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SAS CEO Jim Goodnight: Not The Retiring Type
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D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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11/16/2011 | 5:21:11 PM
re: SAS CEO Jim Goodnight: Not The Retiring Type
What do Goodnight and Oracle's Larry Ellison have in common? Both are co-founder CEOs who have served in the top spot for more than 30 years. They're also rich men. Goodnight, 68, is #38 on Forbes 400 Richest Americans list, with a net worth of $7.1 billion (tied up in company ownership). Ellison, 67, is #3 on the list with a net worth of $33 billion. The late Steve Jobs was tied for #39 with a $7 billion net worth. Hats off to Bill Gates, #1 on the list with a net worth of $54 billion, for retiring early and applying his brains and bucks to the higher purpose of improving the world through the Gates Foundation. -- Doug Henschen
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MHoffman,
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12/6/2011 | 11:49:03 PM
re: SAS CEO Jim Goodnight: Not The Retiring Type
Not the retiring type at all - Was hoping to hear next generation questioning regarding "what's next" not old news Hadoop, Cloud, appliances, social (however social response by SAS is counter to their 2010-11 social push).
Curious what Dr. Goodnight sees as next frontier in analytics since he's on the front line in R&D and the campus in NC should be an innovation hot spot?
Professionally I'd like to see SAS establish an apps market and a platform for modeling, launching, measuring, optimizing tactics/operations in any number of fields (next generation simulation for the common man/biz).
Would also like to see new approach to analytics now that so much more near term, atomic level data is available so easily and inexpensively - approaches like CxC Matrix for complex customer, consumerism, social, merchandising, profitability analysis as a 'system' + instruction set (tactics executed through BPM-like approach).
What does Dr. Goodnight see as the next generation? Where does he see the highest return and greatest breakthroughs coming in next generation analytics applications?
How will SAS stay customer worthy in light of IBM's analytics acquisitions and rumblings at SAP, Oracle Microsoft ...Adobe?
Just curious
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