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Sujeet Acharya, Director - Supply Chain, DSC Solution Management, SAP

Sujeet Acharya, Director - Supply Chain, DSC Solution Management, SAP

Sujeet is an SCM professional with more than 19 years of experience in IT industry. Presently, he works as a Director in the Digital Supply Chain Solution Management organization of SAP. His areas of expertise lie in SAP's SCM portfolio especially in the Digital Business Planning and Digital Logistics areas. As part of Solution Management Organization in SAP for last 13 years, he has been responsible for creating Go-To-Market strategy for various SCM solutions, being involved from conceptualization to delivery of the product.  Currently, he is responsible as the Global Solution Owner for SAP’s Order Promising portfolio (SAP S/4HANA advanced ATP) along with the regional responsibility of evangelizing SAP's Supply Chain Solutions in APJ. 

Fred Akuffo, Managing Director, Olivehorse

Fred Akuffo, Managing Director, Olivehorse

Co-Founder, and Managing Director, Fred is the driving force behind the Olivehorse vision –to be recognised as the leading provider of SAP supply chain planning solutions. Fred helps global organisations architect and deploy innovative and agile solutions that drive profitable growth, using his two decades of experience. He specialises in supply planning, inventory optimisation and detailed scheduling solutions across the CPG and food and beverage industries.

Federica Amorotti, Director, IT Business Partner, Manufacturing, Operations, RA&QA, LivaNova PLC

Federica Amorotti, Director, IT Business Partner, Manufacturing, Operations, RA&QA, LivaNova PLC

Federica Amorotti is the head of IT supporting Global Operations and Quality, Regulatory, Clinical across  LivaNova  sites WW. She has 20+ years of experience in IT in  Biomedical device industries. In her previous role with LivaNova she served as IT Senior Director Cardiac Surgery Business Unit and Shared services Europe. Amorotti was responsible for IT strategy road map, multi year budgeting  and application portfolio of the BU. Previously  she covered the role of Director  IT Project manager  for large projects in LivaNova. Before joining LivaNova in December 2001, Amorotti served as Senior IT analyst Banking and Insurance sector in IBM. Federica Amorotti holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science Engineering from Modena University.

Martin Barkman, SVP, Global Head of Marketing & Solutions, SAP

Martin Barkman, SVP, Global Head of Marketing & Solutions, SAP

Martin Barkman is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Solution Management for Digital Supply Chain at SAP.  In this role, Martin leads the strategy and go-to-market for SAP’s Digital Supply Chain solution portfolio, which encompasses software for R&D, engineering, supply chain planning, manufacturing, logistics, and asset management.  These solutions enable resilient and customer centric supply chains that are more agile, productive, connected, and sustainable.Martin joined SAP in 2013 following SAP’s acquisition of SmartOps Corporation, where Martin served as the Chief Executive Officer.  Founded in 2001, SmartOps was a venture capital backed, leading supply chain technology company that pioneered software for multistage, stochastic inventory optimization and machine learning based demand sensing.  Prior to becoming CEO in 2012, Martin was Executive Vice President of Global Operations for SmartOps, where he led worldwide business development, sales, marketing, alliances, professional services, and customer success.  In his career, Martin developed a broad supply chain technology and management experience through roles ranging from corporate strategy consulting at McKinsey & Company to product supply and manufacturing management at Procter & Gamble.Martin earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Distinction from Cornell University and later an MBA in Finance as a Palmer Scholar from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. 

Les Brookes, Partner & CEO, Oliver Wight

Les Brookes, Partner & CEO, Oliver Wight

An Oliver Wight Partner for more than a decade, Les is now CEO of Oliver Wight EAME – an integral part of the company and its operations. Working with a diverse client base, from Automotive through to FMCG, Les has established a track record for delivering high-performance business improvement. 

