Rob Mihalko is Vice President of Business Networks for Ariba, an SAP Company. Rob has played an instrumental role in growing Ariba Network’s customer community to over 1.7 million companies and driving the growth of Ariba’s Network business to supporting over $USD 600 billion in transaction value world-wide. He has played a key role in the launch and marketing of Ariba Network, Ariba’s Financial Solutions, Ariba Discovery, Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain and Ariba’s On-Demand Sourcing, Contracts and Procurement solutions. Previously, Rob held marketing, business development, and finance roles at Microsoft, Disney, and Intel. He was also a management consultant with A.T. Kearney. Rob holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. Rob was quoted in STORES Magazine, https://nrf.com/news/self-promotion, on how retailers can leverage business networks to grow their B2B channel.