june, 2022

09junAll DayOracle5: LiveReal Talk, Real Business, Real Ideas

Schedule

    • june 9, 2022
    • 08:30 Registration, Coffee, Exhibition & Networking08:30 - 09:15Please join us at East Wintergarden and get fuelled with coffee for the day!

    • 09:15 Welcome to Oracle5: Live!09:15 - 09:30

      Welcome to the event, agenda run down and general housekeeping

    • 09:30 Keynote - Digital Transformation09:30 - 10:10This exciting keynote speech from Stewart Allan, Chief Information Security Officer at Weatherbys Bank, delves into Stewart's own experiences of digital transformation, and the wide-reaching impact it has across all business processes. Speakers: Stewart Allan

    • 10:15 Oracle Presentation – E-Business Suite Innovation10:15 - 11:00Thousands of organisations worldwide rely on Oracle E-Business Suite to run their key business operations. Oracle continues to invest in the suite, focusing on functional advances, mobility, UI modernisation, and operational efficiency. During this session, you will hear from the Applications Unlimited team about how they can support your Oracle journey and empower you to control the roadmap to your success.Speakers: Jonathan Price, Terry Walton

    • 11:00 Coffee break and refreshments11:00 - 11:15

      Stretch the legs and grab a biscuit (or two).

    • 11:15 The 5 ways of Intelligent Procure To Pay Including 'No PO, No pay?11:15 - 12:00A discussion with Schroders on the steps and benefits of why the PO within an efficient Purchase-to-Pay process adds controls, auditability, and automation to create a more streamlined and efficient process, ultimately saving time and money.Speakers: Clare DIxon, Husein Fazal, Jason Howard, Roger Cranstone

    • 11:15 How to Choose The Best Cloud Hosting Platform for Your Oracle System11:15 - 12:00Are all Cloud Infrastructures made equal? Mike Sowerbutts, Claremont’s Head of Infrastructure walks you through five key areas of Cloud Infrastructure; security, performance, supportability, resilience and cost detailing what you should look out for when selecting a cloud infrastructure partner.Speakers: Mike Sowerbutts

    • 11:15 Secrets of ERP User Adoption11:15 - 12:0040% of ERP projects that fail are due to a lack of user adoption. Fudge Learn, along with Oracle University, will be providing a demonstration of Oracle’s Guided Learning and show how to ensure users have the confidence and competence to utilise a new ERP system. From go-live to covering risks, this session is essential if you want to empower your team to be more productive within the workplace. Speakers: Rachael Griffiths, Tony Cook

    • 12:15 How to Transform Your HR Data12:15 - 13:00HR data is a gold mine! When HR teams access and use that data, they provide an invaluable resource to the business as a whole. But managing that information can be time consuming and challenging. In this session, we look at how to manage that data more effectively and show you strategies that will positively impact your HR department and the rest of the organisation. Speakers: Jivan Dempsey, Sid Muthevi, Steven Atkins

    • 12:15 Workshop - Invoice Automation from the Client's Perspective12:15 - 13:00Learn how both Eurostar and Schroders achieved rapid benefits and efficiency gains by integrating Mi Invoices into Oracle E-Business Suite and ERP Cloud. Come along to hear their story and also ask questions in an open forum.Speakers: Clare DIxon, Jason Howard, Nicola Gazzard

    • 12:15 VAT News & Technology Cues12:15 - 13:00This session will bring you the latest indirect tax updates from across the globe (rate changes, reporting, new legal requirements etc.) and offer advice on how to prime your technology for inbound changes. Speakers: Andrew Bohnet

    • 13:00 Lunch, Networking & Exhibition13:00 - 14:00

      Explore the exhibition hall, discuss what you've learnt so far and enjoy a lunchtime buffet

    • 14:00 How to be a Finance Futurist: can we really predict what happens next?14:00 - 14:40What is a futurist, and why does it matter for finance? In this session we’ll shine a light on the trends and motivations that have defined business transformation projects, and ask the question: are we really ready for whatever comes next?Speakers: Andrew Bohnet, Laura Gatrad, Vishnu Suresh

