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Wednesday Sessions

The theme of the Wednesday morning keynotes and plenary presentations is “Design”.  Understand why students who know how to design for people will be our future innovators.  Discover how you can join the SUGAR Network, a community focused on the teaching and practice of design innovation.  Gain insights into the digital transformation SAP customers are experiencing and what your students need to know as they enter the job market.  Faculty leaders will share how integrating design and next-generation consulting projects enhances students’ readiness for today’s careers.

Explore opportunities to leverage new SAP University Alliances resources and partner offerings for LEARN, APPLY, SHARE, RECRUIT, TRANSFORM, EMPOWER and IMPACT during Meet the Experts sessions during the morning and afternoon break.

The afternoon features peer-reviewed presentations by faculty on innovations in teaching and research with SAP.  Attendees may choose to listen to research presentations or select from teaching topics such as application development, business process, eLearning, configuration, and Design Thinking.  Additionally, a mentoring session for SAP University Alliances new and prospective members is offered.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

06:30am - 08:30am


07:00am - 05:00pm


08:30am - 08:35am

Ann Rosenberg, SAP

08:35am - 08:45am

Journey to Innovation: How Design Enhances Learning with GBI 
Simha Magal, Grand Valley State University

08:45am - 09:30am

Design Thinking: Design for People
Don Norman, University of California, San Diego

09:30am - 09:45am Design for User Experience: Michael Brown, SAP

09:45am - 10:15am

SUGAR Network
Tamara Carleton, Innovation Leadership Board

10:15am - 10:30am

Overview of Exhibition Area
Ann Rosenberg

10:30am - 11:00am

Break and Meet the Experts in the Exhibition Area

11:00am - 11:30am

SAP University Alliances Learning Portfolio Update:
Ross Hightower, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Tom Wilder, California State University, Chico
Pierre-Majorique Léger, HEC Montréal

11:30am - 12:15pm 

Digital Transformation: What Organizations that run SAP are Learning and what your Students Should know as they enter the Job Market
Geoff Scott, CEO, Americas' SAP Users' Group

12:15 pm - 12:30pm

Preview of Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Ann Rosenberg

12:30pm - 01:30pm


01:30pm - 03:00pm

Breakout Sessions
Facilitated by Academia and Partners

I. Research

II. SUGAR Network

III. App Development

IV. Business Process

V. Design Thinking Experience

03:00pm - 03:30pm

Break and Meet the Experts in the Exhibition Area

03:30pm - 05:00pm

Breakout Sessions
Facilitated by Academia and Partners

VI. eLearning

VII. Building Industry Partnerships: ASUG & Deloitte

VIII. Mentoring New Members

IX. Configuration

X. Design Thinking Experience: (session continues)

06:00pm - 07:30pm

Dinner onsite

07:30pm - 09:00pm Desserts and Interactive Networking by Late Nite Art