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SAS appoints 20 year veteran to ANZ position

SAS has appointed 20-year industry veteran Greg Scholten as General Manager Solutions OnDemand for Australia and New Zealand.

SAS Australia and New Zealand Managing Director David Bowie said Scholten, who has held senior IT sales and marketing positions in both Australia and the US, will be responsible for delivering the strategy for SAS Cloud Analytics in Australia & New Zealand, meeting emerging market demands and providing customers with a “range of options for the cloud-based deployment of SAS’ leading predictive analytics solutions” including with the company’s partners.

“Cloud is now fundamental to customer expectations of a simpler, faster and more flexible model. The economies of scale benefits are passed on to customers through simplified infrastructure and reduced upfront capital investment and ongoing operating costs.  Greg’s proven leadership in this space will drive forward the cloud agenda,” Bowie said.

Bowie said SAS Cloud Analytics offers a broad range of flexible delivery options for small and large organisations, from enterprise hosting in public and private cloud environments through to Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. “This capability also includes a local data centre presence, meeting the security and privacy needs of Australian and New Zealand organisations.”

Based in Sydney, Scholten reports to Lynette Clunies-Ross, Chief Operating Officer of SAS Australia and New Zealand.

Scholten’s recent experience includes three years as the CEO of Longreach Software in San Francisco and he was also northern regional manager for NetApp Australia and Australia country manager for Firescope.


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