Having spent over 25 years improving business operations with SAP and other industry technologies as both a customer and as a consultant, Paul Kurchina is a Connector, Analyst and Community Catalyst focused on the SAP and the SAP Ecosystem. 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 a large network of stakeholders, Paul proactively seeks to bring people together who will benefit from sharing 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 (Americas’ SAP Users Group) in 1993, Paul has held volunteer leadership positions in multiple communities. He has served two terms on the ASUG Board of Directors.