SAP-Centric Financials

SAP is moving business like never before. New technologies are emerging. Financial and accounting processes are fast transforming into a streamlined finance operation that drives profitable growth, ensures compliance and represents a single version of the financial truth. Technologies like Cloud, BPC, Fiori and S/4HANA are the essentials tools and enablers of this transformation. Business is taking charge of IT projects and need to understand the possibilities for their department. Against this backdrop we have created SAP-Centric Financials. Keep up-to-date on conference content and updates by following @SAPCentricFin

 

 

2017 Keynote Speakers

 
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    David Roberts

    Vice President, Enterprise Transformation, Under Armour
     
    Powering the Consumer Centric Digital Transformation at Under Armour

    Hear how Under Armour is leveraging SAP S/4HANA, the HANA data platform and consumer engagement & Commerce tool to activate 200 million connected fitness users to power growth. Resulting in increased revenue growth with new business models and acquisitions, improved back office operations, gross margins and reduced operational costs with a simpler IT landscape. As well as the introduction of...

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    Niel Nickolaisen

    CTO, OC Tanner
     
    Agility is Hard but Essential in a World of Constant Change

    The agile implications for finance are interesting and have a potential (or real) impact on activities such as capital budgeting, business case analysis, risk analysis and new product development. This session will discuss how O.C. Tanner is using Lean and Agile methodologies, talk about what is working for them, and then, via case studies and examples, describe what it means...

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    David Axson

    Accenture Strategy, Managing Director, Accenture
     
    Deep Dive Session: Developing a Digital Strategy for Your Finance Function

    What’s your Digital IQ? In-memory, analytics, machine learning, robotic process automation, cognitive learning—a plethora of new technologies are emerging that are redefining business and the role of finance.  In this session, David Axson will explain how you can assess the maturity of your digital finance strategy and prioritize your investments.  He will also illustrate with case studies how technology is impacting specific finance processes such as...

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    Randy Garrison

    VP: Global Line of Business Finance, SAP
     
    Hallmark Cared to Embark on a Journey of Continuous Accounting

    Accounting and finance departments are constantly expected to run leaner and are now required to deliver real-time analytics and intelligence in addition to periodic financial data and reports. Attend this session to learn how Hallmark leveraged the concepts around continuous accounting to build a culture of regular improvement that benefits the entire organization. Key takeaways from this session include: How...

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    Silvia Damiano

    Owner, About my Brain
     
    Leading the Imagination Age

    The impact of increased Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity is seen in heightened competition, lost jobs, new ways of working (contract and remote) and greater levels of mental health issues as the work/life boundary has disappeared. We have reached the tipping point. Join Silvia Damiano in this fascinating session to explore the new mindsets, behaviors and abilities that are required...

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    Edmund Manrique

    Prof. Business Analytics, Benedictine University
     
    Getting Your Business Ready For Digital: Why We Moved From ECC to S/4 HANA

    Steve Strout was brought into Sabre to establish internal business processes to support the next generation of innovation, step one: Move to S/4 HANA. Edmund Manrique has been delivering constant innovation across several companies in his 20 years as a consultant, customer and educator. Join Steve and Edmund in this inspiring keynote of making your business “Digital Ready”. You will...

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    Steve Strout

    Senior Vice President, Strategy & Operations, Sabre
     
    Getting Your Business Ready For Digital: Why We Moved From ECC to S/4 HANA

    Steve Strout was brought into Sabre to establish internal business processes to support the next generation of innovation, step one: Move to S/4 HANA. Edmund Manrique has been delivering constant innovation across several companies in his 20 years as a consultant, customer and educator. Join Steve and Edmund in this inspiring keynote of making your business “Digital Ready”. You will...

    Read more >
     
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    Ethan Kennelly

    Director of Enterprise Architecture & Program Management, OC Tanner
     
    Agility is Hard but Essential in a World of Constant Change

    The agile implications for finance are interesting and have a potential (or real) impact on activities such as capital budgeting, business case analysis, risk analysis and new product development. This session will discuss how O.C. Tanner is using Lean and Agile methodologies, talk about what is working for them, and then, via case studies and examples, describe what it means...

