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Vinod Kumar IBM

Vinod Kumar is a senior member of the IBM SAP Practice and responsible for delivering complex SAP transformations for both public and private sector clients. Vinod has over 17 years of experience as a complex program manager.

At the Toronto Transit Commission, Vinod was the Business Transformation and Program Leader of a multi-year IT Modernization and Business Transformation program enabled by SAP. The scope of the program included a hybrid solution of on-premise solutions for Finance on SAP S/4HANA with a sidecar approach for Payroll and Benefits on SAP Business Suite on HANA, and HCM cloud solutions for Human Resources using SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, Recruiting, Onboarding, and C4C Ask HR (Service Centre).

Vinod Raghavan Deloitte

Vinod Raghavan is a leader in Deloitte Consulting’s Enterprise Performance – SAP offering. He serves clients across Life Sciences, Consumer and Retail industry driving Global Finance Transformations. Vinod leads large, complex programs focused on Finance Transformation enabled by ERP (SAP S/4HANA) and Next-Gen solutions supported by cloud hosted infrastructures. Vinod also serves within the SAP Offering as the US Finance Market Offering Close, Consolidation and Reporting leader, driving forward the strategy and creation of Deloitte’s thought leadership. Vinod also helps CFO’s and CAO’s rethink their ‘Finance organization of the future’ with a focus on digital core and automation.

Vivekananda Panigrahy SAP

Vivekananda Panigrahy is a software professional with deep interest in Cloud Technologies and Enterprise Business Solutions to solve business problems applying data-driven principles. He has 8+ years of experience with SAP. Currently, he is focused on Industry 4.0 Technical topics in leading Customer Digital Transformation Journey and accelerating Innovation use cases in Digital Supply Chain.

Vladimir Shakhov OpenText

Sr. Strategic Ecosystems Manager – SAP Ecosystem responsible for go-to-marketing of diverse Sap-centric solutions. In course of his career, Vladimir has had a variety of different roles and gathered vast experience when it comes to business transformation & optimization.

Prior to OpenText, he worked as the deputy IT manager for the largest investment bank in Russia, and after moving to Germany topped his experience by working in the consulting department of SAP. Vladimir is a frequent speaker in key customer-facing events. He carries the responsibilities for DSAG user group, and prior to this role has 5 years of successful career in Sales & Business Development in the EIM market, which in combination with his technical background -allow him to efficiently support the partners & customers on the way to digital transformation.

Vladimir has an MBA degree from the leading European University with the major in business transformation.

Walter Lee EY

Walter Lee is an Associate Partner in EY’s Business Consulting practice, with over 18 years of operations consulting experience across a variety of industry sectors, including public sector organizations. Walter specializes in large-scale business transformations in domain areas crossing supply chain management and asset lifecycle management enabled by technology systems.

Wietse Bijlsma Nutrien

Wietse Bijlsma is a Program Management Consultant with over 15 years of experience managing various types of Information Systems, Technology and Transformation programs and projects. He has a successful track record of leading teams and projects, many of them related to process optimizations and transformations. Wietse joined Nutrien in late 2018 to lead the Finance Enablement Program. This Program is focused on integrating the various ERP’s for the Corporate and Wholesale Finance departments into a single S4 instance through the use of Central Finance and provide consolidated results from BPC11.

Wilder Latino Jabil
Wilder Latino is a certified SAP security expert with more than 20 years of SAP Cyber security experience. As the SAP Cyber Security Architect at Jabil, he is responsible for the SAP’s overall security strategy by providing solutions through the establishment of vulnerability management, threat detection and incident response to constantly changing threats. His main goal is to ensure that Jabil’s SAP environment is protected from exploitable vulnerabilities by evaluating, protecting and detecting such threats.
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.

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.

Wolfgang Epting SAP

After studying Economic Computer Science at the University of Cooperative Education, Wolfgang Epting, Solution Advisor Chief Expert for Platform and Database Management Central and Eastern Europe at SAP, initially worked as a database administrator at Arburg GmbH. After a short training period he took over the main responsibility for the entire database landscape at this medium-sized mechanical engineering company. 2009 Wolfgang moved to the client technical professional department of IBM Deutschland GmbH and focused on the solution portfolio in the field of data governance, compliance and security. From 2014 on, he was responsible for data security and governance solutions at Informatica GmbH, before moving to SAP at the end of 2017, where he helps customers and prospects to implement proper data governance strategies and meet the challenge of the new EU Data Protection Regulation through the SAP Solution Portfolio.

Yan Liang SAP

Yan Liang is a senior director of Product Management, SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. She started her career at SAP in software development and now leads SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.​

Yan drives the product strategy for automation best practices with both a technical and a business mindset, helping customers accelerate their enterprise digital transformation journey.

Zack Rose Johns Hopkins University

Packaged Software Implementation and Support; have implemented both SAP and Oracle Financials. Focus on Full-Life Cycle implementation and support.