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Adi Karisik

Global Technology Leader - OT

Adi Karisik is a global leader with over 20 years of highly specialized professional experience, one that covers information technology, enterprise IT cyber security, Operational Technology, management consulting, and intelligence consulting as well as providing specialized services in Defense and Intelligence domains. He managed several classified and open programs/portfolios in both USA and Europe. During his 14-year tenure with Blue Canopy Group, Mr. Karisik served as a partner and one of the key leaders in National Security.

Mr. Karisik’s skillset is very colorful, totally not unlike his work experience, and involves behavioral profiling, cultural analysis, political-military advising, combat operations, intelligence training, predictive threat analysis, etc. – just to name a few. He worked in over 80 countries and speaks multiple languages.

His work experience covers a variety of organizations in the intelligence arena and within the Department of Defense, Mr. Karisik is well known within Army, United States Marine Corps, and specialized community. He teaches at Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey and has authored several types of training in areas of cross-cultural negotiations, predictive behavior analysis, human terrain reading, and survivability.

Since 2012 Adi has been involved in big data analytics and has partnered with several US and European companies to provide a product capable of combining big data and machine learning with multiple external data sources, in order to facilitate assistance in the area of complex decision-making modeling.

Since 2017 Mr. Karisik has been involved in setting up a focused Operational Technology Services Practice within Jacobs. Currently, the practice covers several hundreds of clients globally. Adi is a passionate pilot, a former nationally ranked NCAA Division 1 tennis coach, and active in  Civil Air Patrol where he volunteers his time to train cadets and fly search and rescue missions.  

At Jacobs, Mr. Karisik served as Deputy BU Leader for Cybersecurity and as a  BU Leader for Commercial and International Cybersecurity within National Security Solutions/CMS. In February 2019 he joined our P&PS line of business in NYC PU-based Operational Technology Services Group and started managing it. The group grew over 12 times, and Operational Technology has been recognized and established as a separate technology under Jacobs Digital Market.

Adi lives in the Washington DC area with his wife, a daughter, and a son.