SAPPHIRE NOW 2017 Live Stream – Full Schedule

SAPPHIRE NOW 2017 Live Stream – Full Schedule

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Join us on SAPinsider Online for a virtual look at SAPPHIRE NOW 2017, with a sampling of key sessions and keynotes streaming live from Orlando.  

Starting Tuesday May 17, SAPPHIRE NOW 2017 coverage begins with SAP CEO Bill McDermott‘s keynote and continues through Thursday with selected sessions from Orlando. 

The full list of keynotes and sessions for May 17-19 are listed below

Note: All session times are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). All times and sessions are subject to change.


Live Stream Schedule


Tuesday, May 16


9:00-10:30 AM

SAP Opening Keynote with Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP SE and Bernd Leukert, Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Products & Innovation

Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP; Bernd Leukert, Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE Products & Innovation

11:30-11:50 AM

Advance Your Digital Transformation Journey with SAP Leonardo

Mala Anand, President, SAP Analytics SAP

Reinvent your business for the digital world by accelerating innovation and enhancing scalability. Discover how the SAP Leonardo portfolio brings together the core of your business with powerful new innovations that offer game-changing benefits. Hear partners and customers share the insights gained from their own digital transformation journeys.

12:00-12:20 PM

Transform Business and Accelerate Innovation with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Darren Roos, President, SAP S/4HANA Cloud SAP

Speed your digital transformation and run live with a next-generation, intelligent, cloud ERP solution. Learn why customers are adopting SAP S/4HANA Cloud to drive their digital business.

12:30-12:50 PM

Capture the Business Value of the Digital World with SAP S/4HANA

Wieland Schreiner, Executive VP, SAP S/4HANA, SAP;John Rhea, Sr Dir Global Financial Systems, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Uncover opportunities in the digital world with a comprehensive portfolio. Extend your applications quickly and with agility to meet market demands using SAP S/4HANA as the stable and reliable digital core and SAP Cloud Platform. Explore this highly integrated pairing that allows you to realize your digital business goals.

1:00-1:20 PM

Deliver Value to Your Customers in a New, Cross-Industry, Digital World

Pat Bakey, President, SAP Industries, SAP; Jihad Tayara, VP – Business Development and Partnerships, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co.; Stefan Gasslitter, General Dir, Informatica Alto Adige S.p.A.

Find new ways to create value for your organization, and learn about the opportunities offered by digital transformation. Develop personalized, digitally enabled products across all sectors by using digital channels and new technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.

1:30-1:50 PM

Reimagine Customer Engagement in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Brian Walker, Chief Strategy Officer, SAP Hybris, SAP

Consider whether science fiction films have been accurate in portraying the development of artificial intelligence (AI) as humanitys undoing. Contemplate if life will imitate art or if were bound for a different destiny. Evaluate the role that machine learning is playing today, and poised to play tomorrow, in customer engagement.

2:00-2:20 PM

Optimize Innovation with SAP HANA 2, Our Next-Generation In-Memory Platform

Daniel Schneiss, SVP, Head of DDM Product Development, SAP HANA Platform SAP; Lisa Davis, VP, Data Center Group, Intel Corp.

Enable delivery of intelligent applications that will redefine Live Business. See how the SAP HANA platform can use Intels next-generation nonvolatile memory to transform massive volumes of data into real-time insight even faster. Hear how our co-innovation project with Intel is revolutionizing in-memory computing, and experience this next-gen technology in action.

2:30-2:50 PM

Be Inspired by the Winners of the SAP HANA Innovation Award

Uwe Bohnhorst, Chief Operating Officer Itelligence; Chris Hallenbeck, SVP, EMEA Database and Technology, SAP; Yoram Borodaty, IT Director, Pacific Drilling Services, Inc.;Ketan Gohil, Director, Enterprise Systems, Karma Automotive LLC;Steve Strout, SVP Strategy & Operations, Sabre Corporation

Discover the extraordinary ways SAP HANA Innovation Award winners are executing Live Business to stay competitive in our digital world. Hear panelists share their experiences in delivering breakthrough innovations, enabling data-driven business models, and using technology to create social change and improve lives.

