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Rahul Kumar Agarwal, NIMBL

Rahul is a Supply Chain Management (SCM) Solution Architect at NIMBL LLC. He has extensive experience across various Industry verticals such as Heavy Manufacturing, Apparel, Consumer Product, Telecom, Electronics/Memory, Airlines Maintenance, Health Care, Construction material, FMCG, Medical Devices, and Diagnostics. He has 9 years of consulting experience in SAP SCM APO including designing, developing, and configuring, testing, implementing and supporting all aspects of the Demand Planning (DP), Supply Network Planning (SNP), PP/DS, Core Interface (CIF), Deployment, and TLB. Rahul also possess the know-how on SAP Integrated Business Planning and SAP S/4HANA planning concepts as well as scoping on these latest SAP SCM solutions. Rahul has worked to build several industry-specific demos on SAP Integrated Business Planning as well as advanced planning functions (PP/DS, MRP Live, aATP) on SAP S/4HANA. He is also an acclaimed blogger on SDN for advanced planning concepts. Rahul has a proven track record in analytical and technical problem solving. His interest lies in the strategic, tactical, and operational levels of logistics and supply chain management.

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Pedro Alves, Ople AI

Pedro Alves is the founder and CEO of Ople, Inc., a company that uses AI to build AI. While pursuing his Ph.D. in Computational Biology from Yale University, Alves started his career as a data scientist and gained experience in predicting, analyzing, and visualizing data in the fields of social graphs, genomics, gene networks, cancer metastasis, insurance fraud, soccer strategies, joint injuries, human attraction, spam detection, and topic modeling among others. Realizing that he was learning by observing how algorithms learn from processing different models, Alves discovered that data scientists could benefit from AI that mimics this behavior of learning to learn to learn. Therefore, he founded Ople to advance the field of data science and make AI easy, cheap, and ubiquitous.

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Martin Barkman, SAP

Martin Barkman is Vice President, Global Head of Digital Business Planning, Digital Supply Chain & Manufacturing at SAP, 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 areas 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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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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Victoria Brown, IDC

Victoria Brown is a Senior Research Analyst supporting IDC Retail Insights. In this role, she spearheads the retail supply chain research program, covering critical topics such as inventory management, warehouse management, logistics, and omni-channel distributed order orchestration to support IT leaders at top retailers around the globe. Prior to joining IDC in 2015, Victoria served as a supply chain leader for Frito Lay North America where she oversaw daily warehouse operations and network optimization. Earlier in her career, Victoria spent time in Software Quality across supply chains within Vistaprint, and was responsible for new product roll outs. She also has worked with Procter & Gamble on some of their Warehouse re-designs, and network inefficiencies.

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Matthew Campbell, SCMO2

Matt Campbell is the founding Principal of SCMO2 where he is responsible for client engagement management delivering SAP supply chain planning solutions. Prior to leading SCMO2, Matt performed lead roles on more than 25 global SAP SCM implementations across various industries. Matt’s 20+ years’ design and management consulting experience in supply chain processes and SAP SCM tools enable him to effectively help clients develop solutions and make process improvements across the SAP tool suite, more recently focusing on helping customers develop strategic roadmaps for migrating to IBP and SAP S/4HANA. Matt holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from The University of Florida.

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David Carroll, Reveal

David Carroll is a Thought Leader with Reveal and an accomplished SAP professional with significant experience in SAP Discrete, Repetitive and Process Manufacturing and SAP Supply Chain experience gained throughout several complete project lifecycles. He has also an extensive Supply Chain, Change Management and Production business background gained from running Plants in FMCG Food, Beverages, Engineering, Toiletries and Chemical environments. He has worked with a variety of clients such as Moen, Minuteman, Carlisle, Kellogg, SABMiller, Northern Foods PLC, Cadburys, Heinz Foods, OM Group, Peter Black Toiletries, Blount International, Shure, and ASM International.

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Paul Cassidy, CENIT North America

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Payal Chandna, Leprino Foods

Payal is an accomplished SAP professional with 15+ years of IT experience supporting strategic supply chain initiatives. She has successfully led and delivered several SAP endeavors as lead solution architect/project manager. Currently, she is the SCM APO Manager at Leprino Foods, providing system solutions and strategy for Leprino’s supply chain planning, and she has previously worked with Deloitte, Avaya, Hewlett Packard, GE Money, and Apple. Payal is certified in Sales/Distribution and Warehouse Management. In addition, she holds a PMP certification from PMI and a CSCP from APICS. She has presented at previous SAPinsider events and her educational background includes chemical engineering and an MBA with SCM/IT focus.

