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Welcome to Mastering SAP Collaborate - Melbourne 2024. 

We’re at an inflection point where today’s decisions have far-reaching consequences.

It’s the perfect moment to lean on the Mastering SAP community at the Mastering SAP Collaborate Conference - learn, understand and springboard your thinking based on real-world experience from members just like you.

An intensive two-days of hearing from practitioners, managers, experts and the doers on what’s worked, lessons learned and obstacles overcome. Find your direction from like-minds facing similar circumstances – 800+ people, 2 days, 90+ hours of brilliant content and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Two days to help you find answers, insights and shortcuts to navigate the pressure of:  

  1. Global, local and technology issues continue to arise that require knowledge, skill and understanding to transform possible threats into seized opportunity
  2. Staff, project teams and resources are under increasing pressure from ongoing technology migration projects alongside day-to-day operations. 
  3. Evolution in the talent market requires new skills and innovative approaches to ensure staff retention and business growth.
  4. And as part of the SAP ecosystem, charting a way forward – from old to new, ABAP to BTP, on-premise to cloud, customisation to clean core, capex to opex or just maximising current environments – has significant financial, operational and reputational implications.


"From the attention to detail, the exciting keynotes, the extremely informative content, to the intimacy of the total networking sessions, it is absolutely one of the best SAP conferences I have ever attended!

I met and engaged with so many like-minded people, as well as actually learned from many of the sessions (especially the SAP folks), and the deep dive learning sessions captivated my interest so completely."

Susan Zortea - Global Governance Lead, Jabil


Start: 22 May 2024
End: 23 May 2024
Mastering SAP

Crown Promenade Melbourne, Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC, Australia

8 Whiteman Street
3006 Southbank VIC

From the community, for the community. Expertly guided by the community advisory committee.

Join us in Melbourne in May 2024 to experience the real-life understanding and shared knowledge from Australia’s largest independent gathering of leading thinkers and those at the frontline in the SAP ecosystem and focussed on six specialist communities.

The annual innovation forum for Finance leaders to talk: Central Finance Deployment, Aligning Business Processes to Systems, Green Ledger / Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting, The Universal Journal, Change Management, Financial Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting, Financial Data & Reporting, Finance Talent & Digital Capability, Finance Automation (RPA, AI & Machine Learning), Financial Closing, Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC), The SAP Finance Roadmap and so much more.   Where Developers, Architects and Technical Specialists enhance their skills in: Adopting AI, SAP Business Technology Platform, Moving to SAP S/4HANA, Cloud Adoption, RISE & Grow with SAP, Business Process Transformation and Intelligence, The User Experience (UX), Strategies for Business and Enterprise Architecture, The Evolution of Developer Tooling, Low-code No-code Development, A Clean Core ERP, DevOps for SAP, SAP System Integration, Application Lifecycle Management plus more.   Two amazing days of learning and innovation on: The SAP HR Roadmap, Moving to the cloud, Integrated Talent management, Innovation & AI, HR Transformation, Employee Experience Management (HXM), Onboarding & Cross-boarding, Centralised Payroll, Performance Management, The Self-Managed Career Learning & Development, Workforce Analytics & Reporting, SAP BTP for HR and more.
Forum for Security professionals to discuss: Cybersecurity, Cloud Security, SAP Identity Access Management (IAM) & Access Governance, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Data Privacy and Protection, Embedding a Strong Security Culture, Development Security, Security and Moving to SAP S/4HANA   Forum for Data & Analytics professionals to discuss: The SAP Data and Analytics Roadmap, Analytics and Line of Business Collaboration, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP Led Data & Analytics Strategy, SAP Datasphere, Master Data Governance, Planning & Predictive Analytics, Self-Service Analytics, Building an Analytics Culture, Data Visualisation and Storytelling, AI, Machine Learning and Data Science, Data Literate Ecosystem and more.   Concentrating on the unique challenges and opportunities facing the Public Sector: Change Management to Support Digital Transformation, Massive Data Migrations, Shared Services Environment, Automation, Integration, Cloud Security and S/4HANA Readiness.

Featured Speakers

Speakers and agenda are subject to change

Angela Colantuono

President and Managing Director
Angela Colantuono
  • Angela Colantuono

    Angela Colantuono is the newly appointed President and Managing Director of SAP Australia and New Zealand. In this role Angela is responsible for all customer operations across the market. She ensures the company delivers on its purpose of making the world run better and improving people’s lives for our customers, our partners and our community in Australia and New Zealand.

    Angela joined SAP in 2017, entering SAP as the Head of Key Enterprise & Public Sector Accounts for SAP SuccessFactors in Australia, before moving into the Head of SuccessFactors role ANZ and most recently was the head of SAP SuccessFactors HXM – APJ.

    Before joining SAP, Angela spent more than 16 years with Oracle (joining via the acquisition of Siebel) managing the industry verticals focusing on Customer Experience, HR & ERP.

    Angela has over 25 years of Business Applications experience in the Software Industry and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Passionate about Women in Leadership and empowering our next generation of female leaders, Angela is a trusted mentor to individuals from across the globe, spanning various industries and functions

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Kirk Docker

Interviewer, TV producer & co-creator of "You Can't Ask That"
Kirk Docker
  • Kirk Docker

    Kirk Docker is one of Australia’s finest interviewers and storytellers. He is the co-creator and director of the ABC program You Can’t Ask That, now in its 7th season. The show has been awarded Rose d’Or, AACTA and Walkley awards and is the most successful format in ABC history, selling to 32 territories, and broadcast in 9 different languages world wide. When it comes to the content he creates, no subject is off-topic. Kirk’s interviewees range from ex-politicians to ice users to sexual assault survivors. He has a deep curiosity, compassion and playfulness that elicits honesty from his participants, many of whom have never sat in front of a camera before. Through thousands of hours of open dialogue, what’s become absolutely clear to Kirk is that every human, no matter what they believe or how high their stature, share a core value: the desire to be understood. 

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Kate Davies (International)

Senior Vice President - Finance & Accounting
Kate Davies (International)
  • Kate Davies (International)

    As Senior Vice President of Finance & Accounting at Lionsgate, Kate brings over 18 years of expertise as a senior technology executive. With a track record of designing, implementing, and managing complex global technology solutions, Kate has consistently showcased leadership in team building and product/service delivery for discerning clientele.

    A versatile professional, Kate excels in fostering strong partnerships between business units and IT, as well as establishing fruitful alliances with external vendors. She boasts extensive experience in the Media and Entertainment industry, spanning areas such as TV and Motion Picture development, production, marketing, and distribution, alongside Home Entertainment and worldwide product fulfillment.

    Driven by a passion for problem-solving, Kate is dedicated to deriving business value through innovative applications of technology, human capital, and streamlined processes.

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Timo Elliott (International)

VP, Global Innovation Evangelist
Timo Elliott (International)
  • Timo Elliott (International)

    Timo Elliott is a Global Innovation Evangelist for SAP. He works closely with leading-edge organizations around the world on their digital transformation initiatives. Over the last 30 years with the company, he has given presentations to business and IT leaders in over 60 different countries, talking about SAP's strategy and future trends, illustrated with real-world examples of customer innovation. He has worked in the UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and California, and currently lives in Paris, France. He has a degree in Econometrics and holds a patent in the area of mobile analytics.  

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Kirsty Donbavand

People & Capability Manager
NZ Rugby
Kirsty Donbavand
  • Kirsty Donbavand

    Currently serving as the People & Capability Manager at New Zealand Rugby, Kirsty has a strong dedication to cultivating company culture, particularly during a period when a significant number of individuals are exploring alternative work arrangements. Kirsty’s unwavering commitment lies in enhancing the employee experience and strategically adapting to evolving work environments. She has a professional background that traverses both the private and public sectors, she has acquired invaluable expertise across the entire employee life cycle, starting from recruitment and extending into roles within the realm of burgeoning commercial food manufacturing, as well as larger Government organizations, and beyond.