3:00-3:20 PM

Plan Your Digital Transformation Journey Effectively for Business Success

Marty Mrugal, Head of Digital Transformation and Customer Experience, SAP North America

Enable a successful digital transformation by reimagining business models. Explore key strategies, services, and resources required for digital business and hear how strategic partnerships can help you achieve your transformation goals.

3:30-3:50 PM

Start Your Digital Business Journey Now with SAP Transformation Navigator

Peter Maier, General Mgr, Energy and Natural Resources Industries, SAP

Seek and find clear guidance on your application landscape, and get expert knowledge through a new self-service tool. Use the SAP Transformation Navigator tool to find recommendations on an SAP S/4HANA-centric application landscape for products from SAP and partners, including expected business value, integration, services, and impact on licenses.

Wednesday, May 17

9:00-10:30 AM

SAP Keynote with Hasso Plattner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE

Prof. Hasso Plattner Plattner, Cofounder and Chairman of the SAP Supervistory Board, SAP

11:00-11:20 AM

Grow Your Business While Delivering an outstanding Customer Experience

Robert Enslin, Member of Executive Board, SAP SE President, Cloud, Business Group, SAP; Anthony Roberts, SVP and Global CIO, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

Meet consumer demand effectively by embarking on a journey to digital transformation. Join Anthony Roberts, CIO of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, and hear how the health and wellbeing company is using SAP solutions to help it manage rapid growth while providing superior customer service.

11:30-11:50 AM

Uncover a New solution to Strengthen Your Employees

Jennifer Morgan, Executive Board Member, President, Americas & APJ, Global Customer Ops, SAP SE; Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO Thrive, Global, Thrive Global

Join Jennifer Morgan, member of the SAP Executive Board and co-president of Global Customer Operations, and Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, to hear about our new collaboration to co-innovate around unique solutions in the SAP SuccessFactors portfolio to improve employee health and well-being in the enterprise. Find out why an estimated 70% of workers suffer from workplace burnout at some point in their careers, and how machine learning, analytics, and science-based content is helping empower employees around the world move from surviving to thriving.

12:00-12:20 PM

Modernize Your Date Strategy for a Future-Ready Digital Business

Greg McStravick, President, Database and Data, Management, SAP

Take your business from surviving to thriving with a data platform that lets you modernize the digital core and innovate at the edge. Explore Big Data’s future and new technologies for connecting to, processing, and exchanging massive amounts of data. Open the door to secure, valuable data exchange with data platform and cloud innovations from SAP.

12:30-12:50 PM Empower Intelligence Enterprises with Machine Learning from Google and SAP

Juergen Mueller, Chief Innovation Officer and Head of SAP Innovation, Center Network, SAP; Francisco Uribe, Head of Product, Google Inc

Add to calendar Share As machine learning becomes mainstream, the recent partnership between Google and SAP creates unique and exciting opportunities for SAP customers. Learn how Google and SAP envision the future for a holistic enterprise artificial intelligence. Find out how machine learning with Google and SAP can shape new business processes and customer experiences.

1:00-1:20 PM

Become a Driving Force for Digital Business with SAP Leonardo Iot

Tanja Rueckert, President IoT & Digital Supply, SAP; Gonzalo Rey, Chief Technology Officer, Moog Inc.

Collect and gain intelligent insights from IoT. Transform existing business processes and evolve new business models to run digitally across your supply chain. Enable Live Business by connecting your digital enterprise core with things, people, and processes with SAP Leonardo IoT.

1:30-1:50 PM

Redefine How People Experience Work with SAP SuccessFactors Solutions

Mike Ettling, President, SAP, SuccessFactors, SAP; Stefan Ries, Chief Human Resources Officer, Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, SAP

Explore how digital transformation is changing your employees expectations for their experiences at work. Gain insights into how to deliver differentiated experiences with digital solutions to help attract and retain the best people to drive business success. Hear how SAP has transformed our own business, starting with who and how we recruit new talent and how we support our total workforce.

2:00-2:20 PM

Welcome to the Future of SAP Cloud Platform, Intelligently Connecting People, Things, and Business

Björn Goerke, President, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP

Respond quickly to the needs of your organization with an agile cloud development platform. Uncover new revenue opportunities and better engage employees. See why many companies are using SAP Cloud Platform to build enterprise-ready cloud apps or to customize existing apps for an optimized organization equipped to stay ahead in the digital economy.

