Aarron Spinley Experience Anthropologist SAP
Sindhu Gangadharan (IND) Senior Vice President and Managing Director SAP Labs India
Michael R Wild (USA) SAP Technical Architect Nike, Inc.
Thomas Jung Head of Developer Advocacy, SAP Developer & Community Relations SAP
Caroline Efron IT Service Manager Orora
Mark Mitchell (USA) Managing Director HR Shared Services (FMR) American Airlines
David Ludlow (USA) Group VP - Product Management SAP SuccessFactors
Suzie Montagu Finance Governance Lead Aurizon Holdings Limited
Paul Sweeney Chief Operating Officer McGrathNicol
Mike Howles (USA) BI Solution Architect International Paper
Drago Stanojcic Assistant Secretary, Shared Services Transformation Department of Finance
Alexandra Thorogood ERP Program Manager RPC Technologies
Pranay Lodhiya Chief Financial Officer Bureau of Meteorology
Jude Falco Business Process Lead - HCM and HSE PanAust Limited
Otto Schell (GER) Co-Chair German Speaking SAP User Group
Timo Elliott (FRA) VP - Global Innovation Evangelist SAP
Tony De Thomasis SAP Technician SAPWORKS
Joshua Reader Head of People Services Medibank
Tina Lundkvist Head of People Analytics Fonterra Coop Group
Chris Savage CEO The Savage Company
Joe Burton (USA) Founder Whil (US)
Greg Steel CIO Xinja
Katherine Love Transformation Program Director - Queensland Treasury Office of State Revenue
Derek Loranca (USA) Lead - Enterprise Business Intelligence Center of Excellence Aetna
Amanda Harsas General Manager, Finance Strategy & Group Business Services Healius Limited
Catherine Phan Senior Manager – Accounting Services Australia Post
Antonella Ancona Cybersecurity Lead – SAP & Applications AGL
Cormac Denton (NZ) Chief Financial Officer Kapura
Ingo Hilgefort (CAN) Global Product Evangelist SAP
Erin Aslanidis Business Intelligence Analyst ElectraNet
Frank Florian (USA) Business Transformation & Innovation - Finance Independent
Graham Robinson SAP Mentor Independent
Harry Elder Group Reporting and Analysis Manager Visy
James Carlopio Consultant Holistic Management
Greg Capps (USA) SAP Security & Controls Lead Georgia-Pacific
Mark Hawksbee (NZ) Finance Solutions Manager Foodstuffs North Island
Mustafa Bensan Information Architect, Equip Centre of Excellence Transport for NSW
Nicholas Hartley HR Manager Process and Systems Glencore Coal Assets Australia
Peter Collett Managing Director Icon Integration
Sahana Chendira Cybersecurity Consultant - SAP Security AGL
Philip Hargreaves SAP Senior Technical Specialist Australia Post
Ross Metcalfe (NZ) IT Service Manager Christchurch City Council
Matthew Kent Chief Financial Officer GPC
Brett Campbell CGOT Development Lead AGL
Kate Christie Time Investment Expert and Best-Selling Author
Sarah O'Hagan (NZ) Portfolio Manager, Digital and Transformation Auckland Council
Nathan Harding Training Analyst CITIC Pacific Mining (CPM)
Sarah Reid Program Lead, People & Culture Australia Post
Cavan Arrowsmith Head of Innovation Turnkey Consulting
Frederik Weidemann (GER) Chief Technical Evangelist Onapsis
Dr. Nicholas Nicoloudis Machine Learning Principal (APJ), Innovation Factory SAP Australia
Peggy Renders Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation Office APJ SAP
John Zhao Security Architect Fonterra
Robert Budic Director Turnkey
Gina McNamara Chief Financial Officer SAP ANZ
Brigitte Colombo Chief Information Officer Powerco (NZ)
Steve Bennetts Head of EX Solutions & Strategy APJ Qualtrics
Carmen Lyons SAP Value Engineer BlackLine
Joe Demian Customer Success Manager BlackLine
Paul Young (USA) SAP Manager/Solution Architect Southern California Edison
David Brennan Business Architect – Finance and Procurement Lion
Christian Willig Strategic Analytics Specialist Energy Queensland
Igor Prgomet (former) Vice President IT - Global Manufacturing and Business Technology Incitec Pivot Limited
Simone Keenan General Manager Organisational Development Bureau of Meteorology
Claire Badger SAP SuccessFactors Talent Practice Director APAC Rizing
Deon van Onselen Practice Director APAC, Payroll and Time APAC Rizing
Chris Newdick Enterprise Architect ZAG
Chris Holmes Account Manager ZAG
Carl McGowan Customer Solutions ZAG
Melinda Gabriel Assistant Secretary Financial Systems and Operations, Defence Finance Group Department of Defence
Mat Rogers Executive Branch Manager - Strategic Business ACT Government
Stewart Munro Acting Head of the Service Delivery Office (SDO) Department of Finance
Dayle Stevens Chief Data Officer AGL Energy
Grant Brockelbank Customer & Distribution Business Analyst Ballance Agri-Nutrients
Cameron Amling Head of Corporate Systems Coles Group Limited
Matthew Wagnon Senior Director, Product Strategy Syniti
Brian Ng Head of Process Improvement & Automation Orora
Sandeep Johri CEO Tricentis
Kathryn Rae Global Ventures Entrepreneur SAP Innovation Services and Solutions
Simon Lewis Manager - Data Management Endeavor Energy
Bharath Chandru Enabling Technologies Leader Sydney Water
Rina Ushakova Senior Analyst - R2R Transformation Brambles
Grant McPherson Director TTC
Grant Borrie Executive Director TTC
Brendan Tanner Head of Finance McGrathNicol
Aarron Spinley Experience Anthropologist SAP
Sindhu Gangadharan (IND) Senior Vice President and Managing Director SAP Labs India
Michael R Wild (USA) SAP Technical Architect Nike, Inc.
Thomas Jung Head of Developer Advocacy, SAP Developer & Community Relations SAP
Caroline Efron IT Service Manager Orora
Mark Mitchell (USA) Managing Director HR Shared Services (FMR) American Airlines
David Ludlow (USA) Group VP - Product Management SAP SuccessFactors
Suzie Montagu Finance Governance Lead Aurizon Holdings Limited
Paul Sweeney Chief Operating Officer McGrathNicol
Mike Howles (USA) BI Solution Architect International Paper
Drago Stanojcic Assistant Secretary, Shared Services Transformation Department of Finance
Alexandra Thorogood ERP Program Manager RPC Technologies
Pranay Lodhiya Chief Financial Officer Bureau of Meteorology
Jude Falco Business Process Lead - HCM and HSE PanAust Limited
Otto Schell (GER) Co-Chair German Speaking SAP User Group
Timo Elliott (FRA) VP - Global Innovation Evangelist SAP
Tony De Thomasis SAP Technician SAPWORKS
Joshua Reader Head of People Services Medibank
Tina Lundkvist Head of People Analytics Fonterra Coop Group
Chris Savage CEO The Savage Company
Joe Burton (USA) Founder Whil (US)
Greg Steel CIO Xinja
Katherine Love Transformation Program Director - Queensland Treasury Office of State Revenue
Derek Loranca (USA) Lead - Enterprise Business Intelligence Center of Excellence Aetna
Amanda Harsas General Manager, Finance Strategy & Group Business Services Healius Limited
Catherine Phan Senior Manager – Accounting Services Australia Post
Antonella Ancona Cybersecurity Lead – SAP & Applications AGL
Cormac Denton (NZ) Chief Financial Officer Kapura
Ingo Hilgefort (CAN) Global Product Evangelist SAP
Erin Aslanidis Business Intelligence Analyst ElectraNet
Frank Florian (USA) Business Transformation & Innovation - Finance Independent
Graham Robinson SAP Mentor Independent
Harry Elder Group Reporting and Analysis Manager Visy
James Carlopio Consultant Holistic Management
Greg Capps (USA) SAP Security & Controls Lead Georgia-Pacific
Mark Hawksbee (NZ) Finance Solutions Manager Foodstuffs North Island
Mustafa Bensan Information Architect, Equip Centre of Excellence Transport for NSW
Nicholas Hartley HR Manager Process and Systems Glencore Coal Assets Australia
Peter Collett Managing Director Icon Integration
Sahana Chendira Cybersecurity Consultant - SAP Security AGL
Philip Hargreaves SAP Senior Technical Specialist Australia Post
Ross Metcalfe (NZ) IT Service Manager Christchurch City Council
Matthew Kent Chief Financial Officer GPC
Brett Campbell CGOT Development Lead AGL
Kate Christie Time Investment Expert and Best-Selling Author
Sarah O'Hagan (NZ) Portfolio Manager, Digital and Transformation Auckland Council
Nathan Harding Training Analyst CITIC Pacific Mining (CPM)
Sarah Reid Program Lead, People & Culture Australia Post
Cavan Arrowsmith Head of Innovation Turnkey Consulting
Frederik Weidemann (GER) Chief Technical Evangelist Onapsis
Dr. Nicholas Nicoloudis Machine Learning Principal (APJ), Innovation Factory SAP Australia
Peggy Renders Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation Office APJ SAP
John Zhao Security Architect Fonterra
Robert Budic Director Turnkey
Gina McNamara Chief Financial Officer SAP ANZ
Brigitte Colombo Chief Information Officer Powerco (NZ)
Steve Bennetts Head of EX Solutions & Strategy APJ Qualtrics
Carmen Lyons SAP Value Engineer BlackLine
Joe Demian Customer Success Manager BlackLine
Paul Young (USA) SAP Manager/Solution Architect Southern California Edison
David Brennan Business Architect – Finance and Procurement Lion
Christian Willig Strategic Analytics Specialist Energy Queensland
Igor Prgomet (former) Vice President IT - Global Manufacturing and Business Technology Incitec Pivot Limited
Simone Keenan General Manager Organisational Development Bureau of Meteorology
Claire Badger SAP SuccessFactors Talent Practice Director APAC Rizing
Deon van Onselen Practice Director APAC, Payroll and Time APAC Rizing
Chris Newdick Enterprise Architect ZAG
Chris Holmes Account Manager ZAG
Carl McGowan Customer Solutions ZAG
Melinda Gabriel Assistant Secretary Financial Systems and Operations, Defence Finance Group Department of Defence
Mat Rogers Executive Branch Manager - Strategic Business ACT Government
Stewart Munro Acting Head of the Service Delivery Office (SDO) Department of Finance
Dayle Stevens Chief Data Officer AGL Energy
Grant Brockelbank Customer & Distribution Business Analyst Ballance Agri-Nutrients
Cameron Amling Head of Corporate Systems Coles Group Limited
Matthew Wagnon Senior Director, Product Strategy Syniti
Brian Ng Head of Process Improvement & Automation Orora
Sandeep Johri CEO Tricentis
Kathryn Rae Global Ventures Entrepreneur SAP Innovation Services and Solutions
Simon Lewis Manager - Data Management Endeavor Energy
Bharath Chandru Enabling Technologies Leader Sydney Water
Rina Ushakova Senior Analyst - R2R Transformation Brambles
Grant McPherson Director TTC
Grant Borrie Executive Director TTC
Brendan Tanner Head of Finance McGrathNicol

