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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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Mirza S. Baig, Deloitte

Mirza Baig is a Manager for Deloitte Consulting LLP in the Human Capital group. He has over 11 years’ experience in HCM Global implementation. He is Certified SAP Application Professional, Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six sigma Green belt Professional. His primary functional expertise is HR Process and forms, Employee self service (ESS)/Manager self service (MSS), Global Employee Management (GEM), Personel Administration (PA) , Organization Management (OM), and Enterprise Compensation Management (ECM).

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Kouros Behzad, SAP

Kouros Behzad is a Director of Solution Management for Human Capital Analytics in the Line of Business HR at SAP, influencing strategic direction and roadmap planning, and driving go-to-market function for SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics and Planning solutions. Kouros has 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry focused on the intersection of people, business and technology, including roles at ADP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, and now SAP in the areas of Human Capital Management (HCM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM). Kouros brings a broad view of enterprise business needs due to his multi-disciplinary background, as well as his deep experience in product strategy, product design and development, implementation consulting, and IT.

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Mark Brandau, SAP SuccessFactors

Mark Brandau is Vice President, Solution Management for SAP SuccessFactors. Mark is currently responsible for the go-to-market strategy and execution of SAP SuccessFactors HCM Solutions, with day-to-day responsibilities for Talent Management solutions, which include Learning, Performance & Goals, Compensation, Succession & Development, Recruiting, and Onboarding. He is also responsible for Human Capital Analytics and HR Cloud Technology. Mark came to SAP via their acquisition of SuccessFactors, where he led go-to-market activities for their acclaimed talent management solutions. Prior to SuccessFactors, Mark led product go-to-market activities for Plateau System’s (acquired by SuccessFactors), learning and talent management solutions. Before Plateau, Mark was Vice President at Visual Mining, where he helped the company achieve record operating results. His early career work includes marketing and product management roles at Softek (sold to IBM), and Legato Systems (sold to EMC). Mark holds an M.B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia.

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Wendy Buesing, Norfolk Southern Corporation

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Gabriela Burlacu, SAP SuccessFactors

Gabriela (Gabby) Burlacu is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist working as a Human Capital Management Researcher at SAP SuccessFactors. She focuses on understanding, identifying, and communicating ways that companies of all types, sizes, and industries can develop HR practices that effectively support the needs of their increasingly diverse workforces. Gabby currently leads SAP SuccessFactors’ Diversity and Inclusion project, collaborating with product management and marketing to develop and position HRM solutions as drivers of gender equity in the workforce. Gabby brings a primarily academic background to her role at SAP, having obtained her doctorate degree from Portland State University in 2013. While at Portland State she studied issues related to effective employee performance management and the aging workforce, working with companies all over the world to understand how older and younger employees can most effectively be engaged, retained, and developed through HR processes. Gabby continues to collaborate with academic thought leaders and her work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and academic books. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Portland State University where she teaches graduate- and undergraduate-level courses in business and HRM.

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Yvette Cameron, SAP SuccessFactors

Yvette Cameron is the Global Head of SAP SuccessFactors Strategy. Her role at SAP SuccessFactors is focused on helping drive the visioning and long-term planning for the SAP SuccessFactors business. Cameron brings over 30 years of experience in the HCM industry designing, developing, communicating and managing HCM technology solutions. She was most recently at Gartner Inc., where she served as research director for HCM Technologies, consulting to companies of all sizes on emerging trends, leading practices, technology selection, and HR transformation initiatives. Prior to Gartner, she spent 14 years leading global HCM product strategy and marketing initiatives for SAP, Oracle, Saba, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards. She has been recognized as a top HR and Recruiting thought leader, a top online influencer, and named one of “Tech’s Top 10” from Human Resource Executive. She earned her B.A., Mathematics and Applied Statistics from CSU Sacramento and now resides in Colorado.

