Speakers

As we confirm speakers for inclusion in our extensive programme, their details will be uploaded here providing you with an opportunity to find out a little bit more about our speakers.

Keynote Speakers

Oliver Bussmann bei SAP AG Walldorf am 1.10.2009
Job Title: Chief Information Officer
Organisation Name: SAP AG

Biography: Oliver Bussmann is CIO of SAP AG and is responsible for the Company’s cross-departmental Information Technology function and supports SAP’s strategic objectives. (more…)

Ray Wang

Organisation: Constellation Research
Biography: Ray Wang of Constellation Research, leading industry analyst, is to return as a keynote speaker to the UK & Ireland SAP User Group Conference in November.
Presentation Title: TBC (more…)

Sreve Cram

Organisation Name: Extra Mile Media & Events
Biography: Steve Cram MBE is one of the UK’s most well known athletes, holding world records and winning a silver medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.  Since retiring from athletics, Steve has become one of the BBC’s most respected commentators. (more…)

Steve Winter
Job Title: Managing Director
Organisation Name: SAP UK and Ireland

Steve Winter, Managing Director, SAP UK and Ireland, has a key objective of helping SAP’s customers adapt quickly to changing and challenging market conditions so they can run, grow, or transform their business in order to achieve their strategic goals. Steve is also responsible, with the support of his Leadership Team, for executing the company’s business strategy and growth plans that will enable SAP to expand its leadership position in the business software arena. (more…)

timo elliott 2010
Job Title: Innovation Evangelist
Organisation Name: SAP

Keynote Title: Business Analytics: The Big Leap Forward
Target Audience: Anybody interested in SAP
Presentation Title: Why Business Intelligence Projects Fail – and What to Do About It

Target Audience: Anybody in charge of implementing BI projects who would like the opportunity to take a step back from day-to-day technology concerns to remind themselves of the big-picture and the key drivers of BI success.Biography: Timo Elliott is a 20-year veteran of SAP BusinessObjects, and has spent the last quarter-century working with customers around the world on information strategy. (more…)

Speakers

AdamJezsoviczky
Job Title: WE IS Solution Manager
Organisation Name: AB-InBev

Presentation Title: Global Best practices on Invoice Management: Streamlining AP processes
at the world’s biggest brewer
Target Audience: Business and IT people responsible for operating, optimizing or supporting a Finance and/or PTP department
Biography: Project manager with (more…)

Adrian Simpson
Job Title: Head of Technology and Innovation
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: What’s New in Mobility
Target Audience: Mobile device users of all types

Biography: Adrian has been at SAP for over ten years working on the rollout of new technologies within SAP, within the partner ecosystem, and ultimately to SAP customers. (more…)

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Job Title: Senior Consultant
Organisation Name: Global Software, UK Ltd.

Presentation Title: Microsoft® Excel Automation Secrets: Beyond Spreadsheeting

Target Audience: Excel Users.

Biography: Alan Gregory is a Senior Consultant with Global Software. He has been with the company since February 2006.  (more…)

Alistair Clifford-Jones
Job Title: Chief Executive
Organisation Name: Leadent Solutions

Presentation Title: Empowering the Organisation: implementing and realising benefits from a workforce rostering solution
Target Audience: HR Directors/Managers, Customer Service Directors/Managers, Operations Directors/Managers, Project Directors/Managers.

Biography: Founder and Chief Executive of Leadent Solutions, Alastair has many years consulting experience and is an expert in supply chain and service optimisation.

Empowering the Organisation: implementing and realising benefits from a workforce rostering solution Presentation Slides

Alpesh Doshi
Organisation Name: Fintricity

Presentation Title: The promise of Social Business and your leveraging this in your enterprise.

Biography: Alpesh’s career started over 19 years ago within the financial services, telecoms and media and entertainment working on implementing business driven IT solutions. (more…)

Andrew Lee

Presentation Title: Upgrading to SRM 7

Target Audience: Anyone looking to implement SRM7 or upgrade from an early version of EBP.

Biography: With 10 years of Local Government experience managing SAP and non-SAP projects and programmes, Andrew works as part of the Hertfordshire’s Business Improvement team.

Upgrading to SRM 7 Presentation Slides

Andy Lawrence
Job Title: UK ALM Consulting Practice Manager
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: New Solution Manager 7.1 Service Desk and Incident Management
Target Audience: All SAP customers who want to use a state-of-the-art Incident Management & Helpdesk solution for IT service management issues across their end-to-end SAP solution.
IT Directors, CCoE Managers, Project Managers & Test Managers will all benefit from this session
Presentation Title: New Solution Manager 7.1 Change Request Management
Target Audience: All SAP customers who want to effectively manage changes to their end-to-end SAP solution right from the initial business request through to the final technical delivery into Production.
CCoE Managers, Project Managers, Test Managers & Build / Release Managers will all benefit from this session.

Biography: Andy has over 17 years experience of SAP software, leading teams in SI implementations and Operations deployments.  (more…)

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Job Title: Preparation Lead Customer Connection| Customer Connection
Organisation Name: SAP

Biography: Working with SAP for 10 years ; Her current role is Project Manager for Customer Connection projects and Key Process Contact for the Customer Connection Program. (more…)

AnneBreadmore
Job Title: Solution Advisor – Business ByDesign
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: Latest Innovations from SAP Business ByDesign
Target Audience: All attendees with an interest in SAP’s Software as a Service solutions, SMEs and Subsidiaries of Large Enterprise customers.

