Dr. Ganesh Wadawadigi

Chief Solution Expert, Blockchain for Supply Chain, SAP

Ganesh Wadawadigi has more than two decades of experience in the areas of Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing. Currently he is responsible for driving SAP’s Blockchain for Supply Chain solution and Go-to-Market strategy while working closely with customers across multiple industries. During his fourteen-year tenure at SAP, Ganesh has led the Go-to-Market for SAP’s Demand Network, Manufacturing, and IoT solutions and has worked on various strategic and board level initiatives. He has also served as the Vice-Chair of the International Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Lean Manufacturing Strategic Initiative of Manufacturing Enterprise Solution Association (MESA) International.

Prior to SAP, Ganesh was the Director of Corporate Development at Sterling Commerce (now IBM) where his focus areas were RFID and B2B supply chain collaboration. Ganesh started his career in Supply Chain Management at i2 Technologies (now JDA) where he held several leadership roles in Consulting, High-Tech Industry Solution Management, Product Marketing, and Product Strategy. While at i2, Ganesh was granted patents by USPTO and played a pivotal role in launching several flagship supply chain solutions.

Ganesh earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University while interning at NASA Ames Research Center, California, and his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

At XChain2, Dr. Wadawadigi will be discussing:

Enabling Better Food Safety for Conscious Consumption

--Developing agile systems to identify, isolate and address quality control issues due to changes in agriculture practices, food production and the environment

--Designing sustainable, transparent food systems for consumers to know where their food comes from, the companies behind it, and the farmers who grow it

--Detailing the impact of ever greater levels of knowledge-sharing that foster increased collaboration within the food industry