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Amit Chakraborty, Weill Cornell Medicine

Amit is a Solution Architect with Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM). Amit is currently working on SAP SuccessFactors implementations at WCM. He has over 16 years of experience in SAP Human Capital Management, including product development and consulting. Amit also has over 3 years of experience in SAP SuccessFactors Talent Management. Amit’s primary areas of experience include SAP HCM US and Canada payroll, benefits, enterprise compensation management, manager self-services, and core HR, as well as SAP SuccessFactors learning, onboarding, recruiting, and compensation, and ABAP programming. Amit has also successfully managed several SAP HCM projects of varying sizes in consulting engagements.

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Sylvia Chaudoir, Deloitte

Sylvia Chaudoir is a Specialist Leader for Deloitte Consulting LLP in the Human Capital group. She has over 18 years experience in HCM solution implementation, project management, and organizational change management. Her expertise spans several SAP HCM functional areas, including SAP HR Personnel Administration, Organizational Management, Time Management, and US Payroll. She’s been a trainer of SAP HR courses and also presented at SAP HR conferences on Organizational Management and other topics.

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Winnie Chu, AspireHR

Winnie Chu leads AspireHR’s SAP Implementations and Upgrades Practice. Winnie has an impressive track record of managing and leading many successful SAP HR projects and implementations across such companies' large Global Organizations, involving SAP industry solutions for Public Sector, Healthcare, and Retail. She has been implementing SAP HR for over 15 years and received her Platinum Consultant designation from SAP America in March 2001.

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Alexander Churin, hyperCision

Business and technical consultant with over 20 years of IT experience with areas of expertise ranging from SAP ERP/SAP SuccessFactors implementations to network engineering and computer programming. SAP SuccessFactors LMS and SAP Enterprise Learning Solution implementation specialist excelling at product customization, configuration, testing, debugging, and training. Strong acumen in content development and delivery with a solid understanding of integrating third-party content leveraging AICC, SCORM, and xAPI (Tin-Can) standards.

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Linda Crosby, United Launch Alliance

Linda Crosby is the Payroll/Time Manger at United Launch Alliance and is responsible for managing the day to day operations of payroll and time and all that comes with that responsibility. Linda has been with United Launch Alliance since 2007 and had a hands-on role in the implementation of ECC 6.0.

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Andreas Fink, SAP SE

Andreas Fink is a Director of Solution Management for SAP’s Shared Service Solutions for Human Resources. He is currently driving the strategic direction, roadmap planning and go-to-market strategy, and execution of Employee Central Service Center, Shared Service Framework HR, and SAP HANA Cloud Platform for SAP SuccessFactors. Andreas has 15 years of Human Resources experience, he is an expert in Product Marketing, Solution Management, and developing long-term relationships with customers to drive innovation, collaboration, and results.

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Babak Ghoreyshi, SAP SuccessFactors

Babak Ghoreyshi is a Director of Solution Management for User Experience and Mobile at SAP SuccessFactors. Babak brings a broad view of enterprise business needs due to his multi-disciplinary background and deep experience in product marketing, strategic planning, product development, and consulting. He develops messaging, positioning, and strategy by focusing on the intersection of technology, people, and business. He also has proven success in developing solutions and inspiring organizations to transform, accomplish more, and get the best possible results in the most efficient way. Babak holds an MBA degree and a master’s degree in International Marketing.

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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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Matt Horwood, BC Hydro

Management and oversight of a broad HR Systems and Analytics shared services portfolio. Accountable for the sustainment and ongoing system improvements required supporting BC Hydro core HR SAP modules: Time, Payroll, OM, PA, LSO, Reporting/Analytics, and E-Recruiting, including resource allocation, budgeting, and prioritization. Accountable for the development of the HR IT Roadmap and ensuring close alignment to the BC Hydro Technology plan. Leadership for a team of HR Advisors and Analysts, including work planning, budgeting, and resourcing, as well as ensuring appropriate team and individual engagement, performance, and development. Operations Lead (HR Tower) and relationship management with our Business Process Outsourcing partner.

