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Martin Barkman, SAP

Vice President, Head of Demand-Driven Business Planning, Extended Supply Chain Management Martin Barkman is a vice president in SAP’s Extended Supply Chain Management organization where he has global responsibility for solutions that enable demand-driven business planning. In this role, Martin works closely with customers to elevate supply chain capabilities in the area of sales, inventory, and operations planning, demand management, and demand networks. Prior to joining SAP, Martin was the CEO of SmartOps Corporation, which SAP acquired in April, 2013. SmartOps was a leading supply chain software company with a focus on inventory optimization and demand sensing solutions. Martin became President and CEO of SmartOps in January 2012 after serving SmartOps through diverse operating roles of increasing responsibility since early 2001. Prior to 2012, he was Executive Vice President of Global Operations where he led worldwide sales, sales consulting, marketing, alliances, professional services, and account services. SmartOps was founded in 2001 and was backed by the venture capital firm Adams Capital Management. Martin earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Distinction from Cornell University and later his MBA in Finance as a Palmer Scholar from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Prior to SmartOps, Martin developed a broad supply chain technology and management experience through roles ranging from consulting at McKinsey & Company to product supply and manufacturing management at Procter & Gamble.

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Dan Bender, SAP Labs

Daniel Bender is Chief Solution Owner – R&D/PLM with SAP, with a primary responsibility for SAP’s PLM Solutions for Process Industries. Dan joined SAP in 2002 and has held a number of positions within the SAP Solution Management and SAP Consulting Services. Dan started working with SAP PLM Solutions in 1994 as a member of the SAP implementation effort at Moen Inc. Dan has worked with a number of SAP technologies including Quality Management, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Logistics including activities to support customers in both Process and Discrete Industries. Dan lives with his family in Cleveland, OH. USA

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Thomas Brassøe, Implement Consulting Group

Thomas Brassøe is a Partner with Implement Consulting Group and responsible for Demand Planning and IBP Demand service line. He has had a hands-on role in over 25 SCM/APO projects around the world - typical with the responsibility as lead solution architect and project manager. Thomas's SAP functional areas of focus are in the areas of: Supply Chain Planning, S&OP and Demand Planning. The ICG Planning Excellence team is one of the leading SCM-APO and SAP-IBP implementation partners in Europe, delivering projects globally

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Marco Cambi, Techedge Group

Marco has nearly 20 years of experience in the procurement area, leveraging technology as the enabler for more efficient procurement processes. He has led the strategy and implementation of central and global purchasing initiatives, as well as several eProcurement, sourcing and supplier management platforms for multinational clients around the world. Marco is an expert in eProcurement platforms, strategic sourcing and supplier enablement. He has lead the Procurement practice at Techedge since his start with the company in 2005. Prior to that he held positions of increasing responsibility in the consulting industry, where his work focused on supplier collaboration and purchasing process integration. Marco earned a Master's degree in engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

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Elinor Castell, SAP SE

Elinor Castell is a Chief Solution Architect for Supply Chain Execution at SAP SE in Walldorf, Germany, helping both shippers and T&L companies to define their logistics strategy and digital transformation with SAP S/4HANA and SAP Supply Chain solutions. Previous roles include Solution Owner for Transportation, as well as Solution Owner for Warehousing at SAP SE, where she was responsible for all solution management activities required to drive portfolio strategies, define and roll out these solutions across all relevant industries globally. She brings over 15 years of experience with SAP working in the Supply Chain Execution space, with a primary focus on Transportation, Warehouse Management and Track & Trace. Prior to joining SAP, she worked several years as a software developer and systems analyst in the banking, rail and chemical industries. She holds an Honour’s Bachelor’s degree in Economics from York University in Toronto, Canada and a Master of Applied Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

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Patrick Crampton-Thomas, SAP

Patrick Crampton-Thomas is VP Supply Chain Solution Management with SAP, with responsibility for SAP’s Response and Supply Orchestration Portfolio Patrick joined SAP in 2005. He has held a number of regional and global roles responsible for Supply Chain Line of Business including Sales and Business Development before moving to Solution Management. Prior to SAP Patrick worked at various companies including i2 Technologies, Oracle and SSA always with a focus on Supply Chain Management, helping companies achieve advanced supply chain initiatives In Industry, Patrick started his career working for 3PL companies in warehousing and transportation operations gaining experience with companies like M&S and Hamleys Toys before moving into retail where he worked in Logistics operations for ASDA. Patrick lives in the UK near London.

