Now is the SBN Conference program complete


Posted by Eva-Maria Fahrer on 06/10/2022 10:16

SBN Conference Oktober Fest HatThe program is complete! 😊 Many, many interesting presentations, a result of contribution from many people. An amazing involvement with focus to create the best SBN conference program ever!

PS: 200 OktoberFest hats have been delivered already as we want to ensure they are here in good time for the conference.

It's possible to bring your own hat. We're going to have a little competition about who has the best hat.

 

Below you will find the highlights of the program (update by 6 Oct 10:22). 


Adfahrer

Main Stage - The core of the SBN Conference are selected presentations in a very large and streamed room

Here presentation will be running during all conference. Confirmed are as example:

  • SAP’s Chief Strategy Officer, Sebastian Steinhaeuser will share SAPs Product Strategy.
  • Roy Eidset, VP Digital Finance and Magnus Ollfors, Senior Business Analyst & ERP domain architect Process Digitalisation & Training at Statkraft as well as Geir Owe WĂŚrsland, Senior Advisor IT at Equinor who will share Strategy and Experience for their move to S/4HANA.
  • Jan Marsli, Senior Manager, Sariba Consulting AS Experience on Talent Management: Inclusion & Diversity
  • Andrew Pincott, Programme Director, Carbon and ESG Intelligence, Accenture. Carbon: the untapped value pool for the new era of emissions intelligence, make the world more Sustainable
  • Elkjøp will share knowledge, with Marit Groven Head of IT Finance and Supply Chain Technology and Anders Bakken Enterprise Architect. 

  • Run you business in a complex environment - Focus on Security.  Jan Morten Solhaug, Avdelingsdirektør i Cyberforsvaret, Forsvaret Gunn Elisabeth Løland Lending, avdelingsdirektør Direktoratet for forvaltning og økonomistyring (DFØ) Fag og produktutvikling, lønnsdivisjonen, Stavanger, Direktoratet for forvaltning og økonomistyring deler erfaring.

  • SAP's best practice for customers' cloud transformation. Focus on (OnPrem, Hybrid, Cloud, RoadMap). Magnus Lyngstad, Engagement Architect and Business Development Manager, SAP Maurice Morrin, Chief Cloud Architect ALM & DevOps, Director SAP Premium Hub CoE Ireland, SAP

  • Running SAP in a complex landscape, in a constant cloud modernization journey - Learnings and challenges by Elkjøp  Marit Groven, Head of IT Finance and Supply Chain Technology , Elkjøp Nordic Anders Bakken, Enterprise Architect, Elkjøp Nordic

 

Didrik Arstad

Finance & Analytics

If the move to S/4HANA as a phase 1 is a technical migration and an IT-project, you run the risk of entering into to "THE PERFECT STORM OF INERTIA" in phase 2 and you will miss out on the opportunity for real transformation and to reap the benefits of new functionality and possibilities from the new platform. Finance needs to get involved to learn about what is possible or not in S/4HANA and this year our priority will be on customer cases from different stages of the journey to S/4Hana and what our members are trying to achieve and how they go about to do so. These are a few teasers:

