All Advisors

Manish Agarwal

Manish Agarwal has 17 years of IT experience in SAP consulting and development. Manish is an enterprise architect and works closely with the customer teams to provide SAP-centric solution architecture across the SAP Business Suite through the use of SAP NetWeaver components.

Jawad Akhtar

Jawad Akhtar earned his chemical engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has 17 years of professional experience, of which nine years are in SAP. He has completed eight end-to-end SAP project implementation lifecycles in the areas of PP, QM, MM, PM, and DMS in the steel, automobile, chemical, fertilizer, FMCG, and building products industries. He also has worked as an SAP integration manager and an SAP project manager. He has been proactively involved in a business development and solution architect role for seven years. He is the author of Production Planning and Control with SAP ERP, it's filled with in-depth infomation on discrete, process, and repetitive manufacturing types. His profile on LinkedIn is at http://pk.linkedin.com/in/jawadakhtar. You may follow Jawad on Twitter @jawadahl. Currently, he is associated with AbacusConsulting as Head of SAP Delivery.

George Anderson

As a senior director and global program executive for an arm of Microsoft's consulting business, Dr. George Anderson leads teams of program and project managers, architects, and enterprise consulting professionals tasked with deploying various ERP solutions and other business applications. He’s co-authored several books including SAP Implementation Unleashed and the Teach Yourself SAP in 24 Hours series, serves as an adjunct professor teaching various project management and systems analysis courses, and holds a number of credentials including PMI PMP and several SAP and Microsoft certifications alongside a PhD in leadership/organizational change, an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Steve Bogner

Steve Bogner is a managing partner at Insight Consulting Partners and has been working with SAP HR since 1993. He has consulted for various public, private, domestic, and global companies on their SAP HR/Payroll implementations; presented at the SAP user's group ASUG; and been featured on the Sky Radio Network program regarding SAP HR.

Frank Bulacher

Frank Bulacher is manager of SAP CH at Alstom Switzerland. He has worked in BI for more than 14 years in the United States and Europe. Prior to that, he was a consultant in data warehousing and SAP FI/CO. His career has taken him to top-tier and boutique companies. Frank is a graduate of the University of Augsburg in Germany and the University of Wales in Swansea, UK, with majors in banking and computer science.

Rich Chlebek

Rich Chlebek is a director of business intelligence at Business Intelligence Competency Partners (BIPC), which focuses on providing SAP business intelligence solutions to its customers. He has 19 years of information systems software development, integration, and training experience in a variety of industries, including financial, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, telecom, and government. He possesses expert knowledge in all products in the BusinessObjects suite of tools. His experience includes 14 years of BusinessObjects Enterprise implementations, 14 years of Universe Design, eight years of Web Intelligence, six years of Crystal Reports, four years of Xcelsius, and three years of BW integration.

Pete Ditmars

Pete Ditmars, PMP, is an independent SAP technical consultant and project manager. A former IBM project manager, Pete has more than 13 years of SAP experience from small custom development projects to the management of full SAP implementations. With years of experience working with distributed teams, Pete provides both on-site and remote technical and PM support.

Wolfgang Eddigehausen

Wolfgang Eddigehausen is a highly experienced expert in the areas of business process design, re-engineering, and user adaption, as well as process realization in complex SAP-centric environments. He has experience in solution and enterprise architecture and project management (PRINCE2 certified) domains defining enterprise capabilities with a focus on delivering effective and efficient solutions to organizations. Wolfgang's industry knowledge includes public sector, utilities, mining, distribution, general manufacturing, process and steel industries, and consumer goods.

In most roles his task is not only to architect a solution but also to evaluate and define strategic options with a focus on end-to-end solutions rather than systems. This also includes strong emphasis on the user acceptance through an innovative user experience and mobility enablement.

His career includes successful participation and management of projects in Australia, Europe, India, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, and the US. These projects required interaction with all levels of an organization, from the shop floor or office through to the CxO level. Throughout his career, Wolfgang has put emphasis on a holistic approach bringing together people, processes, information, and systems in project management, architecture, and implementation roles.

