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William Adams, SAP SE

William K. “Bill” Adams is the head of the SAP SE Performance & Scalability group that is located in the Americas. Having over 35 plus years in the data processing industry, he joined SAP in 1994 and has held a variety of leadership positions within the company. The Performance & Scalability group works with all development teams to ensure acceptable performance and data management capabilities of standard SAP applications. The primary goal of the Performance & Scalability group is to act as a liaison between all organizations (SAP clients, SAP development, and SAP consulting) for performance related issues.

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Bret Applegate, itelligence

Bret helps customers design and implement managed cloud solutions for their SAP environments as part of the itelligence Managed Cloud Engagements team. For over 17 years, Bret has worked with SAP as either a customer or a consultant. His client portfolio spans many industries including consumer products, manufacturing, distribution, chemicals, paper, oil & gas, and aerospace & defense. Bret is a subject matter expert on SAP HANA administration and architecture and was heavily involved in the design and architecture of the itelligence SAP HANA cloud platform.

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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.

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RJ Bibby, NetApp

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Srinivasu Buddi, itelligence

Srinivasu Buddi is a Sr. Technical Architect at itelligence with a passion for analytics and visualization tools. He specializes in solutions development, configuration, and deployment of SAP analytics products. Srini is a versatile, results-oriented business technology leader with demonstrated success in enterprise application architecture, software development, and deployment. He has expertise in overseeing technology improvement initiatives, aligning information services with business goals, increasing reliability, maximizing productivity, and introducing system efficiencies.

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Deb Donohoe, Enowa

Deb Donohoe is a Sr. SAP Technology Consultant with Enowa providing focus in Basis Administration, Security Administration, and Solution Manager. With over 20 years in IT and more than half working specifically in the SAP space, she has a broad understanding of technology concepts as well as business processes and corporate cultures. Deb’s roles have included day to day administration of networks, servers, databases, SAP systems, SAP security, Network security, as well as team lead or participant in new installs, upgrades, rollouts, and migrations. She’s been fortunate to work on SAP NetWeaver ABAP and JAVA stacks, Solution Manager, R3/ERP/ECC, BW/BI, EP, PI/XI SLD, BSI Tax Factory, Vertex, RWD, MS Server, MSSQL, Oracle, Linux, and HANA. Deb holds a M.S. degree in Computer Information Systems and a B.S. degree in Computer Science, Cum Laude as well as ITIL, CNA, and A+ certifications.

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Bill Faison, Method360

Bill Faison is a Senior Manager with Method360 who specializes in SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP HANA and SAP BW/4HANA. His first project with SAP was as an ABAP programmer on SAP 1.2A. He worked at Microsoft for 10 years, and was part of the team that implemented SAP BW 1.2B. After Microsoft, he worked at Valero Energy Company for 10 years leading the analytics, development, and support teams. He led various upgrades of BW and SAP BusinessObjects. Currently he is the lead Risk and non-Risk architect on one of the initial Oil and Gas implementations of SAP S/4HANA and SAP BW/4HANA.

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Abhinav Gupta, PwC

Abhinav is a manager and an experienced SAP mobility and user experience consultant with PwC’s Advisory practice. He has over 8 years of SAP implementation and product development experience and 5 years of experience in the area of SAP Fiori, SAP Personas, and SAP Mobility. He was part of SAP America in Newtown Square, PA before joining the SAP technology practice in PwC. He has worked on large scale ERP implementations for utilities, retail and aerospace, and defense organizations and has helped them get the most out of their SAP investments by creating a holistic user experience strategy keeping the user needs in mind. He is a regular presenter at conferences like SAPPHIRE, Tech Ed, and shares a passion to educate people around the various options available to them in the SAP UX space.

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Michal Harezlak, SAP

Michal Harezlak is a director at SAP with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of information technology in Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has a wide portfolio of successes including 15 programs in Transportation and Logistics, Trading, Professional Services, Oil and Gas, Life Science, Automotive, and Consumer Products. Moreover, he directs the delivery of multiple Value Partnership Services (VPS) to SAP’s most strategic customers. He is also an Enterprise Architecture practitioner. He is an author, a speaker, and leads North America’s Business Transformation Academy Hub.

