EPI-USE LABS USER GROUP EVENT 
HOUSTON, TEXAS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019

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MINUTE MAID PARK | HOUSTON, TX

Champions Pavilion

At the next EPI-USE Labs User Group event, join EPI-USE and other industry leaders from various sectors as we come together to learn, analyze, share experiences and enjoy a day that will have a positive impact on your company systems and working methodologies.  Attendees will join sessions highlighting customer insights and experiences, and get updates on the latest product advancements. 

What is on the agenda?
 Time  Session      

8:30 – 9:00

Registration | Networking | Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30

Introduction & Keynote

Tom Gross, Regional Executive, EPI-USE Labs

Paul Hammersley, VP ALM Product Portfolio, EPI-USE Labs

9:30 – 10:00

DSM Case Study: Divestitures and Carve Outs in Oil and Gas SAP Landscapes

Paul Hammersley, VP ALM Product Portfolio, EPI-USE Labs
Tim van den Berg, Senior SAP Solutions Architect, EPI-USE Labs

10:00 - 10:30

S/4HANA Migrations: Building a business case

Keith Harmon, VP, SAP Public Sector Solutions, EPI-USE America

Break

10:30 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:15

Case Study: How AO Smith built a successful test data and landscape management strategy using Data Sync Manager

Tom Garreis, SAP Basis & Security Manager, AO Smith
Brian Duffy, SAP Basis Administrator, AO Smith

11:15 - 11:30

How Agile GRC is changing the face of Governance, Risk and Compliance

Dudley Cartwright, CEO, Soterion

11:30 - 12:00

Panel: The effect of Security and Privacy Compliance on SAP

Paul Hammersley, EPI-USE Labs
Dudley Cartwright, Soterion
Greg Kushmerek, Senior Engineer at Onapsis

Lunch

12:00 - 12:30

Tour of Minute Maid Park

12:30 - 1:15

1:15 – 2:00

How Owens Corning uses EPI-USE Labs products to streamline HCM reporting and produce real-time, intelligent test data

Steve Tapyrik, HR Systems Lead, Owens Corning

2:00 - 2:30

Innovations in Query Manager & Document Builder

Mary Graybeal, Director HCM Services, EPI-USE Labs
Lane Small, HCM Solution Architect, EPI-USE Labs

Break

2:30 - 2:45

2:45 - 3:30

Understanding the future path for SAP ERP HCM customers: Accelerate your migration to Employee Central & Cloud Payroll

Tom Gross, Regional Executive - Americas, EPI-USE Labs
Danielle Larocca, Senior Vice President HCM Solutions, EPI-USE Labs

3:30 - 4:00

Performance Management of SAP leveraging AppDynamics

Laura Vetter, Chief Technologist & Co-Founder, Evolutio

4:00 - 4:10

Closing                                

Networking Reception

4:10 – 6:00

Who is speaking at the Houston User Group event?
Brian Duffy
Brian Duffy | SAP Basis Administrator, AO Smith

Experienced Performance Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the paper & forest products industry. Strong information technology professional skilled in SAP Netweaver, System Performance, SAP Implementation, JD Edwards, and Oracle Database.

DLarocca
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.

