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Explore the diverse sessions and experiences offered at SAPinsider 2024 below, and choose the topics and formats that best align with your learning preferences. The conference program is structured by tracks, with sessions categorized by type and arranged by date and time within each track.

Café Sessions offer a relaxed atmosphere where you can join colleagues to interact and engage with experts on various topics. ​ 

Case Studies are 40-minute breakout sessions that allow you to hear from companies and end-users about practical applications of strategies, solutions, or innovations they have used to make the most of their SAP journey.  

Breakout Sessions are 40 minutes and feature SAPinsider experts, SAP speakers and customer case studies. These sessions are crafted to maximize your learning experience, focusing on careful content selection and development. You can expect tailored presentations that guarantee actionable key takeaways, providing immediate application to enhance your skills and effectively tackle real-world challenges.​ 

​​Hands-on Labs provide an interactive learning experience where you can engage in a two-hour deep dive session. Seated at a computer, you can work collaboratively with colleagues, gaining practical experience to enhance your skills in a focused and immersive learning environment

Impact20 Sessions are 20-minute presentations or demonstrations that provide insights into the latest partner solutions and expertise, offering a brief yet impactful overview.​ 

Keynotes
Application Development + Automation
Artificial Intelligence
CIO Strategy
Cybersecurity
Data Analytics + BI
Finance
GRC
Integration + Enterprise Architecture
On Premise + Cloud Operations
SAP BTP
SAP S/4HANA
March 19, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 19, 2024 at 9:40 AM
AI Beyond the Hype: Unleashing Your Business and Personal Potential Through Technology

As a technology leader, you're acutely aware of the necessity to evolve and thrive in the AI-driven landscape. But the question remains: how? In this invigorating keynote, Jonathan Brill, a renowned futurist and AI authority, tackles the unique challenges of leveraging AI's transformative potential. This session is designed to equip you with innovative tools and strategies to navigate the AI terrain and revolutionize your organization. You’ll emerge with fresh perspectives on how to:

•    Develop AI tools that empower teams across all organizational levels.
•    Foster an AI-ready culture aligned with your technological strategies.
•    Harness “strategic luck” by embodying four leadership traits that distinguish successful leaders and teams in times of significant. 

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Jonathan Brill
March 19, 2024 at 9:40 AM — March 19, 2024 at 10:00 AM
AI and Transformation in Practice: A Customer and Partner Perspective

Join leaders from Thomson Reuters, Ernst and Young and Bridgestone as they share how their organizations are supporting key transformational initiatives and applications of Artificial Intelligence, Process Innovation, Customer Experience, and other key enabling technologies.

You will understand key issues and answers to important questions such as:

  • The convergence of key business processes such as finance and tax. What does this mean for your innovation and transformation and why is it important?
  • How do these synergies support C-level goals and priorities such as digital transformation, operational efficiency, and improvements in customer experience?
  • How does partnerships with service providers, solution partners, and SAP accelerate the enablement of technologies such as AI and Business Intelligence?
  • What are some specific real-world lessons learned and strategies that you can apply to your own projects?
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Patrick Callahan
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Andrea Gronenthal
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Kelley Lear
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Rizal Ahmed
March 19, 2024 at 4:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 5:30 PM
2024 SAP and Tech Megatrends: Partner and CIO Perspectives

Join leaders from SAP, Boomi, Pacific Coast Companies, and Carrefour as they analyze and discuss some of the key trends that will impact SAP customers. From AI to the cloud and S/4, cybersecurity to integration, this panel will enlighten you on what these top partners are investing in and how they are supporting SAP customers. Our CIOs will challenge your thinking as they share their priorities, projects, and opinions. Moderated by SAPinsider’s Chief Research Officer, this discussion will highlight:
•    The top innovation and transformation projects that SAP customers are prioritizing for 2024.
•    The key obstacles these executives have identified.
•    Key investments that big tech is making this year and how to prepare for the impacts.
•    The skillsets and organizational agility most customers will have to put in place to be successful. 

