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Announcing the SCN Topic Leaders 2015-2016

The SCN Gamification Team organizes the SCN Topic Leader contest every year to highlight the most active experts in certain topics in our community. The contest period closed on March 31, 2016, and since then our team has been calculating and vetting the top contenders in each space to bring you the list of winners this year.

You can read Audrey Stevenson‘s blog, SCN Topic Leader Contest Changes for 2015/2016 where she describes the reasoning behind this year’s shorter contest period. And if you want to find out more about the 2015-2016 contest and its rules, read Sajid Amir‘s Topic Leader 2015-2016 Updates.

To be considered as a Topic Leader on SCN, a member has to be one of the top three members in a topic space in terms of points earned in that space during the contest period (August 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016). Like last year, we implemented a point threshold as one of the criteria to be considered. This year, the threshold is 320 points. Similar to previous years, we implemented this threshold to identify active and meaningful areas of expertise, and certain areas such as Getting Started with SCN or Events are not included.

Recognition Earned

As recognition of their expertise, Topic Leaders will receive an Acknowledgement of Achievement via email (here we kindly ask you to be patient as it may take some time to prepare and send all certificates). On top of that, the member will earn a valued Topic Leader ’16 badge to display on their profile.

If you are a Topic Leader this year, and you will be coming to SAP TechEd 2016 in Las Vegas, Barcelona, or Bangalore, we would like to hear about it, as we plan to give you the opportunity to meet other valuable members from the SAP ecosystem such as the SAP Mentors. (Please note that as with past years, we are unable to give our Topic Leaders a free pass to these events.)


We would like to recognize the hard work that goes into preparing this list. Bunchball and SAP IT was resourceful as always in providing us the initial data. Audrey Stevenson and Sajid Amir were instrumental throughout the process and we appreciate the unwavering support and guidance of Gali Kling Schneider. We are also very thankful to the SCN Moderators and Space Editors who were vital in reviewing and finalizing this list. And of course, we could not have achieved any of this without the firm support of other SAP employees and their support of our community.

And now, please join me in congratulating the our 2015-2016 SCN Topic Leaders!

SCN Topic Leaders for 2015-2016

ABAP Development class=jiveImage Raymond Giuseppi class=jiveImage Horst Keller class=jiveImage Paul Hardy

ABAP in Eclipse class=jiveImage Olga Dolinskaja class=jiveImage Thomas Fiedler

BI Platform class=jiveImage Jawahar Konduru class=jiveImage Ajay Gupta class=jiveImage Manikandan Elumalai

Business Content and Extractors class=jiveImage Sander van Willigen

Business Intelligence class=jiveImage Tammy Powlas class=jiveImage Jonathan Brown class=jiveImage James Rapp

Comunidad SAP en Español (Spanish Language Community) class=jiveImage Santiago Monrobé Gutierrez class=jiveImage DAIRO LEONARDO LOZANO RODRIGUEZ class=jiveImage joan mas

Comunidade SAP em Português (Portuguese Language Community) class=jiveImage Eduardo Chagas

Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) class=jiveImage Jerry Wang class=jiveImage Johannes Voglsam

Data Services and Data Quality class=jiveImage Dirk Venken class=jiveImage Arun Sasi

Enterprise Asset Management (SAP EAM) class=jiveImage Jogeswara Rao K class=jiveImage Maria Terence class=jiveImage Pete Atkin

Enterprise Information Management class=jiveImage Hakan Haslaman

Enterprise Performance Management (SAP EPM) class=jiveImage Marc Kuipers

Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP ERP) class=jiveImage Yang Bai

ERP SCM Logistics Execution class=jiveImage Jürgen L class=jiveImage Manish Kumar

Floorplan Manager for Web Dynpro ABAP class=jiveImage Siva Prasad Jena

Governance, Risk and Compliance (SAP GRC) class=jiveImage Baithi Srinivas class=jiveImage Alessandro Banzer class=jiveImage Prasant Kumar Paichha

