2016 Connect Keynote Speakers
Senior Vice President of SAP Portfolio and Commercialization Strategy
As Senior Vice President of SAP Portfolio and Commercialization Strategy, Hala advises the SAP Executive Board on all investment decisions in SAP’s product portfolio and related business models.
Acknowledged UK leading Authority on the subject of Networking
Will very much focuses on how you can get the most out of your networking, designed to energise and revitalise not just for Day Two of Connect 2016 but to support you when you return to the day job!
Philip is Head of Group IT at Mercury Engineering and is responsible for the full ICT portfolio including the implementation and global deployment of SAP across the Mercury Group.
Paul has more than 15 years' experience working with SAP systems. Currently he is Head of Information Systems and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Burton's Biscuit Company.
SAP UK and Ireland
Cormac has a key objective of helping SAP’s customers adapt quickly to changing and challenging market conditions, enabling them to run at their best.
Chief Operating Officer
SAP UK and Ireland
As Chief Operating Officer, Colin is responsible for providing sales support infrastructure to drive sales and operational excellence.
Quality Director, Active Quality Management
SAP UK and Ireland
Dmitry is helping our customers maximize value from their SAP investments and leverage our innovations through dedicated programs and services to increase customer adoption of SAP innovations, value realization and customer satisfaction/NPS, spanning the entire customer lifecycle.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Senior Solution Champion/Teamlead EMEA
Sales Manager EMEA & APJ
Sales Manager EMEA
Solver UK Ltd
Daniel Leelabai Thomas
Beta Group Ltd
IT Manager / Business Analyst
DJ Adams is a developer, author, speaker & teacher living in Manchester, working as a Principal Consultant for Bluefin Solutions.
Retail Business Lead
Chris is the Retail Business Lead for the implementation of SAP F&R on secondment from his role of Retail Operations Manager. Chris is leading the Business Change for Retail and the development of F&R from a shop viewpoint.
Mo has a breadth of experience from business process and e-Commerce implementations including SAP (SRM, Sourcing, Spend Analytics) .....
SAP Program Director
Gary Allen is an experienced Program Director who has been working for SAP Digital Business Services for the last 10 years.
Solution Engineer – Education Solution Sales
Peter is an SAP Education solution engineer and learning specialist, providing customers with support, advice and assistance on all aspects of the Education portfolio, whilst supporting Education delivery services.
Head of Finance Systems, NATS
As Head of Finance Systems, Ron is responsible for the SAP Finance and Payroll modules in NATS. Having joined NATS in 1989 he spent several years as Finance Manager in the Operations Division before taking up his current role......
VP, EPI-USE Labs Cloud Services
Egideon made his name as a technical consultant at EMC, after which he became head of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Telkom........
Partner at Bluestonex Consulting
Bluestonex Consulting Ltd
Dan has 18 years of SAP experience in both end user company positions and consulting. Dan is also Co-founder of Bluestonex bringing design and innovation to SAP.
SAP Program Manager
Jonathan has been with OpenText for 15 years in a number of customer facing roles. For the last 2 years, Jonathan has been a member of the SAP alliances team......
Head of UKI Premium Engagements
Stephanie has been with SAP for over 15 years
Senior Manager Product Support
Harry joined Crystal Decisions in 2003 and came to the SAP family through the Business Objects acquisition.
Head of ICT
Julian is Head of ICT for Hillarys, the UK’s largest retailer of made-to-measure residential window coverings - blinds, shutters and awnings. He has worked in business-focussed IT management for UK and global enterprises for the last 20 years.....
Product Manager, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Grégory Botticchio is part of the EMEA Product Management team, with a focus on the Web Intelligence product. In this position, Grégory Botticchio is jointly responsible for the business success of the Web Intelligence solution......
Director - Global Front-Back Office Applications and SAP Advanced Customer Center of Expertise, Application Delivery & Support Group
Currently leading global front-back office applications and the sap competency centre at Xerox
Licence Rights Manager
Jon has over 15 years of personal real-world SAP experience and has harnessed this experience, in conjunction with his expert teams at Weaveability, to produce a truly unique product suite for the delivery of digital transformation projects for the SAP install base......
Senior HR Manager
Jaguar Land Rover
SAP Platform Director
More to follow.....
SAP CoE Director
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Steve Clark is a Delivery Leader, who has been working on SAP programmes for both end users and partners, across multiple industries since 2001.
SAP Continuous Service Improvement and Delivery Project Manager
Tim’s career with Xerox began in the summer of 2007, having taken up the offer of an industry placement year, whilst studying Business Information System Management at Oxford Brookes University.....
