ATLANTA, GA – Global business integration software provider SEEBURGER today announced the appointment of David Guzman, chief information officer of pharmaceutical wholesaler H. D. Smith, to chair its new Customer Advisory Board (CAB). With nearly 30 years of IT management at Fortune 500 companies as well as other customer advisory board experience, Guzman will be responsible for guiding discussions designed to identify unmet business integration needs, suggest future enhancements to the SEEBURGER platform, and further streamline business processes for organizations around the globe by broadening the use of business integration technology.
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Under Guzman’s leadership, the CAB will focus on creating a road map for the next generation of the SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS), which has been used by thousands of companies for trading partner communications for more than two decades and which is now the market’s first consolidated platform for managing and tracking B2B/EDI transaction messages and managed file transfer (MFT) activities. The board will also address potential upgrades and additions to SEEBURGER SAP Solution Extensions, which currently include SAP add-ons that fully integrate order-to-cash and supply chain monitoring processes into the SAP environment.
“David is a widely admired CIO with a reputation as a leader, mentor and visionary. He has repeatedly proven his ability to translate business needs into technical requirements, use technology to drive business growth, and inspire innovation in various environments. As a SEEBURGER customer, he has also demonstrated a deep understanding of how our business integration platform can help advance H. D. Smith’s business,” said Rohit Khanna, EVP, Global Strategy and Corporate Development, SEEBURGER. “Having him at the helm of our Customer Advisory Board sets the stage for generating fresh ideas and insights that will help our customers get even more out of their integration investments.”
As CIO at H. D. Smith, Guzman is responsible for developing and implementing information technology initiatives to enhance the customer experience, advance the company’s supply-chain and cost-management systems, and improve competitive service to community pharmacies and health systems nationwide.
Guzman’s previous CIO-level experience includes positions at technology, healthcare and retail giants including Axciom, Owens & Minor and Office Depot. At Owens & Minor, he oversaw the development of revenue-generating platforms and services for hospital customers that helped grow the company to an $8 billion healthcare distribution business with two #1 rankings on the InfomationWeek 500 roster.
“SEEBURGER is an important strategic partner in our technology initiatives at H. D. Smith. Chairing their Customer Advisory Board gives me an opportunity to play a role in shaping product enhancements and best practices that will benefit my company as well as other organizations around the world,” Guzman said. “Based on the platform extensions that SEEBURGER has introduced over the past year, the company has a firm commitment to breaking new ground and to listening to the recommendations generated by this board.”
Guzman’s appointment is for a one-year period. The first meeting of the SEEBURGER Customer Advisory Board, consisting of a small group of strategic customers and technical end users, is scheduled for October 23-25 in Chicago.
SEEBURGER is a global provider of business integration and secure managed file transfer (MFT) solutions that streamline business processes, reduce operational costs, facilitate governance and compliance, and provide visibility to the farthest edges of the supply chain to maximize ERP effectiveness and drive new efficiencies. All solutions are delivered on a unified, 100% SEEBURGER-engineered platform that lowers the total cost of ownership and reduces implementation time. With more than 25 years in the industry, SEEBURGER today is ranked among the top business integration providers by industry analysts, serves thousands of customers in more than 50 countries and 15 industries, and has offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. For more information, visit www.seeburger.com or blog.seeburger.com/