27-29 April, 2021 | Digital Event

International SAP Conference for Building Materials

Cross-Industry Event with the SAP Conferences for Chemicals; Forest Products, Paper & Packaging; Mining & Metals

Meet Our Speakers

Kai Aldinger, Solution Manager - Digital Supply Chain, Industry 4.0 and IOT, SAP

Kai Aldinger, Solution Manager - Digital Supply Chain, Industry 4.0 and IOT, SAP

Working at SAP with more than 20 years of experience in the area of Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing. My main interest is to drive the Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Manufacturing in the Mill Products and Mining industries by bringing together information technology (IT) with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)/Industrie 4.0. 

Domingo Amunátegui, Vice President of Supply Chain, Arauco

Domingo Amunátegui, Vice President of Supply Chain, Arauco

Domingo Amunátegui serves as Vice President of Supply Chain and oversees the planning and logistics teams. His responsibilities in North America include demand planning, production planning, transportation, and distribution for ARAUCO products manufactured through both domestic and South American operations. Domingo holds an industrial engineering degree and master’s degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Markus Armbruster, Vice President IT & Digital, Hansgrohe SE

Markus Armbruster, Vice President IT & Digital, Hansgrohe SE

Leading the Digital Transformation Strategy “Digital+” with a holistic focus on: Connected Products, People Mindset Development, Process Optimization and Customer Interaction.

Leadership of the global IT & Digital team of ~90 employees with a focus on: DevOps team structure, One IT mindset, servant leadership model, IT strategy design with clear alignment and support for the corporate strategy (Simplify ITSM, New Ways of Work, HANA-Transformation, Connected Products, B2B Commerce)

Leadership of Business Unit Digital team of ~17 employees with a focus on: Product- and Business Development, agile and classic project management models, close collaboration with local markets, collaboration with the Startups

Sven Arnauts, Senior Manager & Board Member, Delaware

Sven Arnauts, Senior Manager & Board Member, Delaware

Sven is responsible for the delaware.ai team. Together with his team of experts they improve the performance of their clients by developing solutions in the field of Data, Language, Vision and IoT, taking full advantage of the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence.

Christian Bach, CEO, CLC xinteg GmbH

Christian Bach, CEO, CLC xinteg GmbH

Christian is the Founder and CEO of CLC xinteg GmbH; and has advised companies across all industries for more than 25 years as a business analyst and architect for process-oriented SAP integration solutions. Business Process Technology, Case Management as well as Workflow- and Document Management are his main focuses in the field of Digital Transformation and Simplification.

Along with business processes, he identifies and analyzes complex requirements of involved departments, and converts concepts and guidelines into simplified SAP solutions. 

 

 

Elina Boychenko, Vice President for Digitalization and Transformation, EUROCEMENT

Elina Boychenko, Vice President for Digitalization and Transformation, EUROCEMENT

Elina Boychenko graduated from Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation and business school INSEAD. She has over 20 years of work experience. Before joining EUROCEMENT group Elina Boychenko worked for Metalloinvest, TNK-BP and Rosneft companies. Since March 2019, she has held the position of Vice President for digitalization and transformation at EUROCEMENT group.

Stylianos Chiotellis, Business Lead for IoT, T.Con

Stylianos Chiotellis, Business Lead for IoT, T.Con

Stylianos Chiotellis is the ex-Founder and ex-CEO of Factor.E, currently the business lead for IoT at T.Con. Digitalising the manufacturing space one machine at a time for the past 5 years. I also managed our product FactorE.OS: a connectivity and analytics, cloud-based platform with an innovative machine learning stack at its core. Always hungry for IoT and machine learning, especially its applications in manufacturing. Mechanical engineer at heart, having studied, researched, developed and marketed industrial IT solutions for more than 10 years. In my spare time I give talks on industrial IoT and how ML can advance it.

Paula Clark, Managing Director - Global SAP Natural Resources Lead, Accenture

Paula Clark, Managing Director - Global SAP Natural Resources Lead, Accenture

Paula Clark is a managing director at Accenture and leads the global SAP practice for the natural resources industries. She has more than 20 years of experience working on large-scale business transformation projects, with a particular specialization in leading global SAP-based programs. Paula is a passionate consultant who enjoys bringing innovative business and IT advisory solutions to her clients. She resides in Melbourne.