Kehinde Eseyin

Kehinde Eseyin is a senior SAP security and GRC consultant with Turnkey Consulting (UK) Limited. He has more than eight years of SAP authorizations, GRC, and Basis experience. In the past, he has managed teams to coordinate security, GRC, and Basis administration activities within a multinational environment and operated as an independent consultant, performing SAP system audits and SAP GRC Access Control implementations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He has different certifications, including SAP Access Control 10.0 Consultant; SAP Technical Consultant (SAP NetWeaver on Oracle); SAP Solution Manager Operations Consultant; SAP Support Engineer – SAP Solutions Manager; SAP Business One Consultant; Oracle Database Administration Professional (OCP DBA); ITIL v3; and PRINCE2. He is the co-author of SAP BusinessObjects Access Control 10.0 Application Associate Certification [Review Questions and Answers].

Ned Falk

Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.

Manuel Gallardo

Manuel Gallardo is the director of HCM consulting at /N SPRO. He is a former SAP platinum consultant and his area of expertise is SAP HCM enterprise architecture, SuccessFactors, and enterprise mobility. Since working on his first SAP implementation in 1994, he has also worked on a wide variety of SAP HR modules, as well as SAP NetWeaver Portal and ABAP development. Manuel is the author of Configuring and Using CATS, and is a frequent conference speaker.

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg, PMP, has more than 14 years of SAP project management and implementation experience with Fortune 500 companies in the high-tech, chemicals, CPG, and engineering industries using various SAP Business Suite applications as well as SAP APO. Prior to working in SAP, he had vast experience in the engineering industry, including software development and applications.

Nathan Genez

Nathan Genez is an SAP FI/CO- and SAP BW-certified consultant who has worked with SAP ERP since 1996, with an emphasis on the capital accounting modules: PS, IM, and FI-AA. A former platinum consultant with SAP America, Inc., he has worked with SAP BW since release 1.2B. He is currently a managing partner at Serio Consulting in Houston, Texas.

Jayne Gibbon

Jayne Gibbon, CPA, has been implementing SAP applications since 1996 and is currently a director in the Chief Customer Office at SAP. Jayne’s focus is making customers successful with their SAP HANA deployments. She has helped more than 100 customers drive business value with SAP HANA. Prior to joining SAP in 2007, Jayne worked for two multinational manufacturing companies based in Wisconsin. While an SAP customer, Jayne led the very first implementation of Virsa’s Compliance Calibrator, which is now part of SAP Access Control. Jayne’s experience includes internal audit; computer security; governance, risk, and compliance; SAP HANA; and SAP analytics.

Martin Gillet

Martin Gillet is an SAP-certified HR consultant (ECC 6.0, SAP R/3 Enterprise, and 4.0B) who works freelance on international projects. He graduated with honors in Human Resources Management from Belgian Haute Ecole Namuroise Catholique (HENaC). 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 the author of Configuring and Customizing Employee and Manager Self-Services in SAP ERP HCM. The book explores the options for customizing ESS and MSS to meet specific business needs.

Claudio Gonzalez

Claudio Gonzalez is a principal solution architect at SCM Connections and is responsible for its global SAP SCM offering. Claudio has completed five full implementations with multiple rollouts worldwide. He has Fortune 500 experience in the following industries: consumer, automobile, and pharmaceuticals. Claudio's SAP functional areas of focus are in the sector of SAP Supply Network Planning (SNP), SAP Production Planning-Detailed Scheduling, core interface (CIF), and SAP Integrated Business Planning applications for supply chain management.

