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Australia and New Zealand: Reimagining a more agile, resilient, and ready future



Get ready for a transformative experience at SAP NOW ANZ, where the future is now and the possibilities are endless! Join us for an incredible event packed with inspiring keynotes, breakout tracks and interactive sessions designed to help you future-proof your business and stay ahead of the game.


At SAP NOW ANZ, you'll have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, technology experts, and innovative thinkers who will share their insights and strategies for navigating the digital landscape and driving success in the years to come. You'll discover how to leverage cutting-edge technologies to unlock new opportunities, streamline processes, and enhance customer experiences.


Whether you're a business leader from IT, HR, finance, supply chain, marketing, sales, operations or procurement across the private and public sector, with a diverse range of sessions and tracks to choose from, you can tailor your experience to meet your unique interests and goals. Network with like-minded professionals and gain valuable insights from the SAP ecosystem, including our partners and customers.


Join us at SAP NOW ANZ and be a part of the conversation about the future of business. Register now and secure your spot to gain the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in an ever-changing world. Don't miss this opportunity to future-proof your business and stay ahead of the competition!

The Agenda
Time Topic & Speakers
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration, refreshment & networking
9:00 - 9:10 am Opening and Acknowledgement to Country
9:10 - 9:20 am

SAP ANZ: The journey ahead


Speaker: Damien Bueno, President & MD, SAP ANZ

9:20 - 9:25 am Opening performance by Cirque du Soleil® 
9:25 - 9:55 am

Future proofing the extraordinary 

Cirque du Soleil®: Growing the business with high-flying operations 

Learn how Cirque du Soleil is building agility into their business and reshaping their industry with SAP solutions. Get motivated by their story of transformation, resiliency, and sustainability. 


Keynote Speaker: Nickole Tara, Chief Growth Officer, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

09:55 - 10:05 am Performance by Cirque du Soleil®
10:05 - 10:30 am

Future-proof Your business with an integrated cross-portfolio experience

In times of constant challenges, staying agile and innovative has never been more important. Living up to this new standard requires a strategy to integrate business processes, connect solutions, and embed intelligence to unleash innovation. Learn how SAP solutions can help you build one smoothly integrated experience to future-proof your business. 


Keynote Speaker: Peter Maier, SVP Strategic Customer Engagements, SAP

10:30 - 10:55 am

The CEO’s Roadmap on Generative AI Cloud for SAP - Keynote by Google Cloud



Alister Dias, Vice President, Google Cloud, ANZ

Rucha Nanavati, CIO, Mahindra Group

Guru Gaonkar, Regional Specialist Head, Google Cloud ANZ and SEA 

10:55 - 11:25 am

Coffee Break

11:25 - 11:30 am Welcome to the breakout sessions
11:30 - 11:55 am

Breakout session | Companies | Cloud ERP is a game-changer for scaleups and growing companies


Moderator: Sofiane Ainine, Executive General Manager  – Growth Market, SAP ANZ 

Panel Members:

Bernd Brandl, President of SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud & Midmarket, SAP ANZ

Angus Hatton, Technology and Innovation Manager, Liontown Resources

Ric Colgan, CFO, Covalent Lithium



Breakout session | Customers | Using Customer Experience to Drive Digital Transformation


Moderator: Will Santry, Head of SAP Customer Experience, SAP ANZ

Panel members:

Diane Frick, Head Of CX & Digital at Workwear Group, Wesfarmers 

Anubha Sahasrabuddhe, Chief Growth Officer, Lion



Breakout session | Communities | Driving Organisational Transformation in Spend Management


Moderator: Craig Graham, Head of SAP Intelligent Spend & Business Network, SAP ANZ

Panel members: 

Gwen Inglis, Chief Procurement Officer, Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Jenny Vanderhoek, Finance Services Director, Lion 

Ben Koh, Global Procurement Lead, IDP 

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Breakout session | Companies | SAP Partner Session by Accenture: Lion strides towards growth through digital transformation



Charlotte Curtis, Managing Director, SAP Business Group Lead of Accenture ANZ 

Selim Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, Bourne Digital 

Ram Kalyanasundaram, Digital Operations Director, LION 



Breakout session | Customers| Move into the future of business transformation with Intelligent ERP


