Encore: Riding the Wave: The Digital Modernization of Logistics
July 26, 2016
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham
The buzz: Surf’s up. The digital modernization of your logistics network–with automated warehouse functions increasin –requires you to have end-to-end, real-time visibility into locations around the world. Why is it worth your while to hurdle obstacles to get there? The digitized logistics world can enable your company to grow faster and more efficiently into markets and channels otherwise not possible before. Ready to learn how? The experts speak. Parminder Singh, Deloitte: “All we are doing is looking at the time line from the moment the customer gives us an order to the point when we collect the cash” (Taiichi Ohno). Matt Miller, Deloitte: “Problems are excellent guides to improvement, but only if the real problem is identified.” (The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, paraphrased) Mark Averskog, SAP: “In the end, nobody wins unless everybody wins” (Bruce Springsteen). Join us for Riding the Wave: The Digital Modernization of Logistics.
The Digital Transformation of Your Supply Chain presented by SAP
Tuesday at 7 AM Pacific Time/10 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Game-changing technology strategies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up your status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions.
Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our special series on The Digital Transformation of Your Supply Chain.
We’ll explore the fundamentals of the supply chain, its impact on the buyer’s journey, how the digital transformation of your supply chain impacts your organization in terms of alignment and accountability, and the struggle to measure the influence of your supply chain on your bottom line.
Learn how you can become the savvy Leader who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of business innovation. The Digital Transformation of Your Supply Chain with Game Changers, presented by SAP, heard live Tuesdays on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Bonnie D. Graham
Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of more than 25 weekly business thought leadership talk series presented by SAP under the banner of Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio, which debuted in 2011. In a uniquely lively, unscripted roundtable discussion format, Game-Changers offers a broad range of expert business and technology insights to a global business audience.
SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, on-demand deployments, and mobile devices.
Lou Aguilar is the EVP Sales at Havensight Consulting Group. Lou is a well-known Senior Sales Executive within the Mobile Software industry. For over 19 years, his proven track record of helping customers solve key business issues is unmatched. Lou leads his clients to solutions that provide significant return on investment, forging long-lasting partnerships and mutually beneficial business relationships. Lou has worked with companies of every shape and size, from Fortune 500 organizations to small and mid-tier businesses. His experience spans multiple industries including Life Science, Retail, Manufacturing, Automotive, Utilities and Oil & Gas. Using a tightly coordinated sales model, Lou facilitates achievement of his customers' goals and objectives, helping them better understand how a software solution adds value to the bottom-line by providing streamlined processes, improved customer satisfaction, increased productivity and reduced costs. Guest Lou Aguilar
Mark Averskog is Sr. Director of Solution Management for SAP’s SCM solutions. Mark’s responsibilities include solution strategy, roadmap, go-to-market activities and sales support. Most recently Mark has headed up SAP’s cloud approach for supply chain, specifically the area around logistics business networks. He has over 21 years of experience in supply chain management, and has held leadership roles in product management and business development for SAP, consulting management roles for major ERP implementations while at IBM, and operational supply chain management roles in demand and supply planning for ITT Industries. Mark is a frequent speaker at supply chain events including SAPPHIRE, SAP Insider and Mastering SAP. Guest Mark Averskog
Srini Bangalore helps companies solve complex business transformation and supply chain problems, including consummating mergers, integrating acquisitions, and divesting businesses. He has over 17 years of management consulting experience serving Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies in a variety of functional areas and industry sectors. Key functional experiences include competitive strategy, supply chain strategy and operations management (end-to-end supply chain, including service supply chain), product strategy, M&A (due diligence, post-merger integration, divestiture, business model optimization, integrating complex supply chains, turn-arounds), and business analytics. Srini also leads Deloitte’s Technology sector supply chain both in the US and globally. Guest Srini Bangalore