Experience Management, Powered by the Intelligent Enterprise

Three senior SAP executives – Aaron and Peggy – use their unique vantage points to address their view of the Intelligent Enterprise. For decades, SAP has been the leader in business applications that generate and leverage operational data — hard numbers like costs, accounting, and sales — to inform their business decisions. But while operational data gives you an idea of what has happened, it only provides limited insights into why it happened. This opening keynote will cover:

• How experience management is the process of monitoring every interaction with a company in order to discover opportunities for improvement
• Optimising every experience that matters - customer experiences, employee experiences, innovation experiences, even ERP upgrade experiences
• Unpack how the best way for organisations to transform themselves into intelligent enterprise is by combining machine and human intelligence across all business functions
• Explore the notion of seamless integration across systems, applications and processes and how together this enables an Intelligent Enterprise.
• How ANZ customers can get started in delivering better employee experiences, customer experiences, brand experiences and better products in your market

Discover the Integration DNA of the Intelligent Suite from SAP

Come listen to SAP’s Integration Thought Leader and Head of SAP Labs India, Sindhu Gangadharan as she explains how SAP aims to deliver an overall experience across the enterprise for the intelligent suite that is greater than the sum of its parts. Accordingly, SAP offers technologies for integrating applications on all levels, such as user experience, data, processes, and more. Along the journey from on premise–centric application landscapes toward hybrid and cloud environments, customers need to revisit their integration solution strategy. Modern enterprises require a hybrid integration platform supporting cloud, hybrid, and on-premise integration use cases. Furthermore, new concepts are applied for enabling true out-of-the box integration and openness to integrate with non-SAP applications.

ABAP, and Why You Need to Know Python

Michael covers Python for those who know it and those ABAPers who wonder what it is about. He starts with basic programs and explaining the appeal of Python and some of the challenges to move from ABAP to Python. Michael provides Machine Learning examples from an education sample (Titanic from Kagle) and covers a bit on how to this could be done in HANA. Lastly, he explains how he has used some hardware versions of MicroPython. Demos will be provided and source code is all available on GitHub.

My Experience Using SAP Cloud Platform to Build Applications and Integrating to Back-end ERP System

There are many choices but, in Michael’s mind, few right answers when using SCP for building applications and integration. Michael shares his patterns and thoughts on what you can do in SCP and what should not be done. He has been involved in building and designing many successful apps using SCP. He will explain what worked for them and what their design principles were. They also use SAP's CICD process and have worked with SAP to use the same CICD software, PIPER, and Michael will cover how you can use it too.

Cloud-native Application Programming Model and SAP Cloud SDK

CAP is SAP’s recommended way to build cloud-native applications and services, as extensions as well as stand-alone ones. Learn how we combined open-source software and SAP technologies like CDS, Cloud SDK and the new Business Application Studio to accelerate development, guiding developers through proven best practices and putting focus back on domain problems. Get updates on latest additions, such as support for events and messaging, blurring the lines between synchronous and asynchronous APIs.

Cloud-Native Applications with SAP HANA

Join this lecture to learn about building applications using SAP HANA extended application services and on SAP Cloud Platform with Cloud Foundry. You learn the fundamentals of developing cloud-native applications with SAP HANA, the deployment infrastructure, and the different programming models for each scenario. We will look at the impact of moving to the Cloud in both Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes as well as the evolution of the HANA native programming model to focus on CAPM (Cloud Application Programming Model).

SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment

ABAP is evolving and adapting to also be an excellent foundation for side-by-side extensions in the SAP Cloud Platform. In this session, we will look at what you need to get started using the SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment (Steampunk). Tips and tricks, differences from on premise versions of ABAP, and what new features are available first in the Cloud – like the RAP Rest Application Programming Model.

The Intelligent Automation Journey at Orora

A journey through explaining what Intelligent Automation is, what it can be used for and how it was introduced to the Orora Business. Take a look at the challenges faced and how they were overcome, as well as what is planned ahead.

Key benefits at a high level are:

• remaining competitive
• freeing up our people to focus on more value-add tasks
• driving profitable growth.

Key areas where we have implemented RPA are Bank statement processing, Payment allocations, monthly reporting, bank recollections and more. The team was built from the ground up and is now a key focus area in the business. Caroline will also talk through the agile process being used to deliver incremental benefits to the business.

American Airlines’ Successful Transformation to SAP SuccessFactors

The story of successful transformation @ American Airlines to SAP SuccessFactors, SAP HEC Payroll, SAP C4C Case Management Platform, SAP Fieldglass, Workforce Analytics and an overall look at the Total Workforce Management through the lens of now former American Airlines executive who led the program from an HR Business perspective.

Mark will discuss WHY the company embarked on the journey, WHAT was accomplished, HOW the program was delivered successfully through design, data conversion, interface integrations as well as tools utilized and partners guiding them during the journey. Most importantly, we will discuss the BENEFITS realized from the journey to the Cloud.

What I Learned on our Journey to the Cloud @ American Airlines with SAP!

During this presentation, we will discuss the many lessons learned from the successful transformation @ American Airlines to SAP Success Factors, SAP HEC Payroll, SAP C4C Case Management Platform, SAP Fieldglass, Workforce Analytics and an overall look at the Total Workforce Management through the lens of now former American Airlines executive who led the program from an HR Business perspective. Mark will discuss key insights and lessons learned in the areas of Partner Selection, Program Planning, Governance, Organizational Change Management, Executing the Implementation, Data Conversion Strategies, Preparing for Go-Live and Operating in the Cloud.

HR in the Digital Age - What You Need to Know and Plan For

HR is transforming, again. Digital technologies are offering HR new ways to re-think how they manage the HR department, enable and engage employees, and support the business goals of their organizations.

David will share deep insights on the key trends disrupting HR, IT, the workforce, and organizations and how some of the planned innovations from SAP will help support you on your new transformation journey.

Highlights of the SAP Roadmap for our HCM Solutions

Learn more about what you’ve got, hear what’s coming. In this session, you’ll hear about the recent deliveries and latest roadmap planning for the SAP SuccessFactors solutions including employee experience, analytics, core HR, and talent. Updates on ERP HCM and SAP Payroll deliveries and planning will also be shared.

How Aurizon Reduced their Risk Violations from Over 1 Million Violations to 40 by Driving GRC Best Practice

Aurizon was able to achieve full access risk compliance after a one and a half year journey to close out 1.7 million access risk violations, following the implementation of GRC. An extensive review and analysis process was performed, reducing that number to around 40.

To achieve this, senior management, the SAP security team, finance representatives, and security stewards were engaged throughout the process to understand the steps needed to be taken, interpret the data and participate in formulating a remediation plan that aligned with SAP Best Practice. Following the achievement of these results, the next phase for Aurizon is to improve and build on the governance framework and work towards controls self-assessment.

Building a Culture of Security

When thinking seriously about cyber security, we have to admit that technology, systems and our “hard” controls are doing their jobs. Only 3%-5% of reported breaches are ever attributed to hardware, software and/or systems failures. Hence, our biggest risks are always people! And if 95% of breaches are attributed to people and culture, how come most senior managers are still not taking cyber security culture and the behavioural side of security seriously? (Remember that world-wide estimates put the costs of cybercrime at over $65billion and the average costs of a breach in Australia is estimated to be well-over $1m.)

In this round-table discussion, we will focus on the myriad ways in which you can help to bring the need for substantial investment in cyber security cultural transformation to the top of the agenda in your organisation. Identify whether your culture is reactive (level 1), compliant (level 2), in a state of continuous improvement (level 3) or high-performing (level 4) in relation to cyber security and how to improve.

As part of the discussion we will also debate and discuss how to choose a governance model with reference to role design, as there is no “one size fits all”. We need better tools and methodologies to improve Identity Access Management. What methodology / tools are used successfully by organisations to map processes and roles at enterprise level? How do we keep the broader team’s access live, fit for purpose and aligned as business users’ change roles and requirements?

Implementing S/4HANA Public Cloud – Learnings from McGrathNicol

Gartner research suggests that up to 75% of ERP implementations fail, and predicts that up to 90% of cloud ERP implementations will meet the same fate as they result in higher costs, greater complexity and failed integrations.

McGrathNicol was one of the first Australian businesses to implement S/4HANA public cloud, SAP’s true SaaS ERP model. Although the journey wasn’t perfect, and there’s further work to do, early days suggest the implementation has successfully delivered on our core objectives.