Lon Cohen, Solution Architect Delivery, Illumiti

Lon Cohen, Solution Architect Delivery, Illumiti

Accomplished leader by creating vision and purpose, handling multiple initiatives, and bringing unity to cross-discipline teams. Proficient at building relationships within IT and across the business, to allow people to grow while simultaneously delivering company goals. Experienced in roles from performing configuration to long term strategy. Track record of delivering integrated solutions, across diverse platforms, with cross-functional teams. Over 20 years of experience in SAP, across many modules and products. Always curious. 

Adam Compain, Founder & CEO, ClearMetal

Adam Compain, Founder & CEO, ClearMetal

Adam Compain is the Founder & CEO of ClearMetal. Prior to ClearMetal, Adam spent 5 years at Google launching their geoCommerce technology and 19 years as the Executive Director of SEND, the nonprofit he founded. Adam holds five technology patents, two degrees from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Stanford.

Patrick Crampton-Thomas, Head of Digital Asset Management SAP Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Patrick Crampton-Thomas, Head of Digital Asset Management SAP Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Patrick Crampton-Thomas is VP Digital Asset Management in SAP’s Solution Management Organization. Responsible for the solution strategy and Go-to-Market of SAP’s Intelligent Asset Management and Service Management cloud and S/4 HANA suite, working closely with SAP customers in service and maintenance intensive industries. Patrick joined SAP in 2005, since then he has held a number of regional and global roles responsible for Supply Chain, R&D, Procurement, and Asset Management including Solution Management, Business Development, and Sales. Prior to SAP, Patrick worked in supply chain operations and logistics before moving into the software industry enabling digital transformation with various companies including i2 Technologies, Oracle, and SSA with a focus on Supply Chain Management, Operations, and Procurement. Patrick lives near London with his family, cycles a lot, and studied at Exeter University.

Rohit Dave, SAP PLM – Lead Chemical Industry, Deloitte Germany

Rohit Dave, SAP PLM – Lead Chemical Industry, Deloitte Germany

Rohit Dave is a product development & supply chain consultant with 8 years of management consulting experience. He specializes in PLM assesments,process design and implementaion in process industry space with a special focus on target driven recipes development, ERP/MES integration,product compliance and saftey management.

His value proposition is in bringing together an integrated product development process which has aspects of design for manufacturing, compliance and cost.

Jorge Díaz, BI Business Partner, Cementos Progreso

Jorge Díaz, BI Business Partner, Cementos Progreso

Information Technology professional with more than 20 years of technical experience in the entire life cycle of Software projects. System Engineer and Master in Business Administration International Consultant and Project Manager for data management and analytics projects at the United Nations in New York, IT Manager at Kingo Energy startup leading the cloud data management and analytics transformation IT Manager for the USAID-funded Fiscal and Procurement Reform Project at Guatemala Currently BI & Analytics Business Partner for Cementos Progreso.

Dr. Sebastian Dittrich, Head of Group "Processing & Recovery", Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP

Dr. Sebastian Dittrich, Head of Group "Processing & Recovery", Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP

Born in Allgäu-region close to the Alps in southern Germany - Study of applied Mineralogy at the university of Erlangen, Nuremberg from 2004 - 2010 - PhD thesis on the in-situ quantification of amorphous materials in cement based blends - Since 2014 employee at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP - Since 2018 Head of Group "Processing and Recovery" - Expertise in the processing and treatment of mineral/inorganic material enabling it´s reuse in "building applications"

Sergey Dunaev, CIO, Severstal

Sergey Dunaev, CIO, Severstal

Sergey graduated from the department of Management in Power Engineering at the State University of Management (Moscow). Worked for EuroChem and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Then for 8 years – until October 2014 – Sergey worked at Severstal, where he consistently held the positions of an IFRS Manager, head of the Finance Department of the ERP project office, project manager of the SSC, head of the Deployment Department of the ERP project office, head of the SAP Delivery and support center. Since October 2014, Sergey has worked at SAP, where he led a team of service and support partners responsible for interaction with strategic customers in the CIS market: Gazprom, LUKOIL, Severstal, Sberbank, Metalloinvest, NLMK, Samruk and others. In May 2017, he was appointed CIO at Severstal Management.