Martin Barkman is a Vice President in SAP’s Extended Supply Chain Management organization where he has global responsibility for solutions that enable companies to win in the increasingly digital marketplace with demand-driven business planning. Prior to SAP, he 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. 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. Guest Martin Barkman
Rich Benner is the Global Customer Care Strategist IT Director at Monsanto, responsible for global customer strategy around digital commerce, including order-to-cash (B2B, B2C, B2B2C), logistics, warehousing, and customer service for Monsanto’s $16B business. His focus is on human-centered design with a customer centric approach. In his previous role as the North America Supply Chain IT Director, he was responsible for strategic definition, planning, and launch of new capabilities related to supply chain in the $7B+ North American region. His areas of focus included Manufacturing, Planning and Customer Care which consists of digital commerce, order-to-cash, logistics warehousing, customer service, and AR/credit functions. Rich led a transformation of the service-oriented brand from a dealer model to an agency business model, requiring a complete business process redesign, including full digital commerce capabilities resulting in brand market share increase. Guest Rich Benner
As President of RTS Consulting - Automation, Vic Briccardi is instrumental in setting vision and direction for the company. He is involved in strategically investing intellectual capital to maintain RTS’s manufacturing execution technology leadership position. To that point, RTS is “SAP’s Co-Innovation Partner for Energy Management”, fully vested in “IIOT / Big Data”, and the concept of “Building a Unit of ONE”. His intense focus, passion and thought leadership on delivering SAP manufacturing execution solutions which drive operational excellence has been a game-changer for many of RTS’s clients. Vic founded Real Time Systems Inc. (RTS) in 1992, providing shop floor control system engineered solutions to the manufacturing sector. Guest Vic Briccardi
Tanguy Caillet, as an Executive Director, is part of the EY EMEIA Center of Excellence for Supply Chain and Analytics. In his role, he is currently leading the Supply Chain Planning topics, both EMEIA and Globally for EY. Over the past years, he has been strongly involved in getting the Integrated Business Planning and the Synchronisation concept topics off the ground, both from a business and an IT perspective at clients. With an Industrial engineer background, Executive MBA and APICS certification, he has worked in many industries including, CP, Retail, Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical and High-Tech. Guest Tanguy Caillet
Jeff Doneghue is Director of Product Lifecycle Management & Engineering Services at BUNN in Springfield, IL. He has direct responsibility for BUNN’s strategic PLM planning and implementations. Jeff has implemented SAP ERP (PP, MM, WM, SD, FICO), SAP DMS, SAP CAD Integration and SAP PPM. He is currently implementing SAP ECM, expanding PPM to include strategic reporting and growing SAP Master Data usage to support multiple solutions. Additionally, Jeff has experience with engineering, new product development, business technology and process improvements at Siemens, Eaton Corporation and Honeywell. Guest Jeff Doneghue
An innovation enthusiast and IOT evangelist, Rakesh Gandhi is currently supporting the SAP Leonardo portfolio GTM and Solutions Management. A 12-year veteran at SAP, he has been involved in incubating new innovations in Mobile, Cloud for Customer, CEC and now IoT. Guest Rakesh Gandhi
Victor Gonzalez currently serves as the Global VP of IT at UCT. He has been with UCT for nearly 2 years. Prior to this, Victor held the title of System Engineer at Applied Materials for 19 years. Guest Victor Gonzalez
Tony Han is a Senior Director in the SAP Center of Excellence focused on Supply Chain, Manufacturing and IoT (Internet of Things). As a part of the 2008 acquisition of Business Objects, he has spent the past 8 years focused on driving business value from analytics and Big Data as it relates to operations & technology. Prior to this, he spent over 15 years in industry and management consulting focused on global supply chain issues, business intelligence and technology adoption in the public and private sectors. A graduate of the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, Tony also has prior work experience with Ernst & Young, Cambridge Technology and Business Objects. Guest Tony Han
Karsten Hauschild is a Solution Manager for SAP’s Global LoB for Enterprise Asset Management. In this role he advises customers and other SAP Industry Business Units on asset management related topics. With more than 25 years of consulting and product management experience working for a Big 6 consulting company before joining SAP, Karsten has been focusing on SAP’s solution portfolio for service and enterprise asset management and mobile asset management. He also drives go-to-market initiatives around SAP solutions for geo-enabling SAP Business Suite and S/4HANA Asset Management applications. Guest Karsten Hauschild
Dr. Heiko Hecht
Dr. Heiko Hecht studied Business Administration with focus on Information Technology at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. Since 1997 he worked in several areas as Senior Consultant in the Prof. Thome Group. He co-founded IBIS America LLC in 2007 and is since then responsible for Finance, Operations and Personnel. Guest Dr. Heiko Hecht
