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Dilek Ersöz Adak, Vektora

Dilek Adak is Manager, Human Capital Management Solutions and a certified SAP HCM/SAP SuccessFactors consultant at Vektora. She is a computer engineer with an MBA degree and belongs to SAP Mentor Alumni since 2011. Dilek has over 12 years of experience in SAP Human Capital Management Solutions, especially in International Payroll, Organizational Management, Performance Management, and also HR ABAP Programming. She also has extensive experience in SAP Analytics field; namely Data Warehousing, Data Mining, and Business Intelligence. Dilek is based in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Mick Collins, SAP SuccessFactors

Mick Collins is a Global Vice President, Solution Architecture & Advisory, for the SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics & Planning products. In this capacity, he oversees presales strategy and execution, with specific responsibilities including go-to-market messaging, commercialization strategy, sales enablement, prospect & customer engagement, alliance management, and product thought leadership. With 12+ years of experience in analytics & planning, Mick has delivered hundreds of presentations and workshops to public- and private-sector organizations on how to build their capabilities for data-driven decision-making in HR.

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Sabine Finke, SAP SE

Sabine Finke is a User Experience Manager for SAP SuccessFactors. With over 20 years of experience in User Interface Design, Sabine’s focus is on providing designs that are enjoyable and help people do their tasks efficiently. She also leads the design work for Core HR tasks like People Profile, Manager and Employee Self Services, Time and Attendance, and Benefits and Payroll.

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Martin Gillet, Cogilius bvba

Martin Gillet is an SAP-certified HR consultant (SAP ERP 6.0, SAP R/3 Enterprise, and SAP 4.0B) who works freelance on international projects. He graduated with honors in Human Resources Management from Belgian Haute Ecole Namuroise Catholique (HENam). Martin was also proudly appointed SAP Mentor in 2009. He is the author of Integrating CATS, is part of the HR Expert advisor team, and writes many articles. He also lectures at international conferences such as SAP events and HR conferences. Martin has worked with SAP R/3 since 1997 in the chemical, catering, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, food, banking, and oil industries. He has focused on SAP HR since 1998 and has other SAP expertise, including XSS, LSO, E-Recruiting, CATS, reporting, authorizations, and SAP NetWeaver Portal. Martin is also keen to share his knowledge across channels such as SAP Communities and Social Media. He is also a dedicated trainer for SAP, mainly across Europe. Martin is a proud father of two little angels, a dreamer, a passionate fellow about ERP Processes, a globetrotter and a student pilot (on the fly).

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Pierre-Alain Gran, SAP

Pierre-Alain is a Senior Architect in the HR Technical Advisory Team at SAP SuccessFactors. He is a Computer Science Engineer working at SAP since 2012. Pierre-Alain has over 13 years’ experience in Enterprise Architecture, Technical Architecture, Integration, and Technical Components of solutions in the on-premise world and in the cloud. He knows the full SAP platform and technology, both legacy and new SAP offerings. He has an extensive experience taking a company on their journey to the cloud and innovating by building bridges between company and business goals with IT Solutions and Platforms, taking into consideration strong IT Requirements such as Integration, Security, and Data Privacy needs like GDPR.

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Amy Grubb, Cloud Consulting Partners

Amy Grubb is the founder of Cloud Consulting Partners, Inc., an SAP Consulting Partner and VAR and full-service HCM Consultancy focused on implementing cloud solutions, specifically SuccessFactors. She has consulted in the HCM space for over 15 years, spending eight years in Deloitte’s Human Capital Management practice. Amy has a unique background: she has implemented SuccessFactors for eight years and SAP HCM for nine years. She holds three SuccessFactors consultant certifications in the following areas: Align & Perform, Talent Sourcing and Talent Management. Amy also teaches the Mastery courses for SuccessFactors Success Academy. She is a co-author of the SAP Press title SuccessFactors for SAP ERP HCM, published in September 2013.

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Søren Højby, SAP SuccessFactors

Søren has been working with reporting, analytics and planning products for more than 10 years. He is currently the product manager for SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Planning. Prior to joining SAP SuccessFactors, Søren established Youcalc – and on-demand analytics platform – which was acquired by SAP SuccessFactors in 2010.

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Venki Krishnamoorthy, talentHRO

Venki Krishnamoorthy is an author, speaker, and an SAP SuccessFactors consultant. Venki has delivered SAP SuccessFactors implementations across different modules, for local and global rollouts. Venki is currently an independent consultant, has over 16 years’ experience as a solution architect, functional lead, project manager/program manager in the HCM space. Venki is the co-author of five SAP Press books, and enjoys travelling and cooking during his spare time. You can reach him via email at or follow him on twitter @venki_sap.

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Zsolt Markus-Tamas, Promerit

Zsolt Márkus-Tamás has 10 years of experience in the fields of technology, system integration, and User Experience design. As a partner of Promerit AG, he is responsible for the Technology Research & Integration Center and pushes the continuous technological innovation in the company as well as in customer projects. Aligned with our strategy and process consulting Zsolt Márkus-Tamás develops visual experiences of Promerit’s innovative concepts for the customers utilizing UX-research elements. Beside that, his strengths are in virtual collaboration, interactive design sessions, and agile software development methods, as well as in his global project experience.

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Jeremy Masters, Worklogix

Jeremy Masters is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Worklogix, which provides cloud-based and enhanced ERP Human Resources solutions to customers worldwide. For 18 years, he has worked with the latest Talent Management and Self Service functionality within the SAP HCM suite and SAP SuccessFactors, including Performance Management, Enterprise Compensation Management, ESS/MSS, Succession Planning, and E-Recruiting. He regularly presents at SAPinsider events and is the co-author of the following SAP PRESS books: Implementing Employee and Manager Self Services in SAP ERP HCM, SAP ERP HCM Performance Management, Enterprise Compensation Management in SAP ERP HCM, E-Recruiting with SAP ERP HCM, SAP ERP HCM Infotypes, and SAP ERP Self-Service: Employee, Manager, and HR Renewal.

