SAUG Canberra Conference 2014

Speakers:

  • Tim Bryant

    SAP ANZ
    Solution Advisor HCM

    Tim Bryant is a Canberra based SAP solution advisor specialising in the SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) product suite, as well as the SAP Education line of products. Tim has over 10 years’ experience within the SAP arena primarily in relation to corporate services. Prior to joining SAP in 2012, Tim worked across a number of roles over a ten year period within the Australian Federal Government from a customer perspective. During his tenure, Tim specialised in Corporate Services IT Strategy, SAP Capability Management, Business Analysis, Business Process Management, and Project Management and support. Tim holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Tasmania.
  • Damien Bueno

    SAP ANZ
    General Manager – Federal Government and Defence

    Damien Bueno is General Manager, Federal & Defence, based in Canberra. He joined SAP in 2007 from IBM, where he was Head of Public Sector Solution, within IBM Global Services. Within his four years at IBM, Damien was instrumental in growing IBM’s business in Federal government, with IBM securing key transformational projects in his four year tenure. Prior to IBM, Damien co-founded AlphaBlox Australia, a boutique BI/Data Warehousing Consultancy and product development company, which was acquired by IBM. At AlphaBlox, he was Sales and Marketing Director, where as a start-up, AlphaBlox was awarded major business in the Telecommunications and Banking markets in Australia. Previously, Damien held the position of Managing Director of Hyperion, ANZ. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and Graduate Diploma in in Advance Finance from Monash University and is also a Certified Practicing Accountant.
  • Lana Crnkovic

    Dept of Infrastructure and Regional Development
    SAP HR Analyst

    Lana is an SAP Human Resources Business Analyst in the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Transport. She has over 10 years’ experience in SAP support and development in a Public Sector environment, with the last 8 years being in the HCM field providing solutions and support in the areas of Personnel Administration, Payroll and Talent Management.
  • Paul Hawking

    Victoria University
    SAP Mentor & SAP Program Director

    Paul is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at Victoria University. He is considered as one of the leading commentators on ERP systems and Business Intelligence and specifically SAP solutions. His knowledge is well respected in both industry and academia and accordingly is often required to assist companies with their SAP strategies and understanding SAP solutions. He has presented at leading SAP and academic conferences around the world. Paul was the first academic on the world to become a SAP Mentor.
  • Jacki Phillips

    Dept of Infrastructure and Regional Development
    SAP Business Intelligence Lead & SAUG SIG Lead BI Canberra

    Jacki Phillips is the SAP Business Intelligence Lead at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. She is responsible for the SAP BW reporting and budgeting solutions within the Department. Jacki has over 12 years SAP BW experience, is a CPA and has been the SIG Lead for the SAUG BI Canberra SIG for the past 5 years.
  • Andrew Ritchie

    Officeworks
    Manager – IT Services, Officeworks, and Chairperson, SAUG

    Andrew is a senior IT executive, change agent and leader who is passionate about achieving strategic outcomes. He is the IT Program Manager at Officeworks and leads the IT Engagement Team including Project Management; Business Analysis; Solution Architecture; Training; Help Desk and IT Provisioning. Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in leadership roles across Information Technology within the retail sector. Prior to Officeworks, he has held roles with Coles, Millers Retail, Big W and Toys R Us. Andrew is currently the Chairperson of SAUG.
  • Graham Robinson

    Yelcho Systems Consulting
    SAP Mentor & Principal Consultant

    Graham is an independent consultant who specialises in delivering practical, innovative and cost-effective solutions to his clients to help them maximise returns on their IT investments. Graham has led technical teams in the Finance, Public and IT Sectors. Graham’s expertise, influence and contributions to the SAP ecosystem has been recognised with his nomination and subsequent appointment as an SAP Mentor.
  • Sean Collins

    SAP ANZ
    Product Sales Director, Workforce Analytics & Planning AP

    Sean has worked for over 15 years with both the public and private sector as an executive and management consultant before joining SuccessFactors in 2008. His professional focus across this period of his career has been on business and industry strategy, functional management disciplines, issues analysis, and market research. He went on to manage SuccessFactors’ Workforce Analytics and Planning customer-facing teams, which included directing projects in this domain for many leading enterprises across the region.In more recent times Sean led the SuccessFactors Customer Value function and worked with key customers across the Asia-Pacific region to ensure that they achieve the most from their SuccessFactors investment. Sean’s work with customers looks to understand their business priorities and the contribution that human capital plays in contributing to successful strategy execution. Sean is an experienced workshop and conference presenter on human capital management challenges such as workforce analytics, workforce planning, HR benchmarking, human capital ROI, KPI analysis and data driven decision making.Sean holds a Masters of Business Administration from Brisbane Graduate School of Business at QUT, with a specialisation in Business Strategy.
  • Patrick Gallagher

