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Topic lunch

Remove Barriers to Innovation With SAP S/4HANA Cloud For Your 2-Tier ERP by delaware

Folker Lamote (SAP S/4HANA Senior Solution Manager)

We will demonstrate why implementing SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a pragmatic 2-tier strategy that will allow customers to enjoy the benefits of reduced ERP cost and complexity with both the functional and geographic coverage required. The focus is on multinational companies (MNCs) that are addressing increasing globalization of their business, and expanding across borders has a significant impact on business setup and requires a delicate balance between headquarters and subsidiaries. For this reason, MNCs may adopt a 2-tier strategy when a single ERP for subsidiaries is not cost-effective and less flexible for today’s measured outcome businesses. Ultimately business performance will improve in 3 ways: Growth, Margin and Innovation.

12:30 - 13:30

Digital business framework

Drive Digital business outcomes with SAP in an agile way by Accenture

Markus Reiterer (Senior Manager)

Convinced that SAP and Agile are two words that cannot be combined? Attend this session explaining how digital business outcomes, dashboards and more can be produced by combining AP information with other company data and brought to life for you in less than 6 weeks.

12:30 - 13:30

IoT: for a smarter world

How blockchain can help maintain data trust by Accenture

Tom Ghelen (Senior Manager Client Delivery & Operations)

Being a Digital Business means developing ecosystem connections to a wide range of business partners. This requires securing data at every step of the data supply chain. Discover pioneering work using Digital Ledgers or “Blockchain”, and how it can be leveraged in the SAP landscape.

12:30 - 13:30

Digital business framework

Create instant business value with SuccessFactors within a short timeframe and without budget concerns by Flexso

Werner Smeets (Partner at Flexso for People)

This case will explain how Tosoh uses the Flexso Accelerators to launch SuccessFactors within a short timeframe, and with limited budgets, making use of best practices combined with the extensive project experience from Flexso consultants. The implementation process used with the Accelerator approach guarantees the qualitative approach throughout the project. After a detailed walk-through of the prepackaged solution, we just need one iteration to complete the configuration.

12:30 - 13:30

The digitally empowered worker

Digital HR: How to get more from your next project, by SOA People

Jean-Noël HENIN (HR Senior Expert)

Modern HR solutions like SAP SuccessFactors can help you professionalize both your core HR Administration and everything from Recruitment, through to Performance, Learning and more.

But how can you get the MORE? We’ll look at how to maximize your HR application for the benefit of the whole enterprise - in ways that you may not have imagined in your digital transformation.

12:30 - 13:30

The digitally empowered worker

Planning / Forecasting & Budgeting was never simple before by SOA People

Marie-Christine Royen (Manager)

Discover how Business Objects Cloud has changed dramatically the way you could manage with ease & with high efficiency your financials & sales planning and forecasting.

12:30 - 13:30

Real-time leadership track

Agile development of new applications enabling new business models with SAP Cloud Platform by TheValueChain

Eric Hassenberg & Appythings (Partner at TheValueChain NV)

Collaboration with Appythings where we explain the full potential of SAP Cloud Platform to create new business possibilities in the world of \"Apps\". Discover how your company can develop a business case or be inspired by other business cases, and move from the business case to an actual working solution. 

12:30 - 13:30

Digital business framework

Digitalisation in Public Sector - S/4HANA journey at European Parliament by Atos

Miguel Gomez (Project Manager European Parliament)

End of 2016 the Directorate-General Finance (DG FINS) of the Secretariat of the European Parliament, looked into the possibilities of the new SAP S/4HANA Finance application. What are the benefits of S/4 HANA versus a classic SAP ERP system? Join us during this topic lunch to discover experiences of the European Parliament and to gain insights into the opportunities and challenges associated to SAP S/4 HANA implementations within a public sector environment.

12:30 - 13:30

Real-time leadership track

Digital learning @ AG Real Estate by Amista

Roger Cocquempot (Head of IT & Organization department)

How a Digital learning platform can increase user adoption of new systems. AG Real Estate adopted SAP Real Estate in January 2017 to optimize business processes around real estate management. To ensure a smooth transition to the new SAP RE system, the company chose Amista and SAP WPB to build a state-of-the-art digital learning platform. Roger Cocquempot, Senior Business Process Manager at AG Real Estate says :“WPB provides powerful authoring features allowing us to create great-looking simulations and documentation. It is a quick and easy-to-use tool to record any process in SAP and generate different kinds of interaction with just one recording. Employees can for example choose to watch and learn first, and then practice what they have learnt, while receiving instant feedback.

