Keith.Collins

Keith.Collins

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Keith Collins is an executive vice president and CIO at SAS. He 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 CTO. His latest charter is to redefine the role of IT from tactical to strategic and to accelerate SAS into the cloud.

Collins holds a degree in in computer science from North Carolina State University and is a founding member of the NC State computer science department's strategic advisory board. In 2003, the university named him a distinguished engineering alumnus. Collins also serves as an adviser for Bull City Venture Partners and is a patron of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Keith Collins and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Keith.Collins

What CIOs can learn from Jimmy Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock
The Strategic CIO

What CIOs can learn from Jimmy Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock

For CIOs facing constant transition, this classic film serves as a parable about harnessing the power of paranoia and uncertainty to your benefit and the benefit of your organization and its customers. It also displays the danger of isolation in vivid Technicolor.
November 8, 2017
Have you made professional new year’s resolutions for 2017?
The Strategic CIO

Have you made professional new year’s resolutions for 2017?

Your list of professional resolutions may be extensive, so prioritization is essential to staying on track as you work your way through it. As a help for your prioritization efforts, I’ve compiled this list of three “chart topper” IT issues for the new year: closing the IT talent gap, keeping data secure and compliant, and jumping on the IoT bandwagon for the right reasons.
December 22, 2016