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    June 24, 2021

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    Avantra Summit Basis Awards

    Basis Innovation Awards

    Sponsored by Google Cloud

    Avantra's Basis Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate the people, IT leaders and their teams, who are using innovation to push the status quo of SAP Operations. We created this program to hear, understand and share inspirational success stories with the community, ultimately showing the power of SAP Operations teams in transforming businesses.

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    The Avantra Summit is an enlightening, exciting and collaborative virtual event
    to explore all things SAP and reach new heights together.


    Michael Harding

    Partner Manager, SAP Strategy & Architecture, Google

    Michael drives value for the SAP Customer base on Google Cloud, leveraging GCP's extensive cloud service offerings alongside the vast Partner ecosystem.

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    Emily Tippins

    Chief Marketing Officer, Avantra

    Emily is a certified brand specialist with experience in building DevOps and IT Enterprise brands. Emily brings purposeful branding designed to resonate with the real technological and business challenges facing modern enterprises, building long-term relationships with influencers, partners, customers, and prospects. Emily is passionate about enterprise software and the advancement of women in tech.


    Marius Poskus

    IT Security Operations Analyst, Domino's

    Marius is a Cyber Security expert mainly focusing on building high-performing SOCs, expanding DFIR capabilities, aligning vulnerability management with threat intelligence, and bringing a security focus to cloud adoption. Marius has presented at a number of conferences about Cyber Security Operations and Mitre Att&ck integration.

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    Josh Greenbaum

    Industry Expert & Consultant

    Josh has over 30 years of experience in the industry as a computer programmer, systems analyst, author, consultant, and industry analyst. He has helped pioneer coverage of the enterprise software market for the likes of Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sybase, among many others.

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    Brenton O'Callaghan

    Chief Customer Officer, Avantra

    From Cork in Ireland, he has spent over a decade in the SAP world across multiple companies, roles and geographies. Brenton has a deep background in Computer Science.


    Bernd Engist

    Chief Technology Officer, Avantra

    Since Avantra’s inception nineteen years ago Bernd has been leading its technology vision and product development, ensuring innovation and top-notch quality. Bernd has an MA in electrical and electronics engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

    John Appleby

    John Appleby

    Chief Executive Officer, Avantra

    Prior to Avantra John served as the Global Head of DDM/HANA Center of Excellence at SAP and as the Global Head of SAP HANA solutions at Bluefin Solutions, subsequently acquired by Mindtree. John is a recognized thought leader in the SAP market and was part of SAP’s Mentors Group. John holds an MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

    Summit schedule

    Eastern Standard Time (EST)

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

    Emily Tippins and Max Aliprandi
    CEO Keynote

    John Appleby, interviewed by Josh Greenbaum

    Google Cloud

    Michael Harding, Brenton O'Callaghan
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    Guest Speaker
    Marius Poskus
    Partner Integration Story

    To be announced

    Innovation through Automation for SAP

    Bernd Engist and Brenton O'Callaghan

    Basis Roundtable Discussion
    Basis Innovation Awards

    Sponsored by Google Cloud

    Ask the audience: Panel Q&A

    All speakers


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    Relive the 2020 Summit

    Watch the Summit from December 2020 on-demand now. Keynote speakers include Shivvy Jervis, John Appleby, Brenton O'Callaghan and Michael Harding.

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