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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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Christian Blumhoff, SAP

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Gregory Botticchio, SAP

Gregory is part of the EMEA Product Management team, with a focus on the Web Intelligence product. In this position, he is jointly responsible for the business success of the Web Intelligence solution, as well as definition of the multiyear roadmap together with the product owner. Responsibilities include defining and driving field and partner enablement; market, product and competitive positioning; demos; sales support and leading customer councils. He is the point of contact for the development teams and the field teams.

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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.

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Saroop Reddy Chidirala, Deloitte

Saroop Reddy is an SAP BASIS Consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP, working in SAP Solutions Network located in Hyderabad, India. Saroop has 6+ years of experience with SAP products along with SAP OS/DB migration certification. He has been working with Deloitte Consulting for the last 18 months and worked for Accenture & HPE in the past. Primary work focus is with SAP S/4HANA implementations and upgrades, SAP HANA, and SAP Fiori. Saroop worked on new-age technologies like SAP HANA 2.0, SAP S/4HANA upgrade, embedded EWM setup, SAP Yard Logistics on EWM, PPDS, ITOA, cloud, and embedded CRM in SAP S/4HANA. An upgrade/OS & DB migration of SAP NetWeaver 7.01 to SAP NetWeaver 7.4 on SAP HANA and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud has also been successfully performed recently.

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Jesper Christensen, MethodSys Consulting

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Jayna Alexander Cimonetti, Environmental Protection Agency

Ms. Cimonetti joined the Environmental Protection Agency in 2002 after working in various countries and traveling abroad. She has a Master of Science degree in International Relations. Ms. Cimonetti has held a variety of positions as a Business Analyst. In October 2017 the Office of the Chief Financial Officer established a Shared Service Center. Ms. Cimonetti was requested to be the Product Manager for the Business Intelligence Software products and all SAP-related products. Ms. Cimonetti was instrumental in developing the strategy for business intelligence product offerings including product management (product, pricing, bundling, and discounts), customer management (interaction, engagement, and satisfaction), and quality management (quality and services provided). As the product manager, Ms. Cimonetti is responsible for overseeing the daily operations, which includes overseeing regular operation and maintenance activities, as well as planning and allocating resources to meet customer needs.

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Ken Coleman, American Red Cross

Ken Coleman is a Business Intelligence Manager at the American Red Cross. He has been in a BusinessObjects technical lead or manager role for the Red Cross Objects since 2003 - supporting a 6,000+ user community. He has close to 2 decades of SAP BusinessObjects and data warehouse development experience supporting many functional groups. Ken is currently supporting the marketing operations and data science teams at the American Red Cross. Before working for the American Red Cross, he worked for Nortel Networks as a developer and Logan Britton in professional services. Ken has spent many years studying data architecture, including dimensional modelling from the Kimball Group. At the American Red Cross, he has developed a synergistic methodology between SAP BusinessObjects Universe development and dimensional modelling techniques that has been successfully used in many complex SAP BusinessObjects deployments. Ken is excited about the current direction of the SAP Lumira platform. He has been a contributor to the SAP influence group for both SAP Lumira and Information Design Tool.

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Adrian Egger, Ypsomed

Adrian Egger is responsible for the strategic direction and development in the areas of analytics and reporting at Ypsomed. He worked with SAP BW for over 15 years in the health and luxury goods industry in various roles, where he was responsible for the technical and functional design and implementation of BI projects. In the recent years he has been focused in architecting and managing data warehouses and management information reporting solutions using SAP BW, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP HANA, and SAP BusinessObjects Suite.

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Bill Faison, Method360

Bill Faison is a Senior Manager with Method360 who specializes in SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP HANA and SAP BW/4HANA. His first project with SAP was as an ABAP programmer on SAP 1.2A. He worked at Microsoft for 10 years, and was part of the team that implemented SAP BW 1.2B. After Microsoft, he worked at Valero Energy Company for 10 years leading the analytics, development, and support teams. He led various upgrades of BW and SAP BusinessObjects. Currently he is the lead Risk and non-Risk architect on one of the initial Oil and Gas implementations of SAP S/4HANA and SAP BW/4HANA.

