CIOsynergy Announces SAS Canada as Official Sponsor for its March 21, 2013 Toronto Event

SAS Chief Technology Officer to Discuss Importance of Analytics and Data Management Overcoming Big Data Challenges

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CIOsynergy Toronto 2013

Leading provider of business analytics

One of the biggest challenges for CIOs today is overcoming Big Data, but we live in a data-driven world and the companies that do harness this data are best poised for success...Keith Collins, Chief Technology Officer | SAS

Hoffman Estates, Illinois (PRWEB) March 06, 2013

CIOsynergy, a provider of thought leading conferences, today announced SAS’ participation at its event on March 21, 2013 at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto, Canada. SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Its High-Performance Analytics and Information Management solutions are helping companies around the world unlock valuable insights from their Big Data.

“We are thrilled to have SAS at CIOsynergy Toronto. As leading provider of business analytics, their presence will provide event attendees with an additional layer of industry insights and thought leadership,” says Patrick Mason, Director of Communications and Marketing at CIOsynergy.

“One of the biggest challenges for CIOs today is overcoming Big Data, but we live in a data-driven world and the companies that do harness this data are best poised for success,” said Keith Collins, Chief Technology Officer, SAS. “Whether it’s helping run the business more efficiently, improving customer service and marketing campaigns, detecting fraud, or moving from making decisions on gut feelings to ones based on fact, Big Data Analytics and Information Management technologies are more essential than ever as they transform raw data into invaluable insights.”

CIOsynergy Toronto is an exclusive opportunity for leading local CIO and IT executives to network and brainstorm daily hurdles in an unparalleled learning environment under the umbrella of the founder of Travelocity.com, keynote of the event Terry Jones. As a former chairman of Kayak.com and former CIO of American Airlines, Mr. Jones will share insights from four decades of success including the techniques he’s deployed to keep up with today’s rapidly changing world.

At CIOsynergy Toronto a panel of leading CIOs moderated by Scott Shuster, will share and explore how CIOs can be successful in their role. Mr. Shuster has led virtually every Business Week CEO, CFO, and CIO conference held since the founding of the magazine’s events group more than 100 of the world’s most prominent gathering of large company leaders and senior executives.

Open to Fortune 500’s and mid-market enterprise, CIOsynergy’s events gathers senior executives from the office of the CIO, including Directors, VPs, Chief Architects, CTOs and CIOs.

For more information about or to participate in CIOsynergy Toronto, visit: http://SAS.CIOtoronto.com, or contact Araceli Delgado, Project Coordinator at aracelid(at)ciosynergy(dot)com or 1.847.278.2213 ext. 899.

About CIOsynergy
CIOsynergy provides a platform that brings together the thought leaders of IT through events that incorporate face-to-face meeting opportunities, panel discussions, think tanks and keynotes, and C-suite networking programs.

Previous events have attracted C-suite leaders from companies such as Wal-Mart, Salesforce, Home Depot, Bank of America, Forbes Media, Wells Fargo, Shell, Allstate, State Farm, Career Education Corp, Pepsi, Sara Lee, Kraft, BP, Loyola University, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, and Walgreens.

The company operations nationwide and has previously partnered with sponsors such as IBM, 3com, VMware, Unisys, Hitachi, Oracle, SunGard, Dell, Google, Amazon, and HTC among 100’s more.

ABOUT SAS
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, the Canadian subsidiary of SAS has been in operation since 1988. Headquartered in Toronto, SAS employs more than 300 people across the country at its Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montréal offices.http://www.sas.com/offices/NA/canada/.


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