You know the saying… new year, new predictions? That’s right – SAP’s Michael O’Donnell joins us to discuss the trends, patterns, and predictions we see driving digital supply chain transformation in 2024, diving into the exponential growth of Gen AI, the power of risk resiliency, and the demand for sustainability visibility across networks.
Come join us as we discuss the Future of Supply Chain.
Guest: Michael O’Donnell, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Digital Supply Chain, SAP North America
As the Head of Digital Supply Chain for SAP North America, Michael is responsible for customer success, go-to-market strategy, and core operations in pipeline development, demand management, and business growth. In close collaboration with customers, partners, and the vast SAP ecosystem, Michael is dedicated to transforming how businesses manage supply chains for a more risk-resilient, sustainable future.
Prior to this role, Michael served as National Vice President of the Utilities Practice at SAP North America, driving meaningful customer outcomes, designing strategy, fostering team development, and managing the overall success of the practice. Throughout his 23 years at SAP, Michael has consistently championed the voice of the customer to ensure a clear path to value realization early in the customer journey and that the continuous evolution of the SAP portfolio supports customers as they make their transition to the cloud.
An active voice for sustainability, Michael serves as an advisor to the board of Smart Energy Water, Alert Enterprise, and DataVisor. He serves on the executive advisory panel for CS Week and is involved with the board of directors for Western Energy Institute. Michael is a graduate of North Carolina State University and lives outside Philadelphia with his wife Leslee and their three daughters. He is an avid golfer, runner, reader, and technology enthusiast – always on the lookout for what’s next.
Host: Richard Howells, SAP
Richard Howells has been working in the Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing space for over 30 years. He is responsible for driving the thought leadership and awareness of SAP’s ERP, Finance, and Supply Chain solutions and is an active writer, podcaster, and thought leader on the topics of supply chain, Industry 4.0, digitization, and sustainability.
Host: Nicole Smythe, SAP
Nicole Smythe has been with SAP for almost 4 years now but has been working in the supply chain space for over 6 years through various field experiences. With a Master’s degree specializing in Global Supply Chain Management, Nicole hopes to bring a fresh, new perspective to the space with her active marketing contributions, blogs, and now podcasts, focusing on topics like sustainability, market trends, and emerging technology.
Learn more about how supply chain plays a differentiating role in your digital transformation & how to future-proof your business.
- SAP Supply Chain Management
- SAP Insights: Supply Chain
- Supply Chain Predictions 2024: AI, Sustainability Top Of Mind
- Supply Chain Trends 2024: GenAI Is Backbone Of Risk Resiliency
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