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Dr Jason Fox
Dr Jason Fox
Bestselling Author and Leadership Advisor
Andrew Bettenay
Andrew Bettenay
CIO, Endeavour Energy
Karen Chirico
Karen Chirico
Senior Director IT Finance, Honeywell International (US)
Heather Sinkwitz
Heather Sinkwitz
BI Manager, Author, SAP Mentor, Mobile Mini (USA)
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The Chief Game Changer

Jason Fox is a bestselling author, leadership advisor & wizard-rogue of ace repute. Oft sought after for his fresh perspectives, contemporary philosophies and deep expertise in motivation design, Dr Fox shows forward-thinking leaders around the world how to unlock new progress and pioneer deeper into unchartered territory.

His clients include the senior executives of Fortune 500 companies around the world including: Microsoft, PepsiCo, HP, McDonald’s, Cisco and Salesforce, to other multinationals such as Toyota, Beam Suntory, Vodafone, Honda, Sony, Tableau, Gartner, Johnson & Johnson, Xero, HP, Bupa, Red Cross, Bulgari, Pandora, Arup, KPMG, The World Tourism Forum and The International Institute of Research.

Jason is the bestselling author of The Game Changer and How to Lead a Quest: a handbook for pioneering leaders. His research has been featured in the likes of Smart Company, Huffington Post, BRW and The Financial Review. In addition to serving as a leadership adviser, Dr Fox is also an in-demand keynote speaker who works particularly well with sceptical audiences who have ‘seen it all before’. In 2016 he was awarded Keynote Speaker of the Year.

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TEC Keynote: Making Digital Change Happen

CIO, Andrew Bettenay, will share how Endeavour Energy are making digital change happen.

Endeavour Energy is responsible for the safe and reliable supply of electricity to over 2.4 million people in NSW. Following privatisation in June 2017, transforming the technology landscape was identified as a priority for future business success.

You’ll hear Andrew’s insights on leading this journey to revolutionise the organisation via a greenfield SAP S/4HANA digital transformation, plus a range of SAP Cloud solutions such as SuccessFactors, Ariba and Concur, and the SAP Industry Solution for Utilities.

The project promises to enhance Endeavour Energy’s customer focus and increase responsiveness to the changing industry landscape by harnessing real-time data for deeper business insight, automating processes and allowing the business to be more agile to meet changing needs.

Passionate about the importance of shifting cultures and mindsets during digital transformation, Andrew will discuss the key components of the project and share his views on building a business case for digital change, winning hearts and minds and why embracing Agile is key to this project’s success.

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Finance Analytics - Putting Enterprise Wide Analytics in the Hands of Business Leaders

In today’s competitive business market, CEOs need much more from Finance than the traditional financial reporting. They need predictive insights that help with future business strategy and give business leaders information to make decisions in real-time. The reality is most companies are still stuck back in the trenches trying to combine their financial and operational data from multiple ERP systems to be able to get an enterprise wide view.

Honeywell is developing a spanning layer approach to combine financial and operational data across its ERP landscape, combined with interactive visualisation tools that will put analytics in the hands of business leaders across the company.

  • What is Financial vs Operational data?
  • Why is it so difficult to combine them with one reporting tool?
  • What role Master Data Management (MDM) plays in analytics
  • The approach Honeywell has taken to analytics for Finance

 

Automating Financial Processes at Honeywell with Robotics Process Automation (RPA)

Many financial business processes still require significant manual effort and can consume hours of employee time each month. Robotics Process Automations (RPA) can help take these manual steps out of the hands of employees and provide consistent, efficient, reliable, and timely outcomes.

In this session you will hear Honeywell International’s approach to enable RPA, develop infrastructure, organisation, governance and enable end users to develop BOTs.

  • The pros and cons of RPA, security and auditability
  • Various RPA processes that Honeywell has enabled
  • The results realised from reducing manual labour and cycle times to increased consistency

 

Using Agile Methodology to Facilitate Business Adoption and User Experience

An Agile Mindset is the differentiator between “Doing Agile” and “Being Agile”. Using an Agile framework accelerates delivery of the initial business value through a process of iterative planning and feedback.

Through her first-hand experience with global organisation Honeywell International, Karen will share how “Being Agile” facilitates business adoption and user experience.

  • What is Agile?
  • The 12 principles of Agile
  • What is MVP?
  • How to drive business adoption & user experience

 

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Going Beyond Data-Driven to a Culture of Actionable Insights

Many companies like Mobile Mini aim to create a data-driven culture, but true success is defined by the ability to transform data into “actionable insights” that enable the audience to quickly take action on the insights provided. To have a truly data and analytics driven culture, organisations must embed analytics at the heart of both strategic and tactical decision-making and manage the use of data and analytics in a cohesive, coordinated manner. In this session, we will review an action plan for how to move your organisation forward beyond a data-driven culture.

  • Telling the story with data
  • Creating meaningful visual analytics
  • Empowering the self-service community
  • Crafting the right viz for the right audience
Panel Discussion: Future of BI: Hybrid BI, Machine Learning/AI, and Our Career Paths

Experts share their perspectives on the future of BI with open Q&A.  Learn about the hybrid BI landscape, integration of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and the strategy of the future including how to develop the right team and prepare your career for what’s next.  Key learning points include:

  • New Hybrid landscape of on-premise and cloud based BI tools
  • Integration of machine learning/artificial intelligence
  • Data science as a core BI practice
  • Future of BI teams
  • Preparing your career for the future
Satha Pillay
Satha Pillay
CIO, Veolia Australia & New Zealand
Sunjoo Kim
Sunjoo Kim
Head of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation, Broadspectrum
Justine Pammenter
Justine Pammenter
Director, Large Projects, Enterprise Capabilities, Australian Taxation Office
Maria C Villar
Maria C Villar
VP Head of Enterprise Data Transformation, SAP America, Inc
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FIN Keynote: Business Transformation with SAP S/4HANA as a Driver for Change

In 2014, Veolia ANZ began a journey to unify its operational business across water, waste and energy. The aim was to drive efficiency by eradicating duplicated processes, consolidating business systems and remediating data inconsistency and errors.

Running on redundant and unsupported systems, and the need to standardise business processes, rules and reporting models led Veolia to embark on implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) financial system.

Veolia Australia’s CIO, Satha Pillay has been instrumental in leading this transformation, which has led to SAP S/4HANA Finance now supporting Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Controlling, Banking, Fixed Assets and Project Accounting for Veolia ANZ.

Satha will join SAP’s Janet Salmon in an informative and dynamic on-stage interview that will unpack Veolia’s journey and experiences implementing SAP S/4HANA to transform the businesses operations. This candid conversation will delve into a Satha’s views on how best to tackle finance transformation and will discuss Veolia’s wins, lessons learnt and the opportunities the business is looking to capitalise on next.

Satha has extensive experience developing and leading high performing teams to improve organisational performance, strengthening governance and deliver strategic capabilities. He is a highly motivated people leader with more than 15 years in leadership roles. Satha is responsible for driving technology transformation with a proven record in program management and IT Governance having delivered a number of large scale transformation projects delivering revenue growth, improved operational performance and profitability.

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Taking Bold Steps to Advanced Analytics: Shift from ‘What Happened?’ to ‘How to Make it Happen?’

Sharing Broadspectrum’s experience in establishing advanced analytics platform aggregating data from IoT sensors and drone operation for field asset maintenance operations, creating a mesh of structured and unstructured data to be analysed by ML algorithms and AI technologies.

The presentation will start by connecting our personal experience of pervasive AI technology in day-to-day life with users’ expectation for enterprise data analytics outcomes.

Advanced Analytics presents opportunities for Broadspectrum to monetise information in new ways, turning information directly into income. Vast amounts of information gathered to run our business better benefit customers by providing predictive and prescriptive insights for actions. By aggregating, augmenting, and anonymising information, Broadspectrum has opportunities to deliver services in new ways to new customers – creating new business models based directly on data. i.e. Data from asset maintenance operations can reveal deep insights about asset brand choices for customers.

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Security versus Delivery: Striking the Right Balance

As a government agency and particularly the Tax Office, we are understandably very circumspect as to who we let into our system. Sometimes, a company like SAP requires access to our systems for the purpose of resolving issues. Being a global organisation, SAP support staff can be based overseas, particularly experts. Hence, sometimes foreign nationals employed by SAP may require access to our system. The procedures that the ATO follows, before and after deciding to allow a foreign national access, ensures that the user’s activity is tracked, they get the minimum level of access required to the ATO system to perform the requested investigation and the issue they are working on is usually replicated in a scrambled, non-productive environment. You just can’t be too careful. Join Justine as she shares the ATO’s attitude and process around systems opens.

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The Risk of Data Bias and How to Implement an Effective Data Ethics Capability

Data bias in analytics and automated decision-making is a new emerging topic that creates potential new risks for companies. As the potential to make assumptions and predictions in an automated manner increases, so does the risk of “unintended” outcomes. While not purposely designed, these outcomes could lead to brand and image impacts and, as such, a high degree of ethical standards should be applied for those implementing these solutions.

Maria will discuss case study examples where data bias has impacted organisations, why this occurred, and the resolution applied. In addition, Maria will share a demo showcasing the approach SAP has taken to build data ethics guidelines and an executive forum to guiding operations.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Impacts for Australian Businesses and the Opportunities to Springboard a Master Data Governance Program

Understanding where personal data is located and how it is processed helps companies understand how data is linked to business processes and strategic initiatives. This in turn helps companies prioritise data management investments and activities based on business value. The governance practices developed as part of addressing GDPR requirements can be used in other domains like products, assets, and financial data. Conversations then become about business outcomes like how data quality impacts demand generation, converting interest into sales, creating loyalty, and generating active customer advocacy.

While GDPR is not mandatory for all Australian businesses, there is still some confusion amongst customers around their compliance requirements. This session will first offer insights on how GDPR can affect Australian companies and draw on some analogies to the Australian Mandatory Data legislation, before diving into the opportunities for a data governance program.

Melissa Song
Melissa Song
Formerly from Fonterra (NZ)
Jörg Steinhorst
Jörg Steinhorst
Lt. Col. German, Federal Ministry of Defense & Head of German-Speaking SAP User Group (DSAG)
Raquel Seville
Raquel Seville
SAP Mentor (Jamaica)
Abdul Razack
Abdul Razack
Chief Product Officer, Cloud Business Group, SAP (USA)
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How People Analytics Can Unlock Value in the Future of Work

Big enterprises rely heavily on customer data to inform their decisions but often overlook a valuable data source much closer to home: their own people data. We know that getting the right people in critical roles has a compound effect on the bottom line and analytics is empowering better talent decisions.

Melissa is part of a new division helping Fonterra prepare for the future of work by understanding the resources that will take it there: its people. In this session, she will talk about how to link people data to business value, and share the pragmatic steps they took to earn respect and shift the conversation within and outside of HR.

Melissa has been helping business extract value through data and analytics, closing the “knowing-doing” gap and holds Masters in Statistics from McMaster University. Prior to Fonterra she consulted in advanced analytics with Spark and developed strategic routes for Air New Zealand and Air Canada.

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On the Way to An Agile Business Analytics Strategy

Data-driven business and evidence-based decision-making are key drivers to success and sustainability. Modern corporate management requires sophisticated, up-to-date analysis and forecasting tools. Business Analytics is offering more insight into our customers and business processes than ever before. Dramatically changed conditions and goals force a development in the sense of revision of the BI strategy towards a BA strategy.

See how Bundeswehr treads the path from the Enterprise Data Warehouse to the "Business Analytics Platform" and manages the agility of fulfilling customer demands by integrating diverse information systems into one platform.

Jörg’s session will include examples of Top-Management Dashboards and SAP Analytics Cloud Applications.

Jörg has been working with SAP and BW/BI/BA for nearly 20 years in various positions within the Bundeswehr. After being Project Head of various BI projects, he became an Enterprise Architect in German Armed Forces’ SAP Implementation Program. He is now a speaker for digitization, Top Management reporting and Business Analytics at the Federal Ministry of Defense. In addition, he is the head of the German-speaking SAP User Group (DSAG) in the BI & Analytics section, the largest working group with around 3,000 members. With this working group he influences SAP’s hybrid strategy around BI Clients like SAC, Analysis Office & Lumira Designer.

Deep Dive: SAP Analytics Strategy and How Customers Implement it

Join this 90-minute session to get an overview of SAP’s latest analytics strategy, vision, and innovations both from an SAP and German SAP User Group (DSAG) perspective. The lecture features a detailed journey through SAP Analytics Cloud & SAP’s hybrid analytics portfolio and provides recommendations on how customers can put that into a consistent Business Analytics Strategy.
The session provides a meaningful base for making decisions around your own implementation strategy.

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Panel Discussion: Future of BI: Hybrid BI, Machine Learning/AI, and Our Career Paths

Experts share their perspectives on the future of BI with open Q&A.  Learn about the hybrid BI landscape, integration of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and the strategy of the future including how to develop the right team and prepare your career for what’s next.  Key learning points include:

  • New Hybrid landscape of on-premise and cloud based BI tools
  • Integration of machine learning/artificial intelligence
  • Data science as a core BI practice
  • Future of BI teams
  • Preparing your career for the future
Deep Dive: The Art and Science of Data Storytelling: Powerful Communication Skill of an Intelligent Enterprise

With the shift to embedded analytics and companies using their data assets to get faster results with less risk and errors, it becomes increasingly important to leverage data storytelling. There is an increasing need for data storytellers as we move towards empowering users and self-service analytics.

The ability to tell powerful stories is already a sought-after skill for data scientists and analytics professionals. Communication is ranked as the #1 soft skill on LinkedIn and storytelling is a crucial component of that.

Packaging our data and insights as a story makes them more memorable and you establish an emotional connection to your audience. A study found that 63% of persons remember stories, but only 5% remembered a single statistic. We need more data storytellers to realise the full potential of our data, which is the underlying fuel to drive the intelligent enterprise forward.

This session will help you learn the skillset to craft compelling data stories, while building the skills to make your stories stand out. Whether you are a BI manager, analyst, developer, business user or data enthusiast, this session is for you.

By learning visual storytelling, you can reduce your requirement gathering time by up to 50% whilst also experiencing a boost in user engagement and ownership.

Becoming the Chief Data Officer: Owning the Data Governance Strategy, Quality and Accountability

In 2013, IBM published that 90% of the data in the world was created in the last two years. That was 5 years ago and today over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created daily. More than 80% of this data is unstructured and according to MIT Technology Review, only 0.5% of the data we generate is ever analysed.

The challenges with growing volumes of data and our inability to pull insights and extract the most value is getting more complex and daunting for analytics teams. Some organisations have added a Chief Data Office to their C-suite to give some ownership and direction in the data landscape. It is predicted that by 2019, 90% of large global companies will have a CDO, but how can they navigate the troubling seas successfully and deliver value?

The CDO should be responsible for driving the change of capturing, securing and disseminating information in a timely manner to support decision-making. Learn the strategies to build a framework that allows for actionable insights and value creation.

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Delivering the Intelligent Enterprise

Learn about SAP’s strategy to “Deliver the Intelligent Enterprise”. Abdul Razack, Chief Product Officer for the SAP Cloud Business Group will share how the Intelligent Enterprise builds upon the promise of digital transformation by applying intelligent technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the IoT, and advanced analytics to deliver new capabilities that enable the workforce to focus on higher-value outcomes. Mr. Razack will paint the vision for how SAP sees the future of business for its customers, the future of work for its customers’ employees, and the future of experience for its customers’ customers.