Biography: Anne has been with SAP for 15 years as a Solution Architect working with customers in a variety of industries including Telco, (more…)

Annika Thakrar
Job Title: Business Consultant for HR
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: Talent Management
Target Audience: HR professionals

Biography: Annika is a specialist in SAP HR, focussing on Talent Management. Prior to this, she worked on a variety of projects in SAP’s HR department.

Talent Management Presentation Slides

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Job Title: Solutions Director
Organisation Name: Keytree

Presentation Title: Delivering A Great User Interface Using The SAP Platform User License

Target Audience: Clients with a user base of infrequent or reluctant SAP users who struggle with native SAP screens

Biography: Anthony has 15 years’ SAP implementation experience across multiple industries and utilising multiple SAP & non-SAP technologies.

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Anthony Augusterson
Job Title: Solutions Director
Organisation Name: Keytree

Presentation Title: Delivering a great user interface using the SAP platform user license

Target Audience: Clients with a user base of infrequent or reluctant SAP users who struggle with native SAP screens

Biography: Anthony has 15 years’ SAP implementation experience across multiple industries and utilising multiple SAP & non-SAP technologies. (more…)

Arndt Hoffmann
Job Title: Head of SAP Global Delivery
Organisation Name: smartShift GmbH

Presentation Title: Deutsche Telekom AG: Automated SAP Application Optimisation – Better Stability, Performance and Maintenance

Target Audience: IT-Manager, SAP Manager, Developers, Members of Center Of Excellent, and Core Competency Center,

Biography: Arndt Hoffmann is the Head of SAP Global Delivery for automated ABAP code optimisation projects for customers like (more…)

Catherine Nicholson
Job Title: Employer Compliance Software Lead
Organisation Name: The Pensions Regulator

Presentation Title: Introduction to automatic enrolment and the new employer pensions duties.
Target Audience: Payroll and HR managers who will have responsibility for the day to day operation of automatic enrolment.

Biography: Catherine contributes to the Pension Regulator’s work to ensure employers comply with the forthcoming pension duties. Her focus is software developers.

Automatic Enrolment Duties Presentation

Chris Haigh

Biography: Over 30 years computing experience including 25 years in industry, the last 12 focussing on SAP security.

Have worked in house for financial services and FMCG organisations and with SAP solution providers, covering all aspects of SAP security, from initial role design and build, to operational support, audit and governance. (more…)

ChrisJohnston
Job Title: GRC Solution Principal – SAP Centre of Excellence EMEA
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: What’s New in Risk Management

Target Audience: C-level executives, all GRC/Risk professionals.

Biography: Chris Johnston is a Solution Principal within SAP EMEA’s Centre of Excellence organization. (more…)

Christian Blumhoff
Job Title: European Director Of Solutions
Organisation Name: Utopia Inc

Presentation Title: Business on demand, the paradigm shift for medium enterprise

Target Audience: Business line directors and IT directors of Large Organisations looking to enable smaller satellites and partner organisations, medium size businesses, and smaller businesses that wonder if Business by Design is a growth supporting platform.

Biography: Christian has worked in the Information technology space for 20+ years, covering both consumer and provider roles. (more…)

ChristopheDerdeyn
Job Title: WE IT Solution Manager
Organisation Name: AB-InBev

Presentation Title: Global Best practices on Invoice Management: Streamlining AP processes
at the world’s biggest brewer
Target Audience: Business and IT people responsible for operating, optimizing or supporting a Finance and/or PTP department
Biography: Experienced ICT Project manager with (more…)

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Job Title: Solution Manager Principal Consultant
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: Solution Manager 7.1 Highlights and Your ALM Roadmap
Target Audience: IT Directors / Managers who want to understand how to develop their own ALM Roadmap and to determine where Solution Manager could be used effectively in their business.
Presentation Title: Effective Business Process Documentation in Solution Manager
Target Audience: Project Managers, Centre of Expertise / Support Managers, Project Managers and Project / Testing Teams.

Presentation Title: New Test Automation Framework and E2E Test Management in Solution Manager 7.1

Target Audience: Test Managers, Project Managers, Centre of Expertise / Support Managers, Project / Testing Teams, Change and Release Managers.

Biography: Clair has over 12 years experience with SAP, leading teams in End User environments, (more…)

Craig Blumberg
Job Title: General Manager UK
Organisation Name: coresystems

Presentation Title: Coresuite Mobility

Target Audience: Companies that focus on mobilising their workforce specifically in the service and sales industry. In addition, any management position who wants to know how their business is performing and can obtain all management information on the move.

Biography: Yann and Craig are two passionate people who love showcasing the coresuite add-ons and provide great ideas helping to improve your business

Coresuite Mobility presentation slides

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Job Title: Chief Executive
Organisation Name: UK & Ireland SAP User Group

Presentation Title: Influencing SAP – How You Can Have Your Say!

Biography: With over 10 years of proven business development experience and a post graduate MBA from Teesside University, (more…)

Daniel Paul
Job Title: SAP Consultant
Organisation Name: Amey

Presentation Title: HR Self Services Implementation – Lessons Learnt
Target Audience: HR Self-Services Implementation Project team members
Biography: Daniel has an extensive experience in SAP HR Implementation and Support covering all modules in HR. (more…)

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Job Title: Solution Director for Business Analytics
Organisation Name: Atos

Presentation Title: Empowering business users with OnDemand BI solutions
Target Audience: Management, BI developers and business users

Biography: BI Solution Director for Atos, Daniel has over 10 years experience working with SAP BW and  (more…)

Daphne Jacob
Job Title: Associate Manager
Organisation Name: SAP Labs India Pvt Ltd

Presentation Title: Meet the SAP UK & IE Payroll Localisation Manager and his UK based development team
Biography: As an Associate Manager in SAP, Daphne Jacob is responsible for Great Britain and Ireland Payroll Localization development teams in SAP Labs India, Bangalore.

Meet the Developers Presentation Slides

Darren Crowder
Job Title: Director – Global Centre of Excellence – Technology & Innovation
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: SAP’s Strategy & Vision
Target Audience: Business Analysts, Architects, CIO’s, CTO’s, Basis Consultants, Consultants, Developers, Business Process Experts
Biography: Darren Crowder is a Director in the Global Centre of Excellence for Technology & Innovation where he reports to Sanjay Chikarmane – GM & SVP Technology Platform@ SAP.  (more…)

Darren Souter
Job Title: SpinifexIT Global Product Architect
Organisation Name: SpinifexIT Global Pty Ltd

Presentation Title: HR / Payroll Reporting made Easy
Target Audience: HCM / HR / Payroll users and reporting analysts
Biography: Darren Souter is the global architect SAP HCM Process Improvement Software for SpinifexIT. (more…)

DavidHall
Job Title: IT Development Manager
Organisation Name: Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd

Biography: David Hall is responsible for system development in the UK division of catering giant Compass Group who are a FTSE 100 company with a turnover in excess of £14 billion.
Presentation Title: Delivering a great user interface using the SAP platform user license
Target: Clients with a user base of infrequent or reluctant SAP users who struggle with native SAP screens (more…)

David Knight
Job Title: Senior SAP Business One Technical Consultant
Organisation Name: Codestone Group

Presentation Title: Codestone’s “Tips and Tricks” for SAP Business One

Target Audience: SAP Business One users and organisations who are looking at SAP Business One for their subsidiaries or branch offices.

Biography: Codestone’s Senior Consultant, David Knight is one of the EMEAs regions most highly regarded and experienced SAP Business One Consultants. (more…)

David Valentine
Job Title: General Manager, UK/Ireland.
Organisation Name: Micro Focus

Presentation Title: Deutsche Telekom Case Study: “End to End Quality Lifecycle Solutions for SAP users”

Target Audience: Business Analysts, Quality Managers, Testers, Technology Partners and SI´s

Biography: David joined Micro Focus in early 2010, having previously held a number of senior positions at IBM, (more…)

DerekMaynard
Job Title: Business Readiness Manager
Organisation Name: ElectroComponents

Presentation Title: Super Users – Would your organisation benefit from them?
Target Audience: Anyone leading an implementation, upgrade or purely involved in BAU end user support, who is interested in ways to support their users more effectively
Biography: A unique combination of Communications, Training, Project and Change Management experience from a wide variety of industries makes Derek someone worth listening to

Super Users – Would your organisation benefit from them? Presentation Slides

Di Archer
Job Title: SAP Payroll Development Officer
Organisation Name: Worcestershire County Council

Presentation Title: The adoption and use of Variance Monitor (EPI-USE Labs) for SAP HCM testing and reconciliation by Worcestershire County Council.
Target Audience: Mainly HR Payroll staff

Biography: Di has been involved with the development and support of SAP Payroll since the initial implementation of HR Payroll in 2007. (more…)

Dirk Burkamp
Job Title: Central Cluster Learning Technologies Leader
Organisation Name: PricewaterhouseCoopers AG WPG

Presentation Title: A learner centric learning management system based on of SAP Learning Solution (LSO)
Target Audience: Experienced people from HR Systems, Learning Technology, Talent Management as well as SAP HCM IT people that are about to implement or already have implemented SAP Enterprise Learning.

Biography: Dirk Burkamp is Central Cluster Learning Technology Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers, working at both a cluster and territory level consulting on strategy, (more…)

Emma Newman
Job Title: Project Title: Global Rostering Solution Lead
Organisation Name: Serco

Presentation Title: Empowering the Organisation: implementing and realising benefits from a workforce rostering solution
Target Audience: HR Directors/Managers, Customer Service Directors/Managers, Operations Directors/Managers, Project Directors/Managers.

Biography: Whilst usually focussed on the delivery of SAP ECC solutions, (more…)

Frank Ruland
Job Title: Business Development, LOB Solutions
Organisation Name: SAP AG

Biography: Frank Ruland coordinates the business relationship between SAP and Crossgate on a global level. He has been working in the IT industry with a special focus on supply chain and outsourcing topics for 10 years holding various positions in consulting and solution management. Prior to his position with SAP, Frank worked in the automotive industry at the interface between IT and the business departments.

Accelerating E-Invoice adoption and roll-out with SAP Presentation Slides

GarethCross
Job Title: Senior Strategy Consultant
Organisation Name: Capgemini

Presentation Title: Delivering Value with SAP Dashboards

Target Audience: Everyone considering designing, building or using SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards to make business decisions.

Biography: Gareth Cross is the Capgemini SAP BusinessObjects capability lead. Gareth has consulting and client side experience in managing the design and delivery of SAP BI solutions across multiple business functions.

Delivering Value with SAP Dashboards Presentation Slides

Gavin Targonski
Job Title: Head of Information & Integration Architecture
Organisation Name: British Gas | Centrica

Presentation Title: The journey to BIG DATA analytics
Target Audience: CIO, Architect, BI professionals

Biography: Gavin Targonski: Head of Information and Integration architecture driving the integrated single view of information assets at British Gas for the last 16 months.

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Job Title: Business Intelligence Manager
Organisation Name: AZ Electronic Materials

Presentation Title: From Doubt to Direction

Target Audience: IT decision makers, corporate planners, finance decision makers

Biography: Joined AZ in 2005 as Group SAP FI/ CO Senior Analyst and is since 2008 AZ Business Intelligence Manager responsible for AZ’s global SAP BI system

Grant Smith
Job Title: Senior Project Manager.
Organisation Name: Centrica

Presentation Title: Implementing ERP Enhancement Package 5 through the SAP Ramp-Up programme.
Target Audience: Early adopters looking to implement the latest ERP enhancements.

Biography: As a project manager with a technical background, Grant has successfully managed a recent technical upgrade which moved Centrica to the latest ECC6, BI7 & PI7 (more…)

Guy Murphy
Job Title: Solution Principal - Centre of Excellence (EMEA) --EIM and Technology
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: SAP Vision of Next Generation Platforms
Target Audience: Senior IT Directors  and Architects, also those that want an insight what SAP will be delivering in the near future.

Biography: Guy Murphy – Solution Principal – EMEA Center of Excellence Technology and Enterprise Information Management.  Guy works with strategic accounts across the EMEA region (more…)

Hitesh Babhania
Job Title: Industry Principal – Public Sector
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: What’s New in Public Sector
Target Audience: Public Sector
Biography: Hitesh is an Industry Principal at SAP. He is responsible for SAP solutions and best practice advice across the Public Sector.

What’s New in Public Sector Presentation Slides

IanAshley
Job Title: Head, Process Practice
Organisation Name: Unipart

Presentation Title: Mastering Lean Supply – The Unipart Way
Target: Senior SAP and Supply Chain Executives

Biography: Ian has considerable experience in successfully delivering major change projects. (more…)

Ian Brown
Job Title: Information Architecture & Strategy Capability Lead
Organisation Name: Bluefin Solutions

Presentation Title: Building real-time analytics apps with HANA

Biography: Ian is a Bluefin Principal Consultant with 14 years experience of implementing SAP packaged solutions, covering over twenty projects. (more…)

IanHunter
Job Title: Senior Presales Consultant
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: Hot topics in the SAP world of Finance
Target Audience: Users from the Finance and Shared Service Community plus Business Analysts and Project Managers.

Biography: James works for SAP (UK) Ltd as a Presales Business Consultant in ERP Financials. (more…)

Ianscott
Job Title: Head of Supply Chain Management
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: What’s new in the SCM arsenal and how will it address the business climate expected in the next 12 months.
Target: Supply Chain Directors, IT working in the Supply Chain

Biography: Ian Scott has worked at SAP for 15 years, always in the Supply chain area. (more…)

James Magin
Job Title: Consulting Director
Organisation Name: Smiths Consulting

Presentation Title: Accelerated Enterprise Architecture for Rapid, Measurable Benefits
Target Audience: Representatives from organisations that either;

  • Don’t practice Enterprise Architecture and what to understand how to get started
  • Currently do practice Enterprise Architecture, but are not sure they do it well or wish to understand how they can better deliver or realise the benefits.

Biography: James has 20 years Management Consulting experience in SAP Implementations, as Smiths Consulting Director,

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JamesWillis
Job Title: SAP Business Consultant - ERP Financials.
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: Hot topics in the SAP world of Finance.
Target Audience: Users from the Finance and Shared Service Community plus Business Analysts and Project Managers.
Biography: James works for SAP (UK) Ltd as a Presales Business Consultant in ERP Financials. (more…)

Linklaters’ test management and risk mitigation programme Presentation Slides

Jayakumar
Job Title: Area Product Owner
Organisation Name: SAP Labs India

Presentation Title: Meet the SAP UK & IE Payroll Localisation Manager and his UK based development team
Biography: More than 20 years of experience in Business applications with strong techno-functional knowledge in SAP HCM. (more…)

Joe Da Silva
Job Title: Channel Manager
Organisation Name: Magic Software Enterprises UK

Presentation Title: Get even more from your SAP environment; Mobilise and make Cloud ready your SAP environment

Target Audience: Anyone interested in integrating SAP with other business applications and/or extending business processes from various applications to mobile devices.

Biography: Joe Da-Silva, the Channel Manager for UK, Eire & the Nordics with Magic Software Enterprises, has over 30 years IT experience in most technical environments, ranging from mainframes and mobile right through to the cloud, including applications currently featured on the AppStore. (more…)

Joel Harris
Job Title: SAP Business One Solution Expert
Organisation Name: SAP (UK) Ltd

Presentation Title: SAP Business One – What’s new in 2011?
Target Audience: SAP Business One customers and anyone interested in learning about the product!
Biography: Has worked with SAP Business One for more than six years at SAP.  (more…)

John Barnard
Job Title: Principal Consultant – SAP Technology and Innovation
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: SAP’s Database: Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise – The transactional foundation for the HANA Framework.

Biography: John has been working within the field of SAP technologies for the past 12 years, the last 4 of which as a NetWeaver technology consultant for SAP.

SAP’s Database: Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise – The transactional foundation for the HANA Framework Presentation Slides

johnhammann
Job Title: Industry Principal
Organisation Name: SAP

Biography: John Hammann is an Industry Principal at SAP (UK) Ltd. Responsible for supporting the UK field teams and customers across Manufacturing Industries. He has international IT and Industrial experience.

Maufacturing Industries Roadmap Presentation Slides

Jon Veness
Job Title: Data Lead – One SAP Global Template project
Organisation Name: British American Tobacco

Presentation Title: How to improve ROI for your SAP Programme – Value of Independent Quality Assurance

Target Audience: How to manage introduction of leading edge Master Data Management technology and processes on a global basis with support of external QA partner.

Organisations that are or have implemented SAP solutions and would like to ensure that ROI is at the heart of their SAP transformation programme.

Understand how to obtain the best working relationship with their chosen partner through an appropriate QA approach.

Want to understand the different QA services that can be brought to bear.

What is the best QA service for your organisation depending on your own capabilities and resourcing strategies.

How to obtain the best coaching to be able to deliver the programme quickly and effectively.

Biography: Jon has over 25 years experience in Business Intelligence, Application Architecture, Data Architecture and Systems Development in blue chip multinational organisations. (more…)

Joes Gomensoro
Job Title: Senior SAP Business One Consultant / Project Manager
Organisation Name: Sapphire Systems

Presentation Title: SAP Business One Hints & Tips

Target Audience: SAP Business One users that want to get the best out of their system.

Biography: Jose has been with Sapphire for nearly three years, during which time he has been involved in a variety of key SAP Business One projects.

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Julian Patmore
Job Title: SAP Team Manager
Organisation Name: Serco

Presentation Title: Upgrading to SRM 7

Target Audience: Anyone looking to implement SRM7 or upgrade from an early version of EBP.

Biography: Julian manages the support and development HCC’s SAP landscape including ECC6, SRM 7, Business Warehouse, Business Object ESS / MSS and eRecruitment.

Upgrading to SRM 7 Presentation Slides

Julie Loughlin
Job Title: Global ERP Training Manager
Organisation Name: Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics

Target Audience: Project managers, global project team members, documentation specialists, change management professionals and project training leads.

Biography: Career involvement of customer focussed business interactions. (more…)

Klaus-Peter Sauer
Job Title: Technical Lead SAP CoE EMEA
Organisation Name: Teradata

Presentation Title: Customer use case: Efficiently Maximizing Retail value across distributed data warehouse systems
Biography: Klaus-Peter Sauer is the Technical Lead of the Teradata SAP COE in EMEA. (more…)

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Job Title: Sr Manager, Solution Manager Services
Organisation Name: Implevista

Presentation Title: ALM Solution Manager – Add-on’s to support both SAP and non SAP environments

Target Audience: Project Managers, Release Managers, Technical and Functional Consultants

Biography: Krishna has over 8 years of experience in Information Technology as SAP Solution Manager & SAP CRM (ITSM) Consultant in diverse industries. Krishna has been involved in multiple full life cycle (E2E) SAP implementations, upgrade and post-support projects. (more…)

LouiseStevens
Job Title: Principal Business Consultant
Organisation Name: SAP UKI

Presentation Title: Retail Industry Roadmap

Target Audience: Anyone interested in understanding SAP’s roadmap for the retail industry.

Biography: Louise is a Principal Business Consultant with extensive experience within the retail industry. (more…)

Luke Marson
Job Title: Solution Architect
Organisation Name: GAVDI

Presentation Title: Customer benefits and experiences of using SAP HCM Talent Management and Visualization Solutions by Nakisa (VSN)
Target Audience: Organizations who are interested in or considering implementing SAP HCM Talent Management.

