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Mastering Business Analytics with SAP Solutions

The world has changed. In the last two years more data was produced globally than in all of history. The volume continues to grow exponentially resulting in massive economic and societal disruption.  Traditional business processes are being totally transformed.  Game changing developments in HANA, DataViz, UX, Self Service, IoT, Digital Analytics, Predictive Analytics and Cloud are the essential enablers of this transformation.  Against this backdrop we have created Mastering Business Analytics with SAP Solutions.

 

 

Meet Our Speakers

 
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    Paul Hawking

    Associate Professor & SAP Mentor, Victoria University (AUS) (SAP Mentor)
     
    Leading Change in the Analytics Space – a Discussion

    A company can have the best analytics strategy, processes and technology but, without buy-in from people the projects will be destined for failure. All people react differently to change and yet change is critical for organisations to stay on the competitive edge. User adoption won’t happen spontaneously – it requires strategic communication and effective change management. Join us in a...

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    David Roberts

    VP, Enterprise Transformation, Under Armour (USA)
     
    The Under Armour Self-Service Reporting and Analytics Framework: BI in the Cloud

    Numerous sources of data can be daunting to manage. Under Armour has pledged to drive a consistent customer experience within our “Single View of the Consumer (SVoC) initiative – representing tight integration across the entire platform. Learn how we have driven a 31% increase in top line revenue through our integration project, as well as the need for detail analytics,...

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    Greg Taylor

    Change Lead – HCM Program, Woolworths Limited Australia (AUS)
     
    Change Management for Humans – The Digital Age

    If change was easy we’d all be chameleons. Although constant struggles regarding change reign, ever increasing ‘change adoption with confidence’ strategies are emerging. Approaching change is made simpler and easier in this re-imagining session with practical takeaways. Expect applying an agile mindset to the change journey, focusing on the goal and understanding the user experience, mobilising people to be change...

    Read more >
     
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    Tammy Powlas

    Senior Business Analyst, Fairfax Water (USA) (SAP Mentor)
     
    Focus on BI: Top 10 Ways to Squeeze Value from SAP BI and Analytics Investments

    On your journey with SAP’s Business Intelligence/BusinessObjects solutions you are looking for opportunities to gain more business value from your SAP investments, while reducing your total cost of ownership. This remains a significant topic of interest whether your industry is growing rapidly or facing challenges. Learn the top ten ways to drive more value from current and future SAP BI...

    Read more >
     
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    Simon Carpenter

    Chief Technology Advisor, SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
     
    The Digital Economy: You’ve Heard It All Before, But This Time It’s Different (Or Is It?)

    Unless you’re Rip van Winkle you are fully aware of the Digital Economy. You’re living and leveraging it in both your private and organisational life. You’ve got it all under control and have a very clear roadmap for automation, optimisation, digitalisation, deep learning, innovation and business model change. That being the case you may want to grab a coffee and...

    Read more >
     
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    Sajit Kalidas

    Senior Manager: Global IT, Logistics Solutions Lead, CHEP South Africa
     
    Logistics Control Center … Making Data Come Alive

    Efficiently managing a dedicated transport fleet requires real-time information from numerous sources. Simple reports don’t necessitate information coming alive, instead a well-defined presentation layer, meaningful alerts and accurate data are pivotal. CHEP’s Logistics Control Centre delivers on all of this and more.  More than just a reporting solution, the LCC allows us to transforms the service experience of our customers. ...

    Read more >
     
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    Dr Richard van der Wath

    Chief Data Officer, MyBucks
     
    The Chief Data Officer – Leader of the Next Generation Data Analysts

    In recent years, not only have data and data generating devices become ubiquitous, but business management are increasingly realising the potential competitive edge that can be gained if the information encapsulated in their organization’s data can be extracted. In this presentation I will talk about how, as Chief Data Officer at MyBucks, I’ve built the data analytics team of the...

    Read more >
     
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    Mthoko Mncwabe

    Chief Information Officer, South African Post Office SOC Ltd
     
    How Do CIO’s Support Analytics and Big Data Business Case in their Business?

    SAPO/Postbank is focusing on hybrid cloud strategies that seek to optimise performance, leverage functionality and drive operational overheads down. The inherent security challenges must be adequately addressed to secure and mitigate potential data losses and reputational risks. SAPO is investigating the technologies that offer these features whilst fitting within legacy systems. SAPO continues to grow a core banking platform with...

    Read more >
     
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    Ingo Hilgefort

    VP Product Management, Visual BI (CAN) (SAP Mentor)
     
    Effective Data Visualisation with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

    Workshop description: Learn best practices of dashboard design and data visualisation in a detailed, practical, step-by-step, and ready-to-use way. Focus is placed on a common set of dashboard design rules, such as the usage of different visualisation, colours, and text, as part of an overall dashboard design process. These best practices are contrasted with less successful design examples in SAP...

