To view speaker bio, click on first letter of last name.

Rajan Arora, Deloitte

Rajan is an experienced SAP HANA/SAP Fiori Subject Matter Expert in the Deloitte SNET SAP group with more than 9 years of experience implementing SAP solutions in utilities, pharmaceuticals, consumer, and industrial products industries. He has a strong SAP Basis, SAP HANA and cloud background. He has hands on experience in many SAP HANA and SAP Fiori projects including upgrades, migration to cloud and instance consolidations. He helps customers get the most value from their SAP implementations by ensuring the success of their user populations. Rajan is also an active ASUG speaker and delivered many sessions in ASUG, SAPinsider conferences and Chapter meetings.

Rajan's Session(s):

Back to top

Scott Cairncross, TruQua Enterprises

Scott Cairncross is a recognized thought leader in the area of Enterprise Software, focused on SAP Analytics and SAP ERP solutions. He has 16+ years of SAP implementation experience. Scott is passionate about helping customers achieve their return on investment from their enterprise software solutions. During the past ten years, Scott has focused on Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Consolidation, Analytics, Usability Design and Cloud Development. Scott’s focus during the past 4 years has been primarily in S/4HANA (Simple Finance), Financial Planning & Analysis and Financial Consolidation. Scott frequently speaks at national and local events on Cloud and Analytics topics from strategy to implementation know how. Scott has also spoken at ASUG/Sapphire, SAP Financials, SAP Reporting Planning & Analysis, SAP HANA, SAP Cloud and various ASUG Chapter meetings from Northern California to Chicago, Illinois. Scott has been published in SAP Professional Journal and SAP Insider. Prior, Scott was the Senior Director of the SAP Enterprise Performance Management Regional Implementation Group in the Americas. Scott worked with countless large enterprise and SME customers to assist with their EPM & Analytics Solutions Strategies and Implementation. As a part of his management role at SAP Scott led various Ramp Ups, as well as other strategic initiatives.

Scott's Session(s):

Back to top

Pras Chatterjee, SAP

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.

Pras's Session(s):

Back to top

David Dadoun, ALDO Group

David Dadoun is currently the Aldo Group's Director of Business Intelligence and Data Governance. Prior to joining the Aldo Group he was the Director of a BI practice for the Keyrus Group. Over the last 15 years David Dadoun has advised a broad number of companies in the selection and implementation of BI tools, strategies, and roadmaps. He has managed BI projects including upgrades and migrations, and multiple BI platform deployments at small, medium, and global companies. David often presents at global BI events regarding the challenges and opportunities managers face when it comes to Business Intelligence and Data Governance. He also teaches Business Intelligence and Analytics at Montreal's prestigious HEC Business School. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business from the John Molson School of Business and an executive Masters of Business Administration from ESG Montreal and Paris-Dauphine in France.

David's Session(s):

Back to top

Satwik Das, TruQua Enterprises

Satwik Das is a highly skilled SAP Consultant with 12 years of demonstrated expertise, playing a lead role in multimillion-dollar projects for industry-leading global clients. Satwik is also an experience project leader with extensive experience performing data modeling, reporting, data warehousing, complex solution design, and requirements gathering. He has worked on various performance-tuning activities like caching, compression, optimization of routines. Satwik also has a deep understanding of SAP BPC standard and BPC embedded and has done multiple projects, performed migrations, HANA MDX analysis, which coupled with his core technical expertise in SAP BI and his passion to gain hands-on experience in salient SAP technologies and business processes make him a unique techno-functional asset. Satwik has impeccable communication skills and has been actively involved in all facets of hands-on pre-sales, due diligence and project management involved in current and prospective projects. He has worked on projects that have been presented as case studies at SAPPHIRE and ASUG conferences.

