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North American Professors Honored at SAP TechEd Las Vegas!

At SAP TechEd Las Vegas, October 22, 2013

Bernd Welz, Executive Vice President, Global Head of SAP Solution & Knowledge Packaging together with Ann Rosenberg, Head of Global SAP University Alliances, met with professors in the SAP University Alliances program. Bernd and Ann honored Visionary Members in appreciation for their exceptional dedication, professionalism, innovation, and engagement.

Visionary Members

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James Connolly

California State University, Chico

Professor of AMIS

SAP University Competence Center Associate Director


William (Dave) Haseman

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, Information Technology Management

SAP University Competence Center Director

(Though Professor Haseman was unable to attend TechEd Las Vegas, Bernd Welz announced Professor Haseman’s Visionary Award to professors gathered at the event.)

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Ross Hightower

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Lecturer, Information Technology Management

SAP University Competence Center Associate Director

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Nitin Kale

University of Southern California

Associate Professor of Engineering Practice in the Information Technology Program

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Simha Magal

Grand Valley State University

Professor of Management (MIS)

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James Sager

California State University, Chico

Professor of Accounting and Management Information Systems

SAP University Competence Center Director

New Associate Member

Ann Rosenberg, Head of Global University Alliances, together with Brian Reaves, GVP & Global Lead, Products & Service Delivery, Design and Frontline Applications at SAP and Senior Leader of the SAP Black Employee Network, recognized Professor Jack Crumbly of Tuskegee University as a new Associate Member of SAP University Alliances. Tuskegee is a prominent Historically Black University and is engaging with SAP to enhance the education and career outcomes of students.

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Left to right: Ann Rosenberg; Jack Crumbly of Tuskegee University; Brian Reaves.

“I look forward to working with SAP University Alliances and the SAP Black Employee Network to enhance the relationship between Tuskegee University and SAP. SAP TechEd has been a great experience for me. I will share the information with administration at Tuskegee and develop strategies to move forward.” Jack Crumbly, Tuskegee University

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      I'd like to acknowledge a few of these leaders.  The UW-M program is top notch and we are very fortunate Dave and Ross have been kind hosts and collaborators throughout not just the midwest region but across the country sharing their ideas, best practices and resources.  I understand Dr. Dave will move along to other interests and I thank him for his service.

      Dr. Simha recently joined our ASUG Michigan leadership team and has brought his network of practitioners both at Grand Valley State University and across the world into our domain.  He and his colleagues at GVSU have been kind and generous hosts and are building a world class SAP organization both internally and via their business curriculum. GVSU is a true example of a UA partner "drinking their own champagne" wrt SAP and their work in the field.

      Congratulations to Dave, Ross, Simha and all those recognized. The UA program is of keen interest to the business community and a great partnership inside SAP.

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      Congratulations to all!!

      Well done