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

Hartmut Berndt, Deloitte

Hartmut Berndt is a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting (Frankfurt) specializing in ERP Finance, BI and EPM with an SAP background of 25+ years. He is part of Deloitte’s Finance Transformation Accelerator (“FTA”) Global network and drives Simple Finance activities for Deloitte in Germany. Hartmut is member of the German-speaking SAP Users Community (DSAG) SAP EPM community (formerly SAP SEM) from the beginning (2000) and co-leads the BI Planning workgroup ever since. Hartmut has significant knowledge in a wide variety of industries: Manufacturing (process industries, make-to-order, make-to-stock), professional services, waste disposal and consumer business.

Hartmut's Session(s):

Back to top

Pras Chatterjee, SAP

Pras Chatterjee is a Senior Director of Product Marketing for Planning & Analysis at SAP focusing on SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP BPC. 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 BPC version for the Microsoft platform and SAP NetWeaver focusing on Planning and Consolidations around the globe. Pras is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has worked with various software firms in the Finance space as well has had a career in Finance with various Fortune 500 organizations.

Pras's Session(s):

Back to top

Jim Frick, Bentley Systems

Jim Frick is the Finance IT Manager for Bentley Systems. Prior to this he was the SAP ERP Manager. He has worked with SAP for 20 years. He has an undergraduate degree in Math and Economics and an MBA in Finance.

Jim's Session(s):

Back to top

Antonio Giannelli, SAP

Antonio started his career in 1987 at IBM research lab in Hawthorne (US) creating software solutions for his customers. Among others he created a protocol to transmit toll payment transactions. In 1995 Antonio joined Cartesis, a French company developing and selling Financial Consolidation software. The company was acquired by PWC and successively by Business Objects, acquired by SAP in 2008. Without changing company, Antonio had the opportunity to develop experiences in Consulting, Research & Development, International Development, acquiring wide visibility on company requirements in Reporting and Performance Management. Today Antonio serves Clients, Partners and Colleagues by positioning SAP solutions to address requirements such as Finance Transformation, Accelerated Financial Close, Regulatory Disclosure.

Antonio's Session(s):

Back to top

Rohana Gunawardena, Exium

Rohana Gunawardena heads the SAP practice division at Exium Inc., and has been working with SAP since 1992. During his career, Rohana has assisted multiple clients on detailed system correction projects, such as correcting inventory balances, controlling area reorganizations, retrospectively activating group currency, and optimizing intercompany accounting transactions. Rohana has spoken at many SAP conferences and has published more than 20 magazine articles in SAP Financials Expert, SAP SCM Expert, and SAPtips on various aspects of SAP. His presentations have focused on financial module selection, the order-to-cash process, global rollouts, business segment reporting, cross-module integration, and the financial impact of SCM transactions. He is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert. Rohana is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Previously, Rohana has worked with the consulting practices of Accenture, Deloitte, and PwC. You may reach him via e-mail at

Rohana's Session(s):

Back to top

Michel Haesendonckx, SAP SE

Michel Haesendonckx is Global Solution Owner at SAP SE for SAP’s solutions in the area of Finance & Performance Management, Management Accounting & Reporting. In this role he is responsible for the solution strategy and drives the go-to-market in this area, being highly involved in key innovation topics. He has 20 years of experience in the area of financial processes as well as analytics, of which 17 years in relation to SAP solutions. Apart from having been responsible for Presales and Business Development for the Finance line of business at SAP Belgium-Luxembourg for 8 years, he built his functional experience as external auditor, controller in the oil sector and CFO in the port logistics industry. He further extended his view in this field through his leadership position in FP&A in a globally operating consulting organization.

Michel'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

George Kamtsioras, SAP SE

George's Session(s):

Back to top

Ram Kantamaneni, Bentley Systems

Ram Kantamaneni is a Sr. SAP Finance Business Solutions Analyst at Bentley Systems with over 12 years of experience in implementing and supporting various SAP solutions. He specializes in SAP Finance and Controlling (FI-CO), Concur Travel & Expense Management, SuccessFactors and has experience in other solutions like Basis & Security, BPC, CRM and S/4 HANA.

