New Zealand SAP User Group


Auckland Event + SAP Forum 2017

Thursday 7th September



Sponsored Keynote's

Rethink your data startegy for a future-ready digital business

Presenters: Ken Tsai, Global Vice President, Database and Data Management, SAP Labs, Palo Alto and Uwe Grigoleit, Global Head of Business Development, SAP S/4HANA

Data is the key, but often overlooked aspect of digital transformation. Ken who is a leading thinker and prolific commentator on all things Big Data, HANA and innovation will examine SAP's product strategy and direction and give insights into how you can solve data-driven challenges and take advantage of opportunities across all deployment spectrums whether they be on premise, local cloud, private cloud or public cloud.

Microsoft Keynote






Overview of Presentation's

Embracing the Digital Journey

Presenter: Rob Scott, Global Lead Strategy & Innovation, Presence of IT

In every way, our world is changing and moving towards a digital experience, but what does this mean for HR and people management? The impacts for HR are in fact significant, as digital enablement is changing the way businesses operate, make money and deliver value. Digital environments demands new ways to continuously interact with internal and external customers. The Digital change is happening at the same time that we see significant changes in the workforce - Gender, Age, Culture, Life-choices, Contingency working and Diversity is pushing HR professionals to think creatively, to innovate and make better use of technologies. But succeeding in todays digital world is not about consuming more technology, rather it is about enabling your employees and broader eco-systems to accomplish more with technology. Join this session to understand the emerging digital trends impacting HR, and how you should be adapting the way you work and use HR tools to support your organisations digital journey. 


Presenter: Emma Ludvigsen, Global HR Director, Icebreaker


Towards a Cloudy Future at Contact Energy with a Hybrid Environment

Presenter: Craig Brown, SAP Application & Enhancement Manager and Jayshree Ravi, Enterprise Architect, Contact Energy

In 2016 Contact Energy migrated and replatformed their 80+ SAP systems to a Hybrid Cloud environment. In this session you'll learn about:

  • Why a Hybrid Cloud was chosen and the strategy behind it
  • The approach adopted to successfully migrate the systems
  • How we took advantage to upgrade BW to HANA
  • How it helped with the subsequent upgrade of our SAP platform

Wight months on we will reflect on the agility and cost effectiveness of the new environment along with what we would do differently knowing what we know now.

Topic TBC

Presenter: Deloitte


Making Field Inspections and Mobile Asset Management a great User Experience with MyPM

Presenter: Ben Goggins, ERP Support Officer and Shay van der Hurk, Ranger - Recreation/Historic + Biodiversity, Dept of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC), New Zealand has 20 years' experience in the capture and management of in-field data using handheld mobile device. MyPM is DOC's 4th generation mobile application and is used across a wide range of DOC roles in asset management; Field Ranger, Visitor Asset Planners, Visitor Asset Inspectors, and Engineers. MyPM will allow DOC's IT department to deliver mobile solutions quicker and more efficiently to meet the evolving mobility needs od the organization.

Custom Development

Presenter: Fonterra

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Presenter: Syd Consulting


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Presenter: Oxygen

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Last Mile Reporting with SAP Disclosure Management

Presenter: Stuart Bailey, Senior Consultant, Sentio & Sarah Cheung, Store Reporting Lead, Foodstuffs NI

  • The "last mile of finance" is a critical step for many companies. They need to produce reliable financial reports incorporating a combination of financial and non-financial figures, as well as commentary, descriptions and other supporting documents.
  • SAP Disclosure Management is designed to improve the production and publication of reliable, complete and auditable financial statements.
  • It dramatically improves the process of the collection and manipulation of disparate source data into a version controlled and decentralized system.
  • Learn how Foodstuffs North Island has implemented Disclosure Management, including the expected business benefits as well as some of the challenges along their journey.

Neptune: TBC



Building collaboration within Business and Ethical Supply Chain

Presenter: Louise Aiken, General Manager, Akina Foundation

Are Your Business Processes Ready for the Digital Economy (Celonis)

Presenter: Patrick Galland, Senior Solution Architect, SAP Database and Analytics 

Improving business processes is difficult when you don't know which processes are performing well and which are creating bottlenecks. Take the first step toward process excellence.

In this session you will discover how the SAP Process Mining software by Celonis will enable your business to: Increase agility and eliminate manual work, reducing loops, long runners, and other inefficiencies in your core processes, Capitalize on existing data to increase automation and become leaner, more transparent, and optimized for success in today's digital age, Eliminate bottlenecks, cut waste, and drive process efficiency across the organization.

