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Announcing the SCN Topic Leaders for 2014-2015

Since the most recent SCN Topic Leader contest came to a close on July 31, the SCN team has been enthusiastically working in the background to bring you the list of winners. For those of you who are new to the community: the SCN Topic Leader contest is a way of highlighting the most active experts in certain topics in the community.

To find out more about the 2014-2015 contest and its rules, check out this blog post by Caroleigh Deneen: Updates to SCN Topic Leader Contest | SCN.

As Caroleigh explains in that post, the first criterion for winner selection 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 (in this case, August 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015).

Like last year, we included a point threshold as one of the criteria as well: this year the threshold is 480 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.

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 some time to get those out). And of course, there will be a nice badge to post in your Me-in-3 selection on SCN!

If you are listed below as a Topic Leader, and you will be coming to SAP TechEd in Las Vegas or Barcelona (this year’s remaining venues), we would like to hear about it, as we plan to give you the opportunity to meet some folks like SAP Mentors there. Note that, unfortunately, we cannot give Topic Leaders a free pass to SAP TechEd. (We have not done that in the past either.)

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 Sajid Amir 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!

And now… Join me (and Bill McDermott)  in congratulating our winners, the 2014-2015 SCN Topic Leaders!  BillClapping2.jpg

The List

ABAP Development Raymond Giuseppi Horst Keller Eitan Rosenberg

ABAP for SAP HANA Gruschke Tchoutouo Djomo

ABAP in Eclipse Olga Dolinskaja Thomas Fiedler

Aplicações do SAP Business Suite (SAP Business Suite Applications) Eduardo Chagas

B2B Integration with SAP Process Orchestration Dimitri Sannen

BI Platform Jawahar Konduru Manikandan Elumalai Toby Johnston

Business Content and Extractors CH Raman

Business Intelligence Tammy Powlas

Career Center Colleen Hebbert Ravi Sankar Venna

Comunidad SAP en Español (Spanish Language Community) Jose Antonio Martinez

Comunidade SAP em Português (Portuguese Language Community) Karen Rodrigues

Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) Christophe Sturzel

Data Services and Data Quality Dirk Venken Mohammad Shahanshah Ansari Jha

Enterprise Asset Management (SAP EAM) Jogeswara Rao K Maria Terence Sebastian Lenartowicz

ERP SCM Logistics Execution Manish Kumarürgen L

Floorplan Manager for Web Dynpro ABAP Jens Boeckenhauer

Governance, Risk and Compliance (SAP GRC) Alessandro Banzer Madhu Babu Colleen Lee

Java SDK Application Development Prithviraj Shekhawat

PowerBuilder Developer Center Chris Pollach Bruce Armstrong

Process Integration (PI) & SOA Middleware Iñaki Vila Hareesh Gampa Eng Swee Yeoh

Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) Christoph Hopf

RESTful Web Services SDK Daniel Paulsen

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE) for Custom Applications Bret Halford

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise Developer Center Bret Halford

SAP APO – Production Planning, Interfaces and Global ATP Marius Talos

SAP Business ByDesign Harshal Vakil

SAP Business Explorer (SAP BEx) Yasemin ULUTURK Loed Despuig Sapna J Kini

SAP Business One (Español) Felipe Loyola Mendez

SAP Business One (Português) Rodrigo da Costa Feula

SAP Business One Application Nagarajan K Kennedy T Balaji Sampath

SAP Business One SDK Edy Simon Pedro Magueija Ankit Chauhan

SAP Business Rules Management Christian Lechner

SAP Business Trends Susan Galer Sarhan Polatates Derek Klobucher

SAP Business Warehouse Ramanjaneyulu Korrapati stockinger Nagesh

SAP Business Workflow Karri Kemppi Sandy ! Rick Bakker

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office Tammy Powlas Venkata Subhash Babu M

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards Suman Thangadurai

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio Karol Kalisz Tammy Powlas Mike Howles

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Rogerio Plank Arijit Das Sateesh Kumar

