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Gartner said that IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion, mostly in services, in 2020. It will result in $1.9 trillion in global economic value-add hrough sales into diverse end markets. This represents tremendous opportunities for  the entire SAP Ecosystem  for our partners and customers. At SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP IoT experts, customers and partners will bring you more than 100 sessions to learn from. Check out the full list of Internet of Things sessions

Machine 2 Machine ( M2M)  is the next Wave of technology revolution that connects people, systems, and Smart devices in new and transforming ways,
providing substantial value addition to the whole networked economy. SAPPHIRENOW has some really  interesting sessions that showcase futuristic technologies  and here are some sessions by SAP Partners  and others that  really excited us and think would be really  great to attend . if this is your
first time at SAPPHIRE , you should read this.

With the Sense , Predict and Act proposition , partners can leverage massive volumes of machine-generated data (Big Data) to deliver sophisticated insights and real-time decisions and enable new service-based business models to enhance customer service and drive incremental revenue. Embedding advanced SAP technology enables  partners to add value to their products and services in a number of ways. Know more about SAP OEM Embedded platforms and
solutions here.  In this informative session learn how  to turn Big Data generated by high-tech equipment into useful information, insights & real-time decision signals. Session details

Hear how equipment and device manufacturers can create new value streams by empowering customers with new capabilities through embedded software, sensors, and smart devices in today’s Networked Economy. Session  Tuesday, 3  June, 4- 4:20 pm at the Mini Theater B. The benefits at a glance of leveraging  your Big Data to create new business value is in this infographic here . They can  apply in-memory computing and advanced analytics to uncover trends, perform predictive maintenance, and improve operations. They can also leverage cloud computing and mobile technology to disseminate that information to the employees who need it most. There are a whole lot of Internet of things sessions at this year’s SAPPHIRENOW.  You can read about them here.

One of them that we wanted to highlight here is a  is a theatre presentation by IFM, in the manufacturing space. They are  one of the world's leading manufacturers in the automation industry and  one of the leading sensor suppliers who offer an easy option to pick up data from the machine without requiring complex installation and to pass it on to the SAP production solutions such as the strategic platform for interoperability SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) and SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME). March forward into the connected future by uniting the world of sensors and machine data with business processes .  Know more about this session  here

Turn Your Big Data into Big Business in Mfg. Join us at the Microforum discussion June5,

The most eagerly awaited session that I am looking forward to and would surely open a lot of eyes and is the “ Intelligent Airport “ presentation  by  our SAP OEM Partner SITA . What is the intelligent Airport?  This airport captures and shares real-time information and insights with all its stakeholders. The airport works as one, to optimize its operations, eliminate inefficiencies and deliver the ideal passenger journey. This airport uses technology to make the most of its budget and resources, to cope with passenger volumes and demands, and to become more profitable. Welcome to the Intelligent Airport. SITA, a specialist in air transport communications and IT, teamed up with SAP to integrate business intelligence and SAP Data Services software with SITA solutions, helping airports to predict and minimize airport delays and bottlenecks and optimize the overall passenger experience.  Watch the overview video here
This is surely going to be one of the  theatre presentation sessions no one should miss at SAPPHIRENOW. More details here.

Session 01:30 p.m. - 01:50 p.m, Theatre 5 , Thursday  June 5.

One of our other SAP partner Amadeus, a leading technology provider for the travel industry, enhanced its booking technology with the SAP Cloud for Travel and Expense solution, enabling employees to manage their business travel anytime and anywhere . Respond in an innovative way to travel management requirements and exceed traveler expectations.

Coming to retail,  this session is a really cool one !

Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. By combining the power of location intelligence and the agility and simplification that SAP HANA delivers, Pitney Bowes  offers  customers real-time access to data that is designed to enable strategic and informed decision making. As a growing number of businesses use data for competitive advantage, there is an increasing need for reliable, accurate and secure technologies that convert everyday information into valuable insights. Analysts at IDC predict that the market for Big Data solutions will reach $16.1 billion in 2014, growing 6 times faster than the overall IT market. More details here

For any finance department in an organization ,increased margins and protecting revenue are the prime requirements.  In this session by our SAP OEM partner Wedo Technologies you can understand how  large quantities of data can be analyzed  from across your organization and decisions  taken that  result in increased margins.  Find out how WeDo Technologies, a world leader in revenue and business assurance, uses analytics running on the SAP
HANA platform to help customers achieve significant return on investments from revenue protection and cost savings. Details here

More and more importance is given to mobility in today’s world .Take advantage of mobile opportunities while managing and securing your users, devices, applications, and data. See how VeliQ is using SAP Mobile Secure solutions to help its customers enhance their mobile solutions by enabling a secure device and application management framework. Details here

These are some of the sessions from our OEM partners and  you can also meet a lot of OEM folks on the showfloor. Feel free to let us know if you want to meet up by tweeting out to @sapoem  or drop in a comment to this blog . We would be happy to hear from you and interact with you.  Watch us on
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