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    Network With Your Peers at the Oil & Gas Global Special Interest Group Meeting (GSIG) - Learn, Share, Connect

    Mon ·
    Paul Kurchina - Community Builder and Evangelist, ASUG Joe Carroll - Manager IT Applications - Hydrocarbon Supply Chain, CITGO Petroleum Corporation Jason Palmer - Senior Director, Oil & Gas, SAP Stephan Klein - Senior Vice President, Global Head of SAP Digital Business Services for Energy and Natural Resources Industries, SAP
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    Mon, Sep 17, 2018 ·

    Network With Your Peers at the Oil & Gas Global Special Interest Group Meeting (GSIG) - Learn, Share, Connect

    All attendees of the Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference (BPOG) in San Antonio, TX, from September 17-19, 2018, are cordially invited to an Oil and Gas Global Special Interest Group (GSIG) meeting hosted by ASUG. Following this GSIG meeting please join us for the BPOG opening reception.

    In addition to networking with your peers, you will…

    • Gain insights into SAP’s current Oil & Gas strategies and start shaping your Intelligent Energy Enterprise

    • Learn about recent SAP industry development workstreams, timing, and priorities defined by you (SAP Oil & Gas customers/ASUG)

    • Get a conference preview and quick start to make the most out of your conference experience

    • Opportunity to network with industry peers and SAP SMEs

    • Keynote Presentation: How to Start Shaping Your Intelligent Energy Enterprise with Lower Risk and Next Generation Business Processes followed by open Q&A

    • Paul Kurchina
      Community Builder and Evangelist, ASUG
    • Joe Carroll
      Manager IT Applications - Hydrocarbon Supply Chain, CITGO Petroleum Corporation
    • Jason Palmer
      Senior Director, Oil & Gas, SAP
    • Stephan Klein
      Senior Vice President, Global Head of SAP Digital Business Services for Energy and Natural Resources Industries, SAP
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM WOMEN IN ENERGY RECEPTION SPONSORED BY PWC

    Women in Energy Reception Sponsored by PwC

    Mon ·
    Kathie S. Taylor - IS Manager, NuStar Energy Stacy Dunton - Partner, PwC Melissa Ehresman - Vice President of Enterprise Digital Experiences, USAA Sondra Ruhman - Director, PwC
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    Mon, Sep 17, 2018 ·

    Women in Energy Reception Sponsored by PwC

    Please join us for our third annual Women in Energy Reception at the Best Practice for Oil and Gas conference. This year we are excited to discuss how the energy industry is navigating the digital journey and also gain additional insight from an out-of-industry panelist.

     

    The reception is dedicated to honoring the exceptional and inspiring women leaders in the oil and gas industry. By bringing together a multitude of thought-leaders and seasoned professionals, this group will take a deep dive into hot-button issues experienced throughout all organizations. In addition to the digital journey, discussions will also include diversity, navigating complex work environments, and balancing a successful career with personal life.
    • Kathie S. Taylor
      IS Manager, NuStar Energy
    • Stacy Dunton
      Partner, PwC
    • Melissa Ehresman
      Vice President of Enterprise Digital Experiences, USAA
    • Sondra Ruhman
      Director, PwC
  • 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast & Exhibition Viewing

    The Perfect Plant: The Future of SAP Plant Maintenance in the New Paradigm of IOT & AI

    Tue ·
    Robert Hancock - Vice President of Sales, SIGGA Workforce Technologies
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    The Perfect Plant: The Future of SAP Plant Maintenance in the New Paradigm of IOT & AI

    The future is now! The advents of IOT and AI are increasingly transforming plant management processes. In this session, we give our two cents on what this means for today's plants and how this technological revolution can help us find new ways to reduce costs, improve safety, increase efficiency, optimize workflows and drastically reduce downtime.
    • Robert Hancock
      Vice President of Sales, SIGGA Workforce Technologies
    8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Conference Welcome
    8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

    S/4HANA Cloud: An Integral Part of Shell’s Future-Forward Business Transformation and IT Strategy

    Tue ·
    Frank Westerhof - Enterprise Platform Manager, Shell
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    S/4HANA Cloud: An Integral Part of Shell’s Future-Forward Business Transformation and IT Strategy

    All Oil & Gas companies innovating with SAP are looking at their strategy to move from ECC to S/4. Being a large, complex company – Shell is taking a long term planning approach, and has concluded that public cloud based platforms will be the norm in only 5-10 years’ time. As a consequence, Shell is configuring a strategy that will exhaust all benefits of the Public Cloud edition of S/4 to definitively transform their business. SAP, Shell, and a consortium of other Oil & Gas companies are actively charting the course to ensure that the Public Cloud variant will become the robust offering suitable for running their businesses. In this session, you will hear more about Shell’s strategy, and where Shell is on their roadmap.
    • Frank Westerhof
      Enterprise Platform Manager, Shell
    9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

    Shaping the Intelligent Energy Enterprise

    Tue ·
    Benjamin Beberness - Global Vice President, Oil & Gas, SAP
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Shaping the Intelligent Energy Enterprise

    We are seeing a phenomenon in the Oil & Gas industry where the Digital Era is evolving in the Intelligence Era.  The last nine years of global economic growth has been largely powered by technology – which is tied to record corporate profits and innovative, new business models.   Barriers of entry have been torn down, and fierce competition is at every corner… so much so, that once every two weeks a company is replaced on the S&P 500.  Frankly, the difference between the winners and losers of this reality lies in an organizations ability – and willingness – to embrace intelligent, digital technologies.

    In this keynote, you will learn about SAP’s strategy to deliver the Intelligent Energy Enterprise, which will provide a seamless choice of on-premise or cloud delivery mechanisms.  You’ll hear how SAP is collaborating with oil and gas stakeholders to develop industry specific cloud solutions for upstream and downstream, included a customer guest speaker for an inside look.

    Key business benefits:

    • Learn the vision of how the Intelligent Energy Enterprise will operate with visibility, focus, and agility to achieve game-changing outcomes

    • Leave with practical next steps to safely navigate this journey

    • Benjamin Beberness
      Global Vice President, Oil & Gas, SAP
    10:00 AM - 10:15 AM ASUG Welcome
    10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Refreshments, Live Demos & Exhibition Viewing
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    A Culture of Courage: Precision Drilling’s S/4 Transformation Journey

    Tue ·
    Rachel Golson - Director, IT Business Systems Integration & Optimization, Precision Drilling Corporation Darren Ruhr - Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, Precision Drilling Corporation
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    A Culture of Courage: Precision Drilling’s S/4 Transformation Journey

    The oil and gas industry has been faced with a challenging environment for growth since the downturn in 2014.  Precision Drilling’s leadership team demonstrated great courage and insight during this tough economic period when they decided to invest in technology to improve business processes and technology solutions, during this time of retrenching.  Their goal was to be prepared for when the markets would eventually rebound and oil prices would begin to rise: ready to grow without having to add back the same proportion of employees and assets to manage the rebound.  After 24 months of planning and working with SAP partners, they kicked off the 12-month, S/4 HANA Greenfield & SuccessFactors Employee Central project on April 1, 2017. Go live was a success, exactly 12 months later, on April 1, 2018.