In addition to advising and contributing to the SCM Expert site, Claudio is a regular speaker at the SAPinsider SCM conference​s in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Amy Grubb

Amy Grubb is the CEO and principal consultant at Cloud Consulting Partners, Inc. She has consulted in the HCM space for more than 15 years, spending eight years in Deloitte’s Human Capital Management practice. Amy has a deep background with SuccessFactors, having implemented the suite since 2007. She also has implemented SAP HCM on-premise solutions for many years so she brings a unique skillset and understanding to her clients. Amy holds three SuccessFactors consultant certifications in Align & Perform, Talent Sourcing, and Talent Management. Currently, Amy teaches Mastery Courses for SAP Education including Recruiting Management Mastery, Recruiting Marketing Mastery, Succession Mastery, and Performance and Goal Management Mastery. She has implemented numerous modules within SuccessFactors, including Performance and Goal Management, Succession Planning, CDP, Recruiting, Compensation, and Learning for clients globally. Amy is the co- author of the book SuccessFactors with SAP ERP HCM.

Anupam Gupta

Anupam Gupta works as a practice manager at The Principal Consulting (TPC), managing its enterprise performance management (EPM) practice. He has more than 10 years of development and global consulting experience with SAP solutions in the areas of financial planning, reporting, and consolidation. He has significant experience advising clients on IT strategy and technology road maps. He is responsible for the development of EPM competencies, knowledge management assets, and TPC-developed solutions spanning a range of SAP products such as SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, and SAP Strategic Enterprise Management.

Loren Heilig

Loren Heilig is the founder of IBSolution GmbH and has been its managing director since 2003. IBSolution GmbH is an innovative SAP NetWeaver service provider based in Germany that has made a name for itself as a specialist in complex SAP NetWeaver projects. With predefined packages, IBSolution also proves that SAP projects don't always have to be expensive. Before founding IBSolution GmbH, Loren was a project lead at SAP AG. Within IBSolution, he set up the consulting practices for master data management, business process management, and identity and access Management. Now he is working on expanding the footprint of IBSolution into the mobile area. At IBSolution, he is responsible for the sales and marketing area and compiles the overall strategy of IBSolution.

Winni Hesel

Winni Hesel is a partner with Enowa Consulting, and his SAP experience reaches back more than 20 years. As an SAP consultant, project manager, and program manager, he has led global rollouts and worked on numerous SAP projects in the Americas and Europe. Winni has six years of experience with SAP Solution Manager and has completed more than 50 SAP Solution Manager project assignments with various scope from projects to ChaRM to Service Desk to test management and business process monitoring.

Ingo Hilgefort

Ingo Hilgefort started his career in 1999 with Seagate Software/Crystal Decisions as a trainer and consultant. He moved to Walldorf for Crystal Decisions at the end of 2000, and worked with the SAP NetWeaver BW development team integrating Crystal Reports with SAP NetWeaver BW. He then relocated to Vancouver in 2004, and worked as a product manager/program manager (in engineering) on the integration of BusinessObjects products with SAP products. Ingo's focus is now on the integration of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite with  SAP landscapes, such as SAP BW and SAP BW on SAP HANA, focusing on end-to-end integration scenarios. In addition to his experience as a product manager and in his engineering roles, Ingo has been involved in architecting and delivering deployments of SAP BusinessObjects software in combination with SAP software for a number of global customers, and has been recognized by the SAP Community as an SAP Mentor for SAP BusinessObjects- and SAP integration-related topics. Currently, Ingo is the Vice President of Product Management and Product Strategy at Visual BI Solutions, working on extensions to SAP’s product offering such as SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP Lumira. You may follow him on Twitter at @ihilgefort.

Stephanie Huber

Stephanie Huber is a senior consultant for business intelligence at Deloitte Consulting, with extensive experience providing a strong business and technical background in SAP HANA Studio, Design Studio, Lumira, Tableau, Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and BusinessObjects Enterprise. As a current member of the SAP Crystal Reports Influence Council, Stephanie contributes to the strategic direction of the product and offers valuable insight on future releases. She has an in-depth understanding of SAP HANA, ERP, BW, and the SAP HANA cloud platform, honed in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, logistics, and finance. Stephanie is consistently engaged in mission-critical projects whose success is dependent on her skills in all stages of the development cycle: requirement analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and end-user training abilities.

