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Check out the full agenda frequently to see what’s waiting for you at 2024 SAP Aerospace and Defense Innovation Days. We’ll be adding new sessions to the agenda in the upcoming weeks.

  • 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

    Evening Welcome Reception at The Electric Moon Skytop Lounge + Moon Deck

    Head to the rooftop and step into this electric haven where stunning river views overlooking Plant Riverside are set against illuminated smokestacks, and signature cocktails and high-energy music blend together to spark an energizing experience.

     

    Sponsored by Avasant

  • 7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Registration Opens

    Location:
     Rotunda

  • 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

    Breakfast

    Location:
     Tondee's Café

  • 8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

    Opening Remarks and Welcome Address

    Speaker: Corey Chubon,
    Vice President, Aerospace & Defense, SAP

    Location:
    Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
    Keynote Session

     

    Understanding our Universe through the lens of NASA with former Head of Science Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen

    Journey through space and time with Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s Head of Science from 2016 to 2022, as he delves into our understanding of the Universe and, thus, our own history. In this talk, Thomas will explore historical moments when scientists and engineers worked together and achieved world-changing discoveries, the opportunities for interdisciplinary teamwork, and how such efforts can drive solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues. This talk was recorded at Summit at Sea in May 2023.

    Speakers:

    • Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Former Head of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA; NASA Distinguished Service Medal Winner; Acclaimed Astrophysicist
    • Torsten Welte, Head of A&D, SAP


    Sponsored by SAP

    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
    Break | Visit to SAP Innovation Area

     

    Location: East Concourse

  • 10:25 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

    BREAKOUT SESSION 1

     

    Eaton’s Transformation with SAP S/4HANA and End-to-End Compliance

    This presentation talks about the ongoing transformative journey of Eaton Corporation, a multinational power management company, as they partner with Cognitus to revolutionize their operational landscape. Eaton strategically leveraged SAP S/4HANA and CIS-GovCon for Aerospace and Defense to harmonize commercial and government sectors within a global ERP instance. Join us to witness how Eaton's vision was successfully executed with SAP S/4HANA to enhance overall efficiency and CMMC compliance across the enterprise, charting a course toward enhanced aerospace excellence.

    Speakers:

    • Justus Birlenbach, Director IT – ERP Transformations, Eaton
    • Charbel Saliba, PRO CoE IT PMO Principal, Eaton

     

    Sponsored by Cognitus

     

    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 11:25 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
    BREAKOUT SESSION  2

     

    Enterprise Direct Procurement – A Case Study

    Enterprise Direct Procurement (EDP)is the first of many projects for Boeing Defense and Space (BDS) completed deployment as they traverse their transformational journey with SAP S/4HANA as the ERP Bedrock platform. The journey tackles the imminent issue of technical obsolescence with the current state systems but also aims at the overall objectives of transforming and modernizing Boeing Defense’s Direct business process. These objectives include ensuring digital continuity across PLM, MOM, and ERP bedrocks, standardization of current very disparate processes and systems to enterprise-level processes & systems, consolidation of current individualized site-level customized instances into a single SAP S/4HANA instance for BDS, and implementation of Data segregation solution to ensure data security and compliance.

    Speakers:

    • Deepak Bhupalam, Head of Strategy and Architecture – Supply Chain/ERP Systems, Boeing
    • Osama Khan, Program Manager for BDS Business Transformation, Boeing
    • Sanjay Verma, Managing Director, Accenture

     

    Sponsored by Accenture

     

    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

    Location:
     Tondee's Café

  • 1:25 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
    BREAKOUT SESSION 3

     

    Track 1 Roundtables



    Transform Your Journey with SAP NS2's Secure Cloud Innovation Model

    Join us for an executive discussion on leveraging cloud innovation backed by government-grade security to transform defense IT. As technology continues to advance, new opportunities evolve, but so do security threats. This roundtable will explore how to balance innovation with security, enable digital transformation, and chart a course to SAP PCE RISE with SAP NS2. Our experts will share insight on aligning IT with mission-critical priorities in an increasingly complex threat landscape.

    Whether optimizing networks, modernizing systems, or harnessing emerging capabilities, IT leaders play a critical role. We'll discuss strategies for setting your team up for success by surrounding your cloud landscape with the federal government’s compliance programs. Learn how to safely adopt new technologies like AI and benefit from automation strategies, all while managing risk and protecting sensitive data.

    Come share your perspectives and learn from peers navigating similar terrain on the journey to IT modernization while running in a secure ITAR environment. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow executives and delve into the pressing issues facing defense technology in an interactive setting. We look forward to exchanging ideas and experiences to advance our shared mission.

    Host: Rich Zaremba, Chief Customer Officer, SAP NS2

     

    Sponsored by SAP NS2
     

    Location: Meeting Room 100



    Benefits of Leveraging smartShift's Intelligent Automation for Code Modernization, Decommissioning and Security Remediation to Prepare and Accelerate SAP S/4HANA Programs

    Regardless of where your company is in the journey to SAP S/4HANA, there are benefits to better understanding your current custom code footprint as part of planning for future remediation requirements. Early identification of technical changes and legacy technical debt reduction through code decommissioning and performance optimization will help streamline your system today, accelerate future modernization, and enable additional agility around clean core adoption. Learn how an industry leader in the U.S. Aerospace and Defense industry has leveraged smartShift's Intelligent Automation Platform to better manage their custom code footprint and the value they have realized along the way.

    Host: Matt Roon, Strategic Account Executive, smartShift

     

    Sponsored by smartShift

     

    Location: Meeting Room 101
     


    Cloud Analytics for Supplier Spend.

    Improving spend and using analytics to improve affordability is challenging for this sector. Challenges range from limited sources of supply to difficulty in aggregation spend across diverse product lines, programs, and business units. In this session, you will learn supply chain and SAP technology insights that industry leaders such as Northrop Grumman have deployed to help inform your supply chain road map and solution architecture. We will discuss key tech-enabled solutions for deploying A&D category management and SAP cloud analytics that help customers address these challenges and embed such a capability in their SAP supply chain road map.

    Hosts:

    • Rajiv Jain, Managing Director, ISBN Solutions, PwC
    • Jeff Kocur, PwC Consulting Solutions Cloud & Digital, Principal, PwC

     

    Sponsored by PwC

     

    Location: Meeting Room 102

     

    Improve Efficiency and Risk Management on Government Contracts

    Divergent and disjointed contracting systems and manual processes can’t deliver the visibility, efficiency, and adaptability A&D contractors need to hit their BD and revenue goals while also meeting the changing and complex needs of their federal customers.

    In this roundtable discussion, learn how A&D Contractors can leverage contract intelligence to gain a competitive advantage in winning and managing large government contracts. Understand the role next-gen capabilities, such as AI & automated workflows, can have on winning more contracts, improving contract performance, and reducing risk by ensuring compliance with various regulations and requirements, including FAR/DFARS & agency supplements.

    Hosts:

    • Manish Rathod, Director, Icertis
    • Kim Miller, Vice President, Industry Advisory, Icertis

     

    Sponsored by Icertis

     

    Location: Meeting Room 103
     

     

    Track 2 Roundtables

     

    Elevating A&D Migrations Through a Data First Approach

    Join Air and Defense industry leaders for an immersive roundtable, “Elevating A&D Migrations Through a Data-First Approach,” illuminating the pivotal role of prioritizing data quality to achieve a seamless move to SAP enterprise software solutions. Gain insights from several leading A&D organizations on their strategies and key components that were critical to the success of their on-time and on-budget go-lives. Walk away with actionable next steps to steer your migration toward unprecedented success.

    Host: Brad Helman, Vice President of Strategic Industries, Syniti

     

    Sponsored by Syniti
     

    Location: Meeting Room 104

     

     

    Harnessing Generative AI and Real-Time Data Pipelines with SAP

    Innovation awaits at our exclusive roundtable for A&D IT execs. This is your VIP invitation to get hands-on with the AI-powered solutions revolutionizing enterprise. Our chief innovation architect can't wait to share how we are integrating generative AI, real-time data, and our robust Integration Suite. Come build the next generation of aerospace and defense tech with us. Lend your expertise alongside your peers to help shape the practical AI applications powering tomorrow's enterprises. This is your chance to be a partner in pioneering the future. Let's reimagine enterprise tech together at our exclusive roundtable.

