Keynotes: Live Business Theatre : SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference

Keynotes: Live Business Theater

These keynotes take a deeper dive into the themes and topics from each day’s keynote in the General Session Theater. These must-see keynotes feature influential speakers from the SAP leadership team, strategic partners, and some of SAP’s largest customers. They are held in the Live Business Theater which has been expanded for 2017. Seating is open and these will be the most popular sessions, so we recommend arriving early.


Tuesday, May 16

Wednesday, May 17 Thursday, May 18
11:00 a.m.─11:20 a.m.


Rob Enslin:

Member of Executive Board, SAP SE

President, Cloud Business Group

Anthony Roberts:

CIO at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Michael Kleinemeier:

Head of Digital Business Services and Member of the Executive Board ,

Follow the Digital Journey of Tesoro and CenterPoint Energy with SAP

11:30 a.m.─11:50 a.m.

Mala Anand:

President, SAP Analytics

Arianna Huffington:

Founder of Thrive Global

Jen Morgan:

Member of Executive Board, SAP SE, Co-President, Global Customer Operations


Andreas Heckmann:  
Global SVP, Head of Support Delivery, SAP Digital Business Services

Jacques Pommeraud:
Sr VP Global Customer Success

Engage Next-Generation Support for Customer Success

12:00 p.m.─12:20 p.m.

Darren Roos:
President, SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Transform Business and Accelerate Innovation with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Greg McStravick:

President, Database and Data Management


Modernize Your Data Strategy for a Future-Ready Digital Business

Sam Yen:

Chief Design Officer, SAP Managing Dir of Silicon Valley Labs

Further a Culture of Innovation in the Enterprise 

12:30 p.m.─12:50 p.m.

Wieland Schreiner:


Capture the Business Value of the Digital World with SAP S/4HANA

Google and Jürgen Müller:
Chief Innovation Officer


Empower Intelligent Enterprises with Machine Learning from Google and SAP

Mike Flannagan:

SVP Analytics Product and Customer Success


Build a Business with Live Insights from SAP BusinessObjects

1:00 p.m.─1:20 p.m.

Pat Bakey:

President, SAP Industries

Deliver Value to Your Customers in a New, Cross-Industry, Digital World

Dr. Tanja Rueckert:

EVP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain


Become a Driving Force for Digital Business with SAP Leonardo IoT

Deloitte and Darren Roos:

President, SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Create Digital Value Through Innovation with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

1:30 p.m.─1:50 p.m.

Brian Walker: 

Engage with Machines to Transform the Customer Experience in the Age of AI 

Mike Ettling:

President, SAP SuccessFactors

Redefine the Employee Experience with Innovative Digital Solutions

Ingrid-Helen Arnold:

President, SAP Data Network

Propel Your Digital Transformation Through the Power of Connected Data

2:00 p.m.─2:20 p.m.

Intel and Daniel Schneiss:

SAP Products & Innovation and SAP HANA Platform Management

Optimize Innovation with a Next-Generation In-Memory Data Platform

Björn Goerke:

President, SAP Cloud Platform

Develop Business Applications Faster for a More Responsive Organization

Dave Myerson

Dir of Source to Pay Operations

Nike Inc.

Mike Eberhard:

President, Concur

Gain Control Over Your Travel and Expense Processes in the Cloud

2:30 p.m.─2:50 p.m.

Chris Hallenbeck:

SVP, EMEA Database and Technology


SAP HANA Innovation Award Winners

Be Inspired by Award Winners Winning in the Digital Economy

NVIDIA and Jürgen Müller: 

Chief Innovation Officer and Head of SAP Innovation Center Network

Speed Digital Transformation by Bringing Machine Learning to the Enterprise

Hans Thalbauer:

SVP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain


Enable Live Business with a Digital Supply Chain powered by SAP Leonardo

3:00 p.m.─3:20 p.m.

Marty Mrugal & Panel:

Chief Innovation Officer


Plan Your Digital Transformation Journey Effectively for Business Success

Alex Atzberger:

President, SAP Ariba

Reimagine and Reinvent Business in the Digital Economy

Stephen Spears:
SVP, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud

Chart Your Path to Digital Business

3:30 p.m.─3:50 p.m.

Peter Maier:

General Mgr, Energy and Natural Resources Industries


Navigate Through Your Application Landscape Transformation

Carsten Thoma:

President, Customer Engagement and Commerce


Win in the Digital Economy by Capitalizing on Disruption

4:00 p.m─4:20 p.m.  

Special Guest:

Create Success from Innovation Management in a World Where Change Is the Only Constant 

4:30 p.m.─4:50 p.m.  

Markus Noga:

Build Intelligence into the Digital Finance Road Map with Machine Learning 

5:00 p.m.─5.20 p.m.  

Franz Faerber:

Big Data

5:30 p.m.─5:50 p.m.  

Jonathan Becher:

Chief Digital Officer


Win at Digital Transformation with a Digital Mindset