Richard Howells, VP Solution Management for Supply Chain. 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 Digital Supply Chain and IoT 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 on Forbes, Huffington Post , The Digitalist, and the World Economic Forum. Guest Richard Howells
Rick Imber is the National Vice President for the Extended Supply Chain Center of Excellence. He has over 17 years’ experience at SAP and has worked in all areas of SAP software solutions, in several different capacities from solution engineering, to product management and sales. Rick not only leads the North America Go To Market efforts for S/4HANA, he also has extensive experience in product lifecycle Management, environmental health and safety, enterprise asset management, supplier relationship management and enterprise mobility. Rick holds a bachelor’s of science degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of California, San Diego. Guest Rick Imber
Irfan Khan, CEO and President of Bristlecone, has over two decades of experience in global enterprise business operations. At Bristlecone, Irfan has been leading the company’s global business expansion resulting in consistent double-digit growth. His core competencies include driving digital business transformation, creating sustainable supply chains and innovation in analytics. In his career, he has served in diverse roles in the company managing operations and building customer centric business units. Guest Irfan Khan
Kanth Krishnan, Chief Customer Officer, Intrigo Systems, has been a supply-chain practitioner as well as a consultant. He has even served as a trusted advisor to several companies, small and large. Kanth comes with a rich background of 20+ years of experience and has an enviable track record in designing, deploying and sustaining technology solutions. He was a respected member of SAP's first ever Global APO Competency Center to support the early adoption of APO. Value engineering, value case realization and creating sustenance models are his forte. Kanth earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. Guest Kanth Krishnan
Jeroen Kusters is a senior manager in Deloitte’s Supply Chain Management technology practice with about 10 years of experience. He has a focus on managing and delivering international business process transformation projects, facilitated by SAP package technology. Jeroen has deep experience in implementing innovative planning solutions, with a specialization in Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP). His experience is shared between functional business consulting and SAP implementation skills. Working in this domain, Jeroen had the opportunity to grow from project team member over team lead to project manager on a variety of engagements, both technology implementations as well as pure business improvement projects. Guest Jeroen Kusters
Mike Lackey, SAP’s Global Vice President of Solution Management, LoB Manufacturing, joined 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, Mike has a unique set of knowledge that covers both manufacturing software and design collaboration along with over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing 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 Solution Portfolio to improve their business. Mike 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. Guest Mike Lackey
Jamie Larsen is the Americas SAP Supply Chain Leader at EY. He is a Consulting and Systems Integration executive, with twenty years of Client Delivery and Practice Management experience covering all aspects of Supply Chain Business Transformation for the world’s leading companies. Jamie is on the leading edge of EY’s most complex and strategic supply chain engagements, playing various roles ranging from delivery lead responsibility, client relationship management, quality assurance, through to successful implementation. Recently Jamie led a Supply Chain Transformation for a global agriculture company, consisting of complete business model transformation and complete platform refresh - leveraging a hybrid solution of traditional on premise and cloud applications delivering strategic value allowing for greater customer satisfaction and increased market share. Guest Jamie Larsen
Dirk Lonser is currently serving as SAP Go-to-Market Director and Client Principal for large global key accounts at DXC Technology. In that position, he is leading large transformation projects helping customers achieve their goals and is a trusted advisor for client executives. Previously, Dirk held various leadership positions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP and Atos. Dirk has lived and worked in several locations including Denmark, Germany, and the United States. DXC Technology was formed through the merger of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services and Computer Sciences Corporation in April of 2017. With more than $25B in annual revenue, DXC is the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to deliver beneficial outcomes for their business. Guest Dirk Lonser
