Gary Spakes
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Enterprise Architecture

As the lead for SAS’ America’s Enterprise Architecture Practice, Gary focuses on both the technical aspects and business implications involving the SAS High Performance Analytics platform.

An IT veteran, Gary leverages his technology background to help organizations alleviate immediate pains, but not compromise long-term initiatives.

Recent Posts

Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function? Or, 3 Ways to interact with Hadoop

I loved Schoolhouse Rock on Saturday mornings.  You may remember “I’m Just a Bill”, or “Interplanet Janet” (she’s a galaxy girl, and pre-Pluto declassification - ... Read More

For major decisions, consider pre-text and post-text along with context

We live in a "microwave society."  We want it hot, and we want it now.  This is true for business decision-making as well as food. ... Read More

If someone asks what you do, tell them why you do it

It takes just one-tenth of a second for us to make a first impression. And if that initial sizing up is followed by the classic ... Read More

Turning big data (volume, variety, and velocity) into value

Today, more companies are offering more products in more markets in more currencies to more customer segments than ever before. The result? An exponential explosion ... Read More