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Pravin Gupta, TekLink International

Pravin is a BI and Analytics Architect and leads the SAP HANA CoE at TekLink. His deep experience with SAP and ability to comprehend business scenarios enables him to architect robust BI solutions that provide immense value. In a 16 year SAP career, he has lead over 15 BW, BPC, and SAP BusinessObjects implementations at Fortune 500 companies. His SAP knowledge spans BW, BPC, SAP HANA, APO, ECC, SPM, and Analytics solutions including SAP BusinessObjects. My LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pub/pravin-gupta/6/6a0/b13 My Twitter @PravGupta

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Rajesh Gupta, Deloitte

Rajesh is the SAP Global Lead for Deloitte’s Solutions Network (SNET) within Deloitte. He is also an SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer & ASUG Market Leader for ASUG Philadelphia Local Chapter. Rajesh has over 23+ years of consulting experience with around 17+ years in SAP and over 6 Years as Oracle DBA. Rajesh is a lead Senior SAP Solution Architect and is an SAP Certified Consultant. Rajesh has led and delivered many SAP HANA related projects, including SAP S/4HANA, Cloud, SAP BW/4HANA, and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA migrations, SAP CRM on SAP HANA, SAP BPC on SAP HANA, and SAP SCM on SAP HANA. In the day-to-day role Rajesh is responsible for all SAP client-facing work within the SNET, which includes sales pursuits, consulting services, hosting, and the support of all the internal pre-configured solution systems, and is also 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 Deloitte’s SAP Upgrade and migration Center of Excellence (CoE), which assists in the sales and delivery of SAP Upgrade and migration projects, bringing advisory expertise for executing SAP Upgrade and migration projects. Rajesh has written many articles and presented more than 50+ sessions at various major SAP conferences and forums like SAP TechEd, SAPPHIRE NOW, and SAP Analytics, SAPinsider events, and ASUG Local Chapters on topics related to SAP HANA Implementation, TCO, Migration, and SAP Upgrades.

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Volker Haentjes, SAP

Volker Haentjes is Senior Director, Platform Product Marketing at SAP. He joined SAP in 1993 and does product marketing for the database and data management portfolio of SAP, including the SAP HANA platform. His current focus is on customer reference stories, SAP HANA security, and performance and data center management tools for the SAP HANA platform. Volker holds a diploma in mathematics and computer science from University of Bielefeld, Germany.

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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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Ingo Hilgefort, SAP

Ingo Hilgefort has been in the BI industry for over 15 years in a variety of different roles, including Engineering, Consulting, Training, and Product Management. His experience with SAP and BI started in 2000 with his role as product manager during the integration of Crystal Reports with SAP NetWeaver BW. Ingo has been involved in architecting and delivering deployments of SAP BusinessObjects software in combination with SAP software for a number of worldwide customers, and is an SAP Mentor for SAP BusinessObjects- and SAP integration-related topics. Currently, Ingo is working as Chief Product Expert for the SAP Analytics Cloud product and helping SAP customers migrating their BI investment into the cloud. Ingo is the author of numerous books, including Inside SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis, Integrating SAP BusinessObjects 4.x BI Platform with SAP NetWeaver, Reporting and Analytics with SAP BusinessObjects (2nd Edition), and Mastering SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio with SAP NetWeaver BW. You may follow him on Twitter at @ihilgefort.

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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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Dr. Werner Hopf, Serrala

Dr. Hopf is responsible for setting the company’s strategic corporate direction and is the CEO & President and Principal for Dolphin’s Information Lifecycle Management and Data and Document Management practice. With more than 25 years’ experience in the information technology industry, 20 focused in SAP, Dr. Hopf specializes in SAP Information Lifecycle Management initiatives, including data volume management, audit & compliance, corporate transformation, and legacy system decommissioning. His experience spans both large and mid-sized companies across all major SAP modules. Having worked on SAP projects across North America and Europe, he has extensive experience in global markets. Well known as a thought leader and acknowledged expert in SAP data management, he is a frequent speaker at SAPinsider and ASUG conferences and has authored many articles and white papers. Dr. Hopf earned a Masters of Computer Science degree and a PhD in Business Administration from Regensburg University, Germany.

