Agenda: The Ultimate Innovation Experience Event - SAP Effect Sydney 2019
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Main Stage

 

Hear from renowned speakers from industry thought leaders, SAP global partners and spotlight customers from the region.

Damien Bueno, President & Managing Director at SAP Australia and New Zealand

Beyond Superhuman - Innovation for Humanity

Dr Jordan Nguyen

 

Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen will raise an incredibly interesting and perhaps confronting conversation around links drawn between the fields of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, new techniques in 3D human scanning, neuroscience, and the ideas of human consciousness. This topic raises a number of questions about what it is to be human and what is a moral approach that businesses can take to the incredible things we can achieve today with the latest advancements in technology.

Experience Zone

Visit the Experience Zone where we will transport you to different worlds, live showcases and interactive zones. Explore the role of intelligent technology and changing business models and the impact within the landscapes of the environment, society, sports and business and discover how you can create innovation when you ignore the rules.

 

Power Breaks

Attend a Power Break to meet the workforce of the future.  We’ve asked 4 award winning students from our Young ICT Explorers community to showcase their innovations during 7 dedicated Power Break sessions.  These 15 minute sessions are designed to give you an insight into how these students think whilst they pitch their creative project ideas to you.  Come prepared with questions and expect to be asked to share your knowledge as an experienced business leader.

Disrupting an Industry – Banking Made Good

Eric Wilson, CEO & Founder at Xinja

 

How do we revolutionise the banking experience to make it quick, easy and fun? That’s the goal Xinja set for itself when it announced as a neobank - an independent digital bank designed entirely for mobile.   

 

Hear from Eric Wilson, Founder & CEO of Xinja, on its journey to be one of Australia’s first independent neobanks, why experience underpins all that it does and how it uses the latest in technology and experience design to create a unique proposition, disrupting the banking sector in Australia.

Re-thinking Energy

Kevin Angland, GM Digital Services, Mercury

Julia Jack, Chief Marketing Officer, Mercury

 

Mercury is on a mission in New Zealand. Being an energy provider who is 100 per cent sustainable, Mercury is connecting with its customers via a simple, but powerful purpose: Energy Made Wonderful.

 

Join Julia Jack, CMO, and Kevin Angland, GM Digital Services, to hear how a 1957 Ford Fairlane named Evie helped connect people with the topic of energy; and what it means for a company to be completely aligned behind a customer-centric vision, and the great things that it empowers their teams to deliver.

Make Taxation Intelligent with Innovation

Simon McKee, Deputy Commissioner, Office of State Revenue - Queensland Treasury

 

How does machine learning help personalise the tax collection experience for the state and for Queenslanders?

 

The Office of State Revenue in Queensland needed a way to predict which taxpayers were likely to incur debt so that it could deliver simple, efficient and equitable revenue management services to Queenslanders and maintain and improve essential community services and infrastructure.

 

Deputy-Commissioner, Simon McKee, will outline the approach it took to uncover patterns and gain insights for better decision-making and deliver improved experience, services and outcomes for taxpayers, staff, and the Queensland community.

Experience Zone

Visit the Experience Zone where we will transport you to different worlds, live showcases and interactive zones. Explore the role of intelligent technology and changing business models and the impact within the landscapes of the environment, society, sports and business and discover how you can create innovation when you ignore the rules.

 

Power Breaks

Attend a Power Break to meet the workforce of the future.  We’ve asked 4 award winning students from our Young ICT Explorers community to showcase their innovations during 7 dedicated Power Break sessions.  These 15 minute sessions are designed to give you an insight into how these students think whilst they pitch their creative project ideas to you.  Come prepared with questions and expect to be asked to share your knowledge as an experienced business leader.

High Performance Teams

Fireside Chat: Jes Gram-Hansen

 

Join Jes Gram-Hansen, Skipper and Helmsman for the SAP Extreme Sailing Team, as we explore how to build teamwork, evaluate performance and optimize strategy to help drive your business.

Knowing and Serving your Customer to a ‘Segment of One’ with AI

Geraldine McBride, CEO & Director, MyWave

 

How can businesses continue to truly offer exceptional customer service and targeted consumer value? 

 

Fascinated by the need for species to evolve in order to survive, the founder and CEO of MyWave, Geraldine McBride, put down her lab coat to apply her knowledge in the business world. She’s since held senior executive roles in IBM, Dell and SAP becoming an expert in enterprise systems, enterprise processes and AI. 

 

Join us as she explores how redefining customer experience models can transform your business.

