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Sarma Adithe, SAP

Sarma Adithe is Chief Product Owner for Access Governance and is responsible for overall SAP Access Control & SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance product development. He has over 25 years of experience, out of which 12 are in the Access Controls domain. Sarma’s focus area at SAP is Access Governance, as well as technical expertise in authorizations, Java, and Mo bile. Sarma is directly involved in customer interactions, Co-Innovation, and Customer Connect on topics related to Access Governance Solutions.

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Alessandro Banzer, Xiting

Alessandro Banzer has worked in Information Technology since 2004, specializing in SAP in 2009. Since then, Alessandro has been involved with global SAP projects in various roles. Alessandro is an active contributor and moderator in the Governance, Risk and Compliance space on SAP Community. He is responsible for Xiting in the Americas region and a subject matter expert in SAP Access Control (GRC) and SAP Security in general.

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Maxim Chuprunov, Riscomp

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Christian Cohrs, SAP SE

Christian Cohrs is Product Manager for Identity and Access Management at SAP. He has a background in computer science and worked in various positions at SAP during the last 17 years, most recently as Area Product Owner for SAP Single Sign-On.

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Christophe Decamps, Expertum

Christophe Decamps is an experienced SAP security consultant at Expertum with a key focus in SAP HANA Security. He has worked on multiple SAP ECC and BW authorizations projects. Christophe’s expertise is in authorizations review, risk clean-up, implementation and support of authorizations concepts. During the past years, he has specialized in SAP HANA security and authorizations. He advises customers from different industries on SAP HANA security best practices and performs authorizations implementations.

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Jan Gardiner, SAP

Jan Gardiner, CPA, is a Senior Director in GRC Solutions at SAP Labs, LLC. She is the solution owner of SAP Process Control for compliance and control management, responsible for product direction and go-to-market activities. She has been involved with compliance software at SAP for over 12 years and has worked closely with customers in a variety of industries and geographies.

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Michael Heckner, SAP

Michael Heckner is currently a Senior Director at SAP’s Center of Excellence for GRC solutions for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has over 19 years of experience in enterprise business solutions. During his career, he has repeatedly explored how software can help address complex business requirements. For more than 10 years, Michael has worked with many global organizations to chart their course to corporate governance, enterprise risk management and internal control, compliance, and audit management – both, in the Americas as well as in Europe.

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Ivan Mans, ABAP-Experts.com

Ivan co-founded ABAP-Experts.com and is active as a chief technical architect for the ABAP-Experts product portfolio. With 20 years of SAP experience across various industries, Ivan is the author of some widely spread SAP add-ons. Today Ivan’s focus is set on real-time intrusion detection for SAP.

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Bruce McCuaig, SAP

Bruce McCuaig is Director - Product Marketing for SAP GRC solutions. He is responsible for development and execution of the product marketing strategy for SAP Risk Management, SAP Audit Management and the SAP solutions for Three Lines of Defense campaign. Bruce has extensive experience in industry as a Finance professional, as a Chief Risk Officer and as a Chief Audit Executive and as a consultant He has written and spoken extensively on GRC topics and has worked with clients around the world training and implementing GRC solutions and technology.

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Asheesh Mishra, Heineken International B.V.

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Dr. Neil Patrick, SAP

Dr. Neil Patrick is a director of SAP Centre of Excellence for GRC and Security covering EMEA. He has over 12 years’ experience in Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) and security fields. During this time, he has been a managing consultant, run professional services delivery teams in the UK and USA, and conducted customer business requirements sessions around the world as well as sales and business development initiatives. Neil has presented core GRC and security thought leadership sessions in strategic customer-facing engagements, conferences, and briefing sessions.

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Gabriel Perez, Customer Advisory Group

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Simon Persin, Turnkey Consulting

Simon is an experienced SAP Security and SAP GRC consultant, having designed, reviewed, and implemented SAP Security and compliance solutions for a number of major blue chip clients. Simon has over 10 years’ experience with SAP and currently specializes in SAP Enterprise GRC solutions. As well as working with SAP Access Controls, Process Controls, and Risk Management, Simon also has a specialization in the wider GRC & Security products of Fraud & Audit Management, Enterprise Threat & Detection and SSO. Simon is a certified SAP NetWeaver Consultant for SAP Security, GRC Access Controls, and a certified instructor for the SAP GRC Training courses in the UK. Simon is also a certified SAP Strategic Expert Partner for the GRC solution area and supports pre-sales activities on behalf of SAP. He has written articles for several industry publications and he is also a regular speaker at international GRC conferences. He is in demand for technical troubleshooting and supporting customers to unlocking the value from their investment in GRC technology. Simon has also co-authored a book on the SAP GRC Access Controls certification.

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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.

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James Roeske, Customer Advisory Group

James Roeske is CEO and co-founder of the Customer Advisory Group LLC. James has over 22 years of SAP Security, Audit, GRC, and Executive Management experience. Over those years, James has had a professional focus on technical configuration of SAP R/3 Security, segregation of duty design, user provisioning solutions, GRC software solution design, and corporate compliance implementations for companies around the world. Previous to founding the Customer Advisory Group, Mr. Roeske held strategic positions at Virsa Systems, SAP America, and SAP Canada. This has allowed him to lead, plan, and participate in over 220 SAP GRC and Security projects for some of the largest and most complex compliance environments across the globe.

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Patrick Schwieger, Turnkey Consulting

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Dina Shahin, Customer Advisory Group

Dina Shahin has more than 17 years of experience specializing in SAP security application design, security implementation, Segregation of Duties design, SAP GRC application implementation, and audit. She has worked on global scale SAP implementations and has extensive experience in planning, implementing, training, and administering SAP GRC applications. Dina is a hands-on functional SAP security specialist, ensuring the design and development of appropriate security and controls in both public and private sector companies around the world. Dina has over 60 engagements in a wide-range of organization sizes and industries. She is based in Germany.

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Marie-Luise Wagener, SAP SE

Marie-Luise has 18 years of SAP experience in the areas Audit, Consulting, Training, and Architecture in various Releases and SAP solutions. She worked seven years in the consulting area as Senior SAP Auditor and Senior SAP Consultant with clients from multiple industries, five years as Global SAP Security and Compliance Architect for a world-wide leading manufacturing company, headed the EMEA GRC Practice for 3 years, and joined SAP SE in 2015 as Vice President for Global GRC. Areas of her expertise are GRC, SAP Security and Controls Architecture, Program Management, and international Roll-Out Projects.

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