27-29 April, 2021 | Digital Event

International SAP Conference for Mining and Metals

Cross-Industry Event with the SAP Conferences for Building Materials; Chemicals; Forest Products, Paper and Packaging

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. 

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. 

 

 

Cary Brunson, Director of Asset Management Systems and Standards, Newmont

Cary Brunson, Director of Asset Management Systems and Standards, Newmont

Cary is the Director of Asset Management Systems and Standards for Newmont. Cary has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and has held a wide variety of roles including General Management positions. He has an MBA from Colorado State University.

Antonio Carioca, Asset Management Solution Architect, RPM Global

Antonio Carioca, Asset Management Solution Architect, RPM Global

Antonio is an experienced asset management professional with history in both the mining and Oil & Gas industries. With a strong understanding of complex enterprise software deployment practices and challenges across the globe, Antonio has extensive knowledge of effective implementation strategies and improvement initiatives.. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a MSc in Data Science from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Stylianos Chiotellis, Business Head of IoT, T.Con

Stylianos Chiotellis, Business Head of 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.

Ross Clow, Senior Manager, Strategic Transformation & Innovation, EGA Jebel Ali Dubai

Ross Clow, Senior Manager, Strategic Transformation & Innovation, EGA Jebel Ali Dubai

Ross is the Senior Manager for Strategic Transformation and Innovation at Emirates Global Aluminium, where his passion is connecting with customers, from the shop floor to the C-suite, to understand and overcome business challenges. Throughout his career of 15+ years, Ross has worked across the mining & metals, oil & gas, petrochemical and banking sectors and has been fortunate enough to gain experience in consulting, project and programme management, postmerger integration, strategy development and execution. Together with amazing teams, Ross has achieved repeated success in shaping innovative, award-winning business solutions and leading transformational change. Currently, Ross manages enterprise systems and leads the delivery of digital transformation programmes at Emirates Global Aluminium.

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.

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.

Casper Eloff, Head of Security, Mosaic Company

Casper Eloff, Head of Security, Mosaic Company

Casper is an expert in executive level advisement with very strong communications and interpersonal skills. His expertise is further in analytical problem solving, strategic deployment and further development of an organization’s personnel and assets. He is a specialist in corporate security management, security department establishment and development. He has proven ability to improve operating procedures and productivity through effective inspection, research and analysis with an excellent ability to work in a team and to bring a team together but can also function as an individual.

With a strong focus on the Middle East, LATAM, Africa, Asia (Inc. Pacific) and Europe, Casper has more than 19 years of experience in various specialized military, private security and corporate security training, operations, people and assets management which includes 6 years in Special Forces. He has multiple language skills and is proficient in English, French, Afrikaans, Flemish and some Dutch and Spanish.

Casper’s experience in the corporate security industry is in IT technology, oil and gas, construction, mining & metals and gas field development projects in low to extreme high risk environments, being an expert in security program startup and implementation on challenging projects and programs. Casper has proven success in program planning, management, execution and completion, and can work under high stress environments. A skilled change agent that anticipates the need for program redirection or diversification before it arises, allowing more effective and efficient use of project performance.

Rory Friedman, Managing Partner, Illumiti

Rory Friedman, Managing Partner, Illumiti

Bio coming soon

Jasvir Gill, CEO, AlertEnterprise

Jasvir Gill, CEO, AlertEnterprise

Jasvir Gill is the Founder and CEO of AlertEnterprise Inc., where he leads the Silicon Valley-based software company's fast-growing global business of ground-breaking security convergence solutions, that are being adopted by some of the world's most prominent and influential organizations, and critical sectors. Anaccomplished engineer by trade, Jasvir takes a vision and makes it a reality through sound strategy development and breakthrough technology. Through his leadership, Jasvir is driving the long overdue digital transformation of the physical security industry - identifying market trends and customer needs, and bringing them together in a unique way that generates exceptional business performance.

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.

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.

