Director – Global Manufacturing and Energy Industry Practices
As the Director of the Global Manufacturing and Energy Practices, Tim Fairchild leads a team of industry domain experts responsible for driving strategic industry positioning and messaging in two of the most important, fundamental, and interrelated industry sectors.
Tim represents SAS on the Board of Directors of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster which works to expand the Research Triangle region's potential in smart grid, advanced transportation, water technologies, renewable energy and energy efficiency by bringing together the collective power of industry, government and academia. He also serves on the Industry Advisory Board of UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC) which was formed through private and public funding in response to the need to supply well-educated and highly trained engineers qualified to meet the demands of the energy industry, and to provide sustainable support for applied research.
Tim joined SAS in 2002 and his experience at SAS includes Product Management, Sales and Business Development, and Solutions Architecture. Prior to joining SAS, Tim spent over 20 years in the technology industry at IBM, Compaq, Hughes Simulation Systems, and Texas Instruments. He is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business.
|2020||Australia and North Carolina – Partners in Clean Energy Through Innovation, Talent, and Collaboration||Virtual Event||North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association & Australia Trade and Investment Commission|
|2020||Analytics for Smart Cities||Electricities Connections Summit - Cary, NC||ElectriCities|
|2019||Digital Transformation of Energy - Seizing the Potential of Big Data||Athens Energy Forum - Athens, Greece||The New York Times & SGT|
|2019||Electric Vehicles: Impact and Opportunity for the Power Grid||SAS Global Forum - Dallas, TX||SAS|
|2019||AI, Machine Learning, and the Changing Grid Infrastructure||Digital 360 Summit - Texas State University, San Marcos, TX||CMG|
|2019||The Future of Energy||SAS Forum Portugal Executive Connection - Lisbon, Portugal||SAS|
|2019||Employing Energy Data Analytics to Produce a Clean Energy Future||Microgrids, Energy Storage, Data Analytics Innovation Conference - Chapel Hill, NC||E4 Carolinas|