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Steve Lucas
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Peter Pluim
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Marty Menard
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Stijn Stabel
March 20, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 20, 2024 at 10:00 AM
When Data Wins Championships: How Success in Sports Now Depends on Data and How You Can Learn The Business Lessons Hidden in Their Approach

When Argentina and France squared off in the football World Cup final, they had one secret weapon in common: both were wearing data and analytics technology provided by Melbourne-based Catapult Sports. Catapult is now one of the world’s largest sports technology companies, with revenues exceeding $100 million and growing quickly. More than 3,000 teams in over 100 countries rely on Catapult’s data and analytics software to keep players fit and healthy, maximize performance, drive tactical decision-making, and ultimately win championships.

The competitive advantage has become so great that often entire leagues adopt Catapult, including the NFL in America, as well as the AFL and NRL locally. It’s also a fixture in the English Premier League, NBA basketball, Formula One racing, and dozens of other sports. Even tennis great Andy Murray swears by it. The smartest businesses are now learning how to maximize the value of analytics from pro sports and adapting these winning techniques to their own organizations. Whether winning a championship or market share, identifying the right data to capture, and then extracting the most valuable, actionable insights is the key to victory. You will learn:
•    How and why data become so central to elite sports.
•    Teams use different modalities to maximize performance (e.g.: AFL).
•    Integrating data streams drives almost magical insights.
•    New data can reveal unexpected competitive advantages (e.g.: NFL).

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Adir Shiffman

This track involves exploring the functionalities of SAP Cloud Platform, acquiring proficiency in Fiori Elements, understanding the SAPUI5 framework, assimilating insights from ABAP Best Practices, and familiarizing oneself with low-code/no-code solutions.​
 

March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Case Study: Zappos’ Time Savings Through 24/7 Observability and Automation

Learn how ecommerce retail giant Zappos ensures business process resilience with automated management and observability of their SAP and non SAP servers. Updates are deployed simultaneously across their complex landscape in just 15 minutes, delivering exceptional business value. Automated daily checks run 24/7 eliminating critical issues that would otherwise impact the smooth running of business processes. With the implementation of AIOps, Zappos has automated the system refresh process, saving 60% of the manual SAP operational activities.

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Brenton O’Callaghan
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Saul Dave
March 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Case Study: Empowering the Enterprise: Unleashing the Potential of Custom Mobile Apps in SAP Ecosystems

Explore the transformative power of building custom mobile applications on top of SAP technology. In this session you will delve into innovative strategies, best practices, and real-world case studies to demonstrate how organizations can enhance efficiency, user experience, and overall business agility by tailoring mobile apps to their unique SAP landscapes.
You will:

  • Learn about Customization Strategies for Mobile Apps.
  • Discover User-Centric Design tips for SAP Mobile Apps.
  • Explore Emerging Technologies Impacting Integrated Mobile Apps.
  • Realize Business Process Optimization through custom UI Development.
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Zach Davis
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: How to Create an Application Using SAP Build

In this session we will do a mini CodeJam on SAP Build Apps. You will be introduced to what SAP Build Apps is and you will complete the process of building your first barcode scanning mobile application. You will:

  • Get to know the environment by creating a no-code application using the SAP Build Apps Composer tool. The application you create will enable you to scan a barcode on a smartphone and retrieve information from a public API. To do this, you will need to download the Preview app (available through iTunes and Google Play store).
  • Configure the logic flow in your application to enable your device to open your camera on demand, whenever the user clicks the Scan button.
  • Connect your application to a public API and then test that it's pulling the right information. 
  • Configure your application to fetch records from a public API when a food item is scanned, using a Get Record command, which first needs to be configured.
  • Display data fetched from a public API, such as product names and calorific information, in your SAP Build application.
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Josh Bentley
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Thomas Jung
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: Combine SAP Cloud Application Programming Model with SAP HANA Cloud to Create Full-Stack Applications

In this hands-on session you will learn how to deploy and configure an instance of the SAP HANA Cloud trial, develop a multi-target application using SAP Business Application Studio and SAP Cloud Application Programming Model, and create a service layer and SAP Fiori UI that also includes SAP HANA native artifacts, such as calculation views. You will:

  • Deploy and configure an instance of the SAP HANA Cloud trial. 
  • Develop a multi-target application using SAP Business Application Studio and SAP Cloud Application Programming Model.
  • Create a service layer and SAP Fiori UI that also includes SAP HANA native artifacts, such as calculation views.
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Thomas Jung
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Rich Heilman
March 20, 2024 at 2:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: How to Use SAP Build to Develop Apps, Processes and Business Sites Without Coding

