SAUG Melbourne Conference 2019


  • Peggy Renders

    SAP Asia Pacific Japan
    Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation Office

    Peggy Renders is Senior Vice President of the Digital Transformation Office for SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ). She is responsible for the demand generation, development and execution of solution support across all industries and solution portfolios in the region. She has a focus on inspiring digital transformation throughout sales engagements, spearheading regional and market unit innovation efforts and delivering the ultimate customer experience. With close to 22 years of experience in the software industry, Peggy has held several leadership roles managing high performing organizations and teams in enterprise sales, presales and professional services functions. Peggy has been involved with many customers guiding them through transformations of their system landscapes and business processes to achieve optimal value from their investments. She began her career with the IT Audit and Business Consulting practice at Arthur Andersen, and then spent 19 years at SAP in a variety of roles always focusing on people and customer success. Before her regional SVP role, she was heading up the Presales organisation for SAP APJ and before then was the branch leader Southern Region for Australia and the Exec Sponsor for Gender Diversity in Australia & New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • Madhan Elango

    Medibank Private
    Senior SAP Basis Consultant

    Madhan is a Senior SAP Basis HANA Consultant with experience in project management, managing technical teams for projects and integration between functional teams with extensive leadership skills. He also has experience managing offshore teams and dealing with teams all over the world for various SAP support and implementation projects.
  • Maria Prokofieva

    Victoria University
    Senior Lecturer

    Dr Maria Prokofieva is a senior lecturer at Victoria University, Melbourne. She is also an active member of the Data Analytics Group, R-Ladies Community, Melbourne and Women in Data Science (WiDS). Her research area is in data analytics and business intelligence. Her particular expertise relates to the area of social media analytics. She has published numerous papers in top ranked academic journals, as well as presented at leading data analytic conferences.
  • Murali Shanmugham

    SAP Technology Ambassador & APJ Innovation Office

    Murali is a SAP Technology Ambassador and a Solutions Advisor at SAP Australia. He has over 15 years of experience working with various SAP solutions and has played different roles in various project implementations across ANZ. In his current role as a Cloud Architect, he is focused on helping customers to adopt and use cloud technologies to solve some of their key business challenges. He is passionate about cloud and helps his customers to realise and re-imagine their business processes with emerging technology.
  • Lam Kuen-Sang

    Oracle Corporation
    Director, Business Development, SAP on Oracle

    Lam is part of Oracle's Global SAP team focusing on promoting and helping SAP customers to optimize their SAP deployments with Oracle technology and infrastructure. He has extensive experiences with large SAP implementations, starting on SAP R/3 release 1 in 1992. During the 90's he was part of the SAP Asia's Regional Basis Consulting team and was also awarded Best BASIS Consultant (Regional by Les Hayman (former CEO/President, SAP Asia) in 1997. From 1997 Lam was with the Global Sun-SAP Competency Centre until 2010 when Sun Microsystems became part of the Oracle family.
  • Michael Dayaseela

    Village Roadshow Limited
    Manager Business Intelligence & Analytics

    Michael is a highly-experienced professional specialising in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Enterprise Performance Management. He delivers excellent results in areas that lead to strategic outcomes both from a business value and technology value perspective. His experience ranges across a wide variety of roles from consulting, implementation, solution architecture, strategy and delivery management which allows him to successfully adapt to the many facets in the delivery of data/analytics solutions. Michael was the SIG Lead for the SAUG BI SIG in Melbourne, as well as the founder of the HANA Melbourne SIG. He has worked in a variety of industries including Transportation, Telecommunication, Energy & Utilities, as well as Media and Entertainment.
  • Evan Wu

    DuluxGroup Limited
    SAUG SIG Lead EA & Enterprise Architect

    Evan is an Enterprise Architect at DuluxGroup and is the co-leader of the SAUG EA SIG. With a technical background in the infrastructure and operations space, his focus is to merge technology concepts, design and architecture with business requirements and initiatives.
  • Jonathan Treloar