    • 14:00 Financial Reporting and Automation: A Smarter Way of Working14:00 - 14:20Adopting KPI’s and report automation can have a positive impact on financial decision making. Hear from Alison Gibson, Senior Business Analyst at Warner Music Group and Rishabh Miglani, Solutions Manager at SplashBI, on how Oracle EBS reporting for Accounts Receivable data and financial report automation, has optimised internal processes and provided a smarter way of working.Speakers: Alison Gibson, Graham Spicer, Rishabh Miglani

    • 14:20 People Analytics: It's Essential We Do It, But Where Do We Start? - A.S. Watson story14:20 - 14:40The hardest part to doing anything is often getting started or even knowing where to start. Starting a journey to embed Analytics as a discipline with your People Teams is no different. During this session, A.S. Watson will share the story of how they went about solving this problem The session will explore: The need to first and foremost understand where your organisation is today; Importance of collaboration to build a shared vision for People Analytics; Selling the need and vision for Analytics whilst simultaneously managing expectations; The benefits of leveraging your existing technology, supplementing tactically as required Speakers: Steven Atkins

    • 14:00 Drive Top Line Growth and Reduce Bottom Line Costs with E-Business Suite14:00 - 14:40Building on a 30-year history of innovation, Oracle E-Business Suite continues to deliver new functionality and expand existing product capabilities to support today’s evolving business models. During this session, you will hear examples of how new functionality can help drive revenue growth or reduce your bottom-line costs by using E-Business Suite.Speakers: Terry Walton

    • 14:40 Coffee break and refreshments14:40 - 15:00

      Second round of biscuits anyone?

    • 15:00 Panel Session Q&A15:00 - 15:50

      Think 'Mastermind' meets 'Question Time' - this is your chance to quiz the partner panellists and have your questions answered by the experts


      Speakers: Andreea Istrate, Andrew Bohnet, Graham Spicer, Husein Fazal, Jason Howard, Tony Cook

    • 15:50 Closing Statement15:50 - 16:00A quick recap of the day and what'll be happening after the day's event

    • 16:00 Drinks (and a bit of Networking)16:00 - 18:30

      It's time to relax with a cooling libation whilst you celebrate a solid day's learning!

Speakers for this event

  • Alison Gibson

    Alison Gibson

    Global Business Analyst
    Warner Music Group

    Alison is a highly experienced Global Business Analyst, having spent the past 15 years supporting cross-functional project teams and delivering solutions for a variety of international organisations. Across her varied career, Alison has focused on developing strategies, defining and managing Order to Cash processes with specialisms in Oracle EBS R11i & R12, ERP Financial Systems.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-gibson-25b8809/

    Global Business Analyst
    Warner Music Group

  • Andreea Istrate

    Andreea Istrate

    Oracle Partner Development Leader
    Oracle

    Andreea is a highly motivated, driven partner manager, with practical knowledge of Oracle OnPremise and Cloud applications. Andreea has extensive experience helping Oracle customers maximise thier investments in E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Hyperion or Agile.

    Andreea is a certified global Project Manager Professional by the Project Management Institute USA.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreea-istrate-ba10539/

    Oracle Partner Development Leader
    Oracle

  • Andrew Bohnet

    Andrew Bohnet

    Global Solutions Architect
    Innovate Tax

    Andrew Bohnet is the founder of Innovate Tax and chair of the Oracle Tax Management SIG. With 20 years of implementation experience, Andrew is the only Oracle Ace for eBTax and the go-to indirect tax technology expert. Internationally recognised as the best in his field, Andrew presents globally on all forms of indirect tax.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewbohnet/

    Global Solutions Architect
    Innovate Tax

  • Clare DIxon

    Clare DIxon

    Head of Cost and Cash Operations
    Schroders

    Clare has many years of experience across the Finance department, and is Schroder’s Head of Cost and Cash. Clare has been focused on delivering best practice and business efficiencies, including no PO no Pay at Schroders, which has driven substantial benefits and performance gains across finance.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-dixon-80082490/

    Head of Cost and Cash Operations
    Schroders

  • Graham Spicer

    Graham Spicer

    Country Head EMEA
    SplashBI

    Graham Spicer has been involved in the Business Intelligence and Analytics community since 1979, and is a recognized thought-leader in the Oracle community. He has published several papers and serves as a regular presenter at the various annual industry events. He has a strong history of growing satisfied client bases as well as building talented staff members to support such successes.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/gspicer/

    Country Head EMEA
    SplashBI

  • Husein Fazal

    Husein Fazal

    Head of Financials & Procurement
    Claremont

    Husein is a technology leader successfully delivering enterprise level programmes and is an acknowledged expert in the travel and transport sector delivering innovative solutions to business. From a big-4 background, Husein is an accomplished C-suite influencer with strategic vision as well as being highly skilled at translating strategy to an operational solution, providing a narrative to engage and inform stakeholders as well as securing funding for delivery.