Lennard Eichler, Team Leader SAP Customer Cloud, Informatics, Hörmann KG

Lennard Eichler, Team Leader SAP Customer Cloud, Informatics, Hörmann KG

Bio coming soon

Chris Glander, Industry Advisor North America, SAP

Chris Glander, Industry Advisor North America, SAP

Chris Glander is the North America Industry Lead for the Mill Products and Mining Industries at SAP. He is an enterprise technology and operations leader with over twenty- five years of comprehensive experience in Mill Products environments, executing operational improvement strategies through technology. He focuses on enabling operational excellence and profitable growth with SAP solutions for Mill Products and Mining companies.

Dr. Uwe Grigoleit, Senior Vice President and General Manager SAP S/4HANA, SAP SE

Dr. Uwe Grigoleit, Senior Vice President and General Manager SAP S/4HANA, SAP SE

Dr. Uwe Grigoleit is globally responsible for end-to-end Go to Market and Solution Management of SAP S/4HANA on premise and private Cloud and acts as a solution evangelist with customers, press and analysts. Together with the development organization he works on the future strategy and roadmap of S/4HANA.This includes the positioning and messaging of the solution. He held roles in development, project management and product management, built up a solution sales organization and was part of the Swiss Management Team. In 2011 he took over the overall responsibility for the solution management of HANA applications and the business development of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA at SAP AG.

Annika Hedberg, Head of Programme, European Policy Centre (EPC)

Annika Hedberg, Head of Programme, European Policy Centre (EPC)

Annika Hedberg is the Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme at European Policy Centre (EPC), an independent think tank based in Brussels, Belgium. She joined the EPC in 2010 and over the years has worked on a wide range of policy areas, including climate, energy, environment, health, and industrial transformation. In her role as the Head of Programme, she aims to promote discussion on the foundations and drivers for a more sustainable and competitive European economy. Through her work she aims to explore linkages across sectors and policy areas that are needed for the green transition. She regularly writes, moderates events and speaks on these topics. Prior to joining the EPC, she worked at the Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, a policy think tank in Helsinki, and at the Finnish Foreign Ministry. She has a LL.M. in Public International Law from the Helsinki University and a BSc in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics.

Erik Hellemans, Managing Director – European SAP Chemicals & Natural Resources Lead, Accenture

Erik Hellemans, Managing Director – European SAP Chemicals & Natural Resources Lead, Accenture

Erik Hellemans is a managing director at Accenture and is part of the Intelligent Platform Services group. With extensive experience in chemicals and natural resources, he leads the European SAP practice for those industries. Erik helps companies leverage SAP to become intelligent enterprises, collaborating with them to design, develop, implement and manage their digital transformation journeys. In addition, he was the sponsor of Accenture’s SAP co-development work for the chemical industry. Erik resides in Brussels. 

Nuria Herbosa Saiz, Industry Senior Principal - Technology, Accenture

Nuria Herbosa Saiz, Industry Senior Principal - Technology, Accenture

Nuria Herbosa Saiz is a senior manager in Accenture’s Technology services group. She has developed her career working with companies in the metals, forest products and building materials industries. Nuria has experience in lead-to-order and order-to-cash processes and large international transformational programs with SAP implementations. She has an MBA from Universidad Comercial de Deusto and resides in Bilbao.

Tony Kasten, Chief Financial Officer, Monarch Cement

Tony Kasten, Chief Financial Officer, Monarch Cement

Tony is Chief Financial Officer at Monarch Cement Company. The Monarch Cement Company manufactures and markets cement, established in 1908. Before his current role, Tony was Secretary-Treasurer, Controller, and Sr. Accountant at Monarch Cement. Tony has been with the Monarch Cement Company since 2002.

Thomas Kirmayr, General Manager Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance, Fraunhofer Society

Thomas Kirmayr, General Manager Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance, Fraunhofer Society

Thomas holds an MBA, Dipl in Economics. His current function is the Managing Director Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance. Prior to this he was the Head of SME 4.0 Competence Center Planning and Building Education. He holds a Diploma in Industrial Engineering, from the University for Applied Science Rosenheim, Executive MBA at RWTH Aachen University and University of St. Gallen Core.

