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June 5-7, 2018 | Booth #530
SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference is the largest global business technology event hosted by SAP and ASUG. The event offers three full days of networking, strategy, discussions, and education on the latest breakthrough solutions from SAP. The event gives you an opportunity to connect with the extended community that uses SAP software and services, and learn how to get more from your technology investment and realize business benefits.
You have always understood the value of bringing together data and smarter systems to build that intelligent enterprise that amplifies your people. You also know this core of your business must continue to drive new levels of evolution and discovery, propelling innovation throughout your enterprise. Now, what if you could accelerate this journey based on your business priorities and a series of custom renewals that create the efficiency-led savings you need to build agile new systems of intelligence and engagement? Your core can begin talking to these newer systems that leverage cutting edge technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, AR/VR, big data, real time analytics, IOT and blockchain. And a massive simplification and automation of the process landscape that surrounds it can bring unprecedented operational excellence at one end and delightful customer experience at the other. Count on us to power that journey. Count on us to power your intelligent enterprise.
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Time: 2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Location: Theater 2
Session ID: E61463
Session description: Edgewell went on a journey to convert its SAP ERP instances to SAP S/4HANA. Learn how SAP S/4HANA has helped Edgewell run global material requirements planning multiple times and improved its supply chain operations and order-to-cash processes. Hear technical details of its one-step conversion from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA, including lessons learned.
Liz Herbert, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Scott Gracious, Senior Director, ERP Transformation & Innovation, Edgewell Personal Care Co.
Satya Peddireddy, Associate Partner, Infosys
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Time: 11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Location: Theater 4
Session ID: E61465
Session description: PepsiCo embarked on the migration to SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA to optimize its supply chain operations with a long-term vision for SAP S/4HANA. Hear how migration was achieved in 35 hours by the classical method (using near-zero downtime service for the final run) as well as lessons learned and best practices used during the process.
Javed Hussain, CTO Corporate, Global R&D, and BIS Optimization, PepsiCo Inc.
Arunkumar BP, Principal Consultant - HANA Architect, Infosys
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Time: 2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Location: Theater 1
Session ID: BA61169
Session description: Reap business value by moving to the cloud with intelligent ERP. See how Aspen Global Inc. improved its supply chain by standardizing processes, reducing stock-outs, and improving SKU performance with SAP S/4HANA running on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and Infosys CaPSule, a preconfigured life sciences solution. Get inspired for your digital journey.
Michel Schluter, Senior Manager - ERP, Information Technology, Aspen Global Inc.
Madhuri Hauradhun, Supply Chain Leader, Aspen Global Inc.
Sameer Joshi, Industry Principal, Infosys
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Time: 11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Location: Business Applications BA300
Session ID: E61470
Session description: Volvo Cars is consolidating its ERP landscape based on SAP S/4HANA to support growth and establish new business models. With Infosys, Volvo Cars has set up the ERP transformation program with work streams to enable mobilization. Learn more about the work streams, methodology, and deliverables that are the building blocks of the coming journey.
Michel Nilsson, Dir Global Finance Dev., Volvo Car Corp.
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Time: 3:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Session ID: E61487
Session description: Tractor Supply Co. embarked on a journey to transform the sales audit process, to create a centralized, industry-standard sales data repository (POS DTA) by simplifying architectural landscape and applying business rules to allow for next-generation analytics. This created a sales processing foundation to support growth to 2,000 store.
Canchi Ramana, Director – SAP Solutions, TSC.
Riju Sharma, Partner – Business Consulting, Infosys
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Time: 3:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Location: Services and Support SE200
Session ID: E61474
Session description: To meet delivery demands, GE planned to transition to a DevOps and agile model. So it chose to implement Panaya Release Dynamix (RDx), which is designed for enterprise agile delivery. GE transitioned to RDx requirement management, change simulation, and testing. This has enabled GE to mitigate risk, help ensure quality, and meet its delivery timeline.
Anne Rossoll, Information Technology Manager, GE
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Time: 3:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Session ID: E61480
Session description: Hear how Hershey's implemented an SAP Hybris–based B2B portal to replace an older CRM Internet sales application–based portal from SAP. Key goals were to improve sales force productivity, establish new revenue opportunities, simplify the IT environment, and boost security. We’ll discuss the schedule, approach, risks, lessons learned, and benefits.
Achim Welter, Sr. Director - Strategy & Enterprise Architecture & Marketing, E-Commerce Solution, Hershey's
Rajiv Ranjan Rai, AVP, Practice Manager, Infosys
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: S320E (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)
Session ID: ASUG11597
Session description: Understand how Hershey's is transforming its global financial reporting by implementing the central finance function with SAP S/4HANA. It is renewing its financial reporting structures and receiving real-time data at the lowest level of granularity (profit center, segment, customer, product/material, and document/transaction) from SAP software systems and non-SAP ERP systems.
