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We are just a few days away from SAPPHIRE NOW – SAP’s premier customer conference taking place in Orlando, FL from June 5-7, 2018. While this has traditionally been a very compelling conference for business executives and professionals, for the last few years SAPPHIRE NOW has gained a significant startup edge as well.

If you are a startup that wants to gain access to over 380,000 SAP customers worldwide, or are wondering about the right technology choices that you need to make for the future, this is probably the most critical conference you should attend.

Come and visit us at booth PL410 and learn about flexible partnering opportunities with SAP, explore how to build, extend, integrate, or embed platform technologies to digitally transform your business, and discover the many ways that SAP platforms can enable you to innovate your processes and operations, as well as help you create new revenue models and routes to market.

Meet ten startups from our portfolio of validated solutions, learn more about their journey with SAP and their customer success stories.

Additionally, check out our startup partner’s booth Celonis (2018 SAP Pinnacle Award Finalist – Solution Extension Partner of the Year), Inventy, and OpsVeda.

Lastly, stop by booth BA350 and find out how SAP App Center helps you maximize your SAP software investment with partner apps designed to help you run efficiently and simply. Discover, try, and buy any of 1,500 enterprise-grade partner apps built on SAP solutions to extend your digital core with new solutions. Connect with SAP partners, including Boodskapper, Ingentis, Sodales, and many more.

With over 30 partner sessions and 10+ hours of content, here are the top 10 sessions not to be missed at Sapphire NOW 2018.

Startup Sessions

  • Turn Machine Sounds and Vibrations into Actionable Information

Sebastien Christian, Founder & CEO, OtoSense Inc.

Prevent catastrophic failures, reduce unplanned shutdowns, and increase productivity. Learn how artificial intelligence and machine learning technology based on the SAP HANA business data platform helps you gain meaningful insights from machine sounds and vibrations to enable real-time condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.

When: Tuesday, June 5th 02:00 p.m. – 02:20 p.m.

Where: Platform PL403

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  • Verify the Authenticity and Integrity of a Digital Asset Using Blockchain

Peter Ebert, SVP Sales and BizDev, Cryptowerk

Provide instant, irrefutable verification of authenticity of digital transactions at massive scale. Explore how the Enterprise Blockchain Enablement Kit from SAP partner Cryptowerk Corporation integrates easily with any public or private blockchain and enterprise applications to reduce risk

When: Wednesday, June 6th 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Where: Platform PL403

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  • Track Hazardous Goods in Unpowered Transport with Predictive Analytics

Frederick Ronse, Founder & CEO, Ovinto

Monitor the transportation of hazardous goods in unpowered transport units, while improving supply chain efficiency. Find out how Ovinto cvba uses predictive analytics capabilities within the SAP HANA business data platform to help its customers streamline supply chain operations while improving condition-based maintenance and safety.

When: Thursday, June 7th 3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Where: Platform PL403

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  • Process Mining at Deutsche Telekom: Understanding Your Processes End to End

Gerrit Lillig, VP, Strategic and Operational Steering PTP, Deutsche Telekom

With implementation of SAP Process Mining by Celonis, Deutsche Telekom has optimized its P2P, AP, and SRM processes. Building on this success, a second wave of deployment is planned in customer service and workflow, leveraging machine learning. Learn how Celonis provides an end-to-end understanding of processes across different systems.

When: Thursday, June 7th 12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Where: Services and Support SE201

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ISV Sessions

  • Embrace Innovation with In-Memory Computing in the Cloud

Partner Speaker: Epsilon

Matthew Zenus, Global VP, SAP HANA, SAP

Discover how to transform your data strategy with in-memory computing. Hear how marketing company Epsilon Data Management LLC is taking advantage of new opportunities offered by the SAP HANA business data platform. Learn how new cloud services for satellite data, drone data, and blockchain ledgers help you gain more value from your business data.

When: Thursday, June 7th 12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Where: Theater District: Theater 5

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  • Innovate Faster in the Cloud

Partner Speaker: Incture

Sylvie Sollod, Marketing Dir, SAP

Surpass the competition by responding swiftly to ever-evolving business requirements. Learn why companies are leveraging SAP Cloud Platform and its growing partner ecosystem to respond quickly, enable innovation, and remain competitive.

