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.
Director, General Manager
As Director and General Manager for DXC Oxygen, Stuart leads the DXC SAP team across Australia and New Zealand.
Stuart was appointed CEO at Oxygen in 2012, after fulfilling the role of General Manager - Consulting and Solutions in Australia, for four years. He has undertaken several key executive roles for Oxygen since the company’s inception in 2001, based on one of the first ever SAP implementations in New Zealand at Carter Holt Harvey.
Over the years, Stuart has helped craft Oxygen’s strategy, business model and many complex, operational, market-based projects for the company, bringing a clear focus on delivery and a deep understanding of the SAP marketplace to the role.
Stuart has worked and consulted on brand strategy, communications and organisational and technical change programs in organisations such as Sky City, The Farmers Trading Company, Carter Holt Harvey, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Telecom New Zealand.
Senior Technical Architect
With a SAP career spanning 22 years, Phil has held a variety of team lead and architecture roles across SAP customers, partners and vendors alike within the local SAP community. Passionate about SAP knowledge sharing, Phil has presented at many global SAP Industry events including SAP/ASUG SAPPHIRE & Tech Ed, as well as locally at Mastering SAP & previous SAUG events.
SAP Mentor, SAP Solution & UX Specialist
Matt is an SAP Solution, UX and Development Architect and Developer who regularly helps and mentors companies in architecture, designing, building, and/or governing quality solutions for ERP, IS-Utilities, Fiori, HANA, mobility, integration and more. Since starting his career as an R&D Software Engineer at Fairlight in Sydney, Matt has been focused on the User Experience and Custom Development, and has been fortunate enough to be continually involved in bleeding edge projects, both large and small, bringing an agile approach to solving problems and delivering solutions at enterprises.
Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd
SAP Mentor & Snr ABAP Programmer
Paul Hardy joined Heidelberg Cement in the UK in 1990. In 1997 a global SAP rollout came along; he jumped on board and has never looked back since, working on country-specific SAP implementations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, and Australia. After starting off as a business analyst configuring the good old IMG, Paul swiftly moved on to the wonderful world of ABAP programming. After the initial run of data conversion programs, ALV reports, interactive DYNPRO screens, and (urrggh) SAPscript forms, he yearned for something more and since then has been eagerly investigating each new technology as it comes out, which culminated in him writing the SAP Press book “ABAP To The Future”.
Paul become an SAP mentor in March 2017 and can regularly be found blogging away on the SCN site and has written a whole series of blogs comparing the merits of Object Orientated vs Procedural Programming. Paul invites you to come and have a drink with him at the networking event in the evening (or at any other event you see him) and ask him the most difficult questions you can think of, preferably about SAP.
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.
SAP Mentor & SAP UX Practice Lead
Simon is currently National Solution Lead for SAP User Experience at PLAUT IT Australia. For almost two decades he has worked with many SAP customers locally in Australia and in Europe and the United States, providing innovative solutions to empower users and drive productivity. Recently Simon has been focusing on User Experience Design and developing and delivering UX strategies for his clients. In 2013 Simon was named an SAP Mentor for his ongoing contribution to and influence in the SAP Community.
Head of Customer Success ANZ
Chris is the Head of Customer Success at SAP ANZ having joined in late 2018 to help the local leadership build a customer first organisation. He was previously a SAP customer and active member of SAUG, including as a SIG Lead and as a SAUG Committee member. Chris’ background in finance has resulted in a steadfast interest throughout his career in getting value from any technology investment. His new role enables him to operationalise this and support SAP ANZ’s drive to deliver successful outcomes for customers.
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.
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.
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.
NTT DATA Business Solutions
APAC Head of SAP Customer Modernisation
Chris loves technology driven change. At last count, he owns three smart watches, five tablets, an autonomous vacuum cleaner and a smart home solution that can turn on bedside table lamps via his fridge. Fortunately, Chris has a different view in the workplace. He works with some of SAP’s biggest customers across the Asia Pacific region to help cut through the hype and turn the latest and greatest technological advances into good old fashioned business deliverables.
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.
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.
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.
Alisdair is a software journey man, technology thought leader and SAP Mentor. With a long and varied career advising corporations in Australia and internationally on enterprise architecture, usability, ERP systems and more, he has worked with Accenture, BHP Billiton, Walt Disney and Australia Post to name a few.
