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Must-See SAPPHIRE NOW: Top 10 Showcase


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The insights you can’t afford to miss are here, at your fingertips. Of course you hate to miss any of it, but with over 600 sessions, it is impossible to see all of SAPPHIRE NOW.

So we’ve made it easy on you. Here are the SAPPHIRE NOW Top 10.

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Must-See SAPPHIRE NOW: Top 10 Showcase

  2. 2. THE INSIGHTS YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS ARE HERE, AT YOUR FINGER- TIPS. 2 Of course, you hate to miss any of it. But, with more than 600 sessions, it’s impossible to see all of the SAPPHIRE NOW conference. So we’ve made it easy on you. Here are the SAPPHIRE NOW Top 10.
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  4. 4. TRANSFORM BUSINESS WITH DATABASE AND TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS. SAP HANA IS SO MUCH MORE THAN REPLACING A DATABASE. IT’S A GATEWAY TO INSIGHT IN REAL TIME. Lee Ditmar, National Leader, Business Analytics/Data & Tech, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited The world that you knew 10 years ago does not exist anymore. This isn’t your mother’s 21st century. Today, we live in a world where data doubles every 18 months, and there are more phones on the planet than there are people. As billions leave a trail of data behind them nearly every moment of the day, it’s those companies that can gather their information and make sense of it that will dominate business in the coming years. Steve Lucas, executive vice president, database and technology, at SAP, explains how SAP HANA software technology does just that, bringing together a database, a data warehouse, an analytics solution, and a predictive solution into one comprehensive solution, so you can perform like never before. > There are more phones on the planet than there are people. 4
  5. 5. 5 ACHIEVE BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION WITH BEST-PRACTICE ANALYTICS. PEOPLE WANT ONE SOURCE OF THE TRUTH. Alexandre Papagiannidis Rivet, Global BI Business Partner, Molson Coors Brewing Company Discover how Citigroup and Molson Coors are using analytics to make better decisions in real time. What do a banker and brewer have in common? More than you might think – especially when it comes to the need to get more from their data. Brian Norton, senior vice president, transformation – global anti-money laundering at Citigroup Inc., and Alexandre Papagiannidis Rivet of the Molson Coors Brewing Company share how they are using analytics solutions from SAP, including predictive analytics and SAP HANA, to add greater insight, speed, and agility to their business decisions.
  6. 6. DRIVE BUSINESS VALUE USING THE LATEST BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS. SAP HANA IS REALLY ALLOWING US TO BRING OUR INFORMATION TOGETHER. Robert P. Russo, Senior Vice President, CIO, Maidenform Brands Inc. How do you start up, encourage adoption, and get the most from your business intelligence (BI) investment? Hear from those who have been there. BI can help your company make smarter, faster decisions. However, before embarking on implementation, it’s good to hear from people who have gone before you. Watch as leaders from Maidenform Brands Inc., eBay Inc., and LSI Corporation share advice on how to start out, how to speed and sustain adoption, and what’s next for their companies. 6
  7. 7. Put your customer at the heart of your business. The customer journey is taking a new turn. The point of sale is no longer the end of the story. In customer relationship management (CRM), it’s becoming critical for companies to turn their customers into fans – because your fans can help you gain more customers. With SAP’s Nayaki Nayyar moderating, representatives from T-Mobile USA Inc., ASR Group, and Performance Fibers Inc. share how the SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA application is helping their companies woo customers in real time. 7 LEVERAGE THE POWER OF SAP HANA TO BECOME A CUSTOMER-CENTRIC COMPANY. IT IS NO LONGER ENOUGH TO JUST GET CUSTOMERS. THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS TO CREATE FANS AND PROMOTERS WHO WILL GENERATE MORE CUSTOMERS. Nayaki Nayyar, SVP Cloud CRM and Cloud Integration, SAP
  8. 8. 78 CLOUD Gain a better view from the
  9. 9. 9 TRANSFORM WORKFORCE DATA INTO INSIGHT WITH CLOUD WORKFORCE ANALYTICS. I AM AMAZED EVERY DAY AT THE INGENUITY OF OUR CLIENTS. IN FACT, IT ACTUALLY DRIVES A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF OUR CO-INNOVATION. Shawn Price, President of SuccessFactors, SAP Cloud Deliver meaningful, actionable HR insights to the leaders in your business – in a language that they’ll understand. If you’re in HR, you probably have access to more data than you know what to do with. However, if you’re not integrating your HR data with the rest of your business data, you’re missing a huge opportunity. Watch as SAP customer Dawn Pickett, senior consultant HRIS and workforce analytics, shares how Florida Blue uses SuccessFactors to tell a workforce data story that gets leaders in her organization to stand up and listen. 9
