SAUG Brisbane Conference & SAP Art of The Possible 2017
Director Digital Transformation Services
After 20 years in the IT industry, with a mix of both technology and business-oriented roles, Des is now assisting Public Services organisations to understand why digital is important, how they can get started, and what it takes for them in ICT and business to embrace what digital has to offer. Des is the leader and orchestrator of teams that provide digital strategies and roadmaps for SAP customers that are actionable, and that deliver results rapidly. His focus is on assisting Public Service organisations to deliver the best possible citizen interaction experience, and the best possible digitally-enabled services.
SAP Mentor, Technology, UX & UI Specialist
Chris is a SAP Mentor and career technologist with over 14 years' experience working with SAP products. He has worked with a number of major organisations including retailers, manufacturing and government departments. He has an eye on emerging technologies and specialises in delivering Fiori design, architecture and development to large organisations.
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.
Head of Solution Centre of Excellence
Paul made a transition from manufacturing line management 20 years ago to join a rapidly growing ERP software company called SAP and he’s been on the SAP journey ever since. That journey includes many of the early years in leadership roles working with customers on end-to-end SAP Business Suite Implementations. Along the way, Paul applied his supply chain and logistics expertise with customers in Europe and Asia. Paul has been on the sales side of SAP as a Presales Manager for several years with a team of senior Customer Solution Managers. From 2016, he is now focussed on guiding customers on the S/4HANA pathway.
Senior Solution Advisor
While having a core focus on technology to enable business outcomes, Jon also leads the SAP Fraud Management capabilities in ANZ. Previous roles have included support, development, consultant and enterprise architecture. A technologist at heart, and with a broad spectrum of technologies covered over the years in a range of clients and industries catering for a range of client specific requirements.
Manik Narayan Saha
SAP Asia Pacific Japan
Chief Information Officer
Manik Narayan Saha is the CIO for SAP Asia Pacific and Japan. Based in Singapore, Saha leads a global multinational and multicultural IT organisation. He is responsible for SAP’s internal IT Services to 25,000+ staff in the region.
Saha works closely with the SAP leadership team in APJ to execute on enabling SAP as a Digital Enterprise. With 18 years of experience, he is committed to successful digital transformation. He is also actively engaged in the start-up community in Singapore, regularly organising events and meetings with startups, incubators and investors.
Saha is a member of the Insead Alumni Network and the Insead International Directors Network for Singapore, where he works closely with the Singapore Institute of Directors to further the cause of digitalisation and corporate governance in the region.
Department of Education (QLD)
Director, Financial Business Systems
Carlo has been with the Queensland Government since April 1985 and has held many senior ICT positions across a number of departments, including Queensland Health, CorpTech and the Department of Housing & Public Works. He first became involved with SAP through the implementation and then management of the SAP solution at Queensland Health which supported approximately 4750 users. He later moved to the State Government’s Shared Services Provider, CorpTech, where he held a number of strategic positions, including Director of the SAP Technology and Infrastructure Team. During this time Carlo was a committee member of the SAP Australian User Group, which included a two year period as Chairperson, a position which he thoroughly enjoyed. He now manages a team of 30 people who look after an SAP Solution which was migrated back into the department from the State Government’s shared Services provider at the end of 2013.
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 keynote 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 and Authorised Education Partner in the SAP Ecosystem.
ERP Development Architect
Brad is senior technical SAP consultant and developer with over 18 years of experience in SAP and SAP related technologies. He has worked with a number of major organisations in the mining, retail and government sectors.
Business Process Leader Supply and Plant Maintenance
Cindy Redwood is a Senior Functional Consultant with 23 years of experience, specialising in Supply Chain Modules.
Group Superintendent Application Services
Steven joined PanAust Information Systems team in 2012. He has a broad range of experience across the metals and mining industries over the last 10 years. He first became involved in SAP through the implementation of SAP Environmental Compliance module for one of Australia’s largest steel manufacturers, BlueScope Steel. Since joining PanAust Steven has worked on the development of the business case, project implementation and now management of one of region's most contemporary SAP solutions, being amongst the first to implement Business Suite on HANA and FIORI.
Executive Director, SAP University Competence Centre APJ
David is an experienced IT professional with in excess of 30 years IT experience including the last 20 working in the SAP ecosystem. David’s current position is Executive Director of the SAP University Competence Centre (Asia Pacific Japan) which is located at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. The UCC is one of 6 located at various locations globally with the sole purpose of providing SAP solutions using Private cloud services to Universities for teaching and research purposes. The University customers are members of the SAP University Alliance Program which has in excess of 2,500 members globally.
David has also provided technical consultancy and project management services to 5 global SAP implementations. For the past 10 years David has been fully focused on delivering Technical Project and Support Services in Global SAP environments for companies including Rio Tinto, Syngenta AG and Roche Pharmaceuticals in both Australia and Switzerland.
Lenovo ANZ Pty Ltd
Andrew Silvers has over 30 years of local and international experience in the IT industry. He was appointed as the Alliances Manager ANZ for the Lenovo Enterprise Business Group in January 2015. In this role he is responsible for Lenovo’s enterprise solutions with its key partners Intel, SAP, Microsoft, Vmware, Nutanix etc. His involvement with SAP extends to working with many customers in ANZ, through to Lenovo’s development labs at SAP headquarters in Waldorf Germany.
