Strategy Talks

Strategy Talks

Hear about what's next, from SAP executive leadership.

Secure Digital Transformation – SAP’s Approach to Safeguard Your Business
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Information security is a race without a finish line. With frequent reports of security breaches and cybersecurity attacks, security of company data and software systems is top-of-mind for most business decision makers. As our customers’ enterprises expand into the digital network, it is critical to address security holistically. This session will cover the evolution of the IT threat landscape, SAP’s security vision and strategy, and recommendations to secure your SAP software environment.

Justin Somiani, Strategy Talks

Justin Somaini

Chief Security Officer, SAP

Prakash Darji, Strategy Talks

Prakash Darji

SVP & GM, Platform as a Service, SAP

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

Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 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.

SAP HANA Platform: Making Business Faster, Simpler, Smarter
Tuesday, 2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

The digital economy has changed business, with technology and society evolving faster than organizations can adapt. As a digital leader, SAP continues to innovate on the SAP HANA platform, from application development, cloud integration, business context, IoT, and Big Data scenarios, to the next-generation data warehouse. In this session, we will show how our platform strategy, along with our latest innovations, can help customers make their digital transformation a reality.

Irfan Khan, Strategy Talks

Irfan Khan

GM and Global Head, Database & Data Management, SAP

Greg McStravick, Strategy Talks

Greg McStravick

GM and Global Head of Platform GTM, Digital Enterprise Platform Group, SAP

Sindhu Gangadharan, Strategy Talks

Sindhu Gangadharan

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

Digital Transformation: an Integration Viewpoint

Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 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.

Sindhu Gangadharan, Strategy Talks


Katie Rossi, BNA Customer Officer


Dinesh Shahane, CTO, SAP Ariba
Armin Friemelt, Product Manager
Vish Baliga, CTO, SAP Fieldglass
Frank Kilian, VP, SAP Connected Health Platform

The Power of Open Platforms, Networks, and Ecosystems

Tuesday, 4:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

Cloud & mobile computing have changed how people work and businesses run. Solutions have to be best in class & easy to use so end users actually use them. They also need to be deeply integrated to what customers have, whether it’s software from SAP or another vendor. And apps & services need to be connected to the world through an open platform. See how SAP’s cloud businesses deliver on the vision of best-in-class applications built on an open platform w/ a globally connected partner ecosystem.

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

Wednesday, 9:15 a.m.–10:15 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.

Wieland Schreiner, Strategy Talks

Wieland Schreiner


Stefan Sigg, Strategy Talks

Stefan Sigg

SVP Analytics, SAP

Jayne Landry, Strategy Talks

Jayne Landry

VP and GM, Business Intelligence, SAP

Analytics Innovations That Deliver Real-Time Insight

Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.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.

Top Topics You Need to Know to Be Your Organization's UX Hero with SAP
Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.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.

Sam Yen, Strategy Talks

Sam Yen

Chief Design Officer, SAP

Thorsten Stephan

SVP Global Head of Design, UX and Fiori Product Management, SAP

Dean Curtis

Systems Engineering Manager, Apple

Planning and Building for Native Enterprise Mobile Apps for iOS

Wednesday, 3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Mobile apps have gone through a lot of transformation in the last years esp. in the consumer app space. Now the enterprise is embarking on designing and building for native mobile apps to transform processes and building new business models. In this session we will cover what is possible now with native enterprise mobile apps, explain the latest trends in native iOS development, enterprise requirements on architecture and SAP strategy and direction aligned with the Apple and SAP partnership.

Nayaki Nayar, Strategy Talks

Nayaki Nayyar

GM and Global Head of IoT and Innovation, SAP

Digital Transformation to a Live Business with SAP Solutions for the IoT

Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

For 40+ years, SAP has been helping customers map their journey through digital transformation. No one has more knowledge and experience in business processes, while giving our customers a 360° view of their entire business operation. IoT has the potential to drive the largest segment of growth in new business value with the right solution infrastructure. Know where opportunities exist, evolve your business processes to take action, and create new business value and ecosystem advantages.

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