In this presentation Paul will tackle the questions of:

1. Why they chose the public cloud
2. Why they chose SAP
3. Risks in going early
4. Getting the people element right

BW on HANA – One Foot in the Past, the Other Foot in the Future

Hear how International Paper’s IT development organization is addressing constantly evolving business user demand by using BW on HANA. Learn about challenges of not being on the “latest and greatest” from SAP, but being tethered in a reality where there is no BW/4HANA or Data Warehouse Cloud in our current footprint. Can BW on HANA still provide value or are we “behind the times”? Should we always be jogging on the constantly changing SAP Roadmap aka. Treadmill, or can we effectively leverage our existing investment? What is the cost of “doing nothing” in terms of technical debt, developer skillsets, and solution architecture?

Test Driving the HANA, Express Edition

SAP HANA, Express Edition gives you the ability to play with, explore, and develop smart applications and analytic solutions on the HANA database without needing to pay for it. In this presentation, I’ll share with you my journey over the years of learning on HANA Express, as well as developing applications on HANA, Express Edition as well as the value of using this tool as a passion project and as a self-learning platform. Hear about what has gone well, and what has gone “off the rails”.

Buyers beware – this is a technical presentation where geeks of the SAP world can come together and get excited by the things that matter most to us; Coding, creating and delivering cool stuff.

Insights for Public Sector ICT Transformation

The Shared Services Program aims to consolidate and standardise Commonwealth corporate services and technologies. In this presentation, Drago Stanojcic shares his insights on being a part of a large scale ICT transformation program (GovERP), change in the public sector and the importance of effective collaboration.

Group Reporting and Consolidation Across Multiple Currencies and Subsidiaries

This is the award-winning RPC Technologies journey to an intelligence enterprise through the transition to SAP S4/HANA Cloud and real time forecasting using SAP Analytics Cloud.

RPC Technologies is a bespoke composite manufacturing and engineering company that makes a range of products for Transport, Infrastructure and Defence. Cost Visibility of their projects to budget is critical to customer success. The transition of six subsidiaries in five countries to a cloud ERP platform has enabled consolidated group reporting from their digital financial core.

This transformation to intelligent enterprise, which they’ve achieved in the past 12 months facilitates greater operational efficiency and insights to deliver #thebestrun projects.

How Finance Teams are Becoming the New Champion of Employee Experience

Change is driven to achieve a positive outcome. The Public sector in Australia have undertaken a goal to improve and align systems. In a world where organisations are looking for every possible market advantage, improving the employee experience can provide impressive results, this is the space we find ourselves in today.

According to a Gallup study, employers who focus on employee engagement experience 17% higher productivity, 20% higher sales, and 21% higher profitability. But creating a great employee experience isn’t just an HR function. In fact, the Finance Team has a significant role to play in implementing the technology and processes necessary to help employees focus on meaningful work instead of paperwork.

Pranay was involved in transforming the Finance function and bringing together multiple systems to enhance the employee experience. Join this session to hear how the Bureau of Meteorology focused on user experience as a key driver for achieving the visibility and compliance they needed to better control costs, forecast cash flow and gain insights that help the bottom line.

Expediting Employee Movements using SAP FIORI

“People are an Organisation’s greatest asset”, and yet when managing Authority to Recruit requests, Salary Increases, Job Grade Progressions and Contract Changes the process, paper-work and approval step(s) involved can be complex, cumbersome and frustratingly slow for the individuals concerned.

At PanAust Services we have utilised the benefits of SAP FIORI to create a paperless, more stream-lined process to expedite our Employee Movement process.

This new app also creates the foundation for the next phase of improvements – that of utilising SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) to automate the feed of data captured through the process direct to our SAP SuccessFactors Recruitment Management (SF RCM) solutions and SAP (Suite on HANA) HCM solution.

Social Architectures: Relevance of Connected Business

Real-time technology gives us the potential to connect everything with everything else. In the automotive industry, it is visible on the shop floor, production, customer experience, and certainly in the wider space of “autonomous.”

When we speak about social architectures, we are discussing the combination of processes, data, and values related to a consumer.

Doing these things requires different kinds of end-to-end processes, different ways of relating to consumers, different ways of acting towards competitors, along with knowing that potential consumers in the Internet of Things (IoT) world are also visible to all other participants in the market. Capabilities such as artificial intelligence (A) or blockchain, quantum computing, and open borders in IoT will make different business models and kinds of collaboration possible.

With moving from products to service, we have even more potential if we keep in mind that a connected world will use intelligent sensors and intelligent infrastructure. Then we can anticipate intelligence networks.

Viewing this from an overall perspective, the speaker will give also insights on an automotive SAP S/4HANA greenfield journey.

Key Business Benefits:

• End-to-end overview on digital mega trends and challenges in business
• Link to potential business cases and impact on SAP landscapes
• Usecase on SAP greenfield

Key Requirements to Drive an SAP S/4HANA Transformation Project

To go SAP S/4HANA or not to go SAP S/4HANA? With 2025 looming, customers need to make the jump into a real-time world with SAP S/4HANA at the optimal time. First and foremost, customers must understand the roadmap, design the architecture and plan out the integration.

Otto is the founder of GPerfect and until recently, the Global SAP Business Architect and the head of SAP Centre of Excellence for General Motors. He will share his views and his own experience on what is required to drive a major transformational SAP S/4 HANA project.

What is the effort and time required? Do I need to do business process reengineering? Or is it a technical lift and shift? What is the best way to evaluate impact and options for moving to SAP S/4HANA?

• How Finance could change with digitalization – the reality as opposed to the pitch
• Getting ready for a massive migration including operational alignment
• Decommissioning your ERP by harmonizing processes and data
• How to prepare for a shared services environment
• The people and cultural aspect of this transformation

The Power of Artificial Intelligence vs The Power of Human Intelligence

Artificial intelligence and machine learning bring huge new opportunities to the world of business—and big new challenges. We can make processes more efficient and intelligent than ever before—and augment human intelligence to new levels of achievement. But in order to get the most out of the new technologies, organizations will have to adapt. Illustrated with real-world examples of organizations on the leading edge of innovation, this session will take a look at what’s possible today and try to get a glimpse of what the future holds for humans vs. machines in the world of work. Come join us to hear how trends such as self-driving processes, artificial stupidity, team AI, and human sensors are shaping the future of business.

Timo is an innovation evangelist and passionate advocate of digital transformation, analytics and artificial intelligence. Timo is a thought leader, renowned business cartoonist and author – often cited in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, ZDNet, The Guardian and Digitalist Magazine.

How AI is Finally Wiping Out The Barriers To “BI For The Masses”

In this session, illustrated with real-world examples, we’ll cover how organizations can use the power of machine learning to break down the barriers to wider use of business intelligence inside the organization. Learn how algorithms can help make it easier for users to access data than ever before; uncover hidden insights; and make information more actionable than ever before.

Preparing your SAP Landscape for 2025

Is the 2025 deadline a manufactured sales tactic or a true opportunity for SAP Digital transformation? Go at your own pace with actionable guidance and fact -based insights about how to extend the life of ECC as you prepare organisational readiness for sensible S/4HANA adoption techniques. Consider a simplified strategy to bridge the gap between on-premise and cloud computing demands.

During this session, you will get an honest no-nonsense introduction to the following topics:

- SAP ECC stack compliance and modernisation
- SAP Innovation and Optimisation Pathfinder
- SAP Business Scenario Recommendations
- SAP Readiness Check
- Pure Storage Flash Array upgrade
- Common Block Storage Extension to AWS Cloud
- Simple hybrid cloud use cases
- Sensible options for S/4HANA adoption

SAP SuccessFactors Brochure Versus Reality

Back in 2017 Medibank overhauled its Finance, Procurement, HR and Payroll systems all at the same time within a 12-month period, Joshua Reader was the project lead for HR and Payroll. The systems implemented were Onboarding, Recruitment, Employee Central, Workforce Software, Fieldglass and Employee Central Payroll.

Joshua will focus on what it took to get the systems live, how Medibank embedded all modules over an 18-month period and what approach was taken to enhance processes, systems and user experience.

It’s a real-world view of what it’s like to live with Success Factors.

How Your Recruitment Experience can go From Good to Great

HR trends inform us that there are greater expectations of the recruitment experience, from candidates, hiring managers and recruiters themselves. This is evolving fast.

Employers are prioritising the candidate experience with the view to attract top talent. Candidates want the option to apply on the go. Technology innovation helps to streamline this process. Algorithms assist in selection for much needed skills, generating great data insights.

As Fonterra implements the SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding and Recruitment modules, they are on a journey of discovery, asking themselves – how will this tool help achieve their recruitment strategy? But more importantly how will it enhance the candidate experience? This session digs into insights on the recruitment evolution.

Be Relevant and Wanted - How to Build Your Brand Across the Business

This session is all about YOU – as an employee of a company going through or about to go through major digital transformation. It’s an opportunity to pause, reflect and spend time thinking about where you are in your career (goals, aspirations and intent) and about your ‘value proposition’ for the future.

Globalisation and technology like SAP have changed business as we know it, and whether you’re an SAP customer or partner, you must keep evolving! The essence of this session is to ensure that YOU are working on yourself as a leader to ensure you deliver the best of you.

Chris is a highly regarded brand and PR expert. He’s the former Chairman of the region’s largest PR group, and the former COO of STW (now WPP), Australia’s largest marketing and communications company. He’s passionate about helping leaders and businesses accelerate growth. And not just growth in profits, but in courage, momentum, capability, reputation and in stature.