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Saroop Reddy Chidirala, Deloitte

Saroop Reddy is an SAP BASIS Consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP, working in SAP Solutions Network located in Hyderabad, India. Saroop has 6+ years of experience with SAP products along with SAP OS/DB migration certification. He has been working with Deloitte Consulting for the last 18 months and worked for Accenture & HPE in the past. Primary work focus is with SAP S/4HANA implementations and upgrades, SAP HANA, and SAP Fiori. Saroop worked on new-age technologies like SAP HANA 2.0, SAP S/4HANA upgrade, embedded EWM setup, SAP Yard Logistics on EWM, PPDS, ITOA, cloud, and embedded CRM in SAP S/4HANA. An upgrade/OS & DB migration of SAP NetWeaver 7.01 to SAP NetWeaver 7.4 on SAP HANA and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud has also been successfully performed recently.

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Jeffrey Clark, GROM Consulting

Jeff Clark joined GROM Associates after serving as a Supply Chain Principal Consultant, Client Partner and Client Director with SAP America for almost 10 years. Jeff assisted many of SAP’s largest Fortune 2000 clients with ERP and SCM business and implementation strategies. Jeff ultimately managed SAP’s consulting practice for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Additionally, he spent two years at SCMO2 a boutique supply chain planning consultancy where he worked with some of the world’s leading corporations implementing supply chain planning solutions. Jeff is currently the Vice President of Solutions at GROM Consulting. His primary focus is on the supply chain and helping companies with S/4HANA and SCM strategies, roadmaps, and solutions. Jeff has a BA in International Relations from Syracuse University. He also holds an International MBA from University of South Carolina. Jeff is a certified Supply Chain Planning, S/HANA, S/4HANA Cloud, and Business Analytics consultant. He also holds certifications in Value Engineering and Project Management.

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Steven Crooke, Reveal

Steven is a technology professional with over 25 years of global experience in delivering and overseeing initiatives for medium and large organizations. He is actively involved in Supply Chain optimization projects, transforming support initiatives and infusing Enterprise Mobility into organizations. He frequently delivers his insights at speaking engagements across North America and Europe. His passion is to enable organizations to run better and he currently devotes much of his time as a partner with Reveal toward coaching change and the smart use of technology. Steven holds 2 degrees in Information Technology and a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration.

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Beverly Desjardins, itelligence

Beverly Desjardins is a Solution Architect at itelligence. She is an energetic supply chain professional with 30 years of experience in paper, chemical, steel, consumer office products, and wholesale distribution companies. Her 16+ years of SAP and APO experience covers the entire SAP project lifecycle including project management, initiation, blueprinting, training, business process re-engineering, prototyping, unit and integration testing, configuration, end user documentation, and end user training. Before moving into SAP, Beverly was the Production Control Manager in a paper mill where she spent 15 years cycling through all jobs within the supply chain including reengineering efforts. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. as well as globally. While she has done reengineering within the supply chain, she also has assisted in the development of the sales and operations planning process and the data governance processes. Beverly is currently deploying GIB solutions for itelligence within the U.S.

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Lynne Dunbrack, IDC

Lynne Dunbrack is Research Vice President for IDC Health Insights, responsible for the research operations for IDC Health Insights. She manages a group of analysts who provide research-based advisory and consulting services for payers, providers, accountable care organizations, IT service providers, and the IT suppliers that serve those markets. Lynne also leads the IDC Health Insights' Connected Health IT Strategies program. Specific areas of Lynne's in-depth coverage include mobile, constituency engagement, interoperability, health information exchange, privacy, and security. Technology coverage areas include clinical mobility (physician facing) and mobile health (consumer facing), health information exchange, end-to-end remote patient health monitoring for health, wellness and chronic conditions, Internet of Things (IoT), personal health records and member, patient, provider portals, kiosks, videoconferencing and online care, unified communications, aging in place, and social.