    Key Business Benefits:

    • Streamlining operations across the company – putting the right information and technology solutions in the hands of the rig operators;

    • Finance, Supply Chain and EH&S process transformation using SAP best practice S/4 HANA processes;

    • Master Data clean up to enable more accurate and timely reporting and operational decision making;

    • Roll out of Fiori apps on broad scale to improve user experience and solution adoption.

    • Rachel Golson
      Director, IT Business Systems Integration & Optimization, Precision Drilling Corporation
    • Darren Ruhr
      Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, Precision Drilling Corporation

    The DL on ML: Assured Quality Through Machine Camaraderie at Devon Energy

    Tue ·
    Daniel Nicolotti - IT Manager - Business Applications, Devon Energy Jarrett Link - Senior Manager, EY
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    The DL on ML: Assured Quality Through Machine Camaraderie at Devon Energy

    Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Machine Learning (ML) is applied to automate reading physical invoices and appropriately coding in Ariba as part of the AP accounting process. Vendors submit invoices through Ariba. Invoices contain critical fields of information such as: Invoice #, Invoice Date, Location, Cost Object, Line Item Description, etc. OCR tool (ABBYY) is used to read the same information fields from vendor invoices and to later compare to what the vendor keyed into Ariba. ML is used to identify and interpret all the information fields from the many different invoice formats. Once the physical invoice has been processed, the information will be used to identify the correct cost object and cost element for those individual line items. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the final link whereby information will be keyed into Ariba and submitted for review.

    Key business benefits:

    • Application of OCR and Machine Learning to read physical invoices

    • Application of RPA to accelerate processing

    • Increased accuracy and speed

    • Daniel Nicolotti
      IT Manager - Business Applications, Devon Energy
    • Jarrett Link
      Senior Manager, EY

    The Finance Transformation at ExxonMobil with SAP S/4HANA Central Finance

    Tue ·
    Andrea Schneider - Central Finance Track Lead, ExxonMobil Jürgen Eisele - Product Management Natural Resources Industries, SAP
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    The Finance Transformation at ExxonMobil with SAP S/4HANA Central Finance

    ExxonMobil is transforming the way the company uses and analyzes financial data. All finance data from transactional systems are integrated into a single Central Finance Solution for greater transparency, agility and efficiency in reporting and foresight. Data are integrated from existing ERP Systems and include the integration of Joint Venture data and data from Oil Logistics Systems. Central Finance Provides: Advanced reporting on segment, entity and group level, scalable execution of local and central processes and a transformation platform for the digital business with an advanced digital finance data architecture (universal journal), serving as single source of truth for transactions and analytics.

    Key business benefits:

    • Transaction-level data replicated into instance with latest SAP innovations, HANA optimizations and cutting-edge UI

    • Benefit from harmonized master data for processing, planning, consolidating, and reporting

    • Single source of true for Finance and Venture-Partner Reporting in the Central Finance – JVA system

    • Andrea Schneider
      Central Finance Track Lead, ExxonMobil
    • Jürgen Eisele
      Product Management Natural Resources Industries, SAP

    Business Process Optimization Using Cloud Based SAP Ariba and SAP ECC

    Tue ·
    Ashutosh Chhabra - Advisor – SCM, Capital Projects & IT, Devon Energy Dan Schunk - Solution Manager, Operational Procurement, SAP Ariba
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Business Process Optimization Using Cloud Based SAP Ariba and SAP ECC

    This session will cover the lessons learned from deploying an integrated complex service procurement process by integrating SAP ECC and cloud-based SAP Ariba system. SAP Ariba just introduced complex services procurement in cloud and Devon Energy has been one of the pioneer companies to deploy it and derive benefits from it by integrating it with already existing master data (Vendor master, SAP Contracts etc.) in SAP ECC.

    This session will cover master data strategy, different types of SAP & Ariba contracts, POs and invoicing strategies to control the procurement process and tracking expenses of intangible services. Integrations between SAP and Ariba were done to enable the most effective process.

    Session attendees will learn how to approach the project, some bottlenecks that may occur and how best to reap benefits from this new technology.

    Key business benefits:

    • Improved services spend control through price compliance, spend visibility, faster invoice processing

    • Integrated master data management across Ariba and SAP ECC

    • Better supplier relationships through improved transparency and controls implemented in SAP Ariba

    • Hear about the roadmap for new innovations around Complex Field Services in Oil & Gas

    • Ashutosh Chhabra
      Advisor – SCM, Capital Projects & IT, Devon Energy
    • Dan Schunk
      Solution Manager, Operational Procurement, SAP Ariba
    11:55 AM - 12:40 PM

    Learn How Shell Plans to Leverage SAP S/4HANA as a Catalyst for Change

    Tue ·
    Frank Westerhof - Enterprise Platform Manager, Shell Alex Andrade - Director, PwC
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Learn How Shell Plans to Leverage SAP S/4HANA as a Catalyst for Change

    In this session you will learn how a company called Maverick NexGen Energies Inc. is helping Royal Dutch Shell discover the benefits of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Find out how adopting SAP S/4HANA Cloud will provide leaps in business performance, including leading-edge thinking on the impact of a universal data model.
    • Frank Westerhof
      Enterprise Platform Manager, Shell
    • Alex Andrade
      Director, PwC

    WHAT-SAP? For Document Management with Noble Drilling

    Tue ·
    Martina Schraven - Director Application Development & Support, Noble Drilling Services, Inc.
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    WHAT-SAP? For Document Management with Noble Drilling

    Noble is an offshore drilling contractor. Our Engineering team was keeping drawings, data books, analysis and reports on a server in a myriad of folders. Unless you had access to the server and knew exactly where the document was located, you would have to put in a request with a document controller to retrieve your document. This took time and patience. We needed a database to manage the large volume of drawings, analysis and reports and have that information readily available and retrievable for all SAP users worldwide. After evaluating various systems, we finally embraced Enterprise Content Manager for several reasons:

    • The search engine performs much like Amazon, where you can filter and refine search results based on the content and metadata attached to each document

    • Not only are the documents retrievable by all users, but searches and results are easily shared with embedded links verses large email attachments

    • There is the added benefit of having the same documents available for use and reference by users with different SAP applications in Purchasing, Finance, Maintenance and Operations


    We ultimately moved our entire Engineering library to Enterprise Content Manager and now enjoy the benefits listed below.

    Key business benefits:

    • Improved efficiency: synergy between departments sharing documents using different SAP applications

    • Time savings: users can quickly search and retrieve documents 24/7, instead of waiting for a document controller to respond

    • Batch upload: large batches of documents can be loaded along with key metadata

    • Martina Schraven
      Director Application Development & Support, Noble Drilling Services, Inc.

    The Dawn of Customer Centricity: The 4th Generation Customer Experience with SAP C/4HANA

    Tue ·
    Jeff Bonnell - Vice President, Industry Solutions, SAP Randy Sorenson - Manager of Strategic Customer Accounts, SAP
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    The Dawn of Customer Centricity: The 4th Generation Customer Experience with SAP C/4HANA

    The customer experience in oilfield services, midstream, and downstream is going through massive changes, requiring a new generation Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Many SAP customers running solutions such as SAP CRM want to understand which solution set SAP recommends embracing this change and to start shaping their CRM intelligent energy enterprise. This session provides an overview of how you can transform your customer’s experience with the E2E integration of Front Office (SAP C/4HANA) to Digital Core (SAP S/4HANA) to deliver end to end customer experiences. You will learn how this 4th generation personalized customer experience in the cloud can provide trust, transparency, and control over their own data. See the dawn of a new era in CRM for SAP with best-in-class capabilities in the cloud for Marketing, Commerce, Sales, Services and the Customer leveraging innovative technologies like machine learning for advanced analytics.

    Key business benefits:

    • Understand current trends driving change in today’s customer experience revolution

    • Overview of SAP integrated solution offerings for marketing, commerce, sales, services and the customer

    • See an E2E Lead-to-Cash customer engagement next generation business processes

    • Learn about the solution roadmap for SAP CRM

    • Jeff Bonnell
      Vice President, Industry Solutions, SAP
    • Randy Sorenson
      Manager of Strategic Customer Accounts, SAP

    Hess Adopts Mobile Warehouse Management to Improve Productivity, Accuracy & User Experience

    Tue ·
    Joel Kreider - Supervisor, Global Supply Chain, Hess Corporation Chris Starcke - Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Material and Logistics Operations, Hess Corporation
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Hess Adopts Mobile Warehouse Management to Improve Productivity, Accuracy & User Experience

    Materials Management processes at Hess Corporation relied on manual entry of material information which increased the possibility of human error and caused bottlenecks across several processes.  Incomplete and manual entries also often resulted in inventory inaccuracies leading to additional material orders, needlessly increasing inventory and needed storage space, unexpected unavailability of materials that interfere with operations and production.

    Hess implemented the mInventory mobile warehouse solution that provides a real-time, role-based, and intuitive user interface into SAP to transform how warehouse operators create value for the business. The mobile solution gets paired with rugged barcode scanning peripherals and portable label printers to drive speed and accuracy in data capture and labeling. The digital transformation aimed to enable the workforce to perform their tasks better and easier than before and increase their employee satisfaction.

    Key Business Benefits:

    • Over 100% acceleration in Goods Receipt process time and higher data capture accuracy

    • Real-time physical inventory movement visibility in SAP accelerates operational clock speed

    • Improvements in employee satisfaction and reduction in change management costs

    • Joel Kreider
      Supervisor, Global Supply Chain, Hess Corporation
    • Chris Starcke
      Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Material and Logistics Operations, Hess Corporation
    12:40 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch, Live Demos & Exhibition Viewing
    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    Industrial IoT with SAP Leonardo is Changing the Game in Oil & Gas

    Tue ·
    Ken Pierce - Global Senior Director, SAP
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Industrial IoT with SAP Leonardo is Changing the Game in Oil & Gas

    As more and more of the world becomes accustomed to how the Industrial Internet of Things is changing the face of business, we can start looking at more specific examples of what this technology can achieve in Oil & Gas.  Good examples are Touchless Order Processing, and Intelligent Worker Safety.  How will business models change when our tanks on-site across the world take care of re-ordering their own materials?  How will work execution and safety change when we are doing the right things, at the right time, in the right place, with the right kit, with the right credentials, in a safe and reliable way?  In this session, Ken Pierce describes the world of innovation available to Oil & Gas through intelligent application of SAP Leonardo and IIoT technology - beyond predictive maintenance or simple optimization. Join Ken for a high-level discussion on the possibilities of a connected refinery before diving into a real-world case studies including BASF.
    • Ken Pierce
      Global Senior Director, SAP

    Intelligent Automation: Early Application Examples in Upstream E&P

    Tue ·
    Duston Lansford - Business Process Specialist, Chesapeake Energy Robert Mosley - Senior Data Strategist, Chesapeake Energy
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Intelligent Automation: Early Application Examples in Upstream E&P

    Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence are two mutually exclusive technologies that each have the potential to make a significant impact within the energy industry. The ongoing need for more efficiency and enhanced technology application to drive down costs and increase production volumes has resulted in an environment of innovation. A natural pairing of technologies such as AI and RPA have created opportunities to generate even greater value. This type of partnership allows for the deriving of a solution out of Big Data or IOT using enhanced algorithms that are then passed to an RPA bot to perform the resulting work and capture the value of the aforementioned solution. At Chesapeake Energy, we are still in the early stages when it comes to the application of AI and RPA solutions and are exploring a few different opportunities to pair the technologies together. This session will showcase some of these early ideas such as using machine learning to determine AP invoice coding and then using RPA to code them in SAP and combining big data analytics and RPA to confirm marketing inbound trade confirmations.

    Key business benefits:

    • Combining technologies to create more powerful and further reaching solutions

    • Efficient productivity and consistent reliable processing

    • Full automation of a process with both inputs and outputs handled by digital software

    • Duston Lansford
      Business Process Specialist, Chesapeake Energy
    • Robert Mosley
      Senior Data Strategist, Chesapeake Energy

    Technology Innovation thru Digital Transformation

    Tue ·
    Tom Franklin - Industry Advisor & Director, Energy & Resources Center of Excellence, Tata Consultancy Services Rustom Mody - Vice President Technology, Baker Hughes Ramesh Iyanswamy - Global Head, Special Initiatives, Tata Consultancy Services
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Technology Innovation thru Digital Transformation

    The Oil & Gas industry is in an era of Digital Revolution and embracing digital technologies to solve complex business challenges like real time insights on production operations & predicting the failure of assets. TCS has built solution for monitoring the oil well production by capturing sensor data & predicting the failure of the equipment by condition monitoring of the oil field equipment by leveraging SAP Leonardo platform. The solution is capable of creating notification & maintenance request based on the anomaly detection.