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Claudio Gonzalez, SCM Connections

Claudio Gonzalez is a Principal Solution Architect with SCM Connections and responsible for their Global SAP SCM Offering. Claudio has completed 5 full implementations with multiple roll outs worldwide. He has Fortune 500 experience in the following industries, Consumer, Automobile and Pharmaceuticals. Claudio's SAP functional areas of focus are in the sector of: SCM SNP, SCM PP/DS and CIF.

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Steve Grace, Hollister

Steve Grace is a Supply Chain Business Analyst with Hollister Incorporated, primarily responsible for supporting the global planning functions across the organization, as well as manufacturing and purchasing teams in their 5 manufacturing plants. Steve’s SAP functional areas of focus are in Supply Chain using SAP APO and ECC (He is an SAP Certified Associate in Production Planning & Manufacturing with SAP ERP 6.0).

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Richard Howells, SAP

Richard has been working in the supply chain management and manufacturing space for over 20 years and is responsible for driving the market direction and positioning of SAP’s Extended Supply Chain solution set. Prior to joining SAP in 2004, Richard spent 15 years with Marcam Solutions where he was VP of Marketing for the companies Process ERP solutions. Richard has also implemented ERP and SCM systems at companies such as Nestle, Gillette, Colgate Palmolive, Rohm & Haas, Wyeth, Royal Worcester Spode and Dairy Crest. Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Mid Glamorgan in the UK. Richard is also a regular contributor to where you can read his blogs at

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Bill King, SAP

Bill King is a Director in the Extended Supply Chain Solutions Management group at SAP where he manages the transportation management solution for North America. Bill has spent the last nineteen years delivering transportation management solutions that support both international and domestic transportation operations. Bill has held leadership positions in product management, solutions management and consulting during his career in logistics.

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Richard Kirker, SAP

Richard Kirker is Solution Owner for Warehouse Management at SAP. He brings 20 years of experience with SAP working in the consulting and solution management areas. He interacts with a broad range of SAP customers, ecosystem- 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 has a special interest in the effects of globalization and technology on fulfillment. He holds a B.S. degree in economics and an MBA.

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Peter Klitz, Implement Consulting Group

Peter Klitz is Senior Management Consultant at Implement Consulting Group and responsible for the overall IBP Service line consisting of service line tracks within IBP S&OP, Demand, Inventory Optimization and Response and Supply. His main focus areas are S&OP, Tactical Supply Network- and capacity Planning. Within SAP his focus areas are SAP IBP, SAP APO SNP and PP/DS. The ICG Planning Excellence team is one of the leading SCM-APO/IBP implementation partners in Europe, delivering projects globally.

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Brian Koester, Moen

Brian Koester is the Manager of Master Production Scheduling & Sanford Materials & Production Planning with Moen, Inc. Brian has spent 17+ years in supply chain and led key projects such as Moen’s Discrete Manufacturing Conversion, which helped transform Moen’s supply chain. He has extensive production planning experience in the automotive industry and most recently in consumer goods. He well versed in continuous improvement and has led process improvements that delivered significant cost savings in areas of warehousing, logistics, packaging, and material flow. Brian has a BS in Marketing from the University of Central Arkansas, and holds an MBA from Regis University.

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Yugal Kumar, Hollister

Yugal Kumar is a Business Analyst at Hollister Incorporated. He has several years of experience as an SAP consultant working primarily with manufacturing and planning processes. His industry experience includes FMCG and Healthcare. Yugal has over the years worked strategically on bridging the gap between IT and business and has taken on several projects where he has worked on business improvement initiatives within SAP manufacturing solutions. Yugal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the UP Technical University of India.

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Mike Lackey, SAP

Mike Lackey joined the SAP in 2008 through the acquisition of Visiprise and has global responsibility for Solution Management, LoB Manufacturing. With previous roles at Visiprise, NetVendor and Teradyne Manufacturing Software Group, Mr. Lackey has a unique set of knowledge that covers both manufacturing software and design collaboration along with over 20 years of experience in the high tech sector. Early in his career, he started as a manufacturing engineer with DCA/Attachmate, which provided him with invaluable first-hand knowledge and understanding of how SAP customers can use SAP’s Manufacturing Product Portfolio to improve their business. Mr. Lackey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MA in Business Administration from Mercer University with dual concentrations in International Business and Marketing.

