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

David Ormerod, SAP
Nike Caroline Gloeggler, SAP

Keynote: Path to Digital Finance – SAP S/4HANA Finance
  • Digitalization in business has a profound impact on every Finance function already today
  • New technologies will enable CFOs to reimagine their own work to respond to these new challenges
  • SAP’s new solution suite SAP S/4HANA provides CFOs with market leading innovations to become a Digital CFO
  • A number of selected value scenarios illustrate how these innovations will change the daily life of 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, 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, 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 
Javaid Awan, SAP

Session C

Automating Receivables for Shared Services Teams
Helge Meyer, SAP

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

Melanie Wiese, ZF Friedrichshafen

Michael Heuss, ZF Friedrichshafen

From an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project to Shared Services

A step by step overview including how to:

  • Mutualize resources and skills
  • Lower costs 
  • Manage projects
  • Standardize processes   
  • Mutualize SAP® software updates and releases

 Philppe Tahar, Carrefour

Closing Remarks
Evening Event Departures