episode 503

SAS Institute CIO Jay Upchurch

Jay Upchurch is the CIO of SAS Institute, a leader in the analytics space with revenues exceeding $3 billion annually. As CIO, Jay is responsible for delivering efficient and consistent operations support across all business functions to help accelerate how companies can unlock value from data and analytics. Prior to joining SAS, Jay was a VP at Oracle. November 16, 2020

503: SAS Institute CIO Jay Upchurch discusses

  • How Jay differentiates the IT department in a company where technologists are everywhere
  • How SAS uses its own products internally. We discuss the company’s response to COVID
  • How Jay looked to coach his team through the isolation of working from home and keep them engaged
  • The COVID-19 dashboards the company created to make the analytics available to anybody
  • The company’s partnership with Microsoft
  • SAS’ cloud strategy

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho and Sykes

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

From strategy to implementation

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