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Christian Baessler, Enowa

Christian Baessler is the Technical Lead with Enowa Consulting whose SAP experience reaches back more than 20 years. As a Senior SAP Consultant and Project Manager, Christian has extensive knowledge of IT Basis architecture and SAP HANA technologies. Since early in its conception, Christian has focused on running SAP HANA and bringing customers onto the SAP HANA platform. Christian’s focus is on integrating SAP and information technology into business processes to consistently produce quality deliverables within specified deadlines on projects that vary from new installs, upgrades, and rollouts to migrations. Christian has excellent communication, interpersonal, and knowledge transfer skills with the right level of analytical and logical acumen with a professional solution-oriented approach.

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Shawn Brown, SAP

Shawn Brown is a passion technologist that helps the organizations he works with Run Better through innovative solutions from SAP. Currently, Shawn works as a Senior Solution Engineer within the SAP Americas Presales organization. Prior to this he developed premium support programs for SAP Cloud customers and supported SAP’s largest enterprise customers by promoting successful use of SAP products purchased. Shawn also spent roughly half his career providing consulting and training services in the areas of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Shawn joined SAP through the Business Objects acquisition and has been with SAP collectively for 17 years.

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Vasudevan E.R., Deloitte

Vasudevan is a Senior SAP BASIS professional at Deloitte US India Consulting with over 5 years of experience in SAP projects involving SAP S/4HANA Greenfield implementations, SAP S/4HANA conversion, Performance Tuning of SAP HANA Database, OS/DB migrations and Unicode Conversions. His other focus areas include SAP Mobility products like SAP Fiori, SMP, Single Sign On Technology and Administration and Support of Custom SAP HANA XS applications for UI. He has been a speaker at SAPinsider conferences in the US and EMEA delivering sessions since 2015. Vasu is an SAP certified Associate in SAP HANA Administration, SAP Fiori Administration & Implementation, and SAP NW 740 OS/DB Migration. He belongs to a team called Solutions Network within Deloitte.

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Rajesh Gupta, Deloitte

Rajesh is Vice President and lead SAP Enterprise Architect at Deloitte, based out of the Philadelphia, USA office. Rajesh is primarily focused on SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP C/4HANA, SAP SCM, and SAP HANA migration and upgrades. Rajesh is an SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer and a lead SAP Technical Architect. He is a certified SAP Technology Professional and a certified Professional Cloud Architect of SAP HANA, SAP OS/DB migration, and Google Cloud. He is the SAP Lead for Deloitte’s Solutions Network (SNET) responsible for all SAP client-facing work within the SNET, which includes advisory consulting services, sales pursuits, hosting, and the support of all internal pre-configured go-to-market solution systems. Rajesh has over 24+ years of consulting experience with around 18+ years in SAP and over 6 years as an Oracle Database Administrator. Rajesh is responsible for the delivery of SAP solutions from a technical and hosting perspective both internally within Deloitte as well as externally with clients. Rajesh also plays a key role in SAP upgrade Center of Excellence (CoE), which assists in the sales and delivery of SAP upgrade projects, bringing advisory expertise for executing an SAP upgrade. Rajesh is also an ASUG Volunteer and ASUG Market Leader for the ASUG Philadelphia Chapter. Rajesh has written many articles and spoken at all major SAP-related conferences and forums like SAP TechEd, SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG, SAP HANA, SAP CRM, SAP SCM, SAP Admin, and ASUG local chapters on topics related to SAP HANA migration and other SAP migrations and upgrades.

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Jonathan Haun, Enowa

Jonathan Haun is a Sr. Director within Enowa’s BI and Technology group. He has worked with Information Technology for over 20 years in a variety of different roles, including business intelligence, software development, hardware infrastructure, networking and database management. While serving as a full-time consultant over the past 12 years, Jonathan has helped numerous clients achieve success with solutions that leverage SAP HANA. He has extensive experience with SAP HANA, SAP Data Services, SAP Landscape Transform, SAP HANA Smart Data Integration, SAP BusinessObjects, and SAP HANA security. His background as a DBA has facilitated his deep understanding of the SAP HANA platform. In 2017, Jonathan sole authored the book called the “SAP HANA Security Guide”. He has also co-authored several books, including “Implementing SAP HANA revision 1 and 2”, “Creating SAP HANA Information Views”, and “SAP HANA High Availability and Disaster Recovery Essentials”. Jonathan also currently operates the SAP BI-based blog http://sapbi.blog and can be reached on twitter at @jdh2n.

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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 20 years of experience with SAP products and has many SAP certifications including, SAP HANA Associate, SAP NetWeaver 7.0, SAP Solution Manager, and O/S DB Migration. Focused for the past 7 years on SAP HANA, he has completed dozens of implementations, upgrades, and migrations, including implementations of SAP S/4HANA and SAP BW4/HANA, SAP ERP and SAP BW migrations using DMO from Oracle and MSSQL databases to SAP HANA successfully, including implementations on cloud environments. He also has extensive experience performing SAP HANA hands on tasks in areas of administration, security, operations, support of modeling initiatives, integration of SAP BusinessObjects systems, and SLT replication systems. He has installed SAP HANA on VMware-based environments and TDI implementations. Kurt has been a regular presenter on SAP HANA administration and operations topics for SAPinsider since 2013.

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