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Vasudevan E.R., Deloitte

Vasudevan is a Senior SAP BASIS professional at Deloitte US India Consulting with over 5 years of experience in SAP projects involving SAP S/4HANA Greenfield implementations, SAP S/4HANA conversion, Performance Tuning of SAP HANA Database, OS/DB migrations and Unicode Conversions. His other focus areas include SAP Mobility products like SAP Fiori, SMP, Single Sign On Technology and Administration and Support of Custom SAP HANA XS applications for UI. He has been a speaker at SAPinsider conferences in the US and EMEA delivering sessions since 2015. Vasu is an SAP certified Associate in SAP HANA Administration, SAP Fiori Administration & Implementation, and SAP NW 740 OS/DB Migration. He belongs to a team called Solutions Network within Deloitte.

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Sean Elliffe, Reveal

Sean Elliffe is a Partner at Reveal USA responsible for driving the delivery of supply chain optimization/improvement programs across the globe. Sean has a mechanical engineering background and holds a Master’s degree (M-Phil Education and Training). He has more than 20 years of strategic business experience building situation-based interventions and solutions that drive business to achieve effective delivery, enhanced competitiveness, and improved business efficiency. He has spoken at International supply chain conferences in Europe, US, and South Africa. Sean has assisted clients in the US, UK, Europe, Australia, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago to achieve the adaptations needed to change the way they manage their supply chains. Some of these clients include BHP Billiton, Sulzer Metco, Tennant Company, Ryerson, Foundation Coal, Insight, Rust-Oleum, and Entegris.

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Jay Foster, SAP

Jay Foster is CPIM and Director, Solution Management for 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.

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Chris Gregory, EY

Chris Gregory is an SAP Digital Supply Chain Leader at EY, supporting EY’s national SAP practice where he is responsible for client engagement management focused on SAP supply chain execution and planning. Chris has 15+ years’ experience in SAP supply chain management and previously spent 10 years in the wholesale distribution industry. His primary focus is providing practical advice to support companies with their SAP S/4HANA and SCM strategies, road map, and solutions. He has supported clients across multiple industries including consumer products, retail, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and life sciences. Chris holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Queens University.

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Sridhar Gururaj, PwC

Sridhar is a Director in Advisory Services at PwC. He is a Management and Technology Industry Advisor with extensive and broad global experience in innovation and product development, supply chain, manufacturing, and sustainability. Sridhar has a successful track record in developing compelling value propositions and delivering them in complex environments. He has helped numerous multi-billion-dollar global clients in a variety of industries with the design and implementation of SAP-based solutions.

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Beatrice Hulde, SAP

Beatrice Hulde is an SAP Digital Supply Chain Solution Manager and globally responsible for SAP Integrated Business Planning for inventory. She works as an interface between Product Development on the one side, and customers, SAP’s Sales organization, and partners on the other. Her history with SAP IBP goes back several years with different positions in Presales and Solution Management, focusing as well on Sales and Operations Planning and the Supply Chain Control Tower. Beatrice holds a degree in Business Administration with majors in Logistics, Marketing, and Business Integration from the University of Wuerzburg.

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Dan Kaihøj, Salling Group

Dan is a Solution Expert for the area of supply chain execution in Salling Group. Responsible for the supply chain execution solutions from warehouse management, transportation management through integration to external warehouse solutions. He have had hands on in the build up of EWM platform in Salling Group and servers now as architect for the future extension of the execution platforms. Was taking part of the large scale Retail implementation both as expert and as implementation consultant. The main focus area is SAP EWM platform from the very first implementation of 5.1 up until the current running upgrade to 9.1 project.

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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.

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Manjeet Khandayatray, Deloitte

Manjeet is an SAP Basis professional at Deloitte with over 2 years of experience in SAP projects involving SAP S/4HANA greenfield implementations, SAP S/4HANA conversion/upgrade and SAP SCM on SAP HANA implementation/upgrade. His other focus areas include SAP Fiori, SAP Single Sign-On technology and administration and support of custom SAP HANA XS applications for UI. He belongs to a team called Solutions Network within Deloitte.

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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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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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Prem Kurumoju, IDEXX Laboratories

Prem is a SAP Application Analyst at IDEXX Laboratories, he holds a Masters in Engineering Management with SAP specialization from University of Southern California. Prem has functional expertise in Flexible Real Estate Management (RE-FX), SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) and SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP).

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Lisa Mackin, LP Building Products

Lisa Mackin is an IT Manager at LP Building Products responsible for master data and system integration. Since LP went live with SAP in 2014, Lisa has been instrumental in establishing the governance processes necessary to create a corporate-wide culture where master data is understood and respected. Prior to the SAP go-live, Lisa was a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, so she also brings a continuous improvement approach to managing master data.

