13h00 – 13h30  – Welcome

Frank Haes & Tracey Greig

13h30 – 14h00 – Keynote speaker – Stijn de Beuckelaer
14h00 – 14h30 – Launch – Innovation Challenge

15th December 2020


Time Agenda
13h00 – 13h30 Welcome – Frank Haes, Tracey Greig
13h30 – 14h00 Keynote – Stijn de Beuckelaer, SAP Belux, Managing Director
14h00 – 14h30 Launch – Innovation Challenge
14h30 – 15h00 Virtual Break – Visit Partner Booths

Opening Keynote
Stijn De Beuckelaer

Stijn De Beuckelaer, Managing Director SAP Belgium and Luxembourg, will provide insight in SAP’s current position in the Belgian market, how we got there and the strategic direction in which SAP will go. This insight gives the necessary elements to SAP customers and partners to take sustainable decisions for the future. The initiatives SAP Belgium puts in place to increase the number of skilled SAP people will also be explained.
Time will also be foreseen to answer questions from the audience.

Time Presentation topic
15h00 – 15h30 Transformation – Automation Adoption Strategies to Maximize Value and Accelerate Migrations at Speed and Scale
Presented by Dutch Railways and Worksoft.
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Customer: Dutch Railways

Partner: Worksoft

Speaker: Jeroen Kuijper en Vincent Immink

Synopsis: As the economy starts moving again, organisations are evaluating the best path forward to speed SAP digital transformation efforts and future proof from further digital disruption. Transitioning to S/4HANA is different for every organisation and requires them to rethink the way they manage change, collaborate, and adopt automation. The key question to address at the beginning of any SAPS/4HANA transformation journey is the current business strategy and operating model, and the ability of the current ERP platform to support them.

In this presentation, we’ll provide guidance on how to successfully navigate S/4HANA migrations by incorporating a change management mindset, Agile testing best practices, and a shift-left approach to automation designed to keep pace with change at speed and scale. Worksoft customer Dutch Railways will showcase how they’ve leveraged intelligent automation to prepare for their S/4HANAmigration and speed project timelines and increase efficiency while minimizing risk.

Topics below will be discussed:

  • Why automation is a necessity for supporting an S/4HANA transformation
  • Why you need to adopt and start building automated tests prior to starting a S/4HANA project
  • How automation can be used across all stages of the project cycle, including planning, process discovery and documentation
15h30 – 16h00 Leading and Enabling Digital Transformation
presented by Saint-Gobain Africa.
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Customer: Saint-Gobain Africa

Speaker: Duke Mathebula Head of IT – Business Applications

Synopsis: Duke will discuss how he is leading efforts towards digitally transforming Saint Gobain – Africa, to move the business forward and touching on the below topics:

  • Executive Support and Business Strategy Alignment
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Journey Mapping with Big & Little Moves
  • Sustaining a digital culture
  • The Blind Spots and Unexpected Opportunities
16h00 – 16h30 Shift to the cloud for HR from a full on-prem to a core hybrid solution landscape at Ajinomoto BioPharma Services
Presented by Ajinomoto BioPharma Services and Flexso.
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Customer: Ajinomoto BioPharma Services

Partner: Flexso

Speaker: Frederik Opsomer & Stefanie Monteyne

Synopsis: Ajinomoto Biopharma Services has innovation in its DNA. So it’s no surprise that they want to have a future-proof HRIS system. They went from an on-prem HCM set-up to a hybrid cloud set-up. Frederik Opsomer, the HR and Project Manager, will take you through the recent shift to SuccessFactors.

Time Presentation topic
15h00 – 15h30 Discover the top 3 security challenges when moving your SAP landscape to the cloud
Presented by Flexso.
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Customer: Flexso

Partner: Flexso

Speaker: Steven Van Geel and Tony Jansen

Synopsis: Security is one of the most discussed topics on the IT agenda nowadays. In our webinar we will give a brief overview of the top 3 security challenges when moving your SAP landscape to the cloud. What are the general implementation best practices, how do you setup you’re future sap landscape in a hybrid world, … We will be giving some real life examples on how people have a false perception of security and we want to highlight the real importance of this awareness.

15h30 – 16h00 How to connect People, Process & Technology in an Order Management Project
presented by Esker and Adelin Odent.
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Customer: Esker

Partner: Adelin Odent

Speaker: Esker – Adelin Odent – Sales. Director Benelux – ESKER

Synopsis: Did you know that only 10% of businesses are able to respect their customers’ SLAs? Or that more than half of businesses can’t retrieve specific orders immediately?

These alarming stats underscore the need for today’s order management leaders to align & connect the People, Process and Technology (PPT) within their operations.

Join us for an educational workshop to learn how combining an effective PPT strategy with the right automation solution can help you overcome your toughest customer service challenges by providing benefits such as:

  • More engaged, empowered staff with increased time for value-added activities
  • A standardized way to process orders with full visibility & instant access
  • Automatic data capture & electronic processing of any order type
  • You will discover the success story of our customer MEDRAD, in an SAP environment.
16h00 – 16h30 Eneco Belgium – Prepare your SAP landscape for the future
Presented by Eneco Belgium and TheValueChain
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Customer: Eneco – Belgium

Partner: TheValueChain

Speaker: Erwin Van Eeden (SAP TechLead of Eneco) & Pieter Bangels (Partner and Team Manager Utilities of TheValueChain)

Synopsis: The energy sector is changing rapidly. SAP has added a lot of new functionalities and innovations in their IS-U solution. That is why Eneco Belgium decided to upgrade their SAP ECC landscapes (Finance and IS-U) towards EHP8, in the middle of a huge ongoing project that had already put their IS-U landscape in dual maintenance.

Together with TheValueChain, Eneco Belgium succeeded to carry out the upgrade in just three months. End 2019 a well-considered archiving strategy helped Eneco Belgium to minimize the downtime of their IS-U production system during the move towards Oracle Cloud.

Step by step, the Eneco-story will demonstrate the added value of archiving, as well as the lessons learnt of a challenging upgrade in a limited period of time. Feel free to join!

Time Presentation topic
15h00 – 15h30 Connect business & IT in co-innovating your own SAP extensions powered by SAP Cloud Platform
Presented by Flexso.
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Customer: Flexso

Partner: Flexso

Speaker: Nico Deleener

Synopsis: New ideas, trends and solutions follow each other in quick succession, both inside and outside of SAP. Looking for an extension to get the utmost value from the standard SAP solutions you are already using, while keeping the core clean? No problem! We help you co-create your own solution extensions.

15h30 – 16h30 Learning from Daikin on their Customer Engagement Center powered by SAP Service cloud
presented by Daikin
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Customer: Daikin

Speaker: Darren Ware – Manager CEX & Process Improvement (Project responsible for CEC)

Synopsis: Learn how Daikin, the global leader in air conditionning, is moving from a reactive to proactive customer communication. With the “Customer Engegement Center (CEC) project, Daikin is leveraging the SAP Service Cloud and is improving the customer experience, gaining a competitive advantage, increasing their back office efficiency as well as continuously improving their processes further.

16h30 – 17h00
Closing Keynote
Brian Duffy

Brian will join SAP BeLux Managing Director Stijn de Beuckelaer to discuss:

  • The age of resilience, how in today’s world businesses need to strive, not towards a new, but a better normal
  • SAPs continued focus on customer success and how the business is setting itself up to deliver
  • How European businesses can supercharge innovation through acceleration to the cloud

 During this Closing Keynote you’ll also receive the CODE to open your BOX for the closing network drink!