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In this kickoff  episode in July, 2020, watch Integration thought leaders Chris Aron, global Go-To-Market lead for SAP Integration Suite discuss with Dr. Harsh Jegadeesan, Vice President, Head of Product Management and Strategy for Integration and Colleen Speer, Senior Vice President and head of SAP Cloud Platform business in NA , on challenges faced in modern customer integrations and how the powerful combination of an enterprise-wide integration platform, combined with expert product knowledge of an Integration Black Belt can be a game changer to transforming business and becoming future-proof.    

Watch the previously recorded Live session.


Chris Aron is the global Go-To-Market lead for SAP Integration Suite. 

Chris works across regions and industries with customers, system integrators and technology partners to evangelize and ensure adoption of SAP’s broad range of PaaS capabilities. Chris has led multiple SAP Cloud Platform Customer councils at SAP TechEd and SAP Now events around the globe. Internally Chris works closely with local Sales, Product  and Marketing teams on product strategy, product innovations and cross-discipline programs. Over the last 20 years Chris has nurtured and grown technology adoption for various companies including AT&T, CenturyLink and Ericsson. Originally from England, Chris is now based in Denver Colorado. 

 Dr. Harsh Jegadeesan is the Vice President & Head of Product Management and Strategy for   Integration. 

Harsh helps customers craft and execute their API and Integration strategies in their journey  towards an Intelligent Enterprise. Harsh has broad experience in enterprise apps, platforms, data  and process management solutions. Harsh holds a PhD in Computer Science. 

 Colleen Speer is Senior Vice President, SAP Cloud Platform for SAP North America 

 As head of the SAP Cloud Platform (SAP CP) business in North America, Colleen Speer is   responsible for developing and driving the region’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) go-to-market   strategies.  She leads a team of experts focused on the digital user experience and agile innovation   leveraging the SAP Cloud Platform technologies.  Her success resides in bringing technology to the   forefront to address business challenges and opportunities of today in new and non-disruptive ways   paving the way for business transformation.

 Since joining SAP in 1996, Colleen has held several strategic customer-facing roles across both   business and IT-centric organizations. As vice president of SAP Active Global Support (AGS) for   North America, she oversaw the delivery of SAP MaxAttention, SAP Mission Critical Support, and   SAP Enterprise Support programs, and successfully transformed the organization from a reactive to   a proactive customer support center enabling transformation. As vice president of Mission Critical   Support, she set the standard for innovation and collaboration moving stalled complex   engagements  to more efficient and effective deployments. Through a collection of SAP Service and   Support consultancy roles in application and technology areas, Colleen was a trusted business   advisor and technical expert on enterprise-wide customer implementations in a variety of industries.

 Prior to joining SAP, Colleen started her career as a business analyst in the fast-paced retail   industry building the bridge between business problems and technology solutions, analyzing   business processes, and working with development teams to build the required software solutions.

 A graduate of Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Colleen holds a bachelor’s degree   in business management and organizational dynamics. She is a passionate advocate for women in   leadership and actively mentors colleagues internal and external to SAP. 


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Join live with our Key Integration Black Belt partner Incture Technologies and their customer W R Grace as they share best practices of solving common A2A and B2B integration challenges using SAP Integration Suite. 


Link to Announcement Blog where you can find more about the series Integration Black Belts Live and the schedule of upcoming episodes.