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José Márquez, SAP SE

Mr. José Márquez has over eleven years of international experience at SAP SE, based out of the headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. His technology & business full-stack experience comprehends the entire lifecycle of SAP Enterprise Solutions, SAP Platform as well as SAP professional and software related services; streamlining strategy, portfolio, technology, GTM and customer engagements. Furthermore, continuously engaged on advising the ecosystem & customers, guiding and supporting the engagement cycle as well as representing SAP at expert and industry events. As an active member of the S/4 Core Architecture Team and as an attaché for the SAP Platform & Technology Strategy Council as well as the SAP Corporate Strategy, one of his on-going cross-organizational engagements is to drive and influence the future of SAP next generations of Business & Platform Solutions. Finally, fostering innovation by delivering his Point-of-View on arising topics (i.e. from hands-on trying out, up to market intelligence), proactively investigating on business & technology as well as marketplace & academia in order to create awareness and response inside the organization.

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Mathias Mikalsen, Implement Consulting Group

Mathias Maegaard Mikalsen is a senior consultant with Implement Consulting Group and part of their supply chain planning service line. He has worked within a range of supply chain optimization projects, but have especially worked with the demand side, being demand planning, forecasting and customer integration. Mathias focuses very much on bridging the strategic and tactical business concept solutions, with the actual implementation, typically in the SAP SCM/APO Suite. The ICG Planning Excellence team is one of the leading SCM-APO implementation partners in Northern Europe, delivering projects globally.

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Arnab Mukherjee, Varian Medical

Arnab Mukherjee is responsible for enterprise applications in the domain of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) at Varian Medical Systems. Arnab’s domain expertise is in the area of PLM and covers an entire array of solutions, namely CAD integration with SAP, engineering change management, EH&S for discrete industries, NPI processes, and visual enterprise. He is currently managing the SAP S/4HANA 1610 migration project at Varian. Prior to joining Varian, Arnab spent 6.5 years at Deloitte Consulting and was involved with multiple SAP transformation projects during that time frame.

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Thomas Ohnemus, SAP

Thomas Ohnemus is Vice President of Idea to Performance, integrated SAP solutions for R&D, Manufacturing, Sustainability, Enterprise Asset Management, Supply Chain Management, and Business Services (covering industries, EC&O, Travel & Transportation, Professional Services, Sports & Entertainment, and Media). He is responsible for driving the go-to-market strategy, messaging, and demand generation. Thomas has over 25 years’ experience in business software solutions and his PLM expertise has awarded him key management positions in consulting, product management, service, and global marketing. He holds a master’s degree in engineering, and lives and works in Germany.

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Gianni Pelizzo, Techedge Group

Gianni Pelizzo is Corporate Director of the Industry 4.0 practice at Techedge, he holds more than 20 years of experience in the consulting industry. His work is focused on the development of connected manufacturing, predictive maintenance and connected logistics solutions for large-scale multinational clients. In the last five years, he has acted as a pioneer of Industry 4.0 solutions in Europe, leveraging upon expertise in Manufacturing and industrial engineering, to create advanced mechanical operational solutions for clients in the consumer goods, manufacturing and fashion industries. As a serial entrepreneur, Gianni founded and led multiple consulting firms dedicated to manufacturing operational excellence prior to joining Techedge.

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Christian Steimle Rasmussen, Implement Consulting Group

Christian is a senior management consultant at Implement Consulting Group. He has several years of experience as an SAP consultant working primarily with logistics and warehousing processes. Furthermore, Christian has experience working in various roles internationally, implementing global supply chain solutions. Christian has over the years worked strategically on bridging the gap between IT and business and has taken on several projects where he has worked on business improvement initiatives within SAP warehouse solutions.

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Rob Rawlings, Reveal

Rob is an experienced Data Migration Management Consultant with over 23 years’ experience. He has been part of and also lead numerous data migration projects in an SAP space gaining extensive analysis and design experience. This included leading functional and technical design workshops, defining strategy and approach and delivering from testing through to implementation and go-live. Rob has more recently been leading the first African green fields implementation of SAP S/4 HANA for retail (1610). His core values include: Integrity, discipline, hard work and fair play in all activities.

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Wilfrid Real, IBM

Wilfrid Real is an SAP Business Architect Senior Certified. He has a twenty-year background in IT, filed software integration to business and technologies. He led business transformations and technical teams in major defense, distribution, chemical, energy, transport, and other industries projects. Wilfrid has architectural and technical expertise with SAP S/4 on HANA, Open Technology, IoT, Blockchain Machine Learning, Enterprise Application Integration, Object-Oriented Technologies, Cloud Integration, Business Analytics and Optimization, In-memory Database, and FIORI technology, including several software and middleware and programming languages and standards from IBM, SAP, and partners. Wilfrid is also part of the European Commission for Research and Innovation Group on IoT.

