Drew Iacone, Global Sales Strategy Director, Cisco
Drew Iacone is Cisco's Global Sales Strategy Director for SAP and the Head of the SAP Center of Excellence (COE). Cisco's SAP COE is focused on helping SAP customers consume SAP's software innovations, specifically HANA and S/4HANA, with the lowest risk, lowest TCO, and the fastest time to value. Drew's focus and charter at Cisco is to programmatically remove the services-heavy agendas typically associated with mapping complex enterprise application architectures like SAP into on-premise private cloud, cloud-first, and hybrid-cloud deployment models. Drew brings 20 years of technical sales experience and business acumen to the SAP COE at Cisco including a few years each at SAP, IBM, and Sun.
Rick Speyer, Global Senior Marketing Manager for SAP, Product Solutions & Marketing
Rick Speyer joined Cisco 8 years ago as a Senior Marketing Manager. He has worked as the Global Marketing Manager for SAP for the past 5 years and recently took the position as the Senior Global Marketing Manager for Big Data Solutions. Prior to Cisco he was working for Compaq/HP for 8 years where he managed the Global Alliance for SAP. Rick began his career in the computer industry when he started a global computer distribution company called CPU corporation and has the dubious distinction of buying the #49, 50, and 51st IBM PC as they rolled off the assembly line.