Traditionally, constraints are seen as stumbling blocks or negative forces that prevent us from fulfilling our goals and desires. Can constraints be considered an ally and a powerful resource that can be effectively harnessed to achieve success?
Chris is currently working as HP Enterprise Services' global CTO for Enterprise Applications. He is working on HP’s HANA as a Servce Cloud architecture, Business Outcomes Service Mgmt, Industrial Delivery System for service- & delivery innovation. He’s involved in major transformation programs for customers, and he also participates in various company and industry architecture boards. Currently supporting some HP’s global accounts like P&G, Mondel?z, MCBC, EADS and BP on Business Outcomes Delivery, Hybrid Cloud for EAS, Industry Analytics, SAP PaaS, RDS, and BS on HANA. Co-innovation in delivery transformation led to SAP’s Pinnacle Award for Run SAP Operations in 2012, Technology Partner in 2013, and the RDS one in 2014.
In 2009-11 worked as Director at HP ES’ EMEA Strategic Sales Centre (SSC) on BD, pursuits & transformation activities with clients at ING Bank, ALU, BP, E.ON, Henkel, APMM, Nokia, Nestle, RMG & SKF. Contributed to HP’s TIBCO COE for the Financial & Telecom industries.
Before HP, he was an SAP Delivery Partner at IBM's GBS, where he led SAP Solutioning at Arla Foods and Ericsson. Worked on Upgrades, SCM and EA programs. Led similar engagements with SCM, CRM TPM at Nestle and SAP SOA transformation at Kraft. Led IBM’s SAP Value Stream transformation project and contributed to Open Group’s OSIMM, TRF and TOGAF 9.x.
From 2002-06, as an Associate Partner he led IBM' SAP Centre of Expertise (COE), responsible for Industry solutions. Established IBM’s eSOA practice and CoE, worked on xApps for LIMS & Trade Funds. In 2007, SAP awarded his team the eSOA Pinnacle Award.
Chris led assignments on IT Strategy, BPM optimization, ITIL-driven ALM, Industry-specific IT Cost Optimization, Outcome-based Change Management and BSLA frameworks. From 2002-4 he was also IBM GBS’ SAP Alliance Lead. From 1997-2002 at PW/PwC, led SCM & SRM practices, gained delivery experience in ERP, SCM, SRM within Nestle, Gillette, Carlsberg, Skanska, Hochtief, Intel, Telefonica, Cisco & Ericsson.
Chris has a M.Sc. in Business Administration & Computer Science from Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and an MBA from University of Texas Austin (UTA). He was awarded an EU-funded Industrial Doctorate on “Collaborative Information Architectures for Supply Networks” with mentors from CBS & MIT in 2009. A father of two boys – he reads, windsurfs, surfs, scuba-dives, snowboards and treks on his spare time.
VP of Product Strategy for Databases and Technology, SAP
Jeffrey Word, Ph.D. is Vice President of Product Strategy for Databases & Technology at SAP. His newest book, Business Process Integration with SAP ERP, was released in 2013. He is also the author of the bestselling books, SAP HANA Essentials, Integrated Business Processes with ERP, Essentials of Business Processes and Information Systems, Business Network Transformation and SAP NetWeaver for Dummies. He has more than 19 years experience in business and IT strategy working for Fortune 1000 companies. Over the last 15 years at SAP, he has worked on technology strategy with focus on corporate process improvement initiatives and enterprise architecture design. He is a frequent speaker at industry events around the world and was a Visiting Professor at the Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid where he taught MBA courses in Supply Chain Innovation.
Dr. Word earned his PhD in Information Systems at Manchester Business School. His research focus was on event-driven process design and next-generation enterprise architecture. He earned an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in European Studies/Spanish.
“SAP HANA can help you dramatically accelerate analytics, business processes, predictive analysis, and sentiment data processing – all on a single in-memory computing platform.” In-memory computing is attaining a lot of hype as a new ...
Anyone can be breached. Risk of breach and data loss is an increasingly significant issue, but not just a technology issue, and technology alone regardless of spend will not fix it. Mitigating the risk of data breach demands recognition of a flaw in the data protection strategies of too many very large and competent organizations that have emphasized the reliance on technology to broadly target enterprise vulnerabilities over the implementation of effective administrative controls and operational hygiene. Monitoring tools and mitigating technologies are critical to awareness of compromise and effective defense, but without the more mundane attention to operational cleanliness and prudent controls are less effective and offer diminishing returns relative to the increasing threat environment. Like all risk, breach and data loss needs to be managed, and prioritized, and in fact it can be managed and consequences limited. Of course vulnerabilities overall need to be managed, there are threats other than data theft to be addressed, but managing risk of data loss requires more than addressing vulnerabilities. Effective management requires a better understanding of the consequence of loss for different classes of data to better target breach mitigating investments. This requires greater visibility and a clear understanding of what we have, where we have it, how we use it, how long we retain it and how we protect it. This even more so for regulated data and for companies operating overseas.