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Breakout Session | Cybersecurity
Tips to Implement MFA for Your SAP applications
As cyber-attacks continue to multiply, organizations must take measures to prevent the high costs associated with data breach. Conventional security safeguards are increasingly inadequate for protecting the information held in your SAP systems. The session will explore why passwords are the most vulnerable aspect of the security system and how implementing Single Sign-On (SSO) can improve user productivity by allowing users to rely on single strong password or, if required, enabling password-less authentication (zero passwords required). This approach can be combined with policy-based Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in line with a Zero Trust framework following a Zero Trust architecture to further increase security while maintaining user productivity.

You will:

  • Identify the risk of external and internal attacks in your SAP landscape.
  • Minimize the reliance on passwords.
  • Understand the pros and cons of applying Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
John Mortimer
CyberSafe
Security Consultant

John Mortimer is a security consultant at CyberSafe Limited. John has over 20 years’ experience working with multi-national organizations helping address their enterprise software needs. For the last ten years, John has been helping organizations who are using SAP products, and needing to improve security, often to meet compliance requirements, and utilizing appropriate user authentication (SSO and 2FA/MFA), identity and access management, and secure data transfer.

 

 

Impact 20 | Cybersecurity
Many Passwords, SSO, 2FA/MFA, Passwordless, Zero Trust: A Live Product Demo!
Authentication methods have evolved over the years. The use of passwords has become the standard over the last few decades with virtually every application requiring one. Then, single sign-on (SSO) was introduced to reduce the number of passwords that users must remember and to improve user productivity. However, passwords have become the focus of phishing attacks, resulting in more security breaches. Consequently, the need for two/multi-factor authentication (2FA/MFA) where additional factors are now required, so attackers cannot gain access even if they have stolen the user’s password. The ideal scenario is clearly where the user has zero passwords to remember but is still able to authenticate as themselves. With the need for zero trust, where strong authentication is the “golden bullet” the need for passwordless authentication is growing.
You will:

  • Learn more about the evolution of authentication.
  • See a demo of passwordless authentication from the initial workstation logon to the SAP system logon, and learn how data in the SAP system can be protected using 2FA/MFA.
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions and get answers from our experts.
Tim Alsop
CyberSafe
CTO

Tim Alsop is an expert with over 25 years of experience in SAP security, especially related to encryption, authentication, secure single sign-on and more recently in two/multi-factor authentication for users who logon to SAP systems.

 

 

Impact 20
| Cybersecurity
Mastering RFC Security: Turbocharge Your SAP System with SAP UCON and Authorization Management
The digital revolution is accelerating at an unprecedented pace, placing security and performance at the forefront of business priorities. Remote Function Calls (RFCs) play a vital role in these priorities, enabling seamless data exchange but often acting as a gateway to vulnerabilities. This session will explore how businesses can harness the synergy of SAP’s Unified Connectivity (UCON) framework and sound authorization management to bolster security and efficiency in RFCs. SAP UCON adds a robust layer of protection by preventing unnecessary external access to Remote Function Modules (RFMs). However, while UCON restricts external access, it doesn’t regulate user-level access; that’s where tailored authorizations come into play. By effectively reauthorizing RFC users, the risks of over-privileged RFC interfaces and corresponding technical users can be minimized without hindering operational flow. The combination of these two elements offers a comprehensive solution for securing and optimizing your SAP systems.

You will:

  • Gain practical insights into how these tools can be used, potential challenges that might be encountered, and how to maximize their potential to benefit your business operations.
  • Explore how to configure and leverage SAP UCON for RFC interface security, and the critical role of the default communication assembly.
  • Understand why SAP UCON is not a standalone solution and why proper user-level authorization management is required.
  • Learn how XAMS enhances role building and testing, streamlines RFC authorization creation, and optimizes RFC interfaces with minimal operational disruption.
  • Learn the synergistic benefits of utilizing both SAP UCON and XAMS in securing and optimizing SAP systems, including an understanding of the dual-check process in SAP’s security framework.
  • Discover best practices and practical steps for harnessing the power of standard solutions in your SAP system.
Alessandro Banzer
Xiting
SAP Security Expert

Alessandro has worked in the field of IT since 2004, specializing in SAP in 2009 and working on global SAP projects in various roles since that date. Alessandro is an active contributor and moderator in the Governance, Risk, and Compliance space on SAP SCN. Alessandro is in charge of Xiting’s operations in the United States and a subject matter expert in SAP Access Control, SAP Cloud IAG, and SAP Security. Alessandro is a regular speaker at SAPPHire, ASUG, SAP Insider, SAP TechEd, and other SAP Security related events.

Julian Petersohn
Fortinet
Global SAP System Engineer

Julian is the Global SAP Security Engineer at Fortinet. In this role, Julian develops and designs SAP Security Solutions for Fortinet. He researches actual SAP threats and builds solutions to prevent unwanted access to data. In the past, Julian worked as an SAP Security Consultant where he gained experience in penetration testing and security audits of SAP systems.

 

 
Breakout Session | Cybersecurity
Case Study: Shaping a Holistic SAP Cyber Security Environment
OMV will share insights on SAP cybersecurity and explore various SAP solutions that are instrumental in achieving a holistic security standard, enhancing how they secure and execute compliance requirements. This session will delve into OMV’s journey and the array of solutions they have implemented, featuring tools such as SAP Configuration Validation, SAP System Recommendation, SAP Enterprise Threat Detection, and SAP Code Vulnerability Analyzer.

You will:

  • Learn how you can benefit from SAP standard security products.
  • Learn the elements necessary to gain a comprehensive view of SAP security.
  • Investigate strategies to protect SAP applications from cyber threats.
Daniel Preiser
OMV Aktiengesellschaft
Senior Expert SAP Cyber Security Architecture & SIEM

Daniel’s responsibility in the SAP Cyber Security area compasses the real-time monitoring of SAP applications using SAP Enterprise Threat Detection, the secure and compliant configuration of SAP systems as well as the constant patch & upgrade management of SAP systems.

 

 


Breakout Session
| Cybersecurity
Protecting SAP Applications from Malware Uploads – How Henkel Does it With SAP VSI
Think your anti-virus software shields your SAP applications? Think again! Numerous SAP-based applications enable users to attach documents or files to various business processes. Whether it’s a job applicant uploading a CV, photos taken by a field technician using a FIORI app, or a sales representative scanning a lunch receipt for a travel expense application, these uploads can carry hidden risks. Most businesses understand that malware may accompany these uploaded files, and as a result, they install state-of-the-art anti-virus software to scan files, inbound emails, and web traffic across all desktops and servers. With this measure in place, they often believe their company is safeguarded.

But the reality is, this protection only extends to the OS level. Since OS-level anti-virus solutions do not detect uploads into SAP applications, SAP systems and users remain exposed.

This joint session by bowbridge and Henkel will explore how Henkel is managing this overlooked threat by integrating SAP-certified, SAP VSI-compliant anti-malware, and content-scanning solutions into both on-premises and cloud environments.

You will:

  • Understand how unrestricted file uploads threaten SAP applications.
  • Learn about SAP’s Virus Scan Interface VSI.
  • Explore how Henkel implemented VSI-based protection on-prem and in RISE.
Jörg Schneider-Simon
bowbridge Software
Chief Technology Officer

With over 25 years of experience in the cyber-security market, Joerg Schneider-Simon, CTO of bowbridge Software, combines a deep technical understanding of cyber threats with a passion for creating solutions to real-world customer problems. Before co-founding bowbridge Software in 2005, Joerg held technical and product marketing positions at industry-leading companies like Check Point, Barracuda Networks, and Trend Micro in Europe and Silicon Valley.

Markus Hille
Henkel
Manager SAP Security

Markus Hille is Manager SAP Security at Henkel, a German multinational chemical and consumer goods company headquartered in Düsseldorf. He holds a degree in Computer Science from University of Bonn and combines it with 7 years of experience in SAP technologies and 5 years specialized in SAP security to design and implement usable security solutions based on secure architectures and processes across Henkel’s large and hybrid SAP system landscapes.

 

 

Breakout Session
| Cybersecurity | GRC
Implementation of SAP Access Control in Kerry Group and What Comes After That
This session will explore the process Kerry Group followed to implement a global SAP landscape, including SAP Access Control. The speakers will elaborate on the requirements Kerry had at a process level and how SAP Access Control was integrated with Service Now, which made its operations safer and easier to handle. The session will also explore the multiple improvements which have been applied, examine the current challenges, and investigate the security strategies to address them.

You will:

  • Provide an overview of Kerry and Kerryconnect project.
  • Learn about the evolution of Kerry’s SAP Access Request process.
  • Focus on the Leavers Process IGA Integration and Early Watch Alerts now in SAP for Me.
  • Learn about the Self-Service Execution of Security Optimization Service via Solution Manager.
  • Explore the Cyber Security tools for an SAP landscape.
Guillermo Casado
Kerry Group
ICT SAP Security Lead

SAP Security specialist based in Cork, Ireland with over 18 years of SAP experience, 13 of them on Security, having worked in all landscapes and modules.

 

 


Breakout Session
| Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity for SAP Systems in 2024 – Are You Prepared?
Cybersecurity challenges are evolving every day – new attack methods, compliance requirements, and technologies like AI require us to stay up-to-date on the latest challenges and trends. In 2023, cloud computing continued to redefine the architecture of the SAP landscape, new attack vectors were identified for different SAP technologies, compliance requirements like DORA have been introduced, and some companies haven’t even begun their transition to S/4HANA. To prepare ourselves for 2024, we’ll show todays’ SAP security challenges for small and big companies and give an outlook to 2024. Are you prepared?

You will:

  • Learn about the current SAP security challenges and where are we heading in 2024.
  • Hear what has happened in 2023 related to SAP security.
  • Learn about the current technological challenges and threats.
  • Examine how AI influences SAP cybersecurity.
Frederik Weidemann
Orgaverse GmbH
CEO

Frederik has 17 years of experience in the IT security industry and holds a diploma in computer-science. He has focused on ERP and SAP Security since 2006 and has presented over 50 times at security and SAP related conferences including RSA, Troopers, SAP TechEd, and others. Frederik is also the co-author of the first book on Secure ABAP Programming. Prior to joining Orgaverse, he was Chief Technical Evangelist at Onapsis driving innovation.

 

 


Breakout Session
| Cybersecurity
Case Study: Power-Up Your Defences: Leveraging SAP Enterprise Threat Detection: The Legend of Security at Nintendo
Nintendo’s journey with SAP is a testament to the positive outcomes achievable when technology and security are given the attention they deserve. The session will display Nintendo’s experience to inspire others and showcase the impact of SAP Enterprise Threat Detection (ETD) in safeguarding critical assets.

You will:

  • Learn about Nintendo’s SAP Journey – their entry into SAP and their path so far, technologies used, and security considerations.
  • Gain insights into Nintendo’s initial technology adoption and subsequent upgrades to enhance performance and efficiency.
  • Learn how Nintendo took a proactive stance on IT security, transforming their SAP environment into a stronghold against potential threats.
  • Explore the features and capabilities of SAP ETD, and how Nintendo leveraged this tool to strengthen their security posture.
Andreas Lang
Nintendo Of Europe GmbH
SAP Architecture & Technology Manager

Andreas, a dedicated professional with 25 years at Nintendo, has played a pivotal role in numerous software solution implementations as a project manager, software, and database developer. In the SAP implementation, he took charge of architecture, technology, and development. Since 2018, Andreas has been leading SAP Business Platform Support, ensuring the seamless operation of the SAP landscape.

 

 

Impact 20 | Cybersecurity
Probably the Best SAP Protected System in the World
This session will offer a glimpse into the journey of one of Onapsis’s customers, including a detailed examination of the implementation process and an overview of the deployed products that ensure the customer’s business remains secure.

You will:

  • Gain knowledge about key aspects of security, including Vulnerability Management, Patch Management, Compliance Management, Threat Management, Security Operations Center integration, and Secure Software Development.
  • Explore strategies for ensuring that SAP Security is integrated and not treated as a standalone island, thereby enhancing overall protection.
  • Get insights into the Onapsis Platform, learning about its capabilities and how it contributes to a robust cybersecurity framework.
Onapsis

 

 

Breakout Session | Cybersecurity
Necessity is The Mother of Invention: Securing Rapid Cloud Transformation Through Shared Fate
“The future is already here – it is not evenly distributed.” Even though early adopters began moving to the public cloud a decade ago, we find ourselves still at the initial stages of Cloud Transformation. This transformation’s impact ripples through organizations in ways that many are unprepared for. Adopting a cloud-native approach necessitates a transformation that goes far beyond developer teams, affecting every layer of an organization.

Current cloud best practices remain undefined. Our conventional frameworks and playbooks, built on years of expertise, often don’t align well with the unique demands of the cloud. How then do we communicate this new paradigm to colleagues, partners, auditors, and customers? The new security risks of the cloud are ever-present, but the cybersecurity industry itself is in transition, with vendors, offerings, and even market categories in constant flux. At the same time, major cloud providers continue to advance their services at an impressive pace.

SAP managed to navigate these complex challenges as its multi-cloud landscape expanded rapidly. This was achieved by fostering a shared sense of destiny across the organization. Attend this session to glean insights from SAP’s experience,and arm yourself with the knowledge needed to secure your own cloud journey, embracing both the opportunities and the unique challenges that the cloud presents.

You will:

  • Understand cloud security fundamentals and learn the core principles and best practices for cloud security.
  • Explore the approaches of shared responsibility models, where both the cloud provider and the user have specific roles in ensuring security, as well as the tools and techniques used to protect data, applications, and networks in the cloud.
  • Learn how to tailor security measures to fit your unique cloud environment and business requirements.
  • Gain insights into how to align cloud security strategies with legal requirements such as GDPR, HIPAA, or other industry-specific regulations, ensuring both legal compliance and a robust security posture.
Jay Thoden van Velzen
SAP

 

 


Breakout Session
| Cybersecurity
Security You Only Get With The RISE Or GROW With SAP Solutions
The session will take the participants on a comprehensive journey through the security landscape of RISE with SAP and GROW with SAP solutions, and will render invaluable insights into the enhanced protection and resilience they offer. The session will shed light on the cutting-edge technologies and advanced encryption mechanisms deployed to safeguard sensitive data and help complying with regulatory requirements in the cloud environment. Moreover, attendees will explore the key differentiators that distinguish cloud-based security from conventional on-premise SAP security practices. From the role of cloud service providers to the integration of continuous monitoring and threat detection, this session will elucidate the transformational shift in security paradigms with the adoption of cloud-based SAP solutions.

You will:

  • Learn how RISE with SAP and GROW with SAP solutions enhance protection and resilience in a cloud environment.
  • Explore the cutting-edge technologies and advanced encryption mechanisms that are crucial for protecting sensitive information.
  • Understand how new security measures facilitate compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Recognize the unique attributes and benefits of cloud security and the key differences that set cloud-based security apart from traditional on-premise SAP security practices.
  • Investigate the role of cloud service providers and the integration of continuous monitoring and threat detection within the cloud-based SAP solutions.
Gabriele Fiata
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Cybersecurity
Cyber Risk Quantification in SAP and the SAP Cybersecurity Dashboard
Understanding the potential impact of cyber threats on business processes and estimating potential losses is crucial for making informed risk-based decisions. This session will explore the concept of Cyber Risk Quantification, its significance in today’s cybersecurity strategies, and the process of quantifying cyber risks especially in the SAP realm, while providing practical insights into its implementation and benefits. The session will include a demo of the cybersecurity dashboard on SAP Analytics Cloud, a powerful tool tailored to monitor, analyze, and respond to security incidents within SAP systems.

You will:

  • Learn about Cyber Risk Quantification and how it helps in measuring and prioritizing risks, particularly in the context of SAP systems.
  • Gain practical knowledge on how to implement Cyber Risk Quantification, including the methodologies and tools required to effectively quantify and manage cyber risks.
  • Attend a live demonstration of the cybersecurity dashboard on SAP Analytics Cloud and understand how this powerful tool can be tailored to monitor, analyze, and respond to security incidents in SAP environments.
Gabriele Fiata
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Cybersecurity
SAP Security Solutions: What’s new and Roadmap
This session will allow the participants to discover the latest advancements and future trajectory of SAP Security Solutions. Led by SAP security experts, the session will delve into the newest innovations and enhancements in SAP Security Solutions, offering participants a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art tools and technologies available for bolstering their organization’s defenses. Attendees will gain exclusive insights into SAP’s strategic roadmap, exploring the company’s proactive approach to addressing emerging security challenges. Whether you are a seasoned IT professional or a business leader, join us to gain valuable perspectives on securing your SAP environment and charting a secure course for your digital future.