Mastering Yourself in a Stressed-Out World

Coping in today’s world of increasing expectations and technology-led disruption is one thing. Embracing all of this change to optimize your own wellbeing and performance as a professional is another. Join Joe Burton, author of the bestselling book “Creating Mindful Leaders” and founder and CEO of Whil, for a fun, inspiring, and interactive session on managing stress, disruption, and change.

Learn how to overcome the natural deficiencies of the brain and take away easy, repeatable mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and build resilience for sustained success. You've never had this much fun learning about stress!

Emotional Intelligence: Your New Competitive Advantage

Fast Company calls emotional intelligence (EQ) the “must have skills for modern professionals” - yet many are too stressed to know where to start. Join Joe Burton, Founder & CEO of Whil for this entertaining and engaging workshop to learn the foundational emotional intelligence skills for yourself - and how to develop a culture of wellbeing, EQ and sustainable performance in your company.

You will also receive Whil’s eBook, “How to Build EQ, the Must Have Skill for Modern Professionals” and the option to get a Linkedin certification badge following the workshop.

Xinja Integration and Security with SAP and AWS

Xinja is a 100% digital, cloud-based neobank, built using SAP's new C4/B Core Banking platform deployed to SAP's private cloud and Xinja's own micro-services architecture built on AWS. Building a safe, secure bank in the cloud is a challenge, and subject to strong regulation by APRA and string information security standards under CPS-234.

Xinja achieved the necessary capabilities and maturity through an extensive assurance program that encompassed AWS and all their suppliers including SAP. They believe that they could not have achieved this as a startup enterprise without the awesome security capabilities of AWS and the maturity and strength of SAP.

Xinja builds all of the integration between the many platforms making up their landscape, using a post-SOA microservices architecture built on Kubernetes, Kafka and DynamoDB fully deployed using advanced automation capabilities to AWS. SAP integrates via event-based restful web service API's that fit well into the overall event streaming architecture. SAP's API's are one of the most important aspects of the modernisation of the SAP banking platform.

The CXO Lens on Digital Disruption, Future Proofing and High Growth

Join our CXO panel as they share their experiences of how technology and at the core, SAP, has enabled them to scale their organisations and disrupt their industries.

• how operational efficiency, real time data insights and disruption are a catalyst of transformation across all functions
• the impact of digital transformation on leadership and how data analytics is reshaping the way we understand our businesses
• the notion that technology has democratised executive roles by enabling a shift in skills from specialised and niche to more holistic and adaptive

Transforming the Taxpayer Experience Using Machine Learning and Qualtrics

A good tax-paying experience is not something you often hear about. So, when in 2017, Queensland Treasury’s Office of State Revenue (OSR) outlined their vision to do just that—improve the experience for taxpayers while delivering on their commitments to government—it was a massive undertaking, and unlike anything attempted before.

Fast forward 2.5 years and OSR are well on the way to creating next generation tax and revenue management capabilities that are data-driven, digitally enabled and client centric. Join Transformation Program Director, Katherine Love, to find out how OSR have pushed the boundaries of data and innovation to transform the way they operate and the services they provide.

Katherine will showcase how OSR have used SAP Leonardo Machine Learning, SAP Qualtrics, SAP Data Hub, SAP Marketing Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud to provide more personalised and proactive services for taxpayers. OSR has successfully completed 36 digital initiatives already, with another 8 projects in flight. The result? A better experience for taxpayers, improved engagement with staff, and stronger outcomes for the Queensland community.

From 'DevOps' to 'BI-Ops': Lessons Learned From Modernization

Not only can reporting teams steal the cool buzzwords from their application development peers, they can also steal some of their DevOps best practices, too! The expertise gained from a successful DevOps implementation isn't just in the tools, it's stems from the change in focus and increased collaboration inherent in modern development methodologies. And like application development has evolved, so has modern self-service Business Intelligence, from just the presentation layer to the delivery and even the data layers. There are some really good lessons in the DevOps modernization playbook. Derek will show you how some of them can be applied to the world of analytics.

Last Mile Reporting: Lessons Learned to Help Close the Reporting Gap

Modern analytics tools have changed the way *some* users interact with their data and even revolutionized their day to day tasks. Why only some? Because there's always some who don't 'buy-in' to what IT is selling. But by making the last mile of reporting as smooth as possible, the road less travelled (for these users) becomes much more appealing. A healthy mix of tools and resources should do the trick for these users, but only if you balance them properly. The goal of this session will be to give some real-life examples of finding that balance. We'll talk about how it's not just the tool that makes the job easier; its giving users a variety of resources to balance that shiny new modern BI tool.

Refining Finance Processes in the Pursuit of SAP S4/HANA Transformation

The evolution of finance in Healius, one of Australia’s leading healthcare companies, has left a highly complex SAP general ledger, and often conflicting system enhancements and rules needed to support.

In getting ready for SAP S4/HANA, it became evident that process and technology needed to walk together to create a sustainable solution. Initially, they addressed their reporting and integration processes through redesign of the chart of accounts in conjunction with the proposed implementation of New GL including additional segmentations to support the process gaps.

Amanda will cover why the need to relook at business processes are imperative before even assessing the transformation to SAP S/4HANA. She will take you through how they began the journey to identify areas of improvement and the benefits received from redefining the way they do finance.

Centralise, Standardise and Automate Finance Activities Using the Best Tech in the Market

When Catherine was appointed to lead the General Accounting function at Post, her initial thought was “How do I transform the month end process using the best technology in the market to deliver a saving of $1M?” Using Lean Six Sigma, the problem statement for her transformation project would be:

-800 balance sheet accounts were performed by 5 different teams across 5 different locations
-30% of manual journal submitted to General Accounting team for uploading to SAP often had errors and required correction.

It was critical to centralise the like activities in the same area and restructure the team. This would provide immediate efficiency by reducing the number of managers across various locations. Next step was to standardise the process so they could automate. After thorough research, it was decided to use Blackline for reconciliation process and RPA (Robotics Process Automation) for uploading and validating manual journals.

Automating GRC Reports Puts the Onus Back on the Business

SAP GRC was implemented as a one stop solution to monitor access controls at AGL and provide a step towards a stronger internal controls. The goal was to empower the business and enable them to own the risks and take responsibility for their actions.

Through this journey, AGL worked with the business users and developers to understand the gap in monitoring their access controls and emergency access management process whilst continuing to maintain strong internal control environment. This is their story about the WHATs, WHYs and HOWs of automating the GRC reports to make the business’ work more time efficient.

How to Roll out SAP in 28 Days

Imagine nearly doubling in size each year for the last four years and having a mindset that you can double again and again and again. What would you do differently today? How would you work?

This is a reality for the team at Kapura. Kapura believe that positive human connections change people’s lives. They provide consistently fun times. In fact, happiness is the reason they are in hospitality.

When nothing is impossible there are no rules. Kapura rolled out SAP S/4HANA cloud in 28days in March 2019 while continuing to grow. The roll out had its hurdles with 4 verticals, 50 business units and integrated with several other systems. It wasn’t easy, but the rewards have been great – a future proofed system.

The fit to standard approach of SAP S/4HANA cloud made this possible. Thinking about cloud? Thinking about changing systems? Resources constrained? Get a personal rendition from the Kapura team.

The CXO Lens on Digital Disruption, Future Proofing and High Growth

Join our CXO panel as they share their experiences of how technology and at the core, SAP, has enabled them to scale their organisations and disrupt their industries.

• how operational efficiency, real time data insights and disruption are a catalyst of transformation across all functions
• the impact of digital transformation on leadership and how data analytics is reshaping the way we understand our businesses
• the notion that technology has democratised executive roles by enabling a shift in skills from specialised and niche to more holistic and adaptive

Hands On Workshop: Create your First Sales 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 at The Eventful Group registration desk. Please note there are some special requirements needed for this workshop including BYO laptop with Remote Desktop installed.

Hands On Workshop: SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud Analytics Designer, and Datawarehouse Cloud - all in 90 min

This 90 min hands-on workshop will provide customers with an overview on SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud Analytics Designer, and Datawarehouse Cloud.

You will learn which role SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Designer, and Datawarehouse Cloud can play as part of their overall SAP Landscape and how they can integrate with their existing on-premise and cloud based data sources.

You will have the opportunity to directly work with SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Designer in combination with SAP Datawarehouse Cloud.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to integrate SAP Cloud Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building into their existing SAP Landscape
  • How to leverage on-premise and cloud based data sources
  • How to use SAP Cloud Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building to create compelling visual stories on-premise and in the cloud
  • How to use SAP Datawarehouse Cloud to create a data model and provide your business users their own ""Spaces"" for data linking.

 

Limited numbers, please register at The Eventful Group registration desk. Please note there are some special requirements needed for this workshop including BYO laptop with Remote Desktop installed.

How to Successfully Move to BW4/HANA

To respond to a rapidly changing business environment ElectraNet needed a modern analytics platform to support next generation applications. Working with SAP and Fujitsu, ElectraNet choose remote conversion to migrate to BW4/HANA.

BW4/HANA has dramatically improved load and query performance and provided a platform for applications that would not have been feasible on old BW 7.x. Erin will cover the implementation story including why they chose remote conversion, our experience as early adopters and the things that we would do differently.

This will be a great opportunity to gain insights from ElectraNet on how to successfully move to BW4/HANA.

Get in Front of Digital Finance or Get Left Behind

Implementation of SAP S/4HANA are often complex, disruptive and time-consuming. It is seen as less of a system upgrade and more of a total transformation. To ensure successful implementation, finance processes need to be assessed, remapped and simplified.

Having been part of multiple global SAP implementations and with over 15 years leading finance teams, Frank will show you the starting blocks for how to embark, motivate, and engage your finance team into the journey of digital finance transformation for a faster and an on-time go-live with SAP S/4 HANA.

