I thought it would be useful to lay out a few details about HANA Distinguished Engineer Council, for information and for transparency.

The idea behind the HANA Distinguished Engineer program came from a collaboration between Deloitte’s Harald Reiter, Bluefin’s John Appleby, Independent Jon Reed and then IBM’s Vijay Vijayasankar – with a contribution from SAP Board Member Vishal Sikka, SAP Marketing’s Amit Sinha and David Hull.

The original council was therefore, self-appointing, and Michael Eacrett joined to represent SAP HANA whilst David has since left.

HANA Distinguished Engineer Council Members

The HDE Council guides the program, admits new members and moves those who are no longer active to the alumni list. You can’t apply to be a member of the Council as it is self-appointing.

Name Council Since Twitter Role Company
Harald Reiter June 2012 @hreiter Harald is a manager for Deloitte Consulting in the technology practice focusing on SAP NetWeaver and SAP in-memory technology. He has experience of selling and managing several end-end SAP HANA Projects. Deloitte
John Appleby June 2012 @applebyj John runs the SAP HANA Practice at SAP Partner Bluefin Solutions. He has been involved in assuring the success of over 30 SAP HANA projects. Bluefin
Jon Reed June 2012 @jonerp Jon is an independent analyst and SAP Mentor who blogs, Tweets, and videocasts on SAP and Enterprise market trends. Jon has a background in SAP education and the enterprise software market. Independent
Michael Eacrett June 2012 @eacrett Mike runs the SAP HANA Product Management team at SAP. When it comes to SAP HANA, if Mike doesn’t know it, one of his team does! SAP
Craig Cmehil March 2014 @ccmehil A developer, writer, photographer, talker – words that describe Craig, but who is Craig? SAP

What does the Council do?

The council primarily has the following charter:

– Appoint and retire HANA Distinguished Engineers and council members

– Help define topics for internal webinars and external speaking events

– Promote the HANA Distinguished Engineers

When does the Council meet?

There isn’t a regular schedule, but there is a call most months.

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