The authors of »Practical Guide to SAP NetWeaver PI - Development«

Valentin Nicolescu

Valentin Nicolescu is responsible for the operation of SAP training systems for higher education throughout Germany and for providing SAP training to higher education teachers. Since 2003 he has worked at the SAP University Competence Center (SAP HCC) at the Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany. In addition to his focus on components of the SAP NetWeaver technology platform, he is involved in traditional ERP training with SAP ERP.

Matthias Heiler

Matthias Heiler is a solution sales executive at SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany, where his focus area is service-oriented architectures, particularly integration platforms and business process management. Previously, he worked as a mainframe application developer in the aviation industry, and then as a project manager on international projects in the areas of banking and automotive for a US consulting firm. He has worked at SAP since 1995, first as a trainer in the area of SAP Basis (R/2 and R/3), and then in the Sales area. He also lectures on business processes with SAP systems at the International University of Bruchsal, Germany.

Florian Visintin

Florian Visintin is a development consultant working mainly in the area of SAP NetWeaver. He studied information technology, with economics as his minor subject, at Technische Universität München. During his studies, he worked at a number of companies, including Pentos AG, in the area of Lotus Notes, focusing on SAP NetWeaver PI.

Burkhardt Funk

Professor Burkhardt Funk is a professor of information management at the University of Lüneburg, Germany. His areas of work include the business process-oriented integration of business IT systems and the application of web service-based technologies. He is also a managing partner of the Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsinformatik Lüneburg mbH (Lüneburg Society for Information Management (GWIL)), the main activity of which is carrying out development-intensive projects in the SAP area.

Holger Wittges

Dr. Holger Wittges is the operations head of the SAP Hochschul Competence Center (SAP University Competence Center (SAP HCC)) at Technische Universität München. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Hohenheim, Germany, under the supervision of Professor Krcmar and with the topic “Connecting Business Process Modeling and Workflow Implementation”. He then worked for three years as an IT project leader with debitel AG in Stuttgart, Germany. His current research areas are standard software, service-oriented architectures, and performance metrics in ERP systems. He is also a certified Technology Consultant for SAP NetWeaver—Enterprise Portal & Knowledge Management.

Benedikt Kleine Stegemann

Benedikt Kleine Stegemann is a development consultant with GWIL GmbH and works mainly on development projects in the SAP area. He studied information management at the University of Lüneburg, Germany. During his studies, he also worked for a number of companies, including Infracor GmbH (Degussa group) and Airbus Deutschland GmbH in Hamburg.

Peter Niemeyer

Professor Peter Niemeyer is a professor of information management at the University of Lüneburg, Germany. At the Institute for Electronic Business Processes, his areas of work include application development on the basis of ERP systems, and the business process-oriented integration of business IT systems. He is also a managing partner of the Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsinformatik Lüneburg mbH (Lüneburg Society for Information Management (GWIL)), the main activity of which is carrying out development-intensive projects in the SAP area.

Thomas Morandell

Thomas Morandell is a development consultant at SPV AG, and focuses mainly on products of the SAP NetWeaver platform. He studied information technology, with mathematics as his minor subject, at Technische Universität München. During his studies he worked at a number of companies, including OSRAM GmbH.

Harald Kienegger

Harald Kienegger is a research assistant at the Department of Information Systems with Dr. Helmut Krcmar at Technische Universität München. Here, he works on a SAP research project, the Center for Very Large Business Applications (CVLBA), and also provides application support for SAP systems. He is a certified SAP solution consultant for SAP ERP 6.0, with a focus on SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1. He studied business administration at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Saxony). During his studies he specialized in the information systems field, wrote his thesis on the subject of XML-based derivatives, and committed himself to his research and teaching.