Conference Agenda

Conference Day One - Wednesday November 8

8:00
Registration, Breakfast, and Visit the Exhibition Area
 
 
8:30
Chairman's Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mark Stapleton, SAP

 
 
8:45
SAP Insight: Path to Digital Finance – SAP S/4HANA Finance
  • Digitalization in business is having a profound impact on every finance function today
  • New technologies will enable CFOs to reimagine their own work to respond to these new challenges
  • The new solution suite from SAP, S/4HANA, provides CFOs with market-leading innovations to become a "Digital CFO"
  • A number of selected value scenarios illustrate how these innovations will change the daily life of finance


David Robinson, SAP

 
 
9:15
Automating the Payment Processing Lifecycle: Bentley Systems’ Journey to Increased Transparency and Efficiency with SAP Bank Communication Management
  • Learn how Bentley Systems rolled out the SAP Bank Communication Management application to:
    • Automate and shorten the payment processing lifecycle
    • Increase the transparency and visibility of outgoing payments
    • Establish multilevel approval policies across multiple company codes and countries through the SAP Business Workflow tool
  • Hear firsthand how the company:
    • Automated the payment processing lifecycle across multiple company codes and countries
    • Eliminated time-consuming approval processes manually via the bank’s Web interface
    • Added digital signatures to provide an additional level of security while approving payments
    • Established a batch and payment monitor to track payments at every stage of the bank communication management process

Jim Frick, Bentley

 
 
10:00
Morning Refreshment Break and Browse the Exhibition
 
 
10:30
Best Practice at Goldcorp - Discovering and Benefiting from Treasury Applications from SAP Running on SAP HANA
  • How best to select the right solution for your treasury processes and technology requirements
  • What route Goldcorp took in the design phase and its experience implementing the SAP Cash Management application running on the SAP HANA® platform, business activity monitoring (BAM), SAP Bank Communication Management, and the SAP Treasury and Risk Management application
  • Insight into the project scope and complexity, from the discussions around BAM to the effectiveness tests for Hedge Accounting


Ryan Swedburg, Goldcorp
Eduardo Konarzewski, SymQ

 
 
11:15
Treasury Transformation with SAP S/4HANA®
  • Go behind the scenes of a global finance transformation project to discover how Deloitte is bringing together four member firms on a single instance of SAP software
  • Delivering a modernized finance platform, including Treasury functionality to support Deloitte’s 2020 strategy
  • What will it take to create a unified view across Deloitte’s U.S., U.K., Canadian, and Australian networks?
  • Explore key challenges, the solution architecture, the potential value to be realized, and the lessons learned along the way 
  • Get an up-close look at expected benefits that include: 
    • Centralized processing and document storage
    • Enhanced cash positioning and forecasting with SAP Fiori apps
    • Automation and integration of transactions into SAP S/4HANA®
    • Process automation for functions such as payments and accrual posting 
    • Improved reporting and analytics


Larry Hart, Deloitte
Vicki Ewing, Deloitte

 
 
12:00
Networking Lunch and Browse the Exhibition
 
 
Microforum Track 1
Microforum Track 2
Microforum Track 3
 
1:00
Treasury Applications from SAP – Deployment Options
  • Learn about various options of deploying treasury applications from SAP. The session will offer insights into:
  • Unique features of each deployment option
  • Integration considersations


Haresh Chhaya, SAP

Preventing Payment Fraud with SAP Software
  • Learn how to understand key areas within finance and treasury where the risk of fraud is present
  • Find out how you can improve controls and ensure your processes are secure
  • Review specific configuration and user steps in SAP S/4HANA that are needed to protect sensitive internal and external bank account data, ensure segregation of duties amongst personnel, and facilitate management review of master data changes and outgoing payments


Allie Meyer, Ernst & Young LLP
Paul Bramwell, Ernst & Young LLP

SAP Ariba: Exploring how Treasury Management can Benefit from Procurement
  • The challenges for today’s Treasurers
  • Building a comprehensive and flexible set of payables management solutions
  • Next evolution of SAP Ariba® solutions: the open trade platform you and your bankers have always wished for


Alan Cohen, SAP Ariba

 
1:30
Treasury Applications from SAP in the Public Cloud - Key Considerations
  • Understand how treasury applications from SAP meet the challenges of today and tomorrow in the cloud. The session will provide insights into:
  • Key considerations when operating treasury software in the public cloud
  • SaaS capabilities offered by SAP with SAP S/4HANA 


Haresh Chhaya, SAP

Explore New Functions with SAP S/4HANA Finance for Treasury and Risk Management
  • Real time visibility info FX exposures
  • Financial status in real time
  • Credit line analysis
  • Flexible treasury transaction reporting


Christian Schmid, SAP

SAP Ariba: Exploring how the Business Network Enables an End to End Source to Pay Process
  • Learn how SAP Ariba drives electronic Invoicing to help Accounts Payable improve compliance and efficiencies
  • Discover how the Business Network connects to the digital core of companies today
  • Find out how companies can take advantage of dynamic discounting and supply chain finance


Klaus Fischer, SAP Ariba 

 
2:00
Afternoon Refreshments and Browse Exhibition
 
 
2:45
SAP Insight: Treasury of Tomorrow - Treasury Management with SAP S/4HANA
  • Understand the strategic direction of treasury applications from SAP
  • Gain insights into the solution portfolio in 2017
  • Establish greater transparency and control over complex processes associated with managing payments and bank communications, cash and liquidity, and financial risk management
  • Consider how your company can run and control end-to-end treasury processes in daily business with SAP S/4HANA
  • Explore the value of digital innovations of today and tomorrow


Christian Mnich, SAP
Haresh Chhaya, SAP

 
 
3:30
Impact of Leveraging the European Bond Market for Dominion Energy
  • Learn about the US GAAP requirements for bond issuances and the functional features in the SAP Treasury and Risk Management application
  • See how foreign currency management is incorporated into the SAP Treasury and Risk Management application module and how easy the configuration can be extended from a domestic to a foreign currency position management


Russell Holland, Dominion Energy
Jorg Pappert, Compiricus

 
 
4:15
The Playbook: Utilizing SAP Solutions to Enable Treasury Transformation
  • Insight into solution portfolio and roadmap for Sun Chemical’s Treasury transformation
  • Becoming a strategic partner to the business by leveraging technology, people, process and change management
  • Streamlining and rationalizing Treasury functions to bring more focus to value add activities
  • Driving improvements in financial supply chain management and risk management
  • Key challenges, risks, mitigation practices and successes


Kathy Zevola, Sun Chemical Corporation
Fawn Braden, Sun Chemical Corporation

 
 
5:00
Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
 
 
5:15
Evening Networking Reception, Supported by e5 Solutions Group