Industry Engagement

Influencer, Speaker, Trainer

Influencer

Paul has provided companies and universities with expert advice on how to fully utilise their SAP solutions.


Some of the companies Paul has provided services to include:

  • American SAP User Group (ASUG)
  • Holmes Institute
  • HWI Ebsworth
  • Hochschule Ansbach, University of Applied Sciences 
  • Shanghai University International Business and Economics
  • SAP Singapore
  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Goodyear
  • SAP Australia and New Zealand
  • SAP Americas
  • SAP Canada
  • University of Petra, Jordan
  • University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

A broad range of sought after expertise

  • SAP online Education Developer
  • Education Consultant
  • Expert witness, Customer Vs ERP Vendor legal action
  • Facilitator, Complete Stream Conference Roundtable (HANA, BI, and Cloud), Melbourne, November, 2015
  • Facilitator, SAP Public Sector Campfire, Mastering SAP Technologies, Melbourne, May 2015
  • Facilitator, SAP Technology 101; Latest Tools and Acronyms Explained, Mastering SAP Technologies, Melbourne, May 2015
  • Advised University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, on introducing SAP solutions to their university - funded by the World Bank
  • Top Ten Most Influential People in SAP for Australia and New Zealand; 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Top 1% of most viewed profiles on Linkedin 2012
  • SAP Community Network Topic Leader, University Alliances  2011
  • Outstanding Academic Australia New Zealand 2010, SAP University Alliances
  • “Luminary in the area of IT” - The Global Journal of Enterprise Information System (2010)
  • Numerous consultancies with companies, universities and government organisations