You will:

  • Get a holistic understanding of state-of-the-art SAP Security Solutions.
  • Gain insights into SAP’s proactive strategies for tackling emerging security challenges.
  • Learn about strategies to secure your SAP environment and navigate the path to a protected digital future.
Arndt Lingscheid
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Cybersecurity
How to Identify Suspicious Activities with SAP Enterprise Threat Detection
Designed to provide a hands-on understanding of SAP Enterprise Threat Detection (ETD), this session, led by a team of SAP ETD specialists will learn to effectively identify suspicious activities in SAP S/4HANA and implement proactive mitigation strategies to prevent data breaches. The session will equip attendees with the skills to implement forward-thinking strategies that can prevent such breaches from occurring. By combining theoretical knowledge with practical application, this session aims to empower attendees with actionable insights to enhance their SAP environment’s security.

You will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of SAP Enterprise Threat Detection and its application in SAP S/4HANA.
  • Understand how SAP ETD functions, its features, and its importance in identifying potential threats within SAP environments.
  • Recognize how to monitor and detect suspicious activities that could signify potential data breaches.
  • Learn to implement proactive measures to prevent data breaches and apply mitigation strategies effectively within SAP S/4HANA.
Arndt Lingscheid
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Cybersecurity
Get Hands-On Security Recommendations For Your SAP BTP Environment
This session will educate participants on enhancing the security of their SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) environment. Attendees will get a comprehensive overview on how to configure SAP BTP services securely. From identity authentication and secure connectivity to leveraging the audit log service, the session will cover the essential techniques to fortify SAP BTP environment against security threats and ensure that participants are equipped with essential techniques and strategies to secure their SAP BTP environments.

You will:

  • Understand the foundation for a secure configuration.
  • Gain insights to a broad spectrum of vital security techniques, ranging from identity authentication to secure connectivity.
  • Learn to utilize the audit log service effectively within the SAP BTP environment.
SAP

 
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Data Analytics + BI

Breakout Session | Data Analytics + BI
Transform your Data Strategy with Data Mesh, Data Fabric, Data Spaces, Data Marketplaces!
Data management techniques like data mesh, data fabric and data spaces can transform your data strategy and enable democratization and data fluency. Hear how SAP has incorporated these techniques and capabilities into its solutions, enabling customers to extend the value of their data investment.

You will:

  • Learn how new capabilities in the areas of data spaces and marketplaces allow the business to consume data in easy, secure and creative ways.
  • Understand the new and different concepts of data mesh, data fabric, data spaces and data marketplaces.
  • Know where and how to best apply these techniques into your organization.
  • Define the value of different approaches and how they align with a data strategy.
Tina Rosario
SAP
Chief Data Officer, Europe

 

 

Breakout Session | Data Analytics + BI
Data Democratization and Intelligent Decision-Making at SAP
While SAP amasses considerable amounts of data, they recognize that the true value of this data is only harnessed when it is not only accessible but also comprehensible to the individuals who will action it. SAP’s approach to data democratization does not simply revolve around making data available; it also entails ensuring insights derived from this data can be effectively translated into actionable strategies.

You will:

  • Explore how SAP is revolutionizing decision-making processes by democratizing data and promoting data literacy across organizations, pushing the boundaries of innovation, and transforming organizations to create more value from their data.
  • Learn about SAP’s data and analytics portfolio.
  • Understand challenges and approach to driving transformation with analytics.
Pinar Doelen
SAP
Chief Analytics Officer

 

 

Breakout Session | Data Analytics + BI
SAP Analytics Cloud: BI Overview
Achieving business success necessitates decision-making at strategic, operational, and tactical levels. However, this requires analytics that goes beyond business intelligence, forecasting, and planning to ensure confident, real-time action. SAP Analytics Cloud serves as a unified platform for business intelligence and cooperative enterprise planning, enhanced by the capabilities of predictive analytics and machine learning.

You will:

  • Explore the latest product enhancements to SAP Analytics Cloud like data-driven decision-making with augmented analytics that includes conversational analytics, automated ML and intelligent predictive analytics.
  • Discover the unifying story and analytic application feature with the new optimized story experience.
  • Learn about the business content packages for finance, sales, workforce planning, and consumer products by adopting new, prebuilt data models and stories.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Data Analytics + BI
How to Plan and Execute Your SAP BW Modernization to SAP Datasphere
Embarking on a digital transformation journey often involves modernizing the on-premises systems, a task that can be often overwhelming for organizations. In this session, leaders from SAP will provide strategic insights on how to modernize and optimize the SAP BW and BW/4HANA systems to maximize investments.

You will:

  • Learn to leverage existing models as a starting point to fully transitioning towards cloud solutions.
  • Discover the comprehensive roadmap to guide your next steps toward embracing SAP Datasphere as your logical next stage.
  • Gain clarity and confidence in your modernization journey.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Data Analytics + BI
New Innovations in SAP HANA Cloud for Intelligent Data Applications
Continuous innovation is an integral part of SAP’s strategic approach for SAP HANA Cloud. This session will explore the remarkable features of SAP HANA Cloud, including its cloud-native scalability, speed, embedded machine learning abilities, and multi-model processing – all designed to expedite decision-making processes.

You will:

  • Explore the latest innovations and new features in SAP HANA Cloud and SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 06.
  • Discover custom performance classes to match varying workloads, new spatial functions, machine learning enhancements, and easy self-service migration.
  • View the road map for SAP HANA Cloud.
  • Learn about your current options, planned innovations, and future features.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Data Analytics + BI
Case Study: A Journey on SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) at OMV – Expectations, Challenges, Reality and Benefits
OMV, a global energy and chemicals company, presents a compelling case study on their successful implementation of SAP MDG during the S4/HANA migration. The session will delve into the challenges faced, lessons learned, and long-term benefits achieved through centralized and harmonized master data governance. OMV will highlight the importance of data harmonization and cleaning for successful implementation, and the positive outcomes, such as enhanced data accuracy, reduced efforts, improved speed, and effective KPI analytics.

You will:

  • Learn about the integration process of legacy systems with SAP MDG.
  • Examine the level of effort required for data cleansing and migration.
  • Hear about the advantages of centralizing processes and utilizing a central MDG system.
Johannes Koenig
OMV AG
Project Manager MDG

Aged 51, I have more than 30 years professional experience in finance consulting and IT and more then 20 years of SAP experience in global projects. My SAP experience started with the HR and FI modules, but later switched to GRC and the last 3,5 years I devoted my time to MDG. I own a Doctorate in Management Science from University of Vienna and a Master in Business IT of the Technical University of Vienna.Since 2003, I am employed at OMV and currently a member of the SAP Finance Integration & Governance department.

Andreas Tagkalakis
OMV AG
Head of Global Master Data Management

Andreas is forty-four years old, with more than 18 years professional experience in finance operations and process management and 10 years of SAP experience leading global teams & projects. He owns a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Piraeus University in Greece and completed his MBA in 2007 in United States. After many years in the BPO industry and 8 years in Deutsche Telekom AG on various positions he joined OMV in 2019 and currently he is leading the Department of Global Master Data Management.

 

 

Breakout Session | Data Analytics + BI
Case Study: The Value of Data Leadership and Expertise in Sustainability Programs
More and more organizations are increasing attention on sustainability practices such as ESG reporting, climate action, circular economy, and social responsibility in both the public and private sectors. The success of these programs is dependent on creating the right data-driven initiatives that enable transparency and insights on sustainability priorities. In this session, attendees will get the answers to critical questions in standing-up data driven sustainability programs.

You will:

  • Investigate why data management teams should be involved in sustainability programs.
  • Learn about the typical data management capabilities required for sustainability reporting.
  • Examine the data standards and security challenges.
  • Focus on the typical data sources and the role of data sharing.
Ridwan Bhuiyan
Zalando SE
Team Lead – Sustainability Data & Analytics

Ridwan is a sustainability professional with a specialization in data and technology. He has served at varying capacities within the sustainability/ESG domain from environmental research, digital solution architecture, to corporate data strategy. At Zalando, Ridwan leads sustainability data strategy, governance, tooling, and a team of BI analysts that provide technical services to the Sustainability Department. Ridwan bridges the gap between Data and Sustainability experts to foster an ecosystem where upskilling is inevitable, and learning is celebrated; where sustainability challenges can be translated into data driven solutions.

 

 

Breakout Session| Data Analytics + BI
What Does The Earth Look Like From Datasphere?
Maxion Wheels, a global manufacturer of steel and aluminum wheels for cars, trucks, and agricultural equipment, decided to implement SAP Datasphere to centralize its data for their end users who used Tableau for daily reporting. However, the challenges that the company faced were two-fold. While the company wanted to create a single version of truth for all the domains across the company and integrate 20 years of legacy data, they were also discussing the possibility of S/4HANA migration for ECC, which made the task more challenging. In this session, Maxion Wheels, one of the first companies who invested and implemented Datasphere, will share its Datasphere journey and will provide valuable insights and recommendations for other organizations planning to transition their data warehouses to the cloud. By drawing on their experiences, Maxion Wheels aims to shed light on key considerations, best practices, and essential points to be mindful of throughout the migration process.

You will:

  • Examine the key considerations for SAP Datasphere implementation.
  • Explore the integration of legacy ECC versions with Datasphere and integration of third-party applications like Tableau with Datasphere.
  • Learn how to overcome challenges when deviating from expected patterns (ECC integration instead of S/4HANA and SAC integration).
  • Understand the components of an effective project management for a successful Datasphere implementation. .
Ozlem Cetin
Maxion
SAP Project Manager

SAP Project Manager with background of business analysis and software development. Harmonizing M.Sc. Computer Engineering education with 15 years’ experience in different industries, such as automotive, FMCG and customer goods. She completed her undergraduate education in computer engineering and did her master’s thesis on Data Mining(Creating a new classification method by combining different classification methods). She has PMP training and SAP consultant training for SD, MM modules and ABAP.

Neset Dulge
Maxion
SAP Support and IT Applications ManagerERP expert with over 15 years of experience in ERP industry. Bachelor’s degree on computer engineering and business administration. Has a diverse business background combined with deep understanding of operations, analytics and technology. He has wide industry knowledge such as textile, retail, household appliances and automotive.

 

 

Breakout Session | Data Analytics + BI
Navigating the Complexities of Sustainable Data Management to Enable Comprehensive Reporting for Business Practices
With the increasing demand for sustainability reporting driven by business partners and regulatory requirements like the EU taxonomy and CSRD, organizations are seeking to transition from manual to digitalized and automated sustainability reporting. However, this transition requires a deeper understanding of sustainability data, including its storage locations, integration possibilities, and potential data gaps. In this session, participants will gain valuable insights into sustainability data modelling within their SAP landscape and how it can be effectively utilized in the reporting context.

During the session, participants will be inspired to break down their data model for GHG Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, exploring best practices for data objects and calculation methods. The session will also highlight how these insights can be applied within an SAP environment. Ultimately, this session aims to equip participants with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the complexities of sustainability data management, enabling them to generate comprehensive reports that align with sustainable business practices.

You will:

  • Learn about the benefits of transitioning from manual sustainability reporting to digitalization and automation in organizations.
  • Understand sustainability data, including storage, integration, and identifying potential gaps.
  • Learn how to break down data models for GHG Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.
  • Understand best practice data objects and calculation methods within the SAP context.
Anders Aarkrog
Implement Consulting Group
Data Excellence Lead

Anders is the leader of the Data Excellence team in Tech Collective’s SAP hub. The team focuses on implementation of Reporting & Advanced Analytics, BI data platforms, and SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics. The Data Excellence teams build solutions with different technologies like SAP Analytics and Microsoft Power Platform across data disciplines like data management, cloud data warehousing, Microsoft Azure data lake, and machine learning tools. Anders is an experienced BI architect as well as BI developer, and combines his knowledge of Reporting & Analytics technologies to create a pragmatic foundation for ESG related reporting.

Adam Sbeihi
Implement Consulting Group
Senior Consultant

Adam combines a background in finance and passion for sustainability with a solid understanding of business processes to help ensure a successful SAP-enabled business transformation journey for his clients. He has experience from advising on several end-to-end SAP implementation projects with focus areas within project management and the SAP finance solution. Furthermore, Adam utilizes his SAP knowledge to create an operational foundation for ESG related optimization and reporting. With his great drive and ability to maintain an end-to-end view, he is a natural team player who meets goals and deadlines.

 

 

Breakout Session | Data Analytics + BI
How Univar Improved its SAP Data Quality
Good data quality is one of the most important prerequisites to an efficient supply chain. However, data quality can be difficult to measure. Learning how to measure and improve SAP data quality can be one of the best ways to take care of your supply chain health. In this session, leaders from global chemical and ingredients distributor, Univar, will share best practices, including how they implemented data analytics to improve their operations.

You will:

  • Learn to measure overall SAP data quality.
  • Identify and detect potential risks in your supply chain caused by low data quality.
  • Implement tools to improve data quality.
  • Visualize insights with BI dashboards.
Richard den Ouden
insightsoftware
Global Business Development Director

Richard has over 25+ years of experience in research and development focused on SAP logistics and supply chain analytics, consultancy, account management and product marketing. As co-founder of Every Angle (now the Angles for SAP solution), he is a trusted advisor to management and a growth-enabling key resource assisting organizations to maximize the value offered by Angles. He has completed 100+ successful projects at mid-sized companies and large multinationals globally.

Sankar Raj
Univar Solutions
Senior Manager Business Solutions

 
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IT Infrastructure + Operations

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Application Development + Automation
ABAP & DevOps: Doing Everything Wrong
We will do everything the “wrong” way with ABAP and see if it ends up in a full end-to-end DevOps approach. We’ll examine whether ABAP can be combined with DevOps and how to keep the core moving.

You will:

  • Explore traditional software development approaches.
  • Understand ABAP’s uniqueness.
  • Witness the possibilities of combining ABAP with DevOps methodologies.
  • Behold the tools and technologies used in non-ABAP software development such as Open Source.
Lars Hvam Petersen
Heliconia Labs
ABAP Specialist

Open source ABAP, and custom ABAP development for ~20 years.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Application Development + Automation | Integration + Enterprise Architecture
Leverage Advanced Event Mesh with Low-Code Tool
Understand the tremendous capabilities of SAP Advanced Event Mesh. The speaker will demonstrate how you can enable event communication outside of SAP by leveraging configurations and existing SAP tools. By highlighting this simplified approach, we aim to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to streamline event handling and facilitate communication between SAP and external systems.

You will:

  • Learn how to make data available in SAP via REST endpoints.
  • Understand how to expose Change Pointers and Business Object Events to SAP Advanced Event Mesh via low code tools.
  • See how to combine data and events to send out customized events real time to SAP Advanced Event Mesh.
Peter Kreiner-Sasady
Invixo Consulting A/S
CTO

Defining the digital foundation: Integration (Boomi, Sap, Azure), API management (Boomi, Kong, Gravitee, Sap), event driven architecture (Solace, Google, Confluent) and micro services (Azure, Aws, Sap, Gcp). Trusted Advisor. Have been the client’s trusted advisor as technical lead on several SAP and large IT projects, ensuring the right design, level of quality and handover governance whilst handling the technical project management part of complex projects with many integrations.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations| Application Development + Automation
Case Study: Leveraging SAP to Transform the User Experience: Lessons Learned from 12 Years of TED University
Higher education institutions face challenges in delivering a modern, flexible, and mobile-friendly experience while complying with regulations and program structures. For the past 12 years, TED University has leveraged SAP to transform its academic business processes, streamline operations, and enhance the student and faculty experience.

You will:

  • Hear best practices for leveraging SAP to streamline academic business processes, improve operational efficiency, and enhance the student and faculty experience.
  • Learn strategies for integrating SAP with best-of-breed solutions to create a seamless user experience across all touchpoints and eliminate duplication of data.
  • Understand lessons learned from 12 years of experience in using SAP to transform the higher education experience including practical tips for optimizing implementation.
  • Comprehend real-world examples of how TED University has leveraged SAP to create a mobile-friendly environment that meets the needs of students, faculty, and administrators.
Umut Rodoplu
TED University
Director of Information Technology

Umut Rodoplu is currently carrying out Director of Information Technology role for TED University, Ankara, Turkey and holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering. Within TED University he is managing a large-scale SAP ERP landscape (SLCM, Fiori, BPC, CRM, BO/BI, CO, FI, MM, SD and HR), integrated with other enterprise business systems required within the higher education domain. As an IT professional with more than 21 years of business experience in higher education, telecommunication, oil & gas, manufacturing and defense sectors and with 17 years of experience in program/project management (certified PMP since 2010, certified PSM I since 2019), Umut has designed, developed and managed many large scale enterprise digital transformation projects, ERP transformation and upgrade projects and service delivery operations which have been listed as local and global success stories. At TED University, he is also acting as Digital Transformation Lead.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations| Application Development + Automation
How to Speed up Your Application Development with Fiori Elements
Discuss the benefits of using SAP Fiori Elements in creating apps. Fiori Elements provides developers with ready-to-use templates speeding up the creation of apps from weeks to hours. We will delve into how Fiori Elements simplifies complex features like saving drafts and organizing data in columns removing custom coding. Fiori Elements ensures uniformity in app design, promoting a consistent user experience across apps.

