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Global Client Forum 2021 - Australia and New Zealand

Optimise, Modernise, and Transform

Global Client Forum 2021 – Australia and New Zealand
Optimise, Modernise, and Transform

So far, 2021 is proving to be another challenging year. From continued economic turmoil and extended lockdowns created by COVID, to trade tensions with China and its impacts on the way we work and do business.

Join us as we discuss some of the ground-breaking trends we’ve seen across the globe and how our clients have continued to defy the odds, fuel innovation, and drive competitive advantage on the road to recovery.

We look forward to hosting you and sharing how we can serve you better this year, as we emerge from this global pandemic together.

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Speakers

Seth Ravin
Seth Ravin
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Rimini Street

Mr. Ravin is a 30-year enterprise software industry veteran who pioneered the independent enterprise software support industry. In 2005, The Enterprise Software Observer named Mr. Ravin one of the 25 next-generation leaders of the enterprise software industry. In 2010, Mr. Ravin was featured in Deal Architect CEO Vinnie Mirchandani’s new book, The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations, where he is credited with enacting a visionary, disruptive strategy for dramatically reducing the cost of information technology and ushering in a new era of customer choice.

In September 2005, Mr. Ravin launched Rimini Street, Inc. with a mission to redefine enterprise software support using innovative, next-generation support services delivered at more than a 50 percent savings in fees compared to a software vendor’s annual support program. Rimini Street currently offers support services for Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and other enterprise software.

Janet Ravin
Janet Ravin
Founder and Chair of the Rimini Street Foundation & Global Employee Engagement
Rimini Street

Janet Ravin is the founder and Committee Chair of the Rimini Street Foundation, the privately funded charitable arm of Rimini Street, Inc. Drawing on her experience serving the community from the age of 6, she leads the global efforts of the Foundation with the Global Steering Committee, a rotating group of dedicated employees who volunteer their time and hearts to supporting the success of the Foundation across the communities we live in and serve.

Ms. Ravin is a strong advocate for literacy and education as long-term, sustainable solutions to ending generational poverty and the myriad of health, financial, and social challenges that accompany this dangerous, perpetuating cycle. She is a firm believer that all children and adults alike should dream big, think big, and dare to act big.

When Ms. Ravin is not serving as the Committee Chair, she leads the Employee Engagement efforts at Rimini Street, Inc. and volunteers her free time as a “Big Sister” through the Big Brother Big Sister program, a title she is proud to carry for the 7+ years. She is also an active supporter of impactful global charities such as The Innocence Project and Room to Read as well as a number of local charities in her hometown of Las Vegas such as The Cupcake Girls, an organization that provides aid and a hand up to marginalized individuals trafficked into the sex industry.

Daniel Benad
Daniel Benad
GVP & Regional GM, Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific (OCEANIA)
Rimini Street

Daniel Benad is a 20-year veteran of the IT industry and a highly skilled leader with expertise in helping Asia-Pacific and global organizations that operate across diverse product segments build and grow their markets. He has a proven track record of developing and leading high performance, consultative sales teams in SaaS and Cloud product models to accelerate organizational and customer revenue growth in both the public and private sectors.

Mr. Benad serves as Vice President and General Manager, Australia and New Zealand at Rimini Street. He is responsible for all business operations in the region, including client sales and success.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Benad served Rimini Street clients as Vice President, Sales, and Regional Director, Sales, Australia and New Zealand, leading sales teams and supporting customer innovation and growth. He has extensive experience in the region and exceptional knowledge of SAP and Oracle environments.

Previously, before joining Rimini Street, Mr. Benad served as general manager and senior sales director, HCM Cloud, at Oracle and area vice president, Australia and New Zealand, for SAP SuccessFactors. He has also held leadership roles at Halogen Software (now part of Cornerstone OnDemand) and Taleo (acquired by Oracle). Mr. Benad has global experience outside of Australia and New Zealand, in both the United Kingdom and the United States.

Mr. Benad holds a Bachelor of Business degree from University of Technology, Sydney.

Jennifer Perry
Jennifer Perry
GVP & GM, SAP Services
Rimini Street

Jennifer Perry is responsible for the expansion of all Rimini Street SAP services and products worldwide. She works to ensure that all SAP teams are aligned on product strategy, management, messaging, delivery, and sales. Prior to leading the global SAP team, Ms. Perry was responsible for the delivery and management of all SAP support services for Rimini Street clients, bringing a keen sense of client success and satisfaction to her role.

