Dr. Craig Statham is the Chief Software Architect in the Customer Intelligence division at SAS Institute. He holds a Ph.D. from the UK’s Liverpool John Moore’s University and has been involved in software development for over 35 years. The majority of his career has been spent in senior management roles helping organizations and teams to develop cutting edge solutions to some of the most analytically demanding IT projects. He has worked across industry verticals including manufacturing and data science. A keen advocate for education, Dr. Statham has also served in an advisory capacity to National Academy Foundation accredited schools in helping educators bring forth the next generation of IT professionals.