Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, SAS
As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at SAS, Keith Collins heads the Information Technology and Technical Support Divisions and leads the company’s cloud strategy.
Prior to being named CIO, Collins was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at SAS, where he headed Research and Development. He has been instrumental in guiding SAS' evolution as a provider of industry-specific solutions that deliver the benefits of powerful analytic technologies into the hands of users. Collins steered the effort to develop the company's breakthrough SAS® Business Analytics Framework that redefined business intelligence as it is known today.
In 2006, Collins established SAS' CIO Customer Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB successfully brings together CIOs and CTOs from some of the world's top companies to provide input about the business impact of current and future IT technologies and inform the company's strategy.
Collins is a graduate of North Carolina State University in computer science, and a founding member of the strategic advisory board of the department of computer science. In 2003, the university named him a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus. Collins is a technical advisor for Bull City Venture Partners and a member of the Executive Board of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.