12:30 - 13:30

The digitally empowered worker

Wherever you are on your IoT journey, check this “Smart Assets” talk by Ordina

Carlo Schots (IoT Business Development Manager)

Does IoT matter to your organisation? Could you generate real value from IoT? Discover real opportunities, learn how to use the Internet of Things to enable new growth. Find out how to track mobile equipments and monitor presence, how to analyse usage to optimize number of assets needed, how to lower maintenance costs thanks to predictive models, how to detect unauthorized use or vandalism, how to monitor employee behaviour, how to automate billing and more … In this Topic Lunch we want to show you the path to get started: define new business models quickly, cost-effectively and integrate them smart with your SAP business applications in your existing or new applications. Whether you’re exploring how to become a data-centric business, or looking at the next steps of securing, analysing and integrating this data with your existing or new applications and processes – Ordina builds your case to gain the greatest value from IoT deployment and big data insight. As a Proximus LoRa-partner we deliver end-to-end solutions, including connectivity and sensor technology. As Gold SAP Service Partner, we deliver data analytics, application and platform services.

12:30 - 13:30

IoT: for a smarter world

Optimization of Yara’s reporting environment with a greenfield “BW on HANA” implementation by Cubis

Geert Dierckx & Dennis Van Daalen (BI Consultant @ Cubis & Business Intelligence Architect @ Yara)

Do you want to know why Yara replaced 15 years of SAP BW developments to start all over again?! Yara will present their greenfield “BW on HANA implementation” giving them now the opportunity to align the business needs again with the reporting environment.  This will support the complete supply chain project at its best in a modern environment. A fresh start in the HANA era.

12:30 - 13:30

Real-time leadership track

Tax management technology in a digital world by PwC

Marc Hoessels (Tax Technology)

CFOs and Tax Directors are facing new & more than ever stringent tax requirements and regulatory complexity. Introducing and defining processes and controls in the functions of Tax Calculation, Tax Reporting and Tax Analytics is of utmost importance to support tax people on a day-to-day basis. Therefore PwC and SAP are working together to make sure that these challenges are covered by the S/4HANA solutions suite. As part of our collaboration, PwC supported SAP’s review of its new tax calculation engine known as Tax Service (TS), by validating it in five European countries. SAP and PwC are also working closely to develop a suite of solutions for Tax Reporting and Tax Analytics in order to offer an all-round tax approach. During this session will present you the benefits of the solution for your business.

12:30 - 13:30

Real-time leadership track

IBMs digital reinvention, what to do and how to make it happen

Nga-Sze Choi (Managing Consultant)

This digital revolution is characterised by the connections between people and other people, people and machines, as well as machines and other machines. And those machines are now being taught to learn by themselves... So, how can you ensure that you and your organization are prepared for this revolution? How do you cope with current and future challenges, and how do you leverage the latest technological developments? IBM Global Business Services invites you to a ground-breaking interactive session. We will share some of our latest use cases, where we have leveraged state-of-the-art technologies such as cognitive computing, In-Memory computing and mobile development. We aim to have an interactive discussion with you and your peers to understand just how to embrace and leverage these latest technologies and how to bring them to scale to your advantage.

12:30 - 13:30

Digital business framework

How Technology enables HR & Organisational Transformation by Emeritis

David Moonen (HR Business Consultant & Cloud HR Expert)

About Change Management, Process Design & new HR service models at Stedelijk Onderwijs Antwerp, De Watergroep, Vandemoortele, D’Ieteren, Etex Group, etc.

12:30 - 13:30

The digitally empowered worker

Digital services Ontex Healthcare leveraging SAP Cloud Platform by Canguru

Bart Vandenbussche & Pascal Vansteenkiste (Managing Partner @ Canguru & Business Intelligence manager @ Ontex)

Engaging with the customers is a key element in the strategy of Ontex. The Healthcare division is one of the key divisions within Ontex, serving customers like nursery homes and hospitals with incontinence products. Next to providing top products at a competitive price, Ontex aims to provide additional services towards its Healthcare customers. One of the initiatives within this context is to provide business insights on consumption and cost to these customers (+1.500 users), through a user friendly application. To achieve this Ontex required a stable secure high available platform on which easy to use applications can be build.SAP Cloud Platform environment proved to be the perfect fit for those requirements.

