Watch the best of SAPPHIRE NOW and learn how to maximize your SAP investment. View keynotes, listen to sessions around the hottest topics, and discover ways to reduce complexity in your business.
How can I compete when it’s no longer clear who I’m competing against? When did my customers start knowing more about me than I know about them? How can I find and keep the people I need to solve the challenges I don’t even know I have yet? When will my data stop reporting the past and start predicting the future? How can I Run Simple in an increasingly complex world? SAP CEO Bill McDermott will discuss burning questions facing businesses of all sizes in the digital economy.
Speaker: Bill McDermott, SAP CEO
Increase spend visibility, cost savings, procurement process efficiencies, and contract compliance through integrated processes. Hear from SAP's own chief procurement officer and discover how SAP solutions, including those from Ariba, an SAP company, are helping transform procurement and get direct insight into benefits realized.
Speaker: Marcell Vollmer, SAP Chief Procurement Officer
Deliver an effortless experience of travel and expense processes for your business and your employees while providing total transparency into spending, wherever and whenever it happens. Connect data, applications, and people with services and cloud-based solutions from Concur, now part of SAP.
Speaker: Christopher Juneau, Concur, Sr Dir Global Marketing
Explore the power of business networks by using innovative visualization. Hear insights from David McCandless, an author, data journalist, and information designer whose blog and best-selling books are dedicated to visualizing ideas, issues, knowledge, and data. Discover novel patterns and stories for embracing the digital economy.
Speaker: David McCandless, DavidMcCanless.com Ltd, Author, Data Journalist and Information Designer
Run Simple: Reimagine the Promise at the Heart of Your Business
Your business began with a simple promise. And you went out and got it done. You got bigger and stronger. The world sped up. The global economy expanded. Technology became integral to your success. But then complexity found its way in, weighed you down, and distracted you from delivering on that simple promise. It’s time to get back to doing what you do best. Across every industry, the digital economy is rapidly changing how business is done – and how promises are fulfilled. Technology used to support your business, but today technology is your business. Bernd Leukert, member of the SAP Executive Board responsible for Products & Innovation, will discuss how SAP innovations, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, and the Internet of Things, help you refocus on the only conversation that matters today: how to deliver on that promise to your customers in today’s digital economy.
Speaker: Bernd Leukert, Member of the SAP Executive Board, Products & Innovation
Run Simple: Connect Your Business to the World and the World to Your Business
When you started out in your business, most of what you needed to fulfill that promise got done within your own four walls. But today’s world is different. Technology is connecting everything - businesses, people, and things – in entirely new ways. And those four walls? Market leaders and disruptors are looking far beyond them, inventing entirely new services and solutions that are connected, effortless, and transparent. When we are able to tap into the power of networks, we tap into the power and intelligence of entire ecosystems. Steve Singh, CEO of Concur, and member of the SAP Global Managing Board, will discuss how business networks give you a competitive edge in delivering your promise to your customers in today’s digital economy.
Speaker: Steve Singh, Member of the SAP Global Managing Board, and CEO, Concur
Take a broader, more active approach to management of your external workforce. Hear customers share their innovative strategies for optimizing use of contingent labor, independent contractors, and project-based services. Learn about the evolution and strategic value of flexible workforce management.
Speaker: Arun Srinivasan, SAP VP, Product Strategy
Eliminate labor-intensive and costly paper processes, improve working capital performance, and streamline business-to-business (B2B) payments. Hear how SAP customers are using the AribaPay solution along with the Ariba Network and electronic invoicing solutions to eliminate risk, increase savings, and innovate their accounts payable processes.
Ashley Bartels, T-Mobile, Dir Business Solutions in Enterprise Systems Development
Gerard Bernard, SAP Treasurer
Enable your CIO to use business networks to deliver value to your internal customers while reducing development and support costs. Learn how business networks have matured past the original concept of a place for buyers and sellers to transact into full-blown networks that support multiple business processes.
Robert Mihalko, SAP VP Seller Marketing and Ariba Discovery
Michael Guggemos, Insight Enterprises, Chief Information Officer
Six years ago, Hasso Plattner proposed a common database architecture for transaction processing and analytical systems using a columnar in-memory database, disputing the common belief that columnar storages are not suitable for transactional workloads in enterprise applications. Today, the concept has been widely adopted in academia and industry. It has been proven that this approach is not only feasible but it also leads to a dramatic simplification of data models, less transaction complexity, the highest flexibility of queries, an impressive performance, and finally a reduction in the total cost of ownership. This redefines the way we can build enterprise software because we are now able to run analytical queries on large data sets directly on the finest granularity of data, eliminating the need to maintain prebuilt aggregate tables, and to implement transaction and analytical features in one system. So, it is now possible to create the next generation of business applications, which will enable, for example, interactive boardroom meetings, smart environments, or personalized medicine. Listen as Hasso Plattner describes the in-memory revolution and how SAP HANA is enabling the business of the future.
Speaker: Prof. Hasso Plattner, Chairman of the SAP Supervisory Board
See what your business can gain by embracing and engaging in the digital economy. Learn how business leaders are enabling collaboration across internal departments and with their suppliers to develop tightly integrated sourcing, procurement, and payment strategies for all of their spend.
Speaker: Ben Redwine, SAP Global VP, Value Engineering
Discover how the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and the industrial Internet are transforming approaches to product design, manufacturing, and aftersales service. Examine the elements for success in building business models that support connected manufacturing, connected products, and solution delivery in the digital economy.
Speaker: Dirk Slama, Bosch Software Innovations, Dir Business Development