To view speaker bio, click on first letter of last name.

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

Dan's Session(s):

Back to top

Jim Keefe, Entegris

Jim has more than 10 years’ experience in Engineering and Product Design, as well as over 20 years’ experience in engineering systems, including SAP ERP and PLM implementations. Past responsibilities have spanned the gamut of SAP Material Master and PLM configuration, to building Business cases for PLM, and developing multiyear SAP PLM Strategic roadmaps. He currently manages the Entegris Global team that is accountable for all SAP Master Data activities within the NPDI Process, as well as responsibility for development of the future state PLM roadmap and its implementation.

Jim's Session(s):

Back to top

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.

Gianni's Session(s):

Back to top

Dave Wong, Linx-AS

Dave Wong is the Senior Vice President of Consulting Services for Linx-AS. Dave brings over 20 years of SAP experience and has proven expertise in the design and implementation of product lifecycle and compliance solutions using SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Environment and Health & Safety (EHS) Management. He has consulted on an international level and has successfully designed and implemented solutions across a wide variety of industries with companies ranging from small market to large global Fortune 50 enterprises. Leveraging his vast experience, Dave directs the development of the Linx-AS PLM and EHS Best Practices, accelerators, and implementation methodologies that are instrumental in providing clients with increased ROI and maximizing their investment in SAP. With a holistic approach, Dave assists clients in defining a strategic PLM vision that fully integrates product and regulatory compliance into the overall product development processes. In his leadership role at Linx/AS, Dave is responsible for the development of Linx/AS PLM and EHS Best Practices solutions, accelerators and implementation methodologies. His experience spans a wide variety of industries – food, beverage, consumer products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals – with companies ranging from small market to large global, Fortune 50 organizations.

Dave's Session(s):

Back to top

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.

Renato's Session(s):

Back to top

Volker Hildebrand

Global Vice President


Hans Thalbauer

Senior Vice President


Join the conversation