SAUG Executive Council meeting - September


  • Vito Forte

    Vito has worked in the Construction/Engineering/Resources industries for nearly 30 years, with a predominant focus of making IT work for business outcomes. Recently, he has been driving transformative changes to the way IT Services are delivered to a global organisation, while enhancing local focus and effectiveness. With his move to Fortescue, he is taking his experiences in successfully dealing with transformative change, and developing a vision and strategy that will enable Fortescue to achieve its growth ambitions, with innovation, efficiency and differentiation.

  • Chris Storich

    NTT DATA Business Solutions
    APAC Head of SAP Customer Modernisation

    Chris loves technology driven change. At last count, he owns three smart watches, five tablets, an autonomous vacuum cleaner and a smart home solution that can turn on bedside table lamps via his fridge. Fortunately, Chris has a different view in the workplace. He works with some of SAP’s biggest customers across the Asia Pacific region to help cut through the hype and turn the latest and greatest technological advances into good old fashioned business deliverables.

  • Susan Monkley

    Australian Taxation Office
    Deputy CEO & CIO

    Susan Monkley is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Officer of the Shared Services Centre (SSC), a joint initiative between the partner departments of Education and Employment. Susan has more than 20 years’ experience in the APS, including senior executive positions in the former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and Centrelink. Susan is responsible for strategic leadership of the SSC - including infrastructure, corporate and business systems - to help enable clients to focus on their core business. Susan also leads the teams responsible for the development and support of the business systems that support the Department of Education in its delivery of government policy. She is also responsible for a major shared services initiative across federal government: the delivery and implementation of a Parliamentary Workflow System to 40 agencies by 2016.
  • Bruce How

    NTT DATA Business Solutions
    National Sales Manager, NTT DATA Business Solutions

    Bruce How, National Sales Manager, is a member of the NTT DATA Business Solutions senior leadership team, and is focused on leveraging global and local experience to assist customers to drive their SAP investment further. Bruce is an accountant turned IT professional, with a deep understanding of economics and broad experience from working in Europe, North America and Asia on a wide range of programs. Drawing on 20+ years’ ERP experience, as both an IT consumer and provider, Bruce is well positioned to support organisations in transforming their IT journey and supplier relationships.

  • Alan Capes

    Canadian National Railway
    Director of IT Strategy & Planning, Chair ASUG Rail User Group

    Alan is currently Director, IT strategy & planning for Canadian National Railway, and his responsibilities include the development and implementation of IT strategy, innovation, industry relations & business development, IT optimisation and IT marketing & communications. Before holding this position, Alan was Director, business services & supply chain technologies. Prior to that, Alan led a team of senior managers in delivering the business case and executive approval for CN’s $350M investment in modernisation of asset management processes and systems, using SAP; during which he led the change management program, project Integration and field deployment efforts. Alan was also the Project Director for CN’s $150M Service Reliability Strategy (SRS) project; the largest business and technology transformation program in Canadian railroading history, enabling CN to operate a Precision Railroad through re-tooling of core business processes and systems for rail yards, terminals, train operations, billing and customer service management. Alan founded and is Chairman of the SAP User Group for Rail, and is a guest lecturer at McGill, Concordia and Bishops universities. Alan has a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Transportation. He has also held rail certifications in Track Inspection, Track Machine Operations and Railcar Inspection.

  • David Roberts Jnr.

    Under Armour (USA)
    Director Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis

    David Roberts is the Director Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis at Under Armour, USA and the global owner for SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Planning solutions. David has over ten years of real-life experience driving growth and profitability in the retail, high-tech, consumer products, oil & gas, financials services and government industries. As an executive advisor to major corporations like Target, Intel, Colgate-Palmolive, British Petroleum (BP), Merck (MSD) and Bank of America; he has helped drive greater efficiency and accuracy in financial and operational planning. As a member of the Under Armour Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis team, he is responsible for the global planning processes, financial systems and Asia-Pacific retail business. He has hands-on experience launching new products, introducing brands in new regions and getting the most out of investments in technology solutions.

  • Hugh Durrant-Whyte

    Chief Executive Officer

    Prof. Hugh Durrant-Whyte's research work focuses on robotics and distributed sensor networks. He has published over 350 papers has been awarded two Australian Research Council (ARC) Federation Fellowships. His work with industry includes major robotics and automation projects in cargo handling, surface and underground mining, defence, unmanned flight vehicles and autonomous sub-sea vehicles. He has also co-founded three successful start-up companies. Hugh has won numerous awards and prizes for his work including the ATSE Clunies Ross Award, IFR/IEEE Invention and Entrepreneurship Award, the NSW Pearcey Award, and four IEEE Best Paper prizes. He was named Professional Engineer of the year (2008) by the Institute of Engineers Australia Sydney Division and NSW Scientist of the Year (2010). He is an IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Lecturer (2006-10). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE), a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).


    Paul Young

    SAP SE
    Global Vice President – Customer Strategy

    Paul Young is the Global Vice President for Strategic Customers in the Platform Solutions Group at SAP. In that role he works with customers across the world that are experiencing or creating significant change, using the SAP Real Time Data Platform. Paul has been with SAP for 15 years, with experience in the development, professional services, sales and executive customer support teams. He was part of the launch team for HANA and the formation of the Database and Technology organization. Paul is exclusively focused on the unique capabilities it brings to major customers like Adobe, Apple, John Deere, HP and Verizon. Prior to SAP, Paul was an SAP customer for 7 years at Hewlett Packard in Scotland, Germany and the United States. He was part of the team that setup the World Wide Shared Services organization and deployed SAP globally. Part of that time was spent on assignment with SAP helping to develop the core R/3 product.
  • Ray Wang

    Constellation Research, Inc (USA)
    Author, Founder, Chairman and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

    R "Ray" Wang is a highly sought after thought leader and speaker. His dynamic speaking style brings energy and enthusiasm to a range of topics including how disruptive technologies impact the future of work, next generation customer experience, matrix commerce, data to decisions, digital marketing transformation, technology optimisation and innovation, and Consumerisation of IT. As the Principal Analyst and CEO at Constellation Research, Inc., he also authors the popular enterprise software blog "A Software Insider’s Point of View". With viewership in the millions of page views a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models impact the enterprise.
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