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Please join SAP and IBM in the webinar about:

SAP S/4HANA and hybrid cloud solutions as an enabler for the digital transformation

Date: Monday, December 7, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am PT
Duration: 60 minutes (including Q&A)

Registration: here.

Hosted by SAPinsider, sponsored by SAP and IBM

For companies serious about capturing transformational opportunities in the digital economy, implementing a single on-premise ERP system with its high cost and complexity can be a significant detour on this preferred path to innovation.

For reasons including flexibility, low cost to entry, lower TCO, speed to deployment, and modern application architecture, organizations are instead adopting hybrid ERP landscapes, where significant elements of ERP functionality will move to the cloud and co-exist with the remaining core, on-premise ERP functions. This session examines the driving forces behind this modern, forward-looking application strategy, and explores use cases and considerations for developing an optimized ERP application strategy.

By joining, you will come away with a deeper understanding for why this approach is the preferred strategy for companies that embrace the concept of transformational change. This session will cover:

• SAP S/4HANA and hybrid cloud solutions addressing business needs of todays ERP world

• Hybrid cloud customer cases

• Cloud managed services and line of business integration


Axel Baumgartl, SAP Cloud Leader & Executive Consultant, IBM

Axel Baumgartl is the European SAP Cloud Leader of IBM Global Business Services

He has more than 17 years of experience in delivering large scale global packaged solutions. In his current role he is defining cloud strategies with global clients as part of their Digital transformation towards S/4 HANA.

Mark Dudgeon, SAP Global CTO, IBM

Mark Dudgeon is the Global SAP CTO for IBM GBS SAP Service Line, based in Edinburgh, UK (but typically only there on weekends!). Having spent 20 years in architecture design and delivery for some of IBM’s largest SAP deployments, Mark’s role is now a wider remit ensuring that IBM has the right partnerships, capabilities, and offerings to support its customers in their digital transformational journey with SAP at their core.

Sven Denecken, SVP Product Management and Co-Innovation S/4HANA, SAP SE

In this role and next to Product Management and his cloud focus, Sven Denecken is assessing customer and market requirements and supporting SAP´s S/4HANA strategy. Via Co-Innovation projects he discovers key trends and best practices in application of new technologies. His experience working with customers and partners since decades, network to SAP´s field organization and industry analysts allows him to bring client issues and challenges directly into the solution development process, assuring that the next generation software solutions address customer requirements to focus on business outcome and help customers gain competitive advantage.