Colleen Hebbert
Colleen Hebbert
Senior Security and GRC Consultant, Digital Business Services, SAP Australia
Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath
Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath
PhD, Med, Director - NeuroEducation, Research Fellow - St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
Damien Bueno
Damien Bueno
President & Managing Director, SAP Australia & NZ
Ben Shea
Ben Shea
VP, Global People Services & HR Transformation, Tapestry (USA)
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Securing Your SAP S/4HANA and Fiori Applications

Are you from a SAP Security background and unsure as to how SAP S/4HANA and Fiori impacts you? This session will provide you with an overview of the application layer of security with practical tips to design, build and troubleshoot your security roles depending on your system landscape and architecture model.

Colleen is passionate about figuring out how to fit the right security solution for her customer based on their organisational readiness. She enjoys solving complex business challenges using technologies that provide a measurable return on investment to her customers. She is always willing to share her knowledge with others through blogs and answering questions in the SAP Community.

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Sticky Learning

As our time at Mastering SAP draws to a close, we wrap up the conference with an interactive session that shares proven methods to help boost your memory and make sure you get the most out of the great information and insights you have gathered during your time at the conference.

Jared Cooney, an Educational Neuroscience expert with a focus on human learning, memory, and attention will share his five key principles that you can adopt to ensure your learnings from the last few days stay sticky.

Ignite Your Learning

The human brain was simply not built to accommodate long learning blitzes. To get the most ‘bang’ for your ‘buck’ during your time at Mastering SAP, Jared will examine how we should REALLY approach learning at conferences!

This dynamic and super-charged session will explore the foundations of how the brain functions and, draw upon these principles to consider the best way to tackle the conference so that you can learn, remember, and embody those concepts most relevant to you.

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Interview with Damien Bueno, President & Managing Director, SAP Australia & NZ

Join SAP Australia and New Zealand President and Managing Director Damien Bueno to learn about SAP Australia’s place in the Intelligent Enterprise and its strategy for customer and partner success.

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HR Keynote: Tapestry’s HR Transformation Journey: Going Digital to Grow

Tapestry is a newly created global house of brands that today includes Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman. Bringing three iconic brands together, with potential for additional acquisitions in the future, meant a new business strategy and a new people strategy for our company.

People are at the centre of driving their business, starting with the customer experience in stores. Tapestry knew they needed to create an employee experience that matches that customer experience. They knew they needed new functionality to support an evolving workforce; and the changing needs and expectations of talent.

As a result, Tapestry invested in SAP SuccessFactors HR Cloud solution as part of the digital HR transformation journey to reinvent HR and focus on enabling their multi-brand. This investment enhances Tapestry’s capabilities of scaling and working globally; and supports cost reduction and ease of integration for future acquisitions.

Ben will share how Tapestry has reinvented HR through their HR capabilities and technologies to focus on creating employee experiences that match the customer experiences, adding value to the culture, and creating an environment where leaders and every employee can be the best they can be.

Fishbowl: Transforming HR Through Technology

This interactive session will include several different customer case studies – each demonstrating how they have transformed the HR function within their organisations through implementing new tech. An audience-fuelled discussion will follow the presentations, giving the opportunity to discuss each approach with the speakers.

More than ever, there is pressure to show what HR can deliver to the business. The tangible benefits of HR innovation and technology transformation can be difficult to quantify – but it’s about staying relevant and ensuring organisations are equipped to succeed in the modern business world.

Join two of our customers while they share they how their strategic HR technology projects have delivering business value and enabled them to modernise and engage the ever-changing workforce.

A Greater HR Transformation Journey

The HR transformation journey isn’t an easy one to navigate. What’s more, there is no single roadmap for us to follow. This is something that Craig Gander, Senior Manager Organisation Capability at Greater Bank knows all too well. Luckily for Craig he drew guidance from a few generous organisations who had travelled this road before. Being able to listen and learn from their experiences while he was leading Greater Bank through their journey was instrumental in the Bank’s HR transformation success.

To pay it forward, Craig will share Greater Bank’s HR transformation story. From getting executive buy-in, creating a realistic roadmap and navigating the different implementation and adoption strategies through to exploring his lessons learnt and the tangible results Greater Bank have seen along the way. Craig will share his experiences to help you navigate your own HR transformation journey.

Craig Gander - Senior Manager Organisation Capability, Greater Bank

Focusing on an Enhanced Employee Experiences Through Reinventing HR Capabilities and Technologies

Ben Shea - VP, Global People Services & HR Transformation, Tapestry (US)

Janet Salmon
Janet Salmon
Chief Product Owner Management Accounting, SAP SE (GER)
Adrienne Viney
Adrienne Viney
Technology and Services Manager, People & Global Capability, Woodside Energy
Mark Weatherford
Mark Weatherford
Global Information Security Strategist, Booking Holdings; & Former First Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity
Kate McShane
Kate McShane
Employee Relations Manager, Affinity Education Group
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Financial Steering and Automation with SAP S/4HANA

While there are many next generation technologies of interest to the Mastering SAP Finance community, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is high on everyone’s wish list. With the promise of dramatically reducing manual low-level accounting tasks, improving reporting accuracy and the ability to free up finance personnel for higher value, strategic tasks; what finance leader wouldn’t want to know more?

In this session you’ll find out what stands in the way of real-time finance and automated decision support:

  • How the universal journal can provide a steering model for your business and end reconciliation issues
  • How SAP Fiori and the Virtual Data Model allow you to access data in real-time with minimal transformation
  • How initiatives for Fast Close have evolved and new features support Continuous Close and Predictive Accounting
  • Automating decision support using analytics, rules and machine learning in goods receipt/invoice receipt clearing.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud or On-Premise - Can You Standardise Business Software?

SAP S/4HANA is already a huge success, but are you ready for the constraints of the public cloud or do you still need the freedom of an on-premise environment?

In this session we’ll look at the working assumptions behind SAP S/4HANA cloud, looking at how the following concepts apply to Finance:

  • Simplified configuration, utilising best practices
  • New extension concept
  • Life cycle management
  • Principle of one (and which solution wins)
  • Cloud first (and how this flows back into the on-premise environment)

 

We’ll explain the core assumptions behind the cloud developments, looking at the organisational assumptions (one controlling area, one operating concern, many company codes), the structures behind Finance (ledgers, accounting principles, currencies, fiscal year variants), what you will be expected to embrace (SAP Fiori, CDS-based reporting) and what isn’t included (special ledger, costing-based CO-PA, investment management) if you choose to take the cloud route.

FIN Keynote: Business Transformation with SAP S/4HANA as a Driver for Change

In 2014, Veolia ANZ began a journey to unify its operational business across water, waste and energy. The aim was to drive efficiency by eradicating duplicated processes, consolidating business systems and remediating data inconsistency and errors.

Running on redundant and unsupported systems, and the need to standardise business processes, rules and reporting models led Veolia to embark on implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) financial system.

Veolia Australia’s CIO, Satha Pillay has been instrumental in leading this transformation, which has led to SAP S/4HANA Finance now supporting Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Controlling, Banking, Fixed Assets and Project Accounting for Veolia ANZ.

Satha will join SAP’s Janet Salmon in an informative and dynamic on-stage interview that will unpack Veolia’s journey and experiences implementing SAP S/4HANA to transform the businesses operations. This candid conversation will delve into a Satha’s views on how best to tackle finance transformation and will discuss Veolia’s wins, lessons learnt and the opportunities the business is looking to capitalise on next.

Satha has extensive experience developing and leading high performing teams to improve organisational performance, strengthening governance and deliver strategic capabilities. He is a highly motivated people leader with more than 15 years in leadership roles. Satha is responsible for driving technology transformation with a proven record in program management and IT Governance having delivered a number of large scale transformation projects delivering revenue growth, improved operational performance and profitability.

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Simple and Effective Leadership Competency Development

Many organisations face the challenge of delivering competency development in a simple and meaningful manner that is aligned to business strategy and direction, where value can be articulated and demonstrated. However, there is a simple and effective way that this can be achieved.

Hear how Woodside Energy has used SuccessFactors to deliver a simple competency development framework and deliver a great user experience.

User Led Systems Adoption: How Woodside Achieved Employee (Not HR!) Driven User Adoption of SuccessFactors

Rolling out new technology to diverse and large groups of employees who all have different needs, different expectations and vastly different levels of system capability can be ‘mission impossible’ for HR and IT alike. However, this doesn’t have to be the way. What if user adoption could be achieved by employees leading the charge themselves?

Hear how Woodside Energy achieved user adoption through an employee-led implementation of SuccessFactors. Get some great tips on effectively delivering technology change though targeted employee engagement and purposeful influencing strategies.

Getting the U Right in UX – Interactive Panel

Simplifying the user experience is always an important issue for SAP technology teams – getting it right can dramatically increase user adoption and productivity.

When it comes to designing and building applications, keeping the end-user front of mind is crucial!
This panel will bring together SAP customers that have recently undertaken projects to improve their user experience. Opting to use a variety of tools and methods, they share their views and lessons learned.

  • Identifying your project aims and objectives
  • Stepping into your user’s shoes;
    • What applications are they using?
    • What circumstances are they operating in?
    • What do you need to consider for different roles?
    • Do they always do what you really expect?
  • Measuring and monitoring response times and performance usability
  • Empowering and engaging users, standard project methodology
  • Embedding user-centric design and Design Thinking into your technical team
  • Understanding of the pros and cons of different tools for your project and organisations i.e. Personas, Fiori etc.

 

Whether you are looking to make improvements using tools that your organisation already owns or are exploring newer options in SAP S/4HANA and Fiori, this session will share views on how to truly understand your users and the importance of selecting technical tools that are right for your organisation’s SAP road map.

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The Chief Security Officer

President Obama appointed Mark Weatherford as the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity. Before DHS, he was Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and California’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

In this fascinating keynote, Mark will explore how the Cloud, IoT, and critical infrastructure technologies are changing the world and why security needs to be a larger part of the conversation.

There is an evolution underway from perimeter-centric, hardware-based IT environments to virtualised data centres and the Cloud. When 62.9% of IT professionals believe the public Cloud is more secure than their own data centre, it’s no longer just a trend. IoT devices have become pervasive, especially within critical infrastructure organisations, and they come with an obstinate problem - they’re internet-connected. ALWAYS.

IoT is changing the way companies develop and deliver products and services. IoT spending is predicted to be $1.29T USD by 2020 so it’s a catalytic opportunity for security to take a central role.

Mark has more than 20 years of security leadership and executive-level policy experience in the largest and most critical public and private sector organisations in the world. He has been named as SC Magazine’s “CSO of the Year” and as one of the “10 Most Influential People in Government Information Security” by GovInfoSecurity.

Keynote & Executive Panel: The Cloud, IoT and Critical Infrastructure: It’s Not Too Late for 'The Cyber'

The evolution from perimeter-centric, hardware-based IT environments to virtualized data centers and the cloud is underway. And when 62.9% of IT professionals believe the public cloud is more secure than their own data center, it’s no longer just a trend. IoT devices have become pervasive, especially within critical infrastructure organizations, and they come with an obstinate problem - they’re Internet-connected. ALWAYS. While the IoT is providing economic opportunities inconceivable a decade ago, it is changing the way companies develop and deliver products and services. IOT spending is predicted to be $1.29T USD by 2020 so it’s a catalytic opportunity for security to take a central role.

Join Mark Weatherford - who President Obama appointed as Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity after he had served as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer. His keynote talk and subsequent panel discussion with leading Australian experts will explore how the Cloud, IoT, and critical infrastructure technologies are changing the world and why security needs to be a larger part of the conversation.

Our panel include Chris Mohan, Michelle Price, Simon Cowley and Anthony Robinson.

Chris Mohan has worked for fortune 50 companies’ security teams, bringing insight and actionable measures to those firms' security posture and responsibilities. Chris's career has had him in grow from a world of front line IT operations through to advising and guiding those in boardrooms. His drive is to instil relevant, intelligent and practical security controls and practices that securely enable the business in an unpredictable online world. Chris became one of the few to achieve the prestigious GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification and holds a number of other security and vendor qualifications.

Michelle is the CEO for of AustCyber. AustCyber was established in 2017 as part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative and announced both as part of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy. Prior to joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within the ANU.

Simon is responsible for Cyber Security and Enterprise Architecture across Fonterra's global footprint. He joined Fonterra in 2011 and has provided strategic direction though the Digitisation of the Co-Operative as well as taking Cyber Security to the Boards agenda. Simon has been involved in multiple global SAP implementations across industries and is passionate about delivering pragmatic solutions that help companies meet their goals.

Anthony is the lead partner of EY's Oceania FS Cyber business based in Sydney. He is a senior Cyber, Information Security, and Risk Management professional with 20 years' experience in delivery, sales, and practice management roles in Australia and Europe. Anthony joined EY in 2015 and is currently working with Australia's largest Banking, Insurance and Superannuation clients. He joined EY from Accenture where he was Managing Director of the Australia and New Zealand Cyber practice. Prior to his role in Australia he led Accenture's UK Cyber Security consulting business for over 10 years. During his career Anthony has led the delivery of many cyber strategy, advisory, large scale systems implementations, as well as multi-year outsourcing engagements. He has a broad range of industry experience across, banking, capital markets, insurance, superannuation, media, telecommunications, utilities, oil and gas, life sciences, retail, and mining.

CYBERSECURITY: A Growing Risk for Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply chain cybersecurity is a subset of broader supply chain risk management but is focused on IT systems including hardware, software, and networks. Supply chains are the backbone of the global economy and cyber-related disruptions can impact all the n-tier organisations in the overall supply chain. For example, the Maersk shipping company is responsible for 20% of the world’s shipping capacity and when they were infected with the NotPetya malware in 2017, their 800-ship fleet, which is supported by 80,000 employees in in 574 offices across 130 countries, were quite literally, “Dead in the Water.” That’s bad enough but all the customers who depended on Maersk for fresh and frozen food products, raw materials for manufacturing, and finished goods destined for the retail market were also impacted. This event cost Maersk over $300M.

When 80% of all security breaches originate in the supply chain and 72% of companies DO NOT have full visibility into their supply chains, it’s time to get serious about understanding the cyber-related risks. This talk will look at some examples of cyber-related supply chain events, identify various cyber threats, highlight some of the things your company should be doing to mitigate those threats, and discuss some of the technology trends to be watching.

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Completely Connecting a Dispersed Workforce

Affinity Education Group Limited aims to realise the potential in everyone. Empowering their employees to achieve educational outcomes for children is the key focus for Affinity and they fully recognise their IT systems must support that goal.

Affinity was facing challenges communicating and collaborating across the business. There were a lot of complex, slow and paper based manual processes which led to limited connection between the business and its centres across Australia. As the group continued to grow, it needed a user-friendly HR tool that supported efficient processes and visibility and could expand with the business.

Affinity uses SAP SuccessFactors solutions to simplify HR processes and support visibility across the business. With a simple to manage HR system and teams able to manage HR tools themselves, there is no need for extensive IT resources. They have been able to effectively engage a dispersed workforce and embed their values within that workforce. Affinity have created a cohesive culture using JAM where all their centres are able to share successes, ask for feedback/advice and recognise each other’s achievements. Centres that were previously operating individually have been united using JAM.

Affinity has been able to empower their workforce to collaborate & innovate, embed a company culture & values and empower managers to take ownership of their employees using SuccessFactors.

Nicole Butler
Nicole Butler
HRIS Business Lead, Jemena
Tom Exton
Tom Exton
Group Financial Controller, Medibank Private
Jorg Thuijls
Jorg Thuijls
Independent IU Thought Leader
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith
General Manager, Works Program Optimisation, Energy Queensland
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Leveraging Your Existing SAP SuccessFactors Solutions to Increase HR’s Business Value

Jemena commenced their journey with SAP SuccessFactors solutions expecting that their processes would be managed by the standard solution. They then uncovered cloud extensions and their ability to leverage existing SAP SuccessFactors solution frameworks to achieve enhanced business requirements, such as position management process and the need to manage multiple workflow and data sets.

