Brilliant Content. Capability Development. Networking.
6 – 8 June 2023. Crown Promenade, Melbourne.



Brilliant Content. Capability Development. Unrivalled Networking.

Brave and inspiring – and meticulously researched – Mastering SAP is not your average conference.

We’re bringing the thriving Mastering SAP community together – 800+ people, 2 days, 90+ hours of brilliant content and a plethora of unrivalled networking opportunities – to celebrate the talent, innovation and ideas literally transforming the way we work.

Thriving Community

At the heart of Mastering SAP is a fundamental belief in the power of people. It’s this spirit of community that encourages people to break through barriers, engage in brave conversations and form lasting relationships. Where minds and hearts open, and communities of common interest thrive.

Brilliant Content

90+ hours of meticulously researched content. Served to you via novel channels and learning formats. Featuring SAP customers, partners, leadership experts, neuroscientists and change managers. Celebrating the talent, innovation and ideas that are literally transforming the way we work.

Unrivalled Networking

800+ SAP customers, partners and experts. Sharing valuable knowledge, learning new ways and making meaningful connections. Creating a powerful and vibrant networking environment, and a climate where ideas and people grow. Someone in this community has the answer to your greatest challenge.


Gus Balbontin – Investor, Advisor, Adventurer

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. Gus Balbontin is one of them. He’s an investor, entrepreneur, founder and explorer who has spent two decades helping businesses adjust strategies, products, services, culture and individuals to better deal with rapid and regular changing markets. As the former executive director and CTO of Lonely Planet, Gus led one of the most loved brands in the world through significant disruption. Gus remains heavily involved with the startup scene around the world. He will delve deep into the digital transformation of the past two decades, sharing stories of how so many companies mishandled this seismic shift and how today’s business leaders can capitalise on the disruption that’s still occurring today.


Heather Hill – BI Success Coach LLC & SAP Mentor

According to past research, organisations that base their decisions on data-driven insights are almost three times more likely to achieve double-digit growth.  Achieving a culture of data is as impactful to the company bottom line as meeting quarterly sales goals. Data literacy isn’t enough.  To achieve a data culture, organisations need to understand the emotions involved with a culture change. Listen to Heather unpack her key themes as she shares:

• Empathy and how it relates to culture shifts
• How to avoid the pitfalls of failure
• Keys to leading a changing culture
• Three tips to boost your data culture


Wednesday night keynote & networking event 6 – 7pm

SolarBuddy is dedicated to providing innovative solar solutions to 6 million children living in energy poverty by 2030 so they can study after dusk and improve their education outcomes.

800 million people worldwide still do not have access to modern electricity. This means that when the sun goes down, they’re reliant on dangerous and unhealthy energy like kerosene, diesel, wood, candles or battery powered torches, which is expensive and unhealthy for people and the planet.

At the Mastering SAP JumpStart on Wednesday evening 20th July, our great friends and partners, Think180, have made it possible for us to each build a solar energy pack that will spread hope and illuminate the future of a child and their family.



MASTERING SAP is home to 6 interconnected communities each
with their own hot topics, schedule and speakers.



The annual innovation forum for Finance leaders to talk: The War on Finance Talent – Recruitment, Development & Training, Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting, Data and Reporting, Universal Journal & Central Finance,, Finance Automation (RPA, AI & Machine Learning), Financial Closing and more.



Where Developers, Architects and Technical Specialists enhance their skills in: User Experience (UX), SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), Embracing Innovation – AI, RPA, ML, Performance Management, The Changing Development Environment, Cloud Migration and more.



Two amazing days of learning and innovation on: Employee Experience Management (HXM), The Employee Lifecycle, Learning, Development & Talent Management, Performance Management, HR Analytics – Data, Reporting & Dashboarding, Core Payroll & Single Touch Payroll and more.



Forum for Security professionals to discuss: Security Awareness, Ownership & Accountability, SAP Identity Access Management (IAM) & Access Governance, Data Privacy, Protection and GDPR, Secure by Design, Security and the Cloud and Development Security.



