SAS Hires New Managing Director to Drive Growth in Malaysia

Hands Malaysia reins to Industry veteran Cheam Tat Inn

Cheam Tat Inn

SAS, the global leader in analytics software and services, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Cheam Tat Inn as Managing Director for Malaysia. Cheam will be responsible for driving the growth of the SAS Malaysia business, enabling organizations to realize business value through advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

SAS Vice President for ASEAN Andy Zook, to whom Cheam reports, welcomed him to SAS remarking: "Malaysia is on the cusp of massive transformation and one of the most exciting markets in ASEAN. With over three decades of experience under his belt and unmatched insight into the technology and business landscape in the country, I'm confident that Cheam is the right person to lead the market into the next growth phase, while making analytics accessible to all our customers in today's digital economy."

SAS has been present in Malaysia since 1986, building the analytics lifecycle and supporting customers in industries such as financial services, government and manufacturing, amongst others. SAS has also played an active role in developing Malaysia's big data and analytics talent pool, collaborating with universities such as Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to inspire and train the next generation of data scientists.

"Analytics is the connective tissue enabling intelligence and better decision making within any business today. I am thrilled to join SAS, a company that has been leading the charge in developing the data and analytics space in Malaysia," said Cheam. "I'm looking forward to working with the experienced and passionate team here to deliver insights that matter and create new avenues of differentiation for our customers, as Malaysia inches closer to its digital 2020 vision."

Prior to this, Cheam was Managing Director at the Center of Applied Data Science (CADS) in Malaysia, an industry organization responsible for driving the mainstream adoption of big data analytics in Malaysia. He has also held leadership positions at organizations such as EMC Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Nortel Networks, Compaq Computers and IBM.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 80,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

 

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    +60 17 612 2280

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