ODSC Keynote: Managing Open Source Models just got a lot easier: SAS Open Model Manager®
ODSC Keynote: Managing Open Source Models just got a lot easier: SAS Open Model Manager®

Abstract: 

When it comes to model development and deployment, organizations should have the freedom to choose different languages, tools, techniques and environments because a modeling melting pot can fuel innovation and creativity. But without a structured process to coordinate all the different pieces, model management can feel more like the wild, wild west – no governance, no oversight, and no strategy for putting analytic insights to work. This is where SAS® Open Model Manager can help. This new offering from SAS can wrangle the model management process by enabling IT and analytics professionals to register, deploy, and monitor open source models in a consistent, repeatable manner. Users will be able to compare and assess their models, manage champion and challenger models, and access built-in performance reports to quickly evaluate whether to retrain, retire or develop new ones. SAS Open Model Manager integrates with Python and R and is intended for organizations that use open source tools to build models and need model management capabilities.

Bio: 

As vice president of product strategy, Shadi Shahin is responsible for leading Product Management, Price and Offer Management at SAS. His background as an IT professional began at IBM more than 25 years ago eventually leading Wolters Kluwer, and most recently, RedHat. Along the way, Shahin’s teams pushed the boundaries within data, analytics, and next-generation technologies. This includes creative integrations of SAS into an open architecture eco-system. His guiding principle is to infuse both a customer and practitioner perspective into a pragmatic and collaborative SAS solutions roadmap.