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I am thrilled to announce the winners of the 6th annual 2019 SAP Innovation Awards. With 81 finalists, the judges had a tough time selecting these impactful stories of innovation. Please join me in congratulating the 37 winners and the 11 honorable mentions.

With their achievements, each eligible winner will receive a pass to SAPPHIRE NOW. In honor of all the submissions, the SAP Innovation Awards team is donating $20,800 to the following charities / non-profits: Care, Social Enterprise Academy, and Social Good Brasil.

Thank you to all the customers and partners who participated.

On behalf of SAP colleagues around the globe, I want to congratulate and thank the
#SAPinnovation award winners, finalists, and participants for sharing their incredible
innovations and success stories. I am continually inspired and wowed by the caliber of entries and how our customers and partners are leveraging SAP solutions to drive business outcomes.
– Alison Biggan, President, Corporate Marketing, SAP

This year’s submissions are a treasure trove of how customers and partners are using advanced technologies, such as Machine Learning and Blockchain, to change the way they do business with their customers and improve people’s lives.

As I travel around the globe the most frequent question asked is ‘how are SAP customers driving innovation?’ Everyone's interested to know how Intelligent technologies such as Machine Learning, AI, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Data Analytics, and the Customer Experience are being used. This year’s winners and participants are an excellent showcase of innovation and successful outcomes.
– Timo Elliott, Vice President, Global Innovation Evangelist, SAP

I was really impressed with this batch of entries, perhaps the strongest I have seen in my years participating as a judge in this program.
– Jon Reed, co-founder, diginomica

I am very inspired by this year’s submissions and the innovative technologies being applied by these organizations on their journey to become an Intelligent Enterprise. It’s also great to see some of the newer technologies being leveraged this year including: blockchain, spatial with drone imagery, and even anonymization for privacy & security.
– Matthew Zenus, Global Vice President, Database & Data Management, SAP

I encourage you to browse the winning entries and let us know which entries you find most compelling by tweeting (include the hashtag #SAPinnovation ) or by commenting on my blog.

Lookout for and connect with the many SAP Innovation Awards finalist and winners sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference | May 7 - 9, 2019 | Orlando, Florida.

Congratulations to the SAP Innovation Awards 2019 Winners & Honorable Mentions

Digital Trailblazer

Winners that best demonstrate the use of technology to drive business transformation.
Note: Click on the links to see the entries.

Accenture Journey to Intelligent Procurement with SAP Ariba
American Airlines Project Spring: Transforming the New American Airlines to a “People First” Culture
Asociacion de Cooperativas Argentinas C.L. Sustainable Agriculture with Location Intelligence
Borusan CAT The SE(EK)ER
Coop Sustainable Shopping & Vision of "Zero Waste”: Coop Improving their Customer Experience with AI
Fonterra Setting the Precedent and Standard for ‘Intrapreneurship’ - New Zealand’s Largest Company
Lockheed Martin Trailblazing Digital Transformation Using the SAP IoT Platform for Circuit Card Assembly Process
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Innovating to Improve Life on Campus - Taking Business Solutions Mobile with SAP Cloud Platform
Munich Re Risk Management Partners Risk Suite: Geo Powering Businesses with Big Data Analytics and Geospatial Data
Parkland Health & Hospital System Giving Situational Awareness Where it’s Needed Most – Meet the ER Grease Board
PJSC Cherkizovo Group Intelligent Enterprise in CPG: Industry 4.0 dry salami plant
Purdue University Addressing America’s College Affordability Crisis through Operational Transformation on S/4HANA
San Francisco 49ers The Intelligent Stadium: Leveraging Real-Time Insights to Optimize Fan Experience
Technical University of Munich Breakthrough in Protein Analysis Advances War on Cancer
Verizon Verizon 5G and SAP, Laying the Foundation for the Most Digitally Connected Intelligent Enterprise

Process Innovator

Winners that best demonstrate the use of technology to redefine business processes and drive significant improvements to current operations.

Country Garden Holdings Company Limited Going Global with Digital Transformation
Delivery Hero Scaling the World’s Largest Online Food-delivery Service with Automated Capital Deployment
Indus Motor Company Transforming Auto Manufacturer into the Highest Quality Brand in Pakistan with S/4HANA
itelligence AG How SAP technology Can Help Detecting Invasive Species using Drone Images
KAESER Kompressoren SE Innovative Service Offerings made possible by SAP S/4HANA & SAP Data Hub
Martur Fompak International Smart Welding – Predicting Quality of the Products in Welding Operations with IoT Technology
Murphy Oil Corporation Integrated Operations Platform for Murphy Oil Corporation
Newcrest Mining Limited SAP Mobile solutions Drive Productivity and Safety Improvements at Newcrest
NHL; National Hockey League SAP- NHL Coaching Insights App for iPad
Pregis Transforming Packaging with SMARTER Machines
Red Bull GmbH Energizing the Brand Through Enterprise-Ready Cloud Analytics
Schnellecke Group AG & Co. KG Unleashing the Power of Digitization for Just-in-Sequence Logistics
Swiss Post Ltd. Transforming the World’s Leading Postal Organization
Swisscom AG OneBI – Enabling the Intelligent Enterprise with a Modern Data and Analytics Platform
Village Roadshow Topgolf Australia Implement a Real-time 360-degree Analytical View of the Business in Three Weeks

Industry Disruptor

This winner demonstrates the use of SAP products to drive radical change in an industry, including changing the way that business is conducted, creating new business value and revenue streams, and improving a company’s competitive positioning.

Exide Industries Ltd Connected Battery – Powering India to the Digital Age!

Social Hero

The winner in this category demonstrates the use of technology for significant social impact, resulting in measurable impact on individuals, both inside or outside of the company.

Bumble Bee Seafoods Bumble Bee Seafoods – Ocean-to-Table Blockchain

Next-Gen Innovator

Winners in this category highlight the development of an innovative next-generation application that are delivering significant outcomes or significant potential outcome.

Daikin(CHINA)Investment Co.,Ltd. SHANGHAI BRANCH Machine Learning for Enhanced Quality and Efficiency in Installation Management
HarrisLogic, LLC Data Driven Mental Healthcare Powered by SAP HANA Data Anonymization and SAP Analytics Cloud
Signify From Light Bulbs to Light-as-a-Service
Vision Valley LLC letuno : En”light”ening Customer Lives.. one bulb at a time!
Wipro Ltd Safer and Reliable Distribution Network with Intelligent Pipeline Solution

Honorable Mention

These entries are notable entries demonstrating innovations and successful outcomes.

ATB Financial Improving People’s Lives with Advanced Data Management
Boston University Transforming Employee Benefits Systems Using Design Thinking and SAP Technologies
Daimler TSS IDIVE: THE FUTURE of “Auto-mobility” Platform
FAURECIA Manufacturing Integrated Planning: Stay Ahead the Planning Curve with SAP IBP
Nestlé Ralf, the HR Chatbot
Proximus Smart Reel Project – Solving a Longtime Challenge in Logistics Operations with IoT Technology
Tata Consultancy Services TCS’ Intelligent Enterprise Powered by MFDM™
Uber Freight Transforming logistics with Uber Freight
Universidad de Talca - Chile Transforming Higher Education in Latin America
VINCI Energies Powering up Global Transformation on a Single Digital Platform
Zuellig Pharma Holdings eZTracker – Keeping Us Safe with Every Scan

If you have an #SAPinnovation story to share,  be sure to look out for when we launch the 2020 awards. To learn more about the SAP Innovation Awards visit the website. We look forward to your participation.