Satwik's Session(s):

Back to top

David Dixon, TruQua Enterprises

Since 2008, David has been a featured speaker worldwide at SAPinsider conferences annually (starting with “Reporting & Business Intelligence with SAP and Business Objects” conference and more recently including "S/4HANA Finance Bootcamp"). His expertise is also often called upon by SAP such as moderating "askSAP EPM Innovation Community Calls" and participating in talk shows such as "Financial Excellence with Game Changers". He was also the only third-party expert featured at SAP's "BPC MEGA Elite" training other consultancies on SAP BPC Financial Consolidation in 2011. He co-authored the book "Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse" written with Bill Inmon, the "father of data warehousing," as well as white papers sponsored by Business Objects and SAP on Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). David started his career in 1995 as a Financials and Controlling (FI/CO) consultant with SAP specializing in financial consolidations, product costing and profitability analysis with particular expertise in the ERP information systems and tools. David was an FI/CO Platinum Consultant before he left SAP in 1999 to help form an SAP BW consultancy startup that was acquired in 2004 which in turn, was acquired in 2007 for the SAP practice and high-performance culture that David led. Thereafter, David built overnight SAP practices at his subsequent companies. David is not only an executive and practicing consultant but also a hands-on developer since his earliest days with SAP. His skills span functional and technical domains. He has worked with SAP's development team in Walldorf and Palo Alto on numerous occasions in support of applications and initiatives in the S/4HANA, EPM and BI space. He continues to have active and personal ties with SAP's product and solution organizations. He has extensive project experience in implementing high-value global solutions for Fortune 100 companies.

David's Session(s):

Back to top

Desmond Foley, Breakthru Beverage Group

Desmond Foley is the Solutions Architect for Business Intelligence at the Breakthru Beverage Group, one of the nation’s largest wholesaler of wines, beers and spirits. Breakthru has recently migrated from a legacy sales analytics system to one base on HANA, Business Objects and is focused on delivering insightful, highly visual information to key decision makers. Desmond also holds a Level 3 certification in Wine from the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust.

Desmond's Session(s):

Back to top

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.

Heiko's Session(s):

Back to top

JS Irick, TruQua Enterprises

JS Irick is a Consultant and Lead Developer at TruQua Enterprises, a Software Development and SAP Services company. A respected developer of innovative data analysis solutions, JS has developed tools for the scientific and financial industries. JS possesses a unique portfolio of skills focused on performance tuning the SAP and non-SAP stack. JS demonstrates both technical savvy and impeccable communications skills. A featured speaker and leader, JS has consulted and provided training to multinational corporations and spoken at major SAP events. A recognized performance testing and tuning expert, JS ensures the performance and stability of TruQua’s implementations. Through his experience with automated load testing and reconciliation tools, JS helps the team identify areas for improvement well before they become issues. JS’s expertise is in SAP NetWeaver Performance Optimization, SAP BusinessObjects EPM, SAP HANA, Cloud Computing, SAP BPC-ERP Integration, SAP BPC-ERP Reconciliation, HP LoadRunner, SAP Mobile Applications (SUP & Gateway Frameworks), Linux Server Administration, Python, Scrum Development Methodology, and Enterprise Security.

JS's Session(s):

Back to top

Michael Jolton, NIMBL

Co-author of SAP Press’ soon to be released book on S/4HANA Cloud, Michael Jolton is Vice President of Service Delivery and leader of NIMBL’s SAP’s S/4 HANA Cloud practice. Throughout his career, Michael has assisted dozens of clients in developing and implementing ERP strategies and he is now applying those experiences to helping clients evaluate and implement S/4 HANA Cloud. Michael is a frequent vlogger and speaker at presentations across the county. He is currently on a multi-city tour leading “The Cloud Day Seminar” providing insight and demonstrations on SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Michael received his MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.A. in Economics from Lawrence University.

Michael's Session(s):

Back to top

Harleen Kaur, SAP

Harleen's Session(s):

Back to top

Gopal Krishnamurthy, Visual BI

Gopal Krishnamurthy, the founder/CEO of Visual BI, has more than a decade of experience with a variety of DW and BI platforms. His company leverages his industry-leading expertise in putting together BI strategies and road maps that enable real-time, agile, self-service and mobile BI architecture and solutions offering superior ROI. Gopal has built a reputation as a thought leader and visionary strategist in the promotion of enterprise BI initiatives. He is also an early adopter and evangelist of SAP BW integration to Business Objects, SAP BPC, and SAP HANA. Gopal's vision is to grow Visual BI into a worldwide leader in the field of business intelligence and analytics.

