Upcoming events

Log in

Association of IT Professionals

Research Triangle Park

Log in

AITP-RTP Meeting | SAS, A 20 Year Journey to the Cloud | Nov 11, 2021

  • 11 Nov 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • NC State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606


  • Included in Annual Membership
  • Included in Annual Membership

Registration is closed

AITP-RTP Meeting – SAS, A 20 Year Journey to the Cloud


SAS began it's cloud journey in 2001 with the release of the IntelliVisor for Retail service offering delivered as an Application Service Provider (ASP) business model, which gave SAS customers the ability to solve complex business analytics problems without having to manage a SAS infrastructure or data operations. Fast-forward 20 years to a world-class analytics hosting business with hundreds of customers throughout the globe. This presentation will be a personal look at how we evolved from a small ASP business unit, to be able to tackle difficult and complex IT, data security, compliance, customer care, managed services, application operations, and many other challenges.

Our Speaker:

Don Koch spent 25 years in various technology roles at SAS, with the past 20 years holding key leadership positions where he championed forward technology, process disruption and a passion for customer success. In 2000, Don was one of four principles that founded the SAS cloud analytics business unit, helping it grow from a small Application Service Provider hosted in the SAS data center, to a comprehensive suite of the most sophisticated cloud-based SAS applications in the world as well as robust Analytic Managed Services, which had to meet the most stringent technical, availability and compliance standards in the industry.


5:30 - 6:00 pm: Check-in & Networking

6:00 - 6:30 pm: Dinner

6:30 - 7:45 pm: Opening Remarks and Program

7:45 - 8:00 pm: Close and Additional Networking

Photography and Video Policy:

Attendees are permitted to take pictures of individuals or smaller groups as long as permission is given from the subject(s) of the photo. AITP-RTP board members may take pictures or a video recording of presenters and attendees for various purposes.  However, the use of any kind of video recording or video streaming device from attendees is not permitted.  Registration to the meeting implies acceptance of this policy.

About us

We welcome all IT professionals, from those just starting their career to those who’ve retired yet want to stay engaged, from front-line staff to executives, from long-term practitioners to those in transition, we believe our diversity is a differentiator.    

Become a member

While we welcome guests to any and all Chapter meetings and would like you to consider to JOIN-US 

Find us


Be it a DONATION or  SPONSORSHIP of a program, your support will not go unnoticed. 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software