2:30-2:50 PM

Speed Digital Transformation by Bringing Machine Learning to the Enterprise: Our Partnership with NVIDIA

Juergen Mueller, Chief Innovation Officer and Head of SAP Innovation, Center Network, SAP; Jim McHugh, VP & GM, NVIDIA Corp.

Explore the role of machine learning in transforming every digital business. Hear how SAP is partnering with NVIDIA Corporation to bring this company’s powerful AI technologies to all areas of business. Learn how SAP is ushering in the era of the intelligent enterprise by running machine and deep learning models on the NVIDIA GPU Platform.

3:00-3:20 PM

Reimagine and Reinvent Business in the Digital Economy with SAP Ariba Solutions

Thomas McKee, VP and CIO, Kennametal Inc.; Alex Atzberger, President, SAP Ariba, SAP

Reach new levels of procurement simplification and manage 100% of your supply chain with a world-class B2B network. Hear how chatbots and AI infuse buying processes with new user experiences and how network effects streamline management of thousands of suppliers. See how microservices simplify cloud-to-cloud integration to #MakeProcurementAwesome.

3:30- 3:50 PM
Win in the Digital Economy by Capitalizing on Disruption

Learn why disruption is causing all industries to rethink the way they operate. Discover how only companies that capitalize quickly on disruption can capture the market opportunities they need to advance in their industries. Hear how SAP Hybris solutions can help your business not just survive but thrive in a digital economy.

3:30-4:30 PM
SAP Leonardo:How innovations like block chain, Al and Machine learning with transform business, industries and way people live and work

Hear from a panel of customers and thought leaders how innovations are fueling growth and business success, transforming the way we live and work.

4:00-4:20 PM

Create Success from Innovation Management in a World Where Change Is the Only Constant

Rolf Schumann, Global GM Platform and Innovation, SAP; Anja Schneider, COO and Head Innovation Sales, SAP

Find out how changing paradigms of success in the digital era are influencing business and industries. Learn ways to stay competitive and free up capacity tolead. See how innovation is imperative to running successful businesses and nurturing future-proof business models today. Learn how SAP supports customers in bringing leading-edge innovation built on SAP Cloud Platform to the market. Hear from our exceptional guest speaker as they discuss these changing models in specific industries.

4:30-4:50 PM

Build Your Intelligence Enterprise with Machine Learning, a Case Study with BASF

Markus Noga, VP Machine Learning, SAP Innovation Center Network, SAP

Consider the potential benefits of using machine learning to build intelligence into front-office and back-office enterprise processes. Get a high-level view of how chemicals giant BASF Group optimizes its digital customer journey and cash application processes. Explore the role of machine learning as a cornerstone in the companys digital road map.

4:30-5:15 PM

A New Era of transperency and personalized experiences for SAP Cloud Services

Geoff Scott, Chief Executive Officer, SAP; Mark LeClair, Senior Director IT Services, Cintas Corporation; Dieter Großmann, Head of daproh ERP core (SAP), ThysseKruptt AG; Hala Zeine, Senior Vice President of SAP Portfolio and Commercialization Strategy, SAP AG; Andreas Heckmann, Global SVP, Head of Support Delivery, SAP Digital Business Services, SAP

SAP is committed to improving the customer experience and has taken action to deliver a trusted SAP Cloud Customer Experience with transparency and harmonized processes across all SAP Cloud Services. Hear how customers influenced SAP in the development of the SAP Cloud Trust Center which provides transparency on our cloud services availability, security and compliance; and our next gen support personalized self-service digital support tools that are enabling customers to manage their end-to-end hybrid landscapes.

5:00-5:20 PM

Drive Business Value with Big Data and Find Out What’s Now and What’s Next from SAP

Franz Färber, EVP P&I Big Data and SAP, Vora, SAP

Gain the contextual insights you need to move business forward in meaningful ways by storing, managing, computing, and integrating todays mountains of Big Data. Explore Big Data technologies such as distributed in-memory computing, integration hub, managed Hadoop as service, analytics, and machine learning that can help transform your business.

