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Anurag Barua, TruQua Enterprises

Anurag Barua is a Principal at TruQua Enterprises. He has 23 years of experience in conceiving, designing, managing, and implementing complex software solutions, including nearly 18 years of SAP experience. His core SAP competencies include FI and Controlling FI/CO, logistics, SAP HANA, SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects, Enterprise Performance Management, SAP Solution Manager, Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), and project management. He is a frequent speaker at SAPinsider conferences and contributes to several of our publications. He holds a BS in computer science and an MBA in finance. He is a PMI-certified PMP, a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and is ITIL V3F certified.

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Joerg Boeke, BIAnalyst GmbH & Co. KG

Joerg Boeke is a frequent internationally recognized speaker for the SAPinsider BI events and SAPinsider Blog series, as well as Trainer for several SAP courses. Joerg is author of the book "SAP BW 7.x Reporting - Visualize your data” as well as multiple articles for BI Expert and SAPinsider BI or IT-Toolbox. Joerg started his career in 1992 after studying computer science as developer in Microsoft area and switching to SAP BW in 1998 working with SAP-BW release 1. Joerg was part of the SAP development team in Walldorf developing SAP BW 2.0B content and created several content extractors for enterprise buyer (B2B) and CRM. Joerg is not only an executive and practicing consultant and managing Partner for BIAnalyst, but a hands-on developer since his earliest days with SAP-BW. One of his topics is delivering customer based trainings in Performance optimization as well as various workshops to increase BW performance. His skills cross functional and technical domains as well as SAP and non-SAP. He has implemented several projects merging Microsoft and SAP-BW technologies and in the last recent years consulting for SAP HR (HCM) BW reporting solutions.

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Scott Cairncross, TruQua Enterprises

Scott Cairncross is a recognized thought leader in the area of Enterprise Software, focused on SAP Analytics and SAP ERP solutions. He has 16+ years of SAP implementation experience. Scott is passionate about helping customers achieve their return on investment from their enterprise software solutions. During the past ten years, Scott has focused on Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Consolidation, Analytics, Usability Design, and Cloud Development. Scott’s focus during the past 4 years has been primarily in SAP S/4HANA (Simple Finance), Financial Planning and Analysis, and Financial Consolidation. Scott frequently speaks at national and local events on Cloud and Analytics topics from strategy to implementation know how. Scott has also spoken at ASUG/Sapphire; SAPinsider’s Financials, Reporting & Analytics, and HANA events; and various ASUG Chapter meetings from Northern California to Chicago, Illinois. Scott has been published in SAP Professional Journal and SAPinsider. Prior, Scott was the Senior Director of the SAP Enterprise Performance Management Regional Implementation Group in the Americas. Scott worked with countless large enterprise and SME customers to assist with their EPM and Analytics Solutions Strategies and Implementation. As a part of his management role at SAP Scott led various Ramp Ups, as well as other strategic initiatives.

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Dr. Jordan Cao, SAP

Jordan Cao is a Director of product marketing for SAP HANA. He has more than 15 years of experience in computing science, including roles as an SAP senior architect and solution manager. Jordan has participated in multiple SAP projects focused on scientific programming, cloud computing, big data, and services-oriented related research and works. He has a PhD in cloud computing, service-oriented architecture, and software engineering, as well as an MBA degree both from Arizona State University.

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Olivier Duvelleroy, SAP

Olivier Duvelleroy is the General Manager for Enterprise BI at SAP. He is based in Paris, and works globally with customers, partners, and development teams, to define the market strategy and future directions for the SAP BI Suite, including Design Studio, Web Intelligence, and Analysis Office. Olivier joined SAP through Business Objects in 1994 as a product designer, and led the release of multiple BI products, including Universe Designer, Dashboard Manager, and Explorer. He holds a Master of Sciences in Computer Science, and one in Operations Research.

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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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Kristof Gramm, IT-Logix

Kristof is Knowledge Steward and Partner with IT-Logix, Switzerland. In his role as senior consultant and solution architect, he has successfully delivered extensive BI solutions and analytical dashboards for his customers. Kristof focuses on project management and requirements engineering as well as data visualisation, dashboard design, and presentation. He is also well known as trainer and speaker. His knowledge is proved by an M.Sc. in Information Management, different SAP certifications and many project references.

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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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Dr. Heiko Hecht, IBIS America

Dr. Heiko Hecht is President of IBIS America LLC and responsible for the collaboration with SAP and the roll out of the RBPD (Reverse Business Process Documentation) content in the US. He has the hands-on experience to jumpstart SAP Solution Manager projects with Solution Documentation Assistant (SDA) and the RBPD content provided with Solution Manager 7.1, system upgrade, consolidation and harmonization as well as GRC projects. Prior to joining IBIS America, Heiko worked for 10 years for IBIS Prof Thome AG in Wuerzburg, Germany and was directly involved with the development of RBE Plus, SAP Solution Manager, ByD and other offerings of IBIS and its partners. Heiko’s functional areas of expertise are: Finance, BW, HR, Solution Manager and GRC.