His work with some of the world’s leading organisations in Supply Chain Optimization and Integrated Business Planning makes him well versed to tackle any size and any scale of the improvement programme. Les currently works with the leadership teams of General Mills, Nestlé, Yildiz Holdings (Ulker), Molson Coors, Grundfoss, Cummins Inc, Bunge and Pepsi, delivering sustainable change through Oliver Wight’s proven path methodologies.

Danny Clark, Presales Consultant, The Config Team

Danny Clark, Presales Consultant, The Config Team

With extensive experience in SAP EWM, Danny also boasts strengths in project and people management. ​ Danny has a proven track record in delivering effective SAP solutions for customers in the food and consumer goods industries.

Paige Cox, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer of SAP Business Network, SAP

Paige Cox, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer of SAP Business Network, SAP

Paige Wei Cox is the Senior Vice President and head of SAP Business Network development at SAP SE, with responsibility for the overall supply chain business networks strategy across Design, Manufacturing, Asset Intelligence, and Logistics.  In addition, Paige leads the development of SAP Logistics Business Network solution, driving E2E logistics optimization and supply chain visibility with Freight Collaboration, Track and Trace, and Material Traceability. With proven track record of executive leadership in digital supply chain spanning diverse industries, she works with customers, thought leaders, and partners to deliver business values and innovations.

Toby Croucher, Industry Lead for Climate and Sustainability, SAP

Toby Croucher, Industry Lead for Climate and Sustainability, SAP

Toby Croucher has over 20 years of energy industry experience and has been with SAP since 2016 where he currently is the Industry Lead for Climate and Sustainability.At SAP Toby has had regional leadership responsibilities for Energy and Natural Resources industries across the EMEA region. At Maersk in the Nordics from 2010 to 2015 Toby was part of the leadership team driving the transformation of Maersk Oil prior to the Total acquisition. Leading the Global Environment, Safety and Security function for business development, Toby was central to establishing operations in Kurdistan and exploration in Greenland, as well as overseeing significant reduction in corporate KPIs including GHG emission reduction. Prior to Maersk, Toby was a principal advisor for Repsol’s upstream business in Madrid and before that with BP for ten years from the late 1990s, joining as a graduate. Toby worked across technology, HSE and corporate strategy and was in the first industry Low Carbon Growth team responsible for environmental technology.Toby has a Natural Sciences MSc and executive education from both Harvard and Stanford on strategy and leading organisational change.

Mindy Davis, Vice President, Global Marketing, SAP Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Mindy Davis, Vice President, Global Marketing, SAP Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Mindy Davis is passionate about building world class teams to successfully launch exceptional products. Mindy is a strategic thought leader and subject matter expert, possessing a depth and breadth of marketing and business knowledge to provide sound, innovative strategic leadership and initiatives while ensuring the preservation of and link between product, industry, field and marketing is maintained. Mindy’s most recent accomplishments include hosting a very well received LinkedIn Live series for Women in Supply Chain.

Till Dengel, Global Head of Digital Logistics Solution Management - Vice President, SAP

Till Dengel, Global Head of Digital Logistics Solution Management - Vice President, SAP

Mr. Dengel is globally responsible for the strategy, the thought leadership and the global go-to-market of SAP’s Digital Logistics solution portfolio. In this field he is an experienced speaker with a broad perspective on the market and latest trends. Prior to this assignment he has served in a number of senior management positions e.g. as Chief Strategy & Business development officer for SAP’s Data Intelligence business unit, customer officer for the CIO & CPO and as a global Business Unit lead for the Travel & Transportation Industry. He started his SAP career in 2000 as a senior consultant in Supply Chain Management. Before joining SAP, Mr. Dengel worked as a team leader for DHL.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an Executive Master’s Degree in Information Management.

Petra Diessner, Solution Owner Logistics Network, Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Petra Diessner, Solution Owner Logistics Network, Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Petra Diessner is the global solution owner for Logistics Network. In this capacity, she drives the respective go-to-market strategy, and helps customers understand how they best can benefit from our offering. She holds a degree in Computer Science, and joined SAP more than 20 years ago as a product manager. 

