Meet the First 2019 Speakers

Gain key takeaways this year from SAP customer success stories on topics such as SAP S/4HANA®, using analytics and reporting to drive business decisions, and multichannel customer interactions. Check back often as we’ll be announcing new 2019 speakers in the coming weeks.

Thomas Lord

CIO, UGI Utilities

Future Ready: How UGI Is Transforming Core Processes for Tomorrow’s Needs

Learn how UGI deployed SAP solutions to revolutionize outdated procurement processes and streamline financial closing…

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Mike Callas

Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Future Ready: How UGI Is Transforming Core Processes for Tomorrow’s Needs

Learn how UGI deployed SAP solutions to revolutionize outdated procurement processes and streamline financial closing…

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Eva Ng

Solution Architect, Accenture

Electric Vehicle Charging into the Future

California pushed boundaries to protect the environment when it set ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction…

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Jhonny Di Girolamo

Asset Management Consultant, CenterPoint Energy

Asset Lifecycle Analytics and Enhanced Data Integration Platform for MUG

The need to use asset lifecycle analytics and an enhanced data integration platform to shape…

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Gautam Sonde

IT/TO Architect, CenterPoint Energy

Asset Lifecycle Analytics and Enhanced Data Integration Platform for MUG

The need to use asset lifecycle analytics and an enhanced data integration platform to shape…

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Chris Swartz

Business Architect, San Diego Gas & Electric

Electric Vehicle Charging into the Future

California pushed boundaries to protect the environment when it set ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction…

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Future Ready: How UGI Is Transforming Core Processes for Tomorrow’s Needs

Learn how UGI deployed SAP solutions to revolutionize outdated procurement processes and streamline financial closing and reporting. Discover how the organization leveraged an extended team to integrate SAP S/4HANA with SAP Concur, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP SuccessFactors solutions to deliver accurate, real-time data for management needs. This session will explore lessons learned from integrating multiple SAP technologies across several business units and streamlining complex business processes to boost operational efficiency. Join us for insights into how UGI is making SAP technologies part of its foundation for building the utility of the future.

Future Ready: How UGI Is Transforming Core Processes for Tomorrow’s Needs

Learn how UGI deployed SAP solutions to revolutionize outdated procurement processes and streamline financial closing and reporting. Discover how the organization leveraged an extended team to integrate SAP S/4HANA with SAP Concur, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP SuccessFactors solutions to deliver accurate, real-time data for management needs. This session will explore lessons learned from integrating multiple SAP technologies across several business units and streamlining complex business processes to boost operational efficiency. Join us for insights into how UGI is making SAP technologies part of its foundation for building the utility of the future.

Electric Vehicle Charging into the Future

California pushed boundaries to protect the environment when it set ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for the year 2030. San Diego Gas & Electric embraced this challenge with the implementation of a large-scale utility-sponsored electric vehicle (EV) charging program, Power Your Drive, in Southern California. The investment in infrastructure empowered customers to embrace cleaner energy and encouraged greater adoption of EVs across the region. SDG&E had to create a solution that could accept and reconcile third-party data with its own in order to bill drivers participating in the program.

Learn how SDG&E built functionality for the custom program in SAP S/4HANA to manage a large amount of customer data, determine and distribute daily pricing, integrate with the third-party service providers, and enable near-standard billing processes.

The capabilities unleased by SAP S/4HANA are allowing SDG&E to bill customers directly, making it easy for customer EV charging while continuing to invest in clean transportation programs, support the statewide goal to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, promote a clean economy, lower pollution, and make California a cleaner place.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Provide an easy-to-use program to charge EVs during grid-friendly hours.

  • Leverage SAP S/4HANA to simplify a complex/technical process for staff/customers.

  • Provide insights to charging patterns to provide better customer service.

Asset Lifecycle Analytics and Enhanced Data Integration Platform for MUG

The need to use asset lifecycle analytics and an enhanced data integration platform to shape and formulate asset management strategy has become more widespread since data capacity is no longer a constraint.

This presentation showcases the use of SAP technologies such as SAP HANA®, big data integration with automated meter information, and data integration using SAP Data Services to provide “asset health scoring” algorithms. The application of the technical capabilities has provided next-generation building blocks within CenterPoint Energy’s analytics foundation. We discuss how this helped us to pull data from several sources for correlation and with insight into the information from HANA.

The asset health score is used to determine the condition of major underground (MUG) transformers and indicates whether it requires any intervention (maintenance or replacement). The “asset health scoring” algorithm was developed for CenterPoint Energy 35 kV and 12 kV MUG Distribution Transformers but is sufficiently generic to be applied in any MUG distribution system.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Big data integration

  • Asset intervention plan

  • Data validation process

Asset Lifecycle Analytics and Enhanced Data Integration Platform for MUG

The need to use asset lifecycle analytics and an enhanced data integration platform to shape and formulate asset management strategy has become more widespread since data capacity is no longer a constraint.

This presentation showcases the use of SAP technologies such as SAP HANA®, big data integration with automated meter information, and data integration using SAP Data Services to provide “asset health scoring” algorithms. The application of the technical capabilities has provided next-generation building blocks within CenterPoint Energy’s analytics foundation. We discuss how this helped us to pull data from several sources for correlation and with insight into the information from HANA.

The asset health score is used to determine the condition of major underground (MUG) transformers and indicates whether it requires any intervention (maintenance or replacement). The “asset health scoring” algorithm was developed for CenterPoint Energy 35 kV and 12 kV MUG Distribution Transformers but is sufficiently generic to be applied in any MUG distribution system.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Big data integration

  • Asset intervention plan

  • Data validation process

Electric Vehicle Charging into the Future

California pushed boundaries to protect the environment when it set ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for the year 2030. San Diego Gas & Electric embraced this challenge with the implementation of a large-scale utility-sponsored electric vehicle (EV) charging program, Power Your Drive, in Southern California. The investment in infrastructure empowered customers to embrace cleaner energy and encouraged greater adoption of EVs across the region. SDG&E had to create a solution that could accept and reconcile third-party data with its own in order to bill drivers participating in the program.

Learn how SDG&E built functionality for the custom program in SAP S/4HANA to manage a large amount of customer data, determine and distribute daily pricing, integrate with the third-party service providers, and enable near-standard billing processes.

The capabilities unleased by SAP S/4HANA are allowing SDG&E to bill customers directly, making it easy for customer EV charging while continuing to invest in clean transportation programs, support the statewide goal to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, promote a clean economy, lower pollution, and make California a cleaner place.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Provide an easy-to-use program to charge EVs during grid-friendly hours.

  • Leverage SAP S/4HANA to simplify a complex/technical process for staff/customers.

  • Provide insights to charging patterns to provide better customer service.