SAUG Canberra Conference 2017


  • Alexandra Carvalho

    BI Group Australia PTY LTD
    SAP Mentor, VP & Head of Analytics

    Alexandra is the SAP APJ Lead at BI Group and a SAP Mentor. A recognised thought leader in the Analytics space, published author and internationally acclaimed speaker, Alexandra has more than 20 years of experience in SAP focusing on Analytics, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Information Management. Alexandra’s capabilities and strengths are not only in being an expert in the technical domain area, but also in her interpersonal dynamics – specifically her ability to relate to people and break down complex topics, explaining them in a frame that takes the “mystique” out of a topic that traditionally is extremely complex in nature. With great passion for delivering innovative solutions that create true business value, Alexandra has been presenting and writing on the latest SAP technologies: HANA, S/4HANA, BusinessObjects Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Digital Transformation. @alextwittau 
  • Gary Hooker

    Independent consultant
    SAP Alumni & SAP System Administrator

    Gary is a career public servant and former systems accountant who is passionate about SAP technologies and Business Intelligence. He is currently a SAP System Administrator of a large federal government department and has more than 20 years SAP experience performing different job roles including: systems accountant, business analyst, FICO configuration, HR/payroll integration , SAP Basis Administrator, BW/BOBJ Team Lead, SAP Application Architect, SAP Technical Manager and SAP Director.

  • Carl Hubbard

    Executive HR Value Advisor

    Carl is based in Sydney, Australia and his entire career has specialised in Human Capital Management, from a number of years in front-line HR, to HR consulting in two major consulting firms and working with HR solutions for the last 20 years. Carl had more than fourteen years of senior pre-sales experience with SAP prior to transferring to SuccessFactors in 2012. His role is to develop value based strategies to deliver comprehensive value propositions and business content with clear ROI/TCO for SAP SuccessFactors prospects and customers.
  • Jacqueline McLean

    Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
    SAP Business Intelligence Lead & SAUG SIG Lead BI Canberra

    Jacki 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.
  • Clare Brown

    Maintenance Systems Solutions
    Learning Services Manager

    Clare has been supporting maintenance departments for a wide range of industries for over 20 years. She has held senior positions relating to planning, scheduling, management practices and solutions, business process definition, and training and development. Her mission is to deliver quality documentation and effective training on business processes and associated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in an environment conducive to adult learning.
  • Jocelyn Dart

    SAP Technology Ambassador, Product Expert & UX Strategist

    Jocelyn is a SAP Technology Ambassador, and a User Experience Strategist within the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group - Asia-Pacific Japan and leads the Community of Practice for Fiori and UX. She has been an advocate and promoter for SAP Fiori and great UX over the last 5 years as a blogger on SAP Community, and at local and international conferences. She is passionate about Software Accessibility, i.e. making sure software works for everyone including those overcoming diversity and inclusion challenges. Her current focus is delivering on the promise of SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA customers locally, regionally and internationally.
  • Mat Rogers

    Customer Solutions

    Mat is an experienced ICT professional and leader that has extensive experience delivering across ICT Infrastructure, Security, Applications and Business Development. Mat has worked for Defence, multiple leading private sector service providers as well as multiple Federal Government Department. 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 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 recently completed a large SAP program of work at Parliament House before joining SAP in the Customer Solutions area which helps bridge understanding between public sector requirements and SAP solutions.


    Lawrence Hosking

    Attorney-General's Dept
    Director, Financial Reporting & Grants Policy

    Appointed Director for the Attorney-General's Department in November 2010, Lawrence re-joined the public sector from PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Lawrence is the Department's Chief Accountant responsible for preparation of annual financial statements, taxation matters and other financial projects. Furthermore Lawrence also has responsibility for the management of the department’s property portfolio. Lawrence has extensive experience in government accounting having been involved in a numerous projects including the implementation of accrual accounting at the South Australian Attorney-General’s Department, an award winning chart of accounts project at Defence and more recently the implementation of SAP Disclosure Management at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. Lawrence is responsible for providing leadership and management of automation of the Department's Financial Reporting Teams business needs. This includes looking at ways where efficiencies can be implemented by use of technology.
  • Andrew Silvers

    Lenovo ANZ Pty Ltd
    Alliance Manager

    Andrew 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. @apsilvers
  • Tim West

