The authors of »SAP Gateway and OData«
Carsten Bönnen works for SAP SE within the strategic Product Management for SAP Cloud Platform. He received his MA in computer linguistics and artificial intelligence in Germany in 2001 and started working at SAP that same year. Initially a Java developer and trainer, he soon became a consultant and led strategic projects in the then-new field of enterprise portals. Since 2002, he has worked as a product manager for SAP NetWeaver Portal, SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer, SAP Gateway, and SAP API Management. For another four years, he has worked as director for technology strategy for the Strategic Alliance Management at Microsoft.
Volker Drees studied electrical engineering at Fachhochschule in Wiesbaden, Germany, and holds a degree in communications engineering (Nachrichtentechnik). He began his SAP career in 1998 in the consulting department and has experience in a number of areas: ABAP development, R/3 implementations, mySAP CRM, mobile sales, mobile asset management, and mobile infrastructure. He recently worked as a regional group expert for mobile applications in the Business User and Information Worker Division at SAP. Currently, Volker works at SAP SE as a product expert for SAP Gateway and the ABAP programming model for SAP Fiori in the Products & Innovation, Core Platform Division.
André Fischer is an SAP Technology Ambassador and has worked in product management for SAP Gateway since the launch of the product in 2011. After finishing his physics degree at RWTH Aachen University and Heidelberg University, Germany, he started his professional career in 1995 as a technology consultant for an SAP partner. From 1999 to 2000, he was responsible as the co-managing director for a newly founded joint venture outsourcing company for setting up a data center, and his technical expertise contributed to the company becoming a certified SAP hosting partner. As of 2002, André specialized in SAP security consulting, and, in 2004, he joined SAP. Over the past 10 years at SAP, André has focused on the interoperability of SAP NetWeaver and Microsoft technologies, SAP Enterprise Search, single sign-on (SSO), and SAP Gateway. André is a frequent speaker at conferences, including SAP TechEd, has published a multitude of articles and blogs on the SAP Community, and became the SCN Topic Lead for SAP Gateway multiple times. With more than 20 years of experience in various SAP technologies, André is a trusted advisor for many SAP customers and partners.
Ludwig Heinz is the CIO of Wilkhahn, the worldwide acting and leading German manufacturer of furniture. He studied business informatics at the University of Applied Sciences FHDW in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, and has worked as an ABAP and mobile developer at itelligence AG in Cologne since 2006. Ludwig was a member of the SAP Design Partner Council for SAP Gateway from 2011 to 2013. In this role, he worked with SAP AG and other partners to improve SAP Gateway. He was also the CIO of the recycling company Theo Steil GmbH from 2014 until the beginning of 2019. In addition, Ludwig works as a college lecturer and supports students working on their bachelor thesis with focus on mobile UI.
Karsten Strothmann is a Product Manager and evangelist for SAP Cloud Platform at SAP SE in Walldorf, Germany. He has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, 18 of which at SAP. Karsten is currently working on event-driven architectures and SAP’s serverless ecosystem. Previously, Karsten worked on SAP Gateway for 6 years, from its very beginnings through to its fruition. During his career, he has applied himself to highly varied roles from product management, to development, to quality assurance, to consulting. This has given him a holistic view of both software creation and its usage. Karsten holds a master’s degree in computer science from Technical University Dortmund, Germany.