The authors of »SAP BW: Administration and Performance Optimization«

Joe Darlak

Joe Darlak, director at COMERIT, Inc., has been successfully implementing SAP BW at clients since 1998, including several large-scale, full lifecycle global rollouts. He has significant experience increasing the capacity, reliability, and performance of SAP BI systems, defining and implementing processes and controls to stabilize service and mitigate risk, and improving the competency and skill sets of implementation and client service teams.

Recently, he has architected one of the largest SAP BW migrations to SAP HANA on record, and has been instrumental in defining best practices for SAP HANA at Fortune 100 clients. Over the past decade, he has presented at multiple conferences on various SAP BW performance tuning topics. He is a former principal consultant in the iAnalytics practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds a masters of business administration from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen, director of Business Intelligence International at COMERIT, Inc., was part of the SAP BW Regional Implementation group at SAP that initially rolled out SAP BW. He is an internationally recognized subject matter expert in business intelligence, a contributing author of international BI journals, and a frequent speaker at SAP and BI-related conferences. His leadership at COMERIT helped Tetra Pak win the Gartner Award of BI Excellence in 2009. Jesper has supported multi-year global projects as the lead architect with companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, Statoil, Ericsson, Tetra Pak, Shell, BHP Billiton, and McKesson, among others.