Head of UKI Enterprise Support
Nick is the head of the Enterprise Support team for the UK
IT Project Manager
Liz started her journey into Project Lifecycles as an End User in 2008, which segued nicely into the realm of User Acceptance Testing in 2010. As a fully-fledged Test Analyst, Liz progressed as a Test Consultant and enjoyed a number of years......
Business Development Director
Martin has over 20 years business experience spanning a number of Industries from Telecoms to Manufacturing and Healthcare.......
SAP Solution Architect
Alan has worked for over 30 years in the IT industry working in development, support and pre-sales roles and for over 25 years at IBM.......
SAP Hybris Leader
Mukul Dixit is European leader for SAP Hybris practice at IBM. Mukul has deep global experience in management consulting, owning customer relationships and directing business units.....
Procurement Lead - IT
Enfield Council IT Department
Maria is the Procurement Lead in the IT Department within Enfield Council.
Dawn is the Infrastructure Architect with the London Borough of Enfield with responsibility for SAP. Dawn has worked with SAP for 10 years and is responsible for all operational support and development work.
SAP Solutions Manager
University of Warwick
Holly has been working with SAP at the University of Warwick since 2002, initially as a user within Warwick’s Finance team supporting catering and retail operations. During this time she was an expert user during the implementation of an SAP-based inventory management project......
SAP Pre Sales lead Database & Data Management
Andrew has worked as a Pre Sales lead for SAP UK with a focus on the Data Platform. The Data Platform includes SAPs HANA Data Platform, Big Data & Internet of things.......
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SVP, Head of Platform Partner Ecosystem,
SAP Global Channels & General Business.
Marc Geall is a member of the executive leadership team within SAP’s Global Channel & General Business Organization. In this role he has responsibility for partner adoption of SAP’s strategic platforms including HANA and HANA Cloud Platform....
Business Development Manager
Gary has spent the vast majority of his career working in Business Development roles, particularly in the Distribution and Manufacturing sectors. His connection to SAP comes through businesses at which he has worked dating back over a number.....
Consulting IT Specialist - SAP Solution Architect.
SAP BusinessObjects Roambi EMEIA Presales Director
Ian has over 25 years’ experience of promoting IT products and services, particularly in the areas of Mobile Business Intelligence, Analytics & Corporate Performance Management and their implementation......
VP, Global Head Developer Relations, SAP
Thomas Grassl is Vice President leading SAP’s Global Developer Relations programs for Platforms, Databases, Mobile, Cloud and APIs......
Colt Technology Services
- Practice Manager, Technology Consulting
Mark Griffiths is a member of SAP UK’s Digital Business Services Leadership team.
Ariba Strategic Payables, SAP Ariba Centre of Excellence EMEA & MEE
Robert has worked for SAP for over 7 years in various roles from Consulting to Finance Solutions and now with SAP Ariba.
Johan started his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1992 as a Financial Auditor and evolved to IT Auditor when leaving Coopers & Lybrand in 1997 Johan started his own company CSI Belgium and which was rebranded later into axl & trax.....
Process Improvement Manager
As Process Improvement Manager for the Shared Services Centre at ENGIE UK, Jonathan is responsible for identifying improvement opportunities and implementing efficiencies across the site.....
Director of Technology
Kevin Heslop is Director of Technology for Sanctuary Group. In this role Kevin is responsible for all of the technology services provided at Sanctuary.....
Evolution Team Leader, OSI Team
Duncan joined British Rail Engineering as a contractor in April 1986 within the finance department, working in a variety of roles.
James is the programme manager for the Greggs business transformation programme.
Senior Solutions Consultant
Anthony is currently a Senior Consultant working within the EcoSystem team of Solution Consultants supporting OpenText engagements with customers via SAP and partners......
Sales Director, Marketing & Commerce
Lubin has spent the last 20 years helping organisations in multiple industries achieve successful business outcomes.
Head of Client Services
Mick Hubbard is Head of Client Services at Harlex Consulting. His role is to build long-term relationships with our clients and partners through ensuring excellent delivery and customer satisfaction. .....
Mike has been involved with ISACA for over 25 years at both the local and international level. Mike currently is the Immediate Past President of the Central UK Chapter and chairs the UK & Ireland .......
Analytics Product Management
François Imberton is part of SAP Analytics Product Management focusing on SAP BI Portfolio. He has worked at SAP for the past thirteen years......
