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Join SAP, startups, entrepreneurs, and investors at Europe’s most influential technology event of the year, in Lisbon, Portugal, November 5-8, 2018.


Digital businesses are transforming the workplace, the workforce, and the workday. SAP will be speaking to the incredible shifts and changes at the upcoming Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. As a global innovator, SAP will be offering insight and learnings around not only advanced intelligent technologies, but also diversity, marketing to changing customer personas, and leading-edge innovations in the internet of things, AI, machine learning, blockchain, big data, and predictive analytics. SAP, with its unique perspective as a worldwide business and tech leader, will be displaying an exciting mix of people, products, and outcomes on Web Summit’s global stage.

During the four-day event, SAP is leading a four-session workshop that highlights the unlimited possibilities of SAP Leonardo intelligent technologies in life, business, and the intelligent enterprise. Elsewhere during the event, three exciting and interesting SAP speakers will lead discussions on a range of thought-provoking and timely business and technology topics. For the first time ever, SAP is both speaking and exhibiting at Web Summit, joining more than 70,000 attendees and 2,000 media publications from 160 countries at the forward-leaning event on November 5 through 8.


As one of the world’s largest and most influential technology events, Web Summit welcomes thousands of entrepreneurs, tech superstars, media, and startups for a global intersection of technology, culture, business, and visionary forecasts.

Web Summit attendees can get up close and personal with SAP technologies in the workshop series “Redefine life and business with SAP Leonardo” (Wednesday 7, from 13:00 to 16:00). SAP experts and executives will lead interactive sessions and round tables, and they will introduce attendees to the unlimited possibilities of SAP Leonardo intelligent technologies for life, business, and an intelligent enterprise.

Speakers will make technologies like blockchain, analytics, IoT, machine learning, and AI come to life and show how they are driving digital transformation and industry innovation, transforming cities into smart cities today and reinventing business processes and the whole customer experience. Throughout the workshop, attendees will get a detailed overview of how they can maximize the value of their data and insights while empowering their employees and customers with increased visibility, focus and agility.

A combination of SAP Leonardo intelligent technologies will take the center stage as speakers provide hands-on examples of how enterprises can optimize process and resource—and ignite innovation. SAP Leonardo is proving itself again and again as a gateway to end-to-end business transformation that opens up enterprises to the endless opportunities of cloud, blockchain, IoT, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics while ensuring better business outcomes.




Outside the workshop, SAP speakers will be tackling multiple, next-gen topics focused on top-of-mind issues for everyone running a digital business.

  • Alicia Tillman CMO of SAP, will share the stage with Michelle Peluso, CMO of IBM (Tuesday Nov 6, 13:45 - 14:05) offering best practices on how to best communicate and transfer brand values to employees and sell branding to an internal audience.

  • Alicia will also participate in a panel on customer experience (Tuesday Nov 6, 11:35 - 12:00) that will explain the incredible impact customer experience has on customer purchases. She will also take the stage for an “Investing in Women” panel focusing on investments in startups led by women (Tuesday Nov 6, 16:10 - 16:30).

  • Deepak Krishnamurthy, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer at SAP will lead a session on diversity and inclusivity that looks at shaking up the status quo to create a vibrant culture (Wednesday Nov 7, 15:05 - 15:25).

  • Ann Rosenberg, SVP and Global Head of Next Gen at SAP Ventures, will participate in the exclusive Corporate Innovation Summit, a gathering of executives and thought leaders discussing the biggest challenges in business—from tech disruption to millennial expectations (Monday 5 and Tuesday 6).


Beyond the workshops and speaker sessions, SAP is also exhibiting on the show floor (FIL3 - E343). Attendees can drop by to get a better understanding of the intelligent technologies that make an Intelligent enterprise run better. They can also test their hand-eye coordination skills with the Smart Kicker showcase that combines intelligent technologies with table football. Players can have SAP Leonardo technologies analyze their performance in real time and offer strategies and suggestions on how to beat the competition. Solution experts covering a range of intelligent technologies will be ready to help visitors understand the applications of technology and the best possible uses of it.

SAP Leonardo is excited about this first-time trip to Web Summit and want to invite you to join us there. Web Summit has been defined as “the best technology conference on the planet” by Forbes and labeled as “Davos for geeks” by Bloomberg. During the fast-paced, fun event, we have all types of opportunities to network with SAP customers, partners, and executives and to discover SAP technology excellence applied with a purpose, destined for positive social impact.