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SUGTalks

SUGTalks is the official UKISUG Podcast, aimed at driving success and making your job easier, providing an independent channel for all of your SAP needs. Hosted by Craig Dale, alongside our special guests, SUGTalks takes a look at the opportunities and challenges facing SAP users today.To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme

Tracks

The Future of Rise with SAP - Part 1
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, which is the first part of a two-part discussion on the future of RISE with SAP, Craig is joined by David Robinson, President Cloud ERP – RISE with SAP. Together they discuss how RISE with SAP has evolved and how the recent RISE with SAP Migration and Modernization programme has been received.. Part 2 of this podcast will be available as the next SUGTalks podcast.To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme 
26:09 6/12/24
Using AI to drive business success
In this week's episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by Katie King, published author and CEO of AI in Business. Together they discuss whether AI is an opportunity or a risk to businesses, the need for regulation and what the next major AI development might be.  To learn more about AI in Business visit: https://www.aiinbusiness.co.ukTo learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-schemeAI Strategy for Sales and Marketing: Connecting Marketing, Sales and Customer Experience is available from Amazon here: https://amzn.eu/d/6KfnkgfUsing Artificial Intelligence in Marketing: How to Harness AI and Maintain the Competitive Edge is available from Amazon here: https://amzn.eu/d/6Fhobvz 
32:23 5/29/24
Using positive mental health practices to thrive at work
In this week's episode of SUGTalks Craig is joined by Simon Nichols, Founder and CEO of Thrive to discuss how we can apply positive mental health practices to help us thrive at work. To see upcoming UKISUG mental health session click here: https://www.sapusers.org/events/all?type=544You can learn more about Thrive here: https://itstime2thrive.co.uk/To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme
38:00 5/15/24
A deep dive on AI and the Business Technology Platform
In this week's episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by Marc Geall, Head of Product & Technology Office, Data & Analytics, at SAP.Together they discuss AI and the SAP Business Technology Platform, with Marc outlining how users can make use of AI as part of BTP and what might be in store for the future.To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme
32:44 5/1/24
UKISUG Update: In conversation with Paul Cooper & Conor Riordan
In this week's episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by Paul Cooper and Conor Riordan.  Together they look back on Paul's experiences and achievements as UKISUG chair, and discuss Conor's aims as he takes over the reins.To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme
45:03 4/17/24
An interview with Martin Taylor, SAP ERP Project Lead at NATS
In our latest senior leader interview, Craig is joined by Martin Taylor, SAP ERP Project Lead at NATS. Together they discuss Martin's career, how he ended up working in the world of SAP as well as touching on NATS upcoming SAP upgrade.   To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme 
47:31 4/3/24
A deep dive into the data challenges facing SAP users
In this episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by Chris Gorton, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA from Syniti.  Together they discuss the data challenges facing SAP users and touch on the findings of a new Syniti survey -  you can read the full survey here. If you’re interested in finding out more about how you can use your data to stay ahead of the curve and drive innovation in your organisation, join us at the UKISUG Data & Analytics Symposium.    To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme 
31:26 3/20/24
UKISUG Women in SAP events and initiatives for 2024
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, we are joined by the co-chairs of the UKISUG Women in SAP community: Fiona Warburg and Emma Chambers to discuss what the community has planned for the year ahead. Emma and Fiona discuss the risks of bias introduced by the use of AI, the need for better representation of marginalised groups in business and update us on the UKISUG initiatives they are running for International Women's Day.To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme
30:57 3/6/24
How to better support people suffering from depression in the workplace
In this week's episode of SUGTalks Craig is joined by Simon Nichols, Founder and CEO of Thrive to discuss how we can better support those suffering from depression both in our professional and personal lives. To see upcoming UKISUG mental health session click here: https://www.sapusers.org/events/all?type=544You can learn more about Thrive here: https://itstime2thrive.co.uk/To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme
40:08 2/21/24
A deep dive on the RISE with SAP Migration and Modernisation Programme
This week our guest is Dr. Uwe Grigoleit, Senior Vice President, SAP Customer Evolution at SAP. Together we will take a deep dive on SAP's recently announced RISE with SAP Migration and Modernisation Programme to better understand how it can benefit organisations looking to move their SAP environment to the cloud. To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme 
