SAP-Centric Financials

SAP-Centric Financials is North America’s leading conference for today’s best strategies and technologies for managing finance, accounting, and reporting. From sourcing and selecting the right finance tools for your company to implementing and optimizing, SAP-Centric Financials features expert content from customer success stories, key influencers in business and technology, and your peers leveraging SAP Finance solutions. Keep up-to-date on conference content and updates by following @SAPCentricFIN on Twitter.

The 2019 conference will be co-located with the BI+Analytics Conference bringing finance and analytics professionals to one location. Now more than ever, financial and analytics teams must work together strategically to leverage technologies and gain stronger insights. The better both sides of the business understand each other’s needs, the better the outcome. Don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate with your analytic counterparts so you can more effectively and efficiently succeed.

 

 

Meet the first Speakers!

 
  • Ivo Bauermann

    Global Vice President SAP Analytics, SAP
     
    The Intelligent Enterprise and the Future of Decision-Making

    Intelligent Enterprises empower business users at all levels and across all lines of business to get intelligence from their applications by leveraging analytics and planning within their business process. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are helping business users automate their business process, gain immediate insights so they can make faster decisions. Learn how SAP can transform your business into an Intelligent...

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  • Kate Wright

    Head of Development for Predictive in SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP
     
    The Intelligent Enterprise and the Future of Decision-Making

    Intelligent Enterprises empower business users at all levels and across all lines of business to get intelligence from their applications by leveraging analytics and planning within their business process. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are helping business users automate their business process, gain immediate insights so they can make faster decisions. Learn how SAP can transform your business into an Intelligent...

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  • J.J. McClelland

    Director of Finance, Classic Hotels & Resorts
     
    IT: Ally, Adversary, or Something Entirely Different

    Finance is no longer a world where we get to sit in our offices and define black-and-white rules and expectations, where the dictatorship of our financial realm is followed, and the support of other departments are not needed. Strong finance teams now need to be supported by equally strong operating, HR, and—even more importantly—information technology teams. Aligning visions and needs...

    Read more >
     
  • Rajeev Kapur

    Chief Data Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
     
    Next-Gen Finance Platform: Unlock Business Value Using Integrated & Intelligent Analytics

    At Kimberly-Clark, an Agile Product team is driving the build of a digitally-enabled modern Finance platform using SAP HANA to drive standardization, simplification, automation, and advanced analytical capabilities for improved agile decision-making and frictionless process. In this session, you’ll learn how Kimberly-Clark transforms the Finance platform to achieve the vision of a single version of the truth, end-user collaboration, democratization...

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  • Michael Crawford

    Senior Corporate Treasury Manager, The Mosaic Company
     
    Positioning Your Company for Emerging Technologies

    AI, robotics, and blockchain all present opportunities to streamline and reduce human intervention. Creating an agile environment is key to taking advantage of these technologies, but analysis of your needs is critical as there is no single solution for companies. Using SAP to leverage these evolutionary tools can be key to the benefits you will receive and measure. In this...

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  • Andy Bitterer

    Chief Analytics Evangelist EMEA, SAP
     
    Digital Business: Tomorrow Is Already Here

    Digital business is about intelligently connecting people, things, and companies. It’s an infinite world of new possibilities for companies to reimagine their business models, the way they work, and how they compete. New technologies like machine learning, the Internet of Things, blockchain, cloud, and the big data platform will transform value chains to enable completely new ways of doing business. Hear how...

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  • "I think it’s a great conference and it’s a great place for managers and those who are making strategy decisions on which direction they want to go"

    Robert Hickman - IT Manager, Corporate Finance, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
     
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    John Dwyer - Principal Consultant, Vesta Asia Pacific
     
  • "The community has been waiting for a platform like this that facilitates such a rich exchange of topics and ideas."

    Dr. Hagen Radowski - President & CEO, MHP, A Porsche Company
     
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    Ambrosia Vertesi - VP People, Duo Security
     
 
 

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The Intelligent Enterprise and the Future of Decision-Making

Intelligent Enterprises empower business users at all levels and across all lines of business to get intelligence from their applications by leveraging analytics and planning within their business process. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are helping business users automate their business process, gain immediate insights so they can make faster decisions. Learn how SAP can transform your business into an Intelligent Enterprise to help you run and grow your business.  

The Intelligent Enterprise and the Future of Decision-Making

Intelligent Enterprises empower business users at all levels and across all lines of business to get intelligence from their applications by leveraging analytics and planning within their business process. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are helping business users automate their business process, gain immediate insights so they can make faster decisions. Learn how SAP can transform your business into an Intelligent Enterprise to help you run and grow your business.  

IT: Ally, Adversary, or Something Entirely Different

Finance is no longer a world where we get to sit in our offices and define black-and-white rules and expectations, where the dictatorship of our financial realm is followed, and the support of other departments are not needed. Strong finance teams now need to be supported by equally strong operating, HR, and—even more importantly—information technology teams. Aligning visions and needs with an IT team in creating the exact technology environment needed is by far one of the most beneficial relationships that can be forged. In this session, we will discuss how trusting and respecting the expertise of one another is not always an easy feat, but once it has been accomplished both teams lead to extraordinary results and efficiencies. Key Business Benefits:

  • Technology that is within budget and increases efficiency
  • Successful implementation
  • Collaborative approach increases understanding

Next-Gen Finance Platform: Unlock Business Value Using Integrated & Intelligent Analytics

At Kimberly-Clark, an Agile Product team is driving the build of a digitally-enabled modern Finance platform using SAP HANA to drive standardization, simplification, automation, and advanced analytical capabilities for improved agile decision-making and frictionless process. In this session, you’ll learn how Kimberly-Clark transforms the Finance platform to achieve the vision of a single version of the truth, end-user collaboration, democratization of the data through self-service reports, and integrated business processes by modernizing its legacy finance systems. The digitally enabled platform uses in-memory columnar database technology, cloud-based planning applications, self-service reporting, and API based application integration to provide a fast, reliable, and scalable finance applications. By merging business analytics and finance teams on the program, Kimberly-Clark can leverage the capabilities of the platform to transform and simplify business processes and achieve significant organizational efficiencies.

Positioning Your Company for Emerging Technologies

AI, robotics, and blockchain all present opportunities to streamline and reduce human intervention. Creating an agile environment is key to taking advantage of these technologies, but analysis of your needs is critical as there is no single solution for companies. Using SAP to leverage these evolutionary tools can be key to the benefits you will receive and measure. In this presentation, we will explore how to position your company to be prepared for these opportunities and how to analyze what solution (or hybrids) will give you the most benefit.   Key Business Benefits:

  • SAP configured to easily take advantage of enhancements with minimal regression testing
  • Using robotics to automate functions in augmented reality and accounts payable
  • Single instance worldwide of SAP to uniformily move to new technologies

Digital Business: Tomorrow Is Already Here

Digital business is about intelligently connecting people, things, and companies. It’s an infinite world of new possibilities for companies to reimagine their business models, the way they work, and how they compete. New technologies like machine learning, the Internet of Things, blockchain, cloud, and the big data platform will transform value chains to enable completely new ways of doing business. Hear how you can deliver an innovative customer experience at scale, with fully-integrated front- and back-end operations based a solid digital core.