Technology in the Wild - The Future of Conservation

Cameron Kerr, CEO at Taronga Zoo

 

Taronga Conservation Society has a vision to secure a shared future for wildlife and people. Cameron Kerr, CEO, has placed a strong focus on understanding its visitors and the wider community; aligning its brand and experience in a way that is engaging to modern society, to further its conservation agenda. 

 

Cameron will showcase Taronga’s journey of transformation from understanding public expectation, to catering for how society would change in the future, and ensuring delivery of an engaging experience to turn visitors into conservation champions. 

Experience Zone

Visit the Experience Zone where we will transport you to different worlds, live showcases and interactive zones. Explore the role of intelligent technology and changing business models and the impact within the landscapes of the environment, society, sports and business and discover how you can create innovation when you ignore the rules.

 

Power Breaks

Attend a Power Break to meet the workforce of the future.  We’ve asked 4 award winning students from our Young ICT Explorers community to showcase their innovations during 7 dedicated Power Break sessions.  These 15 minute sessions are designed to give you an insight into how these students think whilst they pitch their creative project ideas to you.  Come prepared with questions and expect to be asked to share your knowledge as an experienced business leader.

The Future of Work

Jürgen Spangl, Head of Design at Atlassian

 

Join Jürgen Spangl, Head of Design at Atlassian at Atlassian, as he discusses what it means to be a truly innovative organisation and lead a workforce in the age of AI and automation. 

  • How is the ability to unlearn something just as important as the ability to learn? 
  • What are the benefits of creating a safe place for people to fail, and experiment
    and how do you create this? 
  • Why is it important for people to find, and know, their favourite distraction as we move into the fifth Industrial Revolution?

Essential Ingredients for Innovation

Nick Eshkenazi, CTDO at WooliesX (Woolworths)

 

Constantly challenging the status-quo, find out how WooliesX, the digital arm of Woolworths Group, tackles innovation in the fast-changing world of retail.

 

Hear from WooliesX CDTO, Nick Eshkenazi, on the company’s journey, what it takes to apply concepts and technology in a highly competitive landscape to deliver longer, lasting and personalised experiences for customers.

The Allure of The Unknown

 Dr Adriana Marais

 

We’re bringing information and devices online at an unprecedented rate, raising one of the fundamental questions of our time: how do we represent ourselves in this digital world that we are creating? And more importantly, how do we secure our identity in a digital world? Dr Adriana Marais will provide you with inspiration to dream big and create and to inspire your teams to do the same.

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Theatres

 

Explore the side show theatres and hear from our Innovators on their own personal experiences in today’s world of emerging technology. Take away tangible tips and next steps on how to drive the right culture, growth and change initiatives.

Information overload: Improving your Memory to run faster, do more and save time. 

Christopher J Tan, Regional Alliance Director, APJ, Global Markets & Partners, Intel

 

In a world of information overload, Data is becoming the new gold, yet harnessing this requires powerful processing & storage technology. Together, Intel and SAP help enterprises overcome the challenges of capturing and storing & presenting larger volumes of data for processing. Join this session to explore how Intel’s break through Optane DC Persistent Memory technology can vastly improve performance for analytics & AI, at the same time lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your data centre infrastructure. Chris will share why this new class of memory is different and better than existing memory and what ROI this can bring to an organisation.

The 101 of Bots - Keeping Humans in the loop

Dr Nicholas Nicoloudis,  Business Innovation Strategist, SAP Australia and New Zealand

 

As the increase of automation is encroaching our digital lives, people fear that bots will take their jobs and leave them unemployed.  This view is misunderstood since bots and AI lack human understanding and interaction.  Bots are being developed not to replace humans, but to automate repetitive human behaviour such as invoice processing, updating spreadsheets and retrieving/updating disparate system information.  Humans will play an important role in teaching and orchestrating bots, a term coined Human in the loop.  By introducing bots into the workforce, humans can focus on high value tasks such as interacting with customers and developing innovation ideas.

Unpacking the Experience Economy

Aarron Spinley, Experience Anthropologist, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan

 

There is so much buzz about the experience economy. But what is it and how did it arrive? And can it be harnessed as part of your commercial growth strategy? Join this session to learn about the macro-societal factors driving whole markets – and what you can do about it.

Moments that matter. Turning engagement into advocacy. 

Marc Havercroft, Chief Customer Officer, SAP SuccessFactors

 

How do you turn employees into ambassadors , and customers into fanatics?

