Celebrating the leadership, technology, ideas and innovations that are literally transforming Asset Management

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Mastering Enterprise Asset Management with SAP

The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New leadership styles, new technologies and global standards are emerging. And the big Asset Management shift is on. Maintenance and Reliability have moved beyond their operational role and are fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. Technologies like SAP EAM are the essential enablers of this transformation. Which is why the Mastering SAP Enterprise Asset Management program has evolved and progressed to be a celebration of the leadership, technology and innovations that are literally transforming Asset Management.

 

 

Meet the first 10 speakers

 
  • Andrew Clarkson

    Andrew Clarkson

    Vice President, Operations, Missouri American Water (USA)
     
    Using GIS to Synchronize Work and Asset Management for Great Results at American Water

    Embarking on an ambitious project, American Water’s ultimate goal was to enable employees to see work, assets and workers geographically in near real time enabling a 360 view of ‘’The Customer”.  Hear how they built a system to initiate work or view records from a click on a map, to help to organise and bundle work.  With a takeaway ‘’draft...

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  • Keith Sturgill

    Keith Sturgill

    Chief Information Officer, Eastman Chemical (USA)
     
    Opening Keynote: The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself: Embracing Change & Seizing the Opportunity of the Digital Transformation

    Business is advancing at light speed and it takes a near demi-god to keep up with it. Change isn’t always easy and without very strategic plans, clear communication, a transparent roadmap and the cultural support of all employees, the shop floor to the top floor, most change will be destined to fail. Keith Sturgill kicks off Mastering SAP with an...

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  • Achim Kruger

    Achim Krüger

    VP, Operational Excellence Solutions, SAP SE (GER)
     
    How SAP’s EAM Portfolio, Thought-Leadership and Vision Will Support You

    Join Achim Krüger as he delivers SAP’s EAM thought leadership and vision for the future across the spectrum of hot topics. From the improvements in asset availability and maintenance operations made possible through the Internet of Things (IoT), Predictive Maintenance and Analytics, to Asset Master Data and its integral role in lowering asset-related risks and improving safety.  Achim will talk...

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  • Laura Pham NEW

    Laura Pham

    Senior Manager IT, Union Pacific Railroad (USA)
     
    Mobile UI5 Plant Maintenance App at Union Pacific Railroad Improves Asset Utilisation and Tracking

    One fifth of Union Pacific Railroad’s business is Intermodal. UP owns and/or leases more than 160,000 containers and chassis that must be inspected and repaired across their network.  With a major project, they brought back in-house a system that tracks many millions in costs annually and built a mobile application that allows better tracking, improved controls, and faster utilisation of...

    Read more >
     
  • Albere Cohen

    Albere Cohen

    SAP Business Advisor, United Energy
     
    Collaborate to Reduce Costs and Increase Reliability with the SAP Asset Intelligence Network

    The transition to the digital economy and the increasing adoption of new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based networks provide an opportunity to automate data exchange and enable a simplified collaboration model among manufacturers, dealers, service providers (including EPC’s) and operators of assets. SAP leads the next wave of asset management innovation by bringing the asset...

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  • Dean Fitt Corporate

    Dean Fitt

    Solution Manager, SAP SE (GER)
     
    Exciting New and Enhanced Functionality Revealed by SAP

    Hear directly from SAP on the new and enhanced functionality for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) coming in the latest Enhancement Packages and S/4HANA. This includes exciting improvements and new features to improve the user experience based on WebDynpro and Fiori. You will also learn about how to use SAP’s Customer Engagement initiatives including the Customer Connection program where the 4th...

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  • Graham Johnston

    Graham Johnston

    SAP Solution Integrator - Group Operations, AGL Energy
     
    SAP Supply Chain Management & EAM Integration – What You Can Do About the Conflict!

    As long as everyone can remember Supply/Procurement groups have always fought with Maintenance people about what each other hasn’t done. Maintenance - “They never get my parts here on time or there is always nil stock…” Supply - “Those maintenance guys never give us enough time to purchase their gear…” Graham will tackle these issues, specifically focussing on the two...

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  • Susan Nicholson

    Susan Nicholson

    Director, Mentors Psychology for Business
     
    How to Adapt and Develop Your Skills During Tough Times to Thrive

    Business EQ consistently emerges as the most powerful predictor of workplace effectiveness, particularly for leaders. But what is Business EQ and how can you develop it? Susan is a business psychologist with 20 years’ experience coaching and training senior and middle managers in the Energy and Manufacturing industries.  She specializes in improving cross-functional relationships – especially in this increasingly challenging...

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  • David Shields

    David Shields

    Corporate Solutions Manager, Hydro Tasmania
     
    The 360 Degree View – from 3 Different Companies – on the Selection, Adoption and Business Impact of SAP Mobility and Work Manager

    This is a special session, featuring three short presentations and interactive Q&A on the ‘how and the why’ of SAP Mobility and Work Manager at Holcim, Hydro Tasmania and Tomago Aluminium. The unique format provides three different perspectives followed by your chance to weigh in with your questions and ideas for discussion. This session will cover: Using Launchpad, Fiori and...

