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We announced earlier in the year that Ray Wang from Constellation Research would again be one of our conference keynote speakers.  We can now reveal that Ray’s session will be entitled ‘The future of software and your SAP investment’, further details of which can be found below.

“Mobile enterprise, social business, cloud computing, advanced analytics, and unified communications are converging. Armed with the art of the possible, innovators are seeking to apply disruptive consumer technologies to enterprise class uses — call it the consumerisation of IT in the enterprise. The likely results include new methods of furthering relationships, crafting longer term engagement, and creating transformational business models. It’s part of a shift from transactional systems to engagement systems. These transactional systems have been around since the 1950s. You know them as ERP, finance and accounting systems, or even payroll. These systems are designed for massive computational scale; users find them rigid and techie. Meanwhile, we’ve moved to new engagement systems such as Facebook and Twitter in the consumer world. The rich usability and intuitive design reflect how users want to work – and now users are coming to expect the same paradigms and designs in their enterprise world. Find out what the big shift means for your enterprise and how SAP users can make the shift from transactions to engagement.”

It promises to be another insightful session with one of the User Conference’s most popular speakers!




We are now less than 100 days away until the start of this year’s User Group conference.

We are again delighted to be welcoming back Ray Wang from Constellation Research as a keynote speaker. In addition to being a great advocate for the User Group, Ray has proved to be one of our most popular speakers over the years, so we are delighted that he will be returning to Manchester.

We have now also released details of this year’s conference streams aimed at providing delegates with a comprehensive guide to all areas of SAP.  Furthermore, we have also started putting together the full programme for this year’s event which promises to be our best ever.

For the first time we will also offering delegates a free 80 minute MBA, which would usually cost £250.  This talk is designed to give delegates access to the latest business thinking and insight, providing them with a great opportunity to boost their knowledge and think about future developments at their organisations.  We are really excited by the session and we think it is great addition to the programme.

We will be announcing new speakers over the coming weeks so make sure to regularly check out the conference website and follow us on Twitter on @SAPUserConf

Speakers update

Posted by spark on September 21, 2011 in Tags: ,

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It is only now two months until the 2011 User Group Conference and the speaker programme as filling up.

Recently confirmed speakers include:

  • Adrian Simpson, Head of Technology & Innovation – SAP UK
  • Di Archer, SAP Payroll Development Officer – Worcestershire County Council
  • Gavin Torgonski, Head of Information and Integration Architecture – British Gas/Centrica
  • Grant Smith, Senior Project Manager – Centrica
  • Jon Veness, Data Lead (One SAP Global Template project) – British American Tobacco
  • Mandip Shohi, SAP BusineObjects Development Lead – Harrods

Please check the speakers section of the conference site for the latest updates.

Oliver Bussmann bei SAP AG Walldorf am 1.10.2009

We are delighted to announce that Oliver Bussman will be a keynote speaker  at our annual conference in November. Oliver Bussmann is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of SAP and well known for his “SAP runs SAP” campaign and for his deployment of over 1,000 iPads to SAP employees soon after the iPad initial launch.

This is a great opportunity to hear and learn about how SAP embrace SAP, and how internally they now live with innovation, especially in this era of consumerised IT.

First customer speakers announced

Posted by spark on June 16, 2011 in Tags: , , ,

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We are delighted to announce our first confirmed customer speakers for this year’s User Group Conference. (more…)

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The UK & Ireland SAP User Group is pleased to announce Timo Elliott as a keynote speaker for this year’s User Conference. (more…)

Ray Wang

The UK & Ireland SAP User Group is pleased to announce that leading industry analyst Ray Wang of Constellation Research is to return as a keynote speaker for the 2011 User Group Conference in Birmingham. Keep watching the conference website for further details.