Adita Technologies Pty Ltd
CEO & Chief Architect
Kumar Govindarajan is the CEO & Chief Architect of Adita technologies. Adita technologies is a Specialist Solutions Reseller and Services Company, and is a Lighthouse partner for SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud ERP solutions. Kumar has extensive experience with ERP, CRM, Customer Engagement and Commerce, Business Analytics and Internet of Things. Over the years he has worked (Or Designed solution) for companies such as Sony, BOC gases, Woolworth, CBA, Department of Human services, Coca Cola in various projects. As a Chief architect, he has been involved in solution design, project review, architectural review, costing, risk assessment, delivery management and project management. He has a wealth of experience in strategic planning and delivery of large scale project role outs using global resources, having worked with a number of projects in varying capacities such as senior Consultant, solution architect, delivery manager and project manager.
Chief Operating Office & Vice President Strategy
Marc Havercroft Brings more than 20 years’ experience within the future workforce strategy and transformation helping clients adapt their HR strategy to meet the opportunity of the new digital world and the future workforce needed.
His expertise includes advisory & strategy and workforce design for organisations going through major change as well as new entrants into EMEA, North America, and APJ & Greater China regions from both green field to M&A structures. Marc provides clients with not only high level visibility on current & global trends , but is able to turn this into meaningful workforce strategies that deliver. He has worked across industries from financial services, Telco, Energy, media, digital social, to public sector, with many of his solutions honored with industry awards. Marc is a Certified Fellow of the AHRI, and a member of the AHRI Council & Technology Advisory board, based out of Sydney, Australia where he lives with his wife and two children, He operates across the globe for SAP.
Super Retail Group
SAUG Retail SIG Lead & Enterprise Architect
Stephen Clay is the Retail Enterprise Architect at Super Retail Group. Stephen is deeply experienced in SAP Retail solutions having worked for SAP and in the SAP ecosphere for over 20 years. During this time he has consulted to numerous retail organisations in a variety of retail segments and has been a key member of the IS team at SRG for the last 6 years.
SAP Institute for Digital Government
Digital Sociologist, Business Transformation Services
Kylie is an accredited Change Management Master with the Change Management Institute and qualified Sociologist (Masters) and Trainer, (Diploma). She has over 25 years experience in leading business transformations and engaging with stakeholders at all levels. She currently manages an ERP Refresh change program for South 32 across South Africa and Australia, a Success Factors Change Management Implementation for Thai Bev in Thailand and was recently an Advisor to the Systems Integrator on best practice change management for the Department of Defence S4 HANA Finance implementation. In the last year she’s worked with Samsung, Hyundai, LG and Amore Pacific on business model innovation; as well as Honda, Ausgrid, SA Power Networks, and the Australian Departments of Defence and Human Services on change projects, roadmap designs and implementations. Alongside her ‘day job’ Kylie worked as senior lecturer for 10 years and still works closely with the innovation hubs and as a guest lecturer at the College of Business and Economics at the Australian National University. She writes and presents discussion and academic research papers in the areas of change management, smart cities, digital nudge and predictive analytics.
Australian Wool Innovation Limited
Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) and The Woolmark Company (TWC), Tracy is responsible for the group's finances. She has over 20 years’ experience with the group and has been using SAP since the 90’s. AWI is the research, development and marketing organisation for Australian wool and the owner of the Woolmark brand. AWI and TWC have offices around the world, working with all stages of the supply chain from farm to fashion.
Tracy's role is to support the team's aim to enhance the profitability, international competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian wool industry, and increase demand and market access for Australian wool.
Roy Hill Holdings
Director Supply Chain
Indrasen is Supply Chain Director at Roy Hill, a 55 mtpa iron ore producer in Western Australia that recently commenced operations where his focus is on building the Supply System capability to support Asset Management.
His career over the last 25 years has spanned Rail Transportation, Port Operations, Mining, Pulp & Paper, Financial Services industries across business functions of Finance, Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations Management. He has completed several major transformation projects in previous roles and is currently Program Owner for the Roy Hill migration to S4 HANA and development of the Digital Supply Chain.
Human Resources Manager - Shared Services
Chris is a HR professional with extensive experience in both operations and HR-specific functions across the retail and hospitality industry. His passion for relationship management and his innovative approach to problem solving saw Chris effectively implement the SuccessFactors Recruiting solution across Mantra Group, the leading Australian-based hotel and resort operator with 128 properties across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii.
Manager Reporting & Analytics
Michael has over 17 years’ experience in the domains of data mining and predictive analytics, working in key roles for organisations such as BHP, Telstra, Coles, ANZ Bank and Airbus. SAP modules have been foundational for most of the data products that he has developed. His current focus is on building cost-effective, state-of-the-art machine learning solutions, leveraging an enterprise’s existing technology assets by marrying the old with the new. Michael has completed the Data Science specialization program at the Johns Hopkins University.