Meet the First Speakers!

Dr. Marc Teerlink, MBA/MBI

Global VP, Intelligent Enterprise Solutions and Artificial Intelligence, SAP

Jannell MacAulay, Ph.D.

Retired Lieutenant Colonel and Director Human Performance and Leadership, U.S. Air Force

Randy Bradley

Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee

Patrick Crampton-Thomas

Global Head of Digital Products and Asset Management, SAP

Robert Meyers

Business Partner for Operations, Supply Chain, and Maintenance, Johnsonville LLC

Johnsonville: Reducing Downtime Through Work Prioritization and Integrated Planning and Scheduling

With the lack of a robust scheduling tool in SAP, the team at Johnsonville consistently…

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Lynnanne Catron

Assistant Vice President of IT, Norfolk Southern Corporation

EAM Journey at Norfolk Southern: Turning Vision into Reality

Norfolk Southern (NS) faces the same key business challenges related to asset management as many…

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Jacob George

Senior Application Configuration Analyst, Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy’s Journey Implementing an Integrated Work Management Solution

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is an energy company serving Washington state for over 135 years.…

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Daniel Snyder

SAP Systems Manager, Puget Sound Energy

Khanh Nguyen

SAP Support, IT Technical Lead, Puget Sound Energy

Bill Hasenstein

Maintenance Planner, Sargento Foods

Custom to Standard: SAP S/4HANA Plant Maintenance Implementation from a Maintenance and Planner Perspective

Sargento just completed the transition to SAP S/4HANA® in August 2018. One of the goals…

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Christina Braud

Maintenance Support Team Lead, Shell

Oliver Mainka

VP Product Management IoT & Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Dan Greenwood

Asset Management Consultant, CenterPoint Energy

Chad Pennings

Maintenance & Reliability Analyst, Johnsonville LLC

Johnsonville: Reducing Downtime Through Work Prioritization and Integrated Planning and Scheduling

With the lack of a robust scheduling tool in SAP, the team at Johnsonville consistently…

Read more >

Gerard Lonergan

SAP EAM Manager, City of San Diego

Lisa Boldt

Asset Integrity Process Manager, Precision Drilling

Karsten Hauschild

Solution Manager Digital Supply Chain and Manufacturing, SAP

Brian Kearns

SAP and CMMS Coordinator, Miller Coors

Martin Stenzig

Chief Technology Officer, Vesta Partners

SAP S/4HANA 101—Vesta’s EAM Codex

This session combines the 101 for SAP S/4HANA® 1809 with the accelerators and complementary products contained…

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Jean Melton

Business Analyst Consultant, NorthWestern Energy

Jeff Witt

EAM Technology Platform Owner, Owens Corning

Mark Prevost

VP, Asset Management, Cleco

Colin Kirkwood

Asset Management, Coal Assets Australia, Glencore Coal Australia

Paul Kurchina

Global EAM Thought Leader, ASUG

Norm Poynter

Global, EAM Thought Leader

Peter Aynsley-Hartwell

Chief Technology Officer, Utopia Global

Smarter Data Management for Your Enterprise Asset Data

Data is your company’s most valuable asset, but ensuring master data integrity is a key…

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Cindy Hoffman

Senior Manager, Enterprise Data Governance, Xcel Energy

Stephen Taylor

Group Manager IT, Zinfra Pty Ltd.

Bob Pennington

Senior Analyst and Non-Hydrocarbon Logistics SAP Systems Team Lead, CITGO Petroleum Corp.

Amy Gonzalez

Technical Specialist, Southern California Edison

Aaron Zurfluh

Facilities Engineering, Newport News Shipbuilding

John Piroli

Supervisor Program Management, Toronto Hydro

Vearl Tolbert

Asset Management Coordinator, Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Cyndra Fulton

Business Applications Technologist, NorthWestern Energy

Tyler Sanderson

Functional Analyst, Lincoln Electric System

Oscar Del Castillo

Functional Analyst, Lincoln Electric System

Ralph Rio

VP, ARC Advisory Group

Matthew Easlea

Chief Product Owner, Asset Management, SAP

Justin Ladenburger

Director of Enterprise Solutions, Rizing

Redefining Asset Management in the Digital World

Join SAP and Vesta Partners in a conversation about the digitalization of asset management and…

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Ryan Litherland

System Consultant, Union Pacific

Rick Fisher

Director Solutions Consulting, PowerPlan

Bill Padula

EVP Strategic Consulting, Evora

Armando De La Ree

Business Process Expert, Raytheo

Dominic Brennan

Director, Vesta Partners

SAP S/4HANA 101—Vesta’s EAM Codex

This session combines the 101 for SAP S/4HANA® 1809 with the accelerators and complementary products contained…

