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    June 24, 2021

    Together, we rise

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    The Avantra Summit is an enlightening, exciting and collaborative virtual event
    to explore all things SAP and reach new heights together.

    Join us for the only 90-minute, energetic and interactive
    SAP Operations virtual event for IT Leaders and their teams

     

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    Avantra Summit Basis Awards

    Basis Innovation Awards

    Sponsored by Google Cloud

    Avantra's Basis Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate the people, IT leaders and their teams, who are using innovation to push the status quo of SAP Operations. We created this program to hear, understand and share inspirational success stories with the community, ultimately showing the power of SAP Operations teams in transforming businesses.

     

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    Speakers include:

    Greg Offner

    Gregory Offner

    Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker

    Gregory Offner is a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and coach; speaking on the topic of Disruption and Creativity. Greg draws from his experience as an internationally known dueling pianist, combined with his background in corporate leadership and risk management, to entertain and inspire audiences throughout the world.

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    Josh Greenbaum

    Industry Expert & Consultant

    Josh has over 30 years of experience in the industry as a computer programmer, systems analyst, author, consultant and industry analyst. He has helped pioneer coverage of the enterprise software market for the likes of Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sybase, among many others.

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    Marius Poskus

    IT Security Operations Analyst, Domino's

    Marius is a Cyber Security expert mainly focusing on building high-performing SOCs, expanding DFIR capabilities, aligning vulnerability management with threat intelligence, and bringing a security focus to cloud adoption. Marius has presented at a number of conferences about Cyber Security Operations and Mitre Att&ck integration.

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    Michael Harding

    Partner Manager, SAP Strategy & Architecture, Google Cloud

    Michael drives value for the SAP customer base on Google Cloud, leveraging GCP's extensive cloud service offerings alongside the vast Partner ecosystem.

    Brenton

    Brenton O'Callaghan

    Chief Customer Officer, Avantra

    From Cork, Ireland, Brenton has spent over a decade in the SAP world across multiple companies, roles and geographies. Brenton has a deep background in Computer Science.

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    Eveline Oehrlich

    Research Director, Research In Action GmbH

    Eveline Oehrlich is an independent Research Director at Research In Action where she conducts research on topics focusing on Business and IT Automation. She held the position of VP and Research Director at Forrester Research, where she led and conducted research around a variety of topics for 13 years. She has advised leaders and teams across small and large enterprises in the world on challenges and possible changes to people, process and technology.

    Bernd

    Bernd Engist

    Chief Technology Officer, Avantra

    Since Avantra's inception 19 years ago, Bernd has been leading the technology vision and product development, ensuring innovation and top-notch quality. Bernd has an MA in electrical and electronics engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

    John Appleby

    John Appleby

    Chief Executive Officer, Avantra

    John is a recognized thought leader in the SAP market and was part of the SAP Mentors Group. Prior to Avantra, John has served as the Global Head of DDM/HANA Center of Excellence at SAP and as the Global Head of SAP HANA Solutions at Bluefin Solutions, subsequently acquired by Mindtree. John holds an MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.


    Summit schedule

    Eastern Standard Time (EST)

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

    10:00AM
    Welcome
    Gregory Offner
    10:10AM
    CEO Keynote

    John Appleby, interviewed by Josh Greenbaum

    10:25AM
    SAP on Public Cloud

    Michael Harding
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    10:35AM
    CyberOps Innovation & Automation
    Marius Poskus
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    10:50AM
    Innovation through Automation for SAP

    Bernd Engist and Brenton O'Callaghan

    11:10AM
    Basis Innovation Awards

    Sponsored by Google Cloud

    11:15AM
    Ask the audience: Panel Q&A

    All speakers

     

    Attendee feedback

    "Very well done, entertaining and informative!"

    "I loved the informal style. It was nice not to be lectured to."

    "It was pretty much a winner!"

    "Great session! Succinct and informative."

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