12:30 - 13:30

The hyperconscious customer

How is Spandex dealing with their digital transformation journey by Elision

Ian Stuyver (MP Elision)

B2B organization Spandex has offices in 15 countries and describes themselves as a digital dinosaur in the e-commerce era. They are in the middle of a digital transformation journey that started with the centralization of product data, but impact the whole organization since then. Step by step towards offering every customer a unique one-on-one experience.

12:30 - 13:30

The hyperconscious customer

Sonasid launches e-commerce activities in B2B by SQLI

Denis Bavay (Digital Transformation Advisory)

Sonasid is Morocco’s largest manufacturer of steel bars for the construction industry and partially owned by ArcelorMittal. The implementation of a B2B e-commerce webshop delivered numerous advantages for them. First, this webshop is an excellent way to improve the customer service. Customers can do part of the work themselves and response time for quotations has become much shorter. The sales process is also automated, paper documents are decreased significantly, everything becomes digital and can easily be found in the front as well as in the back office of the website. Sonasid can now enlarge its product range in an easier and more efficient way and is also able to offer construction auxiliary products.

12:30 - 13:30

The hyperconscious customer

Industrialise your Data Migration Process by BackOffice Associates

Paul Nunnery & Kor van Duinen (Vice President EMEA & Regional Manager Benelux)

Credited to reduce data migration costs by up to 80% SAP Advanced Data Migration is the de facto best practice for any migration to SAP. Learn how this innovative solution delivers faster, lower risk migrations with vastly improved and assured data quality.

12:30 - 13:30

Digital business framework

How BPC Embedded and IBP can shorten your budget process and increase insights, by Deloitte

Yoann Busigny (Deloitte Senior Manager)

Discover how integrating your Financial and Operational planning in SAP BPC Embedded powered by HANA creates insights and allows you to reconcile in real-time the top-down financial planning with the granular needs of a bottom-up planning, by leveraging on features such as automated disaggregation to the lowest planning level (e.g. SKU, Customer, Sales Org., etc.), scenario on costs calculations at SKU level using BOM and Routing and on-the-fly currency simulations

12:30 - 13:30

Real-time leadership track

It is all about user experience and exciting the users by TheValueChain

Geert-Jan Klaps (SAP NetWeaver Consultant)

One of the key focus areas for all our customers is User Experience. During this session, we will focus on some very exciting references cases (such as Fluxys, Atlas Copco, Mazda…) where SAP was able to excite the end-user, offer simplification and process optimization. We will discuss tools like Powerlists, Personas, and Fiori and their use cases as well as our pragmatic 5D approach and Idea-to-Innovation (“Eye-to-Eye”) from concept to a working application. 

12:30 - 13:30

Digital business framework

Decathlon: How does every warehouse worker take extreme ownership? Digitally transform your worker using SAP by DXC Technology

Peter De Coninck @DXC Technology (Supply Chain Expert)

How is your company taking up the strict delivery deadlines, coping with the need for flexibility in the market and meanwhile taking care of the work-life balance of your most valuable resources? At Decathlon, DXC developed a solution combining the latest modern SAP technologies, to bring you clear and real time visibility on your delivery process. Consequently, your delivery process is optimized, flexible and future proof; resulting in happy customers, happy employees, low ROI...Learn how introducing a human ‘winning drive as a game’ in the warehouse resulted in a higher team-spirit, higher company performance and increased flexibility towards the market at Decathlon. All this is based on the perfect state-of-the-art digital solution of DXC & SAP that delivers the right work/life balance with a higher productivity based on: 1. the combination of the right tools with state-of-the art (mobile) equipment fully integrated in your landscape. 2. Completely rethought E2E processes, agile towards the future. 3. Real time visibility in the delivery process, with top down capabilities and flexible planning functionalities based on EWM. 4. A virtual reality “trial and error” environment to simulate, train and improve. All this ensures that Decathlon’s 80 warehouses worldwide run smoothly, with 13.000 employees completely digitally empowered to pick, pack and ship at any time of the day, 24/7, getting their products in time to the customer.

