Agenda & Workshops

 
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
8.30 AM
Registration/Arrival Tea & Coffee/Exhibition Viewing
8.45 AM
Conference Opening and Welcome
9.05 AM
Digital Transformation Chris Hallenbeck - Global VP, Database & Technology, SAP (FRA)
9.50 AM
Visual Storytelling: The Future of Analytics Mico Yuk - CEO/Founder, Visual Storytelling Evangelist, BI Brainz (USA)
10.35 AM
Morning Tea & Coffee/Exhibition Viewing
11.10 AM
The Big Trends in BI Competency Centres Timo Elliott - VP, Global Innovation Evangelist, SAP (FRA)
A Good BI Strategy – the Cornerstone of Delivering Business Value Through Analytics Maritza Curry - IT Business Intelligence Manager, Woolworths Holdings Limited
Successfully Surf the Rising Data Tide Marc Simonis - Pre-Sales Consultant, BackOffice Associates
12.05 PM
Evolving BI to Have Your Business Begging for More Anna Gurdon - Senior Manager - Enterprise Information Management, CSA Group (CAN)
HANA Remediation... Preventing Messing Up Faster! Mark Marais - GTO BI Solution Owner, SAB Miller plc
SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 in a Digital World: Taking Your Company into the Digital Economy Paul Morgan - Chief Technology Officer, Decision Inc. & Nick Bell - CEO, Decision Inc.
12.50 PM
Lunch/Exhibition Viewing
1.55 PM
The Digital Imperative Waldemar Adams - Senior Vice President, Analytics EMEA, SAP SE (GER)
2.35 PM
Innovate With Data: Driving Creativity in Business by Empowering Users Saurabh Abhyankar - Senior Director, Product Management, SAP (FRA)
Is Business Analytics a Success Factor for an Organisation? Brian Wamwenje - IT Manager, Savannah Cement (KEN)
Predictive Analytics – the Move from Opinion to Knowing Chris Wiggett - General Manager of Eliance Digital and Web, Britehouse
3.30 PM
Stack More Beer in the Fridge: How MolsonCoors Brewing Co. Increased Its Productivity Using WebI Mobile BI. Alexandre Papagiannidis Rivet - BI Business Partner, MolsonCoors Brewing Company (CAN) (SAP Mentor) & Chris Wiggett - General Manager of Eliance Digital and Web, Britehouse
Reports Won’t Fix Your Business – Only Insight Will Christo Viljoen - Executive: Strategy Research & Business Intelligence, JD Trading (Pty) Ltd
4.15 PM
Afternoon Tea & Coffee/Exhibition Viewing
4.45 PM
What Africa Can Teach You About Innovation That Business School Can’t Toby Shapshak - Business Partner, Business Intelligence, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Asia Pacific (AUS)
5.30 PM
Mastering Business Analytics with SAP Networking Drinks
 
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
8.00 AM
Groupelephant.com Breakfast Session: ERP: Technology Deployment in the Fight Against Poaching David Allen - Associate Manager: ERP Technical Services, EPI-USE Africa & Prof Wouter van Hoven - Director, EcoLife
8.30 AM
Arrival Tea & Coffee/Exhibition Viewing
8.45 AM
Conference Announcements
9.00 AM
Enabling Digital Business in an Age of Disruption Timo Elliott - VP, Global Innovation Evangelist, SAP (FRA)
9.45 AM
Morning Tea & Coffee/Exhibition Viewing
10.15 AM
Do More with Less: How MolsonCoors Enables the Business for Self-Serve BI Alexandre Papagiannidis Rivet - BI Business Partner, MolsonCoors Brewing Company (CAN) (SAP Mentor)
11.10 AM
How to Gather Requirements for Effective Dashboard Design Mico Yuk - CEO/Founder, Visual Storytelling Evangelist, BI Brainz (USA)
Rise of the Machines – an Introduction to Automated Predictive Paul Vermaak - Senior Solution Specialist: Predictive Analytics & Business Intelligence, SAP (Pty) Ltd
Putting Energy Back into Analytics Phillip Janse van Rensburg - Design/Build Specialist, Sasol & Michael Bell - SAP HANA Lead, Deloitte Consulting
12.00 PM
Simple and Powerful – the SAP Strategy to Bring BI to Everyone Saurabh Abhyankar - Senior Director, Product Management, SAP (FRA)
12.45 PM
Lunch/Exhibition Viewing
1.45 PM
Challenging and Evolving the Traditional Mindset and Skills to Deliver Effectively on HANA and Cloud Anna Gurdon - Senior Manager - Enterprise Information Management, CSA Group (CAN)
Simplifying your BI Strategy for Financial and Operational SAP ERP Reporting Jonathan Wood - Chartered Accountant and Territory Manager (SAP) – Africa, Israel & Turkey, Excel4apps & Monja van Zyl - Financial Manager, Hinterland SA (Pty) Ltd
Operational Business Analytics – The Missing Link for Strategy Execution Jacques Adriaansen - Co-founder & Director, Every Angle Academy & Johan Von Benecke - Group Executive: Planning and Inventory, JDG Trading (Pty) Ltd
2.40 PM
Making The Internet of Things for Business Real Timo Elliott - VP, Global Innovation Evangelist, SAP (FRA)
BI Tools Meet Strategy Shital Naik - Business Intelligence Analyst, Rand Merchant Bank Holdings & Hedri Fourie - Business Intelligence Custodian, Rand Merchant Bank Holdings
Optimisation of BW / BPC Environments Domingo Banuelos - Technology Consulting Senior Manager, Accenture plc
3.25 PM
Afternoon Tea & Coffee/Exhibition Viewing
3.45 PM
Closing Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts
4.30 PM
Conference Close

8.30 AM - 3.30 PM

Workshop 1: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 with SAP BW on SAP HANA

Ingo Hilgefort
VP Product Management Visual BI (CAN) (SAP Mentor)

Workshop 2: The Future of Analytics: Using Visual Storyboards to ‘Make Your Data Speak’

Mico Yuk
CEO/Founder, Visual Storytelling Evangelist, BI Brainz (USA)