SAP and partner experts will be available to take your questions on the record to report process - from a central finance approach, to the entity and group close, to financial reporting - this is your chance to get your questions answered.
MEET THE EXPERTS
Mr. Hilker has been working in the field of financial and management accounting for 20+ years in various roles including development, consulting and product management. He is an advocate of financial excellence, enterprise optimization and profitable growth and has presented and published on the topic of Finance and Management Accounting in numerous occasions. He currently serves as global solution owner for SAP Central Finance with GTM responsibility across all markets, channels, and related products. His past and current professional affiliations ASUG, IMA, CAM-I, the Resource Consumption Accounting Institute (RCA-I), Society of Cost Management (SCM) and the International Controller Association (ICV).
Birgit Starmanns is the Global Head of oCFO COE Thought Leadership Strategy and Programs in the Global Center of Excellence for Finance and Risk. She also has responsibility for the go-to-market of new finance and risk solutions that leverage new technologies such as machine learning and cloud, and the business benefits they can bring to organizations. Her functional experience is in finance and management accounting, including SAP S/4HANA Finance, as well as core SAP ERP and SAP EPM. Birgit has over 30 years of experience across the Center of Excellence (COE), solution marketing, solution management, strategic customer communities, and management consulting organizations. Prior to SAP, she was a principal in management consulting organizations, including Price Waterhouse and several boutique firms. Birgit holds a BA and MBA from the College of William and Mary.
Katharina Reichert is co-head of the Global Solution Management team for Accounting and Central Finance, guiding large enterprises in their finance transformations and working collaboratively toward customer success. In her 17 years at SAP, she has held various positions in solution marketing and product management in the accounting, finance operations, and GRC areas. Katharina has a degree in economics from Harvard College, and she also spent several years as a management consultant in the financial services industry.
Elizabeth Milne has over 20 years of experience improving the software solutions for multi-national, multi-billion dollar organizations. Her finance career began working at Walt Disney then Warner Bros in the areas of financial consolidation, budgeting, and financial reporting. She subsequently moved to the software industry and has held positions including implementation consultant & manager, account executive, pre-sales consultant, solution management team at SAP, Business Objects and Cartesis. She graduated with an Executive MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. In 2014 she published her first book “Accelerated Financial Closing with SAP.” She currently manages the accounting and financial close portfolio for SAP Product Marketing.
Rizal (Riz) serves as Wellesley Information Service’s Chief of Content. He oversees content and business planning, helping WIS’s global customers and partners discover new ways to leverage content for competitive advantage. Prior to WIS, Riz was a Research Associate with Forrester Research and a reporter for the Manila Times in the Philippines. Riz earned dual degrees from Dartmouth College in History and Economics.