12:30 - 13:30

The digitally empowered worker

SAP Analytics Cloud enables better business decisions by Ctac

Ignace Follet & Kim Verbist (Analytics Consultants)

The average human adult makes about 35.000 decisions a day. Some small ones, while other decisions impact your team performance, business growth possibilities and sometimes even drive your economy in a certain direction. Studies show that the time to take a big decision drastically decreases, while the tolerance to take a wrong one is close to zero. Making good decisions is more important than ever in our world today. With the latest advances in SAP technology the goal of real-time analytics of your business data available on any device becomes possible. Checking the current account balance in the middle of your executive meeting. Using predictive models to show your growth opportunities while enjoying your coffee break with your IPad. Prepare for your next big sales meeting based on real-time insights about trends and your customer preferences. Do you want to improve your decision making capabilities? Do you want data-driven decision making? Join us for the technology lunch at the SAP forum and find out more.

12:30 - 13:30

Digital business framework

Meet Susan: your efficient, friendly and “visually attractive” system guardian by Expertum

Bert Vanstechelman (SAP Technical Consultant)

In an ever smarter and intensely connected world, Susan stands watch. What you want her to know she knows: Susan builds on the newest technologies and combines multiple data sources to monitor the diversity of your companies’ systems and requirements. What you want her to show she shows: real-time alerts on the dashboard, prioritized and customizable event signaling, historical reporting and trending - with all these functions using cutting edge, cloud-based user interfaces. With the Internet of Things becoming a workplace reality, only the most advanced solutions will ensure that everything keeps running and communicating smoothly. Susan meets the challenge.

12:30 - 13:30

IoT: for a smarter world

Learn how to decrease your time to value with our SAP BPC Implementation Accelerator by Element61

Nico Sacré & Frederic de Schutter ()

During this topic lunch we will explain how our SAP endorsed BPC implementation accelerator for Manufacturing can speed up your SAP BPC budgeting and forecasting project and at the same time reduce project risk. Our SAP BPC accelerator is a preconfigured out of the box solution that comes tightly integrated with your SAP backbone and that can be finetuned to fit your company needs. The BPC accelerator is already being deployed by several international companies and contains a single planning engine covering both financial and Sales & operational planning functionality.

12:30 - 13:30

Real-time leadership track

How to leverage SuccessFactors Employee Central core HR as a change agent by ARAGO Consulting

Eduardo Lima Leite (Manager - SAP SuccessFactors)

Feedback from 30+ successful SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central implementations.

12:30 - 13:30

The digitally empowered worker

Spot Buy, Find and buy non-sourced goods in a way that is both simple and controlled by Ariba

Thierry Loir (Solution Executive Procurement & Business Networks @SAP Ariba)

As a buyer, you want to quickly find and buy what you need from a trusted source of supply from hundreds of pre-enabled suppliers. But what if you need to make a spot buy? One of those one-off or emergency purchases that have been historically too costly and time-consuming to source? This innovative feature can help you. And your suppliers benefit from it too. It provides a vast, exciting new sales channel through which they can boost sales with both existing and new customers.

12:30 - 13:30

The borderless enterprise

Practice what you preach, Attentia implements SuccessFactors for themselves by Attentia

Koen Wydaeghe (SAP HR Solution Architect)

As a true HR company, Attentia believes that the key to a successful company is happy and engaged employees. We aren’t just interested in keeping record, we want to go one step further and focus on strategy and wellbeing for employees. When we look at the HRIS market, we think that SuccessFactors Talent offering really stands out. In our philosophy SuccessFactors Talent and Attentia DOTS are the perfect combination to both service the company and individual employees. In our proposed solution, we combine the Talent possibilities of Successfactors with all the functionality provided by the Attentia DOTS HR platform for the Belgian specific payroll and post payroll offering. Using the HANA Cloud Platform Integration Services together with our own SmartConnect interface, we link Recruiting, Onboarding, Goal&Performance, Learning, Succession&Development and Compensation with our (post) payroll services and cutting edge solutions for a flexible benefit plan, occupational medicine, wellbeing in the workplace, etc. This way Attentia offers their own employees and its customers one single, state of the art cloud solution that covers the complete HR domain.

