SAS has appointed Bryan Harris as executive vice president and chief technology officer, the company reported on Thursday. With more than two decades of experience, Harris has a deep knowledge of the technology industry, including analytics, cloud and user experience across the public and private sectors.
"As CTO, Bryan will push SAS to continue leading the market and drive innovation as he leads the organization to do what we do best: develop analytical solutions to address customers' business problems, with an emphasis on continuous integration/continuous delivery and cloud-first technologies," said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight.
Harris has served as critical senior leader of SAS research and development (R&D) for nearly a decade. Most recently, as senior vice president and head of Engineering, Harris was instrumental in releasing the latest advancement of SAS software, SAS Viya.
As vice president of R&D for Cyber Analytics with the company, he led the R&D of the SAS Cybersecurity, which is a scalable solution that processes over 100,000 records per second of sensor data.
Prior to SAS, Harris served as chief technology officer with ADG Creative. In the role, Managed all product research and development across commercial and federal business units while also managing IT operations and budgeting for ADG Creative’s headquarters. He also performed capabilities presentations to commercial and Department of Defense (DoD) executives in support of business development activities.
Before that, Harris served as CTO of VSTI, where he built out an Advanced Solutions Lab for emerging technologies. He also led a team of engineers, leveraging SAS technology and innovative systems engineering, to address information overload within the intelligence community (IC).