  1. Statkraft recently moved to S/4HANA and Espen Øvergaard,  (VP, Head of GBS Finance) at Statkraft AS,  will share his thoughts and take aways so far, what have been the implications of the move, what are their plans, drivers and priorities for the roadmap ahead and how Statkraft and the Finance team propose to get the most out of their move. He will be joined by Helse Midt Norge (Hemit) and Daniel Boer Johannessen,Fagansvarlig Logistikk, Driftssenteret for Logistikk og Økonomi at Central Norway Regional Health Authority,who will share Hemit's journey so far, their challenges, pain points and priorities going forward.
  2. In the following paneldiscussion (The Journey to SAP S/4HANA and beyond) we hope to deep dive into some of the topics touched upon in the presentations as well as other issues and general questions of great interest to the community in regard to S4. We will also encourage questions and statements from the audience.
  3. We will hear from Wintershalldea Azim Fiaz, Senior SAP Key user, Wintershall DEA Norge will share their story of their move to S/4HANA and what they have achieved and which challenges they have encountered during their journey so far.
  4. SAP Advanced Financial Closing is part of the BTP stack and is one of the services in the cloud which has a potential to ease the burden of the R2R process and improve it. Moritz Back, SAP Customer Advisor Finance & Analytics will also showcase some of the Intelligent Technologies to help to automate specific closing tasks with SAP GR/IR Reconciliation Machine Learning as well as the SAP Accruals Management Machine Learning.
  5. Mads Cift, SAP Senior Manager at Accenture, in his presentation titled "SAP Analytics and Enterprise Reporting - impact and considerations when transitioning to SAP S/4HANA"will give you food for thought regarding how SAP S/4HANA and potentially SAC support your operational and strategic reporting and analytics needs and how you can deliver business value through your data with SAP S/4HANA.
  6. Norgesgruppen will showcase their use of SAC and SAP BW to support their collaboration with their suppliers in the supply chain to share data and insights to support decision making and visibility. Both the business side and technical aspects of the solution as well as a deep dive into SAC will be part of the presentation. 
  7. AkerBP's  Bernt Olsen, Manager – SAP Finance and Helge Torsøy, Digital Finance Professional will present Aker BP’s Finance Roadmap for SAP/Fiori including highlights from 2020 – 2022 and their strategy on SAP standard vs self-developed apps with examples within the area of Forecasting, GR/IR and Master data.
  8. Janette Kruunari, Senior Manager, Sustainability & Technology, Transformations, Project Management at Accenture will help you understand how SAP and Accenture have joined forces in sustainability enablement to help you gather sustainability information  across the whole value chain. Since EU Taxonomy is lurking behind the corner, it may suit your interest to learn more of the possibilities in SAP S/4HANA and extensions.
  9. In his presentation "Improving the End-to-End Close Process together with BlackLine and SAP, Otto Haarlaa, solution expert and former BlackLine and SAP user, shares lessons learned from companies that have transitioned to modern accounting, among them Sanoma, an innovative and agile Finnish learning and media company, Nike and Anheuser-Busch InBev,  World's largest brewer. You will pick up learning points in regard to how you can improve your Record-2-Report Process.
  10. You will also learn about Carbon management visibility, for travel and transports based on SAP Concur and Choose.

 


 

EM Fahrer

In area of Innovation & Technology you can look forward to the following highlights:

  • The new Hybrid architecture, knowledge sharing on "Run you business in a complex environment"
  • The move to S/4 HANA, Customers advice and knowledge sharing on methods and value drivers
  • Low-code / No-Code – an introduction to tools and techniques and concrete customer examples 
  • The SAP Strategy for SAPs product portfolio. SAP's best practice for customers' cloud transformation. Focus on (OnPrem, Hybrid, Cloud, RoadMap). Magnus Lyngstad, Engagement Architect and Business Development Manager, SAP Maurice Morrin, Chief Cloud Architect ALM & DevOps, Director SAP Premium Hub CoE Ireland, SAP
  • Running SAP in a complex landscape, in a constant cloud modernization journey 
    - Learnings and challenges by Elkjøp  Marit Groven, Head of IT Finance and Supply Chain Technology , Elkjøp Nordic Anders Bakken, Enterprise Architect, Elkjøp Nordic

  • Architectures when deploying a hyperscaler and leveraging an API library

  • RISE with SAP, ERP customer sharing  – Norwegian customer experience

  • Run you business in a complex environment - Focus on Security.  Jan Morten Solhaug, Avdelingsdirektør i Cyberforsvaret, Forsvaret Gunn Elisabeth Løland Lending, avdelingsdirektør Direktoratet for forvaltning og økonomistyring (DFØ) Fag og produktutvikling, lønnsdivisjonen, Stavanger, Direktoratet for forvaltning og økonomistyring deler erfaring.

  • The Importance of Business-Critical Application Protection, Mark Clark, Sales Director, Onapsis

  • Why SAP Automation is Crucial When Adopting SAP S/4HANA, James Barter, Solution Director, Basis Technologies
     


 

Bernt Bakken

Human Experience Management

Customers and partners will talk about talent management and their experiences from SuccessFactors implementations and SAP Concur. 

