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A Yank making way to Oz…but I’m not waggin’ work!

Mastering SAP Technology in Sydney, Australia — here I come!



During the week of March 26, I will join 50 technology experts and thought leaders in presenting at the Mastering SAP Technologies  event in Sydney, Australia. Much like our SAP TechEd global events (but not an official SAP event), this is an environment where SAP technical experts can find out about new SAP product solutions, collaborate, and discover answers with colleagues, partners, and world-renowned experts, share best-practices, and explore new opportunities. 




With over 400 attendees each year, the Mastering SAP Technologies event will kick off Sunday with Inside Track and Demo Jam and includes two days of conference plus four additional workshops.  Come join us to explore innovative new approaches to create value for your customers, your company or organization, and gain the benefit of rich professional development.  


Here is a glimpse into what attendees can expect:

  • 56 presentations, case studies and sessions in 8 tracks  
  • Keynotes by SAP thought leaders:
    • Sanjay Poonen, President and Corporate Officer | SAP’s roadmap
    • Oliver Bussman, CIO, SAP AG | Sharing insights on how SAP uses SAP
  • Key industry experts will focus on key topics such as: UI, In-Memory, Mobility Solution Manager, Cloud & Virtualizations, People & Training, Analytics, System Integration, and many others
  • Customer Case Study Presentations: valuable insight from companies like Australia Post, Disney, OneSteel, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Kimberly-Clark, and the Australia Federal Government
  • Meet & Greet:  SAP SAP Mentor Initiative and Speakers 





With this strong agenda, I won’t be waltzing Matilda with a VB in my hand! In fact, I hope you will join me at Tuesday’s keynote as I offer some insight on”How to Extract Value for You and Your Company through the SAP Community Network.”  Additionally, I will host a conference wrap-up Panel discussion with Australia’s Home-Grown SAP Mentors.


I’m excited to meet many of our Aussie community members (and re-connect with the Mentors!) to learn first-hand what inspires them, how they address common challenges, and to explore ideas on how we can innovate for a better future, together.


Join us! To register for the event, go to

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  • Mark,
    I am happy for the attendees of this year’s Mastering SAP Technologies event. It is an outstanding event and will be even better for your participation. Anyone who is on the fence should definitely attend.


    • Thank you, Gretchen, for the endorsement based on your personal experience. I hope to see lots of SCN members in Sydney… and encourage anyone even not from Australia to plan a working vacation there for this time frame = it’s a wonderful country and super valuable event.


  • And I wouldn’t waste my time on a VB anyway.  Let’s get you a nice Tassie beer or good Aussie wine on the Sunday night to warm you up for Monday’s keynote!

    Safe travels,

  • Hi Mark,
    You will certainly be in great company at the MasteringSAP Technologies conference.  Last year at this time, I was eagerly anticipating my trip down under, which was outstanding.  Although Graham Robinson will probably shoot me for saying that.  He wants to keep it a secret.
    Raise a glass of whatever for me?
    • Thank you, Sue. This will be my 2nd or 3rd “Mastering” conference, so I’m looking forward to a homecoming of sorts.  I will definitely raise a glass (or two) to you and the other SAP Mentors and SCN members while singing your praises there in my portions of the program. I’m going to leave it to the Aussies to decide what we put in those glasses; sounds like Matt Harding is an expert so I’ll follow his lead.


    • Thanks Sue. This will be a return trip for me to “Mastering…” after a couple of years absence. I’m looking forward to it! And I’ll definitely raise a glass to you and the other SAP Mentors and SCN community members as I extoll your virtues during my time on stage … and will defer to the Aussie experts like Matt Harding what will actually be in the glass.