David Hudgins

David Hudgins is an SAP-certified SAP Business Intelligence Engineer and SAP-authorized Educational Instructor for Decision First Technologies, Inc., where he is responsible for the technical and functional design of BI projects for clients, as well as project management during implementations. He has more than 10 years of hands-on experience in technical architecture, design, development, and deployment of BI applications, master data management, and training. David currently oversees the ASUG SIG NetWeaver Portal communities and Special Interest Groups, for which he ensures all groups are collaborative and demonstrate an equal balance of high-quality education, networking, and influence opportunities that are aligned with community members’ needs.

Peter Jones

Peter Jones is a business intelligence solution architect in the areas of CO, EC, SAP BW, BI, BusinessObjects, Planning and Consolidation (BPC), and SEM for MI6 Solutions. He is certified in all these areas and is a subject-material expert for SEM, CO, BI, and BPC, with over 14 years of experience in these areas working for SAP and MI6 Solutions. Currently, he is involved in projects incorporating SAP BW 7.4, HANA, BPC 10.0, and EPM 10.0. He has consulted in all those areas for the last nine years. Peter was an SAP instructor for seven years and has written several books about SAP NetWeaver BW, FI/CO, and has recently revised his book about BPC Implementation to version 10.1. He is a contributor to Best Practices for Financial Reporting in SAP, an exclusive anthology of articles that delivers unparalleled guidance on how to optimize financial reporting processes with SAP applications.

Andrew Joo

Andrew Joo is the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) leader for North America within the SAP Business Analytics Center of Excellence at IBM Global Business Services. He has more than 16 years of deep strategy, financial, cost, management, and technology consulting experience, encompassing leading industry firms (Big 4, system integrators) and a multitude of technologies (SAP, Microsoft, Oracle), industries (private and public sector), processes and methodologies (PMI, Agile, SDLC), and roles (functional and technical). In addition to serving as a thought leader and subject matter expert in the field of financial advisory, EPM, BI, and Information Management disciplines, he has been integral in project delivery, practice development, business development, and industry and community outreach efforts. He has pioneered unique methodologies and go-to-market solutions using an integrated EPM (EPM-BPC) and BI paradigm. The aforementioned have been featured in key industry events and publications, including SAP Sapphire and SAPinsider’s Financials and Reporting & Analytics conferences. He holds an MBA in strategy/marketing from Rice University, an MS in management information systems, and a Bachelor’s in finance. He is the author of 100 Things You Should Know about SAP NetWeaver BW, full of time-saving tips and tricks and step-by-step instruction.

John Krakowski

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 since 1997 and has been actively involved with the SAP Solution Manager platform since 2001.

John will be presenting at the upcoming SAPinsider Basis & SAP Adminstration 2017 conference, June 14-16, 2017, in Amsterdam. For information on the event, click here.
 

Mitresh Kundalia

Mitresh Kundalia heads the SAP practice at Quality Systems & Software (www.QSandS.com). QS&S is a leading business and technology consulting firm that specializes in delivering superior IT solutions using SAP products. Mitresh is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert and has worked on various SAP assignments, including strategic planning, fresh implementations, upgrades, and post-go-live support projects. With an MBA degree in finance, Mitresh manages SAP projects with a special focus on customer-focused solutions, management reporting, profitability analysis, SAP General Ledger, and business intelligence. He is a regular contributor at SAP events and publications and technical advisor to leading journals.

Danielle Larocca

Danielle Larocca is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management for EPI-USE Labs. Previously she was the Executive Vice President of Operations/Chief Knowledge Officer at a technology start-up. She has more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national business, business process re-engineering, and project and people management. Danielle is an expert on SAP Human Resources (HR) and reporting and has authored four best-selling books on SAP. She is a regular speaker at numerous conferences around the world on topics such as HR, technology, change management, and leadership. She is an official SAP Mentor, a global designation assigned to less than 160 professionals worldwide, who serve as influential community participants in the SAP ecosystem. This group is nominated by the community and selected by the SAP Mentors’ Advisory Board to keep SAP relevant. Danielle also serves as an expert advisor for SAP Professional Journal.

