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umeshjagadesh
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SAP ALM Summit APJ 2023 - Energize your ALM transformation!

We are truly delighted and honoured to extend our heartfelt appreciation and thank you for your steadfast assistance in ensuring the triumphant outcome of the SAP ALM Summit APJ 2023. Your unwavering support garnering an overwhelming response, with over 450 + registrations across APJ. The event facilitated an impressive accumulation of knowledge, amounting to more than 1300+ minutes of immersive learning with inspiring keynotes and 35+ breakout sessions. Our sponsor booths were icing on the cake to make the event even more premium and insightful with the SAP ALM domain & the product expertise. This accomplishment was made possible through the invaluable contributions of 30+ distinguished speakers, and the resounding endorsement of the attendees, who bestowed the summit with an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5. In essence, your dedication and collaboration have been instrumental in transforming this event into a resounding success.

Introduction:

From July 25th to 27th, 2023, at SAP Labs Bengaluru's office, the Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) region witnessed a ground-breaking event that brought together thought leaders, professionals, and innovators in the field of SAP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).

The SAP ALM Summit APJ 2023 proved to be a three-day extravaganza of insights, discussions, and networking, all aimed at exploring the latest trends, strategies, and best practices in the realm of SAP ALM. Throughout the 3 immersive and interactive days, we witnessed an engaging exchange of knowledge, ideas, and insights on SAP ALM topics and future strategies.

We had -

  • Keynotes, Hands-on, and Breakout sessions enriched the discussions and brought immense value to the event.

  • HACK2BUILD ALMathon for SAP Cloud ALM was a differentiator with awesome integration & extension solutions showcased by our partners.

  • Technology booths by our sponsors showcased innovative solutions & services around SAP Cloud ALM


Let's take a closer look at the highlights of this exceptional event.


Day 1: Envisioning the Future of ALM: The summit kicked off by Sonal Kumar, Head of SAP ALM Go-to-market APJ by providing a comprehensive overview and detailed insights into the event's proceedings followed series of keynote presentations delivered by a diverse range of accomplished speakers.

  1. Sindhu Gangadharan SVP & MD SAP Labs India & Head, SAP User Enablement SAP Labs discussed on India leads the way to accelerate sustainable digital transformation.

  2. Rahul Baheti Chief Operating Officer, SAP Indian Subcontinent spoke on Unleashing India and APJ’s potential in digital era.

  3. Marc Thier SVP, Application Lifecycle Management, SAP SE Elaborated the Shaping the future with ALM strategy for customers and partners and how they need to transform.

  4. Matthias Rapp, VP Product Management, Tricentis, explained on how to Transform Testing into a Project Accelerator


followed by presentations by Sinje Seidler (Product Owner) on SAP Cloud ALM for Implementation, Janko Budzisch (Chief Product Owner) on SAP Cloud ALM for Operations topics and then the inspiring keynote from Malte Klassen, Founder and CEO of Galileo Group, Gold Sponsor on Join a new Era of SAP Cloud ALM Integrations.

followed by Ratnakumar N, Chief Product Officer, KTern.AI & Executive Director, Kaar Technologies, Gold Sponsor on Trust your Data for your Digital Transformations followed by the panel discussion with Industry leaders and award ceremony for partner recognition.


Day 2 - keynote presentations delivered by Anzy Mohammed, Chief Operating Officer, SAP Labs India - SAP followed by the keynote from Bhavesh Chauhan, CEO, Daffodils Info Knowledge Solutions, our Silver Sponsor on "Empowering to Stay Ahead" and then keynote by Nithin Srinivas, Growth Leader, ASEAN and South Asia, HCL Workload Automation, HCL Software, Silver Sponsor on "Fuelling SAP with HCL Software Value Chain".

And then we had the three breakout sessions with the expert speakers on various topics in the track Implementation, Operations, & Cross, LOB and Partners.

Day 3 started with energising keynote by Phani Arava, Director CEO, SAT Infotech, Silver Sponsor on Cultivating Innovation: Driving Innovation with SAP and Open Technologies, followed by Mukesh Gupta Vice President – Customer Advocacy SAP Singapore followed by the quiz and award ceremony.

And then we had the three breakout sessions with the expert speakers on various topics in the track Implementation, Operations, & Transition to SAP Cloud ALM.

Networking and Connections: One of the most valuable aspects of the SAP ALM Summit APJ 2023 was the ample opportunity for networking. Attendees engaged in meaningful conversations with peers, experts, and SAP representatives. This allowed for the exchange of ideas, challenges, and potential solutions, fostering a sense of community among ALM professionals across the APJ region.

Key Takeaways:

  1. SAP ALM Approach: The summit detailed the importance of a holistic ALM approach that considers the entire lifecycle of applications, from design and development to deployment and maintenance using SAP Cloud ALM for Cloud Centric & Hybrid customers.

  2. Innovation as a Driver: Innovation emerged as a key driver of successful ALM strategies, enabling organizations to stay ahead in a rapidly changing digital landscape.

  3. Collaboration for Success (Customers & Partners): The need for collaboration, both within organizations and across the industry, was emphasized as a crucial factor in achieving effective ALM outcomes.

  4. Continuous Learning: SAP ALM is a dynamic field, and the summit highlighted the importance of continuous learning and adaptation to stay relevant and competitive.


Conclusion: The SAP ALM Summit APJ 2023 was a resounding success, bringing together professionals, experts, and visionaries to discuss and shape the future of Application Lifecycle Management. The event served as a platform for sharing insights, fostering collaboration, and inspiring innovation, all with the goal of helping organizations across the APJ region navigate the complex landscape of ALM and emerge as digital leaders. As attendees return to their organizations armed with new knowledge and fresh perspectives, the impact of this summit is sure to reverberate the ALM Strategy for customers and partners using SAP Cloud ALM.