Ms. Perry’s career spans 24 years of IT experience with Fortune 100 and 500 companies in various industries, including many years of hands-on experience as a certified SAP implementation consultant. Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Perry served in various roles starting out as an SAP implementation consultant in the manufacturing, insurance, natural gas, media, retail and telecom industries. She moved on to building and running global development teams responsible for implementing, upgrading and supporting all aspects of the SAP footprint.

Adwin Singh
Adwin Singh
Service Solutions Architect, Oracle
Rimini Street

Adwin is part of the global team of Oracle Solution Architects and works closely with Customers and internally within Rimini Street to provide advice, guidance and solutions for Oracle technologies. Adwin can assist in evaluating and developing a business case to determine if third party support is right for you based on your roadmap and journey with Oracle solutions.

Adwin has more than 15 years of experience developing, supporting and deploying Oracle systems in the enterprise software industry. Before joining Rimini Street in 2020, Adwin held key Pre-Sales leadership positions at some of the largest independent providers of Oracle Services in the Australia and New Zealand region. Adwin is a keen technology enthusiast and finds passion in all things digital, including market disruption and challenging the status quo.

Julianne Tancevski
Julianne Tancevski
Head of Data and Analytics
BlueScope Steel

Julianne Tancevski, Head of Data and Analytics at BlueScope Australia. I’ve been working in the Data domain for over 15 years, with roles ranging from an analyst all the way through to leading a high performing team of Data Architects, Data Engineers, Data Scientists and Visualisation developers. I’m considered a change agent and have a passion for driving transformation through data and analytics solutions.

My mantra is to marry your data and date your BI tool, and have built a strategy that’s focussed on building a corpus of data that can be used for actionable insights, and enabling our business to tell a story with data. I know we’re successful when we have data literate users who trust our data, and make business decisions with it.

Matt Mueller
Matt Mueller
Chief Information Officer
Iluka Resources

Matt Mueller is the CIO of Iluka Resources and a non-executive director of Curtin University as a member of the Audit Risk Compliance Committee of the University Council.

Matt has 20+ years of experience across technology, commercial and risk expertise including consulting, industry leadership and executive roles. He has worked directly with boards and executive teams on technology and strategic risk matters focused on material investments or transactions that challenged the organisation’s capacity or purpose. This work spanned Australia, Singapore and New Zealand for ASX-100 companies, large unlisted infrastructure businesses, government trading entities and not-for-profit (or for-purpose) organisations.

Prior to Iluka and Curtin, Matt worked at EY and Deloitte, held senior leadership positions at Origin Energy and Western Power and started two successful technology businesses.

Agenda

10:30 am
Welcome
Daniel Benad, GVP and GM ANZ – Rimini Street
10:35 am
Rimini Street Update & Keynote
Seth A. Ravin, CEO & Chairman of the Board – Rimini Street
11:00 am
Rimini Street Foundation Update
Janet Ravin, Committee Chair – Rimini Street Foundation
11:05 am
Rimini Street ANZ News
Daniel Benad, GVP and GM ANZ – Rimini Street
11:10 am
How Robotics Drives Competitive Advantage for Iluka
Matt Mueller, CIO – Iluka Resources
11:25 am
Fueling Innovation: BlueScope Steel’s Azure Data Lake SAP Connector
Julianne Tancevski, Head of Data and Analytics – BlueScope Steel
11:40 am
Global Trends for SAP & Oracle
Jennifer Perry, GM, SAP Services – Rimini Street
Adwin Singh, SSA, Oracle – Rimini Street
11:55 am
Panel Discussion + Q&A
Moderator:
Daniel Benad, GVP and GM ANZ – Rimini Street
Panel:
Seth A. Ravin, CEO & Chairman of the Board – Rimini Street
Jennifer Perry, GM, SAP Services – Rimini Street
Adwin Singh, SSA, Oracle – Rimini Street
Matt Mueller, CIO – Iluka Resources
Daniel Buttigie, Director, Enterprise Technology – University of Melbourne
12:25 pm
Client Awards
Daniel Benad, GVP and GM ANZ – Rimini Street
12:29 pm
Closing Remarks
Daniel Benad, GVP and GM ANZ – Rimini Street

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