Ram's Session(s):

Back to top

Marko Kling, Serrala

Marko Kling is global head of Solutions Architects at Serrala. In this role he is responsible for the presales processes across all group entities and supporting business development, solution strategy, and integration activities. Marko started as a consultant for cash application and payments solution in the beginning of 2008 and gained extensive experience in SAP and particularly O2C solutions by managing and conducting more than 100 global projects and assessments with multiple global customers across all regions.

Marko's Session(s):

Back to top

Elizabeth Milne, SAP

Elizabeth Milne has over 20 years of experience improving the software solutions for multi-national, multi-billion dollar organizations. Her finance career began working at Walt Disney then Warner Bros in the areas of consolidation, budgeting, and financial reporting. She subsequently moved to the software industry and has held positions including implementation consultant and manager, account executive, pre-sales consultant and working as part of the solution management team at SAP, Business Objects, and Cartesis. In 2008, she graduated with an Executive MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She currently manages the accounting and financial close portfolio for SAP Solution Marketing.

Elizabeth's Session(s):

Back to top

Chaudhry Muhammad Adil, Accountant General Pakistan Revenues

Chaudhry's Session(s):

Back to top

Sonam Pawar, TruQua Enterprises

Sonam Pawar is a Functional Analyst, Model/Process/Data Designer and FI/CO Specialist at TruQua Enterprises with 7 years of SAP FICO experience, including SAP S/4HANA Finance and Central Finance in different stages of SDLC, including end-to-end implementation, rollout, due diligence and support projects. Sonam has industry exposure spanning across Professional Services, Banking, Insurance, Oil and Gas, Energy, High-Tech, Oil Field services. She maintains an expertise in the areas of solution design and configuration of FICO modules including, SAP New GL, AR, AP, Fixed assets, Bank accounting, and Controlling. Sonam has worked extensively with executive management and business users from Accounting to Report, Order to Cash, Procurement to Pay, Manufacturing, and Operation to Maintain. Sonam has proven skills in the proactive analysis of SAP solutions, including SAP S/4HANA Finance, to propose improvements and optimization of business processes and SAP design. She also maintains an M.B.A in Finance with domain experience in financial analysis, credit analysis, project financing in large credit department of a federal bank in India.

Sonam's Session(s):

Back to top

Mick Roche, Deloitte

Mick Roche is Deloitte’s EMEA lead for GRC and responsible for Deloitte’s UK SAP GRC practice. He has over 15 years SAP experience on global implementations, GRC and Analytics. Deloitte have merged the capabilities of Controls and Analytics and use these capabilities as to ‘detect the cause’ and ‘fix the effect’ of control weaknesses. Currently the Deloitte team are delivering GRC Access Control or Process Control Transformation projects at 8 FTSE 100 clients.

Mick's Session(s):

Back to top

Brian Shannon, Serrala

As Serrala’s Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Shannon is focused on business processes and financial solutions to maximize return on investment. He has more than 20 years of SAP experience and his background includes thought leadership, knowledge management, project management, training, and SAP consulting with extensive experience in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, as well as oil and gas, retail, and utility verticals. Mr. Shannon’s industry and finance experience includes positions as a National Credit Manager, International Finance Manager, Corporate Banking Credit Analyst, and Financial Strategist. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Manitoba, and an MBA in International Finance from the University of South Florida.

Brian's Session(s):

Back to top

Vishal Verma, SAP

Vishal Verma is Global Solution Owner for SAP solutions for global tax management. His main responsibilities are to formulate solution strategy and drive go-to-market. He ensures that the solution matches the evolving customer needs spanning across various industries. For the last 12 years, he has been working at SAP on various solutions related to global trade compliance, customs and duty management, tax processes, third party risk, fraud, and anti-corruption. He has 17 years of experience across multiple areas of the software industry. During this time, he worked on managing products from cradle to grave (identifying growth opportunities, justifying investments, developing product, formulating pricing strategy, and communicating value through integrated marketing programs and campaigns).

Vishal's Session(s):

Back to top