    Read more >
     
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    Jacques Adriaansen

    Director, Every Angle Academy
     
    How to Bridge the Business-IT Gap With Real Business User Self-Service

    People have been working intensely for many years to close the gap between Business and IT, yet the gap doesn’t seem to shrink. Real Business User Self-Service bridges that gap since ‘users can answer more than 90% of their questions within 3 minutes, without asking IT’. This presentation focuses on the causes of the abovementioned gap, and vitally, how to...

    Read more >
     
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    Lothar Henkes

    VP of Product Management for SAP EDW (BW/HANA), SAP SE (GER)
     
    SAP HANA Data Warehousing – Overview, Components and Further Strategy

    The strategic scenarios for SAP HANA data warehousing include SAP BW/4HANA, SQL data warehousing (DW) on SAP HANA, and mixed-component scenarios. Join this session to understand how these components will evolve and become more tightly integrated in the future, and how typical customer scenarios can look like

     
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    Magnus Rademeyer

    Managing Director , AfriGIS
     
    Dealing with Your Master Customer Data: ‘Where’ Are They?

    Realities of South African data boundaries: From Postal Code to SG Town and the challenge not only the IEC faces in KYC (Know Your Customer). This presentation provides a 101 overview of the boundary challenges South Africans have created and are dealing with. Takeaways include key lessons learnt and how current challenges are being addressed; from KYC and Risk analysis...

    Read more >
     
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    Morne Nigrini

    BI Manager, Southern View Finance SA (Pty) Ltd t/a Capfin
     
    Team + Data = BI Success

    Capfin’s BI strategy is to increase business insights through analytical maturity, enable business through value-added reporting, build an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and to develop a multi-skilled BI team. This presentation focuses on how to develop a creative and self-organising BI team that holds a culture of trust, collaboration, knowledge transference and respect. A team where 1 + 1 =...

    Read more >
     
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    Gary Glen-Young

    Manager: Global Process Development, Metso
     
    Operational Self-Service BI from a Non-IT Perspective

    Most BI analysis is driven by business requirements, and is fulfilled by IT. Yet, how does Business know what questions to ask of IT? Operational day-to-day and ad-hoc analysis can indicate areas of improvement, especially as processes expand and mature. Having a business-centric self-service BI offering which is driven and controlled by Business, allows for quicker response times and greater...

    Read more >
     
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    Paul Vermaak

    Senior Solutions Specialist: Predictive Analytics & Business Intelligence, SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
     
    How It’s Made: The SAP Digital Boardroom  

    Deep Dive: The SAP Digital Boardroom is transforming the nature of business by closing the gap between data and decision-making. Come and see board members in action as they slice and dice business data, make plans and predict the future. Then, as the dust settles, indulge yourself in the finer details of the solution. We’ll unwrap the layers one by...

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    Ian Mayor

    Senior Director | Analytics Product Management , SAP SE (GER)
     
    Lumira 2.0: A Sneak Peek

    Delivering on our commitment to simplify our BI portfolio, SAP is bringing together the advanced app building capabilities of SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio together with the easy-to-use data manipulation and visualization capabilities if SAP Lumira into one single product: SAP Lumira 2.0. This session will give you a sneak preview of this new release

     
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    Caren du Toit

    Business Control Centre Manager, Britehouse
     
    Living in Beautiful Hindsight or Are You Proactively Empowered?

    By bringing fresh business insights to our customers, Britehouse is changing proactivity from a pipe dream into a possibility. Come share our customer learnings in this presentation that will show you the way to more proactive initiatives.

     

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Leading Change in the Analytics Space – a Discussion

A company can have the best analytics strategy, processes and technology but, without buy-in from people the projects will be destined for failure. All people react differently to change and yet change is critical for organisations to stay on the competitive edge. User adoption won’t happen spontaneously – it requires strategic communication and effective change management. Join us in a discussion to hear what your peers are doing to ensure success in this space.

The Under Armour Self-Service Reporting and Analytics Framework: BI in the Cloud

Numerous sources of data can be daunting to manage. Under Armour has pledged to drive a consistent customer experience within our “Single View of the Consumer (SVoC) initiative – representing tight integration across the entire platform. Learn how we have driven a 31% increase in top line revenue through our integration project, as well as the need for detail analytics, incorporation of data science and how we turned our 14,000 teammate organization into an army of business analysts using extremely simple, self-service reporting and analytics.

Change Management for Humans – The Digital Age

If change was easy we’d all be chameleons. Although constant struggles regarding change reign, ever increasing ‘change adoption with confidence’ strategies are emerging. Approaching change is made simpler and easier in this re-imagining session with practical takeaways. Expect applying an agile mindset to the change journey, focusing on the goal and understanding the user experience, mobilising people to be change leaders, incorporating social media tools into your engagement strategy and redirecting your limited resources on supporting success rather than training for a go-live.

