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SAPinsider’s Authors are the individuals who write and produce the content that you consume from SAPinsider. Consisting of analysts, editors, technology experts, and other content creators, SAPinsider’s Author Network provides you with analysis, insights, tips, and the information that you need to help you and your organization make the most from your SAP systems and applications.

 Audra Perkins Senior Manager - Business Process Management, Asahi Beverages
Aaron Hillard Microsoft

Aaron Hillard is the Senior SAP Security Manager at Microsoft and is responsible for the company’s SAP Application Security and GRC. He has 25+ years of SAP Security and Compliance experience, including over 20 years at Microsoft. Aaron has spent much of his career at Microsoft focused on Security & Compliance leading several SAP security initiatives including acquisition integration and digital transformation.

Aaron Reedy Solution Specialist, Basis Technologies

Aaron Reedy is a Basis Technologies Solution Specialist excelling at helping customers achieve fast, frequent, and safe SAP change delivery. He has over 15 years of experience in SAP development and Solution Architecture.

Ab Mohamed Global Solutions Architect, SUSE

Abdelrahman Mohamed is a Global Solutions Architect for the Google Alliance at SUSE

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Ad van Dijke Senior Manager, KPMG, NL

I am an experienced manager in the field of ERP systems, controls and data integration & reporting.

Throughout the years I also gained a lot of hands-on knowledge in Financial Accounting, Purchasing, Pricing & Sales processes.

Adam Mommersteeg SVP Solution Architecture of Protera

As the VP of Solutions Architecture at Protera I lead the creation, scoping, and delivery of solutions to our clients and partners.

I’m focused on expanding my knowledge base within business and technology and communicating effectively to maximize value for stakeholders.

Outside of work my time is spent with my wonderful family, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.

Adam Sbeihi

Adam combines a background in finance and passion for sustainability with a solid understanding of business processes to help ensure a successful SAP-enabled business transformation journey for his clients. He has experience from advising on several end-to-end SAP implementation projects with focus areas within project management and the SAP finance solution. Furthermore, Adam utilizes his SAP knowledge to create an operational foundation for ESG related optimization and reporting. With his great drive and ability to maintain an end-to-end view, he is a natural team player who meets goals and deadlines.

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Adir Shiffman Executive Chairman, Catapult Sports

Adir is an Australian serial tech startup founder, investor, and Executive Chairman of global athlete analytics leader Catapult Sports (ASX: CAT). He has been rated the World’s 10th Most Innovative Person in Sports Business.

After qualifying in medicine and practising as an MD, Adir made the switch across to startup founder and over the last decade launched, built and sold more than a dozen high-growth tech companies.

In the process Adir became one of the foremost technology experts in Australia, with strong experience expanding into offshore markets such as the US, UK, EU, and Asia, particularly across B2B/enterprise SaaS and analytics businesses.

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Adrian Wilder Partner, WAE Solutions

Adrian Wilder is partner at an SAP-consulting company, and he is responsible for implementing and supporting their solution for Automating the Daily Exchange Rates Entry at their customers. He has 25 years of experience as SAP-FI consultant, and he is working with this specific solution since 2015. He implemented this functionality in over 150 SAP-customers in 35 different countries.

Akash Kumar Associate General Manager, HCL

Akash Kumar is an author, speaker, and techie for emerging and disruptive technology topics with a focus on Intelligent Enterprise. He is currently working as Solution Architect with HCL and supporting new products, services, and offerings on the Industry Cloud. He has supported multiple customers in digital transformation by creating business use cases and technology roadmaps, migrating from old to new technology such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP Business Technology Platform, and SAP Analytics, implementing new business model on artificial intelligence/machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain, and enabling business process simplification with Celonis and task automation with robotic process automation. He is the author of PlanViz: Improving SAP HANA Performance (SAP Press) and Building and Extending SAP HANA Live Views (SAP Press). He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and holds numerous certifications, including Scrum Master, Agile, IoT, Devops, SAP HANA, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Activate, and SAP S/4HANA.

Alain Stas Sales Director EMEA North - Creator Workflows at ServiceNow
Alan Clarke, SUSE
Alan Clarke SAP Alliance Director for EMEA North, SUSE

Helping SAP partners and SAP customers achieve successful transformation projects and ensure maximum SAP systems uptime with SUSE technology.

