The first meetup is scheduled for January 9, 2014. The featured speaker for the evening will be Kattamuri Sarma, who will demo and discuss the use of SAS Enterprise Miner for model development.
Kattamuri holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He had a long, well-established career as an economist building econometric models for the US and European economies and forecasting key economic indicators at IBM, and subsequently worked in the financial services industry for Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase, and other firms, developing predictive models and performing analytics across various businesses. His revised version of Predictive Modeling with SAS Enterprise Miner was recently published by SAS, and he is now at work on an econometrics book.