SIMON DENNIS - Central Government Director, SAS UK
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.
Simon is responsible for managing the key relationships between UK Central Government and SAS. In this role he enables and accelerates the delivery of SAS powered transformation programmes that support the UK and its public sector to become ever more efficient and effective through the use of analytics.
Joining SAS in early 2000, he was initially responsible for a broad portfolio of public sector organisations in defence, central government and homeland security. Since 2003 he has directed the migration and implementation of SAS techniques and solutions developed for the private sector to tackle public sector counter-fraud and security programmes.
Simon works directly with government departments and extensively through government’s strategic and tactical delivery partners. He facilitates collaboration with both his SAS colleagues and their government customers across the globe to champion and develop Government Analytics Capability.
After graduating in Physics from the University of Bristol, Simon continued to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and his early career saw service with the military across EMEA, Asia and North America. Returning to the UK, Simon was soon drawn back to technology particularly in the areas of risk mitigation and Cyber-Security.