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Nicolas Henry, BI Brainz

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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 implementing data warehouses, regional data marts, and operational reporting systems based on business warehouse, SAP HANA-native DWH, and SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics technologies. He has accumulated the knowledge in the BI area by completing most of the projects as hands-on modeler; therefore, any architectural and way-of-working advice comes from practical observations.

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Matt Lonstine, Symmetry Corporation

Matt Lonstine is a Client Manager at Symmetry, and leads a group of SAP Basis/SAP NetWeaver Technologists responsible for the delivery of managed services, and project consulting. He draws on eight years of hands-on Basis experience, deep expertise on Linux platforms, and an understanding of complex SAP environments to provide his customers with the solutions they require. His experiences include direction/execution of large-scale Heterogeneous Migrations, SAP HANA implementations, Disaster Recovery initiatives, and interdependent cross-landscape Upgrades. Matt also works closely with Engineering and Solution Architecture staff in the area of Symmetry Cloud strategy and services.

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Martin Macmaster, BI Brainz

Martin is a Principal Consultant at Xoomworks with 14 years of BI experience across the BusinessObjects product suite including experience of migrations and using Data Services for Data Warehouse development. Martin has recently been involved in very large scale upgrades and migrations for a major Oil & Gas customer which gives him a great overview of the potential problems faced in such large projects.

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Dirk Morgenroth, Atos

Dirk Morgenroth is a senior consultant for Business Intelligence at Atos, Vienna. As a certified SAP application professional with ten years of hands-on experience in SAP NetWeaver BW, he covers the complete BI lifecycle, and supports clients in defining their BI strategy and in designing, implementing, and maintaining their individual Data Warehouse solutions. In addition to these core consulting activities, Dirk trains externally in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and teaches at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt.

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Philip On, SAP

Philip On is the vice president of marketing for SAP and responsible for their Enterprise Information Management (EIM) portfolio. He has over 15 years of experience in information management. Philip is a published author on the topic of EIM. Philip’s expertise includes: SAP HANA, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP Data Services, SAP Information Steward, SAP Agile Data Preparation, and SAP Master Data Governance.

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Juan Perez-Etchegoyen, Onapsis

Juan Pablo is the CTO at Onapsis, leading the Research teams that keeps the company on the cutting-edge of the business-critical application security market. He is responsible for the design, research and development of Onapsis' innovative software solutions, and helps manage the development of new products as well as the SAP cyber-serurity research that has garnered critical acclaim for the Onapsis Research Labs. He is regularly invited to speak and host trainings at global industry conferences including Blackhat, HackInTheBox, Troopers, and SAP TechEd/DCODE. Prior to joining Onapsis, Juan Pablo led many Information Security consultancy projects for Companies in Latin America, EE.UU. and Europe. His strongest experience is in the field of Penetration Testing, Web Application Testing, Vulnerabilities Research, Information Security Auditing’s and Standards.

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Chandran Saravana, SAP

Chandran Saravana, Senior Director, Advanced Analytics SAP, brings over 20 years of experience in the technology sector. He has held various roles in consulting, research & development, product management, and marketing with a focus on analytics and big data. He's written numerous papers and is a frequent speaker on topics related to analytics, big data, and cloud. Prior to SAP, Chandran consulted “C” level executives on the consulting engagements and advised on Cloud, Big Data, IoT, and Analytics Strategy and Technology direction. Chandran holds MBA from Martha and Love School of Business, Masters in Physics and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from Bharathidasan University. @chandransar

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Amit Satoor, SAP

Amit Satoor is a solution expert in SAP’s global Database & Technology (D&T) organization. As a technologist, Amit drives a unified solution vision and is responsible for various product areas for SAP HANA and Data Management portfolio. He has provided technical marketing leadership for several key products such as SAP Data Hub, SAP Vora, SAP Business Suite on HANA, and SAP HANA platform. Prior to his current role, Amit served as a senior member of product management team at SAP Sybase. During that time, he was responsible for the product strategy and go-to-market programs for various data management products. He has extensive experience in software infrastructure, networking and business applications through his work at Netscape, Novell, and Saba Software. Amit Satoor holds a master’s degree in computer science and business administration.

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Heather Sinkwitz, Mobile Mini

Heather Sinkwitz is a leader and innovator in the business intelligence space. She has a track record of leading teams to build innovative business intelligence solutions that aid organizations in making informed decisions at a fast pace to remain competitive in today’s market. She is passionate about creating user adoption, business involvement, and sustainable processes. She remains actively involved in the BI community through local and national user groups and speaking at local and national events. She is also a co-author of the book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, currently on its fourth edition with SAP PRESS.

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Jacob Stark, SAP

Jacob is a BYU Animation graduate, with an MBA from Duke University. Prior to joining SAP, he worked as a business intelligence product manager for a large non-profit organization. Jacob has designed hundreds of reports, dashboards, and infographics, and has been awarded for his presentations on data visualization.

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