His competence areas include:• Business development and networks • BIM and digital planning and construction • Innovation and Process Management (TRIZ, E-OCVM, Reverse Process Design, SCRUM) • Innovative solutions of technical building equipment • Industrially manufactured building system solutions and modular construction

Stephan Klein, Vice President, Services Oil & Gas, Energy & Resources EMEA, SAP

Stephan Klein, Vice President, Services Oil & Gas, Energy & Resources EMEA, SAP

Relentless optimist, digital passionate | views are my own.


Senior executive in the software branch with 22+ year’s professional experience at SAP and in the energy and natural resources (ENR) industry sector. Member of SAP’s Global Leadership Team (GLT), head of SAP® Model Company and global head of Services for Energy and Natural Resources Industries.


As a global general manager worldwide responsible for business strategy, delivery, and personnel. deeply committed to making SAP the partner of choice for business’ Intelligent Enterprise Transformation. Held several executive leadership and business management positions at SAP. Passionate about digital, industry thought leadership and business excellence; proven capabilities in talent development, strategy design and execution. Well connected in the industry, produce ‚Points of view’ articles, attend and host Industry seminars; speak at international events such as World Petroleum Congress.


Master degree in Computer Sciences from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany and a degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Stefan Krauss, SVP, General Manager Discrete Manufacturing Industries and Energy & Natural Resources, SAP SE

Stefan Krauss, SVP, General Manager Discrete Manufacturing Industries and Energy & Natural Resources, SAP SE

Stefan Krauss holds the role as General Manager of Discrete Manufacturing Industries & Energy and Natural Resources at SAP. Together with his team, he helps customers to run, grow and transform their business networks to better serve their customers in a digitized world. This includes the integrated management of the cluster Discrete Industries with Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, High Tech and Industrial Machinery & Components, and the cluster Energy and Natural Resources with Chemical, Mill Products & Mining, Oil, Gas & Energy and Utilities. Stefan Krauss joined SAP in 1990 and has held numerous leadership positions. He has more than 30 years of experience in IT management, sales, consulting and product management.

Dr. Marko Lange, Solution Manager, SAP

Dr. Marko Lange, Solution Manager, SAP

Dr. Marko Lange is solution manager at SAP SE and in that role responsible for S/4HANA Chemicals and compliance, PLM and sustainability solutions for the chemical industry. He also runs solution portfolio management representing chemicals in portfolio planning and taking care of roadmap updates, transformation navigator content and the industry value map.

Steven Lenaerts, Partner, Delaware

Steven Lenaerts, Partner, Delaware

Steven is leading a team of +200 experts implementing Industry 4.0 & Emerging Technologies based solutions (e.g. AI, AR/VR, IoT, …) at many customers. Starting from the business value/challenges and translating this into tangible solutions, what he calls “applied innovations”.

Mario E. López López, Senior Manager - Technology Consulting, Accenture

Mario E. López López, Senior Manager - Technology Consulting, Accenture

Mario E. López López is a senior manager and solution architect at Accenture within the SAP Business Group. With more than 20 years of consulting and technical experience, he’s specialized in supporting industrial companies through digital transformation by leveraging SAP technology. Mario is currently focused on the strategic co-development of SAP Intelligent Asset Management solutions. He is based in Madrid.

Carlos Augusto Mantilla Espinosa, IT Enterprise Architecture Director, CEMEX

Carlos Augusto Mantilla Espinosa, IT Enterprise Architecture Director, CEMEX

Currently the Solutions & Architect IT Director at CEMEX Central, Carlos Augusto is responsible for Tech Evolution, App.Lifecycle Mgmt., Tech Standards and protect IT investment by defining technology evolution via proper governance and collaborative framework+20 years experience in Information Technology, Proven experience in IT Application Strategy, IT Architecture, Software Development, Project Management, IT Continuous Improvement and Cost Containment, System Architectures, and Software Development.He has a high proficiency leading multicultural technical groups oriented to business results, and his specialties include leadership of Development Factories and App.Lifecycle Mgmt. He also has experience in Mobile Apps Enablements as well ERPs large enablement projects.Carlos Augusto holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Thomas Meinel, SVP & Head of Indirect Procurement, Evonik Industries AG

Thomas Meinel, SVP & Head of Indirect Procurement, Evonik Industries AG

Thomas studied Industrial Engineering & Management at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. He worked for about 6 years in different positions at Röhm, Braun and Gillette. In 2002, he joined Evonik Industries AG, here he held roles in IT and business, also leading the Evonik Process Organization. From 2014 on he was SVP & Head of IT Application Management, being responsible for the global rollout of the ERP platform. Since 2019 he is SVP & Head of Indirect Procurement. 

