The Venue, Melrose Arch

Monday, 5 August 2019






Transformation without re-implementation

Join us as we showcase our visionary spectrum of solutions. Industry leaders from different sectors will come together to learn and share experiences during an energising morning full of interactive sessions, updates on EPI-USE Labs developments and news on the latest industry trends.

Top keynote speakers include:

  • Cathy Smith - Managing Director of SAP, South Africa
  • Danielle Larocca - Senior Vice President, HCM Solutions, EPI-USE Labs
  • Warren Eiserman - Chief Revenue Officer, EPI-USE Labs

A quick glimpse into some of the agenda topics:

  • The Journey of HCM Reporting and Payroll
  • Navigating the future SAP roadmap
  • Optimise & accelerate your migration to the latest technologies
  • Securing your SAP Payroll for 2023 and beyond
  • Next level Data Sync Manager 
  • A high-speed, low-risk route to SuccessFactors' Employee Central Payroll

    Transforming your SAP landscape and solving your business challenges


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What is on the Agenda?
8:00 - 8:45
8:45 - 9:00
Welcome and Introduction
Hilton Anspach | Regional Manager at EPI-USE Labs
9:00 - 9:30
Keynote: SAP in a changing market
Cathy Smith | Managing Director at SAP Africa
9:30 - 10:00
The Journey of HCM Reporting and Payroll
Danielle Larocca | SVP for HCM Solutions at EPI-USE Labs 
See how SAP HCM has evolved over the years, and what options the future holds.
10:00 - 10:20
Customer feedback session 1
Speaker to be confirmed
10:20 - 10:45 
10:45 - 11:10
Customer feedback session 2
Speaker to be confirmed
11:10 - 11:40
Optimise & accelerate your migration to the latest technologies
Warren Eiserman | Chief Revenue Officer at EPI-USE Labs
François Breed | Associate Partner ay EPI-USE
Intelligent tooling offers a high degree of automation and cost predictability on the roads to
S/4 HANA and EC Payroll.
11:40 - 12:00
Landscape Management for the discerning business
Kevin Mukheibir | Managed Services Lead at EPI-USE Labs
EPI-USE Labs offers a whole range of solutions from efficient cloud hosting to fully comprehensive basis managed services.
12:00 - 12:30
Next level Data Sync Manager 
Marjo Kruger | Senior Software Engineer at EPI-USE Labs 
DSM is constantly evolving to support the latest technologies including S/4 HANA and SuccessFactors. 
12:30 - 13:30
The Venue

The Venue, Melrose Arch
17 High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, 2019

The Venue - MAPS


Who will be speaking at the event?


Cathy Smith | Managing Director, SAP Africa

Cathy was appointed Managing Director of SAP Africa in March 2018. She is the first ever female executive of an emerging market's unit in SAP’s history.

Cathy has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, working for major industry players. She joined Cisco in 2015, and as Managing Director, led Cisco’s go-to- market sales and digital transformation strategies for sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to her tenure at Cisco, Cathy spent 23 years with IBM, where she held various leadership roles in IT service delivery, HR and sales.

Danielle Larocca | Senior Vice President, HCM Solutions, EPI-USE Labs

Danielle has more than 20 years of distinguished service in business management and strategic decision-making. She is the author of 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.

Warren Eiserman | Senior Vice President at EPI-USE Labs

Warren has more than 20 years of SAP experience and as EPI-USE Labs' Chief Revenue Officer and a Product Portfolio Owner, he also works on our go-to-market and ISV programme initiatives.

Marjo Kruger | Senior Software Engineer at EPI-USE Labs

Marjo is a senior developer in EPI-USE Labs' Business Content Development team, where he works to continuously improve the Data Sync Manager™ product suite. He leads the System Analysis Report team, which creates tools that help prepare SAP clients for migrations by offering them insight into their existing landscapes. He also works on data migration and SLO (System Landscape Optimization) projects and is specifically interested in SAP ECP (Employee Central Payroll) migrations.

Kevin Mukheibir | Managed Services Lead at EPI-USE Labs

Kevin has been involved in the orchestration of a variety of information technology solutions and services for more than 20 years. This has included the architecting and delivery of SAP solutions representing corporates and various systems integrators. Kevin is currently responsible for leading the EPI-USE Labs strategy for the Cloud and Managed Services portfolio with a specific emphasis on leveraging the EPI-USE Labs product suite as a solution differentiator.

François Breed | Associate Partner at EPI-USE

François currently heads up Business Development for SAP HCM services for EPI-USE Africa in the Western Cape, South Africa. He started his careers as a technical consultant in 2003 specialising in Human Capital Management focusing on Personnel Administration, Organizational Management and Payroll. During 2010 he took on the role of Associate Manager and moved over to client services in 2014. He graduated in Computer Science and Information Systems.

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