Jay Foster, Director, Integrated Business Planning, SAP

Jay Foster, Director, Integrated Business Planning, SAP

A supply chain and manufacturing veteran of over 30 years, Jay brings a wealth of practical experience and logical insight to solving today’s business challenges. With executive experience in sales and operations Jay brings a pragmatic, cut to the chase approach to applying technology to achieve business benefits.

Andreas Gerstner, Senior Product Specialist I4.Now Hub, SAP

Andreas Gerstner, Senior Product Specialist I4.Now Hub, SAP

Andreas has a degree in business informatics and several years of experience in the field of "Industrial Machinery and components" and automotive. He has a current focus is on I4.0, IoT and Connected Factory, and a further qualification as an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

Sergey Gribkov, Supply Chain Control Tower Development Manager, Ferrero

Sergey Gribkov, Supply Chain Control Tower Development Manager, Ferrero

Sergey Gribkov is a Logistics Development Manager at Ferrero Group. He is responsible for global development of supply chain visibility solutions. Sergey has spent over twenty years in logistics in various operational roles on several markets. Sergey has held positions in logistics, supply chain management and development during his career.

Matthias Gross-Holtick, Senior Support Engineer, SAP CoE Logistics EMEA, SAP

Matthias Gross-Holtick, Senior Support Engineer, SAP CoE Logistics EMEA, SAP

Joined SAP in 2015 as a dual student, working in the CoE Logistics EMEA since 2018 delivering services to SAP's premium engagement customers in the area of warehouse management and yard management.  

Valerian Harris, SAP Life Sciences Portfolio Head, HCL America Inc.

Valerian Harris, SAP Life Sciences Portfolio Head, HCL America Inc.

Valerian has over 23 years of IT Consulting experience across industries, business scenarios. He has experience in SAP S4/HANA, HANA Cloud Platform with expertise developed over two decades in architecting solutions, complex program management and developing strategies to deliver successful outcomes. He is an APICS Certified CPIM® and SCOR® Supply Chain Council Professional with Masters in Mathematics.  He works closely with Life Sciences companies in their SAP Transformation journey and is engaged with leading Medical Devices, Biotech and Pharma companies in the US.

Ben Jansen Van Vuuren, Talent Director, Olivehorse

Ben Jansen Van Vuuren, Talent Director, Olivehorse

With his passion for people, Ben has the end user in mind when designing sustainable supply planning solutions. He is a great believer in keeping things simple, but delivering value and meeting objectives at the same time. Systems are only sustainable if the end users buy in and understand them. Ben has had a supply planning focus within APO over the last 20 years and enjoys project management in this space. Ben’s focus within Olivehorse is to deliver a world class consulting team to achieve value for our growing list of global clients.

Ujwal Jetagi, Principal Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft Digital, Microsoft

Ujwal Jetagi, Principal Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft Digital, Microsoft

Ujwal is leading SAP Plan Engineering team at Microsoft, who responsible for architecture and delivery of software engineering and process solutions for the plan work stream in the Devices and Cloud supply chain. Ujwal was working with SAP prior joining Microsoft and he is a proud co-author of SAP E-Bite Data Integration for SAP IBP. 

Mike Kay, Account Manager, Sales, The Config Team

Mike Kay, Account Manager, Sales, The Config Team

Mike has over 20 years experience working in account management, business development and service delivery roles leading contract partnerships in supply chain, logistics and information services. This includes supporting the successful growth of end to end supply chain, 3PL and system integration solutions with a host of automotive, hospitality, industrial, production and manufacturing partnerships in addition to several defence and public sector contracts.

Mike Keen, Global S & OP Director, Norgren

Mike Keen, Global S & OP Director, Norgren

 

Having built a successful career over 25+ years in a series of senior European & Global roles, Mike moved into the interim/consulting space in 2016, leading Change and Optimization, mainly in the Industrials sector.

