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NZSUG Auckland Event + SAP Summit 2021

Tuesday 27th July 2021, Aotea Centre




Keynote: SAP

Presenters: Paul Marriott and Phil Cameron, SAP

SAPPHIRE NOW key messages

SAP APJ Business and RISE with SAP Partnerships

Keynote: Deloitte

Presenters: Andrew Mills and Gareth Glover, Deloitte

Presentation: Deloitte boost RISE with SAP.pdf

Deloitte Boost - Increasing the Cloud-enabled transformation value of RISE with SAP

Keynote: ZAG, part of Accenture

Presenter: Jan Devereux, Head of Customer Value for Zag

Presentation: SAP Tech Vision 2021_NZSUG Keynote_Zag.pdf

In her keynote address, Jan Devereux, Head of Customer Value for Zag, now part of Accenture, will address five key technology trends defining business opportunities in 2021, and how the SAP tech ecosystem supports organisations leveraging these growth opportunities in today’s economy. As the gap between enterprises at the forefront of their industry vs at the back of the pack widens, the stakes have never been higher. Jan will highlight local and global customer success stories that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to take on the world in new ways.




SAP Security Utopia. A case study on how to improve the organisation's risk awareness with business-centric GRC

Presenter: Dudley Cartwright, CEO, Soterion

 Effective GRC is measured by how well business users carry out their access risk management activities. In this session, we will discuss how Oceana achieved SAO Security utopia by understanding the importance and interrelationship between the various components of effective GRC, namely the SAP role design, rule set and the access control solution.

Leading the future of tech in Agriculture

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

Presentation: Leading the Future of tech in Agriculture.pptx

In a landscape where alliterations such as “Dirty Dairy” predominate popular activism and the word Nitrogen conjures images of rivers choked with weed, Ballance, one of the two main players in the Fertiliser business in NZ has been leading a quiet technology revolution that is leaping ahead of anything else in the market place when it comes to sustainability and accountability. This is a bit of what Ballance has been up to, Key projects improving our sustainability tool MitAgator, using machine learning in fertiliser recommendations and our core Customer portal running on SAP Hybris. How we are successfully building technology and using agile methods to create tools that make our farmer’s lives easier.

Mitre 10’s journey to build an Intelligent Enterprise (Customer SAPPHIRE Presentation)

Presenter: Ashbjorn Aakjaer, Mitre 10 and Steve Letford, SAP
Hear from Mitre 10 about their journey covering the following:
- The need to transform their business
- ERP Selection Process
- Why SAP
- Mitre 10's vision as an Intelligent Enterprise

 SAP Intelligent Robotic Process & OCR

Presenter: Kevin Allen, Practice Manager Technology, Centrix Consulting


Panel Discussion, SAP Bust Run Award Nominations

Presenter: Angus Keer-Keer

Presentation: SAP Best Run Award Nominations.pdf

Ensuring your people are at the heart of successful change

Presenter: Toni Kennington, HXM Practice Manager, DXC Technology

Presentation: DXC Ensuring Your People are at the Heart of Successful Change.pdf

The global market has seen change accelerate dramatically over the past twelve months.  As each enterprise shifts to meet demand, so has the need to review and evolve employee engagement strategies in real time. 

To remain competitive, organisations must attract and develop key talent, motivate and reward appropriate performance, and create an alignment with business imperatives and strategies. 

In this session, DXC’s HXM Practice Manager Toni Kennington, will share the strategies that organisations' are exploring to drive engagement and ensure effective organisational communication and behaviours.  Whether for the benefit of a successful solution rollout or adoption of a new business process, we will unpack the unique and winning elements of what differentiates employee engagement.

The Future of Procurement Excellence with SAP (Procurement SAPPHIRE Presentation)

Presenter: John Hall, SAP
Come and listen to the team talk about their procurement transformation journey with SAP. The session will cover the reasons for change, the challenges faced and business benefits realised, as well as insights for those attending the session on how best to embark on a procurement transformation of your own!

