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Monday 15 April 2019
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Conference Opening & Welcome
8:40 AM - 8:50 AM
Opening Statement by Cathy Smith from SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd.
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM
Think Outside: Innovation Inspired by Nature
HRPTECFINBA
Claire Janisch
Director BiomimicrySA, Founder Biomimicry for Africa Foundation, Syntropy Pty Ltd.
9:35 AM - 10:15 AM
Central Finance - Digital Transformation Using S/4HANA
FIN
Javaid Awan
Global Solution Owner for S/4HANA Finance, SAP (UK)
9:35 AM - 10:15 AM
Highlights of the SAP Roadmap for our HCM Solutions
HRP
David Ludlow
Group Vice President, SAP Labs, LLC (USA)
9:35 AM - 10:15 AM
Modern Analytics as an Enabler for Innovations: Winning Your End Users
BA
Iver van de Zand
Global Head Analytics & Leonardo Presales, SAP (BEL)
9:35 AM - 10:15 AM
Mastering SAP Technologies – Digital Platform for the Intelligent Enterprise
TEC
Christoph Liebig
Head of Strategy and Product Management, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP SE (GER)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
MORNING TEA & NETWORKING
10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
How Dole Packaged Foods Automated its Accounts Payable & Sales Order Process in S/4HANA
FIN
Reggie Goco
Manager xSuite Solutions, West Coast Operations & SAP Senior Consultant, xSuite Solutions Inc. (USA)
10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
In-house System Conversion to S/4HANA Finance
FIN
Robin Brown
SAP BI/BPC Manager and S/4HANA Finance Solution Architect, MultiChoice Support Services (Pty) Ltd
10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
Our Journey to SuccessFactors Performance Management & Goal Management
HRP
Ross Metcalfe
IT Service Manager, Christchurch City Council (NZL)
10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
Moving From On-Premise to the Cloud While Changing HR From a Cost Center to a Profit Center
HRP
Henri Smit
MD, Focus.one
10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
Tips & Tricks to Overcome Poor BI & Analytics User Adoption
BA
Raquel Seville
SAP Mentor, Thought Leader & Author (JAM)
10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
SAP Solution Manager 7.2: How to Handle SAP's Ultimate Pocket Knife
TEC
Tom Cenens
SAP Mentor, Nessi Tech NV (BEL)
10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
IoT in Action at Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation
TEC
Rob Coombe
Group IT Manager, Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation
10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
Using Agile Methodology to Facilitate Business Adoption & User Experience
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Karen Chirico
Sr. Director IT Finance, Honeywell International (USA)
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Planning with BPC – Embedded or Standard, on S/4HANA or BW, On-Premise or Cloud? Get Answers to Questions That Organisations Worldwide are Asking
FIN
Sue Kirby
Global Head of Enterprise Performance Management Centre of Excellence, Mindtree (UK)
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Is Excel Dead? – The Problem with Financial Modelling in Excel
FIN
Genevieve Schoeman
Account Manager, insightsoftware
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Taking Off: Jetstar’s Payroll Transformation with Employee Central and Outsourced SAP Payroll
HRP
Rob Makinson
SuccessFactors / SAP HR Architect, RKM Consulting (AUS)
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Employee Experience: The Journey to Digital Transformation and Innovation
HRP
Ronel Pfotenhauer
Head of Talent, Sanlam Life (Pty) Ltd
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Using SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud Application Design for BI Self-Service
BA
Ingo Hilgefort
Chief Product Expert, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Canada Inc. (CAN)
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
The Data Led Psychology of Trust & Fear
BA
Suren Govender
Group Chief Data Officer, Absa Group Limited
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Deployment Options for SAP Fiori – On-Premise & Cloud
TEC
Aviad Rivlin
Director of Product Management, Cloud Platform – User Experience, SAP (ISR)
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Early Adoption of S/4HANA On-Premise at Eskom
TEC
Kishore Bharat
Senior Advisor Technical Services (SAP Basis), Eskom Holding Ltd
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Integrations: Hate it, Love it, Live with it!
HRPTECFINBA
Brian Wamwenje
Head of Technology, Proto Energy (KEN)
12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
Managing Business Objectives as Enterprise Risks to Deliver Performance Management
FIN
Dr Neil Patrick
Director GRC & Security Centre of Excellence, SAP (Pty) Ltd (UK)
12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
Eskom’s S4/HANA Journey
FIN
Lodie Joubert
Senior Advisor SAP Finance, Eskom Holdings SOC Limited
12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
How Do you Gain Further Efficiencies in an Already Streamlined Shared Services Process?
HRP
12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
Insights into Workplace Absenteeism Management at Anglo American Platinum
HRP
Marlo Rossouw
HR Systems Specialist, Anglo American Platinum Limited
12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
SAP Cloud Platform: Unlock its Benefits to Integrate, Innovate and Extend your Business
BA
Waldemar Adams
Senior VP Chief Business Office EMEA, MEE & Greater China, SAP
12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
Design & Build Rich Mobile, Web, Portal & Collaboration Apps to Optimise & Refresh User Experience
TEC
Shaid FA Greeff
SAP Presales Specialist – Cloud Platform – Accelerate Digital Transformation, SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
Still Dealing With Paper Work? Come to the Cloud & Enjoy A Paperless Organisation TODAY!
