My Sapphire Experience as an HDE

  I have had very technically focused roles throughout my career and thus have attended many SAP TechEds and not so many Sapphires. In fact, I attended my first Sapphire this year (2016). I would venture to guess that because of my involvement with the HANA Distinguished Engineer (HDE) program, that my first Sapphire experience […]

What’s in my travel bag

Anyone that travels has acquired a series of gadgets, gotos and utility items that they have found to make life easier while on the road. This is a list of items that stay in my travel bag and that I have found to be very useful in one way or another during my travels. In some […]

ABAP to HANA SSL connection

Configure ABAP to HANA SSL connection I worked on a CRM on HANA project where one of the requirements was to encrypt all traffic on any system that contained customer information, even the traffic between the ASCS and HANA. This is sort of documented starting on 5.3.1.2 of the HANA SP9 Security Guide, but it […]

BW on HANA hybrid cloud implementation

I’ve been working on SAP customer projects in cloud-like environments for the past several years. A large portion of these have been BW on HANA in the cloud. Customers will very often point the finger at HANA as the cause of performance issues after moving their BW to HANA and into the cloud, but HANA […]

People love to help

Note: Published this on LinkedIn October 2014.   On almost a daily basis, I am asked for advice or help from colleagues and former colleagues. I don’t think this is because they think I know so much, but because they think that I probably know someone who does. I don’t remember the last time I […]

Put in the effort

Note: I wrote this in late 2012 and posted on SAP Community Network   “In sports, the only thing a player can truly control is effort. The same applies to business. The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort.”  – Mark Cuban When I started writing this […]