Innovation Management class=jiveImage Alvaro Tejada Galindo

Internet Transaction Server (ITS) class=jiveImage Cristiano Hansen

PowerBuilder Developer Center class=jiveImage Chris Pollach

Process Integration (PI) & SOA Middleware class=jiveImage Eng Swee Yeoh class=jiveImage Praveen Gandepalli class=jiveImage Iñaki Vila

Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) class=jiveImage Christoph Hopf

RESTful Web Services SDK class=jiveImage Daniel Paulsen class=jiveImage Anthony MULLER

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise Developer Center class=jiveImage Bret Halford

SAP Advantage Database Server class=jiveImage Hakan Haslaman

SAP APO – Production Planning, Interfaces and Global ATP class=jiveImage R Brahmankar class=jiveImage Privacy Privacy

SAP Application Interface Framework class=jiveImage Hemant Negi

SAP Business ByDesign class=jiveImage Leo Nishanth A

SAP Business Explorer (SAP BEx) class=jiveImage Amit Singh class=jiveImage Sapna J Kini class=jiveImage Loed Despuig

SAP Business One (Español) class=jiveImage Gerardo Méndez class=jiveImage Felipe Loyola class=jiveImage Agustin Marcos Cividanes

SAP Business One (Português) class=jiveImage Rodrigo da Costa Feula

SAP Business One Application class=jiveImage Nagarajan K class=jiveImage Frank Wang class=jiveImage Kennedy T

SAP Business One Integration Technology class=jiveImage Bastian Schaefer

SAP Business One SDK class=jiveImage DIEGO LOTHER class=jiveImage Edy Simon class=jiveImage Pedro Magueija

SAP Business Process Automation by Redwood class=jiveImage Gerben Blom

SAP Business Rules Management class=jiveImage Christian Lechner class=jiveImage Carsten Ziegler

SAP Business Trends class=jiveImage Christine Donato class=jiveImage Susan Galer class=jiveImage Bernd Leukert

SAP Business Warehouse class=jiveImage CH Raman class=jiveImage Sander van Willigen class=jiveImage peter stockinger

SAP Business Workflow class=jiveImage Rick Bakker class=jiveImage Modak Gupta class=jiveImage Susan Keohan

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office class=jiveImage Tammy Powlas

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio class=jiveImage Tammy Powlas class=jiveImage Ingo Hilgefort class=jiveImage Mike Howles

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence class=jiveImage Amit Kumar class=jiveImage Rogerio Plank class=jiveImage Arijit Das

SAP BW Powered by SAP HANA class=jiveImage Michaela Pastor class=jiveImage Roland Kramer

SAP Certification class=jiveImage Ravi Sankar Venna

SAP Cloud Applications Studio class=jiveImage Horst Schaude class=jiveImage Alessandro Iannacci class=jiveImage Stefan Hagen

SAP Cloud for Customer class=jiveImage Rei Kasai class=jiveImage Chandan Bankar class=jiveImage Suman Saurabh

SAP Crystal Reports class=jiveImage Abhilash Kumar class=jiveImage Dell Stinnett-Christy

SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio class=jiveImage Don Williams class=jiveImage Dell Stinnett-Christy class=jiveImage Ludek Uher

SAP Enterprise Portal class=jiveImage Troy Cronin

SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management (SAP EHS Management) class=jiveImage Christoph Bergemann

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

SAP ERP Financials class=jiveImage Mukthar Ali Ahamed N class=jiveImage Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer class=jiveImage Sanil Bhandari

SAP ERP Financials – Asset Accounting class=jiveImage Mukthar Ali Ahamed N

SAP ERP Financials – Controlling class=jiveImage Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer class=jiveImage Kamal Kumar SAP Consultant/Trainer

SAP ERP Financials – Treasury Applications class=jiveImage Jain Varghese class=jiveImage Grigoriy Babitskiy

SAP ERP HCM Employee Self-Service class=jiveImage Siddharth Rajora class=jiveImage Shankar  Reddy Chamala

