INNOVATION TOUR 2017

UNLEASH YOUR VISION

#WITHOUTCOMPROMISE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN INNOVATION TOUR 2017!

Digital Transformation is on the minds of astute business & IT leaders everywhere in every industry.
That’s why Software AG’s invigorating Innovation Tour 2017 provided strategic guidance on how to unlock business value through digitalization. The event was filled with impressive presentations to assist Leaders to Sense, Detect and Respond to changes in their business environment.
 
Here are key presentations from Innovation Tour in Johannesburg: 


Let’s build your digital future together #withoutcompromise.
 

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The Software AG South Team

AGENDA: EXECUTIVE FORUM


09h00-10h30 Enhancing IT's Contribution to Digital Transformation:
08h30-9h00 Registration
Welcome and Introduction - Patrick Shields, Chief Technology Officer
Business Model Innovation: Where should you Play? - Mohamed Cassoojee, Vice President and Country Manager
Innovation Starts with Modernizing Your Enterprise Management Systems - Patrick Shields, Chief Technology Officer
Monetizing Innovation: Disrupting the IT Leader CFO Partnership - Riaaz Jeena, Sales Director
10h30-10h45 Break
10h45-12h30 Interactive Case Studies - Group presentation
Keynote Speaker - Michael Jordaan
Panel Q&A - Michael Jordaan, Mohamed Cassoojee, Riaaz Jeena, Patrick Shields
12h30-12h50 Closing remarks - Patrick Shields, Chief Technology Officer
12h50-13h30 Lunch

AGENDA: TECHNICAL FORUM


12h30-13h30 Registration and Lunch
13h30-14h35 How to Plan Your Digital Transformation:
Welcome and Introduction - Mohamed Cassoojee, VP and Country Manager
Innovation Requires Business Dreamers, Realists and Spoilers - Patrick Shields, Chief Technology Officer
Align Your IT Portfolio to Business for Better Digital investment Decisions - Andrew Pittendrigh. Pre Sales
POPI and GDPR is not Just Another Roadside Attraction for GRC - Matthew Hindley, Account Executive
Panel Discussion: How to Plan Your Digital Transformation - Patrick Shields, Andrew Pittendrigh, Matthew Hindley


14h35-15h20 How to Execute Your Digital Transformation Plan:
Take Control of your Big Data, at Scale, and in Real Time - Gareth Whitaker, Pre Sales Director
Seeing the Future is not as Difficult as You May Think - Marvin Ngobeni, Pre Sales
Adopt a Faster Way to Build, Scale and Deploy Applications - Jonathan Davidson, Pre Sales
Panel Discussion: How to Execute Your Digital Transformation Plan - Gareth Whitaker, Marvin Ngobeni, Jonathan Davidson, Patrick Shields
15h20-15h35 Break


15h35-16h20 How to Measure Your Transformation Outcomes:
First Understand then Innovate your Existing Processes - Gareth Whitaker, Pre Sales Director
Visualizing the "Ah-Ha" Moment - Erik du Toit, Account Executive
Your Enterprise Management System Must Become digital! - Patrick Shields, Chief Technology Officer
Panel Discussion: How to Measure Your Transformation Outcomes - Gareth Whitaker, Erik du Toit, Patrick Shields


16h20-17h10 How to Make Innovation Practical:
De-Risk Your Transformation with a Value Creation Methodology - Sema Maherry, Senior Consultant Technical Lead
Innovate Faster using Software AG's Predefined Process Content - Archimides Panagiotides, Pre Sales
Hybrid or Cloud: We Host for You. You Get to Market Faster - McBride Matlala, Account Executive
Panel Discussion: How to Make Innovation Practical - Sema Maherry, Archimides Panagiotides, McBride Matlala, Patrick Shields
17h10-17h30 Final remarks - Riaaz Jeena, Sales Director
17h30-19h00 Networking session
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Mohamed Cassoojee

Vice President and Country Manager

Mohamed Cassoojee is a natural leader with a calm demeanour, yet strong entrepreneurial spirit. As an articulate and persuasive story-teller, Mohamed has the ability to make complicated technology accessible and understandable to any audience. He has a special talent for providing thought leadership, combined with the ability to establish and implement organisational vision and strategy.

Mohamed is a morning person, and starts his day early with a swim for exercise and relaxes by going for long walks.



Biography:

Having worked with a number of global blue chip companies, Mohamed Cassoojee has over twenty years of experience in international sales and consulting within the IT industry.

He has spent the majority of his career in the United States and Europe, and has a gained a wealth of international experience providing management and consulting services to some of the world’s largest corporations, including General Electric, AT&T, Bell Atlantic, Northrop-Grumman, FedEx, Global One, Mobil Oil, French Telecom and Deutch Telekom.