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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.

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Marshall Kelley, Protiviti

Marshall Kelley is a Senior Consultant for Data and Analytics at Protiviti. He specializes in SAP BI tools and solutions, and has been involved in multiple end-to-end SAP implementations for customers across all industries. Marshall has project experience with some of the latest SAP technology and has recently been focused on SAP HANA modeling and Design Studio dashboard development.

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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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Harish Kumara, SAP America

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Dmitry Kuznetsov, BI Consulting

Dmitry is a solo-preneur in the SAP Business Intelligence area. He has a long track record of implementing data warehouses, regional data marts, and operational reporting systems based on business warehouse, SAP HANA SQL DWH. He has accumulated knowledge in the BI area by completing most of these projects as a hands-on modeler; therefore, his architectural and way-of-working advice comes from practical observations. Currently Dmitry focuses on SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics. Other than consulting work, Dmitry enjoys providing training for SAP Education, speaking at conferences, and water sports.

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Don Loden, Protiviti

Don Loden is Director – Data & Analytics at Protiviti with full life cycle data warehouse development experience in multiple verticals. He is an SAP-certified application associate on SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator and he speaks globally at numerous SAP and ASUG conferences and has authored many articles and reports in various industry publications. He has more than twelve years of information management experience in the following areas: ETL architecture, development, and tuning, logical and physical data modeling, and mentoring on data warehouse, data quality and data governance concepts. You can follow Don on Twitter at @donloden. You can contact Don by email at don.loden@protiviti.com.

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Alan Mayer, Solid Ground Technologies

Alan Mayer is the founder of Solid Ground Technologies, a firm that specializes in SAP BusinessObjects-based solutions across a variety of industries and platforms. Prior to Solid Ground, Alan was the co-founder of Integra Solutions, one of the first partners recognized by BusinessObjects. He has over 20 years of experience in the BI arena, and participates as the senior architect and principal consultant on some of the largest implementations in the world. Alan provides his clients with realistic, cost-effective answers that go beyond vendor hype. Always willing to share, he presents his insights at ASUG and BI national events, and contributes articles on a fairly regular basis for BusinessObjects Xpert and SAPexperts online publications. Alan presented at the very first Business Objects conference in San Francisco in 1995 and has presented at every national user conference since. He is a recognized expert in all facets of SAP BusinessObjects as recognized by his peers.

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Sandeep Nelly, Deloitte

Sandeep is a Senior Consultant working with Deloitte, who specializes in SAP HANA, SAP Fiori, and data provisioning tools like SAP Landscape Transformation, SAP HANA smart data integration, SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, and SAP Business Intelligence products like SAP Lumira and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer. He has more than 8 years of experience as a Basis consultant in implementation, upgrades, and OS/DB migrations. Sandeep has also delivered sessions at previous SAPinsider conferences.

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Marcos Aurelio Poles De Souza, MethodSys Consulting

Marcos Poles is a senior SAP business intelligence and analytics solution architect and co-author of "SAP BW/4 HANA - An Introduction" by SAP Press and articles published in international BI journals. His expertise is in SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects BI, and SAP HANA. Marcos started his SAP career in 1996, became an SAP Academy instructor in 1998, and subsequently successfully managed and delivered multiple large-scale analytics solutions for global corporations in Americas and Europe covering major business processes such as order-to-cash, supply chain management, and financial accounting and controlling.

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Tammy Powlas, Fairfax Water

Tammy Powlas has been an ASUG Volunteer since 2007 and an SAP Mentor since 2010. Tammy has spoken at the SAP TechEd, SAP Inside Track events, ASUG Webcasts, ASUG Annual Conference and at other ASUG events. Tammy served on the SAP TechEd Design team for the past 8 years. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Project Management Professional, and an SAP Certified professional. She was featured in the book 'Five Steps to a Successful SAP Career'. Tammy was a 2011-2016 Top Contributor to the SAP Community Network.

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Jacob Stark, SAP

Jacob has over 10 years of experience in Product Management, has designed hundreds of reports, dashboards, and infographics, and has been awarded for his presentations on data visualization. He currently leads data visualization product management for SAP Analytics Cloud.

