The Positive Thinking Company extends its SAS partnership in Europe to support Data & Analytics projects

The Positive Thinking Company extends its SAS partnership in Europe to support Data & Analytics projects

Since 2008, the Positive Thinking Company has been investing in a strong partnership with SAS, considered one of the uncontested leaders in Data Science and Machine Learning platforms. In 2021, we have extended our partnership to four new countries in Europe, built an international community around SAS, and will sponsor the SAS Forum as a Ruby Sponsor.

A stronger SAS partnership in Europe

We are continuing the success story of the former mayato’s collaboration with SAS. Starting as a SAS Silver Partner in 2008 in Germany, we have been developing our collaboration over the years in Austria and Switzerland.

This year we are taking this collaboration to another level by becoming SAS Gold Partner and Reseller in four new European countries (Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands). Our goal is to capitalize on our SAS expertise in order to set up efficient local teams able to deliver SAS projects for our clients.

Once again recognized as a leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms, SAS has always been one of our favorite tools for our analytics projects. Extending our contacts as a Gold partner was therefore an essential step to strengthen our alliance and further develop our internal community in Europe.

Damien Chasseur, Founder and Partner at Positive Thinking Company

A dedicated internal SAS team growing and collaborating

Our SAS community is constantly growing and working in several areas such as pre-sales or implementation, always in close collaboration with SAS Sales and Professional Service teams. Our co-workers have had the opportunity to take part in the SAS Acceleration Program and are continuously training in the SAS Partner Academy. In addition to the courses, certifications play an important role in the empowerment path and events such as the recently held SAS Hackathon are gladly used by our consultants to test their knowledge and put it into practice.

Our 2021 SAS Hackers team had the idea to find a way to optimize vaccine distribution. Based on the data gathered during the pandemic, and being all Data Scientists, they obviously had in mind a strategy based on AI. Through Reinforcement Learning they simulated a Covid environment and trained an AI for Germany.

Our communities are always eager to acquire the latest knowledge about the SAS platform and products and are already trained in the use and implementation of the new SAS Viya 4 architecture. As a Microsoft partner, we have the ideal prerequisites for SAS customers to proceed to the next level and use the new SAS Viya architecture in the Azure cloud. Also, our data science consultants are trained to use open-source software in combination with SAS to provide the best of both worlds in each of our customer projects.

A proven experience and expertise at the service of our clients’ success

Our consulting and services portfolio covers a wide range of topics in Data & Analytics such as operations management, data warehousing, front-end personalization, and analytics in the Banking & Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, Utilities, Manufacturing, and Insurance industries. In-house solutions like our AI Maturity Check and success stories like the Text Mining project at Siemens Healthcare have proven our ability to work at a strategic level and add value to our clients’ business processes.

Positive thinking Company is a proud SAS Ruby Sponsor at the SAS Global Forum 2021

The SAS Global Forum 2021 EMEA will be held on May 25-26 as a virtual event and we are proud to be a sponsor of this major event.

We are pleased to have one of our key partners supporting our event and look forward to building on our good relationship.

Annette Green, SAS Vice President for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Our team will be hosting a virtual booth at the event, and we look forward to talking with our current and future clients about their Data & Analytics projects. By the way, if you have not registered yet, you can do so here (registration is free of charge).

SAS Global Forum: https://www.sas.com/en_us/events/sas-global-forum/agenda.html#emea

2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms: https://www.sas.com/en_us/news/press-releases/2021/march/gartner-magic-quadrant-for-data-science-platforms.html