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Derek Minter, SCMO2

Derek Minter is a Principal of SCMO2 where he is responsible for SAP S/4HANA and SAP Ariba practice development and delivery and engagement management of SAP supply chain solutions. With more than 20 years’ design, build, deliver, and management experience in SAP applications, Derek specializes in helping clients transform their sales, procurement and operational processes, along with all accounting integration, leveraging SAP S/4HANA, SAP ECC, and SAP Ariba.

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Ken Moir, NiceLabel

Ken Moir is VP of Marketing at NiceLabel, a leading developer of label and marking productivity software solutions for SME and large enterprises. With over 25 years of experience as an international technology sales and marketing leader, he was a partner in two high-tech start-ups as well as a member of the management team at Zebra Technologies. He has extensive international technology sales and marketing experience, specifically in the fields of product, channel, vertical and alliance sales and marketing. He is an AIDC industry veteran with diverse market and technology knowledge, including barcode, RFID, mobility, SAP and Label Management Solutions (LMS).

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Lars Olson, SAP

Lars Olson is a Solution Manager in SAP’s Digital Supply Chain and Manufacturing organization and is responsible for the global roll-out of SAP’s Network of Digital Twin strategy. Lars has over 17 years’ 3D visualization experience in Digital Product Innovation, Digital Manufacturing and Digital Operations. During his 6-year tenure at SAP, Lars has worked on integrating the SAP 3D Visual Enterprise technology across SAP’s on-premise, cloud, and mobile solutions. Prior to joining SAP, Lars was the Senior Product Manager of client tools at Right Hemisphere. Lars holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology with an emphasis in computer-aided design (CAD), graphic design, and photography from San Diego State University where he was initiated into Epsilon Pi Tau, an academic and professional honor society that promotes and recognizes the achievement of academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the general study of technology.

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Gennaro Palumbo, Leonardo Helicopters

Gennaro is an IT executive with experience in international, multi-site, and manufacturing corporations over Europe and North America. He is involved in governing the development, delivery, integration, and support of robust and cost-effective operations in highly regulated industries. In his current role, Gennaro is responsible for overseeing the technology implementations of the United States plants of Leonardo Helicopter and for the overall information systems activities and applications. This includes security, infrastructure, system analysis and programming, VoIP and mobile communication, auxiliary operations, and SAP ECC, SAP CRM and SAP SCM installation. Prior to joining Leonardo in the US, Gennaro served as program manager for different companies and over 20 business transformations, including process improvement activities and SAP ERP and SAP CRM system implementations.

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Michael Raftery, SCM Connections

Mike Raftery is a partner at SCM Connections specializing in S&OP processes, supply network planning, supply chain sourcing strategy and optimization. In his 16 years of experience in supply chain planning solutions he worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies both as an employee and as a consultant designing and implementing complex supply chain solutions across a variety of platforms. Specializing in optimization, Mike has worked with many clients to develop supply network optimization solutions to support S&OP and network design processes to ensure that supply chains get the value they are looking for from their technical solutions. Mike is an experienced business integrator that understands both the technology and the process it enables which he demonstrates as the chair for the ASUG consumer products interest group and with an APICS CPIM certification.

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Pushkar Ranjan, SAP Labs

Pushkar works in the global SAP Leonardo Center of Excellence team at SAP doing sales, marketing, business development, sales enablement, and community engagement with prospects, customers, partners, and developer ecosystems for the Internet of Things. Pushkar has worked with SAP for more than 17 years across disciplines of product management, strategy consulting, and operations management in areas of customer engagement, enterprise performance management, and the manufacturing industry. Pushkar has academic degrees of a Master’s in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management with a focus in the areas of Information Systems, Strategy, and Marketing. Prior to that he received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology. Pushkar has also completed a design thinking course at Stanford as part of his work at SAP and states that he is a student for life.