SAP BW Powered by SAP HANA prabhith prabhakaran

SAP Certification Ravi Sankar Venna

SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL) Hannes Kuehnemund

SAP Cloud Applications Studio Horst Schaude Alessandro Iannacci

SAP Cloud for Customer Felipe Fraga Ginger Gatling Chandan Bankar

SAP CRM: Marketing Johannes Voglsam

SAP CRM: Webclient UI – Framework Chandrasekar Dharmakasi Thotakura

SAP Crystal Reports Abhilash Kumar Audrey about name)/avatar/35.png Dell Stinnett-Christy Ludek Uher

SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio Don Williams Ludek Uher Audrey about name)/avatar/35.png Dell Stinnett-Christy

SAP Enterprise Portal Vera Gutbrod Maya Amit

SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management (SAP EHS Management) Bergemann

SAP ERP – Logistics Materials Management (SAP MM) Jürgen L Dibyendu Patra PRASOON AK

SAP ERP Financials Mukthar Ali Ahamed N Ravi Sankar Venna Dibyendu Patra

SAP ERP Financials – Asset Accounting Mukthar Ali Ahamed N

SAP ERP Financials – Controlling Kamal Kumar SAP Consultant/Trainer Mukthar Ali Ahamed N Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer

SAP ERP Financials – Treasury Applications Grigoriy Babitskiy Varghese

SAP ERP HCM Employee Self-Service Siddharth Rajora Jwala ESS MSS

SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) Vivek Barnwal Soumyasanto Sen Sankarsan Dey

SAP ERP Manufacturing – Production Planning (SAP PP) Caetano Almeida Brahmankar Kiran Kumar

SAP ERP Operations – Quality Management (SAP QM) Nitin Jinagal Arijit Banerjee Anand Rao

SAP ERP PLM – Classification and Variant Configuration Ritesh Dube

SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD) G Lakshmipathi ‘ MoazzaM ‘ Noel Connolly

SAP Event Management Gopi Chandrakesan Steffen Georg Butschbacher

SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) Juergen Pitz Suraj Tatpalliwar

SAP Fiori Masayuki Sekihara Tejas Chouhan Krishna Kishor Kammaje

SAP for Mill Products & Mining Jennifer Scholze

SAP for Mobile Masayuki Sekihara Bill Froelich Stephen Streeter

SAP for Public Sector Eli Klovski

SAP for Utilities Amlan Banerjee William Eastman

SAP Gateway Ashwin Dutt R Krishna Kishor Kammaje Andre Fischer

SAP Global Trade Services (GTS) Dave Willis

SAP GUI Peter Spielvogel Steve Rumsby Tamas Hoznek

SAP HANA and In-Memory Computing Lars Breddemann John Appleby Denys van Kempen

SAP HANA Cloud Platform Developer Center Rui Nogueira Vladimir Pavlov

SAP HANA Cloud Portal Vera Gutbrod

SAP HANA Developer Center Jun Wan Thomas Jung Breddemann

SAP Identity Management Matt Pollicove Jai Suryan

SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) Chiranjivi R D

SAP Lumira Powlas Shankar Narayanan SGS Henry Banks

SAP Manufacturing Sergiy Katerinich

SAP NetWeaver Administrator Divyanshu Srivastava Reagan Benjamin S Sriram Gaurav Rana

SAP NetWeaver Application Server Divyanshu Srivastava

SAP NetWeaver Business Client Julie Plummer

SAP Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver Vadim Kalinin Andy Xu Shrikant Jadhav

SAP Planning and Consolidation, version for the Microsoft platform Roberto Vidotti

SAP Project Systems (SAP PS) Paulo Vitoriano Sammar Razdhan Maria Terence

SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions Bob Caswell

SAP Solution Manager Divyanshu Srivastava Prakhar Saxena Rishav Garg Dolores Correa

SAP SQL Anywhere Jason Hinsperger

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) Marcus Zahn

SAP Travel Management Lukas Weigelt

SAPUI5 Developer Center Maksim Rashchynski Robin van het Hof Dennis Seah

SCN Support Dibyendu Patra Jason Lax

Scripting Languages Stefan Schnell

SMP Developer Center Kansal Midhun VP Daniel Van Leeuwen

Software Logistics Boris Rubarth

SPED & NF-e Renan Correa Eduardo Chagas Jose Nunes

Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) Ivy Li Tamas Koban Laszlo Haladin

User Interface Technology Graham Robinson

Web Dynpro ABAP Kiran Kumar Valluru Ramakrishnappa Gangappa Gabor Cseh

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      Author's profile photo Suman Thangadurai
      Suman Thangadurai

      Congrats to all,

      Special one to  Arijit Das  CH Raman

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats to all of them.........

