Head of Strategy and Innovation, SAS Canada
As the Head of Strategy and Innovation at SAS Canada Steve Holder is responsible for growing revenue and building the long-term vision for SAS in the Canada market. As a member of the SAS Canada leadership team Steve owns the SAS solution strategy, modernizing the SAS’ customer base and managing the innovation ecosystem including higher education alignment. Steve is the SAS Canada evangelist for the technology including Artificial Intelligence, Cloud and emerging technologies. Steve’s passion is making technology make sense for everyone regardless of their technical skillset.
Prior to joining SAS Steve was held leadership positions at SAP and IBM.
With many years of software industry experience, spanning: management, solutions architecture, presales and sales, Steve brings alignment and execution across SAS’ customers, sales teams, and partners.
Prior to joining SAS Steve was held leadership positions at SAP and IBM. Steve received his Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters. During his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cycling, skiing and spending time outdoors.