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Jeff Mills, SAP SuccessFactors

Jeff Mills is SAP SuccessFactors Director of Solution Marketing for Recruiting and Onboarding. Jeff has a long history in SaaS software product marketing, user insights and solution marketing. Before joining SAP SuccessFactors, Jeff was director of marketing for Janrain, a customer profile management software company. Prior to that, Jeff led the marketing team and product marketing at Navex Global, a global governance, risk and compliance firm. Jeff also held product development roles at a digital marketing firm, eROI, and was a researcher at Gartner.

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Ralf Mundt, SAP SuccessFactors

Ralf Mundt is Director, Solution Management with SAP SuccessFactors. Ralf brings with him over 20 years of experience at SAP, covering the HCM topics from various angles. Currently he is responsible for SAP SuccessFactors integration, including integrations to other SAP solutions and to third-party solutions, as well as general tools and technologies for integration.

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Rebecca Murray, Cultiv8 Consulting

Rebecca Murray is an experienced HCM consultant, helping companies develop and continuously maintain optimal and high-performing workforces. She specializes in the design and integration of HRIS and talent management solutions including both SAP ERP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors. Rebecca helps clients across the United States and the world implement sustainable global workforce development strategies. She applies her insight and knowledge to each endeavor and excels in delivering a positive user experience. Rebecca teaches Employee Central Academy classes for SAP Education and actively participates in planning the course's content. She has completed numerous global and multi-national implementations in both SAP ERP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors. Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She is an SAP SuccessFactors Certified Professional Consultant and a Boomi Certified Process Developer.

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Stephanie Pelletier, SAP SuccessFactors

Stephanie takes an experienced view to building enterprise software focused on user engagement and compliance to successfully engage and maintain hires. She provides technical leadership, strategic and tactical direction, and acts as internal product knowledge expert and mentor/role model to engineering and implementation team members.

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Sven Ringling, iXerv

Sven Ringling is MD for UK and Ireland at iXerv and an SAP SuccessFactors consultant with a passion for bringing processes, people, and technology together. He has been working as an SAP HR consultant since 1996, and cofounded iProCon GmbH in Germany in 2000 and London-based iProCon Ltd. - now turned into iXerv UK/Ireland - in 2011. He has worked on more than 50 SAP HR as well as SuccessFactors and Concur projects in several countries. Solid technical and business skills together with valuable experience in several change management assignments make international rollouts and cloud transformation his favourite types of projects. Sven specialises in core HR, including Payroll, Time & Attendance, and recruiting/onboarding. He is certified in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, Onboarding, and SAP HCM Workforce Process Management.

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Mary L. Sidlauskas, SAP Labs

Mary Sidlauskas is a Director, Solution Management with SAP SuccessFactors. With over 18 years’ experience at SAP, Mary is focused on the global human capital management solutions for SAP SuccessFactors, with a major focus on payroll.

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Frans Smolders, SAP SuccessFactors

Frans Smolders works in HCM Solution Management at SAP. He started his career in consulting at SAP implementing SAP HCM for many fortune 500 companies. Currently Frans drives the go-to-market for all SAP HANA related HCM innovations (including payroll) and Planning and Analytics solutions. His expertise covers both the SAP HCM and the SAP SuccessFactors solution portfolios.

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Jill Venable, Cloud Consulting Partners

Jill Venable is a Managing Consultant with Cloud Consulting Partners, Inc. She is a fully certified Employee Central and Align and Perform SAP SuccessFactors Consultant, and is Associate Certified in LMS. Jill has nineteen years’ experience in SAP HCM consulting, focusing primarily on how to coordinate HR best practices with HR technology. Certified as a Professional of Human Resources, Jill holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business. Working with diverse industries and organizations, Jill earns the respect of her clients and team-members for her ability to establish rapport and deliver high quality results.

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Ralf Wagner, SAP SE

Prior to 2005, Ralf gained HR experience at senior management level in numerous organizations. He led various IT projects in the areas of controlling, time management and shift planning. Ralf joined SAP in 2005, and spent a number of years in different roles in the sales organization. In April 2011 he took over solution management responsibility for rostering and shift planning as well as mobile applications for HCM. Since 2013 Ralf is leading HCM solution management globally at SAP.

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Sarah Warshavsky Oberman, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Sarah is a Senior Director, Global HR strategic programs lead at Teva Pharmaceutical. Sarah and her team are building the HR foundation for the entire Teva team (58,000~ employees in more than 70 countries), including the implementation and the optimization of the SAP SuccessFactors suite. With an MBA degree and 20~ years of career including roles of Production and engineering manager in the semiconductor industry, and several HR roles like HRBP, Labor laws expert, HR director, and M&A, Sarah realizes her experience in leadership, programs management, process effectiveness, change management, and organizational behavior in her current role. Sarah is based in Israel.

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Emily Wilson, SAP SuccessFactors

Emily Wilson is Director of Solutions Marketing for Learning at SAP SuccessFactors. She has overall responsibility for supporting the messaging and go-to-market strategy of SAP SuccessFactors Learning solutions, as well as executing marketing strategies. Emily works closely with organizations worldwide to learn how they are transforming learning and development in their organizations. Emily has 15 years of experience in Product and Solutions Marketing, both in the automotive industry and in technology.

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