Live From SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference

SAP is broadcasting live from Orlando. Check out the program guide below the video viewer and tune in here May 17-19. To build your own playlist and add sessions to your calendar, click here.

 

Program Guide (all times Eastern): Tuesday, May 17

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Run Live, Run Simple: Bill McDermott Live
Bill McDermott, SAP CEO, opens SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 with a candid discussion about the state of the world, its challenges and opportunities. He’ll welcome special guests to discuss how SAP software is powering modern businesses.

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Design Your Strategy for Digital Transformation with SAP S/4HANA
Explore how companies are competing in today’s economy and understand the role of a digital core in your transformation strategy. Get an overview of the road map for SAP S/4HANA software. Discover your migration path, including important considerations for your long-term business plan.

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Build a Global Brand with an Integrated Business Solution
Gain data visibility and security for your global business. Learn how David Leadbetter Golf was able to capture previously unrecovered data for crystal-clear inventory evaluations. Discover how Amazon Web Services helped provide a complete, real-time view of business data and a secure cloud-based solution.

11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Prepare for Next-Generation Data Warehousing
Simplify your data warehousing architecture and increase data integration with one version of the truth. Learn how Dolby Laboratories Inc. created a modern data warehouse environment that includes SAP and non-SAP data by integrating the latest version of the SAP Business Warehouse application with SAP HANA software.

12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Deliver Personalized Medicine Through Clinical Innovation
Integrate a large population of cancer-care professionals and construct a cancer treatment network. See how the American Society of Clinical Oncology partnered with SAP to develop CancerLinQ. Use Big Data analytics and the SAP HANA platform to manage real-world patient-care data and securely provide feedback to physicians immediately.

12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Succeed with Cloud-Based Travel and Expense Management
Manage spend, simplify processes, keep travelers safe, and capture data from disparate sources with cloud-based travel and expense (T&E) solutions. Discuss benefits of software as a service versus on-premise solutions and ways Concur solutions can improve visibility into total T&E spend management.

1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Transforming a Retail Brand Leader with SAP S/4HANA Finance
Everyday, Carter’s delivers globally on their promise to mom’s for quality apparel and accessories through its Carter’s and OshKosh B’Gosh brands. Learn how Carter’s used the SAP implementation of SAP S/4HANA software and complementing solutions to transform finance in support of brand growth, geographic expansion, efficiency and associate satisfaction.

1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Move Your Enterprise Back to Simple
Transform your company by getting back to simple and innovative in a digital world where disruption is a matter of when, not if. Learn how the digital enterprise platform from SAP helps companies reduce complexity and innovate, key ideas for every startup that can get lost as a company matures and becomes more complex. 

2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Redefine Analytics for the Digital Enterprise
Take the lead in the digital economy. Give employees access to real-time data, own outcomes, and stay informed with analytics solutions from SAP. Learn about the latest innovation in digital boardrooms, analytics in the cloud, predictive modeling, enterprise performance, enterprise information management, and governance, risk, and compliance.

2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Transform Your HR Strategy in a World of Digital Disruption
Understand why there is incredible pressure on HR to reinvent its function and reimagine how to find, develop, and support the people you need to win. Learn how the key to effective transformation is in undertaking a digital approach to HR and employing new technologies to help employees get out in front of business changes and new opportunities.

3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Give Your Board Compelling Reasons to Support Digital Transformation
Connect, coordinate, and collaborate across your business through digital transformation. Learn how it’s changing the shape and competitive pressures of every industry. Find out how a live digital core can turn your organization into an industry leader by enabling a well-synchronized response to emerging competition and changing customer needs.

3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Reinvent How Business Is Done with Digital Technology
Stay competitive in this hyperconnected era by putting digital technology at the core of your transformation. Learn what you need to do to survive a digital transformation and tackle associated challenges. Hear from senior executives with first-hand experience.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

ASUG Transformative Talks: Disruption Driving Success
Innovation. Invention. The Arts. Community. Disruption touches every corner of our world. This fast-moving and captivating keynote will explore transformation in the digital world, in one’s personal life, and beyond. Join us to celebrate ASUG’s 25th anniversary of disrupting the technology world, listen to a stellar line-up of speakers share stories of cultivating the courage to challenge the status quo, living a life of purpose-driven success, and disrupting an entire industry to start a revolution.