Speaker

  • Presenter, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, August 2018
  • Presenter, SAP Licensing 101, Victoria University, August 2018
  • Presenter, SAP S/4HANA, Monash University, 2018
  • Presenter, SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics, SAUG Melbourne Plenary, Melbourne, November 2017
  • Presenter, SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics, SAUG Summit, Sydney, September 2017
  • Presenter, Uber Reporting, SAUG Summit, Sydney, September 2017
  • Presenter, SAP skills to support digital transformation, Sunway University, Malaysia, May 2017
  • Presenter, Data Beyond The Hype, Key Insights Conference, Melbourne, March 2017
  • Panel Facilitator, expert advice and tips for maximising adoption of SAP BI tools, Key Insights Conference, Melbourne, March 2017
  • Keynote, The Digital Economy; Business Intelligence: Where it is heading and future trends, Mastering Business Intelligence, Johannesburg, March, 2017 
  • Presenter, Maximising Reporting Effectiveness Through Standardisation, Mastering Business Intelligence, Johannesburg, March, 2017
  • Presenter, Skills To Support Digital Transformation, University of Pretoria, March 2017
  • Presenter, IBCS - How you can adopt a global standard for reporting to benefit your organisation, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, September, 2016
  • Presenter, Learning SAPese: A strange foreign language, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, September, 2016
  • Presenter, Big Data and Implications - presentation to elite German athletes, Hochschule Ansbach, Germany, July 2016
  • Keynote, The Future of Business Intelligence, Complete Stream Conference, Melbourne, April, 2016 Link
  • Presenter, The Complete Report Checklist, Complete Stream Conference, Melbourne, April, 2016
  • Presenter, Forget the hype – how to find real value in Big Data, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, August, 2015 Link
  • Presenter, Supercharge your reports – how they can add real value, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, August, 2015 Link
  • Presenter, Finding SAP hidden treasures – tools and resources to enhance your SAP knowledge , SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, August, 2015 Link
  • Presenter, Design Thinking; What's All The Fuss?, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, September 2014
  • Presenter, Getting the most out of Big Data, Unicom Big Data Innovation Conference, Melbourne, August 2014
  • Presenter, Design Thinking; What's All The Fuss?, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Brisbane, May 2014
  • Presenter, Get the most out of your reports, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Brisbane, May 2014
  • Panel Member, Disruptive Technologies, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Canberra, March, 2014
  • Presenter, Design Thinking; What's All The Fuss?, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Canberra, March 2014 Presentation
  • Presenter, Enterprise IT Trends and SAP Curriculum, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, December, 2013
  • Presenter, ERP Systems and Future Trends, Donghua University, Shanghai, December, 2013
  • Panel Member, Disruptive Technologies, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, September, 2013
  • Panel Member, SAP Skills, Education and Certification, SAP Australian User Group Summit Executive Council, Sydney, September, 2013
  • Presenter, Get the most out of your reports, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, September, 2013 Presentation
  • Presenter, Developing A Business Intelligence Strategy, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Canberra, March, 2013 Presentation
  • Presenter, SAP Things Companies Should Focus On In 2013, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Canberra, March, 2013 Presentation
  • Presenter, SAP Strategy and Business Intelligence, Ahmadabad University, Ahmadabad, March, 2013 Presentation
  • Presenter, SAP Strategy and Industry trends, Centre for Environment Technology Planning (CEPT), Ahmadabad, March, 2013 Presentation
  • Presenter, SAP Strategy and Industry trends, Sunway University Malaysia, January, 2013
  • Presenter, SAP Hidden Treasures for Knowledge Transfer, SAP Inside Track Singapore, December, 2012
  • Presenter, Big Data: Implications For Companies, HDS and SAP Utilities Event, Melbourne, November 2012
  • Panel Member (Paul Hawking, Josh Fletcher, Vinay Bedre Susan Guess, Stephen Hart, Jayne Landry) SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Briefing: Melbourne, October 2102
  • Presenter, Business Intelligence Strategy Best Practices, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Melbourne, August 2012
  • Presenter, (Paul Hawking, John Moy and Leanne O,Connor) Getting, Validating and Keeping SAP Skills, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Melbourne, August 2012
  • Presenter, Keynote Panel (Paul Hawking, Graham Robinson, Allisadair Templeton, Tony de Thomasis, Matt Harding, Sascha Wenninger and Josh Fletcher) SAP Mentor Wrap Up Panel, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Melbourne, August 2012
  • Presenter, Business Intelligence Update, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Melbourne, August 2012
  • Presenter (Paul Hawking and Tony de Thomasis), SAP University Alliance Program, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Melbourne, Melbourne, August 2012
  • Presenter, (Paul Hawking and Simha Magal) SAP Mentors Supporting the University Alliances, Hong Kong, July 2012
  • Presenter (Paul Hawking and Josh Fletcher), SAP Business Intelligence, SAP Forum, Melbourne, August 2012
  • Presenter, (Paul Hawking and Nitin Kale) Analytics and University Alliances, Hong Kong, July 2012
  • Keynote Panel Member (Paul Hawking, Graham Robinson, Phillip Moy, Matt Harding, Chris Paine), SAP Mentors Discuss "Conference WrapUp With Australian SAP Mentors",  Mastering SAP Technology, Sydney, March, 2012 Video
  • Presenter, SAP Resources for Newbies, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Brisbane, March 2012, Presentation
  • Presenter, Opening Keynote SAP Priorities in 2012,  SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Brisbane, March 2012 Presentation
  • Presenter, ERP Systems and Careers, Ganpat University, India, February 2012
  • Presenter, SAP Resources for Newbies, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Melbourne, October 2011
  • Presenter, Collaborative Business Intelligence, SAP Australian User Group BI Special Interest Group, September 2011
  • Presenter, Careers in SAP, Beijing Institute of Technology, September, 2011
  • Keynote Panel Member (Paul Hawking, Graham Robinson, Nigel James, Martin English, Chris Paine), SAP Mentors Discuss "Where to From Here",  SAP World Tour, Sydney, August, 2011
  • Keynote Panel Member (Paul Hawking, Graham Robinson, Matt Harding, Tony de Thomasis, John Moy), SAP Mentors Discuss "Where to From Here",  SAP World Tour, Melbourne, August, 2011
  • Keynote Panel Member (Paul Hawking, Graham Robinson, Nigel James, Tony de Thomasis, Ray Wang), Its a Wrap: Top Takeaways you cannot afford to miss, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, August 2011
  • Presenter, Getting Value Out Of BPM, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, August 2011
  • Presenter/Developer, Teaching Business Intelligence Using SAP Business Objects, Singapore, June 2011
  • Presenter, ERP Systems and Future Trends, Beijing Institute of Technology, December, 2010
  • Presenter, SAP University Alliances Program Australia New Zealand Meeting, Brisbane, December 2010
  • SAP Skills and Universities, CIO Council SAUG, October 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, Business Intelligence and SAP, Monash University, October 2010
  • Where is SAP heading? Keynote Panel (Mark Jones, Ray Wang, Tony de Thomasis, Paul Hawking) SAP Australian User Group Summit 2010, August. Sydney podcast
  • Maximizing the Dashboard Effectiveness, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney August 2009
  • Opening Keynote, Business Intelligence Maturity, CONFENIS, Gyor, Hungary, October 2009
  • Effective Dashboard Design, SAP Australian User Group Forum, Adelaide,  September 2009
  • Facilitator, Fujitsu CIO Forum, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Brisbane, March, 2009
  • Keynote Panelist, Business Intelligence Strategies for Moving Forward, (Paul Hawking, Malcolm Barnes, Gary Hooker, Mark Giles, Rob Wells, Michael Thayaseelan) SAP User Group Summit, Sydney, August 2008
  • Facilitator, Fujitsu CIO Forum, SAP Australian User Group Summit, Sydney, August 2008
  • Panel Member, Launch IT Hiring Report, Diversiti, Melbourne, July 2008
  • Facilitator, Fujitsu CIO Forum, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Brisbane, March 2008
  • Facilitator, Fujitsu CIO Forum, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Melbourne 2007
  • Maximising Business Intelligence Reporting Outcomes, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Melbourne 2007
  • Incorporating SAP into University Curriculum, Cheongju National University, Korea, 2007
  • Enterprise Information Security, Australia China International Association, 2007
  • The Role of ERP Systems in Government, Australia China International Association, 2007
  • Project Governance: Minimizing Risk While Maximizing Benefits, Australia China International Association, 2007
  • Getting, Retaining, and Maintaining SAP Skills, Panel, SAUG Summit, 2007
  • Calculating your TCO of SAP and comparing it to best practices, Fujitsu SAP Infrastructure Customer Event, 2007
  • Support Scenarios from SAP, Utilizing Virtual Classroom Technology, American SAP User Group Conference, Atlanta Georgia, 2007
  • The Use of Virtual Classroom technology to support an SAP environment,  SAUG Training and Documentation Special Interest Group -Melbourne Chapter 2006
  • ERP System Trends and the Impact on Research, University of Melbourne Enterprise Systems Research Day, 2006
  • SAP's Enterprise Service Architecture and Its Implications to Higher Education Curriculum, Computer Science Seminar Series, Victoria University, 2006
  • SAP's Response to Service Oriented Architecture, Australia Computer Society, Service Oriented Computing SIG, 2006
  • ERP Systems:  What the future holds, Shanghai Government Delegation, Melbourne 2005
  • Gaining a Competitive Advantage by Looking to the Next Evolution of ESS Portals: Employee Self Service Portals, ARK Group Singapore, 2005
  • ERP Systems: Where to Now: Beijing Jiaotong University, China 2003
  • SAP: An Outside In View of SAP, SAP Partner Kick Off Event: Sydney, 2003
  • ERP Systems: Future Trends, Sumbershire Business College, Singapore, 2003
  • The Role And Impact of ERP Systems, BETS Industry Forum, Bangladesh, 2002.
  • The SAP University Alliance, SAP Australian User Group Plenary, Canberra, 2001
  • A Model for Delivering ERP Education over the Internet, SAP Curriculum Congress, San Diego, 2001 

