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Michele Appel

Author Michele Appel

Solution Architect, AMS Michele Appel is a Solution Architect for itelligence Managed Services. She has been with itelligence for over 22 years and served in various roles, including consulting and as an SDM, but she has worked with AMS since its inception. Her Archiving experience started in… View all 1 posts
Andy Biswas

Author Andy Biswas

Vice President - Managed Services Solutions and Innovations In his current role at itelligence North America, Andy Biswas collaborates with clients, partners and internal COEs across the globe to develop GTM solutions that accelerate the digital journeys of our clients. Prior to itelligence, Andy has spent over 20 years in the industry… View all 2 posts
Christian Lindner

Author Christian Lindner

Expert UX Design, itelligence AG Christian Lindner is an expert in UX design at the center of excellence for user experience at itelligence AG. He also works there as a project manager in the product development department. His main areas of experience include SAP Mobility and SAP Fiori. He… View all 1 posts
Raghav Nookala

Author Raghav Nookala

Director, Data Lifecycle Management Raghav Nookala is the Director for Data Life Cycle Management at itelligence. Raghav is a thought leader in the data migration and governance arena. He has nearly 20 years of SAP experience as an Enterprise Architect, Data Migration Specialist, Program and Project Manager. View all 3 posts
Harish Menta

Author Harish Menta

Senior Solution Architect Harish Menta is Senior Solution Architect. He has more than 13 years of SAP experience and has been part of full-cycle implementations, rollout, and support projects as FI/CO lead. He works in Advisory Services and Digital Transformation Team and plays a critical role in… View all 1 posts
Mark Lowe

Author Mark Lowe

BI AMS Lead/SAP BusinessObjects Consultant Mark is a 20 year IT professional, specializing in SAP Business Intelligence solutions. Mark has a proven track record in the implementation and administration of SAP BusinessObjects, including data analysis, report/dashboard development and design. He’s performed numerous implementations and upgrades of SAP BusinessObjects for… View all 2 posts
Matt Wischer

Author Matt Wischer

Solution Architect, Advisory Services Matt Wischer is a Solution Architect at itelligence with more than 19 years of IT experience in Supply Chain Management and over 17 years of experience with SAP application development, implementation, and support. His primary focus is on Materials Management and Logistics Execution, including… View all 0 posts
Mark Albrecht

Author Mark Albrecht

Vice President Global Head of Innovation, itelligence AG As Vice President Global Head of Innovation at itelligence AG, Mark Albrecht is responsible for the adoption and deployment of the latest SAP Technologies and SAP Leonardo based Innovations into the worldwide organization of itelligence and NTT Data. In addition, he is responsible for… View all 7 posts
Paul Kramer

Author Paul Kramer

Senior Delivery Manager, AMS "Paul Kramer serves as the Senior Delivery Manager for the SAP Maintenance line of business within itelligence Managed Services. Paul has been in information technology and support for over 19 years. For the last 15+ years, he has been delivering support of all kinds… View all 1 posts
Brandon Evans

Author Brandon Evans

Director, Products and Solutions Brandon has over 12 years of industry experience in wholesale, discrete and process manufacturing. He has focused specifically in the areas of supply chain - procurement, inventory, material planning, and internal warehouse processes. Over the past 8 years, Brandon has built trust with our… View all 23 posts
Scott Conklin

Author Scott Conklin

Chief Human Resources Officer, itelligence North America Scott Conklin is Chief Human Resources Officer for itelligence North America. In this role, Mr. Conklin is responsible for managing the employee lifecycle in North America including recruiting, total rewards, talent management, and employee development. Mr. Conklin’s career spans more than 24 years in… View all 1 posts
Dr. Michael Galla

Author Dr. Michael Galla

Head of Team Supply Chain Planning Coming from classic ERP consulting, Dr. Michael Galla has been involved in Supply Chain Planning for more than 14 years, from both a technological and process perspective. He heads the consulting team for Supply Chain Planning and is responsible for the SCP consulting and… View all 2 posts
Bret Applegate

