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Dr. Marcell Vollmer

Chief Innovation Officer at Celonis SE

Munich, Germany


Marcell Vollmer is Chief Innovation Officer at Celonis and is responsible defining and driving innovations and digital transformation for customers globally. A thought leader in procurement, supply chain, finance and shared services, Marcell’s expertise lies in defining digital transformation strategy and to make ‚Run Simple‘ a reality for global customers and consumers by delivering transformation success and process productivity gains.
Previously, he was Chief Digital Officer In SAP’s Cloud Business Group and Chief Operating Officer for SAP Ariba where he successfully developed and led global business development, procurement, go to market, sales operations, and enablement. And prior to that Marcell was Chief Procurement Officer of SAP and was responsible for the reorganization and process optimization for and end-to-end source-to-pay organization. Since joining SAP in 2005 he has held various leadership roles involving restructuring, improving project efficiency and execution of global programs in finance, procurement, sales, human resources and post-merger integrations.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Munich
Speaking Topics: Digital Transformation, Process Mining, Supply Chain Procurement

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Innovation
Theatre: Germany
Media Experience: 20 years
Last Media Training: 12/02/2019
Last Media Interview: 12/17/2019

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.90
Autonomous Vehicles 33.68
Big Data 30.68
Business Strategy 32.73
Change Management 43.84
Climate Change
Customer Experience
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption 30.75
Digital Transformation 37.18
Emerging Technology 31.41
Entrepreneurship 30.10
ERP 31.04
Future of Work 30.24
Leadership 30.27
Management 30.91
Predictive Analytics
Procurement 31.66
Social 30.30
Supply Chain 30.97

Industry Experience

High Tech & Electronics
Professional Services
Travel & Transportation


7 Article/Blogs
Disruption: the Changing Workplace and Future of Automation
January 06, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Change Management

Artificial Intelligence in Procurement – From Insight to Action
Dr. Marcell Vollmer
December 23, 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to have a more profound impact on humanity than electricity or fire, according to Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai. In the manufacturing business heavy investments are being made in AI. It is predicted to affect every step within the supply chain process in future, enabling more efficient procurement activities than ever before. Numerous vendors already claim to operate with this intelligent technology. But the reigning buzzword is not always understood, used and promoted correctly, which leads to confusion both by buyers and sellers. This calls for a clarification of the terminologies around AI, before taking a look at how this impacts procurement.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

The Future of Robotics Process Automation (RPA)
Dr. Marcell Vollmer
November 30, 2019
We’re just at the beginning of the 4th industrial wave. The next level of automation will be unlocked when machine learning capabilities and artificial intelligence become smart enough to deploy RPA intelligently.

But to look at automation as the be-all and end-all is to miss the bigger picture–one where automation is only a single part of achieving process excellence. It’s a part that needs to be orchestrated in the context of that broader vision, alongside other tools that deliver what RPA alone cannot: visibility, intelligent optimization and a direct impact on overarching business outcomes.

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

How to build an engage with a community on Social Media?
November 27, 2019

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Social

What is the key to success for a digital transformation strategy?
October 31, 2019

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Future of Work
August 01, 2019

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

The Concept Behind Digital Platforms: Sharing Economies
July 26, 2019

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Leadership

1 Book
Successful leadership of Shared Services / Original in German: Erfolgreiche Führung von Shared Services (ZfbF-Sonderheft)
Marcell Vollmer
March 10, 2017
Decentralized support processes are re-organized in shared service center. A shared service center offers administrative services like accounting, personnel administration, or information technology. Main objectives of the centralized services are cost reduction and quality improvement. Centralized process bundling of services will become a competence of the implemented shared services and is analyzed in the book with company examples across European enterprises, incl. SAP, Siemens, Linde, Bertelsmann, BASF, ...

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

2 Keynotes
AI-Powered Manufacturing
Dr. Marcell Vollmer
January 18, 2020
Insights in using analytics and AI for manufacturing

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Disruptive Trends in Technology: Dr. Marcell Vollmer
Operation HOPE
April 05, 2018

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Procurement

4 Media Interviews
Episode 15: Marcell Vollmer Future Technologies
Dr. Marcell Vollmer
November 25, 2019
Forward Focused
Episodes Produced by Pypestream Digital LabsWebsite
Talking to thought leaders about the impact of technology on the future of business.

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Tags: Big Data, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Explore SAP’s digital supply chain
Dr. Marcell Vollmer
June 06, 2019
Normal process of supply chain is about producing something and also get logistics done. But in the digital world, supply chain is about using IoT and Big Data to make everything connected. However, when referring to digital supply chain transformation, companies would ask ‘what are the process? Where to start now?’ These are definitely challenges for them. Dr. Marcell Vollmer, Chief Digital Officer

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Supply Chain

An Interview with Dr. Marcell Vollmer
Enterprise Alliance
October 17, 2018

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Management

Views from Business Leaders
SAP Nordic
May 09, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Management

1 Speaking Engagement
What’s the future of automotive? Disruptive technologies impacting and transforming the industry
Dr. Marcell Vollmer
May 20, 2019
What’s the future of automotive?
Disruptive technologies impacting and transforming the industry

Electric Cars, Autonomous Vehicles, Tesla, Automation, AI, IoT, Supply Chain

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Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology



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