Is Your Finance Team Due for a Tune-Up? Let’s Talk Business Transformation

IT transformation projects are often guided by business but lead by IT. This can create a misalignment of value for effort, and frustration soon creeps in. Creating working groups that represent the business (to evaluate process requirements) as well as technologists (to manage constraints and capabilities) creates a streamlined approach to development.

So how do you manage a transformation project when teams' expectations need to be managed, and corporate strategies need to be met? In this presentation Frank uncovers best practices for developing team dynamics, maximizing project value and meeting the targeted end state for a fast ROI.

Continuously Designing, Building and Deploying SAPUI5 Applications

Graham will lead a session that covers how he delivers SAPUI5 applications from concept to deployment and supporting continuous improvement. He will show how he incorporates end-user feedback into app design, his development environment and the CI/CD techniques he uses to build and deploy his apps into the customers’ on-premise ABAP environment.

There will be plenty of opportunities for questions from the audience to fully drill down on the issues presented.

How to Complete Account Reconciliations on Day 1

From manual excel reconciliations to an automatic cloud-based solution. Visy have brought transparency and control back to the reconciliation process over a 6-year journey. Using Blackline as a cloud-based solution, Visy now has uniformity and direction for account reconciliations across the business.

The user led software requires minimal I.T. involvement and can be managed directly by the finance function. Manual loads at head office were developed to push the SAP open line items directly into Blackline each month to improve the reconciliation process. This allowed greater focus by users on areas of risk and more time for analysis. Using the SAP connector technology, these manual loads were automated allowing users to meet new policy and deadline requirements.

This means any line item management in SAP can now be pushed directly to Blackline in a timely fashion. This allows users to complete reconciliations in time for our financial close.

Building a Culture of Security

When thinking seriously about cyber security, we have to admit that technology, systems and our “hard” controls are doing their jobs. Only 3%-5% of reported breaches are ever attributed to hardware, software and/or systems failures. Hence, our biggest risks are always people! And if 95% of breaches are attributed to people and culture, how come most senior managers are still not taking cyber security culture and the behavioural side of security seriously? (Remember that world-wide estimates put the costs of cybercrime at over $65billion and the average costs of a breach in Australia is estimated to be well-over $1m.)

In this round-table discussion, we will focus on the myriad ways in which you can help to bring the need for substantial investment in cyber security cultural transformation to the top of the agenda in your organisation. Identify whether your culture is reactive (level 1), compliant (level 2), in a state of continuous improvement (level 3) or high-performing (level 4) in relation to cyber security and how to improve.

As part of the discussion we will also debate and discuss how to choose a governance model with reference to role design, as there is no “one size fits all”. We need better tools and methodologies to improve Identity Access Management. What methodology / tools are used successfully by organisations to map processes and roles at enterprise level? How do we keep the broader team’s access live, fit for purpose and aligned as business users’ change roles and requirements?

Get Prepared for Successful Digital Transformation and Significant Organisational Change

Research consistently indicates that between 50% and 80% of ERP implementations, organisational re-engineering (BPR) and change efforts fail to deliver promised benefits.

• Why does this consistently continue to happen?
• What are the major issues leading to failure?
• What are the key factors that truly make a difference toward success?

While we must get the “technical” installation issues correct when implementing an ERP system, this is not a sufficient condition to ensure a successful implementation. Renowned Transformational Change expert, James Carlopio, will distinguish implementation from installation and will help you identify the required structural and cultural changes you’ll need to make in your organisation's social systems and within individuals, in order to achieve digital transformation.

James has worked on projects for Rio Tinto, IBM, Australian Federal Police, the ABC, Telstra, Optus, SAP, AMP, NRMA, CBA, Australian Defense Industries and General Motors in the areas of organisational change, strategy design and implementation, innovation and new technology, applying design principles, personal change and influence, organisational and management development, and more recently on cultural cyber security. His education has focused on psychology with a B.A. (Springfield, MA.), an M.A. (University of Manitoba, Canada) and a Ph. D. in Applied and Organisational Psychology (Old Dominion, Virginia).

How to Begin a Security Transformation for Your SAP S/4HANA Project

Roadmaps are documented, infrastructure installed, and software configuration begins. Management has approved a business case but rarely are security or controls included in these discussions. Where do you begin? With many customers the security design was developed 15 to 20 years ago prior to web enabled applications, HANA architecture and a new world of risks. When you implemented were you following best practices before information protection and separation of duties was a requirement?

Greg will dive into how to begin a security transformation for your SAP S/4HANA project. Some of the key factors will be the overall project scope. How have you managed risks prior to this project? Security is working today, but how much is really used? Do you address risk for business users and system users equally? Security needs to be an integrated requirement for each of the functional areas being delivered.

Seeing the Light in Cloud Security

With SAAS and other cloud applications there is confusion and fear of the unknown. Existing security architects may have a deep understanding of on-premise SAP applications, but due to lack of documentation and training cloud security is a mystery. In this session we will discuss the architecture and security design of Ariba, IBP, Hybris Marketing, and other applications supported with the Identity Authentication Service for SAP Cloud Platform. We will compare the new cloud security designs with legacy ECC. Discuss using an alternative Identity Provider and other best practices.

Security Architecture in the 21st Century

With many classic projects the security solutions were planned with limited resources and delivered just in time for go-live. As companies are using SAP S/4HANA to justify their digital transformation it is important for security to align with the project from day 1.

Today there are threats that never existed when you were supporting an on-premise SAP environment inside your corporate firewall. What do you need to do as you prepare new security solutions? Exploring your options as you finalize your design and build your solution. Performing proper end to end testing so there are limited or no surprises in production. And deploying your solution while managing risks.

Improving User Experience with Custom and Standard SAP Fiori App’s for Finance

Foodstuffs North Island is a Grocery Retailer, Property Company, Transport Company and Bank that implemented SAP S/4 1605 and upgraded the database from SQL to HANA for their Support Centre and Supermarkets in October 2017.

Foodstuffs has a combination of standard App’s, standard App’s with enhancements, App’s that are links to standard ECC transactions, App’s that link of to external websites and a number of custom built App’s.

The key objectives with the Finance App’s was to give a better user experience than NWBC, reduce user input errors and lowering the cost of training and support. The App’s can also indicate if there are errors and give the user a visual update instead of manually checking G/L, Customer and vendor accounts every day. In this presentation Mark will show you the process of how they developed these Fiori apps and the benefits the business have received.

Mapping a Path to UX Transformation at Transport for NSW

Attend this session to learn how Transport for NSW approached the need to unify user experience (UX) in a hybrid on-premise/cloud landscape across a portfolio of applications including SAP ECC, SAP Ariba, SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Analytics Cloud.

The presentation will explore how a UX strategy was developed to identify the current challenges, define the desired outcomes and map a path to get there and measure the results, taking into consideration guiding principles, mobility and alignment with SAP’s future product direction, including the Central Entry Point on SAP Cloud Platform, Fiori 3, the new Fiori Launchpad design and relevant technologies.

They will also share insights from an interesting topic of discussion along the way, in the context of multi-channel access to business systems, comparing perceptions about the Fiori enterprise-grade user experience with the consumer-grade user experience we have become accustomed to in our daily lives.

Lessons from Automating Payroll with SAP Payroll Control Centre

Glencore Coal Assets Australia has implemented SAP Payroll Control Centre to automate regular and repeatable payroll processing and validation tasks. Their experience has shown that SAP Payroll Control Centre simplifies payroll processing and enables our Payroll experts to spend less time on routine and sometimes laborious checks and more time on tasks that add value to the business.

Join Nicholas to understand why they implemented Payroll Control Centre, the value that it has brought to the business and their key learnings on how to deliver automation to a key business process.

How to Include SAP Sourced Data in a Cloud-Based Relational Data Warehouse

Peter will guide you through a variety of commonly used strategies and approaches to load SAP sourced data into a cloud-based, relational data warehouse. You’ll look at real world scenarios where data is sourced directly from operational SAP tables, BW extractors, or a BW warehouse.

What ETL application options are available and which ones offer a best fit? What are the common gotchas and issues? After you’ve built the data warehouse, what sort of query experience will you be able to offer to your analytics and data scientist user communities?

Automating GRC Reports Puts the Onus Back on the Business

SAP GRC was implemented as a one stop solution to monitor access controls at AGL and provide a step towards a stronger internal controls. The goal was to empower the business and enable them to own the risks and take responsibility for their actions.

Through this journey, AGL worked with the business users and developers to understand the gap in monitoring their access controls and emergency access management process whilst continuing to maintain strong internal control environment. This is their story about the WHATs, WHYs and HOWs of automating the GRC reports to make the business’ work more time efficient.

Making Manager’s MSS and OM Task Easier – Control of Your Own Destiny

Australia Post’s cross functional team have used SAP Fiori to build organisational management, occupancy, employee management tools and delivered a configurable workflow approval management application. The build has been a collaboration between technology, human resources, payroll and organisational management teams to build user and mobile friendly applications.

This session will demonstrate OM, Position and Org Unit, maintenance in SAP ERP. It will also demonstrate how Australia Post is replacing SAP Portal MSS with SAP Fiori MSS Applications. Supporting the new OM and MSS Apps, they will show these tools:

• My Inbox - uber cool and user friendly, good UWL we will not miss you
• Workflow engine – enable flexible Work Flow, ensure we can adapt to ever evolving business
• Flexible/configurable screen fields enabling functional control – do it once, do it properly, flexible for the future

All of this was delivered using lean, mean UX design and latest SAP Fiori technology – accessible from everywhere, on all devices. They have changed their ways of working to ensure they capture requirements, designs, stakeholder feedback along the way while still keeping delivery at pace.

From ECC to SAP S/4HANA, the Cloud and Beyond – A Hobbits Tale

Christchurch City Council’s digital transformation hit another milestone with the transition to SAP S/4HANA, implementations of BPC11 and BW4HANA in October 2019.

