Dr. Laurie Miles

Senior Director, SAS UK & Ireland

Laurie Miles is a Senior Director for SAS UK & Ireland and a renowned industry expert in all things Analytics.

With more than 25 years of real-world analytics experience and expertise, Laurie provides analytics guidance and thought leadership both internally at SAS and with customer and prospects across all industry sectors.

Laurie joined SAS in 1996 as a consultant delivering analysis focussed projects to organisations from a variety of industry sectors including financial services, telecommunications, retail and utilities. In 2000, Laurie became SAS UK’s Head of Retail Banking Technology.

Laurie’s career then took an international turn in 2003 when he became responsible for SAS’ technical management of HSBC globally, where his expertise supported the bank’s global use of advanced analytics. He continued in this role until January 2008 when he was asked to form the SAS UK Analytics Practice as the Head of Analytics for SAS UK and Ireland.

During this time, Laurie worked with some of the UK’s largest organisations providing strategic advice and forming industry best practice. He also pioneered the development of the SAS Analytics-as-a-Service solution, “SAS Results”. In January 2015, he was appointed to lead this globally as part of the SAS Cloud Analytics proposition. SAS Results went from strength to strength in 2016 with projects being delivered all over the world; it is now one of the key SAS global initiatives.

Following this success, Laurie returned to SAS UKI in February 2017 to his current role: leading the pre-sales organisation.

Prior to joining SAS, Laurie was an Actuarial Student at Clay and Partners, followed by seven years at BUPA, analysing the claims patterns for some of the UK’s largest organisations, using SAS software for the first time.

Laurie holds a BSc in Econometrics, an MSc in Game Theory and a PhD in Number Theory.