Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Location: International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney

Please note this is a draft agenda and is subject to change at short notice.

8:00 - 8:40 AM REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST - EXHIBITION HALL
8:40 AM CONFERENCE COMMENCES - DARLING HARBOUR THEATRE
8:40 - 8:50 AM
  • Welcome: Mike Lawrie, Chairman, President & CEO, DXC Technology


8:50 - 9:30 AM
  • Future Crunch: The world is much better than you think

    Presenter: Dr Angus Hervey & Tane Hunter
    Session time: 8:50 - 09:40 AM
    Stream: Darling Harbour Theatre

    Abstract: Dr Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter are the dynamic duo better known as Future Crunch. They deliver mind-blowing presentations to generate optimism and shift perceptions to create new and better ways of doing things in the 21st of century.
    Future Crunch are disruptive in their optimism. They cut through the dominant discourse of a planet destined to destruct and give us all the inspiration to activate purpose and be a part of a movement that stands for collective hope about the future. They invite audiences to become curious about the miraculous advancements occurring for humanity today.

9:30 - 10:00 AM
  • Panel Discussion: DXC Red Rock, DXC Technology and Oracle

    Richard James, Practice Director, DXC Red Rock
    Seelan Nayagam, Managing Director ANZ, DXC Technology
    Troy Richardson, SVP & GM – Enterprise and Cloud Applications, DXC Technology
    Valery Lanovenko, Vice President Technology Business ANZ, Oracle

10:00 - 10:10 AM WALK TO SESSION
10:10 - 10:50 AM
  • The changing customer experience in our digital age
    A panel discussion with DXC Technology
    - Nick Mescher, Senior Managing Partner, Digital Trasformation
    - Dana Gambrill, Digital Lead, Public Sector
    - Tim Roberts, Managing Consultant - Industry Lead Travel & Transportation
    - Dr John Lambert, Chief Medical Director - Healthcare and Life Sciences

    Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 1

    Abstract: With new technologies and applications being rapidly adopted by businesses and individuals - and seamless delivery expected by end users - the consumers of today with our products and services are increasingly in the driving seat.
    Join our panel of four well known and key Industry representatives from DXC Technology discussing the changing Customer Experience in our Digital Age – Focussing and reviewing the changing requirements of the consumer and how they view their providers and their needs for compelling engagement.

  • Oracle E-Business Suite: Update, strategy, and roadmap
    Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President Applications Development, Oracle

    Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 2

    Abstract: As a current Oracle E-Business Suite customer, you want the confidence that your choice of integrated, global business applications will continue to enable your organization to make better decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance.
    In this session, hear from Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin as he delivers an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. Cliff will also discuss the benefits you can expect to receive from both cloud and on-premises E-Business Suite investments. You will come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future.

  • Moving from reactive to predictive decision making
    Stuart Long, CTO and EA Manager - Enterprise and Public Sector, HPE

    Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM
    Stream: Room C3.2

    Abstract: With decision making rapidly moving from a reactive to predictive process, change is required to how we delivery the information required to make these decision. New Architectures are required that capture, analyze and deliver data from disparate parts of the decision tree into actionable intelligence. Come to the session to discuss: - Architectures that cover edge to core - When and where to start analyzing data streams - New Persistent Memory Technologies - Key components to a successful OT (Operational Technology) solution and strategy. - Road Maps on how integrate and augment current Oracle applications and technology solutions

  • ANZ Bank's CX/DX journey to Cloud
    Matt Butler, Senior Channel Development Manager, ANZ Bank

    Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM
    Stream: Room C3.3

    Abstract: TBC

  • Blockchain, IoT, and AI: Maximizing Value Through Embedded Business Applications
    Rajan Krishnan, Group Vice President Oracle Product Development, Oracle

    Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM
    Stream: Room C3.5

    Abstract: You hear about blockchain, IoT, and artificial intelligence at every turn, but how much is hype and how much is real? These technologies offer the potential to fundamentally alter the arc of business, jobs, and society at large. Blockchain offers the promise of increased trust and accountability; IoT enables unprecedented connectivity between devices, machines, and people; and artificial intelligence delivers prediction with precision. In this session explore the impact of these exciting technologies for businesses and learn about their value to enterprise applications.