Chief Information Officer & SAUG Chairperson
Matthew is a globally experienced CIO, coach and business leader, who recently left DuluxGroup to accept the CIO role at Orora Limited. His experience includes multiple finance, sales, marketing, manufacturing, data management, BI, ERP, CRM and HRIS solution implementations, the regionalisation of services, application harmonisation exercises, (in, out, off & on) (re)sourcing solutions, as well as numerous infrastructure projects, all across multiple industries, geographies and cultures.
Through his unique experience in architecture, sport and technology, Matthew has developed a pragmatic, empowering and visionary leadership style. Fortunate enough to hold various domestic, regional and global roles and based in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Singapore, Mexico and the USA, Matthew has delighted in helping to build commercially focused and agile IT organisations.
After many years away, Matthew is rediscovering the delights of Melbourne, and the coffees of Hawthorn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head of IT
Matt began an IT career over 30 years ago with Digital Equipment Corporation in roles such as field engineer, team leader, trainer and solution consultant. He setup a small IT consulting and system integration business servicing small and medium business for 10 years. In 2006, he joined Best & Less to build and develop their in-house support team, establish change management processes and streamline the support model. His current role as Head of IT at Rawson Homes has delivered a number of strategically important projects and built a solid IT team to support a growing business. He has seen the rise of PC’s, the fall of monoliths, survived the Y2K bug and the dotcom crash, enjoyed the mobile explosion and eagerly watches for the next big wave.
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.
Vice President ANZ
With over 25 years of IT experience, Michael brings to organisations the understanding of how to make any changes that are made to your ERP environment with zero risk. As the Vice President of ANZ for Panaya, Panaya's brand is being recognised as the only organisation that can help companies achieve accelerated change with their ERP systems through impact simulation and testing.
Head of BI
Lance is currently the Head of Business Intelligence at Staples Australia & New Zealand. Over the past 17 years Lance, has been working in the SAP Analytics ecosystem as a Solution Developer and Solution Architect across the globe. He is now leading the adoption of new technologies like Predictive Analytics, AI, IoT and Big Data at Staples. Lance has also previously founded, operated and exited a successful E-Commerce business in Australia. He is deeply passionate about unlocking the opportunities that exist to optimise and improve business processes when we bring cutting edge technology together with data and deep functional business domain knowledge.
ICT Strategy and Planning Manager
Peter is the Strategy and Planning Manager at OZ Minerals, responsible for building an information rich business with a workforce leveraging leading technology solutions in supporting a modern mining company. In the last 2 years, Peter has overseen 3 major transformation programs, including SAP into OZ Minerals. Peter has over 25 years’ experience in leadership roles across mining and manufacturing in Engineering, Operations and ICT. Prior to joining OZ Minerals 2 years ago, Peter held positions with BHPB and Arrium.
SAP Mentor, SAPUI5 & Gateway Specialist
John has over 18 years’ experience web enabling SAP, “Technology constantly changes, but the problems stay the same” he likes to say.
Currently he specialises in implementing SAPUI5, Gateway and agile software engineering best practices, working with customers across Asia Pacific, helping their development teams level up and scale their SAP Fiori and HANA Cloud capability.
John is known throughout the community for sharing his experiences with SAP technology, blogging, speaking, helping to organise meetups, answering the tough questions on forums, and authoring and contributing to various Open Source projects. For this work, he was rewarded and made an SAP Mentor.
SAP Technical Manager
Jamie is the SAP Technical Manager for UGL with over 15 years of professional experience. She manages the SAP Basis, Development, Business Intelligence, Security and Service Desk teams. Recently, she has led her team in the successful migration of SAP ERP from a traditional database to HANA and the delivery of a suite of Fiori and custom mobile applications. While Jamie manages different areas of the SAP technical space, she started her career and remains passionate and hands-on in the area of SAP Development. Jamie and her team are constantly looking for ways to innovate and are excited to explore and implement innovation technology to achieve maximum business benefits.
Global Head of SAP Security & Identity Management
Gerlinde has worked for SAP since 1999, starting as an International HR Consultant implementing the SAP HCM modules at customers. Gerlinde then moved into Technology Product Management specialising in Security for more than 13 years now. She has run the SAP Security Product Management organisation since 2009, being responsible for SAP’s security products in the area of Identity Management, Authentication, Single Sign-On, Cloud Identity Management, Threat Detection, Security Vulnerability Code Scan and SAP HCP platform security. She has multi-cultural experience from her three & a half year stint as a Security Product Manager for SAP Labs, Palo Alto, and a half-year as an SAP Fellow at SAP CIS, Moscow. Gerlinde holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Private University Witten/Herdecke.
