Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SAS
Keith Collins, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at SAS, serves as a member of the executive team. He is responsible for leading the Research and Development, Information Services and Technical Support Divisions. Collins fosters close working relationships with marketing and sales to ensure that SAS® technologies are aligned with customer needs and market demand. He has been instrumental in leading SAS' evolution as a provider of industry-specific solutions that deliver the benefits of powerful analytic technologies into the hands of users. Collins led the effort to develop the company's breakthrough SAS Business Analytics Framework that is redefining business intelligence as it is known today.
In 2006, Collins established SAS' CIO Customer Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB continues to successfully bring together CIOs and CTOs from some of the world's top companies to provide guidance to SAS about the company's strategy and the business impact of current and future IT technologies.
A graduate of North Carolina State University in computer science, Collins is a devoted supporter of the university. He is the founding member of the strategic advisory board of the department of computer science. In 2003, the university named him a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus. Collins also serves as a technical advisor for Southern Capitol Ventures and holds seats on North Carolina Technology Association's Board of Directors and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.