Posts tagged “SAS”
Mayne Pharma's $50M GSK deal; UNC-CH opioid drug project; SAS targets heat, disease; RTI's $2M biofuels deal
In today's wrapup of tech and life science headlines from around the Triangle region: Mayne Pharma spends $50 million to acquire some GSK dermatology assets; UNC-CH researchers help develop an opioid drug candidate from scratch; SAS works with an Arizona county to fight heat and disease; and RTI International lands a $2M-plus biofuels contract.
A new survey from Money magazine finds that employees who learn how to use statistical analysis, data mining, data warehousing and data modeling - some of the key skills offered by Cary-based SAS - will earn pay boosts of 5 percent or more. At 6.1 percent, statistical analysis is tops for pay bumps. Other needed skills: Wrangling new tech, strategic thinking and managing the bottom line.
At Tuesday's Full Steam Ahead Awards presented by WRAL Tech Wire at Motorco in Durham, 12 entrepreneurial companies were recognized with the customary conductor's hat and train whistle as leaders in their category. Another five individuals were recognized for their careers of service.
HQ Raleigh and Red Hat each captured two awards in WRAL TechWire's fourth "Full Steam Ahead Awards" on Tuesday night. Dave Rizzo, foounder of NC IDEA and IDEA Fund Partners, and Research Triangle Regional Partnership CEO Charles Hayes are among five lifetime service award recipients.
While smart refrigerators and homes, ever-increasingly complex hand-held devices and machine-to-machine communications receive plenty of IoT hype, complex analytics through which companies can rapidly process crucial data also is a huge opportunity. So says SAS, which is making a big play in the Internet of Things.
North Carolina Central University is launching a Intellectual Property Law Institute with the help of funding from Cary-based software giant SAS. Plus: Point by point, key missions of the new institute.
As North Carolina voters head to the polls today to pick nominees in both major political parties, there's a non-artisan issue at stake too: A $2 billion bond issue known as Connect NC. And several tech leaders have made clear they want the bonds to pass.
North Carolina's two wealthiest people - Jim Goodnight and John Sall - soar higher on the world's billionaires list as compiled by Forbes. The two added substantially to their fortunes in 2015, bouncing back from a decline over the past two years.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: SAS joins Smart Cities Council; Valeant's CEO returns to work; a Google car involved in an accident; and Microsoft to sell HoloLens for $3,000.
SAS, which already supplies software to most of the world's pharmaceutical companies, is using its reach to bring local government health agencies together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, academic researchers and vaccine makers.
With robots, more automation and the rise of cognitive computing being predicted to erase hundreds of thousands of jobs in North Carolina over the next generation, a new report predicts growing job demand in one area: Analytics. Companies need hundreds of thousands of data scientists and data managers as they broaden use of analytics across the enterprise. At Cisco, the search is on for internal talent.
Driven by increased sales globally, a surge in new customers and a near 10 percent increase in R&D spending to develop new products, Cary-based SAS set a record for revenue in 2015 at $3.16 billion. Revenues grew 2.3 percent despite a strong U.S. dollar as the privately held firm also stretched its streak of never losing money. The good news means SAS is adding jobs.
So why did big data giant Informatica lure away Jim Davis to become its chief marketing officer after Davis spent years as CMO at SAS, another big data rival? Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy had his reasons. What were they?
Big data firm Informatica, which has a growing footprint in the Triangle, has completed its management shakeup after going private last summer. Former SAS Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis is part of the big four in changes that include a permanent title for the CEO, a new board chair and a new chief financial officer.
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