Marcia E. Walker
Global Industry Principal

Marcia Elaine Walker is a principal consultant at SAS, where she helps clients apply data management and analytics technologies to make better decisions, faster. Her career has revolved around the industrial sector, particularly energy and manufacturing.

Marcia’s experience includes working as a senior director at SAP; managing international engagements with the Deloitte Consulting manufacturing practice; service in the industry business of Schneider Electric; and a decade in roles of increasing responsibility at Rockwell Automation.

She served on the International Board of Directors for the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) as well as the Executive Committee and the Advisory Board for Industry Week’s Manufacturing and Technology Conference. Because of her engaging, story-telling style that simplifies advanced technical concepts for audiences of all skill levels, she is in high demand as a speaker.

Marcia holds eight patents related to analytics in the industrial space, was named one of the most influential women in IoT by the IoT Institute and a top 25 IIoT Influencer by CBT, and has been widely published on manufacturing, IoT, and advanced analytics topics. She was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Heidelberg; in addition to her academic studies, she has hundreds of hours of training in martial arts..

She lives in Durham, North Carolina with her husband. Together they publish award-winning peer-reviewed research about the mind-body connection in modern medicine, which is one of Marcia’s additional interests. In their nonworking hours they delight in spoiling the birds, squirrels, and other wildlife with endless snacks.

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Speaker engagements

2021Modernizing Manufacturing: Why Digital Innovation Is Critical NowOn-Demand WebinarSAS
2021Analytics Enabling Resilience in ManufacturingVideoMINT & SAS
2021Drive Industrial Transformation with Analytics that Matter On-Demand Webinar SAS
2021 Empower Your Customers to Create Their Best Journeys: Lessons from a Recreational Product Leader On-Demand Videos SAS
2020Producing Critical Goods During Disruptive Times SAS Global Forum / Executive Connection SAS
2020The Skill is in the Recovery:
Resiliency Secrets for Manufacturers from Russian Martial Arts
SAS Global Forum SAS
2020The Essential Human Element of Communication Systems Duke Autonomous Systems Engineering Program
Duke University
2018Armed with Analytics: Manufacturing as a Martial Art
Raleigh Convention Center Raleigh, NC
IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference &Expo
2016IoT Strategy: Engineering, Science, and Art - Lessons from NASA’s Mission to PlutoChicagoIoT Emerge