Don Loden

Don Loden is an information management and information governance professional with experience in multiple verticals. He is an SAP-certified application associate on SAP EIM products.  He has more than 15 years of information technology experience in the following areas: ETL architecture, development, and tuning; logical and physical data modeling; and mentoring on data warehouse, data quality, information governance, and ETL concepts. Don speaks globally and mentors on information management, governance, and quality. He authored the book SAP Information Steward: Monitoring Data in Real Time and is the co-author of two books: Implementing SAP HANA, as well as Creating SAP HANA Information Views. Don has also authored numerous articles for publications such as SAPinsider magazine, Tech Target, and Information Management magazine.

Don will be presenting at the upcoming SAPinsider BI 2017 and HANA 2017 conferences, June 14-16, 2017, in Amsterdam. For information on the event, click here

Sarah Lottman

Sarah Lottman has more than seven years of technical experience in SAP user interface technologies, including SAPUI5, Fiori, and Web Dynpro. Sarah worked at SAP as a technology consultant helping customers build desktop, tablet, and mobile applications that interface with SAP. She currently works as a senior software developer for SAP Custom Development and is working on new user interfaces for S4/HANA. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor of science degree in computer science and holds numerous certifications including ITIL, SAP HANA, and SAP ABAP.

Sasa Mitrovic

Sasa Mitrovic is founder and principal consultant at Summit Global Associates, Ltd. Sasa (pronounced “Sa-sha”) is a supply chain and manufacturing executive with extensive global experience in all phases of the SAP implementation life cycle. With more than 10 years of dedicated project experience, he is seasoned in enabling clients to reach decisions and implement SAP solutions that fit their businesses. Sasa has consulted in aerospace, defense, heavy machinery, consumer product, and life science industries. Summit Global is based in the United States.

Clay Molinari

Clay Molinari has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has been working as an SAP HR consultant since 1997. He is currently president of C&C Savant, Inc., an SAP consulting firm that specializes in combining standard SAP configuration and custom ABAP programming to help its clients solve unique or complicated requirements.

Michael A. Moore

Michael A. Moore has been an IT consultant for 24 years with more than 12 years of experience as an SAP technical architect. Mike has held positions with DuPont, Westinghouse, IBM, and Accenture. His clients have included public sector, consumer products, manufacturing, and financial companies. For the past seven years, Mike's career has focused on SAP technical architecture, where he is responsible for SAP financial, logistics, asset management, and business intelligence solutions for a US federal public sector customer. Mike received his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and holds numerous certifications including PMP, ITIL Foundations, Certified Scrum Master (Agile), and several SAP certifications. 

Rebecca Murray

Rebecca Murray is an experienced HCM consultant, helping companies develop and continuously maintain optimal and high-performing workforces. As the Director of Services for Cultiv8 Consulting she specializes in the design and integration of HRIS and talent management solutions including both SAP ERP HCM and SuccessFactors. Rebecca helps clients across the United States and Europe implement sustainable global workforce development strategies. She applies her insight and knowledge to each endeavor and excels in delivering a positive user experience. Rebecca teaches Employee Central Academy classes for SAP Education and actively participates in planning the course's content. She has completed numerous global and multi-national implementations in both SAP ERP HCM and SuccessFactors. Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She is a SuccessFactors Certified Professional Consultant and a Boomi Certified Process Developer.

Greg Newman

Greg Newman is originally from New Zealand, and has been implementing and supporting HR and Payroll systems since 1999. He has worked on numerous SAP HR and Payroll implementations for Great Britain, the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and several other international rollouts. Currently Greg is a managing consultant working for Newhit HR and Payroll Solutions in England.

Gary Nolan

Gary Nolan is an SAP NetWeaver BW-certified consultant and author of Efficient SAP NetWeaver BW Implementation and Upgrade Guide and Efficient SAP NetWeaver BI Implementation and Project Management. Gary specializes in gathering and evaluating requirements, configuring SAP NetWeaver BW, and providing project management, performance management, and data architecture and data modeling expertise. A former platinum consultant with SAP America, Inc., Gary has more than 20 years of SAP experience, working with SAP NetWeaver BW since version 1.2B.