  • Oracle JD Edwards: Intelligent applications in a time of change
    Lyle Ekdahl, Senior Vice President & General Manager Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle

    Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM
    Stream: Room C3.6

    Abstract: Digital technologies are driving transformational change. JD Edwards digital platform and continuous innovation maximizes your go-to-market possibilities, creates opportunity for exceptional customer experiences, and can improve your operational efficiency. Join Lyle Ekdahl to explore how JD Edwards empowers your organization to thrive—and change—in the business reality of a digital economy.

10:50 - 11:20 AM MORNING TEA: EXHIBITION HALL
11:20 - 12:00 PM
  • Navigating the complexities of Software Vendor licensing & contracts
    Panel discussion with University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and more.

    Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 1

    Abstract: Understanding your contractual rights and licensing complexities is the cornerstone to effective Software Asset Management. Participate in a customer led panel discussing experiences when it comes to licensing software. There are many ways to contract software, some favour the vendor and some favour the customer.

  • PeopleSoft Update: Ongoing Support and Investment
    Srilakshmi Ramachandra, Senior Director, Product Management and Strategy, Oracle

    Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 2

    Abstract: In this session hear about Oracle’s ongoing commi+T39tment to support and invest in PeopleSoft. Learn about the investments in simplifying interactions with PeopleSoft including investment in capabilities that leverage the modern user experience of PeopleSoft and conversational interactions using chatbots. Realize the tremendous amount of functional enhancements delivered and planned that enables PeopleSoft to effectively run your business.
    Understand how investments in configuration frameworks and tools enables the extensibility of PeopleSoft while lowering the cost associated with consuming application updates. Understand the value gained in the form of cost savings and gained agility by deploying PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Discover how to hear from other customers like you by engaging in the PeopleSoft community.

  • Thriving in the age of business disruption
    Matt Bradley, Senior Vice President EPM Development, Oracle

    Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM
    Stream: Room C3.2

    Abstract: As technology-powered innovations including Cloud, AI, machine learning, and IoT transform organizational processes and disrupt business models, leaders in every domain—finance, technology, and operations—must grasp the implications of a data-driven future in an increasingly customer-experience-centric economy.
    This powerful session explores the change-agent role that finance plays in enabling business model change and highlights customers blazing the trail toward the intelligent enterprise. The discussion covers all areas of EPM functionality including planning and budgeting, profitability and cost management, financial consolidation and close, external and internal reporting, and master data management in the cloud and on-premises.

  • Delivering a mobility solution for JD Edwards Capital Asset Management at Ravensdown
    Mahmood Nasir, National Asset Manager, Ravensdown

    Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM
    Stream: Room C3.3

    Abstract: For Ravensdown the uptime of critical manufacturing & distribution infrastructure is key to delivering quality products & customer service. Learn how Ravensdown have improved asset management by migrating from multiple legacy maintenance systems into JD Edwards Capital Asset Management and enabling the end user functionality through an easy to use, robust mobility platform. The session will also showcase the broader mobility capabilities on offer across inventory, sales, procurement and financial modules to ensure all maintenance spend is robustly stored, tracked & auditable. This solution is relevant to all JD Edwards customer and provides mobility for all the commonly requested use cases.

