DON C. HOTZ
Mr. Hotz has a deep background with SAP and non-SAP solutions spanning a career of 30 years. In the late 80’s, Don pioneered the first data warehouse for General Dynamics introducing executive information during an era of data starvation. He went on to lead numerous teams for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) to deploy both SAP and non-SAP that included central billing, procurement and financials. Understanding the struggles of a company that grew through acquisitions, Don introduced SAP Business Analytics and Dashboards that provided a “One-CSC” operational view. This was not only key to improving financial reporting and close processes, but significantly reducing company spending introducing millions to the revenue line. In his last years as CIO for CSC he also was credited with the introduction of SAP’s first release of the SAP Mobile Platform. This proved to be key to CSC’s success by allowing remote access to both transaction and analytics via mobile devices. SAP recognizing the value statement of his success story, invited him to join their Global Center of Excellence for Mobility/Reporting/HANA. In this role Don guided SAP’s customers on the best practices for mobile/analytics deployment and maintenance.