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Manimala Kanagavel, Deloitte

Manimala Kanagavel is a Senior Manager for Deloitte Consulting LLP in the HR Transformation group. She has over 24 years of experience, out of which 13 years is in technology consulting, primarily for food processing, chemical, telecommunication, and life sciences companies. Her expertise lies in implementing global Human Resource systems with various modules of SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors. Manimala is a certified Project Management professional with 8+ years of experience in managing and delivering global projects as Project/Program Manager, leading virtual teams across the globe. She is also a certified Global HR professional with in-depth knowledge of global HR processes.

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Rinky Karthik, itelligence

Rinky Karthik serves as a Solution Architect HCM for the SAP SuccessFactors People LoB for itelligence with 16 years of SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors experience. Her experience includes many global implementations, support, and upgrade of various SAP On-Premise modules and SAP SuccessFactors modules in diverse roles. Rinky has an MBA in Human Resources and she comes with a strong project management background. She has also managed a variety of global projects for clients in different domains. She is a Certified SAP SuccessFactors Consultant in many modules including RCM, RMK, LMS, and EC. Rinky is a frequent contributor to SAP SuccessFactors blogs, HR Experts magazine, and is a regular speaker at SAPSuccessFactors conferences. She is the author for the SAPinsider publication SAP SuccessFactors Recruitment: The Complete Integration Guide from insiderBOOKS. In recent years, Rinky has supported the client design of global HCM architecture, worked in the area of systems integration and inbound/outbound interfaces for HR, led the effort for client HR/business process integration and improvement, and led clients’ HCM governance.

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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 venki.krish@ymail.com or follow him on twitter @venki_sap.

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Danielle Larocca, EPI-USE Labs

Danielle Larocca is often recognized as the leader in SAP HCM Reporting & Analytics with more than 20 years of distinguished service in business management and SAP HCM. She has also authored four best-selling books on SAP, two specific to SAP HCM Reporting and has been a featured speaker at numerous international conferences on topics such as human resources, technology, change management and leadership. Danielle is an executive in HR (Human Resources) and IS (Information Systems) and serves as a Technical Editor for the distinguished SAP Professional Journal. Danielle is often the voice of the SAPinsider HR Expert, "Ask the Expert" forum and magazine. Danielle holds certifications in several SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors modules.

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Donna Leong-Cohen, Coeus Consulting

Donna Leong-Cohen is the Managing Director of Coeus Consulting, a co-development partner for SAP’s best practices and rapid deployment solutions for HCM packages. Donna has over 14 years' experience in implementing HCM global systems and business consulting specializing in HR business process transformation. She has delivered over 30+ HCM implementation projects for a wide range of global clients around the world. Donna’s SAP and SAP SuccessFactors functional areas of focus are: SAP HCM, SAP Talent Management, SAP Payroll, SAP SuccessFactors BixX Solution, SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics and Employee Central. Her knowledge also encompasses Data Integration, Data Migration, Security, Portal, and Workforce Analytics.

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Ari Levin, Accenture

Ari is a Lead Solutions Architect with Accenture Software for HCM in North America responsible for ensuring the delivery success of Accenture Software for HCM’s products and services. During his tenure at Accenture, Ari has also developed deep expertise in the areas of Payroll and Time Management on global SAP HCM implementations.

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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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Amy Miori, Watco

Amy joined the Watco team in January 2007 as a Human Resource Coordinator. In her current role, Amy oversees all activities within the Recruiting and Payroll Departments. Watco’s Recruiting Team strives to find candidates who not only have the technical skills needed for the position, but who also demonstrate that they are a strong cultural-fit. Amy is responsible for all of the Payroll and subsequent Payroll Tax processes in the United States, Canada, and Australia, which encompasses approximately 3,000 Team Members within 45 companies in 38 states. In 2014, Amy led Watco’s company-wide implementation of the Kronos Workforce Central Time and Attendance system. She was also key leader in the 2016 implementation of our Human Resource Information System SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, Employee Central Payroll, Onboarding, and the Recruiting Modules.