As a board member and executive director at both SAP and Oracle for over twelve years, he provided thought leadership in ICT for various industries, including Telecommunications, Financial Services, Public Sector and Retail. His strengths include people management, strategic planning and business consulting.

Cassoojee is the Vice President and Country Manager for Software AG South Africa and in this role, he is responsible for successfully delivering global sales and marketing strategies to meet sales, margins and operating income goals. His specialities include Strategic Business Planning, Team Building and Leadership, Competitive Market Positioning, New Account Development, and establishing Strategic Partnerships.

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Gareth Whitaker

Pre-Sales Director

Mr Shields is a passionate thought leader that consistently strives for innovation in any ICT challenge he takes on. He has the ability to create excitement about forward-thinking technological solutions, by painting a clear picture of the endless possibilities. For Patrick, it is important to leave a legacy and because of this approach, he is always thinking about technology’s abilities to change the lives of South African citizens.

Patrick was born in the United States of America, but a visit to Cape Town resulted in a patriotic love for the continent. He now proudly calls South Africa his home.



Biography

Patrick Shields offers more than 27 years of solution delivery and consulting experience, with 13 of those years managing the delivery of Software AG solutions. He has worked in various roles throughout his career, including Chief Enterprise Architect, IT Director, Senior Principal Consultant, Pre-Sales Manager, Technical Account Manager, Project Lead, and Software Engineer.

Patrick has a wealth of business and technology experience. He has delivered numerous customer engagements using Software AG products such as ARIS, webMethods ESB and BPM, as well as webMethods (IBO) Intelligent Business Operations. He has also designed and delivered solutions integrated to ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle Applications, Siebel and PeopleSoft. Several of his projects are documented customer success stories.

Prior to Software AG, Patrick managed delivery and adoption of webMethods BPM and SOA at a $1.7B financial services firm. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Oglethorpe University in the USA.

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Patrick Shields

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Mr Shields is a passionate thought leader that consistently strives for innovation in any ICT challenge he takes on. He has the ability to create excitement about forward-thinking technological solutions, by painting a clear picture of the endless possibilities. For Patrick, it is important to leave a legacy and because of this approach, he is always thinking about technology’s abilities to change the lives of South African citizens.

Patrick was born in the United States of America, but a visit to Cape Town resulted in a patriotic love for the continent. He now proudly calls South Africa his home.



Biography

Patrick Shields offers more than 27 years of solution delivery and consulting experience, with 13 of those years managing the delivery of Software AG solutions. He has worked in various roles throughout his career, including Chief Enterprise Architect, IT Director, Senior Principal Consultant, Pre-Sales Manager, Technical Account Manager, Project Lead, and Software Engineer.

Patrick has a wealth of business and technology experience. He has delivered numerous customer engagements using Software AG products such as ARIS, webMethods ESB and BPM, as well as webMethods (IBO) Intelligent Business Operations. He has also designed and delivered solutions integrated to ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle Applications, Siebel and PeopleSoft. Several of his projects are documented customer success stories.

Prior to Software AG, Patrick managed delivery and adoption of webMethods BPM and SOA at a $1.7B financial services firm. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Oglethorpe University in the USA.

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Riaaz Jeena

Sales Director

Riaaz lives his life every day by Steve Jobs’ inspiring words: “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” This tenacious outlook on life has proven very successful for Riaaz. He says he has achieved more in his 15 years within ICT than he ever dreamed of.

“Technology has changed the world and continues to change it every day,” says Riaaz. He believes that if you can imagine it, technology can make it happen. As an entrepreneur, he knows the truth of these words. In 2009, he founded his own side-business called Supercar Club, and consequently, turned his dream to own a Lamborghini, into a reality.

Simply put, Riaaz believes Software AG can uniquely enable clients to delight their clients.



Biography:

As Software AG’s Sales Director, Riaaz is responsible for creating and delivering sales strategies within the Corporate Sector which includes industries such as Mining, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Retail, and Logistics.

Riaaz is also responsible for managing the Sales team in the Priavte Sector fostering strategic relationships with key market players and developing sales strategies, tactics, and profit targets. Within 5 months of joining Software AG, Riaaz achieved 106% of the revenue target.

With 15 years’ experience in the ICT industry, he plays a fundamental role in developing the company’s future growth, providing vision, direction and leadership. Throughout his successful career, he has gained experience, both locally and internationally, within various roles such as Head of Engagement, Business Management, Account Management, and IT Consulting.

Significant achievements in Jeena’s career include completing his IBM Global Sales School training with Top Honours, being shortlisted for Microsoft’s World Partner Summit Business Intelligence Award and being elected to the Board of International Association of Microsoft’s Certified Partners.