Venkata Durgi comes to the department with expertise from Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Nike and Hanes. Most recently, he was a senior SAP Analyst in the materials management and sales and distribution modules at Neovia Logistics. With over 11 years of experience, he got his start in SAP by working on the Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals sales team. He currently works as a Configuration Coordinator in the Business Consulting Division of Dallas Water Utilities on the Business Analysis and Support team.
By joining the City of Dallas, Venkata says it is a great opportunity to work in the Industry Specific Solution for Utilities space.
“My previous experience was in the corporate section, now I can expand my work in city government,” he said.
Venkata grew up in Khammam, India, known for its history and cultural richness. Located on the Munneru River banks, the 1000-year old Khamman Fort is a major tourist attraction. Venkata completed his master’s in science from Tellakula Jalayya Polisetty Somasundaram College in Guntur, India.
He plans to get his certification in SAP S/4 Hanna, SAP’s latest offering designed to be simpler to use and easier to administer. The S/4 Hanna platform helps users resolve more complex problems and process larger amounts of data than earlier SAP releases.
Venkata says when he is not working, he likes to read, spend time with his family, and plans to travel to Europe.
Francisco Valiterra is a new SAP Configuration Coordinator
Francisco Valtierra is a new Configuration Coordinator on the Data Management team. In his new role, Francisco is responsible for Business Warehouse reports, ad-hoc analysis, and data archiving. A Dallas native, he attended Mountain View Community College and the University of North Texas.
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Francisco says he was attracted to SAP because it is a global application and is used by a wide range of companies. Prior to working for the City, he was with Toyota Commercial Finance. “I was a Master Data Specialist where I was responsible for data cleansing, queries and reports to our stakeholders”.
He is a big movie and music fan. When asked what his favorite movie is, he said, “Tough question, depending on the day. I think my favorite movie is Terminator 2: Judgement Day. But that can easily change!”
Francisco’s bucket list includes travel to Europe South America and winning the lottery.