Martin Barkman

Martin BarkmanMartin Barkman

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Solution Management, Digital Supply Chain

Martin Barkman is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Solution Management for Digital Supply Chain at SAP.  In this role, Martin leads the strategy and go-to-market for SAP’s Digital Supply Chain solution portfolio, which encompasses software for R&D, engineering, supply chain planning, manufacturing, logistics, and asset management.  These solutions enable companies to digitally connect their supply chains for increased customer centricity, visibility, and business innovation.  

Martin joined SAP in 2013 following SAP’s acquisition of SmartOps Corporation, where Martin served as the Chief Executive Officer.  Founded in 2001, SmartOps was a venture capital backed, leading supply chain technology company that pioneered software for multistage, stochastic inventory optimization and machine learning based demand sensing.  Prior to becoming CEO in 2012, Martin was Executive Vice President of Global Operations for SmartOps, where he led worldwide business development, sales, marketing, alliances, professional services, and customer success.  

In his career, Martin developed a broad supply chain technology and management experience through roles ranging from corporate strategy consulting at McKinsey & Company to product supply and manufacturing management at Procter & Gamble.

Martin earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Distinction from Cornell University and later an MBA in Finance as a Palmer Scholar from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.