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Justin Morgalis, M7 Solutions

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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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Sharon Newton, hyperCision

As Managing Partner at hyperCision, Sharon Newton sets corporate vision and strategy and advances SAP and SuccessFactors Learning Management Systems (LMS) thought leadership. She brings extensive leadership experience gained from nearly 20 years of consulting, management, and hands-on implementations of SAP HCM solutions and the SAP Learning Solution. Prior to hyperCision, Sharon served as the National Hiring Manager for SAP America, managing the consulting hiring strategy for the Midwest region and the centralized hiring process across all regions. During her time with SAP America, she also enjoyed the roles of Human Capital Management Practice Manager for the Americas; Platinum Consultant with expertise in the SAP Learning Solution, Performance Management, and Organizational Management; and Curriculum Product Manager for US-based HCM learning content at SAP University.

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Arpit Nigam, Cognizant

Arpit Nigam is an experienced HR transformation leader at Cognizant. He has 15+ years of SAP Business Consulting experience across the globe with SAP Full Life Cycle implementations involving business process implementation, managing, designing, configuration, development, deployment, support, migration, and upgrades. He also has extensive SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors experience in various roles. Arpit has played a key role as a design architect in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Integration with recruiting and learning integrations. He is an SAP SuccessFactors Certified Professional Consultant and a Boomi Certified Process Developer with working knowledge in PI and HCI.

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Winston Olleri, Cameron, A Schlumberger Company

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Kerdetra Osborne, CommScope

Kerdetra Osborne, a Senior HR Systems Manager at CommScope, is responsible for leading HR systems implementations and ongoing support of both on-premise and cloud solutions globally. Equipped with more than 15 years of SAP experience, Kerdetra supports HR systems and employees in 50+ countries and has implemented SAP HCM in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Central and Latin America. Her specific technical background includes SAP Personnel Administration, Organizational Management, Personnel Development, Security, Data Migration, Data Integration, Time Management, Employee Self-Service, Manager Self-Service and SAP Payroll. In addition to SAP HCM, she has systems responsibility for CommScope’s SAP SuccessFactors suite, which includes: Performance Management, Goals Management, Development Planning, Succession Planning, Talent Management Calibration, Compensation, Variable Pay, Learning Management Systems, and Role-Based Permissions. Kerdetra has worked at CommScope for the last 10 years of her career after previously working for Kraft Foods. She has an M.B.A. in International Business and a B.S. in Computer Science.

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Rachael Peterson, Watco

Rachael serves as Senior Vice President, People Services for Watco Companies, LLC. In her current role, Rachael leads various Watco programs and functions which support team member engagement, development, safe-performance, payroll, and well-being. Rachael joined the Watco Team in July of 2006 as an SAP HR Analyst and SAP Organizational Change Manager. Rachael supported Watco’s training and development initiative, Watco University, during its launch in April of 2010 until November of 2011 when she assumed the role of HR Director for Watco’s railroad, terminal, and switching operations. In January of 2014, Rachael was named Senior Vice President of People Services. Rachael received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, and is currently ABD (all but dissertation) for a doctorate in Workforce Development and Human Resources Development from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Prior to joining Watco, Rachael worked in healthcare recruiting at St. John’s Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, and also at JB Hunt Transport in Lowell, Arkansas, as a Manager of Professional and Organizational Development.