SAP ERP HCM Payroll North America class=jiveImage Matt Fraser

SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) class=jiveImage Luke Marson class=jiveImage Tania D’Souza class=jiveImage Sven Ringling

SAP ERP Manufacturing – Production Planning (SAP PP) class=jiveImage Caetano Almeida class=jiveImage R Brahmankar class=jiveImage Rohit Singh

SAP ERP Operations – Quality Management (SAP QM) class=jiveImage Arijit Banerjee class=jiveImage Anand Rao class=jiveImage Craig S

SAP ERP PLM – Classification and Variant Configuration class=jiveImage Ritesh Dube

SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD) class=jiveImage Veselina Peykova class=jiveImage G Lakshmipathi class=jiveImage Kelly Ynoue

SAP Event Management class=jiveImage Vishnu Cheeti class=jiveImage Steffen Georg Butschbacher class=jiveImage Gopi Chandrakesan

SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) class=jiveImage Juergen Pitz class=jiveImage C K REDDY

SAP Fiori class=jiveImage Masayuki Sekihara class=jiveImage Sarbjeet Singh class=jiveImage Tejas Chouhan

SAP for Insurance class=jiveImage Joseph Pacor

SAP for Mill Products & Mining class=jiveImage Jennifer Scholze

SAP for Mobile class=jiveImage Bill Froelich class=jiveImage Tracy Barkley class=jiveImage Stephen Streeter

SAP for Public Sector class=jiveImage Eli Klovski

SAP for Utilities class=jiveImage Amlan Banerjee class=jiveImage Astrid Fiedler

SAP Gateway class=jiveImage Ashwin Dutt R class=jiveImage Andre Fischer

SAP Global Trade Services (GTS) class=jiveImage Dave Willis

SAP GUI class=jiveImage Peter Spielvogel class=jiveImage Steve Rumsby class=jiveImage Tamas Hoznek

SAP HANA and In-Memory Computing class=jiveImage Lars Breddemann class=jiveImage Denys Kempen class=jiveImage Michael Healy

SAP HANA Cloud Platform Developer Center class=jiveImage Rui Nogueira class=jiveImage Vladimir Pavlov class=jiveImage Anton Levin

SAP HANA Developer Center class=jiveImage Florian Pfeffer class=jiveImage Thomas Jung class=jiveImage Lars Breddemann

SAP Identity Management class=jiveImage Matt Pollicove

SAP Integrated Business Planning class=jiveImage Irmhild Kuntze class=jiveImage Alecsandra Ghita

SAP Lumira class=jiveImage Tammy Powlas class=jiveImage Mitesh Patel class=jiveImage Pradeep Kumar

SAP Manufacturing class=jiveImage Alexander Teslyuk class=jiveImage Sergiy Katerinich

SAP MaxDB class=jiveImage Christiane Hienger

SAP Mobile Platform Developer Center class=jiveImage Jitendra Kansal class=jiveImage Midhun VP class=jiveImage Carlos Roggan

SAP NetWeaver Administrator class=jiveImage S Sriram class=jiveImage Isaias Freitas class=jiveImage Ashutosh Chaturvedi

SAP NetWeaver Technology Platform class=jiveImage Clebio Dossa class=jiveImage Daniel Grings class=jiveImage Isaias Freitas

SAP Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver class=jiveImage Vadim Kalinin class=jiveImage Andy Xu class=jiveImage Gersh Voldman

SAP Predictive Analytics class=jiveImage Antoine CHABERT class=jiveImage Andreas Forster

SAP Process Orchestration class=jiveImage Alexander Bundschuh

SAP Project Systems (SAP PS) class=jiveImage Paulo Vitoriano class=jiveImage Ken Melching class=jiveImage Maria Terence

SAP S/4HANA class=jiveImage Sven Denecken class=jiveImage Joerg Wolf class=jiveImage Frank Wagner