David Malik is the Commercialisation and IBP Lead for the EU region within Mondelēz International. Educated in engineering and with over 25 years’ experience in FMCG with a broad cross functional background, including plant management, procurement, planning and logistics. He is a seasoned Supply Chain professional currently responsible for the development and roll out of the Company’s Integrated Business Planning process across 40 markets and 4 categories within the EU region. Previously he led the development and global roll out of the Company’s Innovation framework; I2M (Idea to Market) and project managed key breakthrough NPD programmes such as the Tassimo Brewer System. Guest David Malik
Alan F Mendel
Alan F. Mendel, Vice President of Strategic Consulting, Sales and Marketing, Co-Founder of LeverX, Inc., is responsible for the strategic consulting practice, sales and corporate marketing for LeverX. He is a recognized worldwide authority, author and frequent speaker on methodologies and technology solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM) throughout the extended enterprise and supply chain. He works with mid-sized and large enterprises to identify product lifecycle challenges and how to adopt PLM industry best practices and leverage their investments in SAP solutions to meet their business objectives. Alan has spent almost three decades consulting internationally with organizations from many industries and technology suppliers on the development, use, implementation, and market for solutions to address the product lifecycle. He has a B.S. in Design Engineering and Technology from Brigham Young University. Alan is an avid traveler, outdoorsman, and skier. Guest Alan F Mendel
Dan Miller is a Solution Architect in SAP America’s Supply Chain Center of Excellence. Dan has 22 years of experience in manufacturing and information technology in a variety of roles from manufacturing engineering to IT program management for global firms with complex supply chains. Prior to joining SAP 12 years ago Dan was a project manager in the Automotive industry on global SAP deployments and maintenance management system rollouts. As an SAP program manager and Solution Architect he has helped firms develop and implement solution roadmaps to address a variety of business needs including but not limited to reducing inventory, improving forecasting, increasing collaboration, and expediting international trade. His combination of skills and experience enable him to help businesses understand how SAP’s supply chain solutions can help address business problem Guest Dan Miller
Matt Miller is Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting. He transforms Consumer and Industrial Products companies with complex supply chains and enables their growth through SAP implementations. Matt has over 15 years in the C&IP industry, with 10+ years in SAP Package Technology implementations supporting the Manufacturing sector. His experience includes leadership of Deloitte’s preconfigured SAP Manufacturing Solution, supporting the Strategic Development of the Service Parts Management Industry Solution, large program management, process reengineering, custom application development and systems integration. He also has experience working internationally, managing project teams in different countries. Matt has leveraged his Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional certifications to lead cost reduction and process improvement projects in the technology field in addition to package implementations. He is an expert in planning and managing large Extended Warehouse Management (eWM) implementations. Guest Matt Miller
Jacques Muratori is the North America Managing Director of Molivitas. In the past, he has worked as an Engineering Manager at Bridgestone, Senior Manager at Cap Gemini, Managing Principle at SAP America, and Asst. Partner at IBM North America. Jacques holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. In his role at Movilitas, Jacques is responsible for North American leadership and strategy for all Movilitas solution divisions, focused on building partnerships with customers and partners. Jacques oversees Movilitas’ market-leading We Move Business Unit, helping customers around the world to accelerate performance and drive efficiencies. Guest Jacques Muratori
As the Senior Business Analyst, MES lead at Dana, Tony Pasquinelli is responsible for creating/executing an MES strategy that aligns with the company’s manufacturing strategy and will improve the shop floor of Dana’s plants. He is also responsible for managing the deployments of said MES implementations into production. Tony’s duties also include being responsible for cultivating and maintaining strategic partnerships as well as aligning new technologies in the MES space with Dana’s MES vision. Guest Tony Pasquinelli
As the heartbeat of Intrigo, Padman Ramankutty is a seasoned leader in the ERP and SCM domain with over twenty years of experience. A strategist by nature, he brings forth extensive expertise in deploying new-gen technologies, and serves as a trusted advisor to numerous clients in the SAP space. Padman has written many thought leadership articles and led the transformation of local supply chains to global businesses. Prior to Intrigo, he was the co-founder and CEO of Bristlecone, an IT services company. Padman is also a valued solution architect for SAP products and has designed a ‘capable-to-match’ engine of SAP APO for TI, Motorola, and Intel. Guest Padman Ramankutty
