Tara Holland, Sr. Manager, Canadian Government Solutions at SAS, currently leads the Federal Government Solutions team for SAS Canada.  This team provides technical leadership and business guidance to the Government of Canada.  Over her tenure at SAS, she had held several analytic leadership roles supporting Federal, Provincial, Public Safety and Healthcare organizations across the country. Tara is also the Canadian representative on the Global Government team to enable sharing of skills and expertise internationally.

Based in Ottawa, Tara has been with SAS for over 20 years supporting Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Visualization solutions.  Her passion is in bridging the gap between Business and IT and enabling organizations to deliver on the value of Analytics. Prior to joining SAS, Tara led the Data Mining team at Canada Revenue Agency and lived the real-life challenges faced by organizations wanting to be more data and analytics-driven.  She also held positions in IT management, application architecture and business analysis at CRA, Saskatchewan Economic Development and Statistics Canada.