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On the heels of this year’s highly successful open data and AI announcement between SAP and Google Cloud, we’re excited to join and meet many of you at Google Cloud Next ’23 in San Francisco next week.  My colleagues and I look forward to showcasing the expanded partnership with SAP Datasphere, Google BigQuery and Vertex AI, which simplifies data landscapes and unleashes the power of business data.  You’ll find more information on the partnership below.

We’ve seen strong interest in the offering on this community alone, and we’re presenting sessions at Next on a variety of topics:  from data & analytics, to sustainability, to process automation, to RISE with SAP on Google Cloud.  For those of you planning your Next agenda, here are the SAP-led sessions, in chronological order:


Transforming analytics and driving innovation with SAP and Google Cloud

Sivakumar N, Vice President, SAP SE

Mike Graber, Director, Hyperscaler Customer Engagement BTP, SAP

Tuesday, August 29th

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Discover how the strategic SAP and Google Cloud partnership with SAP Datasphere and Google BigQuery simplifies data landscapes, enabling seamless integration of SAP systems and other data sources with Google Cloud BigQuery. Gain insights into real-world use cases, accelerating data-driven transformations, enhancing data governance, and driving innovation. Learn best practices for implementation, data governance, and security. Unleash the potential of this partnership to propel your organization into the future of data analytics and decision-making.

Your Journey to the Intelligent, Sustainable Enterprise with SAP and Google Cloud

Hasan Kidwai, Global VP - Head of Google Alliance, SAP

Frank Siereveld, Lead Strategic Sustainability Initiatives, SAP

Tuesday, August 29th

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
See how SAP and Google Cloud bring together sustainability processes, data, and analytics to maximize sustainable business value, balancing the bottom-line and the green-line.

Accelerate your journey to the cloud with RISE with SAP on Google Cloud

Anurag Barua, SAP RISE Ambassador, SAP

Jim Soboleski, Vice President Cloud ERP Center of Excellence, SAP

Wednesday, August 30th

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
As the technological landscape continues to expand what’s possible for businesses, it’s time to plan on how you can grow continuously, innovate, and stay ahead of your competition. RISE with SAP on Google Cloud combines the process, applications, and platform excellence of SAP’s SaaS & PaaS offerings with the scalability, security, speed, resilience, and cost-savings offered by Google Cloud, to transform your organization into a modern and intelligent enterprise. This session will explore the building blocks of RISE with SAP on Google Cloud, how you benefit as a customer, how SAP partners with Google Cloud to turbocharge the move to the cloud and select customer success stories that embody the SAP RISE on Google Cloud partnership.

Integrate Google Productivity Tools with SAP Build Process Automation

Max McPhee, Product Manager, SAP

Wednesday, August 30th

1:10 PM – 1:25 PM
Take process automation capabilities to the next level through integration of the SAP Build Process Automation solution with Google Cloud Document AI and Google Workspace applications. This integration can reduce costly and time-consuming repetitive tasks, improving your teams’ productivity and efficiency at scale. Get the details from our expert.


But our presence at Next doesn’t stop there.  In the true spirit of our partnership, SAP and Google Cloud will be well represented in other areas of the conference as well, whether in keynotes, additional sessions such as the FinOps breakout (Control cost and build financial resilience with automation: An SAP story), networking events, or my personal favorite:  insightful conversations with our customers and the broader SAP/Google Cloud community.  Please stop by one of our sessions to say hello, or contact me at if you’d like to meet.  Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at Google Cloud Next ’23!


For More Information:

Press Release:  SAP and Google Cloud Expand Partnership to Build the Future of Open Data and AI for Enterprises

Video:  Sapphire 2023 conversation between SAP CEO Christian Klein & Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

Video:  SAP and Google Cloud: How to track emissions trends with gen AI, BigQuery, and SAP Datasphere

Blog:  Drive business innovation using SAP and Google Cloud Data Platforms