Showcasing customers and partners connecting their people to information for fast, confident decision-making, Becoming a Data Driven Organisation, SAP Analytics Cloud, Self-Service, The User Experience, The SAP Roadmap, Data Privacy, Protection and GDPR and more.



Concentrating on the unique challenges and opportunities facing the Public Sector: Organisational change management for the journey towards GovERP, Massive Data Migrations, Shared Services Environment, Automation, Integration, Cloud Security and S/4HANA Readiness.



From SAP customers and partners to leadership experts, neuroscientists and change managers – the Mastering SAP program offers you thought leadership and innovation from a diverse range of industries and companies.

Billie Murphy General Manager SolarBuddy
Andrew Daddo Mastering SAP MC
Antoniette De Marco Head of IT Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia
Marjorie Wright (USA) SAP FI-CO Consultant/Speaker/Author Simply FI-CO LLC
Jennifer McClure (USA) CEO Unbridled Talent & DisruptHR
Oscar Trimboli Author of Deep Listening & Breakthroughs, Professional Speaker Apple Award-Winning Podcast Host
Lyubomir Mateev (BUL) Principal UX Designer SAP Design
Thomas Jung (USA) Head of Developer Advocacy SAP 
Wendy Bowie Analysis and Financial Systems Manager Contact Energy (NZ)
Tejan Vallabh (NZ) Head of Financial Planning Contact Energy
Alex Andrenacci Partner, SAP+ Business Ernst & Young
Suzie Montagu Finance Governance Lead Aurizon Holdings Limited
Tina Lundkvist (NZ) Head of People Analytics Fonterra
Paul White Director of Information and Digital Technology Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Greg Capps (USA) SAP Business Systems Consultant, SAP Business Systems Consultant Georgia-Pacific LLC
Natalie Peters Executive, Domain Orchestration NAB
Troy Goldner SAP Delivery Lead Hydro Tasmania
Frank Florian (USA) Sr. Program Director SAP Norfolk Southern
Karen Twitchett Director Workforce and Technology Northern Beaches Council
Stefan Goehring Senior Account Executive SAP Signavio
Amit Verma Regional Sr. Director & Lead Asia Pacific & Japan, SAP
Nadine Coetzee SAP Test Lead Foodstuffs NZ (North Island)
Ben Murphy IT Architecture Manager SunRice Group
Leslie Hanson Business Systems Analyst, Data Integration Lead Glencore
Richard J. Watson Partner EY
Heather Hill (USA) Founder & CEO BI Success Coach LLC & SAP Mentor
Melinda Gabriel National Manager Cross Government Engagement Services Australia – Australian Government
Penny Beecham Learning & Development Specialist The Y NSW 
Raj Sathiaseelan Senior Business Analyst Costa Group
Brendan Tanner CFO McGrathNicol
Marvin Rougier (SING) Director, SAP Experience Center SAP
Gus Balbontin Investor – Advisor – Adventurer
Mike Doyle Independent
Nanette Baber Product Lead – Finance and Cybersecurity SAP Australia
Mark Barry ANZ Director of Solution Engineering – S/4HANA Digital Core SAP
Dudley Cartwright Managing Director Soterion
Travis Smith SAP Domain Architect SA Power Networks
Mark Kemp Project Manager, Information & Digital Technology Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Colleen Hebbert Senior SAP Security & GRC Consultant SAP Australia
Kenith Gee Head of IT LPMA
Amandeep Kaur-Shaik Manager, Strategy, Projects and HR Digital Enablement Nutrien Ag Solutions
Robb Simpson Digital Director Lion
Amit Bajaj SAP Cybersecurity Consultant SAP Australia
Jorg Thuijs SAP Technical Architect DalRae Solutions
Michael Coatsworth (NZ) Principal Architect – Systems Foodstuffs North Island
Chris Rae Managing Director DalRae Solutions
Anastasios Kyriakopoulos Director of Solutions Architects APAC Tricentis
Patrick Saundry Head of Human Experience Management (HXM) DXC