How to leverage cloud applications to succeed to drive efficiency and visibility across your business in the digital economy

Presenters: Tom Barlow, Hybris Specialist, SAP and Marc Havercroft, Vice President, Business Transformation Advisory, SAP SuccessFactors

To win in the age of digital business, organizations must gain visibility into their total workforce, spend leverage data to make cross-functional decisions, champion greater collaboration and understand the value of human talent in the services economy. This is all enabled through end-to-end digital transformation.

Companies that recognize and put the human connection at the centre of their strategy will be the long-term winners.

SAP Leonardo IoT Journey and Digital Logistics in the Live Supply Chain

Presenter: Jon Wilson, Centre of Excellence, IoT and Digital Supply Chain

Get inspired and discover opportunities SAP Leonardo opens for your enterprise. Gain firsthand insights into SAP's full portfolio of digital logistics solutions and its vision for supply chain execution convergence. See how you can leverage SAP solutions for digital operations in logistics to help deliver best-possible Internet of Things and tracking capabilities, and enhanced connectivity between multiple participants of your logistics network.

SAP Leonardo Machine Learning, get a glimpse of the future

Presenter: Murali Shanmugham, Machine Learning Specialist, SAP

Learn how you can add intelligent services to your enterprise applications to enhance business process automation with SAP Leonardo Machine Learning. These instantly consumable services provide new insight and let you integrate what the computer has learned from data without a data scientist.

Increase Your Choice and Agility with SAP Cloud Platform: multi-cloud architecture

Presenters - Ken Tsai, Global Vice Present, Database and Database Management

Ken will discuss the new agile multicloud environment, which enables customers to develop and run apps utilizing their choice of infrastructure providers, including full multicloud support through SAP, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform all managed in the new SAP Cloud Platform cockpit. Cloud Foundry-based SAP Cloud Platform includes Multilanguage runtime environments, including Java, Node.js and SAP HANA extended application services, advanced model. Intelligently connec people things, and businesses with a cloud-based platform as a service that's agile, optimized, and digital.



SAP S/4 HANA Sessions

Whats new with SAP S/4HANA and why are customers moving now

Presenter: Uwe Grigoleit, Global Head of Business Development SAP S/4HANA and Paul Swain, Centre of Excellence SAP S/4HANA

Hear from SAP's Global Lead for S/4HANA (Uwe Grogoleit) on the latest product direction and recent release highlights. Hear how customers globally have been adopting S/4HANA to deliver real value. What are the global trends and what we are seeing in the local Australian and New Zealand Markets? Learn how SAP is making it easier for customers to transition to S/4HANA with the latest tools and why customers are moving now to reap the rewards. 

Conversion to SAP S/4HANA - The Migration path of choice for existing customers

Presenter: Andrew Mills, Associate Director, Deloitte

In this session you will hear about the SAP S/4HANA migration options and discussion about the pro's and con's each of these options holds for you. We will look at what is involved in the 'conversion' process and how it should be managed by taking preparatory activities that can de-risk your path. We will wrap up with a highlight of the key functional changes and benefits you will see.

What you must know to make the technical conversion to SAP S/4HANA seamless with the RIG

Presenter: Lars Rueter, SAP S/4HANA APJ Regional Implementation Group Lead and Thomas Csapo, Principal Technology and Solutions Architect, APJ SAP

What to consider before moving to SAP S/4HANA. Tips on how to avoid potential obstacles and hurdles when considering the move to S/4HANA. Why you would or would not move to S/4HANA now.

Learn from the expert panel - real world experiences will help you on the overall SAP S/4HANA journey


  • Uwe Grigoleit
  • Andrew Mills
  • Lars Rueter
The panel will draw from real life examples and address the move to SAP S/4HANA by customers. Bring along your questions to discuss with the panel.

More possibilities with SAP S/4HANA as your digital core

Presenter: Andrew Mills, Associate Director, Deloitte

Join this session to hear about SAP Fiori and UI5 user cases with your SAP S/4HANA solution, analytics deployment options and recommended approach, cloud connector and integration, SAP Leonardo and using SAP S/4HANA as your digital core.

What are your first steps to S/4HANA

Presenter: Paul Swain, Centre of Excellence, SAP S/4HANA

Use a customer case study.



APPLE Workshop (half-day)


Dr Nicholas Nicoloudis, Technical Innovation Executive, SAP


In this course, you will get an introduction and overview about the impact of the Apple and SAP partnership. We will give you insights and develop on the SAP Fiori for iOS design language, which extends the SAP Fiori design foundation for a native iOS experience and provide an outlook about the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS that was presented at Sapphire.

During this course we will:

  • Configure an oData API using API Management on the SAP Cloud Platform
  • Configure the Fiori for iOS Assistant
  • Generate a Fiori for iOS application

Register for SAP Cloud Platform

Download Fiori for iOS SDK



Participants must provide their own Apple device to undertake this workshop


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