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A successful and colorful Discovery Summit China

John Sall, SAS co-founder and JMP creator, gives keynote speech at Discovery Summit China

John Sall, SAS co-founder and JMP creator, explains the challenges that data analysts face and the ways that JMP 12 addresses those challenges, at Discovery Summit China.

More than 200 experts, analysts, JMP users and fans from government organizations, banking, chemical, pharmaceutical, energy, semiconductor, electronics, public services attended the first-ever Discovery Summit China in Shanghai on May 15.

Summit attendees discussed the latest global trends of data analysis technology and its application, focusing on best practices in data analysis and data-driven decision making.

Keynote speakers at the conference were:

  • John Sall of SAS, who spoke about JMP 12 capabilities.
  • Chris Gotwalt of SAS, who presented on reliability analysis.
  • Dennis J.K. Lin of Penn State University, who spoke about Statistics for the Internet of Things.
  • Guoshuang Feng of the CDC, who presented on Exploring the Ecological Relationship of Air Quality and Respiratory Diseases.
  • Jon Weisz of SAS, who presented about Creating a Culture of Analytics.
  • Following the keynotes, JMP users presented in two parallel sessions, focusing on manufacturing and non-manufacturing applications of the software:

    • Manufacturing session: Hans Zhang of Freescale Semiconductor; Wendy Yang of Dow Chemical; and Cindy You of SanDisk.
    • Non-manufacturing session: Zhiying Wang of Unionpay; Dejiang Tan of NIFDC; Jiwei Ran of GOE; and Yvonne Wang of Mondelez AP.
    • The conference concluded with a celebration banquet for all guests, with a Chinese-style feast and entertainment.

      Some of the highlights are shown below:

      Guoshuang Feng from CDC (Centers for Disease Control) gives a presentation on "Exploring the Ecological Relationship of Air Quality and Respiratory Diseases."

      Guoshuang Feng from CDC (Centers for Disease Control) gives a keynote presentation on Exploring the Ecological Relationship of Air Quality and Respiratory Diseases at Discovery Summit China.

       

      Dennis Lin, Professor of Statistics at Penn State University, gives a keynote speech on "AutoStat@Big2Data.IoT (Statistics for Internet of Things)"

      Dennis Lin, Professor of Statistics at Penn State University, gives a keynote speech on AutoStat@Big2Data.IoT (Statistics for Internet of Things).

       

      JMP creator John Sall helps answers questions at the "Ask the Experts" area at Discovery Summit China.

      JMP creator John Sall helps answers questions at the Ask the Experts area at Discovery Summit China.

       

      Jianfeng Ding speaks to JMP users at the "Ask the Experts" area at the conference.

      Jianfeng Ding speaks to JMP users at the Ask the Experts area at the conference.

       

      An attendee at Discovery Summit China in Shanghai asks a question during the highly interactive conference.

      An attendee at Discovery Summit China in Shanghai asks a question during the highly interactive conference.

       

      Simultaneous interpreters made the  sessions understandable to Chinese and English speakers.

      Simultaneous interpreters translated for Chinese and English speakers.

       

      A "Face-Changing" performer approaches JMP creator John Sall during the celebration dinner entertainment.

      A "Face-Changing" performer approaches JMP creator John Sall during the celebration dinner.

       

      The celebration dinner also featured a musician playing Gu Zheng, a traditional Chinese harp.

      The celebration dinner also featured a musician playing Gu Zheng, a traditional Chinese harp.

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