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"Powering Industry 4.0: Mike Lackey & Robert Merlo with SAP"
19th October 2020 • Supply Chain Now • Supply Chain Now
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This episode of Supply Chain Now features Mike Lackey & Bob Merlo.   Mike Lackey joined SAP in 2008 through the acquisition of Visiprise and is the Global Head of Solution Management, Digital Manufacturing. With previous roles at Visiprise, NetVendor and Teradyne Manufacturing Software Group, Mr. Lackey has a unique set of knowledge that covers both manufacturing software and design collaboration along with over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing sector. Early in his career, he started as a manufacturing engineer with DCA/Attachmate, which provided him with invaluable first-hand knowledge and understanding of how SAP customers can use SAP’s Digital Manufacturing Solution Portfolio to improve their global operations. Mr. Lackey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MA in Business Administration from Mercer University with dual concentrations in International Business and Marketing.  

Robert (Bob) Merlo is the Vice President of Digital Supply Chain Solution Marketing for SAP. Bob is responsible for marketing the SAP Digital Supply Chain solutions globally. Joining SAP from Right Hemisphere, where he held the Vice President of Marketing role, he brings more than 25 years of software marketing expertise covering a broad range of industries and application areas. Prior to Right Hemisphere, Bob was the Vice President of Marketing for Autodesk’s Manufacturing Solutions Division and served as CEO of ChipData Inc. Bob is recognized for his broad marketing and operational experience in software and services companies and for his significant background in enterprise marketing and business development for PLM, CAD, Internet, telecom, and business process management software companies.

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