12:30 - 13:30

The digitally empowered worker

5 keys for successful guided buying. Procurement for the next generation by Aptys

Axel Beauduin (Managing director APTYS)

In 2017, do we still need to train the end-users? A new generation of users is now active with new behaviors, new expectations. They are more autonomous, learn by themselves, no longer read user manuals… Is your procurement platform ready for them? Discover the 5 keys to achieve successful guided buying and to simplify procurement processes.

12:30 - 13:30

The borderless enterprise

The Digital Boardroom : Real Time insights for asset management by Capgemini

Mario Moors (SAP Solution Architect @Capgemini)

“How can real-time information from the field help you to automate and improve the management of your processes ? Join us if you want to find out and experience how real-time device information combined with geo information is gathered, processed and visualised.

12:30 - 13:30

Real-time leadership track

Duty of Care - what measures companies need to take by Concur and Healix

Rudy Verslype & Declan Meighan (Sr. Solution Consultant SAP Concur & Global Managing Director Healix)

Companies should take good care of their employees. This is not only a moral obligation, it also makes good economic sense. This duty of care now also entails legal consequences. At the same time, a borderless enterprise exposes its employees to more possible safety issues, no longer only those that travel to far away places. During this lunch we will discuss what duty of care means, who is impacted, which measures companies are taking, what works well, what did not work.

12:30 - 13:30

The borderless enterprise

How today’s Edge computing and future exascale supercomputer based on memory driven computing are enabling SAP Leonardo by HPE

Rupert Holzbauer (SAP Alliance Director EMEA and Director SAP Competence Center)

There are different paths to manage IoT data and proceed them to SAP’s Leonardo platform. Today’s Universal IoT platform for SAP Leonardo based on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Edge Computing and workload-optimized systems for SAP HANA are helping to use Big Data generated by IoT devices to trigger business processes in SAP S/4HANA. Future SAP Leonardo solutions will require new models of data and memory driven computing. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is sharing the latest developments around memory driven computing and first use cases.

12:30 - 13:30

IoT: for a smarter world

How RTBF can perfectly keep their financial processes under control by NRB (session in French only)

Cécile Gonfroid (CIO RTBF)

(session in French only) CIO Cécile Gonfroid supervises the digital transformation of the RTBF - the Belgian French speaking Public Broadcasting company running around 40 projects a year. She will talk about one of the biggest changes @RTBF, a huge project to streamline their financial and stock management (based on SAP S/4HANA and VimBiz) . It illustrates well why Cécile Gonfroid was elected Belgian CIO of the Year 2013 and why she was a finalist of the European CIO of the Year 2014 Awards.

12:30 - 13:30

Real-time leadership track

Truly Smart in Finance – the CFO transformation roadmap by delaware

Evelien Vanhooren (Finance & Business Controlling Solution Manager)

We will share our vision and packaged solutions to assist you in the huge transformation challenges within the CFO office. The focus is on the areas of Operate (finance operations), Analyse and Steer , where we want to be your sherpa to move in maturity from Efficiency over Effectiveness up to Real Value creation for all your stakeholders. This will allow you to provide answers to the business challenges like workforce demographics, globalisation, the Digital age, the Network Economy,…

12:30 - 13:30

Real-time leadership track

Bacardi case: Turn any new data source into actionable insights by Micropole

Thierry Turpin (Big Data Expert)

Each year you allocate large budgets in your marketing and communication campaigns. But do you really know how much money they bring back? Are you aware of the most profitable channels for your sales? More generally, which optimizations, savings, actions could you implement to actively improve your ROI? Bacardi has a 360° knowledge on customer demographics and real-time social analytics insights, enabling an optimal targeting of marketing spending. Making the correlation between the brand image, marketing initiatives/spending and the turnover is a straightforward exercise for Bacardi. The more you know, the better you can act. You too, unlock the potential of your new available sources of data and become Big Data ready – attend our topic lunch.

12:30 - 13:30

The hyperconscious customer

Embracing Digital Transformation in the Vortex of Change, by Intel

Roger Benson (EMEA Director Datacenter Group)

A Vortex of Change is happening all around us. The pace of new technology innovation increases, business models are turned upside down, and previous leaders are challenged by previously unheard of disruptors. Being the biggest and most well established is no longer a guarantee of success, and in fact against the new, nimble disruptors can actually be a weakness. The innovative and bold will thrive, while the nervous and slow fall behind. In this discussion, Mr. Benson will discuss how these trends are being felt across every industry. He will share Intel’s view on the changes taking place globally, the inevitable shift to digital business, and what this means for the reinvention of business in the Digital Age.