Kumar Mantri, Business Relationship Manager – Maintenance, Permit to Work and Supply Chain, EGA Jebel Ali Dubai

Kumar Mantri, Business Relationship Manager – Maintenance, Permit to Work and Supply Chain, EGA Jebel Ali Dubai

Sanjay Kumar Mantri is an Engineering graduate with 25 + years of vast experience in providing services in Business Consulting, IT application design consulting, project implementation across industries such as utility, oil & gas, metal and mining, telecom, process manufacturing, public sector in fortune 500 companies. Sanjay has global experience and stayed across different geographies across the world including India, USA, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Russia and the Middle East. Currently settled in Dubai with one of the Dubai government entity EGA in IT business application. Core area of his work as an SME in to Maintenance, Permit to Work and Supply chain.

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.

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. 

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.

Manuel Robalinho, SAP Consultant, Aço Cearense

Manuel Robalinho, SAP Consultant, Aço Cearense

Manuel has been an SAP Consultant for the last 25 years. He has a Master degree in Software Development and is currently doing a PhD in Robotica at Coimbra University-Portugal.

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.

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.

Eka Suharto, IT Division Head, PT Adaro Energy

Eka Suharto, IT Division Head, PT Adaro Energy

Eka has a proven track record in strategic management, supply chain, business plan, information system alignment, technology assessment and deployment, including budget and cost management . He has more than 25 years experience overseeing IT operations, directing, and ensuring the on-time delivery of business solutions, including a total of five years leading as VP IT (Director) in Anugerah Pharmindo Lestari and Anugerah Corporation, five years in PT Frisian Flag Indonesia, also in Reckitt Benckiser Indonesia.

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.

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.

Chetan Trivedi, Chief Information Officer, Hindustan Zinc Ltd.

Chetan Trivedi, Chief Information Officer, Hindustan Zinc Ltd.

Chetan Trivedi is a seasoned IT and Digital Leader with over 26 years of cross-functional and multi-culture exposure across various business and technology domains. He is currently Chief Information Officer of Hindustan Zinc Ltd, world’s largest integrated Zinc, Lead and Silver Producer, operating from India. He is also a member of SAP’s Global Advisory Council for Mining and core member of Digital Transformation Core Committee of Vedanta Group. 

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.

Omar Vasquez, Director of Enterprise Financial Systems, Information Technology, Equinox Gold

Omar Vasquez, Director of Enterprise Financial Systems, Information Technology, Equinox Gold

Bio coming soon

Olivier Vassart, CEO, Arcelormittal Steligence

Olivier Vassart, CEO, Arcelormittal Steligence

Prof. Dr. Olivier Vassart has been working at ArcelorMittal since 2002 when he joined the R&D team in Luxembourg. He held several roles in ArcelorMittal Global R&D,specifically in the field of applied construction research and development. In 2015, he joined the leadership team of ArcelorMittal Global R&D, taking the responsibility for the portfolio dedicated to construction, infrastructures and Long Products. Since November 2018, Olivier Vassart is the CEO of Steligence®, the new Business division of ArcelorMittal devoted to Construction solutions. In addition to his activities with ArcelorMittal, he is Professor of Steel, composite construction and Fire Engineering at the University Catholic of Louvain in Belgium.

Olivier Vassart is a graduate in civil engineering in construction and environment, and holds a PhD in structural fire engineering. Steligence® is a construction approach developed by ArcelorMittal, which considers buildings holistically to encourage optimum use of material throughout its entire lifecycle. The concept has the potential to deliver important economics, environmental and architectural benefits.

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

David Wagener, IT-Analyst (SAP), Central Eastern Europe Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH

David Wagener, IT-Analyst (SAP), Central Eastern Europe Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH

David began his career with an IT apprenticeship in 1999. In 2002 – 2005 he was active as an Oracle database developer for a CAFM software company. From 2006 - 2011 he attended the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven and completed his Masters degree. Then from 2011- 2013 he worked as an SAP developer/ Consultant for a big energy provider in northern Germany. From 2013 until present, he is active as Project manager / IT-Analyst (SAP) at NSW (Prysmian Group), mainly focused on Operations and Logistics but also firm with other technologies / methodologies like SAP clout platform, ODATA, SAP Solution manager, BPMN, classical and agile project management, etc.

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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