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North Carolina's two wealthiest people - Jim Goodnight and John Sall - soar higher on the world's billionaires list as compiled by Forbes. The two added substantially to their fortunes in 2015, bouncing back from a decline over the past two years.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: SAS joins Smart Cities Council; Valeant's CEO returns to work; a Google car involved in an accident; and Microsoft to sell HoloLens for $3,000.
SAS, which already supplies software to most of the world's pharmaceutical companies, is using its reach to bring local government health agencies together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, academic researchers and vaccine makers.
With robots, more automation and the rise of cognitive computing being predicted to erase hundreds of thousands of jobs in North Carolina over the next generation, a new report predicts growing job demand in one area: Analytics. Companies need hundreds of thousands of data scientists and data managers as they broaden use of analytics across the enterprise. At Cisco, the search is on for internal talent.
Driven by increased sales globally, a surge in new customers and a near 10 percent increase in R&D spending to develop new products, Cary-based SAS set a record for revenue in 2015 at $3.16 billion. Revenues grew 2.3 percent despite a strong U.S. dollar as the privately held firm also stretched its streak of never losing money. The good news means SAS is adding jobs.
So why did big data giant Informatica lure away Jim Davis to become its chief marketing officer after Davis spent years as CMO at SAS, another big data rival? Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy had his reasons. What were they?
Big data firm Informatica, which has a growing footprint in the Triangle, has completed its management shakeup after going private last summer. Former SAS Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis is part of the big four in changes that include a permanent title for the CEO, a new board chair and a new chief financial officer.
When SAS co-founder and CEO Jim Goodnight disclosed the departure of executive vice president and chief marketing officer Jim Davis to Informatica, a rival big data firm, he said SAS had a "deep bench" of executive talent and would soon name a replacement. On Wednesday afternoon, he promoted two SAS veterans to new jobs.
Jim Davis, the long time executive vice president and chief marketing officer at SAS, is taking on the same title at Informatica. In an interview Friday, Davis disclosed what he will be doing at the California-based big data company and why he chose to leave SAS. Informatica's CEO says he's glad to have Davis onboard.
A report from research firm IDG (and sponsored by Informatica), 63 percent of more than 400 IT executives say they plan to deploy or investigate cloud-based analytics in 2016. And more than 70 percent plan to deploy such services over the next three years.
With the hiring of Jim Davis, the executive vice president and chief marketing officer at SAS, and through the acquisition of StrikeIron, data management firm Informatica has certainly raised its profile in the Triangle. So what's going on at the company when it comes to big data? Analyst Meaghan McGrath of Technology Business Research offers her insight.
So what will former SAS Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis be doing at Informatica? We checked with Informatica and ... Meanwhile, SAS pushes back against WRAL TechWire's assessment of what his departure means.
Jim Davis, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of SAS, is leaving the company for California-based Informatica. Privately held like SAS, Informatica also focuses on big data, analytics and data integration.
Jim Goodnight and John Sall, the multi-billion-dollar-fortune-holding founders of SAS, are the best-known public faces of the company. But in sales and marketing circles, the straw that stirred the drink much of time time was held in the hand of Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis. Now, he's gone. This is not good news for the world's largest privately held software company.
Cary-based analytics firm SAS reported on its new cybersecurity software, stress test technology for banks, its Internet of Things suite, and its new Academy for Data Science at the Premier Business Leadership Series (PBLS) in Las Vegas Wednesday.
Cary-based SAS Institute is no stranger to best-places-to-work lists, topping many. Now it is on another best list: "The 7 Best Employers for Single Parents" by personal finance site Wirebread.com. SAS Institute lands at number 4 on the iist.
SAS wins $79.1M lawsuit; Bayer Cropscience marketing changes; BioDelivery drug gets FDA approval, Triangle institutions get V Foundation grants
In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: SAS wins $79.1M verdict in lawsuit; 4 V-Foundation Cancer research grants go to Triangle institutions; Bayer Cropscience moves some marketing in-house; Biodelivery Sciences gets FDA approval to release drug. Syngenta deal worth $200M.
Cary-based SAS continues to rank among the best places to work in the world, according to Great Places to Work, which ranks its number 2 this year. This is the fifth year the company held one of the top two spots.
SAS, the world's largest privately held software company, ranks No. 2 on the latest "Best Place to Work in the U.S." as reported by Fortune magazine. SAS also was second a year ago and has made the list each year since Fortune launched the program in 1998.
If you missed the Executive Exchange on Sept. 29, catch up with keynotes from SAS's Jim Davis, AT&T's Venessa Harrison and the panel discussion about local companies and researchers bringing the connected world home.