SAUG Melbourne 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 
  • Susan Foster

    Monash University
    Senior Lecturer & SAUG SIG Lead, Organisational Change and Training

    Dr Susan Foster holds higher degree qualifications in a variety of discipline areas such as Psychology and information systems and has a number of SAP solution consultant certificates. Over the past 10 years Dr Foster has been heavily involved in developing SAP related curriculum and consulting across a number of countries. She is the SAP SIG lead for the Organizational Change and Training group.
  • Paul Hawking

    Hawking Solutions
    SAP Mentor

    Paul was an Associate Professor in Information Systems at Victoria University and Principle Consultant at Hawking Solutions. He is considered as one of the leading commentators on ERP systems and Business Intelligence and specifically SAP solutions. Paul helps companies to leverage their SAP investment to gain greater value, especially in the area of Business Intelligence. He has presented at the premier SAP conferences around the world and was the first academic to become a SAP Mentor.
  • Daniel Lim

    DuluxGroup Limited
    Senior BI Analyst

    Daniel is a Senior BI Analyst at DuluxGroup. He has a strong background in building and designing solutions within the reporting and analytical space using SAP Business Warehouse and Business Objects. Recently he has been focused on demonstrating the capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud & HANA within DuluxGroup.
  • Paul Sullivan

    DuluxGroup Limited
    SAUG SIG Lead BI Melbourne & Delivery Manager

    Paul Sullivan is the Reporting & Analytics Service Manager for DuluxGroup IT, which means he is responsible for Enterprise BI applications, including SAP Business Warehouse, Business Objects, SAP Analytics Cloud using an SAP Hana database on SCP, as well as a handful of legacy BI applications. Paul began his professional life as a Chemist, developing paints and crossed over into IT in 1999 and has over 12 years of experience in BI as a developer and now a service manager. Paul is also the SIG Lead for SAUG's Melbourne BI Special Interest Group.
  • Chris Paine

    Discovery Consulting Pty Ltd
    SAP Mentor & Senior HR Consultant

    Chris is an SAP Mentor who loves new technology and especially all this cloud stuff, as it also touches on his fluffy HR skill-set. A self-professed HR Geek, he will happily talk your ear off about the possibilities of technology and HR solutions.
  • Jamie Cummings

    ElectraNet SA
    SAP Solution Analyst

    Jamie is an SAP Solution Analyst for ElectraNet in Adelaide, South Australia. He has been with ElectraNet for nearly 7 years and has been working with SAP for 14 years. Jamie is responsible for SAP Security, HR, Workflow, Testing and Change management. He enjoys supporting the business and being involved with the innovative Projects that ElectraNet embarks on. Away from work he enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 year old daughter and their 2 cats.
  • Patrick Meldrum

    AusNet Services
    Solution Lead - Logistics & Procurement

    Patrick Meldrum is an SAP Team Lead working with AusNet Services. He has worked across multiple SAP implementations with Andersen Consulting in the 1990s, and with Sony Europe for 14 years in the Consumer Goods industry. Patrick returned to Melbourne in 2013, and is now utilising his MM and SD skills in the Utilities industry.

  • Greg Hill

    Throughout his career, Greg has held many IT based roles across a wide range of industries. Some of these industries include FMCG, Manufacturing, Retail and more recently Higher Education, and has mostly worked for businesses that have adopted SAP as their core ERP solution. With his working experience in the industry, and his background in earlier Finance roles, Greg has often worked alongside Business Executives to help them deliver their strategies, through the use of appropriate Business Applications and Architecture. Recently, Greg has started up his own consulting firm, and is working with companies to help them realise the benefits and challenges that lie ahead transforming to cloud based platforms. Greg can often be found presenting at user groups and conferences around the country, or delivering industry based lectures to students, presenting the lessons he learned whilst working in businesses that were on the leading edge of cloud technologies, and is passionate not only about the technology’s available, but also the ‘human’ side of these expansive transformational programmes, along with the ever increasing challenge of improving the overall user experience.
  • Nicholas Nicoloudis

    Senior Business Innovation Strategist - Innovation Office

    Nicholas has been architecting & developing market leading software applications for the past 16 years. Prior to his current position as a Global Solution Architect at SAP, Nicholas was a mobile presales consultant at SAP and helped grow the mobile business by working with the local team to deliver the largest mobile payment deployment for one of Australia’s leading banks. Nicholas has also presented various mobile and user experience topics at Cambridge University and other institutions around the world. As a highly respected innovator, Nicholas has published on developing mobile web services, automating the exposure of components as web services which was referenced later within patents filed by Microsoft and more recently published papers and journal articles on adaptive mobile data mining and visualisation.
  • Kym Dillon