  • CloudCare & continuous delivery adoption of SaaS functionality
    A customer panel discussion

    Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM
    Stream: Room C3.5

    Abstract: TBC

  • National Pharmacies nearly two years on: Extending Cloud and innovation to modernise a JDE experience
    Ryan Klose, General Manager, National Pharmacies

    Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM
    Stream: Room C3.6

    Abstract: The sequel to the “National Pharmacies Driving Innovation” presentation from the previous Leadership Forum event. This session will take a look back over the last 18+ months and share how Oracle JD Edwards can deliver a modern employee experience when leveraging existing innovations in: Mobile, Bots and APIs. Achieved a full technology implementation and transformation of our business in less than 12 months, reducing administration support employees by 40%, accuracy of inventory to less than 1% variance at our last full stocktake and an end of month reporting close from 15 days to 2 days. It was our ability to assemble existing mobile and digital solutions in our Oracle technologies, extending a traditional ERP to make it limitless in reaching a diversity transactions with our: employees, suppliers, consumers, patients and community. Speakers

12:00 - 12:10 PM WALK TO SESSION
12:10 - 12:50 PM
  • Blackmores journey to Cloud
    Brett Winn, CIO, Blackmores

    Session time: 12:10 - 12.50 PM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 1

    Abstract: TBC

  • Fusion Cloud configuration, automation and control
    Gordan Halley, ConfigSnapshot

    Session time: 12:10 - 12.50 PM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 2

    Abstract: Documenting, comparing, migrating, tracking and identifying patch impact on Cloud configuration settings can be a significant challenge. Fortunately, ConfigSnapshot can automate these processes saving time, cost and risk at all stages of the Cloud application lifecycle. Used globally, installed in minutes and very cost effective, ConfigSnapshot is the ‘must have tool’ for Cloud.

  • Hyperion Planning to PBCS: Rebuilding in the Cloud
    Lee Albert, IT Project Manager, Tronox

    Session time: 12:10 - 12.50 PM
    Stream: Room C3.2

    Abstract: This presentation describes the journey taken by a vertically integrated titanium dioxide producer to rebuild its ageing Hyperion Planning model in Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). The benefits of moving to the Cloud over an on-premise implementation are discussed along with lessons learned for Finance teams considering a similar move.

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Update, strategy, and roadmap
    Manoj Mehta, Director of Product Management Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle

    Session time: 12:10 - 12.50 PM
    Stream: Room C3.3

    Abstract: TBC

  • Machine Learning and AI Cloud Applications for the Manufacturing industry
    Ramchand Raman, Vice President Product Development, Oracle

    Session time: 12:10 - 12.50 PM
    Stream: Room C3.5

    Abstract: Learn about the recently announced Oracle Adaptive Intelligent (AI) Applications for Manufacturing. This cloud offering collects, stores, and analyzes massive amounts of Operational Technology (OT) data coming from sensor enabled shop floor equipment and machines and contextualizes it with Information Technology (IT) data coming from enterprise applications such as ERP, HCM, SCM, MES, Quality, LIMS and analyzes it by applying machine learning, and artificial intelligence techniques to discover key patterns and correlations that affect manufacturing efficiencies and provides actionable predictive analytics to maximize yield and minimize defects, scrap, rework, costs, returns. It also provides comprehensive capabilities for backward and forward tracing of products and processes within manufacturing and supply chain spanning manpower, machine, material, method and management related information to facilitate rapid root cause, impact and containment analysis.!

  • The power of business payments
    Marcus Hughes, Bottomline Technologies

    Session time: 12:10 - 12:50 PM
    Stream: Room C3.6

    Abstract: The payments industry is going through a period of unprecedented change, driven by regulations, innovation and new market entrants. This global phenomenon is enabling banks and fintechs to offer new services which make it easier for businesses to pay and get paid in a secure and efficient manner. With Open Banking and real time payments, new payment instruments are emerging which integrate payments with related data and financial documents. With cyber-crime a constant threat, we will explore ways to monitor transactions and employee behaviour for suspicious activity to identify and prevent fraudulent payments.

12:50 - 1:50 PM LUNCH: EXHIBITION HALL
1:50 - 2:30 PM
  • Beyond Disruption
    Foad Fadaghi, Managing Director, Telsyte

    Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 1

    Abstract: Telsyte Principal Analyst Foad Fadaghi will be presenting the latest research conducted with over 400 Australian organisations on their approach to digital disruption, transformation, AI and technology leadership.