Transforming in bite-size chunks - Leveraging S/4HANA as an intelligent platform

Presenter:  Elmarie van der Merwe, Platform Manager (ERP Systems), Tauranga City Council

S/4HANA. It’s the ERP you hear a lot about. But it doesn’t have to be approached like an ERP typically is. It’s an intelligent platform after all. Tauranga City Council’s Elmarie van der Merve explains how the organisation is benefitting from thinking big by starting small, taking a bite-sized approach to its S/4HANA deployment. Elmarie will cover interesting aspects of the council’s S/4HANA journey; why steering away from its legacy ERP was fundamental to keep up with organisational & regional growth, how inter agency collaboration and leveraging a wider technology ecosystem enabled quicker time to deployment, and the significance of change management.

What is it, why the Government is backing it and why you should too (Finance SAPPHIRE Presentation)

Presenters: Stu Ross, Manager Operations & Promotions, MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) is tasked with driving adoption of e-invoicing in NZ as the first of a range of digital interoperable procurement tools. As part of its digital drive, the Government has outlined a requirement for central agencies to be e-invoicing capable by April 2022 and meet annual e-invoicing volume targets in subsequent years.

Stu Ross from MBIE will talk to you about why the Government is backing e-invoicing in NZ, an update on progress and why now is the time to get on board.

SuccessFactors HXM Innovations (HR SAPPHIRE Presentation)

Presenter:  Hamish Wilson, Deloitte and Trent Wai-Poi, SAP

Join to hear the latest HR Trends in NZ, as well as how to leverage the latest SAP SuccessFactors innovations to bring processes together and deliver experience that matters across the entire employee lifecycle. We will showcase SAP WorkZone for HR, SuccessFactors analytics capabilities, and more

The power of effective managed change for sustainable transformation

Presenter: Paul Sipos, Country Leader and Lauren Flohr, Practice Partner, DXC Technology

Presentation: DXC Power of Effectively Managed Change.pdf

What’s actually stopping you? Many organisations experience roadblocks when it comes to getting started on their transformation journey or embedding sustainable technology-based change. At the heart of the problem is a form of business inertia that is often grounded deep within us.

In this session, DXC Technology will explore the challenges faced by leaders associated with implementing new technologies and processes, share proven methodologies and strategies to create and sustain lasting change, as well as how to embed values within your people to maintain their motivation for maximum success.

Ignite Innovation by Connecting Your Enterprise (IT SAPPHIRE Presentation)

Presenter: Theo van Dijk, SAP
React quickly to changing business needs, compose new business processes, and integrate applications and data across disparate processes and value chains. Make rapid innovation a reality with SAP Integration Suite. Take advantage of more than 2,000 prebuilt integrations and 2,500 APIs to accelerate business transformation

How the SAP Business Technology Platform helps give data purpose (P&T SAPPHIRE Presentation)

Presenter: Barry Hodges, SAP
Accelerate data to insight with an actionable strategy. Make confident decisions and act swiftly by quickly turning data into intelligence. SAP’s comprehensive solution. Learn how SAP customers and Olympic triathlon gold medallist Jan Frodeno are outpacing the competition by unleashing the power of data

Kronos-SAP Roster Integration - Making Shifts Work

Presenter: Raj Kant, Department of Corrections and Harald Ahorner, Deloitte


Maximise Application Value on SAP Business Technology Platform by Embracing Three Guiding Principles (IT SAPPHIRE presentation)

Presenter: Karthikeyan P B, SAP
Boost productivity, optimize processes, and deliver apps faster. Enrich the value of SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors solutions, or other applications and unlock innovation by following three guiding principles. Hear how organizations accelerate business outcomes using low-code, automation, and digital experience capabilities of SAP Extension Suite

How data transparency in driving customer trust and loyalty (CX SAPPHIRE Presentation)

Presenters: Scott Baguley and Alex Le Pape, SAP
Data transparency is a must today – managing a customer’s data is a critical trust point in any business relationship. Early action based around a clear strategy and a transparent approach to customer data management can build trust and act as a brand differentiator, supporting an industry leadership position

Democratize Process Automation with low-Code and No-Code Development (IT SAPPHIRE presentation)

Presenter: Dr Nicholas Nicoloudis, SAP
Empower business users to automate business processes more quickly and make them more agile, without the need for larger IT projects. Bring citizen automation in your company to the next level with SAP Workflow Management and SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation and SAP AI Business Services 

