About the Author
Carsten B nnen received his M.A. 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. By the end of 2002, he became a product manager for SAP NetWeaver Portal. A year later, he took on responsibility for a new product, which later became known as Visual Composer; subsequently, he managed the complete UI topic in this area. Looking for a new challenge in 2008, he joined the Microsoft Strategic Alliance Management group, which oversees the strategic alliance between SAP and Microsoft. Carsten remained in this role for four years before he joined the SAP NetWeaver Gateway product management team in 2012. Beyond his business-specific activities at SAP, he founded the first SAP karate group in 2005, which he continues to lead today. 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, for Duet as well as for Alloy, (formerly known as "Atlantic") in the Business User and Information Worker Division at SAP. Currently, Volker works as a product expert for SAP NetWeaver Gateway in the Information Worker Division. Andr Fischer has worked in product management for SAP NetWeaver 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 for setting up a data center as the co-managing director for a newly founded joint venture outsourcing company, and his technical expertise contributed to the company becoming a certified SAP hosting partner. As of 2002, Andr specialized in SAP security consulting and in 2004 he joined the newly created Collaboration Technology Support Center Microsoft at SAP AG. Over the last ten years at SAP, Andr has focused on the interoperability of SAP NetWeaver and Microsoft technologies, SAP Enterprise Search, SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On, and SAP NetWeaver Gateway. Andr is a frequent speaker at conferences, including SAP TechEd, and has published a multitude of articles and blogs on the SAP Community Network. In 2013, he became SCN Topic Leader 2012-2013 for the category SAP NetWeaver Gateway. He is co-author of the SAP PRESS book SAP NetWeaver/.NET Interoperability. With almost 20 years of experience in various SAP technologies, Andr is a trusted advisor for many SAP customers and partners. Ludwig Heinz studied business informatics at the University of Applied Sciences FHDW in Bergisch Gladbach, and has worked as an ABAP and mobile developer at itelligence AG since 2006. Ludwig has been a member of the SAP Design Partner Council for SAP NetWeaver Gateway since 2011. In addition, he works as a college lecturer and supports students working on bachelor's theses with focuses on mobile UI technologies. Karsten Strothmann is the global head of SAP NetWeaver Gateway CPS at SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany. He has 15 years of experience in the software industry, 13 of those at SAP. Before joining SAP NetWeaver Gateway in 2010, he worked on diverse topics such as mobile, SAP SRM, and SAP NetWeaver Portal. During his career he has applied himself to highly varied roles in product management, development, quality assurance, and consulting, which has enabled him to acquire a holistic view of both software creation and its usage. Karsten holds a master's degree in Computer Science from Dortmund University, Germany.