There are many business users or "citizen developers" who have vast knowledge of their discipline but less above developing applications. SAP Build is a set of tools to enable everyone in an organization to build apps, processes and business sites to support their work without needed developer skills. In this hands-on, you will learn how to use SAP Build Process Automation to create a sales order approval process, then how to use SAP Build Apps to create an app to trigger the process with a request for a new sales order, and finally how to use SAP Build Work Zone to build a business site to organize your sales order information and tools, including your sales order app. Among the things you will learn include how to quickly build an app with drag-and-drop components, how to use simple, Excel-like functions to manipulate your data, how to connect to SAP backends, how to build processes visually, and how to put all the artifacts together. You will:

  • Learn how to build an app in minutes without coding.
  • Understand how to build approval and other processes.
  • Investigate how to access and update SAP backend data from their apps and processes.
  • Explore how to build native mobile apps using visual programming.
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Eric Solberg
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: ABAP Cloud and the ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model

This hands-on session introduces attendees to ABAP Cloud, the SAP Business Technology Platform, ABAP Environment(aka Steampunk), and the ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model(RAP). Learn how to use proven and new technologies, such as Core Data Services (CDS) and behavior definition and implementation language, to build SAP Fiori apps and OData services within the SAP BTP, ABAP Environment and all editions of S/4HANA Cloud. You will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of ABAP Cloud.
  • Explore the ABAP Environment and discover its capabilities.
  • Dive into the ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (RAP) to grasp how it simplifies the development of SAP Fiori apps and OData services.
  • Learn to leverage essential tools and technologies for building SAP Fiori apps and OData services across various editions of SAP S/4HANA Cloud within the SAP BTP, ABAP Environment.
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Rich Heilman
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Thomas Jung
March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 1:30 PM
Impact20: Three Automations to Begin Your Technical Automation Journey

Considering starting your SAP technical automation journey? In this session we will review three of the most popular automations on the Avantra AIOps platform that can get you up and running on day one. First, we will cover the benefits of automating systems in the public cloud, move onto the benefits of automating system refreshes and wrap it up with how to automate keeping your systems secure - based on SAP recommendations and your own organization’s policies. While technical in nature, this demonstration is valuable to both SAP technical engineers and management.

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Tyler Constable
March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 1:30 PM
Impact20: An All-In-One Task Management Solution

This will be a live demonstration of WINGMAN™: WINGMAN™ is not just another software application; it’s a versatile and configurable task management powerhouse designed to transcend the boundaries of project management and test execution or task management. WINGMAN™ is a tool that can be utilizes companywide empowering any manager or supervisor seeking streamlined project related task assignments and progress tracking. Task Management Made Easy WINGMAN™ stands out as a dynamic and configurable task management application. Tailored for projects of any nature, it excels in assigning tasks, notifying users they have a task to complete, and providing real-time status reporting through intuitive dashboards. Whether managing custom development, project cut-over tasks, orchestrating test script execution and defect management, or managing a simple departmental project, WINGMAN™ is the go-to solution. Leap Beyond Spreadsheets and Lists Bid farewell to the limitations of Excel spreadsheets and SharePoint lists. WINGMAN™ serves as a superior alternative, providing unrivaled visibility into project tasks and the overall project’s progress. From initial requirements, to unit testing, system integration testing, user acceptance testing, or any project component requiring control, tracking, and visibility, WINGMAN™ excels. Streamlined Task Management WINGMAN™ eliminates the hassle of manual task management and tracking. Input your project requirements, business process master list (BPML), or test script scenarios effortlessly using the WINGMAN™ Excel template. With just a few clicks, effortlessly transfer these definitions into WINGMAN™, triggering automated tasks and receiving timely email notifications. It’s a simple process, repeated as needed.