12:30 - 13:30

Digital business framework

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Expert focus session

SAP Cloud Platform in Practice, by SOA People

Tamas Szirtes (Director Innovation & Technology)

Learn how to efficiently use the SAP Cloud Platform as a market & business enabler.

16:00 - 16:45

Digital business framework

SAP Leonardo as platform for digital innovations and transformations by Accenture

Robert Heidasch (Innovation and Solution Lead)

SAP Leonardo is the new digital innovation platform that enables the partners and clients to build new business applications based on the breakthrough technologies like IoT, AI, blockchain, etc. and run them on SAP Cloud Platform as foundation of SAP platform to support the digital transformation enterprise solutions. The session will present the currently available innovative service and the business solutions / applications that Accenture developed to clients using design thinking and agile methodology.

16:00 - 16:45

Digital business framework

Top 10 cool things in SuccessFactors we did at our customers by delaware

Johan De Laet & Juan Staes (Domain Lead Human Capital & Solution Leader SAP HCM and SuccessFactors)

In this session we will go through the different SuccessFactors modules that we have implemented at our customers, giving insight in the different aspects of the solution. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how we can extend the existing data model and show how we can use creative workarounds on top of the best practices that are available.

16:00 - 16:45

The digitally empowered worker

Leveraging SAP Cloud Platform to enhance your SAP solution by Deloitte

Kris Bornauw (Senior Director)

So for once and for all: modifications in S4HANA are as from now on not recommended and in the cloud format not even allowed anymore. Changing SAP code for adding new programs, extending standard programs to personalize toward your company will be hard to do in your S4HANA. So how do you solve the ‘engineering’ part, that part that makes your company different from the others, that unique business process that put you up there ahead of the rest…? One answer: SAP cloud platform and integration services. Use the processes of your S4HANA and the power of SAP cloud platform as development platform to create unique user-friendly processes adding new principles like machine learning, IoT and deep analytics.

16:00 - 16:45

Digital business framework

Embedded analytics vs. extended analytics by TheValueChain

Jan Vautmans & Eric Hassenberg (Managing Partner at Bmatix & Partner at TheValueChain NV)

The boundaries between application and business intelligence are fading. In this session, we will focus on the ongoing battle between embedded analytics (offered today through S/4HANA) and extended analytics (BI). No complicated ERP or BI discussions but straight to the point on tooling versus users. With HANA and S/4HANA we are faced with new possibilities and challenges, not forgetting the cloud offering today. Jan and Eric will try to demystify and set the record straight when talking about analytics. 

16:00 - 16:45

Real-time leadership track

How to use SAP Manufacturing Suite to integrate manufacturing data into SAP Cloud Platform and build predictive analytics. A real use case of Industrial IoT with SAP Leonardo, by Movilitas

Philippe Haesaert (Solution Architect)

This is a technical session on how to set up SAP Cloud Platform and read manufacturing data with SAP Manufacturing Suite (MII/ME) to build predictive analytics

16:00 - 16:45

IoT: for a smarter world

IFRS16 – Bringing leases onto the Balance Sheet

Steve Lambillotte, SAP (Senior Solution Advisor Finance & GRC)

By January 2019, all leases will have to be integrated in company balance sheets and compliance is mandatory. The new standard will bring transparency to investors and other stakeholders. But what does it mean for companies? What will be the impact on financial operations and how will it affect financial systems?
• The key changes and implementation challenges for finance and beyond
• Best practice guidelines for achieving compliance
• How SAP Lease Administration by Nakisa and SAP Real Estate Management application support the new regulations
• How these enable lease-heavy companies to improve efficiencies

16:00 - 16:45

Real-time leadership track

Master your IoT projects with SAP Leonardo IoT: data collection, data insights & actions

Didier Heck, SAP (Digital Innovation Platform Pre-Sales Expert)

The physical world is becoming an information system. By 2020, analysts predict that 30 billion devices, appliances, machines, and other physical objects will be connected. Communicating over the Internet through embedded sensors will become the norm and these objects are expected to help generate 403 trillion gigabytes of data per year by 2018. 40% of IoT-created data will be stored, processed, analysed, and acted upon close to, or at the edge, of the network.
In this session, you will be able to discover the foundation and edge technology behind the value that SAP is delivering with SAP Leonardo IoT.

