Meet the first Speakers for 2019!

Rajeev Kapur

Chief Data Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Nextgen Finance Platform: Unlock Business Value Using Integrated & Intelligent Analytics

At Kimberly-Clark, an Agile Product team is driving the build of a digitally-enabled modern Finance…

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Jonathan Mortlock

Chief Information Officer, Borchers

SAP Analytics Cloud: Enabling Business & Its Users in a Matter of Weeks

In 2017, Borchers, a leading specialty chemical additives business, was acquired by a private equity…

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Shelly Rahe Gordon

Manager, BI/BW, Crocs Inc.

How Crocs is Rockin’ BI Releases: A Journey to Scrum & Kanban

By late 2015, Crocs had successfully implemented a new SAP Apparel and Footwear Solution system…

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Will Gagne

BI Specialist, American Hotel Register

Tactical Tips & Tricks for Effective Story Design Using SAP Analytics Cloud

If you’re into dashboard design, this is going to be your favorite session of the…

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Jacob Stark

Product Manager, SAP

Tactical Tips & Tricks for Effective Story Design Using SAP Analytics Cloud

If you’re into dashboard design, this is going to be your favorite session of the…

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Balaji Sundaram

Reporting Analyst, Benjamin Moore

Journey from Descriptive Analytics to Predictive Analytics

With the flood of data available, businesses today are more interested in knowing what could…

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Tammy Powlas

Business Analyst, Fairfax Water & SAP Mentor

SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office Beta Testing: A Customer’s Experience

Learn how to use the new and changed features in SAP Analysis Office, such as…

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Andy Bitterer

Chief Analytics Evangelist EMEA, SAP

Digital Business: Tomorrow is Already Here

Digital business is about intelligently connecting people, things, and companies. It’s an infinite world of…

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Ajay Sugumaran

Senior SAP BI Developer, Callaway Golf

How Callaway Golf Innovates Production Performance Through Plant Maintenance Reporting in SAP BI

Callaway Golf is the world’s largest producer of golf clubs and is heavily reliant on…

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Nextgen Finance Platform: Unlock Business Value Using Integrated & Intelligent Analytics

At Kimberly-Clark, an Agile Product team is driving the build of a digitally-enabled modern Finance platform using SAP HANA to drive standardization, simplification, automation, and advanced analytical capabilities for improved agile decision-making and frictionless process. In this session, you’ll learn how Kimberly-Clark transforms the Finance platform to achieve the vision of a single version of the truth, end-user collaboration, democratization of the data through self-service reports, and integrated business processes by modernizing its legacy finance systems. The digitally enabled platform uses in-memory columnar database technology, cloud-based planning applications, self-service reporting, and API based application integration to provide a fast, reliable, and scalable finance applications.

By merging business analytics and finance teams on the program, Kimberly-Clark can leverage the capabilities of the platform to transform and simplify business processes and achieve significant organizational efficiencies.

SAP Analytics Cloud: Enabling Business & Its Users in a Matter of Weeks

In 2017, Borchers, a leading specialty chemical additives business, was acquired by a private equity firm and was presented with a real challenge: find a new application landscape and business intelligence/analytics platform—fast. They had less than six months to move off the previous owner’s legacy applications and BI/analytics landscape to the new one, as well as have it deliver critical BI reporting and business user self-service capabilities.

Learn how Borchers made their platform choice and successfully transitioned ahead of their tight schedule. Experience how they are using SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP HANA and other applications to provide use cases for sales invoicing, financial, accounts payable and accounts receivable aging, sales opportunity analysis and cost center reporting across the organization. Hear how business users are leveraging the easy to use self-service capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud to create their own stories and reporting.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Consistency and accuracy of data are better than previously experienced on the legacy applications landscape and are pushed closer to the business user

  • Business users are learning the application quickly and easily, increasing user adoption and report ownership with SAP Analytics Cloud.

  • IT burden and total cost of ownership of an expensive oversized and over-engineered legacy environment is significantly reduced, allowing for scalability and easy integration of data from new acquisitions

  • Easy integration of data from multiple sources into consistent data models that are used across the business

How Crocs is Rockin’ BI Releases: A Journey to Scrum & Kanban

By late 2015, Crocs had successfully implemented a new SAP Apparel and Footwear Solution system globally, hyper-care was wrapped up and the requests for BI reports and data were growing. What started as a trickle during the transitional reporting phase rapidly grew into a flood from all directions. Something had to be done and the direction was simple: make it happen now. We began the search by trial for a BI release methodology to fit the young and fast changing Crocs culture.