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Powering the Consumer Centric Digital Transformation at Under Armour

Hear how Under Armour is leveraging SAP S/4HANA, the HANA data platform and consumer engagement & Commerce tool to activate 200 million connected fitness users to power growth. Resulting in increased revenue growth with new business models and acquisitions, improved back office operations, gross margins and reduced operational costs with a simpler IT landscape. As well as the introduction of shared services. I will also show you how we use data science to anticipate financial opportunities and thwart risk.

Agility is Hard but Essential in a World of Constant Change

The agile implications for finance are interesting and have a potential (or real) impact on activities such as capital budgeting, business case analysis, risk analysis and new product development. This session will discuss how O.C. Tanner is using Lean and Agile methodologies, talk about what is working for them, and then, via case studies and examples, describe what it means for Accounting / Finance professionals and leaders. See how Lean and agile typically has an impact on Finance and Accounting. Understand how an established enterprise can take a Lean Start-up approach to project delivery.

Deep Dive Session: Developing a Digital Strategy for Your Finance Function

What’s your Digital IQ? In-memory, analytics, machine learning, robotic process automation, cognitive learning—a plethora of new technologies are emerging that are redefining business and the role of finance.  In this session, David Axson will explain how you can assess the maturity of your digital finance strategy and prioritize your investments.  He will also illustrate with case studies how technology is impacting specific finance processes such as planning, procure to pay, order to cash and record to report. In this session, David Axson will describe how:

  • Robotics, process automation and other digital technologies are driving 40% improvements in finance process efficiency
  • Digital technologies are transforming the analytic insight that finance can deliver
  • The increasing adoption of advanced management tools such as scenario planning, driver based forecasting and analytics are providing richer insight into managing in an increasingly volatile and uncertain world
  • The digital revolution is changing the skills that finance professionals need to excel

Hallmark Cared to Embark on a Journey of Continuous Accounting

Accounting and finance departments are constantly expected to run leaner and are now required to deliver real-time analytics and intelligence in addition to periodic financial data and reports. Attend this session to learn how Hallmark leveraged the concepts around continuous accounting to build a culture of regular improvement that benefits the entire organization. Key takeaways from this session include:

  • How Hallmark overcame their challenges around the financial close and tips to help with your challenges
  • Use technology to automate logic-based processes, hire exceptional accountants, and develop a culture of continuous improvement
  • Explore opportunities to shift some of the routine accounting tasks allowing for a fluid month-end close process
  • Enable real-time visibility into granular information, freeing accountants to instantly research and fix issue
  • Build the future of your organization through process standardization, technical automation, and constant analysis

Leading the Imagination Age

The impact of increased Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity is seen in heightened competition, lost jobs, new ways of working (contract and remote) and greater levels of mental health issues as the work/life boundary has disappeared. We have reached the tipping point. Join Silvia Damiano in this fascinating session to explore the new mindsets, behaviors and abilities that are required to navigate these new challenges and lead ourselves and others in the Imagination Age.

Getting Your Business Ready For Digital: Why We Moved From ECC to S/4 HANA

Steve Strout was brought into Sabre to establish internal business processes to support the next generation of innovation, step one: Move to S/4 HANA. Edmund Manrique has been delivering constant innovation across several companies in his 20 years as a consultant, customer and educator. Join Steve and Edmund in this inspiring keynote of making your business “Digital Ready”. You will leave with vigor of how to make S/4 HANA Finance your core driver to success and understand what it takes to move there.

Getting Your Business Ready For Digital: Why We Moved From ECC to S/4 HANA

Steve Strout was brought into Sabre to establish internal business processes to support the next generation of innovation, step one: Move to S/4 HANA. Edmund Manrique has been delivering constant innovation across several companies in his 20 years as a consultant, customer and educator. Join Steve and Edmund in this inspiring keynote of making your business “Digital Ready”. You will leave with vigor of how to make S/4 HANA Finance your core driver to success and understand what it takes to move there.

Agility is Hard but Essential in a World of Constant Change

The agile implications for finance are interesting and have a potential (or real) impact on activities such as capital budgeting, business case analysis, risk analysis and new product development. This session will discuss how O.C. Tanner is using Lean and Agile methodologies, talk about what is working for them, and then, via case studies and examples, describe what it means for Accounting / Finance professionals and leaders. See how Lean and agile typically has an impact on Finance and Accounting. Understand how an established enterprise can take a Lean Start-up approach to project delivery.