Business Solution Architect
Associated British Ports
Colin is the Business Solution Architect on the ABP Business Transformation Programme.
Global Director Business Development Sports
In his current role Achim Ittner is the global director business development Sports at SAP. With this function his team advises large international clubs, teams and associations in the sports world. Achim is a senior admired expert........
Michael Johnson has 15yrs of experience as a IT technical analyst in a variety of business environments.
Central Services Director
States of Guernsey, Channel islands
Matt Jones is the Central Services Director for the States of Guernsey. Matt heads up the Guernsey governments’ shared services centre, which provides HR, Finance and IT administrative support......
SAP Service & Support - Security
Chris has over 10 years experience with SAP, helping customers and partners on every aspect of security from authorizations to authentication.
Global Head of ERP (SAP and Oracle)
Sadanand has over 24 years of experience in enterprise-wide IT transformation, solution design, architecting and QA. Sadanand has spent 20 years in deployment of various SAP technologies and solutions for Upgrades, Migrations, Roll-outs.......
IT Delivery & Operations Architect
Andy has over 21 years’ experience with in SAP Technology design, implementation and operations.
Katy Lion has been working in the SuccessFactors Pre-sales team in the UK for 2 years. SuccessFactors has rapidly changed in the time she has been there with continuous innovation and excitement.
HR IT Programme Manager
Jaguar Land Rover
Farida Lockhat is a Senior IT Programme Manager at Jaguar Land Rover. She recently led the Success Factors implementation as part of JLR's "award-winning" HR Transformation Journey.
Sandra has been with SAP Ariba for 7 years. She is currently working in the marketing team looking.....
License audit Manager
Ian joined SAP in 1998 after delivering a customer R/3 project. His business background is Pharmaceutical/ Life-sciences.......
Delivery Lead - Transformational Change
Oliver has been working with Sysdoc for over 3 years, and is the Delivery Lead for Sysdoc’s Transformational Change consulting practice.
Luke is Co-founder, CEO Americas, and Principal Architect for Employee Central at iXerv, a global SAP SuccessFactors consulting partner. He is an experienced solution architect and widely-recognized expert in SuccessFactors and SAP ERP HCM.
Gero Maeder works as VP of Development in SAP’s Fiori Development Unit. He joined SAP in 1997 and worked since then in different management positions of software......
Amanda is SAP Education EMEA Solution Architect – advising customers on their education strategy when implementing new or upgrading existing SAP systems......
Technical Director Enterprise Information Management and Application Solutions
More to follTim Main, has 25+ years’ experience in the successful definition and deployment of ERP/SAP platform solutions for a broad range of UK, European and Global Retailers, FMCG / Consumer Product, Local Government and Manufacturing Clients.....
With over 10 years at Business Objects & SAP, Bojidar currently works with large organisations to define and execute strategic IT roadmaps centred on value delivery for their business.
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Ian Mechie co-founded Absoft in 1991 and has played a key role in driving the company’s development and shaping the organisation........
SAP Local Product Management team
Elaine is a key member of the SAP Local Product Management team. She has extensive knowledge of SAP payroll solution and the UKs regulations that affect payroll.
Advisary Systems Engineer
Fenton has worked with SAP technologies and implementations since 1995, first working for SAP support, then as a Basis consultant and Technical architect and Technical project Manager......
The Body Shop
Pablo is an programme manager with over 17 years of experience delivering SAP based projects and programmes.
Senior Pre Sales Consultant
Chris started his career as a Chartered Accountant specializing in Financial and Management Accounting. He then switched to Consulting after leading a Planning and Consolidation implementation from the customer side.......
HMRC Customer & Stakeholder Team member
Phil works in the Customer & Stakeholder Team within HMRC’s Customer Services Directorate. A significant part of Phil’s roles involves face-to-face engagement with customers, providing information........
Gary Niblett has been working with SAP for the past 10 years. A member of the Formula 100 Programme Team that introduced SAP to Serco, he has been involved in the ongoing delivery of SAP Change Projects including global template rollout.......
Communications Director with SAP Analytics, Kieran hails from the West of Ireland and lives in Heidelberg, Germany. He's been with SAP since 2001 and previously worked in print media, instructional design, and marketing.
Solution Architect Quality Assurance and Hybris Practice Lead
Lead & SME – SAP Solution Manager
Rohan has extensive ALM and SAP Solution Manager experience as a Subject Matter Expert over 8 years across the lifecycle.
After 15 years working in technical and sales management roles in the IBM community, Nick founded the first value added reseller for SAP UK in 1996 and grew this business to £7M turnover over 4 years, after selling the business in 2000 ..........