John Zimmerman, Director of Financial Data Services, Hershey's
Bahram Maghsoudi, Principal Consultant, Enterprise Finance, Infosys
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: S330B (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)
Session ID: ASUG11042
Session description: The implementation of the SAP Integrated Business Planning application for demand at Syngenta Crop Protection AG lead to a remarkable improvement in forecast accuracy that promises a multimillion dollar reduction in inventory. Hear how Syngenta also co-innovated the demand application in certain time-series forecast algorithms.
Austin Parrish, Demand Planning Head - North America, Syngenta
Nikhil Shridhar Balkundi, Industry Principal, Infosys
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: S330G (South Concourse, 3rd Floor)
Session ID: ASUG10266
Session description: Discover how PG&E eased the transition to SAP SuccessFactors solutions by using a design thinking approach to simplify processes, enable real-time integration, and bring agility. Learn how it used the SAP Cloud Platform Integration service to integrate a complex hybrid solution using a standard SAP solution. Learn tips and tricks from business case to solution execution, lessons learned, and much more.
Nicole Roger, Senior Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric
Pankaj Prasoon, Associate Director – SAP Leonardo and SAP S/4HANA, Infosys
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Location: Business Applications BA303
Session ID: BA59520
Session description: Achieve innovation at your own pace. Personalize your journey to SAP S/4HANA using the flexible, prebuilt, and coordinated services offered by SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud to enable modular, rapid deployment in a managed cloud environment. Future-proof your technology with a scalable, private cloud environment that fully integrates with SAP S/4HANA.
Vivek Ruikar, AVP, Infosys
Partner – Infosys Consulting
Alex is a senior executive within Infosys Consulting, responsible for SAP digital transformation consulting. With over 20 years of experience in global SAP, business process, digital and automation technology strategies,
and transformation market; he is a sought-after expert. By engaging with clients across multiple industries, he is a trusted advisor in driving business value through SAP-enabled initiatives.
Alex is a digital and automation strategist and transformation leader with experience in deploying emerging technologies by reimagining technology-led business models, business processes, customer engagements, products/services, and digital workforce. He has catalyzed transformations to drive business revenue, improve customer experience, and transform clients into market disruptors.
Infosys Disruptor Platform, is an innovative and integrated digital transformation approach powered by SAP S/4HANA, SAP Leonardo, and Infosys NIA; which assists in transforming our clients into world-class market leaders.
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Principal Consultant - HANA Architect
Arun is a HANA Architect with over 19 years of professional experience in SAP architecture, migration, upgrades, and more. He has led multiple SAP transformations and HANA migration programs. In addition, Arun helped customers in HANA migration lifecycle journey from sizing, landscape design, migration strategy, and migration execution in both HANA and non-HANA.
He is specialized in SAP version upgrades from 3.1H to S/4HANA, data center migration, cloud migrations and Unicode conversion, and more. Arun holds a master’s degree in engineering and is certified in the SAP certifications like HANA administration, operating system (OS) / database system (DB) migration, and NetWeaver administration as well.
Principal Consultant, Enterprise Finance, Infosys Consulting
Bahram has over 18 years of experience in SAP and finance for both domestic and international customers. He focuses on accounting functions, reporting and improvement for practitioners, users, and stakeholders
across various industries (e.g. manufacturing, healthcare, public sector, and higher education). At the same time, he is also involved in the development of the overall SAP strategy in conjunction with management stakeholders. Recently, he completed the implementation of S/4HANA Central Finance and Fiori at a consumer’s enterprise in the US and developed a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) playbook for a mining corporation. He also sustains our partner relationships and conducts study papers and solution pilots (e.g. SAP).
His focus areas include unlocking new finance capabilities, standardizing processes to reduce media breaks, enabling self- and shared services, and reducing IT and service costs. In other words, he enables businesses to ‘do more with less’ processes. He is a Konstanz University, MPA graduate and also an avid social volunteer.
Partner, Infosys Consulting
Chris Tebbe is a partner in our North American organization and manufacturing industry segment. He has 25 years of overall experience in project management and business process improvement methods. This includes 20 years of experience in implementing large-scale, global enterprise solutions such as SAP. Chris enables digital business transformation in supply chain and
manufacturing operations across multiple industries – passenger automotive, heavy truck, specialty vehicle, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), industrial machinery and equipment, component supply, and wholesale and retail distribution. In Infosys, he helps clients understand the latest disruptive technologies such as blockchain, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and their application in building business cases and roadmaps for the digital journey. Just as critical as the initial implementation, Chris also helps clients protect and sustain the value of their transformation investment through the creation of an effective SAP center of excellence and ongoing power user programs.
