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NZSUG/SAP Virtual Summit

Friday 28th August 2020 


Topic  Presentation Overview 

 Keynote: Symphonies not Solos - For a Business, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Presenter: TBC


DXC Technology’s ‘Beyond Disruption 2020’ survey has found that an overwhelming number of organisations are re-thinking their business strategy around technology to better manage the COVID-19 crisis. Every sector and organisation will have their own flavour of critical response to the current situation but there are some fundamental trends emerging. The ability to connect and integrate business operations is of the utmost importance and is the driving force behind much of the sentiment and market activity highlighted in the survey. The presenter/s will talk about the importance of focusing on connectivity and how SAP is integrating applications across the technology stack – two key activities that will help organisations build resilience in the face of the current economic turmoil.

 Keynote: Continuous Testing comes to SAP.

Presenter: Austin Mu, Manager & SAP Practical Lead, TTC

This session intends to educate the NZ-SAP community of the latest announcement regarding SAP’s exciting new partnership with Tricentis and how this will positively impact SAP customers by allowing them to accelerate testing and drive digital transformation. TTC, a NZ-based company that specializes in combining powerful software testing technologies with its operational expertise to deliver software assurance will share its views on how this will benefit the NZ SAP community and share success stories from SAP customers around the world who have already benefited from the combination of TTC, Tricentis & SAP.  

 Presentation Sessions

 Choosing the right platform for your SAP Hana Journey!

Presenters: Dale Wheeler, NZ Territory Manager and Roger Brown, NZ Pre-Sales Engineer, SUSE

Find out how you can support your business to stay agile and move to the Linux platform that will enable SAP HANA and your other SAP applications into the future. Luckily, you can do all of that at the same time by choosing SUSE on-premise or in the cloud.

SAP Value Map and Dashboard on SAP ONE Support Launchpad.

Presenter: Rose Ahmed, Enterprise Support / DVM Focus Advisor - Lifetime Customer Experience, SAP

SAP Value Map is an empowerment and support collaboration program, which provides content and collaboration platform designed to help you adopt intelligent technologies, manage hybrid landscapes and gain agility to focus your resources on innovation.

In this session, we will demo a few of the SAP Value Map’s content and Learning Journey

SAP ONE Support Launchpad is the platform that provide access to support functionalities and  and various cloud platform support insights. In this session, we will demo a few dashboards like the EWA Workspace, Enterprise Support Reporting Cockpit and DVM Dashboard.

Farm/Grower Management (Agri Solution)

Presenters: Nanette Baber, SAP and Arun Ram Kumar, Vistex

 Hear from Royal Eswatini Sugar regarding how they addressed their challenges with SAP Farm Management by Vistex. Rob Coombe, Corporate IT Manager, shared their journey around the:

  1. Business problem
  2. Technology
  3. Project highlights
  4. Project outcomes
 SAP Time and Attendance Management

Presenter: Nico Hadj-Blaha, Account Executive, Workforce Software

 How New Zealand's organisations can adapt to post-COVID working trends, improve remote employee engagement, reduce administrative effort, gain visibility into workforce costs and comply with local legislation.

 Overview of SAP Cloud ALM

Presenter: Rajeev Gollapudi, SAP Solution Manager and Cloud ALM APJ Lead, SAP

 SAP has recently launched a brand new ALM offering  - SAP Cloud ALM. In this session you will understand what this tool is and how it is helping SAP public cloud customers in optimizing their applications – both from implementation and operations perspectives. 

Analytics journey with SAC

Presenter: Joshua Fang, BI Delivery Lead, Foodstuffs North Island


The Ideals, Challenges and Solutions to becomming faster with SAP

Presenter: Steven Wong, Lead Solution Engineer APJ, Basis Technologies 

Speed and agility within SAP teams is critical when meeting business, customer, and market demands. What is it about SAP that is stopping you from being able to respond quickly to business requirements? Some believe adopting agile and implementing a DevOps toolchain is the answer. Others say its test automation tools. The real question is how do SAP teams become agile, adopt DevOps, and embed test automation into their day-to-day workflow? Basis Technologies has helped organizations of all sizes become faster and more agile with SAP. In this session we'll dive into what solutions are available and the lessons we've learned along the way. 

Sustainabilty: Climate 21

Presenter: Gavin Mooney, SAP


 Deep Dive into Tricentis LiveCompare

Presenter: Steve Wensel, Senior Consultant, TTC

 In this breakout session we will provide an overview and live demo of LiveCompare - a Tricentis tool that helps to enable fast, low-cost, and safe upgrades for customer releases, support packs, enhancement packs, and SAP transformations. With this impact analysis tool, users can enable a risk-based approach to testing that has been proven to cut test scope by 85%. 