Author Bret Applegate

Senior Manager, Managed Services Customer Engagements Bret Applegate is a senior SAP Technical Professional with 15 years of IT industry experience, serving in a variety of roles ranging from SAP Basis Consultant, SAP Basis Lead, SAP Technical Architect, Hosting Delivery Manager for the itelligence Managed Cloud division, and, finally, in… View all 15 posts
Darren Mitchell

Author Darren Mitchell

Director, Managed Services Solutions & Innovations "Darren brings almost 30 years of diverse experiences working with several Fortune 500 clients across management consulting, technology consulting, global delivery, pre-sales, sales & account management functions. He is currently the Director of the solutions and innovations team for itelligence North America's managed services… View all 4 posts
Rockford Patrick

Author Rockford Patrick

Solution Manager Architect Rocky is a key member on itelligence’s Solution Manager Team, enabling customers to realize the possibilities that Solution Manager can deliver in their ALM journey. Rocky joined itelligence in 2008 and has had many roles throughout the organization: Consultant, Operations Lead, Process Delivery Manager, Operations Delivery… View all 2 posts
Kevin Nierle

Author Kevin Nierle

Engagement Manager Kevin Nierle is an Engagement Manager at itelligence specializing in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions, including SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), BusinessObjects Cloud, as well as BPC Embedded and BPC Optimized for S/4 HANA Finance. Kevin has been a key member of the… View all 7 posts
Robin Hartmann

Author Robin Hartmann

Business Development Manager Innovation & Portfolio, itelligence AG Together with our whole team I am, in my position as Business Development Manager for Innovation & Portfolio, responsible for optimization and enhancement of the itelligence portfolio. In doing so, we push ahead a lot of fascinating innovations. Thanks to my additional involvement in… View all 2 posts
Steve Niesman

Author Steve Niesman

President and Chief Executive Officer, itelligence North America Steve Niesman is itelligence North America’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Niesman directs operations for the leading global, mid-market full-service SAP provider. The core of itelligence’s full-service portfolio includes SAP consultancy, software development & system integration, licensing, outsourcing and hosting. Niesman has more than… View all 7 posts
Brad Fisher

Author Brad Fisher

Vice President, Planning and Analytics As a Vice President of Planning and Analytics at itelligence, Brad is responsible for presales, project service delivery, and practice management within planning and analytics. He joined itelligence over seven years ago and has worked in the finance and analytics space for over 30… View all 2 posts
Oliver Schöps

Author Oliver Schöps

Head of Sales – Products & Cloud Solutions Since 2009, Oliver Schöps has been working in the field of IT product sales. After working in a software systems house in the B2B/EDI context, he moved to itelligence and took over the specialist sales unit for integration products (it.x-products & SAP NetWeaver PO)… View all 1 posts
Michael Romaniello

Author Michael Romaniello

Solution Architect, AMS Michael Romaniello is a Solution Architect as part of the AMS Advisory Services team. He is an experienced IT professional who has worked with SAP since 2004 in the Industrial Products, Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals industries, among others. He has primarily worked with the Sales… View all 1 posts
Dan De Bord

Author Dan De Bord

Senior EC Consultant With over 18 years of SAP experience, Dan De Bord is a seasoned and experienced Solutions Consultant and has been involved in over 40 SAP projects which includes 9 upgrades, and 50% of his SAP projects have included HR/Payroll components. With much of his… View all 12 posts
Cheryl Bogenschutz

Author Cheryl Bogenschutz

Senior Director Strategic Engagements Cheryl Bogenschutz is currently the Senior Director of Strategic Engagements for itelligence. Cheryl has been in IT leadership positions for over 30 years. Her IT career has spanned a variety of industries including Paper, Automotive and Retail where she worked on both operational and… View all 19 posts
Rahul Urs

