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As the Olympics have come to an end, we know the community needs the excitement to continue, and what is more exciting than the announcement of SCN’s Topic Leaders 2011-2012!

Every year, in August, we recognize the Top 3 contributors – Topic Leaders in SCN point categories. The launch of the new SCN is special and although that happened in the middle of the contest (March 2012), we still wanted the community to be recognized for their contribution points in the 43 old point categories. We looked at your contributions in the old SCN point categories as well as in the new SCN topic spaces and mapped them all to the same point categories.

We know the community has been patiently waiting and we are excited to announce the Topic Leaders for 2011-2012! 

ABAP Development:

Michelle Crapo

Max Bianchi

Raymond Giuseppi

Data Warehouse:

Durgesh Gandewar

Venkateswarlu Nandimandalam

Kiran Vasant Kere


Tammy Powlas      

Ingo Hilgefort

Tim Ziemba    

Business One:

Gordon Du

Rahul Moundekar

Jitin Chawla

Business Process Expert:

Norman Marks

Greg Chase

John Leggio

Business Process Management:

Rick Bakker

Karri Kemppi

Pavan Bhamidipati

Business Solutions:

Maheswaran KD

Luke Marson


Business Standards:

Gregory Misiorek

Mark Crawford

Nikola Simeonov     


Chi Chu

Lijun Yue

Feng Huidong

Cloud Computing:

Richard Hirsch            

Sven Denecken          

Judson Wickham

SAP Crystal Reports and SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard:

Don Williams

Ludek Uher

Abhilash Kumar

Customer Relationship Management:

Andrei Vishnevsky

Leon Limson

Hasan Zubairi

Databases and OS Platforms:

Orkun Gedik

Tomas Krojzl

Deepak Kori

Developer Center:

Satya Murthy            

Ingo Sauerzapf         

Kaloyan Raev              


Chris Scott

Omer Steinmetz

Clinton Jones

Enterprise Portal:

Tobias Hofmann

Koti Reddy Chimalamarri      

Kumar Prashant

Enterprise Resource Planning:

Sujit Gujar

Jeevan S.      

Fire Fighter


Atif Farooq

Ajay Maheshwari

Murali Babu Nallamothu


Eric Lai

Tammy Powlas

Peter Novoth

Governance, Risk and Compliance (SAP GRC):

Ajesh Raju Pujari

Kevin Tucholke

Rajeshwari Akkamgari

SAP HANA and In-Memory Computing:

Krishna Tangudu           

Ravindra Channe            

Anooj Behanan  

Human Capital Management:

Siddharth Rajora

J. Pazahanick

Luke Marson


Eli Klovski

Christian Schwegler        

William Eastman


Shiroh Kinoshita         


Naoto Miyahara

Knowledge Management:

Kenneth Schieffer

Lorcan Bouchier

Tobias Trapp

Logistics Material Management:

Jürgen Lins

Bijay Kumar Barik             

Tej Yadav

Master Data Management:

Ravi Verma

Deepak K Gupta

Steffen Ulmer

Mobile Infrastructure:

Milja Gillespie

Eric Lai

Kevin Benedict

Portuguese (Brazil):

Fernando Ros

Henrique Pinto

Eduardo Chagas

Process Integration and Orchestration:

Michal Krawczyk

Grzegorz Glowacki

Baskar Gopalakrishnan

Product Lifecycle Management:

Fire Fighter


Ritesh Dube

Sales and Distribution:

G Lakshmipathi

Shiva Ram

Jyoti Prakash

SAP NetWeaver:

Case Ahr               

Yarden Jacobson          

Veit Gaudich

SAP NetWeaver Application Server:

Srikishan D

Koti Reddy Chimalamarri      

Cristiano Hansen

SAP NetWeaver Platform:

Roop Hooda

Sunny Pahuja

Juan Reyes

The SCN team wants to give special mention for Patrick Whitty who has contributed a lot in the SCN Wiki, giving other members a place to learn (see the Troubleshooting Guide) and contribute, as well as a platform for well-structured content. Patrick has scored a lot of points on SCN but has been kind enough to give room for other people to be recognized as Topic Leaders in the NetWeaver area.

SAP Solution Manager:

Jansi Rani Murugesan    

Tom Cenens   

Prakhar Saxena

SAP xApps:

Dipankar Saha

Suman Mukherjee

Sushil Aher

Scripting Languages

Andreas Eissmann

Alvaro Tejada Galindo

Script Man 


Martin Blust

Martin Voros

Dobrinka Stefanova

Service Oriented Architecture:

Alexander Bundschuh

Sujit Hemachandran

Kay Kadner


Felipe Loyola Rodriguez

Eduardo Rezende

Hector Daniel Hernandez Bacca

Supplier Relationship Management:

Ricardo Cavedini

Tridip Chakraborthy

Nikhil Gupta

Supply Chain Management:

Mangalraj Senthamaraikannan

Bruce Tanguay

Rajesh Jagadeeswaran   


David Wheat

Hyunsoo Shim

Jim Spath


Richard Hirsch

Jim  Spath

Ervin Szolke

University Alliances:

Diem Lam               

Tanya Duncan

Cam Davie

Web Dynpro:

Thomas Jung

Kiran Kumar Reddy      

Saravanan Narayanan

Web Services:

Jennifer O’Rourke

Daniel Graversen

Gabriel Serme

Congratulations! I’ll be reaching out to you to send you the certificate per email and see if you plan to attend TechEd. Unfortunately, there will be no free pass.