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Kai Petzelt, SAP SuccessFactors

Kai Petzelt is Senior Director of Solution Management at SAP SuccessFactors. He is managing a global team of solution managers for SAP SuccessFactors Platform & Technology, responsible for strategic positioning and value proposition of our solutions, commercialization, and sales enablement. Kai has accumulated 20 years of experience in marketing, strategy, and business management positions across enterprise software, chemicals, and life sciences in multinational corporations across Europe and North America. Kai is a frequent speaker at industry events and webinars, and can be found on Social Media blogging about all things HCM. A native of Germany, Kai is now a Silicon Valley transplant.

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Derek Poon, Accenture

Derek is a Software Engineer with Accenture Software for HCM in North America. He is responsible for ensuring the delivery of Accenture Software for HCM's products and services. During his tenure at Accenture, Derek has also developed deep expertise in the areas of Personnel Administration and Organizational Management on global SAP HCM implementations.

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Sapna Raj, Accenture

Sapna Raj is a Software Sales Director with Accenture Software for HCM. Based in Toronto, Sapna is responsible for business development and client relationships of Accenture Software’s North American SAP HCM and SuccessFactors solutions. She has over 10 years of technology sales experience focused on database, mobility, business intelligence, ERP, and human capital management solutions.

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Robert Richardson, Valero Energy

Bob Richardson is a Lead SAP Specialist in the I/S Data Security department with Valero Energy, San Antonio, TX. He has been administering SAP HR security since 1998 and has been the HR security lead on several SAP implementations and numerous upgrades over that time. In addition to SAP HR, he also works with Valero’s SAP ERP system (MM/PM/FI/CO, etc), as well as with SAP’s Identity Management System (IdM) and GRC products.

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Courtney Robbins, Accenture

Courtney Robbins is a Software Engineer with Accenture Software for HCM and is responsible for the delivery of Accenture Software’s SAP and SuccessFactors solutions. Courtney is based out of Austin, TX and supports clients globally, but primarily focuses on clients in North America. Since joining Accenture in 2008, she has enabled several dozen clients to achieve successful SAP HCM and SuccessFactors “go-lives” with Accenture add-on software.

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Eric Sauerhoefer-Thompson, The Walt Disney Company

Eric Sauerhoefer-Thompson is the manager of global time and payroll solutions at The Walt Disney Company and has specialized in Human Capital Management since 1997. Eric has directed several HR projects, including implementations and upgrades for Org Management, Personnel Administration, Benefits, Employee Self-Service, Time Management, and Payroll. For the past year, he has served as the ASUG special interest group chair for workforce process management and is actively involved in several SAP customer engagement initiatives to improve core payroll processes and technology. More recently, Eric has championed Fiori implementations for time and payroll at Disney.

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Nicole Saunders, SAP SuccessFactors

Nicole Saunders is a Senior Manager, Solution Managament for SAP SuccessFactors. She is currently responsible for the go-to-market strategy and execution for the SAP SuccessFactors Compensation solution. Prior to joining SAP, Nicole worked in project management and global sales strategy and planning for Hewlett Packard (HP). Nicole holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Diego.

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Marty Schmoker, United Launch Alliance

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Nasreen Shaikh, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Nasreen (Nash) Shaikh is a certified SAP HCM professional and ScrumMaster, working as the HR/HRIS Project Manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. She is a double post graduate with a master’s in Commerce and a master’s in Human Resources Development Management. Nash has over 12 years of experience in Human Resources Information System, especially in HCM and talent management. She has done global rollouts of applicant tracking systems and managed international teams. She also has extensive experience in SAP HR and SAP SuccessFactors, along with other ERPs. Nash is based in Minnesota, USA.

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David Shanahan, AspireHR

David has more than 17 years of SAP system implementation experience with emphasis on Security, Employee Self Service, Manager Self Service, Organizational Management, Workflow, Personnel Administration and HR Renewal in a global setting. His recent projects included implementation and upgrading to Enhancement Packs 5, 6 and 7. David has a broad range of SAP work experience including work in the private sector including transportation, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical, as well as several years experience in the public sector.

