Robert J. "Rob" Brooks, Global Solution Consultant, IBM Client Success, has worked in eCommerce for nearly 20 years helping multi-national clients manage their IBM-spend through SAP/Ariba and other eProcurement platforms. His projects with commercial and Federal clients ranged from sourcing, procurement, catalogs, eInvoicing, payments and services procurement. He spent over 3 years at Ariba as part of the Supplier Programs team helping to build relationships and value for Strategic Suppliers on the Ariba Network. In his current role at IBM, he represents IBM as a supplier and manages the IBM-Seller/SAP/Ariba relationship, Client eProcurement IT requirements and complex engagements for IBM's Client Success team.