SAS Appoints Wilson Ho Vice President & Managing Director of Greater China

SAS, the world’s leader in data analytics, has appointed Wilson Ho as Vice President & Managing Director of SAS Greater China. In this role, Wilson Ho will be responsible for leading the SAS Greater China team to have overall operation and management of the business intelligence and analytics solutions and consulting services in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan markets.

“We are very pleased to have such an experienced leader to lead the Greater China team, strengthening SAS’ leading position in the domestic data analytics market and further promoting the growth of SAS Greater China,” Andy Zook, Senior Vice President of SAS Asia Pacific, said, “Wilson’s 30 years of experience at other leading firms, prepares him well to lead Greater China in it next phase of growth.  He brings in-depth industry insights and profound management experience to SAS Greater China.”

Since joining SAS in 2015, Wilson Ho has been working on expanding SAS’ business to new industry markets, and has accumulated extensive knowledge of the market characteristics and customer needs in Greater China. In particular, in his previous role as General Manager of SAS Hong Kong and Financial Services at SAS Greater China, Wilson Ho and his team successfully achieved consistent business growth year after year, driving in-depth application of AI, machine learning, big data analytics, anti-fraud and risk analytics solutions, and has yielded outstanding results in business promotion, sales, professional services and team building. All of these achievements stem from his advanced operation and management concept for the financial market, and excellent sales and marketing strategies.

Since entering the Chinese market in 1999, SAS has been dedicated to the innovation and R&D of big data analytics and the improvement in customer experience. It firstly established the Greater China headquarters, R&D center and customer service center in Beijing, and then set up branches in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Guiyang successively, offering business intelligence and analytics software and solutions, as well as professional consulting, training and technical support in the field of business intelligence. With international leading technologies and 43 years of experience in data analytics, the SAS Greater China team provides localized technical support and services according to domestic customers’ needs, helping organizations in financial, government, education, healthcare, manufacturing and other industries to gain insights into performance, customers, market, risks, among others, through data. By empowering domestic businesses and inspiring their potential with trusted data analytics, SAS Greater China has won an increasing number of domestic users.

After formally assuming his new role, Wilson Ho said, "Over the past several years, I have witnessed the outstanding accomplishments of SAS in the Chinese market. In addition to steady growth and business expansion, SAS has actively answered the call of the Chinese government, following the national strategic direction for big data, IoT and AI, and carrying out in-depth cooperation with Guizhou, Wuxi and Nanjing to empower more domestic businesses to achieve breakthroughs in innovation, and industrial upgrading and transformation. In the future, as AI and some other innovative technologies are put into practice one after another, all industries will face various challenges in the process of intelligence-oriented transformation. As long as innovative analytics technologies are in place, any enterprise can actively cope with these challenges and drive intelligentization with innovation, grasping the opportunities of transforming from digital businesses into intelligent businesses."

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