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Sam Wolfe

Solution Manager, Evora IT

Ben Mansi

Partner SAP EAM Services, Vesta Partners

Joerg Brosowski

Product Owner, SAP

Phani Wuppalapati

Senior Advisor, Southern California Edison

Timothy Huang

Senior Software Architect and PM Functional Consultant, Prometheus

Jeff Knotts

Director of Solutions Consulting, Utopia Global

Mike Jordan

VP, EAM Practice, Utopia Global

Smarter Data Management for Your Enterprise Asset Data

Data is your company’s most valuable asset, but ensuring master data integrity is a key…

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Andy Hancock

North America Regional Lead, Innovation and Industry 4.0, Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Redefining Asset Management in the Digital World

Join SAP and Vesta Partners in a conversation about the digitalization of asset management and…

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Erik Schrampf

Solution Expert, Digital Supply Chain Center of Excellence, SAP America

Redefining Asset Management in the Digital World

Join SAP and Vesta Partners in a conversation about the digitalization of asset management and…

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Johnsonville: Reducing Downtime Through Work Prioritization and Integrated Planning and Scheduling

With the lack of a robust scheduling tool in SAP, the team at Johnsonville consistently found themselves facing challenges with planning and scheduling work effectively. This included doing so without visibility to labor capacity or to production lines that were not available, while also completing certain work orders in an unprioritized way, leading to unplanned downtime when less critical work was completed first. The team determined that a system was needed that could integrate with SAP to provide this functionality and support a better maintenance process.

With a tool selected to provide great visibility and that filled the functional gaps in the desired process, a cross-functional team of operations and maintenance members worked together to design a work order weighting system that all agreed with and helped ensure that the right work is prioritized and completed helping to minimize unplanned downtime.

In this session you will learn from Johnsonville Sausage’s personal experience in:

• Creating maintenance plans for running and nonrunning maintenance operations

• Creating a work order weighting structure that can be applied to work orders to ensure the right work is being completed

• Scheduling of work orders effectively

• The need to select a software that will support the short-term and long-term needs of the organization

Key Business Benefits:

• Better able to schedule work without impacting operations

• Better prioritization of work orders, reducing unplanned downtime

• Better visibility and agreement between maintenance and operations on business process and priorities

EAM Journey at Norfolk Southern: Turning Vision into Reality

Norfolk Southern (NS) faces the same key business challenges related to asset management as many asset-intensive industries. Specifically, lack of standard business processes, limited visibility of TCO of an asset, disparate systems and technologies lacking data integration, warranty management, spare parts and inventory management, and desired business capability to run the business. Further, to harness the power of emerging digital technologies, conventional maintenance management systems and business processes do not deliver and require paradigm shifts. NS is embarking on an EAM journey with the vision to build enterprise-wide, best-in-class solutions that can be leveraged and adopted by various asset classes, with SAP as the primary technology.


Our core principle is “Build once… deploy many times.” Design thinking principles guide our user-centric design methodology to develop solutions that are intuitive and optimize the user experience. NS will share our targeted business benefits, including maximize asset reliability, availability and utilization, and improve operational efficiencies and inventory optimization. NS will share its EAM vision, journey, lessons learned, and how you can leverage SAP technology for your organization.


Key Business Benefits:


• Business process standardization


• Asset health measures, improving maintenance practices


• Lower TCO for technology supporting EAM

Puget Sound Energy’s Journey Implementing an Integrated Work Management Solution

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is an energy company serving Washington state for over 135 years. The company is currently working to enhance the customer experience in order to be the energy partner of choice for its customers. To better serve the external customers, PSE also had to focus on providing its internal customers (people who initiate, plan, schedule, execute, and close work) with state-of-the-art technology and processes.

PSE implemented SAP in the 1980s and has been using the SAP Work Manager and SAP Plant Maintenance solutions ever since. All these years, the focus has been on using notifications to track both scheduling and field execution of work with work orders being the financial tracker. This leads to various problems, such as supporting a non-standard solution, not leveraging industry best practices, having a lot of notification and order types (more than 40 and 170 respectively), multiple work orders to execute a single job, etc.

The Integrated Work Management (IWM) project aims at implementing new applications such as ClickSchedule and SAP Work Manager along with modifying existing applications such as SAP and PowerPlan in order to move to a more industry-wide standard EAM solution. The challenge in front of PSE was how to implement IWM within time and budget allocated without having to completely modify the solution that has been working for the past 20 years. Additional challenges were ensuring that the solution was well integrated with other transformation projects and business processes were defined, keeping the end customer experience in mind and also thinking long term with respect to IT strategy.

