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Companies from the pharmaceutical, biotech or medical devices industry often ask me what they really should not miss at all at SAPPHIRE. The short version of my reply is “Meet Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Varian, Abbott, and discuss with our experts on the opportunities of mobile solutions, in-memory-computing, and last not least best practices in supply chain management!”


Since with this answer, you won’t retrieve easily what exactly I have in mind, I would like to give you my longer response and pinpoint you directly to my personal short list:


The first idea that sleeping a bit longer just on day one may be tempting, but actually won’t quite be the best decision from my point of view! The start of the show will directly offer one highlight after the other, and my personal favorite is a panel discussion where Bayer and other customers share their views why they decided to run projects .... On the same day, Johnson & Johnson will present on their experiences on large enterprise transformations with SAP, and Varian Medical Systems will give insights on adaptive manufacturing as well as on reducing time-to-market.

Since after that, you will be energized for more, the interactive sessions on the opportunities of mobile solutions for industries around life science will be a great second course. Experience how your sales force will be able to become much more customer-centric and effective anywhere and anytime with mobile solutions.  Because this is just one piece of the cake that you can get from the mobile world, explore with our experts in microform discussions which mobile use cases pay off most in pharmaceutical corporations, and where and how cloud and mobile solutions can help you gain competitive advantage. The proof is in the pudding, you will think – and we agree, so we prepared a test-drive area for you where you can try yourself without ruffle some mobile top solutions.

All good  things come by three, and my third topic block for you is supply chainmanagement. Abbott will showcase how they realize their supply chain strategies with SAP solutions, and you will see at the demo theater how to efficiently manage, track and trace products.

Of course there are plenty of more sessions to mark in your calendar, so please choose according to your own personal preferences from a vast program! In order to get the full picture, just have a look into the agenda builder. Which sessions do you like most? Please share with us your impressions at our expert table for life sciences and online.

I wish you an inspiring event and very much look forward to hear from you! Enjoy!