Implementing extensions demonstrated other integration opportunities. They leveraged the SAP SuccessFactors Learning solution features and framework to create their network compliance system. This system provides Jemena with greater compliance visibility, contractor record storage, and processes for non-learning applications, while remaining tightly integrated with training managed in SAP SuccessFactors Learning.

Join Nicole to hear about the challenges, lessons learned, and the result, which has improved HR's value to the business and positively impacted the view of SAP SuccessFactors solutions internally.

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One Year on from a Successful Implementation of SAP S/4HANA

Medibank was amongst the first organisations in Australia to implement SAP S/4HANA in October 2017, along with SuccessFactors and Ariba into a single corporate services platform. After more than a year of using the platform, Medibank have gained a wealth of new information and validated learnings.

For those who are embarking this incredible journey, Tom will share invaluable experiences addressing:

  • How they fused people and process with technology to deliver faster month end and forecasting cycles
  • How they have embedded and enhanced their new business reporting structures through the power of live data and selective optimisation
  • Few early realised challenges with data tiering and archiving

 

Tom will also share how they are contemplating to leverage this new platform to build into future through optimising the integration, use new technologies like SAP Analytics Cloud, AI, NLG etc. in their words ‘Go-Live is just the beginning, there is a lot more in this journey of evolution’

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SAP Cloud Platform Workflow Demo

Jorg will present an end-to-end application that he recently built for a customer upgrading their current ECC based workflows. One of the options they were exploring was based on SCP workflow. In this presentation, you'll see an application that kicks off a workflow. Come see Jorg go over the workflow tools themselves and how you can build one of your own. Learn also the SCP version of My Inbox in action. This presentation will give you a clear view of what to expect from SCP workflow. This demo was originally presented at UI5Con 2018.

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Data as an Asset Class – Demonstrating the ‘Art of the Possible'

Becoming a real-time data driven organisation which can revolutionise their asset operations.

As Queensland’s electricity distributor, EQL serves a population of 4.8million, and managing a $24b electricity network that spans a 1.7million km2 geographical area.

In this session you will hear about Energy Queensland Limited’s business and digital transformation journey and how EQL are continuing to enable safe delivery of secure, affordable and sustainable energy solutions to the people of Queensland; whilst preparing for successful transition to a future Distribution Service Operator (DSO).

Matthew will talk about EQL’s transformation vision and their SAP S/4 Hana Digital Boardroom proof of concept. He will demonstrate the platform by showcasing financial and asset scenarios which illustrate how real-time data will revolutionise the boardroom conversation and retrospective management of assets and operations.

Anthony Robinson
Anthony Robinson
Oceania Cyber Security Leader, EY
Jennifer Rhudy
Jennifer Rhudy
Data Services Director, CROPP Cooperative (USA)
Chris Mohan
Chris Mohan
General Manager - Security Controls & Threat Research and Intelligence, Telstra
David Roberts
David Roberts
VP, Executive Advisory Council, SAP & Advisor, UnderArmour (USA)
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Keynote & Executive Panel: The Cloud, IoT and Critical Infrastructure: It’s Not Too Late for 'The Cyber'

The evolution from perimeter-centric, hardware-based IT environments to virtualized data centers and the cloud is underway. And when 62.9% of IT professionals believe the public cloud is more secure than their own data center, it’s no longer just a trend. IoT devices have become pervasive, especially within critical infrastructure organizations, and they come with an obstinate problem - they’re Internet-connected. ALWAYS. While the IoT is providing economic opportunities inconceivable a decade ago, it is changing the way companies develop and deliver products and services. IOT spending is predicted to be $1.29T USD by 2020 so it’s a catalytic opportunity for security to take a central role.

Join Mark Weatherford - who President Obama appointed as Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity after he had served as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer. His keynote talk and subsequent panel discussion with leading Australian experts will explore how the Cloud, IoT, and critical infrastructure technologies are changing the world and why security needs to be a larger part of the conversation.

Our panel include Chris Mohan, Michelle Price, Simon Cowley and Anthony Robinson.

Chris Mohan has worked for fortune 50 companies’ security teams, bringing insight and actionable measures to those firms' security posture and responsibilities. Chris's career has had him in grow from a world of front line IT operations through to advising and guiding those in boardrooms. His drive is to instil relevant, intelligent and practical security controls and practices that securely enable the business in an unpredictable online world. Chris became one of the few to achieve the prestigious GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification and holds a number of other security and vendor qualifications.

Michelle is the CEO for of AustCyber. AustCyber was established in 2017 as part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative and announced both as part of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy. Prior to joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within the ANU.

Simon is responsible for Cyber Security and Enterprise Architecture across Fonterra's global footprint. He joined Fonterra in 2011 and has provided strategic direction though the Digitisation of the Co-Operative as well as taking Cyber Security to the Boards agenda. Simon has been involved in multiple global SAP implementations across industries and is passionate about delivering pragmatic solutions that help companies meet their goals.

Anthony is the lead partner of EY's Oceania FS Cyber business based in Sydney. He is a senior Cyber, Information Security, and Risk Management professional with 20 years' experience in delivery, sales, and practice management roles in Australia and Europe. Anthony joined EY in 2015 and is currently working with Australia's largest Banking, Insurance and Superannuation clients. He joined EY from Accenture where he was Managing Director of the Australia and New Zealand Cyber practice. Prior to his role in Australia he led Accenture's UK Cyber Security consulting business for over 10 years. During his career Anthony has led the delivery of many cyber strategy, advisory, large scale systems implementations, as well as multi-year outsourcing engagements. He has a broad range of industry experience across, banking, capital markets, insurance, superannuation, media, telecommunications, utilities, oil and gas, life sciences, retail, and mining.

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Wrangling the Customer Master to Increase Sales

Organic Valley sought to increase sales but struggled with a lack of visibility in sales data; the ungoverned and unusable customer master was at the root of the problem. Data champions from Sales, Finance, Marketing, and IT formed a swat team to wrangle the customer master once and for all.

With top-down support, the team created an enterprise data model, established unifying definitions, cleansed and augmented the data, and established roles and processes to keep the data current and accurate. The project laid a solid foundation on which to build customer analytics. In this presentation, you will learn practical tips to organise a data quality team that can solve long-standing business problems.

Building a Strong Foundation of Data Management at Organic Valley

Like all CPG companies, Organic Valley's employees, farmers, and customers' information needs are growing in speed, size, and complexity. Without proper data management tools and processes in place, Organic Valley's data was at risk of becoming inaccessible, inexplicable, and impossible to support. How does IT build flexibility and maintain standards? How does an organisation manage data quality without adding bureaucracy? How do we grant greater access without increasing risk exposure?

In this presentation, you will learn how Organic Valley uses an Enterprise Information Architecture, Enterprise Information Management, and Data Governance, along with SAP tools (Power Designer, Information Steward, Data Services, and the BI Suite) to provide a strong foundation for all integration, reporting, and analytics needs. The cultural change is clear and business benefits are abundant as Organic Valley continues a multi-year data management journey.

Reconciling the BI Centre of Excellence and Shadow IT: The Future of Analytics

Despite the growing maturity in Organic Valley's Business Intelligence Centre of Excellence (BICOE), business departments continued to pursue their own BI services and tools and hire their own data analysts. Can a BICOE and domain analysts live in harmony? Which BI functions are best served embedded in business departments? How should self-service be structured to create the most value? And how do you avoid an organisational chasm between IT and the business?

In this session, you'll learn which organisation models flailed and which soared at Organic Valley while they pursued an enterprise, future-proof Business Analytics capability.

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Keynote & Executive Panel: The Cloud, IoT and Critical Infrastructure: It’s Not Too Late for 'The Cyber'

The evolution from perimeter-centric, hardware-based IT environments to virtualized data centers and the cloud is underway. And when 62.9% of IT professionals believe the public cloud is more secure than their own data center, it’s no longer just a trend. IoT devices have become pervasive, especially within critical infrastructure organizations, and they come with an obstinate problem - they’re Internet-connected. ALWAYS. While the IoT is providing economic opportunities inconceivable a decade ago, it is changing the way companies develop and deliver products and services. IOT spending is predicted to be $1.29T USD by 2020 so it’s a catalytic opportunity for security to take a central role.

Join Mark Weatherford - who President Obama appointed as Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity after he had served as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer. His keynote talk and subsequent panel discussion with leading Australian experts will explore how the Cloud, IoT, and critical infrastructure technologies are changing the world and why security needs to be a larger part of the conversation.

Our panel include Chris Mohan, Michelle Price, Simon Cowley and Anthony Robinson.

Chris Mohan has worked for fortune 50 companies’ security teams, bringing insight and actionable measures to those firms' security posture and responsibilities. Chris's career has had him in grow from a world of front line IT operations through to advising and guiding those in boardrooms. His drive is to instil relevant, intelligent and practical security controls and practices that securely enable the business in an unpredictable online world. Chris became one of the few to achieve the prestigious GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification and holds a number of other security and vendor qualifications.

Michelle is the CEO for of AustCyber. AustCyber was established in 2017 as part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative and announced both as part of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy. Prior to joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within the ANU.

Simon is responsible for Cyber Security and Enterprise Architecture across Fonterra's global footprint. He joined Fonterra in 2011 and has provided strategic direction though the Digitisation of the Co-Operative as well as taking Cyber Security to the Boards agenda. Simon has been involved in multiple global SAP implementations across industries and is passionate about delivering pragmatic solutions that help companies meet their goals.

Anthony is the lead partner of EY's Oceania FS Cyber business based in Sydney. He is a senior Cyber, Information Security, and Risk Management professional with 20 years' experience in delivery, sales, and practice management roles in Australia and Europe. Anthony joined EY in 2015 and is currently working with Australia's largest Banking, Insurance and Superannuation clients. He joined EY from Accenture where he was Managing Director of the Australia and New Zealand Cyber practice. Prior to his role in Australia he led Accenture's UK Cyber Security consulting business for over 10 years. During his career Anthony has led the delivery of many cyber strategy, advisory, large scale systems implementations, as well as multi-year outsourcing engagements. He has a broad range of industry experience across, banking, capital markets, insurance, superannuation, media, telecommunications, utilities, oil and gas, life sciences, retail, and mining.

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The Case for a Finance-Centric Organisation

Most organisations are constructed of five key components: Supply Chain, Logistics, Marketing, Sales and Back Office. Said another way, companies engage in the activities of building (or buying) product, moving the product, marketing the product (or service), selling the product (or service) and powering all of the functions that make the organisation run like a well-oiled machine (Information Technology, Human Resources, Legal, Facilities, Finance and Accounting). In all these functions, the common thread is the need for tight integration with the roles of Finance and Accounting. In spite of this extreme dependency, many corporate strategies have relegated the Finance and Accounting function to being an afterthought. A shortcoming that has resulted in mountains of unrealised value, and squandered capital…

As many existing SAP Business Suite customers face the looming deadline for conversion to the SAP S/4HANA platform, there is a general struggle for organisations to rationalise where the business value will come from to justify the expense. In this session, you will hear how three multinational companies (financial services, consumer products and mining/energy companies) identified the greatest value to support their SAP S/4HANA business cases. The focus will be on the areas of Financial Planning, Accounting Operations, Treasury Management, Shared Services and Compliance – with an overarching example of cross-departmental analytics and insights. Case studies will illustrate the details of business case development, implementation lessons learned, and post-implementation value attained. Join in to learn how to create your Finance first business strategy.

Recruit, Coach and Retain in the Era of Record Low Unemployment

As Australia experiences the lowest unemployment rate since 2012 (5.3%), with a continued downward trend – a few things have become quite apparent. Businesses are struggling to locate available talent, teams struggle to drive genuine engagement and the fight to keep top talent from being stolen by competitors is perpetual. Technologies like Blockchain, Machine Learning and Social Platforms have become critical tools in defending against the greatest challenges in the hire-to-retire paradigm. In this interactive session, learn about how one company leverages:

  • Big Data to locate new talent
  • Blockchain to validate candidate experiences
  • Machine Learning to build neural networks for analysing employee motivations
  • Social Platforms for collaboration
  • Predictive for assessing flight risks
  • Performance Management to coach in real-time

 

The cookbook for this operation includes use of the SAP SuccessFactors solution at the core. Dave will discuss expand on the Human Capital Management (HCM) modules: Employee Central, Recruiting, Onboarding, Performance & Goals, Compensation, Succession & Development, Learning Management, Workforce Planning, Analytics & Reporting and Collaboration. Building on this foundation, Dave will illustrate how to extend the capabilities of the HCM Suite with innovative solutions in SAP Cloud Platform. Capabilities such as Blockchain, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics and Text Search unlock the ability to create new, efficient business processes and provide intelligent automation where applicable. Finally, use of the SAP Collaboration platform, embedded in the Cloud Platform will offer a comprehensive toolkit for fostering real-time interactions.

Building a Data Driven Culture with Integrity

Data has been touted as today’s most valuable business asset, and effective utilisation of the asset has become the clearest differentiator between sector winners and losers. The case studies of these Data Wars are numerous and are felt in every industry. Examples include the likes of a company, built around analysis of visual entertainment patterns to dethrone (initially) market leaders in DVD rentals, and later becoming a major threat to the world’s largest movie houses, distributors and subscription entertainment providers. It is the effective use of data that propelled Netflix to be one of the top ten internet companies in the world, alongside organisations like Google (Alphabet), Facebook, Alibaba and Amazon. Speaking of Amazon, there’s no question that it is the omnipresent threat to every industry – based purely on translating supplier benchmarking and consumer trends to displace book stores, department stores, delivery services and even advertising agencies. In any of these tales of Data Wars winners, you will find a consistent blueprint for success. Each company has invested in technology that will coalesce data across disparate systems, equip and empower teams to leverage the data and turn it into insights and promote a strategy that focuses on a data-driven decision-making culture at its core. Join this session to hear the case study of a multinational consumer products company, that leverages solutions like (1) SAP Analytics Cloud, (2) SAP Cloud Platform, (3) SAP S/4HANA and (4) SAP C/4HANA to build a winning solution for capitalising on outside and inside data.

Brenda Bolland
Brenda Bolland
SAP Business Analyst - Finance and HR, Ballance Agri-Nutrients (NZ)
Markus Eckl
Markus Eckl
Head of Partnering, Ingentis
Michelle Price
Michelle Price
CEO, AustCyber
Katherine Love
Katherine Love
Program Director - Office of State Revenue Transformation Program, Office of State Revenue Queensland
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Giving Our Employees What They Want – Mobilising Our Business

It’s easy to forget that employees have the same high UX expectations as our customers. So, when it comes to engaging staff on HR processes, mobility really is key for uplifting adoption. At Ballance Agri-Nutrients we’re following a roadmap for mobilising internal business with Neptune Software and FIORI apps for standard employee processes like; consolidating timesheets, leave approval and team calendars.

Learn from our mobility journey towards Smart Working and, like us, reap the benefits of reduced training overhead via intuitive apps.

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Extensive Org Charting & Structural Reorganizations in SAP SuccessFactors with Ingentis org.manager [web] for SF

In this session you will learn how Ingentis org.manager [web] for SF extends the standard functionalities of SAP SuccessFactors around org charting. You will see how users can gain more insights from their HR data based on the organisational structure and KPIs. Additionally, there will be information about how the software can lead you through a reorganisation or modelling project.

