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Anand Seetharaju is an SAP S/4HANA Financial and Controlling certified consultant and CPA with more than 20 years of experience including global SAP transformation projects for central finance, profitability analysis, project system, product costing, SAP Material Ledger, cash applications, capital asset management, leasing, global tax, mangement and legal reporting.

Johan is a Partner at Infogility leading the SAP S/4HANA Finance practice. Johan is a highly visible SAP Solution Architect, with demonstrated and proven experience with all SAP S/4 Financials, BPC processes, and information technology transformation. He is known and respected as a supply chain Financials visionary with expert level understanding of global supply chain Financials business and technology trends.

He has over 30 years’ experience working on Global Multi-National Rollouts of SAP throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

He is a highly effective team leader, capable of leading large teams of professionals and has a proven success record on multiple global implementations servicing clients in a wide range of industries.

Johan is an experienced solutions Architect used by SAP America and Accenture as an Architect performing system modelling, Design, analysis and implementations across the SAP footprint.

Senior SAP S/4HANA FI/CO consultant and project manager with 20 years consulting, implementation, training, and project management experience including:
• SAP Press author of 'Configuring SAP S/4HANA Finance'
• 4 full life-cycle SAP implementations
• Extensive team lead/project management experience
• Experienced in various business sectors: manufacturing, pharmaceutical, chemicals, medical devices, financial services, FMCG, IT, public Sector, automotive, commodity trading
• Extensive global rollout and country localization experience
• Leadership experience as direct liaison between the business community and IT

Speaker BadgeTom King recently retired from Milliken, a leading global manufacturer of specialty textiles, floor covering, and chemicals based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was lead SAP CO analyst and has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and product costing. Tom has published three SAP books with Espresso Tutorials:

-   Practical Guide to SAP CO Templates

-   SAP S/4HANA Product Cost Planning Configuration and Master Data

-   SAP S/4HANA Product Cost Planning Costing with Quantity Structure



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Birgit Oettinger is Product Owner for Management Accounting at SAP SE. In this role she is closely involved in key innovation topics for S/4HANA Finance. Birgit has 20 years of experience in the area of SAP Financials and got her start at SAP as an FI/CO consultant with focus on product costing and integration topics. She has been responsible for a wide range of products and areas in Financials and gained deep insights into various Cloud and On Premise solutions.

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Ashish Sampat is a qualified finance and costing professional with over two decades of industry experience in the SAP Finance and Controlling space. Ashish has been an SAP consultant for most of his career with various consulting organizations and now works as an independent SAP FI/CO consultant. He has provided solutions in several areas of SAP Controlling including product costing, Material Ledger, and cost center accounting to global clients in consumer packed goods, life sciences, and industrial sectors. Born and educated in India, Ashish now lives in suburban Chicago with his wife and two kids. Ashish is the author of First Steps in SAP Controlling (CO) and Expert Tips to Unleash the Full Potential of SAP Controlling.

Kay Reisenauer is a Senior SAP Consultant at consolut, an international SAP consulting company, with more than 7 years of SAP experience. After several successful SAP implementations in Europe and North America, Kay has expert insight and knowledge of SAP Controlling, Project Systems, and Business Intelligence. He is also an expert in SAP Security Management and regularly provides SAP training. He recently moved from Germany to the United States and is currently working on establishing consolut International LLC in the North American market. 
Marjorie Wright is the founder of SimplyFI-CO, LLC: an SAP training and consulting company. She is an SAP expert with over 25 years training and accounting experience across multiple industries. She has trained over 3,500 learners in live and virtual sessions.
Marjorie has held a variety of SAP Cost Accounting positions for companies like Bosch Rexroth and Senior Education Consultant with SAP America. Marjorie makes complex SAP processes easy to understand and is an SAP author:
   Practical Guide to SAP CO Internal Orders (CO-OM)
   SAP S/4HANA Management Accounting Certification Guide

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John Pringle is the SAP FICO Competency Group Lead with Illumiti, an SAP Partner and a leading niche SAP systems integration and management consulting company based in Toronto, Canada. He is the product owner for the SAP all-in-one Mining Solution, one of Illumiti’s all-in-one SAP solutions. John has been working in SAP consulting for over 15 years and has previously worked for PwC, IBM and Accenture. He has implemented SAP solutions in a number of industries including mining, automotive, food processing, semi-conductor manufacturing and industrial and building products. He is experienced in implementing most areas within SAP FICO as well as areas in PS, MM, SD and PP. John has an MBA in Finance and International Business from Schulich School of Business in Toronto and is a CMA and CPA. John can be contacted at or on LinkedIn. 


Rosana Fonseca is an independent SAP Financials consultant since 2000. She is SAP certified in FICO with extensive experience in SAP global projects. Originally from Brazil, she is a Canadian citizen and lives in Toronto.

