Keith Collins

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, SAS

Keith Collins, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at SAS, is passionate about delivering on the promise of Big Data and Big Analytics. Except for a stint in sales, he directed Research and Development at SAS for most of his career, including 13 years as Chief Technology Officer. His latest charter is to redefine the role of IT from tactical to strategic and to accelerate SAS in to the Cloud.

Collins, a graduate of North Carolina State University in computer science, is a founding member of the computer science department’s strategic advisory board. In 2003, the university named him a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus. Collins also serves as an advisor for Bull City Venture Partners and is a patron of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences