Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Manager Financial Systems
Stephen has been with the ABC for almost 20 years and has been responsible for the Corporation’s Finance Systems from a functional viewpoint. He has had a strong emphasis on the ABC’s SAP ERP finance capabilities, but this is quickly expanding with new SAP Cloud and UX offerings. With the implementation of Concur, he was responsible for the integration between Concur and SAP for user provisioning, master data and financial postings. Stephen plays a very important role that provides the link between IT and the business to make things happen.
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.
Siow Boon Chua
Siow Boon Chua is a developer lead at Ixom, focusing on design and delivery of IT projects. She has a passion in serving the needs of the users, be it simple or complex. She has implemented projects in the SAP environment for over 20+ years.
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 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.
Head of Digital Business Services
As Head of DBS for Australia and New Zealand, Sehida’s primary responsibility is to provide strategic leadership across the Services organisation and work with the broader SAP organisation towards building a strong relationship with customers and partners.
Sehida has over 21 years of experience in SAP delivery and sales roles, working for a number of multinational and Australian-owned organisations. She first joined SAP in 1997 as a consulting manager, before moving to an SAP partner organisation. Sehida joined SAP for a second time in 2012 to lead SAP’s Services team at Department of Human Services (DHS) and more recently senior roles leading SAP’s Services teams for Public Services and Financial Services and Insurance.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with significant experience in developing and carrying out strategies to support the operations and transformation of her customers, she has also applied these skills to grow successful Delivery Practices at SAP and in the SAP ecosystem in Australia and the United States.
Additionally, Sehida is passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. She serves as Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Champion for SAP DBS APJ, working with local D&I Champions in each Market Unit on various initiatives, with a focus on Gender Intelligence and Cross-Generational Intelligence. She has been a leader in SAP Australia’s Autism program and establishing SAP’s Business Women’s Network in Canberra. She continues to drive new initiatives in incubation in this area. In 2017, she was presented the Women in ICT (WIC) “WICked Woman of the Year” award for her support to local women in IT and communications.
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.
Vice President SAP Customer Experience
Scott has helped organisations using SAP to deliver great customer experiences for more than 20 years. This journey began with SAP R/3 Customer Service and has spanned SAP CRM, SAP Hybris and now SAP C/4HANA. Today, Scott works closely with organisations to help them leverage their existing SAP investments and adopt the newest innovations to delivery great customer experiences.
Scott is a Senior Director in the SAP Customer Experience team.
Lenovo Global Technology Germany
Global Thought Leader SAP Solutions
Irene leads the Centre of Competence for SAP Solutions at Lenovo globally.She has more than 20 years of experience in the SAP customer space with infrastructure solutions. In this context, she is recognised as a thought leader and gives trusted advice for large scale customer implementations for the integration of hardware, software and services supporting SAP implementations. She graduated in material science engineering and information technology and is based in Walldorf, Germany.
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.
Manager - Finance Projects
Joseph is currently Manager - Finance Projects at ANZ Wealth, where he combines both BA and PM duties. He has worked in previous lives as a Systems Accountant, Change Manager, and Auditor. He has taught at UNSW and Sydney TAFE as well as facilitated the CA Program with the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Joseph is a Chartered Accountant (ICAA), CPPM (AIPM), CBAP (IIBA) and has worked on System Implementation projects including SAP, JD Edwards, Systematics Banking Software and small business accounting solutions.
EV Technologies AU
SAP Mentor & Independent Consultant
Lestor, a SAP Mentor, is recognised as a subject matter expert in developing BI - Analytics strategies and has a passion for visualisation guided analytics. He is involved with SAP's Analytics Strategy Council and have been active in Customer Validation programs with Lumira, Design Studio and Mobile BI. Lestor has over 29 years of SAP experiences including 18 years in SAP business intelligence and analytics, providing leadership and strategic direction in Analytics, developing high performing teams, BI/Analytics Strategy and Delivery, Innovation, Data Visualization, BI Awareness and Adoption; turning data assets into solutions that provide Customer and Consumer insights that drive business growth. His career with SAP started back in 1989, implementing R2 then moving to R3 in 1998. Since then he has implemented SAP APO, BW and Business Objects Enterprise suite. In 2017 Lestor worked on implementing HANA Enterprise and blueprinting S4HANA.
Dept of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
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.
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.
Finance & Risk Centre of Excellence
Working with organisations across the Asia Pacific region for over 20 years, Les holds a wealth of experience in Finance Transformation. As the Centre of Excellence lead for Finance & GRC in SAP, Les works with organisations to bring transformation theory up to reality with solutions from across the Office of the CFO (OoCFO) portfolio. Prior to SAP, Les specialised in performance management and Business Intelligence solutions, Health Checks, and Industry benchmarking on key performance indicators. During this time Les and his team delivered more than 50 strategic projects across 10 countries. With such a wide range of experience and strategic customer insight, Les understands how the Finance function can enable themselves to succeed in the Digital Economy.
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.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Head Finance Systems & Analytics
Gareth has over twenty years’ experience in finance. Having spent the first half of his career as an auditor in both the government and private sectors, he then moved into commerce at the ABC. He is a strategic thinker with an eye for innovation, process improvement and efficiency. In recent times, his focus has been on enabling and improving business processes and financial analytics to support the ABC’s “Investing in Audiences” strategy.
Global CoE, SAP Digital Supply Chain
Jon is responsible for the go to market strategy for Digital Supply Chain & Manufacturing for SAP in Australia and New Zealand. SAP Digital Supply Chain & Manufacturing encompasses digital business processes for Integrated Business Planning, Warehousing, Transportation, Track & Trace, Asset Management, Portfolio & Project Management, Research & Development, Manufacturing and Environment Health and Safety.In this role, Jon engages with customers to identify industry trends and challenges, address strategic opportunities, and promote new solutions. He is responsible for working with the broader SAP community to define relevant programs and marketing initiatives, to increase awareness and adoption of these solutions.Jon is passionate about leveraging technology to enable transformational change, whether at the individual, business process, organisational or network level. He is committed to SAP’s vision to help the world run better and improve people’s lives, and has been working with SAP solutions for more than 20 years.
Supply Chain Lead
Vijay is a supply chain lead consultant provides solutions for business process improvements. Currently working as Supply Chain Lead at Winc. He has over 18 years’ experience implementing SAP ERP projects and 3rd party supply chain applications. Vijay has implemented SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaborative for Winc as the first customer in 2015 in APAC region. He also specialises in the new SAP technologies such as SCP, Fiori and S4/Hana.
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.
Supply Chain Applications Manager
Scott is the Supply Chain Applications Manager currently working at Winc ANZ. He has over 22 years of experience in the development, support and integration of complex solutions using SAP and 3rd party applications across Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Logistics and Engineering. Scott thrives on the challenge to apply innovation and change while keeping prod systems working at optimum levels. Scott has a down to earth and hands on approach. He thrives working with people that have unique skill sets and abilities along with a diverse range of personalities and culture.
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.
Colleen is a SAP Senior Security/GRC Consultant and SAP Technology Ambassador. Colleen is passionate about figuring out how to fit the right security solution for her customer based on their organisational readiness. She enjoys solving complex business challenges using technologies that provide a measurable return on investment to her customers. She is always willing to share her knowledge with others through blogs and answering questions in the SAP Community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rio Tinto Limited
Business Partner - Asset Management & Production Support
Jonathan is known for his leadership, influence, reliability and ability to resolve complex issues in Digital Transformation. He has extensive experience in the areas of: Team Leadership, People Management, Business, Application and Solution Architecture, aaS commercialisation of operating models, Project Management, System Integration, Data Migration, Deployment and Cutover Management and, most recently, Human Centered Design. Jonathan is actively involved in the startup community and has a passionate interest in innovation incubation of technology enabled business models: Specifically Blockchain: smart contracts & Digital Transformation. As the Global Manager Enterprise SAP MM and PM (PTP & MPA) systems for Rio Tinto, he is responsible for the end-to-end service delivery and management of: business engagement, architecture, project delivery, application maintenance and enhancement / embedding of the core business applications including SAP MM, PM and key 3rd party applications such as SAP Ariba and Quadrem networks, SAP Fieldglass, Fraedom, Kofax Process Director, GE APM (Meridium), SAP DMS and other components of Rio Tinto's globally dispersed integrated landscape. Jonathan has worked in a number of large scale, geographically dispersed, global system implementation projects.
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.
Platinum Consultant, Technology & Platform Architect
Jacek has over 21 years' of experience as a Technology Consultant. Exposure to changing technologies and architectures of SAP solutions over the years has equipped him with a vast knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of defining technical architectures. Jacek has also gained invaluable experience learning from a customer’s perspective on SAP deployments and operations while working for Australia Post as SAP Platform Architect (2010-2012). Most recently, Jacek has also been involved in services related to customer migrations to SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, as well as adoption of S/4HANA (Finance and Enterprise Management editions). Jacek has also been awarded a fellowship with the HANA Product Management team in Walldorf, Germany (Oct’15 – Mar’16), where he has worked across a portfolio of internal topics around validation of platforms for deployment of SAP HANA while enhancing his professional network in the Product Management and Development teams.
Strategic Analytics Specialist Innovation and Analytics, Strategy, Portfolio and Innovation
Christian is a Business Analytics Specialist with 10 years of experience in the process of delivering Data and Analytics solutions to customers in Australia and Latin America. He is currently part of the Strategic Insights team at Energy Queensland where, together with his colleagues, he works on understanding and analysing the challenges the electricity industry is going through and providing insights to executives to support their long-term decisions. He is passionate about data and supports Energy Queensland to derive value from it by using data science and analytics.
IT Business Partner - Asset Development, Finance & HR
Paul is an IT Business Partner at Stockland. He works as the conduit between the wider and business and IT, working on strategy, leveraging solutions and driving benefits with solutions that cover Finance, Asset Development and HR. He started his career with many years in planning, reporting & analytics before getting “off the tools” and moving into managing application development and partnering with business stakeholders, helping them with IT strategy. Stockland have an enterprise rollout of SAP that is yet to go live, and historically being in charge of many of the IT systems that SAP will replace, Paul will be accountable for much of the solution that goes live.
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.
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.
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”.
Senior Business Analyst
Charith is a Senior Business Analyst currently working at Winc ANZ. He has over 10 years of experience in delivering projects using SAP products, eCommerce platforms, payment processing systems, content management systems and mobile applications. Charith is passionate about developing systems using user-centred approach to deliver best solutions for users.
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
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.
ABHAY KRISHAN RASTOGI
IT Transition Lead
Abhay is currently in the role of IT Transition Lead, ERP program at AGL. Prior to this, he has played the roles of Applications Lead & Solution Architect across organizations. Over the last decade, Abhay has worked in SAP programs across three continents (North America, Europe & Oceania).
Abhay holds an Engineering degree in IT and certified in TOGAF, SAP HANA, SAP FIORI & SAP IS-Utilities. He is an active member of Toastmasters International and participates in public speaking events across Australia.
SAP Asia Pacific Japan
Vice President & Chief Evangelist, Analytics SAP APJ & GC
Shailendra is the Vice President and Chief Evangelist for Analytics and Leonardo at SAP in APJ. With a global experience of more than two decades, Shailendra has worked with a myriad of Corporations, Consulting Services and Software Companies in various industries like Public Sector, Retail and Telecommunications - to help them realise incremental value hidden in zettabytes of data. He has published multiple articles in international journals about Analytics and Cognitive Solutions; and recently published “Making Money out of Data” which showcases five business stories from various industries on how successful companies make millions of dollars in incremental value using analytics.
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.
SAP Asia Pacific Japan
Manager, SAP APJ Cloud InfoSec and Privacy Solution Advisory
Anthony has been with SAP for 5 years. He currently leads a team of Cloud Security specialists in APJ. Before joining SAP, Anthony worked in Germany for Fresenius-Netcare as a SAP technology specialist and has held technology leadership roles with Hewlett-Packard and CIBER.
Director Customer & Operations Transformation
Chris leads the IDP operational digital transformation across 110 offices in 38 countries so is truly involved in a global business. IDP is a world leader in student placement supporting students from across the world achieve their lifelong learning and career ambitions through the power of education. IDP recently invested in a significant SAP cloud footprint including Ymarketing, Ycommerce, C4C , HCI and Data Hub with all of this connecting together for IDP customers. Chris is implementing the new SAP digital suite across the global enterprise displacing legacy web, CRM and marketing assets to achieve a fully connected platform with the customer being at the absolute centre of it all.
Chief Information Officer
Satha is a specialist program and project manager in SAP environments and has lead large scale transformation projects in a variety of organisations and industries. He recently led the first successful greenfields SAP S/4HANA system implementation across Finance and Logistics in the ANZ region and Veolia.
Department of Human Services
Michael Gee is a highly technical and well-rounded leader who has driven major ICT projects within the public sector for the last 15 years from concept to business hand over. Michael is currently at the forefront of SAP development at the federal Department of Human Services, one of Australia’s largest & most innovative users of SAP.
Stefanus is currently working as a consultant developing custom SAPUI5 apps and HANA 2.0. He has built a SAPUI5 hybrid mobile app for Winc via SAP Cloud Platform and is currently engaged with Queensland Treasury. Stefanus have a massive interest in blockchain, machine learning, big data and IoT. He enjoys pushing the boundaries of what SAPUI5 able to do and to show the possibilities with it. If you see him, come say hi and ask him questions about SAPUI5, Cloud Platform or any other stuff if so you wish!
SNP Australia Pty Ltd.
Marcus has over 30 years of extensive business leadership and consulting experience of developing & offering effective software solutions, project management in SAP landscape worldwide. His expertise is in Data Migration, SLO, Business Landscape Transformation, SAP LT, S/4HANA, Cloud Solutions, Management & Strategy Consulting, International Project Management, Functional Integration of SAP System Integrators in Global Companies. He has been responsible for multifunctional business development contributing significantly to productivity, sustainability, achievement of revenue and profitability for over 15 years globally since he joined Schneider-Neureither and Partner SE in Heidelberg, Germany. As part of SNP’s senior management team, Marcus is currently spearheading the strategy, business operations, revenue and value for a sustainable growth of all the strategic business units of SNP SE in the regions APJ and ANZ.
VP & Chief Product Owner SAP S/4HANA On Premise, P&I
Rudolf is the chief product owner for SAP S/4HANA on premise and heads the P&I S/4HANA On Premise and Digital Core organisation.
Rudolf joined SAP in 1998. He has since held various positions in development and product management, including running development for the SAP for Oil & Gas, SAP for Chemicals, and SAP for Mining industry solutions, as well as chief architecture roles in a variety of large programs.
Rudolf serves as a trusted advisor to many of SAP’s customers on their journey to digitalisation with SAP S/4HANA
General Manager, SAP Industries
Peter is General Manager and co-lead of the industries organisation of SAP. He and his team are globally responsible for the SAP business with companies and organisations in the following industries: Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, High Tech, Industrial Machinery and Components, Chemicals, Defence & Security, Mill Products & Mining, Oil and Gas, Utilities, Public Sector, and Travel & Transportation, Sports.
Peter and his team lead the definition and delivery of intelligent solutions that enable customers to sustainably optimise, extend, and transform their business and their organisation. Peter also drives the SAP Roadmaps program that gives customers clear guidance to the intelligent suite and to the SAP digital platform – both powered by SAP’s intelligent technologies. To scale the SAP guidance for customers to become intelligent enterprises, Peter has overseen the design and delivery of the award-winning SAP Transformation Navigator – a free self-service available to customers and SAP partners. Previously, Peter has served as General Manager of the Energy and Natural Resources industries, after leading Industry Solution Management, Line of Business Solutions, Field Enablement, Global Industry and Line of Business Solution Marketing, and Solution Management for Process Industries.
Peter joined SAP in 1991 as a consultant for the chemical industry. In 1995 he assumed responsibility for global business development for the oil & gas industry. He is a valued expert for trends, challenges and best practices in the process industries and has earned the trust of strategic customers as an executive sponsor. Peter is connected to executives and experts from customers, partners, and influencers across the energy and natural resources industries and beyond.
Director - Global Customer Value Services
Christian is part of the global Customer Value Experience team, which provides SAP’s installed base customers with insights of how to experience the highest value from their SAP investment. To this end, he helps customers identify and quantify improvement opportunities in the Lines of Business and the IT organisation, addressing innovation agility, faster time to value, business performance improvements, and TCO optimisations. Recommendations cover innovations and SAP’s service and support offering. Christian is globally in charge of SAP Pathfinder and other Customer Value Experience services.
BTS Principal Business Consultant & Product Expert - S/4HANA On-Premise & Cloud
Hendrik is the BTS Principal Business Consultant and Product Expert for SAP S/4HANA On-Premise & Cloud. From 2007, Hendrik specialised in sourcing and contract management and in the last few years he delivered several cloud implementations, as a functional consultant and project lead. Hendrik also managed the Ariba Consulting Team in ANZ (Australia & New Zealand), and more recently focused on guiding SAP customers on their transformation journey and realising the value of SAP cloud solutions, especially the power of the network.
Global Vice President, Product & Portfolio Strategy
Mani Pirouz is the head of Corporate Portfolio at SAP. His team is responsible for driving and providing guidance to the Executive Board on all investment decisions regarding SAP’s product portfolio and related business models needed for advancing the company’s business strategy. His role spans from strategy and investments in product development, go-to-market, service and cloud delivery, to product integration and product development delivery management. To make this possible, Mani is an extended member of the leadership teams of SAP’s executive board areas for Product & Innovation, Cloud Business, and Global Customer Operations. Mani has more than 15 years of enterprise software experience across product, sales, marketing and general management roles at SAP SE, Salesforce and in the related ISV ecosystem (Kenshoo, Vlocity, and GMS Development). Since 2004 he has helped pioneer cloud-based CRM solutions across various vertical industries.
SAP Functional Analyst
Jacklyn is an SAP functional consultant currently working at Winc ANZ. She has 20 years of experience in implementing and supporting SAP projects, specifically in the area of Sales and Distribution, Logistics, and Customer service. Jacklyn is passionate about improving current processes, and learning and using new technologies.
Leader, Finance, Analysis & Reporting
Amy is a senior finance leader at TasNetworks who strives to bring out the best in those that she leads. Amy always enjoys a challenge and believes that strong leadership and collaboration are essential ingredients to successful business transformation.
Head of Privacy Advisory
Julie is SAP’s APJ Digital Trust and Data Privacy Specialist. She joined SAP in May this year from eBay where she was Director of Privacy, Asia Pacific. Prior to eBay, she held privacy roles at both Westpac and Acxiom. Julie has extensive experience in privacy and data protection, has navigated the privacy landscape across different industries and has advised from both a customer and vendor perspective. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Chris is an Executive Business Leader – Head of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (ANZ). He is soley responsible for SAP's Customers within HANA Enterprise Cloud and Managed services portfolio across Australia and New Zealand. He has extensive deal shaping and closing experience adept at optimising resources, global operations, vendor/outsourcing strategies, strategic financial planning, promoting innovative solutions, generating significant cost savings in complex environments with extensive national and international experience across industries that include; Insurance, Energy & Utilities, Telecommunication, Natural Resources and Industrial.
SAP Labs India Pvt Ltd
Head of HCM Cloud Support - APJ
Srivatsa is Head of SAP HCM Cloud Product Support for the APJ region at SAP based out of Bangalore, India. In his current role, he is responsible for driving customer success, Next-Generation support & delivering world class support experience to customers in the entire APJ region. Being a veteran in SAP with over 14 years of progressive experience, Srivatsa formerly worked in Quality Governance & Production organisation responsible for the quality of SAP products.
Chief Information Officer
Andrew is an experienced Strategic CIO / Program Director / Manager currently managing a team of 100+ direct employees and 200+ vendor resources. Currently sponsoring a major three year technology transformation program, implementing greenfield S/4HANA for a NSW energy distribution company. Andrew gained two Engineering degrees from the University of Western Australia before travelling to the UK to work and undertook an MBA at the London Business School. In the UK Andrew held a number of senior roles in IT before joining Vodafone and spending six years travelling across Europe on the $1B Vodafone SAP transformation program, covering 18 countries. Since returning to Australia in 2011, Andrew has held a number of senior positions driving transformation programs at NAB and Telstra before joining Endeavour Energy in 2017 as CIO.
Microsoft Corporation (USA)
Principal PM Manager EAS (Enterprise Application Service) & Direct
Lisa is responsible for all SAP programs across all lines of business at Microsoft. This includes program delivery around the plan of record associated to the Microsoft Finance, Supply Chain, HR, Professional Services, Master Data, ERP Central Processes, and Commerce Order-to-Cash functions. As the Engineering SAP PM Leader, it is Lisa’s goal to optimise production run costs to achieve YoY deflation; increase business and employee productivity through efficient work structures and finding synergies across our platform, people and processes; accelerate go-to-market Microsoft-product launches; and last, but not least, ensure financial compliance across all revenue-relevant events across our ecosystem. Prior to Lisa’s Microsoft career, she held various roles in the IT and engineering functions at General Electric in Cincinnati, OH.
Product Marketing Manager
Tony is Product Marketing Manager at CA, and has over 30 years’ industry experience. For the last 15 of these he has been delivering solutions for running end-to-end business processes across ERP systems to companies worldwide. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business—from apparel to energy—is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the application economy. With CA software at the centre of their IT strategy, organisations can leverage the technology that changes the way we live—from the data centre to the mobile device. CA software and solutions help customers thrive in the new application economy by delivering the means to deploy monitor and secure applications and infrastructure.
HANA Enterprise Cloud Solutions Specialist
Amy Hawkins has recently joined SAP as a HANA Enterprise Cloud Solutions Specialist. Amy’s background spans over 7 years with experience in the professional services and information technology industry - most recently specialising in the information management software space across the APAC region.
Amy’s skills and expertise are based on driving positive customer outcomes using a consultative approach across extensive technical product portfolios and industry sectors.
SAP Mentor Alumnus & SAP Cloud Platform
Riley is a seasoned software engineering and services professional. His career includes over ten years of mobile software development experience in both Professional Services and Solutions Engineering.
Riley’s experience includes leading the design or implementation of several significant software systems, including acting as original lead architect in the first Chip-in-pill pharmaceutical to receive FDA approval in the U.S.
Since joining SAP in 2013, Riley has contributed in Solution Management and Go to Market within the Mobile and SAP Cloud Platform teams. He was a contributing author to the SAP Press book, “Getting Started with HANA Cloud Platform,” where he wrote the chapter on Mobile Services. Riley is an SAP Mentor alumnus. SAP Mentors are the top community influencers in the SAP ecosystem.
Anup has been working in the SAP BI space for over 15 years. He started his SAP BW journey with BW 3.1 in 2004. His BI experience spans across various SAP modules, 3rd party business intelligence solutions and across numerous industries including retail, manufacturing and the energy sector to name a few. He has been involved in various SAP BI projects of different sizes and scales. Anup has been at Jemena since 2015 and is currently an SAP BI Technical Specialist at the organisation. His recent implementation of SAP BW/4HANA at Jemena was one of the most interesting and challenging ones in recent times.
Senior Account Executive
Peter was in London, UK in 2006, when a small silicon valley software company called saying they had the only purpose built way to automate Sales Compensation calculations and communications and would he be interested in consulting with companies to realise the benefits? 12 years later, Peter is a Senior Account Executive in Australia, helping customers enable their sales people and channel partners with the knowledge, motivation and tools to sell more, faster and spend less doing it. With the acquisition of CallidusCloud in April 2018 by SAP – Peter is more excited than ever to work with customers to innovate their sales and customer facing processes with SAP Sales Cloud.
