Strategy Talks

Strategy Talks

Hear about what's next, from SAP executive leadership.
Wednesday–Friday | Gulmohar Room

Srikanth Gopalakrishnan, Strategy Talks

Srikanth Gopalakrishnan

VP, IoT and Digital Enterprise Asset Management, SAP Labs


Reinventing Business with IoT

Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

The Internet of Things (IoT) changes how products are made, distributed, and serviced, a fundamental aspect of digital transformation. New technologies will drive this change, as will the proliferation of data available from devices and machines, analyzed in exciting new ways, giving clear outcomes and changing business processes. Join Tanja Rueckert EVP, Digital Assets and IoT to learn how SAP is helping customers drive their digital transformation with IoT.

What’s Next in SAP HANA Platform and Big Data & Database Solutions from SAP
Wednesday, 2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Our digital economy has introduced numerous new business model opportunities, but technology is also evolving faster than orgs can adapt. Hear what SAP is thinking from database, data management and Big Data product and solution delivery perspective to address opportunities and technology on-ramp challenges. Hear innovations in SAP HANA Platform, SAP HANA Vora for distributed computing, Hadoop-as-services via Altiscale, and other SAP database products to help jumpstart your digital data journey.

Ken Tsai, Strategy Talks

Ken Tsai

VP, Cloud Platform & Data Management, Product Marketing, SAP

Juergen Mueller, Strategy Talks

Jürgen Müller

Chief Innovation Officer and Head of SAP Innovation Center Network, SAP


Pioneering Game-Changing Solutions

Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Jürgen Müller, SAP's chief innovation officer, presents how latest technologies and business models will shape the future of SAP. Across the company and with his unit, the Innovation Center Network, he scouts trends and pioneers new markets with an entrepreneurial mindset. He talks about how to grow early ideas to new businesses, discusses how SAP is embracing and advancing new innovations like Machine Learning or Blockchain, and shows what the future of enterprise applications will look like.

Top Topics You Need to Know to Be Your Organization's UX Hero with SAP
Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

SAP has received external awards for design excellence, yet we recognize challenges remain for customers to realize these experiences. Come see tangible examples of how customers engage with SAP through SAP Fiori 2.0, SAP Fiori Cloud, SAP Fiori for iOS, SAP Screen Personas, Build, SAP Web IDE, and design services. We will discuss strategies to reduce deployment complexity, success recipes for existing landscapes, and using design to empower your role in your company’s digital transformation.


Nir Kol

SVP, SAP User Experience & Design, Products and Innovation, SAP


Maricel Cabahug

SVP Global Design &  Fiori Product Management, SAP


Panel

Mahesh Rajashekar

Tarun Jain

Roshan Unnikrishnan S


The Power of Open Platforms and Networks

Thursday, 10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Experts on SAP Ariba solutions, SAP Fieldglass solutions, and SAP Connected Health outline how cloud businesses deliver on the vision of best-in-class apps built on an open platform with a globally connected partner ecosystem. Learn why solutions have to be best in class, easy to use, and deeply integrated with what customers have – whether it’s software from SAP or another vendor – and why applications and services need to be connected to the rest of the world through an open platform.

Sindhu Gangadharan, Strategy Talks

Sindhu Gangadharan

VP and Head of Product Management, HANA Cloud Integration, SAP


Digital Transformation: an Integration Viewpoint

Thursday, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Many trends drive digital transformation and the digital economy impacts our lives greatly. To make digital work, create value for your customer & innovate a business model, all technologies & assets must work together and in new ways. Digital isn’t about one technology, but about multiple digital assets that were never designed to work together and making them work. That’s the definition of integration. See how SAP's holistic integration strategy is the fabric to unlock digital transformation.


SAP HANA Cloud Platform: The Role of PaaS in Your Digital Future

Thursday, 2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

See how the right platform can transform your business for the digital era. SAP HANA Cloud Platform is THE platform for innovating on top of your existing technology and making the most of your investment. Learn how SAP HANA Clout Platform can empower your team to deliver the best applications for every user.


Paresh Mishra

Global Director, SAP HANA Cloud Platform Customer Success


Mangala Seshadri

VP, Analytics, SAP


Analytics Innovations That Deliver Real-Time Insight

Thursday, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Businesses are faced with significant challenges in this rapidly changing world. As companies strive to provide the best products and services at a faster time-to-market, enterprise digitization is rewriting the rules of competition. Boardrooms now rely upon their live business to make decisions across the organization. Join us as we demonstrate how innovations in SAP BusinessObjects Analytics are enabling companies to reimagine their business and prepare for the digital world.

Sven Denecken, Strategy Talks

Sven Denecken

SVP, Product Management and Co-Innovation, SAP S/4HANA, SAP


Your Journey into the Digital Age – Adopting SAP S/4HANA

Friday, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

From here to digital – but how? Companies need to meet the challenge of moving towards digitization. The transition to SAP S/4HANA, the next-generation ERP from SAP, is made easy. Whether you’re starting as a net-new implementation or digitizing an existing SAP software landscape, we have a robust portfolio of services to help you define your journey to SAP S/4HANA. Functional solution extensions can be realized using SAP HANA Cloud Platform. SAP and partners already have solutions available.

 
 

From here to digital – but how? Companies need to meet the challenge of moving towards digitization. The transition to SAP S/4HANA, the next-generation ERP from SAP, is made easy. Whether you’re starting as a net-new implementation or digitizing an existing SAP software landscape, we have a robust portfolio of services to help you define your journey to SAP S/4HANA. Functional solution extensions can be realized using SAP HANA Cloud Platform. SAP and partners already have solutions available.

 
 

From here to digital – but how? Companies need to meet the challenge of moving towards digitization. The transition to SAP S/4HANA, the next-generation ERP from SAP, is made easy. Whether you’re starting as a net-new implementation or digitizing an existing SAP software landscape, we have a robust portfolio of services to help you define your journey to SAP S/4HANA. Functional solution extensions can be realized using SAP HANA Cloud Platform. SAP and partners already have solutions available.