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Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
On November 2, 2022, we had the pleasure to present a joint webinar with NHL (National Hockey League) on their migration to SAP HANA Cloud.

In the webinar, Neil Pierson, a vice president of Statistical Data of NHL, shared his Digital Transformation Journey and provided detailed insight into his compelling success story.

NHL had been looking for an ultra-fast, high-performing and reliable database to be the backbone of their three applications:

  • enables fans to review 100+ years of game statistics for their favorite teams and players

  • SAP-NHL Coaching Insights App for iPad: supports on-bench coaching decisions during games

  • NHL Venue Metrics powered by SAP: provides easy-to-use and easy-to-modify reports as well as sustainability reporting for clubs

For these applications, NHL needed to consolidate and manage huge data volumes from different sources with an ultra-fast response time. SAP HANA Cloud provided a solution to this challenge, and NHL started their migration journey.

Dominik Schrank, a principal consultant for SAP HANA and SAP analytics solutions, discussed the important points to consider for the migration path with Neil. They went on to share their experience with migration planning and the execution phase in more detail, and outlined the key benefits of the migration.

The webinar ends with more information about the SAP HANA Cloud roadmap, migration tools and services, and the latest release information to help with your migration journey.

Here is a quick overview of the webinar:

Watch the webinar now and hear from the NHL about their success story of migrating to SAP HANA Cloud!

Topic Duration

Words of Welcome

by Helmut Grimm - Global Vice President | T&I Platform Growth Initiatives SAP SE

Approx. 4 mins

(2:40 - 6:15)

SAP HANA Cloud introduction

Introduction on SAP HANA Cloud architecture and key capabilities

by Thomas Hammer - Product Manager - SAP HANA Cloud, SAP SE

Approx. 9 mins

(6:15 – 15:10)

NHL to share their successful SAP HANA Cloud migration journey

Successful transformation journey with migrating on-premise SAP HANA databases to SAP HANA Cloud

by Neil Pierson - Vice President of Statistical Data National Hockey League

by Dominik Schrank - Principal consultant for SAP HANA and SAP analytics solutions SAP Americas

Approx. 33 mins

(15:10 – 48:25)

*Q&A round:

Approx. 5 mins

(48:25 – 1:02:35)

SAP HANA Cloud strategic roadmap

Hear from SAP on the strategic roadmap and direction of SAP HANA Cloud

by Thomas Hammer - Product Manager - SAP HANA Cloud, SAP SE

Approx. 10 mins

(1:02:35 – 1:12:20)

Resources for your Success 

Information on customer success stories, technical resources, and migration services

by Venkata Giduthuri - Senior Director, SAP HANA Cloud Solution Management, SAP Americas

Approx. 12 mins

(1:12:20 -1:24:10)

Hope you would find this webinar useful. Please visit the migration microsite for more information on migration to SAP HANA Cloud.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you are looking for more information. We would love to hear from you!