Author Rahul Urs

SAP Security & GRC Solution Architect Rahul Urs is a solution architect at itelligence who specializes in SAP security, SAP HANA, GRC solutions and BW/BOE. He leads a wide variety of projects, focusing on streamlining SAP GRC, SAP HANA, and SAP security to support compliance and new technology initiatives. Rahul… View all 16 posts
Ina Felsheim

Author Ina Felsheim

SAP Guest Blogger As a senior director, solution management at SAP, Ina drives global engagement in analtyiycs and information management. She defines strategic projects and drives them to completion by working across all aspects of the organization. She is responsible for defining global go-to-market strategies for solution… View all 0 posts
Ansgar Weege

Author Ansgar Weege

Consultant My name is Ansgar Weege. I'm working as a consultant for MM and WPB at itelligence AG. View all 1 posts

Author Toliver McIlhany

Lead Architect, Managed Services, Customer Engagements Toliver brings 18 years of SAP experience to itelligence, in the areas of Project Systems, Asset Management, and Materials Management including SCM functional. In addition, he has lead enterprise SAP end user training solutions. He has participated in multiple end to end SAP implementations… View all 0 posts
Ryan Kubec

Author Ryan Kubec

Solution Engineer Ryan Kubec is a Solution Engineer with itelligence focused on Order to Cash business processes, User Experience, and Cloud Solutions. Ryan spent his early years with itelligence working as an implementation consultant with customers in the wholesale distribution, manufacturing, food/chemical, consumer products, and healthcare… View all 1 posts
Goutham Telukuntla

Author Goutham Telukuntla

Solution Architect, SAP C/4HANA Goutham Telukuntla serves as an SAP C/4HANA Solution Architect at itelligence. He has nearly 10 years of SAP experience and is specialized in implementing projects in SAP Sales, Service and Marketing modules. He has industry experience in Automotive, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Security System services,… View all 1 posts
Ulrich Meine

Author Ulrich Meine

Head of Global Managed Services Product Management Ulrich Meine has been working in the information technology industry for about 20 years. He held several positions at IT service companies as well as in other industries. His work always focussed on SAP technology and data center system operations. He joined itelligence in… View all 10 posts
Jim Link

Author Jim Link

Design Consultant Jim brings 10+ years of SAP experience to itelligence, with exposure to BPC, SEM-BCS, SEM-BPS, BW and FI/CO. Jim’s industry experience includes real estate, banking, power and utilities, and food products and he has acted in many different roles ranging from business subject matter… View all 7 posts
Zeni Thakkar

Author Zeni Thakkar

Senior Director, Sales Solutions Zeni Thakkar serves as the Senior Director of Sales Solutions in the Hybris/Customer Engagement line of business for itelligence. She has 13 years of experience, focused on sales and service related SAP products and processes. Her responsibilities include growth and management of Customer Engagement… View all 9 posts
Simen Huuse

Author Simen Huuse

Principal Expert, Innovation & Technology Simen is Norwegian native, currently stationed in Palo Alto, California. At itelligence he is a Principal Expert for Innovation and Technology and part of the Global Business Solution Team. He loves innovating with SAP tools, and has done so for over 10 years. He… View all 5 posts
Bev Desjardins

Author Bev Desjardins

Solution Architect, Supply Chain Beverly “Bev” Desjardins is a Solution Architect at itelligence. She is a Supply Chain Professional with 30 years of experience in Paper, Chemical, Steel, Consumer Office Products and Wholesale distribution companies. Her 16+ years of SAP experience covers the entire SAP project life cycle… View all 2 posts
Ted Tavrides

Author Ted Tavrides

Director, Channel and Strategic Alliances, Managed Services Ted Tavrides is responsible for Channel and Strategic Alliance execution and strategy at itelligence North America.  He has been in the industry over 20 years and has worked for the NTT Group (intelligence and NTT, ltd) for the past 6.5 years.  He has extensive experience… View all 1 posts
Christian Schmidt

