Panel Discussion: SAP S/4HANA Analytics customer journeys

Line of Business leaders are under pressure to deliver superior business results.  Leveraging SAP Analytics, organizations can solve business challenges and drive business results to new highs.  Attend this SAP Customer panel, hosted by the SAP Chief Customer Office, SAP S/4HANA and Analytics Ambassador Program, and hear from companies who have implemented unique and innovative business use cases.  These customers will discuss a multitude of use cases, that have delivered innovative business results from HANA, SAP S/4HANA, and SAP Analytics Cloud. This session will be informative for organizations that are reviewing their SAP Analytics strategy, and want to leverage SAP’s innovative technologies.  Questions this session can help answer include:

  • What motivated the move to SAP Analytics?
  • How did these organizations work with their business to identify use cases?
  • What best practices or lessons learned can be shared?
  • What were the immediate benefits from their innovative implementation?
  • What’s next on their innovation road map?



MEET THE EXPERTS

Shaun McDonald UNC Health Care
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Shaun McDonald serves as IT Manager for UNC Health’s Business Intelligence Team. His responsibilities in this role include managing the team supporting the enterprise data warehouse environment and UNC Health’s analytics applications. He evaluates the health care system’s projects for their data and analytics needs and impacts, and serves as a technology subject matter expert for analytics, population health, and clinical departments throughout the system. Shaun has been with UNC Health Care for over 13 years in various roles. His past positions include departmental database administrator, data and interoperability developer, and clinical team lead for the EHR reporting team, and enterprise architect for analytics. Shaun holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. His areas of expertise include enterprise architecture, data & analytics, and health informatics.

Jennifer Pearce Milliken & Company
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Jennifer Pearce has over 22 years of experience with Milliken & Company in Business Intelligence. She has been involved in all phases of the BI development and strategy thru the various BI tools over the years. Most recently, she is helping to lead the team in the transition into BW/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud. Not only is this transition a technical journey, but it is also a cultural shift where we are re-defining and re-imagining what analytics means to Milliken & Company.

Chris Vozella SAP
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Chris Vozella is a director in SAP America’s Chief Customer Office. The Chief Customer Office’s mission is to help customers achieve success, utilize their shelf ware, and leverage new innovations, which ultimately lead to a great customer reference.  Chris works as an SAP S/4HANA and Analytics Ambassador, one of the programs within the Chief Customer Office.

The SAP S/4HANA and Analytics Ambassador program is responsible for the successful deployment and adoption of SAP HANA solutions with the company’s most strategic North American customers. The team provides oversight, governance, best practices, and lessons learned for effective SAP HANA implementations, resulting in successful customer projects and referenceable SAP HANA customers. Over the last 9 years, the team has helped more than 1400 customers go-live and share their SAP HANA success stories. Chris has a deep analytics background, joining SAP as part of the BOBJ acquisition, and has helped many customers go-live successfully with SAP S/4HANA analytic solutions.

Jonathan Wingerd SAP
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Jon Wingerd is a director in SAP America’s Chief Customer Office. The Chief Customer Office’s mission is to help customers achieve success, utilize their shelf ware, and leverage new innovations, which ultimately lead to a great customer reference. Jon also works as an SAP S/4HANA and Analytics Ambassador, one of the programs within the Chief Customer Office. The SAP S/4HANA and Analytics Ambassador program is responsible for the successful deployment and adoption of SAP HANA solutions with the company’s most strategic North American customers. The team provides oversight, governance, best practices, and lessons learned for effective SAP HANA implementations, resulting in successful customer projects and referenceable SAP HANA customers. Over the last 9 years, the team has helped more than 1400 customers go-live and share their SAP HANA success stories. Jon has been working as an SAP HANA Ambassador for the last 7 years, and has worked at SAP since 1996.