    DXC Oxygen
    Product Manager

    Tim has over 20 years experience in driving digital transformations for customers across the strategy, customer experience and technology domains. He started in the UK working for the likes of York University, BBC, Audi and Travel Inn to Australia where he has worked in government, retail, finance and travel. More recently, Tim has focussed on developing products to help Public Sector organisations deliver citizen engagement benefits quickly, and as the Product Manager for the partner, developed SAP Hybris Citizen Engagement Accelerator. This work has led to him being made CSC’s Global SAP Hybris Leader where he is heading Citizen Engagement initiatives around the world.
  • Russell Porter

    Business Transformation Advisor

    Russell is a Business Transformation Advisor with SAP SuccessFactors. He partners with HR and business leaders to help them identify, deliver and realise the value of innovative cloud-based Human Resources solutions – so that organisations can optimise their workforce and achieve their strategic business objectives. Based in Sydney, Russell provides industry thought leadership, strategic solution advice and expert consultation across the Asia Pacific region.
  • Glenn Ingham

    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    SAP Architect - Financial Services Project

    Glenn is the SAP Architect for the Financial Services Project at DFAT. He is responsible for the design and implementation of various improvements for the SAP solution at DFAT including the implementation of Fiori applications. Prior to this role, Glenn was a senior consultant and SAP Architect at Dept of Defence and was involved in the implementation and support of various SAP components including IDM, GRC, New GL and the original 4.0b implementation in 1999.
  • Thomas Boulton

    Director Digital Transformation, Public Sector

    Thomas is a consultant with over 20 years of public sector and not-for-profit experience, working across Policy Development, Implementation and IT delivery programs of work. Thomas works for SAP as the Director for Innovation and has been involved in a number of large scale transformation programs across multiple policy domains. Thomas is currently focussed on the specific challenges arising from the new capabilities in Machine Learning and Decision Support and how to realise the fundamental goal of “Running with the Machine”.
  • Johan Hedborg

    SAP Sweden
    Senior Solution Consultant - SAP Ariba

    Johan is a Senior Solution Consultant with SAP Ariba with core focus on Sourcing, Procurement and Invoice Automation. He has over 15 years’ experience working with SAP Ariba solutions both as an end-user and a SAP Customer Manager. Johan has also been a Procurement Manager for spend categories such as Outsourcing, IT and R&D services and managed a large number of SAP Ariba customers in their journey to automate their of Procurement and Account payable processes. He is based in Canberra and focuses on Public Sector Procurement.
  • Brian Lee-Archer

    SAP Institute for Digital Government

    Brian leads a global think-tank, the SAP Institute for Digital Government (SIDG) His career incorporates roles on the public and private sector sides of the government industry. Based in Canberra, he is internationally recognised within the social protection industry through his work in service delivery and digital government.
  • Mark Ashford

    Department of Social Services
    Assistant Director HR Reporting & Analysis

    Mark has worked in HR for 26 years across a variety of roles including payroll, workers compensation, performance management and industrial relations. He has worked exclusively in HR Metrics, Analytics and Reporting for the last 15 years.
  • Sandeep Singh

    Department of Social Services
    SAP BI Consultant

    Sandeep has 17+ years of diversified experience in SAP consulting ranging from project management, solution architect to end-to-end SAP implementations. Sandeep holds a BE degree and is a Certified SAP BW and SAP BO Crystal report Consultant. He has worked extensively in SAP BI, SAP HANA, R/3, SAP-SRM, ABAP Webdynpro and SAP Workflow.
  • Tony Corcoran

    Department of Defence
    Assistant Secretary Information and Management Access

    Tony has been running IMA branch since its establishment in June 2009 and in 2012 he was awarded the Public Service Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his outstanding management of the Freedom of Information function in Defence. The branch, of about 30 people, looks after FOI matters, compliance with the Archives Act and classified archival records review, records management policy, administrative policy, enterprise information management governance and web estate governance, including running Defence's internet and intranet homepages. Prior to this, Tony was the Assistant Secretary Ministerial and Executive Support between 2004 and 2009. More recently, Tony acted as FASMECC from March to November 2015. During his tenure at Defence, Tony has completed various secondments including Chief of Staff, Military Justice Implementation Team (2005), Iraq Detainees Fact Finding Team (2004) and the ‘Children Overboard’ Defence Taskforce (2002).
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