Scott Cairncross is the founder of TruQua and specializes in business planning and consolidations and has a deep knowledge of SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BusinessObjects, and the EPM Suite. Scott focuses on helping customers successfully implement SAP BusinessObjects, SAP EPM, and SAP NetWeaver BW. Scott is also heavily focused on bringing SAP Data into Rich Internet Applications, leveraging Flex, Cocoa, and Rich Java Tools, such as Google Web Toolkit, on both PCs and devices. Scott has participated in numerous SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BusinessObjects, and EPM go-lives and is a regular speaker at SAP events.


Thomas Bauer is managing partner and solution architect for planning solutions at biX Consulting in Germany, a BI consulting company he formed 5 years ago with former colleagues from SAP Germany. During his 8 years at SAP he worked as consultant and business development manager for BI and IP planning applications. He has worked on numerous projects in Europe, USA, Australia, and Asia in different roles responsible for implementing SAP NetWeaver BI-IP and also as a trusted advisor for BI strategy.Additional he is a trainer and speaker at hands-on seminars and contributes articles to FICO Forum 

Michael Shoemaker is a principal consultant at Alta Via Consulting, where experts design, deploy and support SAP Controlling solutions in ECC, BW and HANA. Michael has 16 years of experience working with SAP Controlling. Before joining Alta Via, Michael worked for 11 years in the food industry, which was preceded by 10 years in the aircraft manufacturing industry. He spent more than 6 years in Cost Accounting positions, before moving to IT in 1998. He has implemented many Controlling solutions focusing on Product Costing using ABC and Material Ledger, with projects ranging from version & Unicode upgrades to implementations in the US, Canada, and Europe. He received his BA in Business Management and MBA degrees from Wichita State University. 
Gary Cokins (Cornell University BS IE/OR, 1971; Northwestern University Kellogg MBA 1974) is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and enterprise performance and risk management systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina at . He began his career in industry with a Fortune 100 company in CFO and operations roles. He then worked 15 years in consulting with Deloitte, KPMG, and EDS. From 1997 until recently Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of enterprise performance management and business analytics and intelligence software. His two most recent books are Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces to Close the Intelligence Gap (ISBN 0-471-57690-5) and Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics (ISBN 978-0-470-44998-1). His most recent book is Predictive Business Analytics (ISBN 978-1-118-17556-9), published by John Wiley & Sons. Mr. Cokins can be contacted at
speakerbadge2017Birgit Starmanns is a senior director in marketing at SAP for Finance solutions. Birgit has more than 20 years of experience across solution marketing, solution management, strategic customer communities and consulting. Her functional experience is in finance, including core SAP ERP and enterprise performance management, as well as customer relationship management, which has allowed her to focus on the integration of cross-functional business processes. Prior to joining SAP, she was a principal in management consulting organizations, redesigning business processes and implementing SAP R/3 and R/2 for numerous Fortune 500 and SME companies, with a focus on management accounting. Birgit holds a BA and an MBA from the College of William and Mary. She is also the co-author of “Accelerated Financial Closing with SAP” with SAP Press, and “Product Costing Scenarios Made Easy” by SAP Labs.
Elitza Alexandrova is the Project Controller at Genfare, a leader in providing customized fare solutions to transit agencies of all sizes throughout North America and part of SPX Corporation, a leading supplier of highly engineered HVAC products, detection and measurement technologies and power equipment. She has been with SPX over seven years in various Corporate Accounting/Finance roles including Internal Audit and Financial Planning. Her previous two roles in Genfare were Senior Financial Analyst and Assistant Controller where she was a key resource in the site’s implementation of Oracle’s Hyperion Planning tool and SAP profitability analysis. In her current position, Elitza is the Finance lead for all things related to Customer Projects, from Order status to Close-out. Elitza holds an MBA from Purdue University and a Master in Accounting Science from Northern Illinois University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant, Registered, in the State of Illinois.  

speakerbadge2017Sydnie McConnell is the lead SAP business systems analyst for Finance at Woodward, which integrates leading-edge technologies into fuel, combustion, fluid, actuation, and electronic control systems for the aerospace and energy markets. Sydnie has over 14 years of experience with SAP Financials, both as a cost accountant and a systems analyst. She’s worked on a variety of complex projects, focusing on SAP Controlling, including global SAP ERP and BPC implementations. 

Jörg Siebert has worked as consultant, trainer and product manager Speaker Badgeand has more than 16 years of experience with accounting software. For the last 10 years he worked at SAP Germany in Walldorf with a focus on SAP ERP Financials. He has written several books including The SAP General Ledger and SAP ERP Financials User's Guide. In 2011 he started his own publishing company - E-Books for SAP Software.  

Tanya Duncan is Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting, the world's largest private professional services firm. She previously worked for Owens Corning, a Fortune 500 global building materials company in Toledo, OH. She is experienced in global SAP deployments and has authored SAP books:
  • SAP S/4HANA Finance
  • Practical Guide to CO-PC (Product Cost Controlling)
  • The Essential SAP Career Guide

Julien Delvat is Sr Program Manager for Finance Transformation at Google. He has more than 10 years of SAP Controlling experience and started as a developer for CO maintenance and development at SAP Labs France. Julien is a frequent speaker at SAP conferences and is the Chair of the ASUG Managerial Accounting Special Interest Group. He lives in CA with his wife and two children.


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