  • Jan Marsli on Talent Management: Inclusion & Diversity
  • Sariba will share experience from implementation of SF Employee Central Payroll for Norway at Lyse AS..
  • From the project at VĂĽr Energi, we will hear about actions taken on change management (before, during and after project) to ensure a successful SF implementation
  • Qualtrics with SAP - Jan Marsli from Sariba will we share their experience
  • Sondre Grahl-Jakobsen from Zalaris will talk about reporting in SuccessFactors - Stories and People Analytics
  • Ingolf Kornelius Voll, Gassco will share experince from SuccessFactors implementation project including EC, Compensation, and Talent Management in 5 countries. A customer project at Gassco 
  • Marit Andersen from SAP will give us news / changes in salary-related processes and government reporting and answer questions
  • Marita Johansen, Senior Manager/Konsulentsjef from Sariba and Marit Andersen from SAP, will answer questions
  • Andreas Slettvoll, CEO, CHOOOSE - Carbon management visibility, for travel and transports based on SAP Concur 

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Sigurd Skyum

In area of Retail and CX you can look forward to the following highlights:

  • Customers in retail and commerce talking about their experiences of moving with SAP RISE
  • Customers running complex hybrid environments with continuous move to Cloud
  • Partner and Customer Cases where SAP CX suite products are being used to create a unique experience for end customers
  • Dani Khalaf, Global VP Industry Business Unit Retail SAP SE. Chief Solution Owner S/4HANA in Retail and strategy lead for the Intelligent Enterprise for Retail, SAP SE Topic: SAP Retail Roadmaps latest updates
  • Arild Bjørneng, Senior Consultant, NTT DATA Business Solutions on the danish retailer Louis Poulsen experience.
  • Thomas Estlander, Nordic CX Presales Manager, SAP will give us latest status
  • Janette Kruunari, Senior Manager | Sustainability & Technology | Transformations | Project Management, Accenture: Gather sustainability information to enable transformation and fulfill legal requirements without guesswork
  • A team from Deloitte will present how PUIG a spanish retailer is leveraging SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP Cloud Analytics. 

We are still working on the conference programme together with our partners and members so look out for the latest changes and updates on the SBN website.
 

 

Bernt Bakken

Logistics

A lot is happening within Logistics and PLM functionality in the S/4HANA and SAP Cloud products. We will hear the latest news from SAP, partners and project experiences from customers within:

 

  • Prepare companies to become Sustainable. Andrew Pincott, Programme Director, Carbon and ESG Intelligence, Accenture 
  • Buy.SMART; the Global Digital Source to Pay Business Transformation journey of DSM with Deloitte as partner.  Deloitte will share experiences.
  • Vesa Kuismanen, Director, Sourcing and Business Transformation at UPM - Sourcing Transformation supporting UPM’s strategy A FUTURE BEYOND FOSSILS
  • Audun Grimstad, SAP PLM Cloud Customer Office, SAP EPD: Cloud PLM tools supporting your Digital Thread     
  • Lars Fossum, Business Development PLM – Global Center of Excellence, SAP Digital Supply Chain, will talk about Managing complexity in engineering with SAP Teamcenter PLM
  • Andrey Kovalenko, Industry Value Advisor - Energy, SAP will talk about about: Improving Well Planning, Delivery and Operations with SAP PLM
  • Beyond Remote Logistics Management (BRLM) project in  Equinor
  • Janette Kruunari, Senior Manager | Sustainability & Technology | Transformations | Project Management, Accenture: Gather sustainability information to enable transformation and fulfill legal requirements without guesswork
  • Accenture will talk about 'The resilient Supply Chain demands a new UI' and share examples
  • Andreas Slettvoll, CEO, CHOOOSE - Carbon management visibility, for travel and transports based on SAP Concur 

 

 

We also have 200 "Hawaii Kranz" waiting to be put around the neck.

This will be fun! 

 

 

 

 

 


We are still working on final confirmations on speakers. Latest status can be followed on web

Link to the conference program is found here:

 

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