Real-time Supply Chain Collaboration in the Cloud

August 2, 2016
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The buzz: 'Chain, chain, chain.' Effective supply chain operation is vital for manufacturers and retailers, but the forces of globalization, outsourcing, pricing pressures, new technologies, emerging competitors, and fast-changing market conditions pose critical challenges. How to get past the hurdles? Cloud-based business networks provide seamless integration for real-time collaboration between internal planning systems and all suppliers to drive efficiencies and savings across the supply chain. Are you ready to digitize? The experts speak. Padman Ramankutty, Intrigo: 'The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place' George Bernard Shaw. Keith Baranowski, SAP: 'Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care' Theodore Roosevelt. Marko Navala, SAP Ariba: 'A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.' General George S. Patton. Join us for Real-time Supply Chain Collaboration in the Cloud.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of more than 25 weekly business thought leadership talk series presented by SAP under the banner of Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio, which debuted in 2011. In a uniquely lively, unscripted roundtable discussion format, Game-Changers offers a broad range of expert business and technology insights to a global business audience.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, on-demand deployments, and mobile devices.

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Keith Baranowski


Keith Baranowski is Vice President of sales for SAP in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. His responsibilities include growing SAP’s commerce network and helping companies streamline procurement, accounting, cash management and subcontracting business processes. Keith has been with SAP for 10 years in leadership roles focused on Supply Chain, Product Lifecycle Management, Manufacturing and Operations solutions. He previously worked at Oracle, PeopleSoft and i2 Technologies in management positions in sales, marketing and product development. Prior, Keith worked as a Sales Engineer at Intel. Keith’s community activities include leadership roles with his local Boy Scout Troop and for SAP’s partnership with KaBOOM!, providing safe places for children to play in underprivileged neighborhoods. SAP and KaBOOM have built 8 playgrounds for Bay Area children. He is also involved with the Tijuana Ministry through St. Simon’s Church, which builds five houses each year for families in Tijuana. View Guest page

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Rob Brooks


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. View Guest page

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Bridget Carter


Bridget Carter joined Caesars Entertainment in November 2009 as Manager of Supplier Diversity. Prior to Caesars, she worked in the utility industry with 20 years of experience in Supplier Diversity, Economic Development, Communications and Customer Service. In her role, Bridget is responsible for the creation, implementation and management of key supplier diversity initiatives for Caesars’ properties in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Iowa. Major emphasis is placed on managing relationships with diverse businesses by mentoring and helping them grow in capacity, designing and executing supplier educational and outreach events (across the country and in new markets) to communicate about Caesars projects and “How to do Business” with the company. She has worked tirelessly as an advocate for supplier diversity both internal and external to the company. Bridget maintains involvement with many diverse and business organizations on a local, regional and national level. View Guest page

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