Tricia Aanderud

Senior Director of Data Visualization and Data Science Practice
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Tricia is an enthusiastic leader who is passionate about empowering companies with data visualization, data analytics, and data storytelling. Tricia leads a team of data scientists and data visualization specialists to solve customer analytics problems. She has worked with numerous multinational customers to implement SAS Visual Analytics (including SAS Viya) and SAS EBI toolsets. She has created SAS stored process web applications built on top of Hadoop and Oracle databases and created data warehouses from large text files using Big Data best practices.

An accomplished author and speaker, Tricia has co-authored three business intelligence focused books (“Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics,” “The 50 Keys to Learning SAS Stored Processes” and “Building Business Intelligence Using SAS”). Her writing empowers users with the ideas and skills to create reports, dashboards, and visualizations that create an impact on their organizations. Tricia has been invited to present papers a SAS Global Forum, and many other conferences. Making a dull subject interesting and fun makes is one of her specialties and makes a popular speaker at events. By breaking down complex technical concepts, even non-technical team members can grasp the basics and become key contributors. Most recently Tricia was recognized by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 voices for Data Science and Analytics.

Tricia holds a Bachelor degree from Eastern Kentucky University.