Biography: Talent Management Solution Architect and Subject Matter Expert in Visualization Solutions by Nakisa (VSN). (more…)

LyndseyKNDL
Job Title: Business Systems Commercial Manager
Organisation Name: Kuehne + Nagel

Presentation Title: Achieving Gold. The 2011 UK&I SAP Quality Awards Gold Winner Success Story

Target Audience: SAP User Community, Senior Management, Supply Chain and Operations Directors, Business System Managers, IT Directors, Programme Directors, Change Managers,

Biography: A logistics professional who has worked with SAP in the drinks industry for more than 15 years. (more…)

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Job Title: Vice President – Product Marketing and Enablement
Organisation Name: CitiXsys UK Ltd

Presentation Title: Retail Management Solution for the Small and Mid-size Enterprises

Target Audience: Customers, Partners

Biography: A Retail industry evangelist, Manish carries over 17 years of qualitative experience in Consulting, Pre-Sales and Channel Engagement in Enterprise Application space. (more…)

Mark Chalfen
Job Title: Finance Capability Lead
Organisation Name: Bluefin Solutions

Presentation Title: Why it is time for you to implement SAP FSCM
Target Audience: Finance business users and IT decision makers
Biography: Experienced SAP Finance Consultant with an in-depth knowledge of SAP FSCM. (more…)

Mark Ferguson
Job Title: Business ByDesign for Large Enterprise Customers
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: The best of both worlds – leverage SAP Business ByDesign to build a unified global business

Target Audience: SAP LE Customers with diverse spread of head office and subsidiary IT and business operations.

Biography: Mark Ferguson has worked in and around the SAP ecosystem for 10 years plus. (more…)

Maureen Allison
Job Title: Head of IT
Organisation Name: Halewood International Limited

Presentation Title: Lean APO

Target Audience: Anyone managing fast moving supply chains with constant innovation and aspiring to work smart.

Biography: As CIO of one of the UK’s largest independent drinks manufacturers, including Crabbies alcoholic ginger beer, Maureen Allison explains how APO is pivotal to success. (more…)

MaureenGregory
Job Title: GB and Ireland Payroll Local Product Manager
Organisation Name: SAP UKI

Presentation Title: What’s New in GB Payroll
Target Audience: Payroll professionals and people engaged in the support of GB payroll.

Biography: Maureen Gregory is the UK and IE Local Product Manager specialising in HCM and Payroll and is responsible for ensuring that the payroll product offered by SAP remains legally compliant. (more…)

Melchoir du Boullay
Job Title: Chief Technical Officer (US)
Organisation Name: oXya Corp

Presentation Title: Benefits of a SAP landscape in the cloud

Target Audience: IT Management

Design and Architecture

Systems Administration and Security

Biography: Melchior joined oXya in 2001. As CTO of oXya U.S., he is responsible for managing the company’s projects including the technical specification definition and coordination of SAP teams. (more…)

MichelleDawkins
Job Title: UKI HR Solution Principal
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: What’s new in SAP HR
Target Audience: HR professionals

Biography: Michelle has worked with SAP HR for 13 years in various roles from end user to implementation consultant and is now UKI HR Solution Principal

What’s new in SAP HR Presentation Slides

Mike Bonsor
Job Title: Head of Project Management
Organisation Name: SThree

Presentation Title: SThree’s journey to BPC
Target Audience: IT project managers / Finance staff responsible for reporting actuals and planning budget and forecasts.

Biography: Mike Bonsor has been a part of the SThree landscape since they took the decision to implement SAP in 2005. (more…)

Mike Longden
Job Title: Business Manager Global Upgrade Office
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: What’s New in Upgrades

Biography: Mike Longden works for the SAP Global Upgrade Office(GUO) in EMEA. (more…)

Mike Thomas
Job Title: Customer Project Co-Ordinator
Organisation Name: L'Oréal (U.K.) Ltd

Presentation Title: Winshuttle and L’Oréal UK & Ireland: Improving business processes.
Target Audience: Business users within the customer services and credit control functions specifically – of interest to business users in other functions also.

Biography: BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics; AICM (Cert) – certificate in credit management, Institute of Credit Management; 11 years experience

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Neil Coleman
Job Title: Systems Accountant
Organisation Name: Worcestershire County Council

Presentation Title: The adoption and use of Variance Monitor (EPI-USE Labs) for SAP HCM testing and reconciliation by Worcestershire County Council.
Target Audience: Mainly HR Payroll staff

Biography: Neil has been involved with the development and support of SAP Financials since its initial implementation in 2001. (more…)

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Job Title: Large Employer Communications Lead
Organisation Name: The Pensions Regulator

Presentation Title: Introduction to automatic enrolment and the new employer pensions duties.
Target Audience: Payroll and HR managers who will have responsibility for the day to day operation of automatic enrolment.

Biography: Neil contributes to the Pension Regulator’s work to ensure employers comply with the forthcoming pension duties. Neil’s focus is large employers.

Automatic Enrolment Duties Presentation

Nic Huddart

Presentation Title: Data Services in the real world – an honest users view.
Target Audience: BI Managers, Data Warehouse Managers, CIO’s, ETL experts.

Biography: Nik Huddart has been involved with BI of one form or another for over 15 years, (more…)

Nick Tuffs
Job Title: Principle Manager in the Global Identity, Access and User Management Team.
Organisation Name: Vodafone

Biography: Nick is an SAP Security and Compliance expert with 8 years’ experience in the field through consulting projects at Deloitte and also has the end user perspective from his current employer Vodafone.
Presentation Title: Implementation of SAP’s Compliant User Provisioning solution at Vodafone
Target Audience: IT Managers, SAP Support Managers, IT Security Manager,
anybody involved in user provisioning and User Access Management

Implementation of SAP’s Compliant User Provisioning solution at Vodafone Presentation Slides

Oliver Bussmann bei SAP AG Walldorf am 1.10.2009
Job Title: Chief Information Officer
Organisation Name: SAP AG

Biography: Oliver Bussmann is CIO of SAP AG and is responsible for the Company’s cross-departmental Information Technology function and supports SAP’s strategic objectives. (more…)

PaulBarker
Job Title: Senior Solution Architect SAP
Organisation Name: SAP (UK) Ltd.