    Host: Jason Shearer, Chief Innovation Architect, SAP

    Location: Meeting Room 105
     

     

    Explore how SAP's Design Success Framework can Support your Digital Transformation Journey

    Join us for an intimate roundtable where we'll have a candid conversation about transforming your business. This is not a sales pitch – it's a chance for us to collaborate as partners focused on your success. Together we'll explore how SAP's Design Success framework can support your digital transformation journey. Our goal is simplicity, quality, and driving end-user adoption. Most importantly, we want to listen and understand your vision, challenges, and objectives to craft an ERP solution tailored to your organization. As your trusted advisor, we measure success by your satisfaction and the realization of your strategic goals. Join us for an open dialogue on how we can translate our partnership into your competitive advantage.

    Host: Abhi Tulapurkar, Vice President, CSS – A&D, SAP

     

    Sponsored by SAP
      

    Location: Meeting Room 201
     

     

    Building the Business Case for Transformation

    Join us at the roundtable for aerospace and defense IT executives to explore how leading companies are driving transformation. Engage with industry experts to identify the value drivers of moving to SAP S/4HANA and intelligent cloud solutions. Benchmark your operations and build a compelling business case for change. Learn strategies for gaining stakeholder alignment. Walk away with a concrete plan to transform your enterprise and position your company for long-term growth. This is an opportunity to collaborate with peers and experts to start your transformation journey.

    Hosts:

    • John Mikos, A&D Value Advisor, SAP
    • Jeff Garrett, Advisor NA Value Advisory, SAP

     

    Sponsored by SAP
     

    Location: Meeting Room 202

  • 2:20 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

    Break | Visit the SAP Innovation Area

    Location: East Concourse

  • 2:55 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
    BREAKOUT SESSION 4


    Reimagine Service Delivery with Deloitte and Generative AI

    The future is here. Join us as we unveil how Deloitte is revolutionizing service delivery using groundbreaking Generative AI. In this session, you'll get an inside look at how we're turbocharging transformation projects with cutting-edge automation and industry-leading solutions.

    From discovery to deployment, we'll showcase an accelerated journey tailored to each client's unique needs. See firsthand how Generative AI is woven into every stage - from design and build to testing and migration - driving unparalleled efficiency.

    Don't miss this opportunity to understand how Deloitte is setting new benchmarks in service delivery. Step into the future and reimagine what's possible.

    Speaker:

    • Chris Fadrowski, Director ERP CoE, Lockheed Martin Company
    • Patricia Henderson, Principal, Deloitte
    • Darshan Shah, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting

     

    Sponsored by Deloitte

     

    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 3:50 p.m.–4:40 p.m.

    Boeing and Northrop Grumman’s SAP S/4HANA Landscape Goes Beyond the Core, Should Yours?

    Boeing and Northrop Grumman have their first SAP S/4HANA go-lives under their belt. What are these industry leaders adding to the core S/4 product to ensure all their critical business processes are transformed, contributing value and fully compliant? This discussion with industry ERP executives will look beyond the benefits of core S/4 and provide visibility to some of the A&D optional add-ons in their SAP landscapes such as Project Manufacturing Management & Optimization (PMMO), Production Engineering and Operations (PEO), HCL’s S/4 Solutions for Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (iSAM/4 and iMRO/4) and shopfloor integration platforms. Valuable insights will be shared including other critical capabilities being added, timing of deployments, business value and expected risks & mitigations.  Attend this session to expand your vision beyond the transformative capabilities of SAP S/4HANA to the additional products that can ensure your journey covers all the critical capabilities required by your stakeholders.

