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“The key to becoming a better company is better decisions. The key to better decisions is using your own data.”

Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt,
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Blue Yonder

Meet the Team That's Reshaping Retail

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Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt

Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

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Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt is the brain behind Blue Yonder. His NeuroBayes algorithm was developed during his many years of scientific research at CERN. Michael is also a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, and a lecturer at the Data Science Academy.

Recent scientific work incorporating the largest data quantities in the world motivated me to find out if Blue Yonder could bring the same added value to business – with impressive results.

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Uwe Weiss

Chief Executive Officer

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Uwe Weiss is Blue Yonder’s visionary leader. His objective is to bring together world-class data science and premier standard enterprise software. He is a passionate software entrepreneur with a notable and successful track record. Among other companies, Uwe co-founded the European leader in B2B software Crossgate AG, which was acquired by SAP in 2011.

I have always wanted to be part of the brightest minds in the world.

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Jan Karstens

Chief Technical Officer

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Jan Karstens is the technical innovator and forward thinker at Blue Yonder. He is responsible for product and technology development of the real-time adaptive enterprise applications. He has more than 15 years experience in the computer industry, focusing on industry-specific solutions and modern database technologies. Before Blue Yonder, he worked in leading positions at SAP and Lufthansa.

It′s really rewarding to find solutions to business problems and Blue Yonder uses such fantastic technology.

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Markus Juhr-De Benedetti

Chief Revenue Officer (Europe)

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Markus Juhr-De Benedetti is driving Blue Yonder’s rapid, scalable international growth. He’s an expert in the globalization of software companies, specializing in key customer acquisition and company expansion. He has worked for a number of organizations, including Oracle, CSC, Crossgate AG (acquired by SAP) and Acrolinx.

Bringing together Blue Yonder’s unique data-science expertise and our customers’ business challenges is an exciting task, which I’m delighted to take on.

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Adam Conlon

Chief Financial Officer

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Adam Conlon is responsible for Finance and HR at Blue Yonder. Adam has been a highly successful CFO with more than 10 years experience in accounting and finance, including the CFO role at Thinkstep AG. At PwC, he provided financial due diligence services to private equity clients. Adam is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

We have so much talent coming from the world of science, business and retail. It's an honor for me to manage the finance and HR functions at Blue Yonder, the leading provider of predictive applications for retail.

The Blue Yonder Advisory Board: Competent Advice from Top Global Experts

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Dr. Rainer Hillebrand

Vice Chairman of the Executive Board, Otto Group

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Dr. Rainer Hillebrand has been Vice Chairman of the Executive Board Otto Group since 2007. He is responsible for the Otto Group’s major fields of corporate strategy, e-commerce and business intelligence. Before joining the Otto Group in 1990, he was a freelance business and media consultant. In 1999, he was promoted to the Otto Group Executive Board and has been responsible for e-commerce since then. From 2005 until 2012 he was spokesperson for the single company OTTO Management Board. Since relinquishing his operational tasks on the board in 2012, Dr. Hillebrand has dealt with IT as a strategic factor for success and continues to further expand the Group’s digitization activities.

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Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt

Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Blue Yonder

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Dr. Michael Feindt is Professor of Physics at the Description: Quote: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and lecturer at the Data Science Academy. During his longstanding research at CERN, he developed the NeuroBayes algorithm, on which the entire Blue Yonder service portfolio is based. As a physicist and expert in the area of data science, he is engaged in numerous international research projects, including the CDFII experiment at Fermilab (Chicago/USA), as well as the Belle and Belle II experiments at KEK (Japan).

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Paul Wahl

Former board member of SAP AG

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Paul Wahl has held a number of senior executive roles in major enterprise software businesses and possesses extensive knowledge of global marketing and operations expansion. Until March 2003, he served as President and COO of Siebel Systems Inc. Prior to that, he was CEO of SAP America, Inc. and was an Executive Board member of SAP AG. During his eight year tenure at SAP, he oversaw operations in North, South and Central America, as well as global marketing and partner relationships. He was responsible for introducing R/3 worldwide and grew SAP America, Inc. to be the most profitable division of the world-renowned software company. Paul has served on the Board of Directors at Lawson Software, ICWAG and Causata Inc.