During his End-to-End Supply Chain career history, Mike held a variety of European and Global roles covering all Supply Chain & Operations Planning functions, Strategic Sourcing, Logistics & Distribution, Operational Procurement and Manufacturing.


Bill King, Director, Digital Logistics Solutions Management - SAP Transportation Management, SAP

Bill King, Director, Digital Logistics Solutions Management - SAP Transportation Management, SAP

Bill King is a Director in the Digital Logistics Solution Management group at SAP where he focuses on SAP Transportation Management.  He is responsible for the global strategy, thought leadership and go-to-market activities. Bill has spent over twenty years delivering solutions that support both international and domestic transportation operations.  Bill has held leadership positions in product management, solutions management and consulting during his logistics career. 

Richard Kirker, Solution Owner, Warehouse Management, SAP

Richard Kirker, Solution Owner, Warehouse Management, SAP

Richard Kirker is Solution Owner for Warehouse Management at SAP. He has 24 years of experience with SAP working in the consulting and solution management areas. He interacts with a broad range of SAP customers, business and technology-partners across many industries and regions. His experience prior to SAP includes working in various international companies in the areas of logistics, production planning and procurement. He holds a B.S. degree in Economics and an MBA.

Darcy MacClaren, SVP & Head of SAP North America Digital Supply Chain Sales, SAP

Darcy MacClaren, SVP & Head of SAP North America Digital Supply Chain Sales, SAP

Darcy MacClaren is the Senior Vice President of Digital Supply Chain, North America for SAP. With an emphasis on customer success, she is responsible for driving Digital Supply Chain sales and the go-to-market strategy, and overseeing core operations including pipeline development, demand management, and revenue growth. She is a strategic global leader who has spent 25 years growing, differentiating, and improving businesses through technology transformation.Darcy is committed to guiding organizations in how to transform their companies through innovative technology and next generation business processes. She is passionate about collaborating with and empowering companies to elevate the strategic value delivered to their ecosystem focused on helping companies to build resilient and agile supply chains. Darcy has a successful track record of developing and effectively executing business and continuous improvement strategies and is a highly-skilled advisor providing comprehensive solutions to the C-Suite and their boards, enabling some of the largest companies in the world to transform while remaining agile in competitive environments.

Suresh MichaelRaja, Senior Manager of Product Management, Microsoft

Suresh MichaelRaja, Senior Manager of Product Management, Microsoft

Suresh MichaelRaja is a Principal Program Manager, leading key programs within Planning and Supplier Collaboration functions for Microsoft Supply Chain Engineering team. Suresh spent his early career in Manufacturing and moved on to management consulting, primarily focusing on Supply Chain Planning functions for leading automobile companies and high-tech companies. Suresh joined Microsoft in 2014 and led several key programs for Microsoft Devices including IBP implementation for Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Material Planning and Ariba implementation for Supplier Collaboration functions.

Judy Perry, Global Demand Planning Manager, Norgren

Judy Perry, Global Demand Planning Manager, Norgren

Having built a wide span of experience covering Finance, Customer Services, and Operations over 25+ years at IMI, Judy moved into a more Supply Chain focused role in 2015, rising to Global Demand Planning in 2021.

Moving from local site-based analysis to European Demand has been an exciting challenge and a chance to share knowledge and collaborate across varied remote working groups.

Tom Raftery, Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist, SAP

Tom Raftery, Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist, SAP

Inspirational international keynote speaker Tom Raftery is a Global Vice President for SAP, a guest lecturer at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo, podcast host, and a board advisor for a number of start-ups.Before joining SAP Tom worked as an independent industry analyst focusing on the Internet of Things, Energy and Sustainability, and also as a Futurist for Gerd Leonhardt’s Futures Agency. Tom has a very strong background in technology, sustainability, and social media having worked in the industry since 1991. He is the co-founder of an Irish software development company, a social media consultancy, and is co-founder of hyper energy-efficient data center Cork Internet eXchange. Tom also worked as an Analyst for industry analyst firm RedMonk, leading their GreenMonk practice for over 7 years. Tom hosts the twice weekly Digital Supply Chain podcast, the weekly Climate 21 podcast, and a weekly Tech for Good LinkedIn Live Livestream.

