Tim Fairchild
Director – Global Manufacturing and Energy Industry Practices

As the Director of the Global Manufacturing and Energy Practices, Tim Fairchild leads a team of industry domain experts responsible for driving strategic industry positioning and messaging in two of the most important, fundamental, and interrelated industry sectors. 

Tim represents SAS on the Board of Directors of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster which works to expand the Research Triangle region's potential in smart grid, advanced transportation, water technologies, renewable energy and energy efficiency by bringing together the collective power of industry, government and academia. He also serves on the Industry Advisory Board of UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC) which was formed through private and public funding in response to the need to supply well-educated and highly trained engineers qualified to meet the demands of the energy industry, and to provide sustainable support for applied research.  

Tim joined SAS in 2002 and his experience at SAS includes Product Management, Sales and Business Development, and Solutions Architecture. Prior to joining SAS, Tim spent over 20 years in the technology industry at IBM, Compaq, Hughes Simulation Systems, and Texas Instruments. He is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business. 

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Speaker engagements

2020Australia and North Carolina – Partners in Clean Energy Through Innovation, Talent, and CollaborationVirtual EventNorth Carolina Sustainable Energy Association & Australia Trade and Investment Commission
2020Analytics for Smart CitiesElectricities Connections Summit - Cary, NCElectriCities
2019Digital Transformation of Energy - Seizing the Potential of Big DataAthens Energy Forum - Athens, GreeceThe New York Times & SGT
2019Electric Vehicles: Impact and Opportunity for the Power GridSAS Global Forum - Dallas, TXSAS
2019AI, Machine Learning, and the Changing Grid InfrastructureDigital 360 Summit - Texas State University, San Marcos, TXCMG
2019The Future of EnergySAS Forum Portugal Executive Connection - Lisbon, PortugalSAS
2019Employing Energy Data Analytics to Produce a Clean Energy FutureMicrogrids, Energy Storage, Data Analytics Innovation Conference - Chapel Hill, NCE4 Carolinas