SAP Ariba Live Gets WIRED

Greg Williams to discuss future of technology at premier global commerce event

PALO ALTO, Calif. – February 16, 2016 – As Deputy Editor of WIRED, the pre-eminent source of information on innovation, Greg Williams spends his days scanning the horizon for world-changing technologies, ideas, and companies. Next month, he’ll be knee deep in them at SAP Ariba Live  where the future of business commerce will be on full display. A leading authority on technology trends and how they impact business and society, Williams will share his thoughts on what’s new, what’s next and how businesses and brands can best prepare themselves for what’s coming during a keynote at the premier global commerce event, which kicks off March 14 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. 

“At SAP Ariba, we are committed to connecting our customers to the people, information and tools they need to digitize their business and drive real transformation,” said Alicia Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer. “Greg Williams has his finger on the pulse of technology and trends that companies need to watch in order to keep pace in today’s fast-moving economy and we are pleased to have him join us on the main stage at SAP Ariba Live.”

Through a unique combination of storytelling expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the future of technology and entrepreneurship, Williams not only helps his audiences navigate the most transformative trends of the day, but inspires them to act as agents of change.

“Technology is altering every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design,” he says. “In understanding this, businesses can unleash new ways of thinking and new connections and move their businesses and brands forward.”

Williams joins an all-star lineup of keynote speakers booked for SAP Ariba Live, including Robert Herjavec of ABC’s hit series “Shark Tank.”

A Can’t-Miss Event

Attended by thousands of procurement, finance, IT sales and marketing executives and industry thought leaders, SAP Ariba Live is the business commerce event of the year. In addition to insightful keynotes, the unique forum will also feature more than 70 interactive breakout sessions led by executives and practitioners from leading global companies, such as:

  • Adobe
  • Aramark
  • Avon
  • CA Technologies
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Coach
  • Citrix Systems
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Exxon Mobil
  • First Data Corporation
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • JM Huber
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp.
  • Pfizer
  • Southern California Edison
  • Sysco
  • Tupperware
  • Verizon
  • Westinghouse

And of course, there will be ample opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, where attendees can share practical, actionable information and groundbreaking strategies that will help them reimagine their business and run simple.

Registration for this can’t-miss event is open today. Reserve your place at:

About SAP Ariba

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