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SAP & Major Regulatory Issues in Brazil

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Congresso Sociedade Brasileira de Computação CSBC2016 Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Workshop on Cloud Networks & Cloudscape Brazil

Afonso Lamounier Jr. Vice President Government Relations, SAP Latin America and Caribbean, SAP, Brazil

The European Commission, in a recent communication (April 19th), has identified 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) amongst the ICT standardisation priorities for the Digital Single Market (DSM). This session will discuss the emergence of the mobile edge computing paradigm to reduce the latency for processing near the source large quantities of data and the need of the emerging 5G technology to satisfy the requirements of different verticals. Mobile Edge Clouds have the potential to provide an enormous amount of resources, but it raises several research challenges related to the resilience, security, data portability and usage due to the presence of multiple trusted domains, as well as energy consumption of battery powered devices. Large and centralized clouds have been deployed and have shown how this paradigm can greatly improve performance and flexibility while reducing costs. However, there are many issues requiring solutions that are user and context aware, dynamic, and with the capability to handle heterogeneous demands and systems. This is a challenge triggered by the Internet of Things (IoT) scenario, which strongly requires cloud-based solutions that can be dynamically located and managed, on demand and with self-organization capabilities to serve the purposes of different verticals.

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SAP & Major Regulatory Issues in Brazil

  1. 1. SAP Cloudscape Brazil 2016
  2. 2. SAP serves 43% of the Brazilian GDP with its solutions Brasília  Sales São Paulo Sales Rio de Janeiro  Sales SAP OFFICES IN BRAZIL Belo Horizonte  Sales SAP Labs Latin America (São Leopoldo) R&D and Support 2.000+ Employees (SAP Brazil + Labs LA) 20 Years 5 Offices (SP,RJ,MG,DF,RS) 1 SAP Labs Latam in Sao Leopoldo-RS 4.000+ Customers 110+ Partners 1.500.000+ Final users
  3. 3. SAP Global Labs Network SAP Labs Latin America Labs USA Labs Canada Labs India Labs China Labs Ireland Labs Germany Labs Israel Labs Hungary Labs Bulgaria Labs CIS Labs France
  4. 4. 2006 SAP arrived in São Leopoldo-RS in 2006, installed in a rented building inside Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – Unisinos. We started our operations with 20 employees.
  5. 5. 2009 LEED Gold Sustainability Certification Capacity for more than 400 work spaces 2009 – moved to its own building inside Unisinos campus
  6. 6. 2013 2013 – inauguration of the building expansion Investment: BRL 100 million Capacity: 1000 work spaces R&D Center certification By Brazilian Government
  7. 7. +800 employees 1/3 focused on R&D 1200+ partners Across Latin America 400+ visits With 2000+ customers 600 millennials 80% of our workforce * Data from 2014 #1 in Sustainability 0.9 FT of CO² per Employee
  8. 8. Happy to be here
  9. 9. The best tech company to work for in Brazil Named by Você S/A magazine 20142015 2014
  10. 10. Major Regulatory Issues in Brazil Brazilian legislators are becoming more and more aware of important regulatory subjects such as Cloud Computing, Personal Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Taxation, Standards, and Certifications.
  11. 11. Major Regulatory Issues in Brazil (cont.) • However, there are important issues:  Defensive market policies;  Reduced R&D incentives;  Legal & Tax uncertainty;  Fragmented digital agenda.
  12. 12. Thank you And please stay in touch afonso.lamounier@sap.com

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