SAS CEO Jim Goodnight will participate in The Economist's Ideas Economy: Human Potential event in September
Second Event in Series Offers Creative Solutions to Building a Modern Work Force
NEW YORK, NY (Aug. 25, 2010) – Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS, will participate in The Economist’s Ideas Economy: Human Potential event on Sept. 15-16 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Ideas Economy: Human Potential will draw together top experts from business, government, academia and other disciplines to discuss and debate how to boost productivity by harnessing the potential of individuals and societies. Goodnight will be interviewed on how SAS’ award-winning corporate culture has contributed to 34 years of revenue growth.
In 1976, Goodnight co-founded SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services. He is an active speaker and participant at the World Economic Forum, where business and world leaders discuss issues such as international standards, regulations and the global economic issues. In 2004, Harvard Business School named him one of the "20th Century's Great American Business Leaders" for his three decades of leading a business that has changed the way Americans have lived, worked and interacted in the 20th century.
With a spike in the number of young people in the developing world, a generation of new workers demanding entirely different work environments, and an aging population that requires heavy resources, the nature of work and talent development must evolve dramatically over the next few decades. Ideas Economy: Human Potential will explore these and other related issues, including the cyber schools of the 21st century, the convergence of work and life, the future of social media, health care for an aging work force, immigration and mobility, artificial intelligence and more.
“SAS takes care of employees and they, in turn, take care of our customers,” Goodnight said. “When you trust people to do their best, the revenue takes care of itself, even in challenging economic times.”
This event is open to the press. For media registration, please contact Amy Jaick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-641-9834.
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