Intelligent Enterprises Arising out of Value Chain Disruption
Don Schulman, Accenture
Shaping the purchasing function to drive growth: MyMarket - the new place to buy @ L’Oréal
Jerome Perlikowski, L’Oréal
Business simplification via S/4 in the public cloud
Frank Westerhof, Shell
Shell and a consortium of oil and gas companies are co-innovating with SAP and Accenture to develop a public-cloud, market-standard for the oil and gas industry - harnessing SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The adoption of this market-standard will help enable a transformational business simplification journey that is at the heart of Shell’s future business strategy. In this session you will hear about the collaboration with the industry consortium, new value propositions that Shell aim to unlock through multi-tenant ERP solutions, how strategic partners like SAP and Accenture are helping Shell scale, and the first milestones now achieved in the execution of this transformation journey.
Supporting an agile, fast pace company through finance transformation
Christian Giana, Amadeus
In this session, Christian Giana – Finance Transformation Director at Amadeus will share details of the company’s transformational redesign of its finance processes, systems and organization. With intelligent finance as its goal, Amadeus has already achieved several go-lives of its new finance solution, built largely on the SAP S/4HANA suite of financial, reporting, billing and portfolio management applications. The first pilot migration of a group of companies in the US and Central America was performed successfully in July 2018, followed by the main migration milestone of another group of larger Amadeus companies covering three continents, and including the company headquarters in Spain, in January 2019. Hybris Billing is also in pilot. An innovative analytics architecture is also in scope.
Re-inventing IT with S/4HANA—Building a scalable IT architecture and organization to become business innovation partner
Herman Schuster, Arlanxeo
With 4000 employees and €3.2 billion sales, ARLANXEO is a key global player in the development, manufacture and marketing of high-performance rubber. Formed as a joint venture between LANXESS and Saudi Aramco in 2016, ARLANXEO has been fully owned by Saudi Aramco since April 2018.
During this session, Dr. Hermann Schuster, Head of IT and CDO at ARLANXEO, will share the company’s roadmap for separation from LANXESS and the digitization of operations in its two business units and 20 plants in nine countries.
The roadmap for future growth and full separation by 2021 will see ARLANXEO adopting SAP S/4HANA as its ERP core and digital enablement platform. Hear how ARLANXEO is targeting harmonized business processes, improved business partner integration and a lean, future proof IT application architecture across core processes including production, supply chain and logistics and B2B marketing and sales.
Enabling innovation and insight: Carlsberg’s transition to the Microsoft Azure public cloud
Jawaz Illavia, Carlsberg
The Carlsberg Group is one of the leading brewery groups in the world today, with a large portfolio of beer and other beverage brands. More than 40,000 people work for the Carlsberg Group, and their products are sold in more than 150 markets.
Accenture and Avanade worked closely with Microsoft and SAP to help Carlsberg transition its core infrastructure and business-critical applications to the Microsoft Azure public cloud in less than six months. The move provides Carlsberg with a modernized, dynamic and agile platform for its enterprise solutions, enabling digital innovation and helping the company gain more visibility into its IT operations. The transition covered more than 150 terabytes of data on 600 servers and 200 applications that serve more than 10,000 employees, including the whole SAP application suite. In this session, Jawaz Illavia, head of commercial and digital technology services for Carlsberg will reveal some of the lessons learned along the way.
Christophe Mouille, Accenture