Presentation Title: Real Time Business intelligence
Biography: Paul Barker started his interest in Business Intelligence building clinical healthcare applications after leaving university. (more…)

Paul Helm
Job Title: Vice President - Active Global Support, Head of EMEA West
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: Orchestrated Accelerated Innovation
Target Audience: Attendees involved or interested in what SAP is planning and offering as part of the SAP Support offerings to facilitate and support the introduction of new and emerging technologies into existing operations.

Biography: Since joining SAP in 2005, Paul has successfully headed up the Solution Support UKI organization (more…)

Paul Hodgson
Job Title: Solution Principal – Line of Business Procurement Solutions
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: What’s New in SAP Procurement Solution Portfolio
Target Audience: Procurement Line of Business, Accounts Payable and IT professionals.

Biography: Over 25 years experience of solution implementation and sales in multiple areas of business support solutions. Specialising in Procurement, Sourcing, Contract Management and Spend Analytics

What’s New in SAP Procurement Solution Portfolio Presentation Slides

Paul Muir
Job Title: Corporate Data Senior Officer
Organisation Name: Mancester City Council

Presentation Title: Manchester City Council – SAP on a BlackBerry

Biography: Paul has worked for Manchester City Council for over 20 years with a background in Accountancy, Systems Development, Project Management and SAP Implementation.

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Peter Sechser
Job Title: CEO
Organisation Name: ABOCRAFT

Presentation Title: Benefits of Oracle 11g Release 2 for SAP customers, incl. Exadata for SAP Update
Target Audience: DBA’s, IT Manager
Biography: Peter Sechser has been in the IT industry for over 25 years. His focus is backend systems and Oracle Databases particularly in the context of SAP.

Phil Allam
Organisation Name: IBM

Presentation Title: SAP’s In-Memory Appliance – SAP HANA / SAP BWA

Biography: Phil has been promoting IBM Solutions around SAP Applications for 14 years and has working in all Sectors and mid Market Clients across the UK. (more…)

philnilson
Job Title: Team Member, Customer Migration Team, Real Time Information Programme
Organisation Name: HMRC

Presentation Title: HMRC RTI Update
Target: Employers and payrollers

Biography: Based in Newcastle, Phil works in the Real Time Information Team within HMRC.   (more…)

Phil Nuttall
Job Title: Head of ERP Supply Chain
Organisation Name: Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics

Target Audience: Project managers, global project team members, documentation specialists, change management professionals and project training leads.

Biography: An extremely knowledgeable and flexible individual with several years SAP experience in roles ranging from (more…)

RaimondoSaiu
Job Title: Credit Manager EMEA
Organisation Name: PPG Europe BV

Presentation Title: Optimise the invoice-to-cash cycle: Improve visibility and control over cash
Target Audience: Director Finance / CFO, Cash Manager, Accounting Manager, etc.

Biography: Raimondo gained wide experience at Unisys as Order-to-Billing Manager in Shared Services Centres in both EMEA and (more…)

Ray Wang

Organisation: Constellation Research
Biography: Ray Wang of Constellation Research, leading industry analyst, is to return as a keynote speaker to the UK & Ireland SAP User Group Conference in November.
Presentation Title: TBC (more…)

Richard Fisher
Job Title: SAP Specialist, SAP on DB2 - IBM Software Group
Organisation Name: IBM

Presentation Title: DB2 Advantages for SAP
Target Audience: Business and technology users who want to reduce TCO and improve performance of their SAP operations.

Biography: Richard has worked in the SAP space for 15 years, including nearly 8 years at SAP UK. (more…)

Richard Neale
Job Title: Head of Business Development
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: What’s new in Business Analytics
Target Audience: Existing SAP Business Objects customers and those interested in getting an update on the latest BI solutions from SAP

Biography: Richard Neale is Head of Business Development at SAP UK & Ireland. (more…)

Richard Symes
Job Title: SAP Competence Manager
Organisation Name: Scapa

Presentation Title: Segregation of Duties on Order to Cash and Procure to Pay
Target: People who wish to implement segregation of duties using SAP security. People who are interested in the subject of Audit Control and Security. People who like to hear stories of real-world SAP experience. People who would like to do segregation of duties on SAP using third party software that is much cheaper than SAP’s own GRC software.