 

Wednesday, May 18

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Customer Conversations with Rob Enslin Live, President, SAP Global Customer Operations
SAP and Nestlé: Innovation Perspectives

Learn from the scale and scope of Nestle’s current environment as they undertake an extraordinarily unique transformation project. After years of growth and expansion, long-time SAP customer Nestlé recognizes that in order to adapt to the digital age, they must simplify to improve their customer experience and innovate across their global business. Their journey begins by consolidating their technical landscape to unlock their full innovation potential.

Your Digital Transformation: Bernd Leukert Live, Member of the SAP Executive Board, Products & Innovation
The digital revolution is opening up new business opportunities and business models.  To ensure growth, a business must be agile, flexible, connected, and forward-looking.  Bernd Leukert will show how to successfully transform into this new digital world. He will discuss S/4 HANA, in addition to solutions that address key areas such as customer engagement, workforce, business networks, Internet of Things, and the Digital Enterprise Platform.

Next Generation Cloud Applications, Networks and Services: Steve Singh Live, Member of the SAP Executive Board, Global Head of Business Networks & Applications
Today’s business platform extends far beyond the four walls of the company and across a variety of technologies, geographies and devices.  Steve Singh will discuss how SAP is delivering a new generation of cloud services built on an open platform and micro-services architecture to help you connect across your entire business platform. Steve will provide SAP’s strategy for moving beyond the boundaries of applications and through an open platform, helping you to connect to a rich ecosystem of other best-in-class applications and services.

11:00 a.m - 11:20 a.m.

Benefit from Finance Innovation Even in Complex System Landscapes
Drive massive process efficiency through standardization using a finance template. Understand how Siemens AG is using innovative finance capabilities in the central finance foundation for the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution to reduce system complexities significantly without disrupting other existing ERP and accounting systems.

11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Support an Efficient, Quality Chargeback Experience in Digital Distribution
Help your company become more efficient, flexible, and nimble, while focusing on providing the highest-quality experience for your chargeback process. Hear how ScanSource Inc., a global distributor of specialty technology products, uses a single digital platform to enable growth.

12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Transform Your Business with an In-Memory Platform
Harness digital data and accelerate innovation with in-memory solutions. Learn how you can use the SAP HANA platform as the foundation for digital transformation. Find out how SAP HANA Vora software can help you use distributed computing to discover Big Data and Internet of Things data in the context of your business processes.

12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Bolster Business Agility by Moving to the Cloud
Become a more responsive organization in meeting the needs of your customers and employees. Learn how companies such as faucet and fixture manufacturer Moen Inc. are benefitting from SAP HANA Cloud Platform and from SAP's extensive partner ecosystem to more quickly respond to needs across the organization.

1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Improve Business Performance through Digitization in Life Sciences
Transform business through enablement of a digital platform with SAP. Learn how Merck & Co., Inc. has enabled  lower cost, higher value and a more responsive value chain that delivers operational efficiency,  productivity and faster time to market.

1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Manage Your External Workforce Effectively
Gain access to highly skilled workers on whom companies like yours are increasingly relying for contingent labor, project-based services, and independent contractors. Hear how to successfully navigate the evolving landscape of contingent workforce management, improve workforce quality, and create efficient labor programs, all while cutting costs.

2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Reimagine the Future of Your Business
Redefine what is possible with the Internet of Things (IoT). Reshape your business, from retail to supply chain to manufacturing. Discover how SAP solutions for the IoT help companies make better-informed decisions and reinvent their business models, products, and services.

2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Improve Spare Parts Planning and Streamline Business Processes
Better integrate and stabilize core processes to prepare for future innovation. Learn how U.S. industrial supply giant Grainger co-innovated with SAP MaxAttention services and embarked on a project to implement one global instance of the SAP Service Parts Planning application to properly stock their distribution centers.

3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Move at the Speed of Digital in Consumer Industries
Keep pace with the speed of change and go digital to gain market share and grow your consumer industries business. Meet the high expectations of digitally connected customers and consumers who are in control. Bring innovation to your business models to surpass your competition.

3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Build Resilience into Digital Supply Networks by Using Live Business
Improve your ability to predict where the next disruptions in your supply network will come from. Hear about the latest research on the top sources of supply network volatility and how tapping into Live Business can help you build resilience and agility into your network to deal with this volatility.

