Since he co-founded SAS in 1976, Jim Goodnight has served as the company's Chief Executive Officer. A worldwide leader in enterprise intelligence solutions and services, SAS has more than 13,000 employees in 55 countries. In 2012, the company's 37th consecutive year of growth and profitability, its revenue was $2.87 billion.
In 2004, Harvard Business School named Goodnight as one of the "20th Century's Great American Business Leaders," citing his impact on "the way people have lived, worked and interacted in the 20th century."
Goodnight has a PhD in statistics and speaks internationally on leadership, education and innovation.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
As Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Jim Davis provides strategic direction for SAS products, solutions and services and presenting the SAS brand worldwide. He helped transform SAS from a tools provider to a software solutions provider.
A respected thought leader, Davis co-authored the book Information Revolution: Using the Information Evolution Model to Grow Your Business.
Since joining SAS in 1994, Davis has pioneered many key initiatives, including global projects that incorporate customer feedback in the development process. Today, he continues to refine the model for continuous collaboration and innovation, enabling SAS to meet the global demand for business analytics.
Executive Vice President for EMEA and Asia Pacific
As head of an expanding global team of more than 4,000 professionals in over 50 countries, Mikael Hagstrom is passionate about providing a culture where innovation can flourish, resulting in market leadership for the organisation and its customers.
Hagstrom holds the elected position of Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) Executive Council and is a member of the board of directors of the Atlantic Council, a member of the Executive Committee that functions as the United States Council for International Business (USCIB)'s board of directors, and a frequent speaker on the multinational business climate at the World Economic Forum and OECD in particular. He is a board member, head officer or chairman of more than 30 SAS subsidiaries and currently works from SAS world headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.
Global Technology Practice Director
As Director of SAS' Technology Practice, Mark Torr leads business development and sales support in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region and pre-sales enablement globally, managing a team of domain experts in the fields of data management, analytics, reporting and architecture.
As principal architect of the platform for SAS Business Analytics, Mark is actively involved with the product strategy and direction, marketing and sales strategy of the technologies constituting the SAS Business Analytics Framework. He has achieved The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) certification.
Principal Business Solutions Manager
As a Principal Solutions Manager in the Analytics Platform Centre of Excellence team at SAS, Anand Chitale primarily focuses on driving the success of SAS® Visual Analytics and SAS® High Performance Analytics across EMEA/AP. This involves working with Sales teams across all SAS offices, engaging with customers globally to understand their needs and providing solutions, speaking & promoting SAS' capabilities at various local and international SAS Conferences and providing inputs towards the future direction of SAS Data Visualization and Business Analytics.
Anand carries a strong experience of 11+ years in designing, implementing and promoting Business Intelligence solutions.