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Keynote & Executive Panel: The Cloud, IoT and Critical Infrastructure: It’s Not Too Late for 'The Cyber'

The evolution from perimeter-centric, hardware-based IT environments to virtualized data centers and the cloud is underway. And when 62.9% of IT professionals believe the public cloud is more secure than their own data center, it’s no longer just a trend. IoT devices have become pervasive, especially within critical infrastructure organizations, and they come with an obstinate problem - they’re Internet-connected. ALWAYS. While the IoT is providing economic opportunities inconceivable a decade ago, it is changing the way companies develop and deliver products and services. IOT spending is predicted to be $1.29T USD by 2020 so it’s a catalytic opportunity for security to take a central role.

Join Mark Weatherford - who President Obama appointed as Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity after he had served as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer. His keynote talk and subsequent panel discussion with leading Australian experts will explore how the Cloud, IoT, and critical infrastructure technologies are changing the world and why security needs to be a larger part of the conversation.

Our panel include Chris Mohan, Michelle Price, Simon Cowley and Anthony Robinson.

Chris Mohan has worked for fortune 50 companies’ security teams, bringing insight and actionable measures to those firms' security posture and responsibilities. Chris's career has had him in grow from a world of front line IT operations through to advising and guiding those in boardrooms. His drive is to instil relevant, intelligent and practical security controls and practices that securely enable the business in an unpredictable online world. Chris became one of the few to achieve the prestigious GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification and holds a number of other security and vendor qualifications.

Michelle is the CEO for of AustCyber. AustCyber was established in 2017 as part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative and announced both as part of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy. Prior to joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within the ANU.

Simon is responsible for Cyber Security and Enterprise Architecture across Fonterra's global footprint. He joined Fonterra in 2011 and has provided strategic direction though the Digitisation of the Co-Operative as well as taking Cyber Security to the Boards agenda. Simon has been involved in multiple global SAP implementations across industries and is passionate about delivering pragmatic solutions that help companies meet their goals.

Anthony is the lead partner of EY's Oceania FS Cyber business based in Sydney. He is a senior Cyber, Information Security, and Risk Management professional with 20 years' experience in delivery, sales, and practice management roles in Australia and Europe. Anthony joined EY in 2015 and is currently working with Australia's largest Banking, Insurance and Superannuation clients. He joined EY from Accenture where he was Managing Director of the Australia and New Zealand Cyber practice. Prior to his role in Australia he led Accenture's UK Cyber Security consulting business for over 10 years. During his career Anthony has led the delivery of many cyber strategy, advisory, large scale systems implementations, as well as multi-year outsourcing engagements. He has a broad range of industry experience across, banking, capital markets, insurance, superannuation, media, telecommunications, utilities, oil and gas, life sciences, retail, and mining.

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How the Office of State Revenue (OSR), Queensland is Leading the Way Transforming to the “Intelligent Enterprise” and Lessons Learned Along the Journey

The Office of State Revenue (OSR) is part of Queensland Treasury, a public-sector agency in Queensland, Australia. OSR plays a critical role in delivering simple, efficient and equitable revenue management services. OSR administers a range of state taxes, mining and petroleum royalties totally approximately $15 billion. This revenue helps fund essential community services and infrastructure.

This session will address:

• Key business drivers that led to OSR wanting to transform its business model
• The importance of completing ground work before the transformation commences
• The implementation approach
• How OSR is managing innovation; understanding innovation as a continuous cycle
• Current and anticipated benefits from the program
• Lessons learnt

If you are curious about how best to leverage the SAP Intelligent Suite (C/4 HANA Suite), the SAP Digital Platform (SAP Digital Core, SAP Data Hub, SAP Data Management and SAP Cloud Platform Enterprise) and SAP Intelligent Technologies (SAP Leonardo based AI/ Machine Learning, Analytics and Intelligent Process Automation) then this session will provide insights on how OSR are leading the way globally on their digital transformation journey into a data driven, intelligent enterprise.

Andrew Faid
Andrew Faid
Manager Development and Integration, Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd
Dudley Cartwright
Dudley Cartwright
Director, Soterion
Richard Hunt
Richard Hunt
Managing Director, Turnkey Consulting
Allison Quinn
Allison Quinn
Solution Architect - Data Lake Global Information Services, Fonterra
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“Nerd Herding”: The Five Tips to Successfully Manage Technical People and Teams

Getting the best out of technical teams can be a challenge and is often more art than science. Successfully managing technical people is not dependent on the leader having a great amount of technical knowledge themselves, more so using approaches that are tailored to getting the most from your “techies”. Andrew will share his 5 tips to success and explain why an opposable thumb is mandatory.

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A Comprehensive SAP Access Risk Management and Governance Solution with SailPoint and Soterion

SailPoint and Soterion have joined forces to help organisations effectively manage their SAP risk. By integrating Soterion, a leading SAP access risk solution, onto the SailPoint platform, the leader in identity governance, organisations now have a unified solution to securely manage and govern their SAP systems.

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The Increasing Cyber Threat to SAP and What to Do About It

The sophistication of cyber security threats has increased significantly in recent years. Organisations face a very real risk that their systems and networks could be breached with major financial and reputational consequences.

In this session, we will discuss the changing cyber threat landscape and the way in which this affects the right approach to securing our SAP assets. We will also discuss the importance of getting the basics right and how resolving audit points that have been hanging around is a great place to start.

The session will also explore some of the tools available to protect your SAP systems from cyber threats.

Finally, the session will take a look at the importance of linking your SAP security strategy to wider IT security initiatives in the organisation and the role that threat monitoring plays in protecting your SAP assets from external threats.

How does RPA Impact GRC?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is an aspiration of many companies to improve the efficiency of repetitive processing tasks. Through this automation, many companies have taken the opportunity to improve the process as well as automating, to remove the risk of human error. With a "bot" operating the process, how does this change the approach to GRC within the business? Join this session to understand the changing requirements for GRC within the "bot" driven world of RPA processes. Join this session to:

• Understand the different types of RPA that can be applied to GRC processes
• Identify the changes to controls that may have been operating in a human environment due to the “bot”
• What additional controls may be required for using “Bots”
• What you need to know about setting up and using “Bots” in your environment.
• Understand the ways that SAP Fraud Management can be used to feed control execution to SAP Process Control
• Understand potential use cases to transform the enterprise with SAP Fraud Management at the heart of the solution.

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Adopting a Data Driven Mindset with Big Data and Data Lakes

Fonterra’s journey into the world of Big Data started after several failed and/or lengthy attempts at trying to gain insights from our own data. The downstream impact was the inability for key decision makers to view timely and updated information promptly in order to make informed decisions. This spawned the initiative to set up a data lake capability (enabled by AWS) and leverage the large amounts of internal and external data at speed.

This journey outlines the cultural shift and complex architectural design required by the team at Fonterra.

The cultural shift includes:

  • Re-positioning their advanced analytics capability on the cloud (AWS)
  • Adopting an Agile mindset for delivery
  • Evolving solution architecture to align with the agile methodology to provide the necessary guard rails
  • Training and certifying internal resources to prepare for the journey onto AWS

 

Fonterra’s ongoing journey continues to challenge the boundaries on how analytics is managed and outlines the multiple growing pains that the team experiences and overcomes.

This presentation will also outline the valuable lessons learnt from their journey so far and shares the continual aspirations that they continually strive for. These lessons will undoubtedly benefit all who intend to undertake a similar journey in setting up a data lake capability.

Jochen Fischer
Jochen Fischer
Vice President MENA & APAC, Virtual Forge (GER)
Karl Wood
Karl Wood
Director - Solution Architect APAC, Tricentis
Sefan Linders
Sefan Linders
Big Data Warehouse Architect, SAP
Joanna Bourke
Joanna Bourke
Global HR Process Leader, EY
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The Increasing Cyber Threat to SAP and What to Do About It

The sophistication of cyber security threats has increased significantly in recent years. Organisations face a very real risk that their systems and networks could be breached with major financial and reputational consequences.

In this session, we will discuss the changing cyber threat landscape and the way in which this affects the right approach to securing our SAP assets. We will also discuss the importance of getting the basics right and how resolving audit points that have been hanging around is a great place to start.

The session will also explore some of the tools available to protect your SAP systems from cyber threats.

Finally, the session will take a look at the importance of linking your SAP security strategy to wider IT security initiatives in the organisation and the role that threat monitoring plays in protecting your SAP assets from external threats.

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SAP S/4HANA Migration: Business Rewards and Testing Challenges

2025 is the SAP deadline to migrate to S/4HANA and looms large for many businesses. Intelligent enterprises who want to access the newest technologies from SAP, maintain support, receive updates, and be on an actively maintained ERP business suite need to migrate to S/4HANA. Businesses will clearly benefit from advancements such as real-time business insights. However, failure to transform testing can prevent the organisation from achieving the expected rewards.

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HANA Native Development for Beginners

In this session we assume you are completely new to the HANA development topic and want to learn what HANA native development is. We will explore the main topics which support HANA native development – XS Advanced Model, HANA Deployment Infrastructure, and the SAP Web IDE. Maybe you want to just create database artifacts like Calculation Views. If so this session is for you because we will teach you the basics of working with DB artifacts using the latest techniques. However maybe you want to build full stack applications or S/4 extensions on-premise or in the SAP Cloud Platform. If so this session is also for you as we will teach you the foundational knowledge to start learning about these scenarios as well.

Continuous Integration for SAP HANA Database Development

Continuous integration (CI) and DevOps are the latest trends in application development in general. This session explores how these techniques and tools can be applied to SAP HANA database development. In addition to a general introduction to CI-based development, we also examine the unique aspects and challenges of applying these techniques when building database tables or modeling. This includes database containers, branching in the database, cross-boundary development, and security.

What's New in Native Development for SAP HANA

Hear about the latest SAP HANA Developments:

Part 1: What’s New in Native Development for SAP HANA
Many changes have been introduced in the native development environment for SAP HANA in recent years. We’ve seen the addition of the advanced model of SAP HANA extended application services, the deployment infrastructure for SAP HANA, and SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA.

In this session, we will provide an overview of the advantages and benefits of these changes. We also discuss this year’s improvements to these tools and programming models and take a sneak peek into the near future.

Part 2: The New Application Programming Model for SAP HANA Development (in the SAP Cloud Platform and On-Premise)
Learn how the new application programming model on SAP Cloud Platform and HANA on-premise helps you efficiently create business applications. See how business services can be reused simply in that model and how easy it is to build an application from the persistence layer, the service layer, and up to the user interface all using the newest Core Data Service syntax. In addition, see what it means to adapt your application on the various layers, because that’s what makes this programming model so useful and powerful.

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How Has EY Transformed it’s Talent Function to Provide a Seamless Experience for Performance Management, Learning and Career Development

With over 260,000 employees worldwide, EY has embarked on a quest to transform our people’s experience with the help of SAP.

In this session you will hear about the role SAP SuccessFactors has played employing, engaging, developing and motivating our people to build a better working world.

Natalie and Jo will talk about the nature of the EY business and the complexity of this challenge; how EY has addressed it and continued to be the growth leader among direct competitors. With SuccessFactors as the core enabling technology, EY is delivering an exceptional experience defined by easy access to people, information and experiences, personalised nudges, and real-time analytics for individuals and team leaders. Learn more about why SuccessFactors was the right solution for EY for such a complex, global, multi-year, high – impact, significant program of work.

Diego Lombardini
Diego Lombardini
Presales Lead - APJ, Basis Technologies
Tom Hansen
Tom Hansen
CIO, Ruralco
Kate Tones
Kate Tones
Group People Experience Manager, Merivale
Simon Cowley
Simon Cowley
Chief Enterprise Architect & Head of Cyber Security, Fonterra Co-Operative Group
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DevOps and Robotic Test Automation for SAP: Automate Your Way to On-Demand Delivery of Change

Join this session to learn how to unlock value by transforming the way you manage, understand and improve SAP systems.
We will cover:
- Why major global brands have transitioned from waterfall SAP releases to a DevOps approach
- An introduction to creating a CI/CD pipeline for on-demand delivery of SAP change
- A revolutionary new approach to regression testing that eliminates test scripts
- Why you should consider change automation regardless of your DevOps maturity

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Better Decision Making to Optimise Process and Support Australian Farmers

Ruralco is a leading Australian agribusiness with over 50 specialist business units operating across its national network which caters to the diverse needs of rural and regional Australia. In this session you will hear about Ruralco’ s use of process mining and analytics tools to drive efficiencies in their business and to make better business decisions in support of Australian Farmers.

Tom will talk about how Ruralco’s purpose of being “Here for Australia Farmers” has been supported through the use of SAP Analytics Cloud and Celonis process mining software. Through the use of these tools, Ruralco has been able to achieve greater efficiencies across their Shared Service and Supply Chain functions. They have significantly reduced business running costs by removing areas of duplication and waste throughout all levels in the enterprise and generate consistency and actionable business process insights. In turn allowing Ruralco to respond and adapt to the needs of their farmers.

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Going the Distance: Practical People Tech that Evolves with the Business

Merivale, a leader and innovator in the hospitality industry, are driven to deliver unique and memorable experiences to every guest who steps into one of their 70+ brands and venues. To align to this, Merivale's People Team have implemented people technology solutions to reflect Merivale's culture of continual growth and change, playing to their teams' strengths and keeping people at the centre of everything they do.

With an end goal of attracting great talent, growing their own and enabling Merivale’s incredibly diverse 3,000+ strong team, key elements to their successful transformation journey include:

• Configuration vs customisation; how to start with the end in mind, when you don't know what the end looks like
• Thinking outside the box; alternative approaches to training and communications with SAP SuccessFactors
• Playing to strengths; using a strengths-based approach to attracting and retaining a high-performing people systems team
• The only constant is change; managing change in a constantly evolving environment to achieve optimum user adoption

Kate and Jess will share highly practical tips and tricks as well as a snapshot of their journey that began with a greenfield environment to now working on revolutionary People Tech initiatives to improve Merivale's people and business outcomes dramatically

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Mitigating Growing Cyber Risk in a Digitizing World

In the 21st century, we live in a world where virtually every aspect of our life has been enhanced by digital technologies. Whether you’re at home, in the workplace, or out with friends, chances are there is an app on your phone, computer, or even fridge that seeks to improve your experience.

To bring about this revolution, industries from around the world have transformed their business models, investing heavily in information technology. Similarly, Fonterra is working tirelessly to harness digital technologies to help streamline its services and operations.

Notwithstanding the tremendous benefits brought by the digital era, we must also address growing risks. Advanced malicious cyber activity against Australian and New Zealand national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, sophistication and severity.

Today’s discussion will focus on the human risk associated with the use of passwords, the idea of removing them from your organisation and how you can use this as a way to engage with your executives, not only on the risks associated with cyber but the benefits that can come from being innovative and using technology to secure your people and improve their working lives.

Keynote & Executive Panel: The Cloud, IoT and Critical Infrastructure: It’s Not Too Late for 'The Cyber'

The evolution from perimeter-centric, hardware-based IT environments to virtualized data centers and the cloud is underway. And when 62.9% of IT professionals believe the public cloud is more secure than their own data center, it’s no longer just a trend. IoT devices have become pervasive, especially within critical infrastructure organizations, and they come with an obstinate problem - they’re Internet-connected. ALWAYS. While the IoT is providing economic opportunities inconceivable a decade ago, it is changing the way companies develop and deliver products and services. IOT spending is predicted to be $1.29T USD by 2020 so it’s a catalytic opportunity for security to take a central role.