Dudley Cartwright
Dudley Cartwright | CEO, Soterion
With over 20 years of SAP Authorization experience, Dudley’s strong technical understanding combined with his sharp business knowledge has allowed him to implement security solutions of the highest quality for companies all around the world. Dudley has a passion for implementing “fit-for-purpose” value-added solutions - a philosophy that has become the cornerstone of Soterion’s mission.
Lane Small
Lane Small | HCM Solutions Architect, EPI-USE Labs
Lane Small is an HCM Solutions Architect for EPI-USE Labs Services team with 10 years experience in SAP. He started off with the State of South Carolina working in BI reporting before his move to SAP HCM/Payroll. While there, he did functional configuration and leveraged the Labs' suite of solutions to ensure statewide data integrity was maintained and proper testing was performed before configuration or support packs were loaded into production environments.
Laura Vetter
Laura Vetter | Chief Technologist & Co-Founder, Evolutio
With over 15 years in federal and commercial software integration and development, Laura provides unique thought leadership to her clients in a collaborative effort to bring their organizations into the increasingly complex and regulated future. Laura brings with her a tremendous amount of experience in both delivering engineering services and leading teams responsible for integrating some of the most innovative technology on the market. Laura has help dozens of the Fortune 500 get visibility into their environment, notably to detect, monitor and remediate issues, most frequently in the Security and Application space. She is well-versed in IT monitoring tool selection, providing organizations insight into product evaluation criteria and subsequently how to extract the most value from the technology that will be leveraged.
Mary Graybeal-2
Mary Graybeal | Director HCM Services, EPI-USE Labs
 Mary Graybeal is the Director of HCM Services with over 15 years experience in SAP. She was a payroll manager in the private sector for large companies prior to joining EPI-USE as an HCM consultant, where she participated in post go live support on multiple projects Throughout her payroll and consulting career, she utilized the EPI-USE Labs suite of products so was a good fit to work with the Labs products as a trainer and now works with a team that provides world class service to their customers.
Paul Hammersley
Paul Hammersley | VP ALM Product Portfolio, EPI-USE Labs
For many years, Paul has been a remarkable technical force at EPI-USE Labs. As Head of Landscape and Data Services, his portfolio includes System Landscape Optimization, and his hands-on experience of implementing Data Sync Manager and helping clients to manage data across the breadth of their SAP landscape is unique. He has specialised knowledge about Data Security and how the GDPR will impact companies running SAP.
Tom Garreis
Tom Garreis | SAP Basis & Security Manager, AO Smith
Since joining A.O. Smith, Tom has led the technical go live for their SAP implementation in the company’s three largest sites. Additionally, he led the installations of ECC 6 EhP 8 and participated in the Early Adopter Program for Transportation Management 9.4 which successfully went live in October 2017. He has also successfully installed and deployed A.O. Smiths first HANA based application, Celonis, which is leveraging ECC data replicated near real time via SLT providing valuable insights into business process performance.
Tom Gross2
Tom Gross | Regional Executive, Americas, EPI-USE Labs
Tom is a solutions-driven executive who provides extensive business knowledge focused towards the needs of clients. By using his knowledge of business processes and transformations, acquired during eighteen years of SAP experience in both public and private sector implementations, he offers highly detailed explanations of technology in business terms while ensuring client understanding. Tom is passionate about providing clients with efficient, streamlined business processes using integrated software solutions. Tom has a proven record of delivering programs and projects to drive exceptional customer, supplier, and employee experiences, resulting in higher profitability, reduced costs, and increased productivity.
Greg Kushmerek
Greg Kushmerek | Senior sales engineer | Onapsis

Greg Kushmerek has been helping protect corporate data and build security postures for over a decade. As Senior Sales Engineer of Onapsis, he focuses on balancing security and compliance needs with the stability demands for companies with a substantial ERP presence.

Directions to the venue & parking information

Parking Instructions

The entrance for the event is Right Field Gate. You can view the map below lwhich lists parking lots, entrance, and the location of Champion’s Pavilion. There will be guest service attendants from Right Field Gate all the way to Champion’s to make sure you get to the right location.

Parking Map

Directions to Minute Maid Park

Getting to Minute Maid Park is easy! Simply follow these directions.

FROM I-45 NORTH TRAVELING SOUTH

To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from:

  • Continue south until you reach I-10.
  • Exit on to I-10 East.
  • Quickly merge on to US-59 South.
  • Exit Hamilton/Downtown Destinations and continue on Hamilton straight to Capitol.
  • Turn right onto Capital, then right onto Crawford.
  • Union Station is at the intersection of Texas and Crawford.

To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from:

  • Continue south until you reach I-10.
  • Exit on to I-10 East.
  • Quickly merge on to US-59 South.
  • Quickly exit Hamilton/Downtown Destinations and continue straight to Preston.
  • At Hamilton and Preston, you will take a right into the Diamond Club parking lot.
  • If you intersect with Texas Ave., you've gone too far.

FROM I-45 SOUTH TRAVELING NORTH

To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from:

  • Traveling North, exit Scott/Downtown Destinations.
  • Continue on to Downtown Destinations/St. Joseph Parkway/Pease.
  • Continue West onto St. Joseph Parkway or Pease.
  • Turn right on to Chartres. Continue driving North towards the ballpark. This route will bring you closest to Diamond, A, B, & C Parking Lots on the East end of the ballpark.

OR

  • From St. Joseph Parkway or Pease, continue West to Austin.
  • Turn right onto Austin driving North.
  • From Austin turn right onto Texas Ave.
  • Continue driving East on Texas to Crawford St.
  • Union Station, or the West side of the ballpark, is at Texas and Crawford.

