About the Author
Before joining SAP, Andreas held various research, technology, and business positions around the world, among them principal research scientist at the DSTC (Brisbane, Australia), chief scientist at Borland (San Mateo, CA), and CTO and cofounder of Mspect Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA).
Andreas holds MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Andreas previously published three books on CORBA and Enterprise Java Beans with Wiley.
Ian Kimbell joined SAP in the marketing organization in February 1998, where he held several positions in industry and solution marketing, which culminated in developing the SAP Solution Maps and marketing mySAP.com Ian then spent a two-year assignment in the SAP Chairman’s office as a board assistant before moving on to development as VP for mySAP ERP Strategy and Business Development for mySAP ERP 2004. He has now returned to marketing and is vice president of Solution Marketing for mySAP ERP.
Before joining SAP, Ian held various international IT and marketing positions during his 11-year tenure with DuPont.
Ian has become well known at the SAPPHIRE conferences in recent years, where he has regularly appeared in the keynote presentations, demonstrating the mySAP Business Suite.
Ian holds two business degrees, including a British Bachelor of Arts with honors in European Business and a German Diplom Betriebswirt.