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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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Calcite | Level 5

Well deserved candidate for the award definitely it will be danial.

Fluorite | Level 6

I am new to SAS programming and when I connected with Daniel, he  helped me to get resources that can improve my knowledge about SAS. 

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel was a top notch SAS knowledge person.

Calcite | Level 5

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

Daniel good knowledge on SAS , SQL, Macros, Sdtmig, listing, tables, Tlf .


Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is professional . He deserves to win the award

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel, A Hardworking passionate person who is a SAS techie .All the best Dani . Keep going!

Calcite | Level 5

Congratulations Daniel! 🙂 

Calcite | Level 5

I wish you the best of luck, you deserve it, Daniel

Calcite | Level 5

Great Going, Daniel 🍾🎉

Calcite | Level 5

A great mentor indeed @Daniel and was very handy in integrating me into the SAS world. You made macros look like snacks with your out of the box elaborations.

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is very helping guy he is hard working and dedicated guy he is become from ground level to improve his skills...

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is amazing at what he does!! 

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is a SAS expert.

Calcite | Level 5

All the best, Daniel

Calcite | Level 5

Congratulations on the nomination Daniel, it's been great seeing you challenge yourself by learning new procedures so often

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is very good in SAS

Calcite | Level 5

Great guy and hardworking too.

Fluorite | Level 6

All the best!  

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is not only technically curious, he bombarded me once with questions about his career which shows he's thinking deeply also about where he's going to.

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel was always my go to person in SAS while working with him, he is a SAS guru, dedicated person, loves challenges and is always ready to help.

Obsidian | Level 7

@himofhimself  Raising the African flag in the SAS community. Great work!!!! and all the best with the competition. 

Whether you win or not, you are a champion!

Calcite | Level 5

Very humble and great... keep it up Daniel 

Calcite | Level 5

I wish Daniel all the very best .

Calcite | Level 5

Best wishes Daniel!!

Fluorite | Level 6

I don't know Daniel, but he seems to be a very passionate person and motivated. 

Winning this award could be very satisfying for him

Calcite | Level 5

Keep on the good work Daniel. All the best

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel deserves it! He is a hardworking and knowledgeable chap who is eager to learn and practice new SAS tricks!

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is hardworking and enthusiastic in all that he does . I am grateful to have had you as my mentor in SAS. Best of luck!

Calcite | Level 5

Master of SAS and Clinical Trials 

Calcite | Level 5

Best wishes Dan, this is within your reach. 

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is a brilliant person. All the best

Calcite | Level 5

You deserve it. 

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is a brilliant and awesome person. Connected via LinkedIn and he has been of much help.

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is very good and always active in sharing the sas knowledge to the enthusiastic people. He has great dedication.

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is quick learner and very passionate for learning sas

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel contribution to SAS knowledge bank is immense.

Calcite | Level 5

He is very curious about SAS and its amazing...all the best bro

Calcite | Level 5

All the very best @himofhimself , i wish you nothing but all the very best, continue being a good mentor of SAS, I hope one of this fine days you gonna become a SAS ambassador. 

#preachingGoodNews about @SAS.

Calcite | Level 5

@himofhimself  All the best, a position well deserved Sky is the limit

Calcite | Level 5

I remember the day I met Daniel on LinkedIn because I've searched for a SAS specialist to help me better understand how SAS is working. In a short time, I've realised that Daniel is greedy when it comes to SAS and has a huge willingness to learn SAS and help other colleagues understand it.

Good luck, my colleague!

Quartz | Level 8

A SAS rockstar.

Calcite | Level 5


I am happy to vote him in this regard.


Calcite | Level 5

Daniel deserves this award through and through! He is an amazing SAS programmer! Best of luck Daniel!

Calcite | Level 5

Daniel is a very dedicated guy

Calcite | Level 5
Agreed. Daniel is the top SASENSEI in Africa and features in the top 10 global list. What more?
Pyrite | Level 9

Daniel's position on SASensei in Africa and globally is testament to his dedication and hard work using SAS