The authors of »SAP Gateway and OData«

Carsten Bönnen

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Carsten Bönnen works for SAP SE as a product management director in the Adoption Enablement Team for SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). 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 the director for technology strategy for the strategic alliance management at Microsoft.

Ludwig Diehl

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Ludwig Diehl is the head of processes and IT at Wilkhahn, the worldwide acting and leading German manufacturer of furniture. In this role, Ludwig is responsible for digitalization, business processes, and IT services and infrastructure. He has previously worked in this field in various roles and at various companies. Ludwig studied business informatics at the University of Applied Sciences FHDW in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. He was a member of the SAP Design Partner Council for SAP Gateway from 2011 to 2013. In this role, he worked with SAP and other partners to improve SAP Gateway.

Volker Drees

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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

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André Fischer is an SAP Champion and has worked in product management for SAP Gateway since the launch of the product in 2011. His current focuses in the product management of the ABAP platform are the ABAP RESTful application programming model and SAP BTP, ABAP environment. After finishing his physics degree at RWTH Aachen University and Heidelberg University, Germany, he started his professional career in 1995 as a technology and security consultant for an SAP partner. In 2004, he joined SAP. Over the past 20 years at SAP, André has focused on the interoperability of SAP NetWeaver and Microsoft technologies, SAP Enterprise Search, single sign-on (SSO), SAP Gateway, the ABAP RESTful application programming model, and SAP BTP, ABAP environment. André is a frequent speaker at conferences, including SAP TechEd, and he has published a multitude of articles and blogs on the SAP Community. With more than 30 years of experience in various SAP technologies, André is a trusted advisor for many SAP customers and partners.

Karsten Strothmann

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Karsten Strothmann is the lead product manager for event-driven integration at SAP SE in Walldorf, Germany. He has 25 years of experience in the software industry, more than 20 of which at SAP. Karsten is currently working on event-driven architectures and SAP’s event-driven technology 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.
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    Event-Driven Architecture with SAP

    Martin Bachmann, Karsten Strothmann

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    Build an end-to-end event-driven landscape! Start with the basics: Understand different types of events and the event-driven model. Then explore the SAP Business Technology Platform services, such as SAP Event Mesh, which support event-driven architecture. Learn to enable and configure More about the book



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