    Key business benefits:

    • Improved equipment availability for production by providing real time alerts and predictions of failures

    • Reducing the maintenance costs by switching from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance strategy

    • Helps in monitoring & reporting of key performance indicators

    • Tom Franklin
      Industry Advisor & Director, Energy & Resources Center of Excellence, Tata Consultancy Services
    • Rustom Mody
      Vice President Technology, Baker Hughes
    • Ramesh Iyanswamy
      Global Head, Special Initiatives, Tata Consultancy Services

    Huntsman’s Incredible End-to-end Supply Chain Transformation Journey and the Benefits Being Realized

    Tue ·
    Seth Pitman - Global Supply Chain Excellence Director, Huntsman Martin Rowan - Senior Partner, Reveal
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Huntsman’s Incredible End-to-end Supply Chain Transformation Journey and the Benefits Being Realized

    After years of running SAP, it was time for a strategic change. Not for another ERP nor a technical upgrade but rather a transformation of people, process and a smart use of existing technology. Huntsman set out to optimize their supply chain, by maximining MRP while increasing the maturity and education of their business user community along with aligning demand, production planning, and the procurement processes. Huntsman took a strategic approach to leverage the core SAP technology they already own and implement a tactical plan that drove a payback within 12 months and elevated the global end to end planning process to another level!
    • Seth Pitman
      Global Supply Chain Excellence Director, Huntsman
    • Martin Rowan
      Senior Partner, Reveal
    2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

    Run SAP Best Practices on the Cloud: Speed, Performance, and Agility at GulfMark Offshore

    Tue ·
    Sandeep Pulavarty - Director, IT, GulfMark Offshore Jeff Ng - Senior Manager, Global Accounting Services, GulfMark Offshore
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Run SAP Best Practices on the Cloud: Speed, Performance, and Agility at GulfMark Offshore

    GulfMark Offshore, Inc. migrated their existing ECC, BW, PI, GRC SAP systems to an enterprise cloud solution. The energy downturn has caused energy service companies to significantly reduce operating costs. This new SAP infrastructure footprint can easily scale up and down as needed to support current market demands. In this presentation, attendees will learn how GulfMark was able to leverage SAP and cloud technology as a competitive differentiator in creating enterprise efficiencies across all functions on a global level by:

    • Delivering significant value by leveraging SAP as the system of record for the enterprise enabling creation of global functions from Sales, Accounting, HR/Crewing, Supply Chain to Operations

    • Achieving a paperless environment for global accounting and HR functions and converting a previous filing rooms into a conference room

    • Optimizing global computing by transitioning to a zero-infrastructure environment and freeing IT resources to work on value added initiatives

    • Leveraging the cloud environment to achieve economies and scale with enhanced security

    • Industry recognized most efficient shore based processes


    Key business benefits: 

    • How to reduce SAP hosting costs by 50% (cost savings of $25,000 per month)

    • How to migrate ECC, BW, PI, GRC SAP to a cloud solution (best practices, migration automation platform, one down time, low risk)

    • How to achieve speed and performance from your SAP system while being extremely scalable to adjust to changing economic climates in the oil and gas sector

    • Sandeep Pulavarty
      Director, IT, GulfMark Offshore
    • Jeff Ng
      Senior Manager, Global Accounting Services, GulfMark Offshore

    Upstream Value Chain Update, Strategy & Roadmap Overview

    Tue ·
    Stéphane Lauzon - Director, Oil & Gas, SAP Phillip Sievers - Solution Manager, Oil & Gas, SAP
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Upstream Value Chain Update, Strategy & Roadmap Overview

    Come learn SAP’s strategic direction both on-premises and in the cloud. We will discuss recent innovations, planned innovations and future direction in upstream oil & gas, and how we are working with you, our customers. Get a sneak preview of the key innovations coming with the next S/4HANA release.

    Key business benefits:

    • What is new in SAP S/4HANA

    • Key business innovations in SAP S/4HANA Oil & Gas

    • S/4HANA roadmap – sneak preview into scope of new S/4HANA release

    • Insights into resources to help with your next move with S/4HANA

    • Stéphane Lauzon
      Director, Oil & Gas, SAP
    • Phillip Sievers
      Solution Manager, Oil & Gas, SAP

    Delivering Enterprise-wide Advanced Analytics Capabilities at Andeavor

    Tue ·
    Heather DeCamp - Analytics Architect/Lead, Andeavor Bill Faison - Senior Director, Method360
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Delivering Enterprise-wide Advanced Analytics Capabilities at Andeavor

    Data and Analytics is changing the way business is being done in Oil and Gas industry. Learn how Andeavor’s recent SAP S/4HANA implementation was predicated largely on the value of analytics and transforming the way its business users experience reporting. Learn why Andeavor chose SAP BW/4HANA solution as the enterprise solution for analytics, and how this differs from available embedded analytics inside SAP S/4HANA. This session will cover business drivers behind the tools selection on a large green field project, the rapid agile development process, key BW modeling changes (i.e. the high degree of flexibility derived from field-based modeling) and highlight some critical lessons learned in delivering a real-time, and highly flexible enterprise analytics solution.

    Key business benefits:

    • Key inputs and decisions why we leveraged SAP BW/4HANA (vs. HANA Enterprise) and the nature of the mixed model architecture (real business value driven from flexibility, etc)

    • Key lessons learned on the agile-implementation approach (rapid time to value)

    • Highlight key functional solutions and how made possible with SAP S/4HANA and BW/4HANA

    • Highlight critical next steps to extend the core BW4/HANA platform to support big data use cases (i.e. data virtualization/orchestration across BW/4HANA and Hadoop)

    • Lessons learned to take back to your analytics implementation

    • Heather DeCamp
      Analytics Architect/Lead, Andeavor
    • Bill Faison
      Senior Director, Method360

    Purchase Approvals Made Faster with Fiori at Enable Midstream

    Tue ·
    Michael Pollock - Lead SAP Support Analyst, Enable Midstream Elizabeth Givens - Lead SCM Analyst, Enable Midstream
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    Purchase Approvals Made Faster with Fiori at Enable Midstream

    As a business, we were doing poorly ensuring that requisitions and POs were released in a timely manner. This was a result of too many other obligations that kept people away from their computers. We needed a way to release requisitions/POs that didn’t require the use of a computer. We also did not want users to be required to manage yet another password, as well. We knew that mobility was the answer so we looked to SAP. But not being on HANA, we knew we would be restricted by out-of-the-box apps. For our solution, we are using SAP standard requisition and PO release applications through Fiori. We were able to achieve “single sign-on” and custom workflow was built because we have 8 release levels and 250 approvers. The results from this project: very happy users and shorter procure to pay time.

