This year, perhaps more than any other, has shown how important it is for supply chains to be resilient, flexible, intelligent, and networked. That’s why I would like to invite you to SAPPHIRE NOW – our largest event for the SAP ecosystem of customers and partners. The kick-off for SAPPHIRE NOW is on June 2nd, with a virtual keynote by our CEO Christian Klein. The event will then run throughout June and July. Since the entire event will be virtual, we have planned three series divided by regions to cover all partners and customers in our ecosystem.

You have the possibility to choose from 8 tracks (e.g. Finance, IT, HR, Supply Chain) and more than 400 sessions to create your own individualized event.

In particular, I would like to share with you some of my personal highlights from the many S/4HANA sessions that include new developments, strategic updates as well as customers insights and S/4HANA success stories presented by our customers.


Some events that I want to highlight are:


IT 107

Jump-Start Your Business Transformation Using RISE with SAP

Presented by Brian Duffy, Pres., Cloud, SAP


Empower your IT organization to be the change agent and lead your company’s business transformation. Discover how the RISE with SAP offering delivers business transformation as a service. Hear how your peers are accelerating their transformation journey and learn what new packages and solutions are available through RISE with SAP.


IT 108

Enjoy a UX That Places the Intelligent Enterprise at Your Fingertips

Presented by

·      Dr. Philipp Herzig, Head of Intelligent Enterprise & Cross Architecture, SAP Product Engineering, SAP

·      Benedikt Lehnert, Chief Design Officer, BOBJ Software Ltd


Embark on a user experience (UX) journey that puts people at the heart of business processes from start to finish. Learn more about SAP’s vision and approach for creating delightful experiences in the intelligent enterprise. See how we deliver easier mobile access anywhere, anytime, with the SAP Mobile Start app.


IT 109

Kick-Start Deployment of an Intelligent ERP Solution Built for the Cloud

Presented by Katharina Hellmich, Solution Owner, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP


Hit the ground running with a future-ready, cloud-based ERP system that’s embedded with AI and machine learning capabilities. Get tangible insights into the deployment options for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Explore how to support hybrid and two-tier architectures and learn the steps you can take now to map your journey.


IT 110

Accelerate Winning Business Outcomes in a Digital Age with Intelligent ERP

Presented by

·      Mary Sibley, VP, NA SAP S/4HANA Center of Excellence, SAP AMERICA

·      Russ Hulme, Fin. Systems Mgr, Merit Energy Company

·      Yuliya Slan, VP, IT, Paragon28 In


Simplify your IT landscape while delivering powerful business insights through AI, machine learning, and real-time analytics. Hear first-hand reports on how organizations like yours are increasing agility and productivity by putting SAP’s intelligent technologies to work. See the key differences between SAP S/4HANA and the SAP ERP application.


IT 111

Manage Your Organization’s Environmental Impact Using Embedded Intelligence

Presented by Gunther Rothermel, SVP, Head of S/4HANA Sustainability, SAP


Achieve key sustainability goals by building products and business models that balance environmental and economic factors while increasing social equality. Make sustainability a priority across all lines of business and from the boardroom to regional operations. Learn how we foster sustainability at SAP by embedding intelligence into our solutions.


IT 112

Preview the Latest Innovations in Our Intelligent Cloud-Based ERP Platform Presented by Jan Gilg, Pres., SAP S/4HANA, SAP


Streamline transformation by tapping new capabilities of our ERP solution for the cloud. Hear our plans for SAP S/4HANA Cloud in 2021, including support for comprehensive processes, industries, and extensibility. See how SAP S/4HANA Cloud can enable your journey through the post-COVID economic environment and bring your business to the next level.


IT 127

Bring Business Transformation As a Service to Life Using RISE with SAP

Presented by Uwe Grigoleit, SAP S/4HANA Solution Mgmt & GTM, SAP


Chart your course to full cloud readiness, improve business agility, and experience value-added cloud innovations. Discover how you can accelerate cloud transformation and achieve a fast time to value by relying on the RISE with SAP offering.


IT 201

Heighten Productivity and Streamline Operations with a Modern Cloud ERP

Presented by Mauro Do Santo Junior, Head, Innovation & IT , Atech Negocios em Tecnologias SA


Explore how Atech Negocios em Tecnologias SA is reducing maintenance costs, increasing data quality, and improving productivity in compensation control and daily operations. Hear how the company is achieving these goals by migrating its highly customized legacy ERP system to SAP S/4HANA Cloud.


IT 210

Discover how SAP S/4HANA Improved Lifebrain’s Clinical Approval Efficiency

Presented by Gianfrancesco Briulotta, CFO Lifebrain


Discover how Lifebrain, Italy’s leading group in laboratory medicine, supports rapid growth, improves efficiency, gains actionable insights, and increases flexibility. Find out how it is achieving these goals by relying on SAP S/4HANA to provide comprehensive data management and help ensure the accuracy of data needed for clinical approvals.


IT 218

Hear Digital Transformation Challenges and Triumphs of ASUG Board Members

Presented by

·      Geoff Scott, CEO, Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG)

·      Tara Gambill, Sr Dir, Enterprise Systems, MOD Super Fast Pizza LLC

·      Rajeev Kapur, Vice President, Commercial Transformation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation


Explore the real-world experiences of leading organizations as they strive to keep pace with the speed of innovation during the pandemic. Learn why Kimberly-Clark Corporation and MOD Super Fast Pizza LLC made critical changes when transforming their businesses, including automating operations and exploring a move to the cloud.



You can find our complete Session Catalog here.

Have we sparked your interest? Then register now and we look forward to welcoming you to SAPPHIRE NOW. Let us create a better future together.


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Randa Khaled

Randa Khaled

Author Since: November 19, 2020

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