You will:

  • Learn how WINGMAN is used for any number of projects or initiatives that require control, automated task and assignments, and visibility.
  • Explore how WINGMAN™ eliminates the hassle of manual task management and tracking
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Steven Branch
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 10:50 PM
Impact 20: Bank of Montreal’s (BMO) Automation Journey: Delivering Better Business Outcomes with Scalable Test Automation

Today's large global enterprises depend on a variety of complex systems in their IT landscape, and manual testing alone simply cannot keep pace with the speed of business change, introducing risk and possible business process disruption. Learn how Bank of Montreal (BMO) implemented reusable, scalable automation across their SAP and non-SAP systems to slash testing time, improve quality and accelerate global SAP change. Explore lessons learned and discover ways your organization can make automation a part of your IT strategy.

You will:

  • Learn how to use Intelligent Automation to Increase Efficiency & Reduce Risk.
  • Increase Quality and Reduce Risk with Intelligent Test Automation Across SAP & Non-SAP Systems.
  • Understand how to Implement Scalable Automation to Slash Testing Time & Improve Quality.
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Ankur Saxena
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Four Things You Need to Know to Become an Expert in SAP Build Apps

It's easy to learn a new skill, but to become proficient requires special effort and well-designed learning materials and good instructors. In this session, learn how to take your SAP Build Apps knowledge to the next level to build professional-looking UIs, to manipulate data with formulas and variables, and how to design to be efficient and reusable. You will:

  • Learn how to write formulas like an expert.
  • Explore how to design reusable logic.
  •  Understand how to publish your own components.
  • Gain knowledge on how to manage data in your app projects and how to build beautiful UIs.
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Eric Solberg
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Mark Wright
March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Unlocking Efficiency and Innovation - A Journey Through Process Automation and Digital Transformation

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, organizations are increasingly turning to process automation and digital transformation to stay competitive and relevant. This presentation will delve into a real-world case study of a PrimeSource Building Products’ (PBP) transformative journey, highlighting valuable insights and experiences gained along the way. The presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of PBP's process automation and digital transformation initiative.
You will:

  • Discover the pivotal moments and challenges faced during the transformation journey.
  • Explore how the organization adapted and evolved its strategies in response to unforeseen hurdles.
  • Gain insights into the specific processes and workflows that were automated and digitally optimized.
  • Understand how these use cases aligned with the organization's overarching goals and objectives.
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Azmath Baig
March 19, 2024 at 2:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM
Developer’s Challenge: Final Top 3

Get ready and vote for the winner of the Developer's Challenge! Over the course of the competition, 10 teams have demonstrated exceptional creativity and problem-solving skills, employing artificial intelligence to tackle real-world issues. Now, the Top 3 teams take the stage to showcase their groundbreaking solutions crafted through the utilization of AI. As a participant, you will have the unique opportunity to evaluate and vote for the winner of the Developer's Challenge. Your engagement will play a vital role in determining which team emerges victorious in this exciting celebration of innovation and ingenuity.

You will:

  • See the Top 3 Solutions from the Developer's Challenge.
  • Evaluate and vote for the winner.
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Thomas Jung
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 AM
ABAP Cloud and SAP S/4HANA Extensibility Model

SAP S/4HANA is SAP’s flagship product providing the intelligent ERP in the cloud and on-premise. This session helps SAP S/4HANA customers and partners to understand, implement and use the extensibility options correctly, and takes into account the various customer environments (public cloud, private cloud or on-premise).  Learn how to move from classic custom ABAP extensions to the SAP S/4HANA extensibility model that allows customers to consume SAP innovations smoothly, leading to future-proof extensions that are ready for the next cloud transformation steps. You will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of SAP S/4HANA's extensibility options.
  • Receive practical guidance on correctly implementing extensibility options in various customer environments.
  • Learn how to transition from traditional custom ABAP extensions to the SAP S/4HANA extensibility model.
  • Explore the concept of building future-proof extensions that are ready for the next steps in cloud transformation.
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Rich Heilman
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Leverage Advanced Event Mesh with a Low-Code Tool

SAP Advanced Event Mesh is a fantastic tool, but in order to enable events out of SAP, it can be cumbersome and time consuming. What if you could do this easily using simple configuration and standard SAP tools? In this session we will show you how this is possible.