You will:

  • Learn what Fiori Elements are.
  • See how to use Fiori Elements.
  • Understand when to use Fiori Elements.
  • Comprehend things to be cautious about with Fiori Elements.
Marian Zeis
IT Consulting Marian Zeis
SAP Developer & Independent Consultant

Marian Zeis is a independant SAP Developer and Consultant. His expertise spans from backend development with ABAP and RAP to Front end Development with Fiori and UI5. He is also very involved in the SAP open source space to make life easier overall for developers. As spokesman of a working group in the German speaking SAP user group he represents the interests in the technology frontend area of SAP.

 

 

Cafe Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Application Development + Automation
An In-Depth Discussion about Fiori Elements
Follow up on the Breakout Session on “How to Speed up Your Application Development with Fiori Elements” and discuss pros and cons, use cases, obstacles, and success stories in a small group setting.

You will:

  • Hear how other users approach Fiori Elements.
  • Learn about the successes and failures of others.
  • Understand the best practices to follow.
Marian Zeis
IT Consulting Marian Zeis
SAP Developer & Independent Consultant

Marian Zeis is a independant SAP Developer and Consultant. His expertise spans from backend development with ABAP and RAP to Front end Development with Fiori and UI5. He is also very involved in the SAP open source space to make life easier overall for developers. As spokesman of a working group in the German speaking SAP user group he represents the interests in the technology frontend area of SAP.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Application Development + Automation
Understand the Potential of SAP Build Apps and SAP Build Work Zone
Join this session to explore the process of developing applications and building business sites that integrate with hybrid SAP landscapes including SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors, and other solutions on the web and mobile platforms. During the session, you will discover the capabilities of SAP Build Apps and SAP Build Work Zone to create solutions.

You will:

  • Understand the process of creating applications and building business sites that integrate with hybrid SAP landscapes.
  • Learn how to utilize SAP Build Apps and SAP Build Work Zone to design user-centric and feature-rich solutions for web and mobile platforms.
  • Explore the new features and enhancements in SAP Build Work Zone and SAP Start and how they contribute to streamlining development workflows.
  • Gain insights into the best practices and integrated scenarios across the SAP Build portfolio to foster collaboration and optimize application development outcomes.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations| Application Development + Automation
Unlock Boundless Innovation for Your Organization with SAP Low Code
Delve into SAP Build to gain insights into the roadmap ahead. The session’s focus will be on cutting-edge advancements with a focus on Enterprise Automation and fusion development use cases.

You will:

  • Explore the latest innovations in SAP Build and how they are reshaping the application development landscape.
  • Gain insights into the roadmap of SAP Build understanding the upcoming features and enhancements that drive future development.
  • Discover the achievements and success stories from implementations of SAP Build.
  • Delve into Enterprise Automation and fusion development use cases understanding how they integrate with SAP Build to empower businesses.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations| Application Development + Automation | Artificial Intelligence
Utilizing SAP Code-First Tools for Building Faster and More Flexible Solutions
Discover how the Pro Code Offering and Generative AI can revolutionize your development process. Witness how this approach empowers you to extend your ERP applications without altering the core functionality of your ERP system.

You will:

  • Explore SAP’s Pro Code Offering and understand how it leverages built-in guidance and SAP best practices to deliver SAP business applications tailored to business requirements.
  • Learn about fusion development and how it brings together citizen and professional developers on a secure platform with unified lifecycle management and governance.
  • Discover how to maximize productivity using the Pro Code Offering and Generative AI to streamline the process and achieve faster, more efficient results.
  • Gain insights into extending ERP applications without altering the core functionality of the ERP system enabling seamless customization and innovation within your SAP landscape.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Application Development + Automations
Seamless ERP Extension with SAP Build and SAP [Pro-code Offering] and a Clean Core
Embark on this journey of innovation and growth as you learn to leverage the power of SAP Build and the Pro-code Offering. Discover how organizations create unique and innovative line-of-business applications unlocking the potential of SAP S/4HANA Cloud by extending its functionalities. Join us to explore the developer guidelines for extending SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) empowering you to unleash the potential of your SAP landscape.

You will:

  • Understand how to extend ERP applications using SAP Build and the Pro-code Offering, creating custom line-of-business applications tailored to organizational needs.
  • Learn the best practices and guidelines for extending SAP S/4HANA Cloud functionalities enabling you to maximize the potential of your ERP system.
  • Explore the capabilities of SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) and gain insights into how it supports application extension and integration.
  • Discover examples of SAP Build and the Pro-code Offering to drive innovation and achieve growth.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Application Development + Automation
Exploring the Future of CAP, UI5, SAP Mobile Services, and BAS with SAP Pro Code Offering
Examine the roadmap for SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) Pro-Code offering. Delve into upcoming features, technology integrations, and experience enhancements. Gain insights into how these advancements will revolutionize your projects ensuring maximum developer productivity.

You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the roadmap for SAP BTP Pro-Code offering with insights into the features and integrations.
  • Explore the improvements planned for SAP BTP Pro-Code discovering how they will enhance the developer experience and streamline processes.
  • Learn how the advancements in SAP BTP Pro-Code will influence future development projects enabling you to achieve developer productivity.
  • Get a peek into the impact of SAP BTP Pro-Code on application development within diverse organizations and industries.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Application Development + Automation
Advance your process transformation with Enterprise Automation
Leverage a comprehensive AI-powered combination to integrate applications with SAP Integration Suite. Discover process inefficiencies with SAP Signavio and automate processes across your heterogeneous enterprise environment with SAP Build Process Automation.

You will:

  • Gain an understanding of SAP Signavio solutions.
  • Leverage the SAP Build Process Automation solution.
  • Explore SAP Integration Suite.
  • Understand the value of SAP Signavio, SAP Build Process Automation, and SAP Integration Suite.
SAP

 

 

Impact 20 | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Application Development + Automation | Data Analytics + BI
React to Market Changes with SAP Data Automation
Whether it’s supplier performance, defective materials, or an unexpected natural disaster that bottlenecks your supply chain, data automation can help you adapt to changing market conditions and make business decisions. Simplify processes like changing material orders through automation and uploading new data to SAP. By utilizing software that understands the complexity of SAP, your team can keep pace with a quick-moving market. Join us to learn how to quickly make changes to your SAP data to ensure operational efficiency.

You will:

  • Download and update SAP supply chain data.
  • Quickly validate and change bill of materials data.
  • Update your material purchasing records in SAP.
Tony Cregg
insightsoftware
Senior Solutions EngineerTony has over 30 years’ experience working in software across a number of companies in various roles from programmer/consultant through to Sales Director! He has been at insightsoftware since 2016 and uses his expertise in financial & operational reporting together with analytics and planning to provide value to our customers on a daily basis.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Application Development + Automation
Unleashing Success: Navigating the Future of Automation for Business Innovation
In today’s rapidly evolving world, the convergence of technology and business functions has become the key driver of success for organizations seeking to thrive in a dynamic landscape. Let’s delve into three pillars that are crucial to the success of any automation journey: Convergence of Technology and Business Functions; Self-sufficient, Safe, and Reliable Testing; and Scaling with Ease and Ensuring Robust Capability. Join us as we transform the automation landscape and redefine possibilities.

You will:

  • Learn how to harness the power of automation to streamline processes and optimize operations.
  • Hear best practices for building a resilient testing framework and fostering a culture of quality assurance.
  • Delve into practical strategies on how to tackle complex automation projects and scale at ease.
Julian Bond
Hillary’s Blinds
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, predominantly using ERP solutions in supply chain sectors (including Rolls-Royce, Heineken, Laporte), but most recently retail.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Artificial Intelligence
Empowering Business Applications through SAP-Enabled AI Integration
Embrace the potential of AI empowers organizations to revolutionize decision-making, streamline operations, and foster innovation. Join us for a discussion on the benefits of intelligent scenario lifecycle management/SAP AI Launchpad for seamlessly managing AI workloads powered by SAP HANA ML, SAP AI Core, and SAP AI services. Discover the capabilities of the ISLM features and gain valuable insights into the roadmap leading to the integration of Generative AI.

You will:

  • Understand the impact of AI on decision-making processes, operations, and innovation within organizations.
  • Explore the functionalities of intelligent scenario lifecycle management/SAP AI Launchpad for AI workload.
  • Learn how to leverage SAP HANA ML, SAP AI Core, and SAP AI services to optimize AI-driven processes.
  • Gain insights into ISLM and the roadmap for integrating Generative AI into business applications.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Artificial Intelligence
Unlocking the Power of Generative AI: A Path to Business Transformation
Discover the possibilities of Generative AI set to captivate SAP’s global end users. Witness how this technology elevates business processes enhancing productivity as we integrate it into applications like SAP SuccessFactors and SAP S/4HANA.

You will:

  • Understand the potential of Generative AI in revolutionizing user experiences across SAP applications.
  • Witness how Generative AI enhances business processes, productivity, and efficiency in SAP SuccessFactors and SAP S/4HANA.
  • Learn the steps for integrating Generative AI seamlessly into SAP applications.
  • Explore how Generative AI is shaping SAP’s user-centric solutions.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Artificial Intelligence
Transforming Business’s Tomorrow: The Impact of Generative AI
In this transformative era, Generative AI, powered by large language models, has become a catalyst for unparalleled advancements in business processes. Within this session, you will explore the myriad opportunities awaiting enterprises while looking at its profound impact on SAP’s overarching Business AI strategy. Get ready to embrace a transformative journey where Generative AI reshapes the future of business in unprecedented ways.

You will:

  • Familiarize yourself with the workings of Large Language Models like Generative AI.
  • Learn how Generative AI can be integrated into different business applications.
  • Consider ethical considerations and responsible practices with Generative AI implementation.
  • Gain insights into devising a comprehensive AI strategy for businesses.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Artificial Intelligence
Exploring SAP’s AI Service Offering: Integrating with the Business Technology Platform for Enhanced Applications
In this session you will discover seamless integration within your applications through SAP Business Technology Platform. Unveil the ingenious strategies we employ, leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other intelligent technologies to invigorate our own business processes and unlock substantial business value. Prepare to discover the transformative potential of SAP AI as we navigate the forefront of intelligent business solutions.

You will:

  • Familiarize yourself with the diverse range of AI services offered by SAP including SAP AI Core AI, SAP AI Business and SAP AI Launchpad.
  • Learn how to effectively integrate AI into your applications using AI services from SAP.
  • Discover how SAP infuses its own business processes with AI.
  • Analyze real-life use cases to gain insights into how AI can generate significant business value and drive innovation.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Artificial Intelligence
Unleash the Potential of AI to Elevate Your Mobile App Experience
Discover the art of building user-friendly Q&A chatbots fueled by Large Language Models (LLM) and seamlessly integrate them into your mobile applications. Join us for an interactive session where we transform the native SAP Ariba Shopping app into a cutting-edge digital shopping assistant using Generative AI. Gain invaluable insights into essential tools, expert tips, and best practices to kick-start your own projects and fully leverage the potential of Generative AI to enhance your mobile app experiences.

You will learn:

  • How to create user-supporting Q&A chatbots using Large Language Models (LLM) for mobile apps.
  • Step-by-step guidance on enhancing the SAP Ariba Shopping app into a powerful digital shopping assistant using Generative AI.
  • Essential tools and techniques to kick-start your own Generative AI projects for mobile applications.
  • Best practices to maximize the impact of Generative AI and improve the overall mobile app user experience.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Integration + Enterprise Architecture
Exploring SAP BTP Reference Architectures to Master Multi-Cloud and Platform Environments
Explore BTP Reference Architectures and the collaborative efforts between SAP and Hyperscalers. Discover how these solutions empower businesses to unlock potential and drive growth. Join us on this journey to gain insights into the partnerships that shape enterprise applications propelling businesses towards advancements.

You will:

  • Gain insights into how SAP BTP Reference Architectures are designed to cater to multi-cloud environments.
  • Learn how SAP BTP Reference Architectures facilitates integration with various platforms enabling you to build scalable, interoperable, and future-proof solutions.
  • Discover best practices for implementing SAP BTP Reference Architectures.
  • Explore how SAP BTP Reference Architectures support hybrid solutions combining on-premises and cloud components to ensure a flexible and robust IT infrastructure.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Integration + Enterprise Architecture
SAP Integration Suite’s Dynamic API Management and Graph Capabilities
Develop personalized Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) using SAP Integration Suite’s API Management and Graph capabilities. This solution offers a framework for businesses to create, manage, and optimize APIs.

You will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of API management and the role of SAP Integration Suite’s APIs.
  • Explore the Graph capabilities within SAP Integration Suite.
  • Learn the process of creating and configuring custom APIs.
  • Familiarize yourself with best practices, security measures, and performance optimization techniques.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Integration + Enterprise Architecture
Accelerate Your Cloud Journey: Exploring Migration Capabilities with SAP Integration Suite
Evolve your IT landscape and modernize integrations through cloud migration. Discover the Migration Assessment and Migration capabilities of the Integration Suite enabling a smooth transition from Process Orchestration/Process Integration to SAP Integration Suite. Uncover the efficiency this migration brings to your organization driving cloud adoption.

You will:

  • Discover the benefits of migrating to the cloud, including scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Learn how to conduct a migration assessment using SAP Integration Suite’s tools.
  • Explore the process of executing migrations from Process Orchestration/Process Integration to SAP Integration Suite ensuring minimal disruptions and optimal integration performance.
  • Unlock best practices for leveraging SAP Integration Suite’s capabilities to embrace cloud-native integration.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Integration + Enterprise Architecture
SAP S/4HANA A comprehensive overview of RISE with SAP
RISE with SAP will be instrumental to your transformation journey if you are an SAP customer running SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA on-premise or a first-time SAP customer. This session explores how RISE with SAP bundles products, tools, and services into one contract and provides SAP customers with business-transformation-as-a-service.

You will:

  • Understand how RISE with SAP provides customers with new capabilities and support options.
  • Unpack the components of SAP RISE and examine how to optimize your SAP S/4HANA journey with SAP ERP options, the Business Technology Platform, and more.
  • Get a deeper understanding of S/4HANA Cloud private edition and SAP S/4HANA Cloud public edition as well as their differences.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Integration + Enterprise Architecture
Sizing / Capacity Modeling for applications on the SAP Business Technology Platform
Learn how sizing impacts pricing calculation (infrastructure costs). When developing an application on the SAP Business Technology Platform, you must determine the capacities required by your application. Capacity Unit is a unified metric used to organize pricing of different applications and services and the semantic with each application or service is different.

You will:

  • Learn how to size an BTP application and determine the size/ volume of the required BTP services.
  • See how to ensure that the selected infrastructure meets the requirements of the application.
  • Determine the infrastructure costs for the floor price calculation.
Detlef Thoms
SAP
Chief Product ExpertDetlef Thoms is Chief Product Expert, Performance & Scalability at SAP Product Engineering and holds 25 years of SAP experience that he has gained in several areas like Development Support (Available-to-Promise), Supply Chain Management Consulting and Solution Management for Master Data Governance. In January 2011 he joined the Product Management Team for Performance & Scalability covering the entire SAP portfolio with the focus to ensure that SAP software is performance-optimized, sustainable and designed to capitalize on the latest hardware and technology trends.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Integration + Enterprise Architecture
Gain Latest Insights into EA strategies and best practices featured by the SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework
Enterprise architecture enables organizations to align their business goals with technology strategies and investments. In this session, we will explore various strategies, the SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework and best practices that help organizations design, implement, and manage their enterprise architecture. The session will provide an overview of enterprise architecture and its importance in driving business transformation and innovation. By attending this session, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of enterprise architecture strategies, the SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework, and best practices.

You will:

  • Gain comprehensive understanding of enterprise architecture strategies and best practices.
  • Understand the SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework.
  • Learn about the SAP Reference Architecture and how to access it.
  • Get insights on how to tailor the framework to your company’s needs.
Rene de Daniel
SAP
Principal Enterprise Architect

Rene de Daniel is a Principal Enterprise Architect of the SAP Business Transformation Service in Switzerland. His focus is on transformation programs in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries while acting as an enterprise architect. Beside EA mentoring services he is also offering ad-interim management of EA teams to customers. As a co-author and trainer he is delivery the SAP Intelligent Enterprise Architecture Training (IEA10) to customers, partners and within SAP.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Integration + Enterprise Architecture
Experience the Future of Integration: Introducing “Edge Integration Cell” with SAP Integration Suite
Learn about Edge Integration Cell, the latest hybrid integration runtime available with SAP Integration Suite. Unleash the potential of running on-premise integration scenarios within your landscape whether on private cloud or on-premise environment. This session offers a comprehensive overview of the robust features and capabilities of Edge Integration Cell.

