SAP NOW Live - Agenda - HR
Human Resources Track
HR: bridging physical and emotional distance

Even with business still unusual, HR professionals are looking ahead at 2021. How can we manage a workforce that is working remotely and operating under ever changing conditions? How can we connect, train and retain your talents digitally?

Join one of the upcoming sessions and find out how you can prepare yourself for a Digital future ahead.
Upcoming sessions
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Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Presenter: Tom Rottiers, Director Human Capital, Emeritis 


Building blocks for the future of HR


Extensive research by Bersin by Deloitte has identified 11 HR Technology disruptors that will transform your HRIS system. In this session, we will zoom in on a couple of those trends and see how they will impact your HRIS system:

  1. How to create a personalized and intuitive digital workplace solution
  2. Apply robotic process automation and AI technologies into traditional HR activities
  3. Leverage the applicative ecosystem to augment your SAP SuccessFactors solution


Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 15:00 - 16:00 CET
Presenter: Peter Anderson, Senior Solution Architect, Solution Experience Team, SAP Training & Enablement EMEEA (EMEA/MEE) Presales

Jump-start your Digital Enablement with SAP Enable Now

Learn how SAP Training and Adoption can support you in these times of uncertainty and change to reach your learning objectives and jump start your digital enablement strategy with SAP Enable Now. SAP Enable Now is an award winning (TSIA Star award 2019) strategic, enterprise wide learning solution providing a comprehensive and complete set of tools to support agnostic learning content creation and knowledge management. Supporting the end to end employee and programme life cycles, driving adoption and assisting to develop a continuous learning across the organisation. 


Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Presenters: Hélène Mbangu & Noémie Paul, Thalys HRIS project leaders

Thalys drives its employees through SAP SuccessFactors 

Thalys moves people with the most innovative train technology. Discover how they apply the same innovation for serving their employees with SAP SuccessFactors.

(session presented in French)


Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 15:00 - 16:00 CET
Presenters: Jeroen Degrieck, Global Project Lead, Volvo Cars 

Digital core HR with SAP SuccessFactors EC


Volvo Cars Company chose for a Global Big Bang implementation of SuccessFactors Employee Central. And even in the midst of a perfect storm, Volvo Cars kept on track with global implementation of Employee Central module. The solution had also to be integrated in the complex landscape of local HR solutions. 



Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Presenters: Donald Ross, SAP SuccessFactors

Learning is a top priority that we shouldn't forget 

Embrace a learning culture by improving employee skills and training external learning audiences. Our goal is to improve business results with a learning solution that develops leaders and provides employees with key skills.



Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 15:00 - 16:00 CET
Presenters: tbd


Thriving in 2021 – Taking out costs of your HR operations


In a 20 minute presentation, we will highlight the art of the possible as it relates to payroll operations and associated time and costs savings. There is no time to rest if businesses want to be ready for the upturn in 2022.




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On Demand sessions
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Even with business still unusual, business leaders and digital innovators are looking ahead at 2021. How can we control costs? Where should we innovate? And how can digital help us stay connected with customers, our work force and suppliers?

Cedric Dumont (base jumper and wingsuit pioneer) and Stijn De Beuckelaer (Managing Director SAP Belgium & Luxembourg) will talk about getting your team ready for tackling the next 12 months. Go from a ‘no no no’ mindset to a ‘yes yes yes, I can jump’ strategy. Figuratively and literally speaking!


Relisten to our panel discussion and find out:

  • How to get employees’ feedback? Establishing a feedback culture
  • HR and the digital skills challenge
  • How to keep the best talents on board?

Goele Goris, Global HR Director at Agfa HealthCare
Luc Bernard, Professor at ULB
Tim Doetjes, HR Director at SAP Belgium & Luxembourg


Session 1: House of HR

Discover how House of HR manages to reduce the employee administration processing time in a high volume/high turnover labor market.

In addition, find out how they ensure continuous and automated employee development throughout the employee lifecycle. 

Presented by Fredriek Van Malderen 


Session 2: Bekaert automates expense management

Looking for a powerful and easy-to-use digital tool for business spending management in your organisation? Discover how Bekaert automates their expense management processes with SAP Concur and enables employees to manage their expenses in an efficient and transparent way aligned with the company policies.

Presented by Johan Vanbergen, Finance Manager at Bekaert


Presenter: Sophie Sheppard, SAP SuccessFactors


Learn how SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite can enable the shift from transactional human capital management (HCM) to end-to-end experiences — creating a more flexible, engaged workforce and a more resilient business.



Presenter: Dimitri Roman, delaware


The introduction of digital technology fueled the possibility  for lifelong learning. Meanwhile increasing the need and speed for tacit knowledge to be captured and made accessible. As we get further into the digital age, we must ask ourselves: How can we adapt and evolve the crystallization of tacit knowledge in making it explicit?



Presenter: Leon Peeman, Senior Human eXperience Management Solution Advisor at SAP Belgium & Luxembourg

Engage and retain new hires with personalized, interactive, and engaging solutions that set them up for success before day one. Learn how SAP SuccessFactors solutions can improve your onboarding processes by relying on paperless, compliant and efficient solutions.


Presenter: Sabrina Schiaratura, HRIS Advisor, AGC Glass Europe


Discover the implementation of a performance management hybrid model using the traditional cycle (annual, semi-annual) but adding on top of the goal plan, development plan and performance form, some continuous performance elements such as achievements and feedback records.



Presenter: David Van De Sype, Group HRIS manager at Ontex 

Get a deep dive in the Competency Matrix and have a look on how Ontex can keep track of the qualifications and competence levels of each employee.
Having the right person with the right competencies is a major benefit to your company. Discover how the Competency Matrix extension for SuccessFactors enables Ontex managers to easily keep track of employee competencies as well as certification related training through an easy-to-use, interactive dashboard. 


Presenter: Erick Jacobs, HR Systems Manager, SAPPI


SAPPI's journey to Digital HR. Discover how to boost your digitalization by migrating your current SAP HCM Core HR to the Cloud.



Presenter: Cathy Geerts, CHRO, SD Worx

In this presentation, Cathy Geerts will explain what was the business drivers for selecting SAP SuccessFactors as a global HR platform covering all processes from Hire to Retire.

She will present how the roll-out has been performed and how SAP SuccessFactors is used for taking data driven decisions.



Presenter: Andy Shean, VP, Global Learning & Engagement at SAP SuccessFactors

Enable employee-centric digital transformation. Go beyond a traditional intranet and empower employees with a personalized and intuitive digital workplace solution that provides relevant business insight and applications in one place.



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