    Moderator:

    • Matthew Cordner, Principal A&D Business Architect and SAP A&D Portfolio Lead, HCLTech
       

    Featured Speakers:

    • Deepak Bhupalam, Head of Strategy and Architecture – Supply Chain/ERP Systems, Boeing
    • Samit Guha, SAP Solution Architect and A&D Chapter lead, SAP Practice, HCLTech
    • Will Setiyawan, Senior Director,1ERP and Head of SAP Center of Excellence, Northrop Grumman

     

    Sponsored by HCLTech

     

    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 4:45 p.m.–5:35 p.m.
    BREAKOUT SESSION 5
     

    Airbus Canada and IBM Modernize Aviation IT with Cloud Computing and Mergers

    Mergers and acquisitions are taking the A&D industry by storm, rapidly accelerating cloud adoption. Join us as we delve into the forces driving this IT transformation and how you can leverage them.

    We’ll showcase Airbus Canada’s game-changing approach and other real-world examples where M&A has unlocked innovation and operational improvements through cloud migration.


    You’ll gain actionable intelligence from A&D leaders on how to:
     

    • Use M&A to catapult your cloud strategy and reduce costs
    • Streamline supply chain and manufacturing with cloud
    • Future-proof IT infrastructure and operations

    Whether you’re exploring an M&A play or already mid-flight on your cloud journey, this session provides key insights to advance your mission. Come ready to chart your flight plan for IT transformation and take away lessons learned from those leading the pack.

    Speakers:

    • John Ciaralli, Head of IT Corporate Functions North America, Airbus Canada
    • Stephane Henri, Partner, IBM 
    • Harsha Mohan, Partner, IBM

     

    Sponsored by IBM

     

    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 5:35 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
    EVENING EVENT
     

    Walk to Westin Hotel to board the Savanna River Boat Cruise.

  • 6:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.

    Savannah River Boat Cruise

    Attendees will enjoy time on the water of the gorgeous Savannah River aboard a beautiful Savannah River Queen paddle boat.

    Attendees will get a tour of the historic city from the beautiful waterways with gorgeous views while they enjoy a delicious meal while listening to musical entertainment and networking with their peers.

     

    Sponsored by IBM

  • 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

    Breakfast

    Location: Tondee's Café

  • Women In Aerospace and Defense Breakfast


    During our networking breakfast, we will host a short panel of executives from some of our key customers in the Aerospace and Defense industry. The panelists will share insights about their professional journeys, lessons learned, and other topics relevant to women leaders in this field.

    Moderator:

    • Christine Heffernan, NVP, GTM Strategy and Alliances, SAP
       

    Panelist:

    • Deborah Morewitz, Director, AI and Data Governance, Huntington Ingalls Industries
    • Chris Fadrowski, Director ERP CoE, Lockheed Martin Company
    • April Ruiz, Director, 1ERP Solution Delivery, Northrop Grumman Corporation

     

    Sponsored by SAP

     

    Location: Meeting Room 203 – 205

  • 8:00 a.m.– 8:50 a.m.
    KEYNOTE SESSION 1

     

    Rise Above with AI's True Potential

    Ladies and gentlemen, the rise of generative AI is upon us. This groundbreaking technology promises to revolutionize the way we work and drive innovation. But to fully harness its potential, we must make the leap to RISE with SAP. On-premise solutions simply cannot compete with the integrated intelligent enterprise of the cloud. RISE with SAP unlocks capabilities that are lightyears ahead: clean core for stability, AGI for actionable insights, and sustainability for a greener future. These innovations are not just buzzwords – they offer real, tangible benefits for your business.

    RISE with SAP provides the agility and intelligence you need to thrive in the age of AI. The choice is clear. Join us on this journey to the forefront of technology. With RISE with SAP, you gain so much more than cost savings from the cloud. You position your company for continued success in a landscape of constant change. The promise of AI is real. Don't let complexity hold you back. During the session, we will discuss concrete A&D examples of how artificial intelligence and automation can be applied. RISE with SAP makes it simple to leverage next-gen solutions today. Let's rise to the challenge – together.

