Who We Are

SISU Limited was founded in January 2007 with the aim of offering high quality migration products and services to SAP consultancies and SAP customers.

Our main focus is the development of BC2XI™, an application that automates much of the migration from SAP Business Connector to SAP's PI (formerly XI) platform.

SISU has worked with customers in Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United States and New Zealand and is constantly talking to new potential partners and customers in the market who are looking for high value solutions that match their requirements.


Our Team

The core team is built up from a mix of SAP integration specialists with a solid base of experience with SAP XI/PI dating back to the beginning of 2003, and experienced software product developers.


Kalle Pokkinen

Kalle has his roots in the Java and Oracle world. He has worked for and with companies like Oracle, Nokia, Sony-Ericsson and Philips. In 2003 he moved across to the SAP Integration and J2EE world where he was the lead developer for the first Nordic XI 2.0 ramp-up project. Since then he has worked with a number of large scale customers assisting them with enterprise architecture and SAP J2EE products like Internet Sales.

Mob. 64 21 0226 0256


Jukka Saralehto

Jukka is a highly experienced XI/PI consultant. He has worked continuously with SAP XI/PI in Finland and UK since the beginning of 2003 and prior to that was working as a SAP BC Integration consultant. Apart from working with the BC2XI™ products Jukka is actively working with large scale PI customers, assisting them with their SAP PI architecture and design. Jukka has also taught most existing SAP BC and PI related courses throughout Europe.

Tel. 358 45 652 8782



Dr Gavin Griffith-Jones

Gavin has worked in IT for ten years, holding a variety of roles as application architect and software developer. His working career has taken him around the world where he has had the opportunity to work as a consultant with both large multinational consultancies as well as smaller local agencies. He has a background which introduced him to SAP in the late 90's.

Tel. 64 4 802 4081



Glen Wallace

Glen has a background in mission critical and complex software development and design. His key strengths are in core system development. Glen has technical oversight of the BC2XI™ products and is constantly working towards a better quality solution, evaluating new technologies and SAP product features to create better solutions for the end customer. Glen has extensive experience working in the de-regulated utilities sector.


Our Advisory Board

Our advisory board members all have extensive ICT experience and have held a variety of senior positions in the industry.

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Michael Elwood-Smith BE(Hons), MIET, CEng

Michael is Business Strategist supporting the Sisu team grow global business. Sisu is a resident at CreativeHQ, Wellington’s leading business incubator where as Business Advisor, Michael works alongside exciting and innovative startup high-growth potential companies aspiring to global markets. Via his advisory services company GOA (NZ) Ltd, Michael works with select NZ-based companies to establish offshore markets, optimize business performance and accelerate growth.

Michael’s experience is primarily within the ICT industry in New Zealand and Europe. Past roles include CEO NetworkAdvantage Corp (New Zealand) leading a satellite communications export company. SVP Product Management at The Fantastic Corporation (Switzerland) marketing multimedia software through the dotcom boom years. Director Applications Engineering for Scientific Atlanta Europe (UK) building cable television systems in Europe and Transmission Engineer, Telecom New Zealand.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Hons) from University of Canterbury, a Chartered Engineer (UK) and Member of Institute Electronics & Technology.


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Marcel van den Assum

Marcel van den Assum has held senior executive positions in both customer and supplier roles within the Information Systems industry including Managing Principal, Unisys NZ and Chief Information Officer, Fonterra. He has worked with major private sector and public sector organizations leading transformational programmes and outsourcing engagements. Although his home is in New Zealand, Marcel has spent many years working overseas in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. For the last three years, he has focused on a governance career as a Professional Director and Independent Advisor.


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Alick Wilson

Alick Wilson is an independent management and ICT consultant. He is a former director of Intelligroup, Inc, a US based SAP partner and global provider of IT professional services. He was co-founder of Azimuth Consulting Limited, which became New Zealand's largest independent ICT consulting company, with offices in New Zealand, Australia and Asia. Azimuth was later acquired by Intelligroup, Inc. Earlier in his career Alick had varied roles as marketing services manager, salesman, systems consultant, systems engineer and scientist.