Now that they are in the Cloud and almost six months down the track…..what has S4 brought them, has it delivered on its promises, and what about Hybris and SuccessFactors?

• Why did they do it?
• What did they do?
• What were the surprise challenges?
• What did they learn?
• What’s next?

Driving Adoption, Acceptance and Productivity in the World of System Transformation

In the coming years SAP customers are going to need to implement SAP S/4HANA. This can be seen as a systems change but even more so, it’s a Mindshift change.

This new solution may cause disruptions, constraints and be a new way of doing things which will inevitably cause negative sentiment and lower employee morale. As leaders in our businesses, it’s our job to educate and inspire the workforce to lead a successful implementation. This can be solved though a simple reorientation of the status quo and challenging why ‘that was the normal’ to begin with.

Matthew will take you through how he led the change management of a global role out and won over the hearts and mind of Finance and beyond through an emphasis on training and communication. Whether you’re from IT, Finance or Operations, the principles are the same. Achieving the right change management practices can be the difference between success and fail

Fiori Development Challenges at AGL

With the advent of S4/HANA, there is much more focus on the User Experience (UX). To that end, Fiori app development has become an increasingly important area within the AGL Development Team.

This presentation will cover some of the challenges encountered at AGL:
• Incorporating new technologies such as UI5, CDS, Fiori Elements, Editor selection etc. into an existing SAP Development area
• Managing work that is spread across multiple developers
• Importance of a clear vision and a concise set of standards
• Interaction with relevant internal and external parties
• Engaging with the end users
• Importance of looking towards the future when designing the present
• Upgrade approach
• Utilising TDD - Test Driven Development
• Support strategy

Power Up Your Productivity

You are busy! You have so many balls in the air that the juggle is becoming increasingly hard to sustain. You need to start doing things differently because trying to do it all represents a huge risk to your ongoing wellness, success and professional development.

With a reputation for helping her clients find 30 hours of lost time a month, Kate will share over 40 proven productivity strategies for immediate time gains, including:

• how to take control of the agenda
• how to invest your time not manage your time
• the activities you can outsource or delegate
• the activities you can reject or do differently
• how find the time you need to ensure you can spend time with your family, friends and on you own wellbeing.

Kate’s work in productivity is highly regarded. She will ensure you are left educated, entertained and with a lasting impact on the way you choose to live, work and play. You’ll walk in time poor and leave with time in the bank!

Getting Integration Right to Put Your Customers in Control

Learn from Auckland Council’s implementation of a new maintenance request journey that leveraged technology to create an efficient and effective, right sized service. The council integrated a number of core systems to create a seamless, straight through, journey for customers requesting and tracking maintenance requests for the city’s 205,054 assets.

Sarah will talk about the challenges faced, lessons learned and how to keep customers at the heart of a delivery where technology is a key enabler.

Who Are You and How the H#ll Did You Get Here?

CITIC Pacific Mining operates an isolated, highly diverse Mine Site that goes beyond the traditional Mining Operations, as it incorporates a Port, Power Station, Desalination, 6x line Processing and Dewatering Plant. This means they use many contingent workers not only for operations but for minor and major maintenance shutdowns (~1000 workers mobilised for a 10-day major site shutdown).

This poses as a massive challenge for our leaders to manage/coordinate such a large number of direct and contingent workers from a number of different contracting companies to not only effectively complete the schedule shutdown maintenance tasks but to most importantly ensure that all the contingent workers not only have valid Australian Work Rights, but are correctly inducted for their work area and trained to do the work that is required of them.

The SinoONE project challenge was to “Give access to the Right Information, to the Right People, at the Right Time” which meant giving the people in our business access to all the information that they required for their direct employees and contingent workers to ensure that they are able to assign work with full confidence that they are competent and qualified to safely complete the tasks assigned.

Making Manager’s MSS and OM Task Easier – Control of Your Own Destiny

Australia Post’s cross functional team have used SAP Fiori to build organisational management, occupancy, employee management tools and delivered a configurable workflow approval management application. The build has been a collaboration between technology, human resources, payroll and organisational management teams to build user and mobile friendly applications.

This session will demonstrate OM, Position and Org Unit, maintenance in SAP ERP. It will also demonstrate how Australia Post is replacing SAP Portal MSS with SAP Fiori MSS Applications. Supporting the new OM and MSS Apps, they will show these tools:

• My Inbox - uber cool and user friendly, good UWL we will not miss you
• Workflow engine – enable flexible Work Flow, ensure we can adapt to ever evolving business
• Flexible/configurable screen fields enabling functional control – do it once, do it properly, flexible for the future

All of this was delivered using lean, mean UX design and latest SAP Fiori technology – accessible from everywhere, on all devices. They have changed their ways of working to ensure they capture requirements, designs, stakeholder feedback along the way while still keeping delivery at pace.

Planning Your Security & GRC Change Strategy for SAP S/4HANA

If your organisation is making the move to SAP S/4HANA, it will be making a sizable investment to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible.

In SAP’s last major upgrade cycle, customers made the move to SAP ECC. But many were hit later with the very significant and often needless costs of remediation, because security and compliance were not a focus from the start.

Despite the inherent simplicity of SAP S/4HANA, the transformation process will be anything but and the costs of remediation potentially even greater this time around.

This workshop is designed for SAP practitioners involved in the implementation of, or migration to SAP S/4HANA, and want to ensure all bases are covered when it comes to security, risk and compliance.

It will provide guidance for all transformation scenarios – including greenfield, brownfield, cloud and hybrid - while exploring all the key security considerations of each approach.

During the session we will cover:
- The key security and compliance differences between SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA
- Architectural considerations that will impact SAP Security
- How to avoid the common pitfalls
- Implementation and migration best practices

How to Master the Complexity of SAP® Security 2020

In the past two years 64% of organizations’ ERP systems have been breached, according to a research study by IDC. Several SAP ERP customers have already migrated to S/4HANA, while many are still planning, or considering a migration to the cloud. In this session you will get insights to the current threats of 2020:
• What do attacks on your SAP systems look like?
• What security challenges do exist in SAP S/4HANA?
• Cloud with confidence? How to address security in hybrid landscapes

Building a Culture of Security

When thinking seriously about cyber security, we have to admit that technology, systems and our “hard” controls are doing their jobs. Only 3%-5% of reported breaches are ever attributed to hardware, software and/or systems failures. Hence, our biggest risks are always people! And if 95% of breaches are attributed to people and culture, how come most senior managers are still not taking cyber security culture and the behavioural side of security seriously? (Remember that world-wide estimates put the costs of cybercrime at over $65billion and the average costs of a breach in Australia is estimated to be well-over $1m.)

In this round-table discussion, we will focus on the myriad ways in which you can help to bring the need for substantial investment in cyber security cultural transformation to the top of the agenda in your organisation. Identify whether your culture is reactive (level 1), compliant (level 2), in a state of continuous improvement (level 3) or high-performing (level 4) in relation to cyber security and how to improve.

As part of the discussion we will also debate and discuss how to choose a governance model with reference to role design, as there is no “one size fits all”. We need better tools and methodologies to improve Identity Access Management. What methodology / tools are used successfully by organisations to map processes and roles at enterprise level? How do we keep the broader team’s access live, fit for purpose and aligned as business users’ change roles and requirements?

How to Automate and Optimise Your Financial System

A recent study from McKinsey identifies that up to 70% of tasks in finance are potentially ‘automate-able’ with next-generation technologies. This will mean that a lot of the tasks we spend our time on today as knowledge workers will be accelerated by automation tools. We’ll have more time to advise the business on strategy and growth plans – and we’ll hopefully spend less time trying to pull relevant reports out of our ERP systems.

In this presentation Nic will show you the Business Technology Platform and the services that SAP have developed to provide customers insight into automating and optimising their financial systems.

Experience Management, Powered by the Intelligent Enterprise

Three senior SAP executives – Aaron and Peggy – use their unique vantage points to address their view of the Intelligent Enterprise. For decades, SAP has been the leader in business applications that generate and leverage operational data — hard numbers like costs, accounting, and sales — to inform their business decisions. But while operational data gives you an idea of what has happened, it only provides limited insights into why it happened. This opening keynote will cover:

• How experience management is the process of monitoring every interaction with a company in order to discover opportunities for improvement
• Optimising every experience that matters - customer experiences, employee experiences, innovation experiences, even ERP upgrade experiences
• Unpack how the best way for organisations to transform themselves into intelligent enterprise is by combining machine and human intelligence across all business functions
• Explore the notion of seamless integration across systems, applications and processes and how together this enables an Intelligent Enterprise.
• How ANZ customers can get started in delivering better employee experiences, customer experiences, brand experiences and better products in your market

Building a Culture of Security

When thinking seriously about cyber security, we have to admit that technology, systems and our “hard” controls are doing their jobs. Only 3%-5% of reported breaches are ever attributed to hardware, software and/or systems failures. Hence, our biggest risks are always people! And if 95% of breaches are attributed to people and culture, how come most senior managers are still not taking cyber security culture and the behavioural side of security seriously? (Remember that world-wide estimates put the costs of cybercrime at over $65billion and the average costs of a breach in Australia is estimated to be well-over $1m.)

In this round-table discussion, we will focus on the myriad ways in which you can help to bring the need for substantial investment in cyber security cultural transformation to the top of the agenda in your organisation. Identify whether your culture is reactive (level 1), compliant (level 2), in a state of continuous improvement (level 3) or high-performing (level 4) in relation to cyber security and how to improve.

As part of the discussion we will also debate and discuss how to choose a governance model with reference to role design, as there is no “one size fits all”. We need better tools and methodologies to improve Identity Access Management. What methodology / tools are used successfully by organisations to map processes and roles at enterprise level? How do we keep the broader team’s access live, fit for purpose and aligned as business users’ change roles and requirements?

