ANALYST AND KEY OPINION LEADER INFLUENCE
SAP AG, Walldorf, Germany (December 2003 to present)
"Congratulations, Andy on your recognition as 'One of the Top 10 Twitters on Healthcare IT and Social Media in Healthcare in 2010' - the recognition is richly deserved!"
Director, Center for Connected Health, Harvard Medical School (January 2011)
“I have great respect and regard for Andy on a professional and personal level. I had the pleasure of working closely with him this past year on a research project analyzing global business trends and strategies in life sciences. This project has been greatly appreciated by CIO’s in over 20 large pharma, biotech and medical device manufacturing companies.
He is a high energy leader with strong domain expertise in life sciences. He has great ability to simplify complex scenarios and promptly boil down problems to their root causes. I look forward to continue to closely work with Andy in the future as his knowledge and expertise are constantly thought provoking.”
Hussain Mooraj, Vice-President, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Gartner Group
Response to Andy's Thought Leadership Blogpost on Personalized Medicine, November 2007:
"Andy, Thank you for sending me your blogpost on the Personalized Medicine Conference at the Harvard Medical School on the 29th and 30th of November, 2007.
I think that it is extraordinarily well-done. You have captured, it seems to me, the main ideas and challenges coming out of the conference.
These are indeed the issues the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) wishes to address. We would welcome SAP’s joining us, and especially your participation in our efforts."
Personalized Medicine Coalition
“Andy's a creative thinker, with a real passion for Life Sciences and Healthcare, and when combined with his boundless energy, I've seen first hand how that infectious enthusiasm has rubbed off on his peers and subordinates, taking his team to a whole new level of performance.
If you want to get some idea of the enthusiasm, energy and insight that Andy brings to any team, check out his blog at www.HealthScienceStrategy.com”.
Colin Masson, Research Director, Process Manufacturing, AMR Research (August 13, 2007)
Eloquent testament to the success of SAP's Manufacturing go-to-market strategy, thought leadership and execution led and orchestrated by Andy against Oracle and Shop Floor Automation vendors like Siemens, from the leading manufacturing industry analysts from AMR Research in a series of recent reports:
"Oracle still needs to take a page out of SAP’s (Manufacturing) marketing handbook"
Colin Masson, Alison Smith and Simon Jacobson, AMR Research in 'Less ConFusion About Oracle's Manufacturing Strategy', (March 30th, 2006)
"Top ERP Vendors Dominate Manufacturing Mindshare"
"Let’s start with some evidence of how ERP has captured manufacturing mindshare.
Based on survey data from over 200 manufacturers in China, Germany, India, and the United States, we find that companies over the next 18 months are planning to turn to SAP (45% of respondents) and Oracle (38%) for this type of investment. In comparison, the best the automation vendors could do was Siemens at 15%.
Colin Masson, Alison Smith and Simon Jacobson, AMR Research, in 'The Manufacturing Dilemma Part 1: Manufacturing Mindshare migrating to ERP', (March 20th, 2006)
Eloquent testament to the success of SAP's Manufacturing go-to-market strategy, thought leadership and execution led and orchestrated by Andy
"SAP's Adaptive Manufacturing Strategy is gaining traction with Customers, Partners and throughout the Industry"
"Eighteen months ago SAP launched its adaptive manufacturing strategy at the 2004 APICS conference in San Diego. Key elements of this strategy included commitment to ISA-95 standards for integrating ERP to plant level systems, a “friendlier” shop floor partner program to encourage broader vendor participation in the NetWeaver integration program, and a stated commitment to deliver enterprise manufacturing intelligence dashboards.
This year SAPPHIRE ‘06 in Orlando was a particularly upbeat and “on message” event. It was evident that the company’s Adaptive Manufacturing Strategy is gaining traction with customers, partners, and throughout the industry."
Jane Biddle, Aberdeen Group, in 'Manufacturing Perspectives from SAPPHIRE ‘06',(May 2006)
AMR Research endorsement of the contribution of SAP's Adaptive Manufacturing strategy, vision, thought leadership and execution, including the acquisition of Lighthammer - orchestrated by Andy, in rejuvenating the entire Manufacturing Software Solutions space-
"2005 was a Year that saw Manufacturing Rediscovered and Redefined"
"The MES market finally broke through the $1 Bn barrier this past year, with many vendors growing revenue by 30% to 40% in the past 18 months.
Also helping was the Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) market, which AMR Research defined and anticipated in 2003. It finally gained credibility with SAP’s acquisition of the leading EMI vendor, Lighthammer, in mid-2005.
Momentum is going to continue to build in 2006. Spending on manufacturing applications in 2005 climbed to become the third largest application area after ERP and desktop software for most industry segments."
Colin Masson, AMR Research, in 'Manufacturing becomes an Enterprise Software Category in 2005', (December 21st, 2005)
“SAP’s Acquisition of Lighthammer is a Grand Slam"
"xMII provides SAP with a ready-built development tool for SAP-centric composite applications. These applications needn’t affect any SAP core development plans or timelines because they exist as an xMII layer between the user and the core mySAP functionality. Simply brilliant.”
Colin Masson, AMR Research, in 'SAP Plus Lighthammer Equals xMII', (November 21st, 2005)
Testimonial to the successful execution on SAP's Adaptive Manufacturing strategy and vision thru the acquisition of Lighthammer - orchestrated by Andy, from one of the leading manufacturing industry analysts from AMR Research:
“Lighthammer- SAP Gets It"
"The announcement by SAP that it acquired Lighthammer will gain big points with SAP users who’ve bought into the Adaptive Manufacturing vision. It’s a signal to the market that SAP clearly gets what’s needed to meet customers’ strategic goals for manufacturing.
This is a strategic acquisition that moves SAP one step further along the path toward its Adaptive Manufacturing vision.”
Alison Smith, AMR Research, in 'Lighthammer -SAP Gets It', (June 23rd, 2005)
Testimonial to the success of SAP's Adaptive Manufacturing Vision, Messaging and Positioning orchestrated by Andy, from the leading manufacturing industry analyst from AMR Research:
"What a difference a year makes. That’s the time it has taken for SAP. to turn it’s tarnished reputation in manufacturing into the compelling Adaptive Manufacturing vision that is stimulating new investments with SAP and SAP Shop Floor Partners."
Colin Masson, AMR Research, in 'SAP turns from Manufacturing Foe to Ally with Business Package for ISA-S95, (October 15th, 2005)
Endorsement of the successful execution on SAP's Manufacturing Interoperability and Partner Ecosystem Strategy orchestrated by Andy, from the leading manufacturing industry analysts in Europe from ARC Advisory Group:
“One year ago, in response to growing customer need, SAP drafted its now seminal press release announcing the industry-wide Manufacturing Interoperability initiative.
In one year, progress has been remarkable. At Interkama 2005, SAP demonstrated interoperability using B2MML with partners such as Siemens, Invensys Wonderware, Yokagawa, and PSI-BT.”
Simon Bragg, ARC Advisory Group, 'Plant2Business Interoperability in Action at Hanover Fair', ARC Field Report, (April 20th, 2005)
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