Moderator: Chris Willcocks, VP & Head of SAP Enterprise Cloud, SAP ANZ 

Panel Members:

Adrian Stagg, CIO, McGrathNicol 

Ava Kodeiri, Head of Enterprise Applications, Device Technologies



Breakout session | Community | The Teleparkinson Journey: From idea to innovation powered by AI/ML and SAP BTP – Session by DXC Technology 


Moderator: Mark Hettler, Former Head of SAP Partners and Channels, SAP ANZ

Panel Members:

Coppelia Rose, Global SAP Offering Leader, DXC Technology

Dr Yun Hwang, Neurologist, MBBS, FRACP

12:35 - 1:05 pm

Breakout session | Companies | Improve productivity and drive efficiencies with PwC and SAP



Jeremy Pitchford, Partner, PwC Australia

Nicholas Nicoloudis, Director and Global Head of Innovation, PwC Australia



Breakout session| Customers | Embracing digital platforms for new revenue models; responding to your customer needs - Session by IBM 


Moderator: Ammar Zaheer, Enterprise Architect, IBM ANZ

Panel Members:

Ran Bhaskar, Head of IT, Toll Government and Defence, TOLL

Dominic Vigar, General Manager – Finance and Commercial, Toll Government and Defence, TOLL 



Breakout session | Community | The Rise of the Green Ledger


Moderator: Katri Bloomfield, Sustainability ANZ, Head of Industry Business Architecture, SAP ANZ

Panel Members:

Susanna Hasenoehrl, Head of Sustainability, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan 

James Veale, Cofounder and Head of Sales and Marketing, GreenToken by SAP

Mark Pozdena, General Manager, Business IT, Powerlink Queensland

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 2:05 pm Welcome back to the breakout sessions
2:05 - 2:35 pm

Breakout session | Companies | Enabling risk resilient digital supply chain


Moderator: Adem Adil, Head of SAP Digital Supply Chain, SAP ANZ

Panel Members: 

Bruce Kemmis, National Manager Commercial & Service, Rheem Australia

Cornelia Boonstra, Senior Integrated Business Manager, ANSTO



Breakout session| Customers | Accelerate Your Business Innovation with SAP Business Technology Platform 


Moderator: Rob Spinks, Head of BTP, SAP ANZ

Panel Members:

Sussan Lam, Head of Innovation Experience, SAP

Richard Walsh, Technology Architecture, Engagement and Strategy Manager, Endeavour Energy (NSW)

Carlo Terribile, Senior Director, Corporate Technology Services, Queensland Health

2:40 - 3:10 pm

Breakout session | Companies | Are you fully leveraging the power of Cloud ERP? 



Janet O'Meara, VP of Finance, Invetech  

Dr Kim Oosthuizen, Innovation Principal: Customer Transformation Advisor, SAP 



Breakout session| Customers | Accelerate innovation with AWS and SAP - Session by AWS  


Diego Lombardini, Partner Solutions Architect, SAP AWS 

3:15 - 3:45 pm

Breakout session | Companies | Future-Proofing Workforce through Digital Transformation 


Moderator: Tim Bryant, Vice President and Head of SAP SuccessFactors, SAP

Panel members: 

Melissa Irwin, Executive General Manager People, Culture and Transformation, Endeavour Energy

Charmaine Higgins, Group Executive People & Capability, Ventia



Breakout session | Customers | The Role of Human Experience Management in Driving Business Outcomes – Session by Discovery Consulting


Moderator: Daniel Zrno, NSW Practice Manager, Discovery Consulting

Panel Members:

Garth Quinn, Head of Talent Acquisition and People Experience, Healius Ltd 

Mano Kant, Head of Corporate Program, Discovery Consulting 

3:50 - 4:05 pm

Breakout session | Companies | Where is humanity with AI? Finding the best approach to incorporate AI into business and Society


Speaker: Dr Kim Oosthuizen, Innovation Principal: Customer Transformation Advisor, SAP



Breakout session | Customers | Barley to Beer: Managing Scope 3 emissions to sustainably pour the perfect pint 


Speaker: Mark Anderson, Innovation & Sustainability Principal, SAP Intelligent Enterprise Institute, SAP

4:15 - 4:45 pm

Futureproofing NSW: The art and science of managing innovation and transformation

Mr. Dominello has led many complex and future-forward initiatives that led NSW to become the most digitally advanced state in Australia.

