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Dr. Werner Hopf

Dr. Hopf is responsible for setting the company’s strategic corporate direction   and is the Archiving Principal at Dolphin. With more than 20 years experience in the information technology industry, 14 focused in SAP, Dr. Hopf specializes   in SAP Information Lifecycle Management initiatives including Data and Document archiving, SAP Archive Link Storage Solutions and Business Process solutions. His experience spans both large and mid-sized companies across all major SAP modules. Having worked on SAP projects across North America and Europe, he has extensive experience in global markets and is well known for his expertise.

Dr. Hopf earned a Masters of Computer Science degree and a PhD in Business Administration from Regensburg University, Germany.

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Art Smithson

Mr. Smithson is Director of Imaging Applications and Senior Solution Architect at Dolphin. He focuses on SAP ArchiveLink and content management solutions and is responsible for designing, implementing and managing implementations and migrations of document imaging and archiving solutions involving multiple systems and interfaces. Mr. Smithson embraces both the operational and technical aspects of projects which enable him to address the most complex business and technical requirements. Having overseen more than 200 customer initiatives, he has participated in projects involving nearly all modules of SAP.

Previously Mr. Smithson was Principal Consultant at IXOS Software/Open Text and has 25 years of diverse experience in global IT management, technical instruction, and program management primarily focused on content acquisition storage, and delivery.

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Vishal Awasthi

Vishal Awasthi is the Chief Technology Officer at Dolphin. He brings more than 15 years of solution architecture, product management and professional services background to Dolphin, and oversees the development of Dolphin products. Mr. Awasthi specializes in designing, implementing and supporting SAP centric enterprise business and information management solutions and has brought many of these products to market. Having worked on projects across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, he has extensive experience in international assignments.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering.

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Cindy Dobson

With over 25 years of successful enterprise solutions sales management experience, Ms. Dobson brings a customer focused approach to Dolphin’s Sales & Business Development teams. Her extensive experience includes building successful teams for both ERP and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution providers. Prior to joining Dolphin, Ms. Dobson spent 14 years at OpenText in various roles including Regional Sales VP, Channels Director and Field Marketing Director. Other experience has included leadership roles for ERP VAR’s. Her teams have consistently delivered for their customers by concentrating on developing key senior management relationships and providing solutions with clear, critical business value. Her focus has always been on achieving high client satisfaction by a deep understanding of an organization’s requirements and developing value based solutions by combining the right products and services with on-going support. Ms. Dobson studied Business Administration at Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. Linkedin
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Brian Shannon

As Dolphin’s Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Shannon is focused on business processes and financial solutions to maximize return on investment. He has more than 20 years of SAP experience and his background includes thought leadership, knowledge management, project management, training and SAP consulting with extensive experience in the automotive and manufacturing sectors as well as oil and gas, retail and utility verticals. Mr. Shannon’s industry and finance experience includes positions as a National Credit Manager, International Finance Manager, Corporate Banking Credit Analyst and Financial Strategist. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Manitoba, and an MBA in International Finance from the University of South Florida.

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Philippe André

Mr. André is responsible for the operation of Dolphin Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dolphin Enterprise Solutions Corporation dba Dolphin. Mr. André’s focus is on expanding Dolphin’s footprint for solutions that enhance SAP applications in North America. With more than 15 years of experience in the information technology industry and the SAP environment, Mr. André specializes in data lifecycle management and business process solutions. His experience spans both large and mid-sized companies across North America and in Europe. Mr. André earned a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University.

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Dr. Werner Hopf

Dr. Hopf is responsible for setting the company’s strategic corporate direction   and is the Archiving Principal at Dolphin. With more than 20 years experience in the information technology industry, 14 focused in SAP, Dr. Hopf specializes   in SAP Information Lifecycle Management initiatives including Data and Document archiving, SAP Archive Link Storage Solutions and Business Process solutions. His experience spans both large and mid-sized companies across all major SAP modules. Having worked on SAP projects across North America and Europe, he has extensive experience in global markets and is well known for his expertise.

Dr. Hopf earned a Masters of Computer Science degree and a PhD in Business Administration from Regensburg University, Germany.

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Art Smithson

Mr. Smithson is Director of Imaging Applications and Senior Solution Architect at Dolphin. He focuses on SAP ArchiveLink and content management solutions and is responsible for designing, implementing and managing implementations and migrations of document imaging and archiving solutions involving multiple systems and interfaces. Mr. Smithson embraces both the operational and technical aspects of projects which enable him to address the most complex business and technical requirements. Having overseen more than 200 customer initiatives, he has participated in projects involving nearly all modules of SAP.

Previously Mr. Smithson was Principal Consultant at IXOS Software/Open Text and has 25 years of diverse experience in global IT management, technical instruction, and program management primarily focused on content acquisition storage, and delivery.

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Vishal Awasthi

Vishal Awasthi is the Chief Technology Officer at Dolphin. He brings more than 15 years of solution architecture, product management and professional services background to Dolphin, and oversees the development of Dolphin products.

Mr. Awasthi specializes in designing, implementing and supporting SAP centric enterprise business and information management solutions and has brought many of these products to market. Having worked on projects across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, he has extensive experience in international assignments.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering.

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Cindy Dobson

With over 25 years of successful enterprise solutions sales management experience, Ms. Dobson brings a customer focused approach to Dolphin’s Sales & Business Development teams. Her extensive experience includes building successful teams for both ERP and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution providers.

Prior to joining Dolphin, Ms. Dobson spent 14 years at OpenText in various roles including Regional Sales VP, Channels Director and Field Marketing Director. Other experience has included leadership roles for ERP VAR’s. Her teams have consistently delivered for their customers by concentrating on developing key senior management relationships and providing solutions with clear, critical business value. Her focus has always been on achieving high client satisfaction by a deep understanding of an organization’s requirements and developing value based solutions by combining the right products and services with on-going support.

Ms. Dobson studied Business Administration at Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky.

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Brian Shannon

As Dolphin’s Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Shannon is focused on business processes and financial solutions to maximize return on investment. He has more than 20 years of SAP experience and his background includes thought leadership, knowledge management, project management, training and SAP consulting with extensive experience in the automotive and manufacturing sectors as well as oil and gas, retail and utility verticals.

Mr. Shannon’s industry and finance experience includes positions as a National Credit Manager, International Finance Manager, Corporate Banking Credit Analyst and Financial Strategist. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Manitoba, and an MBA in International Finance from the University of South Florida.

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Philippe André

Mr. André is responsible for the operation of Dolphin Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dolphin Enterprise Solutions Corporation dba Dolphin. Mr. André’s focus is on expanding Dolphin’s footprint for solutions that enhance SAP applications in North America. With more than 15 years of experience in the information technology industry and the SAP environment, Mr. André specializes in data lifecycle management and business process solutions. His experience spans both large and mid-sized companies across North America and in Europe.

Mr. André earned a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University.

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