EDS Appoints Hershey to Lead SAP Consulting Practice for Americas and Asia Pacific



    PLANO, Texas, Feb. 12 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced the appointment of Bob
Hershey as vice president and SAP Consulting Practice Leader for the Americas
and Asia Pacific regions. He will report directly to Charlie Feld, senior
executive vice president of EDS Applications Services.
    Hershey's appointment is a key ingredient in EDS' strategic initiative to
expand its global SAP application-based consulting practice. The Global SAP
Consulting Practice is an integral component of EDS' 2008 Applications
Services growth plan for high-end, industry-focused applications development
and consulting.
    Hershey will be responsible for building out and growing the SAP
Consulting Practice in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions. His
responsibilities include managing the regional partnership, the SAP sales
process, subject-matter expertise, and solutioning and delivering SAP
implementations.
    "I'm pleased and excited to have Bob on the EDS team to help build our
expanded SAP Consulting Practice," said Feld. "His in-depth experience and
knowledge will help us kick-start and aggressively drive our higher
value-chain proposition for Applications Services."
    Hershey's appointment follows an expanded agreement announced between EDS
and SAP last October. By collaborating with SAP on client engagement training
and techniques designed to drive the long-term growth of its consulting
practice, EDS will further enhance its existing SAP capabilities and bring
end-to-end consulting and systems integration to the market by early 2008.
    Prior to joining EDS, Hershey was senior vice president and global
enterprise solutions practice leader at BearingPoint, Inc. and led more than
30 managing directors for their North American Technology Solutions
organization including sales, delivery and operations. He was also
instrumental in developing strategy for BearingPoint's $1.3 billion SAP and
Oracle practices globally, spearheading its offshore delivery strategy and
helping position its practice toward higher growth solutions and services.
While at BearingPoint, he was also the Global Oracle Practice leader and
Global PeopleSoft Practice leader.
    Previously, Hershey served as a principal in charge for BearingPoint's
(then KPMG Consulting's) North America Consumer and Industrial Markets
eBusiness Practice, and Consumer Markets Segment leader and principal for its
North America Finance Practice.
    Hershey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in
Williamstown, Mass., and a master of business administration degree from New
York University School of Business.
    
    About EDS
    
    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.

    
     CONTACT:
     Blake Hull - EDS
     972 605 5063
     blake.hull@eds.com
    




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For further information: Blake Hull of EDS, +1-972-605-5063,
blake.hull@eds.com; Web Site: http://www.eds.com

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