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Meet ASUG TechEd Speaker Tomas Krojzl, a SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer


I am pleased to introduce ASUG TechEd speaker Tomas Krojzl , of the SAP Mentors program and the SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer Program.


His session is ITM225 SAP HANA – IBM GPFS: Architecture, Concepts, and Best Practices

Q: Please tell us about yourself

A: Currently I am SAP HANA Specialist in IBM Czech Republic. I started in IT industry in year 2000 as freelancer and after switching several companies I finally joined IBM in 2005 where I work until now. At the beginning I did not have any specialization but once I saw SAP NetWeaver I instantly fell in love with the technology and became SAP NetWeaver Basis SME until 2011 when SAP HANA was released to the market. I got unique opportunity to get my hands on this amazing piece of technology just few weeks after it was out and found my new hobby.


My focus within SAP HANA world is changing over the time and by requirements. I tend to deal with various subjects however I consider my “home” area to be SAP HANA Architecture, Implementation and Operation. Since I am working exclusively with IBM hardware – I am specialized on solutions for SAP HANA delivered by IBM.

I am also honored to be SAP Mentor and SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer which are among biggest recognitions that I’ve received over my career.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?

A: SAP HANA technology is in high demand therefore I do not have a lot of spare time for hobbies. When not busy dealing with SAP HANA I am trying to spend as much time as I can with my wife and two kids. Sometimes I find some time to read a book or watch some movie.


Q: Tell us about your SAP TechEd experience and session

A: SAP TechEd is fantastic event and I am happy that SAP is organizing these knowledge-sharing events. For the first time I will be presenting my own session at such huge conference (big thanks to ASUG for giving me chance to do this). The focus of the session will be of course SAP HANA – but from angle that is not very common. Most of the sessions are focused on database part of SAP HANA appliance however there are other layers below that are equally important. This subject it too wide to be completely covered in single session so I decided to focus on IBM GPFS file system which is in the core of IBM Solution for SAP HANA – name of my session is describing its content – “SAP HANA – IBM GPFS: Architecture, Concepts, and Best Practices”.

I would like to invite everyone who is interested to learn about SAP HANA from different perspective especially those that are running or will be running solution from IBM – you will learn important information how this solution is designed, how it works and how to properly operate it and how to easily deal with potential problems you might encounter.

I will be running around SAP TechEd in SAP Mentor T-shirt proudly wearing number 122 – if you will see me and would like to discuss about SAP HANA (or any subject where I can help) please do not hesitate to stop me – I will be more then happy to engage in discussion. See you at SAP TechEd 2013 Las Vegas…

Editor’s note:

Tomas did not share this picture but I found it on Twitter.  He was one of the few selected and honored by IBM CEO Ginny Rometty “Best of IBM 2013” – a tremendous honor:


All photos provided by Tomas.

So add SAP HANA – IBM GPFS: Architecture, Concepts, and Best Practices to your SAP TechEd Las Vegas agenda today.  Tomas is also a big Star Trek fan, as I found out last May; we can quote the characters.  I thank Tomas for submitting his abstract and sharing his story.

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      Author's profile photo Rama Shankar
      Rama Shankar

      Thanks Tammy!