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3rd Place Winner - 2023 Customer Awards: ICON - Curious Thinker
Obsidian | Level 7




Company: ICON

Company background: Our mission is to help clients accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Contact: Daniel Wanjiru

Title: Statistical Programmer

Country: Kenya

Award Category: Curious Thinker

Tell us how you are inspired by the work you do?

My name is Monika Wahi, and I am President of DethWench Professional Services, a public health education and consulting company. I want to nominate one of my customers, Daniel Wanjiru, for the SAS Curious Thinker award. I refer to Daniel as my SAS Superstar, because he has come so far with SAS in such a short time. Since he graduated with his biostatistics degree in 2017, he has mastered CDISC and ADaM standards in SAS.

How has SAS played a part in your journey?

SAS has been central to Daniel’s journey. He is a certified SAS programmer, and takes any opportunity to expand his knowledge in SAS. Daniel started with simpler SAS jobs, where he was doing data entry and data cleaning. As he gained skills with pharma data, he has progressed toward model building, and now he oversees implementation.

What products do you use and how do you use them?

Daniel’s work centers around efficient I/O in data steps and data cleaning. His expertise is in designing and troubleshooting macros and automation in SAS. He routinely advises others about how to build macros for automation that make repetitive routines in SAS easier.

What is your greatest lesson learned that you'd like to share with others?

Daniel has taught me that although there are many new tools available in data science, SAS still has the corner on the market with macros and big data automation. Daniel helps other SAS users explore the extensive functionality behind macro programming, and leverage it to our benefit.


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Obsidian | Level 7

Hey everyone! I forgot to say that Daniel 💗LOVES💗 SASensei, and recommends it for anyone who wants to improve their SAS programming acumen! 

Calcite | Level 5

I have known Daniel since campus. A very dedicated guy with an interesting angle on most things.

Calcite | Level 5
  • Very great guy all the best 💯
Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is a SAS guru anytime I have something challenging he is the first point of reference. Go go my boy!

Calcite | Level 5

I am grateful to have the opportunity to support you and witness the incredible results of your hard work. Your relentless pursuit of excellence serves as a shining example to all aspiring thinkers and innovators.

I wish you the best of luck in the SAS 2023 Customer Awards. You have my utmost admiration and support. Here's to celebrating your achievements and the power of curiosity! 


Wishing you success and continue helping more and more sas users.

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel, you’ve always had skill. I know how hard you’ve worked. You deserve this.

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is a brilliant person. He is hardworking and emphatic. He is deserves this.

Calcite | Level 5

All the best Gafu.

Fluorite | Level 6

I am incredibly grateful and honored to receive the votes and the kind comment at the SAS Awards 2023. Your support and recognition mean the world to me, and I cannot express how much I appreciate it.

To have my efforts acknowledged by peers and professionals in the industry is truly humbling. It motivates me to continue striving for excellence and pushing the boundaries of my work. Your vote of confidence gives me the confidence to pursue new challenges and opportunities with even greater enthusiasm.

I would also like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the thoughtful comment you provided. Your words of encouragement and appreciation serve as a reminder of the impact our work can have on others. It is through such positive interactions and connections that we are able to grow and inspire one another.

Once again, thank you for your support, votes, and the kind comment. I am deeply grateful for the recognition bestowed upon me at the SAS Awards 2023. I will continue to work hard, learn, and contribute to the best of my abilities.

With sincere appreciation,

Daniel Wanjiru

Pyrite | Level 9

I know Daniel through SASensei! (Shameless plug #2). A very knowledgeable and dedicated guy!

Calcite | Level 5

Nice work Daniel! 

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel Wanjiru is a SASensei Enthusiast, dedicated and with great mind.  His work satisfies us. Keep on the good work Daniel. 

Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Daniel is curious and also very helpful.

Calcite | Level 5

Nî biû mwana witû. Thaîî.

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel Mburu is a brilliant guy,

All the best

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is the best in SAS he has great dedication. I learnt about SAS from his LinkedIn posts. 