Join us to understand how PSE worked on rolling out the solution to one of its business units by consolidating the number of order types and implementing new software components such as ClickSchedule, SAP Work Manager, OpenText, etc. We will cover details around what was implemented, challenges faced, lessons learned, and benefits reaped.

Key Business Benefits:

• Moving the organization to an electronic work management process as opposed to existing paper-based processes

• Increase in productive work time due to automated order creation and scheduling

• Quick turnaround time to respond to customer issues and easy access to work status as opposed to having to make numerous calls to determine the status of work

Custom to Standard: SAP S/4HANA Plant Maintenance Implementation from a Maintenance and Planner Perspective

Sargento just completed the transition to SAP S/4HANA® in August 2018. One of the goals for the company was to utilize standard transactions and much as possible. Bill’s story revolves around the transition to SAP S/4HANA® from the maintenance and planning perspective. He will detail the process of Sargent’s cutover and the issues that it dealt with as well as the struggles it faced going to standard transactions.


Some of the preparation prior to go-live was to do four separate integration test cycles with super users, going over the basic functions the maintenance group does in SAP. These super users then trained the maintenance group as a whole after validating the testing. Master data was also validated using mock cutovers, looking for anything that errored while loading in the new system. Errors were corrected prior to the final master data load.


In this session, Bill Hasenstein, maintenance planner, will share how Sargento is utilizing SAP Plant Maintenance and what opportunities there are for improvement in the future. Many companies are at various states in their utilization of SAP Plant Maintenance, and this is an opportunity to learn and ask questions for from other companies who are at varying levels.


Hear about lessons learned after go-live, such as insuring compatibility of open work orders, visibility in the new system of goods issue, and reducing manual spot inspection by technicians.


Key Business Benefits:


• Successfully implemented SAP S/4HANA® and used standard transactions for plant maintenance


• All maintenance technicians utilize SAP for paperless work order execution


• Using stock transports for moving maintenance parts between different plants within the organization

Johnsonville: Reducing Downtime Through Work Prioritization and Integrated Planning and Scheduling

With the lack of a robust scheduling tool in SAP, the team at Johnsonville consistently found themselves facing challenges with planning and scheduling work effectively. This included doing so without visibility to labor capacity or to production lines that were not available, while also completing certain work orders in an unprioritized way, leading to unplanned downtime when less critical work was completed first. The team determined that a system was needed that could integrate with SAP to provide this functionality and support a better maintenance process.

With a tool selected to provide great visibility and that filled the functional gaps in the desired process, a cross-functional team of operations and maintenance members worked together to design a work order weighting system that all agreed with and helped ensure that the right work is prioritized and completed helping to minimize unplanned downtime.

In this session you will learn from Johnsonville Sausage’s personal experience in:

• Creating maintenance plans for running and nonrunning maintenance operations

• Creating a work order weighting structure that can be applied to work orders to ensure the right work is being completed

• Scheduling of work orders effectively

• The need to select a software that will support the short-term and long-term needs of the organization

Key Business Benefits:

• Better able to schedule work without impacting operations

• Better prioritization of work orders, reducing unplanned downtime

• Better visibility and agreement between maintenance and operations on business process and priorities

SAP S/4HANA 101—Vesta’s EAM Codex

This session combines the 101 for SAP S/4HANA® 1809 with the accelerators and complementary products contained in Vesta’s EAM Codex offering. We will show a fully EAM-configured SAP system and its functionality and provide ideas around how you can harness SAP S/4HANA’s features and functionalities.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Learn about what’s available in the EAM functionality of 1809 and how is it different than SAP R/3

  • What is Vesta Codex and how can it help me get to EAM in SAP S/4HANA faster

  • Learn about options to enable SAP S/4HANA EAM functionalities.

Smarter Data Management for Your Enterprise Asset Data

Data is your company’s most valuable asset, but ensuring master data integrity is a key challenge across all industries, especially those counting on it to help maximize asset uptime, optimize materials inventory, and streamline operations. Your data should fuel trusted cross-functional analytics to drive performance management and business decision-making, so you need to be able to integrate structured data, unstructured content, engineering systems, and machine data captured by the Internet of Things to create one golden record of truth.

To stay operationally efficient, you must base plant and equipment management decisions on data you can trust. With SAPs Master Data Governance, enterprise asset management extension by Utopia and SAP Asset Information Workbench by Utopia, you can create and manage asset master data in the plant maintenance process centrally. The result: effective asset lifecycle management that allows you to leverage accurate master data to anticipate regular maintenance needs, keeping parts handy for necessary repairs, and demonstrating compliance with safety guidelines. Increased visibility into asset lifecycles and raw material usage helps tighten IT resource planning and identify and correct potential risks to product quality or hazardous practices before they degrade performance or profitability.