Paul Ovigele

Paul Ovigele is the founder of ERPfixers, an online micro-consulting platform (http://www.erpfixers.com). He has worked as an ERP financials consultant since 1997 in both North America and Europe, specializing in implementing the FI and CO modules along with their integrated areas for companies in industries such as consumer goods, chemicals, logistics, pharmaceuticals, apparel and entertainment. Paul has delivered numerous training sessions to finance professionals at both the functional and managerial levels, and he has presented at various SAP financials conferences around the world.

 

Alpesh Parmar

Alpesh Parmar is the managing partner at ultimumIT, Inc. He has over 11 years of experience in the IT field and led many SAP implementations. He is an internationally recognized and a renowned subject matter expert for SAP GRC solutions and has been speaking at different SAP conferences. His articles have been published in SAP forums, SAPinsider, and the SAPexperts GRC hub. Before founding ultimumIT, Inc., he was at Levi Strauss & Co. for almost three years serving as GRC architect/advisor. Prior to joining Levi, he was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and led multiple SAP GRC engagements. He also served as implementation team lead at SAP Labs and as senior software developer at Virsa Systems. Alpesh holds a bachelor’s degree in control engineering (B.E.I.C.) from Gujarat University, in India, and a master’s degree in computer science (M.S.C.S.) from Monmouth University, in New Jersey. 

Iliya Ruvinsky

Iliya Ruvinsky is a managing partner at Skywind Consulting Ltd., Israel. He is an SAP-certified BW consultant and instructor with more than 12 years of experience working with SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects. He is an implementation and project management expert, serving for more than eight years as a trusted advisor to a wide range of Israeli enterprises, including in the insurance, energy, sales, and logistics industries. He is a graduate of the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, holding an MBA in information systems analysis.

Janet Salmon

Janet Salmon joined SAP in 1992. After six months of training on R/2, she began work as a translator, becoming a technical writer for the Product Costing area in 1993. As English speakers with a grasp of German costing methodologies were rare in the early 1990s, she began to hold classes and became a product manager for the Product Costing area in 1996, helping numerous international organizations set up Product Costing. More recently, she has worked on CO content for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, Financial Analytics, and role-based portals. She is currently chief product owner for management accounting. She lives in Speyer, Germany, with her husband and two children.

Lori Sanders

Lori Sanders has been working with SAP ALM and Solution Manager for more than 10 years. She consults with global customers and partners to create and implement strategies using SAP Solution Manager as the backbone of implementation and solution operations. She worked with SAP from 2004 to 2008 as a Platinum Consultant, the first named for SAP Solution Manager, and then in an executive role in SAP Active Global Support, before returning to a direct customer advisory role as a consulting partner.

Ali Sarraf

Ali Sarraf is the managing partner at Enowa Consulting. He has 15 years of experience as a senior consultant for SAP Business Suite applications and 20 years of IT experience. During much of his career, he has focused on helping customers optimize their logistics business processes by analyzing and explaining cause-and-effect relationships and by bringing the machine and the human sides of IT closer together.

Penny Silvia

Penny Silvia is managing director, SAP Analytics, for Deloitte Consulting. She is part of the cross-sector executive leadership team for the SAP service line at Deloitte Consulting, responsible for developing service offerings and go-to-market strategies for SAP Analytics and SAP HANA-based solutions including SAP S/4HANA and SAP BW/4HANA. This includes both internally and externally focused activities, sales enablement, solution development, client strategies, and thought leadership.

Penny will be presenting at the upcoming SAPinsider BI 2017 and HANA 2017 conferences, June 14-16, 2017, in Amsterdam. For information on the event, click here

Rizwan Uqaili

Rizwan Uqaili is an SAP Practice Director with Fujitsu America. Rizwan and his team help clients leverage the service orientation that forms the basis of the SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) platform and helps them with the composition of their business processes. Rizwan has been a key speaker at various industry conferences. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received his MBA from Clark University.

