Adi Karisik

Global Technology Leader – Operational Technology (Cybersecurity)

Jacobs Engineering

Adi Karisik has over 20 years of highly specialized professional experience, one that covers information technology, enterprise IT cyber security, Operational Technology, management consulting, intelligence consulting as well as providing specialized services in Defense and Intelligence domain. 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 domain. 

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 variety of organizations in intelligence arena and within Department of Defense, Mr. Karisik is well known within Army, United States Marine Corps and specialized community. He taught at Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey and has authored several types of training in area 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 area of complex decision- making modeling.

Since 2017 Mr. Karisik has been involved in setting up a focused Operational Technology Services Practice within Jacobs. In 2019 this practice moved to P&PS side and started operating under NYC PU. 

Adi is a passionate pilot, a former nationally ranked NCAA division 1 tennis coach and currently serves as a squadron commander for Civil Air Patrol in Virginia where he volunteers his time to train cadets and fly 

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. Since February 2019 he joined our P&PS line of business NYC PU based Operational Technology Services Group and started managing it. The group  grew 8 times in first 15 months, and Operational Technology has been recognized and established as a separate technology under Digital Market. In 2020 Adi was named Global Technology Leader for Operational Technology.