Agenda and Workshops

Agenda Day 1: Monday, July 10, 2017

9:00 - 12:30
Pre-Conference Workshops
Registration, Lunch and Visit the Exhibition Area
Chairman's Opening Remarks

Katharina Reichert, SAP

Keynote: Path to Digital Finance – SAP S/4HANA Finance

Martin Naraschewski, SAP

Constant Digital Dripping Wears The Stone
  • Lufthansa’s GBS idea and history
  • Shared Services imperatives
  • IT in a state of flux
  • Digital is the “new normal”


Michael Mueller, CIO, Lufthansa

Leveraging One of the World’s Biggest SAP Single Instance for Financial Excellence
  • Journey to implementing a global, single instance
  • Post deployment stabilization
  • Exploitation of the asset - next phases of SAP usage for BAT

Mark Vassallo, Senior IT Manager, British American Tobacco

Afternoon Refreshments and Visit to Exhibition Area

Meet the Experts: These Meet the Expert sessions are your opportunity to join with peers as part of a small group in which you can discuss your challenges and issues with highly qualified financial shared service and solution experts.

Sessions will be led by SAP experts, customers, partners, and product owners who will share experiences and project tips and tricks. Attendees can choose from one of the following sessions.

Session A

5 Ideas to Make the Digital Core More Intelligent
Klaus Schimmer, SAP
Robin Bau, SAP 

Session B

Central Finance in the Context of Shared Services 
Carsten Hilker, SAP

Session C

Automating Receivables for Shared Services Teams
Katharina Reichert, SAP
Helge Meyer, SAP

ZF and Global Business Services – “See, Think and Act in Administration”

Melanie Wiese, ZF Friedrichshafen

Michael Heuss, ZF Friedrichshafen

How the Digital Economy will Change Procurement, Finance and Shared Services
  • Business networks: simplify the way you connect and collaborate with suppliers
  • Strategic Procurement: free yourself from the tactical to focus on strategic activities that create value like supplier innovations, risk management, and supply chain sustainability
  • Automation: eliminate operational and administrative processes by software solutions to free up resources for strategic tasks
  • Source-to-Settle: create an efficient process to manage source-to-settle from end-to-end, including strategic sourcing, operational procurement, accounts payable and travel & expenses.
  • Manage the financial supply chain turn payables into a profit center with real-time visibility into working capital

Marcell Vollmer, SAP Ariba

Closing Remarks



Evening Event Departures