    Key business benefits:

    • Timely release of requisitions and purchase orders

    • Shorter req-to-PO time

    • Not tied to desktop or laptop computer - freedom to travel without worrying

    • Michael Pollock
      Lead SAP Support Analyst, Enable Midstream
    • Elizabeth Givens
      Lead SCM Analyst, Enable Midstream
    3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Refreshments, Live Demos & Exhibition Viewing
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    A Conversation with NBA Legend, David Robinson

    Tue ·
    David Robinson - Hall of Fame, NBA
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    Tue, Sep 18, 2018 ·

    A Conversation with NBA Legend, David Robinson

    Named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, David Robinson was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2013, received the Heisman Humanitarian award in 2013 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009, his first year of eligibility. He is a ten-time NBA All-Star who led the San Antonio Spurs to the 1999 & 2003 NBA Championship Titles and was also a member of the 1992 NBA Dream Team who is the all-time leader in U.S. Olympic history in career points, rebounds and blocked shots. He scored 20,790 points in his career, along with 10,497 rebounds and 2,954 blocks.

    Robinson and his wife, Valerie, created the David Robinson Foundation in November 1992. David has raised close to $40 million for The Carver Academy (TCA), an independent school designed to serve pre-K through eighth-grade students in San Antonio. TCA recently partnered with IDEA Public Schools as its first school in San Antonio and helped to start 20 new schools. In 2007, David paired up with Daniel Bassichis to form Admiral Capital Group (ACG), a private equity firm. Through the ACG, David hopes to use the organization’s time, energy and profits in ways that not only benefit investors, but also the communities in which it invests.

    David graduated from the US Naval Academy with a B.S. in Mathematics. Upon graduation, the No.1 selection of the 1987 NBA Draft passed on two seasons to serve in the U.S. military. After successfully completing his Naval obligation, David returned to the NBA and earned Rookie of the Year honors.

    In this one-on-one conversation, moderator John Tully (Managing Director - South Region, SAP) will garner insights from one of the best to play in the NBA! The audience will also have a chance to ask questions at the end of the Q&A session.

     
    • David Robinson
      Hall of Fame, NBA
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Evening Networking Reception Sponsored by Valero
  • 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast & Exhibition Viewing

    Maximize Your Current Investment in SAP and People, Optimize Your Value Chain and Use the Gains to Pay for Your Digital Initiatives

    Wed ·
    Martin Rowan - Senior Partner, Reveal
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Maximize Your Current Investment in SAP and People, Optimize Your Value Chain and Use the Gains to Pay for Your Digital Initiatives

    Talent scarcity is becoming one of the biggest challenges facing the Oil and Gas industry, along with the digital change that is expected to transform the way we do business. This discussion will focus on how we can raise the level of knowledge in our current workforce, maximize the use of current SAP to catapult our organizations to truly take advantage of the digital platform. By driving optimal alignment between people, process and current technology you will see great gains that will not only prepare you for S/4 but also pay for it!

    Key business benefits:

    • Collaborative long-term relationships built on respect and trust in SAP data and ensuring a single source of truth throughout the organization

    • Elevate the knowledge of your employees and fee up time by educating the cross functional teams to work on exceptions, nit everything.

    • Operations, Maintenance and Supply Chain alignment with capacity managed and levelled production and maintenance schedules, and see improvement with cost reductions across the end-to-end chain

    • Optimization of your current SAP and alignment between Demand, MRP and Supply operations will significantly improve product delivery


     
    • Martin Rowan
      Senior Partner, Reveal
    8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Conference Welcome
    8:40 AM - 9:20 AM

    One Mission: Achieving Digital Transformation through Change Management

    Wed ·
    Eric Abecassis - Chief Information Officer, Schlumberger
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    One Mission: Achieving Digital Transformation through Change Management

    In today’s increasing complex and digital business world, Schlumberger identified that in order to move the needle and operate at maximum capacity, a new approach is required. Taking on a large-scale SAP implementation, Schlumberger took a bold risk, supported by the company’s executives, to engage in massive change of IT and project management principles that would drastically change the dynamic and align business and IT to collaborate and work together to achieve a single vision. Nine months in their journey, Schlumberger has already been successful in applying the principals and methodology to both the IT and business side of the organization.
    • Eric Abecassis
      Chief Information Officer, Schlumberger
    9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

    Digital Transformation Across the Enterprise Value Chain

    Wed ·
    Tim Harris - Chief Information Officer, Andeavor
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Digital Transformation Across the Enterprise Value Chain

    Embracing the digital age and turning the corner from old business to new has become a strategic initiative at Andeavor. Seeking end-to-end value, Andeavor’s vision is to use emerging technologies in an innovative way while changing the way they work in the field and engaging with customers. After the go-live in April 2018, Andeavor became the first oil & gas company to implement S/4HANA running on all systems and offering an integrated view of the company. In highlighting the value proposition of Andeavor’s digital transformation project, you’ll learn about the “why” in the company’s transformation of technology and how the company defines digital as moving innovative information technologies from the back office to operations.

    Key business benefits:

    • End-to-end visibility

    • Ability to track hydrocarbons in real-time

    • Knowing the value of the product every step along the way, even as markets change

    • Tim Harris
      Chief Information Officer, Andeavor
    10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    SAP Excellence in Energy Awards

    Wed ·
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    SAP Excellence in Energy Awards

    Inaugural award ceremony to recognize outstanding leaders in the energy industry using technology to transform their business, employees, and communities. Award categories include Innovator of the Year, Excellence in Business Operations, and The Purpose Driven Award.

     
    10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Refreshments, Live Demos & Exhibition Viewing
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    Chevron's Digital Strategy and Roadmap

    Wed ·
    Gene Guidry - LEAP Program Manager, Chevron Debbie White - LEAP Digital Team Lead, Chevron
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Chevron's Digital Strategy and Roadmap

    Technology is changing our world rapidly, and we need to ensure that Chevron remains competitive through increased agility, quick and easy access to critical information, and streamlined processes. Chevron needs to capitalize on advances in cloud, mobility, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. We need to execute a strategy to update our technology landscape.

    The LEAP program has begun this journey, and we recognize the need to not only replace aging enterprise systems but to maximize value by addressing identified pain points and opportunities. After one year of engaging the enterprise, including the executive leadership team, the LEAP program has defined a strategy, roadmap, and execution of initial projects that enable digital platforms, move enterprise systems to the cloud and accelerate digital transformation of business processes. Learn how Chevron has managed the S/4 HANA roadmap journey, and our engagement with the SAP team.