You will:

  • Gain valuable insights into the core features and functionalities that make Edge Integration Cell a game-changer in hybrid integration.
  • Understand how it enables smooth integration between on-premise and cloud applications.
  • Discover the limitless integration possibilities that Edge Integration Cell offers.
  • Get hands-on exposure to the power of Edge Integration Cell through a live demo.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Integration + Enterprise Architecture
| SAP S/4HANA
Case Study: How to approach SAP S/4HANA as an Enterprise Architect and go live quietly!
Nintendo’s approach to SAP S/4HANA conversion is to not make big waves and go live almost silently. During the conversion of the ERP system, it was decided to migrate the BW system in parallel with the same project organization, time frame, and budget. By sharing our experiences, we want to reduce fears and concerns.

You will:

  • Learn about the History and system landscape.
  • Understand security concerns as a driver.
  • Discover how we “found” our project landscape.
  • Explore “feeling into it” as an implementation method.
Andreas Lang
Nintendo Of Europe GmbH
SAP Architecture & Technology Manager

Andreas, a dedicated professional with 25 years at Nintendo, has played a pivotal role in numerous software solution implementations as a project manager, software, and database developer. In the SAP implementation, he took charge of architecture, technology, and development. Since 2018, Andreas has been leading SAP Business Platform Support, ensuring the seamless operation of the SAP landscape.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | Integration + Enterprise Architecture | Cybersecurity
Case Study: Frieslandcampina’s Adoption of SAP Private Link for Enhanced Communication Security
Gain insight into Frieslandcampina’s integration of applications and systems, comprising both On-Premise and Azure Cloud environments through SAP Private Link within the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP). This approach brings together heterogeneous elements and composable modules fostering a cohesive and efficient ecosystem.

You will:

  • Learn how Integration brings value to Enterprise Architecture.
  • Discover how to bring the data closer from various heterogeneous applications and composable modules.
  • Understand why it is important to have stable integration when moving systems from on-premise to cloud.
Hiren Asher Royal
Frieslandcampina.com
Enterprise Integration Architect

Hiren Asher is an Enterprise Integration Architect with extensive experience in Integration space. His role is focused on bringing value out of Application landscape and preparing for “Fit for Future” architecture with evolving technology. He is passionate around different forms of integration be it A2A,B2B, B2C and Data Integration. He believes integration plays fundamental role in achieving Digital Transformation and acceleration within any organization.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | On-Premise + Cloud Operations | Artificial Intelligence
Utilizing DevOps and Generative AI to enforce Governance
Learn the role DevOps play in fostering collaboration between development and operations teams.Generative AI can analyze vast amounts of data and enhance governance enforcement by automatically generating policies and guidelines. By integrating these technologies, organizations can establish a robust governance framework that ensures compliance, mitigates risks, and promotes innovation and agility throughout the software development processes.

You will:

  • Learn what is DevOps from an Enterprise Architecture view.
  • Hear how it can be used to enforce Governance.
  • Understand how you can use Generative AI to automate work for you in DevOps.
Peter Kreiner-Sasady
Invixo Consulting A/S
CTODefining the digital foundation: Integration (Boomi, Sap, Azure), Api management (Boomi, Kong, Gravitee, Sap), event driven architecture (Solace, Google, Confluent) and micro services (Azure, Aws, Sap, Gcp). Trusted Advisor. Have been the client’s trusted advisor as technical lead on several SAP and large IT projects, ensuring the right design, level of quality and handover governance whilst handling the technical project management part of complex projects with many integrations.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | On-Premise + Cloud Operations
SAP BTP Embrace Efficiency with SAP Cloud ALM: Empowering SAP Business Technology Platform Operations
Learn about the robust capabilities of SAP Cloud ALM catering to SaaS services and custom-built applications integrated with SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP). Discover how SAP Cloud ALM serves as a centralized hub offering a single entry point for managing and monitoring the health, integrations, exceptions, and performance of SAP BTP services and applications. Gain insights into the product roadmap getting a sneak peek at innovations set to enhance your operational prowess. Join this session to unlock the potential of SAP Cloud ALM optimizing your SAP Business Technology Platform operations for productivity and success.

You will take away:

  • Gain comprehensive insights into the functionalities and features of SAP Cloud ALM.
  • Learn how to manage and monitor various SaaS services integrated with SAP BTP using SAP Cloud ALM.
  • Discover best practices to enhance the performance of custom-built applications on SAP BTP by leveraging SAP Cloud ALM’s monitoring and management tools.
  • Explore how SAP Cloud ALM acts as a centralized hub to handle integrations, exceptions, and overall health of SAP BTP services and applications.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | On-Premise + Cloud Operations | SAP BTP
Empowering Efficient SAP System Management with SAP BTP and SAP Landscape Management Cloud
Explore the capabilities of SAP Landscape Management Cloud to optimize and automate SAP system management including SAP S/4HANA landscapes. Discover the power of integrating SAP Landscape Management Cloud with other SAP BTP services through provided events and REST APIs empowering you to automate various landscape management use cases. Elevate your SAP system management to new heights driving enhanced productivity.

Key takeaways:

  • Gain an understanding of the features and functionalities of SAP Landscape Management Cloud and SAP system management processes with a focus on SAP S/4HANA landscapes.
  • Learn how to integrate SAP Landscape Management Cloud with other SAP BTP services using provided events and REST APIs.
  • Discover where SAP Landscape Management Cloud can be leveraged to automate landscape management operations.
  • Explore how the integration of SAP Landscape Management Cloud with SAP BTP can lead to enhanced productivity, streamlined operations, and improved system management efficiency.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | On-Premise + Cloud Operations
Transitioning from SAP Solution Manager to SAP Cloud ALM: Streamlining implementation and operations
Transitioning to SAP Cloud ALM is a priority for customers to improve operations, service, and implementation in 2023. In this presentation, attendees will learn about transition scenarios and obtain guidance from SAP on how to plan and execute their transition to SAP Cloud ALM. Attendees will come away with an understanding of the benefits of transitioning to SAP Cloud ALM as well as the available resources and guidance from SAP to support their transition. They will also gain insight into why adopting SAP Cloud ALM is important and how it can help manage implementation, operations, and change at their own pace. Key takeaways include the prioritization of moving to SAP Cloud ALM for operations and service in 2023, the importance of adopting SAP Cloud ALM overall, and the support and resources available from SAP during the transition process.

You will:

  • Define your roadmap for SAP Cloud ALM.
  • Avoid maintenance issues with SAP Solution Manager.
  • Leverage monitoring in SAP Cloud ALM to reduce your TCO Start your transition journey with the SAP Readiness Check.
Tim Steuer
SAP
Vice President Application Lifecycle Management

Tim Steuer is an accomplished SAP professional with over 25 years of experience, including two decades focused on application lifecycle management (ALM). As Vice President for ALM, Tim leads a dynamic team of customer communication and relations experts, responsible for ensuring the successful implementation and adoption of SAP Cloud ALM solution, SAP Solution Manager, and Focused Run. Tim’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of ALM make him a valuable asset to any organization looking to optimize their software development processes. His leadership, strategic planning, and customer-centric approach have resulted in numerous successful rollouts, delivering measurable business benefits to his clients. With a proven track record of building strong relationships with customers, Tim is passionate about driving innovation and helping organizations to realize their full potential. His deep understanding of SAP products and services, combined with his technical expertise, has made him a trusted advisor.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | On-Premise + Cloud Operations
Re-imagining Application Lifecycle Management: SAP’s Cloud ALM, Solution Manager, and Focused Run
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is driving innovation. SAP recognizes this and is re-imagining how it supports its customers through its ALM solutions. In this session, attendees will learn about the benefits of SAP Cloud ALM, SAP Solution Manager, and SAP Focused Run in supporting cloud transformation. Overall, attendees will come away from the session with a better understanding of which ALM solution is right for their current and future landscape. They will also be equipped with the knowledge to plan to adopt SAP Cloud ALM as SAP’s go-to solution for ALM and how to use SAP Solution Manager and SAP Focused Run.

You will:

  • Find out the value of SAP’s updated ALM portfolio.
  • Get the latest in SAP Solution Manager development.
  • Redesign your ALM strategy together with your business strategy.
  • Find out who benefits from SAP Focused Run.
Tim Steuer
SAP
Vice President Application Lifecycle Management

Tim Steuer is an accomplished SAP professional with over 25 years of experience, including two decades focused on application lifecycle management (ALM). As Vice President for ALM, Tim leads a dynamic team of customer communication and relations experts, responsible for ensuring the successful implementation and adoption of SAP Cloud ALM solution, SAP Solution Manager, and Focused Run. Tim’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of ALM make him a valuable asset to any organization looking to optimize their software development processes. His leadership, strategic planning, and customer-centric approach have resulted in numerous successful rollouts, delivering measurable business benefits to his clients. With a proven track record of building strong relationships with customers, Tim is passionate about driving innovation and helping organizations to realize their full potential. His deep understanding of SAP products and services, combined with his technical expertise, has made him a trusted advisor.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | On-Premise + Cloud Operations
SAP Landscape and Efficiency Operations
Infrastructure and Application Automation is a key skill and technology set every IT professional needs. SAP applications can be demanding to manage and thus helpful to automate. This session will show how to harness the power of SAP Landscape Management and SAP Cloud Appliance Library to develop extensive automation capabilities that simplify the configuration, provisioning, monitoring, and management of SAP applications and associated infrastructure and services.

You will:

  • Learn about Cloud cost optimization.
  • Hear about SAP application management automation workflows.
  • Explore rapid provisioning of SAP applications.
  • Understand simplified management of SAP applications.
Naeem Maqsud
SAP
Product ExpertNaeem Maqsud is a Sr. Director at SAP focusing on cloud management related innovation topics, product/solution management and partner management activities. He is currently involved with the SAP products – Landscape Management (LaMa) and Cloud Appliance Library (CAL). He has previously worked in disciplines such as s/w engineering, cloud infrastructure architecture/operations and project management.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | SAP BTP | Integration + Enterprise Architecture
Accelerate Your Implementation: SAP Developer’s Guide to Business Applications on SAP BTP
The SAP Developer’s Guide to business applications development on SAP BTP provides you with a comprehensive blueprint to streamline your implementation project. Gain insights into the software development and delivery process ensuring a smooth and efficient development journey. Learn how to deliver Cloud Qualities and comply with SAP Product standards enabling you to build high-quality and reliable business applications. Join us to equip yourself with the essential knowledge and resources to expedite your implementation and drive successful outcomes on SAP BTP.

You will:

  • Understand the architecture blueprint provided in the Developer’s Guide.
  • Explore the curated list of services specifically chosen for standard business application development enabling you to make informed decisions about the right tools and technologies for your projects.
  • Learn about the software development and delivery process outlined in the guide ensuring an organized and efficient workflow, from development to deployment and optimizing your application’s time-to-market.
  • Discover instructions on delivering Cloud Qualities and complying with SAP Product Standards.
SAP

 

 
Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations| SAP BTP
Lessons learned over 50+ SAP BTP projects
Learn lessons learned from projects to enhance your success with SAP BTP. Pieter-Jan has been actively engaged in over 50+ projects on SAP BTP over the past decade. Gain valuable knowledge and practical advice that can positively impact your endeavors with SAP BTP.

You will:

  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of SAP BTP.
  • Understand SAP BTP Governance.
  • Hear SAP BTP Architecture advice.
Pieter-Jan Deraedt
Amista NV
CEO

Pieter-Jan Deraedt is a SAP Architect mainly focussed on SAP Cloud solutions. Today he runs a Belgian consulting company Amista, where SAP BTP is key pillar in their offering.

 

 
Impact 20 | IT Infrastructure + Operations | SAP BTP
ELSA, The All-in-One Application for Decommissioning
The cost of maintaining legacy systems can be expensive. Some legacy systems will be needed for decades due to legal audit or regulatory reasons. Join us for a live demo of Enterprise Legacy System Application (ELSA), an SAP BTP certified cloud platform application enabling you to safely decommission legacy systems.

You will:

  • Learn how to safely shut down legacy systems and remain tax, audit and GDPR compliant.
  • Understand how to access legacy data at any time, from any source, through ELSA or SAP S/4HANA.
  • Discover the main features of ELSA.
  • Explore how to simplify your IT landscape when moving to SAP S/4HANA or another ERP.
Thierry Julien
TJC Group
CEO

Thierry Julien is the CEO and founder of TJC Group, a cloud/software and consulting company with decades of expertise in SAP Data Volume Management. Thierry has intensive experience in SAP Archiving and ILM. While he has worked with hundreds of SAP customers around the world, he has also collaborated with tax experts and data privacy experts worldwide to assist SAP customers on a myriad of projects. Thierry has designed the decommissioning solution Enterprise Legacy System Application (ELSA) that is currently patent pending. Audren Butery TJC Group Consultant Audren Butery is a Consultant on ELSA, TJC Group’s latest cloud application for system decommissioning. He has helped customers in Europe and the USA to safely retire their legacy systems. Audren is responsible for extracting data from legacy systems, auditing the extracted data, coordinating the implementation of ELSA in the customer’s infrastructure and train business users to ensure they feel at ease with their new application. He operates at both project management and operational levels and specializes in dealing with stakeholders to guarantee “business as usual” once the legacy system has been safely retired and ELSA has been deployed.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | SAP BTP
How to Unleash the Power of SAP BTP with the SAP Discovery Center
Understand SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) and how you can best use it. Explore the SAP Discovery Center and SAP Business Technology Platform to best leverage it.

You will:

  • Understand SAP Business Technology Platform.
  • Learn the key capabilities of SAP BTP.
  • Learn how the SAP Discovery Center can help you.
  • Learn how to find information and how to use the SAP BTP Services.
Nis Boy Naeve
SAP
Vice President BTP Adoption Enablement

Nis Boy Naeve is a long term industry expert who held various positions at SAP SE. He offers a rare combination of strong technical understanding, business acumen and design thinking, acting successfully across all levels including executives. One of his latest key achievements is the definition, alignment and rollout of the User Experience Strategy. Currently he is heading SAP Adoption Enablement. He and his team help customers and partners explore the business value of SAPs Business Technology platform and to quickly to realize their projects. After studying physics in Kiel and Dublin, Nis Boy Naeve joined SAP in 1995 as a developer where he soon took over development management for a SAP HR module. He successfully finished customer specific development projects as well as various internal cross projects.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | SAP BTP
Elevate Your ERP Core and Line of Business Applications with SAP Build and SAP BTP Pro-code
With SAP Build and SAP BTP Pro-code, you hold the key to maintaining your ERP Core and line of business applications in a state of continuous update and transparency. You will extend the functionalities of SAP S/4HANA cloud and explore the developer guidelines for extending SAP BTP.

You will:

  • Learn functionalities and capabilities of SAP Build and SAP BTP Pro-code.
  • Understand how to leverage SAP BTP to extend the functionalities of SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  • See guidelines for SAP BTP to create robust and efficient extensions.
  • Explore opportunities for innovation and growth through SAP Build and SAP BTP Pro-code to optimize processes and improve user experiences.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | SAP BTP
Navigating Your Path to Success with SAP BTP
Understand how SAP BTP facilitates maintenance of ERP Core and line of business applications. Explore the platform’s capabilities to ensure continuous updates and maintain the transparency crucial for compliance with cloud standards and regulations.

You will:

  • Familiarize yourself with the functionalities offered by SAP BTP and how they integrate with SAP’s ecosystem.
  • Stay updated with the latest developments and future enhancements in SAP BTP.
  • Understand the developer guidelines, best practices, and coding techniques to create robust and scalable solutions.
  • Gain expertise in integrating SAP BTP with existing ERP Core and line of business applications.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | SAP BTP
A Comprehensive Guide for SAP BTP
This session is a comprehensive approach designed to assist organizations in maximizing the potential of SAP’s powerful cloud-based platform. SAP BTP offers a vast array of services and capabilities catering to business needs. This framework aims to provide clear instructions, best practices, and methodologies to harness the potential of SAP BTP.

You will:

  • Learn the core features offered by SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) understanding how they can address business needs and challenges.
  • Understand how to navigate the various tools, resources, and documentation available within the SAP BTP ecosystem.
  • Follow best practices recommended by the Guidance Framework for SAP BTP to optimize application customization, innovation, and integration with other SAP products and services.
  • Gain insights into trends and advancements in cloud-based solutions, runtime technologies, and agile development practices.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | SAP BTP | Integration + Enterprise Architecture
Achieving Operational Success with SAP BTP and a Robust Governance Model
This session emphasizes effective governance for successful SAP BTP operations. Explore key topics such as SAP BTP administration, authorizations, cost management, and organizational aspects including team setup. Learn how to optimize your SAP BTP utilization by implementing the right governance structure, ensuring streamlined operations, and maximizing the value of your SAP BTP investment.

