In 2005, Eric joined SAP AG as Senior Vice President of SMEs (Small & Mid-size Enterprise) and Channels in EMEA. In 2006, he was promoted to Executive Vice President responsible for the entire P&L in multiple EMEA countries, while retaining his responsibility for the SME segment across the region. In 2008, Eric became Global Executive Vice President of SMEs and Channels. In 2011, he was appointed Corporate Officer and President of Global Ecosystem & Channels, responsible for SAP’s global SME go-to-market strategy and SAP's broad partner community.
Links with key industry stakeholders are a key in facilitating the use of our research findings to inform and influence policy, strategy and operations. There needs to be key industry stakeholder buy in where research findings are translated into programmable actions, appreciating the value of the findings and to embark on discussions on how to incorporate these perspectives in their work. In this context, our researchers have developed strong links with key industry stakeholders with the support from major UK, European and global agencies, which fund its research and development activities, as well as major sponsors from industry, local government and the not-for-profit sector including the European Union, the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Council, the British Council, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Applications are invited for fully funded 4-year PhD studentships in the Joint Doctoral Training Partnership between the Universities of Adelaide and Nottingham. This innovative doctoral training programme aims to address key issues associated with agricultural sciences and with innovation in the food and beverage industries. The student cohort will be co-supervised by staff at both universities and will undertake a minimum period of research of one year at each institution. The Adelaide-Nottingham Doctoral Scholars, will be primarily based on the Waite Campus in Adelaide or on the Sutton Bonington campus in Nottingham. Both campuses are renowned for their world-leading research in agricultural, food and beverage sciences, and their outstanding facilities for research and teaching. PhD graduates will obtain jointly awarded degrees from the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham. The studentships will cover PhD tuition fees, plus a stipend corresponding to the standard research council rates of both countries. The following projects are available to start early in 2017.