SAP Ariba Live Rides into Austin

Premier commerce event kicks off global series April 1-3

Palo Alto, Calif. – March 13, 2019 – Buyers and suppliers know the power of connecting and collaborating to drive business innovation and growth and to advance social good. And that is why thousands of them will gather at SAP Ariba Live, the premier global commerce conference, taking place at the Austin Convention Center, April 1-3.

 

The annual three day event, the first in this year’s global series hosted by SAP Ariba, is the marquee opportunity for the community of business leaders, procurement, supply chain, finance and IT professionals to network, share their successes and challenges, and learn from industry experts and each other. Together, they will discuss the best ways to leverage digital business networks and emerging technologies to drive intelligence and efficiency into spend management while advancing social initiatives.

 

The event will feature insightful and inspiring keynote speakers, including:

  • John Vazquez, senior vice president and head of Global Real Estate & Global Supply Chain, Verizon, discussing the strategic role of procurement in driving business and the importance of spend management across the organization.
  • Tamara McCleary, CEO, Thulium, international branding expert, technology futurist, and global social media influencer, and Kathy Hinton, founder and president of Agilitology, a firm dedicated to making leaders and their supply chain organizations more agile to accelerate performance, who will talk about global and industry trends influencing day-to-day operations and the future of business commerce.
  • Simon Sinek, optimist, keynote speaker, and best-selling author of “Start with Why,” sharing his insights on the infinite game of business.
  • SAP Ariba executives:
    • President Barry Padgett on the future of procurement and intelligent spend management
    • Sean Thompson, senior vice president of Business Network & Ecosystem, together with partners and customers to discuss how to thrive in the business network ecosystem
    • Chief Product Officer Darren Koch on the SAP Ariba roadmap.

 

SAP Ariba Live will include more than 140 breakout sessions to choose from covering everything from the intelligent enterprise and total spend management to supplier management and risk featuring customers and partners including: First Solar, Generac, Hallmark Cards, JP Morgan Chase, Made in a Free World, McKesson, Stryker Corporation, Zions Bank and many more!

 

In addition, the annual Diversity and Leadership Forum at SAP Ariba Live will feature Sally Helgesen and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, leadership experts and co-authors of “How Women Rise.” Together, Dr. Goldsmith and Ms. Helgesen will lead a discussion about building inclusive leadership.

 

For more information, visit www.aribalive.com.

 

About SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 3.8 million companies and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships – simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where over $2.64 trillion in commerce gets done every year. To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit www.ariba.com.

About SAP

As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enable more than 413,000 business and public customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

 

 

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Media Contact:

Kelly Murray
SAP Ariba
+1 978 708-6821
kelly.murray@sap.com

 

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