    Key business benefits:

    • Greater Agility & Flexibility: Respond rapidly to internal and external needs to maximize value for the organization

    • Powerful Analytics: Make timely, quality decisions and develop insights to enjoy first-move advantage

    • Process Simplification & Data Foundation: Streamlined enterprise processes and common systems of record

    • Gene Guidry
      LEAP Program Manager, Chevron
    • Debbie White
      LEAP Digital Team Lead, Chevron

    How Delek Accelerated Post-Merger Integration: Successful Playbook

    Wed ·
    Jyoti Kakarala - Senior Director ERP & Business Intelligence, Delek US Holdings Nibedita Gantayat - Senior SAP FICO Functional Analyst, Delek US Holdings
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    How Delek Accelerated Post-Merger Integration: Successful Playbook

    Delek’s strategic goal is to double the scale of the organization every three to five years needing technology solutions to integrate businesses rapidly. With the acquisition of Alon USA on July 1, 2017, we met our enterprise strategic goal to double the scale of the organization and began operating at a new scale. The acquisition has opened the door to potential growth, increased synergy and reduced net operational costs. We increased our access to crude oil from Permian Basin in the refining segment, added logistics assets along with approximately 600 convenience stores including company owned stores located in the southwestern region for retail segment.

    With the integration of Alon acquisition we captured $89 million of synergies on an annualized basis and on track to reach our goal of $105 to $120 million of annualized synergies.

    This project led to faster integration, strategic alignment and mitigated the risk of knowledge going out of the door (knowledge transfer). It created flexibility and adoptability through business processes maintenance, consistency and simplicity by centralized process ownership and ultimately led to cultural and change management.

    Key business benefits:

    • Consolidation of ERP systems (four months); reduced cost on system maintenance and licenses

    • One financial system of record and all business operations in one system; all financial reporting out of one system

    • Standardization & consolidation of business processes; closing books in one system

    • Jyoti Kakarala
      Senior Director ERP & Business Intelligence, Delek US Holdings
    • Nibedita Gantayat
      Senior SAP FICO Functional Analyst, Delek US Holdings

    Increase Asset Use and Enhance Operations with a Connected Workforce

    Wed ·
    Ken Landgren - Director, Oil & Gas, SAP
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Increase Asset Use and Enhance Operations with a Connected Workforce

    Strengthen operations by managing overall workforce performance efficiently for contingent and employee workers in your operating company. Explore how oil & gas companies use a connected workforce to improve safety at job sites and uses real-time worker information to manage planning, worker mobility, onboarding, time recording, and learning.
    • Ken Landgren
      Director, Oil & Gas, SAP

    Discussion: Maximizing Benefits and Efficiency through Automation

    Wed ·
    Duston Lansford - Business Process Specialist, Chesapeake Energy Ashutosh Chhabra - Advisor – SCM, Capital Projects & IT, Devon Energy Kevin Johnson - Senior Business Process Analyst, Chesapeake Energy Jason Palmer - Senior Director, Oil & Gas, SAP
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Discussion: Maximizing Benefits and Efficiency through Automation

    Revenue growth without growing costs is a current common theme. Automating existing manual processes for efficiency is one way to accomplish this goal.

    Bring your experience and questions to this interactive community discussion focused on eliminating manual process and applying automation, RPA (Robotic Process Automation), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and/or machine learning (ML) in your organization. Hear about industry use cases and best practices from getting started to live implementations showing positive business impacts. Join this session to share and gain insights into how oil and gas companies are using digital technologies to automate for efficiency, accuracy, and are changing the way we do work. Start shaping your intelligent enterprise today!
    • Duston Lansford
      Business Process Specialist, Chesapeake Energy
    • Ashutosh Chhabra
      Advisor – SCM, Capital Projects & IT, Devon Energy
    • Kevin Johnson
      Senior Business Process Analyst, Chesapeake Energy
    • Jason Palmer
      Senior Director, Oil & Gas, SAP
    11:55 AM - 12:40 PM

    Blockchain Innovation with SAP and IBM for Joint Venture Accounting

    Wed ·
    Larry Williams - Associate Partner, IBM Rico Rosenbaum - Digital Transformation Lead, IBM Jean-Marc Delbos - Director, Oil & Gas, SAP
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Blockchain Innovation with SAP and IBM for Joint Venture Accounting

    Together, SAP and IBM have applied their deep industry understanding and technology expertise to develop a roadmap for our clients to apply blockchain technology to the most complex and taxing B2B, B2C, and cross-geo regulatory and compliance challenges.

    Key business benefits:

    • Visibility to Joint Venture Billing

    • Reduced dispute of charges

    • Faster settlement between partners

    • Larry Williams
      Associate Partner, IBM
    • Rico Rosenbaum
      Digital Transformation Lead, IBM
    • Jean-Marc Delbos
      Director, Oil & Gas, SAP

    Valero’s Journey Toward Operations Excellence, Achieving Digital Transformation

    Wed ·
    Peter Hyk - Vice President Refining Systems, Valero Energy Corporation
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Valero’s Journey Toward Operations Excellence, Achieving Digital Transformation

    Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products. As the world’s largest independent refiner, Valero recognized the need for digital transformation with SAP and along with that quickly realized the importance of eliminating silos of information and cumbersome manual paper-based processes. Hear how Valero leveraged SAP Extended ECM by OpenText to optimize document management processes and emerge as a leader in managing transactional content related to capital projects, management of change and engineering documents. Please join this interactive session to understand first hand from Valero about their selection process, implementation, lessons learned, and key successes.

    Key business benefits:

    • One source of truth, eliminating silos of information and cumbersome manual paper-based processes

    • Improved corporate visibility & reporting

    • Out-of-the-box integration and security

    • Peter Hyk
      Vice President Refining Systems, Valero Energy Corporation

    Cloud Analytics for Shaping Your Intelligent Energy Enterprise

    Wed ·
    Ty Miller - Vice President Product Management, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP , EY Eric McGee - Director, Andeavor
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Cloud Analytics for Shaping Your Intelligent Energy Enterprise

    So many SAP analytic and reporting options… so what is the “next best practice” strategy? SAP Analytics Cloud is SAP’s unified SaaS cloud analytics solution that allows you to discover, visualize, plan, predict and built analytics in a browser or mobile device. Wrangle and interact with data from virtually any application to forecast outcomes, automate insights, simulate scenarios and ultimately make better fact-based decisions. Hear about how other Oil & Gas companies have approached their next practice enterprise analytics strategies.