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Matt Harwood, Turnkey Consulting

Matt works as a consultant in SAP security and GRC at Turnkey, having joined as a graduate following the successful completion of an MSc in Risk Analysis at King’s College London. He was involved in the first live implementation of S/4HANA in the United Kingdom and has worked for many blue-chip clients in his time at Turnkey on a wide variety of projects including SAP & GRC implementations, Fiori, ruleset enhancements and access remediation.

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Jonathan Haun, Protiviti

Jonathan Haun is a Director in Protiviti’s data and analytics group. He has worked with Information Technology for over 16 years in a variety of different roles including business intelligence, software development, hardware infrastructure, networking and database management. His experience with BI started in 2000 with tools like Seagate Info 7, Crystal Reports and Business Objects. While serving as a full time consultant over the past 10 years, Jonathan has heled numerous clients achieve success in the key areas of SAP data management and SAP data visualization. He has extensive experience with SAP HANA, SAP Data Services, SAP Landscape Transform, SAP HANA Smart Data Integration, SAP BusinessObjects and SAP HANA security. Jonathan has co-authored several books, including Implementing SAP HANA, Creating SAP HANA Information Views and SAP HANA High Availability and Disaster Recovery Essentials. Jonathan currently operates the SAP BI based blog http://bobj.sapbiblog.com and can be reached on twitter at @jdh2n.

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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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Kurt Hollis, Deloitte

Kurt Hollis is a manager at Deloitte Consulting, LLP in the SAP Solutions Network located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kurt has 16 years of experience with SAP products along with an SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Associate Certification and has performed expert consulting for SAP clients for over 12 of those years, 4 years as employee of Deloitte, and 10 years as employee of SAP Americas, and 2 years in a Big Pharma organization. A primary focus of Kurt’s specialty is with SAP HANA Systems performing administration, operations, and monitoring of several HANA systems. This includes SAP HANA environments based on HP, IBM, Dell, and Hitachi appliance platforms. These systems have been integrated with Business Objects platforms, Business Objects data services, SLTC servers, and many other tools and interfaces. An upgrade/migration of BW 7.30 to BW on HANA has also been performed successfully.

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Jehangir Khan, Houston Independent School District

Jehangir Khan is an SAP-certified SAP Business Intelligence Architect for Houston Independent School District, where he is responsible for the technical and functional design of BI projects. He has more than 10 years of hands-on experience in technical architecture, design, development, and deployment of BI applications, Reporting, EDW, Enterprise Architecture, and Mobile deployments. As an Architect his core expertise is in SAP BW, BOBJ, Enterprise Portal, Open Hub Integration, Governance, Data Modeling/Design, Security, Training, and HISD Roadmap for new emerging technologies like SAP HANA, OPD Views, SuccessFactors, Fiori, and Predictive Analysis. Currently he is working on Reimplementation of SAP with New GL & Chart of Accounts and Migration of PeopleSoft to SAP HCM and all Reporting Associated with it.

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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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Jeremie Kregelka, PwC

Jeremie Kregelka is a director in the Advisory Line of Service at PwC. Mr. Kregelka consistently leverages his diverse experience in software development and project lifecycles. He is responsible for the business development and implementations within PwCs' SAP NetWeaver Practice and assists with customers' complex information technology needs. Specializing in custom integration and design solutions for client and internal applications, Jeremie has assisted numerous government, health, and private organizations in creating custom integrated solutions for complex network installations. In addition, Jeremie is a key member of the technology group where he contributes to designing, developing, and implementing new product service offerings.

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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.

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Matt Lonstine, Symmetry Corporation

Matt Lonstine is a Client Manager at Symmetry, and leads a group of SAP Basis/SAP NetWeaver Technologists responsible for the delivery of managed services, and project consulting. He draws on eight years of hands-on Basis experience, deep expertise on Linux platforms, and an understanding of complex SAP environments to provide his customers with the solutions they require. His experiences include direction/execution of large-scale Heterogeneous Migrations, SAP HANA implementations, Disaster Recovery initiatives, and interdependent cross-landscape Upgrades. Matt also works closely with Engineering and Solution Architecture staff in the area of Symmetry Cloud strategy and services.

