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TAC SCM Industrial Advisory Board


Sudipta Bhattacharya

Senior Vice President

SAP

Sudipta Bhattacharya is a Senior Vice President at SAP and leads SAP's Global Manufacturing and Product Lifecycle Management applications strategy and solution direction. Before taking over his current responsibilities, he was instrumental in creating and driving SAP's Adaptive Supply Chain Vision and one of the leaders that helped make SAP the foremost Supply Chain Solutions provider in the world. Prior to SAP, he was with i2 technologies where he drove the post implementation value management for Supply Chain implementations. Mr. Bhattacharya has also worked for several years with the TATA group in India, a $16 billion multinational conglomerate where he was involved in a variety of different functions including strategic planning, financial valuations for mergers and acquisitions, international business development, and manufacturing and supply chain operations. Mr. Bhattacharya holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, MS degrees in Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations Research and an MBA in Finance and Operations Management. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences, is well published, and has been a guest columnist for the Economic Times of India, and Asian Age periodicals.


Andy Mulholland

Global Chief Technology Officer

Capgemini

Andy Mulholland joined Capgemini in 1996 with thirteen years of experience in senior IT roles. An early pioneer in PC/Network technology, Andy's focus on Information Technology, as opposed to traditional Computing, brought him international recognition for Internet based technology.  He has published five white papers, in the last six years, proposed Technology Architectural models, three of which have become the norm throughout the Technology industry, including the concept of ‘Adaptive IT'.

Mulholland's role of Global Chief Technology Officer includes advising the Capgemini Group management board on all aspects of technology-driven market changes.  Mulholland serves on the technology advisory boards of several organizations and enterprises), and has been, or is, a director of various Industry boards including the Open Mobile Alliance, and the MIT Supply Chain Group, both working on approaches and standards for aspects of the Mobility and Sensors market. He is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Director of the Open Group, the main forum for introducing ‘Services' based business approaches.

He is particularly knowledgeable on the alignment of IT technology to serve business objectives with emphasis on improving the communication and use of information in business processes. Currently this expertise is of great value in defining Service Oriented Architecture and Infrastructure as well as IT Governance models, two areas requiring hybrid business and technology understanding. He has worked in all major industry sectors on strategic initiatives to deliver business advantage from Technology. Andy coined the name ‘Techno Business' to describe the new forms of technology generated Business formats, such as e-Bay.

An experienced senior executive with strong skills in the strategic, tactical, and management aspects of technology, he has been the founder, or co-founder, of four technology companies that have either been acquired by leading multinational technology companies, or gone public on the small capital NASDAQ. Major keynotes by Mulholland in 2006 include presentations at Oracle OpenWorld, SAP Global Leadership, Innovation, WWW06, Open Group, SAP SAPPHIRE, Message, and World Customs Org.



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