Timo Elliott is an SAP Innovation Evangelist and an international conference speaker who has presented to business and IT audiences in over forty countries around the world. A 22-year veteran of SAP BusinessObjects, Timo works closely with SAP development and innovation centers around the world on new technology directions. His popular Business Analytics blog at timoelliott.com tracks innovation in analytics and social media, including topics such as Big Data, collaborative decision-making, and social analytics. Prior to Business Objects, Timo was a computer consultant in Hong Kong and led analytics projects for Shell in New Zealand. He holds a first-class honors degree in Economics with Statistics from Bristol University, England.