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Manish Rathi, Callaway Golf

Manish, an accomplished supply chain professional with 17 years of experience, is currently working as Sr. Principal at Callaway Golf. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Production Engineering, with the following certifications: Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from APICS, Certified SAP HANA consultant, and Project Management Professional (PMP). Manish has a solid background and expert knowledge of the manufacturing environment based on product/process engineering, production planning and control, and supply chain management. At Callaway Golf, he played a vital role in stabilizing and improving the planning system, SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization, by redesigning existing functionalities or implementing new ones. In addition to this, he provided planning solutions to multiple complex business requirements that drove significant improvements in the efficiency and accuracy of planning results, like MTO solutions, safety stock strategies, capacity utilization, product substitution, customer demand prioritization and inventory allocation, etc. Prior to joining Callaway Golf, Manish was in IT consulting and added value to various clients in different industries (High Tech , Sporting Industry, Chemical and Mining, Business Services) by implementing and supporting various SAP modules — SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (DP, SNP, GATP, PPDS, CIF), SAP BI/BW, SAP Supply Network Collaboration, and SAP ECC – PP . His interest and forte is in understanding the organization’s business requirements and business process analysis and design, then mapping out and re-engineering the complex business processes in SAP.

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Ryan Rickard, SCMO2

Ryan Rickard is a Senior Consultant with SCMO2 and an industry thought leader in the Demand Planning and Statistical Modeling space with a solution focus in SAP APO and IBP. Prior to moving into consulting, Ryan was an industry demand planner and senior supply chain manager in the Consumer Products sector. Ryan has over 16 years’ experience in supply chain planning, financial supply chain, and S&OP processes. Ryan’s recent work efforts have him at the forefront in implementing IBP models driving value in transitioning customers to the cloud platform. A frequent speaker at various Supply Chain conferences and events, Ryan holds degrees from both Mars Hill University and The University of Tennessee.

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Achim Rossel, DSC Sotware AG

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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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Tommy Roy, McCain Foods

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Bart Rutten, NIMBL

Bart has 23 years of experience working in supply chain environments. He has an in-depth knowledge of supply chain business processes in the manufacturing, consumer products, and high-tech industries from an IT perspective. While building business cases for technical solutions, Bart has demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Bart worked for the same amount of time with SAP Materials Management (MM), Logistics Execution (LE), Warehouse Management (WM), Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) and Master Data Management (MDM). From a project leadership perspective, Bart has performed in a Project Manager (team lead) role for supply chain project teams. Working closely with the Program Management Office, typically with tight deadlines, in complex decision making scenarios. He has good relationship building skills with the customer at all levels in the organization. Bart has completed many full life cycle SAP implementation projects, going through project preparation, business process blueprinting, system configuration, test planning and test execution, training and project go-live support.

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Tandeep Sandhu, Bombardier Aerospace

Tandeep Sandhu is a Solution Architect Lead with Bombardier Aerospace and responsible for managing the Solution Design and Integration for their SAP ecosystem. He has had hands-on roles in various SAP implementations. Tandeep's SAP functional areas of focus are in the areas of: SAP ECC, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and PLM. His knowledge spans R/3, ECC, SCM, PLM and technical aspects of SAP systems.

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Erik Sifuentes, Enowa

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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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Joshua Smigelski, IDEXX Laboratories

Josh is a Demand Planner at IDEXX Laboratories, and a supply chain professional with 5 years of experience in the supply chain / operations field. At IDEXX Laboratories he has done planning for both product and service demand, utilizing statistical modeling techniques, leading S&OP discussions, and collecting field input as needed. He represented demand planning in the successful development and deployment of IBP for the IDEXX Reference Laboratories - a transformative project for the business, that drove significant improvement in planning efficiency and accuracy. In roles prior to joining IDEXX Laboratories, Josh developed and deployed capacity models to 20+ manufacturing facilities, led planning process initiatives in several manufacturing plants, and performed end-to-end supply chain analyses to identify optimization opportunities. He holds a BA in Accounting from Emmanuel College.

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Hari Sonnenahalli, NIMBL

Hari Sonnenahalli is an SAP Integration Architect at NIMBL. He possesses over 9 years of integration experience which involves different technologies, landscapes, and modules in both SAP and Non-SAP. He has architected, designed and integrated both cloud and on-prem SAP solutions. Hari is a blogger and speaker who has contributed to the SAP communities at a technical level and also as a subject matter expert in integration space. As a middleware architect, Hari understands SAP cross functionality landscape, including SAP MM, SAP FI/CO, SAP PP and SAP MDM. These technologies integrate with SAP Process Integration (PI) to support business transactions for both customers and vendors. Hari has a diverse background working with multiple companies in various industries.

