New Zealand SAP User Group


NZSUG Auckland Event + SAP Forum

Thursday 7th September 2017


NB: The order of various sessions may also be amended to meet presenters schedules.




 Main Plenary



Lanyards provided by SAP



Welcome Address - NZSUG & SAP NZ


Presenters: Tim Rivett (NZSUG) and Graeme Riley (SAP NZ)



International Keynote: Rethink your data strategy 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



Platinum Keynote: Simplifying Digital Transformation by running SAP on Azure


Presenter: Etienne Dittrich, SAP on Azure Technology Lead - APAC, Microsoft 



Morning Break - Sponsored by SAP



 Track One

- Modernise IT

Sponsor: Presence of IT

 Track Two

 Customer Solutions Success

Sponsor: Syd Consulting

 Track Three

SAP Innovation


Sponsor: SAP 

 S/4 HANA Sessions



Sponsor: Deloitte 


Embracing the Digital Journey


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

    SAP on the Cloud, 8 things we've learnt in 4 years


Presenter: Sudesh Lourdes, SAP HANA Lead, Syd Consulting   


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


Presenters: Ken Tsai, Global Vice President, Database and Data Management


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


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



Creating a System of Engagement - Learn how to rapidly transform your organisation to mobile with no business disruption


Presenter: Sara Hagopian, Solution Architect, Oxygen

Towards a Cloudy Future at Contact Energy with a Hybrid Environment


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


Shaping the Future of New Zealand Economy with Social Enterprise


Presenter: Louise Aitken, General Manager, Akina Foundation 

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


Presenter: Andrew Mills, Associate Director, Deloitte 


Lunch - Sponsored by SAP



SAP Fieldglass


Presenter: Thomas Barlow, Hybris Specialist, SAP   

Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2017 - Performance Management: Playing a winning hand


Presenter: Paul McCloskey, Group Manager HR, Vector and Hamish Wilson, Human Capital Practice Leader, Deloitte and Tony Santoro, HCM Lead, Deloitte   


Are your Business Processes ready for the Digital Economy (Celonis)


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


 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 and Thomas Csapo, Principal Technology & Solutions Architect, APJ SAP 




SAP Testing - Modern SAP testing methods and adoption across the globe


Presenters:  Grant Borrie, Executive Director and Josh Dickinson, Senior Technical Consultant, Testing Consultancy

SAP HANA and Geospacial (Esri) 


Len Augustine, Senior Director, SAP

Integrate, Innovate and Transform with SAP S/4HANA Cloud


Presenter: Carmen Almajan, Senior Solution Architect, SAP S/4HANA Cloud


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



  • Uwe Grigoleit
  • Andrew Mills
  • Lars Rueter 



Afternoon Break - Sponsored by SAP



 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


 Last Mile Reporting with SAP Disclosure Management


Presenters: Stuart Bailey, Senior Consultant & Sarah Cheung, Store Reporting Lead, Foodsuffs NI

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


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

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


Presenter: Andrew Mills, Associate Director, Deloitte 



Drive Successful Business Transformation


Presenter: David Dekker, Head of Education ANZ, SAP

Custom Development


Presenter: Jeremy Wee, Global Design Manager, Fonterra


 SAP Leonardo Machine Learning, get a glimpse of the future


Presenter: Murali Shanmugham, Machine Learning Specialist, SAP


 What are your first steps to S/4HANA


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


 Networking Drinks - Sponsored by NZSUG


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