Building a Culture of Security

When thinking seriously about cyber security, we have to admit that technology, systems and our “hard” controls are doing their jobs. Only 3%-5% of reported breaches are ever attributed to hardware, software and/or systems failures. Hence, our biggest risks are always people! And if 95% of breaches are attributed to people and culture, how come most senior managers are still not taking cyber security culture and the behavioural side of security seriously? (Remember that world-wide estimates put the costs of cybercrime at over $65billion and the average costs of a breach in Australia is estimated to be well-over $1m.)

In this round-table discussion, we will focus on the myriad ways in which you can help to bring the need for substantial investment in cyber security cultural transformation to the top of the agenda in your organisation. Identify whether your culture is reactive (level 1), compliant (level 2), in a state of continuous improvement (level 3) or high-performing (level 4) in relation to cyber security and how to improve.

As part of the discussion we will also debate and discuss how to choose a governance model with reference to role design, as there is no “one size fits all”. We need better tools and methodologies to improve Identity Access Management. What methodology / tools are used successfully by organisations to map processes and roles at enterprise level? How do we keep the broader team’s access live, fit for purpose and aligned as business users’ change roles and requirements?

The CXO Lens on Digital Disruption, Future Proofing and High Growth

Join our CXO panel as they share their experiences of how technology and at the core, SAP, has enabled them to scale their organisations and disrupt their industries.

• how operational efficiency, real time data insights and disruption are a catalyst of transformation across all functions
• the impact of digital transformation on leadership and how data analytics is reshaping the way we understand our businesses
• the notion that technology has democratised executive roles by enabling a shift in skills from specialised and niche to more holistic and adaptive

Successful Integration – Put the Core of Your Business in the Hands of Your Users

Powerco is NZ’s second largest electricity and gas distribution business. Getting accurate information on the location and condition of assets to and from the field is key to keeping the lights on and gas flowing. Despite spending millions on maintaining asset information in the company’s geographic information system (GIS), the data was not widely used or trusted.

In 2019 Powerco implemented the first phase of its ERP and Integration strategies. This introduced a new business foundation based on S/4 HANA and stitched it into the existing application fabric redefining core business processes and data flows using a hybrid integration approach. By “getting good at” integration, alongside new mobility tools, they have put location and asset information in the hands of every employee and contractor, improving safety and efficiency. Powerco continue to invest in their integration capability to extract more value from their ERP investment and also to enable new solutions and partnerships.

How to Think Bigger About Employee Experience

HR has evolved to accommodate the entire employee experience (EX), from on-boarding, training, and benefits, through to culture, workspaces, and internal communications. Join Steve to learn to turn systems of record into systems of action and leave with insights to attract, develop, engage, and retain a world-class workforce every single day.

• Use tech to drive a culture of feedback and improve your EX
• Best-practices for employee listening through technology
• Recommendations for getting started
• Measuring the right moments
• Framework for evolving your employee experience program
• Practical tips for organisations at different levels of maturity
• Aligning your measurement to critical organisational outcomes

Formula for Change – Let Your Finance People be the Best They Can Be

It’s important for companies to provide opportunities for their people to thrive and contribute. Accountants possess vast skills that form a vital strategic resource for any organisation. Used at its best, technology can unleash those skills by removing the old barriers of manual grunt work and freeing up time to do other-and better-things.

We need to bear in mind that there’s a big difference between theoretical change and change in the real world. All of that said, we found some consistencies in behavioral characteristics and how they relate to change in the working environment and we want to share the formula with you. What we can do is create the best possible combinations of human skills and characteristics and then let our people do the best work they can.

Monster Under the Bed

Traditional intercompany accounting often increases vulnerability and risk. For organisations with multiple entities the data they generate is highly complex data generated in different currencies, from multiple ERP’s, from countries with varying regulations and staff speaking in variety of languages.

In this panel discussion, we will discuss how companies manage intercompany mess through a lens of process, policy and technology. Together with 3 panel members who will uncover the real-life view and share their experiences dealing with the monster under the bed.

Monster Under the Bed

Traditional intercompany accounting often increases vulnerability and risk. For organisations with multiple entities the data they generate is highly complex data generated in different currencies, from multiple ERP’s, from countries with varying regulations and staff speaking in variety of languages.

In this panel discussion, we will discuss how companies manage intercompany mess through a lens of process, policy and technology. Together with 3 panel members who will uncover the real-life view and share their experiences dealing with the monster under the bed.

Financial Close Interactive Discussion: What’s your End Game?

There is ever increasing expectations on accounting and finance leaders to ensure transparency, reduce costs and provide real-time analysis. The first step is to overcome the manual processes, resulting in unnecessary effort, risk and low visibility and define your goal.

Be a part of this interactive discussion to share insights and discover which of the 6 different End Games could be yours in your organisation’s financial close.

SAP Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Digital innovations and transformation are re-shaping everyone’s life. Technologies such as in-memory computing, cloud, and mobility have made an impact on enterprises. Companies that embrace the digital transformation are facing increased Cyber threats and attacks. Security breaches can impact organizations and their customers. Learn how to run a comprehensive cybersecurity assessment and implement the security and controls on a SAP S/4HANA and C/4HANA hybrid landscape.

SAP Data Privacy and Compliance

SAP customers often need to meet increasingly complex data security and regularity (e.g. GDPR) compliance requirements when processing customer or personal data stored in SAP systems. Hear how using SAP UI Masking, SAP HANA data masking, encryption, and other technologies can keep a hybrid SAP S/4HANA C/4HANA landscape security compliant.

Lessons Learnt from Lion’s Migration to SAP S/4HANA

Lion Australia and New Zealand are undertaking a significant migration from a legacy mainframe-based platform directly to SAP S/4HANA. This is a fully integrated end to end programme, across manufacturing, logistics, sales and pricing into Finance and Reporting.

They have delivered the solution to their NZ business and will deliver the solution to the Australian business through 2020. It is one of the first business and digital transformation programmes of this scale in the Southern Hemisphere. There are several learnings that David will share with the SAP community:
• Working with Systems Integrator
• Agile vs Waterfall Project Management
• Maturity of SAP S/4HANA
• Importance of change management
• Why Business Transformation vs a systems installation

Get Valuable Insights from Data Analytics on SAP HANA

Energy Queensland wants to understand their consumers better. By leveraging the HANA database for computation, data science as a method and other tools they’ve created different insights of their customers. This helps them to have a better understanding of their challenges and how certain business decisions would impact them as well as how to prepare for increased demand in the future.

Christian will show you the methodology used to create these insights and the practical ways you can use SAP HANA as a tool for business analytics.

If You Ignore Compliance, Does SAP Access Management Make Sense?

Many companies use audit findings to drive the business case for investing in access controls. But, a compelling business case can be made simply by valuing employee satisfaction, productivity improvements, faster onboarding, self-service change requests and accounting for the amount of work IT administrators can eliminate through automation.

Igor discusses how he strengthened global governance and compliance across the group at Incitec Pivot Ltd., as well as improved processes and engaged key stakeholders in the transformation. Igor will share estimates he used for the business case and the experience post-implementation.

Developing a Path to Org Chart Success at the Bureau of Meteorology

Simone will show and an overview of the phases in the Bureau's journey from manual org charts with poor quality data, to launching multiple dynamic charts that are integrated with SAP. The Bureau uses org.manager to provide staff with complete visibility across the organisation, including reporting lines, staff photos, when staff are on leave, First Aid Officers and much more.

The new org chart has delighted and connected staff, and additional charts provide managers with quick and easy access to critical HR information. This is a 'good news' story of what can be achieved with some commitment to data cleansing, and a vision to aligning integrated platforms for the delivery of accurate data.

Your Practical Guide to Strategic Succession Management

Organisations that have a transparent and structured approach to their employee career development have an edge over their competitors. For line managers, understanding their employees experience and development expectations and behaviours, has never been more crucial to retaining the best talent and developing their team’s full potential.

• How to tangibly deliver great employee experience outcomes
• Creating organisational and systemic synergies
• Talent strategy integration

From Human Capital Management to Human Experience Management

The term “experience economy” is not new, and organizations know that optimizing their people experience is key to business success. It’s about shifting the purpose of a corporation from solely profits and shareholders to a focus on people, specifically on a company’s employees and customers. Human capital management (HCM) as we know it today is no longer sufficient on its own to meet expectations. Now is the time to evolve Human Capital Management to Human experience Management … but how? And will it fundamentally change the way people experience work.

Are You Ready for Cloud Payroll…or More Importantly, Is It Ready for You?

Whether you’re implementing global Cloud payroll for the first time or looking to introduce more centralized and standardized processes to your existing payroll, the good news is that the result will likely be worth it. The downside is that you can expect to encounter a few challenges along the way.

Learn why it’s time to move to the Cloud, and to overcome the common pitfalls of Cloud Payroll implementations.

How Do You Get Your Business Ready for S/4HANA?

Change management needs to be better prioritized in an implementation. How do you understand what users will be impacted, by how much and how to prepare the change management plan to ensure a smooth transition?

New technology is going to require a shift in mindset from transactional based to insight and action driven work. In this presentation we’ll walk through the preparation your company can make to ensure the move to S/4HANA brings your people along the journey. The benefits are bigger than “happy employees”, it’s about larger efficiencies and a sense of ownership from all involved.

How to Move S/4HANA to the Cloud’ – Cloud Platform Agnostic

As the benefits to move to the cloud become more prevalent, it’s important to choose the right hyperscaler to suit your needs. In this session we will talk about various ways you can migrate to the cloud, the nuances of various providers and areas you should scrutinize to achieve maximum cost savings and support benefits as well as the common pitfalls faced along the way and how to avoid them.

How do You Know You Are Ready to go S/4HANA?

