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Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

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January 10th 2018:Game-Changers Crystal Ball 2018 Predictions - Part 4

The buzz: Welcome to 2018! If your #1 business wish is to know what 2018 holds for your company, your industry and the world, we’ve got the next best thing. We’re bringing you predictions from 70 thought leaders about the technologies, strategies, and trends that can help you grow and compete in 2018 and beyond. Pour a cup of Joe, Earl, or Dom, and join us for SAP Game-Changers Radio 2018 Predictions–Part 4 live. And mark your calendar for Jan. 17 [Part 5]. All episodes will be available on-demand. You’ll hear from Amit Rustagi, Western Digital; Tom Raftery, SAP; Frank D. Geisler, ERPsourc

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Amit Rustagi

Amit Rustagi is a Big Data Technologist with Western Digital. He is an expert with many years of industry experience in using distributed systems for machine learning and processing very large datasets in several domains like semiconductor manufacturing, ecommerce, and Web Analytics. In the past, Amit was a Big Data Technologist at Yahoo! and eBay for building Large Scale distributed processing systems.
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Tom Raftery

Tom Raftery is a Global Vice President for SAP, an adjunct professor at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo, and a board advisor for a number of start-ups. Before joining SAP Tom worked as an independent industry analyst focusing on the Internet of Things, Energy and CleanTech and as a Futurist for Gerd Leonhardt’s Futures Agency. Tom has a very strong background in technology and social media having worked in the industry since 1991. He is the co-founder of an Irish software development company, a social media consultancy, and is co-founder and director of a hyper energy-efficient data center. Tom also worked as an Analyst for industry analyst firm RedMonk, leading their GreenMonk pract
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Frank D. Geisler

Frank D. Geisler is CEO and CMO of ERPsourcing AG in Zurich, Switzerland. He grew up in Germany but is now living in the outskirts of Zurich, Switzerland. Frank is an IT veteran who spent over 36 years in the industry. Prior roles included CIO of "Labor Prof. Seelig", Sales Management at Commodore Germany, Deputy General Manager at J.D. Edwards Central and Eastern Europe, Managing Director at MRO Software Germany and EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa) and Partner Account Manager at SAP Switzerland. Frank studied Informatics and Mathematics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and is a specialist for CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems). He is also President of the Swiss ch
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Kirsten Boileau

In her role as a Head of Regional Engagement & Social Selling at SAP, Kirsten Boileau is responsible for the dynamic collaborations and partnerships between global and regional marketing teams, as well as the continued development of the stellar Social Selling programs at SAP. As a member of the Global Marketing team and 11-year veteran of SAP, Kirsten is an expert in social selling, digital marketing, and leadership. Kirsten has deep expertise in personal branding, LinkedIn and LinkedIn Sales Navigator and has recently been named to the Top 100 Social Selling Influencers list, ranking at #40.
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Chandran Saravana

Chandran Saravana, Senior Director, Advanced Analytics SAP, brings over 20 years of experience in the technology sector. He has held various roles in consulting, research & development, product management and marketing with a focus on analytics and big data. He's written numerous papers and is a frequent speaker on topics related to analytics, artificial intelligence, big data and cloud. Prior to SAP, Chandran consulted “C" level executives on the consulting engagements and advised on Cloud, Big Data, IoT and Analytics Strategy and Technology direction. Chandran holds MBA from Martha and Love School of Business, Masters in Physics and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from Bha
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Bill Powell

Bill Powell is the Director of Enterprise Architecture for Automotive Resources International (ARI), the largest privately-held fleet management company in the world. Bill is directly responsible for leading the evolution of ARI’s global IT system architecture in support of its business strategy and is currently focused on expanding ARI’s products and services within its European operations. Bill is a passionate analytics advocate with a specialty in coupling in-memory systems with IoT information to drive innovation within the automotive market. He provides keynote speeches on the global stage focusing on how organizations that intertwine analytics with core business functions can create
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Michele Hovet

Michele Hovet is the Client and Partner Innovation Director for KSM Consulting. Michele brings over 25 years of public sector technology leadership to KSMC. Her vast experience includes strategic technology implementation that provides clients with the ability to fully engage and serve their constituents. Her ability to empathetically understand challenges as well as uncover opportunities in the public sector stems from her experience as Deputy City Manager for the City of Arvada, Colorado. As the city’s Chief Information Officer and through empowering her staff, the City of Arvada was recognized year-after-year as a top ten digital city. She was named Top 25 Doer Dreamer and Driver by Gov
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Roger Quinlan

