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Welcome & Registration
by Alain Georgy (Managing Director SAP Belgium & Luxembourg) & by Brian Duffy (President SAP EMEA North)
Innovative Talk by Adriana Marais
When asked why she wants to go to Mars, Adriana answers that the allure of the unknown is far more powerful than the comfort of the known. According to Dr Adriana Marais, Director at the Foundation for Space Development, we are at a turning point in history, with humanity ready to go extra-terrestrial. "After all, the Chinese made cotton plants grow on the dark side of the moon and every month, spaceships are launched to explore space. As humans and entrepreneurs, we need to fully realize that we are entering a new era." In her keynote speech, Adriana will give her view on why space changes everything for us here on earth.
Innovative Talk by Tom Raftery
Few people have the ability to connect technology, business and people with as much insight and relevance as SAP evangelist Tom Raftery. In his keynote speech, Tom will focus on the impact of new technologies on our personal lives and how enterprises need to be truly intelligent to connect with the new customer.
Innovative Talk by SAPience
SAPience.be is the Belgian SAP User Group. They are the ones at the centre of the entire SAP community. They offer SAP users an independent platform to connect with other users, to share experiences and knowledge and to learn from peers.
Innovative Talk by Capgemini
Imagine how new technologies like blockchain, IoT or artificial intelligence make companies transparent. With the consumer being empowered by technology, companies must earn his or her trust before any meaningful relationship can be installed.
Round Tables & Speaker Corners
Speaker Corner: SAP S/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud: the unbeatable combination creating the power to Transform Finance
In this session, based on SAP’s vision on Finance Transformation, we shall have an ‘in system’ look at how the joint forces of SAP S/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud enable organizations to put the next generation finance function in practice, focusing on adding value to the business in practice. We shall explore the power of using SAC’s analytical capabilities in combination with the single financial truth delivered by SAP S/4HANA and illustrate how we can create a forward-looking view to optimize your organizations financial performance.
Round Table: Treasury 2019: start of an era for Intelligent Digitalization
Treasury leaders make digital investments through a carefully orchestrated journey of sifting through a barrage of technology innovations, business trends, and cosmetic interfaces. They rely on business experts, both internal and external, to learn which disruptions lie ahead, what changes can prove transformational, and how their decision can bring the most significant impact. Discover new ways to improve how the entire business gets work done, maximizes performance, and delivers groundbreaking, competitive advantage.
Speaker Corner: Can machines take over the accounting department?
Learn how new technologies allow you to improve your back office processes in procurement, HR, finance, sales & marketing and IT. More and more, artificial intelligence, machine learning and software robotics enable us to automate administrative activities, allowing employees to fully focus on value creation. Come and see how Robot Process Automation (RPA) can boost your customers business processes and projects through realistic use cases that demonstrate its possibilities and learn all about our unique approach to implementing RPAs in a variety of fields.
Round Table: How to implement a full procure-to-pay solution in only 12 weeks?
SAP Ariba is free for suppliers and suitable for all company size! A real disruption and the ultimate solution to move to a paperless world! Discover how you can transform your procure-to-pay in 12 weeks thanks to a preconfigured solution deployed with an agile methodology. We address the entire process from requisition with an Amazon-like user interface to the electronic legal invoice processing. This solution is particularly applicable for mid-sized companies.
Round Table: Achieving Objectives Reliably + demo Digital Boardroom
Each company objective has risks associated with it, as well as controls that help to minimize the impact of failure.
In this roundtable, we will discuss areas, processes and topics where SAP GRC can help customers to achieve their business objectives reliably.
Speaker: Michael Heckner, Director COE EMEA North, SAP
Speaker Corner: SAP S/4HANA Move: Now What? Leveraging the benefits of your digital core
Now that you have decided to do the move: How can you maximise your return on investment? Throughout its 300+ SAP S/4HANA implementations and migrations, PwC’s gathered key business lessons. As a finance executive, learn how you could embed the benefits of your move within your strategy to innovate, while attracting the generation Y. We’ll also explain what are the key project’s measures that can accelerate this process.
Innovative Talk by Fons Van Dyck
Innovative Talk by Google Cloud & Solvay
Innovative Talk by delaware
Imagine that water supply companies could save 20% of water just by applying artificial intelligence. Come and hear what Delaware and De Watergroep have to say about their maintenance project.
Innovative Talk by Deloitte
Imagine that kids who are 5 years old today, will live 150 years in the future. How will companies deal with this new kind of customer? Discover how you can reimagine your processes and businesses for the customer of tomorrow!
by Typh Barrow
Round Tables & Speaker Corners
Round Table: SAP Concur: Automated and in control
by SAP Concur
Speaker Corner: Next generation cash flow and DSO management
by SOA People
Hear from SOA People how you can secure a healthier cash flow for an enterprise sustainable growth. This will be an opportunity to explore ways to reduce your DSO by aligning sales with credit management. In addition, see how to digitise your credit policies and trade credit insurance contracts, automate workloads and gain a portfolio risk overview. Get an insight into what Ready 4 Credit Management integrated with SAP can do for you.