When: Tuesday, June 5th 03:00 p.m. – 03:40 p.m.

Where: Platform PL401

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  • Eliminate Hurdles to Digital Transformation with In-Memory Computing

Partner Speaker: Itron, IBM, E-Trade

Ryan Champlin, Sr Dir of SAP HANA Product Marketing, SAP

Dispel misconceptions about adopting in-memory computing technology. Hear the truth about the SAP HANA business data platform from a panel of experts. Debunk myths that tell you that SAP HANA is expensive, only for SAP applications, or unable to handle the scale of your business.

When: Tuesday, June 5th 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Where: Platform PL403

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  • Generate New Revenue Streams Through Cloud Innovation

Partner Speaker: Sana Salam, Pres., Sodales Solutions Inc.

Stand out from the crowd by innovating in the cloud. Learn how SAP Cloud Platform simplifies app development, helping you generate new revenue models and attract new customers. See how SAP partner Sodales Solutions Inc. uses SAP Cloud Platform to create innovative apps across SAP S/4HANA, and SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Ariba solutions.

When: Thursday, June 7th 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Where: Platform PL401

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  • Win with Business Applications That Provide True Business Value

Partner Speaker: Ritesh Menon, Dir & Business Head, Incture LLC

Convert insights into action and automate steps wherever possible using contextually aware business applications with embedded analytics. Propel your business applications beyond merely providing a great user interface (UI), or in some cases, ditch the UI altogether.

When: Thursday, June 7th 2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Where: SAP Leonardo and Future Technologies LE521

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SAP App Center Sessions

  • Access Innovative Digital Business Solutions at Your Fingertips

Uddhav Gupta, Global VP & General Mgr, SAP App Center, SAP

Extend your digital core and avoid expensive customizations by finding the right enterprise-grade, prepackaged apps on a multicurrency digital marketplace. Discover, try, buy, manage, and deploy nearly 1,500 trusted partner apps that expand the capabilities of your existing SAP technology and solutions. Do it all in SAP App Center.

When: Tuesday, June 5th 11:00 p.m. – 11:40 p.m.

Where: SAP Leonardo and Future Technologies LE527

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If you can’t attend, you can join online! Check out the Live Schedule.

SAP Global Partner Summit 2018

If you’re an SAP partner attending the SAPPHIRE NOW conference, then joining us the day before for Global Partner Summit is an ideal prelude to gain practical business-building insights and strategies before embarking on the SAPPHIRE NOW conference experience.

SAP Global Partner Summit – held on June 4th at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando – is an exclusive opportunity for all SAP partners, regardless of the markets you serve. Whether you build, sell, service, or run SAP solutions, immerse yourself in a day dedicated to all things partner, at a dynamic event full of like-minded businesses and SAP experts dedicated to helping you maximize your SAP partnership.

Stop by the ISV Partnership Innovation Options booth D26 and learn about all the easy, flexible ways to innovate your business and your solutions using platform technologies based on SAP software. Explore high-value partner applications, test-drive one of our flexible partnering opportunities, and discuss how you can build, extend, integrate, or embed SAP solutions to digitally transform your business.

Listen to insightful keynote speakers on partner-specific topics, attend breakout sessions on the hottest trends that can increase your bottom line, get insights from SAP partner executives, and visit our demo stations where SAP experts showcase the latest partner resources and opportunities. Network with other SAP partners, SAP executives, and technology experts throughout the day.

Don’t miss the closing keynote featuring Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh as he shares his experiences of infusing a positive, rewarding culture into his successful multibillion-dollar corporation and SAP CEO Bill McDermott as he closes out the day with his insightful perspective on the power of partnership and shares his vision to help make the world run better and improve people’s lives by helping every customer become a best-run business.

From blockchain to machine learning and the intelligent enterprise, attend any of the 15 breakout sessions on the hottest trends that can increase your bottom line.

Check out the agenda here.

More information about SAP Global Partner Summit 2018 can be found here.