  10. 10. 9 INTEGRATE ON- PREMISE CORE HUMAN RESOURCES WITH CLOUD-BASED TALENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS. THINK ABOUT YOUR ENVIRONMENT. THINK ABOUT YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE. IT’S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU KEEP AND FACTOR THAT IN MIND AS YOU’RE PLANNING THESE HYBRID DEPLOYMENTS. Praveen Kaushik, Principal, HCM Consulting, SuccessFactors Capability Lead, Infosys Ltd. Considering moving your human capital management (HCM) model to the cloud? Hear how Infosys made the journey, step by step. You may think your existing HCM model is – and always will be – solidly planted on terra firma. However, the views gained from the cloud can help place your organization head and shoulders above your competition. Praveen Kaushik, SuccessFactors Capability Lead, walks through the journey that Infosys made to the cloud, including the challenges and complexities it encountered along the way to achieving a new level of performance. 10
  11. 11. 711 MOBILE Feel free to go
  12. 12. 9 BUILD A WINNING MOBILE STRATEGY. IT’S ALLOWING OUR PEOPLE TO MAKE DECISIONS ON THE FLY WITH THEIR DEVICES. Ignacio Garcia, Head of Global ERP, Vodafone Group Plc 71% of senior IT leaders see mobile as strategic. Yet only 18% have a comprehensive strategy. Source: IDG Research poll 2012 and White Paper,“Mobile in the Enterprise: The Gap Between Expectations and Expertise.” Going mobile can set your workforce on a whole new path of free- dom, empowerment, and efficiency. But how do you get there? And what’s the best strategic avenue to take? Niall O’Sullivan, director, Global Finance Transformation Program, at Vodafone Group Plc, offers a road map, sharing his organization’s experience with implementing SAP Mobile Secure solutions. 12 Source: IDG Research poll 2012 and White Paper,“Mobile in the Enterprise: The Gap Between Expectations and Expertise” 71% of senior IT leaders see mobile as strategic. only 18% have a comprehensive strategy.
  13. 13. 9 ACCELERATE SCALABLE MOBILE APP ROLLOUTS WITH SAP MOBILE PLATFORM. IS IT SIMPLE? IS IT AS SIMPLE AS BUYING ANGRY BIRDS ON YOUR DEVICE? Tony Kueh, Global Vice President and Head of Product Management, Mobile Division, SAP How to avoid roadblocks and keep your mobile app rolling. Smart companies are looking for mobile app development approaches that meet both current and future needs. And they want the power to deliver enterprise-grade, scalable solutions to both consumers and employees quickly. In this presentation, Jeanne Cotter, vice president and CIO of Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., tells of her company’s rollout journey. Learn about the factors you need to consider, potential road- blocks you need to avoid, and the cutting-edge capabilities you can build into your apps today, including: • Live 3-D visualization • Location-based services • Augmented reality • SAP HANA integration 13
  14. 14. Build a custom mobile app, and they will come. Why build a custom mobile app instead of using an out-of-the-box solution? Well, it could be that you want a competitive advantage or that you need a solution that’s 100% tailored to your unique business process. That was the case of KIEWIT Corporation. The construction firm wanted an app that would make it easy for employees to receive inventory and document supply. When the pre-built solution from SAP proved to be not quite the right fit, KIEWIT teamed up with SAP to build a custom, game-changing app – building a bridge of innovation and stronger working relationships in turn. CO-INNOVATE WITH MOBILE EXPERTS TO CRAFT CUSTOM APPS FOR A COMPETITIVE EDGE.
  15. 15. 715 SOCIAL Become more
  16. 16. Discover how your social network can spark innovation. From diagnoses in outer space to offering consumers a whole new way to decorate their living space, the 3M Company is push- ing the envelope of innovation, driven by the power of social col- laboration. SAP customer Raj Rao provides an inside look at how 3M is becoming a social enterprise through SAP Jam social software platform. TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS NETWORK THROUGH SOCIAL COLLABORATION. WE WANT TO MEASURE WHAT WORKS IN THE MARKETPLACE. Raj Rao, Vice President Global E-Transformation, 3M
  17. 17. Visit these and all of the other SAPPHIRE NOW presentations at SAPPHIRE NOW On Demand for You