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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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Kurt Hollis, Deloitte

Kurt Hollis is a manager at Deloitte Consulting, LLP in the SAP Solutions Network located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kurt has 16 years of experience with SAP products along with an SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Associate Certification and has performed expert consulting for SAP clients for over 12 of those years, 4 years as employee of Deloitte, and 10 years as employee of SAP Americas, and 2 years in a Big Pharma organization. A primary focus of Kurt’s specialty is with SAP HANA Systems performing administration, operations, and monitoring of several HANA systems. This includes SAP HANA environments based on HP, IBM, Dell, and Hitachi appliance platforms. These systems have been integrated with Business Objects platforms, Business Objects data services, SLTC servers, and many other tools and interfaces. An upgrade/migration of BW 7.30 to BW on HANA has also been performed successfully.

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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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Steve Lofthouse, Symmetry Corporation

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Ivan Mans,

Ivan co-founded 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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Christoph Nagy,

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Branden Newman, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany

Branden Newman is the Head of Global Information Security at Merck Group. Prior to joining Merck KGaA, he worked 15 years in the U.S. Department of Defense specializing in Cybersecurity.

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Bill Oliver, Winterhawk Consulting

Bill is a founding Partner of Winterhawk Consulting , a SAP Services Partner ® and global provider of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) services. Bill has over 20 years’ experience in the field of SAP Information Security and auditing which includes large scale Security and GRC implementations as well as managerial roles in external audit, advisory, and assurance services. Bill holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from Boston University and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

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Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen, Onapsis

Juan Pablo is the CTO at Onapsis, leading the research team 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 cybersecurity 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, the U.S., and Europe. His strongest experience is in the fields of Penetration Testing, Web Application Testing, Vulnerabilities Research, Information Security Auditings and Standards.

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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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Alexander Polyakov, ERPScan

Alexander Polyakov is the founder of ERPScan, the President of project. Recognized as an R&D professional and Entrepreneur of the year. His expertise covers the security of enterprise business-critical software like ERP, CRM, SRM and industry solutions for Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Electricity, Retail, and Banking industries, developed by enterprise software companies such as SAP and Oracle. He has received several accolades and published over 200 vulnerabilities. He has authored multiple whitepapers, such as the annual award-winning "SAP Security in Figures”, and articles on information security research in SAP and Oracle and industry-specific cybersecurity topics. Alexander has presented his research at more than 60 conferences and trainings in 25+ countries in all continents. He has also held trainings for the CISOs of Fortune 2000 companies and for SAP SE itself.

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Mikhail Rakutko, ERPScan B.V.

Mikhail Rakutko is Head of Professional Services at ERPScan with a focus on Information Security Architecture development and implementation of GRC, ISMS, and SIEM solutions. He is a co-author of SAP Cybersecurity Framework developed under the project. Having both business acumen and cybersecurity knowledge, Mikhail provides insights on how to get the most out of investments in security solutions and make sure they contribute to business value.

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Detlef Thoms, SAP SE

Detlef Thoms has 20 years of SAP experience that he has gained in several areas within SAP. He started at SAP in Development Support, which was followed by a position as Senior Solution Consultant in the Supply Chain Management Consulting. In 2006 he moved to the NetWeaver Regional Implementation Group and concentrated as RIG Expert on consulting and support of international clients in the implementation and operation of NetWeaver Master Data Management (MDM) and Master Data Governance (MDG) and from 2010 as Solution Expert in Solution Management for Master Data Management. In January 2011 he joined the central Product Management Team as Product Expert for Performance & Scalability across the entire SAP portfolio. He took over the role as co-owner of the SAP Quality Product Standard Performance ensuring that SAP products are in sync with market and customer expectations with regards to performance and scalability.

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Frederik Weidemann, Virtual Forge

Frederik Weidemann is Head of Consulting at Virtual Forge GmbH with a focus on SAP Security for eleven years. He is co-author of the first book on ABAP Security "Sichere-ABAP Programmierung" by SAP Press and spoke at several SAP and Security related conferences like RSA, Troopers, OWASP and DSAG. Frederik frequently teaches on secure ABAP programming (course WDESA3) at SAP University in Walldorf and on SAP security for Virtual Forge's customers. He also writes articles on SAP Security on a regular basis and has found numerous Zero Day defects in Business Software. Frederik holds a German Diploma in Computer Science and scored several Capture-The-Flag hacking contests first or second place during his time in university.

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