For the past two years, we have used a blend of Scrum and Kanban methods to deliver short BI releases, resulting in continuous delivery of working solutions and visibility of work in process. The methodology has enabled enough structure for compliance and enough flexibility to embrace change. The journey is still a work in progress—as any Agile endeavor should be—but there are lessons to learn in Crocs’ journey so far and the unique path taken to get here.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Continuous predictable delivery

  • Ability to embrace change without harm to the budget or team

  • Improved visibility of work

Tactical Tips & Tricks for Effective Story Design Using SAP Analytics Cloud

If you’re into dashboard design, this is going to be your favorite session of the conference. Join us as American Hotel Register shares tactical tips learned as they transformed their static reports into interactive stories using SAP Analytics Cloud. See which hidden features had the most business impact, and how they incorporated the latest design principles into their dashboards.

SAP’s Data Visualization product manager will also provide a live demo of the latest innovations and walk through how to change a truly awful report into a well-designed, mobile-friendly, interactive story.

Plenty of time will be available for Q&A, so come with questions!

Key Business Benefits:


  • Learn tactical tips and tricks for effective dashboard design using SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Gain a deep understanding of the latest dashboard design innovations

  • Avoid pitfalls by learning directly from an existing customer's experience

Tactical Tips & Tricks for Effective Story Design Using SAP Analytics Cloud

If you’re into dashboard design, this is going to be your favorite session of the conference. Join us as American Hotel Register shares tactical tips learned as they transformed their static reports into interactive stories using SAP Analytics Cloud. See which hidden features had the most business impact, and how they incorporated the latest design principles into their dashboards.

SAP’s Data Visualization product manager will also provide a live demo of the latest innovations and walk through how to change a truly awful report into a well-designed, mobile-friendly, interactive story.

Plenty of time will be available for Q&A, so come with questions!

Key Business Benefits:


  • Learn tactical tips and tricks for effective dashboard design using SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Gain a deep understanding of the latest dashboard design innovations

  • Avoid pitfalls by learning directly from an existing customer's experience

Journey from Descriptive Analytics to Predictive Analytics

With the flood of data available, businesses today are more interested in knowing what could happen. Companies with huge data sets can prepare analytics, but they sometimes have trouble answering questions about how and where to start. How can you identify what types of analytics are appropriate for your organization?

For solving this puzzle, Benjamin Moore has been using tools like SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 and SAP BW 7.4 to extract meanings from the huge amount of data that has helped in improving the decision-making at the company level. The analytics effort within the company just didn’t stop with descriptive analytics—steps are now being taken to drive the predictive analytics initiative for insight into the future.

Benjamin Moore was able to increase self-service BI capabilities, empower business users to be able to find information on their own, and establish a proof of concept for predictive analytics.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Transferred from descriptive analytics to predictive analytics

  • Real-time analytics

  • Data visualization

SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office Beta Testing: A Customer’s Experience

Learn how to use the new and changed features in SAP Analysis Office, such as flexible and dynamic grid, new display panels, customizable user interface and more. Gain best practices from firsthand experience.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Learn SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office by role: IT developer, business analyst, and report consumer

  • Optimize functionality for in-depth reporting

  • Hybrid use cases of SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office with SAP Analytics Cloud

Digital Business: Tomorrow is Already Here

Digital business is about intelligently connecting people, things, and companies. It’s an infinite world of new possibilities for companies to reimagine their business models, the way they work, and how they compete. New technologies like machine learning, the Internet of Things, blockchain, cloud, and the big data platform will transform value chains to enable completely new ways of doing business. Hear how you can deliver an innovative customer experience at scale, with fully-integrated front- and back-end operations based a solid digital core.

How Callaway Golf Innovates Production Performance Through Plant Maintenance Reporting in SAP BI

Callaway Golf is the world’s largest producer of golf clubs and is heavily reliant on manufacturing quality products. This session will focus on how Callaway used Business Intelligence (BI) tools such as real-time SAP HANA, SAP BusinessObjects BI reporting, and dashboards to identify and prevent critical defects on the production floor. With different SAP time zones, SAP BusinessObjects session time-out issues, and factory calendar days, it was challenging to discover a robust and simple-to-use solution. The SAP HANA calculation views tracked the data in real-time, which was most critical for business requirements. SAP BusinessObjects BI reporting provided previously unheard insightful details such as the notifications completed and delegated per day, top five reasons for equipment failure, etc. A dashboard running 24/7—based on Lumira designer edition—displays the pending notifications requiring attention.

Our innovative approach of real-time reporting combined with self-service BI presented the best of both worlds to the business, achieving outstanding sales growth while simultaneously significantly reducing production scrap.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Increase in production quantities resulting in better sales

  • Minimized wastage so most of products are better utilized

  • Self-service BI provided supervisors the ability to track work load of their employees