    In addition to her professional pursuits, Kirsty embraces various personal roles, such as being a loving daughter, supportive sister, devoted spouse, trusted friend, diligent PTA committee representative, and nurturing mother of two.

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Gaurav Singh (International)

Manager, SAP Cyber Security
Under Armour
Gaurav Singh (International)
  • Gaurav Singh (International)

    As an accomplished Cyber Security Transformational Leader with extensive experience in Digital transformations for Finance, Supply Chain, and other enterprise applications like enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) and compliance, Guarav brings a unique combination of technical knowledge and business acumen.

    With over 18+ years in the industry, he has a proven track record of protecting organizations from cyber threats while maximizing their investment in digital transformation.

    In addition to leadership role, he is a highly sought-after Speaker and Author, delivering sessions and publishing articles on various topics related to cybersecurity and digital transformations. His recent speaking engagement was at the prestigious Gartner IT Symposium 2023, which happened in Orlando in Oct 2023 and is deemed The World's Most Important Gathering of CIOs and IT Executives.

    Guarav's expertise spans the entire spectrum of SAP security, including Identity and Access controls, Governance, Risk and Compliance, more importantly, into Vulnerability Management and Threat Management, Incident Response, and Back Up and Disaster recovery. He is passionate about going beyond traditional SAP Security and rather be true Cyber Security and covering all aspect of SAP Security Operations Map, including Infrastructure and Cloud Security as well.

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Brendan Tanner

Head of Finance
Brendan Tanner
  • Brendan Tanner

    Brendan is a reliable Senior Finance Leader, skilled Business Partner, and trusted leadership advisor, bringing with him a wealth of experience from a senior Big 4 external audit background. Known for his business and people-centric approach, he is a decisive problem solver with a proven track record of delivering high-quality results in a timely manner. His diverse skill-set includes leading significant Finance transformations and implementing Finance technology solutions, such as SAP S4 HANA Cloud and Concur.

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Tina Rosario (International)

Head of Data Innovation, Chief Data Officer, EMEA
Tina Rosario (International)
  • Tina Rosario (International)

    In this customer facing role, Tina is responsible for helping EMEA businesses drive data innovation typically as an important component of an enterprise wide transformation initiative.

    As a business strategy professional, Tina has more than 25 years of experience in business process re-engineering, defining business impact and leading transformation programs – she has two passions: data and diversity.

    She’s an American who chose to move to Paris for a greater work-life balance and international experience for her family. When she moved to EMEA in 2016 she became the head of data innovation, where she works directly with senior business executives to design a data management approach, future state information management capabilities and consult with executives on the design and execution of their data strategy.

    Tina's expertise ranges from building best practice enterprise programs, defining data management innovations, driving data technology development, and managing teams of data stewards and data operations. Tina has practical experience as head of SAP’s own data governance program, responsible for the enterprise data strategy across SAP.

    A recognized expert in information management, Tina is regularly requested to speak at industry events and lead SAP’s Chief Data Officer engagement. She spends a significant amount of time presenting SAP’s point of view on the power of data and a data-driven culture.

    Tina also serves as President of the European chapter of the Women in Big Data network whose mission is to promote diversity in the field of data management. She runs a program with over 6,000 members across EMEA targeted at providing training, awareness, mentoring and job sharing in the growing field of big data (including ML, AI, Data Science, IoT and Data Warehousing). Under her leadership the region has grown and now includes chapters in South Africa, Israel, Russia and Slovenia as well as many other tech hubs like Berlin, Paris and London.