Alan’s role is about more than the quality of the software. It’s also about quality of the service and the often cited, open culture and approachable nature of SUSE and its employees. He is in the fortunate position where he can build long-term relationships with partners, because of SUSE’s strategy of ‘sell with’ as well as ‘sell through’, the SAP partner ecosystem.

Most importantly, and the parts of the job that motivate him the most, are reducing risk around transformation and migration projects for SAP customers and making it simple for all partners operating within the SAP ecosystem, to ally with SUSE.

Albrecht Munz Business Development Manager HPE DS23 (Germany/DACH)

Albrecht Munz joined Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Germany, in 2010 from SUN-Microsystems as Director for the Business Critical Systems division. In this function he was u. a. responsible for the market launch of new technologies for e.g. SAP HANA or the x86-based mission-critical systems Superdome X. Since 2020 he brings his extensive experience in the function of Business Development Manager for the transformation of HPE/SAP customers into new technologies and operating concepts such as For example, cloud computing. Albrecht Munz is married, has two adult children and lives in Stuttgart.

Albrecht Munz wechselte 2010 von SUN-Microsystems als Direktor für den Geschäftsbereich Business Critical Systems zur Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Deutschland. In dieser Funktion war er u. a. verantwortlich für die Markteinführung neuer Technologien für zum Bsp. SAP HANA oder der x86 basierten Mission-Critical Systeme Superdome X. Seit 2020 bringt er seine umfangreichen Erfahrungen in der Funktion des Business Development Manager für die Transformation der HPE/SAP Kunden in neue Technologien und Betriebskonzepte wie z. Bsp. das Cloud Computing ein.

Albrecht Munz ist verheiratet, hat zwei erwachsene Kinder und ist wohnhaft in Stuttgart.

Alessandro Banzer CEO, Xiting LLC

Alessandro has worked in the field of IT since 2004, specializing in SAP in 2009 and working on global SAP projects in various roles since that date. Alessandro is an active contributor and moderator in the Governance, Risk, and Compliance space on SAP SCN. Alessandro is in charge of Xiting’s operations in the United States and a subject matter expert in SAP Access Control, SAP Cloud IAG, and SAP Security. Alessandro is a regular speaker at SAPPHire, ASUG, SAP Insider, SAP TechEd, and other SAP Security related events.

Alex Soto, Contributing Writer

Alex Soto is a contributing writer.

Alex Yehorov Product Manager, Prospecta Software

Alex works as a Product Manager for Prospecta Software and comes with an extensive experience in product design and product management. A core product expert and passionate for user experience, Alex has been instrumental in creating amazing customer experience with MDO and FUSE, Prospecta’s flagship products. Alex also comes with 10 years of experience in delivering experiences for complex data and interaction rich web apps and SaaS platforms. He is an amazing dad of 2 kids and love cycling through the lush green nature and beautiful beaches of Sydney.

Alexander Schmid SAP Sales Google Cloud EMEA North, Google
I have more than 18 years of experience in the fields of SAP consulting, service/implementation, partner management and sales in various industries (e.g. Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics, Telco, financial services, etc.). For more than two years, I have been responsible for SAP sales in Germany and CEE within Google Cloud. In this role, I support our customers together with SAP and partners in their transformation into Google Cloud from an end-to-end perspective. Let’s get solving!
Alison Jordan Head of Workplace Technology – Information Technology, CitiPower, Powercor & United Energy

Alison is a senior IT leader with over 20 years of experience across the manufacturing, technology, and utilities industries. Currently, Alison is the Head of Workplace Technology at CitiPower, Powercor & United Energy, accountable for enterprise applications, IT & OT infrastructure, end user compute and cyber security delivery as well as operational support for key field and designer technologies.

Alok Sahu Smart Factory Solution Lead at Fujitsu

Alok Sahu is a Global Manufacturing Solution Lead at Fujitsu North America, Inc. In his role, Mr. Sahu is responsible for understanding the business needs of our global customers to help them transform and modernize their businesses through the use of digital technology and unique strategies to improve supply chain visibility, manufacturing transformation, and offerings modeled on Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory. He is a recognized Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer and industrial IoT practitioner. Through Alok’s deep experience, astute business planning, operational excellence and steadfast commitment to customers, he is a trusted leader in IT consulting, systems integration, and digital services.

Amit Garussi VP Product, Change Intelligence at Panaya

Amit Garussi, Panaya’s Change Intelligence products leader with over 10 years of SAP domain professional expertise.