Roger Quinlan is Senior Vice President of the SAP Global Partner Managed Cloud and Cloud BPO organization, a group that helps develop new channels to market for delivery of SAP solutions in the cloud. Over the course of his 20-year career at SAP, he has been responsible for global strategic services partners and has held leading roles in sales, services, and delivery operations. Roger serves as the Executive Sponsor for SAP’s Community Outreach program, directing SAP’s charitable giving and volunteer activities for Silicon Valley. He has also been a Board Member of The Tech Museum of Innovation since 2008, where he focuses on developing corporate relationships and The Tech Challenge. He is
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Nathan Ott

Nathan Ott is the author of The DNA Of A Game Changer and The DNA Of A Game-Changing Team as well as co-Founder and CEO of The GC Index® – the only digital instrument to identify, assess and develop corporate Game Changers regardless of age, gender, race or level. Working with a myriad of commercial and non-profit organisations, Nathan helps employees understand how they can make an impact and he helps leaders create game-changing teams. Prior to eg.1 Nathan began his career in research working for a growth accelerator specialist within the technology and professional services sectors; after three years he joined an international consultancy providing business and technology solutions. Nat
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Cara DeGraff

Cara DeGraff is the vice president of Product Management at Vistex, Inc., the global software provider that enables clients to drive revenue by managing master data, contracts, pricing, rebates, and incentive programs. As vice president, she is responsible for a variety of activities designed to guide product development and educate audiences about the Vistex product suites. Cara has worked for both manufacturers and distributors across many industries for 15+ years before Vistex, managing and implementing a myriad of business processes, always with the help of SAP software.
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Vanessa Edmonds

Vanessa Edmonds is a results-driven utility industry strategist, research analyst, author and speaker who combines academics, research and professional industry experience and relationships to help clients de-risk decisions, seize opportunities and prepare for the future. As the leader of TMG’s research practice, Research. Innovate. Materialize Solutions (RIMSolutions™), her specialties include primary and secondary research, market analysis, best practice story-telling, risk mitigation, vendor and solution expertise, go-to-market strategies, market development, alliance and partnership strategies, service development/road maps, opportunity assessment and competitive positioning. Vanessa s
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David Den Boer

David Den Boer founded Column5 Consulting in 2005. A dedicated professional services practitioner and entrepreneur, he has applied his significant technical delivery experience and broad experience providing solutions across a wide variety of industries and raising the standards for what success means within EPM. As a founding principal with the launch of Column5, David sought to extend the focus of EPM beyond just implementing technology, assembling a team of business process visionaries and senior product talent with unmatched ability to deliver world-class EPM solutions. Under David´s leadership, Column5 has evolved beyond its reputation for technically superior solutions to be an influ
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Windie Wilson

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 exp
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Brian Katz

Brian Katz is the director of Mobile Strategy for EUC in the office of the CTO for VMware, responsible for setting the direction for VMware’s end user computing. Previously Brian was the head of End User Experience and Innovation at Sanofi. Prior to that, he managed mobile initiatives, including mobilizing the salesforce, handling BYOD and COPE initiatives, and enabling new devices and form factors for success. He has more than 20 years of experience managing and implementing IT processes and leading high performance teams. Brian started his career with a multinational New York financial company as an email architect, designing and maintaining their email and communications systems. He lat
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David Parrish

David Parrish is SAP’s Senior Global Marketing Director for the Industrial Machinery & Components industry. Before joining SAP, David held various product and industry marketing positions with J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, and QAD going back to 1999. Prior to J.D. Edwards, Dave held transportation, warehouse, manufacturing, purchasing, and materials management roles in the industrial, automotive, and medical device sectors. Dave has a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois-Urbana, an MBA in Transportation Management from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from the American Production and Inventory Control Society (
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap 24/10/2018 08:00 24/10/2018 09:00 Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap The buzz: Welcome to 2018! If your #1 business wish is to know what 2018 holds for your company, your industry and the world, we’ve got the next best thing. We’re bringing you predictions from 70 thought leaders about the technologies, strategies, and trends that can help you grow and compete in 2018 and beyond. Pour a cup of Joe, Earl, or Dom, and join us for SAP Game-Changers Radio 2018 Predictions–Part 4 live. And mark your calendar for Jan. 17 [Part 5]. All episodes will be available on-demand. You’ll hear from Amit Rustagi, Western Digital; Tom Raftery, SAP; Frank D. Geisler, ERPsourcing AG; Kirsten Boileau, SAP; Chandran Saravana, SAP; Bill Powell, ARI Fleet; Michele Hovet, KSM Consulting; Roger Quinlan, SAP; Nathan Ott, The GC Index®; Cara DeGraff, Vistex; Vanessa Edmonds, TMG Consulting; David Den Boer, Column5 Consulting; Windie Wilson, SAP; Brian Katz, VMware; David Parrish, SAP. Happy New Year from SAP Game-Changers Radio! VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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