Join Mark Weatherford - who President Obama appointed as Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity after he had served as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer. His keynote talk and subsequent panel discussion with leading Australian experts will explore how the Cloud, IoT, and critical infrastructure technologies are changing the world and why security needs to be a larger part of the conversation.

Our panel include Chris Mohan, Michelle Price, Simon Cowley and Anthony Robinson.

Chris Mohan has worked for fortune 50 companies’ security teams, bringing insight and actionable measures to those firms' security posture and responsibilities. Chris's career has had him in grow from a world of front line IT operations through to advising and guiding those in boardrooms. His drive is to instil relevant, intelligent and practical security controls and practices that securely enable the business in an unpredictable online world. Chris became one of the few to achieve the prestigious GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification and holds a number of other security and vendor qualifications.

Michelle is the CEO for of AustCyber. AustCyber was established in 2017 as part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative and announced both as part of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy. Prior to joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within the ANU.

Simon is responsible for Cyber Security and Enterprise Architecture across Fonterra's global footprint. He joined Fonterra in 2011 and has provided strategic direction though the Digitisation of the Co-Operative as well as taking Cyber Security to the Boards agenda. Simon has been involved in multiple global SAP implementations across industries and is passionate about delivering pragmatic solutions that help companies meet their goals.

Anthony is the lead partner of EY's Oceania FS Cyber business based in Sydney. He is a senior Cyber, Information Security, and Risk Management professional with 20 years' experience in delivery, sales, and practice management roles in Australia and Europe. Anthony joined EY in 2015 and is currently working with Australia's largest Banking, Insurance and Superannuation clients. He joined EY from Accenture where he was Managing Director of the Australia and New Zealand Cyber practice. Prior to his role in Australia he led Accenture's UK Cyber Security consulting business for over 10 years. During his career Anthony has led the delivery of many cyber strategy, advisory, large scale systems implementations, as well as multi-year outsourcing engagements. He has a broad range of industry experience across, banking, capital markets, insurance, superannuation, media, telecommunications, utilities, oil and gas, life sciences, retail, and mining.

Matt Grygorcewicz
Matt Grygorcewicz
Business Intelligence Lead, SA Power Networks
Michael Bukva
Michael Bukva
Technical Specialist, SUSE
Jessica Moore
Jessica Moore
Head of People Systems, Merivale
Ingo Hilgefort
Ingo Hilgefort
Chief Product Expert, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Canada Inc
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Which Analytics Solution is Right for Me? Review of SAC, Tableau and Power BI

Join Matt Grygorcewicz and Peter Collett for a fast paced, honest and up to date review of the 3 hottest BI applications in the SAP ecosystem today.

Everyone is talking about SAC, Power BI and Tableau today, but how do they really stack up? How are the three vendors differentiating their solutions, what is the market saying about them and how do they compare in a direct feature/function comparison?

See each of the tools in action as we try to connect live to a HANA database and then share our insight with user level security. Hear how the team at SA Power ran their own landscape/requirements review and BI selection process – there’s a lot more to consider than just features and functions!

Matt Grygorcewicz, Business Intelligence Lead, SA Power Networks & Peter Collett, Co-Managing Director, Icon Integration

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Maximise Security, Maintain Compliance – Using SUSE Manager to Patch Linux Infrastructure Consistently Across SAP Landscapes

In a typical SAP deployment with many landscapes from DEV through to PRD, maintaining consistent and compliant patch levels can be one of the more time-consuming tasks for an infrastructure team.

In this demo you’ll see how SUSE Manager can help reduce the time spent keeping your Linux infrastructure patched and up to date, freeing up systems administration resources from this “keeping the lights on” task.

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Going the Distance: Practical People Tech that Evolves with the Business

Merivale, a leader and innovator in the hospitality industry, are driven to deliver unique and memorable experiences to every guest who steps into one of their 70+ brands and venues. To align to this, Merivale's People Team have implemented people technology solutions to reflect Merivale's culture of continual growth and change, playing to their teams' strengths and keeping people at the centre of everything they do.

With an end goal of attracting great talent, growing their own and enabling Merivale’s incredibly diverse 3,000+ strong team, key elements to their successful transformation journey include:

• Configuration vs customisation; how to start with the end in mind, when you don't know what the end looks like
• Thinking outside the box; alternative approaches to training and communications with SAP SuccessFactors
• Playing to strengths; using a strengths-based approach to attracting and retaining a high-performing people systems team
• The only constant is change; managing change in a constantly evolving environment to achieve optimum user adoption

Kate and Jess will share highly practical tips and tricks as well as a snapshot of their journey that began with a greenfield environment to now working on revolutionary People Tech initiatives to improve Merivale's people and business outcomes dramatically

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SAP Analytics Cloud – Bring Your Questions and Learn More About It

Join this 50 min demo packed overview on SAP Analytics Cloud to learn more about the latest features and capabilities based on concrete scenarios and seeing the product live in action. The session will provide an overview on the overall capabilities and show the latest innovations live in form of demos.

Hands On Workshop: Create Your First Dashboard Using SAP Analytics Cloud

This 90-min hands-on seminar will focus on a concrete scenario – in this case a Sales Management dashboard and start with outlining the goal of the dashboard and then focus on the steps for each person to complete, so that attendees will have a working SAP Analytics Cloud story after 90 min. During this workshop, attendees will get a chance to experience live SAP Analytics Cloud and learn more about the product capabilities.

Limited numbers, please register your interest early.

Kapish Rathi
Kapish Rathi
Senior GRC Implementation Leader, Security Weaver
Gary Hooker
Gary Hooker
SAP Mentor and SAP System Administrator, Department of Home Affairs
Moon Javaid
Moon Javaid
Vice President, Strategy & Analytics, San Francisco 49ers
Dan Shaw
Dan Shaw
Regional Director - Enterprise Sales - APJ, WalkMe
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Stop Fraud, Reduce Frustration and Increase Productivity

See how Security Weaver automates Segregation of Duties (SOD) mitigations across 100% of your environment’s SOD relevant transactions. See the actual financial exposure of each suspicious transaction pair and how to filter material alerts. Watch Kapish Rathi demonstrate how near real-time detection combined with case management and rich analytics offer unparalleled productivity and a robust audit trail. Kapish is a senior GRC implementation leader with almost a decade of experience with GRC solutions and implementations.

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Up-Skilling Yourself for the Next Generation of SAP Technology

SAP technologies, and the ICT industry generally, are evolving so fast that it is hard for the rest of us to keep up with it. Each person therefore needs to put insome effort to update their own SAP skills, knowledge and qualifications to prepare for the next 10 years of SAP project implementations, upgrades, data migrations, Machinery of Government (MOG) changes and support. Gary will draw on his extensive experience and share his thoughts on what skills sets will be most in demand over the next few years based on global industry trends as well as other local Australian factors.

He will also share some tips and tricks about how and where to get loads of SAP information, free online training and your own SAP trial systems to learn on, such as SAP HANA Express, S/4 HANA, BW/4 HANA, SAP Analytics Cloud and others.

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Becoming a Challenger Brand Through Real-Time Analytics

Faced with the increased challenge of fans being more comfortable watching NFL games at home, the San Francisco 49ers have rolled out a new venue management product this season from SAP to ensure that the “in-game” experience was the best way to watch the game. The tech features a multi-screen dashboard surfacing real-time data related to parking, bathrooms, concessions, ticketing, and more as 70,000 people come through the gates at Levi’s Stadium.

It is being used as a real-time analytics tool that is helping front office executives manage stadium operations, improve the fan experience, and ultimately increase the bottom line. Focusing on fan feedback and the 49ers roadmap to deliver real-time fan analytics to improve game day experience. The difference between acting in real-time versus hours or days after a game can make or break a fan’s experience. The technology could also open up potential revenue possibilities beyond improving the fan experience and managing stadium operations.

Join Moon in this session to learn what it means to be a challenger brand. To always challenge the norm and relentlessly push for innovation.

Moon and his team are always unwavering in their commitment to understand their customers and develop great relationships with internal and external stakeholders to operationally execute on the analytics. Moon will give you insights into how you can take their approach back to your own environment – no matter what your industry!

Even when everyone else thinks you are great, never rest, always push, innovate, experiment, refine.

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Amplify Employees with a Streamlined Digital Adoption Strategy

By 2025, over US $400b will be spent on Digital Technology. Yet the majority of investments will fail to drive the business case promised -- WHY? Because year over year, 74% of organisations repeat the same ineffective methods of training and change management that fail to empower employees. Learn how companies, such as T-Mobile, PayPal, & Mastercard, leverage WalkMe’s Digital Adoption Platform to ensure adoption, drive self service, and reduce support costs in their digital transformation journey.

Caroline Patton
Caroline Patton
IST Program Director, AGL
Jocelyn Dart
Jocelyn Dart
SAP Technology Ambassador, SAP Australia
Brendina Saul
Brendina Saul
Director - Data & Analytics, Asia-Pacific Advisory, EY Business Solutions
Allan Johnson
Allan Johnson
SAP Solution Advisor, SAP Australia
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Transforming SAP Service Speed with a Start-Up Mentality

AGL had efficient solution teams, delivering good products but not in line with the real needs of the business. They decided to establish a completely new resource delivery structure for our SAP Service Delivery team that embraced a start-up mentality and enabled distributed initiatives with consistent solution pattern across the business.

Glynn will share how AGL have formed a nimble platform team that is driving expedited benefits across multiple business value streams, simultaneously.

Hear how to adapt your SAP solution support structures, with a low risk approach, to deliver solutions for your business process owners within a shorter timeframe and with a focus on maintaining budgets, standards and best practices.

  • Building teams that support diverse business needs
  • Creating teams/resources that have unique skills, but are shared across the business
  • Transferring knowledge from a large transformation project, to inhouse resources
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Boost Your Intelligent Enterprise Skills for SAP Fiori, S/4HANA, and CoPilot

Working with SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise solutions and wondering where to focus your enablement efforts for your project teams?

With the rapid increase in Fiori apps for SAP S/4HANA, plus CoPilot, Machine Learning, where do you focus first? And who in your team should focus on what?

Practical insights and lessons learned from the SAP S/4HANA RIG team who work across many customers and partners implementing the latest and greatest SAP S/4HANA and CoPilot releases.

Getting the U Right in UX – Interactive Panel

Simplifying the user experience is always an important issue for SAP technology teams – getting it right can dramatically increase user adoption and productivity.

When it comes to designing and building applications, keeping the end-user front of mind is crucial!
This panel will bring together SAP customers that have recently undertaken projects to improve their user experience. Opting to use a variety of tools and methods, they share their views and lessons learned.

  • Identifying your project aims and objectives
  • Stepping into your user’s shoes;
    • What applications are they using?
    • What circumstances are they operating in?
    • What do you need to consider for different roles?
    • Do they always do what you really expect?
  • Measuring and monitoring response times and performance usability
  • Empowering and engaging users, standard project methodology
  • Embedding user-centric design and Design Thinking into your technical team
  • Understanding of the pros and cons of different tools for your project and organisations i.e. Personas, Fiori etc.

 

Whether you are looking to make improvements using tools that your organisation already owns or are exploring newer options in SAP S/4HANA and Fiori, this session will share views on how to truly understand your users and the importance of selecting technical tools that are right for your organisation’s SAP road map.

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Automating Testing and Data Migration with AI & RPA

Are you excited by the prospect of moving to S/4, but concerned about managing the work and complexity involved in migrating your data, not to talk about the endless hours doing the testing?
EY introduces the New WayTM of not only automating your testing but also automating your data migration using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA).
This session will provide you with an overview of the EY offering to not only reduce the cost of moving to S/4 but also significantly reduce the risk of your migration.

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Technical Debt, the Price Companies Pay for Short-Term Technological Fixes, Hinders the Ability to Innovate and Adapt in the Digital Age

Organisations face intense pressure to keep at the leading edge of IT. The need for fast technology solutions forces short-term programming and systems-architecture decisions. As IT software and infrastructure age, as more features are added to legacy systems, technical debt puts additional operating costs on the company, diverting investment in innovation and new capabilities. The challenge of connecting and updating these systems becomes overwhelming, and undertaking strategic digital transformations becomes even more difficult.

Companies find themselves with an untenable patchwork of different systems that slow collaboration and make it difficult to scale innovation. There is a way to have the best of both worlds, a scalable, flexible, and resilient enterprise IT architecture. This solution is called “digital decoupling.”

SAP’s Central Finance foundation directly addresses these issues by accelerating implementation, eliminating disruption to existing systems, and giving you the flexibility to roll out new capabilities, as and when you need them.

Eric Schemer
Eric Schemer
VP Product Management SAP Analytics, SAP (GER)
Peter Collett
Peter Collett
Co-Managing Director, Icon Integration
Orah Peri
Orah Peri
Business Line Manager – Testing, ZAG
Tim Lloyd
Tim Lloyd
Operations and Commercial Manager, Ballance Agri-Nutrients (NZ)
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Deep Dive: SAP Analytics Strategy and How Customers Implement it

Join this 90-minute session to get an overview of SAP’s latest analytics strategy, vision, and innovations both from an SAP and German SAP User Group (DSAG) perspective. The lecture features a detailed journey through SAP Analytics Cloud & SAP’s hybrid analytics portfolio and provides recommendations on how customers can put that into a consistent Business Analytics Strategy.
The session provides a meaningful base for making decisions around your own implementation strategy.

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Introducing VBI View – Showcase and Demo

VBI View helps enterprises overcome the challenges introduced by multiple BI platforms. In addition to providing a centralized access to BI content across the enterprise, VBI view comes with a powerful array of features that promote content visibility and reuse. It supports platforms such as SAP BI, Tableau, Qlik Sense, Power BI and SSRS.

Come and see a live demo of the solution and hear more about how VBI View is helping organisations to unify their hybrid BI landscapes.

Which Analytics Solution is Right for Me? Review of SAC, Tableau and Power BI

Join Matt Grygorcewicz and Peter Collett for a fast paced, honest and up to date review of the 3 hottest BI applications in the SAP ecosystem today.

Everyone is talking about SAC, Power BI and Tableau today, but how do they really stack up? How are the three vendors differentiating their solutions, what is the market saying about them and how do they compare in a direct feature/function comparison?

See each of the tools in action as we try to connect live to a HANA database and then share our insight with user level security. Hear how the team at SA Power ran their own landscape/requirements review and BI selection process – there’s a lot more to consider than just features and functions!

Matt Grygorcewicz, Business Intelligence Lead, SA Power Networks & Peter Collett, Co-Managing Director, Icon Integration

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Thinking About Your Next Quarterly Release? Think Automation

SAP SuccessFactors presents unique challenges to testing teams, it’s cloud-based, pushes quarterly updates, and uses the technically complex SAP Fiori UI.

In today’s fast paced world, businesses want to achieve a smoother, painless transition to production by speeding up their release cycles.

I’ll demo Zag’s automation of SuccessFactors regression testing which can help to lower business risk by catching defects early, reduce the cost of the regression testing by speeding up the process and reduce the number of resources required in quarterly releases.

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The good, the bad, the ugly: Setting yourself up to start the S/4 Journey

Are you serious (or curious) about the road to S/4HANA? What are the top five practical things you need to know when planning your S/4HANA migration?

Tim Lloyd from Ballance Agri-Nutrients is among the early adaptors, and has bundled his experiences to help you work your way through the complex – and exciting – S/4HANA planning phase.

Why is this presentation different from any other S/4HANA presentation?

This presentation will give you a practical, step-by-step planning formula, including:

• Tips to consider when building your business case
• How to navigate your way through internal politics
• How to upgrade with the least amount of disruption to the business
• Things that tripped us up and how you can avoid them
• How to give your project the best possible chance of success

This will be an interactive session in which Tim Lloyd will share the agony and the ecstasy of a complex S/4HANA migration planning, as well as key learnings and practical tips that he believes you need to know.

