SAS Strengthens Public Security Team with Appointment of Millward and Thomas
Company Significantly Builds Capabilities in National Security, Consulting and Professional Services Thanks to New Recruits
Underlying the growing strength of its recently established public security business, business analytics vendor SAS has made two significant new appointments to its senior management team. Stuart Millward takes on the role of professional services director for SAS Public Security while Dylan Thomas becomes industry expert for national security for SAS Public Security.
Millward will focus on developing the consulting capability of SAS’s public security business to ensure customers optimise the value they get from their implementation of SAS® technology. Initially he will concentrate on building capacity and capability within the professional services team to give the company the global reach it needs to deliver value added projects wherever and whenever required.
Millward joins SAS from Siemens Industry Software (formerly UGS) where he performed a variety of consulting management roles within the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, most recently as a director on the EMEA Professional Services Management team.
Within this role, Millward successfully undertook the responsibility of growing professional services capability across emerging markets in Russia and China. His previous career was spent in key consulting roles with engineering and manufacturing companies as a product lifecycle management (PLM) specialist.
“Stuart has an excellent track record of delivering high-quality consulting management and professional services,” says Ian Manocha, vice president, SAS. “We believe he is ideally suited to ensuring that whenever we implement our solutions across the EMEA or Asia-Pacific regions, we do so with professionalism and excellence in meeting or exceeding our customer expectations.”
Dylan Thomas will play a key role within the sales support team at SAS, providing help and assistance to the company sales managers on pitches and client facing presentations but also acting as an intermediary, delivering critical feedback to the research and development and professional services teams.
Thomas’ background is in military intelligence and he has been deployed on operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Ireland, Germany and Cyprus. In Afghanistan, he commended the national intelligence fusion cell comprised of multi-agency personnel and multiple intelligence feeds. In Iraq, he worked on the operational deployment of a new intelligence database alongside civilian contractors and intelligence collection agents and analysts.
Immediately prior to joining SAS, Thomas was head of crime intelligence for Barclays Bank, with responsibilities for Western Europe, the Middle East. Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia.
According to Manocha, “Dylan brings to SAS a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors and in particular in national security which is a growing area of focus for us. He also bringsa level of expertise that will be critical in helping build on existing client relationships and pursuing additional opportunities to increase business growth in the public security market.”
The new appointments come at a time when SAS Public Security is continuing to grow as a business despite the on-going downturn. The company has anexpanding customer base which includes national security, crime-fighting, investigative and government agencies.>