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My First SAPPHIRENOW Experience as an Intern

My First SAPPHIRENOW Experience as an Intern Last week, I had the opportunity to go to SAPPHIRENOW in Orlando, Florida. It was such an incredible experience. The entire show floor filled over 30,000 people! Quite frankly, it was a bit overwhelming at first. I went in not knowing what to …

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A SAPPHIRE NOW Tale of Two Companies: Lowblaw & EMC

By Fred Isbell, senior director and head of Thought Leadership – Digital Business Services Marketing, SAP Events can be many things to a company, but, above all, they exist for customers. And to keep customers engaged, events – even SAPPHIRE NOW – must reinvent themselves. For the team responsible for …

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Pacific Gas & Electric – Enterprise Corrective Action Program

Last week at Sapphire, Gary Close, the Director, Enterprise Corrective Action Program at Pacific Gas and Electric explained how his company Empower Employees Through Digital Transformation with an Enterprise Corrective Action Program. Gary first explained that the “vision was to empower PG&E employees to make a difference.  This is enabled …

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What Are the keys to being a Visionary?

By Fred Isbell, senior director and head of Thought Leadership – Digital Business Services Marketing, SAP Stability, ubiquity, quality, and a large following of customers across all sizes and industries. That’s the legacy of being in business for over 44 years, especially when you’re a multinational company that has successfully …

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My Sapphire/ASUG 16 Middling Day

Before the meat of the day, links forwards and backwards to my views on the SapphireNow and ASUG Annual Conference: DAY 0 Sapphire/ASUG 16 Prep Work |  Day 1 ASUG / Sapphire Starts with a Woz Finish |  Day 2 | Day 3 My day started not with the ASUG …

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Digital Business comes to Life – Day 2 SAPPHIRE Now

Today was another energizing day at the Industries campus.      Like yesterday, here are just a few of the many memorable sessions.  In the session, “Digital @ the Speed of Consumer,” Steve Soderberg along with SAP’s Lori Mitchell-Keller discussed Fitbit’s success with SAP S/4HANA to a packed theater. The session began …

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ASUG, 25 and Following Dreams

By Fred Isbell, senior director and head of Thought Leadership – Digital Business Services Marketing, SAP As any proud parent knows, it’s fun to watch our children grow and pave their own way into the world. Within a blink of an eye, my sons and daughter [SD1] went from being …

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Demand Signal Management: The Missing Link for Johnsonville Sausage

Today at SAPPHIRE NOW, I enjoyed a great presentation from Lori Plate, the director of Enterprise Applications at Johnsonville Sausage, on the company’s implementation of the SAP Demand Signal Management application. Lori is responsible for providing strategy, leadership, management, and development of the Enterprise Applications team implementing and supporting Johnsonville’s …

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Day 1 @ SAPPHIRE / ASUG Conference 2016

Great Conference so far. Highlights: Satya Nadella’s entry as part of the Keynote – Great to see 2 Global leaders engage in a conversation! Many conversations on S/4 Finance – did not appear as big an upgrade if you are already on Suite on HANA. Woz – definitely inspiring Lowlights: …

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ASUG / Sapphire Starts with a Woz Finish

When it rains it pours.  When the Kool-Aid ™ is poured it gets drunk.  When SAP talks, somebody listens. I mentioned to a blogger friend I had read his most recent book on the plane ride to Orlando, as grist for my mill.  There were 3 themes or concepts I …

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Sapphire/ASUG 16 Prep Work

In the mists of time, Sapphire was in the Fall, and moved around the country.  But for the last decade it seems, the conference is held in Orlando in the Spring.  A lovely part of the country, no matter what others might thing or say. As I was not registered …

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SAP Partner Summit through the eyes of Tweets

The SAP Partner summit began on a fantastic note with more than 2000 partners from 60 countries attending it and we heard some great announcements and discussions happen thorughout the day.  There were a gamut of  topics from Digital Transformation, to the need of an open ecosystem to build applications …

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SAP Fiori on the Cloud – a vision comes true!

We have announced the release of SAP Fiori, cloud edition at TechEd Barcelona 2015 and since then, what a ride! Since the release we ran a very successful controlled availability phase, we announced GA, added the HCP OData Provisioning to the solution, introduced SAP Fiori mobile service as a complementary …

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Live Chat with an HR Bent

SAPPHIRENOW + ASUG 2016 has arrived in a blaze of color, energy and palpable excitement. This year’s event will deliver more innovation, more completeness of vision and a bigger ecosystem than ever before. For HR professionals focused on the future, #SAPPHIRENOW offers rich and broad HR information in a variety …

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