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 11,000 employees in 53 countries. In 2010, the company's 35th consecutive year of growth and profitability, its revenue was $2.43 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, SAS
As Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Jim Davis provides worldwide marketing direction for SAS solutions and services. He is responsible for managing product direction, professional services, education, advertising and communications.
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 among engineers, marketers and customers, enabling SAS to meet the global demand for enterprise intelligence.
Executive Vice President, EMEA and AP, SAS
As head of an expanding global team of 4,500 professionals in 48 countries, Mikael Hagstrom is passionate about providing a culture where innovation can flourish, resulting in market leadership for the organization and its customers. He leads SAS' Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific regions, which account for 54 percent of SAS' 2011 revenue, or $1.47 billion.
With a more than 20-year track record of leading high-performance organizations, Hagstrom is responsible for delivering consecutive revenue growth and profit, harnessing the current market potential and preparing the organization for the future.
Vice President of Sales Development and Product Management, SAS
As Vice President of Sales Development and Product Management, Randy Guard leads the product strategy and business development efforts across SAS. Randy and his Product Management teams work closely with SAS' Research and Development organisation to define and manage product road maps based on market needs and customer input.
Randy's Global Practice teams drive revenue growth by delivering market-driven offerings and supporting strategic customer engagements. These teams of product and industry domain experts help customers and partners apply SAS software to solve their critical business problems.