    URL https://uk.linkedin.com/in/husein-fazal

    Head of Financials & Procurement
    Claremont

  • Jason Howard

    Jason Howard

    Sales Director
    Arcivate

    Jason has more than 20 years of sales and leadership experience, with exposure to the document management and automated invoice processing arena. Jason is instrumental in driving the go-to-market strategy and commercial direction for Arcivate automated invoice processing solutions.

    His detailed knowledge of client requirements and maximising automation through intuitive user interfaces assisted with the development of Mi Invoices Automated invoice processing software, supplied within a SaaS model in the Cloud.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonehoward

    Sales Director
    Arcivate

  • Jivan Dempsey

    Jivan Dempsey

    Transformation Consultant
    Five Rivers Consulting

    With over two decades’ experience at the forefront of organisational transformations, I lead change with a passion for people management, having operated as a manager, consultant and non-executive director across a diverse array of public, private and third sector organisations, both in the UK and internationally.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/changepsychology

    Transformation Consultant
    Five Rivers Consulting

  • Jonathan Price

    Jonathan Price

    Director, Solutions Engineering Europe
    Oracle

    Specialities: Leading and transforming presales teams to deliver world-class presales capabilities across EMEA, covering solution portfolios that help customers embrace the challenges in today’s Application Driven Economy. Leading and managing people to help them reach their true potential.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/pricejonathanh/

    Director, Solutions Engineering Europe
    Oracle

  • Laura Gatrad

    Laura Gatrad

    Head of Tax, Process, Systems & Technology
    Tesco

    With a traditional tax background in VAT, Laura originally joined Tesco as UK VAT Manager. Since that time, Laura has spearheaded several initiatives as Finance Transformation Lead, and in 2020 was appointed as Head of Tax Process, Systems and Technology. In the same year, Laura was recognised by ICAS in its prestigious ‘Top 100 Young Charted Accountants’ list.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauragatrad/

    Head of Tax, Process, Systems & Technology
    Tesco

  • Lawrence Vesey

    Lawrence Vesey

    Partner
    Sia Partners

    Lawrence is a partner with Sia Partners and is responsible for the Delivery & Assurance practice across UK and Ireland. He has significant experience delivering major technology and business transformation programmes across a range of industries including multiple ERP implementations.

    Sia Partners work with the world’s best businesses to help them implement complex change across different sectors including Financial Services, Energy, Life Sciences & Pharma, Transport, Manufacturing and Professional Services. With a team of in excess of 2,500 staff in 38 offices across 18 countries, Sia Partners provides a comprehensive range of management consulting services across a range of business sectors and areas of expertise.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrencevesey/

    Partner
    Sia Partners

  • Mark Vivian

    Mark Vivian

    CEO
    Claremont

    I’m passionate about helping customers to get the most value out of their existing investment in Oracle technology. I’ve spoken at several UKOUG events and had numerous articles published on the subject.

    As CEO, I’m responsible for Claremont’s strategic growth and development, and proud to be part of a very talented Leadership Team who run the business on a day-to-day basis.

    URL https://uk.linkedin.com/in/markvivian

    CEO
    Claremont

  • Mike Sowerbutts

    Mike Sowerbutts

    Head of Infrastructure
    Claremont

    As Infrastructure Lead at Claremont I have a wide variety of responsibilities. I am responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of Infrastructure support to our customers, including managing the Infrastructure delivery team and playing a technical role myself in delivering both day to day BAU support and significant project work including platform migrations, upgrades and more!

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikesowerbutts/

    Head of Infrastructure
    Claremont

  • Nicola Gazzard

    Nicola Gazzard

    Head of Corporate and Operational Systems
    Eurostar

    Nicola has extensive experience in all things ‘organisational restructure’, and is Eurostar’s operational lead for its Professional Services Team, Operational Services Team, Enterprise Services Team and Solutions Architecture. Nicola’s focus is to drive forward Eurostar’s strategic development initiatives across a wide gamut of business areas.