    Speaker:

    • Michael Golz, SVP, Head of Customer Advisory North America, SAP

     

    Sponsored by SAP

     

    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 9:00 a.m.–9:50 a.m.
    KEYNOTE SESSION 2

     

    Learn how Gulfstream’s “Agility Layer” Streamlines Aircraft Production and Service through Technician-Centric Digital Manufacturing

    Gulfstream aims to enhance the customer experience through digital transformation. Their goal is to deliver exceptional service at every touchpoint, from aircraft production to customer support. However, legacy systems hindered their mission. To address this, Gulfstream made transitioning to advanced systems a top priority. The company created the agility layer – a digital manufacturing hub unifying separate systems into one interface. This layer automates previously manual workflows behind the scenes. Now, technicians can access one device to interact digitally with all systems. The agility layer's strategic enabling technology, integrated by Delaware, upgrades shop floor operations, and provides a seamless, integrated, real-time and responsive digital manufacturing solution – focused on shop floor collaboration and teamwork – achieving high operational efficiency, maintaining regulatory compliance, and improving the customer experience.

    Speakers:

    • David Eslick, Sr Director of Business Technology, ERP, Gulfstream Aerospace
    • Colin Miller, Program Director/Delivery Executive, Delaware

     

    Sponsored by Delaware

     

    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 9:50 a.m.–10:20 a.m.

    Break | Visit the SAP Innovation Area

    Location: East Concourse

  • 9:50 a.m.–10:20 a.m.

    Women’s A&D Breakfast Panelist Open Q&A

    If you have questions for the panelists from today’s Women in A&D Breakfast, please join them to have the opportunity to speak with them one-on-one.

    Location: Meeting Room 203 – 205

  • 10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m.
    BREAKOUT SESSION 1
     


    Building Lockheed Martin’s Resilient Supply Chain Through Improved Supplier Collaboration

    Lockheed Martin is redefining their Supplier collaboration experience and accelerating the deployment of key capabilities in advance of their broader S/4 ERP modernization. As the first A&D company to go live with Supply Chain Collaboration on the NS2 Business Network, come learn about Lockheed Martin’s journey to drive towards standard processes and tools to improve our Supplier experience and create a more resilient and efficient supply chain. This session will provide insights into Lockheed Martin’s Supplier collaboration vision, key lessons learned throughout our deployment, and how collectively we can build a more resilient aerospace and defense supply chain through the NS2 Business Network.

    Speakers:

    • Mark Herman, Sr. Manager, Supply Chain and Sustainment Digital Transformation, Lockheed Martin
    • Krishna Mamidipaka, Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, bizbrain Technologies

     

    Sponsored by SAP


    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
    BREAKOUT SESSION 2

     


    Northrop Grumman and L3Harris are the Latest A&D Defense Contractors to go Live on SAP S/4HANA

    A&D giants Northrop Grumman and L3Harris chose to lead the industry in adopting SAP S/4HANA first rather than follow the path of others. Northrop Grumman made waves by migrating 95,000 employees to SAP S/4HANA in one of the largest ECC to S/4 conversions to date. Not to be outdone, L3Harris went live with a new greenfield implementation on RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, the first step toward consolidating its enterprise systems into a single cloud-based platform.

    These ERP executives have been in the trenches and have war stories to share. What kept them up at night? How did they rally the troops? How did they deal with data? You’ll hear first-hand about the obstacles they faced and the hard-won lessons from months in the project foxholes. From this interactive panel discussion, you will come away with winning SAP S/4HANA strategies from two enterprise integration veterans. This is inside intel you won't want to miss.

    Speakers:

    • Will Setiyawan, Director, 1ERP, Northrop Grumman
    • Darryl Jordan, Senior Director, ERP Digital Transformation, L3Harris Technologies

     

    Sponsored by SAP

    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 12:20 a.m.–1:20 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

    Location:
    Tondee's Café

  • 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
    BREAKOUT SESSION 3
     
    Track 1 Roundtables

     

    Transform Your Journey with SAP NS2's Secure Cloud Innovation Model

    Join us for an executive discussion on leveraging cloud innovation backed by government-grade security to transform defense IT. As technology continues to advance, new opportunities evolve, but so do security threats. This roundtable will explore how to balance innovation with security, enable digital transformation, and chart a course to SAP PCE RISE with SAP NS2. Our experts will share insight on aligning IT with mission-critical priorities in an increasingly complex threat landscape.

