Stephan de Barse EVP at o9 Solutions
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Stephan de Barse is the EVP of o9 Solutions, driving digital transformation with some of the leading Fortune-500 companies. Globally responsible for all Business Development, Digital Marketing, Creative Marketing, o9 Design Lab, Alliances, Sales Activities, and Strategic Networks and shared P&L responsibility for the Global Revenue Number of the Company.

Founded in 2009, o9 is an AI-enabled platform providing solutions for operations and business planning. Its offerings include demand forecasting, commercial planning, supply chain planning, and Integrated Business Planning, among others.

o9 serves clients in many industry verticals, including retail, consumer goods, apparel, consumer electronics, industrial manufacturing, and oil & gas. It boasts large enterprises such as Google, Walmart, Estee Lauder Companies, Bridgestone, Caterpillar, Nike, General Electric, T-Mobile, and Starbucks, among its clients.

o9’s annual recurring revenue grew by more than 100% y-o-y last year, according to o9.

Discover more details here.

Some of the highlights of the episode:

  • [11:02] Solving Fortune 500 Supply Chain planning challenges
  • [17:39] Scenario planning and the COVID -19 crisis – the past data have become the worst predictor of the future
  • [25:23] Use cases – talking about the largest retailer in the US and Canada
  • [30:20] Why a digital twin of the supply chain is important
  • [40:17] Strengthening the Supply Chain community with AIM10x
  • [45:49] o9 unicorn expansion plans & hiring

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