    URL linkedin.com/in/nicola-gazzard-2008129

    Head of Corporate and Operational Systems
    Eurostar

  • Rachael Griffiths

    Rachael Griffiths

    Senior Solutions Engineer
    Oracle University

    Rachael is an experienced Solution Consultant and Key Account Manager at Oracle University. Typically working with C-Suite stakeholders, Rachael helps businesses to understand their learning requirements through Oracle Guided Learning, with particular attention to Databases, Data Integration, Team Management, Software Documentation, Technical Training, Training Needs Analysis, User Adoption, Enablement & Business Intelligence.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachael-griffiths-0b16991/

    Senior Solutions Engineer
    Oracle University

  • Rishabh Miglani

    Rishabh Miglani

    Solutions Manager
    SplashBI

    As Solutions Account Manager, Rishabh is a techie by heart and loves solving Data problems. He has extensive experience in working with customers to resolve their reporting and analytics needs for Oracle Applications. Rishabh has also worked with several Big data projects in the past and has helped many customers put in place reporting and analytics strategies based on industry recommended best practices.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/rishabh-miglani/

    Solutions Manager
    SplashBI

  • Roger Cranstone

    Roger Cranstone

    Training Consultant
    Fudge Learn

    I am an experienced CIPD qualified Training & Development Professional, who has worked in private and public sectors in both permanent and contract positions. I am happy managing teams and delivering training for both IT and soft skills.

    I have led teams through all aspects of the training cycle to deliver successful training solutions and engage with customers and stakeholders to meet deadlines and deliver successful results. I adopt practical and blended learning solutions to ensure customers receive the service they expect and use my calm and efficient communication skills to keep them fully informed and provide the best solutions.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/roger-cranstone-9267353/

    Training Consultant
    Fudge Learn

  • Sid Muthevi

    Sid Muthevi

    Transformation, Digital & Technology Leader
    Ethical Leaders

    Sid is an accomplished board-level transformation, digital and technology Leader. His experience spans a range of organisations including UnitedHealth Group, Optum, SunGard, and most recently served as interim CIO of Amnesty International.

    Today, Sid is the Managing Director of Ethical Leaders Ltd with the mission of supporting organisations to accomplish sustainable change through the combined lenses of ROI, ethics and DEI.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidmuthevi/

    Transformation, Digital & Technology Leader
    Ethical Leaders

  • Steven Atkins

    Steven Atkins

    Global Analytics Enablement Director
    SplashBI

    Steven Atkins is SplashHR’s Global Analytics Enablement Director and is focused on helping companies improve their insights into their organisational data to drive better business outcomes. With over 20 years of experience in the HCM space, Steven has presented at numerous events over the years including Gartner ReimagineHR, People Analytics World, CIPD ACE, HRSE Middle East, ATD Middle East, CIPD People Analytics Conference and Learning Technologies. Naturally inquisitive, Steven loves to help others in their quest for knowledge with insightful discussions and debates.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/sfatkins21/

    Global Analytics Enablement Director
    SplashBI

  • Stewart Allan

    Stewart Allan

    Chief Information and Security Officer
    Weatherbys Bank

    A specialist in technology services and solutions within the asset-based lending industry having held senior roles at some of the UK’s leading financial services companies, including, Bibby Financial Services, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/stewart-allan-b107257/

    Chief Information and Security Officer
    Weatherbys Bank

  • Terry Walton

    Terry Walton

    Solution Engineering EBS EMEA
    Oracle

    For over 30 years I have had the opportunity to help many organisations transform their digital landscape – providing insight, leadership and execution that disrupts and penetrates markets, builds revenue channels, and accelerates enterprise growth. During this time I have held director and executive roles with systems integrator’s & consultancies such as Hitachi Consulting, HCL, CSC and Oracle as well as executive roles with commercial organisations including General Electric and Electronic Arts to name a few.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-walton/

    Solution Engineering EBS EMEA
    Oracle

  • Vishnu Suresh

    Vishnu Suresh

    Transformation & Change Manager
    Sia Partners

    Vishnu is a well regarded management consultant and former armed forces officer, specialising in managing change and transformation projects through people-centric and data-driven strategies.

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/vishnusuresh-/

    Transformation & Change Manager
    Sia Partners

Time

All Day (Thursday)

Location

East Wintergarden

43 Bank Street

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