Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Armistead Sapp is the head of SAS’ R&D division, marshalling the talents of SAS employees around the world to produce the highest quality software for business intelligence, advanced analytics, customer intelligence, industry solutions, mobile applications and more. His aim as CTO is to instill in SAS’ development teams dedication to taking full advantage of modern computing platforms and delivering value to customers.
Sapp also heads SAS’ P-20 division, charged with product development and sales for the U.S education market. Under Sapp’s leadership, the division supports advancement of data-driven decision making for administration, teaching and learning and develops innovative products such as SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Web-based curriculum resources for grades 6-14) and SAS University Edition (free software for teaching and learning for all). The division also creates education-oriented mobile applications, such as SAS Flash Cards, SAS Math Stretch, SAS Read Aloud and other apps useful in teaching and learning.
Prior to his current role, Sapp held a variety of leadership roles in product management, product marketing, and database marketing. He was also President of SAS’ Southpeak Interactive, a computer-gaming start-up that developed dozens of titles prior to its spinoff in 2000.
Sapp sits on the board of “Ready by 21,” which helps communities improve the odds that all children will be ready for college, work and life. He also works with the Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics – Division of Neonatology, researching best practices and safety using SAS's data mining tools.
Sapp is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is co-author of the book, Implement, Improve and Expand Your Statewide Longitudinal Data System: Creating a Culture of Data in Education.