You will:

  • Learn how to make data available in SAP via REST endpoints.
  • Understand how to expose Change Pointers and Business Object Events to SAP Advanced Event Mesh via low code tools.
  • Explore how to combine data and events to send out customized events real-time to SAP Advanced Event Mesh.
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Peter Kreiner-Sasady
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Peek Behind the Curtain on How SAP Builds Apps for SAP S/4HANA

Understand the latest UX innovations from SAP and how we use them to build apps for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. We will cover best practices for using SAPUI5, SAP Fiori elements, SAP Fiori tools, and SAP Business Application Studio to create enterprise-grade applications for your business users. The focus will be on practical ways to build and deploy apps quickly. You will:

  • Understand how SAP’s different professional development tools work together. 
  • Explore the power of SAP Fiori elements and SAP Fiori tools to accelerate development. 
  • Learn how to scale development to meet your organization’s needs.
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Katja Zoch
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Sebastian Steinhauer
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Extend Your Apps in SAP S/4HANA Cloud with ABAP Cloud and SAP Fiori Elements

In this session, explore how the recent advances in development tooling, frameworks and runtime come together to enable unprecedented extensibility for SAPs flagship product. As the adoption of SAP S/4HANA Cloud continues to climb and customers continue to extend the solution for their individual use cases, several different approaches have emerged. This session demonstrates how to extend SAP S/4HANA Cloud and explains the overall development process. You will:

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest extensibility tools and strategies for S/4HANA Cloud, public edition.
  • Grasp the potential of meta data driven, tool supported UI development and its impact on time-to-value and TCO.
  • See how different tools and frameworks work hand-in-hand to provide a best-in-class user experience.
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Katja Zoch
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Sebastian Steinhauer
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Understanding the Different Runtime Choices in SAP BTP from ABAP Cloud, Kyma and Cloud Foundry

You will journey through BTP access and help the attendee understand when to use what runtime. From an overall view of the included tools of SAP BTP, the integrations and extensions and all the other associated developer items. We will then dive deeper into what it is that makes ABAP Cloud Steampunk the right choice for ABAP developers. We will also dive deep into the origins of containerized applications and Kubernetes. You will also learn the way that Cloud Foundry and it's templates help a developer move to the cloud.

You will:

  • Gain an understanding of SAP BTP.
  • Learn about Steampunk ABAP Cloud.
  • Discover Cloud Foundry.
  • Explore Kubernetes and Kyma.
  • Delve into the considerations for choosing the right technology for your specific use case.
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Josh Bentley
March 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 21, 2024 at 9:40 AM
Get to Know the HANA-cli Developer Tool

The hana-cli is a developer and admin helper tool when working with SAP HANA, the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model, or even SAP BTP in general. In this session you will be introduced to the capabilities of this tool, how it can help with tasks like quickly introspecting database artifacts or testing locally. In the session you will also see how easily it can be setup and used in a local development environment or integrated into the SAP Business Application Studio. You will:

  • Get introduced to the HANA-cli tool.
  • Learn about the Introspect Database Artifacts. 
  • Discover local Development and Testing. 
  • Use the tooling with HANA, SQLite, and Postgres.
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Thomas Jung
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Extensibility Best Practices with SAP BTP and SAP S/4HANA

Extend, innovate and transform your SAP S/4HANA Cloud business processes while keeping your core clean and stable. Learn how to rapidly develop new apps and experiences and automate workflows and tasks to meet users’ and customers' changing needs, leveraging SAP Build tools on the SAP Business Technology Platform.  Join this session to learn about the latest best practices for developing extensions on SAP S/4HANA with SAP BTP solutions. You will:

  • Explore strategies to extend, innovate, and transform SAP S/4HANA Cloud business processes.
  • Acquire knowledge on developing new applications and enhancing user experiences through the use of SAP Build tools.
  • Master the art of automating workflows and tasks to seamlessly adapt to evolving needs of both users and customers.
  • Learn the various ways to collaborate through Microsoft Teams integration and SAP’s Collaboration Manager.
  • Stay updated on the latest best practices for developing extensions on SAP S/4HANA using SAP BTP.
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Ricky Cheng
March 21, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 12:10 PM
End to End Enterprise Automation and Integration Suite

In this session you will delve into the intricacies of streamlining business processes through end-to-end automation, providing you with a strategic roadmap to enhance operational efficiency. Explore the powerful features of the SAP Integration Suite, gaining insights into seamless connectivity and data synchronization across diverse systems.

