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Steve Holder

Strategy Lead, SAS Canada

As Strategy Lead for SAS Canada Steve Holder is responsible for creating and driving SAS solution strategy in the market.  A key part of this is providing thought leadership for the SAS Analytics, Big Data and Cloud portfolios.  A Canadian analytics evangelist Steve has seen first-hand how the use of analytics and data can help customers solve business problems; make the best decisions possible and unearth new opportunities.   Steve’s passion is making technology make sense for everyone regardless of their technical skillset.

With many years of software industry experience, spanning: management, solutions architecture, presales and sales, Steve brings alignment and execution across SAS’ customers, sales teams, and partners.

Prior to joining SAS in 2014 Steve was Director of solution strategy at SAP and Regional Director at IBM. Steve received his Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.  During his spare time he enjoys traveling, cycling, skiing and spending time outdoors.

My Sessions

Artificial Intelligence: Separating the Reality from the Hype