Your SAP S/4 Cloud Digital Core Journey and our Customer Stories

Presenters: Dave Lane and Kendal Hannan, Deloitte
 Presentation: S4_Public Cloud_Customers_v1.pdf

Understand, Innovate, and Transform Business Processes Quickly and at Scale (BPI/Signavia SAPPHIRE Presentation)

Presenter: Barry Hodges, SAP
Create intelligent processes that support cloud transformations, rapidly changing business models, and automation at scale. Discover how a collaborative, data-driven approach can help you understand, harmonize, standardize, and improve key business processes across your enterprise. See business process intelligence solutions from SAP in action


A Successful SAP Content Migration at Auckland Council

Presenters: Theo Morlang, Senior Manager, Tenzing and Pierre Scheepers, Auckland City Council

Presentation: Tenzing - A successful SAP content migration at Auckland Council.pdf

Sap Content migration are complex and time-consuming with strict requirements for completeness, traceability, integrity and compliance. Join this session to hear from Pierre Scheepers (Auckland Council) and Theo Morlang (Tenzing) about the successful migration at Auckland Council.

SAP in the Cloud: Turning the Silver Lining into Gold

Presenter: Benjamin Kwan, IBM

Human Centred Design for SAP Environments

Presenter: Glenn Roberts, Principal Consultant, Datacom

Presentaion: Datacom Human Centered Design.pdf

In the fast changing world in which we live, deploying products into the market that relay on historic, stage-gated processes tends to ignore the user-centric view that comes with cloud computing, readily available data sets, platform services and early adoption of emerging tech. This session will address these challenges and opportunities by applying HCD (Human Centred Design) to SAP digital engagements.

Automate your customer Purchase Order conversion into Sales Order Requests using SAP iRPA

Presenters: Morne Smart and Erwin Wee, Deloitte

 Presentation: SAP AI for Business and IRPA.pdf

Enhancing SAP Test Automation Capability for Foodstuffs

Presenters: Pedro Souza, Principal Consultant, TTC and Ivan Stojkovic, Test Manager,  Foodstuffs

In this presentation, TTC explores how Foodstuffs successfully adopted and implemented Test Automation capabilities for it’s SAP FIORI application. After careful evaluation, Foodstuffs selected the Tricentis Tosca test suite. TTC assisted with training, implementing the platform, and initial project setup which was followed by conversion of the manual test suite into Tosca automated cases. The goal of this initiative was to minimize IT project risk associated with continuous upgrades and to enhance overall maturity.

No Business does Business Alone – Powering Collaboration with the SAP Business Network (Supply Chain SAPPHIRE presentation)

Presenter:  Angus Keer-Keer, SAP

Presentation: No Business does Business alone - Powering Collaboration with the SAP Business Network.pdf 

Many enterprise today still manage complex relationships between suppliers, buyers, manufacturers and logistics service providers as static one-to-one connections. Real-time transparency is crucial across the entire supply chain and SAP’s strategy is to create the world’s largest, and most comprehensive, business network – revolutionising industries by connecting businesses into communities. In this session we will share some of the innovations that SAP is bringing to the Business Network, focusing on the areas of Logistics and Asset Management

Determine your DVM potential and predict future needs with DVM APP

Presenters: Rose Ahmad, DVM Focus Advisor, SAP and Naresh Rajendran, SAP Technical Team Lead,  Christchurch City Council

Come join Rose and Naresh in our session and we will give you a background on Data Volume Management.

We will demo  the DVM APP Dashboard, and show how it can help you determine your DVM potential, monitor your current DVM activities and predict future growth.

We will also show you how the DVM Value Map works hand in hand with the APP, providing content and collaboration for you to be successful in your DVM Project.

SAP & ESRI - Industry Update

Presenter: Matti Seikkula, Head of Spatial/Associate Director for ZAG, part of Accenture

The SAP and Esri alliance is stronger and ever and there are a lot of new enhancements available within these integrated platforms that provide significant value for organisations across many industries and user types. This presentation will go through some of these new spatial capabilities available, share some of the interesting new enhancements and showcase the proven value for businesses through inspiring local and global industry examples.








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