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Clay Robinson, Krypt

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Markus Rosemann, SAP SE

Markus Rosemann is Global Vice President for Digital Logistics at SAP SE, based in Walldorf, Germany. Markus is responsible for the global solution strategy and got-to-market of SAP’s logistics solutions, an important building block of SAP’s IoT and Digital Supply Chain solutions. He works with customers, thought leaders and partners on building solutions for the line of business logistics, covering transportation, warehousing, and the logistics network including track & trace. Markus joined SAP in 1997 and successfully introduced solutions to the market for Supply Chain Execution as well as for Project, Portfolio and Innovation Management.

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Martin Rowan, Reveal

Martin Rowan is a Senior Partner in Reveal and his primary focus is to facilitate solutions that help companies optimize their integrated supply chains to achieve a level of ERP Maturity and increase profitability. He is actively involved with local and international supply chain market and has been for over 20 years. His experience covers a wide variety of industries across multiple countries with specific focus on driving transformational change within the organization and the extended supply chain. Martin speaks frequently at user group meetings and conferences typically on topics around the importance of an optimized ERP. For the last few years he has spoken in Spain, France, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, UK and USA. Some clients he has represented across the globe are US Navy, HD Supply, Ryerson Steel, BMW, Toyota, General Motors, Mittal Steel, Sanyo, Insight and Asics, to name a few.

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Florian Seebauer, SAP SE

With over 20 years of experience across both Logistic and IT, Florian has spent the last 16 years focused on the Procurement solutions sector and is currently Senior Director, Direct Procurement Solutions at SAP Ariba. In this role, Florian is responsible for the strategy, go-to-market and commercial success of Ariba’s solutions that address the direct spend category. Florian was previously responsible for Ariba’s Strategic Sourcing Suite of solutions and prior to this, Senior Product Manager for SAP Procurement Line of Business solutions like SRM and SAP Sourcing.

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Vlad Selsky, Vistaprint

Vlad Selsky is an SAP Supply Chain Architect at Vistaprint. Previously, he worked at Price Waterhouse, Arthur Andersen, and as an independent consultant. He has over 20 years’ experience implementing SAP projects in the areas of Supply Chain, HCM, and Security. Vlad lives in the Boston area. He spends some of his spare time training his new puppy Cosmo and wishes his two energetic sons could also sit, listen, and heel.

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Søren Skjødt, Implement Consulting Group

Søren Skjødt is a Partner with Implement Consulting Group and part of their Planning Excellence service line. He has had leading roles in more than 50 supply chain management projects. His main focus areas are: Sales & Operations Planning and Operational Excellence and within SAP, his focus is SCM and ERP. Implement Consulting Group is a leading SAP implementation partner in the Scandinavian countries, combining management and IT consulting and the ICG Planning Excellence team is one of the leading SCM-APO implementation partners in Northern Europe, delivering projects globally

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Kyle Sorensen, EY

Kyle Sorensen is an Executive Director with EY and is responsible for SAP Supply Chain Execution pre-sales. He has over 18 years of logistics and distribution experience with SAP WM and SCM EWM across multiple industries such as consumer products, automotive, and pharmaceuticals/life sciences. Kyle also has experience in best practice and process optimization in manufacturing and distribution environments. He has presented at past SCM Insider and ASUG/Sapphire Conference events and is an active participant in the SAP Services Partner Program

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Sebastian Strupuleitis, Novigo

Sebastian is a Consulting Manager and Business Unit Lead at Novigo. He has more than 10 years of IT experience with a focus on SAP Supply Chain Execution. Starting with APO TP/VS, he switched to SAP TM from the very beginning of the product. Sebastian provides leadership and expertise around SAP Supply Chain functions with a strong focus on SAP Transportation Management and Business Process Design. Sebastian has delivered SAP projects to multiple customers globally. He also has knowledge across multiple industries such as chemicals, steel, automotive, consumer products, and retail.

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Hans Thalbauer, SAP

Hans Thalbauer is the Senior Vice President of IoT and Digital Supply Chain Solutions at SAP. He is responsible for the strategic direction and the Go-To-Market of Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering/R&D, Manufacturing, Asset Management and Sustainability solutions. In this role, he is engaged in creative dialogue with numerous companies worldwide, addressing customer needs and introducing innovative business processes, including the vision of leveraging networks and the Internet of Things to reflect customer centricity and the speed needed in the Extended Supply Chain. Hans is more than 15 years with SAP. He held positions in Development, Product and Solution Management. Hans holds a degree in Business Information Systems from the University Vienna, Austria.

