Tim Hood is Global Vice President of Strategic Technologies, Chief Solution Architect for Retail at SAP. He has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry. Tim held leadership roles in development, architecture and product management organizations during his career. Since 1999, Tim has been focused on providing innovative solutions to the retail industry. Tim is the solution management lead for strategic technologies in the retail industry including In-Memory technology, analytics, mobility, and cloud platforms. Aligned with the strategic technology platforms, Tim is also responsible for ISV partnerships in retail. Tim has been active in the retail industry, including working with NRF-ARTS since 2001, joining SAP in 2006 through the acquisition of Triversity, where he was the lead of the product development organization.