16:00 - 16:45

IoT: for a smarter world

Experience next generation digital Supply Chain planning with SAP IBP

Omar Moursli, SAP (Digital Supply Chain Solutions Expert)

Join this session to get insight in SAP IBP, a Digital planning platform, that helps streamline supply chain processes to compete in the Digital economy, and reach the ever challenging Business Objectives.

16:00 - 16:45

IoT: for a smarter world

Take the fast lane to marketing excellence with SAP Hybris Marketing

Xavier De Hairs, SAP (Customer Engagement and Commerce Solution Advisor)

Let's talk business! All marketing platforms promise tremendous business value, integrated campaigning and customer insights.... once they are implemented. How fast and easy is it to go from concept to operational excellence with SAP Hybris Marketing? During this expert session, we will share practical experiences from customer’s implementations and help you understand why the implementation of SAP Hybris Marketing is not IT, but business driven.

16:00 - 16:45

The hyperconscious customer

Meet your 2018 GDPR deadline (General Data Protection Regulation) with SAP

Philip Trappeniers, SAP (Enterprise Architect)

GDPR is the most compelling event this decade. The regulation comes into effect in less than one year from now. Many organizations are behind schedule, fines for non-compliance are extreme, board level executives are worried. Businesses are spending big on everything which helps them to fulfil the requirements. Whilst the regulation applies to Europe, it has global impact for multi-national enterprises across all industries that deal with EU citizen and customer data. This session will explain where SAP’s leading solutions can help companies with their GDPR responsibilities.

16:00 - 16:45

Real-time leadership track

Power to your people: all analytics for all users through a single interface in the cloud

Julie Ursi and Nick Raymaekers, SAP (Solution Advisors)

Join our session to discover how to spread fact-based decision making very quickly across your organization and provide an effective and engaging user experience across roles and devices.
The SAP Analytics Cloud solution offers all analytics capabilities for all users in one product. In the boardroom, at the office, or in front of a customer, you can discover, analyse, plan, predict, and collaborate in one integrated experience designed expressly for the cloud. Access all data and embed analytics directly into business processes to turn instant insight into quick action.

16:00 - 16:45

Real-time leadership track

The X Factor: Content in ConteXt, by OpenText

Evert Broekers & Herbert van Til (SAP Business Development Manager & Solutions Consultant)

Integrating relevant unstructured content in real time, on premise or in the cloud together with transactions, data, analytics and easy access is where OpenText solutions help customers to be smarter, faster, and simpler. You will learn about the latest innovations and roadmap of OpenText providing easy 360-degree access to relevant unstructured content from directly within SAP, SuccessFactors, or other business applications. We now offer extended ECM for SuccessFactors, Digital Asset Management for Hybris and Vendor Invoice Management as our first cloud solutions. In other words, SAP’s largest partner is now also in lock step in supporting the S4HANA platform and the push to the cloud.

16:00 - 16:45

Digital business framework

SAP S/4HANA Lessons learned from implementations and conversions

Stiefen Schilz, SAP (SAP Project Manager)

Ready to gain from SAP’s experience and to take your ERP to the next generation? Then join this SAP S/4HANA implementation and conversion session. Presenter of the day will be Stiefen Schilz, EMEA S/4HANA coach, who has experience of over 50 SAP S/4HANA implementations. Stiefen will share with you SAP S/4HANA benefits gained by early adopters, outline key success criteria for your implementation and present to you options and approaches on how to start with SAP S/4HANA.

16:00 - 16:45

Digital business framework

SAP Services introduces the HR Model Company

Mathieu Leibel (Principal Business Process Architect)

Our customers keep telling us: “We need to adopt HR innovations faster to cope with the challenges of the digital transformation”. This is why SAP Services introduces a brand new and disruptive approach for implementing SAP SuccessFactors: ‘The HR Model Company’.
With the HR Model Company, SAP provides a turnkey approach to deploying SAP SuccessFactors solutions. It is based on Leading Practices from SAP, reflecting real-life implementation experience, and offers end-to-end HR processes, a proven implementation approach, clear guidance, and predictable outcomes. This reduces cost, avoids typical implementation risks, and achieves a high-quality implementation in the shortest time. Join this SAP Services session and learn what value the HR Model Company can have for your organization.

