As General Manager Industrial IoT (IIoT), Usman is responsible for SparkCognition's Industrial IoT business and oversees its GTM, strategy and product offerings.
Usman joined SparkCognition in early 2013 as the founding executive and Vice President of Market Development to lead the revenue organization. In this role, Usman led sales, marketing, partnerships and customer success teams from the pre-revenue stage focusing on enterprise clients across Energy, Aerospace, and Manufacturing.
Prior to SparkCognition, Usman worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and in software development and sales roles at IBM.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
He serves on the US advisory board for the International Cricket Council (ICC), cricket’s world governing body, Dover Energy IIoT and HotelKey, a hotel management Software Company.
SparkCognition is a global leader in cognitive computing analytics. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-powered cyber-physical software for the safety, security, and reliability of IT, OT, and the IoT. The company's technology is capable of harnessing real-time sensor data and learning from it continuously, allowing for more accurate risk mitigation and prevention policies to intervene and avert disasters.