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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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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 the 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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Carl Bachor, Amazon Web Services

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Bernd Baier, Libelle

Bernd is a Senior Solution Architect and Vice President at Libelle. His responsibilities around System Refresh Automation includes primarily technical architecture and go-to-market strategies. In his role, he oversaw hundreds of automated refreshes and saw countless customers going from manual refreshes to fully automated.

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Steve Christian, NIMBL

With over 14 years of hands-on functional and technical expertise, Steve has differentiated himself as an SAP thought-leader and educator. Steve has supported countless clients across a variety of industries for both Fortune 500 and Midmarket customers. An expert on many things SAP, Steve specializes in delivering solutions in Application Lifecycle Management, Quality Assurance, Business Process Redesign, Integration and Process Transformations, Operation Services for IT, and Project Management.

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Zach Davis, NIMBL

A Subject Matter Expert in both SAP HANA and SAP Solution Manager, Zach has leveraged his 6+ years of experience implementing SAP applications, performing SAP HANA upgrades/migrations, and successfully completing full BOE implementations. As the SAP Basis Architect at NIMBL, Zach and his team are focused on and passionate about delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction with each successive project.

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Goossen de Bruin, Holland House B.V.

Since 1984, Goossen de Bruin has been managing director of Holland House, a world player in output and print management solutions with UniSpool and Printaurus. Holland House, together with its sister company IntraData, forms the Document Management business unit of Solipsis Group. The Document Management subsidiary services more than 45,000 customers worldwide with 24/7 helpdesk availability for support. Both solutions can be implemented on Saas bases, across platforms and industries.

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Deb Donohoe, Enowa

Deb Donohoe is a senior SAP technology consultant with Enowa providing focus in Basis administration, security administration, and SAP 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, and 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, SAP Solution Manager, R3/ERP/ECC, SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects BI, EP, BSI TaxFactory, Vertex, RWD, MS Server, MSSQL, Oracle, Linux, and SAP HANA. Deb holds an 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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Josh Fisher, L3 Technologies

Josh Fisher is the Senior Manager of SAP Technical Services with L3 Technologies. In his current role, he manages a diverse set of SAP on-premise, cloud, and SaaS solutions across North America. He has worked with SAP products since 2006, first as a consultant and later as a customer. Along the way he has both administered and managed large SAP environments for daily operations and supported projects ranging from SAP upgrades, OS/DB migrations and full lifecycle implementations.

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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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Saikrishna Gorantla, Deloitte

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Jonathan Haun, Enowa

Jonathan Haun is a senior 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 and can be reached on twitter at @jdh2n.

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Kurt Hollis, Deloitte

Kurt Hollis is a manager at Deloitte 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 and implementations on cloud environments. He has also completed SAP ERP and SAP BW migrations using DMO from Oracle and MSSQL databases to SAP HANA successfully. In addition, he 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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Irene Hopf, Lenovo

Irene Hopf leads the Center of Competence for SAP Solutions at Lenovo globally. She has more than 20 years of experience in the SAP customer space with infrastructure solutions. In this context she is recognized as a thought leader and gives trusted advice for large scale customer implementations for the integration of services, hardware and software supporting SAP implementations. She graduated with a degree in material science engineering and information technology and is based in Walldorf, Germany.

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Sripathi Jitta, CONA Services

Sri Jitta is responsible for Application of Development of all the Enabling Functions, including HR and Payroll, at CONA Services. He has 15 years of SAP experience and have been with Coca-Cola system for 13 years; and have been with CONA since its inception. During those years, Sri worked on various HR and Payroll global projects and enabled Self-Service functionality for multiple countries. Outside of work, Sri enjoys spending time with family, and volunteering where his time is needed.

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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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Aneesh Kumar, Epsilon

Aneesh Kumar is a director of business intelligence and analytics at Epsilon Data Management, a marketing-focused consulting organization that helps customers drive marketing and the digital experience using data and analytics. Over the past 15 years, Aneesh has led a BI practice focused around BI and Big Data solutions concentrating on advanced analytics across all industry verticals such as automotive, retail, CPG, healthcare, travel, energy, and oil & gas. As of late, Aneesh's focus has been on building strategic client solutions in the automotive vertical, working closely with many OEM's data to provide valuable insight into dealer-level performance, as well as tier 1 and tier 2 Business Intelligence. Aneesh is a proven problem solver, and his deep knowledge and background in SAP BusinessObjects and SAP HANA stems from direct engagement with clients of all shapes and sizes. He has spent the last 12 years at Epsilon, focused on delivering CRM and loyalty-based solutions. Prior to his Epsilon tenure, he held various senior technology roles at HP and Verizon, working closely with C-suite management from various Fortune 500 companies.

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Kristian Lehment, SAP SE

Kristian Lehment has worked with information technology for over 30 years in a variety of different roles, including consulting, software development, and product management. Currently he is senior product manager for the SAP Identity Management component and product security at SAP SE. He is responsible for the incorporation of customer requirements and the roll-out of product information, as well as partner relations related to the security product portfolio from SAP. Kristian has been a regular presenter on SAP security topics at SAPPHIRENOW and SAP TechEd conferences since 2003.

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Naresh Pasumarthy, Amazon Web Services

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Chan Pham, CONA Services

My role at CONA is Sr. Manager – Application Development – Integration. I am the product owner for Archiving, Content Management, SAP Portal and SAP Fiori. I have been with CONA since its inception in 2013 and in the Coca-Cola system for 25+ years. During those years, I worked on various projects such as Mobile, HR and Warehouse Management. Outside of work, I enjoy gardening and playing video games with my 14 year-old son.

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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 industries.

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Aaron Sullivan, Salt River Project

Aaron Sullivan is a Basis systems analyst for Salt River Project (SRP) and is based in Phoenix, AZ. He is responsible for SAP system reliability, system copy, system upgrades, landscape management, and much more. He has also spent some time working in the field on substations. Aaron previously worked in retail management and has been with SRP for 12 years.

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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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Douglas H Wheelock, NASA

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