We all know that managing and improving workforce experiences is not about pinpointing a single event or moment. Organisations need to continuously listen to the beliefs, emotions, and intentions of employees at every moment that matters across the entire employee journey.  Employee experience is critical to business success. Organizations that deliver exceptional employee experiences achieve better business results and outperform the competition – they realize 17% higher productivity, 3x revenue per employee, and 40% lower turnover (Gallup 2016 Study, 2018 Study).

Intelligent Enterprise with Dell Technologies and SAP

Shawn Smith, Data Analytics Specialist, Dell Technologies

 

Learn how organisations are putting IoT to work right now and get an edge on your Digital Future.  Dell Technologies can help you deploy IoT for better outcomes today while building a platform for the future growth and use cases.  At Dell Technologies, we are unrivalled in our ability to support emerging technologies on the edge; push intelligence ML/DL to the edge; enable application development and data science; and simplify the process of integrating IoT data with other data sets.

Innovation is not Technology, it's People. How to inspire innovation amongst your teams. 

Thomas Boulton, Innovation Principle, SAP  Australia and New Zealand

 

A common misintepretation: Innovation is based on Technology. In fact, innovation surrounds us everyday and has been since the stone age. Innovation spawns from an idea-rich environment which enables the interconnection of thoughts & ideas. These ideas come from people. Join this session to learn how to inspire and drive such a culture amongst your team.

 

The 101 of Data & Insight - My personal Marathon journey

Brian Orloff, Business Innovation Strategist, SAP Australia and New Zealand

 

Data shapes everything we do and touch. People are becoming more consumable to stats for both personal and business use, so it is more important than ever to understand and explore how to take this journey to the next level. Join this session to understand what lessons where learnt through Brian’s personal data journey with the Melbourne Marathon in 2018, and how the insight generated improved engagement and outcomes.  

The ride of innovation from connecting people, devices and things

Des Fisher, Innovation Principal, SAP Australia and New Zealand

 

Everyday without realising, we are being introduced to more and more to assets connected by IoT. But what exactly does that mean for us  as people? And how can you take this concept of 'Connected Things' and start to apply in your own life? Join this session to hear how Des, Innovation Principal by day, Motorcyclist by night, is taking on IoT. 

Finding your E-Spot (it’s not a myth): Using employee experience as your lever to build an agile workforce

Rob Scott, Global Lead: Strategy & Innovation
Heidi Chambers, Global Head of Digital Adoption

 

We are experiencing a digital revolution, and the speed of change is making the E-spot (Experience-Spot) even harder to find. Because of this, creating a digitally adaptive workforce who can quickly pivot and adapt to change is a critical skill for organisations to master.  Take advantage of innovation, expand technology, and move faster than your competition. We will show you how optimising employee engagement, measuring experience data (X-Data), and establishing a repeatable framework for rapid transformation is your pathway to your ultimate success. 

Simplify your S/4HANA journey and innovate faster with SAP on AWS

Bas Kamphuis, GM, Strategic ISV’s, Amazon Web Services

 

In this session you will learn how enterprises increase business agility, drive transformation, and reduce costs as they move their SAP software landscapes to AWS. Learn about using AWS to support modern and legacy mission-critical SAP workloads, and how to enable innovation through the adoption SAP and AWS ‘co-innovated’ services and  AWS native solutions.

Change is imminent. Bringing your people on the journey. 

Gina McNamara, Chief Financial Officer, SAP Australia and New Zealand

 

Change is not just about Technology, it's about bringing people on the journey to drive better outcomes. SAP themselves have been through a big transformation in recent years. Hear from Gina on how she has supported her teams, and function, through this change and what advice she has for leaders in today's digitally evolving environment. 

From Design to Operate – the power of the Digital Twin

Graham Conlon, VP Supply Chain, SAP Australia and New Zealand

 

A great customer experience is based on a great product experience, and delivering that great product experience requires an end to end digital supply chain.  From planning, product design, manufacturing, and delivery through to maintenance and operations (Design to Operate), best-in-class organisations are using digital representations (digital twins) to better understand their business, improve business decision making, and simulate and predict the future.  

Leveraging innovative technologies to drive step-change business improvement during your S/4HANA transition

Clive Ewin, Partner & Enterprise Applications Leader A/NZ, IBM

 

Transitioning to S/4HANA provides a unique opportunity to embrace innovative technologies and achieve step-change improvements in business performance. The clever tools (SNP) and methods embedded in IBM's Rapid Move allows S/4HANA transformation at a brownfields cost and impact. Add complimentary technologies like AI and cognitive, automation, IOT and blockchain at the point of transition, and real business improvement can be achieved. In this session, we will run through real life examples of successful S/4HANA transitions and what you need to do to achieve transformational improvement for your organisation.