Thursday, May 1

11:00-11:20 AM

Follow the Digital Journey of Tesoro and CenterPoint Energy with SAP

Micheal Kleinemeier, Head of Digital Business, Services and Member of the Executive Board, SAP; Gary Hayes, Senior VP & CIO, CenterPoint Energy; Steven Sterin, EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Tesoro

Lead the digital transformation for your industry in this hybrid world. Gain insight into how both Tesoro and CenterPoint Energy have navigated their digital journeys with SAP Digital Business Services. Enhance value realization with SAP S/4HANA, and conquer Big Data challenges with the SAP HANA platform and the SAP HANA Vora engine.

11:30-11:50 AM

Engage Next-Generation Support for Customer Success with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Andreas Heckmann, Global SVP, Head of Support Delivery, SAP Digital Business Services, SAP; Jacques Pommeraud, Sr VP Global Customer Success, SAP

Customers expect more in the digital era and in particular from software-as-a-service leaders. The next-generation support approach and services converge to be proactive, focused on business outcomes and customer success. Discover success plans from SAP Digital Business Services, which build on our proven service and support portfolio.

12:00-12:20 PM

Discover How Asian Paints Used Design Thinking to Transform Their Business

Sam Yen, Chief Design Officer, SAP Managing Dir Of Silicon Valley Labs, SAP; Harrish Lade, General Mgr, Systems, Asian Paints Ltd

Enable innovation in your enterprise using design and design thinking. Link markets and industries into a fabric that is customer focused. Find out how elements of design, such as a problem-finding approach, focus on the user, and a fail-early/ fail-fast mind-set, accelerate innovation and an innovative culture.

12:30-12:50 PM

Build Your Digital Future with Analytic Solutions

Mike Flannagan, SVP Analytics, SAP; Justin Langseth, CEO, Zoomdata

Use data, the untapped resource of modern business, to rapidly evolve your business. Outperform the competition by harvesting the value of data to gain insight and take action. Learn how analytics solutions from SAP unlock the power of your data, no matter where it resides, to help you understand your business, your customers, and your future.

1:00-1:20 PM

Create Digital Value Through Innovation with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Darren Roos, President, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP; Jan Waals, Principle Deloitte & Touche LLP

Gain instant and intelligent insights to propel your business into the future. Find out from top executives for SAP S/4HANA Cloud from SAP and Deloitte how the companies are working together to accelerate innovation.

1:30-1:50 PM

Accelerate Digital Transformation Through Data with Real-Life Experience from Schindler

Ingrid-Helen Arnold, President, SAP Data Network, SAP; Michael Nilles, Chief Digital Officer, Schindler Group

Explore how data, the new center of gravity in todays digital world, is redefining business models and disrupting markets. Hear how SAP Data Network creates unique insights from data to offer CEOs new growth opportunities and to enable superior customer experiences. Learn how Schindler Group has reimagined its business by putting data at the core.


See How Nike Partners with Concur for Digital Transformation

Mike Eberhard, President Concur, SAP; Dave Myerson, Dir of Source to Pay Operations, SAP

Move away from paper receipts and spreadsheets and toward greater visibility into travel spend. Find out how you can improve business travel and expense processes through an internal partnership between IT and finance. Learn how Nike applied best practices to drive cloud adoption and integrated the Concur Travel & Expense solution into its digital core.

2:30-2:50 PM

Enable Live Business with a Digital Supply Chain powered by SAP Leonardo

Hans Thalbauer, SVP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP

Learn why companies in all industries are making a digital supply chain the first stop on their digital transformation journeys. Hear how IoT, AI, machine learning, blockchain, and other technologies of today are enabling digital transformation by creating an environment where everything is connected, personalized, and available immediately.

3:00-3:20 PM

Chart a Path to Digital Business with SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud

Stephen Spears, SVP, SAP HANA Enterprise Clous, SAP; Jerry Duce, Senior Director of Technology, Vivint

Expedite your move to a digital core and unlock the full potential of your business. Find out how customers like smart home services provider Vivint are using SAP S/4HANA as the foundation of their digital business. Learn the best approach to quickly deploy SAP S/4HANA with SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

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