You will:

  • Learn the principles of SAP BTP administration including user management, system configurations, and monitoring tools.
  • Hear how to define roles, permissions, and security policies to ensure data integrity and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Understand how to discover cost management strategies for SAP BTP usage.
  • See how to set up cross-functional teams to manage SAP BTP operations, fostering seamless communication and efficient workflows.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | SAP BTP
The Latest Developments of the SAP BTP Runtime Strategy
In this session, you will learn about SAP’s approach to ensuring reliable performance for custom applications.

You will:

  • Discover SAP’s best practices for application lifecycle management and maintenance to ensure stable and reliable operations over an extended period.
  • Understand the integration of custom applications with SAP’s core systems and how to leverage existing infrastructure for seamless operations.
  • Familiarize yourself with SAP’s latest advancements in runtime technologies such as cloud-native solutions, containerization, and microservices architecture.
  • Explore SAP’s ecosystem of development tools and platforms like SAP Cloud Platform to harness the full potential of modern runtime technologies.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | SAP BTP
SAP BTP Customer Stories
This session offers insight into real-world experiences of businesses that have harnessed the power of SAP’s technology platform. These stories highlight how organizations have leveraged SAP BTP to overcome challenges, drive innovation, and achieve digital excellence.

You will:

  • Understand the range of industries and business scenarios in which SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) has been successfully applied.
  • Learn the challenges faced by businesses and how SAP BTP played a pivotal role.
  • Gain knowledge about the use cases and technologies, such as AI, IoT, and advanced analytics that have been integrated with SAP BTP to drive business transformation and enhance operational efficiency.
  • Analyze the benefits achieved by organizations through their SAP BTP adoption including improved agility, scalability, and customer experiences.

 

 

Breakout Session | IT Infrastructure + Operations | SAP BTP
Case Study: Product Safety Sheets to end-users via SAP Build Apps
Henkel stores all of its Product Safety Information sheets like SDSS and TDSS into their On-Premise SAP ERP system. Based on country local laws, these sheets needs regular updates in all local languages. Instead of storing documents in a data lake or file management system, use SAP’s Integration Suit with SAP BTP build apps which can be launched using mobile app, webapp, or iframed into SAP Sales Cloud.

You will learn:

  • How Henkel uses SAP BTP overall.
  • How Henkel built this SAP Build Apps Project with Integration Suite.
  • What challenges faced during the project.
Saurabh Kabra
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Senior CRM DeveloperI have more than 10 years of experience of working with SAP and its customer & partners. I am based out of Düsseldorf, Germany.

 
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SAP S/4HANA

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA
Building a Business Case And a Project Plan For Your SAP S/4HANA Project
Curious about SAP S/4HANA but uncertain where to begin or how to maximize your return on investment? This insightful session is designed to guide you through constructing a tailored business case and mapping out your SAP HANA implementation journey. By analyzing your existing as-is situation, the session will showcase techniques to derive fact-based insights from your present SAP landscape, aimed at pinpointing and quantifying enhancements in performance, database space reduction, and various other potential areas for improvement. The discourse will further address prevalent questions such as: How can we quickly and efficiently document our comprehensive As-Is status if we are unsure of what and how we use our current system? What’s the optimal path forward (Brownfield, Greenfield) when utilizing numerous SAP systems, and how do we articulate a persuasive business case for S/4HANA to convince stakeholders? Lastly, with an array of tools and offerings at your disposal, how do you select the right ones, and in what order should they be used?

You will:

  • Learn to understand the use of various SAP systems within your business.
  • Select the optimal approach (Brownfield, Greenfield) for your SAP implementation.
  • Build a compelling business case for S/4HANA to convince stakeholders.
  • Get insights into the multitude of tools and offerings available, along with advice on the quantity and sequence of use to maximize ROI in your SAP S/4HANA journey.

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA | Data Analytics + BI
Get Started with SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics
Get to know the embedded BI content delivered in SAP S/4HANA including analytic models and SAP Fiori tiles. Explore their use cases, applications, and technical prerequisites.

You will:

  • Learn SAP best practices and get tips on custom modeling.
  • Understand SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics through SAP Fiori, SAP BusinessObjects tools and SAP BW.
  • Explore how and when SAP BW is useful to cover your BI needs.
  • Learn how to extend SAP-delivered core data services (CDS) and build your own.
Dmitry Kuznetzov
Independent ConsultantDmitry is a pioneer in SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics space and an author of a book “First Steps in SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics”. He has a long track record implementing operational reporting systems and data warehouses based on SAP S/4HANA , SAP HANA-native, business warehouse and SAP Analytics Cloud technologies. He has accumulated knowledge in the BI area by completing most of the projects as hands-on modeler; therefore, any architectural and way-of-working advice comes from practical observations.

 

 

Breakout Session | AP S/4HANA | Finance
Case Study: Finance Data Migration/Go-Live From SAP ECC To S/4HANA – The Perspectives from Coop Denmark A/S
Whether you are starting your SAP transformation journey to S/4HANA or are in the middle of the path, Coop Denmark A/S give their take on the finance migration approach and leverage SAP standard functionality to migrate financial transactional data and Master data. Gain insight into the important lessons learned related to your finance migration to SAP S/4HANA.

You will:

  • Identify the existing financial landscape and prepare the finance migration.
  • Leverage SAP standard migration tools.
  • Lean about Master Data Migration with focus on the different data structures of business partners.
Trygve Grundesen
Coop Denmark
SAP FI-CO Solution Owner

Degree in Finance and Economics (Cand. Merc.)Worked with SAP since 1996. External consultant until 2012, since 2012 internal at Coop. All round knowledge of the financial and their integration with other modules within SAP. Knowledge of SAP data model, abap workbench and possibilities for usage of various options for extending a solution (user-exit/ enhancements / BTE / BADI etc.). Substantial knowledge of finance accounting an related business topics.

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA
WM v Embedded EWM, Decentralized EWM, and Stock Room Management – Differences, Benefits, and How to Prepare for the Move
In this session, you will understand the various warehouse options when support for SAP WM ends at the end of 2025. This is an important decision that relates to your move to SAP S/4HANA and overall business transformation. Which option you choose depends on a number of factors including the complexity of your current warehouse management operation and the degree of digitization you are after. In this session, we will layout the options and possibilities so that you can make an informed decision

You will:

  • Understand Stock Room Management, embedded EWM (Basic or Advanced), and decentralized EWM.
  • Discover the main benefits of using EWM over WM and Stock Room Management.
  • Understand when you should be using EWM as part of your SAP S/4HANA Centralized Implementation.
  • Know how EWM can be extended and integrated using SAP Business Technology Platform.
Isaac Mazliach
S.D.M. Information Systems Ltd.
Mentor, Warehouse ManagementSince 1997 I gained hands-on experience, consulting and architecture management assisting many companies (North America, Europe and Israel) to improve and extend their SAP processes and activities. I built up special expertise in the WM, EWM, Sourcing and Supply-Chain arena, Platforms and Software, together with the integration with SAP modules in S/4 and ECC. My skillset includes the following: Experience from Agile development and DevOps methods including understanding of end-to-end Software Delivery Lifecycle processes ; System thinking with comprehensive knowledge of SAP platforms & associated technologies including documented experience of enterprise software and API oriented architecture ; Documented experience from applying digital technology creating business effect ; Demonstrated business acumen and relevant experience of business, customers and functional area.

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA
Building a Business Case and a Project Plan For Your SAP S/4HANA Journey
Gain practical insights to build a business case and a roadmap of your SAP HANA implementation. Identify and quantify performance gains and reduction of database space, business process and other potential areas of improvements. How do we get a comprehensive As-Is documentation fast and efficiently? We use many SAP systems. What is the best path forward (Brownfield, Greenfield) and how can I build a business case for S/4HANA/how can I convince my stakeholders? There are so many tools/offerings.

You will:

  • Take home a methodological approach to collect strategic goals, requirements, and technical input to build your business case SAP S/HANA.
  • Discover where SAP S/4HANA will have a real impact on your current real life SAP usage.
  • Gather Best Practices how to identify areas of improvements which should be part of your SAP S/4HANA ROI calculation.
  • Review common challenges and lessons learned from our assessments in the last 5 plus years.
Heiko Hecht
IBIS America Inc.
COO

Heiko serves as a subject matter expert for Financial Accounting, System Upgrades/Transformations, Compliance, Process Discovery/Mining, ESG and Solution Documentation with SAP Solution Manager. Heiko is responsible for the collaboration with SAP and the roll out of SAP TRAC (Total ROI Analysis Campaign) and SAP STAR (System Transformation via Alignment and Reassessment). TRAC is part of SAP’s MOVE program to implement S/4HANA systems more efficiently and faster. Heiko earned his PhD in Business Administration in 2003 and is a regular speaker at SAP events in the US and Europe. Prior to joining IBIS America, Heiko worked 10 years for IBIS Prof Thome AG in Wuerzburg, Germany and was directly involved with the development of RBE Plus, Solution Manager, ByD and other offerings of IBIS and its partners. Since 2004, Heiko has actively supported the rollout of RBE Plus and SAP Solution Manager with focus on customers in the US and Canada.

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA | Application Development + Automation
7 Best Practices to Implement Fiori when Transitioning to SAP S/4HANA
Learn the necessary skills for your Fiori journey from 50+ S/4HANA projects focusing on value creation, rollout strategy, user experience aspects, change management, architecture, performance, and development approaches.

You will:

  • Understand the role of SAP Fiori in SAP’s user experience strategy.
  • Learn how to build your Fiori roadmap for your S/4HANA migration project.
  • Discover how to increase adoption of SAP Fiori and S/4HANA.
  • Understand how to make your Fiori architecture scalable, performant, and secure.
  • Get advice how to build the necessary skills.
Tamas Szirtes
SOA People
Group Innovation DirectorGroup Innovation Director at SOA People, SAP Mentor, SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer, Chairman of VNSG User Experience, Lead of the Center of Excellence for S/4HANA at United VARs, Lecturer of Business Processes based on S/4HANA at the University of Mannheim and for an international group of students, 25 years in the SAP business, 150+ customer projects in 10+ countries.

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA | On-Premise + Cloud Operations
How to Best Prepare for your SAP S/4HANA on Cloud Journey
In this session, you will explore and reflect on over 100 successful SAP to Cloud and S/4HANA conversion engagements. The focus will be on how you should prepare for your SAP S/4HANA transformation journey or Cloud Migration, what are your options, and the best path for success.

You will:

  • Acquire essential insights and valuable lessons that you can readily integrate into your project for immediate application and success.
  • Understand the core areas of preparation for SAP S/4HANA transformation journey or Cloud Migration.
  • Review tangible actions in the areas of licensing, infrastructure, data, customizations, business processes, and stakeholders engagement.
PF Grillet
SofwareOne
Global Lead, SAP Services

Pierre-Francis (PF) has been associated with SAP for more than 30 years, first as a customer, building and rolling out an SAP template as Group CIO of the world leader of small home appliances, as an SAP employee setting up the Business Consulting and Value Engineering practice for SAP Australia and New Zealand, and as a partner with leading GSSIs, responsible for serving customers and growing their SAP services practices. PF is passionate about deploying technology to create better business outcomes, with a focus on optimising the use of technology to deliver tangible business benefits. Pierre-Francis leads SoftwareOne Global SAP Services practice, with presence in 30 countries across North & South America, Europe and Asia Pacific with a focus on helping SAP customers in their journey to the cloud and to S/4HANA. Pierre-Francis holds a Master Degree in Nuclear Engineering and a Ph. D in Nuclear Chemistry.

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA | Finance
Case Study: How Johnson And Johnson Leverages SAP S/4HANA to Transform Its Finance Function
The session will explore approaches that will enable you to leverage SAP S/4HANA to overcome complexities in the pharmaceutical industry and streamline reporting into the street processes. Explore the transformative power of S/4HANA in simplifying operations, discuss the criticality of a governance model for major programs, and delve into the changes brought about by DevSecOps. Additionally, the session will showcase the significance of establishing a steady-state organization and ensuring up-to-date Application Lifecycle Management (ALM/TLM) in the pharmaceutical landscape.

You will:

  • Learn the strategies used for navigating and overcoming complexities faced by top pharmaceutical companies globally, enabling more efficient reporting processes.
  • Understand the benefits and implementation considerations of S/4HANA in simplifying operations and optimizing reporting workflows.
  • Explore the best practices for implementing a governance model to ensure successful execution of major programs within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Know the role of DevSecOps in driving change and enhancing ALM/TLM practices, along with practical insights on its adoption in the pharmaceutical context.
Gustavo Costa
Tech Services
S4 Finance Director

I am the leader for the Technology Services team on the new Finance transformation (Digital Transformation). First new S4 implementation, Enterprise Hana and Forecast and Planning (Anaplan). Bringing J&J to top best in technology for financials management. In my portfolio of over U$ 2+ billion in business transformations and benefits, I had the opportunity to lead and deploy across 18 countries with diverse processes and technology across all markets.

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA | Finance
Case Study: How H. Lundbeck Migrated Edoc, Statutory Report Solutions from ECC To DRC In SAP S/4HANA
The session will showcase the experience and things to consider for DRC to work after an SAP S/4HANA brownfield conversion. H. Lundbeck A/S has implemented the eDoc, SAF-T, and other statutory reports for various countries in ECC and will share lessons learned and practical advice from their experience.

You will:

  • See the solutions built in ECC for eDoc, Advanced Compliance Reporting (ACR) reports and more.
  • Learn about the errors encountered in eDoc, ACR reports, and more in S/4 conversion.
  • Understand how to bridge the GAP between ECC solution, and S/4 solution for DRC.
Mae Wang
H.Lundbeck
Senior Solution Architect

Mae Wang has been working with SAP FI/CO/SD for around 15 years in pharma and shipping industries. She is the senior IT solution architect in Lundbeck for finance application. During the past 10 years in Lundbeck, she has been working with SAP Roll-out worldwide, implementation of product costing, cash management, eDoc, etc. The most recent project is S/4 conversion where Lundbeck is undergoing a brown field conversion from ECC to S/4.

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA
Case Study on User Adoption and Training: How Girtekan Group Ensured aSuccessful SAP S/4HANA Implementation Using Enablenow
Gain insights into successful strategies and tactics employed by Girteka Group to ensure a smooth ERP implementation by maximizing user adoption and training effectiveness. A successful SAP product implementation relies on technical aspects, as well as adoption and training of end-users. We will showcase the real case example of Girteka Group’s modernization program highlighting their use of EnableNow, a product developed by SAP, which offers innovative capabilities to simplify user adoption and training.

You will:

  • Gain insights into successful strategies and tactics.
  • See the real case example of Girteka Group’s modernization program.
  • Learn about innovative capabilities to simplify user-adoption and training.
Ausra Gustainiene
Necessis
Programme Manager for Digital TranformationAušra is an independent consultant, working closely with client organizations to help them understand the implementation and transformational opportunities presented by SAP. She started her professional career in the Information Technology field within Big4 consulting firm Ernst & Young. Developing IT strategies and governance procedures while working in an IT advisory area, set the right foundation for implementing and running SAP. Embracing over 20 years of progressive experience, Aušra is a proactive, dedicated, and peak-performing Senior IT leader with extensive international experience ranging from program and project management of complex SAP implementations to business transformation initiatives. Aušra is also actively involved in promoting the tech industry to women.

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA | Application Development + Automation
Building Collaborative and Intelligent ERP for Enhanced User Experience: A Journey towards Future Applications in SAP’s Cloud
This session will explore why SAP has adopted a user-centric approach that revolves around gathering insights and feedback from its user base. By closely observing user interactions and preferences, SAP can identify pain-points and opportunities for improvement. This continuous learning process serves as the foundation for enhancing the user experience throughout SAP’s cloud journey.You will:

  • Learn about solutions that can leverage data to make informed decisions and streamline operations effectively.
  • Discover how a user-centric approach can improve user experience.
  • Discover how continuous learning will allow for observation into user interactions and preferences.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA | Artificial Intelligence
Embracing Intelligent Technologies in SAP S/4HANA: Elevating End-to-End Business Processes
Understand the transformative power of Machine Learning, SAP Process Automation, and Situation Handling. Drive innovation, optimize operations, and remain at the forefront of intelligent ERP solutions. This research sheds light on the planned enhancements in the realm of Generative Artificial Intelligence and offers a glimpse into the future of intelligent technologies in SAP S/4HANA.