      Author's profile photo CH Raman
      CH Raman

      Thank you suman and congrats to you as well.

      Author's profile photo Arijit Das
      Arijit Das

      Thanks man. And congratulations to you also πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Prasad Prasad
      Prasad Prasad

      Congrats to all

      Author's profile photo Anupam Sharma
      Anupam Sharma

      Congratulations  to all Topic Leaders for this well-deserved recognition on contributing  to the community.

      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      Congratulations all Topic Leaders

      good job and keep it up


      p.s. let's not forget, this is the criteria Updates to SCN Topic Leader Contest | SCN and there are probably people leading certain Spaces who didn't meet the points threshold for this recognition, who are doing a great job in their Spaces and leading community engagement and expertise in their field - this is a shout for you too.

      Author's profile photo Balaji Sampath
      Balaji Sampath

      Congratulations to All Topic Leaders in SCN

      With Regards

      Balaji Sampath

      Author's profile photo Pablo Casamayor
      Pablo Casamayor

      Congratulations to all!

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Chandrashekhar Mahajan
      Chandrashekhar Mahajan

      Congrats to all Topic Leaders ! Very well deserved !!



      Author's profile photo Santhosh Gowda
      Santhosh Gowda

      Well Deserved πŸ™‚   Congrats to ALL!! and specially, Maksim Rashchynski Robin van het Hof Dennis Seah

      Author's profile photo Matthias Wild
      Matthias Wild

      Congrats - Well Deserved!

      Great work for ASE Bret Halford !


      Author's profile photo Abdullah Qureshi
      Abdullah Qureshi

      Congratulations to all Topic leaders and thanks for their valuable contribution to the community.



      Author's profile photo Mohsin Abbasi
      Mohsin Abbasi

      Highly appreciated, specially congrats to all of you Jürgen L, PRASOON AK, Dibyendu Patra

      Best Regards

      Author's profile photo Venkata Subhash Babu M
      Venkata Subhash Babu M

      Congratulations to Tammy Powlas & Karol Kalisz



      Author's profile photo Kamlesh Kumar Arya
      Kamlesh Kumar Arya

      Hearty Congratulations to all for becoming the Topic Leader of 2014-15.

      Specially to those, I use to learn a lot from them from their each post.

      I hope TW Sir would also be the Topic Leader in next list πŸ™‚



      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Thanks Kamlesh and I am also thinking the same πŸ˜‰


      Author's profile photo Kamlesh Kumar Arya
      Kamlesh Kumar Arya

      Even though, before looking the names I was bit sure that TW Sir would be there. 😐

      But I am sure,he would be in next list.



      Author's profile photo NIKHIL CHAUDHARY

      In the category..SAP ERP - Logistics Materials Management (SAP MM)

      Prasoon is the best among all..although he stood 3rd...for us he is best!!!

      Nice gentleman..with a common sense to think.

      Award goes to Prasoooonnn,, in the cateogry SAP ERP - Logistics Materials Management (SAP MM)

      Author's profile photo Gaurav Rana
      Gaurav Rana

      I had no idea i was in the running for the...recognition. I’m so thrilled.Thank you so much for recognizing my contributions this year & congratulations to all other great SCN team members.



      Author's profile photo Sammar Razdhan
      Sammar Razdhan

      Congratulations to all the Winners.. Happy Learning.. πŸ™‚



      Author's profile photo Baithi Srinivas
      Baithi Srinivas

      Congrats to GRC topic leaders and happy to be part of GRC community member



      Author's profile photo Praveer Sen
      Praveer Sen

      Congratulation to allll... πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Sapna J Kini
      Sapna J Kini


      Author's profile photo Gajesh Nagesh
      Gajesh Nagesh

      Congrats to all topic leaders. congrats to CH Raman . Thanks for your continuous efforts in the BW section. Congrats to Yasemin ULUTURK and Loed Despuig

      Author's profile photo CH Raman
      CH Raman

      Thank you Gajesh and congrats to you also.

