SAP S/4HANA Lessons and ROI from a Leadership Perspective

Technology Executive Forum Track at SAPinsider Conference in Vienna, AUS - November 15, 2022 (2:30 - 5:00 PM CET)

Meet the Experts

SAP S/4HANA Trends, Insights, Challenges and Opportunities:

Our SAPinsider executive research shows that the top project and investment for CIOs and other IT executives who run SAP related to SAP S/4HANA. While 2027 is a few years away, SAP customers realize that they need to plan ahead, and the actual project and rollout resemble that of the initial implementation of SAP. No matter where you are with your SAP S/4HANA journey there is significant work to be done and benefits and opportunities to maximize.

This quick hit opening session share data from SAPinsider’s executive and general market research. We’ll drill into:

  • Where SAP customers are with their journey to SAP S/4HANA
  • What to expect from all phases of your SAP S/4HANA Journey
  • Skillsets, deployment options, and timelines you can expect to encounter
  • What happens after go-live and where the true ROI lies


CIO Experience Panel: Executive Perspectives on the SAP S/4HANA Journey

SAP CIOs and tech leaders who have completed their SAP S/4HANA transformation projects will share insights and lessons from their real-world experiences. Follow their journeys as they build their business cases train their teams, migrate their data and processes to this critical release. Learn how they lead their teams through this project battling change management, technical, and business challenges. Discover how they achieve true ROI, and how they plan to drive their business forward based on this new digital foundation. You will learn:

  • How companies built business cases and how their actual ROI compared to their original expectations and conceptions
  • What skillsets and training leaders had to invest in and how they supplemented their existing teams before, during, and after their projects
  • The key decisions that kept leaders up at night related to deployment, business process standardization, infrastructure investments and more
  • How leaders plan to drive their business in new ways and innovate post go live by tapping into key capabilities such as advanced analytics, automation, and artificial intelligence


Tools, Services, and Enablers Every Executive Needs to Consider for their SAP S/4HANA Strategy

There is no reason to go it alone when it comes to the SAP S/4HANA journey, and most successful leaders have employed a mix of tools, services, and strategic help to support them every step of the way. This panel discussion will share important lessons and options for employing partners, tools, solutions, and services to help you with strategy, business case, deployment, and expanding your current teams and skillsets. They’ll discuss:

  • How do you use tools, automation, and data to help you pinpoint where SAP S/4HANA will have the biggest impact on your business and IT infrastructure
  • How do you modernize your current infrastructure and make important decisions around cloud, system consolidation, customization, automation, and more
  • What skillsets do you need and how you can extend your team when it comes to areas such as security, integration, UI, AI, and analytics
  • How do you set your teams, processes, data, and organization up for long term success


Networking, Cocktails, Food, and Fun!

Break into small discussion groups where you can join your executive peers and exchange ideas and approaches on key projects and challenges. Expand your network, and get your critical questions answered as we explore networking topics such as:

  • Building Your Business Case
  • SAP S/4HANA and Cloud Decisions
  • Upskilling, Reskilling, and Retention
  • Business Process Standardization, Automation, and Intelligence
  • Security and Governance Impacts
  • Your Live with SAP S/4HANA: Now What?

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