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October 3, 2024
Skyhall, Brussels Airport

Ready for take-off!
 
Our flagship event is back!
Fasten your seatbelt for a thrilling journey of digital acceleration and innovation on October 3.

On the day, you will discover:
• A choice of more than 80 inspirational moments of customer presentations, roadmaps, roundtables on ERP, Innovation, Business Technology Platform, HR, Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Finance, Business Networks, powered by Business AI  
• More than 40 exhibitors showcasing their services
• An uplifting keynote by futurologist Rik Vera
• The latest updates & insights by SAP Global Innovation Evangelist Timo Elliott
• Opportunities to network with more than 1.000 peers and experts! 
 
Don’t miss out on this event!
In just one day, you will gather everything you need to accelerate the digital roadmap for your organisation.
 
 
Note that this event is open only to our valued customers and sponsoring partners.
 
Agenda
ACCELERATION
Welcome & Registration
60 min
Time: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
15
Room: Mezzanine
Speaker:
Language: English

Morning kick-off
15 min
Time: 9:00 AM-9:15 AM
15
Room: Main stage
Speaker: Vivien Boche - SAP BTP Expert & Speaker (SAP)
Language: English

Keynote
How to stay relevant as a business in 2035
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45 min
Time: 9:15 AM-10:00 AM
15
Room: Main stage

Famous Belgian futurist Rik Vera will share a story about the "history of the future". How did we get here, and what were the dynamics and technologies that shaped the present? Where do we go from here? And what does that mean for companies and the people who shape them?

Speaker: Rik Vera, Futurologist, London Business School
Language: English

DRYLOCK with Flexso
Reaching out for stellar growth without getting wet
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45 min
Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM
15
Room: Ground floor

The first compostable diaper, the first paper diaper packaging, the first CO2 neutral company in its sector, and an extensive SAP S/4HANA-based IT infrastructure. Drylock Technologies is an outright pioneer with stellar growth. It increased revenue tenfold in 10 years, sells in 33 markets, and operates 7 manufacturing plants across the globe. They first simplified their digital ERP infrastructure by implementing SAP S/4HANA in all locations. While integrating all departments and breaking up the data silos, they went for operational excellence by implementing an integrated business planning for better reporting and forecasting of their manufacturing. Discover the past, present and future roadmap of high-performance company Drylock.

Speaker:
Language: English

ROTAREX with Ordina
First, we take Luxembourg, then we take the world
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45 min
Time: 10:45 AM-11:30 AM
15
Room: Ground floor

RISE like a phoenix with SAP. Rotarex is a prime example how an integrated digital strategy and platform enables companies to grow well beyond traditional borders. The industrial multi-purpose valve manufacturer opted, after extensive mapping of all processes and requirements, to go for an almost pre-configured solution (fit-to-standard approach). In the subsequent years of growth, an incredible success story was written, both business and digital wise. Rotarex is now an example of a data-driven customer focused company with sophisticated forecasting and planning capabilities.

Speaker:
Language: English

SAP Roadmap & Closing panel
45 min
Time: 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker: Tine Van Dyck - Value Advisor Manager (SAP)
Language: English

Topic Lunches (Part 1) + SAP Business Technology Platform Breakout
60 min
Time: 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
15
Room: Topic lunches: mezzanine & Breakout: ground floor
Speaker:
Language: English

Topic Lunches (Part 1) + SAP Business AI Breakout
60 min
Time: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
15
Room: Topic lunches: mezzanine & Breakout: ground floor
Speaker:
Language: English

INNOVATION
ZF TRANSICS with TheValueChain
Transport services as a service
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45 min
Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM
15
Room: Ground floor

Heavy road transport is becoming more digital as IoT, GPS/tracking systems and big data enable transport companies to save on fuel, do proactive maintenance and enhance security. As a frontrunner, ZF Transics is selling more than just sensors; they are selling the data, insights and services that these sensors generate. As a data-driven company with a start up mentality, ZF Transics choose for a public cloud solution of SAP. On top of the SAP ERP, they implemented the brand new SAP subscription billing solution, giving them an unique view on the product and services portfolio of each customer. In this session, ZF transics and TheValueChain will show you how complex quoting, billing and invoicing in and out the subscription model become simple and transparent in the public cloud environment of SAP.

