotakura, NCS

3) Tips & Techniques from SAS – Leong Sing Meng

4) Panel Discussion - Strategies & Challenges in Planning & Predicting Future Business Demand


Oct – Call Centre Analytics

1) Call Centre Analytics - Operations Optimisation – Irene Xu, Citibank

2) SAS Analytics for Call Centre Management - Shanmuga Sunthar, SAS

3) Tips & Techniques from SAS – Leong Sing Meng

4) Panel Discussion - Integrating Analytics into Call Centre Operations: Is it Mature?


Dec – Text Analytics

1) Sentiment Analysis: Do You Know What Your Customers Think about Your Products and Services? - Prof. Kyong Jin Shim & Koo Ping Shung – SMU

2) Maximise the Value of Your Unstructured Data – Syed Ismail

3) Tips & Techniques from SAS – Gerrard Ho, SAS

4) Panel Discussion - Analytics on Unstructured Data: Is it Relevant & Does it Value-Add to Your Organization?


2012

Feb – Analytics Career Options


Apr – Presenting Analytical Data to Business

1) Optimization - The Highest Form of Analytics - Sim Cheng Hwee, IDSC

2) Tips & Techniques from SAS - What's new in SAS? – Andy Tan, SAS

3) Panel Discussion: How to present analytical data and results so that it's easy for the business to understand?


July – Aligning Business & IT for Analytics

1) I Came, I Analysed, I Conquered: Deliver Quick Value Through Analytics - Victor Barrero, Singpost

2) Tips & Techniques from SAS – Gerrard Ho, SAS

3) Panel Discussion: Aligning the Business Users and IT Unit for Analytics Solutions


Oct – Risk management – the banking experience


2011

Jan – Perils of Ignoring Social Media


Feb – Proc Power – Improve Documentation of your Power Analysis


Mar – Accelerate Your Career with IT certification


Apr – Realistic Analytics – Putting Analytics into Practice


Jul – Identify Best Answers to your planning problems through optimization


Sep – Simulation – Case Studies


Nov – Using EG & Business Forecasting


SAS Global/Local Forum Proceedings By Year

This section details forum proceedings by members of our user group.

2013
  • Paper 088-2013: Cally Ong Yeru, Singapore Management University ; Michelle Cheong, Singapore Management University ; Murphy Choy, Singapore Management University
Demand Forecasting Using a Growth Model and Negative Binomial Regression Framework
  • Paper 239-2013: Lihui Wang, SIngapore Management University ; Michelle Cheong, Singapore Management University ; Murphy Choy, Singapore Management University
Implementation of Slowly Changing Dimension to Data Warehouse to Manage Marketing Campaigns in Banks
  • Paper 296-2013: Kyong Jin Shim, Singapore Management University ; Murphy Choy, Singapore Management University
Efficient Extraction of JSON Information in SAS® Using the SCANOVER Function
2012
  • Paper 096-2012: Choy, Murphy
Translating Foreign Language in SAS® with Google Translate
  • Paper 186-2012: Koo, Ping Shung; Choy, Murphy
After Analytics, What’s Next?
  • Paper 212-2012: Koo, Ping Shung
Perils of Ignoring Social Media
  • Paper 269-2012: Choy, Murphy
Sparklines in the DATA Step Graphics Interface from SAS/GRAPH®
  • Paper 278-2012: Khoo, Jonathon; Koo, Ping Shung
Hyperslicing with SAS®
  • Paper 308-2012: Koo, Ping Shung; Choy, Murphy
Using Facebook to Engage SAS® Users
2011
  • Paper 151-2011: Choy, Murphy
Data Mining Using JMP®
  • Paper 203-2011: Seah, Aik Hoe
Achieving Efficiencies Using SAS® Drug Development
  • Paper 279-2011: Choy, Murphy
Creating Word Clouds in SAS®: A DSGI Approach
  • Paper 323-2011: Carpenter, Art; Raithel, Michael; Choy, Murphy
sasCommunity.org Future Directions - A Panel Discussion
  • Paper 348-2011: Tan, Teck Kiang; Luo, Wenshu; Hogan, David
Rasch Model and Beyond with PROC GLIMMIX: A Better Choice
  • Paper 352-2011: Liau, Albert; Tan, Teck Kiang; Khoo, Angeline
Scale Measurement: Comparing Factor Analysis and Variable Clustering
2010
  • Paper 094-2010: Choy, Murphy; Flom, Peter L.
Building a Decision Tree from Decision Stumps
  • Paper 108-2010: Choy, Murphy
Data Masking with Classical Ciphers
2009
  • Paper 214-2009: Choy, Murphy
Why Is SAS® Certification Helpful in Enhancing Your Career as an Analyst and SAS Programmer?


