Episode 67: Driving Sustainability Through Your Network with SAP’s Elena Parker – The Future of Supply Chain
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SAP Business Network & SAP Digital Supply Chain are a perfect pair, and our own, Elena Parker agrees. This week, she joins us to delve into sustainability hurdles in supply chains, the importance of business networks for collaboration, and our technology in supporting Ukrainian suppliers is helping shape a better tomorrow.

Come join us as we discuss the Future of Supply Chain.

Guest: Elena Parker, SAP

Elena Parker is the Chief Revenue Officer for Intelligent Spend and Business Network in the Middle and Eastern Europe (MEE) region at SAP. Elena is responsible for the software line of business, focusing on procurement, supply chain, sustainability, and travel & expense management. 

Her priority is to ensure customers' success through their journey towards becoming networked, intelligent, and sustainable enterprises.

Prior to SAP, Elena held global sales & marketing leadership roles in private equity portfolio companies, where she orchestrated digital transformations to drive top-line growth. Her professional journey is marked by diverse international experiences, having lived, and studied in seven different countries. Elena's passion for fostering diversity and inclusivity extends beyond her professional endeavors; she actively contributes to D&I initiatives, both within SAP and beyond. In 2022, she founded Impact Ukraine, a Swiss non-for-profit organization with the vision to help rebuild Ukraine. Elena lives in Zurich, Switzerland, with her husband and their 5-year-old daughter. 

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 is a marketer, blogger, and podcaster in the Digital Supply Chain and ERP space at SAP. With a Master’s degree in Global Supply Chain Management and various field experiences, she hopes to bring a fresh, new perspective to the space with her active marketing contributions, focusing on topics like market trends, emerging technology, and the next generation of workers.  

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SAP Business Network & SAP Digital Supply Chain are a perfect pair, and our own, Elena Parker agrees. This week, she joins us to delve into sustainability hurdles in supply chains, the importance of business networks for collaboration, and our technology in supporting Ukrainian suppliers is helping shape a better tomorrow.

Come join us as we discuss the Future of Supply Chain.

Guest: Elena Parker, SAP

Elena Parker is the Chief Revenue Officer for Intelligent Spend and Business Network in the Middle and Eastern Europe (MEE) region at SAP. Elena is responsible for the software line of business, focusing on procurement, supply chain, sustainability, and travel & expense management. 

Her priority is to ensure customers’ success through their journey towards becoming networked, intelligent, and sustainable enterprises.

Prior to SAP, Elena held global sales & marketing leadership roles in private equity portfolio companies, where she orchestrated digital transformations to drive top-line growth. Her professional journey is marked by diverse international experiences, having lived, and studied in seven different countries. Elena’s passion for fostering diversity and inclusivity extends beyond her professional endeavors; she actively contributes to D&I initiatives, both within SAP and beyond. In 2022, she founded Impact Ukraine, a Swiss non-for-profit organization with the vision to help rebuild Ukraine. Elena lives in Zurich, Switzerland, with her husband and their 5-year-old daughter. 

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 is a marketer, blogger, and podcaster in the Digital Supply Chain and ERP space at SAP. With a Master’s degree in Global Supply Chain Management and various field experiences, she hopes to bring a fresh, new perspective to the space with her active marketing contributions, focusing on topics like market trends, emerging technology, and the next generation of workers.  

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Learn more about gaining visibility through real time data & how to bring out your best.  

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