Digital Transformation: Modernizing Decision Making for Government
Webinar Series: Part 2

Cloud Analytics – It's About Time


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About the webinar

The need for government organizations to move to cloud-based platforms is more important than ever. Advantages include agility, innovation and a cost-effective way to deliver outcomes. But many cloud migrations fail to gain all these potential benefits.

Join us in the second part of our multipart webinar series where we will explore how government organizations can start to move analytics to the cloud, weighing the options, and choosing the right approach to migration. We will also discuss how to maximize the performance and value of analytics in the cloud to get the most out of your business.

In this webinar, we’ll answer questions such as:

  • Why are government organizations moving analytic work to the cloud?
  • Why is it important to get your systems into the cloud? 
  • What are the key challenges and misconceptions for modernizing analytic ecosystems in the cloud?
  • Why migrate and take this approach now? 
  • How are technologies and vendors pivoting to support this evolution?

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About the Experts

Steve Holder
Head of Strategy and Advisory
SAS Canada

As the Head of Strategy and Advisory 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 customer advisory team, solution strategy, and managing the innovation agenda including higher education.  Steve leads the SAS Canada team of for the technology evangelists who specialize in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Management, Fraud, Risk and emerging technologies.  Steve’s passion is making technology make sense for everyone regardless of their technical skillset. 

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 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.

Craig McLellan
Chief Executive Officer

As the Chief Executive Officer of ThinkOn, Craig McLellan is a forward-thinking business leader who has been at the forefront of technology innovation and data security in Canada and the U.S. for the past twenty-five years. Under Craig’s leadership, ThinkOn has grown both organically and through strategic acquisition, currently placing #19 on the Growth500 list of fastest growing companies in Canada list.  As a pioneer for cloud, his organization was one of the first companies in the world to receive VMware Cloud Verified certification, and Craig currently sits on several industry advisory boards including Veeam, Hitachi and VMware, where he helps to guide strategy. Craig is also a passionate advocate for Innovate Cities – a first-of-its-kind, cloud-based Community Hub that promotes Smart City innovation.

While there are seven companies authorized to service the federal government for protected workloads, ThinkOn is proud to be the only Canadian company with this coveted designation.

A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Craig is a sought-after speaker on security, data privacy and cloud migration design for High Availability (HA) applications. When he's not growing ThinkOn, Craig enjoys playing hockey and spending time with his family, either in the city or at the cottage.