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First of all, I want to thank all partners, customers and fellow SAP colleagues who have made SAPPHIRE 2021 such a great success. It is truly amazing that we managed together to create such an outstanding event that connects professionals from different continents, time zones and industries despite the struggles that we all have had this year in the context of the ongoing pandemic. Especially in these tough times it is important to emphasize our combined achievements and everything that unites us.

As the President of  SAP S/4HANA Jan Gilg pointed out in his keynote one of the best examples for successful global collaboration is the development and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. In less than a year, the world managed to develop and start distributing different vaccines to defend our communities from one of the biggest health threats the world has seen in the past decades.

To achieve this, supply chains need to be resilient, flexible and intelligent which are enabled by state-of-the art technologies and systems that are the base for successful processes at a global scale. It is our purpose at SAP to facilitate and improve these processes to make people’s lives better. If you are interested in how SAP is supporting global vaccination programs via the SAP Collaboration Hub with SAP S/4HANA and SAP Intelligent Business Processes (IBP) at its core, click on the link here. Jan Gilg also dives into the latest development in cloud-based ERP systems and how SAP S/4HANA helps companies to decarbonize and achieve their sustainability goals. This topic becoming incredibly important to every company that wants to conduct business in the future.

In total, we had the pleasure to listen to more than 400 different sessions given by customers and partners from different industries and continents. You can find all recordings here. Some SAP S/4HANA relevant sessions that I want to highlight are:


IT 107

Jump-Start Your Business Transformation Using RISE with SAP

Presented by Brian Duffy, Pres., Cloud, SAP


Empower your IT organization to be the change agent and lead your company’s business transformation. Discover how the RISE with SAP offering delivers business transformation as a service. Hear how your peers are accelerating their transformation journey and learn what new packages and solutions are available through RISE with SAP.

IT 109

Kick-Start Deployment of an Intelligent ERP Solution Built for the Cloud

Presented by Katharina Hellmich, Solution Owner, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP


Hit the ground running with a future-ready, cloud-based ERP system that’s embedded with AI and machine learning capabilities. Get tangible insights into the deployment options for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Explore how to support hybrid and two-tier architectures and learn the steps you can take now to map your journey.

IT 110

Accelerate Winning Business Outcomes in a Digital Age with Intelligent ERP

Presented by

·      Mary Sibley, VP, NA SAP S/4HANA Center of Excellence, SAP AMERICA

·      Russ Hulme, Fin. Systems Mgr, Merit Energy Company

·      Yuliya Slan, VP, IT, Paragon28 In


Simplify your IT landscape while delivering powerful business insights through AI, machine learning, and real-time analytics. Hear first-hand reports on how organizations like yours are increasing agility and productivity by putting SAP’s intelligent technologies to work. See the key differences between SAP S/4HANA and the SAP ERP application.

IT 127

Bring Business Transformation As a Service to Life Using RISE with SAP

Presented by Uwe Grigoleit, SAP S/4HANA Solution Mgmt & GTM, SAP


Chart your course to full cloud readiness, improve business agility, and experience value-added cloud innovations. Discover how you can accelerate cloud transformation and achieve a fast time to value by relying on the RISE with SAP offering.

IND 106

Learn Why High Tech Leaders Like Hewlett Packard Inc. Choose Transformation 

Presented by

·      Patrick Maroney, Principal, High Tech Industry Executive Advisory, SAP AMERICA, INC.

·      Claude Boivin, VP – ERP, Supply Chain, and Fin. IT, HP


Improve supply chain data accuracy and speed up time to market for new products. Learn why Hewlett Packard Inc. (HPI) chose SAP S/4HANA to increase value and minimize the risk to achieving business outcomes. Hear how SAP solutions help HPI be faster and more nimble in a digital economy that requires real-time intelligence from enterprise systems.

IND 116

Unleash the Power of the Digital Enterprise

Presented by

·      Michalene Schechter, Global CIO, Finance Product Strategy Lead, Accenture LLP

·      Anand Raval, Associate Dir – Enterprise Architecture, Accenture


Adopt a culture of innovation and transform your business. Learn how Accenture transformed with SAP S/4HANA and connected ecosystems on cloud solutions from SAP. See how a single global instance of SAP S/4HANA enabled Accenture with a platform to reimagine finance, deliver innovative digital solutions, and onboard more than 100 acquisitions.

FIN 203

Explore the Ways That Siemens Is Implementing New Finance Processes

Presented by

·      Constanze Laging, Program Mgr, SAP S/4HANA Finance Implementation, Siemens AG

·      Philipp Engber, Sr Global Account Mgr - Siemens AG, SAP Deutschland SE & Co.KG


Create a powerful platform to accommodate future innovations. Discover why and how multinational conglomerate Siemens AG consolidated numerous systems onto a single, global platform based on the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution. Find out about the project approach and scope, and benefit from lessons learned.

FIN 205

Check Out Johnson & Johnson’s Formula for Intelligent Finance

Presented by

·      Carsten Hilker, Global Solution owner - S/4HANA / Central Finance, SAP AMERICA, INC.

·      Michael Polaha, Vice President, Finance Technology Solutions, Johnson & Johnson

·      Matt Jackiewicz, Senior Director, Finance Technology Product Management, Johnson & Johnson


See what an integrated, built-to-evolve finance function looks like. Find out how healthcare company Johnson & Johnson activated responsive finance with virtualized cloud capabilities. Understand how the company integrates more than 20 ERP systems, covering tax, compliance, auditing, and other areas.



Thank you again for your participation. With SAP TechEd coming up towards to the end of 2021, I hope to connect with many of you again to exchange further on SAP S/4HANA Cloud

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