Anaplan Conference 2016

November 9, London


Ideas and experiences with your peers who are transforming the way in which planning is done in your industry.


Spend time getting to know attendees and speakers and build valuable connections.

Get your guru on

Discover the latest modelling tips and tricks in a 1-2-1 session.


Find out how ever more powerful software is making the most complex processes dynamic.


Be inspired as they share personal stories of challenges, innovation and tangible operational improvements within their global enterprises.

Basically changed our way of working

It’s been a blessing to the Finance function implementing Anaplan

A great long-term solution


Take a look at the schedule of keynotes, presentations, and training for Hub16 London.

Customer Advisory Board, 8 November, 9:00am – 3:00pm

The Anaplan Customer Advisory Board allows our customers to contribute to product design and direction by giving us feedback and visibility. These observations prompt discussions and analysis of the roadmap. Our mission is to keep the Customer Advisory Board mutually beneficial to Board members and Anaplan so that our product grows and improves with features reflecting business needs. The purpose of the Anaplan Customer Advisory Board is to foster greater customer involvement, gather customer feedback and ideas, accelerate market knowledge, and discuss strategic product planning.

Benefits of joining CAB include: 

  • Influencing the development of product functionality to meet company and/or industry needs
  • Gaining early insight into upcoming developments
  • Accessing alpha and beta tests for upcoming releases and functionality
  • Networking with strategic customer contacts to gain shared knowledge
  • Accessing key community events
  • Direct access to Anaplan executives, development, and product management teams

To learn more about the CAB, please reach out to

Partner Hub, 8 November, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Our partner community is invited to join us at this year’s Partner Hub event. We will be talking about the Anaplan roadmap, App Hub, customer best practices, marketing … and we will be announcing the winners of this year’s Partner Awards.

Expert Training, 8 November, 9:00am – 3:00pm

  • Introduction Lab – build a robust understanding of Anaplan capabilities
  • Intermediate Lab – advance your use of Anaplan to maximize utility and impact in your organization
  • Advanced Lab – solidify your expertise and learn from the most advanced Anaplan users


Aviva, Axa Art, RSA, British Airways, Provident and Gatwick Airport join Anaplan Keynote
Join us for our keynote presentation featuring Anaplan customers and our global executive team.

Anaplan CMO Grant Halloran will outline the Anaplan vision and CFO James Budge will take the audience through our growth, momentum and global impact. Paul Melchiorre, CRO of Anaplan will moderate two panels, looking at how some of the City's largest Financial Institutions are leveraging technology to become more agile, enabling fast decision making and closing the strategy-execution gap, as well as looking at the business leadership roles within these companies and discussing what it takes to be a Smart Business Leader. Finally, Anaplan founder and CTO, Michael Gould will unveil Anaplan innovations, product vision and major product announcements.

Matt Jones, Regional CFO, Axa Art Andrew Dinwiddie, Head of Financial Performance Management UK, Western Europe and Middle East Finance, RSA Luke Enock, Director of Online, Provident Financial Group Paul Hirt, Operating Principal, Global Infrastructure Partners Clare Bimore, Global Finance Director, Aviva Plc

Lunch and Expo
Lunch will be served in the Sponsor Expo Hall - the focal point of all Hub16 London Conference activity. This is the ideal time for attendees to visit our sponsors, see demos and hear more about what our Partners are doing with Anaplan.

Track Sessions
Hub16 track sessions feature a number of deep dive sessions - allowing you to hear from your industry and functional peers. Plan your afternoon agenda looking at the track session tabs above.

  • Integrated planning frameworks for the new era of Finance
  • Your 2017 Plan Will Be Obsolete by January 2nd (And Here’s Why)
  • Agile. What is the Anaplan Way?
  • Supply Chain Planning Excellence

Track Sessions

  • Planning for Growth
  • Game-changing planning in Media and Telco
  • Challenging traditional enterprise planning solutions
  • Managing your Anaplan environments in the enterprise

Track Sessions

  • Take a look at Anaplan's approach to connected planning
  • Tips and tricks: Learn and share with the most experienced Anaplan experts
  • Visualise Your Interconnected World

BBC Technology Correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones interviews Anaplan founder and CTO, Michael Gould
A must attend session to close our Hub London 16 conference! Join Anaplan founder and CTO Michael Gould, who will welcome to the stage one of the most recognisable faces in UK journalism, BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones. Rory will discuss the most exciting technologies he has seen recently and will provide his views on how they may impact a range of industries over the coming years and months. A Q&A style session between Michael and Rory will follow giving our audience an insight into the history of the Anaplan platform since its creation in a Yorkshire barn and Michael's personal vision for the future.


Breakout sessions

Integrated planning frameworks for the new era of Finance
How can organisations achieve a truly integrated business planning framework? And how can the Finance function be the key enabler in that?

In this session, we’ll hear from Finance leaders on how their teams are implementing an agile foundation, via the Anaplan platform, enabling them to unify pan-departmental planning requirements. We’ll discuss how that is delivering a single version of the truth from which business strategy can be planned, measured, and monitored and critical operational decisions can be made.

Trisha Haughey, Group Finance Development Director – Rentokil Initial Tom Patrick, IS Strategy Finance Manager – Diageo Neil Doyle, Managing Director - Bedford Consulting

Your 2017 Plan Will Be Obsolete by January 2nd (And Here’s Why)
The reality is…“My Sales Plan: I keep up with it for one day – January 1st. By January 2nd, if the landscape has changed and the money is elsewhere, I’m going to pursue that.”