Magnus Meier, Global Head of Wholesale Distribution, SAP

Magnus Meier, Global Head of Wholesale Distribution, SAP

Magnus Meier is the Global Head of the Wholesale Distribution Industry Business Unit at SAP. Representing the industry inside and outside of SAP, he works to provide industry thought leadership, portfolio direction, and the global go-to-market strategy. Magnus started with SAP in 1998 and acquired extensive cross-industry, solution, services, and support knowledge throughout his career. He has held a variety of positions internationally, from consultant in Germany to Manager of Industry Business Development teams in Japan and the United States. Magnus has a Master’s degree in economics from the Gerhard Mercator University in Duisburg with a special focus on East-Asia.

Dr. Daniel Neuhäuser, Head of ERP Core Solutions, Villeroy & Boch

Dr. Daniel Neuhäuser, Head of ERP Core Solutions, Villeroy & Boch

Bio coming soon 

Björn Ohnemus, Team Lead Global Digital Marketing, Hansgrohe SE

Björn Ohnemus, Team Lead Global Digital Marketing, Hansgrohe SE

Bio coming soon

Kari Pietilainen, Head of Solution and Business Development, TietoEVRY Finland Oy

Kari Pietilainen, Head of Solution and Business Development, TietoEVRY Finland Oy

A new journey starts - digitalization, big data, AI/ML, cloud platforms, open source, software containers and microservice architectures, APIs, hybrid clouds, etc. - changes both how software is build & run and how software is used in business. And all this new need to be connected / embedded to existing IT landscape - somehow similar situation than with Internet and "HTML port 80" 20 years ago - read my career below.I join TietoEVRY and with 24 000 colleagues we will help you in this new era.

Robbie Plourde, Chief Revenue Officer, DataXstream

Robbie Plourde, Chief Revenue Officer, DataXstream

Chief Revenue Officer, Robbie Plourde leads DataXstream’s sales and marketing teams on delivering high-touch, success-driven outcomes with our customers. Robbie has more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, with a strong background in software sales, ITAM, infrastructure software, compliance, security, and applications. Robbie has held senior sales and leadership roles both in the US and Europe at several enterprise software and industry leading companies. Robbie earned an MBA from Quinnipiac University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Christian Polivka, Director EHS Solution Management, SAP SE

Christian Polivka, Director EHS Solution Management, SAP SE

Christian Polivka is a solution manager for SAP EHS applications at SAP and shares global responsibility for their go-to-market efforts. Christian has more than 15 years of experience in SAP’s EHS solutions. Prior to his career at SAP, he was employed at an EHS business consultancy, where he handled the EHS challenges of the manufacturing industry on a daily basis. Christian holds an MBA from the University of Glasgow and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cooperative Education in Karlsruhe.

Ulrike Raidl, Vice President Solution Management, SAP S/4HANA, SAP

Ulrike Raidl, Vice President Solution Management, SAP S/4HANA, SAP

Ulrike began working at SAP in 2006 as Communications Lead for SME in Central Europe, she then held various roles in the SME and Partner area, and from 2010 to 2013 she served as PMO for the Global Ecosystems & Channels Readiness organization. Since January 2013 she leads the solution portfolio team for SAP’s core ERP portfolio. Before joining SAP, Ulrike held various positions in top tier PR firms in Germany focusing on Technology PR, her last role in that capacity was as Client Lead for SAP Germany at Burson-Marsteller in Frankfurt. Ulrike has studied Sociology, Communications, and Political Science in Augsburg and Zurich, and started her professional life working as a Systems Engineer for a large Telco provider in Switzerland.

Matthew Reymann, Solution Specialist SAP Chemical Industry, SAP

Matthew Reymann, Solution Specialist SAP Chemical Industry, SAP

Matt is part of the Chemical Industry Business Unit at SAP, a global customer advisory team focusing on creating value in Chemicals with innovative technology and leading practice business processes. Matt has spent nearly 10 years in the industry with a background in Six Sigma, Manufacturing, Production Scheduling, & Supply Chain Planning and a passion to help chemical customers align people, processes, and technology for step change business improvement.