As someone who has been at the forefront of successfully leading complex and innovative transformation projects, Victor will share his knowledge and experiences and lessons learned on how he managed such a large-scale transformation in a complex environment, managing stakeholders and building a coalition of the willing. We will also get to hear more about digital leadership and his views on where the digital government may go next. 


Keynote Speaker: Victor Dominello, Former NSW Minister for customer service and digital government

Speaker: Nicola Dorling, Executive General Manager, Public Sector, SAP ANZ 

4:45 - 4:50 pm Official closing of the conference
4:50 - 6:00 pm Show floor walk about / networking drinks & Performance by Kate Cerberano

Couldn't attend the event? Don't worry, we got you! All sessions at SAP NOW ANZ are now recorded!

Keynote Speakers

Chief Growth Officer

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Former NSW Minister 

Customer Service & Digital Government

SVP Strategic Customer Engagements


Damien Bueno
President & MD
Diane Frick
Head Of CX & Digital
Workwear Group - Wesfarmers
Melissa Irwin
Executive General Manager People, Culture and Transformation
Endeavour Energy
Tim Bryant
Vice President and Head of SAP SuccessFactors
Coppelia Rose
Global SAP Offering Leader
DXC Technology
Dr Yun Hwang
Adem Adil
Head of SAP Digital Supply Chain
Ava Kodeiri
Head of Enterprise Applications
Device Technologies
Craig Graham
Head of SAP Intelligent Spend & Business Network
Richard Walsh
Technology Architecture, Engagement and Strategy Manager
Endeavour Energy (NSW)
James Veale
Cofounder and Head of Sales and Marketing
GreenToken by SAP
Carlo Terribile
Senior Director
Corporate Technology Services Queensland Health
Jeremy Pitchford
PwC Australia
Nicholas Nicoloudis
Director and Global Head of Innovation
PwC Australia
Ric Colgan
Covalent Lithium
Charlotte Curtis
Managing Director
SAP Business Group Lead of Accenture ANZ
Selim Ahmed
Chief Executive Officer
Bourne Digital
Ram Kalyanasundaram
Digital Operations Director
Ammar Zaheer
Enterprise Architect
IBM Australia & New Zealand
Diego Lombardini
Partner Solutions Architect
Mark Anderson
Innovation & Sustainability Principal, SAP Intelligent Enterprise Institute
Bernd Brandl
President and Chief Revenue Officer, SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud & Midmarket
Kim Oosthuizen
Innovation Principle: Customer Transformation Advisor
Charmaine Higgins
Group Executive People & Capability
Chris Willcocks
Vice President & Head of Enterprise Cloud
Adrian Stagg
Janet O’Meara
Vice President Finance
Bruce Kemmis
National Manager Commercial & Service
Rheem Australia
Jenny Vanderhoek
Finance Services Director
Anubha Sahasrabuddhe
Chief Growth Officer
Angus Hatton
Technology and Innovation Manager
Liontown Resources
Gwen Inglis
Chief Procurement Officer
Veolia Australia and New Zealand
Cornelia Boonstra
Senior Integrated Business Manager
Ben Koh
Global Procurement Lead
Rucha Nanavati
Mahindra Group
Alister Dias
Vice President
Google Cloud, Australia and New Zealand
Guru Gaonkar
Regional Specialist Head
Google Cloud ANZ and SEA
Will Santry
Head of SAP Customer Experience
Amanda Williamson
Business and Technology Transformation Executive, IBM Australia
Ran Bhaskar
Head of Information Technology Toll Government and Defence
Dominic Vigar
General Manager – Finance and Commercial Toll Government and Defence
What You Can Expect
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Racing into the Future


Join us on a three-stage journey - Ready, Set, Go – with a cutting-edge racing simulator. Experience the power of technology as you adapt to an ever-changing world.



The resilience experience will enable visitors to choose their own adventure and step into the shoes of a seasoned professional in service & asset management or supply chain and engage hands on in resolving disruptions.

Farm to Table


Treat yourself to a delectable journey of sustainability! Prepare for a mouth-watering adventure that blends the pure delight of indulging in ice cream with a deep dive into the fascinating life cycle behind it. 

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