Chris Brockman

Chris Brockman is the CEO of Eccenca, a leader in data integration, governance, supply-chain and risk management. 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.


Knowledge Graph for Digital Transformation in the Supply-Chain


A business perspective an Knowledge Graphs.


During the past 3 years eccenca has been working with the APICS Supply-Chain Council and a wider group of its members including such companies as NOKIA, Ericsson, Infineon, GE, Boeing, etc. The aim of this work was to identify the potential role of Knowledge Graphs and Ontologies as an enabler for digital transformation and streamlined digital collaboration.


This presentation will outline the business needs of the supply-chain industry that were discovered. It will explain how Knowledge Graphs and standardized industry vocabularis (ontologies) can be successfully deployed in industry. Last but not least the presentation will walk the audience through a 12 month implementation/maturity journey with a focus on business needs and outcomes as well as on outcomes in terms of increased digital maturity.