Discovery Summit

Exploring Data | Inspiring Innovation

Tokyo | Tuesday, November 10, 2015

SAS co-Founder and JMP users present at Discovery Summit Japan

“Statistics and graphs have no language barrier,” said John Sall following the second annual Discovery Summit Japan, which was held at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo Nov. 9 and 10, 2015. One of three plenary presenters, the co-Founder and Executive Vice President of SAS used JMP software to see trends in data. Seven additional speakers from successful Japanese corporations and academic institutions also talked about how they use JMP software.

Jon Weisz, SAS Vice President, explained that conversations between guests is as important as the prepared presentations. “We’ve learned that users connect with each other, share best practices and build community when given the opportunity. We just facilitate those conversations,” Weisz said.

Noriki Inoue, SAS Senior Sales Director, described the event as “a great success.” He said, “I’m proud of Japan’s customers because we had 193 dedicated attendees. It is 96% of the registration base.”

The JMP division of SAS Japan is already making plans for next November’s Discovery Summit Japan, which will be expanded to include an additional day and even more customer presentations.

To learn more about the JMP division’s Discovery Summit series, visit