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SAIC creates senior role for AI leadership

Science Applications International Corp. has hired former IBM executive Michael Scruggs to the newly-created role of senior vice president of artificial intelligence.

He will be responsible for organic growth through AI delivery and solutions development, SAIC said Wednesday.

Scruggs will work on broadening SAIC’s AI portfolio, strategic partnerships and development of solutions. That will include areas such as predictive analytics, machine learning, robotic process automation and intelligent edge.

“We are excited to be able to leverage Michael’s unique experience building sales, product, and delivery organizations to incubate and grow SAIC’s AI business,” said Dee Dee Helfenstein, executive vice president, chief strategic growth officer and chief innovation officer for SAIC.

Scruggs brings to SAIC over 20 years of experience working with global technology solutions providers.

At IBM, Scruggs worked in the cloud and cognitive business unit that provides data science and AI solutions to government and commercial customers. He joined IBM upon its acquisition of SPSS, where he was vice president of public sector.

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