Don’t let internal politics, a lack of system readiness or the fear of business disruption hold you back! Join this session to find out more.

Julie Dennis
Julie Dennis
Digital Trust and Privacy, SAP APJ
Natalie Nunn
Natalie Nunn
Asia-Pacific Talent Development Leader, EY
Grant Smith
Grant Smith
General Manager, Energy Queensland
Michael Stafford
Michael Stafford
Sales Operations Manager, Siemens Mobility
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The Intersection Between Privacy and Security

When it comes to data and systems, many organisations struggle to effectively align security and privacy. These are separate concerns in many respects but do intersect, and as many organisations begin to store personal information on cloud-based services it is essential that a clear and effective approach is adopted. Anthony and Julie work with SAP customers across the Asia Pacific region and will use these experiences to address the topic both from an IT and an organisational aspect. This is a discussion suitable for attendees from both IT and business.

Anthony has worked with SAP for 5 years and currently manages the InfoSec and Privacy Solution Advisory Team in the Asia Pacific region. He is a member of ISC2 – the world’s leading cybersecurity and IT security professional organisation – as a Certified Cloud Computing Professional.

Julie began with SAP in May as Head of Digital Privacy for the Asia Pacific region. Julie is a qualified lawyer with more than 10 years’ experience in privacy. Before joining SAP, she was Director of Privacy APAC for eBay.

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How Has EY Transformed it’s Talent Function to Provide a Seamless Experience for Performance Management, Learning and Career Development

With over 260,000 employees worldwide, EY has embarked on a quest to transform our people’s experience with the help of SAP.

In this session you will hear about the role SAP SuccessFactors has played employing, engaging, developing and motivating our people to build a better working world.

Natalie and Jo will talk about the nature of the EY business and the complexity of this challenge; how EY has addressed it and continued to be the growth leader among direct competitors. With SuccessFactors as the core enabling technology, EY is delivering an exceptional experience defined by easy access to people, information and experiences, personalised nudges, and real-time analytics for individuals and team leaders. Learn more about why SuccessFactors was the right solution for EY for such a complex, global, multi-year, high – impact, significant program of work.

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Identity Beyond the Humans

All over the world we are hearing about the Internet of Things, Connected Societies where humans are connected to and monitored by machines. Machines are connected to machines for monitoring, analysis and to generate data. BUT what happens when machines are controlling machines, informing them how to act and what to do based on the data they generate or receive from other machines? What if a machine is interfered with and sends malicious instructions to another machine causing damage, injury or our greatest fear - ending someone’s life?

How will we identify who should be liable for this catastrophic impact to our businesses or the life we live? It’s a question that governments all over the world are asking themselves and the main blocker in the race to leverage new technologies to further improve our lives. Put differently, how do we create digital DNA? How do we handle Identity Beyond the Humans?

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Get Productive, Get Skilled, Then Get Digital: A Case Study of How Siemens Upskilled to Fuel Their Digital Strategy

In pursuing technology innovation targets, Siemens Shared Services set out to improve their Malaysian Delivery Centre productivity, and in turn reinvest the time saved into upskilling their workforce and drive the digitalization strategy.

A story of firstly, how implementing ActiveOps Workware to track real-time work volume, productivity, and utilisation of their teams, resulted in an overall increase in productivity of 8% (and up to 40% in some teams!).

Then, how they identified motivated individuals for upskilling and training in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, plus new technologies such as robotic process automation. Those identified were then given the space and opportunity to drive projects they identified that supported Siemens technology innovation targets.

Hear how Siemens leveraged the expertise of their people within the organisation and empowered them with the right skills and support for technology needs of the future, plus kept their employees motivated and empowered to drive bottom-up innovation.

“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough, so they don't want to” - Richard Branson

Jitendra Singh
Jitendra Singh
Chief Information Officer, JK Cement (India)
Gareth Thompson
Gareth Thompson
Head Finance Systems and Analytics, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Thomas Pinn
Thomas Pinn
CIO, Genesis Care
Ed Levine
Ed Levine
Finance Transformation Consultant, BlackLine
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Ensuring Effective GRC in an ERP Environment

One of the biggest risks with respect to Data Security is not external (loss/theft), but an internal one, where an insider may appropriate your data for their advantage. Especially when someone has access to the entire chain of events/cycle, for example Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, etc. Being in a GRC domain - and not information security - the way we need to deal with it is different and is an ongoing process. This may include proper provisioning, avoiding conflicts in Segregation of Duties, capturing and maintaining the audit log, periodical review of Roles and responsibilities to the users in system. These measures are important and need to be followed with all sincerity but are often not followed due to the fact that it is cumbersome and/or time consuming.

JKCL dealt with this issue by implementing an effective and user-friendly tool, resulting in a good degree of Risk Management in the organisation. Come hear their CIO share what they faced, the tool they adopted and the results they have achieved.

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Insights Like You’ve Never Seen Before! An SAC Story

The ABC recently implemented SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) not just to complement other BI tools, but to reimagine what was possible with business analytics. You will learn how SAC was used to help deliver some strategic priorities and enabling and empowering finance end-users to do better analysis. This session will focus more on the business benefits and strategy behind using SAC and will also touch on the technical connectivity to various systems. Importantly, you will see how SAC provided a relatively simple, cost effective solution to providing business analytics.

Rogue One: A Travel and Expense Story

Hear how the ABC moved from labour intensive reporting processes to using SAP Analytics Cloud to analyse travel and expense data. This data is sourced from multiple sources including APIs and SAP HANA queries. By doing this the ABC has been able to better manage costs, avoid leakage against supply contracts and ensure compliance with corporate policies.

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Innovating Healthcare – To Design Care Experiences That Get the Best Possible Life Outcomes

With over 130 oncology, cardiology & sleep medicine centres across Australia, Spain and the UK, Genesis Care employs 2,500+ people delivering over 2,200 treatments per day.
In this session you will hear about Genesis Cares’ digital transformation journey and how it will help in making the patient journey and the health-care system better.

Thomas will talk about how Genesis Care’s vision of quality, access and efficiency for all patients has been enabled by SAP S/4 Hana and created an agile team. Leveraging the best of breed technology powered by SAP S/4 Hana, Genesis Care has been able to achieve greater efficiencies across their Shared Service Functions. This agile team is better able to partner with the business to proactively solve real problems faced by patients.

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Returning Trust to Finance & Accounting with Your Fintech Investments

Do you trust spreadsheet reports? Or, has the chef hidden a technically deficient process. A macro, a pivot, a formula; and, you’ve baked in a material misstatement. Control is a concern, but risk is now in the recipe. The C-level are making decisions on inaccurate ingredients. BlackLine enables a process for continuous evolution and automation, scalable for your complex close. Along the way, your team grows, serving up analysis that supports ongoing business decisions. Leverage your upgrade cycles and automate!

Steven Janek
Steven Janek
Director - Group Financial Management, Department of Human Services
Tony de Thomasis
Tony de Thomasis
SAP Mentor
Darren Rasmusen
Darren Rasmusen
Enterprise Systems Manager, Foodstuffs South Island Ltd
Chris Vaz
Chris Vaz
Tax and Innovation, Public Services, SAP
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Out of the Shadows - Changing the Focus of Finance

Expectations of Finance are changing. As automated financial reporting becomes easier to implement the focus shifts to the value our internal financial advisers can deliver. Hear how the Department of Human Services is transforming the role of the Management Accountant to meet the changing needs of the modern workplace by:

• Automation - historical reporting has been automated freeing up our team to invest their effort in future focussed analysis and recommendations.

• Enablement – Online portals, self-service reporting and interactive tools mean our customers can get fast access to information and model their own outcomes.

• Collaboration – The full potential of existing IT systems is being utilised to enable a level of collaboration not previously possible.

• Understanding – Analysis and recommendations are now driven by our knowledge of business strategies and priorities, ensuring we provide relevant advice with consideration of broader context.

• Partnerships - Our understanding of business drivers and data analysis capabilities are enabling us to transition to a valued partner in the decision-making process.

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Managing SAP Hybrid Landscape using SAP Solution Manager 7.2

Join this session for a no-nonsense explanation and hands on demonstration of the following SAP Solution Manager concepts:
• Out of the box Monitoring and Alerting for the Hybrid cloud
• Gain visibility and control your investment in custom code
• Deploy S/4HANA using SAP Best Practices

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HANA on Power – In (nearly) Four Years Running On-Premise HANA on IBM Power - What Have We Learned and What Have We Achieved?

Why did Foodstuffs South Island choose to install HANA for ECC and BW on IBM Power systems rather than Intel options or cloud offerings? Did it all work out? What are the advantages from a customer’s point of view? Learn what makes IBM’s Power platform and SUSE Linux Enterprise server a good choice for SAP HANA and how to drive additional value out of a HANA on Power solution.

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How the Office of State Revenue (OSR), Queensland is Leading the Way Transforming to the “Intelligent Enterprise” and Lessons Learned Along the Journey

The Office of State Revenue (OSR) is part of Queensland Treasury, a public-sector agency in Queensland, Australia. OSR plays a critical role in delivering simple, efficient and equitable revenue management services. OSR administers a range of state taxes, mining and petroleum royalties totally approximately $15 billion. This revenue helps fund essential community services and infrastructure.

This session will address:

• Key business drivers that led to OSR wanting to transform its business model
• The importance of completing ground work before the transformation commences
• The implementation approach
• How OSR is managing innovation; understanding innovation as a continuous cycle
• Current and anticipated benefits from the program
• Lessons learnt

If you are curious about how best to leverage the SAP Intelligent Suite (C/4 HANA Suite), the SAP Digital Platform (SAP Digital Core, SAP Data Hub, SAP Data Management and SAP Cloud Platform Enterprise) and SAP Intelligent Technologies (SAP Leonardo based AI/ Machine Learning, Analytics and Intelligent Process Automation) then this session will provide insights on how OSR are leading the way globally on their digital transformation journey into a data driven, intelligent enterprise.

Thomas Hadorn
Thomas Hadorn
Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Tricentis
James Canale
James Canale
Finance Transformation Manager, AusNet Services
Simon Persin
Simon Persin
Director, Turnkey Consulting (UK)
Ric Edwards
Ric Edwards
Systems Development Officer - Financial Systems, Finance Directorate, Western Australia Police Force
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Successful S/4HANA Migration: Why Enterprises Need a Continuous Testing Platform

Enterprises need/want to consolidate SAP instances and/or ERP platforms and to automate SAP testing. In addition, they want to consolidate test cases and do effective test data management.

Learn how SAP testing can accelerate innovation, maximise ROI and strengthen their core business migrating to SAP S/4HANA.

• Automation First – test scenarios that are core to the business, so that changes can easily be tested on-demand and continuously
• Exploratory testing – making it easier for business users and more interactive for the business to perform testing on core processes
• Risk Based testing – focusing on tests that are high frequency, high impact first
• Digital Transformation – better quality at higher speed

Successfully migrating to SAP S/4HANA delivers a standardised user experience globally and an enterprise wide Single Source of Truth.

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What Does the Future of Finance Really Look Like?

Most organisations plan their technology roadmaps one to three years in advance. However, creating and maintaining these strategies can be tricky with SAP’s roadmap changing so often.
Finance customers are looking to understand how they should define their strategy and vision and prepare for the next steps. This session will share insights on how organisations are tackling their Transformation Journeys and the key trends emerging and shaping the future of finance.

During this presentation James will share insights on AusNet Services Finance transformation journey, how the Finance business is realising their vision and the lessons learned along the way to ensure they are able to deliver a best practise Finance function into the future.

  • The evolving impact of Data
  • The complexities of standardisation and what is required to move down this path
  • Best practice reporting in an SAP environment

 

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How does RPA Impact GRC?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is an aspiration of many companies to improve the efficiency of repetitive processing tasks. Through this automation, many companies have taken the opportunity to improve the process as well as automating, to remove the risk of human error. With a "bot" operating the process, how does this change the approach to GRC within the business? Join this session to understand the changing requirements for GRC within the "bot" driven world of RPA processes. Join this session to:

• Understand the different types of RPA that can be applied to GRC processes
• Identify the changes to controls that may have been operating in a human environment due to the “bot”
• What additional controls may be required for using “Bots”
• What you need to know about setting up and using “Bots” in your environment.
• Understand the ways that SAP Fraud Management can be used to feed control execution to SAP Process Control
• Understand potential use cases to transform the enterprise with SAP Fraud Management at the heart of the solution.

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The Power of Customisable, Self-Service Financial Reporting implemented by WA Police

As self-service reporting and analytics become increasingly popular and widely available in finance, business users are now expected to own more and more of their processes. Yet most tools that support this ownership are difficult to access, complex to deploy, and expensive to operate. Hear how WA Police discovered Excel4apps by insightsoftware, a tool that leverages the Microsoft Excel skills business users already have to create the exact reports they need.

In this session:

• Learn how to overcome reporting challenges and create Customisable reports right in Excel
• Experience adding value to your organisation through analysis rather than rote data extraction/formatting
• See a live demonstration of refreshable end-user reports in Excel

Andreas Kral
Andreas Kral
CoE Analytics, SAP Australia
Tina Lundkvist
Tina Lundkvist
HR Systems & Analytics Manager, Fonterra (NZ)
Alexander Vander Elstraeten
Alexander Vander Elstraeten
Head of SWIFTRef APAC, SWIFT
Michael Day
Michael Day
Finance Systems Transformation Lead, Christchurch City Council
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Inspire New Ways of Using Data with SAP BW/4HANA 2.0 and Cloud Analytics (SAC)

Your organisation, like many today, may feel like it’s drowning in data - but how much of that data provides insight you can use? Insights provide business critical information into your client base and deliver a strategic analysis of your customers, which allows you to anticipate and predict their future needs, but enabling these insights assumes that your data is stored in a single central location. Join this session to see how SAP BW/4HANA enables 360° insights across SAP and non-SAP line of business (LoB) applications with true big data warehousing capabilities, that leverage modern digital business platform solutions like SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), in turn empowering your LoB with real-time and predictive analytics at scale.

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Go Big, Go Global with SuccessFactors EC Cloud Technology: Fonterra’s Deployment of SuccessFactors Employee Central

Fonterra has progressively implemented the SuccessFactors suite over the last few years as a central element of talent management. The most recent addition was the launch of Employee Central – with the platform now providing the employee master data hub, enabling core data to be leveraged for talent decisions and integration to create a talent ecosystem.

Fonterra was driven to enrich the employee and talent profile by enabling access to data that would support their people processes and talent decisions.

It was clear from the start there were going to be several “firsts” in the implementation of EC. That can be daunting, particularly when you go big bang. Comfortable with pioneering – Fonterra found the keys to success included forming strong partnerships and having great technical expertise in the team.

  • Technology - how and where we pioneered in collaboration with partners
  • Our change management approach
  • Understanding the technical challenges for complex organisations
  • What are the “look outs” when being an early adopter
  • Change planning
  • Future of work challenges
  • Where to next – our high-level roadmap and our plan to evolve

 

Tina has a background in finance, performance insights and analytics, data governance and project & process management, in the UK and NZ banking and dairy industry. She’s been involved in special projects including leading employee engagement, Business Lead for the SuccessFactors Employee Central, deployment, Data lake and advanced analytics deployment and RPA for HR processes deployment.

How People Analytics Can Unlock Value in the Future of Work

Big enterprises rely heavily on customer data to inform their decisions but often overlook a valuable data source much closer to home: their own people data. We know that getting the right people in critical roles has a compound effect on the bottom line and analytics is empowering better talent decisions.

