Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
As Chief Information Officer, Jay Upchurch is dedicated to helping customers and partners address today’s increasingly complex software and hardware infrastructure challenges. Leading a global IT organization, his charter is to deliver efficient and consistent operations support across all business functions to help accelerate how companies can unlock value from data and analytics.
Prior to joining SAS Upchurch was Vice President of Hospitality and Retail Cloud, overseeing the design, delivery and ongoing operations of Oracle’s global Hospitality and Retail Cloud.
Upchurch is an accomplished IT executive with more than 16 years’ experience leading global managed hosting, managed application, Cloud and SaaS organizations. He joined Oracle with the MICROS Systems acquisition in 2014. While at MICROS, Jay served as Chief Information Officer and led Global Hosting and SaaS.
Prior to MICROS, Upchurch held various leadership appointments at AT&T, USinternetworking and Interpath Communications. Throughout his career, Upchurch has enjoyed a track record as a technology leader known for his deep industry expertise and his ability to build and lead world class organizations that consistently drive core company values and deliver financial results. His passion is leveraging his business and IT skills to align strategy, investment and operations.
Upchurch holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife, Laura, and their three sons, Max, Miller and Meyer.