Marcel van den Top

Marcel van den Top has 14 years of experience in analysis, design, and implementation of business information systems. Marcel has gained his knowledge about SAP Solution Manager through SAP projects in different industries — as an SAP ERP Financials consultant, integration manager, project manager, and advisor. He is a regular speaker at the SAP Solution Manager seminar, advising companies on how to improve their implementation, rollout, and upgrade projects, as well as their support processes.

Kees van Westerop

Kees van Westerop has been working as an SAP consultant for more than 25 years. He has an MBA degree in mathematics and a degree in finance. Kees has been concentrating on the financial modules, especially in general ledger accounting, cost center accounting, and consolidation. He also has a great deal of experience with rollouts of kernel systems and integrating finance and logistics.

Bert Vanstechelman

Bert Vanstechelman has more than 15 years of experience in SAP Basis consulting, running all kinds of SAP versions in combination with all possible databases and operating systems supported by SAP. He specializes in SAP release upgrades and Unicode conversions. Bert is the author of the following SAP PRESS books: SAP NetWeaver Application Server Upgrade Guide, The OS/DB Migration Project Guide, and mySAP ERP Upgrade Project Guide.

A.J. Whalen

A.J. Whalen has successfully combined more than two decades of global business expertise with in-depth experience in the strategic development, management, and delivery of large-scale projects and education for SAP ERP HCM. Prior to his current role as SAP Marketing Director at Velocity Technology Solutions, he served as lead consultant for several global SAP implementations and engagements as well as an SAP Conference Producer for Wellesley Information Services. A.J. has been invited to speak at nine annual SAP educational events and holds an MBA degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Nathan Williams

Nathan Williams is a senior SAP management and technology consultant with a prominent concentration in SAP Application Lifecycle Management and SAP Solution Manager. Coordinating with IT, business, and program management teams, he has effectively defined strategies and roadmaps to help SAP customers seamlessly transition to SAP Solution Manager processes and capabilities. Nathan is also experienced with all technical configuration aspects of SAP Solution Manager, including security, Basis, and SAP CRM. He is the author of the SAP PRESS book IT Service Management in SAP Solution Manager.

Graham Wong

Graham Wong is a consultant and co-founder HR Focal Point, an SAP and technology consulting company. He has been working with SAP applications and technology since 1994. He holds bachelors degrees in commerce and French from the University of Virginia as well as a master's degree in management information systems from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

James Wood

James Wood is the founder and principal consultant of Bowdark Consulting, Inc., an SAP NetWeaver consulting and training organization. With more than 10 years of experience as a software engineer, James specializes in custom development in the areas of ABAP Objects, Java/J2EE, SAP NetWeaver Process Integration, and SAP NetWeaver Portal. Before starting Bowdark Consulting, Inc. in 2006, James was an SAP NetWeaver consultant for SAP America, Inc., and IBM Corporation, where he was involved in multiple SAP implementations. He holds a master’s degree in software engineering from Texas Tech University. He is also the author of Object-Oriented Programming with ABAP Objects (SAP PRESS, 2009), ABAP Cookbook (SAP PRESS, 2010), and SAP NetWeaver Process Integration: A Developer’s Guide (Bowdark Press, 2011). James is also a contributor to Advancing Your ABAP Skills, an anthology that holds a collection of articles recently published in SAP Professional Journal and BI Expert.

Mico Yuk

Mico Yuk is the founder of the coaching series, BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF). Since its release in June 2012, BIDF has attracted hundreds of online students from some of the largest companies in the world, including Procter & Gamble, Honda, Kimberly-Clark, Shell, Nestle, and FedEx. She is the author of Data Visualization for Dummies (Wiley 2014), and a highly regarded BI influencer, TDWI trainer, and sought after speaker in the BI ecosystem. Mico’s accomplishments include being named as one of the first female BI SAP Mentors. She is also the founder of the weblog Everything Xcelsius and the Xcelsius Gurus Network. Mico was recently named by SAP as one of the Top 50 Analytics Bloggers to follow. To find out more about Mico, please visit http://micoyuk.com or follow her on Twitter at @micoyuk.

Mico will be presenting at the upcoming SAPinsider BI 2017 conference, June 14-16, 2017, in Amsterdam. For information on the event, click here.