Originally with a background in manufacturing and supply chain, Ian Ryan has been with SAP for over 25 years supporting customers in Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe with roles in consulting, development and solution management.
Ian currently drives SAP’s Industry 4.0 and innovation programs in Australia with an emphasis on the collaboration with the German and Australian governments and academic institutions. With degrees in engineering and business, he has co-authored books on MRP strategies and Product and regularly contributes on innovation topics within the enterprise.
Currently his focus is on the delivery of next-generation processes and systems to enable integrated supply chains and operations, in particular incorporating Industry 4.0, IoT and blockchain. SAP currently chairs the German Platform Industrie 4.0 and Ian executes a ‘Sherpa’ role within SAP Australia and Asia-Pacific.