Associate Vice President, Senior Industry Principal
Hemant is the head of SAP Transformation Center of Excellence (CoE) based in Dallas, Texas. The SAP Transformation CoE focusses on S/4HANA-enabled business and technology transformations across industry segments. He and his global team are responsible for building S/4HANA capabilities, increasing S/4HANA adoption, and creating joint go-to-market solutions.
In addition, he also focusses on creating Infosys tools and accelerators through S/4HANA and developing new offerings, methodologies, and co-innovations with SAP on S/4HANA. That’s not all – he also oversees the new SAP Digital core eco-system, including SAP Leonardo. His role, as the head of the CoE, mandates that he drive Infosys S/4HANA program’s success by bringing best practices, CoE expert supports, thought leadership, and periodic reviews for quality assurance together.
He has over twenty-five years of consulting experience and has led several, largescale, SAP-enabled business transformation programs. Hemant has garnered rich experience through multiple, S/4HANA programs executed by Infosys - greenfield, hybrid/brownfield, SoH, and S/4HANA conversions. He guides clients on both business value articulation and creating future-state, digital, core architectures that are enabled by S/4HANA. He has written a thought paper on S/4HANA is available at
Hemant is a certified SAP Finance Consultant, trained in SAP S/4HANA 1610 and SAP Activate.
Jenifer is known as a hands-on transformation-focused leader, who works side by side with her customers – companies that are disrupting their industries and changing the game of aerospace, defense, automotive, heavy equipment, high-tech, medical devices, professional services, and software. Jenifer is using SAP
to enable these new models of business and deliver value to their shareholders. Some of the value her customers achieved include US$1m/day savings on fraudulent delivery claims, a 75% improvement of one-touch call closure in a global call center, and a touchless distribution model of engineering changes to a multi-country network of dealerships.
A 25-year veteran of SAP, Jenifer has delivered more than 50 successful programs, with more than 10 being global transformation implementations. Jenifer and her consultants are experienced in delivering HANA assessments, business value cases, migrations, implementations, and deployments with a focus on measurable business value outcomes for customers.
Jon is a senior executive at Infosys Consulting, responsible for SAP consulting in North America. With over 20 years of experience in leading SAP transformation programs, his expertise spans the full suite of SAP products. By engaging with clients across multiple industries, he is now a trusted advisor in driving business value through SAP-enabled initiatives.
Jon heads a team of consultants that offers industry-leading expertise in SAP HANA, digital transformation, and supply chain and finance solutions to delivery, strategy, roadmaps, architecture, system modernization, solution development, optimization, and process improvements.
Marcus leads our SAP consulting services in Europe Middle East and Asia (EMEA) and has over twenty-four years of management experience in international SAP consulting. He primarily leads as a Program Manager for global enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation or post-merger and acquisition programs.
With a vast business and IT experience within supply chain management, product lifecycle management, manufacturing execution systems (MES), and manufacturing process; he keeps a focus on clients in consumer products, life sciences, and manufacturing industries.
Consulting services team in EMEA are focusing on Business Transformation projects along the major process areas of Finance, Value Chain, HCM, Analytics and Digital Business Process renewal, e.g. Leonardo.
Senior Practice Engagement Manager Manufacturing, Infosys, Europe
Murugananth is a Senior Practice Engagement Manager manufacturing in Infosys, Europe. He has over 21 years of experience in SAP driven business transformation program. Murugananth leads SAP services for automotive, chemical, and industrial manufacturing companies in Europe.
His proficiency is in enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategy and value advisory. Murugananth helps clients to maximize value of their new ERP initiatives as well as their existing investments by optimizing ERP operational costs. He has been advising Fortune 500 manufacturing clients to shape their digital transformation journey by leveraging new age SAP solutions such as S/4 HANA, cloud, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and more.
Associate Director – SAP Leonardo and SAP S/4HANA, Infosys
Pankaj Prasoon is a business transformation leader with over 12 years of management and consulting experience in leading SAP implementations, HANA migrations, industry solutions, and go-to-market activities. His expertise includes envisioning
and leading technology-based, multi-million-dollar revenue initiatives that are grounded in business and economic values. Pankaj helps customers to clearly and concisely define strategies and vision, and drive business transformation through technology. He also helps clients to bring real-world digital solutions to life by using next-generation digital technologies such as SAP Leonardo platform, S/4HANA, and HANA. His focus areas include machine learning, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, big data, blockchain, and predictive analytics.