Gopal's Session(s):

Back to top

Pankaj Kumar, SAP

Pankaj Kumar is a product manager for SAP Cloud Platform where he focuses on ecosystem aspects of the various platform resources and services. He has been a speaker at various Industry events like SAP TechEd, ASUG etc.

Pankaj's Session(s):

Back to top

Philippe Levy, SAP

Philippe leads the SAP App Center group, SAP’s Digital Enterprise Marketplace, which allows customers to discover, try, buy, and manage third-party partner application that run on SAP technology. Philippe has over 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, the last 5 spent at SAP. Throughout his career, he has covered varied business functions from sales to bus dev, to marketing, channel and alliances, in the consumer and enterprise spaces, in hardware and software, networking, storage, mobility and cloud technologies.

Philippe's Session(s):

Back to top

Dallas Marks, EV Technologies

Dallas Marks is a Principal Pre-Sales Architect with EV Technologies, SAP Mentor, and co-author of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, Third Edition from SAP Press. He has over a decade of experience as both a consultant and trainer helping customers successfully deploy the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform, its universe semantic layer, and applications including SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence and SAP BusinessObjects Lumira. Dallas blogs frequently on his personal blog, http://dallasmarks.com/, and the SAP Community, https://people.sap.com/dallas.marks. You can follow him on Twitter at @dallasmarks.

Dallas's Session(s):

Back to top

Alan Mayer, Solid Ground Technologies

Alan Mayer is the founder of Solid Ground Technologies, a firm that specializes in SAP BusinessObjects-based solutions across a variety of industries and platforms. Prior to Solid Ground, Alan was the co-founder of Integra Solutions, one of the first partners recognized by BusinessObjects. He has over 20 years of experience in the BI arena, and participates as the senior architect and principal consultant on some of the largest implementations in the world. Alan provides his clients with realistic, cost-effective answers that go beyond vendor hype. Always willing to share, he presents his insights at ASUG and BI national events, and contributes articles on a fairly regular basis for BusinessObjects Xpert and SAPexperts online publications. Alan presented at the very first Business Objects conference in San Francisco in 1995 and has presented at every national user conference since. He is a recognized expert in all facets of SAP BusinessObjects as recognized by his peers.

Alan's Session(s):

Back to top

Richard Mooney, SAP

Richard is the lead product manager for the Predictive Analytics Product Portfolio including Predictive Analytics, Predictive Analytics Integrator, and SAP Cloud Platform predictive services. He has 18 years’ experience in the software industry starting off in development and transitioning to customer facing roles including product management, sales, and marketing. Richard also spent 2 years working as an innovation expert using techniques like Design Thinking, ROI Analysis ,and Ideation to drive customer innovation and value. Richard lives in Killkeny, Ireland with his wife Anne, 2 children, and a very energetic Border Collie.

Richard's Session(s):

Back to top

Michael Phorn, SAP

Michael Phorn has spent the last 18 years with SAP and is currently a product manager for the SAP Cloud Platform focusing on line of Business Extensions. He is responsible for identifying opportunities for extending SaaS solutions to help businesses solve their end-to-end needs in the cloud. Michael has had the opportunity to work across SAP to contribute to numerous groups and products. He started as an intern in the SAP Labs IT Department, software developer on human resources solutions, developed the UI infrastructure for Sales and CRM and was the program manager responsible for releasing the pilot of SAP’s Connected Vehicles solution. Michael earned his BS in Management Information Systems from Santa Clara University and resides in San Jose, CA with his wife and two wonderful daughters. Outside of SAP, Michael can be found running obstacle course races, taking his off-road Jeep into the Sierras or enjoying all of the great outdoors that California has to offer.

Michael's Session(s):

Back to top

Tammy Powlas, Fairfax Water

Tammy Powlas has been an ASUG Volunteer since 2007 and an SAP Mentor since 2010. Tammy has spoken at the SAP TechEd, SAP Inside Track events, ASUG Webcasts, ASUG Annual Conference and at other ASUG events. Tammy served on the SAP TechEd Design team for the past 8 years. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Project Management Professional, and an SAP Certified professional. She was featured in the book 'Five Steps to a Successful SAP Career'. Tammy was a 2011-2016 Top Contributor to the SAP Community Network.