    Key business benefits:

    • Learn why and how we have combined BI, Planning and Predictive in to a single experience

    • Discover how SAP Analytics Cloud allows you to connect to your data today and what we are planning for tomorrow, wherever your data may be: on-premise or in the cloud

    • Understand how SAP Analytics Cloud complements both now and in the future your on-premise investments in solutions like BOE, BW, BPC, HANA and S/4 while at the same time providing new analytics capabilities for other cloud applications like Concur, SuccessFactors, Hybris and more

    • Ty Miller
      Vice President Product Management, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP , EY
    • Eric McGee
      Director, Andeavor

    Discussion: Schlumberger’s Integrated Supplier Onboarding Journey

    Wed ·
    Agnès Gaultier - Global Business Process Manager - Supply Chain, Schlumberger Dan Schunk - Solution Manager, Operational Procurement, SAP Ariba
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Discussion: Schlumberger’s Integrated Supplier Onboarding Journey

    Schlumberger has deployed an integrated supplier registration and onboarding process to support strategic sourcing and contract teams around the globe. The teams can find suppliers and invite them to bid on sourcing events and then award a contract through SAP Ariba applications.

    Key business benefits:

    • Improved strategic sourcing processes to meet business demands (from event to award to purchase order)

    • Improved supplier vetting during registration/onboarding

    • Agnès Gaultier
      Global Business Process Manager - Supply Chain, Schlumberger
    • Dan Schunk
      Solution Manager, Operational Procurement, SAP Ariba
    12:40 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch, Live Demos & Exhibition Viewing
    12:40 PM - 1:10 PM

    SAP Superheroes: Finding and Training the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow

    Wed ·
    Cody Larriviere - Business Development Manager ASUG Talent Hub / Partner Success Manager, ASUG Talent Hub
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    SAP Superheroes: Finding and Training the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow

    ASUG’s mission is to help people and organizations get the most value out of their SAP systems. To that end, they’ve conducted two separate surveys to understand what people and organizations need to be successful. Two themes emerged: 1. Companies and individuals need more opportunities for training and, 2. There is a clear need for the gig economy within the SAP ecosystem.  Come hear the results from the State of the Community and the SAP Gig Economy studies, and find out what ASUG is doing to meet the needs of SAP customers in these areas.
    • Cody Larriviere
      Business Development Manager ASUG Talent Hub / Partner Success Manager, ASUG Talent Hub
    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    Utilizing Connected Assets to Improve Safety and Operational Integrity

    Wed ·
    Rachel Romanoski - Senior Solution Engineer, SAP Mark Pyatt - Senior Director, Oil & Gas, SAP
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Utilizing Connected Assets to Improve Safety and Operational Integrity

    To achieve operational excellence, companies need a transformation strategy that empowers cross-functional teams (comprised of IT and OT professionals) to orchestrate change to improve operational performance. The plan they execute needs to align with top business priorities, anchored by performance milestones that have been difficult to attain in the past. Additionally, siloed data sources that provide operational insight are integrated, so that performance improvements and process streamlining contribute to improving operational processes. These are key elements required to really drive transformation for operations.

    This presentation discusses the Oil & Gas industry’s digital transformation, focusing on next generation operational excellence and asset performance management. It discusses how technology (including IoT), data, business processes and culture must be considered and rationalized to drive success. By developing an enterprise transformation plan, companies can adjust to dynamic changes occurring in their industry and successfully navigate the hype cycles driven by technology to improve decisions and processes in operations.

    Key business benefits:

    • Navigate dynamic enterprise changes

    • Use this approach to reduce risk

    • Enable safe work practices and improve operational visibility, one project at a time

    • Rachel Romanoski
      Senior Solution Engineer, SAP
    • Mark Pyatt
      Senior Director, Oil & Gas, SAP

    Downstream Value Chain Update, Strategy & Roadmap Overview

    Wed ·
    Jean-Marc Delbos - Director, Oil & Gas, SAP Phillip Sievers - Solution Manager, Oil & Gas, SAP
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Downstream Value Chain Update, Strategy & Roadmap Overview

    In this session, you will learn SAP’s strategic direction both on-premises and in the cloud. We will discuss recent innovations, planned innovations and future direction in midstream/downstream hydrocarbon logistics for oil & gas, and how we are working with you, our customers. Get a sneak preview of the key innovations coming with the next S/4HANA release.

    Key Business Benefits:

    • What is new in SAP S/4HANA

    • Key business innovations in SAP S/4HANA Oil & Gas

    • S/4HANA roadmap – sneak preview into scope of new S/4HANA release

    • Insights into resources to help with your next move with S/4HANA

    • Jean-Marc Delbos
      Director, Oil & Gas, SAP
    • Phillip Sievers
      Solution Manager, Oil & Gas, SAP

    Employee Understanding of “The Big Picture”: Interactions Inside/Outside SAP and Impact at C&J Energy

    Wed ·
    David Arnold - Senior Business Solutions Manager, C&J Energy Services
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    Employee Understanding of “The Big Picture”: Interactions Inside/Outside SAP and Impact at C&J Energy

    SAP has been live in C&J for about a year and a half, and the biggest challenges we faced was for employees to understand “the big picture” and role in it, interactions inside/outside SAP and the impact it has on their daily activities. SAP is a tool and we must get people, processes and SAP all working together. This required change management across the organization to promote user acceptance/adoption for field workers.

    C&J did this by bringing together with a group of Subject Matter experts within the organization committed to help the field; we are customer driven. We work to define the gaps (process, training, role), we provide training resources and support and we monitor progress and provide feedback channels to our executives, technical solution managers and line managers.

    The group’s charter is to: standardize processes, expand knowledge of Super Users (field users first line of help) and provide a foundation for accountability and performance.

    Key business benefits:

    • Increase knowledge gap

    • Standardize process

    • One-on-ones with users to improve performance

    • David Arnold
      Senior Business Solutions Manager, C&J Energy Services

    Discussion: Intelligent Enterprise for Oil & Gas, Making the Move to S/4HANA Cloud

    Wed ·
    Benjamin Beberness - Global Vice President, Oil & Gas, SAP Frank Westerhof - Enterprise Platform Manager, Shell Diana Ramberansingh - Manager, Enterprise IT Services, ConocoPhillips Dan Smith - SAP Program Director, BP
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Discussion: Intelligent Enterprise for Oil & Gas, Making the Move to S/4HANA Cloud

    Discuss the progress of next-generation cloud solutions for oil & gas with industry experts. Examine ongoing co-innovation in shaping the intelligent enterprise for oil & gas, including SAP S/4HANA Cloud, with industry thought leaders and SAP insights from the SAP Oil & Gas cloud consortium. Current consortium members include Apache, BP Global, Chevron Global, ConocoPhillips Company, Devon Energy, Equinox and Shell Global.
    • Benjamin Beberness
      Global Vice President, Oil & Gas, SAP
    • Frank Westerhof
      Enterprise Platform Manager, Shell
    • Diana Ramberansingh
      Manager, Enterprise IT Services, ConocoPhillips
    • Dan Smith
      SAP Program Director, BP
    2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

    Conversational Chatbots at Chesapeake Energy

    Wed ·
    Jonathan Jones - Manager - Strategic Process and Data Management, Chesapeake Energy Corporation Andrew Pellerito - Manager, EY
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    Conversational Chatbots at Chesapeake Energy

    As part of their digital strategy, Chesapeake Energy (CHK) is committed to revolutionizing the way it executes work. Chesapeake currently has a Robotics Process Automation COE established and several RPA processes associated with SAP transactions in place.  To further the use of digital, CHK and EY are currently identifying and developing use cases for conversational chatbots to aid their Supply Chain and other departments in performing their daily tasks within SAP. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the discovery, design, and build phases of chatbot development and to provide a demo of a bot in production. The presentation will also cover the benefits of the chatbots to the business as well as to CHK’s digital portfolio as a whole.

