17-18 March 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Journey to SAP S/4HANA

Preparing Your IT and Business Landscape for SAP S/4HANA

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Pre-Forum Workshop
Workshop hosted by Roland van Beers, Principal Consultant S/4HANA Finance, SAP Netherlands

Workshop Title: SAP S/4HANA Implementation – Why Now? – Business and IT Considerations

This pre-forum workshop is led by industry experts and features presentations, demos, and real-life scenarios. Our workshop leaders have extensive experience in working with SAP S/4HANA across a variety of business industries. The pre-forum workshop is optional and offered on a first-come first-serve basis, please make sure that you secure your place when registering for the main forum.

The following workshop will run from 09:00 - 12:30.

What SAP S/4HANA will mean for business, IT, and you? How do you prove it will be worth the effort? And how do you move to SAP S/4HANA? This optional pre-conference workshop is designed to answer these questions and more. 

Learn about which tools and services are available to support your move to SAP S/4HANA. A deep-dive on the new tool Spotlight by SAP - which helps:

  • Analyse existing SAP ERP systems
  • Prioritize adoption of innovation in a data-driven approach
  • Compare your system with industry peers
  • Identify relevant innovations for your SAP S/4HANA roadmap.

Explore case studies about how customers have moved to SAP S/4HANA- This will help you start discussions around:

  • Greenfield vs Brownfield determinations
  • How to avoid disruption in your journey
  • Select your deployment (on-premise vs Cloud vs hybrid)
  • Key infrastructure considerations

Our workshop leaders have extensive experience from numerous projects with a wide range of customers and industries. Take this opportunity to learn from their insights and ask your questions, while also discussing your concerns, experiences, and challenges with peers.

Workshop hosted by Roland van Beers, Principal Consultant S/4HANA Finance, SAP (SAP S/4HANA Expert) 

Day One Forum

Networking Lunch, Forum Registration and Click & Connect Photo Wall
Chairman’s Opening Remarks: The SAP S/4HANA Movement Program - Defining the Standardized Journey for Our Customers
Bjoern Braemer, SAP (SAP S/4HANA Expert)
Opening SAP Keynote: SAP S/4HANA Product Roadmap and Strategy
Rudolf Hois, Chief Product Owner for SAP S/4HANA On-Premise, SAP (S/4HANA Expert)
Customer Case Study: BASF Road & Business Transformation to SAP S/4HANA - "An Open Heart Surgery"
Rainer Amend, Executive Specialist Controlling, BASF SE (Chemical Industry)
Afternoon Coffee Break
Customer Case Study: SAP S/4HANA - Enabling Next Generation Business Processes for the Digital Age
Speaker to be Announced
SAP Insight: Preparing Your ERP System for the Move to SAP S/4HANA – Technical Considerations, Challenges and Best Practice
Raphael Maultzsch, Principal IT Architect and Global Solution Owner SAP Readiness Check, SAP (S/4HANA Expert)
Customer Case Study: Zambon’s Digital Transformation on SAP S/4HANA - Opportunities and Lessons Learned
Paola Albani, Head of Application Competence Center, Validation Services Finance IT Business Partner, Zambon (Pharmaceutical Industry)
Chairman’s Closing Remarks
Close of Day One and Drinks Reception

Day Two Forum

Welcome Refreshments
Chairperson’s Welcome Back and Brief Overview of Day One
Customer Case Study: Faster and More Powerful with SAP S/4HANA
Customer Speaker to be Announced
SAP Insight: Finance First - An Alternative Path to SAP S/4HANA
Thomas Popp-Madsen, SAP (SAP Central Finance Expert)
Customer Case Study: SAP S/4HANA Changeover in Record Time - Viessmann and cbs Set New Standards
Benjamin Krischer, Consulting Director, cbs Corporate Business Solutions (Presentation includes customer insights from the Viessamnn IT Services team)
Morning Coffee Break
Customer Case Study: Maersk Finance Transformation Journey With SAP S/4HANA
Tapan Dash, Head of Technology Delivery, Corporate Finance Products, Maersk (Transportation and Logistics)
Customer Case Study: From ECC to SAP S/4HANA at MEAG Asset Management for Real Estate
Rainer Velten Head of Digital Service Management, MEAG Real Estate (Real Estate Asset Management)
Networking Lunch
Deep-Dive Discussions
Discussion 1: Future-Proofing Your Business and Other First-Step Considerations for Mapping out Your Journey to SAP S/4HANA
Facilitated by René Linsner, Partner, Horváth and Partners Management Consultants
Discussion 2: Making Your SAP S/4 HANA Move a Part of Transforming Your Company Into an Intelligent Enterprise
IBM Speaker to be Confirmed
Discussion 3: On-Premise vs. Cloud vs. Hybrid
Facilitated by Ralph Schoepfer, Senior Director, Center of Excellence for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP
Comfort Break
Deep-Dive Discussion Findings
Discussion Leaders
SAP Insight: Custom Code Adaptation for SAP S/4HANA
Thomas Fiedler, Product Owner Custom Code Adaption, SAP (S/4HANA Expert)
Customer Case Study: Continuing the Journey - A Closer Look at Life after the SAP S/4HANA Go Live
Hermann Schuster, Head of IT/Chief Digital Officer, Arlanxeo (Chemical Industry)
Final Q&A and Chairperson's Closing Remarks - Close of Day Two and Forum
Bjoern Braemer, SAP (SAP S/4HANA Expert)


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