16:00 - 16:45

The digitally empowered worker

Optimize Finance Processes by Tapping the Potential of Blockchain

Michel Haesendonckx, SAP ()

Understand the potential of blockchain, a widely hyped distributed ledger technology, to improve finance processes with new ways to increase trust and transparency. Hear how we are evaluating ways to integrate blockchain into existing and emerging SAP solutions, and learn more about possible future scenarios.

16:00 - 16:45

Real-time leadership track

How to use assessments for GDPR compliance

Che Osborne (Vice President of Sales at Questionmark)

The GDPR is the most important change in data privacy law in 20 years, with immediate effect by May 2018. The new regulations affect every organisation around the globe that handles any kind of EU resident data, and with increased fines and obligations for companies, it is essential that all employees understand and comply. The GDPR has specific requirements for training personnel and for monitoring the effectiveness of the training. Do you have a plan in place or are you burying your head in the sand? This session will cover the basics of GDPR and the crucial role that assessments will play in mitigating the risks of data breaches and fines for your organisation. We will also discuss tips and considerations for implementing assessment management technology to help you in your compliance strategy.

16:00 - 16:45

The digitally empowered worker

Transform your front-office with SAP Hybris while consolidating the back-office with S/4HANA CRM

Sophie Crepin, SAP (Solution Architect Customer Engagement and Commerce solutions)

As a SAP CRM customer, you wonder how your front office will evolve within the coming years. And a lot of questions might arise. How to better streamline front and back office? How to deal with ever more demanding customers? How to embrace the digital shift? How to protect my investment and lower my TCO? One size doesn’t fit all… According to the strategy you want to put in place and the transformation journey it will trigger, different options can be considered. Choosing for the “status quo” and evolving at your own pace, opting for a real front-office transformation with SAP Hybris, or consolidating your back-office with S/4HANA CRM while embracing front office innovations. Whatever the pace you take, SAP has an answer for it.

16:00 - 16:45

The hyperconscious customer

Design Thinking : SAP’s proven approach to drive your digital transformation Journey

Katelijne Leemans, SAP (Head of Industry Value Engineering Belux)

In today’s digital economy, the pace of innovation is unrelenting and creates an urgency for companies to transform. But, how do you define innovation ? And what can you do to consistently bring it into an organization to stay ahead of today’s competitor’s and those that may emerge as competitors in the future ?
At its core Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation. It helps identifying the optimal customer experiences and highlights the problem worth solving. The process emboldens companies to become empathic, Collaborative and Highly Iterative.
In this session we dive deeper into how SAP looks at design thinking and how we can help you in becoming more innovative.

16:00 - 16:45

The borderless enterprise

Digitization is disrupting our world – SAP experiences in becoming a digital surfer

Kai Wussow (Head of Digital Transformation & Internet of Things)

How can digital innovation change the fundamental value proposition of your business? In this strategy session, you will learn how to harness the power of Design Thinking for BusinessThinking and on how to create a path to digital innovation for your business with SAP Leonardo.

16:00 - 16:45

IoT: for a smarter world

The world is digital now: Why SAP? - Media Session

Andreas Pfingsten (Director Media, Sports & Entertainment EMEA, SAP)

Let's have an informal, straight to the point exchange on the key trends and key challenges that media companies are facing today. Andreas Pfingsten will share with you all insights he's received from other media companies and some concrete examples in regards to what they are achieving with SAP’s help. And of course, he is very much interested to hear from you what Belgian media companies are experiencing and how you are mastering the on-going digital transformation. He will make sure to bring some customer cases that are illustrating how SAP is helping Media companies in today’s world of accelerated change in various areas spanning from new innovative ways of engaging with your customers to traditional areas like demand forecasting.

16:00 - 16:45

Introduction to SAP Human Capital Analytics

Kim Fischer (Product Solution Manager, Europe, Middle-east and Africa, SAP)

An introduction and overview of the SAP SuccessFactors Human Capital Analytics application. Learn about SAP’s thinking and purpose of people analytics and capabilities available to you. Discover how these capabilities can help you decrease the effort required to deliver information to your stakeholders and increase the business value realized from using data in a better way to improve talent and business decisions.

16:00 - 16:45

The digitally empowered worker

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