October 15-16, 2019 - Chicago, IL

SAP Conference on Central Finance

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Meet Our 2019 Speakers

Andrew Alhagi, Vice President - Finance Process and Systems Architecture, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Andrew Alhagi, Vice President - Finance Process and Systems Architecture, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Andrew has held leadership positions in FP&A, Financial Processes, and Finance Systems Architecture areas for close to 15 years. He has been with HPE since 2015 and currently leads a team in the US and India that provides finance process and systems support to the finance staff of the company across the globe.

Javaid Awan, Global Solution Owner for Central Finance, SAP

Javaid Awan, Global Solution Owner for Central Finance, SAP

Javaid Awan is the Global Solution Owner for Central Finance and is a qualified accountant with 25 years hands-on experience in software applications. He has held roles as a member of IT leadership teams, CIO, transformation director, DevOps director, chief architect, and head of shared services, and he has led large-scale delivery for major transformations globally. Javaid has worked in finance, treasury, sales, HR, procurement, supply chain, and analytics in the consumer goods, life sciences, oil and gas, telecoms, media, manufacturing, and public sector industries.

Tim Curtin, Solution Specialist Z Option, a Magnitude Software Company

Tim Curtin, Solution Specialist Z Option, a Magnitude Software Company

Tim Curtin is a Solution Specialist with Z Option, an SAP Partner that provides Excel-based spreadsheet integration tools for SAP financial users. Prior to joining Z Option, Tim worked in many different roles within the natural gas and retail propane industries. He has served as a Project Manager, Budget Analyst, Regional Accounting Manager, and Manager of Operational Partnership Accounting.

Tim’s extensive hands-on SAP experience allows him to work with various SAP customers to assist their overall business needs.

Carsten Hilker, Global Solution owner for Central Finance, SAP

Carsten Hilker, Global Solution owner for Central Finance, SAP

Carsten Hilker is the Global Solution Owner for Central Finance. He is the emcee and host of the annual SAP Financial Excellence Forum, an annual event for SAP customers to network and interact with domain experts and thought leaders in finance and management accounting. Carsten has been working in the field of financial and management accounting for more than 20 years in various roles including development, consulting, and product management. His past and current professional affiliations include ASUG, IMA, CAM-I, the Resource Consumption Accounting Institute (RCA-I), Society of Cost Management (SCM), and the International Controller Association (ICV).

Stefan Fischer, VP, Head of Central Finance, SAP

Stefan Fischer, VP, Head of Central Finance, SAP

Stefan is responsible for making the value of SAP Simple Finance tangible. He and his team are currently working on the development unit 'Cross Applications Finance' which delivers cutting-edge finance products, including Central Finance based on SAP S/4HANA.

Simon Heeps, Senior Business Analyst, Karl Storz

Simon Heeps, Senior Business Analyst, Karl Storz

Simon Heeps has more than 15 years of SAP solution design and international project experience in the US, Australia, and China.

Stephanie Hudson Miller, Vice President, S/4HANA Finance Center of Excellence, SAP

Stephanie Hudson Miller, Vice President, S/4HANA Finance Center of Excellence, SAP

Stephanie has been helping Finance organizations transform through solution delivery and business process transformation for the last 12 years with SAP North America and SAP ANZ. In her current role, she is the Vice President of the SAP North America S/4HANA Finance Center of Excellence. In that role, she educates Finance Executives on the value of transformation through both business process changes and technology transformation. She also works closely with internal SAP stakeholders to insure they understand these same concepts in Finance so that they can articulate that message back to their own clients.

Stephanie graduated with an MBA from Florida Atlantic University with a concentration in International Accounting. She began her career in Financial Systems where she supported the implementation of several accounting tools to support planning, consolidation and analytics. During that time, she co-developed a solution for electronic invoicing that subsequently received a patent. Stephanie resides in St Petersburg, FL with her husband Brett and son Cameron.

Lane Leskela Finance, GRC and Risk Management Director, SAP

Lane Leskela Finance, GRC and Risk Management Director, SAP

Lane has twenty-five years of experience in enterprise software and systems product and channel marketing, market research, partner program management, consulting and business development. As a Finance, Risk Management, Compliance and Security portfolio Director in SAP’s Global Center of Excellence, Lane directly supports SAP sales executives and regional Centers of Excellence colleagues as well as solution implementation and consulting partners and custom-ers around the world.

Prior to joining SAP, Lane was the first market development director for Dallas-based Systems Integrator Fulcrum Information Technology (SafePaas). He was the GRC Product Marketing Director for Oracle and
one of the founding GRC research analysts at Gart-ner, Inc. Lane holds a Master's degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Lane lived and worked in China, the Hong Kong SAR and across Asia in the 1990’s. Since 2002, he has lived with his family in the Puget Sound region.

Pat Martens, IS Lead Professional, Owens Corning

Pat Martens, IS Lead Professional, Owens Corning

Pat Martens has held both business and IT positions in his 35+ years at Owens Corning. He has held financial positions in two manufacturing plants and various Finance departments at the Owens Corning World Headquarters.

For the past 16+ years, Pat has been on the IT Finance and Sourcing Team. Owens Corning first deployed SAP in 1995, and currently operates globally on 4 instances of SAP. Pat has extensive user and configuration experience across most modules of SAP ECCS, BPC and BI. He has been the Finance lead on numerous SAP upgrades, acquisition integrations and a global implementation of SAP FSCM module. Pat led the team that selected GLSU for Owens Corning’s journal upload needs.

Matthew Montes Senior Consultant, TruQua

Matthew Montes Senior Consultant, TruQua

Matt is a finance and data-driven professional with experience in utilizing various SAP financial systems including 3 years of SAP S/4HANA, Central Finance, ECC, FI, CO, Fiori, and BPC. He is also well versed in analyzing business processes and gathering business requirements and has recently engaged at Karl Storz to support the initial scoping and project planning of the organization’s overall Central Finance engagement.

Santos Mummey, Assistant Controller, Karl Storz

Santos Mummey, Assistant Controller, Karl Storz

Santos Mummey is a result driven finance and accounting professional with 10 years of management experience and expertise in financial analysis and modeling, corporate accounting functions, SAP ERP and reporting systems, and process improvement.

Santos has worked with various companies in the start-up phase and growth phases and has extensive experience designing methods to enhance financial systems and strengthen financial controls.

Jennifer Snyder, Finance Director, Stanley Black & Decker

Jennifer Snyder, Finance Director, Stanley Black & Decker

Jennifer has worked at Stanley Black & Decker since 2013. She currently holds the position of Finance Director. Prior to this, Jennifer worked for STANLEY Security - a Global division of Stanley Black & Decker as an FP&A Manager.

Srikanth Tamma, Senior Manager - Enterprise Performance SAP, Deloitte Consulting

Srikanth Tamma, Senior Manager - Enterprise Performance SAP, Deloitte Consulting

Srikanth Tamma is a Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting LLP (Enterprise Performance - SAP) with 23 years of experience in Finance and Accounting. He has extensive experience of implementing SAP solutions in the finance area for various companies in Consumer (Retail and Wholesale Distribution) and Technology spaces.

Richard Van Der Sanden, Senior Manager, Verizon

Richard Van Der Sanden, Senior Manager, Verizon

Richard currently leads Verizon's implementation of SAP S/4HANA on HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC private cloud). The SAP suite of solutions includes S/4HANA, Master Data Governance (MDG), Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), Hybris Billing, HANA Cloud Integration (HCI) as well as Cloud for Customer (C4C) platforms and solutions.

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