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NZSUG Auckland Event + SAP Forum

Thursday 23rd August 2018


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 Phil Cameron (SAP ANZ)



International Keynote: From Digital to Intelligent Enterprise


Presenters: Mani Pirouz, Vice President, Head of Corporate Portfolio, SAP SE


Rudolf Hois, Vice President, Chief Product Owner SAP S/4HANA on Premise, P&I, SAP SE



Platinum Keynote: Leading with Customer Experience


Presenter:  Jan Devereux, Customer Solutions Manager, Soltius NZ Ltd




Platinum Keynote: The Rise of Machines


Presenter: Stuart Dickinson, Director, DXC Oxygen



Morning Break - Sponsored by SAP



 Track One

Modernise IT

Sponsor: Deloitte


 Track Two

 Customer Solutions Success

Sponsor: Bluetree Solutions

 Track Three

SAP Innovation

Sponsor: Microsoft


SAP S/4HANA Cloud - The SaaS offering for NZ SME


Presenter: Christian Wehrle, SAP Senior Functional Consultant, Deloitte


   Hybrid Planning - SAP BPC and SAC Stronger together


Presenter: Christopher Kaszelik, Director and Lucas Costa, Consulting Manager, Bluetree Solutions  


Microsoft's digital transformation and how we are leveraging the power of SAP to drive business value


Presenter: Lisa Hornschemeier, Principal PM Manager, Microsoft



Blockchain with IoT: Where to start with your SAP System


Presenter: Mark Singh, Head of Advisory and Digital Strategy Evangelist, Syd Consulting


The Ballance Journey to Banking Bliss


Presenter: Keryn Quayle, Finance Business Analyst and Brenda Bolland, Finance and Production Business Analyst, Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd 


Driving Business Growth with a Hybrid Analytics Strategy


Presenters: Andreas Kral, Senior Solution Advisor, Analytics & Insight Centre of Excellence, SAP ANZ



Lunch - Sponsored by SAP



SAP Cloud Platform - Enabling your IT Strategy & Use Case Demo


Presenter: Harald Ahorner, Team Lead Software Engineering, Deloitte


Change Leadership - Emotional Intelligence on Steroids


Presenter: Tyrone Mapp, Project Manager, Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd 


GDPR: How will this impact organisations outside the EU and limiting your exposure


Presenter: Les Smith, Centre of Excellence, SAP 




Pricing, Promotion and Rebate Straegies for Competitive Advantage


Presenter: Chris Spence, Chief Marketing Officer & Regional Director (APAC), Flintfox 


Go Big, Go Global - Fonterra deployment of SuccessFactors Modules (incl. EC) in collaboration with Presence of IT


Presenter: Tina Lundvist, HR Systems and Analytics Manager, Fonterra 

Move to the Cloud or Stay on Premise: Successfully Migrate to SAP S/4HANA


Presenters: Paul Swain, Head of Solution Centre of Excellence, SAP ANZ and Carmen Almajan, Architect, SAP S/4HANA Cloud




Afternoon Break - Sponsored by SAP



HANA Rapid Deployment Methodology


Presenter: Sudesh Lourdes, SAP HANA Lead, Syd Consulting and Tracey Patterson, IT Manager, Tenon Clearwood Ltd 


Continuing our journey to the cloud with SAP SuccessFactors


Presenters: Chris Casanelia, Manager Workforce Systems, Auckland Council and Himanshu Kapoor, Senior Consultant, Deloitte



Optimising the workforce now with Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence


Presenter: Murali Shanmugham, SAP Cloud Platform Solution Advisor, SAP ANZ 




Why innovate with SAP 


Presenter: Colm Maloney, Director of Customer Advisory & Innovation, SAP ANZ and Deepak Pratap, Director, Lagom 

How business users are creating Robotic (Business) Process Automation from their SAP Test Automation Solutions


Presenter: Grant Borrie, Global Service Delivery and Tim Rankin-Mills, Global Technical Manager, Testing Consultancy 


Join the Customer Experience Revolution


Presenter: Kosta Triantafillou, SAP Marketing Cloud Lead & Digital Evengelist, Centre of Excellence APJ 



 Networking Drinks - Sponsored by NZSUG


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