Having spent 25 years improving business operations in SAP and other industry technologies, Paul Kurchina is now a Community Builder and Evangelist with Americas' SAP User Group (ASUG). He focuses on the role of The Connector, as Malcolm Gladwell defines it in The Tipping Point: "People in a community who know large numbers of people and who are in the habit of making introductions.” Taking a broad view of the overall industry and using a large network of stakeholders, Paul proactively seeks to bring people together who will benefit from sharing their mutual experiences and business know-how. And as Industry Analyst, he keeps track of developments in existing and new technologies to improve business performance of corporations. Since joining ASUG in 1993, Paul has held leadership positions in multiple groups, including utilities, plant maintenance, center of excellence, enterprise architecture, and enterprise portals. He served twice on the ASUG Board of Directors.