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International HERUG 2007:

"Making IT Count: The Impact of SAP on Our Universities"


Monday, May 7

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Guided Bus Tour to old and new Berlin (optional)

Meeting point: At the entrance of the memorial church, subway station Kurfürstendamm, U 9, U 1

4:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Registration, Henry Ford Building

7:00 p.m. - open

Welcome Reception, Henry Ford Building

Tuesday, May 8

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome by Prof. Dr. Werner Väth, Vice President, FU Berlin

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Chairman's Keynote:

"Driving IT and Innovation at FU Berlin",

Michael Wilmes, Freie Universität Berlin

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

"SAP for Higher Education and Research: Business Overview", Harald Pitz, Vice President, SAP, Malcolm Woodfield, SAP 

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

"SAP for Higher Education and Research: Solution Overview", Joachim Plumbaum, SAP

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

"New Models for Working with SAP",

Presentations by Joachim Plumbaum, SAP, Tim Ferguson, Northern Kentucky University, Tom Saeys, 2b Interactive

Discussion led by Joachim Plumbaum, SAP

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch, Location: "The Harnack-House"

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Panel 1:  IT Management in the University Environment

1. "Aligning IT-Projects with Institutional Goals”, David Pan, SAP

2. "Forming a successful SAP support-structure", Roger Rehm, Central Michigan University

3. "IT-Service-Management at Universities with Campus Management Systems", Pascal Wild, Universität Zürich

Moderated by Kathy Gates, CIO, University of Mississippi

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Panel 2: Experiences of Implementing SAP to meet unique University challenges (Part 1)

1. "The `SAP Experience´at Universiteit Maastricht -  fundamental reshape of the IT landscape", Henny Claessens, Universiteit Maastricht

2. "SAP Implementation - the ISB Experience and Challenges", Godavarti Janaki Ramanchandram, Indian School of Business

Moderated by Andy Duncan, Project Manager, Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Town

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

4:30 - 6:15 p.m. 

Panel 2: Experiences of Implementing SAP to meet unique University challenges (Part 2)

3. "Enabling the University of Toronto´s Goals and Priorities", Graham Kemp and Sheila Brown, University of Toronto

4. "Implementing SAP to meet operational and information needs of employees", Tan Bee Guan, National University of Singapore

5. "Bringing Management Information to the Web at FU Berlin", Andrea Syring, Freie Universität Berlin

6. "Application for the electronic teacher-evaluation by the students", Jan Scheerlinck, K.U. Leuven

Moderated by Andy Duncan, Project Manager, Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Town

7:30 p.m. - open

Conference Dinner at "The Harnack-House"

Wednesday, May 9

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Conference Keynote:

"Does IT matter? - The Challenges of IT-Management for European Universities!"

Speaker: Professor Dr. Arno Müller, e-Think Tank, University of Applied Sciences FH Nordakademie

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Panel 3: Driving Innovation with SAP

1. "Extensions of SAP CO functionality for the budgeting process at University of Cape Town", Delfina das Neves, University of Cape Town

2. "SAP/Adobe-Powered Faculity Activity Reports and Evaluations", Kathy Gates, University of Mississippi

Moderated by Michael Wilmes, Freie Universität Berlin

10.45 - 11:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. -

1:00 p.m.

Panel 4: Implementing and Improving SAP Campus Management

1. "The Maastricht University SAP CM business case and the context", Manon Gorissen and Mark Arts, Universiteit Maastricht

2. "Quick Implementation of SAP CM at the Department of Business and Economics, FU Berlin", Dirk Pape, Freie Universität Berlin, Mirjam Gardner, MG Consulting

3. "Implementation of the Individual Study Programme (ISP) for module booking by students", Els Veraverbeke, K.U. Leuven

Moderated by Joachim Plumbaum, SAP

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch, Location: "The Harnack-House"

2:00 p.m. - open

HERUG Business Meeting

* Formal election of Andy Duncan (University of Cape Town) as 2008 Chairman of HERUG

* Organization and membership of HERUG


International HERUG 2007 will take place in the recently renovated Henry Ford Building of the Freie Universität Berlin.