SAP Executive Forum


What is an SAP Executive Forum?

An SAP Executive Forum gives technology leaders in the SAP space an opportunity to share stories, challenges, and ideas. It can be useful to hear from those that have the same responsibilities and are beholden to similar goals. At SAPinsider, the place for leaders to interact is the Technology Executive Forum (TEF).

What is an SAP Executive Forum?

An SAP Executive Forum gives technology leaders in the SAP space an opportunity to share stories, challenges, and ideas. It can be useful to hear from those that have the same responsibilities and are beholden to similar goals. At SAPinsider, the place for leaders to interact is the Technology Executive Forum (TEF).

The TEF engages with executives and leaders at SAP customer companies to hear their SAP journeys and technology-related priorities. This engagement happens through multiple avenues, including:

  • Virtual executive meetings
  • Webinars from the most important technology vendors in the SAP ecosystem
  • Virtual executive summits with customer and vendor speakers
  • In-person summits, such as at the SAPinsider conference in Las Vegas
  • Research reports, which utilize survey data and in-person interview to capture the trends that matter most to technology leaders

SAP Executive Forums help leaders find the answers they need to move their businesses forward. That often means finding the right technology and the TEF partners with a diverse set of key vendors such as Deloitte, SUSE, Microsoft, and Worksoft. Each of those vendors captures different parts of the SAP journey — from strategy and implementation to architecture, infrastructure, and testing automation.

Key Considerations for an SAPinsiders:

  • TEF’s recent research into the CIO’s Agenda for 2022 found that technology leaders are primarily focused on increasing process efficiency and visibility while reducing IT costs. The technologies they are focused on to accomplish this include SAP S/4HANA and cloud offerings.
  • Technology leaders are often an excellent source of thought leadership in the SAP space, as they are the ones making the ultimate buying decisions on many of SAP’s solutions. The TEF includes leadership perspectives from every industry and from companies at various stages of their SAP journeys — from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA in the cloud.
  • SAP S/4HANA remains the most strategic investment for executives in the SAPinsider community. Across the whole technology group, our research in SAP S/4HANA migration also shows that SAP’s 2027 mainstream maintenance deadline on legacy SAP ERPs is among the top drivers to move to SAP S/4HANA. Through the TEF, we are able to bring together perspectives on how technology leaders should best navigate the SAP S/4HANA migration process.

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  1. The CIO 2022 Agenda for SAP, SAP S/4HANA, the Cloud and Beyond Benchmark Report

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    In This Report: A new year has brought new challenges for technology executives, and with that, some priorities have grown in importance. Supply chains are less reliable than in the past, and employees are more willing to search for new, and pandemic variants influence commerce. These drivers are impacting the way executives prioritize their investments.…
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    SAPinsider Technology Executive Forum: 2022 CIO Agenda

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    2021 has been a year of reemergence for many CIOs and technology leaders as they reinvigorate their transformation initiatives and set their sights on furthering their investments in the cloud, SAP S/4HANA, automation, and artificial intelligence. In this kickoff event of 2022, the SAPinsider Technology Executive Forum brings some of the leading CIOs in our…
  3. Image of Ashild Hanne Larsen, Equinor’s Vice President of Subsurface Excellence and Digital

    Diverse Perspectives Create Strategic Business Advantage

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    Against a backdrop of energy transition and geopolitical turmoil, Equinor an international energy company headquartered in Norway with more than 20,000 employees worldwide, is undergoing transformation to move from a traditional oil and gas player to a broad energy company. It also As part of Equinor’s evolution, the company is looking to play a major…
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    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technology

    Ashild Hanne Larsen’s journey to becoming Vice President of Subsurface Excellence and Digital for Equinor, an international energy company headquartered in Norway, has been “somewhat strange,” she says. Larsen began working for Equinor as a catering assistant working on offshore oil rigs making beds, doing kitchen work, and removing waste from people’s waste baskets. Subsequent roles in HR and technology projects led her to where…
  5. Global CIO Perspectives Take Center Stage at SAPinsider 2020 Virtual Conference

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    BOSTON – August 20, 2020 – SAPinsider, the world’s largest and fastest-growing independent membership organization of SAP professionals, continues to welcome members of the SAP ecosystem to its inaugural virtual conference, today and throughout the week. Live sessions started on Tuesday, August 18, and run through Friday August 21, 2020. More than 6,500 registrants have…
  6. SAPinsider 2020 Virtual Conference Experience Shines Spotlight On The CIO Perspective With Visionary Keynote Today

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    BOSTON – August 19, 2020 – SAPinsider, the world’s largest and fastest-growing independent membership organization of SAP professionals, continues to welcome members of the SAP ecosystem to its inaugural virtual conference, today and throughout the week. Live sessions started on Tuesday, August 18, and run through Friday August 21, 2020. More than 6,500 registrants have…
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    Panel of Successful Women Leaders in the SAPinsider Community Discuss Diversity and Inclusion

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    Kicking off the SAPinsider 2020 conference, the opening keynote featured a powerhouse group of women leaders from the SAPinsider Community who addressed the importance of organizations creating a culture of inclusion and diversity. Read this blog to hear what these amazing leaders had to say on the topic.
  8. The Transformative CIO: From Enabler To Leader

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    While developers face the challenge of developing and shipping software faster, there are also challenges to ensure the maintenance of software quality and the mitigation of risks associated with the rapid development and deployment of applications. Even This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign In Become…
  9. An open letter from Jamie Bedard, New President and CEO of Wellesley Information Services

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    Insiders, I want to introduce myself as the new President and CEO of Wellesley Information Services (WIS), which is also the owner/operator of SAPinsider and several other end user communities. As you may have read in a recent press release, JAZ’D! Advisors Investment Corporation has acquired 100% of WIS with a significant investment earmarked to…
  10. Catching up with SAP CTO Björn Goerke

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    Dion Hinchcliffe (DH), Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research Bjorn Goerke (BG), SAP Chief Technology Officer and President, SAP Cloud Platform Dion Hinchcliffe: Hello, and welcome to SAPinsider. We have Bjorn, CTO with SAP with us. Bjorn, glad to have you with us. Bjorn Goerke: Thank you. Thanks for having me. DH: SAP is…...…