  • iProcurement Adaptive Intelligence (IDD) implementation and the use of data in BI Applications
    Applications Manager, Government Entity

    Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 2

    Abstract: TBC

  • Landcom's journey to the Cloud for ERP and EPM
    Genevieve Hutcheson, Finance Transformation Project Lead, Landcom

    Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM
    Stream: Room C3.2

    Abstract: TBC

  • Beyond the Screen: From Chatbots to Digital Assistants
    Suhas Uliyar, Vice President Digital Assistant / AI, Oracle

    Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM
    Stream: Room C3.3

    Abstract: The best interface is no interface. In fact interfaces get in the way. 96M smart speakers will be sold by 2022 and 50% of all searches will be voice searched by 2020. Gartner predicts Conversational AI will supersede “cloud-first, mobile-first” as the most important, high level imperative for the next 10 years. Since 2016, we have seen a meteoritic rise in the development and deployment of Chatbots. While many of these chatbots are powered by AI they are not really providing the level of intelligence that adds true value. In this session learn how Digital Assistants can take full advantage of the innovations in AI through semantic parsing and graphs to create your own Personal Digital Assistant.

  • Transforming the employee experience with Oracle HCM Cloud
    Doug Jenkins, CIO, APRA

    Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM
    Stream: Room C3.5

    Abstract: TBC

  • Wine & Reporting: Only one should take time
    Neale Clarke, Manager Forecasting & Inventory Costing, Australian Vintage Limited

    Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM
    Stream: Room C3.6

    Abstract: For Australian Vintage Limited, a long wait time is only good for wine, not for reporting. In order to get a fresh look at their JD Edwards data, they needed a solution that offered rapid deployment, prebuilt content, and end-user capabilities. Hubble allows Australian Vintage to easily connect both ERP and non-ERP datasources to form a data lake that supports reporting for the entire organisation. Find out how Hubble met Australian Vintage Limited’s accelerated reporting needs, facilitating a forecasting and planning process in addition to rapid reporting that has proven 10 to 100 times faster than their incumbent solutions. See a live demonstration of Hubble’s complete capabilities and learn how you too can leverage Hubble’s live data connections for your reporting needs.

2:30 - 2:40 PM WALK TO SESSION
2:40 - 3:20 PM
  • Data management in a multi Cloud reality
    Chris Chelliah, Group VP & Chief Architect Technology & Cloud Platform APAC, Oracle

    Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 1

    Abstract: TBC

  • Origin Energy improves reporting efficiency with Excel4Apps
    Jenny Renna, Business Analyst Financial Services, Origin Energy

    Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 2

    Abstract: With Oracle Discoverer being discontinued, Origin Energy was looking for a new solution for their varied Oracle reporting requirements, including allowing multiple Finance and Procurement users across the business to easily run reports and incorporate the results into appropriate models. In this session, hear how Excel4apps Reports Wand by insightsoftware empowered Origin Energy’s reporting across multiple operating units using custom SQL statements, template reporting, and schedulable report requests. Then see a live demonstration of how Reports Wand works securely across Oracle EBS to report real-time right in Microsoft Excel and learn how your company too can gain efficiencies using Excel4Apps.

  • A masterclass in integration
    Ahmed Hafez, National Practice Manager – Analytics (EPM / BI), DXC Red Rock

    Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM
    Stream: Room C3.2

    Abstract: TBC

  • Securing your cloud? What are the risks and pitfalls?
    Brendan Kelly, Lead - Cloud Security Practice, DXC Technology

    Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM
    Stream: Room C3.3

    Abstract: The journey into the cloud is littered with potholes, wrong turns and dead ends. There are endless blog posts and whitepapers discussing the common drawbacks, and few that talk about ideas on how to solve or mitigate these risks.
    Join us as we explore a few of the pitfalls and examine alternative cloud-centric approaches, arming you with ideas on how to approach cyber security in this digital age.