Gisèle Roy, Director, Global Planning at Blount International, is a Canadian born supply chain professional. Growing up in Québec, her career was influenced by the agricultural and forestry manufacturing industry. Gisèle relocated to the Pacific Northwest during a 16-year career at a harvesting manufacturing company to become the Administrator of the company’s newly formed U.S. legal entity. In 2005, Gisèle was hired by Blount International to manage its global customer service department. Since then, she has led various high-profile projects and spent three years in Belgium as European Operations Manager. She returned to Blount’s corporate headquarters in Portland, Oregon in 2014 to take on her current role. Today, Gisèle’s highest priority projects are S&OP maturity and implementation of IBP (Integrated Business Planning). Gisèle loves the fast pace environment of Supply Chain, enjoys a highly diversified global environment, and has a passion for the successful completion of complex projects. Guest Gisèle Roy
Ron Schell is the Director of Business Systems, EAM – Metropolitan Utilities District. Ron has been working with SAP and GIS for just over 20 years. Ron is responsible for supporting enterprise asset management, project management, quality management, and materials management solutions from SAP, SAP Mobile Platform (enterprise mobility), GEO.e, ESRI GIS, OpenText, and Click. Guest Ron Schell
Erik Schrampf is the Solution Principle for S/4HANA in the SAP Center of Excellence. Erik has been with SAP since 2005. During this time, he has held the title of Solution Engineer for both MII and TM as well as Mobile EAM and Field Service, where he has enabled the integration of these SAP solutions into other businesses. Guest Erik Schrampf
Eric Simonson is a Director of Solution Management at SAP, with overall experience of close to 25 years in Supply Chain Management. His current focus is within the Supply Chain Planning area with emphasis on Integrated Business Planning, specifically Response and Supply. His background includes working in industry both in forecast and production scheduling positions. He started his SAP career back in 1999 as a consultant implementing APO at several clients. He then moved to the pre-sales demo team, building and illustrating supply chain solutions for prospective customers. Eric’s current role of 6-plus years is in Solution Management, which includes working with partners, customers, and internal SAP organizations across many industries in order to bring the next generation of SAP’s Supply Chain Planning solutions to the market. Guest Eric Simonson
Parminder Singh is Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting. Parminder’s logistics, warehousing and distribution experience spans over 14 years, including projects and implementations involving SAP’s Warehouse Management and Extended Warehouse Management Modules, and successful implementations for Fortune 500 companies. Parminder is a highly distinguishable strategic advisor, thought leader, and noted industry consultant, with a successful track record of helping clients optimize their end-to-end Supply Chain functions, ranging from incremental improvements to large scale implementations of new capabilities using new technology. Most recently Parminder was involved with a large manufacturer’s transition to Suite on HANA and currently is involved in developing the roadmap to migrate business to S/4 HANA enterprise management. Outside the work environment, Parminder is a passionate about hiking and running. He has run several marathons and half-marathons. Guest Parminder Singh
Brian Soaper, Principal, Business Development at SAP, is a Cincinnati native where he earned an aerospace engineering degree. He has designed products for a number of different industries before joining the software industry. He earned an MBA and has spent the last twenty years, fourteen at Siemens PLM and six at SAP, helping manufacturing companies to improve new product introduction processes. Brian’s passion is helping companies recognize that the new product introduction process requires collaboration across the organization and is not owned or controlled by any one functional area. Guest Brian Soaper
Eric Stratmann currently leads a global Supply Chain transformation project at Albemarle Corporation to implement a new standard of S&OP process and tool. He began his career at Albemarle in 1979 and has held various key positions such as Global Purchasing Director and Director of IT. Eric has over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain Management. Guest Eric Stratmann
John Sullivan is the Director of Innovation in the NA Analytics Center of Excellence at SAP. John has spent his career leading companies through continuous improvement processes, growth and retrenchment cycles by uncovering strategic challenges and developing solutions that mitigate and control those business influencers. His work in predictive and prescriptive analytics has spanned from preferred vendor lead-time strategies, human resources discrimination identification, supply chain optimization, naval surface weapons strategy, and nuclear energy human performance factors & root cause investigations. His undergraduate degree is in Analytical Chemistry and he has a Masters in Management Science / Operation Research from Duke University. Guest John Sullivan