    Transport for NSW
    Principal Manager Risk

    Patrick is the enterprise risk manager at Transport for NSW where he leads the risk and business resilience management programs and frameworks. He has over 25 years experience in senior leadership, line management and policy appointments in the disciplines of enterprise, operational and business resilience risk management in the public and private sectors in Australia and overseas. Since retiring from the Australian Army he has managed group security and resilience risk programs for Qantas Airways and BHP Billiton, and the enterprise risk and opportunity management program at BAE Systems Australia. Patrick has worked extensively throughout Australia, Asia and the South Pacific, as well as on short engagements in Africa.
  • John Sheridan

    Department of Finance
    Australian Government Chief Technology Officer & Procurement Co-ordinator

    In August 2008, John was seconded to the Australian Government Information Management Office, becoming the First Assistant Secretary Agency Services in July 2009. In AGIMO, he was responsible for addressing ICT budget reductions across government and saving $1 billion over 2009-2013. His division’s responsibilities included whole of government matters such as australia.gov.au, data centre strategy, coordinated procurement, industry engagement, and telecommunications services.
  • Rohan Baxter

    Australian Taxation Office
    Senior Director Corporate Analytics

    Rohan Baxter is a Senior Director in the Corporate Analytics at the Australian Taxation Office. The ATO’s Corporate Analytics team is leading the Australian Government’s Data Analytics Centre of Excellence. He is involved identifying analytics opportunities and developing analytics solutions to improve decision making and service delivery. Prior to the ATO, he held data mining research and consulting position in both government and industry, in both Australia and the U.S. He has Phd, MSc and BSc(Hons) degrees from Monash University.
  • Cuneyt Uysal

    Sitrion
    Vice President, APAC and Japan

    Cuneyt is an engineer at heart, yet specializes in accelerating the adoption and alignment of emerging web technologies in the enterprise. He is one of the select few leaders with over a decade of experience in the social collaboration and content management industry - especially in Asia Pacific and Japan. When not on a plane, Cuneyt is expanding the business in emerging markets while serving as VP of Sales at Sitrion's Sydney office.
  • Mat Rogers

    SAP ANZ
    Program Director, Corporate Systems Program & Support

    Mat Rogers is an experienced ICT professional and leader that has over 18 years’ experience delivering across ICT Infrastructure, Security, Applications and Business Development. Mat has worked for Defence, multiple leading private sector service providers as well as more recently, Federal Government Departments. Mat has assisted in the development of and implementation of ICT Strategy and has conducted reviews across several departments covering various ICT systems and lifecycles. Mat has overseen the build of data centres to improve service offerings and completed complex Network and Infrastructure transformations across several organisations. Mat has led several large organisational changing SAP programs across the ERP and CRM platforms. Mat specialises in bringing organisational change through the successful implementation of large scale programs that deliver significant business value. Mat is currently at Parliament House where he recently conducted a review of the Corporate Systems, developed a program of work covering HCM, Finance and Plant Maintenance and is now leading the delivery of that work program.
  • Gary Sterrenberg

    Department of Human Services
    Chief Information Officer

    Gary Sterrenberg, was appointed Chief Information Officer, Department of Human Services (DHS) 24 October 2011. Gary is responsible for the infrastructure and applications underpinning the operations of all ICT within the DHS supporting around 38,000 staff and delivery of services and payments to customers. Gary was the CIO for the Australia and Retail Division of ANZ where he worked in various positions for the past five years. Gary has also worked for the National Australia Bank and Shell International.
  • Mike Foley

    Auckland Council
    Head of Information Services

    Mike was appointed to the role of Head of Information Services on Nov 1 2010, the inauguration date for Auckland Council. Prior to this role he was CIO for Watercare Services during which time he was seconded to the Auckland Transition Agency to lead the Business Process and Systems work stream to merge the local and regional authorities into a single entity. Mike has over 20 years in the IT industry and has gained a wide variety of experience in all elements of the systems lifecycle from IT strategy through to implementation and operations across multiple geographies and industries including telecommunications, utilities, FMCG, insurance and management consulting. He was voted NZ CIO of the year in 2010.
  • Clint Vosloo