    Whether optimizing networks, modernizing systems, or harnessing emerging capabilities, IT leaders play a critical role. We'll discuss strategies for setting your team up for success by surrounding your cloud landscape with the federal government’s compliance programs. Learn how to safely adopt new technologies like AI and benefit from automation strategies, all while managing risk and protecting sensitive data.

    Come share your perspectives and learn from peers navigating similar terrain on the journey to IT modernization while running in a secure ITAR environment. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow executives and delve into the pressing issues facing defense technology in an interactive setting. We look forward to exchanging ideas and experiences to advance our shared mission.

    Host:

    Rich Zaremba, Chief Customer Officer, SAP NS2

     

    Sponsored by SAP NS2


    Location:
    Meeting Room 100
     


    Benefits of Leveraging smartShift's Intelligent Automation for Code Modernization, Decommissioning and Security Remediation to Prepare and Accelerate SAP S/4HANA Programs

    Regardless of where your company is in the journey to SAP S/4HANA, there are benefits to better understanding your current custom code footprint as part of planning for future remediation requirements. Early identification of technical changes and legacy technical debt reduction through code decommissioning and performance optimization will help streamline your system today, accelerate future modernization, and enable additional agility around clean core adoption. Learn how an industry leader in the U.S. Aerospace and Defense industry has leveraged smartShift's Intelligent Automation Platform to better manage their custom code footprint and the value they have realized along the way.

    Host:

    Matt Roon, Strategic Account Executive, smartShift

     

    Sponsored by smartShift
     

    Location: Meeting Room 101

     

    The Gen AI Renaissance – Build Autonomous Systems with PwC!

    A&D CEO's and COO's are starting to ask tough questions about the use of GenAI to automate processes and IT programs. Are you ready? GenAI, notable for its ability to create content and automate processes by learning from extensive data sets, presents an opportunity for significant efficiency improvements and task automation. Our discussion will focus on understanding the practical applications of Generative AI across various business functions, including the potential for enhancing workforce capabilities, streamlining operational workflows, fostering innovation and creativity, and possibly reevaluating business models.
     

    Hosts:

    • Suresh Ravinutala, Director, Data, Analytics & AI, PwC
    • Jeff Kocur, PwC Consulting Solutions Cloud & Digital, Principal, PwC

     

    Sponsored by PwC


    Location:
    Meeting Room 102

     

    Boeing’s journey to contract transformation: How an integrated approach drives efficiencies.

    As the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing has been on a digital transformation journey focused on strategic, company-wide projects that drive operational excellence and business agility. Among the initiatives identified as critical for future success is contract lifecycle management (CLM). Join this roundtable as we discuss how Boeing has successfully integrated Icertis with SAP applications for procurement, ERP, and supply chain, unlocking greater efficiency and visibility throughout their supplier ecosystem.

    This roundtable discussion will cover:

    • Challenges faced by aerospace and defense (A&D) organizations in managing complex supplier contracts.
    • How CLM integrations can streamline procurement processes.
    • Benefits and outcomes achieved by Boeing through this transformation.
    • Strategies for overcoming implementation hurdles and ensuring successful adoption across organizational stakeholders.
       

    Hosts:

    • Laura Lawrence, Business Owner/Integrator BCA Supply Chain Contracts, Boeing
    • Kim Miller, VP of Industry Advisory, Icertis

     

    Sponsored by Icertis


    Location:
    Meeting Room 103

  • 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
    Track 2 Roundtables
     

    Elevating A&D Migrations Through a Data-First Approach

    Join Air and Defense industry leaders for an immersive roundtable, “Elevating A&D Migrations Through a Data-First Approach,” illuminating the pivotal role of prioritizing data quality to achieve a seamless move to SAP enterprise software solutions. Gain insights from several leading A&D organizations on their strategies and key components that were critical to the success of their on-time and on-budget go-lives. Walk away with actionable next steps to steer your migration toward unprecedented success.

