Hans-Christian Brockmann is founder and CEO of eccenca GmbH and brox IT-Solutions GmbH. Chris is also adviser to the president of the APICS Supply Chain Council and the APICS Digitalization Task Force as well as head of the APICS Readiness Task Force. He has a BA from the University of Göttingen and an MBA from Wake Forrest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Before starting brox IT-Solutions GmbH in 1998 he served as sales manager at Baan Solution Center Automotive. With brox IT-Solutions he developed the brox data management centre – a solution, which became an SAP certified data quality management tool used by organizations like BOSCH, Continental, ZF and MAN. He also initiated the Eclipse project “SMILA” and served as a director in the board of the Eclipse Foundation.