Roger Thomas
Industry Principal

Roger is an Industry Principal with SAS Institute’s Energy and Manufacturing business unit. He has spent 20 years helping manufacturing companies find efficiencies in their supply chains and manufacturing processes. Roger specializes in understanding the technology opportunities, risks, and change management requirements to drive success on a global scale. Roger holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. You can find him on LinkedIn at

Artificial Intelligence | Data Management | Machine Learning
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Magic vs monetization: AI tips for manufacturing executives

Remember the military computer Joshua from the 1983 Matthew Broderick movie WarGames? Joshua learned how to “play a game” by competing against other computers, got confused about reality, and nearly started WWIII. As depicted in that movie, Joshua isn’t all that different from Google’s DeepMind, which became a superhuman chess