Paul Candy Head of SAP AWS
Sarah Reid People & Culture Australia Post
Paul Swain SAP Transformation Executive Capgemini
Murali Shanmugham Customer Success Partner – SAP Business Technology Platform SAP
Dr. Nicholas Nicoloudis Independent
Carmen Lyons SAP Centre of Excellence – Manager BlackLine
Matt Voce Local Product Manager SAP
David Kruijver IT Business Relations Team Lead TasNetworks
Joylene Balido (NZ) Senior SAP Functional Consultant Auckland Council
Liza Arney Director, IT Products – HR and Payroll Transport for NSW
Katri Bloomfield Head of Industry Business Architecture for SAP (ENR & WA) SAP
Rahul Lohia (NZ) Senior SAP Developer Auckland Council
David Chin Development & Composition Architect Australia Post
Chris Paine SAP Mentor
Ben Choo (NZ) People Analytics and Systems Manager Genesis Energy
Gene Kaalsen SAP Solution Specialist and Partner GTM Strategist, APAC Splunk
Cheryl Jensen Sales Director DalRae Solutions
Mike Vorias Regional Director Finance and Risk Solutions SAP APJ
Brent Paterson Managing Director SNP Australia
Allan Johnson Solution Advisor SAP
Scott Sandland CEO and Co-Founder
Peter Perbellini ERP on AWS Specialist Solutions Architecture Lead, APJ AWS
Zack Chisholm CIO Bega
Steven Janek Director, Financial Business Support Branch Department of Health and Aged Care
Tiina Kontkanen Director – Product Technology Transport for NSW
David Chan Tax Manager, Internal Tax Services, ATO Finance Australian Taxation Office
Haydon Green Director, Single Touch Payroll, Policy & Content Australian Taxation Office
Rachel Menard Manager, Talent Management Technology Strategy Corning Inc.
Angela Colantuono VP, SAP SuccessFactors ANZ
Tammy Ryder General Manager, People and Culture Coles
Nicole Petschel Asia Pacific Japan HR Solution Architect SAP SuccessFactors
Richard Howell Transformation Director ANZ
Christin Purmann (GER) Head of Service & Compliance Center Employee Portals Dussmann
Andrew Chapman Head of Consulting SAP Concur
Johann Lubbe Director, Cloud Software & Value Engineering – ANZ Syniti
Brendan Pollock Director Strategy & Design Queensland Health
Damien Wong Senior Vice President APAC Tricentis
Danielle Evans Mastering SAP MC
Claire Davies Engineering Principal – Tech Innovation Coles
Salman Jafri Manager Digital Engagement Queensland Treasury
Emma Watson Director Product Guardian HCM – PaTH Program NSW Department of Communities and Justice
Martin Geddes Business Development Manager DalRae Solutions
Alex Aitken Head of Business Transformation Services ANZ SAP
Tim Hobbs Delivery Lead DalRae Solutions
Ean Evans Partner EY
Stewart Munro Assistant Secretary – Corporate and Financial Services Australian Government Department of Health
Raj Paul Testing Practice Manager Foodstuffs NZ (North Island)




Full price
Per Person.
Excludes GST
  • 11 x Interactive Online Think Tanks offering Peer-to-Peer Learning 1 week prior to event
  • Access to all Keynotes, Breakouts and Demos at Mastering SAP
  • Entry to the Mastering SAP Expo Floor
  • Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Teas
  • Invitation to Evening Networking Party
  • Mobile App & Meeting Planner
  • Access to all Content After the Event

“Everyone at Mastering SAP is so happy to talk about their learnings!”


IT Service Manager, Christchurch City Council



Thank you to these amazing sponsors who have shown EXTRAORDINARY support of the Community through thick and thin! They are hugely acknowledged by all!


“I know the mechanics of ‘what’ you guys do, but there’s a spark in your ‘how’ that is just impossible to bolt down. It is in the essence of every one of your people.”


Principal Consultant, Rizing EAM



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