Author Christian Schmidt

Director Data & Intelligence, Innovation Technologies I am the Director Innovation Technologies for itelligence. View all 2 posts


Our experts are keen to stay up to date with new developments and always share their insights, knowledge and opinions from all around the world. They cover a wide range of IT and business-related topics, including SAP and industry expertise as well as management… View all 128 posts
Marco Emmenegger

Author Marco Emmenegger

SAP Expert Consultant / Projektleiter MAS Business Consulting Die Füsse im ÖL, die Hände an den “Things“ und das Gehirn in der Cloud: Als SAP Expert Consultant bei itelligence in der Schweiz bewege ich mich einerseits in der klassischen ERP Welt als Modulberater in den Bereichen SD, CS, PM bis zu generellen… View all 1 posts
Tom Saeys

Author Tom Saeys

Solution Director Innovations Technologies Tom Saeys is Solution Director at the Innovations Technologies team at itelligence. He is responsible for the Blockchain development and strategy at itelligence. As a member of the Education Competence Center at itelligence BNL, he leverages the it.education solution as a global standardized template.… View all 2 posts
Christine Turner

Author Christine Turner

Sr. SAP Maintenance Support Analyst Christine Turner provides first and second level world-class customer maintenance support for all modules of SAP. She has been with itelligence Maintenance for 10+ years. She has 22+ years of experience in Finance, as well as over 27 years systems experience. Christine has worked… View all 1 posts
Crystal Willett

Author Crystal Willett

Demand Generation Manager Crystal is the demand generation manager at itelligence. With over 15 years of marketing experience in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, ecommerce, commercial real estate and public utilities, she has focused her career on B2B marketing. Crystal’s expertise includes demand management, digital marketing,… View all 1 posts
Andy Steer

Author Andy Steer

Chief Technology Officer I have responsibility for defining and driving the evolution of the business in step with our customers and partners. I spend most of my time listening and learning from 3 sets of people; our customers, our partners and our employees to ensure that we… View all 10 posts
Darshan Shah

Author Darshan Shah

Senior Vice President Darshan Shah is the Senior Vice President of the itelligence consulting organization. His team has delivered 100+ successful SAP Projects just in last 4 years. Under Darshan's leadership itelligence is successfully enabling customers in Digital Transformation with S/4HANA platform . Darshan has authored various… View all 0 posts
Norbert Rotter

Author Norbert Rotter

Chief Executive Officer A qualified bank clerk, Norbert Rotter studied business administration at the University of Paderborn and the University of Limerick, Ireland. In 1995, he began his extensive career at the Bielefeld office of the global audit company KPMG Deutsche Treuhandgesellschaft AG, where he was responsible… View all 1 posts
Brian Everett

Author Brian Everett

Industry Solution Principal As an industry solution principal at itelligence, Everett is responsible for demand generation, sales, and solution development activities in the chemical and life sciences industry. He has been with itelligence for 17 years and has worked in the SAP ecosystem for 21 years. Prior… View all 11 posts
Henrik Bruentrup

Author Henrik Bruentrup

Global Business Solutions Bielefeld-based Henrik Bruentrup has been active in multiple international projects as well as the maintenance of a global Demo landscape. His focus hereby lies on Frontend/Gateway related activities, consisting of the setup, implementation and maintenance of SAP’s new UX Fiori 2.0 and the integration… View all 1 posts
Ingo Kiesewetter

Author Ingo Kiesewetter

Vice President, Technology Platform With more than 15 years of experience Ingo covers the technical side of SAP from infrastructure, 'Basis' to development and technical project management. In his current role as an Engagement Manager at itelligence he oversees the delivery of technical projects at a number of… View all 0 posts
David Milburn

Author David Milburn

Business Development Manager, BIG DATA & Analytics View all 2 posts
Jörg Oberdieck

