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As part of our ASUG / TechEd “Meet the Speaker” blog series, I am honored to introduce ASUG TechEd speaker Emil Beloglavec of Kellogg’s Company of Battle Creek, Michigan.  Emil is presenting at SAP TechEd Las Vegas in October.

I spoke with Emil last month and he is great at sharing his knowledge of SAP solutions and tools.  His session is RDP 143 Kellogg’s Data – How to Deliver One Version of the Truth?

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Q: What will attendees learn at your session?

A: Kellogg is stepping up towards new technologies, for example: BW to HANA, CRM on HANA, BPC on HANA, and mining big data in form of structural (POS) or textual form (Hadoop). We strongly believe that first foundations have to be laid; one of them is definitely to achieve data quality and data harmonization across SAP and non-SAP systems. The presentation is a show case of Kellogg’s path taken so far and the possibilities ahead of us. Its main goal is to encourage a discussion in the spirit of knowledge exchange.

Q: How did you get your start with SAP?

A: Due to my previous experience with Data Warehousing ( Oracle and Cognos ), I started with SAP BW when I started with Kellogg about 8 years ago. For the past three years I work with SAP BusinessObjects Data Services.

Q: What is your favorite hobby?

A: Listening to classical music, especially to composers like Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Grieg, Beethoven and the list could go on and on.

Here is his Abstract:

Kellogg began building a new SAP ERP/SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse environment, replacing one of its three SAP instances four years ago. SAP Data Insight and SAP Data Services were selected to assess the quality of data and convert data from legacy SAP/non-SAP systems into the new environment. This project is in its final stage of deployment and they are moving into sustainment phase. One of the driving factors for this project was to provide accurate data so that the business obtains the right answers at the right time. The presenters of this session will share lessons learned about assessing data, conversion, dual maintenance, generations of tools involved, a vision of the future, and how timely delivery of accurate data can support it.

Check out Emil’s presentation from ASUG 2012 Annual Conference presentation slides – 2 Go-Lives 0 Data Defects with data migrations – that is a great achievement.

Add Emil’s SAP TechEd session to your favorite list today and meet him in person in Las Vegas in October.

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