President of SAP North America to Speak to Atlanta Business Community

Bob Courteau to Discuss Future of Business and Technology

Online PR News – 14-December-2011 – – Bob Courteau to Discuss Future of Business and Technology

Atlanta, GA (December 12, 2011) – Bob Courteau, President of SAP North America, was traveling to Atlanta to speak with the business community during a special breakfast event hosted by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Metro Atlanta Chamber at Villa Christina from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on December 7. With technology changing at the speed of light, business leaders and managers face new ‘game changers’ about every 18 months. Bob discussed his thoughts on how executives can use these advancements to benefit their business, and discussed what some companies are already doing to transform business models, open new markets and increase their competitive advantage.

“SAP has a great reputation for helping companies weather the constantly evolving business environment,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “At TAG we see and hear about many of the challenges and opportunities our companies face because of advancements in technology, so we are pleased to bring an expert to the Atlanta business community who can provide his insights on what’s next for business and how business leaders and managers can use upcoming ‘game changers’ to their advantage.”

“Metro Atlanta’s potential for new growth in technology is stellar,” said Larry Williams, vice president for technology industry development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Bob Courteau’s expertise on global trends in technology and its impact on metro Atlanta will provide valuable insight on the global growth of technology.”
As president of SAP North America, Bob Courteau is responsible for all of SAP's business operations in the region. Previously, Bob served as chief operating officer (COO) for SAP's Global Customer Operations (GCO) division.

SAP provides enterprise applications software and services to more than 24 industry verticals including retail, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, and public services, . The company's products include business intelligence, in-memory computing, cloud computing, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management software. Its services include consulting and support, as well as custom development and application hosting.

About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 172,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information,

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 14,000 members and hosting over 170 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit

About Metro Atlanta Chamber
Everything we do at the Metro Atlanta Chamber - from recruiting businesses to Atlanta from all over the world, to tackling policy issues - is about creating jobs and prosperity to help Atlanta thrive. Our board is made up of Atlanta's top business leaders. Our professional staff serves 4,000 member companies that employ nearly 1 million workers. We focus on recruiting headquarters and global business -- and companies in the supply chain and advanced manufacturing, bioscience, technology and business services sectors. In public policy, we tackle critical issues such as transportation, water and education. For members, we offer 150+ events and activities each year. In sports, MAC's Atlanta Sports Council has helped drive almost $2 billion in economic impact through sporting events over the last 10 years.

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