Uwe Rauschenberg, Sales Manager, Track and Trace Europe, Movilitas

Uwe Rauschenberg, Sales Manager, Track and Trace Europe, Movilitas

Uwe Rauschenberg works for more than 30 years in the logistics and supply chain business. After a long period in serving international companies with business intelligence in the field of freight and passenger logistics in the aviation business, he joined a German company specialized in services for Track and Trace. With his end-to-end supply chain track & trace experience and expertise, he joined Movilitas as the European Sales Manager for Track & Trace in August 2018. 

Karl Christian Roediger, SAP Solution Expert, SAP

Karl Christian Roediger, SAP Solution Expert, SAP

I joined SAP in 2001, following a 17-year career as a logistics professional with international postings.I am passionate about track and trace solutions and topics related to the evolution of the Internet.In my role of solution expert for SAP track and trace solutions, I greatly enjoy and cherish working with Customers on finding the track and trace solution approach that is right for the specific Customer.It is personally very rewarding to support the Customer's journeys from initial problem statement discussions to seeing them go live!In some cases and based on customers' feedback or requests, I initiated the creation of new SAP track and trace solutions.

Markus Rosemann, Vice President SAP S/4HANA Business and Market Development, SAP

Markus Rosemann, Vice President SAP S/4HANA Business and Market Development, SAP

Markus Rosemann works with customers, partners, and thought leaders to accelerate the transition to the Intelligent Enterprise with SAP S/4HANA, the next-generation, intelligent ERP. He is involved in many discussions with customers of all company sizes and industries with a focus on Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Among various roles at SAP, he has been responsible for logistics and order fulfillment solutions and has a passion for supply chain.

Luca Saporetti, Global Vice President Supply Chain, LivaNova PLC

Luca Saporetti, Global Vice President Supply Chain, LivaNova PLC

Leading & Transforming end to end omnichannel global supply chain: planning, logistic, customer care, services, sourcing and production.Finance: controlling, investment, due deligenceSpecializations: develop Global Supply Chain, manage acquisition and integration, Leverage Different Culture, Low Cost Production, Innovation, E-commerce, Innovation edge, Selling Services, GMP, Lab, Lean and Analytics

Eric Simonson, SAP Solution Management for IBP, SAP

Eric Simonson, SAP Solution Management for IBP, SAP

Solution Owner of IBP for response and supply application, SAP's next generation cloud based planning solution. I work closely with customers, implementation partners, and internal SAP organizations in defining the supply side planning capabilities. Act as trusted advisor to customers and partners for delivery of the current solution and future functionality enhancements. Solution Owner for APO, and work with customers in defining their transformation path to the next generation solutions.

Antonella Stancato, Consulting Director, Beemacs

Antonella Stancato, Consulting Director, Beemacs

Antonella has 11 years SAP experience in SCM Solutions. Project lead for SAP DSC implementation across US and Europe in multiple industries. Expert in SAP SCM & Business Suite. Project lead at Ferrero LBN Global Track and Trace implementation 

Tod Stenger, Solution Manager, SAP Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Tod Stenger, Solution Manager, SAP Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Tod Stenger is a Solution Manager in the Digital Supply Chain Planning area at SAP.  He has worked in the Supply Chain Planning space for over 25 years, including implementation of Supply Chain Planning systems, as well as product and solution management.  Currently, Tod focuses on Demand Planning functionality from SAP as well as Machine Learning and it’s application to Supply Chain Planning.

