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EPI-USE Labs User Group Conference

26 January 2018

Kurhotel Skodsborg, Denmark.

Debating GDPR in Denmark

Lively debate about GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) was a key focus area of the fourth annual EPI-USE Labs Nordics User Group conference, held in Skodsborg, Denmark on 26 January. With the GDPR compliance deadline of 25 May just around the corner, this round-table session covered a topic of great interest to the delegates.

“It was really refreshing to learn about where others are in their GDPR journey, and what steps they are taking,” said Therese Malcho of Nets. “There isn’t one catch-all solution to the GDPR challenges, so it was valuable to find out more about what other companies are doing.”

Attended by delegates from 22 high-profile companies in the region, the User Group event also included interactive sessions on managing business change with SLO (System Landscape Optimisation), what's new in HR reporting, Cloud and Managed services and navigating the future SAP roadmap. Client speakers included Jari Pekkanen, from a major household appliances manufacturer, and David Glans from Stretch, who discussed the impact of business change from a customer and SAP implementation partner’s perspective, based on several case studies.

Attendees had the chance to explore how EPI-USE Labs products and services have solved other companies’ challenges, and be inspired by new ideas.

“Many people remarked on how they enjoyed the knowledge-sharing aspect of the day,” said Nordics region Business Development Manager, Karin Ejstrup. “They were particularly interested to hear that we are now offering cloud hosting along with specialist managed services, which in combination with our existing products offers a comprehensive solution for our clients. Also, they wanted to find out more about how our GDPR compliance suite can help them.”

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AGENDA: Nordics User Group Conference 2018


09:30 - 10:00

Registration and refreshments

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and Introduction
Karin Ejstrup  | EPI-USE Labs

10:15 - 10:45

Key note: Software solutions for GDPR compliance
Paul Hammersley | EPI-USE Labs

10:45 - 11:15

Customer round table forum about GDPR

11:15 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:00

Delivering on Business change - SLO & Managed Services
Sylvain Bernard | EPI-USE Labs

12:00 - 12:30

Case Study: Delivering on Business Changes using SLO services from EPI-USE Labs
Jari Pekkanen | Household appliances manufacturer

12:30 – 13:30

Networking and Lunch

13:30 - 14:00

Case Study: Delivering on Business Change - a different perspective
David Glans | Stretch

14:00 - 14:30

Lean, Secure SAP Landscapes by Design
Jamie Neilan and Phil Quinton  | EPI-USE Labs

14:30 - 14:45


14:45 - 15:15

HCM Product Portfolio update 
Gethin Jones | EPI-USE Labs

15:15 - 15:45

ALM Product portfolio update
Paul Hammersley | EPI-USE Labs

15:45 - 16:00


EPI-USE LABS SPEAKERS: Nordics User Group Conference 2018
Evan Jones | Managing Director, EPI-USE Labs

Evan has been involved with SAP for the past fifteen years and started EPI-USE Labs Europe in 2003. Since then, he has built an extensive sales, services and partner network for the company. Previously, his roots were in marketing and customer relationship management. Today he manages UK, Ireland and parts of the European region for the organisation.

Paul Hammersley | Product Portfolio Owner for Landscape Solutions, EPI-USE Labs

Paul has for many years been a remarkable technical force at EPI-USE Labs. As Head of Landscape and Data Services, his portfolio includes System Landscape Optimization. He has unique hands-on experience of implementing Data Sync Manager and helping clients to manage data across the breadth of their SAP landscapes. Paul has specialised knowledge about Data Security and how the GDPR will impact companies running SAP.

KARIN EJSTRUP | Business Unit Director, Nordics

Karin joined EPI-USE Labs Europe in 2014, after working for SAP the previous 12 years doing Customer Support, Presales and Sales. Karin is passionate advocate for SAP data security and data management and getting the best out of your SAP system. Before she joined SAP she had various roles in HR, Finance and IT in large Nordic companies.

Jamie Neilan | Professional Services Director, EPI-USE Labs

Jamie’s career started as a SAP Technical Consultant; he then went on to specialise in SAP data projects, BASIS, RunSAP, and Pre-Sales/Solution Architecture. He has 15 years of experience in IT with SAP (initially with SAP R2) covering programming, DBA work, web design and SAP technical work – mostly in the roles of Basis and Technical Lead on projects. His background includes a variety of SAP certifications, and he has broad experience on various platforms. 

Sylvain Bernard | Services Associate and SLO specialist,

Sylvain has thirteen years of experience as an SAP Consultant. He has performed over 100 DSM Implementations for customers in Europe, Americas, Oceania and Asia, using EPI-USE Labs’ products for different SAP components like ECC, BW, CRM, SRM, SCM, GTS and NW, including SAP HANA and S/4 Simple Finance. As the SLO SME for Europe, he’s responsible for assisting customers with carve-outs or system optimizations, leveraging EPI-USE Labs' unique IP.

Gethin Jones | Technical consultant, EPI-USE Labs>>

Gethin joined EPI-USE Labs in 
2015, having spent ten years in the gas industry, working for Wales & West Utilities. He started there as a Human Resources Assistant, then after a few years became a Human Resources Advisor. He then changed direction to find a home as the in-house HR systems and data expert. Gethin speaks often at conferences about the benefits Query Manager can provide to an organisation's reporting strategy.

Phil Quinton | IaaS and PaaS Business Lead for Europe, EPI-USE Labs

Phil Quinton recently joined the EPI-USE Labs' Managed Services and Hosting team. Phil has worked with infrastructure for over 20 years, providing support, design and implementation of UNIX, WINTEL, storage, network, and virtualisation platforms across a variety of business sectors. Phil brings a wide range of skills and experience to the team to grow this business in the United Kingdom and Europe.

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