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.
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.
Development Capability Lead
Rahul is a seasoned Project Management professional with a strong background in ERP systems implementations, enhancing system functionality & delivering business outcomes. He has worked with major organisations including BHP, United Energy and Accenture and has a track record of solving tough business & technical problems. Rahul is a strong leader with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals across all functional areas. He has experience in managing the full project lifecycle from blue print to deployment including end-user training & stakeholder management.
Senior Solution Engineer
Peter is now focused on SAP licence optimisation and has worked within the SAP ecosystem since 2002 for a number of organisations such as RWD Technologies (now GP Strategies), Intellicorp and HCL-Axon across a wide range of SAP implementations including Astra-Zeneca, BP, Harrods, The BodyShop and Rolls Royce Aero Engines.
Phillip is a member of the SAP Australia CSM & Enterprise Architecture team, specialising in architecture and business process technology. This is reflected in his primary focus on SAP's digital platform, working with customers and partners to identify and design solutions to support organisational objectives. Phillip has been in this role in SAP since joining 20 years ago, working across all the major industries in which SAP Australia engages, focussing on public services for the last few years.
With over 30 years’ experience working in information technology, his passion for creative solutions that deliver valuable business outcomes remains unfazed and will always find time for coffee and/or chocolate.
SAP Testing Capability Lead
Nirusha is a SAP expert with over 16 years working hands on in SAP. He has worked on various SAP solutions, including, ERP Core, SAP IS-AFS, SAP – IS-U and SAP IS-Retail. He has been a part of some of the major SAP deployment projects locally and globally. Nirusha currently heads the SAP Testing practice at AGL and is accountable for all SAP Testing at AGL Energy at a strategic level. With his hands-on experience in SAP space he is now transforming the way Testing is done in SAP projects and across BAU SAP changes. He has been instrumental is setting up the “Extreme SAP” program at AGL which charts out a 3-year transformation journey for SAP at AGL, transforming SAP delivery from Waterfall to an Agile delivery pipeline.
HRIS Business Lead
Nicole is a Business Lead with expertise in delivering solutions tailored to business strategy. She has a proven track record of working with multiple stakeholders and systems to reach consensus and drive paths to business value. Nicole is also experienced in SAP SuccessFactors project delivery and enhancing SuccessFactors with SAP Cloud Platform Extensions.
CITIC Pacific Mining
Manager - IS Solutions Delivery
Mark O'Brien is Manager for IS Solutions Delivery at CITIC Pacific Mining, owner of the Sino Iron project in the Pilbara, WA. He implemented and leads a successful ICT PMO conducting projects in the corporate and operational domains, as well as support and development of CPM's Operational Technology infrastructure.
Peter is Oxygen’s resident Solution Architect meets Puzzlemaster. Your traditional SAP puzzle is all about people, process, data and application functions and controls; take what you need and build something great out of the blocks. In the cloud the name of the game is different: You like the picture on the front cover of the box, but are all the puzzle pieces in the pack? Let Peter help you find out.
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.
Head of Enterprise Solutions, Digital Services
Marhiza has 20 years’ experience of implementing business transformation programs underpinned by SAP solutions and has a deep understanding of the challenges facing complex, multi-year programs. She is currently the Head of Enterprise Solutions, Sydney Water Digital and is responsible for defining the SAP product roadmap and strategy. Before this role, she was the Program Director responsible for developing and delivering the approved business cases for the implementation of the new billing solution, CRM and ERP as well as planning for the implementation and rollout of these programs. She is passionate about leading and working with a talented group of people, finding innovative and better ways of achieving outcomes. She is MSP, Prince2 and ITIL certified.
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.
Department of Home Affairs
Senior SAP Functional Analyst
Jodie has more than 20 years of SAP financial functional consulting experience across many federal government departments in Australia, involving the collection of requirements to designing and implementing complex solutions involving many SAP and web technologies. She designed solutions for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for their Border Receipting project developed using UI5 technology.
Department of Home Affairs
Senior Business Analyst
Shruti Taylor is a Senior Business Analyst at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. She works closely with frontline officers protecting the Australian borderto define system requirements and recommend solutions that deliver business value. She is passionate about agile transformation and user experience design.
Business Systems Consultant
Tracy has been an independent business systems consultant for over two decades. She has worked in a broad range of countries and industries; with numerous systems and diverse project briefs – and after all this time she still gets a buzz out of what she can achieve for her clients. Fortunately, it also keeps her out of mischief.
SAP America, Inc.