SAP Solution Specialist
imon has been working in the SAP eco-system for the past 20 years; he worked for SAP for 9 years and with SAP Partners for the remainder.......
Systems Manager, SAP Centre of Expertise
United Utilities Plc
Tim has worked at United Utilities for 30 years in a variety of operational, project and IT roles. He is currently the Business Systems Manager in the UU SAP CoE......
Director, Solution Support UKI
Pip has over 20 years of SAP experience and currently has overall responsibility for Enterprise Support and Premium Engagements in the UK
O&M Manager Fossil UK
David joined the Nationalised CEGB (Central Electricity Generating Board) as an apprentice at the age of 16, and has over 27 years’ experience in conventional Power Generation working in Maintenance, Engineering and Production.
Vice President, UX & Fiori Product Management
Dr. Thomas Reiss is Vice President, User Experience & Fiori Product Management, focussing on Adoption of SAP Fiori by SAP applications and the SAP Fiori Road Map.
SAP Support Manager
Joao works in the SAP BI area and is responsible for the support in EMEA.
Chief Technology Officer
Rose Richardson Enterprises
Mark Richardson is a BI-focused Chief Technology Officer with 17+ years of experience on the Crystal Reports 7.0 through SAP BO-BI Enterprise (4.2) platforms for various......
Digital ERP Practice Director
Matt is our Practice Director of Digital ERP having spent the last 15 years in various roles around SAP and ERP.....
Director - ERP Optimisation
Conor is a Business Transformation Leader with over 25 successful ERP deployments in the past 20 years. Currently leading the global standardisation and optimisation.....
Head of DevOps Product Management
James has over 20 years of experience in SAP, having worked with a multitude of organizations running ERP systems and helping them to maximize the capability of their ecosystems. As the Head of DevOps Product Management at Basis Technologies.....
SAP Local Product Manager for HCM
Natasha has over 19 years SAP experience working on many HCM and Payroll implementations across the UK as well as delivering configuration training at SAPs training centre......
SAP Technical Manager
University of Warwick
Steve has been working with SAP at the University of Warwick since its initial implementation of R/3 4.0B starting in 1998. He is primarily an SAP techie, focusing on technical operations......
Enterprise Architect & SAP Mentor
Gareth is an Enterprise Architect with a long history spent battling SAP’s many development approaches, UI technologies and related revolutions........
Fiona is an experienced IT professional with over 15 years of experience of designing, implementing and auditing SAP.....
SAP Project Manager
Martin is an experienced project manager (Prince2 and MSP) currently working with Seetec to implement SAP Finance (Onpremise) and Successfactors HR (Cloud)........
Accenture Software for Human Capital Management
Venky Seshadri is a Senior (Product) Manager and the EALA Sales Lead at Accenture Software for HCM.......
ICT Technical Specialist
Chantele has been with Barnsley MBC for 9 years, and in that time she has been involved in the development and maintenance of some key back office applications.....
SAP Director Europe
Doug has been with Astra Zeneca for almost 10 years
Head of BI
Chris St. Clair
Chris has 23 years of experience working with IT systems and applications, fulfilling a wide variety of roles including system implementation and support, programme assurance.....
Chief Architect Innovation & Strategy
Glenn is a seasoned Management Consultant with a strong proven track record
Head of HANA & Technology Solution Advisers
Martin has been leading a team of HANA & Technology experts since the launch of HANA in 2011.....
European Finance Director
Alasdair is an ACCA qualified Finance professional and a Company Secretary. As the European Finance Director at Mindray - China’s largest medical equipment manufacturer - he manages the finance function in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Poland to meet group targets and supports the rest of Europe with indirect sales from China......
Head of Security and Controls Assurance
Gerald West has been working with SAP for over 18 years, mainly within the area of security and controls, but also more generally in SAP leadership.......
Director, Business Development.
Simon joined Concur in 2005 and has spent most of his time at Concur building and leading Client Development teams that focus on long term client retention, growth and satisfaction.....
The Original Software Group Ltd.
Channel Account Manager
John is a seasoned veteran of the ICT industry, having worked for over 35 years in and around SPs and ITOs....
Payroll Hub Manager
SAP Business Processes Chief Consultant
Thomas is member of the SAP S/4HANA Service Portfolio Management team for SAP S/4HANA Value Assurance Packages.
With 16 years of personal real-world SAP experience, Steve, along with his knowledgeable teams, have harnessed this expertise to deliver a truly inspiring product for the SAP install base.