Technology Blogs by SAP
Learn how to extend and personalize SAP applications. Follow the SAP technology blog for insights into SAP BTP, ABAP, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP HANA, and more.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Former Member
0 Kudos

Did you have trouble seeing everything at SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando 2013?

For me being present at SAPPHIRE is always a bit overwhelming.  I get there before anything is setup and have the opportunity to watch as the show literally comes to life over 48 hours. It is truly amazing to see how much work and how many people are involved in putting the venue together. Just think of the number of people it takes to put down 12.5 miles of carpet. 

Of course the preparation for the event begins much earlier with thousands of hours of work from teams of people across SAP, ASUG and our broader ecosystem. I wonder if anyone has tried to compile the number of hours spent on conference calls preparing for the event? My guess is no one really wants to know the answer to that question.  It really is amazing to be part of such a dedicated team of people all focused on the goal of delivering the world’s best conference experience.

One of the best aspects for me of SAPPHIRE is the fact that with today’s technology most of the show is still available to us; virtually and on-demand. This is fantastic, because let’s be honest, with well over 2,000 different sessions & demos done on-site and 300+ sessions broadcast live there is just no way to see and hear everything.  However, the fact that there are over 674 sessions available today (just over a week after the event) for on-demand viewing means, if you missed something, you can probably catch it on-demand.

All of that great content is available in one easy to use location found HERE.

Now my specific role for SAPPHIRE is to coordinate and produce the Show Floor Studio.  The Show Floor studio is a live broadcast studio on the floor of the main hall where we interview SAP executives during the event.  By listening to The Show Floor Studio interviews, you can hear from SAP execs about the latest and greatest innovations and solutions that are transforming businesses and improving the lives of individuals across the globe. These interviews will hone in on emerging business trends, the innovations they are driving and how SAP is uniquely positioned to help companies take advantage of both.

This is a great way for anyone to hear from SAP Executives on our strategies and priorities with regard to business and life running smarter, faster and simpler.  So find the interviews below that you’re interested in, click its link, take a listen and then share it with your social media network. 


Analytics Interviews:

Analytics Driven Business Transformation with Kurt Bilafer

Business transformation with predictive analytics with Mani Gill

SAP Visual Intelligence with Jason Rose

Business Networks Interviews:

Accelerating Innovation - Business Network and Cloud Procurement with Greg Spray

Ariba: Driving value from the Business Network with Chris Haydon

Unleash the Potential of the Commerce Graph with Tim Minahan

Cloud Interviews:

Business Velocity - From Prospect to Promoter Jeff Launtenbach

Engage Your Customers Like Never Before with Nayaki Nayyar

SAP People Strategy with Shawn Price

Database & Technology Interviews:

Enterprise & consumer applications on SAP HANA with Amit Sinha

Executing on the User Experience Strategy with Sam Yen

Getting started with SAP HANA with Andy Stahl

Ecosystem & Channels Interviews:

How the SAP ecosystem is helping a Better Run World with Eric Duffaut

The value delivered through a strong partner ecosystem with Troy Richardson & Emilio Marino

The BIG role of SAP partners in SME with Kevin Gilroy

Industry and Lines of Business Interviews:

Bring the value maps and content to your finger tips with Denise Broady

Driving fast ROI from Suite on HANA with Uwe Grigoleit

How SAP can help sport clubs and Venues to become more successful with Fadi Naoum

Idea on Performance Strategy and Innovations for the 4th Industrial Revolution with Kerstin Geiger &...

Innovating to transform marketing with Jonathan Becher

Running better with SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA with Simo Said

SAP is Harnessing Innovation to Deliver Business Solutions Across 25 Industries with Chakib Bouhdary

SAP’s Financial Services Strategy & 2015 Goals with Simon Paris

Social Responsibility at SAP – how we drive social impact globally with Joel Bernstein & Jackie Mont...

The Insight Driven Supply Chain and a Respnsive Supply Network with Hans Thalbauer

Transforming the retail experience through innovation with Lori Mitchell-Keller

Turning Disability into a Differentiator by Leveraging the Talents of People with Autism with Anka W...

Mobile Interviews:

Cool Custom Mobile Apps from SAP with Jeff Collier & Oliver Betz

Internet of Things strategy & vision with Suhas Uliyar

SAP mobile vision & strategy with Sanjay Poonen & Chris McClain

The Exciting New World of One-to-One Marketing with Herve Pluche

Services & RDS Interviews:

Leading the Transformation of the Services Industry with Anand Eswaran & Eric Verniaut

SAP Rapid Deployment Solutons with Bernd Welz

Delivering Value to our Customers with Clay Caldwell and Dan LoPolito

Transforming the Marketing of Services with Shawn Reynolds

Social Media Interviews & Daily Wrap-ups:

SAPPHIRE NOW Day 1 - Social Media Wrap with host Kevin Cassidy along with Brian Ellefritz

SAPPHIRE NOW Day 2 - Social Media Wrap with host Kevin Cassidy along with Martin Gillet & Time Ellio...

SAPPHIRE NOW Day 3 - Social Media Wrap with host Kevin Cassidy along with Erin McGee & Sameer Patel