The IoT Community – Internet of Things Community announces SAS extends another term as an exclusive Diamond Member for 2021

SAS leadership to take center stage at the IoT Grand Slam 2020 Conference, December 11th

Josh Becker, Senior Global Director and Head of IoT Commercial in SAS’ IoT Division, to present keynote at IoT Grand Slam 2020

Jason Mann, VP IoT at SAS to participate in Diamond Member Panel alongside senior leaders at Zebra, Cisco, HPE, and IBM

Michele Null, Head of Global IoT Partner Marketing in SAS’ IoT Division, Appointed Vice Chair of the ratified Women in IoT Center of Excellence, will lead all-star WIoTCoE panel at IoT Grand Slam

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$HPE #5GThe IoT Community (Internet of Things Community), the world’s largest community of CxOs and IoT professionals and practitioners, SAS, the world leader in AI and Analytics – and an exclusive Diamond Level corporate member of the IoT Community, has extended its mandate for 2021 and will join the exclusive line up of speakers and thought leaders at the virtual IoT Grand Slam 2020, December 11, 2020.

At the December 11th IoT Grand Slam 2020 virtual event, SAS Senior Global Director and Head of IoT Commercial in SAS’ IoT Division, Josh Becker, will present a keynote address titled “Digital Transformation Journey: Success Story of Redefining Power Plant Performance” with Pascal Bejstrup, Commercial and Finance Director, The Grain and Frédéric Anthone, Manager Aftermarket, SPG Dry Cooling. The speakers will share how strong partnerships can enable organizations to achieve goals in servitization, differentiation and asset optimization. Full details can be viewed here:

“We are excited to be the Diamond Sponsor for the fourth year, and to present at the IoT Grand Slam 2020 in December,” said SAS VP of IoT, Jason Mann. “Our continued collaboration further cements our commitment to the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) as the new frontier for Industrial and Enterprise IoT.”

Also at the IoT Grand Slam 2020, Jason Mann, will join an exclusive Diamond Member panel featuring: Dr. Tom Bradicich, HPE; Mac Devine, IBM; Mirko Grabel, Cisco; and Chris Sullivan, Zebra Technology who will discuss real world examples and use cases of how the Internet of Things is being leveraged by real-world enterprise and industrial customers. Full details on the Diamond Member panel can be viewed here:

Dr. Tom Bradicich, Hewlett Packard Fellow at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and IoT Community Advisory Board Chair says, “We are pleased SAS continues with us in the IoT Community as a Diamond Member for 2021. We look forward to hearing their future vision for realizing the promise of the AIoT, at the IoT Grand Slam 2020 event on December 11th.”

Coinciding with the news, IoT Community appointed Michele Null, Head of Global IoT Partner Marketing in SAS’ IoT Division, as the Vice Chair of the revised and refreshed Women in IoT Center of Excellence (2.0). The goal of the Women in IoT CoE is to engage and enable organizations and leaders to create and sustain an inclusive culture to advance the development of IoT solutions globally. Full details of the ratified framework will be unveiled at the IoT Grand Slam. Michele Null will lead an all-star panel discussion featuring: Mitra Best, PwC; Jenn Gamble, Very; Vijji Suryadevara, Phizzle; Kelly Ireland, CBT; Amanda Healy, Cisco; and Sandy Carter, AWS. Full details on the panel can be viewed here –

IoT Grand Slam 2020 Registration Details

Virtual Broadcast: Access to the IoT Grand Slam 2020 virtual event on December 11th, is FREE to all. To register for the live and real time global broadcast, visit:

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IoT Practitioners seeking to expand their knowledge in the IoT are welcome to join the world’s largest community consisting of 24,500 member here for FREE.

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About IoT Community (Internet of Things Community)

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