Transformation Day London 2019

Helping the world’s leading companies to automate and accelerate S/4HANA adoption

Join SNP and IBM at this year’s Transformation Day event in the elegant surroundings of a private wine club in central London to find out how companies are accelerating business change and technological innovation through rapid adoption of S/4HANA.

With expert speakers from SNP and IBM, external specialists and a customer story, we will be exploring what the market is doing and how to start your S/4 journey, and we will be demonstrating the transformation software that is opening up innovative ways to rapidly deploy S/4HANA. We will also be looking at options for Cloud deployment and explaining how companies can leverage the opportunity that the move to S/4HANA presents to move to Cloud without business interruption.

We will follow the presentations and Q&A with canapes and wine tasting organised by 67 Pall Mall’s team of leading sommeliers. 



 3.00pm - Arrivals and Registration

Registration opens in the St James’s Room at 67 Pall Mall and refreshments are served.

3.30pm – Welcome and Introduction

A warm welcome and an introduction to the agenda, themes and keynote speakers at this year’s Transformation Day.

Ben McGrail, Managing Director, SNP

3.45pm - S/4HANA Adoption – An Industry View

In this opening session, Mark will share insights on S/4 adoption across the global SAP market. Compare where you are on your journey against your industry, understand how other companies are deploying S/4HANA and hear lessons learned from more than 120 completed S/4HANA programmes.

Mark From-Poulsen, VP Enterprise Applications Europe, IBM

4.15pm - S/4HANA Assessment - Getting Started

Many organisations are still at an early stage of their S/4HANA journey. Join this session to jump start your S/4HANA roadmap. Hear from our experts on how to bridge the gap between top-down business principles and bottom-up technical evaluation with a fact-based assessment of your SAP estate, unconstrained options and step-by-step planning.

Alex Smith, Head of Strategy and Solutions, SNP & Mark Dudgeon, Global SAP CTO, IBM

4.45pm - Break

A short break for coffee and refreshments.

5.15pm - IBM Rapid Move and SNP BLUEFIELD™ Approach to S/4HANA

New implementation or system conversion? But what if you want to use the move to S/4HANA to drive change in your business while also retaining the investment, IP and data you have developed over the years. Find out how the IBM's Rapid Move and SNP's BLUEFIELD™ approach enables SAP customers to drive maximum value out of the move to S/4HANA free from the limitations of a technical conversion. 

Steele Arbeeny, Chief Technical Officer, SNP & Andrew Worsley-Tonks, Associate Partner, IBM

5.45pm - Atlas Copco Vacuum Technique’s Journey to S/4HANA

Hear from Atlas Copco about their journey to SAP S/4HANA. Currently underway, with the initial assessment and blueprint completed, Atlas Copco are consolidating two SAP ECC systems into a single S/4HANA instance. Fareed will provide early insights and answer questions on business drivers, challenges and lessons learned from their S/4HANA implementation so far.

Fareed Khan, Programme Director, Atlas Copco

6.15pm - Move to the Cloud

The move to Cloud is a milestone on most digital transformation roadmaps and at the top of many CIOs’ agendas, offering reduced cost, less management overhead and enhanced flexibility and responsiveness to change. But moving a large SAP estate off premise and onto the Cloud can mean days of system downtime. Learn how SNP and IBM can accelerate the move to Cloud with Near-Zero Downtime at cutover.

Julian Brumby, Head of Client Services, SNP & JIm Mathis, Managed Applications, IBM

6.45pm - Closing Remarks

Summary, wrap up and any final Q&A.

Ben McGrail, Managing Director, SNP

7.00pm - Canapes and Wine Tasting until 9pm

Continue your discussions with our speakers and guests over evening drinks and canapes.