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Aneesh Aboo Sulaikha, Deloitte

Aneesh is a Basis Architect for Deloitte’s Solutions Network (SNET) with over 9+ years of strong work experience in SAP. He has delivered SAP consulting services for major retail, manufacturing, and energy clients in the areas of SAP S/4HANA and SAP analytics. Aneesh has extensive experience in the SAP product suite, including SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP cloud, SAP Leonardo, material ledger, AI, and more. In addition, he worked on implementation, upgrade, and migration projects in SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW, and other solutions. Aneesh is an SAP-certified professional and a prominent speaker at SAP-related conferences.

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Mickeal Taylor, Protiviti

Mickeal Taylor is a senior consultant specializing in data and analytics at Protiviti, an SAP partner. Mickeal has worked with multiple public companies developing their SAP HANA and SAP Data Services environments. He is a knowledgeable SAP HANA modeler with several years of real-world design experience and application insight. Mickeal specializes in SAP HANA model best practices and optimization with a focus on the interconnection between robust ETL and sleek SAP HANA models. Mickeal is currently researching hybrid and cloud-based ETL solutions as well.

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Tjarko von Lehsten, Swisscom

Tjarko von Lehsten is the Chief Data Architect for SAP Analytics and responsible for Data and Analytics Strategy at Swisscom and its customers. As the Solution Architect for Swisscom’s OneBI project, he heads the implementation of Swisscom’s central data warehouse for finance and controlling processes with SAP HANA, which is currently upgraded to BW/4HANA. The Swisscom data warehouse is the reference architecture of SAP for hybrid modelling (BW & native). Tjarko has over 20 years in projects and businesses running on SAP, and was previously the head the implementation and product owner of the global claims MI Performance System at Zurich Insurance. He’s recently been awarded the SAP Quality Award for Business Transformation in 2017 as well as the Project Management Award at Zurich Insurance previously in 2013. Tjarko is also a regular speaker, sharing best practices at events such as DSAG, Tech Ed, Gartner, and SAP Forum.

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Adrian Westmoreland, SAP

Adrian Westmoreland has been with SAP for about 19 years with a focus on Analytics throughout his entire career especially in the area of SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence. He has held different roles within SAP over several years including pre-sales and product management building a strong relationship with customers from various industries around the globe. His expertise is based on many years of consistently delivering successful products and solutions. Currently Adrian is part of the SAP Analytics Cloud product management team.

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Jon Wingerd, SAP

Jon Wingerd is a director in SAP America’s Chief Customer Office. The Chief Customer Office’s mission is to help customers achieve success, utilize their shelf ware, and leverage new innovations, which ultimately lead to a great customer reference. Jon also works as an SAP HANA Ambassador, one of the programs within the Chief Customer Office. The SAP HANA Ambassador program is responsible for the successful deployment and adoption of SAP HANA solutions with the company’s most strategic North American customers. The team provides oversight, governance, best practices, and lessons learned for effective SAP HANA implementations, resulting in successful customer projects and referenceable SAP HANA customers. Over the last 5 years, the team has helped more than 500 customers go live and share their SAP HANA success stories. Jon has been working as an SAP HANA Ambassador for the last 4 years, and has worked at SAP since 1996.

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Mico Yuk, BI Brainz

Mico Yuk (@micoyuk) is the founder of BI Brainz and the BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology, where she has trained thousands globally how to strategically use the power of data visualization to enhance the decision making process. Her inventive approach fuses Enterprise Visual Storytelling with her proprietary BI Dashboard Formula Methodology(BIDF). Mico’s ability to strategically use the power of data visualization to enhance the decision making process, develop analytics portfolios that business users love and help gain ROI from their Business Intelligence investment, has been sought out by several high-profile Fortune 500 companies: Shell, FedEx, Nestle, Qatargas, Ericsson, Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, FedEx and more. She has also authored, Data Visualization for Dummies (Wiley 2014). In her spare time she enjoys the returning to her birthplace in the Caribbean to enjoy the ocean. To learn more please visit micoyuk.com.

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