SAUG Executive Council | August 2019


  • Damien Bueno

    President and Managing Director

    As President and Managing Director for SAP Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Damien Bueno is responsible for all customer operations across the market. He joined SAP in 2007 and has worked with some of Australia and New Zealand’s largest organisations, across multiple industries, driving strategic and meaningful outcomes at SAP and in regional leadership roles prior. Most recently as Vice President for Strategic Industries and Markets, SAP ANZ, where he pioneered a co-investment model with the Australian Government, to better support it with its digital engagement with citizens.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Pinn

    GenesisCare Ltd
    Chief Information Officer

    Joined Genesis Care in 2014. Prior to GenesisCare, spent 16 years in healthcare IT roles and before that 6 years in software engineering and artificial intelligence research. His specialties include implementing IT systems with focus on change and transformation, maturing IT organisations from start-up to enterprise grade, and innovating systems using agile. As a student he worked for an innovative company which later became part of Tesla. He is passionate about working with organisations who have a strong purpose and where IT can be a part of making a difference.
  • Asra Bhatti

    GenesisCare Ltd
    Enterprise Systems Manager

    Asra joined Genesis Care in April 2017. Prior to this, she worked as an SAP FI/CO consultant for 17 years at a number of different organisations. Her specialities include implementation and support of Enterprise Systems, with a focus on business process improvement. Asra enjoys working for organisations that have a direct impact on people’s lives.
  • Nigel Bailey

    Chief Information Officer

    Nigel Bailey is IT Leader (CIO) at Tasmania’s State Government-owned transmission and distribution company, TasNetworks. Prior to starting in that role in October 2015, Nigel spent 25 years in the media sector predominantly with News Limited and Fairfax Media both consulting and in technology and executive general management roles across Australasia with responsibilities in India and the Philippines. Nigel has an MBA, and is an AICD graduate. He has held numerous board positions, including current Chair of Launceston Grammar independent private school and is an active board member of TasICT, the peak ICT body in Tasmania.
  • Carolyn McMahon


    Carolyn is a Director at Honda Australia. With a career at Honda spanning more than 20 years, she brings particular expertise in the areas of General Management and Leadership and all facets of Business Services. Throughout her time with the company she has also overseen Sales, Marketing and Product Planning functions. She was appointed to the Honda Australia Board of Directors in April 2017. More recently, Carolyn was Project Sponsor for the Honda SAP Program.
  • Rachel Barger

    SAP Asia Pacific Japan
    Chief Operating Officer

    Rachel Barger has over 15 years experience in the software industry holding a variety of leadership roles with Enterprise Sales, Customer Success and Professional Services. As SAP’s Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific Japan, responsible for development and execution of SAP’s go-to-market and growth strategies across all industries and portfolios in APJ. Rachel has also represented SAP at the G20-Y Summit appointed as Annual Chair for the Digital Innovation and Transformation Committee in both 2017 and 2018. She brings a global understanding and approach gained through her time spent managing teams in the North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Europe. Over the years, Rachel has excelled at helping customers understand the business value of technology investments, supporting customers through technology transformations, developing long-term strategic partnerships, driving execution of vision through executive sponsorship and building/scaling new teams and territories. Overall, she is truly passionate about driving customers success through technology transformation which delivers sustainable business value.
  • Nick Blamey

    Amazon Web Services
    Modernisation Lead ANZ

    Nick leads the AWS Modernisation Team across Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining AWS, Nick led Accenture’s SAP Business Group in Australia and New Zealand, and assisted customers with their SAP-led business transformations for more than 20 years. Nick is driven by the huge opportunities for regional customers to grow their businesses by migrating and modernising on cloud. Businesses agility and innovation is unnecessarily constrained and enterprise finance is unreasonably impacted by on-premise infrastructure. AWS has the long-term public cloud experience to offer customers the security, reliability and cost-efficiency they are seeking for running enterprise workloads.
  • Keith Strodtman

    Chief Operating Officer

    Keith is Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the Customer First, SAP’s Customer Success program, go-to-market strategy and operations to deliver a unified and outcome-focused experience, making it possible for our customers to run at their best. Previously, he was Global Head of Customer Engagement and Success, responsible for cloud customer success strategy, operations, tools and renewal management. He also led Customer Engagement and was COO for SAP SuccessFactors. Before joining SAP in 2015, he was President, North American for NGA HR. He also served as EVP of the HR Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) business and product management at Ceridian. Earlier in his career, Keith was Director of BPO solutions at PwC.
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