Author Jörg Oberdieck

Head of Global Digital Practice – Customer Engagement & Commerce, Global Field Consulting For more than 25 years Jörg has been working in the IT industry. Starting off as a developer for ERP solutions and distribution logistics, he has subsequently gained broad experience as a project manager and consultant in various SAP Hybris projects since 2007. Jörg… View all 6 posts
Paul Rodriguez

Author Paul Rodriguez

Paul is a Financial Consolidations and Financial Planning expert with over 7 years’ experience with SAP Business Planning and Consolidations (BPC) SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW), and ERP systems. He also has experience with other reporting and analytics tools such as Hyperion Financial Management… View all 0 posts
Martin Tieves

Author Martin Tieves

Technology Consultant (Process/ Cloud Integration) With focus on process and cloud integration I am working for the itelligence AG since 2013. In this regard I have specialized on the platforms SAP NetWeaver Process Integration and SAP HANA Cloud Integration. Especially, the fast growing field of hybrid cloud solutions is… View all 1 posts
Akos Beres

Author Akos Beres

Design Consultant Akos has more than eight years of SAP experience, with exposure to BPC, BW, FI/CO, as well as other financial planning, consolidation and reporting solutions such as Hyperion Essbase, HFM, Cognos and MicroStrategy. Akos' industry experience includes retail, distribution, warehousing, manufacturing and R&D. He… View all 3 posts
Jimmy Dickinson

Author Jimmy Dickinson

Industry Solutions Principal Jimmy Dickinson serves as industry solution principal and vice president at itelligence North America. He has been in the industry for over 16 years and working with itelligence for over 14 years in a variety of roles. Through numerous customer projects, he has developed… View all 3 posts
Inga Vogel

Author Inga Vogel

Head of International Marketing Head of International Marketing, responsible for the content/campaign factory as well as liaison between our global marketing community, external and internal partners. View all 1 posts
Joseph Gadino

Author Joseph Gadino

Senior Director, Customer Engagements Joe is a Senior Director of Customer Engagement for itelligence North America. He serves as a single point of contact for global delivery of SAP solutions to top tier accounts. Joe maintains high level, customer relationships from the time an account contacts itelligence through… View all 0 posts
Mario Randel

Author Mario Randel

SAP BI Solution Advisor I am a Senior Consultant, Project Manager and Solution Advisor in the area of SAP Business Intelligence at itelligence North America and worked previously for itelligence Germany. I committed myself to always present customers the right and best available solution. Before my time at… View all 0 posts
Johann Heydenrych

Author Johann Heydenrych

Senior Vice President of SAP Solutions at itelligence As Senior Vice-President of SAP Solutions at itelligence, Johann Heydenrych is responsible for the development and accreditation of vertical industry solutions as well as sales, implementation, support and training of such solutions. He is also responsible for Pre-Sales and Sales Support Activities across all… View all 0 posts
Wolfgang Möller

Author Wolfgang Möller

Global Director Discrete Industries & Internet of Things For more than 25 years Wolfgang Möller has been working in the SAP business. As consultant, project leader, and management consultant, he has operated in a lot of international projects. At itelligence, since 2000, Wolfgang Möller is responsible for the automobile industry and, for… View all 9 posts
Bill Strasser

Author Bill Strasser

Senior Vice President, Managed Services, itelligence North America Bill Strasser is Senior Vice President of Managed Services for itelligence. He has more than 20 years in a variety of industries, including Automotive, Manufacturing and Medical Devices, with a focus on building IT organizations that partner with the business to gain significant value… View all 15 posts
Bob Meyer

Author Bob Meyer

Bob Meyer serves as the Vice President of the SAP Hybris line of business at itelligence. Bob has been in the technology space for over 25 years. For the past 19+ years Bob has been focused on delivering ecommerce solutions for B2C and B2B… View all 9 posts
Hans Kourimsky