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Dominik Tylczyński, Inteco Business Solutions

Dominik Tylczyński is a Director of the SAP Consulting Department at Inteco Business Solutions within Amica Group, and an active implementation consultant. With over 20 years of experience in SAP technologies and products, he specializes in supply chain management optimization projects driven by SAP best practices spanning demand planning, MRP, purchasing, and materials management, as well as warehouse management and production planning. His experience covers multiple industries from FMCG, pharmaceutical, and chemical, to household appliances and wood. He also serves as a pro bono moderator of Polish SAP bulletin board and manages the SAP Polish Users Group.

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Franz Uhr, SAP Ariba

Franz Uhr is Senior Director of Solution Management for the Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration solution in Europe. He has over 18 years of SAP experience in development, field services support, and solution management with a strong focus on supply chain management. Franz joined SAP in 1998 as developer in the SAP APO team, was part of the Supply Chain Center of Excellence, and later became Solution Manager in SAP’s High-Tech Industry Business Unit (IBU) to cover supply chain planning and collaboration topics. Before joining SAP Ariba, he was responsible for the trucking segment in SAP’s Transportation & Logistics IBU with a focus on Supply Chain Execution/Transportation Management, IoT, and SAP HANA.

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Vinay V, SAP

Vinay is Solution manager for SAP PLM with a special focus on Discrete manufacturing industries. He has extensive experience in areas of consulting, development, customer engagement & support and product management working in world class organizations. He has been with SAP for 10+ years and works out of SAP headquarters at Walldorf, Germany. Works with global cross functional team of development, consulting, services he supports strategic customer engagements. Vinay holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a post graduate diploma in Management.

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Valentijn Van Driessen, Deloitte

Valentijn has over 6 years of SAP consulting experience with his focus on SAP GTS deployments. SAP GTS manages the global trade processes that companies must cope with. Due to the global trade environment becoming more and more complex, there is an increasing demand for solutions to address these global trade challenges. Valentijn’s SAP area of expertise is located around SAP GTS / ECC SD and TM. Besides having a profound knowledge of SAP systems, he also has a fine understanding of the underlying global trade business processes. He’s able to have complex discussions with both IT as well as the business colleagues in a company. Valentijn holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Engineer with a focus on Management Information Systems.

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Ganesh Wadawadigi, SAP

Ganesh Wadawadigi is a Vice President in SAP’s IoT & Digital Supply Chain organization and is responsible for the global roll-out of SAP Demand Signal Management and SAP Connected Goods. These solutions provide companies with real-time visibility of demand signals from various sources in the downstream supply chain, including the Internet of Things, and enable them to drive insights to action. Ganesh has over two decades of experience in Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing. During his twelve-year tenure at SAP, Ganesh has worked on various strategic initiatives, including representing SAP at Manufacturing Enterprise Solution Association (MESA) as the Vice-Chair of the International Board of Directors and Chair of MESA's Lean Manufacturing strategic initiative. Prior to joining SAP, Ganesh was the Director of Corporate Development at Sterling Commerce (now IBM). Ganesh started his career in Supply Chain Management at i2 Technologies (now JDA) in 1995 where he held several leadership roles in consulting, High-Tech industry solutions, and product marketing. Ganesh earned his B. Tech. (Hons.) in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University while working on his research dissertation at NASA Ames Research Center, California.

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Justin Weyand, IDEXX Laboratories

Justin Weyand is a Principal Application Analyst at IDEXX Laboratories in Westbrook, Maine. He has been implementing SAP projects for 15 years in the areas of supply chain planning, finance, and HR. His most recent projects in 2012 have included implementing BPC 10.0 to support FP&A at IDEXX as well as a supply planning solution with SCM PP/DS.

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Volker Wilhelm, SAP SE

Volker Wilhelm is a SAP Solution Manager for Digital Supply Chain powered by SAP Leonardo. He is focusing on Supply Chain Planning Collaboration, enabled by SAP Integrated Business Planning via Business Network Collaboration. Volker has over 20 years’ SAP experience in various roles including developer, consultant, Product Manager, and Solution Manager. He has covered different business processes, solutions, and products from Enterprise Resource Planning to Supply Chain Planning, as well as Supply Chain Collaboration.

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Renato Zadro, SAP SE

Renato is responsible for the definition, strategy and roll-out of SAP's Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management (EPPM) solution. He works with SAP's development, consulting and field organizations to ensure market readiness of the solution and supports pre-sales and account teams in strategic customer meetings. As a solution owner he is also responsible for defining and communicating the solution roadmap for EPPM. During his 17 years at SAP Renato held various positions in Development and Product Management for the solution domains of Treasury, FI/CO and PLM.

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