 SAP Cyber Security

Presenter: Amit Bajaj, Senior Consultant, SAP

 Focus on SAP Enterprise Threat Detection

 SAP Cloud Platform Journey

Presenter: Glenn Roberts, Principal Consultant SAP Digital Innovation, and Jaggi Singh, Datacom

 When looking to the Intelligence Enterprise, existing SAP customers are either contemplating a move to SAP S/4 or continuing to leverage their current deployment. Coupled with any Digital Transformation is the ability to integrate and innovate across the core investment of SAP. This can be achieved and taken to another level with SAP Cloud Platform. Datacom has been helping customers understand and embark on their SAP Cloud Platform journey. This session is an outline of both the relevance and the capability of this offering, which is to act as a catalyst to release potential value, via the delivery of integration, development, extensions and building modern solutions.
  Foodstuffs Journeywith SuccessFactors and Deloitte

Presenter: Michael Coatsworth, Principal Architect, Foodstuffs North Island


 Future of Workforce: Live Q&A

Presenter: Aaron Green, Senior Vice President and Head of SAP SuccessFactors APJ, SAP


 Panel Discussion - The Future of SAP Quality

Moderator: Colleen Meads, General Manager, TTC

Panelists: Grant Borrie, Founder & Executive Director at TTC; Client of TTC, Tricentis and Customers TBC

In this panel discussion we will discuss the future of SAP quality from multiple perspectives within the industry including that of SAP (Platform), Tricentis (Testing Suite), TTC (Service Provider), and we will be joined by a customer to tie perspective together with their own from a global perspective. 

 Your path to SAP S/4HANA: Optimum Changeover with DXC and SNP

Presenter: Marcus Scott, Managing Director,  SNP Australia and Theo van Dijk, Principal Architect, DXC

 A migration to SAP S/4HANA┬« is a highly complex task with focus on the data: Organisations must decide which data they want to migrate and which historical data they want to archive. Another challenge is business downtime. When businesses switch to S/4HANA, day-to-day operations should continue smoothly. DXC and SNP can help you to move to SAP S/4HANA quickly, flexibly and reliably while also carrying out necessary projects, all in a single go-live project. Join this session to discover how to successfully move to S/4HANA – with less time, less risk and less costs.
 5 years of SAP S/4HANA implementations:4 critical concepts you need to consider

Presenter: Chris Newdick, Principal Architect, ZAG

 Moving your business to SAP S/4HANA can be a complex decision with multiple factors to consider. S/4HANA gives you access to innovations such as embedded real-time analytics, the latest user experience across all devices with SAP Fiori, as well as faster response times and better performance. Join Zag for insights into learnings from multiple S/4HANA implementations and the critical concepts you need to consider. We will share our experiences on the S/4HANA journey, the reasons why our customers moved to S/4HANA, lessons learned, and how to best look after S/4HANA going forward.

Matching demand and supply in 90 days. How Douglas Pharmaceuticals are addressing complex demand planning with SAP IBP.

Presenters: Denis Franov, Sap Principal Consultant, DXC and Dean Buttel, IBP and Supply Planning Manager, Douglas Pharmaceuticals

 Leading New Zealand Pharmaceutical manufacturer recently partnered with DXC Oxygen to trial SAP IBP for 90 days in order to assess how the solution could assist with improving visibility, responsiveness, and resiliency in their supply chain, both during and post COVID-19 impacts. In this presentation, DXC Oxygen Principal SCM Consultant Denis Franov will step attendees through how he approached designing a high level Proof of Concept (POC) for for Douglas’s SAP’s Integrated Business Planning solution to achieve business value from the trial and provide understanding of IBP capability and benefits which will help inform Douglas Pharma’s plans to formally implement a solution. Hear from Douglas’s IBP and Supply Planning manager Dean Buttel on how the trial has demonstrated to the business the benefit of digitally harmonising their demand and supply functions, ensuring supply teams can have access to the most up-to-date customer requests in weekly or monthly detail. Dean will share the key learnings and takeaways gained from the 90 day trial and how the business will look to leverage the sophisticated algorithms to identify trends and highlight risks and opportunities across the extended supply network to enable the anticipated significant supply chain planning and key performance improvements .
 Turbocharge your SAP releases with a fast, future-proof SAP Automation

Karl Wood, Director Solution Architects APAC, Tricentis

 Tricentis has expanded their strategic partnership with SAP SE (NYSE: SAP), the market leader in enterprise application software. Tricentis’ SAP partnership is based on its market position as a leader in automated testing and proven track record helping businesses using SAP solutions to achieve fast SAP releases. It’s a first of its kind collaboration that will allow enterprises to accelerate their SAP release speed and their migrations to SAP S/4HANA, enabling them to achieve 10x faster testing speeds, 90% risk reduction, and 50% lower costs.




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