    Host:

    • Brad Helman, VP of Strategic Industries, Syniti

     

    Sponsored by Syniti
     

    Location: Meeting Room 104
     


    SAP Build: Extend and Innovate in Minutes with Drag-and-Drop Simplicity

    Strap in and join us for an energizing roundtable on how SAP Build can rocket your business into the digital frontier. In this high-level briefing, we'll overview how SAP Build lets you build custom apps, workflows, bots, and portals without coding. We'll share inside tips on migrating from rigid legacy ERPs to the adaptability of SAP S/4HANA. During our discussion, we want to learn about your organization, the hurdles you face, and ideate with peers on the future. Let's chat about how to innovate, disrupt, and gain a competitive edge. This is your chance to network with like-minded leaders and explore how SAP Build can be your launch pad to outpace the competition.

    Host:

    • Jason Shearer, Chief Innovation Architect, SAP

     

    Sponsored by SAP
     

    Location: Meeting Room 105
     


    Transform Your Supply Chain: How to Win Exec Approval

    Buying into Change: Securing Executive Approval for Supply Chain Transformation

    As IT leaders in aerospace and defense, we know the challenges of modernizing legacy systems. How do you convince the C-suite that investing in new supply chain software will pay dividends?

    With insights from recently approved A&D supply chain optimization initiatives, we’ll walk through how your organization might undertake this journey, including:
     

    • Framing the value proposition to resonate with leadership
    • Quantifying the expected ROI on deployment
    • Crafting an executive road map for change
    • Realizing ongoing value throughout implementation

    Bring your toughest questions on securing buy-in. We’ll tap into real-world experience to provide tactics that can help you make a compelling business case for the software investments that will take your supply chain operations to the next level.

    Leave with actionable insights on communicating technology initiatives in the language of business value.

    Hosts:

    • John Mikos, A&D Value Advisor, SAP
    • Jeff Garrett, Advisor NA Value Advisory, SAP

     

    Sponsored by SAP
     

    Location: Meeting Room 201

     

    De-Risk SAP Digital Transformations with Quality Assurance 

    In the A&D sector, addressing the critical imperative of modernization without risk is paramount. By systematically eliminating blind spots in SAP transformations and embracing a proactive risk avoidance approach, enterprises within this industry can confidently navigate their transformational journeys. Tricentis offers a fundamentally different way to tackle software testing, dramatically accelerating digital transformation, application delivery, and cloud migrations. Our continuous testing approach is automated, fully codeless, and intelligently driven by AI.

    Host:

    • Ryan Williams, Director Strategic SAP Sales, Tricentis
       

    Sponsored by Tricentis  

     

    Location: Meeting Room 202

  • 2:35 p.m.–3:05 p.m.

    Break | Visit the SAP Innovation Area

    Location: East Concourse

  • 3:10 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
    BREAKOUT SESSION 4

     

    Northrop Grumman Corporation Effectively Manages Industry and Company-Specific SAP Data Migration Requirements to Transition from ECC to S/4

    The SAP S/4 program at Northrup Grumman Corporation (NGC) is one of the most significant and challenging 1ERP SAP projects the company has undertaken. The complexity stems from (1) the distinctive data and process requirements of the Aerospace and Defense sector, as well as (2) NGC's established business practices that are crucial for delivering differentiated products and operations. At the heart of any major transformation endeavor like this is data migration, and the aforementioned complexities impact what data gets migrated, how the data transforms, where it needs to go, etc. Join us for a results-oriented discussion regarding the requirements, solutions, and approaches chosen to address the data migration aspect of NGC's 1ERP program.

    Speakers:

    • April Ruiz, Director, 1ERP Solution Delivery, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Neil MacLean, Vice President – Territory Sales, SNP Group
    • Diana Alline, Program Manager, SNP Group

     

    Sponsored by SNP Group

     

    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

  • 4:10 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Final Thoughts from SAP
     

    Speaker: Corey Chubon, Vice President, Aerospace and Defense, SAP

    Location: Oglethorpe Auditorium

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