You will:

  • Learn how embedded intelligent technologies enhance end-to-end business processes leading to improved functionality and operational efficiency.
  • Discover the integration of Machine Learning, SAP Process Automation, and Situation Handling.
  • Optimize planned enhancements in Generative Artificial Intelligence for SAP S/4HANA.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA | Cybersecurity
Safeguarding SAP S/4HANA Cloud: A Comprehensive Overview of Security Measures and Collaborative Protection
Explore the end-to-end approach to building and maintaining a secure cloud environment, while emphasizing the collaborative efforts between SAP, customers, and partners in safeguarding data and processes. Ensure security measures are properly executed and learn the steps SAP takes to secure customers’ SAP S/4HANA Cloud instances.

You will:

  • Learn how to safeguard data and processes.
  • Ensure security measures are properly executed.
  • Learn the steps SAP takes to secure customers’ SAP S/4HANA Cloud instances.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA
Navigating Your Transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Exploring Public and Private Editions with Comprehensive Migration Paths
In this session, you’ll learn how to make an informed choice between the public and private editions of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The session will showcase the various migration paths that can ensure your company’s move to the Cloud ERP aligns seamlessly with your business objectives. The session will also outline essential decision criteria, planning aspects, and the array of related tools designed to support your project planning and execution.

You will:

  • Understand that the transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud represents a pivotal decision for companies seeking to embrace the next-generation Cloud ERP.
  • Ensure that your company’s move to the Cloud ERP aligns seamlessly with your business objectives.
  • Look at the essential decision criteria, planning aspects, and the array of related tools required.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA | Application Development + Automation
Unleashing Agility with Cutting-Edge Composable Architecture: Revolutionizing SAP S/4HANA Cloud Extensibility
Explore the cutting-edge modular architecture on ABAP and SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) and experience the transformative power of their composable architecture to integrate and orchestrate applications within their digital ecosystem. Moreover, this session will present the revolutionary extensibility options that allow businesses to maintain a clean core, enabling tailor-made customizations of SAP S/4HANA Cloud to suit unique and evolving business needs.

You will:

  • Explore the cutting-edge modular architecture on ABAP and SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP).
  • Use composable architecture to integrate and orchestrate applications within their digital ecosystem.
  • Open new avenues for growth and efficiency.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA
Navigating SAP’s Suite of Tools for Seamless SAP S/4HANA Transition
Gain an in-depth overview of the diverse array of SAP tools designed to facilitate a seamless transition to SAP S/4HANA. From SAP Readiness Check to SAP Cloud ALM, Database Migration Option, DMOVE2S4, Data Transition Validation, Cloud Integration Automation service, and other service offerings, the session will guide you through the features and benefits of each tool.

You will:

  • Gain valuable insights into when and how to leverage these tools effectively for your specific project needs.
  • Utilize SAP’s “Coordinated Lifecycle Management”.
  • Acquire the knowledge to ensure a consistent and efficient migration journey.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA | Application Development + Automation
Extensibility with ABAP Cloud for S/4HANA Cloud, Private and Public Edition
The session will explore the optimal strategies for implementing extensions in SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA. Manage extensions efficiently while transitioning towards ABAP Cloud using the clean core principles. This model ensures flexibility and empowers users to tailor their systems without the need for deep technical knowledge. On the other hand, the on-stack developer extensibility option allows tightly coupled extensions to be directly executed on the SAP S/4HANA technology stack. This approach is ideal for more complex and specialized extensions requiring deeper integration with the core system. Developers can utilize ABAP to implement these extensions, enabling seamless interactions with the underlying SAP S/4HANA environment.

You will:

  • Learn about the key user extensibility, on-stack developer extensibility, and side-by-side extensibility model.
  • Understand key user extensibility, classified as low-code/no-code extensions.
  • Learn about a user-friendly approach for non-technical users to customize and extend SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA according to your specific needs.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA | Data Analytics + BI
SAP S/4HANA Lessons Learned From The SAP RIG – User Experience with SAP Fiori & Embedded Analytics
SAP Fiori is the foundation for innovation at SAP, and the strategic direction for UX in SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Solutions. SAP Fiori delivers more than 2K apps as an integral part of SAP S/4HANA and a design system, technologies, and tools that provide consistent, intelligent, and integrated user experience for SAP software across platforms and devices. But, SAP Fiori has evolved alongside SAP S/4HANA. Because of this evolution and constant change in the SAP Fiori design system, technologies, and tools, you will need to know how to deploy and adopt SAP Fiori in your business to truly embrace your UX adoption journey and manage the pace of change to these new innovations.

You will:

  • Position the business value of UX with SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA.
  • Learn how to select UX for maximum business value with UX Adoption Planning.
  • Skill-up in SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA.
Hannes Defloo
SAP
Principal Technology Consultant

 

 

Breakout Session | SAP S/4HANA
Your Transformation to SAP S/4HANA – Lessons Learned from 1,300 Projects
You are an SAP ECC customer and would like to transition to SAP S/4HANA but don’t know where to start. The Regional Implementation Group at SAP has supported +1,300 SAP S/4HANA projects. Drawing on their experience and expertise, the RIG has captured the key aspects that need to be considered for a successful SAP S/4HANA transition project.You will:

  • Understand which key aspects need to be considered for a successful transition to SAP S/4HANA.
  • Walk through the recommended next steps to get started.
  • Discover which offerings from the Regional Implementation Group can support you in your transition.
Tina Gailus
SAP
Regional Lead, SAP S/4HANA Customer Care and RIG (Regional Implementation Group)

 

 
Breakout Session | Finance | GRC
Case Study: Cuatrecasas – How to Manage Electronic Invoicing Through SAP Document and Reporting Compliance
Discover how Cuatrecasas implemented a standard solution to manage electronic invoices in the SAP DRC platform for several countries (Spain, Portugal, Colombia, Peru, Chile). Document and reporting compliance enables you to create, process, and monitor electronic documents and statutory reports. As a result, your company remains compliant with local legal obligations.

You will:

  • Learn how SAP solves international electronic invoicing with a unique platform.
  • Discover how SAP handles recent changes for each country when those changes are published.
  • Find out more about the main advantages of using SAP DRC instead of local solutions.
Marc Auró
Cuviv
Managing Partner

Marc Auró is managing partner in Cuviv UK. Since 2017, he has worked as an SAP FI/CO consultant with strong capabilities in finance and treasury. Marc finds solutions to client problems. He also works in ECC and S/4HANA systems.

 
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Finance

Breakout Session | Finance
SAP Tax Management Solutions and Roadmap
Unlock the full potential of your organization’s tax management capabilities by using new strategies and tools. Stay ahead of the constant changes with an effective roadmap that will help you maximize your SAP finance resources.

You will:

  • Immerse yourself in the world of SAP’s cutting-edge finance modules, including SAP S/4HANA Finance and SAP Central Finance, discovering how they revolutionize financial processes and empower data-driven decision making.
  • Embrace the vision of SAP’s future finance solutions, exploring upcoming developments and advancements that align seamlessly with the ever-evolving finance and technology landscape.
SAP

 

 
Breakout Session | Finance
SAP Finance Solutions and Roadmap
For finance professionals, executives, and IT leaders seeking to enhance their organization’s financial management capabilities, this session promises a forward-looking perspective on SAP’s Finance Solutions and Roadmap, empowering leaders to make informed decisions and stay ahead in the digital finance era.

You will:

  • Explore the innovative capabilities of SAP’s finance modules, including SAP S/4HANA Finance, SAP Central Finance, and how they streamline financial processes and optimize decision-making.
  • Discuss the latest updates and enhancements to SAP’s finance offerings, enabling you to leverage new features and functionalities effectively.
  • Learn about SAP’s vision for the future of finance solutions, including upcoming developments and advancements that align with the ever-changing landscape of finance and technology.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
Case Study: Enhanced Efficiency and Clearer Insights – Serrala’s Impact on BRF’s Payments Processing and AR
BRF, a global consumer goods company operating in 117 countries, faced challenges with manual and time-consuming payment processes that caused errors and delays, impacting cash flow and payment tracking. To address these issues, BRF partnered with Serrala, implementing a comprehensive financial solution consisting of payments automation, connectivity handling, format conversion, and cash application automation.

The results have been transformative, automating payments to achieve significant time and cost savings while enhancing cash flow visibility and control, providing a clearer financial understanding. As a result, BRF now makes payments more efficiently and effectively, allowing them to focus on other crucial aspects of their operations.

Centralizing invoices and payment executions has simplified payment tracking and management, reducing error risks. The automatic matching rate of Cash Application process, an impressive 85%, contributes to fewer errors and delays across diverse countries around the globe. The BRF story exemplifies how payment automation can enhance efficiency and visibility in payment processing.

You will:

  • See how 96% of all payments from Turkey, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Chile are processed through an end-to-end SAP-embedded flow.
  • Learn how BRF achieved 89% improvement in operational efficiency for payments and an 85% auto matching rate for Cash Application.
  • Uncover ways to reduce business continuity risk by outsourcing critical payment operations and maintenance activities.
  • Explore how to quickly scale up bank connectivity.
Dieniffer dos Santos Rubino Barboza
BRF
Treasury Coordinator GCCShe began her career in 2008 when she joined BRF as an Analyst. Dieniffer’s expertise in finance processes and her ability to effectively manage projects were critical in her successful transition to this new location. In this role, she manages 12 entities across five different countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Her responsibilities include overseeing financial transactions, managing risk, and ensuring efficient cash flow management for these entities. Last year her team won the ACT Middle East Treasury Awards.
Ulrich Rosenquist
Serrala
Senior Business Development Manager

Ulrich Rosenquist is responsible for sales and key account management at Serrala for strategic corporations in the Nordic, CEE and Middle East regions. Ulrich has a comprehensive financial background with more than 23 years’ experience selling and delivering FinTech solutions globally. Before that he had approximately 20 years’ banking experience in Denmark and the U.S. Ulrich holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce.

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
30 Training and Empowerment Tips for Users Who Rely on SAP Financial Applications
This back-to-basics session identifies the most important areas to address when training all end users on SAP functionality, including analysis, display, environment, and reporting. Take home 30 tips that will accelerate the end-user learning curve and reduce calls to the help desk.

You will:

  • Help users get the most from reporting tools to maximize their productivity.
  • Teach end users to set key default values.
  • Identify the most frequently used transaction codes to assist end users in quickly navigating SAP.
  • Show users how to get the most from SAP GUI and SAP Fiori.
  • Walk away with a list of key parameter IDs for all users.
Rohana Gunawardena
Exium Inc.
Director, SAP Practice

Rohana Gunawardena heads the SAP practice division at Exium Inc. Rohana has been working with SAP since 1992. During his career he has assisted multiple clients on detailed system correction projects, such as correcting inventory balances, controlling area reorganizations, retrospectively activating group currency, and optimizing inter-company accounting transactions. He has spoken at many SAP conferences and has published more than 20 magazine articles in SAP Financials Expert, SAP SCM Expert and SAPtips on various aspects of SAP. Rohana is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Previously Rohana has worked with the consulting practices of Accenture, Deloitte and PwC. He is a graduate of The University of Manchester School of Mathematics.

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
SAP Central Finance: Capabilities, Best Practices, and Future Direction
Gain a comprehensive insight into the power of SAP Central Finance as a key component of intelligent finance transformation. If you are seeking to optimize your organization’s financial operations, do not miss this must-attend session that will review the benefits of consolidating financial data from diverse systems, harmonizing processes, and facilitating real-time financial reporting and analysis. See how SAP Central Finance can keep you at the forefront of innovative finance trends.

You will:

  • Explore the key functionalities and features of SAP Central Finance, including data integration, mapping, harmonization, and the ability to enable a unified view of financial data across the enterprise.
  • Review best practices for successful implementation and deployment of SAP Central Finance, with real-world examples demonstrating how organizations have achieved streamlined financial processes and improved decision-making.
  • Learn about SAP’s future direction for Central Finance, offering insights into upcoming enhancements and innovations, and how they align with the changing landscape of finance and technology.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
Enhance User Productivity With Powerful Help Documentation
Developers and functional analysts ignore one important thing which is extremely powerful in enhancing end user productivity – Program Documentation (Shift +F1). For a business process, a series of Z programs and Z Tables are often created. Then, the core development and business team move on after the transfer of knowledge to production support. There are presentations, recordings, and handshakes. Over time, presentations are lost, team members move on, and the original project knowledge is lost, leaving programmers with the need to reverse engineer the process to find the business logic.

You will:

  • Learn tips and tricks on how to add end user documentation to the Z-Report and Z-Data Elements.
  • Learn how to enhance quality and process control.
  • Review the importance of documenting all procedures to reduce the risks during turnover.
  • Discover how to help new developers understand the background of the process to update the code effectively.
  • Explore how documentation/help can be linked to any Z table, standard table, data elements, PDF, Word, programs, and many more cool features.
  • Find out how Word or PDF help documents can be linked to Z program documentation for detailed screenshots and documentation.
Chanda Verma
Perigee Solutions
Director, SAP PracticeChanda has worked on SAP since 2004. Her experiences include 1) Multiple SAP integration projects across Europe, Asia and North America focusing on: 2) Cross module integrations. 3) Leading Data Staging in end-to-end processes across all SAP modules. 4) High volume data conversions. 5) Working closely with the external parties like banks & auditors. 6) Project planning, sourcing and budgeting. 7) Solutions Architect,Finance Project Manager and Team Lead.

 

 
Breakout Session | Finance | SAP S/4HANA
The Guide for the Perplexed: The Different Sourcing and Purchasing Tools in SAP S/4HANA
SAP S/4HANA has multiple sourcing and procurement tools and each may be suitable for different business situations. Do not miss this opportunity to discuss the different tools (SAP Ariba, SAP SRM, SAP Sourcing, SAP ERP Outline Agreement, SAP ERP Purchasing) and their best-fit business situations, so that they will be properly deployed and not misused.

You will:

  • Explore effective strategies and use cases for SAP Ariba, SAP Sourcing, SAP ERP Outline Agreement, and SAP ERP Purchase Order.
  • Review the next steps for SAP SRM (Currently end of life is schedule for 2027).
Isaac Mazliach
S.D.M. Information Systems Ltd.
Manager and SAP Expert

Since 1997, Isaac gained hands-on experience in consulting and architecture management by assisting many companies (North America, Europe and Israel) to improve and extend their SAP processes and activities. He built up special expertise in the WM, EWM, sourcing and supply chain arena, platforms and software, together with the integration of SAP modules in SAP S/4 and ECC. Isaac’s skillsets include the following: Experience from agile development and devops methods including understanding of end-to-end software delivery lifecycle processes; system thinking with comprehensive knowledge of SAP platforms and associated technologies including documented experience of enterprise software and API oriented architecture; documented experience from applying digital technology creating business effect; demonstrated business acumen and relevant experience of business, customers, and functional areas.

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
Case Study: How to Calculate Indirect Production Overhead in a Pharma Setting for Inhouse Production and the Sub-Contracting With SAP’s Product Costing
Indirect production overhead (IPO) is the part of the cost that is related to manufacturing processes that cannot be directly traced to individual materials as opposed to direct overhead costs which includes direct labor or direct materials used in creating a product or service. Lundbeck used to use an Excel database to calculate IPO for in-house production and for the sub-contracting flow. Now, things have changed. In the session, see how you can utilize SAP’s Product Costing solution to get the transparency of IPO calculation for in-house production and in the sub-contracting flow.

You will:

  • Learn why we need Product Costing from SAP.
  • Explore how to calculate IPO for in-house production flow.
  • Review what subcontracting flow is and how to calculate subcontracting IPO.
Mae Wang
H. Lundbeck A/S
Senior Solution Architect

Mae Wang has been working with SAP FI/CO/SD for around 15 years in pharma and shipping industries. She is the senior IT solution architect in Lundbeck for finance application. During the past 10 years in Lundbeck, she has been working with SAP Roll-out worldwide, implementation of product costing, cash management, eDoc, etc. The most recent project is SAP S/4 conversion where Lundbeck is undergoing a brown field conversion from ECC to SAP S/4.

 

 
Impact 20 | Finance | SAP S/4HANA
Fast Path to SAP S/4HANA
What can finance leaders do to reduce the cost and complexity of transitioning to SAP S/4HANA? Uncover some of the key differences between SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA, as well as practical strategies for streamlining your finance processes and data before you move.You will:

  • Discover the advantages of archiving legacy information and introducing new cloud capabilities to increase process flexibility and reduce risk.
  • Discuss why taking proactive steps now can help your finance team save time and effort during the move.
  • Learn how you can make it faster and easier to improve performance and generate new insights on the new platform.
Serrala

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
SAP Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions and Roadmap
SAP provides solutions across the board for various financial planning and analysis requirements. This session offers a detailed overview of these solutions and how they support key planning and profitability capabilities and processes. In addition, you will also hear how SAP is evolving solution functionality in the immediate future.