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  • Steven Freemantle

    Steven Freemantle

    Founder and Chief Thought Leader, SweetThorn Thought Leadership
     
    Time to Get More Out of the SAP Tools You Already Have!

    It’s time to start using the SAP tools you already have. Move away from reactive excel-based analysis by assisting your maintenance organisation to achieve your asset management objectives through integrated engagement and superb communication with other business functions. Achieve this by reducing reliance on reactive, excel-based analysis. Move to using standard SAP reports to instil authentic maintenance value chain integration....

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Four Mastering SAP Conferences in One

Did you know that four Mastering SAP Communities are coming together under one roof? This includes Business Analytics, Enterprise Asset Management, Supply Chain, and our newest community - Customer Engagement.  This means four conferences and communities coming together to share, network and learn how companies are optimising their investment in SAP to literally transform the way we work. It’s great value – because by registering for one conference you and your team get access to any of the 80+ sessions across all four. Click the logos below to visit the other three websites to explore all the content available to you.

 
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Tickets & Packages

Your registration includes entry to all four Mastering SAP Conferences, the Solutions Showcase, lunches, refreshments and the networking drinks. You also receive electronic access to all content and the full participant contact list. And of course – access to a thriving, tuned in community of like-minded people interested in innovation, education and inspiration. Team bookings are encouraged to accelerate the spread of knowledge across your organisation.

 
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  • MG

    "Coming from an academic background I really like the research approach - the Round Table discussions. The program is built by the community, for the community, and it's the issues we are facing today."

    Dr Marcus Gibson - Head of Data Excellence, AGL Energy
     
  • JP

    "Thought provoking, inspirational, professional and extremely well connected with future business and technological advances."

    Julie Prater - Senior Director - Corporate Services, Systems Support, ATO
     
  • John Dwyer

    "I know the mechanics of “what” you guys do, but there is a spark in your “how” that is just impossible to bolt down. It is in the essence of every one of your people - you do it just so well!"

    John Dwyer - Principal Consultant, Vesta Asia Pacific
     
  • Lisa Dibbs

    "Your conferences are packed with speakers and content which is highly relevant and thought provoking. Providing mountains of practical thought provoking take homes."

    Lisa Dibbs - Director of Marketing, Mater Health Services
     
 
 

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Using GIS to Synchronize Work and Asset Management for Great Results at American Water

Embarking on an ambitious project, American Water’s ultimate goal was to enable employees to see work, assets and workers geographically in near real time enabling a 360 view of ‘’The Customer”.  Hear how they built a system to initiate work or view records from a click on a map, to help to organise and bundle work.  With a takeaway ‘’draft roadmap’’ you too can achieve reduced cycle time to update work management systems and improved accuracy of records in SAP & GIS.

Opening Keynote: The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself: Embracing Change & Seizing the Opportunity of the Digital Transformation

Business is advancing at light speed and it takes a near demi-god to keep up with it. Change isn’t always easy and without very strategic plans, clear communication, a transparent roadmap and the cultural support of all employees, the shop floor to the top floor, most change will be destined to fail. Keith Sturgill kicks off Mastering SAP with an inspiring keynote on how technology is the enabler for business transformation at Eastman – a global specialty chemical company, headquartered in Tennessee, employing 15, 000 people, serving customers in approximately 100 countries with revenue of approximately $9.6 billion. Keith will share how Eastman and others are embracing the advancements being put forth by technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and how they are seizing are the fast-emerging opportunities from an industry that is rapidly digitising. Hear how for the first time in history, leaders and management from every function in the business can accurately in real-time pivot and make efficient and profitable decisions to propel the company.

How SAP’s EAM Portfolio, Thought-Leadership and Vision Will Support You

Join Achim Krüger as he delivers SAP’s EAM thought leadership and vision for the future across the spectrum of hot topics. From the improvements in asset availability and maintenance operations made possible through the Internet of Things (IoT), Predictive Maintenance and Analytics, to Asset Master Data and its integral role in lowering asset-related risks and improving safety.  Achim will talk about the paradigm of managing cost, risk and performance in an integrated manner brought to the fore through ISO 55001 – and show you how SAP’s EAM portfolio will support your journey.

Mobile UI5 Plant Maintenance App at Union Pacific Railroad Improves Asset Utilisation and Tracking

One fifth of Union Pacific Railroad’s business is Intermodal. UP owns and/or leases more than 160,000 containers and chassis that must be inspected and repaired across their network.  With a major project, they brought back in-house a system that tracks many millions in costs annually and built a mobile application that allows better tracking, improved controls, and faster utilisation of the assets. Laura will demo, with live-screens, how they built the system and took it mobile using the SAP Gateway.

Collaborate to Reduce Costs and Increase Reliability with the SAP Asset Intelligence Network

The transition to the digital economy and the increasing adoption of new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based networks provide an opportunity to automate data exchange and enable a simplified collaboration model among manufacturers, dealers, service providers (including EPC’s) and operators of assets. SAP leads the next wave of asset management innovation by bringing the asset ecosystem partners onto a single cloud-based collaborative network platform called SAP Asset Intelligence Network. SAP Asset Intelligence Network is a central hub that serves first as a global register of the equipment in an extended ecosystem. Each asset element has a unique ID that authorizes the publication of and subscription to content on the network. Now visualize a host of applications running on this collaborative platform to simplify maintenance and enhance cooperation for complex tasks. Albere will share United Energy’s involvement in the SAP Asset Intelligence Network, why they signed up to the beta program and what they intend to get out of it.