38:24 2/7/24
How to leverage Digital Twins in SAP
Our latest episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by John McNiff, VP Global CoE for Supply Chain Operations at SAP and Ian Mallinson, IT Director at Warburtons.Together they discuss the concept of Digital Twins, what they are and how they can help by SAP users.   To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme 
47:19 1/24/24
The impact of kindness on our personal and professional lives
Our latest episode of SUGTalks, recorded at UKISUG CONNECT 2023, sees Craig joined by Simon Nichols, CEO & Founder at Thrive to discuss how kindness affects our mental health. They outline how both being kind and being on the receiving end of kindness can impact our personal and professional lives. You can watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/e_bw9PwMi8s To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme 
30:10 1/3/24
Mental Health Tips from Birmingham Mind and Thrive
Our latest episode of SUGTalks, recorded at UKISUG CONNECT 2023, sees Craig joined by Simon Nichols, CEO & Founder at Thrive and Mike Jeffries, Training Manager at Birmingham Mind. Mike highlights how Birmingham Mind supports the local community, as well as discussing what the charity does nationally. In addition, both Mike and Simon share their top mental health tips.  To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme 
33:39 12/13/23
An Interview with Angela Peach from Tata Consumer Products
In our latest senior leader interview, Craig is joined by Angela Peach, Head of Digital Transformation, International at Tata Consumer Products. Together they discuss her career path and how she ended up working in the world of SAP.To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme 
44:04 11/29/23
The Five Ways of Wellbeing
In this week's episode of SUGTalks Craig is joined by Simon Nichols, Founder and CEO of Thrive to discuss the five ways of wellbeing and Thrive's upcoming activities at UKISUG CONNECT.To see upcoming UKISUG mental health session click here: https://www.sapusers.org/events/all?type=544You can learn more about Thrive here: https://itstime2thrive.co.uk/To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme
36:47 11/15/23
Becoming a Pro at Public Speaking
In our latest podcast, Craig is joined by Victoria Pritchard, Founder at Redvoice to discuss how we can all become pros at public speaking. Based on her experience as a professional actor and public speaker, Victoria shares her top tips on how to deal with nerves and the adrenaline rush of getting on stage.You can learn more about Redvoice at https://www.redvoiceuk.com/ or by messaging Victoria on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriapritchard/ To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme 
44:41 11/1/23
An Interview with Lynsey Reid from Heineken
In our latest senior leader interview, Craig is joined by Lynsey Reid, Customer Experience Director at Heineken. Together they discuss how Lynsey got into the tech sector, how Heineken uses SAP, as well as Lynsey’s advice for women looking to work in the FMCG and tech sectors. To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme 
43:43 10/18/23
In discussion with Ryan Poggi, Managing Director, SAP UK & Ireland
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, we’re sharing a recent discussion between Ryan Poggi, Managing Director, SAP UK & Ireland and our Chair Paul Cooper.Together they discuss Ryan’s key focusses for the UK & Ireland market, Ryan’s commitment to SAP’s trust initiative, what BTP means for organisations on their SAP journey and cloud vs on-premise SAP solutions. Be sure to listen to the full interview to learn more.  To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme 
37:57 10/4/23
The psychology of successful groups
In this week's episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by Samantha Rockey, co-author of 'The Social Brain: The psychology of successful groups'. Together they discuss key themes from the book, including what makes for success in a group and what can hinder it, and much more.You can learn more about Samantha Rockey here: https://www.thompsonharrison.com/team/sam-rockeyYou learn more about 'The Social Brain: The psychology of successful groups' here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/444270/the-social-brain-by-dunbar-tracey-camilleri-samantha-rockey-robin/9781847943606To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme
45:09 9/20/23
Women in SAP update
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, we are joined by the co-chairs of the UKISUG Women in SAP SIG: Fiona Warburg and Emma Chambers, to discuss Women in SAP.  Emma and Fiona update us on the UKISUG initiatives to support female members and preview what is planned for the upcoming CONNECT conference. To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme
31:12 9/6/23
It’s time to take a mental health MOT
In this week's episode of SUGTalks Craig is joined by Simon Nichols, Founder and CEO of Thrive to talk about why we should all take regular Mental health MOT’sSimon outlines how we can all assess our own mental health, and what we can do to improve it. To see upcoming UKISUG mental health session click here: https://www.sapusers.org/events/all?type=544You can learn more about Thrive here: https://itstime2thrive.co.uk/To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme
37:18 8/23/23
Fostering future generations of SAP talent
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks Craig is joined by Alisha Gokani, SAP Solution Academy Associate. Together they discuss Alisha's journey, from attending UKISUG CONNECT whilst at university, to working with SAP after joining the SAP Academy. In addition, they cover how to foster the next generation of SAP talent, and what the industry can do to attract more students at university. To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme
34:51 8/9/23
The future of AI and SAP
In this week's episode of SUGTalks Craig is joined by two guests from SAP; Timo Elliott, VP & Global Innovation Advocate and Vivien Boche, Senior Director, SAP BTP, Center of Excellence - EMEA North,  to discuss all things AI in the world of SAP.They outline the AI tools SAP users can already take advantage of, as well as what might be in store for the future. To learn more about the UKISUG referral scheme, visit: https://www.sapusers.org/community-referral-scheme
47:07 7/26/23
Tips for moving from SAP on-premise to the cloud
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by Rob Geddes, Head of Customer Engagement Success, Cloud Success Services UK&I at SAP. They discuss how organisations can successfully make the move from SAP on-premise to the cloud.Rob shares his top tips, as well highlighting what support and educational resources are available to help.Please find below a list of resources referenced by Rob in the podcast:SAP Customer Evolution KitIT Forecast: Moving to the Cloud | SAP News CenterDigital transformation value (deloitte.com) IDC:  The Mighty Struggle to Migrate SAP to the Cloud May Be OverOperating in the Digital World Requires a Focus on Cloud ERP to Reduce Mission-Critical Risk (SAP.com) SAP Digital skills pledge announcement SAP Next-GenSAP Partner Talent InitiativeMultiverse Technology Consulting Programme 
41:31 7/12/23
An interview with Kathryn Davidson from TT Electronics
In our latest senior IT leader interview Craig is joined by Kathryn Davidson, Director of SAP Solutions at TT Electronics. Together they discuss how Kathryn ended up working in the world of SAP, how to get more people working within the industry and much more. 
32:50 6/21/23
Mental Health Focus - Dealing with different generations in the workplace
In this week’s mental health focused episode, Craig is once again joined by Simon Nichols, Founder and Wellbeing Director at Thrive, to discuss how organisations can support different generations in the workplace. To see upcoming UKISUG mental health session click here: https://www.sapusers.org/events/all?type=544You can learn more about Thrive here: https://itstime2thrive.co.uk/
37:41 6/7/23
The Evolution of SAP Project Delivery
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by three guests to discuss how SAP Project Delivery has evolved post-pandemic: Leighton Copp, Cloud Delivery Manager at SAP, Andy Steer, VP & CTO UK&I, NTT DATA and Shin Sawhney, SAP Centre of Excellence Lead (UK), Capgemini. Together they discuss how to successfully execute SAP projects, the challenges that hybrid and remote working represent, and how organisations can build strong relationships with their partners. 
54:38 5/24/23
A Focus on SAP Certifications
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by three guests to discuss SAP Certifications: Paul Huston IT Delivery Manager – Commercial & Services, Princes Group, Milica Pekovic Senior Solution Architect, SAP Training and Adoption EMEA North, and Paul Tormey, Partner Delivery Manager, SAP Ireland.The panel cover topics including why SAP Certifications are important, what resources are available to organisations looking to learn more and what a learning journey might look like.You can access a list of available and valid SAP certifications here: https://training.sap.com/certification/validityYou can access SAP Learning journeys here: https://learning.sap.com/You can access the SAP training hub here: https://training.sap.com/
38:52 5/10/23
UKISUG Vision for 2023
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks is hosted by Gerren Mayne, from the  SAPCHAT podcast.. Gerren is joined by Craig Dale, CEO of UKISUG and Paul Cooper, UKISUG Chair to discuss UKISUG’s vision and focuses for 2023.If you haven't listened to SAPCHAT before you may also want to check out the podcast here: https://anchor.fm/sapchat
43:59 4/26/23
The future of data and analytics on SAP
Ahead of our Data and Analytics Symposium, Craig is joined on the SUGTalks podcast by Iver van de Zand, CTO & Vice President Business Technology Platform, EMEA North at SAP and John Turnbull, Business Intelligence Report Development Manager at National Grid and UKISUG Data and Analytics SIG Chair. Together they discuss the future of data and analytics on SAP, the challenges currently faced by users and even the potential future impact of AI. To register for the UKISUG Data & Analytics Symposium in London on the 18th April, please visit: https://www.sapusers.org/events/3639/data-analytics-symposiumTo learn more about SAP's data and analytics roadmaps you can visit roadmaps.sap.com
44:30 4/5/23