XM: The Race to the Top

Steve Bennetts, Head of Growth and Strategy, Asia Pacific & Japan, Qualtrics

 

How XM is powering businesses across the world, and why brands that choose to compete on experience are finding themselves in a race to the top.

Purpose-Driven, translating this into practice. 

Simon Grace, Industry Principal, SAP Australia and New Zealand

 

Organisations are today, more than ever trying to achieve purpose. Hear from Simon on how throughout his career, he has remained close & delivered on purpose. Simon will share insights from his Aged Care innovation idea - from inception through to fruition, supported by SAPs 1 Billion Live initiative. 

The 101 on Emotional AI: Emotionally aware machines - creepy or cool?

Ryan van Leent, Data Driven Expert, SAP Australia and New Zealand

 

What is Emotional AI and in what scenarios – whether we know it or not, is this emerging technology being deployed? Our 101 considers the delineation between what we as society think of as cool technology and when that same technology starts to become creepy. Join this session to find out what Emotional AI could mean for you in both a business and personal context, and what opportunities this emerging technology can provide. 

The 101 of putting your organisation into the Cloud. 

Phillip Miltiades, COO Digital Core, SAP APJ

 

Cloud is much more than just an application.

 

Flexibility. A new way of working. Real-Time. Future Prediction. Improved Security. These are all outcomes of Cloud as a platform to host your organisation. Join this session to learn more about what Cloud means for you as a professional, and the organisation you lead. 

Making sense of the customer journey

Kathleen O'Brien, Global Industry Principal, SAP Customer Experience

 

As people, we take many journeys through life that depend on different types of services. We are born, we get vaccinations, we go to school, we get a passport, we pay taxes, we buy property and start businesses. As an organisation delivering these services, how can you humanise digital processes to create customer/citizen journeys that work for the people, creating experiences that pleasantly surprise and create satisfaction?

The Plastic Challenge - Leveraging your ecosystem to tackle challenges in society. 

Mark Anderson, Applied Business Innovation, SAP Australia and New Zealand

 

Holistic collaboration across numerous supply chains & industries will be the way, we as leading organisations, drive better outcomes for society. Join this session to hear how we are collaborating with Academia, Partners and Private organisations to tackle the challenge of plastic waste.

Turning Innovation instinct into practice

Des Fisher, Innovation Principal, SAP Australia and New Zealand

 

Good ideas are what keep us energised, but converting an idea into reality is never an easy task. Explore with Des how some of the most successful ideas have been brought to life, and take away some simple learnings to help you in taking the next step.

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Experience Zone

 

Visit the Experience Zone where we will transport you to different worlds, live showcases and interactive zones. Explore the role of intelligent technology and changing business models and the impact within the landscapes of the environment, society, sports and business and discover how you can create innovation when you ignore the rules.

Livability is the sum of the factors that add up to a community's quality of life. Discover how a new era of true digital innovation is optimising livability across key life milestones; from early childhood and education, to securing your first job and home, through to aged care.

Ensuring that resources from nature, such as food, fish, wool and timber, are used more sustainably and efficiently is crucial to supporting the long-term health of the planet. This story looks at how technology can support a sustainable future from all aspects of the product lifestyle and how technology and innovation make the process of managing sustainability and supporting a more regenerative process.

As consumers demand that businesses be more purpose driven and adaptable to their needs and to worldwide society and environment trends, learn how to make moments that matters - whether it's delighting empowered customers, engaging an increasingly mobile and diverse workforce, or being a sustainable and innovative developer and creator.

Are you a Messi in the making or fancy trying your hand at Extreme Sailing? Experience how some of world’s top teams use technology to gain better insights and a competitive edge. Play foosball at the Smart Kicker and visualize IoT data to score more goals or try out our virtual-reality experience that places you on a replica catamaran, where you can watch sailors race up close alongside a stream of relevant data.

From Experience Management to Digital Supply Chain, come and meet our SAP experts and discuss how you can best leverage intelligent technologies to drive innovation in your business. 

Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes. This is your chance to experience Design Thinking in action, while looking under the hood and getting hands-on with intelligent technologies like Conversational AI and Bots, Digital Twins, Machine Learning, Predictive, Big Data and Analytics.

