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Welcome New SAP Mentors Fall 2008

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Company Country Area of Expertise/ Line of Business Industry Expertise
Anne Kathrine Petteroe Pearl Consulting Norway Adobe Interactive Forms, Forms development, Web Dynpro, Adobe Flex, AIR, HCM, ESS/MSS, ABAP Professional Services
  Dave Rathbun   USA Business Objects  
Dipankar Saha IBM India PI, Composite Applications, CAF, GP, Webdynpro (Java & ABAP), ESOA,  MII, ISA95/B2MML, Adaptive Manufacturing  
Graham Robinson Yelcho Systems Consulting Australia Infrastructure Planning, ABAP Objects, Web Design and Development, BSP, Adobe Flex [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] Dimension China Human Capital Managment (HCM), ERP  
Marcelo Ramos   Brazil ABAP Development, ABAP Objects, Visual Composer, Corporate Social Responsibility

Professional Services
  Markus Doehr Siegenia-Aubi Germany Operating systems (*nix, Windows) Installation/Upgrade Basis MaxDB Virtualization technologies (internal consultant)  
Mike Pokraka Workflow Connections United Kingdom    
Praveen Gudapati SAP Germany  EP, KMC, Java, J2EE, Web 2.0, NWCE, SSO [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] Softbrands USA SAP Business One [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] Florida Power & Light USA ABAP-HR, ESS/MSS Utilities
Uwe Schieferstein Lindt & Spruengli (Schweiz) AG Germany ABAP Development,
Change and Transport System (CTS),

Consumer Goods Industry


We called for recommendations, we crosschecked and did some internal voodoo and here they are our new SAP Mentors. Don’t forget to check out the list of all SAP Mentors Lists A-J K-Z.


I often get asked how we select SAP Mentors. We ask the community for suggestions in a blog. You chances are higher if you have a lot of recommendations especially if it came from a fellow SAP Mentor. You should be an expert in an product or service of SAP and you have a proven record of community engagement. That doesn’t mean on SAP Community Network exclusively, it can be in your local user group, or with other tech communities, where you bring your SAP knowledge to the plate.

Here are some examples: Anne Kathrine Petterøe showed community spirit by traveling 5 hours to come to a SAP Community meet in Walldorf earlier this year. She is an active blogger and a key member in the ESME project collaborating with lots of other SAP Mentors there.


Dave Rathbunis the founder of BOB the Business Objects Board, therefore knows about community first hand and was a great asset during TechEd in Las Vegas this year. Check out his blogs: scroll down for some excellent posts from Community Day and Clubhouse. We are really happy, that we have another SAP Mentor from the Business Objects side.

Dipankar Saha got excellent recommendations from the community regarding his solid work in the area of ESOA, Composite Applications and SAP MII.


Graham Robinson as well was instrumental for the success of the Community Day at Mastering SAP Technology conference in Australia. He came highly recommended by Thomas Jung which as a lot of weight.

We are so happy to have our first SAP Mentor for the greater China area [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] came also with great credentials from the region. His focus area is Human Capital Management (HCM) and ERP.


Marcelo Ramos was a great addition to the TechEd in Las Vegas this year. He is our first SAP Mentor from Brazil and beyond his areas of expertise within SAP:
ABAP Development, ABAP Objects, Visual Composer and Corporate Social Responsibility, he is engaged in helping fellow Brazilians to get out of poverty.

Markus Doehr is a trouper in the MaxDB forums as well as in the other areas of his expertise: Operating systems (*nix, Windows), Installation/Upgrade, Basis Virtualization technologies (internal consultant)


Susan Kohan a fellow SAP Mentor had the following to say about Mike Pokraka: …Unlike many consultants, Mike is always willing (eager even!) to share his expertise.  His sessions at ASUG conferences are always packed with real, practical knowledge, and attendees have benefited greatly from his expertise … These are the kind of qualities that we are looking for in an SAP Mentor. Susan wasn’t the only one praising Mike.

I don’t think that there are many SAP contributors that can point to a /thread/902652 [original link is broken] with 17 post at last count. Praveen Gudapati has surly earned his place in small circle of SAP Mentors.


There is no one who got more community nominations than for [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken]. I am especially grateful as his topic Business One wasn’t represented in the SAP Mentor initiative yet.

Last but for sure not least of the new SAP Mentors is Uwe Schieferstein. This is what Graham Robinson wrote about his work: Uwe is highly knowledgeable on ABAP topics. He is very active in the forums. His answers are always appropriate, well constructed and to the point. He has over 8000 forum points.


Please welcome these new additions to the SAP Mentor initiative.

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      Author's profile photo Nigel James
      Nigel James
      A big warm welcome to all the new Mentors.


      Author's profile photo Oliver Kohl
      Oliver Kohl
      A big welcome to the Mentors club. Good to see so many very active and skilled people getting honored.

      And congratulations to Anne. That drive was definitely worth a Mentor ship 🙂

      Looking forward to TechEd Berlin to meet some of you in RL.

      Best regards,

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      The trip to Walldorf is the best trip I went on so far..turned my life as I knew it upside down.


      Author's profile photo Jim Spath
      Jim Spath
      Welcome all new SAP Mentors.  While I have not met many of you (yet), when we do meet it will be like a family reunion.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Congratulations to all and welcome!

      Looking forward to meeting some of you @ TechEd Berlin.


      Author's profile photo Naimesh Patel
      Naimesh Patel
      Congrates to all of you..!

      I would like to add the great saying: "Power comes with Responsibility..!"

      Naimesh Patel

      Author's profile photo Gregor Wolf
      Gregor Wolf
      Hi Mentor Colleagues,

      welcome to the Club. Hope to meet some of you in Berlin, and the others somewhere again in the future.

      Best regards

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      As Gregor said...Welcome to the club! I meet some of you at TechEd Las Vegas 2008...And I'm so happy because you guys/girls are a great addition to the team...Best decision!


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Woo Hoo, Two of my favourite members being selected as SAP Mentor.

      Many Congratulations to our moderator and now mentor Mike Pokaraka.

      I would like to congrtulate to Uwe too for being SAP Mentor.

      I want to extend my wishes to all newly selected SAP Mentors.



      Author's profile photo Frauke Hassdenteufel
      Frauke Hassdenteufel
      I hope to meet the one or other at the Community Day in Berlin.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      ... and looking forward to meeting you in person (hopefully at the Community Days).
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      I wanted to welcome all you as well.  I met Graham Robinson and Marcelo Ramos in Las Vegas.  I have met Mike Pokraka (through Sue) at ASUG events.  Looking forward to meeting the rest of you - hopefully in the near future!

      Best Regards,
      Karin Tillotson

      Author's profile photo Dagfinn Parnas
      Dagfinn Parnas
      Congratulations and welcome to the SAP Mentors!