Exciting New and Enhanced Functionality Revealed by SAP

Hear directly from SAP on the new and enhanced functionality for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) coming in the latest Enhancement Packages and S/4HANA. This includes exciting improvements and new features to improve the user experience based on WebDynpro and Fiori. You will also learn about how to use SAP’s Customer Engagement initiatives including the Customer Connection program where the 4th cycle of improvements is planned to be available, improvements for User Interface options and what’s on the EAM roadmap for future releases.

SAP Supply Chain Management & EAM Integration – What You Can Do About the Conflict!

As long as everyone can remember Supply/Procurement groups have always fought with Maintenance people about what each other hasn’t done. Maintenance - “They never get my parts here on time or there is always nil stock…” Supply - “Those maintenance guys never give us enough time to purchase their gear…” Graham will tackle these issues, specifically focussing on the two areas where Supply and Maintenance are tightly integrated in SAP - Service Management and Materials on Work Order. This session will be fully interactive - questions, ideas and solutions from the audience will be sought and highly encouraged. This session will be of enormous interest to Maintenance and Supply/Procurement people as well as anyone who would like to understand the tight integration and standard functionality of their core SAP system.

  • Service Management in SAP
  • Outline Agreements explained - the good & the bad.
  • Planned & Unplanned Limit Services - How do these help me?
  • Efficient use of Outline Agreement to help automate PO creation.
  • Materials on Work Order (Catalogued & Direct purchase)
  • Understand when my parts should be delivered.
  • Material Master Data - What impacts Maintenance planning.
  • Delivery Dates - Let’s be realistic people?
  • Punch

How to Adapt and Develop Your Skills During Tough Times to Thrive

Business EQ consistently emerges as the most powerful predictor of workplace effectiveness, particularly for leaders. But what is Business EQ and how can you develop it? Susan is a business psychologist with 20 years’ experience coaching and training senior and middle managers in the Energy and Manufacturing industries.  She specializes in improving cross-functional relationships – especially in this increasingly challenging business environment with tighter budgets and higher efficiency expectations which paradoxically drive up barriers, unhealthy competitiveness and finger pointing. You will learn why Business EQ is so important for your success and discover the critical information that your feelings provide. Also find out how your thinking styles can block your performance and learn the single most important skill for improving relationships.

The 360 Degree View – from 3 Different Companies – on the Selection, Adoption and Business Impact of SAP Mobility and Work Manager

This is a special session, featuring three short presentations and interactive Q&A on the ‘how and the why’ of SAP Mobility and Work Manager at Holcim, Hydro Tasmania and Tomago Aluminium. The unique format provides three different perspectives followed by your chance to weigh in with your questions and ideas for discussion. This session will cover:

  • Using Launchpad, Fiori and Personas
  • Mobility for a poor network infrastructure with no phone coverage
  • How and why the selected devices were choses
  • Getting the business to invest through dramatically improved UX
  • Measurable workforce optimisation as a result of mobile
  • Significantly higher user acceptance and adoption
  • How transactions have become easier, quicker and more accurate
  • Ensuring training is part of continual improvement – not an afterthought
  • Creating and maintaining genuinely useful supporting documentation e.g. user guides
  • Exploring new methods of process training delivery
  • Support models post go-live
  • Establishing a culture of mentoring and coaching - avoiding the fatigue syndrome of SAP users
  • Ensuring robust knowledge management: using advanced tools such as visual enterprise and graphical tools
  • Reducing the level of customisation of SAP to ensure continuity
David Shields - Corporate Solutions Manager, Hydro Tasmania David Alexander - National Maintenance and Asset Reliability Manager, Holcim Peter Phillipson - Maintenance Process & Systems Leader, Tomago Aluminium  

Time to Get More Out of the SAP Tools You Already Have!

It’s time to start using the SAP tools you already have. Move away from reactive excel-based analysis by assisting your maintenance organisation to achieve your asset management objectives through integrated engagement and superb communication with other business functions. Achieve this by reducing reliance on reactive, excel-based analysis. Move to using standard SAP reports to instil authentic maintenance value chain integration. SAP has standard reports, not only to identify interdepartmental impacts, but also to aid maintenance to have constructive, fact-based conversations with procurement and inventory. Learn how to use these reports to facilitate integration the way SAP intended. Do you know that you already have powerful EAM integration management reports? Equip your maintenance team with these reports and the information and to determine if their day-to-day SAP activities actually achieve the desired outcome. This will help ‘take the blame out of your maintenance game'. Maintenance cannot do this on their own. All your people need to integrate, cooperate and communicate – using the SAP. This implies a dramatic change to your SAP culture - a change that can only be achieved by using information from your SAP system ensure each department does their bit in ensuring optimal plant performance.