Thomas Spiller is Senior Director for International Programs at SAS, one of the largest global software companies and the leader in business analytics software and services. He joined the company early 2007 and is in charge of driving the SAS global public policy initiatives, dealing with issues ranging from sustainability, education, and public sector, to innovation and skills. He is also in charge of representing SAS vis-à-vis international Institutions, national, regional and local governments throughout the world bringing with him fifteen years of experience of International Affairs both at the Corporate and Government levels. He started his career in 1993 working two years in the communication and information department in the office of the French Prime Minister. Thomas then spent the next eight years with AREVA, the world largest nuclear services company, as government affairs manager with assignments in Paris, Washington, Tokyo and finally Brussels. Thomas then worked for five years for General Electric as Counsel for European Affairs, where he represented GE Energy, GE Oil and Gas as well as GE Aviation to the European Union. Thomas Spiller graduated a lawyer from La Sorbonne University Paris with degrees in Political Science, Defense and International Relations.