Bradley Robb, Consultant, T.Con

Bradley Robb, Consultant, T.Con

Experienced Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Petroleum, International Business Development, Lean Management, Trading Operations, as well as English and German. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Chemical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder.

Scott Russell, Member of the Executive Board, SAP

Scott Russell, Member of the Executive Board, SAP

As a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Scott Russell leads Customer Success, the company’s global sales, services, partner, and customer engagement organization. 

Scott is a passionate proponent of the latest innovations and simplified commercial models that help organizations move to and transform in the cloud quickly. Along with his leadership team, he is responsible for orchestrating multidisciplinary teams across 180 countries to help customers derive the optimal value from their SAP investment. 

Having joined SAP in 2010, Scott is well known for his authentic and energetic leadership style in inspiring transformation and growth in organizations of all sizes and industries. With his deep-rooted belief in the business imperative of leading with purpose, Scott is an active champion for early talents and diversity and inclusion.  

Prior to being named to the Executive Board of SAP, Scott most recently served as President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ). Under his leadership, APJ has evolved to become one of SAP’s fastest-growing cloud markets globally. In his 11 years tenure with SAP APJ, he held several senior leadership positions, including leader of APJ’s Professional Services organization, the region’s Chief Operating Officer, as well as President and Managing Director of SAP’s business in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining SAP, Scott was a Partner at PwC and a senior executive at IBM. 

Originally from Australia, Scott currently resides in Singapore. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from Australia’s Deakin University.

Thomas Schneller, SAP Chemical Lead, Deloitte Germany

Thomas Schneller, SAP Chemical Lead, Deloitte Germany

Thomas Schneller is a Senior Manager in Deloitte Germany's Consulting practice. A leader for the SAP Chemical / Process Industry segment, Thomas has deep industry knowledge around SAP S/4HANA implementation as well as SAP based Business Model Optimization.

Bert Schoofs, IT - Global Head of Applications, Etex

Bert Schoofs, IT - Global Head of Applications, Etex

Bert's main focus areas are:

Next Generation ERP; Manufacturing IT/modernize our plants; Road to hyper-automation; Advanced analytics; Digital selling and Organizational transformation

Dr. Fridtjof Schucht, Managing Consultant SAP EH&S, CONSILIO GmbH

Dr. Fridtjof Schucht, Managing Consultant SAP EH&S, CONSILIO GmbH

Dr. Schucht is a graduate chemist (Dr.rer.nat.) Professional background: Since 1996 experience as SAP consultant, project manager and working group leader in the field of EH&S, national and international industrial projects in various industries such as Chemistry, Industrial gases, pharmaceutical and medical products, optics and measurement technology.

Dr. Manfred Schulz, Product Expert, SAP

Dr. Manfred Schulz, Product Expert, SAP

Manfred holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry and worked in the food and pharmaceutical industry before he joined SAP in 1997. He worked as a project manager for preconfigured industry solutions (Pharma and Chemicals) and as a product expert for SAP´s Quality Management applications. Since 2018, Manfred is a product owner for SAP Digital Manufacturing solutions.

John Shellenberger, Vice President and Chief Information Officer and Chairman of SAP Advisory Council for Building Materials, Johns Manville

John Shellenberger, Vice President and Chief Information Officer and Chairman of SAP Advisory Council for Building Materials, Johns Manville

John is currently the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Johns Manville, as well as being the Chairman of the SAP Advisory Council for Building Materials. He has a wealth of experience, and his specialties include: Global ERP (SAP) Experience; IT Management; Lean Six Sigma Deployment; Program Management/PMO; IT Strategy; Technology Management; Systems Implementation; Building High Performance Teams; Supply Chain Management; Graduate Level Teaching 