    DuluxGroup Limited
    IT Operations Manager

    Jonathan leads the IT Operations function at DuluxGroup. Over the past 2 years, he has overseen the development of the business case, then design and implementation of DuluxGroup’s move to Microsoft Azure. Prior to his current role, Jonathan has held a variety of roles across government and private industry covering security, architecture and project delivery. He is passionate about technology, sport and enjoys the creativity that can be expressed through brewing beer. Never one to knock back a challenge, he is also half way through an MBA.
  • Gerhard Kuppler

    Oracle Corporation
    VP SAP Alliances

    Gerhard has been in the Oracle Corporation for over 27 years and has been responsible for the relationship between Oracle and SAP since 1999. He is based out of the Partners Port in Walldorf (located next to SAP’s Global HQ). He oversees the entire Oracle operations in the Oracle-SAP Competence Centre which also host the Oracle development team (DB/OS/HW) (located next to SAP developers), and Oracle’s specialised Advanced Customer Support team for SAP customers.
  • Sam Borkar

    S/4HANA Delivery Lead

    Sam has nearly 15 years of experience with SAP, primarily in the EHS area. The experience includes various industries such as Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Mining and Logistics in Australia, as well as the USA. Sam has been working at AGL for 2.5 years on S4/HANA Transformation. As a HSE IT Lead, he is responsible for delivering HSE solutions based on group operations and HSE requirements. During PT3 implementation, Sam was involved as a Solution Architect in designing and deploying the end-to-end Solutions for HSE Event Management, Job Safety Environment Analysis (JSEA) and Environment and compliance management.
  • Justin Miller

    Australia Post
    SAP Application Platform Architect

    Justin started in SAP Basis in the mid-90s, and after 10 years of working weekends he transitioned into SAP technical architecture, assisting Telstra, BHP, Monash Uni and Victorian State Government with transformation projects. Justin has been with Australia Post since 2012 working with their immense landscape of 100 systems across 15 SAP products. SAP HANA has been a major focus and challenge at Australia Post since its implementation 5 years ago, and Justin has investigated various tactical and strategic approaches to improve stability and manageability of the platform.
  • Dinesh Kantheti

    Medibank Private
    Head of Finance Systems & Master Data

    Dinesh is a finance professional with system thinking at his heart and problem solving in his DNA. He successfully lead one of Australia’s very first S4 HANA implementations at Medibank. He currently works as Head of Finance Systems and Master Data looking after the governance and management of the system.
  • Cameron Amling

    Coles Group
    Head of Corporate Systems

    Cameron is an experienced technical leader with over 25 years of IT experience across multiple industries. Cameron is skilled in IT Strategy, Business Process, Analytics, and ERP implementations. Currently, Cameron is the Head of Corporate Systems at Coles, responsible for the development and support of applications required by the Enterprise. A number of these systems cross the SAP landscape.
  • James Canale

    AusNet Services
    Customer Experience Lead & Business Analyst

    As part of the Finance Transformation journey at AusNet Services, James is responsible for overseeing the implementation of a number of initiatives aimed at delivering greater efficiency and effectiveness. James has worked previously as the Finance Reporting Transformation lead, Finance Business Partner and has over 8 years of experience in the utility industry.
  • Jeff Lewis

    Managing Director & CEO

    Jeff is a seasoned SAP commercial and contract expert whose career has spanned 26 years of SAP experience across Europe, the Middle East and Australia & New Zealand. Jeff spent eight years with Accenture developing a very successful SAP consulting practice before building an advisory business consulting to large European customers with their own SAP transformations. In 2004, Jeff joined SAP with a remit to lead large deals facilitating negotiations across customers, consulting companies and software vendors and more recently lead SAP's Ariba cloud business across AN&Z. Since leaving SAP, Jeff now manages a boutique advisory business, Libertas Partners, with a number of other ex-SAP executives utilizing their diverse SAP background to support customers to better understand and manage their SAP risk profile and software compliance exposure, minimizing unnecessary licensing costs and ensuring future licensing security and flexibility.
  • Pranay Lodhiya