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Power Breaks

 

Attend a Power Break to meet the workforce of the future.  We’ve asked 4 award winning students from our Young ICT Explorers community to showcase their innovations during 7 dedicated Power Break sessions.  These 15-minute sessions are designed to give you an insight into how these students think whilst they pitch their creative project ideas to you.  Come prepared with questions and expect to be asked to share your knowledge as an experienced business leader.

Blake Garrett, Former Student / Current Business Owner

2015 Finals winner Year 11 – 12

 

School Bytes is a cloud-based administration solution that provides schools with the tools they need to operate smoothly & efficiently, particularly in the aspects of online payments and parent communication. The original prototype was developed by Year 12 Chatswood High School student, Blake Garrett back in 2015 after seeing first-hand the inefficiency of existing systems within the school office. Later that same year, School Bytes won the national finals of Young ICT Explorers. Fast forward to now and the system is in use at over 350 NSW government schools and this year alone has facilitated $40 million dollars in online payments for schools.

 

Power Break Available Time Slots:

SLOT 1: 10:15AM - 10:30AM

SLOT 2: 12:15PM - 12:30PM

SLOT 3: 12:45PM - 1:00PM

SLOT 4: 2:45PM - 3:00PM

Callum Predavec, Student at Mosman High School.

NSW The Second Place 2018

 

Think of the Planetary Transfer Calculator (PTC) as Google Maps for space – except space has three dimensions, and everything’s moving, all the time. This PTC simulates the Solar System, showing well-known major and minor bodies with precise real-time positioning. The major purpose of the program is to calculate various types of transfers – say you want to fly from Earth to Mars, from the International Space Station to the Moon, or between stars. It can calculate ballistic transfers between planets and moons, and powered (constant acceleration) transfers between stars. It can also calculate propagation delay due to the absolute speed of light between planets and moons. Making this available in a web-browser has been a significant challenge. The PTC has been tested with a number of academics, students and hobbyists and the most significant, and to some degree ongoing, issue is with the loading speed: a function of the power of the user’s computer as the code has been heavily optimised. Other than that the feedback has been positive.

 

Power Break Available Time Slots:

SLOT 1: 10:15AM - 10:30AM

SLOT 2: 12:15PM - 12:30PM

SLOT 3: 12:45PM - 1:00PM

SLOT 4: 2:45PM - 3:00PM

Aiden Fuller, Student at Hunter Valley Grammar School.

NSW Winner 2018

 

The device is an Arduino based remote terminal system that can be accessed via an SMS message. It has the capacity to change electrical relays, log hours of input relays, find its own latitude and longitude and return desired values to the user. The terminal can also allow multiple people to access the device. Mobile Numbers can be subscribed, unsubscribed, or kicked by an administrator of the device. Users who are not subscribed by an administrator are unable to use the functions that the device has. The administrators can also bar access to a specific feature such as the GPS or the hour meter. A top tier administrator, coined the Ultimator, has the same ability to perform subscription actions but can do so upon the administrators as well. This kind of device would be useful in industrial machinery, particularly for companies that hire out industrial machinery. This enables them to calculate a bill for the amount of hours that the machine has operated for in a given month. And also, if it goes missing, to find its location with a simple SMS.​

 

Power Break Available Time Slots:

SLOT 1: 10:15AM - 10:30AM

SLOT 2: 12:15PM - 12:30PM

SLOT 3: 12:45PM - 1:00PM

SLOT 4: 2:45PM - 3:00PM

Rory Wade, Student 

2018 Grand Final Winner Year 11 -12 

 

Distilling of alcohol, in particular Brandy and Gin, relies on careful monitoring of a wide range of variables on the still. Temperatures, vapour flow and distillate volumes must be consistently controlled to minimise variations between batches. For the boutique distiller this means constantly monitoring and manually maintaining the controls to ensure the products quality and mitigate the risk of disparity between batches.

 

Currently, the market presents many expensive solutions to semi-automate the distilling process creating the opportunity for more cost effective alternatives.

 

SpiritTrail is a modern solution that removes the need for the distiller to be constantly monitoring and adjusting its physical attributes. Importantly, the designed ecosystem is fully customisable, working around existing distilling solutions, not forcing a predefined set of functionality or attributes and abstracting all the required information and controls into an easy to use management system. This is achieved through an interactive web application, enabling real-time data analysis and micro-automation through a network of specialised stackable sensors.

 

Power Break Available Time Slots:

SLOT 1: 10:15AM - 10:30AM

SLOT 2: 12:15PM - 12:30PM

SLOT 3: 12:45PM - 1:00PM

SLOT 4: 2:45PM - 3:00PM

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