Tammy's Session(s):

Back to top

Savita Raina, SAP

Savita is the Sr. Product Marketing Manager for SAP Cloud Platform and has been working in the high tech industry for 10 years. She has a diverse set of experiences that span from engineering design and product development to pre-sales, product, and audience marketing functions. In her prior roles at SAP she has been responsible for defining and delivering product messaging and positioning, product launch planning, and driving SAP thought leadership. Prior to SAP, she worked at Proofpoint, MKS Instruments, and Oerlikon. She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and MS in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is also a board member at Urban Services YMCA, a San Francisco-based non-profit.

Savita's Session(s):

Back to top

Sathish Rajagopal, SAP

Sathish has been with SAP since 2005 and has been working in the BI space for the last eighteen years. Sathish as, Senior Director - BI Solutions GTM, is part of SAP’s Analytics Platform Solutions Group responsible for BI Adoption, Roadmap & Strategy with special focus on BI Migration - Upgrade. Prior to moving to this team, Sathish was a Platinum Consultant in Consulting Services division of SAP. Sathish has authored many whitepapers and SCN articles on SAP BI solutions in subjects such as – SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, Loading non-BW data into BWA for Explorer, SAP HANA, SAP Analysis for Office and SAP Analysis for OLAP. Sathish is an M.B.A. and is certified in SAP technologies including BOE Platform, Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports. He has been recognized with a number of awards by SAP including multiple Most Valuable Player awards and the prestigious Services Excellence Award among others.

Sathish's Session(s):

Back to top

Mohan Rayapati, Consultancy by Kingfisher

Mr. Rayapati has more than nine years of experience with an exceptionally strong background in ETL Architecture, Data Warehousing, OLAP and Reporting tools. He has extensive experience providing a strong business and technical background on Data Services, Xcelsius, SAP dashboards, Universe Designer, and Web Intelligence. He has an in-depth understanding of SAP BW, OLAP cubes and relational databases, honed in a variety of industries including Healthcare, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Logistics, and Finance. Additionally, he has wide-ranging experience leveraging various connectivity protocols, including BICS, Live Office, Flash variables, custom web services, and parameterized OpenDocument URLs. He has extensive experience in the total life cycle of Software products including requirements analysis, solution architecture, solution design, implementation, integration, testing and maintenance. Mohan does modeling, acting, plays cricket and competes in physique show competitions. When he’s not under the hot lights or in the gym, you can reach him at Mohan.Rayapati@kingfisherinc.com.

Mohan's Session(s):

Back to top

Norman Ruppert, Callaway Golf

Norman Ruppert has been working for Callaway Golf for 5 Years and has been in the Business Intelligence field for over 12 years. He has had hands-on and project management roles in various SAP BW projects, including upgrades, migrations and dashboard solutions and has played a leading role in Callaway's implementation of Business Objects XI 3.1. Norman's functional areas are SAP BW, Portal, Visual Composer, Business Objects WebIntelligence 3.1 and 4.0, with a broad business process knowledge in sales, finance, procurement and inventory management.

Norman's Session(s):

Back to top

Pat Saporito, SAP

Pat provides best practices and thought leadership to assist customers in maximizing their technology and data assets investments. She has over 20 years in analytics, data warehousing, and data management. Prior to SAP BusinessObjects, she was with Teradata and META Group, now part of Gartner Group. In her current role she regularly conducts BI strategy assessments and serves as a strategic analytics advisor to customers. Pat has served on the Healthcare Advisory Research Council faculty for the International Institute for Analytics, co-founded by Tom Davenport. She is a recognized expert on insurance industry analytics and frequent author and speaker on insurance analytics. Most recently, she wrote the book Applied Insurance Analytics published by Pearson/FT Press.

