SAS sets up Internet of Things division

Data analytics specialist SAS is launching an all new global Internet of Things (IoT) division to offer expertise in manufacturing, energy and utilities, government, retail, insurance and health care.

Companies applying SAS analytics to IoT challenges include GE Transportation, Lockheed Martin and Octo Telematics.

Jason Mann, 14-year SAS veteran, will lead the new division as Vice President of IoT.

Mann was previously the director of product management for industry solutions and IoT. The IoT Division reports directly to SAS COO/CTO Oliver Schabenberger.
"The potential for IoT analytics is tremendous, as hinted at by our 2017 IoT revenue growth of 60 per cent," said Mann. "The new SAS IoT division brings together R&D, marketing, product management, enablement, and channel sales.

"Its goal is to continue to develop, deliver and support IoT Analytics software that covers the entire analytics lifecycle - batch, streaming and edge - all designed to help customers create value from their IoT investments."

Peter Pugh-Jones, Head of Technology at SAS UK & Ireland, added: "The IoT is set to transform the way businesses in all industries think, act and sell. That progress will be founded on data.

"The value of the IoT is in the information it produces about the world around us. SAS's new IoT division will provide companies with the tools and capabilities they need to analyse and understand that data."