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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 advise for large scale customer implementations for the integration of services, hardware and software supporting SAP implementations. She has graduated in material science engineering and information technology and is based in Walldorf, Germany.

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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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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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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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