Bill Roberts is director of the global IoT practice at SAS, Bill is an evangelist for analytics and the IoT – promoting the importance of a robust analytics lifecycle to drive valuable outcomes in IoT initiatives across industries.
Bill and his team play an important role in growing SAS relevance and revenue related to IoT. His team works closely with product management and R&D to ensure technology and solutions meet key market needs, while directly supporting marketing and the field sales organization with domain expertise, enablement, and thought leadership activities.
Bill joined SAS in 1996 and has held the Global Client Executive position for DaimlerChrysler, helped establish and lead the SAS Automotive Practice, and contributed to the development and success of SAS Supply Chain solutions across Demand, Quality, and Aftermarket Service. Most recently he lead a global manufacturing practice.
Prior to joining SAS, Bill worked with public sector entities, supporting key technology capabilities around finance, HR, public works, and public safety. He holds
a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and lives in Cary, NC.
The function of the IoT Community, is to focus on the adoption & application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand & contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical & operational issues. As a member of the board, Bill will provide impartial input and guidance to the overall vision, strategy and execution that is helping to shape the current and future direction for the IoT Community, as well as the broader IoT industry.