Pat's Session(s):

Back to top

Chandran Saravana, SAP

Chandran Saravana, Senior Director, Advanced Analytics SAP, brings over 20 years of experience in the technology sector. He has held various roles in consulting, research & development, product management, and marketing with a focus on analytics and big data. He's written numerous papers and is a frequent speaker on topics related to analytics, big data, and cloud. Prior to SAP, Chandran consulted “C” level executives on the consulting engagements and advised on Cloud, Big Data, IoT, and Analytics Strategy and Technology direction. Chandran holds MBA from Martha and Love School of Business, Masters in Physics and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from Bharathidasan University. @chandransar

Chandran's Session(s):

Back to top

Penny Silvia, Deloitte

Penny Silvia is acknowledged as one of the leaders in the highly challenging (and ever evolving) SAP Advanced Analytics and HANA space. Held in high regard by clients, colleagues, executives and staff members alike, Penny is viewed as a strategic thinker, creative solutions provider and problem solver. Her expertise with Analytics solutions and in-memory technologies allows Penny to bring new insights to clients and help organizations craft strategies that are both forward-thinking and achievable. By combining her technical abilities and business acumen, Penny is able to successfully converse with C-Level through to Developers and Business Users to help each group understand the challenges of the other – and work together to bridge gaps to build solutions that all sides can agree upon and view as a success. Penny has held leadership positions at organizations both large and small, acquiring nearly twenty (20) years of SAP Systems Design and Implementation experience. As a member of the Advisory and Editorial Board of multiple technical and professional publications, Penny has created a vast network of professional colleagues and associates and works to ensure that business and technical communities are kept up-to-date with the latest offerings and solutions in the SAP marketspace. Penny has been published numerous times in technical and professional publications on topics associated with the use and strategies of Analytics tools and solutions. Penny is a frequent featured speaker at national and international conferences, seminars and congresses.

Penny's Session(s):

Back to top

Patrick Sims, SAP

Patrick Sims is a Sr. Director in the Global Center of Excellence for Analytics at SAP. He has over 20 years of focus in data warehousing and business analytics with responsibilities in sales, pre-sales, and services. In his current role, he is an analytics evangelist within SAP providing strategy, guidance, and enablement on SAP's analytics portfolio. Patrick also works with large and mid-sized companies and public sector organizations to help them define their BI strategies, identify and adopt best practices in analytics, and craft the optimal analytics solution to meet their business needs.

Patrick's Session(s):

Back to top

Hari Sonnenhalli, NIMBL

Hari Sonnenahalli is an SAP Integration Architect at NIMBL. He possesses over 9 years of integration experience which involves different technologies, landscapes, and modules in both SAP and Non-SAP. He has architected, designed and integrated both cloud and on-prem SAP solutions. Hari is a blogger and speaker who has contributed to the SAP communities at a technical level and also as a subject matter expert in integration space. As a middleware architect, Hari understands SAP cross functionality landscape, including SAP MM, SAP FI/CO, SAP PP and SAP MDM. These technologies integrate with SAP Process Integration (PI) to support business transactions for both customers and vendors. Hari has a diverse background working with multiple companies in various industries.

Hari's Session(s):

Back to top

Abhishek Srivastava, Deloitte

Abhishek's Session(s):

Back to top

Jacob Stark, SAP

Jacob is a BYU Animation graduate, with an MBA from Duke University. Prior to joining SAP, he worked as a business intelligence product manager for a large non-profit organization. Jacob has designed hundreds of reports, dashboards, and infographics, and has been awarded for his presentations on data visualization.

Jacob's Session(s):

Back to top

Jeff Stout, C Spire

Mr. Stout is the Senior Manager of the C Spire Business Intelligence Program. He currently manages the SAP BusinessObjects environment, brought in SAP HANA to complement the Netezza data warehouse, and is the architect of the C Spire Business Intelligence Self-Service program. Previously, he has worked in a variety of roles including programmer analyst, business and systems requirements analyst, project manager, project director, and IT manager. He has worked with Informix, ORACLE, Netezza, and SAP HANA databases. He has implemented and managed both COGNOS and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence tools. Mr. Stout has been in the IT industry since 1993. The last ten years have been in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Mr. Stout received a BS and MS from Mississippi State University. He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP®).

