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EPI-USE Labs User Group Conference

7th September 2016

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

EPI-USE Labs User Group Conference

Imagine being able to pick the minds of some of the most experienced and prestigious users of EPI-USE Labs products. Our user group program allows you to do just that. On this day you can gain valuable insights from those who have hands-on experience and discover the potential and possibilities that can be harnessed and capitalized on.

The program has been divided into two streams according to user needs, namely Application Lifestyle Management (ALM) and Human Capital Management (HCM). Selected customers will detail their use of EPI-USE Labs products and their experiences using our supporting services. The day will end with a cocktail reception and networking with EPI-USE Labs experts.

Who should attend

All users of EPI-USE Labs products and interested clients. Our aim is to inform, inspire, foster collaboration and help users get the very best out of their investment.

Join these companies....

  • Apache
  • BWX Technologies
  • Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
  • SC Dept of Admin
  • Gulfmark Offshore
  • Heineken-Mexico
  • Ecolab USA
  • State of North Carolina
  • Texas United
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Lyondell Basell
  • Toronto District School Board
  • University of Tennessee

Register for this free event!

Parts of EPI-USE Labs User Group 2017 will be recorded for promotional and educational purposes. Attending this event automatically confirms your agreement to appear in possible broadcasts of the event on various public media platforms.

7th September 2016
08:15am - 18:00pm
Sugar Land, Texas, USA
Houston Museum of Natural Science


Registration 08:15 – 09:00 Breakfast / Networking
Topic   Presenter
Welcome and Introduction 09:00 – 09:25 Paul Snyman
Regional Executive Americas, EPI-USE Labs
Delivering organizational efficiencies in a downturn market 09:25 – 09:50 Lee Johnson
CIO of Gulfmark Offshore
Go global, embrace local - let´s create the future together! 09:50 – 10:20 Joerg Geulen
SVP Global Marketing, EPI-USE Labs
The evolution of SAP to SAP SuccessFactors and what it means for HCM customers 10:35 – 11:05 Danielle Larocca
SVP HCM Solutions, EPI-USE Labs
How to keep your data secure 11:05 – 11:35 Marius Smit
VP Research & Development, EPI-USE Labs
The evolution of the EPI-USE Cloud Platform 11:35 – 12:00 Egideon Bands
VP Cloud Services, EPI-USE Labs
SAP ALM Stream Breakout Session #1 SAP HCM Stream
Refresh as a service strategy and deployment
Efrain Martinez Reyes | Heineken Mexico, QA and Testing Manager

Lyall Hinton | Director Services, EPI-USE Labs 

13:00 – 13:30 How to manage and deploy a SAP Global consolidation project
Cheryl Teel | Senior Systems Analyst, Buckman International

Complexity of Acquisitions, Mergers, and Divestitures 
Anne Salmon | Senior Basis Administrator, Babcock & Wilcox 
John Conte | VP Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, EPI-USE Labs

13:30 – 14:00

Upgrading to Query Manager 4 – view from the customers
Jennifer M. Boyette | Functional Systems Analyst, State of North Carolina 
Nancy Boyer | Business Systems Analyst SAP Time Management, State of North Carolina

SAP ALM Stream Breakout Session #2 SAP HCM Stream
State of Affairs - How to manage through a complex SAP Environment. How did we get here and where are we going?
Paul Lanouette | IT Manager, State of South Carolina 
Jeff Davis | Senior SAP Basis Consultant, Published Author
Ed Pearce | Director, SC Enterprise Information System
14:15 – 14:45

SAP HCM - Solutions for all occasions
Thomas Gross | Director, Global HRIS & Payroll, LyondellBasell

A guide to data privacy, protection, and compliance strategies and solutions
Juliet Henry | Director GRC & Security, EPI-USE America

14:45 – 15:15

Data and system replication with DSM and delta parallels with VM 
John Cloud | SAP HR, Payroll, Benefits, Compensation and Time Management Specialist

Panel Discussion Q & A 15:15 – 16:00 Your greatest SAP challenges in 2016 and 2017
Networking & Cocktail Reception 16:00 – 17:30 Networking & Cocktail Reception


17:30 – 18:00 Customer Recognition


Meet the EPI-USE Labs Team

CIO, Gulfmark Offshore

Lee Johnson has been the SVP & Chief Information Officer for GulfMark since 2009. He has over 30+ years of experience in applying technical solutions and leading information technology organizations. Previously, Mr. Johnson was with Tatum LLC as a partner and practice leader and also served in CIO leadership positions where he led the technology and product development of next-generation hardware and software technologies. Mr. Johnson has a B.S. degree from the Pennsylvania State University and attended the Executive Masters Program in Computer Science and Software Engineering at Southern Methodist University.

Business Systems Analyst at State of NC

Nancy Boyer is a SAP Time Analyst at the Office of the Controller for the State of North Carolina. Nancy has a B.S. in Business from Wesley College and has been with the state for 19 years She began her career as a Systems Accountant supporting the ongoing operations for the statewide accounting system: general ledger, budget and financial reporting. In 2006, she joined the integration and deployment team for the HR/Payroll implementation project which replaced the legacy HR system and two payroll systems with SAP software for over 80K employees.

