Accelerating IoT outcomes: Analytics + Partnerships + Democratization

Session Abstract:

SASIoT is forcing a fundamental rethinking of business and operational strategies. Whether your data are on-premises, in a public or private cloud, at the edge, or anywhere in-between – analytics needs to be there with it. And democratization — making data, analytics and AI available and accessible to everyone in the organization – is crucial to realizing value and ensuring Digital Transformation success. You can see the beginnings of this wave in citizen data scientists and citizen application developers who use visualization, low-code and no-code environments to build models and applications. While the quality and robustness of algorithms is important, the real value is in driving actionable, automatic, democratized, and digital outcomes that can be consumed by anyone, at any time, and in any place. Learn how successful IoT ecosystems – developed with partner organizations of all sizes – are speeding time to value for customers, as well as reducing risk through specialization and future-proofing with open and scalable architectures.


As Senior Global Director and Head of IoT Commercial in SAS’ IoT Division, Josh Becker is responsible for the development and execution of the global IoT commercial strategy. He leads a diverse team of business development professionals, with domain expertise across all verticals. Responsible for co-innovating and co-developing with ecosystem partners, Josh and his team collaborate to build differentiated IoT solutions and create net new revenue. Building on the foundational tenet that analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence can improve lives by enabling better decisions, Josh believes that the Internet of Things scales this opportunity significantly and is intensely focused on partnering with others who share this vision. Prior to his current position, Josh served SAS in a variety of roles including: Principal Industrial IoT Business Development Executive, Manufacturing & Industrial Direct Sales, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Industry Consulting, and Manufacturing Solutions Architect. Josh serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Warranty and Service Contract Association (GWSCA), a non-profit organization focused on providing innovation, education and resources to the warranty and service contract industry. Prior to joining SAS, Josh led the Reliability Engineering team for what is now Sub-Zero Group, Inc., a manufacturer of luxury appliance brands Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove. Josh received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well an MBA in Technology Management.

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