    EV Technologies AU
    SAP Mentor and Managing Partner

    Clint has almost 20 years of SAP Analytics and SAP Database & Technology experience. Since being actively involved in the first SAP IQ installation in South Africa back in 1997, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience using SAP HANA, SAP IQ, SAP Data Services and the SAP BusinessObjects suite of products. He has been involved in many large-scale SAP Analytics and SAP Database & Technology implementations and is a globally-known and renowned speaker who regularly presents at many of the major SAP conferences and local user group events and has sat on various panel discussions. In 2012, Clint was selected as Africa's first ever SAP Mentor. He is currently based in Australia and is the Managing Partner for APJ for EV Technologies, an SAP Partner, SAP Authorized Education Partner and a Software Solutions in the SAP Ecosystem.
  • Sue Geuens

    EPI-USE Australia Pty Ltd
    Manager: Data Services

    Sue started in Data Management during 1996 when she was handed a disk with a list of builders on it and told they were hers to manage. Sue mentions this as fate taking over and providing her with what she was 'meant to do'. Various data roles later, her clients numbered 3 of the top 4 banking institutions in South Africa, a number of telcos and various pension funds, insurance companies and health organisations. Sue was the initial designer of data quality matching algorithms for a South African-built Data Quality and Matching tool (Plasma Mind). This experience has stood her in good stead as she has slowly but surely climbed the ladder in Southern Africa to become the first CDMP in the country. Sue worked tirelessly on starting up DAMA SA with the successful Inaugural meeting in February of 2009. She was unanimously voted as President just prior to this event. From that time on, Sue has been the leader and driving force of the DAMA SA Board. Sue has been the DAMAI VP Operations since 2011 and has just been voted in as the DAMA I President for 2014. She is a sought after presenter and has been a prominent speaker at EDW in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013, DAMA Brazil, DAMA Australia in 2013 and IRMUK in 2006 and 2011. Her thought-provoking presentation on Practical Data Governance has sparked interest all over the world and she has been asked to return to a number of countries to meet with key clients on this topic.
  • Peter Howes

    SAP ANZ
    Vice President, Workforce Planning and Analytics

    With over four decades of experience in human resource management, Peter is Vice President, Workforce Planning and Analytics for SAP SuccessFactors. Peter has a distinguished global reputation as a consultant in Workforce Metrics, Analytics and Workforce Planning. For the past fifteen years Peter has spent most of his time consulting and advising to global companies in North America and Europe. Peter has spoken at more than 500 conferences and workshops across the globe over the past thirty years and has been involved in more than 100 consulting assignments in Workforce Planning and Workforce Analytics. In July 2010 Peter sold his business, Infohrm, to SuccessFactors, which was subsequently acquired by SAP in February 2012. Within SuccessFactors Peter has a Ambassadorial role in developing the Workforce Analytics and Planning business of SuccessFactors. Peter is a former Chair of the School of Management Advisory Committee at the Queensland University of Technology. In 2003, was awarded the Outstanding Alumni award for the Faculty of Business at QUT. Peter is a Life Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
  • Peter Alexander

    Dept of Treasury
    Chief Information Officer

    Peter is the Chief Information Officer of the Treasury a role he has had since June 2011. He is focused on improved productivity, collaboration, mobility, business intelligence and better knowledge transfer through the delivery of high quality information management and technology solutions. Prior to moving to The Treasury, Peter was the Assistant Secretary responsible for the Online Services Branch within the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), a business group within the Department of Finance and Deregulation. During his time at AGIMO, Peter was responsible for whole-of-government initiatives such as web policy management, the Government 2.0 Taskforce, delivery of the Australian Government Online Service Point (AGOSP) program to upgrade www.australia.gov.au and government online collaboration. Peter has experience in Australian Government ICT delivering websites, web policy, online services, government collaboration, financial management, system accounting, grant systems, procurement and security solutions. He holds a Masters of Business Informatics (IT), Graduate Diploma in Information Systems, a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a CPA.
  • Alan Dormer

    Alan Dormer leads a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at CSIRO who bring science to Australia's growing services sector. His team is dedicated to applied research in government services, finance, supply chain, retail and disaster management. Key areas of research are evidence based policy and decision support, service delivery transformation and customer centric/citizen centric services. He has over 20 years experience of delivering business benefits through innovation and technology. He started his career in insurance and subsequently worked in engineering, consulting, software development, project management and most recently research. Originally from the UK, Alan has also worked in Japan and North America. Alan has a degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Control Systems. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.
  • Rohan Chesney

    Department of Immigration and Border Protection
    ourPeople Manager

    Rohan has been working in the DIBP for the past 8 years and has recently transitioned to HR to take on the task of both production support and further development of the SuccessFactors suite of products.
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Further Information

Networking Ribbons


The SAUG networking ribbons are a great way to start conversations, seek information and meet with others in your community. Look for the ribbon stand at the SAUG Registration booth and brighten up your name badge!

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