Speaker:
Language: English

FARYS with Capgemini
Smart AI lessons from smart meters & water leaks
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45 min
Time: 10:45 AM-11:30 AM
15
Room: Ground floor

AI and sustainability are at the top of the agenda in any organization. Farys, Pidpa and De Watergroep are widely known for their rollout of Smart Water Meters. Together with Capgemini, they built substantial expertise in innovation, particularly in big data, machine learning, AI, and analytics. This presentation provides an overview of smart metering, with a focus on effective and reliable alert handling, making it visual and actionable for decision-making. What are the best practices and lessons learned in architecture, technical solutions, and organizational setup? How do you transform your company into an organization where AI operates in a relevant, responsible, and reliable manner?

Speaker: Inge Opreel - CIO (Farys), Kevin De Wilde - Engagement Manager and Thought Leader (Capgemini)
Language: English

SAP Roadmap & Closing panel
45 min
Time: 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker: Stijn Debever - SAP Business Technology Advisor (SAP)
Language: English

SIMPLIFICATION
QSRP with Deloitte
The proof of the Public Cloud is in the eating
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45 min
Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM
15
Room: Ground floor

It is often said that simplification is a proven path to free up more resources and reduce the maintenance costs of complex legacy IT landscapes. QSRP put this to the test and partnered with Deloitte to use the public cloud in a fit-to-standard approach to consolidate six different ERP systems and all divisions into a single digital platform. Not only did the migration go smoothly, but the synergies (including a standardized hire-to-retire process for all brands) and simplified maintenance provided the group with improved performance in exchange for a lower TCO. Moreover, the new digital SAP environment of the investment group QSRP is a significant strategic asset, allowing for the rapid digital integration of new M&As. QSRP and Deloitte will show you through examples and hard numbers how simplification brings real value to your business.

Speaker: Mirko Del Gesso - IT Manager (QRSP)
Language: English

MATCO with KPMG
Going simple to become sophisticated
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45 min
Time: 10:45 AM-11:30 AM
15
Room: Ground floor

After an M&A, Matco is on a tight schedule to complete its journey to the cloud . After carefully mapping all processes and requirements, they decided to implement an SAP ERP public cloud. The entire setup was designed to be fit-to-standard based on best practices. With KPMG as the implementation partner, bringing their extensive expertise in direct and indirect taxation, the new digital platform met all expectations. In the future, functionalities such as the green ledger, ESG reporting, and AI will be explored. This case perfectly illustrates a digital platform in the cloud with a broad scope, yet without customization to avoid complexity and to remain as agile as possible for future expansion.

Speaker:
Language: English

SAP Roadmap & Closing panel
45 min
Time: 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker: Kim Van Riet - Solution Advisor (SAP)
Language: English

TRANSFORMATION
BRUSSELS AIRPORT with delaware
Flying to the Public Cloud
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45 min
Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM
15
Room: Ground floor

To modernize and simplify its operations, the company decided from day 1 to embark on a cloud-only journey to replace its outdated ERP system. They implemented SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud Edition for core functions like finance and procurement. Essential pre-requisites like data quality, reporting, and operational efficiency were all incorporated in the cloud-only approach. Additionally, procurement, travel expenses, HR and extensive analytics cloud solutions were adopted to support the various business units. Implementation partner delaware played a key role in managing the change and training users. The new system has significantly reduced the total cost of ownership and improved data quality, process compliance, and user experience. Future plans include further integration of legacy systems and continued IT landscape optimization.

Speaker:
Language: English

UMICORE with Accenture
The smart way to go to the Cloud
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45 min
Time: 10:45 AM-11:30 AM
15
Room: Ground floor

To prepare for an SAP S/4HANA smartfield migration in a highly production environment with plants in all continents, Umicore had to reinvent itself (and set up a new structure worldwide of more than 400 key users and 4.500 end-users) to prepare the migration and set up the scenario building. By implementing SAP RISE, Umicore migrated to a future proof architecture and technology, with immediately improved processes and user experience. The smartfield migration was a catalyst for better insights in business process knowledge and reinforced a highly valuable SAP user community.

