Prof. Dr. -Ing. Norbert Gronau launched the ERP System of the Year competition in 2007 and has chaired the jury ever since. He holds the Chair of Business Informatics, Processes and Systems at the University of Potsdam, is scientific director of the Center for Enterprise Research (CER), and editor of various trade journals. Further he initiated the Potsdam Industry 4.0 Center – a laboratory for entrepreneurs, researchers, pioneers and educational institutions. He is also since 2007 a member of acatech (German Academy of Science and Engineering) which advises the German government on the 4th industrial revolution and the future. Amongst other assignments he is further Professor Extraordinary at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Susanne Strahringer holds the Chair of Business Informatics, esp. Information Systems in Industry and Commerce at the Technical University of Dresden. In her research and teaching she deals with the question of implementation and operation of systems in connection with associated management decisions. In addition to enterprise software, she deals with methods of enterprise modelling. She is the author of numerous publications and editor of trade journals.
Helmuth Gümbel. Based in Switzerland, Helmuth Gümbel oversees Strategy Partners' German-speaking market activities. He is widely regarded as one of the most discerning and experienced market observers and is considered an expert on SAP. Prior to launching Strategy Partners International together with Rory Staunton, Mr Gümbel was responsible for Gartner's Software Market Strategies service in Europe. His career includes senior management positions at Digital, Nixdorf and Siemens. In 2009, he designed a series of Sapience events, which independently highlights trends and challenges in the SAP market. Since 2011 he is a lecturer at the Munich University of Applied Sciences.
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Bettina Voigt is a consultant at INFOSOFT Herstellerneutrale Softwareberatung AG (Manufacturer-Independent Consultancy Firm) and supports medium-sized companies in the selection and implementation of business software - especially ERP systems. This includes process and requirements analysis, specification drafting, independent selection consultation and IT project controlling during software roll-out. She is also experienced in the turn-around of IT projects.
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Benedict Bender advises companies on IT strategy and organisation. As a trusted advisor, he supports industrial and trading companies in large transformation projects. A further area of focus is the advancement of existing business models, with a specialisation in platform-based business models. Mr. Bender has extensive experience in international management, IT strategy and technology consulting. The transfer of his research work into practice is facilitated partly by his activities as management consultant, coach, and author.
Karin Henkel has extensive professional experience in IT consulting, market research and communication. She has in-depth knowledge of the ERP, CRM and IT services market. Aside from conducting a wide range of market studies in these areas, she is also the author and co-author of studies and white papers on enterprise resource planning and IT services. Ms Henkel is Senior Research Director at Strategy Partners International Limited in Switzerland. Based on a concept from Strategy Partners, Karin launched sapientia 2009 in Berlin/Germany and Boston/USA..