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel Mburu Wanjiru is the most enthusiastic SAS programmer I know. Your work has made such an impact in people's lives not only here in Kenya but international too. Keep doing what you are doing Daniel!

Calcite | Level 5

Great work


Calcite | Level 5

A hardworking and dedicated Guy

Calcite | Level 5

As a young Biostatistician, Daniel has been a role model since 2016.  He has made a meaningful impact not only in the work he does but also in nurturing us to grow in the field biostatistics.

Calcite | Level 5

I know Daniel because of the SAS Programmers Facebook group. I learn from him on both Facebook and LinkedIn. I will be relearning Base SAS soon when I have free time. I plan to review my saved information from Daniel.

SAS Employee

Always lovely interacting with Daniel via Tech Support, his passion and curiosity always shines through. Well deserved nomination!

Calcite | Level 5

All the best. You deserve it

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is a remarkable programmer. He is intentional in learning new ways to solve programming challenges. He has also taken a keen interest in data science. 

Obsidian | Level 7

Good luck Daniel!  Wishing you a lifetime of curious thinking!

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is very good and always proactive in sharing the sas knowledge to the enthusiastic people

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is best in SAS with lots of dedication and curiosity. He is very hardworking and  talented. He has immense knowledge in SAS, and with all the LinkedIn family. Thanks alot for your effort and All the Best. 

Calcite | Level 5

I know him through LinkedIn  Mr  Daniel Wanjiru  is good person .  On my early days i always follow his posts and learns a good Knowledge. To implement my career strong 💪.  explanation   was understandable and easy way .


All the best Daniel ❤️lots of love from @Sasmuvva @bhanu

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is a very passionate and talented guy. When it comes to SAS his dedication is to the utmost. I wish him all the very best! and hope that he receives this esteem award for his hard work.

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is such a brilliant and talented SAS guru I always go to.

He is a fast thinker and always have solutions on his fingertips.


I highly recommend him to any client who requires his hands on skills.

Calcite | Level 5

Many Congrats bro, and wishing you all the very best, thanks also for being a good mentor

Meteorite | Level 14

Daniel is a very enthusiastic & capable SAS user.

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is an example of letting Africa great again using SAS.

Calcite | Level 5

Best of luck. Keep doing the good work.

Calcite | Level 5

All the best Daniel. You are the best among the SAS elites.

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is a man to impress the people like me. When I started learning SAS I started following experts. He is one among them. I appreciate all his effort to share the knowledge and his curiosity among teaching others through any possible way. Strongly recommend Daniel to this award. 



Calcite | Level 5

Brilliant person 

Calcite | Level 5

Congratulations bro for this far.

Barite | Level 11

100 Likes so far, congrats to Daniel and Monika, who is doing a great job.

Calcite | Level 5

 A great achiever indeed.👏👏SAS Awards 2023 .

Calcite | Level 5

Such a brilliant and dedicated person. All the best Daniel !

Calcite | Level 5

I know through Daniel through LinkedIn. He is one of those very generous, humble dedicated and hard working person I have met. He deserves the best of everything he opts for .

Calcite | Level 5

You consistently go above and beyond expectations, putting in the extra hours and exerting tremendous effort to achieve outstanding results. Your work ethic is truly commendable, and it serves as an inspiration to everyone around you.

Calcite | Level 5

All the very best!!😊

Calcite | Level 5

Good skills, All the best

Fluorite | Level 6

Daniel has excellent knowledge of this tool and the role that he is currently working for.


Thanks and Regards,

Anurag Anil Singh

Obsidian | Level 7

Daniel Wanjiru has great experience in using SAS.  I forgot that he was involved in SASensei. 

Calcite | Level 5
Daniel, it's fantastic that we've met recently! I can see how passionate you are about your job and doing a really good job - keep it up, that's amazing!


Calcite | Level 5

I knew Daniel through LinkedIn and I have great respect for his professional accomplishments. I aspire to achieve similar success to his. Wishing you all the best, Daniel.

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is a SAS expert. He deserves this award.