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In this episode of the series - Integration Black Belts Live, join Dr. Harsh Jegadeesan, Vice President & Head of Product Management and Strategy for Integration, Kostas Poulios, Head of Integration, Enterprise Systems & Services, Centrica and Bert van Vught, managing partner at AppyThings as they discuss the exciting digital transformation journey at Centrica. Discover the advantages of using a very modern Digital Integration Hub architecture and an API first approach which has led to this transformation. Hear from the experts on how they transformed and modernized a ten year old legacy architecture at Centrica by adapting to an API led strategy, delivering an amazing digital experience to their customers.

Centrica, is a multinational services and energy company and an SAP Innovation Awards nominee in 2020. Learn How Digital Integration Hub Is a Business Game-Changer in the Experience Economy for customers like Centrica.

Watch the previously recorded live session.



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. 

Kostas Poulios, Head of Integration, Enterprise Systems & Services, Centrica

Kostas is a passionate technologist, self-motivated architect and pragmatic leader, with in-depth knowledge in integration technologies and SAP product portfolio acquired over 20+ years of experience. He started his career as an SAP employee working as a development consultant in numerous projects over 5 years, while periodically delivering several SAP courses as an instructor. He then moved on to end-user roles in FTSE 100 organisations such as PWC and Centrica. Currently holds the Head of Integration position in Centrica looking after all the integration teams including SAP and other technologies, defining and delivering the Integration Strategy and supporting the technology roadmaps for the organization.

Bert van Vugt, managing partner at AppyThings.

Bert worked in IT for 25 years as an Business Architect involved with big projects in the CRM, Sales, Self Service and Marketing domains for one of the leading banks in Holland. Five years ago he founded AppyThings - A company devoted to helping Customers to be successful in the digital/connected economy. In AppyThings, they believe that the API Economy starts with the business and the business models and work from that by educating business, helping to work out the best architecture, setting up a governance structure and building the best APIs.


Integration Black Belt, Integration Developer, Integration Expert, Integration Consultant. 

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Next Episode Outlook

Want to know how Delivery Hero , a multinational online food-delivery service based in Berlin and one of the largest global food networks (outside of China) operates globally processing millions of orders in a day? Tune in to our November episode of the Integration Black Belts Live to hear from the experts on the importance of Integration in Delivery Hero's digital transformation journey.

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