Meet the Advisory Committee

To support the content selection process for Biz.ONE, we have brought together an amazing team of industry leaders who help us review each abstract submitted and select the innovative stories that will form our agenda. The committee members volunteer their time to support the conference production team and help to enhance the overall conference experience of all attendees.

Thank you to our dedicated Advisory Committee for its continued support of the Biz.ONE Conference!

Richard Duffy

CEO, SMB Solutions

Chris Walker

Director, IT & Business Applications , Heat Transfer Research, Inc. (HTRI)

Robert Markley, Jr.

Business School Lecturer , Saint Vincent College

Carl Lewis

Chief SAP Business One Ambassador , Vision 33

Biography

As Vision33’s Chief SAP Business One Ambassador Carl Lewis has worked with and influenced thousands of users around the world not only in his role with Vision33, but also as an ASUG Volunteer and founder of what has become the Biz.One Conference.  Carl is also the host of Wed Web Chat, a…
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Korey Lind

CEO, Third Wave

Cristina Ramirez

SAP Administrator, Gaumard Scientific

Biography

M. Cristina Ramirez is a Biomedical Engineer and MBA graduate from FIU. She has been working at Gaumard Scientific since 2007, first as an engineer and following the company’s decision to implement SAP B1 in 2013, as the database administrator and manager of the SAP department. She was born and…
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Daniel Phelps

Application Architect, HTRI

Biography

Daniel works as the application architect at Heat Transfer Research Inc. (HTRI). He recently led a full-scale migration to SAP HANA® for the organization and managed the process nearly entirely by himself. His technical skills and prowess have led to many improvements at HTRI and advances using the service layer.…
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Joe Leimer

Senior Director of Technology, Design Resources Inc.

Biography

Joe is the senior director of technology at Design Resources Inc. With five unique businesses operating under DRI’s umbrella, Joe has a hand in the IT strategy in multiple arenas. He has a passion for working with small to medium businesses to help them grow by developing technology leadership within…
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Steve Lipton

CIO, Scientific Device Laboratory

Biography

Steve is the CIO at Scientific Device Laboratory. He administers and oversees its SAP Business One® implementation and the many IT projects running concurrently. Steve has a passion for education and training, which he pursues through the creation of LinkedIn training videos (previously Linda). He received his Bachelor of Arts…
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Darek Niton

Senior Manager of Customer Relations Business One, SAP

Biography

Darek Niton has spent over a decade in the SAP Business One space. Prior to joining SAP, Darek worked within the partner channel in a variety of roles, and keenly understands the many challenges frequently experienced by emerging enterprises.  At SAP, Darek works closely with our partners and internal SAP teams to…
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Meet the Advisory Committee

As Vision33’s Chief SAP Business One Ambassador Carl Lewis has worked with and influenced thousands of users around the world not only in his role with Vision33, but also as an ASUG Volunteer and founder of what has become the Biz.One Conference.  Carl is also the host of Wed Web Chat, a bi-weekly video broadcast regarding SAP Business One – some episodes have been viewed  over 50,000 times.  In 2019 Carl began hosting the “Connected Enterprise Podcast” as well.  Also bi-weekly, if you want to know what others are thinking about technology today this is a great resource.  In just six months the broadcast has been downloaded over one thousand times. 

Meet the Advisory Committee

Meet the Advisory Committee

M. Cristina Ramirez is a Biomedical Engineer and MBA graduate from FIU. She has been working at Gaumard Scientific since 2007, first as an engineer and following the company’s decision to implement SAP B1 in 2013, as the database administrator and manager of the SAP department. She was born and raised in Venezuela, is passionate about traveling and practices CrossFit and Yoga to relieve stress and find balance in her busy schedule.

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Daniel works as the application architect at Heat Transfer Research Inc. (HTRI). He recently led a full-scale migration to SAP HANA® for the organization and managed the process nearly entirely by himself. His technical skills and prowess have led to many improvements at HTRI and advances using the service layer. When he’s not designing new applications for his coworkers, you can find him playing guitar or spending time with his three children.

Meet the Advisory Committee

Joe is the senior director of technology at Design Resources Inc. With five unique businesses operating under DRI’s umbrella, Joe has a hand in the IT strategy in multiple arenas. He has a passion for working with small to medium businesses to help them grow by developing technology leadership within each organization. After growing up in a rural farming community, Joe received his Bachelor of Science in computer engineering technology from DeVry University in 2005 and went on to work for a multitude of organizations, helping to shape and grow their technology strategies.

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Steve is the CIO at Scientific Device Laboratory. He administers and oversees its SAP Business One® implementation and the many IT projects running concurrently. Steve has a passion for education and training, which he pursues through the creation of LinkedIn training videos (previously Linda). He received his Bachelor of Arts in computer science from Knox College in 1988 and then a Master of Education from Loyola University Chicago. He also holds a Master of Science in Jewish studies from the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. You can probably find Steve tinkering with the newest technology or creating a video to help others learn how to access their creative potential in technology.

Meet the Advisory Committee

Darek Niton has spent over a decade in the SAP Business One space. Prior to joining SAP, Darek worked within the partner channel in a variety of roles, and keenly understands the many challenges frequently experienced by emerging enterprises.  At SAP, Darek works closely with our partners and internal SAP teams to maximize customer experience.