To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from:

  • Traveling North, exit Scott/Downtown Destinations.
  • Continue on to Downtown Destinations/St. Joseph Parkway/Pease.
  • Continue West onto St. Joseph Parkway or Pease.
  • Turn right on to Chartres. Continue driving North towards the ballpark. This route will bring you closet to Diamond, A, B, & C Parking Lots on the East end of the ballpark.

OR

  • From St. Joseph Parkway or Pease, continue West to Austin.
  • Turn right onto Austin driving North.
  • From Austin turn right onto Texas Ave.
  • Continue driving East on Texas to Crawford St.
  • Union Station, or the West side of the ballpark, is at Texas and Crawford.

FROM I-10 EAST TRAVELING WEST

To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from:

  • From I-10 take the Main/San Jacinto exit.
  • Continue South on Main until you reach Texas Ave.
  • Turn left on Texas.
  • Travel East on Texas 5 blocks.
  • Turn left on Crawford Street.
  • Union Station will be on your right.

To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from:

  • From I-10 take the Main/San Jacinto exit.
  • Continue South on Main until you reach Texas Ave.
  • Turn left on Texas.
  • Travel East on Texas for 7-8 blocks.
  • Turn left into our Diamond Club lot just before the Hamilton Street intersection.

FROM I-10 WEST TRAVELING EAST

To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from:

  • From I-10 traveling East, exit US 59 South.
  • Quickly exit Downtown Destinations/Hamilton and continue on Hamilton straight to Capital.
  • Turn right onto Capital, then right onto Crawford.
  • Union Station is at the intersection of Texas and Crawford.

To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from:

  • From I-10 traveling East, exit US 59 South.
  • Quickly exit Downtown Destinations/Hamilton and continue straight to Preston.
  • At Hamilton and Preston, you will take a right into the Diamond Club parking lot.
  • If you intersect with Texas Ave., you've gone too far.

FROM US 59 SOUTH TRAVELING NORTH

To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from:

  • Continue north and exit Downtown Destinations/Polk St.
  • Continue on the feeder road, which turns into Chartres.
  • Continue driving North on Chartres towards the ballpark. Turn left onto Capitol.
  • From Capitol, turn right onto Crawford St.
  • Union Station is at the intersection of Texas and Crawford.

To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from:

  • Continue north and exit Downtown Destinations/Polk St.
  • Continue on the feeder road, which turns into Chartres.
  • Continue driving North on Chartres towards the ballpark. This route will bring you closest to Diamond, A, B, & C Parking Lots on the East end of the ballpark.
  • To enter Diamond lot, turn left onto Preston St.
  • You will travel under US 59 and proceed straight into the Diamond Club parking lot.

FROM US 59 NORTH TRAVELING SOUTH

To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from:

  • From US 59, continue South and exit Downtown Destinations/Hamilton.
  • Continue South on Hamilton and turn right onto Capitol.
  • From Capitol, turn right onto Crawford St. Union Station is at the intersection of Texas and Crawford.

To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from:

  • From US 59, continue South and exit Downtown Destinations/Hamilton and continue straight to Preston.
  • At Hamilton and Preston, you will take a right into the Diamond Club parking lot.
  • If you intersect with Texas Ave., you've gone too far.
  • FROM SH 288 TRAVELING NORTH

To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from:

  • Merge onto US 59 North, shortly before reaching downtown.
  • From US 59, exit Downtown Destinations/Polk St.
  • Continue on the feeder road, which turns into Chartres.
  • Continue driving North on Chartres towards the ballpark. Turn left onto Capitol.
  • From Capitol, turn right onto Crawford St.
  • Union Station is at the intersection of Texas and Crawford.

To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from:

  • Merge onto US 59 North, shortly before reaching downtown.
  • From US 59, exit Downtown Destinations/Polk St.
  • Continue on the feeder road, which turns into Chartres.
  • Continue driving North on Chartres towards the ballpark. This route will bring you closest to Diamond, A, B, & C Parking Lots on the East end of the ballpark.
  • To enter Diamond lot, turn left onto Preston St.
  • You will travel under US 59 and proceed straight into the Diamond Club parking lot.

UBER

The Uber pickup and drop-off location is located just outside the center field gate on Crawford Street between Preston Street and Congress Avenue.

Hotel Reservations

We have arranged a block of rooms at the Westin Houston Downtown  for check in on Tuesday, June 18th and check out on Thursday, June 20th. Please book your hotel room using the link below. The deadline to book your hotel room is Thursday, May 30.

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You can also call the Reservations Dept. at 866-406-1520 and ask for the EPI-USE Labs group rate

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