SAS User Group (Singapore) Committees

The Executive Committee focuses on setting the direction and strategy of the user group, while at the same time, initiate key activities to meet the needs of the users. The Working Committee focuses on the organization of activities and meet-ups for the users.


Current Committee 2013/2014

Executive Committee Working Committee
  • Francis Fong (Advisor), Managing Director, SAS Institute (Singapore)
  • Tan Boon Huat (Chairman) – Retired Civil Servant
  • Vivienne Tan (Vice-Chairman) - Vice President. Kiwanis Singapore
  • Prof Chua Tin Chiu (Treasurer) - Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore
  • Leow Bee Geok (Honorary Auditor) - Advisor, JTC Corporation
  • Irene Xu (Secretary) – Director , Decision Management, Citibank
  • Eric Sandosham - Customer Intelligence Practice Lead, North Asia, SAS
  • Bill Lee, Partner/Advisory, Information Management & Advanced Analytics, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte Ltd
  • Lawrence Antioch - Managing Director, Group Risk, DBS Bank
  • Prof Steve Miller - Dean of School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University
  • Yap Chee Yuen - Senior VP and CIO, Resorts World Sentosa
  • Murphy Choy - SAS Specialist, Singapore Management University
  • Seema Chokshi, Lecturer, Information Systems & Program Manager, Singapore Management University
  • Ang Kian Keong (Chairman) – Assistant Manager, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Loh Yizheng (Vice-Chairman) - Business Analyst, AIA Singapore
  • Koo Ping Shung - Practicum Manager, Singapore Management University
  • Mohanrao Thotakura – Senior Lead Consultant – Big Data & Analytics, NCS Pte Ltd
  • Seah Aik Hoe - Senior Statistician Computation, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Jonathon Khoo Kay Chin - Executive, Alexandra Health System
  • Du Jun - Assistant Vice President, Modelling & Portfolio Optimization, CIMB
  • Edwin Seng – Lecturer, School of Informatics & IT, Temasek Polytechnic
  • Surojit Dutta – Lecturer, School of Informatics & IT, Temasek Polytechnic
Past Executive Committee Chairman Past Working Committee Chairman
  • Eric Sandosham - Customer Intelligence Practice Lead, North Asia, SAS
  • Murphy Choy - SAS Specialist, Singapore Management University
  • Koo Ping Shung - Practicum Manager, Singapore Management University


Past Committee 2011/2012

Executive Committee Working Committee
  • Eric Sandosham (Chairman) - Regional Head of Decision Management, Citibank
  • Vivienne Tan (Vice-Chairman)- Vice President, Manufacturing Excellence and Quality Systems, STATSChipPAC
  • Lawrence Antioch - Managing Director, Group Risk, DBS Bank Ltd
  • Prof Steve Miller - Dean of School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University
  • Prof Chua Tin Chiu - Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore
  • Marilyn Ling - Marketing Director, Singapore Pools
  • Leow Bee Geok - Advisor, Department of Statistics, MTI
  • Yap Chee Yuen - Senior VP and CIO, Resorts World Sentosa
  • Bill Lee (Advisor) - Managing Director, SAS Institute (Singapore)
  • Tan Poh Choo - Practice Director, SAS Institute (Singapore)
  • Bernard Ngoh - Head Customer Success, SAS Institute (Singapore)
  • Murphy Choy - Instructor, Singapore Management University
  • Koo Ping Shung (Chairman) - Practicum Manager, Singapore Management University
  • Loh Yizheng (Vice-Chairman)- Business Analyst, Singapore Post
  • Mohanrao Thotakura - Associate Project Manager - Business Analytics, Emerio GlobeSoft Pte Ltd
  • Seah Aik Hoe - Statistician Computation, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Jonathon Khoo - Student, Singapore Management University
  • Du Jun - Analyst, Citibank