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Rick Costanzo EVP and General Manager, SAP Telco Industry and Mobility Solutions

As EVP and General Manager of SAP Telco Industry and Mobility Solutions, Rick Costanzo leads an integrated global team team of sales, services, enablement, and solutions management experts across the SAP portfolio for the telecommunications industry and mobile solutions. In cooperation with product development, he has driven the launch of a fully integrated SAP Mobile Platform, created a seamless Mobile Secure experience, and simplified the partner-first model to deliver customer value.

Rick Costanzo brings an extraordinary amount of telecommunications and enterprise mobility leadership experience to SAP. He honed his understanding of mobile solutions and telecommunications over 20 years in senior management roles, including network services, operations, marketing, and sales at both BlackBerry and AT&T.

Joining RIM in 1999, Rick built BlackBerry’s business in Europe and later in Latin America from the ground up, achieving triple digit billion dollar revenue growth during his time with the company. Most recently, Costanzo was EVP of Global Sales and Regional Marketing at BlackBerry, where he led the organization to new levels of execution with enterprise customers and mobile services providers.

Rick holds an honors degree from the University of Toronto, is a member of the Institute of Directors for the United Kingdom, and is an inventor. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for Mobile World Capital Barcelona. He speaks fluent Italian, Spanish, French, and English. He lives with his family outside of Toronto and is an avid fan of football, cycling, and music.

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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.

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