HRPTECFINBA
Reggie Goco
Manager xSuite Solutions, West Coast Operations & SAP Senior Consultant, xSuite Solutions Inc. (USA)
1:05 PM - 2:05 PM
LUNCH
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
BPC Embedded/Optimised: The Satellites of Your S/4 - Why Should You Launch One?
FIN
Dimitri Denissiouk
Managing Director, IBA South Africa
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
BEST General Ledger Reconciliations in SAP
FIN
Christopher Brooks
BEST GL Reconciliation Architect, BEST/Minabiz
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Do’s and Don’ts of Rapid SuccessFactors Implementations
HRP
Dirk Nieuwoudt
Associate Partner, EPI-USE Africa (Pty) Ltd
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Partner Solutions Showcase
HRP
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Partner Solutions Showcase
BA
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Live Demo. A Cinema Experience on Hybris, with POS Development & Integration
TEC
Dion Kalicharan
Managing Director, Consnet (Pty) Ltd
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Focused Solutions – The Value Proposition that Comes with the Implementation of Focused Build & Focused Insights
TEC
Mohlomi Felix Chabeli
Advisory Services & Customer Engagements Executive, Blue Pencil Consulting (Pty) Ltd
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
Transforming Financial Reporting & Analytics
FIN
James Modiba
Management Information Specialist, Liberty Life
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
Employee Engagement Insights From Our Journey to the Cloud
HRP
Kagiso Hlabahlaba
IM Service Owner SAP Services HR, Risk & SHE, Sasol South Africa (Pty) Ltd
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
Small Team, Big Impact – How the Marketing Operations and Data Sciences Team is Helping Shape Analytics at an American Non-Profit
BA
Robert Shoemake
Lead BI Visualization Engineer, American Non-Profit (USA)
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
The Analytics Glue: Bringing Together the History of On-Premise to the Future of Cloud
BA
Kamil Kara
Senior Presales Specialist - Analytics & Insights, SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
When a Cloud Implementation Doesn’t Go According to Plan – Turning it Around
TEC
Ross Metcalfe
IT Service Manager, Christchurch City Council (NZL)
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
Meet Our New Employee: Jane Bot. The Real & Demystified World of RPA
HRPTECFINBA
Jason Sprunk
Director, Global Revenue Management Operations & Process Excellence, Rockwell Automation (USA)
3:20 PM - 3:45 PM
AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
From Para to Dakar
HRPTECFINBA
Joey Evans
Author, Keynote Speaker, Adventurer
Tuesday 16 April 2019
8:25 AM - 8:30 AM
Conference Opening & Announcements
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM
The Human Advantage: Experiences From the Front Lines of a Rapidly Evolving Digitally Transformed World
HRPTECFINBA
Jason Sprunk
Director, Global Revenue Management Operations & Process Excellence, Rockwell Automation (USA)
9:15 AM - 9:55 AM
What Do You REALLY Need To Do To Lead?
FIN
Reggie Goco
Manager xSuite Solutions, West Coast Operations & SAP Senior Consultant, xSuite Solutions Inc. (USA)
9:15 AM - 9:55 AM
Ensuring Employee Engagement With Enterprise Software – What Future Fit Leaders Do to Get Buy-In
HRP
Mike Perk
CEO and Future Fit Creator/Evangelist, WWC
9:15 AM - 9:55 AM
Stories Crush Statistics: The Missed Opportunities in Research & Analytics
BA
Raquel Seville
SAP Mentor, Thought Leader & Author (JAM)
9:55 AM - 10:30 AM
MORNING TEA & NETWORKING
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
S/4HANA – Intelligent Journey
FIN
Javaid Awan
Global Solution Owner for S/4HANA Finance, SAP (UK)
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Employee Central: Key Considerations for Moving your HR Processing to the Cloud
HRP
Rob Makinson
SuccessFactors / SAP HR Architect, RKM Consulting (AUS)
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Connecting the Unconnected: Driving Engagement and Performance in the Future of Work
HRP
Joanne Doyle
Senior Manager Human Capital Technology, Deloitte South Africa
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
SAP BW/4HANA - DWH in the Decade of Agility
BA
Ingo Hilgefort
Chief Product Expert, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Canada Inc. (CAN)
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Change Request Management with SAP Solution Manager 7.2
TEC
Tom Cenens
SAP Mentor, Nessi Tech NV (BEL)
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Dis-Chem Improves System Health with a Cost-Effective Migration to HANA
TEC
Kim Sim
Chief Information and Innovation Officer, Dis-Chem Pharmacies (Pty) Ltd
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Using a Sports Approach to Deliver Team Success in IT
HRPTECFINBA
Ross Metcalfe
IT Service Manager, Christchurch City Council (NZL)
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
BPC11.0 The New Kid on the Block and How it Fits into the SAP Analytics Roadmap
FIN
Sue Kirby
Global Head of Enterprise Performance Management Centre of Excellence, Mindtree (UK)
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Automating HR Processes through Robotics Process Automation (RPA)
HRP
Karen Chirico
Sr. Director IT Finance, Honeywell International (USA)
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Course Correction: How do I Change the Direction of the Titanic?