Global VP, Head of Cloud Platform & Data Management, Global Head of SAP HANA Marketing
Ken Tsai is the Global Vice President of SAP’s Database and Data Management business unit and leads the global product marketing efforts for SAP’s flagship SAP HANA platform and the portfolio of SAP database and data management solutions such as EIM, Middleware, Big Data, ASE, IQ, SQL Anywhere, Event Stream Processing. Ken has 20 years of experiences in the technology sector, responsible for application development, consulting, pre-sales, business development, product management and marketing.
Dr Uwe Grigoleit
Global Vice President & General Manager SAP S/4HANA
Dr Uwe Grigoleit has vast experience with, and a broad and profound knowledge of SAP and SAP solutions. As well as leading high performing teams and working with numerous global customers, Uwe is a renowned thought leader. He is the author and editor of more than 30 books and numerous publications around information technology. He is also a guest lecturer on SAPs software strategy and supervises master and diploma students at various universities around the world.
Pierre Van Rooyen
Senior Solution Advisor, Database & Data Management
Pierre is a senior solution advisor in the SAP Platform and Data Management Centre of Excellence. With more than 15 years’ experience in data warehousing and business intelligence, Pierre started a new journey with the launch of SAP Hana in 2011. He experienced firsthand how early adopters used this platform to materially transform and accelerate their business models. This made him extremely passionate about in-memory computing and helping organisations understand how this can help them deliver an Intelligent Enterprise by effectively dealing with today’s tsunami data.
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.
Global SAP GTM Lead
Henrik is the Global SAP Practice Lead in Strategic Alliances at Virtustream, where he focuses on evangelising and driving client & partner SAP S4HANA and SAP HANA Managed Cloud business globally. He is a well known global thought leader, commentator and speaker at conferences, with experience around SAP Cloud infrastructure, Systems Integrators, Service Providers, SAP HANA, Big Data and Analytics solutions, as well as over 12 years’ experience working with Global SAP customers
SAP Asia Pacific Japan
Head of S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group
Lars drives Co-Innovation with customers and partners for SAP S/4HANA and leads the Regional Implementation Group for SAP S/4HANA in APJ. In his role, Lars closely cooperates with customers and partners to assess market requirements and interweave with SAP´s Cloud Suite Strategy and Portfolio. Before this he was a senior member of the SAP Business Suite Product Management organisation.
Lars’ profound experience in working with clients in different roles as Software Engineer, Solution Architect and IT-Strategist help him to analyse and transfer market and client requirements directly into the solution development process with the goal to help clients achieve competitive advantages based on requirement driven next generation software and services.
He is a frequent speaker at conferences and other industry events on SAP S/4HANA, Digital Transformation and Business Transformation strategy. His key expertise areas are Co-Innovation, IT strategy of enterprise processes, SaaS, social and hybrid concepts.
Principal Technology & Solution Architect
Thomas Csapo is a Principal Technology and Solution Architect as part of the S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in APJ, based out of Singapore.
He has been with SAP for more than 15 years and he coordinates the technical global RIG team. He has supported numerous successful S/4HANA projects in 2016/2017 in the APJ region.
Dept of Education & Communities, NSW
Manager, Accounts Payable, EDConnect,
Jane McElhone has a strong background in the accounting and FMCG sectors, having held roles that managed business intelligence, sales and marketing systems, customer service and supply chain systems. She joined the NSW Department of Education in 2012, in their Finance Shared Services team, and has been helping to drive continuous improvements across their accounts payable processes.
Executive Lead - Cloud Australia
Matt has more than 20 years of consulting, business leadership and IT transformation experience across Australia and the UK. He is focused primarily on Microsoft based technology transformations and has extensive experience across multiple areas of IT including program delivery, operations transformation, IT architecture, account management, strategy development and people leadership.
Lev is a product manager for SAP Testing at Tricentis, specialising in developing new Tricentis Tosca products for SAP testing. Lev has over 10 years of experience in test centre and training management, documentation for SAP testing tools, and conceptualising new product offerings within the competitive landscape. As a long-time SAP user, Lev has extensive knowledge of SAP's functionalities and offerings, uniquely positioning him to define new product vision within the space.
Global Director Discrete Industries & Internet of Things
Wolfgang has over 25 years’ experience in the SAP ecosystem. He has held roles of consultant, project manager, and management consultant in many international projects. His experience includes a deep knowledge of Automotive, having been itelligence’s Automotive Segment Head for over 10 years.