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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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Tod Stenger, SAP

Tod Stenger is a Solution Manager in the digital business planning area of SAP. He covers topics regarding demand management, including demand planning, demand sensing and demand signal management. Tod has over 20 years of experience at SAP with 8 years of implementation experience and a balance in product and solution management for SAP Supply Chain Management solutions.

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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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Mani Suresh, Lennox International

Mani Suresh is a Business Solutions Lead Architect in Lennox’s commercial business organization where he has responsibility for solutions in the supply chain space. In addition, he also has oversight over the enterprise architecture for the supply chain portfolio for Lennox International. In this role, Mani works closely with internal customers to elevate supply chain capabilities in the area of sales, inventory, and operations planning, demand management, and demand networks. Prior to this position, Mani was Business Solutions Lead Architect for Lennox’s corporate IT, which was responsible for all IT solutions across Lennox. He has had experience in a hands-on role over 13 years of delivering projects around the world - typical with the responsibility as lead solution architect and project manager. Prior to Lennox, Mani has worked with multiple organizations as a consultant providing solutions to a number of Fortune 500 customers across multiple industry lines. Mani lives in USA near Dallas, TX.

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Clay Thomas, SCMO2

Clay Thomas is a Principal of SCMO2 where he is responsible for SAP IBP Practice development, supply chain strategy, and engagement management delivering SAP supply chain planning solutions. With more than 20 years’ design, build, deliver, and management experience in SAP SCM applications, Clay specializes in helping clients transform their demand planning and S&OP processes, optimizing statistical forecasting processes and use, along with supply and production planning, inventory optimization and internal/external collaboration, leveraging IBP, APO, ECC, and SAP S/4HANA. Clay holds Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees from The University of Florida.

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Marco Trottmann, Westernacher

Marco is the Practice Director Warehouse Management and a partner at Westernacher. He is an experienced techno-functional solution architect and project manager, bringing eighteen years of warehouse management project experience to the table with fourteen years of pure focus on SAP solutions. Marco has served national and international customers from various industries in more than ten full-cycle implementation projects. Currently he is responsible for Westernacher’s business development in the US. He is also a regular speaker at conferences, covering the latest trends and innovations in the digital supply chain.

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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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Varun Kumar Vankam, Deloitte

Varun is an SAP Basis professional with Deloitte Consulting with close to 6 years of experience in SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori, OS/DB m igrations and SAP HANA database administration. He is responsible for handling several end-to-end implementations for various projects in his current role at Deloitte. He is also an expert in dealing with ERP and SAP S/4HANA integrations with SRM, CRM, and SCM related products. He has worked on various projects for Deloitte in the SAP S/4HANA space, SAP mobility, SAP CRM, SRM, SCM, etc. Varun has also been part of Deloitte’s first implementation of SAP S/4HANA on cloud. He has also been a speaker at the SAP CRM and Basis/SAP HANA conferences produced by SAPinsider in the US and EMEA delivering sessions on CRM and SAP HANA administration. He is adept at handling databases like SAP HANA, MS SQL, and Oracle.

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David Vannoy, ProcessWeaver

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Paul Walborsky, AI Reverie

Former SVP at the New York Times leading the global digital expansion into markets such as Latam, Australia, Canada and China, Paul brings to the table decades of entrepreneurial experience in technology startups. He was the CEO of Gigaom for over 7 years, growing revenue from $300k to $18 million and was the founder and COO of WorldStreet, a SaaS CRM platform acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2002.

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James Wester, IDC

James Wester is Research Director for IDC Financial Insights responsible for the global payments practice. Mr. Wester’s core research coverage includes the evolution of payment networks and technology, developing fraud and security risks, and legal and regulatory issues. Based on his background covering the mobile payment space, Mr. Wester’s research also includes a particular emphasis on mobile and alternative payment methods and the threats and opportunities now facing the entire payment ecosystem from evolving mobile technologies.

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Merlin Yamssi, SAP Labs

Merlin Yamssi is a Solution Advisor Expert for the IoT Go to Market (GTM) at SAP. He's an enthusiastic, Technology and Architecture visionary with a wealth of experience, focusing on Internet of Things, Data Management, Mobile Technology and Cloud. Twenty plus years of experience designing, architecting and selling software solutions in a broad range of roles and environments. During the past three years, Merlin has focused on working with SAP Strategic Customers and OEM partners, Architecting and designing Innovative IoT Solutions. His passion for the High-Tech business is matched only by his love and dedication to his family and soccer.

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