Dale Young currently leads IBM's GBS SAP Global Center of Competency driving Emerging Solutions & Technology; Project Deployment; Strategic Solutioning; and the Lab for SAP Solutions. He has been responsible for the delivery of SAP architecture and enterprise strategies, data and analytics strategies, centers of excellence, enterprise portal strategies, and solutions across North America and Europe. In this role, Dale has led some of IBM’s largest strategy and transformation projects across industry-leading banking, insurance, electronics, and pharmaceutical/medical device manufacturers in Europe and North America. Additionally, he has pioneered some of IBM’s latest advances in SAP Methodology & Tools including the use of iRise across the full lifecycle of SAP implementations to improve the quality and completeness of designs and accelerate solution delivery. Prior to joining IBM, Dale held various senior management roles in the information and technology services industry.