Focus on BI: Top 10 Ways to Squeeze Value from SAP BI and Analytics Investments

On your journey with SAP’s Business Intelligence/BusinessObjects solutions you are looking for opportunities to gain more business value from your SAP investments, while reducing your total cost of ownership. This remains a significant topic of interest whether your industry is growing rapidly or facing challenges. Learn the top ten ways to drive more value from current and future SAP BI investments. Lessons as to squeezing more value from your SAP BI Investments, as well as actionable key takeaways are assured.

The Digital Economy: You’ve Heard It All Before, But This Time It’s Different (Or Is It?)

Unless you’re Rip van Winkle you are fully aware of the Digital Economy. You’re living and leveraging it in both your private and organisational life. You’ve got it all under control and have a very clear roadmap for automation, optimisation, digitalisation, deep learning, innovation and business model change. That being the case you may want to grab a coffee and relax. In response to the ubiquitous wrestling with this broad and somewhat over-hyped concept: importance, meaning and how-to’s will inspire.

Logistics Control Center … Making Data Come Alive

Efficiently managing a dedicated transport fleet requires real-time information from numerous sources. Simple reports don’t necessitate information coming alive, instead a well-defined presentation layer, meaningful alerts and accurate data are pivotal. CHEP’s Logistics Control Centre delivers on all of this and more.  More than just a reporting solution, the LCC allows us to transforms the service experience of our customers.  Built using BW on HANA and Business Objects, CHEP’s LCC is a testament to what can be achieved when IT and Business stakeholders collaborate meaningfully.

The Chief Data Officer – Leader of the Next Generation Data Analysts

In recent years, not only have data and data generating devices become ubiquitous, but business management are increasingly realising the potential competitive edge that can be gained if the information encapsulated in their organization’s data can be extracted. In this presentation I will talk about how, as Chief Data Officer at MyBucks, I’ve built the data analytics team of the future and also demonstrate the advantages of having a dedicated c-level management role overseeing the full value chain of data.

How Do CIO’s Support Analytics and Big Data Business Case in their Business?

SAPO/Postbank is focusing on hybrid cloud strategies that seek to optimise performance, leverage functionality and drive operational overheads down. The inherent security challenges must be adequately addressed to secure and mitigate potential data losses and reputational risks. SAPO is investigating the technologies that offer these features whilst fitting within legacy systems. SAPO continues to grow a core banking platform with related support and reporting systems, striving towards a cost-effective platform strategy. SAPO is investing in CRM, ERP, data warehousing and master data management, including innovative mobile channels.

Effective Data Visualisation with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

Workshop description: Learn best practices of dashboard design and data visualisation in a detailed, practical, step-by-step, and ready-to-use way. Focus is placed on a common set of dashboard design rules, such as the usage of different visualisation, colours, and text, as part of an overall dashboard design process. These best practices are contrasted with less successful design examples in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio. You will also learn an approach to gather requirements and quickly turn these into compelling dashboards.

How to Bridge the Business-IT Gap With Real Business User Self-Service

People have been working intensely for many years to close the gap between Business and IT, yet the gap doesn’t seem to shrink. Real Business User Self-Service bridges that gap since ‘users can answer more than 90% of their questions within 3 minutes, without asking IT’. This presentation focuses on the causes of the abovementioned gap, and vitally, how to get Business User Self-Service. This presentation also explores the experiences of various companies using Real Business User Self-Service on SAP-ERP.

Dealing with Your Master Customer Data: ‘Where’ Are They?

Realities of South African data boundaries: From Postal Code to SG Town and the challenge not only the IEC faces in KYC (Know Your Customer). This presentation provides a 101 overview of the boundary challenges South Africans have created and are dealing with. Takeaways include key lessons learnt and how current challenges are being addressed; from KYC and Risk analysis in terms of geography, through to why an SA Post Code is not a ZIP-Code.

Team + Data = BI Success

Capfin’s BI strategy is to increase business insights through analytical maturity, enable business through value-added reporting, build an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and to develop a multi-skilled BI team. This presentation focuses on how to develop a creative and self-organising BI team that holds a culture of trust, collaboration, knowledge transference and respect. A team where 1 + 1 = 3. Practical examples will illustrate how to develop creative analytical individuals who provide BI services which are customer focused and ensure BI success.

Operational Self-Service BI from a Non-IT Perspective

Most BI analysis is driven by business requirements, and is fulfilled by IT. Yet, how does Business know what questions to ask of IT? Operational day-to-day and ad-hoc analysis can indicate areas of improvement, especially as processes expand and mature. Having a business-centric self-service BI offering which is driven and controlled by Business, allows for quicker response times and greater operational flexibility.

How It’s Made: The SAP Digital Boardroom  

Deep Dive: The SAP Digital Boardroom is transforming the nature of business by closing the gap between data and decision-making. Come and see board members in action as they slice and dice business data, make plans and predict the future. Then, as the dust settles, indulge yourself in the finer details of the solution. We’ll unwrap the layers one by one to reveal all that lies beneath: The Visuals, The Models, The Data and The Connections.