Speaker: Koen Schampaert - Director Business Applications (Umicore), Dominique Van Looveren - Senior Project Manager (Umicore), Stefan Hooghe - Senior Manager SAP Business Group (Accenture)
Language: English

SAP Roadmap & Closing panel
45 min
Time: 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker: Nicolas Debeer - Sales Director Cloud ERP (SAP)
Language: English

SPEAKER CORNER
SAP Sustainability
Future-proof managing sustainability with SAP
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45 min
Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM
15
Room: Ground floor

Ensure your business remains compliant and future-proof with SAP's advanced tools and insights. See how best-in-class companies manage sustainability compliance and discover the comprehensive SAP Sustainability suite, designed to address critical sustainability challenges and regulations like CSRD, EUDR, Scope 3, and plastic taxes.

Speaker: Cécile Jouanny - Customer Solution Advisor (SAP)
Language: English

SAP Business Transformation Management
Drive value in your transformation journey with SAP Signavio and SAP LeanIX
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45 min
Time: 10:45 AM-11:30 AM
15
Room: Ground floor

Realize the synergy of SAP Signavio and SAP LeanIX solutions and unlock immediate value delivery and process optimization. Discover how our solutions secure transformations, offering essential reassurance for customers while revolutionizing transformation and enterprise architecture. Learn to drive exceptional efficiency and agility to ensure your organization stays ahead in today's dynamic market.

Speaker:
Language: English

SAP Travel & Expense Management
ADB Safegate’s seamless integration journey with SAP Concur
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45 min
Time: 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
15
Room: Ground floor

Join us for an insightful session on Travel & Expense management as ADB Safegate unveils their journey with SAP Concur. Discover how they seamlessly integrated Concur into their IT landscape, streamlining travel booking and expense management for their global workforce. Learn firsthand about the enhanced compliance and IT security benefits they've gained, along with the added business value of deploying additional T&E services. Don't miss this opportunity to explore how ADB Safegate is elevating the user experience while optimizing their travel and expense processes.

Speaker: Adriana Petrescu - Business Technology Manager, IT (ADB Safegate)
Language: English

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HUMAN CAPITAL
Keynote
Accelerating Innovation: How to Make Your Vision a Reality

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45 min
Time: 2:30 PM-3:15 PM
15
Room: Main stage

New technology breakthroughs are creating fresh opportunities for business innovation. However, driving innovation and managing change remain challenging tasks. In this keynote, we will provide concrete examples of how leading-edge organizations are preparing for the future and turning their visions into reality. We will cover key themes, including: • How to fully leverage the latest cloud platforms. • The challenges and opportunities of maximizing the value of your data assets. • Strategies to ensure you're harnessing the full innovation potential of everyone in your organization. • How AI is reshaping possibilities in both companies and society. Join us to learn practical steps and insights to navigate the complexities of innovation and change management effectively.

Speaker: Timo Elliott, Innovation Evangelist, SAP
Language: English

PROXIMUS
When HR & collaboration became simple for Proximus employees

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45 min
Time: 3:15 PM-4:00 PM
15
Room: Ground floor

Proximus employees used many HR different applications to manage their day-to-day employee questions and requests (about salary, holidays, sickness, expenses and so on). To simplify the HR experience, Proximus implemented SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone. All HR applications in one easy-to-use front-end working environment, without the hassle of what is running in the backend! Discover how Proximus went in a few months from a complex to a simple user experience, how employee satisfaction changed for the good and how the FUSE project (which stands at Proximus for Fantastic User Experience) is also enabling new levels of collaboration and hybrid working at Proximus.

Speaker:
Language: English

P&V with Epi-Use
Own your own payroll

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45 min
Time: 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
15
Room: Ground floor

After years of maintaining and updating in a complex IT landscape a heavily customised payroll application, P&V resolutely opted for a more future-proof payroll solution in the cloud. P&V and Epi-Use will present why a medium-sized organisation like P&V opted to go for the SAP cloud solution, how HR staff is benefitting from switching to the new system and how the new data and payroll strategy is setting the foundation for the future HR ‘from hire to retire’ roadmap.

