Tom Bass is the pervasive sensing product management director at Emerson Automation Solutions in Shakopee, Minnesota. Bass started his career with Emerson in 2004 in Marshalltown, Iowa, and held many roles within the valve business prior to moving to digital transformation in October 2016. Most recently, he led the pervasive sensing business development team with a focus on growing the Plantweb digital ecosystem. In his current capacity, he is responsible for leading product management for pervasive sensing and manages the Plantweb wireless instrumentation and analytics portfolio. Bass holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from The University of Iowa.