4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Embrace Digital Transformation with SAP S/4HANA
Accelerate digital transformation with a new digital core for faster innovation. Hear from customers how SAP S/4HANA software is helping them digitize business processes and transform their business. Discover compelling reasons why customers are adopting digital business scenarios across various lines of business.

5:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Create New Opportunities During Your Digital Transformation
Put the Internet of Things to work for your company, and use it to help redefine your business processes. Explore how "things" can be connected with core processes and transformed into digital assets and intelligent machines, delivering unprecedented insight and predictive action.

5:30 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Maximize Business Agility with a Digital, Demand-Driven Supply Network
Transform your supply chain into a responsive, customer-centric demand network by capturing real-time data that provides actionable insight. Discover how you can enable real-time decision making and predictive demand planning by deploying the latest technology platforms and cloud solutions.

 

Thursday, May 19

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Your Road to S/4HANA and Beyond: Hasso Plattner Live, Chairman of the SAP Supervisory Board
After the SAP S/4HANA launch in 2015, more than 3,200 customers have already decided on our next generation ERP. Professor Hasso Plattner shares how SAP facilitates a smooth transition to S/4 HANA and is changing the world of enterprise resource planning.

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Engage Customers Better Through Consistent Experiences
Enhance the customer experience and improve opportunities for profitable business results by optimizing data use. Hear how U.S. employee rewards company Purchasing Power, LLC is transforming itself into a data-driven business by employing various strategies to capture data, gain deep insights, and translate those insights into action.

11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Apply Simple to Complex Lessons from the Battlefield to the Digital Economy
Win in today’s digital economy and complex environment using a different kind of leadership. Discuss complexity theory, new global research, and lessons learned from the U.S. Army Special Forces to highlight root causes of many challenges senior executives face and behavior changes required for leaders to overcome these challenges.

12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Digitize Your Supply Chain and Make Procurement Simpler
Unleash the power of business networks and cloud applications to digitize and simplify procurement and run live with your supply chain. Join senior executives of Canadian retailer Loblaws Inc. and SAP for a discussion on how you can simplify procurement using SAP Ariba solutions. 

12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Rely on Big Data for Superior Research Outcomes
Achieve preeminent results by maximizing efficiency with the use of Big Data. Understand why Weill Cornell Medicine, an international leader in healthcare research, adopted Big Data as its computing platform. Explore how the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service hosts systems to help ensure a truly integrated, single source of data.

1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Accelerate Digital Transformation with SAP HANA Cloud Platform
Improve data accuracy and reduce sales outstanding with digital technology. Discover how C&J Energy Services used SAP HANA Cloud Platform and Capgemini’s EnergyPath solution to build ticketing apps for its 1,000 field users. Learn how the application synchronizes with the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution to capture job data regardless of connectivity.

1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Create New Revenue Models Effortlessly with Innovative Billing
Deliver an optimal customer experience by focusing on customers across product, business, finance, and IT teams, and launch offers that set you apart from the competition. Learn how Adobe Systems is gaining a business advantage with subscription and usage-based business models available with SAP Hybris Billing for successful digital transformation.

2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Drive Simplification and Reduce Complexity with a Unified Approach
Increase the adoption of your software investment. Hear how Loblaws uses a streamlined approach to deliver and govern SAP software. Find out how they are able to increase user adoption and reduce operational costs with SAP MaxAttention services and an SAP solution road map to prioritize innovation and provide transparency to the business.

2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Improve Competitive Advantage through Co-Innovation
Configure and sell complex products and services to provide customers with a solution that is right for them. Hear how EMC Corporation and SAP created a front end for SAP Hybris solutions with the SAP CRM application powered by the SAP HANA platform and a custom user interface to streamline the user experience and fulfill EMC’s unique needs.

3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Find Your Next Million Customers in the Digital World
Consider why your customers spend time using Snapchat, Instagram, and Pinterest. Find out what your customers are saying, pick up emerging trends, and learn how to build a digital offering for your customers' digital lives. Learn how ad agency Sparks & Honey uses a proprietary methodology to stay on top of trends for leading global brands.

3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Optimize Your Supply Chain from Demand through Production and Delivery
Improve response times by ramping up demand, production, and transportation planning. See how the team managing the AM/NS Calvert steel processing plant meets that goal by relying on the SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization component, powered by SAP HANA. Hear how the team is reducing costs by running on the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service.

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