Melissa is part of a new division helping Fonterra prepare for the future of work by understanding the resources that will take it there: its people. In this session, she will talk about how to link people data to business value, and share the pragmatic steps they took to earn respect and shift the conversation within and outside of HR.

Melissa has been helping business extract value through data and analytics, closing the “knowing-doing” gap and holds Masters in Statistics from McMaster University. Prior to Fonterra she consulted in advanced analytics with Spark and developed strategic routes for Air New Zealand and Air Canada.

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Reference Data from Back-Office Operations to a Competitive Edge

How Can Reference Data Modernise Your Finance Operations? Organisations globally have typically relied on their banks or the payees to provide the correct banking and payments reference data. In the last few years, we have noticed an obvious shift and preference for organisations to manage and validate their bank and payee information internally for tighter operational control and enhanced data accuracy and reliability.

Join this session to hear how SWIFT worked with multiple corporates to achieve higher STP rates, lower bank charges and a better customer experience.

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An SAP Transformation in the Public Sector – is it Really Different?

An opportunity not only to gain an understanding of Public Sector transformation, but also a chance to challenge your own thoughts about how you are approaching your own transformation. There is no “right way” but understanding others’ approaches can offer innovative and new perspectives on your own challenges.

In the context of Christchurch City Council’s Finance-led transformation – SAP S/4HANA and BPC – this session will consider “Is a New Zealand Public Sector transformation really unique and if so, why?”

  • Citizen at the core
  • Working with the elected members and governance
  • Dealing with multiple service groups and stakeholders
  • Business outcomes vs technology
  • How Christchurch City Council have incorporated their Finance Transformation outcomes into their programme
  • Managing change in the public sector
Shirley Riddick
Shirley Riddick
Director of Sales (Pacific), Insightsoftware (Excel4apps)
Luke Bickle
Luke Bickle
Independent SAP Security Architect and GRC Consultant
Mark Hawksbee
Mark Hawksbee
Finance Business Process Owner, Foodstuffs North Island
Nic Bishop
Nic Bishop
Cyber Security Architect, SA Power Networks
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The Power of Customisable, Self-Service Financial Reporting implemented by WA Police

As self-service reporting and analytics become increasingly popular and widely available in finance, business users are now expected to own more and more of their processes. Yet most tools that support this ownership are difficult to access, complex to deploy, and expensive to operate. Hear how WA Police discovered Excel4apps by insightsoftware, a tool that leverages the Microsoft Excel skills business users already have to create the exact reports they need.

In this session:

• Learn how to overcome reporting challenges and create Customisable reports right in Excel
• Experience adding value to your organisation through analysis rather than rote data extraction/formatting
• See a live demonstration of refreshable end-user reports in Excel

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How to Sell the SAP Security Proposition

Imagine SAP Security roles made money. It’s not true but they can save money. Even pay for themselves? Maybe! The right security allows the business to reduce fraud and manage SOD, comply with regulation, provide auditability and enable users to access their required job functions in the most efficient way. Now this might attract C level interest.

Audit might highlight generic SOD and significant open access (e.g. user maintenance), but they’re unlikely to determine if your security model is costing money through lost productivity or over maintenance. Essentially this falls on the IT department. And worse, these inefficiencies might impact the business that IT is supporting (e.g. those nice people in Finance that provide the budgets).

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Getting the Most from a Simple Finance 1605 & HANA Database Transformation

Foodstuffs North Island recently implemented SAP Simple Finance 1605 and changed their database from SQL to HANA for their Support Centre and Supermarkets. As the organisation was in the middle of rolling out SAP to their supermarkets and small format stores, 1605 allowed the team to implement quickly, isolate the changes within the Finance function and continue deploying SAP to their supermarkets.

1605 was selected over Central Finance or 1610+, as a suitable stepping stone option to support a future move to SAP S/4HANA, as part of the business future SAP roadmap. It also allowed the business to get onboard with SAP’s plans to move financial analysis back to the transactional system.

The implementation was the opportunity to overcome several issues, activate standard Apps, significantly improve the user experience and start using the transactional system data. Because their finance system is ‘near’ standard SAP, the team could immediately deploy some of the SAP S/4HANA Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable apps for users, while continuing to enhance other banking and GL apps to meet requirements.
 
Get insights and lessons learned from implementing SAP S/4HANA 1605 (Simple Finance) and hear about the advantages of applying standard apps and complementary custom apps for finance transformation.

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Secure use of Azure Infrastructure and Platform as a Service in a Hybrid Environment

Perhaps you are considering a move to the cloud. Perhaps some areas of your organisation have already taken steps to make use of the apparent simplicity of standing up servers in their favourite cloud environment.

What are the security concerns of utilising the public cloud? In this discussion you will learn how one organisation approached the problem to select appropriate controls, restrictions, monitoring and governance in the public Microsoft Azure environment.

Nic has worked with specialist Cloud Security consultants to establish the security requirements for the use of both IaaS and PaaS Microsoft Azure public cloud enabling the business to deploy several solutions incorporating on-premise connectivity, private and public external presentation. Nic has worked for SA Power Networks for 2 years and prior to that 15 years in Information Technology at Origin Energy.

Toni Jackson
Toni Jackson
APAC Director, SAP Fieldglass
Andrew Chapman
Andrew Chapman
CPA, Principal Solutions Consultant - SAP Concur
Anthony Drumm (CCSP)
Anthony Drumm (CCSP)
Manager, SAP APJ Cloud Platform, InfoSec and Privacy Solution Advisory
Thorsten Freitag
Thorsten Freitag
Innovation Architect, SAP Australia & New Zealand
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The Multi-Channel Workforce: Transforming the Way Work Gets Done in the Age of Intelligence

Today, organisations rely on many sources of talent beyond their full-time employees – from contingent workers to Statement of Work-based consultants, freelancers to gig workers and beyond. Engaging this multi-channel workforce allows companies to access critical skills, scale up and down to meet demand and increase speed to value. So to be successful, they need to be able to deploy these resources quickly and manage them effectively. Join this session with Toni to hear firsthand how leading organisations are transforming how work gets done by optimising their multi-channel workforce to accelerate business outcomes.

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Quicker, Faster, Better – Leveraging SAP Concur to Super Charge your Accounting System

Ever wondered how many invoices are sitting on someone’s desk? Maybe you want to know how many flights have been used, or how much someone has spent on a corporate credit card? SAP Concur puts a framework around your spend, enabling you to leverage AI and Robotics to ensure compliance, accelerate approvals and increase efficiency across your organisation. What’s more, with native integration SAP Concur can connect effortlessly to your existing ECC6 or S/4HANA platform to super charge your processes and escalate your reporting ability.

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The Intersection Between Privacy and Security

When it comes to data and systems, many organisations struggle to effectively align security and privacy. These are separate concerns in many respects but do intersect, and as many organisations begin to store personal information on cloud-based services it is essential that a clear and effective approach is adopted. Anthony and Julie work with SAP customers across the Asia Pacific region and will use these experiences to address the topic both from an IT and an organisational aspect. This is a discussion suitable for attendees from both IT and business.

Anthony has worked with SAP for 5 years and currently manages the InfoSec and Privacy Solution Advisory Team in the Asia Pacific region. He is a member of ISC2 – the world’s leading cybersecurity and IT security professional organisation – as a Certified Cloud Computing Professional.

Julie began with SAP in May as Head of Digital Privacy for the Asia Pacific region. Julie is a qualified lawyer with more than 10 years’ experience in privacy. Before joining SAP, she was Director of Privacy APAC for eBay.

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I Have Seen the Future: AI in the Enterprise, Iot Everywhere and Analytics in VR. But Is it Worth Doing and How?

Spoiler alert, the answer is yes. In this session, we will dig a bit deeper for business and technology audiences. We will cover some of the economics associated with the current ML/AI hype, how to build an innovation business case and how to decide which projects are worthwhile and what you need to get started. You will hear about some of the use cases we have been working on locally, including counting cows via computer vision, fruit quality prediction, defect detection via sensors with machine learning and high dimensional data analytics in Virtual Reality. See demos of these examples and learn about the methodology and technical architectures used to deliver these prototypes.

Anna Coniglio
Anna Coniglio
SAP BW/4HANA Product Manager, SAP Australia
Matthias Fischer
Matthias Fischer
Principal Solutions Consultant, OpenText
Joe Fuller
Joe Fuller
Asset Management Engineer, Glencore Coal Australia
Brendan Pollock
Brendan Pollock
Manager Architecture and Design, Queensland Health
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Inspire New Ways of Using Data with SAP BW/4HANA 2.0 and Cloud Analytics (SAC)

Your organisation, like many today, may feel like it’s drowning in data - but how much of that data provides insight you can use? Insights provide business critical information into your client base and deliver a strategic analysis of your customers, which allows you to anticipate and predict their future needs, but enabling these insights assumes that your data is stored in a single central location. Join this session to see how SAP BW/4HANA enables 360° insights across SAP and non-SAP line of business (LoB) applications with true big data warehousing capabilities, that leverage modern digital business platform solutions like SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), in turn empowering your LoB with real-time and predictive analytics at scale.

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Building the Intelligent & Connected Workforce

As organisations transform and employee expectations change, how does HR fulfill their obligations for managing content? This session will share some thoughts and ideas and show how HR content can be more cost effectively to stored, managed and generated in SuccessFactors and HCM.

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Getting the U Right in UX – Interactive Panel

Simplifying the user experience is always an important issue for SAP technology teams – getting it right can dramatically increase user adoption and productivity.

When it comes to designing and building applications, keeping the end-user front of mind is crucial!
This panel will bring together SAP customers that have recently undertaken projects to improve their user experience. Opting to use a variety of tools and methods, they share their views and lessons learned.

  • Identifying your project aims and objectives
  • Stepping into your user’s shoes;
    • What applications are they using?
    • What circumstances are they operating in?
    • What do you need to consider for different roles?
    • Do they always do what you really expect?
  • Measuring and monitoring response times and performance usability
  • Empowering and engaging users, standard project methodology
  • Embedding user-centric design and Design Thinking into your technical team
  • Understanding of the pros and cons of different tools for your project and organisations i.e. Personas, Fiori etc.

 

Whether you are looking to make improvements using tools that your organisation already owns or are exploring newer options in SAP S/4HANA and Fiori, this session will share views on how to truly understand your users and the importance of selecting technical tools that are right for your organisation’s SAP road map.

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Getting the U Right in UX – Interactive Panel

Simplifying the user experience is always an important issue for SAP technology teams – getting it right can dramatically increase user adoption and productivity.

When it comes to designing and building applications, keeping the end-user front of mind is crucial!
This panel will bring together SAP customers that have recently undertaken projects to improve their user experience. Opting to use a variety of tools and methods, they share their views and lessons learned.

  • Identifying your project aims and objectives
  • Stepping into your user’s shoes;
    • What applications are they using?
    • What circumstances are they operating in?
    • What do you need to consider for different roles?
    • Do they always do what you really expect?
  • Measuring and monitoring response times and performance usability
  • Empowering and engaging users, standard project methodology
  • Embedding user-centric design and Design Thinking into your technical team
  • Understanding of the pros and cons of different tools for your project and organisations i.e. Personas, Fiori etc.

 

Whether you are looking to make improvements using tools that your organisation already owns or are exploring newer options in SAP S/4HANA and Fiori, this session will share views on how to truly understand your users and the importance of selecting technical tools that are right for your organisation’s SAP road map.

Glynn Williams
Glynn Williams
Manager Corporate & Group Operations Platform, AGL
Graham Robinson
Graham Robinson
SAP Mentor
Mark Dyson
Mark Dyson
Enterprise Architect, MMG
Greg Hill
Greg Hill
Director Enterprise Applications, La Trobe University
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Transforming SAP Service Speed with a Start-Up Mentality

AGL had efficient solution teams, delivering good products but not in line with the real needs of the business. They decided to establish a completely new resource delivery structure for our SAP Service Delivery team that embraced a start-up mentality and enabled distributed initiatives with consistent solution pattern across the business.

Glynn will share how AGL have formed a nimble platform team that is driving expedited benefits across multiple business value streams, simultaneously.

Hear how to adapt your SAP solution support structures, with a low risk approach, to deliver solutions for your business process owners within a shorter timeframe and with a focus on maintaining budgets, standards and best practices.

  • Building teams that support diverse business needs
  • Creating teams/resources that have unique skills, but are shared across the business
  • Transferring knowledge from a large transformation project, to inhouse resources
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A Dive into the ABAP RESTful Programming Model

Get a detailed view of the technical aspects of the ABAP RESTful programming model. Hear the highlights of the new developments in ABAP language, tools, and concepts, such as business definition language, business implementation language, service definition, and service binding, for building transactional, business object-based back-end applications in the on-premise world as well as in the cloud with SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP environment. If the gods are willing there will be demos too!

Test Driven Development with ABAP

Test Driven Development (TDD) has become an active topic with ABAP developers in the past 12 months. Finally – many would say.

So what is TDD? How can I incorporate it into my development workflow? What tools and techniques can help me get going? Hear some experiences from those who have taken the big step to build unit tests for existing code as well as those who are incorporating a TDD culture with new developments. Graham will also be joined by an SAP customer, who will share their insights and recent experiences with TDD during a major SAP S/4 Transformation project.

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Deep Dive: Understanding Single Touch Payroll for a Successful Go-Live

Single Touch Payroll (STP) has been introduced by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to provide real-time visibility over the accuracy and timeliness of organisations’ payroll processes. STP proposes to streamline the reporting of employee salary, tax and superannuation obligations for employers.

However, with the introduction of Single Touch Payroll comes a myriad of questions around how to manage this in the system. Challenges with reporting and the speed of response from the ATO are at the top of mind. The solution was released in October 2018, organisations then have until 31st May 2019 or the first payroll thereafter to start reporting via STP.

Join Matt as he shares advice and guidance on navigating this change. He will walk you through what you need to know or do in advance of the new tech and process coming in. You can have an open discussion on what the impacts to your business will be and hear how you can successfully communicate the changes to your workforce.

This session will include a live demo and real feedback from SAP Payroll customers.

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Fishbowl: Experiences with Cloud Implementations & Migrations

This interactive session will include several different customer case studies – each sharing their experiences and lessons learned from a move to the cloud. An audience-fuelled discussion will follow the presentations, giving the opportunity to discuss each approach with the speakers.

Come and See the Magic! How the ABC Implemented SAP Analytics Cloud

ABC has used SAP ECC6 for many years but did not have a BI solution until 2017 when the BusinessObjects Platform was implemented coinciding with our HANA database migration. We began developing reports in Web Intelligence and in Lumira but lacked a simple and visually appealing tool for end users. Coincidentally SAP Analytics Cloud began to emerge offering a presentation quality story building solution.
In 2017 they began using SAC with Imported data (Excel, Concur API) and during 2018 they have connected it with their on-premise HANA database for both Live and Import connections.
Steven will cover ABC’s experiences in connecting SAP Analytics Cloud to HANA as a Data Source, including:
• Optimising data in HANA Models for best performance when used with Live Connections by SAC
• Incorporating data from multiple sources into Stories
• Tips on creating custom security roles in SAC and how that relates to roles in ERP/HANA
• Filtering HANA Data based on Profit Centre Groups linked to HR Positions

Steven Lee - Business Analyst, Finance Systems, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Lessons from Lion’s Move to the Cloud: SAP S/4HANA on AWS, IBP, C4C, Ariba, Concur, SF

Lion undertook a digital business transformation, implementing a target operating model to deliver an improved customer experience as well as improving the people experience for Lion employees. With a ‘cloud first’ philosophy Lion moved from old world disparate ‘green screen’ systems to an S4 and Hybris Ecommerce implementation wholly on AWS services, integrated to SAP Cloud solutions such as IBP, C4C, Ariba, Concur and Success Factors Employee Central.

