Last week the biggest SAP community gathering in the history of Australasia took place in Melbourne at Mastering SAP – the Innovation and Tech Fest. This conference is one of the many successful events organised annually by The Eventful Group, led by inspiring and passionate founder, Lisa Irving.

Running for more years than we can count, Mastering SAP Conferences have become the heart of the Australian and New Zealand SAP Community, with delegates coming from a variety of public sector and private organisations. The atmosphere is warm, collaborative and inviting. Despite there being a crowd of 800+ people, it seems everyone knows everyone – or at least wants to.

So, what keeps a conference of this size and prestige still so welcoming and inclusive? This can primarily be attributed to the friendly and unbelievably helpful staff of The Eventful Group who treat their sponsors and customers more like family then they do vendors or colleagues. As proud sponsors since the very first Mastering SAP conference, Soltius has had the pleasure of working with The Eventful Group and Lisa for many enjoyable years.

Their philosophy and belief in the power of people sets a climate where ideas and people grow and learn.


CIO of Ballance Agri-Nutrients, David Scullin, and The Eventful Group Founder, Lisa Irving.

To ensure their sessions hit the mark, The Eventful Group run a series of round table discussions where they ask senior technology professionals and SAP users, to share their stories of both success and challenges. These same professionals were also asked to highlight those issues they perceive to be the most pressing to the IT community as both technology and business processes change so rapidly.

Directed by insights into the challenges, opportunities and aspirations of today’s SAP customers, this year’s hot topics at Mastering SAP Technologies we’re:

  • Integration
  • Implications of Moving to the Cloud
  • Harnessing S/4HANA

Check out our case study on New Zealand’s first organisation to go live with SAP S/4HANA. Ballance Agri-Nutrients improves productivity, speed of decision making and its customers’ digital experience. Download the full case study here.

  • Creating a Technology Road Map
  • Improving User Experience

Our client and CIO of Ballance Agri-Nutrients, David Scullin, presented at Mastering SAP on mobilising SAP with Neptune Software for improved user experience and health and safety. Check out the case study video of the latest Neptune app delivered at Ballance, which has transformed the fertiliser collection process, here.

  • Digital Transformation

Want to learn more about what digital transformation really means?

  • New Ways of Working

Soltius Cloud Architect Peter Joseph spoke at Mastering SAP on Automating the “Un-automatable” in SAP environments, using our experience and success in automating SAP infrastructure landscapes for multiple clients. We have a pioneering solution, GearShift, which is an intelligent automation tool based off a collection of our reference architectures offering clients a better way to work in the cloud.


Peter Joseph presents “Automating The Un-automatable” at Mastering SAP Technologies.

  • Resourcing for Today and Into the Future
  • Navigating the Licensing Gauntlet
  • Solution Monitoring
  • Upgrades
  • Best Practice Security Strategy
  • Reporting
  • Generating Value from the Internet of Things (IoT)

Overall, Soltius would like to thank The Eventful Group and Lisa for pulling together another fantastic event for partners and SAP customers. Your effort doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated, and it wouldn’t be unreasonable to say you have become the glue for our community. At a time of growth and rapid change in the tech and software industry, it’s good to know that some things don’t change.

Soltius look forward to sponsoring Mastering SAP Technologies and working with The Eventful Group for years to come! Make sure you join us at the next event – Mastering Enterprise Asset Management in the GC, in November.