Gul Ege is the Senior Director in SAS IoT R&D leading the advanced analytical components innovation. She has BS, MS and PhD degrees in Industrial and System Engineering. She received her Ph.D. from Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University. She is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina. She has been in SAS Research and Development for 31 years. Over the years, she has worked on financial analysis, financial risk, forecasting and solutions for retail and manufacturing verticals. She has received the SAS CEO Award of Excellence and the NCSU- Industrial and System Engineering Distinguished Alumni award in 2011.