You will:

  • Understand the latest capabilities in planning and profitability and how they are being delivered.
  • Learn how SAP’s latest product roadmap impacts your existing investment in SAP solutions.
  • Get the inside scoop on the new and future planning and profitability capabilities, including predictive planning and scenario planning.
  • Find out how customers are using SAP to navigate the challenges of planning and forecasting in this unique business climate.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
Understand the Important Features of SAP’s New Fixed Asset Solution and Universal Parallel Accounting
With SAP’s recent release of the universal parallel accounting (UPA) solution, SAP has finally delivered a true end-to-end solution for parallel accounting within the SAP Finance area. This solution has been in development for cloud customers, but now SAP S/4HANA 2022 has been released for on-premise as well. As a feeder system to the GL, asset accounting has had to make significant changes around how values are tracked in parallel to support the new UPA requirements. Delivered alongside UPA, the new intelligent asset accounting (IAA) solution represents the biggest re-write of fixed asset functionality in SAP ERP and will be the go-forward solution for all SAP customers.

You will:

  • Hear about the full feature release of UPA’s impacts and changes on Asset Accounting.
  • Understand the integration related topics that cover APIs, equipment integration and cFIN.
  • Review the flexibility changes regarding depreciation.
Nathan Genez
Serio Consulting
Managing Partner

Nathan Genez is a former Platinum Consultant with SAP America who has been working with SAP since 1996. He has worked extensively in the SAP Finance area from R/2 up to the current SAP S/4HANA release, with a strong emphasis on the capital accounting solution. This includes Fixed Assets, New Asset Accounting, Project Systems, Investment Management, ALA, AROM, and the core FI/CO modules. He is currently a Managing Partner at Serio Consulting LLC, an SAP Development Partner company. Serio Consulting has assisted SAP AG Development with testing new solutions and frequently leads the initial pilot implementations for new capital accounting solutions. Nathan is a consistent contributor to the larger SAP ecosystem and has in the past served at ASUG and been an SAP Mentor and Moderator with the SAP Community Network (SCN). He is also a frequent author, blogger, and presenter at SAPinsider events dating back to 2004. He is a graduate of Furman University where he studied accounting and music.

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
What’s New from SAP: New EMEA Finance Regulations
Join this interactive session to stay informed and ahead of the curve with the latest developments in EMEA finance regulations. Do not miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of the new changes and the need to leverage SAP’s cutting-edge solutions to achieve regulatory compliance and operational excellence.

You will:

  • Discover how the recent updates and changes impact financial operations and reporting for businesses operating in the EMEA region.
  • Explore SAP’s innovative solutions designed to address these new regulations, ensuring seamless adaptation and compliance for organizations of all sizes.
  • Gain practical guidance and best practices to implement the latest SAP tools, empowering attendees to optimize financial processes and maintain compliance in a rapidly changing regulatory environment.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
How to Set Your Finance Team’s Technology Roadmap
Finance teams are spending more time and money implementing new technology to make reporting and routine tasks easier on their teams, but data shows that only 30% of technology projects succeed. This can result in too many systems aimed at helping finance’s digital transformation either going unused or overcomplicating daily workloads.

Finance leaders need to set a technology roadmap and strategy to stay nimble in the post-pandemic economy. And it is even more important for finance leaders to take a key role in the company’s overall data and analytics strategy. By breaking down the silos of an existing technology portfolio and developing a strategic plan, CFOs can lead their organization into an era where they are doing more with less, automating repetitive processes, and uncovering efficiency insights in their existing data.

You will:

  • Identify technology investments that will help finance teams.
  • Learn what to include in a finance technology roadmap.
  • Take an active role in your organization’s data strategy.
  • Identify finance software that will work together.
Tony Cregg
insightsoftware
Senior Solutions Engineer

Tony has over 30 years’ experience working in software across a number of companies in various roles from programmer/consultant through to Sales Director. He has been at insightsoftware since 2016 and uses his expertise in financial and operational reporting together with analytics and planning to provide value to our customers on a daily basis.

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
Benefits of Moving to the New SAP Concur Travel Allowance Solution
When operating internationally, clients face a multitude of compliance topics for travel expenses. Especially in Europe, each country has its own regulations for paying travel allowances. Rates and rules change frequently. Furthermore, regulations can be coupled with collective or company agreements.

For companies that are hoping to stay ahead of the compliance wave of change, SAP Concur is offering a packaged solution for the most important countries and provides no touch compliance. In addition, it offers the flexibility to support complex rules for collective agreements or company rules worldwide. Join this session to gain insights on future developments and review customer cases where the SAP Concur travel allowance solution has helped clients to be compliant, offer their travelers a world-class user experience, keep tabs on expenses, and cut process costs.

You will:

  • Explore the benefits of the new travel allowance solution.
  • Learn how SAP Concur will help you be compliant with country regulations.
  • Smartly cut travel expense spending.
Hartmut Laser
SAP SE
Senior Product Manager

Hartmut Laser is a senior product management expert with more than 30 years of experience in the IT Industry. For the last six years, he has been responsible for the new Travel Allowance solution in SAP Concur. He has been instrumental in rolling out this solution in all markets for small and large enterprise clients and the public sector. Before joining SAP Concur, he was a Product Manager for the SAP Cloud T&E solution. Previously, he has held positions at SAP in Program and Project Management, Business Development and Consulting. In his role as a consultant, he worked in the U.S. and implemented the first SAP ERP Payroll clients in Australia. Throughout his career, Hartmut has been passionate about working closely with customers, understanding their business processes end to end and bringing them up to a new level of excellence.

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
RISE with SAP: An Opportunity to Transform Finance
Don’t miss this opportunity to unpack the relative priorities that IT and finance bring to the challenge of moving to SAP S/4HANA. No matter where you are in your transformation journey, you will come away with tips and tricks to ensure that you reach your business objectives and goals.

You will:

  • Discover that RISE with SAP is a fantastic way to improve or transform your finance function.
  • Gain insights on how to execute an effective transition.
David Ormerod
Independent ConsultantUntil recently David was a Chief Business Expert with SAP, with a mandate for Global Business Development of the Finance, Risk and Billing solution portfolio. He now works as an independent advisor, analyst and commentator, drawing on a 30-year career spanning Corporate Finance, major software implementation projects, and working in business development roles for 3 major software companies.

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
Benchmarking Your Planning Processes and Capabilities: How Do You Compare to Best-in-Class Organizations
In this session, you can learn about the various ways organizations can benchmark their planning and analysis processes and capabilities. We will discuss KPI’s and metrics that are commonly used to evaluate the effectiveness of FP&A teams and provide examples of how best-in-class organizations have achieved excellence in this area.

You will:

  • Learn about the latest trends and technologies in FP&A benchmarking.
  • Gain an understanding of FP&A best practices for implementing and maintaining a successful benchmarking program.
  • Hear about practical strategies for improving your organization’s FP&A capabilities and performance.
  • Make the move from traditional budgeting to a more forward-looking, strategic planning function.
SAP

 

 
Breakout Session | Finance | SAP S/4HANAData Analytics + BI
Case Study: How to Anticipate and Solve the Challenges and Errors Encountered in Financial Data Migration to SAP S/4HANA During a Brownfield Conversion
H. Lundbeck A/S expected challenges in data consistency when the company started its preparation to migrate to SAP S/4 version 2022. It had to deal with more than 60 company codes in over 40 countries with multiple ledgers and currencies, data going back from 2003, new G/L activated in 2008, together with the implementation of new asset accounting recently in ECC. But after they completed two trial conversions and one sandbox real conversion, including clean-up in the productive system, they are still facing new migration errors, including errors with G/L and asset accounting.

One of the key learnings from this process is to know when and how to use transaction FINS_MIG_STATUS, as well as when to use FINS_RECONXXX of G/L and asset accounting focus. Join this session to hear more about the timing of when H. Lundbeck A/S started to deal with data inconsistencies and how they were resolved, both in ECC as a pre-burner clean-up and in the SAP S/4 conversion.

You will:

  • Learn how to prepare your system for readiness checks from financial data quality checks.
  • Discuss when to run financial data quality checks (trial 1, trial 2, actual conversion) in ECC.
  • Review what are the most frequent errors and where to look for solutions.
  • Learn more about master data reconciliation and clean-up.
Mae Wang
H. Lundbeck A/S
Senior Solution Architect

Mae Wang has been working with SAP FI/CO/SD for around 15 years in pharma and shipping industries. She is the senior IT solution architect in Lundbeck for finance application. During the past 10 years in Lundbeck, she has been working with SAP Roll-out worldwide, implementation of product costing, cash management, eDoc, etc. The most recent project is SAP S/4 conversion where Lundbeck is undergoing a brown field conversion from ECC to SAP S/4.

Bo Tarnø
NNIT A/S
Consultant

Bo Tarnø has 28 years of experience as SAP Finance SME and Solution architect on various global projects mainly within the Pharmaceutical industry. During the past years, his main focus has been the SAP S/4 brown field conversion at H. Lundbeck A/S.

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
Benchmarking Your Planning Processes and Capabilities: How Do You Compare to Best-in-Class Organizations
The receivables management process has a direct impact on key performance indicators, with benefits including a reduction in the days sales outstanding (DSO), reduced resources and effort to process disputes and collections, and improved customer satisfaction.

You will:

  • Learn how embedded automation and AI capabilities are available to help finance teams become more efficient and add value to the customer experience during the billing and subsequent receivables processes.
  • Unearth which technology is most appropriate for each task, including machine learning and RPA.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
How to Design Your Volume-Driven Integrated Financial Planning
More than 60% of companies still use Excel as their primary budgeting tool. The lack of integration makes it difficult to respond to changes. Although companies have an ERP system that supports their business processes, they still rely on spreadsheets. An integrated planning process for sales, production, and finance is often not possible due to the lack of an integrated budgeting tool. By using the integration between SAP Analytics Cloud, IBP, and SAP S/4HANA, an integrated and volume-driven financial forecast can be set up in SAP Analytics Cloud, from Net Sales to the final cash flow.

You will:

  • Discover how to identify technology investments that will help finance teams.
  • Review what to include in a finance technology roadmap.
  • Take an active role in your organization’s data strategy.
  • Identify finance software that will work together.
Thomas Freil
Implement Consulting Group
Management Consultant

As a senior management consultant in finance and controlling, Thomas has worked with SAP since 1998. He has participated in several implementation projects and supported existing SAP installations. During his time as an SAP consultant and solution architect he has gained considerable knowledge in all areas of finance and controlling and the integration to the supply chain modules in SAP. Thomas is a specialist in product cost planning, and he has worked several years with process optimization in the financial planning process. His experience includes financial planning and reporting in SAP BW and SAP Analytics Cloud.

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
AP Automation: What, Why and How?
Many companies are realizing that numerous manual touchpoints result in longer times to process invoices. This usually leads to unhappy suppliers. Therefore, organizations are now looking to automated solutions to streamline their finance processes and improve customer satisfaction. But where do you start when you are ready to begin your transformation?

You will:

  • Decide what AP automation tools are best for your organization.
  • Review various software options that will fit your needs.
  • Negotiate system costs.
  • Generate competition among software providers.
  • Develop ROI for management approval.
  • Create a 3- to 5-year roadmap that shows the total cost savings.
Chanda Verma
Perigee Solutions
Director, SAP Practice

Chanda has worked on SAP since 2004. Her experiences include 1) Multiple SAP integration projects across Europe, Asia and North America focusing on: 2) Cross module integrations. 3) Leading Data Staging in end-to-end processes across all SAP modules. 4) High volume data conversions. 5) Working closely with the external parties like banks & auditors. 6) Project planning, sourcing and budgeting. 7) Solutions Architect, Finance Project Manager and Team Lead.

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
Case Study: SAP S/4HANA – Automate all Your Exchange and Interest Rates with Standard Functionality
Does your company conduct business in America, Europe, Asia, or Latin America? Gain more customers by communicating monetary amounts in their local currencies in a standard, easy, and fully automated way in SAP S/4HANA. For some cultures, it is important to receive amounts in their own local currencies, instead of the most common currencies. Knowing the cost of a project, goods, services, or shipment in the business partner’s currency can elevate the relationship.

You will:

  • Learn how to fully automate foreign currency activity by customizing the standard TBD4 transaction.
  • Discover where to find specific customization options in SAP S/4HANA.
Adrian Wilder
WAE Solutions LLC
Partner

Adrian is founder of “OB08.net” and he is a partner at WAE Solutions (www.waesolutions.com). He is developing activities as a business developer, project manager and SAP FI Expert with over 25 years experience. He has international experience in project management, SAP implementations and SAP FI training.

Esteban Wilder
WAE Solutions LLC
Partner

Esteban is a partner at WAE Solutions (www.waesolutions.com). He is an expert in SAP ABAP and a founder of OB08.net.

Salvatore Lobasco
Merck KGaA

 

 

Breakout Session | Finance
Using xP&A to Connect Enterprise-Wide Planning and Analytics
This session offers best practices for giving your organization a holistic view of extended planning and analysis (xP&A) processes to improve forecasts and budgeting accuracy as well as the bottom line.

You will:

  • Learn how to link planning and operational systems, while uniting financial, human resources, demand, and supply plans, with SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC).
  • Step through demos for insight into SAC’s unique planning capabilities covering requirements across remarkably diverse lines of business.
  • Discover applications and strategies to better extend your cross-functional planning, from financial planning to HR, sales planning, and more.
SAP

 
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GRC

Breakout Session | GRC
Case Study: How Bosch Tackled Access Risk Management in One of the Largest SAP Landscapes in the World
What do over 800 SAP clients, over 2 million user accounts, and more than 500,000 role assignment workflows per month have in common? They are all operated by Bosch as one of the largest SAP implementations in the world. Extensive ecosystems require a well-managed and executed risk governance approach. This includes finely tuned SoD definitions to reduce false positive risks and streamline complex SoD reports. Added capabilities such as integration into non-SAP IdM solutions help to further realize governance goals.

You will:

  • Learn how Bosch partnered with Pathlock to bring their implementation of SeparationsEnforcer to the next level.
  • Discover how complex ecosystems can have a well-managed and executed risk governance approach.
  • Explore how finely tuned SoD definitions can reduce false positive risks and can help streamline complex SoD reports.
Stefanie Gürtler
Bosch
SAP Security ConsultantStefanie is a certified agile coach and has 13 years’ experience in SAP. As project manager, her tasks involve translating business needs and requirements into project scoping, implementation, and ownership / product management of GRC solutions.
Dr. Jürgen Holtz
Bosch
SAP Security Consultant

Jürgen has 15+ years’ experience in SAP security and compliance management. This includes SAP security checks / audits, market studies, implementation, and training for GRC tools as well as providing SAP compliance subject matter expertise.

 

 
Breakout Session | GRC
Case Study: Managing Access Governance and Security Using SAP GRC in a Highly Regulated Industry

In the pharmaceutical industry, where strict regulations and data security are paramount, integrating user provisioning and risk control with SAP IDM (Identity Management) and SAP GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) Access Control offers significant advantages.

This integration ensures a streamlined and robust system that not only meets regulatory requirements but also enhances operational efficiency. Moreover, integrating SAP GRC Access Control provides a comprehensive risk control framework that also enables a centralized view of user access and activity across the organization.

This holistic visibility helps detect and address potential segregation of duties (SoD) conflicts, ensuring compliance with regulations. By proactively managing access risks and SoD conflicts, the pharmaceutical company can establish a robust control environment and minimize the risk of fraudulent activities.

You will:

  • Use SAP GRC Access Control in a regulated environment.
  • See how SAP GRC can be integrated in IDM to manage the user’s digital identity.
  • Explore how to comply with internal audit needs and information reporting.
  • Discover how security is managed in a user-oriented way.
Jose Luis Romero
Boehringer Ingelheim
IT Enabling Function and Platform Services

Jose is a seasoned IT professional with a wealth of experience in the field of SAP access management and security. Over the course of his career, he has worked for renowned organizations, utilizing his expertise to ensure data integrity and protect sensitive information. As an SAP Access Management Expert, he has been responsible for overseeing access controls and authorizations, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and company policies. Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim, Jose spent two years in Zurich as an SAP Security Expert, where he honed his skills in managing access controls, user provisioning, and risk mitigation.

Bonaficio Hernandez
Boehringer Ingelheim

 

 
Breakout Session | GRC
SAP GRC Solutions and Roadmap
Discover the path to transform your governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) plan from a reactive approach to a proactive and preventative one. Dive deep into the diverse capabilities of SAP’s comprehensive suite of GRC solutions and learn how to tailor them to your specific scenarios while future-proofing your compliance needs.