Speaker:
Language: English

SAP Roadmap & Closing panel
45 min
Time: 4:45 PM-5:30 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker: Tim Wassink - SAP SuccessFactors Solution Advisory (SAP)
Language: English

Networking drinks
90 min
Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
15
Room: Mezzanine
Speaker: N/A
Language: English

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
SPADEL with delaware
A sparkling connection from CRM to retail activation

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45 min
Time: 3:15 PM-4:00 PM
15
Room: Ground floor

Spadel is enjoying the next phase of the best of suite approach it envisioned with delaware. By integrating back and front office, the new CRM could operate without the need for manual synchronization and parallel data encoding. And the merchandising sales teams finally were offered a seamless mobile experience at the point of sales. Spadel and delaware are happy to share their experiences and the benefits of the clean data approach and application integration and what this means for the future roadmap of Spadel.

Speaker:
Language: English

ATLAS COPCO
Leading the way with best-of-suite strategy

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45 min
Time: 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
15
Room: Ground floor

Atlas Copco Power Technique has always been a pioneer in adopting, integrating, and benefitting the SAP CX solutions, clearly opting for a best-of-suite strategy. What are their lessons learned? Which are the business and IT benefits of this approach and what is their future roadmap for the digitalisation of sales, marketing, and services?

Speaker:
Language: English

SAP Roadmap & Closing panel
45 min
Time: 4:45 PM-5:30 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker: Alex Timlin - SAP
Language: English

SUPPLY CHAIN
AGRISTO with Flexso
Agristo synchronizes production and demand planning

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45 min
Time: 3:15 PM-4:00 PM
15
Room: Ground floor

As major player in the frozen potato products industry, Agristo makes it a true art of matching customer demand and production planning. With more than 1 million tons of products and over 1,300+ employees, Agristo's reliance on potatoes is paramount. By leveraging the full potential of SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and integrating with the S/4HANA backbone, the company automates supply planning, optimizing resource allocation and production scheduling. The results speak volumes: improved forecast accuracy, streamlined operations, and a clear focus on priorities. Join the conversation and discover how to drive supply chain efficiency with SAP IBP.

Speaker:
Language: English

More info soon
45 min
Time: 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker:
Language: English

SAP Roadmap & Closing panel
45 min
Time: 4:45 PM-5:30 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker: Alessandro Passoni de Pietri - SAP
Language: English

FINANCE
More info soon
45 min
Time: 3:15 PM-4:00 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker:
Language: English

LHOIST with PwC
How the cloud is accelerating 20 years of financial excellence

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45 min
Time: 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
15
Room: Ground floor

For more than 20 years, Lhoist has built up a highly custom-made world-wide financial management application. Discover the business case for how to move 3 terabytes of mainly financial data to a new cloud ERP in a smart way, how it enabled to go from 10 controlling area to just one and how Lhoist financial cost and margin management was transformed by switching to SAP’s standard account-based COPA in the cloud. Lhoist and PwC will also talk about the future and the new opportunities on the horizon for an even more performant, integrated and AI driven finance department.

Speaker:
Language: English

SAP Roadmap & Closing panel
45 min
Time: 4:45 PM-5:30 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker: Michael Haesendonckx - SAP
Language: English

SPEAKER CORNER
SAP Ariba
How can you ensure that the mission of your Procurement organization is in line with the corporate strategy?

Full description »
45 min
Time: 3:15 PM-4:00 PM
15
Room: Ground floor

Category Management is the discipline that allows CPO’s (Chief Procurement Officers) to cascade down corporate goals into their organization, making sure each buyer acts in synch with the corporate tempo. Too few CPOs have adopted this discipline, and those who do are hindered with manual processes (Powerpoint, Excel, Sharepoint…). The solution? SAP Ariba Category Management, powered by SAP Business AI!

Speaker:
Language: English

Amazon
45 min
Time: 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker:
Language: English

Microsoft
45 min
Time: 4:45 PM-5:30 PM
15
Room: Ground floor
Speaker:
Language: English

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Venue


Skyhall Brussels Airport

 

Address: Leopoldlaan, 1930 Zaventem​
 
Parking:​ P1 and P3 at Brussels airport​
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