It’s that time of year again: there’s a certain magic in the air, a sense of excitement. It’s time for the announcement of the SCN Topic Leader contest winners!
The SCN Topic Leader contest is a way of highlighting the most active experts in certain topics in the community.
A Quick Reminder of the Contest Rules
This year’s contest period covered the twelve months from August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014. As I explained in my recent blog post, Topic Expertise on SCN – Updates to the SCN Topic Leader Contest, the first criterion is that you be one of the top three members in a topic space in terms of points earned in that space during the 12 months of the contest period.
Like last year, we included a point threshold as one of the criteria as well: this year the threshold is 500 points. And as was the case in the past, we applied this criterion to select active and meaningful areas of expertise—certain areas such as Getting Started or Events are not included.
The wait was long, but now the results are in!
It’s All About Recognition
What do the winners of this contest earn? Topic Leaders will receive an Acknowledgement of Achievement per e-mail (please be patient, it will still take a few weeks to get those out). And of course, there will be a nice badge to post in your Me-in-3 selection on SCN!
Unfortunately, we cannot give Topic Leaders a free pass to SAP TechEd && d-code. We have not done that in the past either. Nevertheless, if you are listed below as a Topic Leader, and you will be coming to Las Vegas, Berlin, or Bangalore (this year’s venues), we would like to hear about it, as we do plan to give you the opportunity to meet SCN team members and SAP Mentors there.
A Final Word Before We Get to the List
A lot of hard work goes on in the background to prepare this list, and I want to give a shout-out to a few folks who deserve it here. Bunchball and SAP IT had a hand in providing us with the report we needed to start with, and Caroleigh Deneen and windy chan were instrumental in moving the vetting process along. All of this under the unwavering support and guidance of Jeanne Carboni.
And of course, we could not have finalized the list without the SCN Moderators and Space Editors, who gave their time to help review it.
Thank you to all of you, and to other SAP employees who work unwaveringly to support this community. We could not run it without you!
ABAP for SAP HANA
ABAP in Eclipse
ABAP Switching, Enhancing, and Adapting Standard Programs
Business Content and Extractors
BusinessObjects BI for SAP
Ravi Sankar Venna
Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM)
Enterprise Information Management
Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP ERP)
Governance, Risk and Compliance (SAP GRC)
PowerBuilder Developer Center
Reporting and Printing
SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO)
SAP Business Explorer (SAP BEx)
Suman Chakravarthy K
SAP Business One (Español)
SAP Business One Integration Technology
SAP Business Trends
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office
Ravi Sankar Venna
SAP Cloud for Customer
SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL)
SAP Enterprise Portal: Content Management and Collaboration
SAP ERP Financials
Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
SAP ERP HCM Employee Self-Service
SAP ERP HCM Payroll India
Rajesh Kumar Burra
SAP ERP HCM Payroll North America
SAP ERP PLM – Classification and Variant Configuration
SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD)
SAP ERP SD Billing
Tobias Reiner Dolgener
SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM)
SAP for Chemicals
SAP for Public Sector
SAP Global Trade Services (GTS)
SAP HANA Cloud Platform Developer Center
SAP HANA Cloud Portal
SAP HANA Use Cases
SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC)
Chiranjivi R D
SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe
SAP LT Replication Server
SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure (NWDI)
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer
SAP on SQL Server
SAP Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver
SAP Planning and Consolidation, version for the Microsoft platform
SAP Process Orchestration
SAP Social Software
SAP SQL Anywhere
SAP SRM: Shopping Cart & Catalog
SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM)
SAP Visual Business
Software Support and Maintenance
Web Dynpro ABAP