SAP S/4HANA Finance class=jiveImage Rishab Bucha

SAP Solution Manager class=jiveImage Rishav Garg class=jiveImage Prakhar Saxena class=jiveImage Barbara Buchholz

SAP Sourcing class=jiveImage Bogdan Toma

SAP Supply Network Collaboration (SAP SNC) class=jiveImage Selim Batur

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) class=jiveImage Marcus Zahn

SAPUI5 Developer Center class=jiveImage Sai Vellanki class=jiveImage Maksim Rashchynski class=jiveImage Dennis Seah

SAP中文社区 (Chinese Language Community) class=jiveImage Kevin Song

SCN Moderators and Space Editors class=jiveImage Moshe Naveh

SCN Support class=jiveImage Jason Lax

Scripting Languages class=jiveImage Stefan Schnell

Semantic Layer class=jiveImage Amit Kumar

Software Logistics class=jiveImage Boris Rubarth

Software Support and Maintenance class=jiveImage Catherine Lynch

SPED & NF-e class=jiveImage Renan Correa class=jiveImage Karen Rodrigues class=jiveImage Jose Nunes

Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) class=jiveImage Laszlo Haladin class=jiveImage Ivy Li

Web Dynpro ABAP class=jiveImage Kiran Kumar Valluru class=jiveImage Gabor Cseh

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello All,

      My Hearty  congratulations to 2015-2016 SCN Topic Leaders'

      @ C K Reddy Garu,

      Its nice to see you in 2015-2016 SCN Topic Leaders 🙂 🙂 .. Keep it Up Sir.

      Warm Regards,

      M M Reddy

      Author's profile photo C K REDDY
      C K REDDY

      Thank you very much ...

      Author's profile photo AndakondaRamudu A
      AndakondaRamudu A

      Congratulation Sir's class= Nagarajan K class= Frank Wang class= Kennedy T

      i'm Happy to See you All


      Author's profile photo AndakondaRamudu A
      AndakondaRamudu A

      Congratulations to ALL leaders and legends


      Author's profile photo Sarbjeet Singh
      Sarbjeet Singh

      Congratulations to everyone on the list..

      Author's profile photo Jeffrey Synoradzki
      Jeffrey Synoradzki

      Congratulations Michael Healy and Troy Cronin!  Well done!

      Author's profile photo Raphael Pacheco
      Raphael Pacheco

      Oks, just saw it now, but I am very happy to see many colleagues here in this list (some even consider as friends, without even know them personally) of which I really like and follow their publications. 😀


      Jürgen L

      Alessandro Banzer

      Alvaro Tejada Galindo

      Eng Swee Yeoh

      Susan Keohan

      Dibyendu Patra

      Matt Fraser

      Caetano Almeida

      Sai Vellanki

      Renan Correa

      The other, success and also that we all continue to always share knowledge. 😀

      Raphael Pacheco.

      Author's profile photo Alessandro Banzer
      Alessandro Banzer

      thanks Raphael 🙂

      Author's profile photo R Sampath Kumar
      R Sampath Kumar

      congratulation to all legends  🙂

      Author's profile photo Prasant Kumar Paichha
      Prasant Kumar Paichha

      Thank you.

      its always pleasure to contribute and learn..

      congrats  Baithi Sriniva  and Alessandro Banzer



      Author's profile photo Anjan Paul
      Anjan Paul

      Congratulation to all topic leaders. Hope will continue to share your expertise.



      Author's profile photo Bhavinkumar Vyas
      Bhavinkumar Vyas

      What about points gained after March 2016?

      Are we going to have same awards in new space if yes than will the points earned after Mar 2016 will be counted from old spcae?

      Bhavin Vyas

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Bhavin, the topic leader contest is no long running. With the change in platform we are no long awarding points, and will roll out a new way to recognize topic expertise. See the overview here:

      More details will be made available with the release of the score.

      Author's profile photo Ravikumar Mangalore
      Ravikumar Mangalore

      Congratulations everyone..