For the past 5 years, Wolfgang has been focused on the development of solutions in Discrete Industries including Automotive and Industrial Manufacturing. As part of this role, Wolfgang has been involved in developing innovations and IoT solutions globally, to support digital transformation incorporating SAP Leonardo with S/4HANA for our customers.
NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Acting Director - Corporate & Shared Services
David is an experienced and innovative transformation professional with end to end delivery capability. He is the Director of the Central Corporate Shared Services unit within DFSI. The key to his history is the use of Shared Services and variants on that theme to deliver transformative results. Though principally working in the Finance transformation space (Finance/Procurement/HR/Payroll) other “sharable capabilities” have been sources of considerable value. Notably, within the Public Sector, he successfully generates benefits through sharing solutions and experiences across Departments and Clusters and by promoting the benefits of collaboration on increasing Departmental buying power. David represents DFSI on a number of Project Control Boards, Governance Boards and Procurement Selection Panels across the Sector where he brings to the table genuine depth in Corporate Services reconstruction, Value Portfolio management, Shared Services re-design and deconstruction, Change Management, Process Excellence consulting, Risk and Strategy Development. He has a reputation for pragmatism, practicality, innovation and delivery across a range of industries and across the hierarchies of organisations from Board to coalface.
Director Governance & Risk
Katherine brings a sound knowledge of leading practice in managing risk, governance and internal controls to assist organisations to improve their effectiveness. As an advisor, Katherine’s role is to challenge the thinking within her clients to help them to achieve their objectives, whether at a strategic level or as part of the operations of their front line. She specialises in the retail, consumer products and government sectors. Katherine brings an analytical approach and her own energy to critique systems and internal controls, identify and manage risks and drive change in management systems.
Mulgowie Farming Company
Oscar's 19 year career in IT has spanned multiple roles including Portfolio, Program and Project Manager, Business Analyst and Solution Architect. After spending many years of his career specialising in assisting companies to regain control of Portfolios, Programs and Projects that were no longer delivering as expected, Oscar became an independent consultant and now works with companies to restructure, re-plan and realign initiatives to get them back on track.
Eamon is a passionate technologist, with strong experience across the Microsoft ecosystem. This was recently recognised by the Australian Computer Society, as he was a recipient of the 2016 Golden Digital Disruptor Award. Eamon has been in the IT industry for over 15 years and is an experienced consultant, solution architect and emerging technologist who has been consulting for over 11 years. Eamon has been working with customers across all areas of the digital landscape – helping customers tackle complex business problems for both their employees and their own customers. He has strong technical knowledge across the Microsoft technology stack, giving him an excellent ability to highlight the right technology to achieve the business outcome. His experience is wide reaching, from user centered workshops, rapid proof-of-concept development – using existing and emerging technology, through to solution and application architecture and leading large distributed teams to deliver the solution.
IBM Australia Ltd
Executive Partner & Next Generation Enterprise Applications & Mobile Lead
David is a Senior Technology Executive with experience in large scale IT delivery across broad IT services and has had extensive ownership of outsourcing and implementation programs which have included complex commercial structures and transformation across all IT services and many industry sectors.
Senior Consultant - Digital Business Services - Mobility & UX
Leigh is a senior consultant at SAP Australia who focuses on SAP Cloud Platform, Fiori and SAP Gateway. In his role with the SAP Cloud Platform Regional Innovation Group, he assists SAP customers with adopting innovations in the SAP Cloud Platform.
Microsoft Pty Limited
SAP on Azure Partner Lead
Richard is a Solution Sales Specialist in the Microsoft Global Black Belt team, enabling and helping Customers across Asia to digitally transform their businesses leveraging the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
He currently works across the sales, technical and partner communities to drive adoption of Microsoft Azure cloud services across Customers on their data centre transformation journey to the cloud focusing on workloads like SAP, Data & Analytics, Blockchain, etc.
Previously, Richard has worked with large Enterprises, Service Providers and Global System Integrators in areas of virtualisation, data centre migrations and hybrid cloud deployments with roles at organisations like VMware, BMC Software and Cisco Systems.
Product Owner CxP & BxP, Digital Services
Glynn is an SAP Enterprise and Solution Architect who works with large national and multinational companies to design strategic ERP solutions. He has worked in senior positions around AP programs in more than 14 international companies and across more than 39 countries. Glynn is a published author of a number of best-selling Books in SAP ERP and R/3. He is a certified TOGAF and SAP Consultant, an active participator in international start up communities and an online editor of a popular SAP blog with 6000+ monthly readers.