Keynote – Unlocking IoT’s Potential With AI
As the IoT gets smarter, organizations in nearly every industry are investing more heavily in artificial intelligence, hoping to uncover more insights and value from increasingly vast data streams. This session includes a discussion of how SAS and Jacobs are working together on an operations-based IoT strategy augmented by AI; how Jacobs is benefiting from the fast, precise insights generated by emerging analytical technologies, including analytics at the edge; and how these technologies ultimately will impact the business and its customers now and in the future.
Jason Mann – VP IoT at SAS
Jason Mann is responsible for growing IoT revenue and providing global focus, strategic direction and alignment across the SAS IoT analytics portfolio. He oversees the research and development, product management and marketing, and execution of the sell-through strategy across the portfolio. “My job is to empower R&D teams to innovate and create the forward-looking solutions that enable customers to seize the opportunity inherent in IoT, solve specific business challenges and capitalize on the insights mined from the data,” said Mann.
Prior to his current position, Mann served as Director of Product Management for Industry Solutions and the Internet of Things where he set the strategic IoT direction for SAS. He was also responsible for product management of the manufacturing and supply chain, retail, energy, and health and life sciences industry solutions. Prior to that, he served as Manufacturing Industry Strategist where he led the internal and external positioning of SAS’ distinctive competence and value to the manufacturing industry. Before joining SAS in 2003, Mann worked at Nortel Networks for 10 years where he led the multiyear design and implementation of global manufacturing operations and order management systems. Mann received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University.
Vincent Mihalik – Director, Industrial Internet of Things Strategy, Jacobs
Vincent Mihalik is an innovation and emerging technology strategist with decades of experience spanning both government and commercial domains. He currently serves as a member of a Jacobs leadership team tasked with developing and executing a global industrial internet of things strategy across multiple lines of business including Aerospace, Defense, Buildings and Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Mining and Minerals, Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, and Advanced Manufacturing. Notable career highlights include serving as the Digital Mail Program Manager for Congress in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks, Innovation and emerging technology leader at Gartner, Principal Author and Strategy leader for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s first ever integrated Technology Strategic Plan, and Hammer Award recipient awarded by the Vice President of the United States serving as a key member of a U.S. Government modernization team.
He is also a veteran with more than 30 years of military service specializing in intelligence support to cyberspace operations. Over the course of his career he has held senior leadership positions at the Pentagon including service as the Joint Chiefs of Staff Assistant Deputy Director for Intelligence. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University. He also holds post graduate certifications from the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School of Business and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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