(Last Updated On: November 20, 2020)

SAS, the software vendor has hired Lynette Clunies-Ross to lead the company in Australia and New Zealand.

Clunies-Ross will be leading local operations after David Bowie takes his leave in March. She is also an AI, machine learning and analytics specialist.

Clunies-Ross has previously worked as the head of operations at SAS from 2012 to 2017. She came back to the company and took on an AP leadership role which had been based in Singapore. She also held an executive operations role for Oracle and Citric.

Andy Zook, the regional head of the company said that Clunies-Ross is a “transformation leader and a consistent results-driven achiever.”

He said in a statement that, “She brings a wealth of experience in the creation and delivery of analytically-driven decision making that will underpin the next wave of Digital Transformation.” 

The statement also said that her new position will include providing support for organisations along with the cloud-based digital transformations and maintaining strengthening its Academic Outreach Program.

The Academic Outreach Program merges academia and learning resources to teach executives about AI and analytics technology, where Clunies-Ross works part-time as the advisor at Macquaries University and Melbourne Business School.

“As the lifeblood of businesses, it’s important in-house teams are deepening their knowledge of innovative analytics software and services, so they can work with their IT partners to fully maximise their data,” Clunies-Ross said.

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