Biography: Richard is currently the global SAP manager at Scapa responsible for Europe and North America and has over a decade (more…)

Rob Marks
Job Title: IT Consultant and Interim CIO
Organisation Name: Moundsmere Management and Technology LLP

Presentation Title: SAP in a FLASH!
Target Audience: SME’s wishing to implement SAP quickly, simply and cost effectively.
Biography: A highly experienced Executive with a very broad level of experience within Information Technology and Business at an international level with strong visionary and leadership skills. (more…)

Rob Payne
Job Title: Global HR Data Steward
Organisation Name: BP Limited (UK)

Presentation Title: How to manage HR Data through cycles of change without impact to end dates with the use of WinShuttle.
Target Audience: Process Owners, Data Managers, Reporting Specialists, Data Migration leads, Trainers.
Biography: Worked with HR & Financial systems throughout my career. Working in the roles of Data lead, Process owner, Data and Systems Analyst and Currently Global HR Data Steward ensuring data accuracy compliance and target of standardisation of data linking in with Process and Reporting capabilities. (more…)

Ron Swanson
Job Title: UAL & Shared Services IT Director
Organisation Name: Unipart

Presentation Title: Mastering Lean Supply – The Unipart Way
Target Audience: Senior SAP and Supply Chain Executives

Biography: Ron has worked in the IT arena for 30 years and with the SAP product suite for the last 20 years,

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Samyraj
Job Title: Senior Software Engineer
Organisation Name: SAP Labs India

Presentation Title: Meet the SAP UK & IE Payroll Localisation Manager and his UK based development team.
Biography: Senior Software engineer with Sap Labs. Has been with on GB Payroll Development Support team since 2008 working on Legal Changes and Maintenance of the product. Working on Ireland Payroll since mid of 2011.

Meet the Developers Presentation Slides

Sean Culey
Job Title: Member of European Leadership Team – Supply Chain Council, CEO – SEVEN
Organisation Name: Supply Chain Council / SEVEN Collaborative Solutions

Presentation Title: Taking a Strategic Approach to Supply Chain Risk Management – Aligning Supplier and Customer Strategies

Target Audience: Senior managers and executives in areas such as Supply Chain, Procurement IS and business strategy interested in ensuring that they manage supplier and supply chain risks appropriately and in such a way as to drive superior business performance.

Biography: Sean Culey is a Member of the European Leadership Team of the Supply Chain Council and CEO of SEVEN Collaborative Solutions. (more…)

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Job Title: Commercial Director
Organisation Name: Experior

Presentation Title: Find out how to reduce costs and speed up timelines through Testing.
Target Audience: Those who have an interest in Test Strategy and those who work in/with Testing.
Biography: Simon is a Director of Experior and has worked on SAP testing for over 10 years. (more…)

Simon Geddis
Job Title: Team Leader, Finance, Line of Business Solution Sales
Organisation Name: SAP

Presentation Title: What’s New in EPM.
Target Audience: Finance, IT, Business Analysis.

Biography: Simon has been Enterprise Performance Management specialist for nearly 15 years.  (more…)

Simon Townson
Job Title: Principal Enterprise Architect
Organisation Name: SAP Business Transformation Services

Presentation Title: Setting up an Effective Enterprise Architecture capability
Target Audience: IT Managers, Enterprise Architects. IT Strategists, Solution Architects, Business Architects.
Biography: Simon is Principal Enterprise Architect at SAP. (more…)

Sreve Cram

Organisation Name: Extra Mile Media & Events
Biography: Steve Cram MBE is one of the UK’s most well known athletes, holding world records and winning a silver medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.  Since retiring from athletics, Steve has become one of the BBC’s most respected commentators. (more…)

Steve Winter
Job Title: Managing Director
Organisation Name: SAP UK and Ireland

Steve Winter, Managing Director, SAP UK and Ireland, has a key objective of helping SAP’s customers adapt quickly to changing and challenging market conditions so they can run, grow, or transform their business in order to achieve their strategic goals. Steve is also responsible, with the support of his Leadership Team, for executing the company’s business strategy and growth plans that will enable SAP to expand its leadership position in the business software arena. (more…)

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Job Title: Managing Principal Consultant
Organisation Name: Implevista

Presentation Title: ALM Solution Manager – Add-on’s to support both SAP and non SAP environments

Target Audience: Project Managers, Release Managers, Technical and Functional Consultants

Biography: Taryn is experienced in the areas of Business Process Management and Enterprise Architecture, and participated in leading roles in several large implementations of tools, processes and methodologies. These areas include: (more…)

timo elliott 2010
Job Title: Innovation Evangelist
Organisation Name: SAP

Keynote Title: Business Analytics: The Big Leap Forward
Target Audience: Anybody interested in SAP
Presentation Title: Why Business Intelligence Projects Fail – and What to Do About It

Target Audience: Anybody in charge of implementing BI projects who would like the opportunity to take a step back from day-to-day technology concerns to remind themselves of the big-picture and the key drivers of BI success.Biography: Timo Elliott is a 20-year veteran of SAP BusinessObjects, and has spent the last quarter-century working with customers around the world on information strategy. (more…)

Tobias Kramer
Job Title: Project and Integration Manager
Organisation Name: Niskayah / ePocket Solutions AS

Presentation Title: Mobilising SAP CRM for Field Service: experiences, benefits and lessons learned
Target Audience: SAP Customers considering implementing a mobile service solution.
Service driven companies, service organisations and plant maintenance, project members, business, IT and project managers and owners,

Biography: Tobias is an experienced Project Manager within the service and Plant Maintenance sector.  (more…)

Zeliha Dikmen
Job Title: Principal Business Consultant, BTS Financial Services Industries
Organisation Name: SAP

Biography: 15 years experience with managerial responsibility in IT consulting and software solutions companies for the insurance industry (more…)

Key Speakers

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