Rajeev has over 17 years of experience in SAP consulting, architecture, and transformation experience. As a part of Infosys SAP Transformation CoE, he focuses primarily on SAP S/4HANA projects. He helps customers by defining
SAP S/4HANA adoption roadmap and also ensures successful execution. Rajeev has domain expertise in consumer packaged goods industry with specific focus on logistics and supply chain. He is also responsible for building tools and accelerators for faster S/4HANA adoption.
Associate Vice President, Digital Experience, Infosys
Rajiv is the head of Digital Commerce Practice based out of Hyderabad, India. He and his team focuses on delivering Omni channel commerce solutions across industries and over all geographies.
He brings over 20 years of experience in the delivery of digital commerce, customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain management solutions to numerous retail, consumer packaged goods (CPG), logistics, and manufacturing clients. Rajiv has built and led high performing teams for Fortune 500 clients across the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. He has played diverse roles, which include Program Manager for a warehouse management program, Program Solution Director for one of the world's largest retailers. In addition, Rajiv has also played active role in driving multiple programs in Omni channel commerce and CRM for large retail, telecom, and manufacturing companies across the globe.
Ramesh has been advising clients on their enterprise resource planning (ERP) journey for the past ten years across adopting new technologies, re-engineering business processes, and gaining competitive advantages.
He has been instrumental in creating business cases for implementing S/4HANA, and aligning business processes and systems towards a digital transformation agenda. Recently, he helped a medical device company and a meat processing company in articulating business value from ERP transformation, defining the roadmap, and scoping the program.
Ramesh is part of Infosys Consulting and is leading S/4HANA engagements for multiple clients in retail, consumer packaged goods (CPG), and pharmaceutical industries. He is an architect of multiple industry solutions on ERP platforms such as track and trace, clinical trial supply chain, complaint and deviation management, pricing on HANA, and value compass for ERP adoption. He is a frequent speaker at SAP ASUG conferences on topics such as HANA, digital transformation, and value assessment.
Principal Architect – Infosys Consulting
Ram is a Principal Architect with over fifteen years of experience in SAP consulting, architecture, and custom development. He has led multiple SAP transformation programs and was also a Technical Architect in many
engagements. As an integral part of SAP Transformation Center of Excellence at Infosys, he specializes in Suite on HANA (SoH) and S/4HANA adoption. He helps customers in developing and executing roadmaps for SoH and S/4HANA adoption. In addition to this, Ram is also responsible for developing and deploying tools which accelerate SoH and S/4HANA adoption.
Riju is a SAP Retail SME with 15+ years of experience. As a principal - business consulting, he is responsible for delivering service offerings and solutions on new-generation SAP platforms such as SAP S/4HANA and SAP CAR for our Retail clients.
Sameer is a SAP Industry Principal with over 20 years of professional experience, which includes over 13 years in SAP and 7 years in the finance and accounting domain.
He is presently managing a large S/4HANA implementation program for a pharmacy client. This program includes migration from the client’s legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to S/4HANA (1610) and data warehouse (DW) to BW4HANA.
Sameer has strong program management and communication skills, he has managed S/4HANA and several transformation programs for different clients (including many in the pharmacy industry). He has also delivered many SAP implementations, roll-outs, testing, upgrades, and support projects.
Sameer holds a professional degree in Management Accounting and a master’s degree in Economics from University of Pune, India.
Lead Partner, Americas SAP Manufacturing, Infosys
Thomas has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, procurement, retail, finance, and cost accounting systems for both domestic and international companies. This also includes 23 years of experience with ERP packages like SAP and Oracle, and an additional five years of experience
in custom and web development. He leads America's consulting manufacturing business: growing alliances, establishing new business, and overseeing program execution in our key business offerings and accounts within the manufacturing consulting vertical. Thomas is also a graduate professor of S/4HANA Analytics at the University of Texas at Dallas.
In this video, executives from Bristow talk about their company’s legacy system, challenges they faced and the need for digital transformation. They also speak about how Infosys has enabled Bristow to develop an effective strategy and implement solutions that have added value to the company.
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is a US $12 billion company that has over a century of expertise in manufacturing and selling medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents. In this video, Erik Molitor, Vice President of IT, Becton, Dickinson, and Company (BD), talks about how Infosys partnered with BD to rollout across geographies an ecommerce solution on Hybris platform, in an accelerated time frame. Infosys has implemented many projects in the customer-facing and ecommerce space for BD and has emerged as a strong collaborator.
In this video, Andrew Hess, Vice President of Enterprise Systems, IT Administration, Fossil Group, discusses how Infosys implemented and supported projects that are vital to its supply chain and continued success. He also talks about the managed services journey with Infosys since the spring of 2015 wherein Infosys has offered day-to-day operational support to the organization through infrastructure, and over 200 applications around the world.
Steve Dunne, Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture at McKesson outlines how Infosys is successfully incubating SAP HANA for speed of information and real-time analytics.