      Author's profile photo R Sampath Kumar
      R Sampath Kumar

      congratulations to deserve it....

      Author's profile photo Sapna J Kini
      Sapna J Kini


      Author's profile photo Loed Despuig
      Loed Despuig

      Thank you Umashankar Poojar and Gajesh Nagesh..

      Congratz too Gajesh.. πŸ˜‰

      Also, CONGRATZ to all TOPIC LEADERS! πŸ™‚


      Author's profile photo Mukthar Ali Ahamed N
      Mukthar Ali Ahamed N

      Thank you for SAP SCN to announce as a Topic leader in Financial Accounting, asset accounting & controlling for 2014-15 and congratulations to all topic leaders to contribute their knowledge & experience.

      Mukthar Ali N

      Author's profile photo Shailendra Karada
      Shailendra Karada

      Congratulations to all leaders....

      Author's profile photo Sapna J Kini
      Sapna J Kini


      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Congratulations! Quite surprised Tammy Powlas didn't win in more categories. πŸ˜›

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congratulations to Eduardo Chagas Karen Rodrigues...

      Author's profile photo Karen Rodrigues
      Karen Rodrigues

      Thank you, Jeferson!!! πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks I am in this time in SAP ERP HCM Employee Self-Service Space ...thank you .... Congrats to Siddharth Rajora

      Author's profile photo Anthony MULLER
      Anthony MULLER

      Some spaces have been forgotten? πŸ˜•

      RESTful Web Services SDK

      Author's profile photo Dibyendu Patra
      Dibyendu Patra

      I think this space doesn't come under the selection criteria.

      Minimum 480 points and period Aug 2014 to July 2015.

      Author's profile photo Anthony MULLER
      Anthony MULLER

      Thanks Dibyendu, that might be a reason but I'm not sure how it is possible to check that.

      It seems the current space leader, Daniel Paulsen, reaches 490 points in the last 12 month on his own. πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Dibyendu Patra
      Dibyendu Patra

      Today you can see the calculation for the period 1st Oct 2014 to 30th Sept 2015. We can't see/check the back calculation.

      Lets call Caroleigh to investigate more on this.

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will look into it and let you know what I find.

      Author's profile photo Binoy Vargis
      Binoy Vargis

      hope if we can include or give space for smaller communities also which doesnt come above the 480 points mark.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congratulations Sammar Razdhan

      Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Audrey Stevenson
      Audrey Stevenson
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Everyone,

      It has come to our attention that the RESTful Web Services SDK space was mistakenly left off the Topic Leader list. The point report provided to identify the winners left out a space. πŸ™ We have now examined the leaders for the contest period in that space, and it turns out that we have a winner there (he is in the top 3 and meets the point threshold)! πŸ˜€

      So, without ado, let me extend our congratulations to this new Topic Leader: Daniel Paulsen! I have added Daniel to the Topic Leader list above, as well.

      I want to apologize to Daniel and to the community, on behalf of our team, for not catching this report mistake sooner. Once we received word that another Topic Leader may have been missed, our team conducted a full audit of the point report provided. While we did find some other spaces that had been left off of the report as well, none of them had members who met the point threshold for the contest. We feel confident that no other deserving winners have been erroneously passed over. We are now investigating the cause of the omission, in order to avoid similar issues in the future.



      Author's profile photo Ravikumar B
      Ravikumar B

      Congratulations to all the topic leaders πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Sapna J Kini
      Sapna J Kini

      Thanks, Ravi kumar

      Author's profile photo Vinay Prasad S
      Vinay Prasad S

      Congratulations Gurus..

      Author's profile photo Saurabh Raheja
      Saurabh Raheja

      Congratulations πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congratulations to all ...

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congratulations to all topic leaders ,well deserved!!! πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Gerardo MΓ©ndez
      Gerardo MΓ©ndez

      Thank you very much for your recognition. I feel excited by your mention.

      Congratulations Topic Leaders!

      Author's profile photo Lynda Marie OBrien
      Lynda Marie OBrien

      Congratulations everyone