This workshop will cover:


  • Elimination of inaccuracies and omissions in master data for asset management

  • Improving the quality of information for managing the asset lifecycle

  • Speeding up the transition between build and operational phases for assets

  • Reducing downtime due to maintenance issues

Redefining Asset Management in the Digital World

Join SAP and Vesta Partners in a conversation about the digitalization of asset management and discover the SAP suite of next-generation cloud solutions for asset management that leverage the power of SAP Leonardo and machine learning.

Learn how we can help you develop an environment in which you can manage asset-related information and processes throughout the complete asset lifecycle. The resulting transformation will positively affect the core business processes and systems that ultimately make your business more competitive.

SAP offers a differentiated cloud suite that connects assets across networks to support Asset 4.0 digital transformation enabling:


  • Collaborative asset networks for maximum return on assets and new business models

  • New predictive maintenance approaches for lowest costs and maximum up time

  • Intelligently schedule resources and materials to reduce costs

  • Enable mobile workforce and manage distributed asset networks

  • Big data analytics combined with simulations for live asset performance management

SAP S/4HANA 101—Vesta’s EAM Codex

This session combines the 101 for SAP S/4HANA® 1809 with the accelerators and complementary products contained in Vesta’s EAM Codex offering. We will show a fully EAM-configured SAP system and its functionality and provide ideas around how you can harness SAP S/4HANA’s features and functionalities.

Key Business Benefits:


  • Learn about what’s available in the EAM functionality of 1809 and how is it different than SAP R/3

  • What is Vesta Codex and how can it help me get to EAM in SAP S/4HANA faster

  • Learn about options to enable SAP S/4HANA EAM functionalities.

Smarter Data Management for Your Enterprise Asset Data

Data is your company’s most valuable asset, but ensuring master data integrity is a key challenge across all industries, especially those counting on it to help maximize asset uptime, optimize materials inventory, and streamline operations. Your data should fuel trusted cross-functional analytics to drive performance management and business decision-making, so you need to be able to integrate structured data, unstructured content, engineering systems, and machine data captured by the Internet of Things to create one golden record of truth.

To stay operationally efficient, you must base plant and equipment management decisions on data you can trust. With SAPs Master Data Governance, enterprise asset management extension by Utopia and SAP Asset Information Workbench by Utopia, you can create and manage asset master data in the plant maintenance process centrally. The result: effective asset lifecycle management that allows you to leverage accurate master data to anticipate regular maintenance needs, keeping parts handy for necessary repairs, and demonstrating compliance with safety guidelines. Increased visibility into asset lifecycles and raw material usage helps tighten IT resource planning and identify and correct potential risks to product quality or hazardous practices before they degrade performance or profitability.

This workshop will cover:


  • Elimination of inaccuracies and omissions in master data for asset management

  • Improving the quality of information for managing the asset lifecycle

  • Speeding up the transition between build and operational phases for assets

  • Reducing downtime due to maintenance issues

Redefining Asset Management in the Digital World

Join SAP and Vesta Partners in a conversation about the digitalization of asset management and discover the SAP suite of next-generation cloud solutions for asset management that leverage the power of SAP Leonardo and machine learning.

Learn how we can help you develop an environment in which you can manage asset-related information and processes throughout the complete asset lifecycle. The resulting transformation will positively affect the core business processes and systems that ultimately make your business more competitive.

SAP offers a differentiated cloud suite that connects assets across networks to support Asset 4.0 digital transformation enabling:


  • Collaborative asset networks for maximum return on assets and new business models

  • New predictive maintenance approaches for lowest costs and maximum up time

  • Intelligently schedule resources and materials to reduce costs

  • Enable mobile workforce and manage distributed asset networks

  • Big data analytics combined with simulations for live asset performance management

Redefining Asset Management in the Digital World

Join SAP and Vesta Partners in a conversation about the digitalization of asset management and discover the SAP suite of next-generation cloud solutions for asset management that leverage the power of SAP Leonardo and machine learning.

Learn how we can help you develop an environment in which you can manage asset-related information and processes throughout the complete asset lifecycle. The resulting transformation will positively affect the core business processes and systems that ultimately make your business more competitive.

SAP offers a differentiated cloud suite that connects assets across networks to support Asset 4.0 digital transformation enabling:


  • Collaborative asset networks for maximum return on assets and new business models

  • New predictive maintenance approaches for lowest costs and maximum up time

  • Intelligently schedule resources and materials to reduce costs

  • Enable mobile workforce and manage distributed asset networks

  • Big data analytics combined with simulations for live asset performance management