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Infosys is a SAPPHIRE sponsor of SAP SAPPHIRE 2007 in Atlanta, US. Visit Booth #1707 to learn how Infosys helped customers become more competitive and increase operational efficiency and ROI by leveraging its Global Delivery Model and best practices from its SAP practice.

Session 1

Panel discussion: Role of master data management (MDM) as the foundation for strategic capabilities

Panelists: Lora Cecere, Research Director, Consumer Products, AMR Research

David Riddle, Information Systems Director, Analog Devices

Mike Muenzing, IT Director, SAP supply chain program, Ace Hardware

Michael Anthony Rice, MDM Practice Leader, Retail, CPG & Distribution, Infosys Technologies Limited

Moderator: Ming Tsai, Managing Director, Infosys Consulting

Date: April 23, 2007
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
Location: SAP Partner Theatre

Session overview

To compete in the ‘Flat World,’ enterprises must become more consumer-centric and agile, and must intensify operational efficiency by leveraging global resources. Organizations are increasingly focusing on having a single view of all their stakeholders and business processes to minimize inaccuracy and inconsistency in reporting and data redundancy. A single view helps optimize supply chain effectiveness and streamline partner collaboration. Infosys presents a panel discussion on the merits, challenges and best practices of MDM, and on how enterprise MDM can influence your current business.

Session 2

Client case: Realizing business benefits from global SAP program leveraging Global Delivery Model


Mathew Fahnestock, Executive Director, Johnson Controls Incorporated

Franco Gonsalves, Vice President, Automotive & Aerospace, Infosys Technologies Limited

Date: April 24, 2007
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
Venue: SAP Partner Theatre

Session overview

Johnson Controls embarked on transforming its automotive business to achieve faster growth, optimize operational efficiencies and increase ROI through shared services. It leveraged SAP as the platform to achieve process standardization, better visibility, and compliance for its plants in North America and Europe. Infosys helped Johnson Controls in this business transformation initiative that reduced cycle time by over 40 percent and effort by over 65 percent. In this presentation, JCI and Infosys will demonstrate how the Infosys Global Delivery Model helped JCI overcome various business challenges in the transformation.

Session 3


Kishor Gummaraju,Associate Vice President, Retail and CPG, Infosys Technologies Limited

Date: Monday, April 23, 2007
Time: 11 p.m. – 12 p.m. EST
Location: NetWeaver Partner Theatre

Session overview

Customers face accelerated business change driven by regulations, competition, and technological innovation. They lose time-to-market while waiting for packaged applications or pay premiums to develop custom applications. Discover how SAP and partners can accelerate time-to-innovation by building industry-specific scenarios on the SAP NetWeaver platform. Learn how SAP and Infosys jointly delivered a solution to improve the execution of promotions and new product launches – a critical growth driver for consumer product companies.

Visit Booth #1707 to explore how Infosys can help address your challenges. Live demos of all our solutions will be featured at the booth.

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