Moving to S/4HANA can be a complex task with multiple routes, options, risks and changes required to meet the goal of final implementation and value realisation. In this presentation we will cover what areas of your landscape can be easily simplified, what deployment methodologies are best fit for your organisation, the technical steps you should take and the appropriate time to take them. We will also share the success customers have had by taking their own approaches and give you the tools to know when you are ready for implementation.

Defence’s Accounts Payable Reform Journey

In 2019, Defence implemented OpenText Vendor Invoice Management (VIM), replacing a 15-year-old poorly maintained invoice processing system. This was part of a significant finance reform journey in Defence.

In this session Melinda will cover off how Defence managed transitioning from their out-dated systems and processes in an environment that’s naturally resistant to change, whilst juggling products approaching end of life all the while implementing an update to a 100,000+ user standard operating environment. They got it done and boy was it fun!

Preparing for a Shared Services Environment

Federal Government has an appetite to standardise their systems. The idea is to rationalise all their ERP implementations. The question is how does one prepare for this? Is it best to go to one system or to adopt a hub method where large departments’ instances absorb and host related departments? It is critical to understand what they are going to lose and what they will gain when they go this route.

Join our panellists as they discuss and explore the factors driving the movement to shared services and the challenges that organisations and agencies face when such a step is taken. The conversation will focus on all aspects of the move from people, to process and technology. It will look at what has worked and what hasn’t in the past.

• Rationalising ERP instances down to one/few system(s)?
• Preparing data and teams for a shared service environment
• Standardisation - How do we get there?
• Pre-empting what you are going to lose and what we are you going to gain from the move

Preparing for a Shared Services Environment

Federal Government has an appetite to standardise their systems. The idea is to rationalise all their ERP implementations. The question is how does one prepare for this? Is it best to go to one system or to adopt a hub method where large departments’ instances absorb and host related departments? It is critical to understand what they are going to lose and what they will gain when they go this route.

Join our panellists as they discuss and explore the factors driving the movement to shared services and the challenges that organisations and agencies face when such a step is taken. The conversation will focus on all aspects of the move from people, to process and technology. It will look at what has worked and what hasn’t in the past.

• Rationalising ERP instances down to one/few system(s)?
• Preparing data and teams for a shared service environment
• Standardisation - How do we get there?
• Pre-empting what you are going to lose and what we are you going to gain from the move

The CXO Lens on Digital Disruption, Future Proofing and High Growth

Join our CXO panel as they share their experiences of how technology and at the core, SAP, has enabled them to scale their organisations and disrupt their industries.

• how operational efficiency, real time data insights and disruption are a catalyst of transformation across all functions
• the impact of digital transformation on leadership and how data analytics is reshaping the way we understand our businesses
• the notion that technology has democratised executive roles by enabling a shift in skills from specialised and niche to more holistic and adaptive

Making the Grass Greener, Ballance Agri Moves to S/4HANA

Ballance Agri is a farmer-owned cooperative that aims to support more productive, profitable, and sustainable farming. One of their key transformation drivers was to connect with their farmers better and create an information system the organization they could rely on. Moving to S/4HANA was identifies as an important step to move in the direction of adopting technology that would turn data into insights.

Grant will unpack the reasons behind the conversion as well as the planning, pain points, executional points and the benefits from moving to S/4HANA. Future development plans, powered by the S/4HANA platform, will also be discussed.

The Coles Approach to Moving to S/4HANA

This presentation will explain the problem Coles was trying to solve with moving to SAP S/4HANA and why speed was critical. It will provide an overview of the “before” landscape and the current landscape. Why did Coles choose the path they did to migrate, how did they choose the approach and partner. An overview of the project, including the team, the structure, the mass data migration and the steps followed will be shared. What did Coles learn and what would we do differently. What are the next steps now that we have moved our Finance platform onto SAP S/4HANA.

Interactive Discussion on Data Management and Migration

To achieve business objectives, companies frequently operate in a combination of programmatical (specific initiative), operational (business as usual), and/or break-through innovation modes (digital transformation or M&A).

Energy Queensland embarked on a data science initiative to yield on-going insights and understanding of its customer as part of its operations. Endeavor Energy leveraged learnings from its data migration program which was on critical path of its digital transformation, marrying the needs to manage in programs and break-through modes.

The scopes between the two companies are wide apart, yet the crux of the matter centres on one element: Data. Join us on a dialog to explore the business initiatives that sparked both organisations’ undertaking. Gain insights of the behind-the-scene journey to success.

Getting More Without Working Harder

Data transformation is hard work and filled with learning moments. Unfortunately, most of that learning and knowledge aren’t captured and shared. This results in teams across your organization having to spend a lot of time re-learning. You deserve more without working harder!

Explore how your organization can use AI and machine learning to automatically capture your continuous learning to accelerate data projects and fast track business outcomes.

The Intelligent Automation Journey at Orora

A journey through explaining what Intelligent Automation is, what it can be used for and how it was introduced to the Orora Business. Take a look at the challenges faced and how they were overcome, as well as what is planned ahead.

Key benefits at a high level are:

• remaining competitive
• freeing up our people to focus on more value-add tasks
• driving profitable growth.

Key areas where we have implemented RPA are Bank statement processing, Payment allocations, monthly reporting, bank recollections and more. The team was built from the ground up and is now a key focus area in the business. Caroline will also talk through the agile process being used to deliver incremental benefits to the business.

The CXO Lens on Digital Disruption, Future Proofing and High Growth

Join our CXO panel as they share their experiences of how technology and at the core, SAP, has enabled them to scale their organisations and disrupt their industries.

• how operational efficiency, real time data insights and disruption are a catalyst of transformation across all functions
• the impact of digital transformation on leadership and how data analytics is reshaping the way we understand our businesses
• the notion that technology has democratised executive roles by enabling a shift in skills from specialised and niche to more holistic and adaptive

Elevating Citizen and Employee Experience Through Innovation in the Public Sector

By leveraging SAP’s human centred approach to innovation to better understand operational challenges and create effective solutions, a clear opportunity exists for the public sector to extend core systems using intelligent technologies. Across all aspects of customer and employee experiences, SAP has been working with organisations to listen, understand and explore innovative solutions. Join this session and be inspired by how SAP are assisting industries to elevate experience.

Data Migration and Management at the Heart of the Business Transformation

Endeavour Energy has been undertaking a major IT and Business transformation. Implementing a data governance transformation as a part of the wider organisation data migration has been a key part of this project.

Simon will discuss the processes that have been established as part of the data migration task and how Endeavour has leveraged this to create a data governance organisation for after the go-live. This process has changed the way Endeavour Energy operates and Simon will share the lessons learnt from this shift.

Creating a Learning Solution Using SAP Enable Now at Sydney Water

Training and User Adoption can be the success or failure of a new implementation. Most organizations are going through dramatic technology change, disrupting users workflows and creating a skills gap to fully embrace the benefits of new technology. Sydney Water has gone through significant application development in recent years and required a solution to train large amounts of employees, in ways that made the most sense to the user’s style of learning. We implemented SAP Enable Now as our knowledge management solution with great affect. In this presentation I will cover the need for the solution, the technical overlay and the importance of keeping the solution in constant unison to IT development plans.

Monster Under the Bed

Traditional intercompany accounting often increases vulnerability and risk. For organisations with multiple entities the data they generate is highly complex data generated in different currencies, from multiple ERP’s, from countries with varying regulations and staff speaking in variety of languages.

In this panel discussion, we will discuss how companies manage intercompany mess through a lens of process, policy and technology. Together with 3 panel members who will uncover the real-life view and share their experiences dealing with the monster under the bed.

The Power of Smart Impact Analysis – Agile, Optimised yet Controlled Changes for your SAP Environment

Adopting the latest generation of SAP applications is essential for driving digital transformation initiatives. Projects like SAP S/4HANA migrations are a critical component of a broader digital transformation. They enable a more rapid and continuous innovation cycle. Yet, to truly take advantage of these new platforms for innovation, enterprises need to eliminate the delays associated with deploying changes to SAP applications for both major upgrades and regular BAU. Join this session, and learn how Ballance Agri-Nutrients have increased release velocity, focused testing effort by building a new platform allowing rapid and agile enabled change combining:

· Smart impact analysis for safer, faster SAP changes (LiveCompare)
· State of the art test automation (Tosca)
· SAP Solution Manager ChaRM to provide SAP recommended change management and control

The Power of Smart Impact Analysis – Agile, Optimised yet Controlled Changes for your SAP Environment

Adopting the latest generation of SAP applications is essential for driving digital transformation initiatives. Projects like SAP S/4HANA migrations are a critical component of a broader digital transformation. They enable a more rapid and continuous innovation cycle. Yet, to truly take advantage of these new platforms for innovation, enterprises need to eliminate the delays associated with deploying changes to SAP applications for both major upgrades and regular BAU. Join this session, and learn how Ballance Agri-Nutrients have increased release velocity, focused testing effort by building a new platform allowing rapid and agile enabled change combining:

· Smart impact analysis for safer, faster SAP changes (LiveCompare)
· State of the art test automation (Tosca)
· SAP Solution Manager ChaRM to provide SAP recommended change management and control

Implementing S/4HANA Public Cloud – Learnings from McGrathNicol

Gartner research suggests that up to 75% of ERP implementations fail, and predicts that up to 90% of cloud ERP implementations will meet the same fate as they result in higher costs, greater complexity and failed integrations.

McGrathNicol was one of the first Australian businesses to implement S/4HANA public cloud, SAP’s true SaaS ERP model. Although the journey wasn’t perfect, and there’s further work to do, early days suggest the implementation has successfully delivered on our core objectives.

In this presentation Paul will tackle the questions of:

1. Why they chose the public cloud
2. Why they chose SAP
3. Risks in going early
4. Getting the people element right