    Bureau of Meteorology
    Chief Financial Officer

    Pranay is the CFO at the Bureau of Meteorology and commenced on 15 January 2018. He is an experienced executive and leader of people who has held senior roles in large and complex organisations facing significant challenges and led large scale transformations. Pranay has a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Auckland and a Masters of Business Administration from Massey University (New Zealand). He is also a CPA and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has held various senior positions within the University sector, including as Vice- President Finance/ CFO at La Trobe University. He has also held senior roles at The University of Melbourne and Victoria University. Prior to this, Pranay worked in the Health and Local Government sector in New Zealand.
  • Sravan Peyyeti

    Medibank Private
    BPC Solution Manager

    Sravan is a SAP Analytics Professional with over 10 years of Implementation and Sustainment Experience. He currently works as BPC Solution Manager, helping Medibank maintain and enhance the corporate planning system.
  • Rebecca Bottomley

    Regional Manager - SAP Training & Enablement Solution Advisory

    Rebecca is a certified SAP Enterprise Architect with over 15 years’ experience working with SAP solutions and delivering enterprise learning programs for large organisations. Rebecca focuses on helping organisations modernise their enterprise training and enablement programs leveraging the latest industry best practices and technology to create a culture of continuous learning.
  • Andy Derrick

    Orora Australasia
    Head of IT Change & Compliance

    Having developed a career through the traditional IT route in various IT Director and General Manager positions across both infrastructure and applications and within numerous vertical environments worldwide, Andy realised that change is not just a given and change frameworks are only part of the picture. Currently Head of IT Change and Compliance at Orora, his goal is to drive cultural awareness and ability to change across the organisation from hire to retire such that when change strikes, as it inevitably does, individuals are already painlessly riding the wave of change, swiftly moving across a shallow valley of despair whilst singing the tune of successful change to all.
  • Caroline Efron

    Orora Australasia
    IT Service Manager Group Services

    Caroline is an experienced Project/Program/Portfolio Manager across Retail, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Wholesale and Manufacturing industries in ASX listed companies. Comfortable interacting with senior leaders and influencing businesses to achieve great outcomes. Caroline has successfully led cross functional disperse teams, run tenders, developed business cases for company board approval, and planned and executed multi-million dollar projects. Caroline’s experience encompasses projects for business process improvement, HR (SAP Successfactors), business transformation, disaster recovery, integrating businesses, ERP (SAP & Dynamics), CRM, site relocations, system implementation, SAP Hybris Commerce, e-commerce/digital and so on.
  • Matthew Goss

    Managing Director ANZ, SAP Concur

    Matthew Goss is a management executive with extensive experience in establishing and managing operations for cloud-based technology companies. Matthew Goss has been Managing Director ANZ at Concur since 2013. He has been with the company for more than 14 years. Matthew has held several senior management positions including Country Manager - Concur Philippines, and Vice President Client Services Asia Pacific. Before joining Concur in 2002, Matthew was technical manager for Captura Software for two years and prior to that he worked as a senior IT consultant for Acumen Alliance (now known as Oakton Consulting technology). Matthew has been a board member of the Global Business Travel Association since 2011.
  • Paul Kittson

    Victoria Police
    Senior Functional Business Analyst

    Paul has have been working in Victoria Police using SAP in a wide variety of roles for 8 years. He has been the principal business analyst working on the implementation of SAP ICM at Victoria Police. Although initially rolling out the Case Management System to the Welfare Services area, it was quickly determined that due to the flexibility of the system, it could be implemented for a wide variety of business processes. Since then, Paul has implemented ICM for a wide variety of areas including workplace relations, employee conduct, recruit welfare and management, psychological education, operational policing and equine management.
  • Max Kaye

    Microsoft Pty Limited
    Sales Director

    Max is responsible for Microsoft’s Asia SAP on Azure sales motion. In this role, Max leads and supports the Specialist pursuit sales teams, and nurtures the GTM and Partner ecosystems. Our charter is to engage with our top Customers, Partners and Field Sales Leadership to reimagine the customers SAP landscape leveraging the extended capabilities of Microsoft.
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