Richard Bremer works in SAP HANA product management and has been involved with SAP in-memory technologies since 2008. He started as a support consultant for SAP BW Accelerator, and moved to the SAP HANA topic in 2010, working in the RIG / Customer Solution Adoption (CSA) team. He led the global SAP HANA CSA program before moving on to SAP HANA product management. Richard has supported dozens of SAP HANA implementation projects with expertise in data modeling, security, database administration, and system landscape design. He enjoys sharing knowledge and teaching front-line technologies to SAP consultants, customers, and partners. He is a frequent contributor to SAP TechEd events and SAP User Group meetings.
Lars Breddemann is an SAP HANA product expert and SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer who has worked with SAP and databases since 1998. Having worked in SAP AGS product support since 2003, he has experience with multiple database technologies (Oracle, SAP MaxDB/liveCache), SAP Business Warehouse, and, since 2010, SAP HANA. In 2011, he moved to the Customer Solution Adoption (CSA) team, where he assumed the role of SAP HANA expert. Specializing in core database technology, development, supportability, and performance analysis, Lars educated hundreds of users, partners, and colleagues and has been called into projects around the globe as the go-to authority. Lars is an acclaimed SAP TechEd speaker, a leading SCN contributor and moderator, and was appointed as one of the first SAP HANA Distinguished Engineers in 2012.