Hariharan Subramanian, Delivery Director, Krypt

Hariharan Subramanian, Delivery Director, Krypt

Hari is a highly experienced consultant with nearly 20 years of experience primarily in Supply Chain Management. He has spent almost a decade working with SAP TM and over 10 years in Material Management, Warehouse Management and other supply chain areas. He is skilled at end to end implementations for SAP Supply Chain Solutions and has worked on many implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies globally. 

Arun Thiyagarajan, Global Vice President, Head of Product Management for SAP Business Network, SAP

Arun Thiyagarajan, Global Vice President, Head of Product Management for SAP Business Network, SAP

Arun heads the global Product Management organization for SAP Business Network. His organization is responsible for developing and implementing SAP’s vision and strategy. The Product Management and his Engineering group lead and facilitate the design of new products, delivering on new capabilities based on the innovation roadmap for the Unified Business Network.

Arun has been with SAP for over 18 years with a strong background in Procurement and Supply Chain productsand strategy teams. He is part of SAP’s Senior Product Leadership driving the product vision with synergy from Product Engineering, Product Design, User Experience, Customer Experience and Product Marketing teams.

David Vallejo, Global VP Digital Business Planning, Solution Management, SAP

David Vallejo, Global VP Digital Business Planning, Solution Management, SAP

David Vallejo is globally responsible for solution management and go-to-market for SAP’s Digital Business Planning portfolio which includes SAP’s cloud flagship SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP). David helped many global companies define and implement their strategy around Supply Chain Planning and Execution and has been honored with the “Pros-to-Know” award by the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Board. In his role David is also responsible for driving SAP’s Digital Business Planning solutions to the next level of innovation by setting strategy and direction for the future roadmap in close collaboration with SAP's Product & Innovation teams.

Sri Venkatesan, Senior Director of Supply Chain, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Sri Venkatesan, Senior Director of Supply Chain, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Sri is the primary contact for SAP systems implementation at Drive with focus on Supply Chain area for the last 5 years. He is instrumental in developing and executing the Supply Chain systems roadmap at Drive. prior to Drive, Sri worked at BlackBerry, Tory Burch and Northern Micro Inc.

Lothar Volker Wilhelm	, Solution Manager – Digital Business Planning, SAP

Lothar Volker Wilhelm , Solution Manager – Digital Business Planning, SAP

I have been working now for 21 Years at SAP SE in the space of Digital Supply Chain in different roles, like Consulting, Product Manager, Solution Manager and Business Development. Currently, I’m working in the Marketing and Solution department, focusing on Digital Business Planning. I worked already a couple of Years in Marketing (Printing machine producer) as well as in Development (IT-Org. - focusing on SAP R/3) in two other companies, before I joined SAP.

Mark Wright, Program Director, Boston Scientific Corporation

Mark Wright, Program Director, Boston Scientific Corporation

Mark Wright has been with Boston Scientific for 29 years, working in all phases of the medical device product development lifecycle and the IT systems that support them.  He is currently the Project Lead for the Supply Chain business process for the SAP S/4HANA Implementation program at Boston Scientific.  Prior to joining the IT program last year, Mark spent 20 years in the R&D organization as a Director of Research and Development, delivering global R&D products and systems in new product development, regulatory compliance, and sustaining engineering.  He was earlier involved in the program to bring the first enterprise-wide PLM system to BSC, including the integration with SAP ECC. He is based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area of the United States.

Ibrahim Ucarkus, IT Business Analytics Lead, Mercedes-Benz USA

Ibrahim Ucarkus, IT Business Analytics Lead, Mercedes-Benz USA

Application owner of the VOISv solution which is used to process vehicles received from overseas and processed at the our Vehicle Preparation Centers and manufacturing plants in the US. I have more than 21 years of experience in business process consulting with in-depth skills in SAP and Daimler developed, proprietary systems. My career started back in Germany deploying the SAP IS Automotive solution at Daimler Passenger Cars and several other entities within the Daimler group. 

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