During this session, discover how Lion selected its cloud vendor, architected a solution to take advantage of cloud, and an integration strategy for providing a seamless customer experience between SAP cloud systems. Plus hear the key insights and lessons learned from Lion’s Q3 2018 Deployment.

Matthew Youngman - Solution Delivery Manager, Lion

Digital Transformation to the Cloud, More Than a Technology Journey – Lessons Learned for the Business and Workforce

La Trobe University set out on a cloud first journey back in 2014, and since then have moved most of their larger ERP systems to an ‘as-a-Service’ offering. The journey has included at least 8 major initiatives over a 4-year period to transform the application landscape to a hybrid cloud environment and challenge some of the norms of supporting and delivering change within those applications.

The challenges presented were not so much the technology, but the changes and transformation needed within both the ICT team and the business units it supports, as well as the operating model with its key suppliers.
• Challenging the operating model not only within the ICT team
• Managing relationships with key suppliers and providers
• Providing staff with opportunities to learn about new technologies and be involved in decision-making

This story is about the lessons learned from moving to multiple clouds and what to watch out for. It’s for any company about to undertake, or even just considering, making a move to cloud(s).

Greg Hill, Director Enterprise Applications, La Trobe University

Steven Lee
Steven Lee
Business Analyst, Finance Systems, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Ross Metcalfe
Ross Metcalfe
IT - Service Manager, Christchurch City Council (NZ)
Matthew Youngman
Matthew Youngman
Solution Delivery Manager, Lion
Dan Murray
Dan Murray
Empathic Consulting
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Fishbowl: Experiences with Cloud Implementations & Migrations

This interactive session will include several different customer case studies – each sharing their experiences and lessons learned from a move to the cloud. An audience-fuelled discussion will follow the presentations, giving the opportunity to discuss each approach with the speakers.

Come and See the Magic! How the ABC Implemented SAP Analytics Cloud

ABC has used SAP ECC6 for many years but did not have a BI solution until 2017 when the BusinessObjects Platform was implemented coinciding with our HANA database migration. We began developing reports in Web Intelligence and in Lumira but lacked a simple and visually appealing tool for end users. Coincidentally SAP Analytics Cloud began to emerge offering a presentation quality story building solution.
In 2017 they began using SAC with Imported data (Excel, Concur API) and during 2018 they have connected it with their on-premise HANA database for both Live and Import connections.
Steven will cover ABC’s experiences in connecting SAP Analytics Cloud to HANA as a Data Source, including:
• Optimising data in HANA Models for best performance when used with Live Connections by SAC
• Incorporating data from multiple sources into Stories
• Tips on creating custom security roles in SAC and how that relates to roles in ERP/HANA
• Filtering HANA Data based on Profit Centre Groups linked to HR Positions

Steven Lee - Business Analyst, Finance Systems, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Lessons from Lion’s Move to the Cloud: SAP S/4HANA on AWS, IBP, C4C, Ariba, Concur, SF

Lion undertook a digital business transformation, implementing a target operating model to deliver an improved customer experience as well as improving the people experience for Lion employees. With a ‘cloud first’ philosophy Lion moved from old world disparate ‘green screen’ systems to an S4 and Hybris Ecommerce implementation wholly on AWS services, integrated to SAP Cloud solutions such as IBP, C4C, Ariba, Concur and Success Factors Employee Central.

During this session, discover how Lion selected its cloud vendor, architected a solution to take advantage of cloud, and an integration strategy for providing a seamless customer experience between SAP cloud systems. Plus hear the key insights and lessons learned from Lion’s Q3 2018 Deployment.

Matthew Youngman - Solution Delivery Manager, Lion

Digital Transformation to the Cloud, More Than a Technology Journey – Lessons Learned for the Business and Workforce

La Trobe University set out on a cloud first journey back in 2014, and since then have moved most of their larger ERP systems to an ‘as-a-Service’ offering. The journey has included at least 8 major initiatives over a 4-year period to transform the application landscape to a hybrid cloud environment and challenge some of the norms of supporting and delivering change within those applications.

The challenges presented were not so much the technology, but the changes and transformation needed within both the ICT team and the business units it supports, as well as the operating model with its key suppliers.
• Challenging the operating model not only within the ICT team
• Managing relationships with key suppliers and providers
• Providing staff with opportunities to learn about new technologies and be involved in decision-making

This story is about the lessons learned from moving to multiple clouds and what to watch out for. It’s for any company about to undertake, or even just considering, making a move to cloud(s).

Greg Hill, Director Enterprise Applications, La Trobe University

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When a Cloud Implementation Doesn’t Go According to Plan – Turning it Around

Christchurch City Council embarked on their digital strategy with a HANA Enterprise Cloud implementation at the start of 2018. It was the first step as part of the organisation’s roadmap to create a foundation for a modern digital platform to take them through the next decade. It was a key element for their goal of a financial transformation.

The project was on track, right up to the last minute. What seemed like a straight forward and well-practiced implementation suddenly didn’t go according to plan. A production outage stopped them in their tracks, affecting the whole Council and all the city’s rate payers.

As performance problems persisted, this is the story of how the Christchurch City Council and SAP NZ worked together to achieve a unified recovery. They weren’t afraid of the hard conversations and accepted open and honest feedback both ways.

This session will share advice and tips on how to overcome implementation setbacks and turn implementation challenges into a positive outcome for the business.

  • Not every cloud has a silver lining – what to look out for
  • Approaching cloud implementation projects
  • The importance of the SAP relationship
  • How they are applying their lessons learned in the next project

 

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Fiori, IDM and GRC. What We Did Well and How We’d Do it Better Next Time.

Lion undertook a digital business transformation, implementing a target operating model to deliver an improved customer experience as well as improving the people experience for Lion employees. Coming from an old school ‘green screen’ environment where access to systems could take days and weeks for new employees, Lion moved to a Fiori first UX strategy, coupled with Job based security, tied to its organisational structure to provide immediate access for people to work more effectively, whilst ensuring important segregation of duties requirements were met. There is room for improvement though, and as Lion heads into its second wave of release, hear how they are continuing to evolve.

Fishbowl: Experiences with Cloud Implementations & Migrations

This interactive session will include several different customer case studies – each sharing their experiences and lessons learned from a move to the cloud. An audience-fuelled discussion will follow the presentations, giving the opportunity to discuss each approach with the speakers.

Come and See the Magic! How the ABC Implemented SAP Analytics Cloud

ABC has used SAP ECC6 for many years but did not have a BI solution until 2017 when the BusinessObjects Platform was implemented coinciding with our HANA database migration. We began developing reports in Web Intelligence and in Lumira but lacked a simple and visually appealing tool for end users. Coincidentally SAP Analytics Cloud began to emerge offering a presentation quality story building solution.
In 2017 they began using SAC with Imported data (Excel, Concur API) and during 2018 they have connected it with their on-premise HANA database for both Live and Import connections.
Steven will cover ABC’s experiences in connecting SAP Analytics Cloud to HANA as a Data Source, including:
• Optimising data in HANA Models for best performance when used with Live Connections by SAC
• Incorporating data from multiple sources into Stories
• Tips on creating custom security roles in SAC and how that relates to roles in ERP/HANA
• Filtering HANA Data based on Profit Centre Groups linked to HR Positions

Steven Lee - Business Analyst, Finance Systems, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Lessons from Lion’s Move to the Cloud: SAP S/4HANA on AWS, IBP, C4C, Ariba, Concur, SF

Lion undertook a digital business transformation, implementing a target operating model to deliver an improved customer experience as well as improving the people experience for Lion employees. With a ‘cloud first’ philosophy Lion moved from old world disparate ‘green screen’ systems to an S4 and Hybris Ecommerce implementation wholly on AWS services, integrated to SAP Cloud solutions such as IBP, C4C, Ariba, Concur and Success Factors Employee Central.

During this session, discover how Lion selected its cloud vendor, architected a solution to take advantage of cloud, and an integration strategy for providing a seamless customer experience between SAP cloud systems. Plus hear the key insights and lessons learned from Lion’s Q3 2018 Deployment.

Matthew Youngman - Solution Delivery Manager, Lion

Digital Transformation to the Cloud, More Than a Technology Journey – Lessons Learned for the Business and Workforce

La Trobe University set out on a cloud first journey back in 2014, and since then have moved most of their larger ERP systems to an ‘as-a-Service’ offering. The journey has included at least 8 major initiatives over a 4-year period to transform the application landscape to a hybrid cloud environment and challenge some of the norms of supporting and delivering change within those applications.

The challenges presented were not so much the technology, but the changes and transformation needed within both the ICT team and the business units it supports, as well as the operating model with its key suppliers.
• Challenging the operating model not only within the ICT team
• Managing relationships with key suppliers and providers
• Providing staff with opportunities to learn about new technologies and be involved in decision-making

This story is about the lessons learned from moving to multiple clouds and what to watch out for. It’s for any company about to undertake, or even just considering, making a move to cloud(s).

Greg Hill, Director Enterprise Applications, La Trobe University

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Understanding People: How to Build Empathy in the Age of Tinder!

As businesses become more digitally focused, we are interacting more, but with far less depth. Hundreds of emails, chats, social media posts and shortened meetings are resulting in more noise but less engagement and understanding. Businesses need to build processes, systems and tools to teach empathy as a business capability to drive performance. This session will show you how. With simple models, engaging activities and refreshing simplicity, Daniel will unpack the basics of neuroscience and empathy to help your people build the understanding to drive real outcomes.

  • Tech is complicated, people are complex
  • Understanding to drive trust and commitment
  • The deep stories behind data
  • Hacking the brain to unlock curiosity
  • The process of empathy – the step-by-step guide
Waldo Viljoen
Waldo Viljoen
Head of IT, Business Applications, SAINT-GOBAIN South Africa
Craig Gander
Craig Gander
Senior Manager Organisation Capability, Greater Bank
Matt Voce
Matt Voce
Local Product Manager, SAP Australia
Alisdair Templeton
Alisdair Templeton
SAP Mentor
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SGCP’s Journey to SAP Authorization Compliance using Soterion

Come listen to Waldo give a detailed explanation on how SAINT-GOBAIN overcame many challenges with their SAP security solution, including:

  • outdated role methodologies
  • ineffective outsource providers
  • minimal business awareness and accountability for access risk

 

To ultimately implement one of the most robust solutions within the SAINT-GOBAIN group. Join us on this step-by-step journey to hear how you can tackle many of the SAP security challenges facing organisations today.

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Fishbowl: Transforming HR Through Technology

This interactive session will include several different customer case studies – each demonstrating how they have transformed the HR function within their organisations through implementing new tech. An audience-fuelled discussion will follow the presentations, giving the opportunity to discuss each approach with the speakers.

More than ever, there is pressure to show what HR can deliver to the business. The tangible benefits of HR innovation and technology transformation can be difficult to quantify – but it’s about staying relevant and ensuring organisations are equipped to succeed in the modern business world.

Join two of our customers while they share they how their strategic HR technology projects have delivering business value and enabled them to modernise and engage the ever-changing workforce.

A Greater HR Transformation Journey

The HR transformation journey isn’t an easy one to navigate. What’s more, there is no single roadmap for us to follow. This is something that Craig Gander, Senior Manager Organisation Capability at Greater Bank knows all too well. Luckily for Craig he drew guidance from a few generous organisations who had travelled this road before. Being able to listen and learn from their experiences while he was leading Greater Bank through their journey was instrumental in the Bank’s HR transformation success.

To pay it forward, Craig will share Greater Bank’s HR transformation story. From getting executive buy-in, creating a realistic roadmap and navigating the different implementation and adoption strategies through to exploring his lessons learnt and the tangible results Greater Bank have seen along the way. Craig will share his experiences to help you navigate your own HR transformation journey.

Craig Gander - Senior Manager Organisation Capability, Greater Bank

Focusing on an Enhanced Employee Experiences Through Reinventing HR Capabilities and Technologies

Ben Shea - VP, Global People Services & HR Transformation, Tapestry (US)

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Deep Dive: Understanding Single Touch Payroll for a Successful Go-Live

Single Touch Payroll (STP) has been introduced by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to provide real-time visibility over the accuracy and timeliness of organisations’ payroll processes. STP proposes to streamline the reporting of employee salary, tax and superannuation obligations for employers.

However, with the introduction of Single Touch Payroll comes a myriad of questions around how to manage this in the system. Challenges with reporting and the speed of response from the ATO are at the top of mind. The solution was released in October 2018, organisations then have until 31st May 2019 or the first payroll thereafter to start reporting via STP.

Join Matt as he shares advice and guidance on navigating this change. He will walk you through what you need to know or do in advance of the new tech and process coming in. You can have an open discussion on what the impacts to your business will be and hear how you can successfully communicate the changes to your workforce.

This session will include a live demo and real feedback from SAP Payroll customers.

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Building Mobile Applications with the SAP Mobile Development Kit

The SAP Mobile Development Kit is a new take on hybrid mobile application development. SAP MDK Applications are developed with the SAP Cloud Platform WebIDE using a WYSIWYG editor, Javascript based Business Logic and OData based service generation and data binding. This approach allows for a higher level of abstraction in the development phase, meaning a wider group can participate in the build phase - Developer, Business Process Expert and End User.

Once complete, applications are deployed into native iOS or Android clients "over the air" where the SAP iOS/Android SDKs provide a native runtime that is compliant with both the Fiori Design Language and the Apple and Google UX standards. This approach means that the user experiences a true native application, while changes can be pushed out to the application without requiring the application to be re-installed.

During this session we will explore the SAP Mobile Development Kit and build a working offline capable application.

Dr. Nicholas Nicoloudis
Dr. Nicholas Nicoloudis
Senior Business Innovation Strategist, Innovation Office, SAP Australia
Jasvir Gill
Jasvir Gill
CEO, AlertEnterprise
Murali Shanmugham
Murali Shanmugham
Solution Advisor - SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Technology Ambassador, SAP Australia
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The Future Connected Worker, Using Wearables, AI and Machine Learning

In this session, we will discuss how SAP is using Machine Learning/AI in combination with wearables to identify the health and wellness of employees. There will also be demonstrations of industrial use cases from the connected worker in field service to stress identification in the office. We will also look at how wearables and AI are used for patient health management including helping users with Parkinson’s and stroke management. This is all being achieved using a Leonardo Design Thinking process and projects that are being developed locally.

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Future Proofing Security in the Age of Digital Transformation, IOT and Cloud

Emerging trends like Cloud Computing, IOT & Digital Transformation are blurring the lines between logical and physical systems. Traditional approaches to Information, Physical, OT Security have become obsolete and simply can’t live up to the expectations of Business, which is embracing these emerging trends at a really fast pace.

Learn how and why forward-looking Security executives are embracing new innovative approaches to Security and why they feel that they must operate with a great sense of urgency, as otherwise they risk becoming irrelevant to Business.

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Connecting the Intelligent Enterprise: Overview of the Extension Platform for SAP Solutions with SAP Cloud Platform

Business requirements are evolving faster than ever before. Organisations need to keep up with the rapid pace of change, differentiate their business, attract and retain top talent and still run their core business processes without risk. Learn how SAP Cloud Platform helps enterprises develop extensions for SAP Cloud solutions and tailor their business processes to address their unique requirements. Gain knowledge on extensibility use cases, best practices and the role of SAP's ever-growing partner ecosystem.

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Date
17-18 March, 2020

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