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Scott Cairncross is a Principal and co-founder of TruQua Enterprises, a Software Development and SAP Services Company. TruQua specializes in building Mobile, EPM and SAP HANA applications for strategic customers. Prior to starting TruQua, Scott was a Senior Director in the Enterprise Performance Management RIG and Head of the EPM RIG Americas. Scott has a deep knowledge in a broad cross-section of SAP Productions, including but not limited to SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver Gateway, SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BusinessObjects and the EPM suite. Scott focuses on helping customers successfully implement SAP BusinessObjects, EPM solutions, and SAP NetWeaver BW. Scott is also heavily focused on bringing SAP data into Rich Internet Applications, leveraging HTML5, Cocoa and Rich Java Tools, such as Google Web Toolkit, on both PCs and devices. Scott has participated in numerous SAP go-lives and has spoken at SAP TechEd, SAPinsider, ASUG and SAPPHIRE events.
Pras Chatterjee is a Director of Product Marketing for Enterprise Performance Management specializing in Planning solutions. Prior to joining Product Marketing, Pras was a Practice Manager for SAP Business Analytics Services in North America as a leader in the EPM practice. He has also served as a Solution Architect for SAP Business Planning and Consolidation version for the Microsoft platform and SAP NetWeaver focusing on Planning and Consolidations around the globe. Pras is a Certified Management Accountant and has worked with various software firms in the EPM space as well has had a career in Finance with various Fortune 500 organizations.
Paul is a Vice President and Partner with VantagePoint Solutions. For more than 20 years, Paul has been architecting and delivering EPM solutions around Budgeting, Forecasting, Consolidations, Reporting, Analytics, and Profitability. During that time, he has been involved with the design and implementation of more than 300 EPM solutions across a variety of functionalities and industry verticals. During the last 9 years, Paul has been focused on the SAP EPM and Analytics space and integration with the broader SAP platform. It is from this background that Paul draws upon in his many presentations internationally at conferences and users groups on the subject of EPM road mapping and best practices. In addition to speaking, Paul is an active thought leader on EPM topics, producing whitepapers, articles, blogs, and social media content.
Timo Elliott is a Global Innovation Evangelist for SAP and a passionate advocate of business intelligence, analytics, and big data. Over the last twenty years, he has discussed best-practice analytics with business and IT leaders in over forty countries around the world. His popular business analytics blog at timoelliott.com covers the latest interesting trends, including regular cartoons on the lighter side of BI.
Jeff Hattendorf is Macrospect COO/Principal Consultant. He founded the company with Randy Marvel in 2005. Hattendorf has more than 20 years of experience moving data for business. During the past eight years at Macrospect, he has focused on planning, consolidations, and related business intelligence reporting using the SAP EPM suite of tools. Macrospect works with some of the largest companies in the world, such as Union Pacific Railroad, Philips Healthcare, Lexmark International, Chase (Paymentech), Tyson Foods, Ascend Performance Materials, International Flavors & Fragrances, and Canadian Pacific Railway. Marvel and Hattendorf’s previous company, AIVIA, sold in 2002, was named a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 company in 2001 and 2002. Macrospect is #259 on the 2013 Inc. 500 List of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
Mr. Wright is a founder of VantagePoint Business Solutions. As CEO, Mr. Wright develops corporate vision and strategic direction for VantagePoint, oversees management and periodically leads consulting engagements to keep himself in touch with products and customers. Under Greg’s leadership VantagePoint has experienced tremendous growth and established key alliances with SAP and many of the world’s largest consulting organizations.
Mr. Wright has spent over 20 years in Business Performance Management working with a variety of BPC applications and technologies. He has spent the last 14 of those years in senior management and executive roles. Immediately prior to founding VantagePoint, Mr. Wright spent three year as Director of Consulting Services at OutlookSoft. Mr. Wright holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and Finance from the University of South Africa.