Ryan Szostek has spent 12+ years of consulting experience scoping, designing, and implementing SAP based Enterprise solutions with a specialization on Supply Chain and Manufacturing operations. He has spent the last two years as Deloitte Supply Chain Lead for S/4HANA building the Deloitte practice and pre-configured systems capabilities. Ryan owns the continued development of the SAP Certified Deloitte Exponential Supply Chain Pre-configured Platform. He has global implementation experience managing large teams to rollout SAP solutions in back office and on the shop floors of large consumer and industrial products companies with large geo-graphic scope and plant footprint. Ryan focuses on the development of optimized processes enabled by leading edge technologies to extract value from operations. Guest Ryan Szostek
Laz Uriza is a Senior Solution Principal for the SAP Extended Supply Chain Center of Excellence. He was born and raised in Mexico City. Growing up, his career was influenced by the O&G and Consumer products industry. Laz has over 10 years of experience in Supply Chain. Since joining SAP in 2011, he has worked in various areas of SAP software solutions, in several different capacities, starting from an MBA Leadership rotation program, to product/program management, and Center of Excellence. Laz not only contributes to the North America Go To Market efforts for S/4HANA, he has extensive experience in Internet of Things, business analytics, supplier/customer relationship management, and enterprise mobility. Laz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Business Management from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City, as well as an MBA from Rice University in Houston. Guest Laz Uriza
Kevin Warmerdam is the Head of S/4HANA and IoT Go-To-Market inside SAP’s NA Center of Excellence. He has over 15 years’ experience, the majority of which has been in the IoT and telecommunications space. During his nearly 4 years inside SAP Kevin has supported a number of roles and has had the opportunity to help lead multiple digital transformation initiatives. He has worked across a range of industries including Retail, High Tech and Manufacturing. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and computer science from Saint Mary’s College of CA, and studied artificial intelligence in his post graduate work at San Diego State University. Guest Kevin Warmerdam
Windie Wilson has over 14 years of consulting experience and over 6 years of experience in Project Management and Business Impact Analysis. She has worked in a variety of industries and has a strong understanding of the critical business process issues facing companies today. Her other strengths are in remedying projects that are facing challenges in management or implementations issues. She is responsible for assessing and identifying the current and future needs of SAP clients. Windie is also responsible for Solution Architecture and has extensive background in managing and leading software implementations and business processes analysis for local and global initiatives. Her industry experience includes Utilities & Power Generation, Automotive, Building Materials, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Biotechnology (Bio-Tech), Public Security & Defense (DOD), Food & Beverages, and High-Tech, Electrical & Electronics (E&E). Guest Windie Wilson
Michael Yadgar is the Americas SAP Leader at EY. He is a Consulting and Systems Integration executive, with 20 years of Client Delivery and Practice Management experience covering all aspects of Business Transformation for the world’s leading companies. Michael is consistently engaged in EY’s most complex and strategic engagements, playing roles ranging from delivery lead responsibility, client relationship management, quality assurance, through to successful implementation. Recently he managed a program which peaked at over 1,200 team members on a multi-year journey to enable “enterprise connectivity” for one of the largest private companies with revenues of over 130B USD, to bring together over 70 distinct and diverse businesses ranging from agri-business, metals, financial services, animal health and nutrition. One of the most complex and largest in the SAP practice, this was recognized as driving true industry innovation for this company and within the SAP Ecosystem. Guest Michael Yadgar
Adam Zeckel is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. Adam has more than 12 years of experience in tool agnostic Business Intelligence solutions. He has gained this experience in the design, development, and implementation of BI globally, primarily in SAP Business Warehouse, HANA, and Business Objects environments. Adam has experience playing key roles including hands-on implementation, blueprinting, creating roadmaps, and developing business cases and strategies for several SAP HANA projects including BW on HANA, HANA Enterprise Edition, S4 HANA, and Simple Finance powered by HANA. In recent roles, he has helped shape the direction of big data analytics for companies across industries including fashion, retail, utilities, media & entertainment, and distribution. Guest Adam Zeckel