HIDDEN - Speaker Corner: A greenfield, brownfield or bluefield approach for S/4HANA
Most organizations believe there are only two options: greenfield or brownfield. IBM and SNP provide the best of both worlds through our “bluefield” approach. This allows organisations to adopt S/4HANA faster, while including business process transformation that delivers greater value. In this session, you will discover the power of the joint IBM-SNP bluefield approach to accelerate your S/4HANA transformation!
Speaker Corner: Group Reporting re-invented with SAP S/4HANA
Why consider SAP S/4HANA for Group Reporting? In this session, we shall look into the key reasons why SAP S/4HANA for Group Reporting is different from other consolidation applications. Integrating consolidation in the core finance application brings a number of benefits, including the ability to deliver group-wide financial insights throughout the period. We shall also have a look at the consolidation capabilities available as compared and how this relates to SAP BPC.
Innovative Talk by The Red Lions
"Can you become our national coach?" When goalkeeper Vincent Vanasch informally asked his field hockey club coach if he would be willing to become head of the Red Lions, Vincent could not have imagined that 5 years later, the Red Lions would become world champions. How do you get a team from good to brilliant? How to innovate to get to the top? And how to infuse change not on, but with your team?
Innovative Talk by Danielle Hernandez (from IDC)
By 2020, 60% of all enterprises will be in the process of implementing an organization wide Digital Platform Strategy. The other 40% is in some kind of deadlock, or still working in a silo approach, cumulating digital legacy and shadow IT projects. Danielle Hernandez provides you with a canvas for enterprise-wide digital transformation, and what is the role of each CxO to become a mature digital savvy enterprise.
Innovative Talk by Flexso
What if chatbots could be the best assistant for your candidates? Discover how smart technologies help your HR department optimize your recruiting and onboarding processes.
Innovative Talk by TheValueChain
The only barrier to reinvent your company is your creativity. Technologies have matured and are now business-driven. Discover the business value of digitization leading to the Intelligent Enterprise.
Round Tables & Speaker Corners
Round Table: How Blockchain simplifies inter-company resources invoicing
Micropole will share a concrete use case where digitalization meets finance. Blockchain technology speeds up and increases resource pooling process automation (timesheets, invoicing, …) by enabling peer-to-peer backbone between companies. Thanks to the distributed trust mechanism, P2P and O2C flows from different companies can now be interconnected. Are you ready to make your invoice transfers fully digital and automated? Benefit from a 360° visualization of your resource utilization and financial performance.
Speaker Corner: How the data-driven digital boardroom changed meeting dynamics @Water-link
At water-link, the financial department desired to evolve to data driven decision-making based on strategic and operational KPI’s. Thanks to the implementation of the Digital Boardroom and SAP Analytics Cloud, water-link is able to evolve to intelligent meetings with a unique user experience that supports interactive insights. In this session, water-link will share their approach and lessons learnt about the first implementation of the Digital Boardroom in Belgium.
Customer highlighted: Water-link
Speaker Corner: SAP Concur
by SAP Concur
Round Table: Optimize employee experience with SAP Concur travel & expense solution
Travel and business expenses are generally the second largest expense, just after the wage bill. It is also the most difficult job to control. With SAP Concur, save time and money with an integrated travel and expense management solution.
Round Table: Gain fast innovation with SAP S/4HANA for Central Finance
Jump-start your digital transformation journey by combining analytics, reporting, and process execution on a single platform. Explore how, even in heterogeneous, multi-ERP landscapes, our unique central finance approach can bring your transformation to life while maintaining full business continuity at all times.
Speaker: Javaid Awan, Global Solution Owner – Central Finance and Machine Learning, SAP
Speaker Corner: IBM Rapid Move for SAP S/4HANA
Looking to move to SAP S/4HANA? Most organizations believe there are only two options: greenfield or brownfield. The greenfield option means starting again using SAP best practices; brownfield enables a technical move to SAP S/4HANA with limited business value. What if you were provided with an alternative? IBM and SNP provide the best of both worlds through our “IBM Rapid Move” approach. This allows our clients to adopt S/4HANA faster, while including business process transformation that delivers greater value for your organization. In this session, you will discover the power of the joint IBM-SNP Rapid Move approach to accelerate your S/4HANA transformation!
Speaker: Andrew Worsley-Tonks
Innovative Talk by Alex Callier
Innovative Talk by Timo Elliott
The future is already here! Robots working alongside humans, cars sharing information with other cars, ultra-précised crop fertilization… We're past the age of buzz words, the applications are already here! And who better to give you a deep dive into today’s innovations and applications than SAP evangelist Timo Elliott.