New categories:

We added 3 new categories in key strategic areas that have shown a lot of popularity (Cloud, Developer Center, and HANA). We wanted to highlight areas that are established trends, important to the community and strategic to SAP. As you know, because they are fairly new, these topics wouldn’t have been singled out if we hadn’t created new point categories for them.

The benefits:

Additional recognition and certificates are one thing, but I know that most of you are waiting for something more tangible, something valuable in your daily activities. With a new, more social SCN, we have opportunities to make your engagement fun and help you grow your expertise and showcase it in the community and outside as well. I will be working with my new manager Laure Cetin to introduce extensive game mechanics later this year. This will change the way people are rewarded for their contributions on SCN, and you can also expect changes in how we recognize Topic Leaders, experts in their fields. More information will come soon in a series of blogs as we kick off the project.

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  1. Jyoti Prakash

    Heartiest congratulations to everyone for being recognized as Topic Leaders 2011-2012.

    Thank you SCN team for putting efforts to recognize our efforts… πŸ™‚

  2. Laure Cetin

    Congratulations everyone! It’s good to see some new names up here. I think everyone should check out their areas of interest and get familiar with these people’s contributions, if they are not already.

    1. Jansi Rani Murugesan

      Hi Richard Lin,

      Your first assignment in SCN became a challangable one, special thanks to you and your effort on mapping both old/new scn and brought the list of toppers. it is nice!!

      Congratualtion to all the topic leaders, and exspecially first timers!!  πŸ™‚



      1. Laure Cetin

        Thank you G. Lakshmipathi for suggesting to add the photo. That was two years ago already I think. Anyway, the certificates  look very nice now, more personal.


  3. Jarret Pazahanick

    Proud to be a first timer on this list and congrats to everyone that made it as well as all the unsung people that make SCN such a great community that didnt make the top 3.

      1. Laure Cetin

        Hi Anderson,

        The criteria are number of points in the area in question (for blogs, documents, forum helpful and correct answers, etc)

        The areas listed here are the old point categories, and anyone contributing in these areas today in the new SCN was also included.

        Let me know if you have any other question.



  4. Anjan Paul

    HI Richard Lin ,

       Thank you for the publish of the list of Topic Leaders for 2011-12. Congratulation to all the topic leaders for this achievement.

    I have one query, can we get the total point of old and new point categories? Because I am seeing in ‘Business Process Management’ , one name is there, who is not in top 25 in present point table. But make in to second position in  total point.. So we want know to how much point they got giving due respect to all . Just for interest.

    1. Laure Cetin

      Hi Anjan,

      Sorry for the delay in addressing your question.
      We also included wiki points in the totals, so if you  wonder why a name is in the top 3, it’s probably because you are not aware of the breadth of their wiki contributions. As you know you don’t see wiki contributions in someone’s user profile.

      Let me know if that helps, if not we can discuss offline and I can provide more details.



  5. Kiran Kumar Valluru

    Thank You and Congratulations to all the Topic Leaders for 2011-2012. Am happy to see my name in Topic Leaders list for the first time πŸ™‚   and feeling honor to see my name along with SAP Guru Thomas Jung . Thanks to SCN.



  6. Former Member

    Well – it takes very little to get me jumping up and down.  But when I do that I’m usually mad.    This time I’m happy.   I’m doing my happy dance.   Thank you for the nice surprise.  It is my first time on this list as well!!!!!!    Hope to see you all at SAPTeched Las Vegas, baby! 😳    But if you can’t make it there.  The other SAPTecheds are waiting.

  7. Former Member

    Congratulations to everyone!  Your outstanding contributions, selfless participation and support for other community members, and dedication to sharing your experiences and expertise are an inspiration to the entire community!  I am in awe.  Thank you!

    We look forward to seeing you at an SAP TechEd location this year so we can personally hank you and recognize you in person at DemoJam!



  8. Former Member

    Dear All,

    Thanks to all of you who’re nominated and also everyone who is contributing in some or other way to SCN…

    Keep spreading your expertise & knowledge…

    Thanks again.



  9. Former Member

    Congratulation to all 2011-12 SCN Topic Leaders….!!!!

    This time all 3 in Data Warehousing are first times and I am very happy that I am one of them.

    Thank you Laure Cetin for your efforts…. πŸ™‚



  10. Kiran Vasant Kere

    Thanks a lot for recognition!!!

    and Congratulations to all of you who are putting lot of efforts in helping the people in resolving their technical issues..



  11. Former Member

    Congratulation to all the topic leaders 2012… πŸ™‚ And Thank you for  your outstanding contributions to Helping us by giving proper Solution.. thanks realy it helps lot.. πŸ™‚

  12. Fred Verheul

    Congrats to all topic leaders! Well-deserved recognition!

    I keep being impressed by the amount of activity of these SCN Members (with capital M).


    1. Laure Cetin

      Hi Paul,

      No there is nothing at the moment but we’re working to reintroduce leaderboards on SCN. It’s an ongoing project so stay tuned!

      1. Former Member

        Hi Laure Cetin

        Any Update on “extensive game mechanics” which you are suppose to Introduce last year end.

        Also let us know about what additional features that are coming up this year …

  13. Michal Krawczyk

    Hi Richard & Laure Cetin

    Did you make the decision if this program continues in 2013 also ? Or do we only have gamification now and we don’t do yearly sum ups?

    Thank you for the info,


    Michal Krawczyk

    1. Laure Cetin

      Hi Michal,

      Yes we’re planning to recognize the Topic Leaders again this year. I just wrote a short blog to inform the community and explain that we need to make some changes due to gamification, but the recognition will still be based on points.

      Stay tuned,



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