ANZ- Customer Success and Pre-Sales Manager
Steven is an experienced professional in software application lifecycle management (ALM) space. Coming from a background of 8 years as a software developer, and more than 12 years as an ALM consultant, Steven is passionate in helping customers improve the quality of their software deliveries by leveraging the capabilities of ALM solutions like Panaya. Steven is also a certified Professional Scrum Master and SAFe 4 Agilist.
Daniel Clarke is a Solutions Architect at Google Cloud Australia where he's been since 2011. He currently heads up the Partner Engineering group in Asia Pacific aiming to help the region's most strategic partners get interested and integrated while delivering the best business outcomes from Google Cloud's technology. Prior to Google Cloud, Daniel held various roles with leading humanitarian organizations including The United Nations.
Australian Taxation Office
Francis is a Project Officer in the Australian Taxation Office and has had experience in a range digital and business improvement projects, including mobile authentication applications, interactive form design and streamlined bulk registration processes.
Francis’ role in the design and implementation team of Single Touch Payroll includes consultation with industry representatives to resolve legal and administrative issues, authoring the deferrals and exemptions framework, and providing advice on internal ATO readiness activities.
Author, TV News Presenter & Radio Broadcaster
Hugh is an author, television news presenter and radio broadcaster.
His career includes more than twenty years as a foreign correspondent for CNN and the Nine Network. He was also Canberra-based political editor for the TEN Network.
He is currently Senior Journalist and Presenter for TEN, frequently presenting TEN Eyewitness News, The Project and Studio 10 and contributing to TEN Daily and other print and online outlets. Hugh also presents “Sunday Extra” – a radio current affairs show heard every week on ABC RN.
Hugh’s journalism honours include a Logie, two Walkley Awards, awards from the Australian Human Rights Commission and the UN Media Peace Award among others. He is also the recipient of a prestigious US citation, The DuPont-Columbia Award, for his coverage of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
His 2017 memoir “Minefields: A Life In The News Game” was a bestseller.
He has been an in-demand speaker and MC at many major events in Australia and Internationally.
Hugh is a foundation director of Soldier On, a charity helping contemporary veterans, and the John Mac Foundation, which provides university scholarships for students with refugee backgrounds.
IBM Australia Ltd
Partner & Enterprise Applications Leader
Clive has 20 years’ experience in designing and implementing SAP enabled business transformation programs. His expertise is in how to maximise business value from SAP projects, whilst at the same time managing cost and risk. With this background, Clive leads IBM’s S/4HANA service offering in A/NZ, bringing IBM’s global knowledge and capability to local clients
Ajeet Kumar Agarwal
SAP Asia Pacific Japan
Finance Product Expert, S/4 HANA Regional Implementation Group
Ajeet is a SAP certified finance professional in S/4HANA and ECC with more than 18 years of experience which includes more than 13 years of consulting experience within SAP. He possesses a unique combination of business and IT experience. Ajeet has successfully delivered business solutions in different lines of business and regions. His expertise also includes strong cross-functional knowledge with SAP portfolio/tools and services including various deployment options i.e. public cloud/private cloud/hybrid or On Premise.Ajeet is currently working with SAP's Regional Implementation Group as a S/4HANA Finance Expert to safeguard S/4HANA Customer projects to ensure smooth conversion/implementation of S/4HANA in their digital journey.
Carmen is an evangelist for ERP Cloud. She has been working with customers for the past 15 years to transition to new ERPs. However, her focus for the past 5 years is helping businesses embrace and adopt Cloud ERP.
Director & Head of Education
David is focused on helping organisations adopt and use new technology effectively and efficiently utilising modern approaches to change management and system adoption. Supporting customers to make data-driven decisions to ensure a sustainable solution is one of his key drivers. He has over 10 years’ experience in change management and enablement, leading teams across both Europe and Australia and New Zealand.