    Key business benefits: 

    • Automatic transaction processing

    • User experience/ease of use

    • Reduced risk of manual data entry errors

    • Jonathan Jones
      Manager - Strategic Process and Data Management, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
    • Andrew Pellerito
      Manager, EY

    Delivering Insights into Value Chain Economics with S/4 HANA and Commodity Management at Andeavor

    Wed ·
    Michael Carlisle - Director, IT - Business Process Partner, Commercial and Value Chain, Andeavor
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    Delivering Insights into Value Chain Economics with S/4 HANA and Commodity Management at Andeavor

    After several unsuccessful ETRM implementations and heavy SAP customization, Andeavor’s commercial processes had become scattered across multiple platforms and over-reliant upon spreadsheets. Business leadership was challenged to align around which segments of the value chain were having the most impact to overall margins, and recognized the need to re-implement and consolidate our platforms. Line-of-sight to controllable costs was critical, and in the new system, the ledger would only carry actual costs up until final sale.

    Planners and traders still required positions with market values, and Andeavor’s home-grown solutions could not survive without heavy SAP customization. Since IS-Oil had no integrated position management capabilities, we partnered with SAP to integrate Commodity management and IS-Oil to build a new kind of position model.

    Taking advantage of S/4HANA’s time-series architecture, we ultimately created a fully integrated transactional “Historian,” with real-time sampling of economic indicators across the value chain. We had to learn new skills and new ways of thinking, but we eliminated many data gathering processes altogether.

    Though we just went live and are stabilizing, we are already amassing millions of points of data around margin drivers, and beginning to generate insights beyond position and P&L. Key business benefits:

    • Trading books with drill-down to granular transactional details, provide more attribution capability than we have ever had, with remarkable performance

    • With a simple report, we can immediately evaluate the impact to margins for cross-regional moves and storage plays

    • Risk-to-GAAP reconciliation is eliminated – everything is recorded against the same movement document, so there is nothing to reconcile

    • Michael Carlisle
      Director, IT - Business Process Partner, Commercial and Value Chain, Andeavor

    How Andeavor is Increasing User Adoption through Self-Service Reporting and Analytics

    Wed ·
    Eric McGee - Director, Andeavor Blake Duggan - Vice President, Method360 Tom Flynn - Program Manager - ACE User Training & Development, Andeavor
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    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 ·

    How Andeavor is Increasing User Adoption through Self-Service Reporting and Analytics

    Gartner defines Self-Service analytics as, “a form of business intelligence (BI) in which line-of-business professionals are enabled and encouraged to perform queries and generate reports on their own, with nominal IT support”. Utilizing the robust data layer of SAP BW/4HANA and the semantic/presentation layers of SAP BusinessObjects and Microsoft PowerBI, business users can realize many benefits of deploying effective self-service solutions. This session will outline the methodology we used to develop flexible data and semantic layers and ultimately provide an environment to business users allowing them to generate their own queries and create the necessary data visualizations to support analytical capabilities. We will highlight publish and subscribe capabilities with specific highlights on the use of Web Intelligence (Webi), Analysis for Office, and non-SAP tools such as PowerBI. In addition to the tool design considerations this session will outline process design considerations for effective self-service reporting and driving efficient user adoption, and leveraging tools like SAP Analytics Hub.

    Key business benefits:

    • How to setup your organization to support self-service reporting and analytics

    • Learn effective methods for monitoring the environment and driving user adoption

    • Tangible implementation lessons learned to take to your project

    • Eric McGee
      Director, Andeavor
    • Blake Duggan
      Vice President, Method360
    • Tom Flynn
      Program Manager - ACE User Training & Development, Andeavor

    Discussion: Best Practices for Revenue Accounting (PRA)

    Wed ·
    Bob Davis II - Director, Oil & Gas, SAP Philip Best - Vice President, EPI-USE Labs Denise Braaten - Senior Business Analyst, Devon Energy Corporation Tim van den Berg - Senior Solutions Architect, EPI-USE Labs
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    Discussion: Best Practices for Revenue Accounting (PRA)

    Revenue growth without growing costs is a current common theme. Bring your experience and questions to this interactive community discussion focused on applying best practices for SAP Production Revenue and Accounting (PRA) to your organization. Hear about industry use cases and best practices from getting started to moving to PRA for SAP S/4HANA. Join this session to share and gain insights into how oil and gas companies are using PRA today and how they plan to use new PRA to automate for efficiency, accuracy, and are changing the way we do work with SAP S/4HANA.

     

    Potential interactive discussion topics:
    • Managing timing of processes – how close to real-time finance can we get, do we want to get?
    • How could well-level revenue and cost analysis fit to an operational accounting approach to supporting operational decision making?
    • Enablement of revenue and compliance processes
    • Lease Operating Statement and analytical reporting best practices
    • Master data, joint interest billing and revenue coordination
    • Bob Davis II
      Director, Oil & Gas, SAP
    • Philip Best
      Vice President, EPI-USE Labs
    • Denise Braaten
      Senior Business Analyst, Devon Energy Corporation
    • Tim van den Berg
      Senior Solutions Architect, EPI-USE Labs
    3:40 PM Conference Close & Networking Reception

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  • "As the ‘new normal’ unfolds in the oil and gas industry, organizations are focusing on being more agile by harnessing efficiencies to drive profitability. Best Practices for Oil & Gas is the leading industry gathering that brings together peer organizations to network, share and learn from one another."

    Benjamin Beberness - Global Vice President, Oil and Gas Business Solutions, SAP
     
  • "This event is as important, if not more so, than ever before for our industry."

    Ben Williams - CIO, Devon Energy
     
  • "What I value most about Best Practices for Oil & Gas is the variety of attendees – people from business, IT, vendors, partners and SAP all come together to find ways to be better at what we do."

    Glen Endress - IT Manager, Wells, Production & HSE, ConocoPhillips
     
 
 

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