Alex Small, BIM & Digital Platforms Manager, Tata Steel Europe

Alex Small, BIM & Digital Platforms Manager, Tata Steel Europe

Alex Small is the BIM & Digital Platforms manager at Tata Steel Europe. This role involves the delivery of product information (data and objects) for Tata Steel’s European businesses as well as the digital reach and interlock of the business through its data. Although starting with productspecific data, Alex’s role is now looking at ways in which a wide-ranging array of data might be linked to physical products to add value for product traceability, in-use performance, circular economy and digital construction as a whole. Alex, who was formally a Structural Engineer at ARUP, is involved in work for the UK BIM Alliance as part of their Product Data Working Group, he also represents worldsteel, EUROFER and UK steel in BIM standards committees and digital task groups. He is an active member of Constructing Excellence - chairing their manufacturing, technology and offsite theme group – and is leading Tata Steel’s involvement in two industry digital construction pilots: One on Tagging and Tracking products and one on Smart contracts (implementation of blockchain to increase productivity). He is also leading Tata Steel’s involvement in the SEISMIC platform.

Stavros Stefanis, PLM Lead, Deloitte US

Stavros Stefanis, PLM Lead, Deloitte US

Stavros is a Principal at Deloitte Consulting and brings 23 years of consulting experience, with a focus in Automotive industry. He has significant experience in R&D strategy, technology enabled digital transformation using product lifecycle management, portfolio management, software development and cost engineering tools. 

Stavros has a cross functional background with focus on software led design and development, product cost, product complexity reduction, service enablement through big data innovation and has also led product transformation projects within the automotive and adjacent industries in over 20 countries across the globe.

Benjamin Stöckhert, Business Development Manager, SAP 

Benjamin Stöckhert, Business Development Manager, SAP 

Benjamin Stöckhert is a member of the SAP Innovation Center Network blockchain team. He is working as Business Development Manager in co-innovation projects and consortia, to explore and realize value creating blockchain scenarios in various industries. Before Benjamin joined SAP he gained first experience with blockchain working for a major german bank and bitcoin start-up from Thailand.

Jaroslav Stoupa, Chief Operating Officer, EUROCEMENT

Jaroslav Stoupa, Chief Operating Officer, EUROCEMENT

In 1994, Yaroslav graduated from the Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture with a degree in Civil Engineering.

He has more than 16 years of experience in the construction industry. From 2014 to 2015, he worked as the General Manager at Peterburgcement. From July 2015 until March 2016, Yaroslav Stoupa served as the Head of the Dry Process Cement Plants Department and as the Chief Operating Officer with the EUROCEMENT group from March 2016 to March 2017.

Laura Tibodeau, CIO, Americas Styrenics

Laura Tibodeau, CIO, Americas Styrenics

Laura is an Experienced Senior Business Executive and Board Member with work experience in the Energy (Chemicals), High-Tech, Defense Systems and Aerospace industries.


Currently responsible for leading the Global Information Technology function of Americas Styrenics, to include its Digital Strategy and Cyber Security program.


Passion for driving transformative change in global companies. Experience building IT staff, infrastructure and systems portfolio, SAP practice and cyber security practice from ground zero. Reputation as a thought leader, consensus builder and integrator of people and processes. Professional interests include advancing artificial intelligence and machine learning; circularity for plastics and STEM.


Member of IT Executive Customer Advisory Boards (SAP, Verizon, Darktrace); Leader of American Chemistry Council CIO peer group; Serve on Board of Directors for Americas SAP User Group (ASUG) and Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.

Patrick Thompson, CIO, Albemarle

Patrick Thompson, CIO, Albemarle

Patrick Thompson Executive Profile Chief Information Officer at Albemarle Corporation responsible for developing and executing Global Information & Digital Business Transformation Strategy. Proven Executive leader helping global fortune 500 companies in achieving operational performance and back office efficiencies. He has worked in several C-Level roles as well as consulting roles working with executive management teams to help build one fortune 1000 and two fortune 500 companies in his career. He has a proven track record of helping build profitable companies and growing the top and bottom line performance. Patrick was recently honored with the CIO Hall of Fame award and is a Top 100 CIO honoree from both CIO and Computerworld magazine. Patrick is also the Co-Chairman of the SAP CEAC (Chemical Executive Advisory Committee). HMG Advisory Board member, Charlotte CIO Advisory Board Member. OneVision Board member & Strategic Advisor. Past President LSU IT Advisory Board. He started his career as Managing Director of Andersen Business Consulting at Accenture helping companies with strategic planning, business systems planning, merger and acquisition integrations, and operational and sales performance management consulting.

