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Torsten Andersson, Implement Consulting Group

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Anurag Barua, TruQua Enterprises

Anurag Barua is a Principal at TruQua Enterprises. He has 23 years of experience in conceiving, designing, managing, and implementing complex software solutions, including nearly 18 years of SAP experience. His core SAP competencies include FI and Controlling FI/CO, logistics, SAP HANA, SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects, Enterprise Performance Management, SAP Solution Manager, Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), and project management. He is a frequent speaker at SAPinsider conferences and contributes to several of our publications. He holds a BS in computer science and an MBA in finance. He is a PMI-certified PMP, a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and is ITIL V3F certified. You may contact Anurag via email at Anurag.barua@gmail.com.

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Özgen Canan, ASELSAN

Having a supply chain planning background, Özgen has worked as a business process expert in logistics processes for years. He has expertise in managing/executing IT implementation projects (ERP implementation/roll-out, applications, executive reporting and dashboards, workflows); analyzing business requirements, designing solutions, testing, deploying and end-user training. Recently he has been working as the service manager of IT business service for manufacturing. His interest and understanding in concepts such as IT governance, business alignment, process standardization and service strategy management have him manage and contribute to organizational transformation projects and studies.

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Daryl Crockett, ValidDatum

CEO of ValidDatum, a women-owned small business focused on helping commercial and government clients with data-centric project management and services. A recognized leader in data validation, and data migration, integration and governance, Daryl has a background as a highly innovative international consultant & C-level executive with a wide variety of industry and implementation experience including oil & gas, life sciences, software, government, media, financial services, and manufacturing. Certified ISO 8000 Master Data Quality Manager (ISO 8000 MDQM), ISO 22745 Master Data Validation Committee Chair (2015), ECCMA Board of Directors, Member IAIDQ.org, Lean Six Sigma (Purdue), Member US Women's Chamber of Commerce (Washington, DC), SBA Certified EDWOSB, WBE (WBENC) Woman Business Enterprise certified, WBE (MA), DBE (MA). Daryl is also co-inventor of AMIGO™ Software , a patent-pending implementation & information governance software, designed specifically for highly regulated industries.

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Erik Engquist, SAP

Within the Maintenance Go-To Market team, Erik is responsible for the Danish and Finnish regions. Make sure that customers use the “Customer Value Experience Methodology” and tools such as BSR and Pathfinder to optimize value of existing SAP investments. Assist customers to identify key innovation opportunities based on customer usage analysis of SAP technologies. Thru regular touchpoints with customers make sure they experience our commitment in their success With more than 15+ years of experience in the IT industry with different focuses from Business and IT roles. My dedication is to help customers derive value from their SAP investments.

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Niels Guldager, Implement Consulting Group

Niels Hestehave Guldager is a senior management consultant at Implement Consulting Group. He has a background as a supply chain consultant within ECC and APO implementations. He is currently an project manager within international transformation projects within IT. He is focusing on developing simple methods to improve how projects are executed, and thereby ensure higher impact of projects.

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Dr. Heiko Hecht, IBIS America

Dr. Heiko Hecht is President of IBIS America LLC and responsible for the collaboration with SAP and the roll out of the RBPD (Reverse Business Process Documentation) content in the US. He has the hands-on experience to jumpstart SAP Solution Manager projects with Solution Documentation Assistant (SDA) and the RBPD content provided with Solution Manager 7.1, system upgrade, consolidation and harmonization as well as GRC projects. Prior to joining IBIS America, Heiko worked for 10 years for IBIS Prof Thome AG in Wuerzburg, Germany and was directly involved with the development of RBE Plus, SAP Solution Manager, ByD and other offerings of IBIS and its partners. Heiko’s functional areas of expertise are: Finance, BW, HR, Solution Manager and GRC.

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Dr. Ahmed Hezzah, Accenture

Dr. Ahmed Hezzah is a Senior Manager at Accenture with deep experience in SAP and CRM project management. He has a strong focus on marketing, sales and analytics, as well as deep expertise in testing, deployment, migration and offshore delivery. In the last 13 years, he has been managing large and complex SAP implementations and global rollouts for a number of clients across industries and has gained a long experience with offshore delivery. Ahmed holds a PhD in computer science, a PMP certification and an SAP certification in Analytical CRM.

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Eric Kimberling, Panorama Consulting Solutions

Eric Kimberling is the most recognized and respected independent ERP systems expert in the world, giving 100% unbiased advice to clients for over 20 years. His extensive experience includes ERP software selection, organizational change management, implementation project management and value analysis. In addition to his ERP experience, Eric has helped clients with merger and acquisition business integration, strategic planning, business process reengineering and Six Sigma. He is Six Sigma certified and a certified practitioner of multiple ERP solutions, including SAP.

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John Krakowski, SAP America

John Krakowski is currently an SAP senior product manager for SAP Solution Manager with the Solution Management for Application Lifecycle Management team, responsible for the roll-in and roll-out of this strategic SAP product. He has been an employee of SAP for 15 years and has been actively involved with the SAP Solution Manager platform since 2001.

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Giovanni Ottavio Lo Brutto, Implement Consulting Group

Giovanni is a passionate change management facilitator who strongly believes in the power of simplicity, visual communication, and putting people first. Always. He has an international and multi-cultural experience from business process and SAP implementation projects and he is extremely motivated when it comes to analyzing business processes subject to change and ensuring that people impacted by the process changes feel confident about their new ways of working. Giovanni has extensively and successfully applied time and enthusiasm in the following areas Interactive Business Process documentation and validation, serious games and business simulations, and engaging and effective training sessions. Giovanni has shared his thoughts and experience around business simulations and serious games in several conferences, both in Europe and in the USA.

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Michelle Shuttleworth, Deloitte

Michelle Shuttleworth is a Director with Deloitte Consulting LLP. She specializes in driving large scale transformation, utilizing technology and talent, across a range of industries. Michelle joined Deloitte Consulting in 1997, after starting her career as an HR Manager in the retail industry. Her focus is on HR transformation through strategy, process design and system implementations. She has successfully led many large SAP technology implementations. Her specialist skills include increasing the organizational value of HR, transformation through technology and Organizational Readiness. Michelle is currently part of the leadership team within Consulting Methods & Tools, which is responsible for driving consistency, reliability, and efficiency in global client service delivery through innovative solutions, methods, and tools. Michelle leverages her expertise in methods and tools to industrialize service delivery, influence consistent global delivery and accelerate market response to demands.

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Doug Whittle, Whittle Consulting Group

Doug Whittle, President of Whittle Consulting Group, LLC, has over 40 years of IT and business experience in implementing training, support, organizational change, and communication strategies for SAP implementations. Much of his work has focused on the development of Super User programs, organizational change strategies, stakeholder engagement maps, and the development of high-performance SAP teams. Doug earned his PhD in Organizational Change & Leadership from Iowa State University. His dissertation focused on how to minimize the negative impact of mergers and acquisitions on the workforce. He co-authored The Manager as Change Agent: A Practical Guide for High Performance People and Organizations. Doug is a frequent presenter and keynoter at conferences around the world. He has published articles in dozens of professional and trade publications and has served on advisory boards for publications, conferences and universities across the world.

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