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Scott McCullough, NetApp

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Mark Minich, Round 2 Consulting Corporation

Mark Minich is the founder of Round 2 Consulting Corporation and possesses 20 years of SAP Archiving experience. A leading expert in SAP Data Archiving, Information Lifecycle Management, and Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Mark provides unbiased information to assist with implementing archive solutions. Numerous initiatives in SAP archiving in complex global environments result in increasing overall system performance, ease administrative efforts, and reduce downtimes for upgrades and disaster recovery. His organization has helped many companies leverage their SAP environment to achieve greater rates of return in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, utility, oil, retail, and public sectors.

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Gary Prewett, NIMBL

Gary Prewett is the Security Practice Lead for NIMBL, North America’s SAP Technologists. An active SAP Security thought leader with over 10 years of ERP implementation experience and 14 years of Information Security focus, Gary has driven and delivered technical and process-based controls on multiple complex SAP implementations. He has worked with clients in implementing security strategy essential to operating in high risk environments, and has implemented comprehensive information security initiatives encompassing SAP solutions for clients in the payment processing, energy, and financial services sectors.

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Raza Rizvi, Deloitte

Raza is a Technical Lead in Deloitte Consulting’s SNET Practice, with over 13 years of experience in SAP architecture and design in implementations, upgrades, and migration projects for clients across the Finance, Insurance, Manufacturing, HiTech, Semi-Conductor, Food and Beverages, and Wholesale Distribution industries, amongst others. Raza has led and implemented SAP S/4HANA projects with on-premise, cloud, and hybrid scenarios. Raza has extensive experience in infrastructure design, SAP system sizing, client strategy, and system landscape build approach, with a focus on High Availability and business continuity. Raza’s experience in leading AWS cloud implementation projects and AWS migration from private cloud are key to today’s challenges faced by clients. He brings to the table various best practices from the past migrations, including rapid deployment approaches. Raza brings experience both from SAP S/4HANA implementation projects, as technical/Basis lead, as well as subject matter expert in SAP HANA and enterprise mobility strategy and implementations. Raza also speaks at various SA Pinsider conferences on various topics related to SAP CRM implementations and upgrades, SAP enterprise mobility strategy , SAP Ariba Network implementation for hybrid cloud, etc.

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Jens Rolke, SAP Labs

Jens Rolke is a Senior Solution Manager for the product SAP Landscape Management (LaMa) and is based in Palo Alto, CA. He is globally responsible for the LaMa solution, focusing on Go-To-Market activities, supporting SAP Sales and customers as well as being the liaison to the entire LaMa Product and Development Team. Before, he worked as a Product Manager and Software Engineer in the banking and healthcare industry.

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Regine Schimmer, SAP SE

Regine Schimmer is an SAP product manager responsible for the roll-out of SAP NetWeaver Identity Management and Single Sign-On. She has more than 10 years of experience with SAP security, identity and access management solutions.

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Mohammed Siddiqui, Newell Brands

Mohammed is a Senior Manager at Newell Brands in charge of Portals and Mobility. He has worked with SAP for over 12 years for companies like AMD, Home Depot, and Capital Group. For the past 9 years, he has been helping lead many project in the area of Portals and Mobility for Newell Brands. In addition, he also serves on the User Experience SIG for ASUG User Group.

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Jereme Swoboda, NIMBL

An experienced Senior SAP Solution Manager and SAP NetWeaver consultant at NIMBL, Jereme has integrated SAP Solution Manager 7.1 and 7.2 for companies large and small, upgraded SAP Solution Manager to the latest release of 7.2, implemented complex technical monitoring, and performed extensive technical operations/ChaRM implementations. In addition to his expertise at collecting requirements and creating monitoring strategies, Jereme is also an experienced speaker and author of the SAP Press book, “Upgrading to Solution Manager 7.2.”

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Eric Wojcik, Cott Beverages

Eric Wojcik is the Director of Analytical Applications for Cott Holdings Inc., a multinational coffee and water distribution company. Eric has 11 years of Analytics experience, primarily focused on SAP platforms and software. He has presented at numerous conferences, including Reporting and Analytics 3 times in the past. In the past, Eric has worked for Deloitte Consulting, Bank of America, and MI6 Consulting. Eric is experienced running large analytic programs, particularly on the BW4HANA platform and BusinessObjects solutions. Eric takes a user-centric approach to governance and reporting.

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