    ANCILE Solutions Ltd
    Professional Services Manager & Solution Engineer, Asia Pacific Japan

    Kym Dillon has over 20 years’ experience implementing and delivering training for manufacturing ERP software. She has extensive experience in developing and designing user adoption solutions for a wide range of organisations. She has excellent skills in a diverse range of ERP/MRP and database software applications. As Manager of Professional Services APJ, Kym leads a team of consultants in the Asia Pacific Japan region as well as implementing ANCILE’s software applications for customers. To this end she facilitates planning, analysis and designs sessions to assist customers in their implementation of ANCILE’s User Adoption solutions.
  • 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
  • Andreas Kral

    Solution Advisor

    Andreas is Solution Manager for Analytics, BI and Predictive, for SAP ANZ. With a background in mathematics, he joined Business Objects in Europe in 2005 as Presales, looking after mainly Financial Services customers in Switzerland. Since 2008, Andreas has been living in Melbourne and working for SAP Australia, helping customers across ANZ understand and realise the value of BI and Predictive solutions. Having completed his MBA at the University of Melbourne, Andreas has recently joined the Centre of Excellence team at SAP Australia, looking after the BI and Predictive solution portfolio. Andreas has a passion for analysing numbers and big data, turning hidden patterns and trends into meaningful pictures that serve Science and Businesses run better and achieve better outcomes.
  • Martin Granell

    Chief Technology Officer

    Martin is the Chief Technology Officer at AGL and is accountable for guiding the technology strategy of the business, ensuring AGL’s core technology infrastructure is robust and supports the business, delivering capabilities that support agile and continuous delivery and creating and operating a data and analytics nervous system for the organisation. He has wide ranging experience as a Chief Technology Officer, Chief Data Scientist and Chief Systems Architect in a variety of industries.
  • Chris Connelly

    SAP Asia Pacific Japan
    Vice President Customer Success Management

    Chris recently joined SAP to lead it's high touch customer success team across APJ. He brings a wealth of experience from organisations including Salesforce, IBM and HP, and has worked with customers across most industry sectors including Finance, Telco, Government, Mining and Retail.
  • John Cheung

    AusNet Services

    John Cheung believes business improvements can be driven through data insights. John has worked in the Energy Sector for over a decade, and has managed the delivery of a wide range of programs. He was an integral part of a transformational program to delivery lean processes and a supporting SAP Implementation. He then managed the development of reports to ensure operational continuity and support continuous improvement activities.
  • Amit Shah

    Kellogg Company
    Asia Pac IT Director

    Amit has spent over 15 years in Australia working across manufacturing industries starting off as an Engineer and later switching careers to IT. Amit’s IT career primarily involves delivering business solutions with a focus on ERP solutions including: upgrades and deployments, initially working as a Business Analyst within Manufacturing and Warehousing functions to more recently being a Director of Operational business solutions, Applications delivery and Architecture for Kellogg’s Asia Pacific region. Amit has an extensive understanding across multiple technologies (application and infrastructure) delivering business solutions: from core ERP & Planning, Analytics, Trade through to plant floor integration systems etc. This experience is further complemented with Amit’s deep working knowledge across all operational functions and processes spanning from finance through to warehousing. Currently, Amit is the Asia PAC IT Director at Kellogg Company, Sydney.
  • Stephen Alcock

    Allied Pinnacle
    Sales Lead of Integration

    Stephen is an experienced National Sales Manager with a demonstrated history in the food industry. He is skilled in Account management, Change management, Negotiation, Food & Beverage, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Customer Service, and Retail.
  • William Anderson

    Warehouse and Distribution Systems Coordinator

    William is Warehouse and Distribution Systems Coordinator at Ixom. William has been focused on emphasising users' experience, input and intuitive functionality during design. He strongly believes in getting user input early in the design, as this promotes user buy-in and ensures product fit.
  • Scott Bingley

    Victoria University
    Director of SAP Next-Gen Lab

    Dr. Scott Bingley is an Academic at Victoria University. He has been in academia for almost a decade and is currently the director of Victoria University’s SAP Next-Gen lab. Scott has published in a number of highly ranked journals and received also $200k in grants. he is also the course coordinator of Victoria University’s ERP degrees.
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