HRP
Neil Greybe
Programme Manager: SuccessFactors, Derivco (Pty) Ltd
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Mission Critical Tools – Utilising SAP BusinessObjects Tools to Improve Donor Interactions with an American Non-Profit
BA
Robert Shoemake
Lead BI Visualization Engineer, American Non-Profit (USA)
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Your Cloud Journey Starts Here - Get Started with SAP User Experience Services on SAP Cloud Platform
TEC
Aviad Rivlin
Director of Product Management, Cloud Platform – User Experience, SAP (ISR)
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Solution Manager: Its Place in the Future State SAP Estate
TEC
Etesh Lala
Massmart Center of Expertise Manager, Massmart Holdings
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
How to Transform a Large IT Enterprise of a Power Company
HRPTECFINBA
Lungile Mginqi
VP Applications SAP Services & Functional BRM, Sasol Limited
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LUNCH
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Standardising, Streamlining & Automating Controls, Honeywell’s “One View of Risk”
FIN
Karen Chirico
Sr. Director IT Finance, Honeywell International (USA)
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
A Sasol Story: Early Payments - A Win-Win With Your Suppliers: Build Trust and Inject Liquidity Into Your Supply Chain
FIN
Christo Jacobs
- Director, Procure 2 Pay Intellection (Pty) Ltd
& Francois Coetzee
- Manager Bank & Cash Operations, Sasol Limited
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Operationalise a Culture of Well-Being and Purpose in Organisations to Enrich the Employee Experience and Drive Peak Performance
HRP
Bongisa Magumbu
- HCM Pre-Sales Specialist, SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
& Nelly Boustany
- Director EMEA, Digital HR Experience, SAP MENA (L.L.C) (UAE)
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Data Privacy Compliance: Anonymising Data in SuccessFactors
HRP
David Bann
Managing Director, K5 Business
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Considerations for Building a Native/Logical SQL Data Warehouse on SAP HANA
BA
Roger Loe
Senior Presales Specialist (Database & Data Management), SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Empowering Users to Analyse Data & Build Reports using SAP Analysis for Office
BA
Llewellyn Jones
SAP Data Analyst, The SPAR Group Limited
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
SAP Cloud Platform Security: Best Practices
TEC
Gov Totawar
Senior Presales Consultant, SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
The Sasol Enterprise Strategy & Roadmap to S/4HANA: Analysis “Paralysis” to Execution
TEC
Andre Alberts
Senior Manager SAP, Sasol Limited
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Accenture's myConcerto: Envision, Innovate, Solution, Deliver and Support Your Transformation to SAP S/4HANA
HRPTECFINBA
Dale O'Neill
Senior Manager: Business Development Lead – SAP Business Group, Accenture South Africa (Pty) Ltd
1:50 PM - 2:30 PM
How to Increase Efficiency, Automation, and Performance of Your Treasury Organisation OR Managing Treasury in a Digital World
FIN
Vivek Chhibber
Director Business Development, Centre of Excellence - Finance, SAP Middle East & North Africa LLC (UAE)
1:50 PM - 2:30 PM
HR in the Digital Age: What You Need to Know and Plan For
HRP
David Ludlow
Group Vice President, SAP Labs, LLC (USA)
1:50 PM - 2:30 PM
From Idea to Implementation – How to Ensure Your SuccessFactors Implementation is Successful
HRP
Wanda van der Bijl
Project Manager - Talent & Organisational Effectiveness, Distell Ltd
1:50 PM - 2:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Innovation, Digitisation and the Future of Business Intelligence
BA
Raquel Seville
SAP Mentor, Thought Leader & Author (JAM)
1:50 PM - 2:30 PM
Integrate a Path to Success
TEC
Brian Wamwenje
Head of Technology, Proto Energy (KEN)
1:50 PM - 2:30 PM
Implementing Our HEC strategy: The Aspen Journey
TEC
Amanda Strydom
SAP HEC Services and Architecture Manager, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited
1:50 PM - 2:30 PM
SAP Licensing Q&A
HRPTECFINBA
Sandi de Souza
Head of Commercial: Africa, SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING
2:50 PM - 3:40 PM
Closing panel discussion
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Conference Close & Prizes
Wednesday 17 April 2019
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Arrival Tea & Coffee
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Technologies Workshop: Unlocking the Power of Solution Manager 7.2
TEC
Tom Cenens
SAP Mentor, Nessi Tech NV (BEL)
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Business Analytics Workshop: Data Visualization and Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud App Design
BA
Ingo Hilgefort
Chief Product Expert, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Canada Inc. (CAN)
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
What Does it Take to Migrate My Core HR Data From SAP HCM to Employee Central?
HRP
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Financials Workshop: S/4HANA Move
FIN
Javaid Awan
- Global Solution Owner for S/4HANA Finance, SAP (UK)
& Francois Beyleveld
- Solutions Manager Enterprise Performance Management, SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd

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