Jeff's Session(s):

Back to top

Aneesh Aboo Sulaikha, Deloitte

Aneesh Aboo Sulaikha is a SAP Specialist at Deloitte Consulting, LLP in the SAP Solutions Network (SNET) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aneesh has 8 years of experience with SAP products along with an SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Associate Certification and is a Certified Specialist in SAP HANA, upgrade, Unicode Conversion and Migration project. Aneesh has extensive experience in installing and managing complex SAP implementation, maintenance and production support, Big Data Analytics in Hadoop and S4 Hana. Aneesh's key expertise is in the design and architecture of SAP solutions including SAP analytics, reporting tools and SAP cloud products. He has good hands on experience in implementation/installation projects, SAP system conversion, operating system / database migrations, setup and configuration of various SAP products including SAP HANA, SAP S4 HANA, SAP Fiori, ERP, BW, Solution Manager, SCM and GRC.

Aneesh's Session(s):

Back to top

Scott Taylor, NIMBL

Scott is an SAP Architect primarily focused in the technical space of SAP. Scott has over 8 years of experience in emerging technologies, both inside SAP and outside in Open Source software stacks. From User Experience strategy and development to Business Process transformation and implementation, Scott has experienced and excelled wherever introduced. Prior to joining NIMBL, Scott delivered professional services in User Experience Strategy and Development for a global consulting firm in Human Capital Management and contributed to Native Mobile Application Development in the academia space. With the blossoming of User Experience Modernity inside the SAP Ecosystem, Scott joined NIMBL in 2014 as a User Experience Consultant to deliver professional services related to SAP Fiori UX and custom experiences with SAPUI5 and SAP Screen Personas. In 2016, Scott spent a short “sabbatical” with SAP Americas, Inc. of Palo Alto, CA. where he continued progression in emerging technologies, such as the SAP Cloud Platform and its related services and Fiori for IOS. After a return to his NIMBL roots, SAP Technical Architect and emerging technologies evangelist, Scott continues to work with customers, of a variety of sizes, to help those customers maximize their SAP investment, whether On-Premise or in the Cloud, and simplify their day-to day SAP interactions.

Scott's Session(s):

Back to top

Jon Teopaco, SAP

Jon's BI Analytics journey began 11 years ago when he joined Infommersion, the founders of Xcelsius, to ultimately lead the support team for dashboards within SAP BusinessObjects. In 2012, he joined Roambi and spent 4 years managing product support,customer success, and presales in North America. Following SAP’s acquisition of Roambi in February 2016, Jon is now part of SAP’s Global Center of Excellence team, where he continues to lead the Roambi presales activities in North America.

Jon's Session(s):

Back to top

Adrian Westmoreland

Adrian Westmoreland has been with SAP for about 19 years with a focus on Analytics throughout his entire career especially in the area of SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence. He has held different roles within SAP over several years including pre-sales and product management building a strong relationship with customers from various industries around the globe. His expertise is based on many years of consistently delivering successful products and solutions. Currently Adrian is part of the SAP Analytics Cloud product management team.

Adrian's Session(s):

Back to top

Blair Wheadon, SAP

Blair works to understand the data discovery challenges of our customers, share best practices, and evangelize solutions. He advises customers, analysts and partners on SAP’s business intelligence portfolio strategy, roadmap, client tool strategy, and licensing details. Prior to joining SAP in 2003, Blair was a developer and product manager for Siebel Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary.

Blair's Session(s):

Back to top

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 co-authored The Manager as Change Agent: A Practical Guide for High Performance People and Organizations. He is a frequent presenter and keynoter at conferences around the world and has published articles in dozens of professional and trade publications.

Doug's Session(s):

Back to top

Ken Wong, The Irvine Company

Ken Wong is a Senior Manager for business intelligence at The Irvine Company and responsible for SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects BI. He has over 14 years experience working with BusinessObjects BI and SAP BW integration with over 15 project Go-Lives. Ken has worked with several client industries including real estate property management, consumer products, utilities, finance, industrial manufacturing, and life science. Ken is passionate about helping clients define a BI strategy and helping the business discover insights through visualization, information analytics, and process automation.

Ken's Session(s):

Back to top

Greg Wright, VantagePoint Solutions

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.

Greg's Session(s):

Back to top