You will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the typical journey and evolutionary path required to achieve continuous compliance.
  • Learn how to assess your current GRC program maturity level, enabling you to map out a pragmatic and achievable plan towards compliance excellence.
  • Explore the ever-growing catalog of GRC compliance functionalities now available, including SAP Access Control, SAP IAG, SAP Single Sign-On, SAP UI Logging, and Masking, among others.
  • Acquire invaluable real-world insights from customer case studies.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | GRC
Harnessing the Power: Maximizing IAM Efficiency with SAP Cloud IAG
This session will provide a robust exploration of how SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance (SAP Cloud IAG) empowers businesses to conquer these challenges head-on. Within this session’s framework, we will delve into the capabilities of SAP Cloud IAG as a potent service from the SAP Business Technology Platform Cloud Platform (SCP). We will unpack how it operates in tandem with, rather than as a replacement for, SAP Access Control, thereby enhancing SAP’s existing GRC solutions. We will guide you through the SAP Cloud IAG’s intuitive, dashboard-driven interface, highlighting how it simplifies IAM tasks in the cloud, bolstering security, and fortifying compliance practices.

As we unravel the suite of SAP Cloud IAG’s offerings – from self-service access requests to in-depth access risk analysis and role design – attendees will glean insights into how these services can operate both independently and collaboratively, providing a flexible, tailored approach to IAM. By joining this action-oriented presentation, participants will equip themselves with knowledge and strategies to fully harness the power of SAP Cloud IAG, thereby maximizing efficiency, ensuring compliance, and optimizing IAM operations in their respective organizations.

You will:

  • Streamline IAM processes.
  • Navigate the intuitive, dashboard-driven interface of SAP Cloud IAG, mastering how to streamline complex IAM tasks in both on-premise and cloud environments.
  • Maximize compliance practices by leveraging SAP Cloud IAG’s comprehensive access risk analysis capabilities, enhancing compliance and mitigating security risks in your organization.
  • Harness self-service access requests and understand the benefits and procedures of self-service access requests for on-premise and cloud applications, boosting efficiency and user autonomy.
  • Master role design by diving deep into the role design capabilities of SAP Cloud IAG, learning to create and manage roles effectively for optimal access governance.
  • Customize identity and access management.
  • Discover the flexibility of SAP Cloud IAG’s services while gaining insights into how you can operate both independently and collaboratively, allowing you to customize IAM solutions tailored to your unique business needs.
Alessandro Banzer
Xiting
SAP Security Expert

Alessandro has worked in the field of IT since 2004, specializing in SAP in 2009 and working on global SAP projects in various roles since that date. He is an active contributor and moderator in the Governance, Risk, and Compliance space on SAP SCN. Alessandro is in charge of Xiting’s operations in the United States and a subject matter expert in SAP Access Control, SAP Cloud IAG, and SAP Security. Alessandro is a regular speaker at Sapphire, ASUG, SAPinsider, SAP TechEd, and other SAP Security related events.

 

 
Breakout Session | GRC
Compliant User Provisioning from Hire to Retire: How to Streamline, Manage, and Automate User Access Provisioning
User access is constant and ever-changing. From the creation of a person’s user account, their changing roles in an organization, to the day that it gets locked or deleted, potentially hundreds of access assignment shifts will be required to make sure that a person has the right access to do their job over their career. Facilitating those many changes in an efficient, compliant, and simplistic way is critical, especially in today’s growing IT environments.

Join us for a deep dive into the many challenges customers face in the “Compliant Access Provisioning Process” and the proven real word solutions that SAP access control and IAG provides to enable customers to automate, control, and empower end users to make sure that people have the right access at the right time to do their jobs.

You will:

  • Examine critical issues that customers face in the quest for “compliant access provisioning” processes in today’s sophisticated environments including Fiori, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Cloud Apps, non-SAP systems and complex multi-landscape SAP environments.
  • Explore proven solutions, techniques, processes, and configuration opportunities to leverage SAP GRC Access Control 12.0, and IAG (SAP identity and access governance) functionality to provide a comprehensive access provisioning for a full life cycle of a user account.
  • Deep dive into the setup, configuration, and functionality of “SAP Access Control HR Triggers” and integration with SAP HR and SuccessFactors to provide event-driven access provisioning automation.
  • Explore GRC access control and SAP cloud IAG functionality that assists with simplifying the access selection process to facilitate end user access request self-service. This includes deep diving into the functionality and setup, as well as proper utilization of default roles, role mapping, and business roles.
  • Highlight SAP access control integration points to incorporate GRC access control functionality with identity management systems, LDAP active directory, SAP cloud applications via Version 12.0, and the SAP GRC IAG cloud bridge, as well as non-SAP systems using Pathlock AVM connector edition.
James Roeske
Customer Advisory Group
CEO

James Roeske is CEO and co-founder of the Customer Advisory Group LLC. James has over 27 years of SAP security, audit, GRC, and executive management experience. Over those years, James has had a professional focus on technical configuration of SAP R/3 security, segregation of duty design, user provisioning solutions, GRC software solution design, and corporate compliance implementations for companies around the world. Prior to founding the Customer Advisory Group, Mr. Roeske held strategic positions at Virsa Systems, SAP America, and SAP Canada. This has allowed him to lead, plan, and participate in over 280 SAP GRC and security projects for some of the largest and most complex compliance environments across the globe.

 

 
Breakout Session | GRC
Compliance in the Cloud: What’s New From SAP
Organizations must learn to adapt to a transformative business landscape where more operations are moving to the cloud. This requires proper due diligence to ensure compliance with statutory reporting requirements. Consistent and transparent operations across finance and other major lines of business are necessary for meeting compliance objectives.

You will:

  • Explore how to address your organization’s pain points through SAP financial compliance management.
  • Review the latest advancements in SAP’s cloud-based compliance solutions, including SAP GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) solutions and SAP S/4HANA Cloud, designed to streamline compliance processes and enhance data security.
  • Discuss best practices through real-world case studies showcasing successful implementations of SAP’s cloud compliance solutions that will help you make informed decisions and maximize the benefits of adopting these cutting-edge tools.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | GRC
Case Study: How to Increase Risk Awareness, Control Adoption and Visibility? The Vestas Journey to Streamline FInancial Compliance Processes
When strengthening your organization’s risk awareness posture, you need to start with a solid internal control framework that can deal with accountability and timeliness issues. Hear how Vestas successfully streamlined their path to compliance. Explore what challenges they faced and how they eventually achieved their vision with controls executed on time with a 99% success rate, 100% transparency in execution, and a foundation for continuous dialogue.

You will:

  • Learn why change management is essential for a compliance transformation.
  • Discover how to embed change management elements into the project methodology.
  • Hear how Vestas used SAP process control to support their financial compliance agenda and its digitalization.
Diego Allera
Vestas Wind Systems
GRC Senior Specialist

Diego Allera, GRC Senior Specialist at Vestas, leads finance and compliance digital transformations. In his 15+ years of international experience, he has helped drive successful SAP implementations and GRC solutions globally in MAERSK, DSV and Vestas. He believes in decisions by principle as his main philosophy and takes a pragmatic approach to change management to support user and technology adoption.

 

 
Breakout Session | GRC
ESG: What, Why, and How SAP Can Help and What You Need to Do
Environment, social, and governance (ESG) are increasingly becoming more business-relevant topics. Legislation and non-governmental organizations now require additional data and standards for reliable ESG information. ESG is also becoming a deciding factor for consumers, employees, and investors. If you have not acted yet, it is time to do so.

While ESG is not a new topic, many organizations do not know enough about the requirements, ESG standards, deadlines, and how to get ready for the upcoming ESG reporting requirements. Although ESG reporting tools are already available, the best reporting tool will not help if the required data is not accessible. ESG is not a popular topic in the business community and there is no lack of contractionary opinions and a lot of confusion in the market. However, soon every organization will need to produce a plan for ESG and whitewashing is not a sustainable option.

You will:

  • Understand what ESG means for your organization.
  • Learn how you can get your SAP system ready for the upcoming ESG reporting requirements.
  • Discover what ESG functionality is available in your SAP system.
  • Identify what relevant ESG data is already available in your SAP systems and what is missing.
Heiko Hecht
IBIS America Inc.
COO

Heiko started working with SAP software in 1994. Heiko serves as a subject matter expert for Financial Accounting, System Upgrades/Transformations, Compliance, Process Discovery/Mining, ESG and Solution Documentation with SAP Solution Manager. Heiko is responsible for the collaboration with SAP and the roll out of SAP TRAC (Total ROI Analysis Campaign) and SAP STAR (System Transformation via Alignment and Reassessment). TRAC is part of SAP’s MOVE program to implement SAP S/4HANA systems more efficiently and faster. Heiko was part of the original SAP Solution Manager development team and supports customers and partners jumpstarting Solution Documentation since 2005 to enable Impact Analysis, Monitoring and Testing among other ALM tasks. Heiko earned his PhD in Business Administration in 2003 and is a regular speaker at SAP events in the U.S. and Europe. Since 2004, Heiko has actively supported the rollout of RBE Plus and SAP Solution Manager with focus on customers in the U.S. and Canada.

 

 

Breakout Session | GRC
Making the Case for Your Identity Access Governance and GRC Solutions
In today’s constantly shifting compliance landscape, it is important for GRC teams to have the tools they need to help their organizations achieve their goals safely and securely. Attend this session to come away with practical tips on how to create a business case for the Identity Access Governance and GRC solutions your company needs.

You will:

  • Discover the key benefits and features of SAP’s Identity Access Governance and GRC solutions, gaining a comprehensive understanding of how they strengthen access controls, mitigate risks, and streamline compliance processes.
  • Learn about customer success stories, where organizations have leveraged SAP solutions to improve their security posture, meet compliance requirements, and drive operational efficiency.
  • Acquire essential tools and strategies for building a compelling business case to implement SAP’s Identity Access Governance and GRC solutions within your organization, effectively aligning security and compliance goals with overall business objectives.
SAP

 

 
Breakout Session | GRC
Case Study: Perfetti Van Melle’s Quest Towards an Integrated and Automated GRC Model
GRC is an integration and orchestration of capabilities. Perfetti Van Melle has started its journey from a reactive and manual GRC Maturity Model in search of an integrated, proactive and automated approach. The pillars for this journey are SAP GRC Access Control, Process Control and Audit Management solutions. This session is going to focus on the steps that have already been implemented, which improvements have occurred, and the lessons learned up to now. Upcoming steps are also going to be discussed, as well as their coverage extension to SAP BTP and non-SAP solutions.

You will:

  • Understand how the SAP solutions can be integrated to enhance your GRC Model.
  • Find out how these solutions can help to reduce your internal controls and audit costs.
  • Gain insights into potential issues, proactively addressing them and preventing costly and detrimental impacts.
Marcelo Monsores
Perfetti Van Melle
SAP Security/GRC Team LeadMarcelo Monsores is an accomplished, challenge-overcoming and learning-driven SAP security expert with 13+ years of deep functional and technical experience on access control and SAP authorizations. He specialized in the onboarding of non-SAP applications to SAP Access Control and the automation and enhancement of its standard features. Throughout his career he took the chance to widen his expertise by performing activities ranging from close to the business stakeholders up to technical configuration and development. Marcelo’s prior experiences as a network administrator and system analyst in other ERP systems before joining the SAP world made him proficient in translating business requirements into optimized customer solutions.

 

 

Breakout Session | GRC
Gain the Insight You Need to Guard Business Integrity and Avoid Suspicious Transactions with High-Risk Third Parties
Don’t miss this overview of SAP Business Integrity Screening to learn how business partners and large volumes of transactional data may be screened to detect, prevent, and discourage fraudulent practices and decrease third-party risk.

You will:

  • Learn how to conduct anomaly detection and compliance checks. Receive alerts for relevant exception scenarios, such as potential asset misappropriation, policy violations, improper transactions, and fraud.
  • Calibrate detection strategies. Refine your detection tactics using calibration and modeling capabilities in order to run what-if assessments on past data and determine which approaches may be effective.
  • Discover ways to prevent bad actors. Analyze scenarios based on exceptions to identify how to prevent recurrence and which tactics are most successful at discouraging anomalous and fraudulent behavior.
  • Gain methods to screen business partners. By screening against government agencies, international organizations, and private content provider lists, you may avoid doing business with high-risk or sanctioned partners.
SAP

 

 
Breakout Session | GRC
Turn Risk into Reward with SAP Enterprise Risk and Compliance Solutions
This session provides an overview and roadmap of SAP Enterprise Risk Compliance solutions and looks at how they can support continuous, automated risk and compliance monitoring across systems and processes.

You will:

  • Manage risks while accomplishing business goals.
  • Reduce the time and costs associated with risk management and compliance.
  • Gain advanced insight into abnormalities and risks.
  • Reduce auditing costs and risks.
SAP

 

 

Breakout Session | GRC
Harness the Power of SAP GRC Across Your Entire Landscape, Options for Cloud and Non-ABAP Systems
Risk analysis and compliant provisioning across your entire landscape of business systems is critical for accomplishing compliance, especially as audits are becoming more in-depth year after year. Discover the technical options of how SAP GRC can communicate and analyze cloud, non-ABAP, and non-SAP systems.

You will:

  • Hear a clear explanation of the functionality capabilities of SAP GRC access control when integrated with a non-SAP or non-ABAP based system.
  • Receive a detailed review of the three primary technical alternatives of connectivity, their pros and cons, and implementation requirements of the options available to GRC customers to allow SAP GRC to interact with Cloud, non-ABAP, and non-SAP based systems.
James Roeske
Customer Advisory Group
CEOJames Roeske is CEO and co-founder of the Customer Advisory Group LLC. James has over 27 years of SAP security, audit, GRC, and executive management experience. Over those years, James has had a professional focus on technical configuration of SAP R/3 security, segregation of duty design, user provisioning solutions, GRC software solution design, and corporate compliance implementations for companies around the world. Prior to founding the Customer Advisory Group, Mr. Roeske held strategic positions at Virsa Systems, SAP America, and SAP Canada. This has allowed him to lead, plan, and participate in over 280 SAP GRC and security projects for some of the largest and most complex compliance environments across the globe.

 

 

Breakout Session | GRC
Case Study: How to Regain Control Over SAP User Authorizations and Remediate SoD Violations – The Vestas Journey to Secure Segregation of Duties
What do you do when you have outdated technology and SAP roles, a lack of ownership and knowledge regarding GRC processes, and significant risk exposure? Hear how Vestas Wind Systems remediated and mitigated SoDs, making it easy to stay compliant. See how their pragmatic change management approach leveraging SAP GRC AC and PC to redesign roles to remediate SoDs and access risks resulted in a 90% reduction of SoDs across the company, simplified role concepts, and mitigated 100% of their SoDs risks mitigated.

You will:

  • Learn how Vestas leveraged data to design the new roles and conduct focused dialogues with the business.
  • See how they secured prioritization of the transformation initiative and minimized the use of business resources.
  • Explore how Vestas leveraged RPA to support their access internal controls.
Diego Allera
Vestas Wind Systems
GRC Senior Specialist

Diego Allera, GRC Senior Specialist at Vestas, leads finance and compliance digital transformations. In his 15+ years of international experience, he has helped drive successful SAP implementations and GRC solutions globally in MAERSK, DSV and Vestas. He believes in decisions by principle as his main philosophy and takes a pragmatic approach to change management to support user and technology adoption.

Francis Panilla
Vestas Wind Systems
Identity and Access Management Architect

 
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CIO Strategy

Breakout Session | CIO Strategy | Artificial Intelligence
Building an AI Strategy for Your Organization: A CIO’s Perspective
Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning are all the buzz in the business and technology circles. But really understanding AI and all its various flavors can be a challenge. Most leaders and organizations are struggling to figure out the proper use cases for AI within their companies that will generate a tangible return. In this interactive fireside chat, you’ll hear from the Group CIO of Motor Oil Hellas about their recent experiences launching and managing AI projects that are significantly impacting their business.

You will:

  • Hear real-world cases of Hellas Motor Oil applying AI to benefit and improve specific business processes.
  • Understand how this major energy company is building an AI center of excellence to help guide projects, establish best practices, and scale their overall AI initiatives.
  • Learn how leaders such as Hellas’s Giannakakis are navigating the vendor and partner landscapes and partnering with startups and universities to accelerate learning and idea sharing.
  • Explore lessons learned from Hellas’s early AI projects including tips on how to acquire skills and select the right AI use cases that will bring value to your business.
Nik Giannakakis
Hellas Motor Oil
CIOCIO Nick Giannakakis is currently Chief Information Officer of Motor Oil Hellas Group. He started his career in SAP in the 90’s, where he had the opportunity to expose himself in quite exciting large scale SAP implementations gaining significant experience in the areas of Order to Cash, CRM and SAP BW. Nick was part of SAP CPG and Success Factors Product Council. In 2019 Nick was awarded as one of UK’s TOP 100 CIO’s shortlisted also for the IDG Europe’s CIO competition.