Trainer

Paul has developed SAP training materials and curriculum which is used by industry and universities around the world.  SAP solutions include; ECC, BW, Crystral Reports, Dashboard Design, Design Studio, Web Intelligence, BOBJ Cloud, Predictive Analytics

  • Instructor, Introducing SAP ECC University Curriculum, Academic Workshop, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, July 2014
  • Instructor, SAP Global Bike Company Data Set and University Curriculum, Academic Workshop, Melbourne, April 2012
  • Instructor, SAP Global Bike Company Data Set and University Curriculum, Academic Workshop, Melbourne, September 2011
  • Instructor, Building Dashboards Workshop, ACIS, Brisbane, 2010
  • Instructor, SAP Consultant Certification TERP10 Integrated Business Processes, Academic Workshop, Melbourne, December 2010
  • Instructor, Business Intelligence - Strategic Information Management, Hochshule Ansbach, Germany, November 2010
  • Instructor, SAP Global Bike Company Data Set and University Curriculum, Academic Workshop, Singapore, November 2010
  • Instructor, SAP Global Bike Company Data Set and University Curriculum, Academic Workshop, Pune, November 2010
  • Instructor, SAP Global Bike Company Data Set and University Curriculum, Academic Workshop, Beijing, November 2010
  • Instructor, SAP Global Bike Company Data Set and University Curriculum, Academic Workshop, Melbourne, February 2010
  • Instructor, SAP Business Intelligence in University Curriculum, Academic Workshop, Singapore, September, 2009
  • Instructor, SAP Consultant Certification TERP10 Integrated Business Processes, Academic Workshop, Melbourne,
    July 2009
  • Guest Lecturer, Business Intelligence and SAP, Monash University, May 2009
  • Instructor, Incorporating SAP into University Curriculum, Academic Workshop, Melbourne, December 2008
  • Instructor, Introducing SAP into the Curricula, SAP University Alliance Curriculum Congress, Bangkok, November 2008
  • Instructor, Incorporating SAP into University Curriculum, Academic Workshop, Manila, August 2008
  • Instructor (Gardiner, L., Heesen, B., Jovanovic, R., Freyburger, K.) Business Intelligence. Workshop offered at the SAP University Alliances Curriculum Congress 2008. Atlanta, February 2008.