Larissa Torres, Consulting Services Leader and Project Leader for GCC S/4, Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC)

Larissa Torres, Consulting Services Leader and Project Leader for GCC S/4, Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC)

Larissa is an Accomplished AP Consultant, with experience performing a support and leading role for project realization , passionate about digital transformation, always looking for innovative, efficient and valuable solutions.

Sai Tulluri, Director – Technology, Accenture

Sai Tulluri, Director – Technology, Accenture

Sai Tulluri leads Accenture’s SAP CX practice in Europe. He is dedicated to helping companies across all major markets in their sales and digital transformation journey using SAP CX and other SAP Digital and Cloud solutions as enablers. Sai has held several roles, including application architect, delivery lead and solution development and practice lead on emerging technologies. He has experience across leading platforms that include Salesforce and several Salesforce ISVs, Callidus, Medallia, Qualtrics and the SAP CX portfolio.

Nemrude Verzano, Head of I4.0 and Digital Supply Chain Innovation, SAP

Nemrude Verzano, Head of I4.0 and Digital Supply Chain Innovation, SAP

Bio coming soon

Dr. Thosten Wenzel, Global Vice President, Head of Industry Business Unity Chemicals, SAP

Dr. Thosten Wenzel, Global Vice President, Head of Industry Business Unity Chemicals, SAP

Dr. Thorsten Wenzel is Vice President and Global Head of Chemicals, Industry Business Solutions at SAP SE – the largest enterprise software company in the world. In this role, Thorsten is responsible for ensuring superior customer success and return on IT investment while driving profitable growth in SAP’s solution & service portfolio for the global chemical industry.

Stefan Weisenberger, Global Vice President, Head of Industry Business Unit Mill Products & Mining, SAP

Stefan Weisenberger, Global Vice President, Head of Industry Business Unit Mill Products & Mining, SAP

Stefan Weisenberger is Global Vice President and leads the Mill Products & Mining Industry Business Unit for SAP. In his role, Stefan is responsible for the strategic growth plans, industry strategy and solution portfolio for the mill products & mining industry, including the metals & mining, forest product, paper & packaging, building materials, plastics, textile, and furniture industries. Stefan works closely with SAP’s development and ecosystem organizations, customer co-innovation projects and industry advisory councils to define the investment strategy, solution roadmap, and strategic partnerships for the mill products & mining industry.Close to 25 years in the industry, Stefan has acquired deep industry expertise in the manufacturing industries & natural resource industries and has worked at SAP in various roles in industry & platform development, product management, and business development. Stefan is a regular speaker at ASUG and SAPPHIRE, and industry events.

Stefan's SAP & mill products related blogs: https://people.sap.com/stefan.weisenberger
Stefan on twitter: https://twitter.com/belobregovic

Svend Wittern, Global Vice President, Head of New Business & Industry Strategy, SAP

Svend Wittern, Global Vice President, Head of New Business & Industry Strategy, SAP

With more than 20 years in the area of business software, I am focusing on exploring and realizing the next wave of business solutions that deliver new technologies and business models to our customers. Understanding how technology drives societal change and building solutions that help to address the big challenges of our times is my ultimate stimulus. 

Alexander Wöhrl, SAP Lead Consultant, TietoEVRY

Alexander Wöhrl, SAP Lead Consultant, TietoEVRY

I am working as Solution Architect with +15 years of experience in SAP, including S/4HANA transformations with focus on end-to-end process integration. I provide expert level know-how in manufacturing, production planning and supply chain integration, based on several implementations.

Ready to help for your S/4HANA transformation journey towards an intelligent enterprise. My expertise is based on more than 20 successful implementations, not on PowerPoint theory.

Boris Zeller, Director Solution Management, Dr. Lauterbach & Partner GmbH

Boris Zeller, Director Solution Management, Dr. Lauterbach & Partner GmbH

Boris is responsible for the development teams with experts in SAP-ERP, SAP-MII and Industry 4.0. at Dr. Lauterbach  & Partner/ delaware Germany. He is leading the solution management, providing advanced solutions focusing on customers in Print & Packaging Industry. For our customers, we generate sustainable value by innovating “next-practices” on top of our “best practices”.

Klaudia Szelugowska

Phone: +44 - (2) 0121 200 3810

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