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Francesco Mari Vice President, SAP HANA Business Program, SAP Custom Development

Francesco Mari is Vice President responsible globally for the HANA Business Program inside SAP Custom Development. He works with customers in identifying and leading innovative projects where large volumes of data are leveraged by the SAP HANA platform to unlock untapped opportunities and generate tangible business value.

Francesco has a 25-year record as a management consultant, entrepreneur and business leader.

In 2000 he joined SAP Italy, holding management positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Field Services Director.

In 2009 Francesco was appointed as head of EMEA Sales for the SAP BusinessObjects Hub, where he completed the integration of BusinessObjects services and drove dramatic improvement in business performance.

From 2010-12, Francesco co-led globally the newly built Performance and Insight Optimization Line of Services, bringing to the market services-driven innovation in Advanced and Predictive Analytics for line of business executives.

Francesco blogs at:

Big Data: The Future of Creating Knowledge

The buzz: Knowledge. In 2008, Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson wrote “The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete,” chartering a revolution in…

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Future of Simplifying Complexity: Insight-Driven Innovation

The buzz: Complexity. Since the dawn of time, humans have worked to solve complex problems through cumulative learning, imagination, technological advances, spirit and courage. Today,…

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Bonnie D. Graham

A talk radio and cable TV broadcast journalist since 1995, media producer / host Bonnie D. Graham created and launched SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio in Fall 2011. Since then, she has developed 20 additional themed Game-Changers radio series for SAP. On each episode, Bonnie moderates a panel of thought leaders, practitioners, journalists and / or educators from across the business spectrum and the globe, to share timely technology and strategy insights for businesses of all sizes, industries, geographies, and maturities. Bonnie is on the SAP Editorial Experience / News Services team. Follow her programs on Twitter #SAPRadio.

Connect with Bonnie D. Graham: @bizbreakradio

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