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Dr Kim Oosthuizen

Head of Artificial Intelligence
Dr Kim Oosthuizen
  • Dr Kim Oosthuizen

    As an Innovation principal for AI, Kim supports customer and partner enablement with AI innovation opportunities across process and usability to enable an intelligent enterprise. She has over 20 years of experience spanning South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Australia; she has held various operations, the centre of excellence and technology roles during her career, helping her develop a well-rounded understanding of the end-to-end business processes. Kim is passionate about evolving businesses digitally using intelligent applications. She leverages her business, technical, and financial acumen to assist customers in building organisations for the future.  
    Kim is an expert in the application of Artificial Intelligence in business. She holds both MBA and PhD degrees from Stellenbosch Business School. Her research has led to multiple academic publications exploring the integration of Artificial Intelligence into business. Kim founded and is leading the SAP partner AI Council of Australia. The council focuses on unlocking opportunities and possibilities for the responsible adoption, operation, and scaling of AI across Australian industries. 
    Kim has presented at multiple events, including DigitalNSW, SAP User group, and Partner Kick-off sessions and participated in the SAP ANZ best-run podcast. She also shares her AI in business knowledge through guest lecturing at universities across South Africa, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia.

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We’ll dive into key questions behind the big picture issues like:

Digital transformation

  • What are the challenges and how they were overcome?
  • What are the keys to project success and best next steps (or even where to start based on the experience of those already deep into SAP S/4HANA)?
  • How to build collaboration across the organisation to enable digital transformation?

The impact of AI 

  • How can you activate the artificial intelligence already in your SAP solutions?, 
  • What else is possible and how might it help your team and organisation efficiency?
  • What ethical and governance issues should you be managing now and in the future? 
  • What’s the implication of your AI aspirations for existing data?

Security, privacy and data governance 

  • How to best manage the growing need for better identity management, risk management and cybersecurity?
  • What’s the impact of impending privacy legislation on customer, employee and organisation data and it’s use?

Finding the right innovation fit 

  • With organisation and technical maturity shaping your innovation appetite, what is the right fit for your technical teams in terms of cloud, SAP S/4HANA, UX, low-code, BTP and DevOps?
  • How to get your business users to collaborate on the same technology journey?

Skills for the future and talent management 

  • If building data skills across your organisation is the foundation to digital transformation, how to you enhance skills in data literacy, data visualisation and data storytelling?
  • Can leveraging your SAP solutions and new advances help you win the war for talent and boost retention?

Strengthening financials 

  • How to build technical and process depth into your finance function

Experience the inspirational keynotes, community case studies, technical deep dives, innovation reveals and solution demonstrations that matter to your world today and tomorrow. Meet and connect with like-minds as part of the networking sessions so you’ll have a well-rounded view of real-life best practice to bring back to your desk.


"The conference itself was top notch in all ways: content, venue, speakers, partners, fun. I think the companies that sent multiple folks were smart, so they could divide and conquer all that great material.

I am still downloading content and sharing insights with my team. Thank you again for such a great experience."

Tara Gambill - Sr. Director of Enterprise Systems, MOD Pizza

Registration Rates


Join the Mastering SAP Membership Community including an Event All Access Pass
All standard prices valid to 30 April 2024

Single Membership + Pass Early Bird Price: $2,710 + GST

Our standard rate for Mastering SAP Membership includes one event pass. Your event pass provides entry to all sessions and networking at the event, plus the Exhibit Hall.

Your exclusive 12-month Mastering SAP Premium Membership includes access to Mastering SAP's entire library of content at, and access to all event presentations for all events.

Group Discounts

3 pass pack - $2,600 per pass + GST

6 pass pack - $2,450 per pass + GST

10 pass pack - $2,360 per pass + GST

15 pass pack - $2,300 per pass + GST

Passes must be bought in pack's specified above for discount to apply.
All Access pass rates for Mastering SAP Collaborate - Melbourne 2024.

Each person in the group discount becomes a Mastering SAP Premium Member for 12 months.

This exclusive 12-month Mastering SAP Premium Membership includes access to Mastering SAP's entire library of content at, and access to all event presentations for all events.
If you have any questions regarding Mastering SAP memberships please reach out to or Meike Paternotte on +61 474 446 696.
Important notes: All prices above exclude GST and payment fees and are valid until midnight 30 April 2024. Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received.



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