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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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Mike Timm, Integrated Consulting Group

Mike Timm is the President and Managing Partner of Integrated Consulting Group LLC and an SAP Certified Consultant who has specialized in SAP Human Capital Management since 1997. Mike has directed a variety of HR projects with an emphasis on Payroll, Time Management, Support, and Outsourcing to help solve the strategic vision for corporations. He is actively involved with the ASUG Midwest Central Chapter and is recognized for improving payroll processing and administration for multiple Fortune 500 companies. Mike has been a featured speaker at SAP HR and SAP Financials Conferences in Europe and the United States since 2003.

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Brandon Toombs, Toombs Consulting

Brandon Toombs is an independent consultant working with 15 years of SAP HR experience in every role imaginable: technical, functional, and project management across a variety of industries. His passion is helping clients use emerging technologies to improve their HCM outcomes. He is the co-author of the SAP Press Book Mastering HCM Processes and Forms and is a 7-time presenter at SAPinsider conferences.

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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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Brandon Webb, hyperCision

Brandon Webb is the Technical Lead at hyperCision, which provides consulting for SAP on-premise and cloud solutions. His core responsibility involves system integration and HCM implementations. Brandon also drives innovation at HC-Labs, a company that produces solutions to extend and mobilize SAP Learning. Brandon enjoys sharing his 8+ years of SAP experience at conferences and through his YouTube channel (webbprofessor). Welcome back Brandon!

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Michael A. Wellens, Worklogix

Michael A. Wellens, M.S. has spent the last 10+ years implementing HR systems for a variety of businesses around the globe as a consultant for IBM and Worklogix. He is a Certified SAP SuccessFactors Consultant, holds a Master’s of Science in Computer Information Systems, and is also a Master Certified IT Specialist with The Open Group. He has implemented and supported a variety of SAP products and modules including SAP ERP HCM PA, OM, ESS, MSS, SAP NetWeaver Portal, and SAP SuccessFactors performance & goals, development, recruiting, and learning. Michael’s customers have included The Walt Disney Company, Smith and Wesson, Goodyear, International Paper, The Discovery Channel, and Coca-Cola.

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Theresa Westlund, Northern Kentucky University

Theresa Westlund is the Senior Business Analyst for the Human Capital Management SAP system at Northern Kentucky University. She is responsible for the management of all SAP Human Resource (HR) related projects from the point of business requirements gathering, configuration, implementation, and production support. She served as the Project Lead for the Project Re-engineering Information Systems Management (PRISM) project for payroll, time, benefits, ESS/MSS, and all associated HCM modules. Northern Kentucky University had a successful implementation and conversion of all data and associated systems in October 2007. Since 2007, some of the additional functionality that has been successfully implemented is the first successful SAP Effort Certification Module, ESS/MSS time recording and approval, Enterprise Compensation Management (ECM), HCM Processes and Forms, and Benefits ESS Annual Enrollment (EhP6). Northern Kentucky University's innovative approach to implementing SAP has earned it the ASUG Impact Award in 2010. It is the first time a college or university has received the award in its 12-year history.

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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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Janne Wise, SAP

Janne Wise is responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution for SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding. Prior to her current role, Janne ran the North America customer marketing program at SAP SuccessFactors, covering all HCM solutions. Janne has over 15 years of technology marketing experience at organizations such as Cisco Systems, NetApp, and FaceTime Communications. Janne holds a BS from Santa Clara University and an MBA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

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Eva Woo, SAP SuccessFactors

Eva Woo is a Director of Product Marketing with SAP SuccessFactors. She is currently responsible for the go- to- market strategy and execution of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. Prior to SAP SuccessFactors, Eva was the Sr. Marketing Manager at Google where she managed Google Analytics and launched the Google Partners and Certification programs for Analytics and AdWords. She has 20+ years of product marketing and development with known companies such as Levi Strauss, MySpace and LeapFrog Toys. Eva holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources with a specialization in Organization Development.

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