  • The journey through Cloud and onto continuous delivery - A millennials perspective
    Dylan Han, Head of Business Planning and Analysis, Clearview

    Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM
    Stream: Room C3.5

    Abstract: TBC

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: The benefits of transforming the way we do business
    Tim Roulston, National Service Manager, Ravensdown

    Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM
    Stream: Room C3.6

    Abstract: In 2016 Ravensdown, assisted by DXC Red Rock, embarked on a two-year transformation of how its supply chain is planned. The transformation included improvements to technology, processes and how we work together. Now, over two years later, the transformation is complete. Throughout the change, some benefits were obvious, while other unexpected benefits were hidden in plain sight. Even when things in your core business are going well, the benefits of coming together and taking the next step in transformation may surprise you.

3:20 - 3:30 PM WALK TO SESSION
3:30 - 4:00 PM
  • Make SaaS Your Own: Extending Apps with Visual Builder
    JT Thomas, Director Product Management, Oracle

    Session time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 1

    Abstract:Organizations and Enterprises share common functional challenges like customer relationship management and human capital management and industry specific challenges like enterprise resource planning or digital customer service. SaaS apps deliver focused solutions in these areas but cannot solve 100% of an organizations need because they are each unique. Therefore, organizations must extend or customize a SaaS app to fully realize its potential. Oracle delivers Visual Builder to provide organizations a flexible, high productivity development environment for this purpose. In this session learn how Visual Builder makes extending SaaS easy to deliver engaging web, mobile and Progressive Web Apps quickly.

  • Move and improve your E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
    Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President Product Strategy EBS, Oracle

    Session time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Stream: Cockle Bay 2

    Abstract: Oracle E-Business Suite is a powerful, complete suite of applications that can deliver tremendous value to organizations around the world. That value can be greatly extended when coupling it with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The purpose of this session is to understand the value proposition, the solutions offered and the use cases for Oracle E-Business Suite customers to deploy their environments on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

  • Integrated Student Load Modelling in the Cloud
    Kubra Chambers, Director - Institutional Analytics and Planning (IAP), University of Sydney

    Session time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Stream: Room C3.2

    Abstract: TBC

  • Securely build, manage and operate your Oracle applications to drive business optimisation and success.
    Matthew Bertram, Micro Focus

    Session time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Stream: Room C3.3

    Abstract: Bridge existing and emerging IT to protect and optimise your business applications. Micro Focus can accelerate your success by helping you get there faster, cheaper and more securely. In this session, we will cover four use cases that show how Micro Focus helps customers secure and automate the testing, deployment and management of their critical business applications.

  • AI for Manufacturing deep dive
    Marc Andre Rajotte, Solution Director – SCM, DXC Red Rock

    Session time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Stream: Room C3.5

    Abstract: Come and see a live demonstration of Oracle Adaptive Intelligent (AI) Applications for Manufacturing and learn how it can help you achieve operational excellence via machine learning and artificial Intelligence by using your existing enterprise applications data lake. Discover actionable insights from combination of factors that contributed to operational inefficiencies, predict potential problems and take proactive actions to address them, trace all aspect of the manufacturing genealogy and perform rapid root cause analysis to enable you to assess and mitigate business impact.

  • Oracle JD Edwards tools and technology update
    Clayton Seeley, Technical Architect, Oracle

    Session time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Stream: Room C3.6

    Abstract: Change is the new normal, and Oracle continues to deliver transformational capabilities with each JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools release. Are you not sure what is new with Orchestrator Studio, Extensibility Framework, 64-bit computing, Automation for Cloud, and Platform certifications? Would you like more insight into future releases? Come to this session to learn how JD Edwards continuous innovation can accelerate your transformation to a digital business.

4:00 - 4:10 PM WALK TO SESSION
4:10 - 4:40PM JUSTIN JONES - A JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY - DARLING HARBOUR THEATRE
4.40 - 6:00PM COCKTAIL PARTY & PRIZE DRAW