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SAP Mentors are industry influencers who have some affiliation with SAP, either as a customer, partner, employee or other relationship that gives them a lot of knowledge and usually a strong opinion about SAP and related topics. A typical SAP Mentor will have most of the following attributes:

- Influences the SAP ecosystem and market place

- Leads and mentors others

- Has an altruistic reputation

- Brings SAP community to local events

- Is active in SAP community

- Nurtures important relationships outside of SAP

This year, we are piloting an SAP Mentor Steering Committee to help transform the program, providing transparency into its incredible value. So far, the steering committee has been running as a pilot to elect the new Spring 2015  mentors, plan mentor activities for SAPPHIRE NOW 2015, and help determine next steps for the transformation program. The steering committee consists of malin.liden, martin.gillet3, phil.loewen, tom.cenens, maria.farrales2, elena.sents and me. More information will be forthcoming on the transformation  after SAPPHIRE NOW.

The steering committee considered the many nominees for mentorship, using the attributes listed above. There was a great lineup and we thank everyone for their applications. Based on these attributes, 20 new members are being inducted into the program this spring, bringing the total number of mentors to 152. On behalf of the committee, it's my pleasure to announce the newest members of the program. Join us in welcoming these new SAP Mentors!

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ajay.maheshwari Ajay is a lead consultant and a freelance Sap Trainer who is very active in the SAP Community Network. His expertise area is SAP Financials & Controlling and he actively contributes to Competency Building, Pre-Sales, solution designing and mentoring fellow "SAPians".
petr.solberg Andy is a technical authority for SAP Basis architecture, including HANA based landscapes and solutions and opened the SAP NetWeaver Architecture area on the SCN.
ankur.godre2 Ankur is an expert in the following areas: Solution Architect, Project Management, Pre-Sales support, COE & Practice management, consulting & delivery excellence, C4C SME, top contributor in C4C space on SCN, active bloggeron SAP Cloud for Customer, integration of C4C & OnPremise ECC/CRM, SAP HCI, SAP PI, SAP HCP.SAP ABAP, WebDynpro.
joseantonio.martinez Antonio is an expert in Sales and Distribution / Materials Management / Production Planning and is certified in APICS Supply Chain Management.
brandon.toombs Brandon is a SAP/SuccessFactors HCM consultant with 17 years of experience in areas from developer to functional to project manager.  He is a founding member of the HCM Insights Podcast team, a frequent HR conference presenter and has co-authored two SAP Press books. Brandon is HCM Advisor for SAP SuccessFactors HCM RDS packages through Coeus Consulting .
dallas.marks2 Dallas Marks is a SAP analytics consultant and trainer for EV Technologies. He is an active blogger, conference speaker, and co-author of the SAP Press book, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide. Dallas is a certified SAP associate for both Web Intelligence and the SAP BI platform. He prefers piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.
danielle.larocca Danielle Larocca is an executive in Human Resources who has authored several best-selling books on SAP HCM and has been a featured speaker at numerous international SAP conferences. She currently serves as a Technical Editor for the SAP Professional Journal and is a frequent
contributor to SAP HR Expert magazine.
denise.nepraunig.sap Denise is a JavaScript/SAPUI5 and former ABAP developer. She is very interested in web and mobile development including OData and REST and loves to tinker around with technology and especially the Arduino.
georg.glantschnig Georg has extensive experience with Customer Engagement & Commerce; Cloud
transformation regarding Organizations, Processes, Knowledge Management; Cloud
Platform & Technology; Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence;
Cloud Controlling & Budgeting…..

As a hobby he is building, programming & flying Quadcopter (drone) focusing on commercial added value scenarios as part of IoT
hendrik.neumann2 Hendrik is the head of the CRM organization and a CRM consultant with extensive experience SAP CRM (Service and Sales, WebClientUI), Solution Manager, ABAP OO, BSP, UI5, Webstuff like Javascript, CSS & HTML.  He is also the co-founder of the SAP Stammtisch Frankfurt and member of the organization team of SAP Inside Track Frankfurt.
karen.rodrigues Karen is a certified SD and FI consultant with more than 15 years of  experience in the Tax Management and Brazilian Localization areas, with a deep knowledge in agribusiness, chemical, utilities, logistics and pharmaceutical industries. Working for Finity Consulting, she is a trainer at SAP for the TDF powered by Hana solution. She is well known in the SAP Brazilian community as she has been Topic Leader for two years in a row in the Portuguese Community Spade in SCN. She is part of the SAP Inside Track organization team in Brazil and a speaker at SIT and SAP Forum events. Also she is part of strategic advisory council at new SCN.
leon.limson Leon is a Development Architect at SAP Labs India with more than 10 years of experience in the development area. He is currently working on S/4HANA On Cloud - Onboarding and Implementation Experience. He is also part of SAP RDS(Rapid Deployment Solutions).
matt.fraser Matt is is a Senior Database Administrator with the Seattle Public Schools. He is an expert in many things including SAP R/3 3.1h, 4.0b, 4.5b, 4.6b+, 4.70, ERP 6.0 (and 6.03, 6.04, and currently learning 6.17).SRM (EBP) 1.0, 2.0, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, and currently learning 7.13.NetWeaver (WebAS) 6.20, 6.40, 7.00, 7.01, 7.02, and currently learning 7.4, both ABAP and Java.NWDI, ADS, BSI TaxFactory.SQL Server 6.5, 7.0, 2000, 2005, and 2012.Windows NT 3.5, 4.0, 2000, 2003, and 2012 R2.

Max is a teacher, developer, “man-to-machine” translator, co-founder of Neptune Services. His expertise includes ABAP-OO, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, UX and he has SAP experience from WebAS 6.20 (BSP) up to today (SAPUI5). At local schools he teaches Scratch and Web-Creation to 9-14 year olds. And he still has a SDN Mentor shirt from 2005.

njl.stabell2 Njål is the CTO of Neptune Software with expertise in Mobility, ABAP, HTML5, PI, Java, JavaScript, CSS3, UX, Phonegap, and Rho Elements.
oliver.schreiber Oliver is CEO and founder of OSconomy, a newly founded management and
strategy consulting company with the focus on business development of Startups and established software and service providers in the SAP ecosystem.

He has more than 20 years of SAP experience in consulting, hosting, AMS,
sales, cloud services and solutions and management of a global SAP services business (formerly EVP Outs. & Services globally at itelligence). He has indepth experience with selling the value of SAP HANA and migrating to SoH."

Raquel is experienced with designing and implementing data warehouses,

management reports, and predictive analytics and executive dashboards. Her specialties include Business Objects, Xcelsius and more.
masayuki.sekihara Masa is a topic leader for SAP Fiori community. He covers both technical and application topics in Fiori, Mobile apps, Workflow, SRM, CRM, MDM, and HANACloud Platform. When it comes to answering questions from others in SCN, he is amazing!
slim "Slim" is an award-winning designer & an award-winning author. In his first book, 'Realizing Empathy: An Inquiry into the Meaning of Making,' he tells the story of how & why realizing empathy is the heart of the creative process in his practice.
wolfgang.weiss Wolfgang is ABAP, ABAP for HANA, UI technologies, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe, Smart Forms and Knowledge Warehouse. He holds his doctorate in Mathematics.

Help me congratulate the Sprint 2015 SAP Mentors! And stay tuned to this space for more updates on the transformation of the SAP Mentor program.