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SAS Championship Executive Business Forum

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m. | SAS Executive Briefing Center (Building C)
While you’re in Cary, don’t miss the chance to discover the beautiful SAS campus and attend this year’s Executive Business Forum. Held just before the Pro-Am Pairings Party on Tuesday evening, this short forum always results in engaging and important discussions on the latest ways organizations are using analytics to strengthen operations and improve decision making.

Hear SAS executives share their perspectives on the importance of connecting your data to your business objectives and how the latest analytics technology help accomplish that goal.

You’ll also hear from guest speaker Bob Rotella, PhD. Watch the trophy presentation at a major golf championship, and you will often hear the winner express his thanks to Rotella. Now you can get some of the same advice and apply it not only to your golf game, but also to your professional and personal life.

Agenda

4:30 p.m.

Registration and Reception


5:00 p.m.


Welcome
Carl Farrell, Executive Vice-President, SAS Americas, Asia Pacific & EMEA


Executive Viewpoint
Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS
Jim Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, SAS

 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Rotella

Internationally known for his work in the area of applied sport psychology, Bob Rotella is consistently recognized as the top sport psychologist in the world. His book Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect is the best-selling sport psychology book of all time and one of the three best-selling golf books in history. Rotella is a mental coach to many of the most successful athletes, entertainers and executives.

 

Closing Remarks
Carl Farrell, Executive Vice-President, SAS Americas, Asia Pacific & EMEA


6:45 p.m.


Early Access to the SAS Championship Pro-Am Pairings Party

Speakers

Jim Goodnight

Jim Goodnight
CEO
SAS

As the CEO of SAS, the world’s leading business analytics software vendor, Jim Goodnight has led the company since its inception in 1976, overseeing an unbroken chain of revenue growth and profitability that is unprecedented in the industry. He is recognized globally for being a trailblazer among companies that top great workplace rankings, including being No. 1 on a number of country and multinational lists. Harvard Business School named Goodnight a Great American Business Leader, and he was named one of America’s 25 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine.

A champion of education reform, Goodnight sees education as critical to the success of individuals, organizations and nations. He is an active participant in the Business Roundtable and the Business Council, where CEOs discuss global issues and business concerns.

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Jim Davis

Jim Davis
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
SAS

As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Jim Davis provides strategic direction for SAS products, solutions and services and presenting the SAS brand worldwide. He helped transform SAS from a tools provider to a software solutions provider.

A respected thought leader, Davis co-authored the book Information Revolution: Using the Information Evolution Model to Grow Your Business.

Since joining SAS in 1994, Davis has pioneered many key initiatives, including global projects that incorporate customer feedback in the development process. Today, he continues to refine the model for continuous collaboration and innovation, enabling SAS to meet the global demand for business analytics.

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Carl Farrell

Carl Farrell
Executive Vice President
SAS Americas, Asia Pacific & EMEA

Carl Farrell leads SAS teams across more than 60 countries in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He’s charged with driving consistent revenue growth for SAS, and ensuring that customers get significant value from SAS products and services. He is the chief architect behind the long-term vision and operational strategy of these regions to ensure that growth and market potential are achieved.

Farrell joined SAS in 2002 as President of SAS Canada and Latin America, rising to Executive VP of the Americas in 2008 and his current role in 2015.

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Bob Rotella

Dr. Robert Rotella

Internationally known for his work in the area of applied sport psychology, Bob Rotella is consistently recognized as the top sport psychologist in the world. His book Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect is the best-selling sport psychology book of all time.

Rotella is a mental coach to many successful athletes, entertainers and executives, and the demand for his expertise has expanded into the corporate world, where he conducts workshops for a variety of top companies. Rotella has dedicated his life to helping coaches, athletes, business leaders and salespeople use their minds and emotions to take them to the top of their chosen professions.

Tues., Oct. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 11
Cary, NC

* Registration is subject to availability.

Location

Background building C at night



SAS Executive Briefing Center – Building C

Building C was designed to foster creativity, collaboration and technological advancement. This state-of-the-art, award-winning facility is built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and was carefully designed to limit energy and water consumption while ensuring superior air quality.

This building exemplifies SAS’ commitment to being a socially responsible company that embraces innovation in all aspects of business.

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