Is your sales plan nimble enough to keep up with your sales team, or is it obsolete by Day 2? As the sales team is the key revenue engine for your company, alignment of the sales team strategy with business objectives is critical to target attainment and corporate success. Join OpenSymmetry to hear use cases from Motorola and Micro Focus on building an agile sales planning foundation using Anaplan for Sales to keep up with the ever-changing landscape.

Lisa Bentley-Smith, Head of Sales Operations EMEA - Motorola Sujay Kodagali, Business Consultant – Micro Focus James Mulligan, Sales Director - OpenSymmetry

Agile. What is the Anaplan Way?
Time to value. Speed of implementation. On time. On budget.

What is the real impact of taking an agile approach to your implementation? We'll hear from companies who have taken a new approach to their journey by embracing the Anaplan Way. In doing so, they have driven higher user adoption, improved user satisfaction, acheived self sufficiency and ultimately, driven a more successful outcome for their organisations.


Alan Pater, Head of Planning & Forecasting - ASDA Nin Kaur, IBP Europe Program Lead - Bacardi Louis Peacock, VP of Customer Success EMEA - Anaplan
Supply Chain Planning Excellence
In world of change driven by digital disruption, omni-channel and commodity price fluctuation, there are increasing demands on the supply chain. You need flexible applications that connect your S&OP planning to your execution. You need to plan smart – be connected, agile and precise. In this session, we’ll hear how our customers are making this a reality with real examples of how technology is allowing them to orchestrate performance and connect multiple business processes.


Matthew Woodcock, Head of Group Logistics and Supply Chain - Tarmac Kaushal Dave, Director of Product Marketing IBP - Anaplan

Breakout sessions

Planning for Growth
All organisations plan for growth. But how do you do that effectively when you are operating in a complex, fast-moving, unpredictable environment?

In the retail sector, customers are empowered by technology and can leave at any moment. So how do leading organisations retain loyalty, engage the customer and correctly align their sales teams and channels to support their growth goals? Hear from leaders who are blurring the lines between planning and business collaboration to do just that in some of the fastest moving market environments around.


Strahan Wilson, CFO - Côte Restaurants Scott Guinn, Product Marketing Director - Anaplan Mark O'Mahoney, Head of Finance – Carluccio's Paul Morton, Partner – PwC David Oliver, Partner – PwC

Game-changing planning in Media and Telco
We live in a time of unprecedented change and disruption, and nowhere more so than in Media and Telecoms. Content is king and the rise (and rise and rise) of digital, mobile and social channels have continued to elicit dramatic changes in the business landscape. What do businesses need to do adapt to this digital world, and what does this mean for the sales and finance teams? How do you build closer relationships with your customers and translate this analytics into value? Listen to what some of the leading companies are doing to align their front & back offices and organise their workforce to support these behaviours.


Damian Scaccia, Head of Planning - Sky Brad Stevens, Business Analyst - BBC Paul Albert, Director - Deloitte

Challenging traditional enterprise planning solutions
Our speakers in this session have all challenged the status quo - and moved from traditional legacy systems to the Anaplan platform. Find out how they brought their organisations alongside this new way of thinking. What problems did they address? How did they approach the implementation? Did they encounter any organisational resistance along the way? And how did they improve organisational performance post Anaplan implementation?


Gideon Gabriel, Business Intelligence Manager – Allied World Laurence Di Sotto, formerly Head of Business Applications – Miller Homes Peter Brydges, formerly Head of FP&A – British Land

Managing your Anaplan environments in the enterprise
Discover how to make use of the upcoming features - including business map and application lifecycle management (ALM). You'll see how to manage your complex app/model environments, tag multiple revisions of your models and easily manage your deployment and update process. We'll also look at how to visualise data flows and connections between your applications. Take a look at the Administrator modules and how to manage all your users in one central place.


Clare Wilkinson, Product Owner - Anaplan Steve Prendergast, Product Owner - Anaplan

Breakout sessions

Take a look at Anaplan's approach to connected planning
If you're new to Anaplan, then this is the session for you. Our product experts will show how the Anaplan platform works to help your enterprise plan across sales, marketing, finance, supply chain, IT and HR. We'll show a live demo of Anaplan in action - plus we'll show you how you can build an App from scratch.


Jonty Gethin, Senior Solutions Consultant - Anaplan Steve Taylor, Senior Solutions Consultant - Anaplan

Tips and tricks: Learn and share with the most experienced Anaplan experts
We'll be showing some of very best practice we've seen over the past six months to help you enhance your models, simplify overall user experience and delight your end users. This includes:

  • How to create multi-level hierarchies using source data from within a hub model
  • An efficient way of navigating deep hierarchies and provide a synchronised context for all reports
    using those hierarchies
  • Calculating the level of a list in a hierarchy in order to apply specific filters by level
  • How to set up a time settings/filter module that is automatically updated


David Smith, Director Customer Success Special Operations Anne Julie Balsamo, Product Manager

Visualise Your Interconnected World
Learn how Anaplan is partnering with the world’s leading data integration and visualisation companies.

Part 1: A discussion and demo of how you can easily interact with your data regardless of where it resides.

Part 2: Turn this data into actionable information. Learn how to present beautiful visualizations and analyse trends and patterns.


Steve Ing, Team Leader – Business Planning Capability COE – Kimberly-Clark Rupert Tagnipes, Senior Product Manager - Anaplan Simon Ritchie, Customer Success Director - Anaplan

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Hub16 London





Training and Partner Hub

The Montcalm at the Brewery London City
52 Chiswell Street, EC1Y 4SA, London

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The Brewery
52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD, London

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