26 episodes

The Best Run Podcast is a monthly show consisting of thought leadership content. Host Rushenka Perera, Head of Marketing, SAP ANZ interviews various business leaders in Australia, New Zealand and Internationally across different industries. The topics are centered around business, people and innovation.

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The Best Run Podcast is a monthly show consisting of thought leadership content. Host Rushenka Perera, Head of Marketing, SAP ANZ interviews various business leaders in Australia, New Zealand and Internationally across different industries. The topics are centered around business, people and innovation.

    Building an Inclusive Workplace for LGBTIQ+

    Building an Inclusive Workplace for LGBTIQ+

    In this episode Rushenka speaks with Lizzie Creed, People Manager, NTT DATA Business Solutions, Evan Mantis, Executive General Manager – Consumer, Finance & Service Industries, SAP ANZ and Kylie Preisig-Toro, Head of Enablement for Supplier Services, SAP ANZ on how organisations can best develop and foster an inclusive workplace for LGBTIQ+ employees and what it means for these employees to be well supported by leaders within their business so they can build and develop their careers.

    Highlights in this episode include:

    2:15 - The importance of building an inclusive workplace.
    4:10 - Diversity and Inclusion strategy at NTT Data.
    10:40 - Celebrating 20 Years of Pride@SAP.
    13:20 - The coming out journey.
    19:00 - Providing a supportive network for the LGBTIQ+ community.

    Learn more about diversity and inclusion at SAP https://www.sap.com/australia/about/company/diversity.html

    • 33 min
    Neurodiversity in the Workplace

    Neurodiversity in the Workplace

    In this episode, Rushenka speaks with Andrew Eddy, CEO, Untapped Holdings that is a social enterprise focused on developing a neurodiverse employment ecosystem to increase opportunities for autistic individuals. He is joined by Sehida Frawley, Head of Services, SAP ANZ as they discuss the opportunities for employers to start their own neurodiversity program and what needs to be considered.

    Highlights in this episode include:

    4:50 - What is Neurodiversity.
    8:30 - The positive work experiences with Neurodiversity talent at SAP.
    10:50 - Why businesses are recruiting people with neurodiversity backgrounds.
    13:30 - The benefits of a neurodiversity program for employers and employees.
    18:30 - What is the Neurodiversity hub and how organisations can get involved.

    • 27 min
    The Relentless Rise of Rooftop Solar in Australia

    The Relentless Rise of Rooftop Solar in Australia

    In this special Utilities industry episode Gavin Mooney, Utilities Industry Expert, SAP ANZ speaks with Ivor Frischknecht the former CEO of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency on the state of play of rooftop solar in Australia.

    Highlights in this episode include:

    2:20 - Why Australia is leading the world in rooftop solar.
    8:30 - The benefits to installing rooftop solar.
    15:20 - Moving to the grid for electric vehicles.
    23:00 - The future of rooftop solar.

    • 30 min
    Veolia: Enhancing the Employee Experience with Data Insights

    Veolia: Enhancing the Employee Experience with Data Insights

    In this episode Rushenka speaks with Kate Moonen, Head of Marketing & Digital Experience, Veolia ANZ about the business challenges her organisation faced during the pandemic and what steps were taken to ensure all employees were well supported during these disruptive times.

    Steve Bennetts, Head of Growth & Strategy, Employee Experience, Qualtrics explained some of the initiatives that Qualtrics partnered with Veolia on to measure employee sentiment through the use of data insights and what some key employee experience trends he has seen from various organisations pre and post the pandemic.

    Highlights in this episode include:
    3:30 - Introduction to Veolia.
    7:10 - How technology has met the needs of the business.
    12:40 - Key findings from employee feedback.
    19:10 - Main employee experience trends with organisations within A/NZ.
    21:30 - Outcomes from employee feedback that Veolia implemented.
    27:20 - Advice for measuring employee sentiment.

    • 30 min
    Digital Transformation Unlocking Growth for AGL Energy

    Digital Transformation Unlocking Growth for AGL Energy

    In this episode Rushenka speaks with Fionn Gilmour who is the Delivery Manager, IE Operations at AGL Energy about their recent digital transformation that involved reducing its suite of 50 legacy on-premise ERP applications and engineering 78 business processes to deliver digitally enabled and integrated platforms and processes that support AGL's growth strategy.

    Highlights from this episode include:

    1:00: Introduction to AGL Energy
    3:40: The business challenges that AGL Energy needed to solve
    4:30: An overview of the digital transformation project at AGL Energy
    6:10: Improving the business operations at AGL Energy
    9:00: Keys to delivering a successful digital transformation

    • 12 min
    Preparing for the New WTA Season with Innovative Technologies

    Preparing for the New WTA Season with Innovative Technologies

    We speak with the new SAP tennis ambassador and WTA coach Kamau Murray on his journey into professional tennis coaching and who is currently coaching 2017 US Open Champion Sloane Stephens.

    Part of the discussion with Kamau is on how Sloane and himself had to adapt last season with the pandemic as the WTA season was heavily disrupted like many other professional sports around the world.

    Milan Cerny from SAP Global Sponsorships also explains the technology being used inside the WTA.

    Highlights from the episode include:

    1:00: Getting to know Kamau Murray
    6:00: An introduction into professional tennis coaching.
    15:00: Preparing for the new WTA season.
    20:00: The launch of WTA University.
    23:00: How technology is helping both coach and player prepare for matches.
    26:00: The technologies being used for WTA coaches and players to access.
    32:00: Future partnership plans between SAP and the WTA.

    • 36 min

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