Author Hans Kourimsky

Head of Global Supply Chain Digital Practice Hans Kourimsky is the head of the global digital Supply chain practice at itelligence. Since 2000, he has been active in supply chain implementations of SAP software. As a specialist with long-term and far-reaching expertise, Hans Kourimsky is in charge of strategic development and… View all 1 posts
Scott Chambers

Author Scott Chambers

Director EPM Technical Services / AMS Scott Chambers is the Director EPM Technical Services / AMS at itelligence, North America specializing in SAP Analytics and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions. He has 20 years of technology and business experience focused in IT, project management, operations and data processing management. Scott… View all 2 posts
Jeff Van Pelt

Author Jeff Van Pelt

Industry Solutions Principal Jeff Van Pelt is Industry Principal - Consumer Products at itelligence. In this role, Mr. Van Pelt is responsible North American industry strategy, segment development, thought leadership and ensuring customers drive value from their technology investments. Van Pelt is a 30 veteran in the… View all 1 posts
Ingo Jochim

Author Ingo Jochim

Manager - Cloud Implementation Ingo Jochim has worked for itelligence as Senior Architect in Dresden since 2010, focusing on implementation and automation of large cloud environments. Ingo has more than 15 years experience in data center operations and likes Enduro off-road races. View all 1 posts
Satyavrat Rastogi

Author Satyavrat Rastogi

Solution Architect, SAP C/4HANA Satyavrat Rastogi serves as a Solution Architect for the SAP CX practice at itelligence. He has extensive experience in cross-functional roles leading digital transformation projects in sales, service and marketing business processes. For over a decade Satya has been involved in assisting customers to… View all 3 posts
Abhishek Singh

Author Abhishek Singh

SAP HANA Analytics Solution Architect Abhishek (Abhi) Singh is a SAP HANA Analytics Solution Architect at itelligence. With over 10 years of experience, he specializes in implementing Business Intelligence solutions utilizing SAP HANA, BusinessObjects, Data Services and BW. He is passionate about Analytics and has led several projects for… View all 5 posts
Jacob Wesenberg

Author Jacob Wesenberg

Director, Innovation & Technology LoB Technical SAP expert within with in ermerging technologies like mobile, UX, Iot, Bots, AI etc. I’m working in the space between business needs and technological possibilities in order to identify the right technical building blocks to suit business requirements. My background is SAP technology… View all 1 posts
Thomas Kierkgaard

Author Thomas Kierkgaard

The author is no longer working for itelligence. The published articles are still available to you. If you have any questions or comments about the article or the topic, please contact us. Our experts are happy to help. View all 0 posts
Thomas Nørmark

Author Thomas Nørmark

Global Head of AI & Robotics I am a LoB director at itelligence Nordic, located in Denmark. I work in both management, product development, consulting and innovation. Since 2004, I have been working in several huge implementation projects as team lead, architect and implementation consultant. Recently I have started focusing… View all 7 posts
Robert Chicvak

Author Robert Chicvak

Supply Chain Optimization and Predictive Analytics Bob Chicvak utilizes predictive analytics to optimize the complete supply chain. His work includes: inventory reduction while increasing customer service levels, customers at risk of churn, SKU rationalization, promotion effectiveness, product mix and predictive maintenance. A recent project at a CPG client reduced inventory… View all 7 posts
Bo Andersen

Author Bo Andersen

Senior Sales Manager For the last five years, I’ve headed up international sales of itelligence products. Living in Germany, I’m acting out of itelligence Nordic. I work primarily as business developer, doing enablement of local sales staff as well as support sales and presales activities in the… View all 1 posts
Emery Streit

Author Emery Streit

Practice Manager, SAP Solution Manager Emery Streit is currently the Practice Lead for the itelligence North America SAP Solution Manager program. He specializes in Application Lifecycle Management and support processes/tools for SAP Centers of Excellence. He has over 15 years of experience with IT Service Management and ITIL processes,… View all 8 posts

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