SCEIS Basis Team Lead at State of SC

Paul has 35 years of experience in the technology field with the last 15 years focused as a Senior Management Basis professional at the State of South Carolina that includes oversight and thought leadership with SAP HR, ERP, Success Factors, Business Process Improvement, Netweaver, R/3 and ABAP and Change Management. Paul received his degree from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Psychology.

Functional System Analyst at State of NC

Jennifer Boyette is a seasoned SAP Payroll and Time Analyst at the Office of Controller for the State of North Carolina. Jennifer has over nine years experience with multiple facets of the State of North Carolina's Human Capital Management deployment, implementation and support. Jennifer has been working with the EPI-USE Labs HCM solutions for multiple years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience improving business processes.

Director, Global HRIS/Payroll at Lyondell Basel

Tom has been one of the most sought after knowledge leaders in the SAP HCM space. Tom's current role at LyondellBasell is Global Solutions and Human Resources HRIS and HRIM. Prior to his involvement with LyondellBasell, Tom was involved with successful and complex projects at the State of South Carolina and the State of Florida and has been a Subject Matter Expert with the EPI-USE Labs HCM Solutions for many years.

SAP HR,Payroll, Benefits Specialist at Consultant/ NRG

John Cloud is a seasoned Information Technology professional with over thirty years of experience and specialization with SAP ABAP Development and HR/Payroll/Benefits Configuration Analysis. John began his career as a Programmer from Houston Lighting and Power and after many years with NRG Energy and their previous organizations has recently retired and has a wealth of knowledge to share with the SAP Community in Houston, Texas and beyond.

Regional Executive Americas, EPI-USE Labs

Paul leads the Americas region for EPI-USE Labs where he is passionate about driving value. He has over 20 years IT experience and is based out of the Bay Area, California.

Senior Vice President Global Marketing EPI-USE Labs

Joerg has over 20 years experience and currently leads Global Marketing for EPI-USE Labs. His passion is "putting that extra into ordinary" and is based out of Frankfurt, Germany

Senior Vice President HCM Solutions, EPI-USE Labs

Danielle is an executive in HRIS and an SAP mentor focusing on the HCM module. She has also authored four best-selling books on SAP, two specific to SAP HCM Reporting and has been a featured speaker at numerous international conferences on topics such as human resources, technology, change management and leadership.

Vice President Cloud Services EPI-USE Labs

Egideon Bands is the Vice President for Cloud Services at EPI-USE Labs responsible for the global Cloud Services strategy. He is a qualified Electrical Engineer, starting his career at IBM as a customer mainframe engineer. After this he moved to EMC becoming an Advisory Technical consultant, communicating their Cloud strategy and vision. He then moved to the IT department of Telkom South-Africa and was responsible for strategy, architecture and innovation prior to joining EPI-USE Labs.

Sr. Systems Analyst at Buckman Labs

IT Professional with 26 years of experience in areas such as: Analysis, Design, Development in Information Technologies within Multinational Company. With theoretical and practical knowledge in processes and structures of ITIL, Business Process Management (BPM), Quality Assurance and testing in IT, configuration and knowledge in SAP technology.

SAP Testing Manager at Heineken Mexico

IT Professional with 26 years of experience in areas such as: Analysis, Design, Development in Information Technologies within Multinational Company. With theoretical and practical knowledge in processes and structures of ITIL, Business Process Management (BPM), Quality Assurance and testing in IT, configuration and knowledge in SAP technology.

Vice President R&D EPI-USE Labs

Marius leads various aspects of Product Development for EPI-USE Labs where has been for the past 10 years. He is based out of Atlanta, Georgia

Director GRC & Security, EPI-USE America

Juliet has 20 years SAP experience and currently leads the GRC & Security consulting practise at EPI-USE America. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Sr. Basis Administrator at BWX Technologies, Inc.

Anne Salmon is an SAP System Administrator for BWX Technologies, Inc. where she has worked since 2002. She currently manages SAP ECC, BI, Solution Manager, and PI application systems, SAP databases, and third party SAP systems at BWXT.

SAP Application Director at State of SC

Ed Pearce has a very distinguished background in technology leadership that includes his current role as the Director of The State of South Carolina's Enterprise Information Services for the Department of Administration and prior to this position, Ed was the CFO of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice System. Ed's leadership and accomplishments include a major undertaking of consolidating 70 State agencies and 44,000 employees into a single Statewide Enterprise System. Ed is a graduate of Newberry College.

SAP Basis Consultant at State of SC

Jeff is an extremely well respected Basis Consultant known throughout the United States and has spent the last ten plus years working directly with the State of South Carolina. Prior to his engagement with the State of South Carolina, Jeff was a lead Basis expert for Lyondell Chemical and then LyondellBassell for sixteen plus years in total. Jeff is a graduate of Bellevue University.

Director Services, EPI-USE Labs

Lyall leads the service delivery team for the American region of EPI-USE Labs. He is based out of Portland, Oregon and is passionate about customer success.

ERP Ambassador

Jan van Rensburg has 20 years of IT management and security experience. He is involved in EPI-USE Labs' Elephant, Rhinos & People (ERP) initiative to conserve and improve the welfare of Elephants & Rhinos through a poverty alleviation strategy.

Vice President Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, EPI- USE Labs

John has over 25 years SAP experience having worked for SAP for a number of years and he currently leads EPI-USE Lab's Landscape Transformation practice. He is a long time California resident and Cal Poly alum.

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