You will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of strategic approaches for implementing end-to-end enterprise automation.
  • Understand how organizations have successfully integrated SAP solutions to automate processes.
  • Acquire a comprehensive set of best practices for driving digital transformation within your organization.
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Craig Stasila
March 18, 2024 at 1:00 PM — March 18, 2024 at 10:00 PM
Pre-Conference: Developer’s Challenge Using Artificial Intelligence

Join us for the Developer's Challenge – where innovation, AI, and the spirit of competition collide! This exclusive, in-person competition is tailored for tech enthusiasts, programmers, and software developers eager to showcase their creativity and problem-solving prowess. With a focus on Artificial Intelligence, up to 10 teams will have the opportunity to compete, design, and share their AI-driven solutions with the developer community. Whether you're a team or an individual participant, sign up now to be part of this exciting challenge and unleash your potential in the world of cutting-edge technology! You will:

  • Be creative and build an AI driven solution.
  • Explore new technologies, work under pressure, and enhance your problem-solving skills.
  • Network, collaborate, and share knowledge with industry peers.
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Thomas Jung
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Pre-Conference: Hands-on Lab: Developing SAP Fiori Apps with Modern Tools and Technologies

Modern enterprises need to extend their core ERP systems to meet their unique business needs. Test-drive the technologies and tools that SAP uses to build apps for SAP S/4HANA Cloud: SAPUI5, SAP Fiori elements, SAP Fiori tools, and SAP Business Application Studio. See the latest innovations that can allow you to deliver professional apps while minimizing coding. You will:

  • Build an application using the latest SAP technologies. 
  • Learn how to use development guides and wizards to speed development.
  • Discover how to create apps that look and feel like the ones SAP ships.
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Katja Zoch

In this track discover how SAP, with its deep industry and process knowledge combined with your business data and SAP AI solutions, can enhance your business by automating processes, improving decision-making, and improving customer experience.​
 

March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Café Session: Empowering SAP AI Initiatives: Unveiling the Critical Role of Data Infrastructure

Looking at doing an AI initiative sometime in 2024? Join this session to learn how the right storage infrastructure can help your teams deliver maximum efficiency at every step of the AI process. Get practical tips on optimizing performance, enhancing availability, and lowering costs not only for your SAP AI projects but also your SAP HANA platform, and analytics environments.

You will:

  • Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities posed by the storage demands of SAP AI workloads.
  • Hear about key considerations in designing scalable and high-performance storage architectures that align with the dynamic needs of SAP AI Initiatives.
  • Understand storage considerations for automating workflows and orchestrating changes for SAP HANA databases.   
  • Receive tips for getting the most of your storage infrastructure for SAP in the context of data, AI, speed, simplified management and top efficiency to make the management of the platform easier thus freeing up valuable resources for proactive activities.
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Ryan Arsenault
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Case Study: Building the Data Foundation for Gen AI & Digital Transformation

Establishing the Data foundation for a Digital & AI transformation: Pandora embarked on its digital transformation by re-thinking its approach to Data, Integrations & Analytics. By establishing a common data fabric and focusing on Consumer data it improved data quality, governance, and ownership.    
You will:

  • Hear about the key tech enablers of the data fabric.
  • Examine key lessons learnt on the journey we have undertaken and the importance of change management. 
  • Be provided with practices for effective governance.
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Sunil Srivastava
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Case Study: How a Fortune 10 Tech Giant is Enhancing Their SAP Controls Strategy to Incorporate AI Considerations

Organizations always strive to optimize their SAP security and controls framework and strengthen their GRC capabilities. Introducing / embedding AI/ML into the mix is highly beneficial – it enables AI-powered risk assessment, deficiency impact assessment, automation of repetitive manual tasks (such as control operation, control testing), data-driven decision making and overall greater precision of compliance. Longer term, AI/ML powered GRC capabilities will put you ahead of the curve and reduce your overall cost of compliance.

You will:

  • Understand AI/ML capabilities to augment controls/security from a people and processes perspective.
  • Identify AI/ML use cases to enhance GRC powered technology capabilities.
  • Develop a robust governance framework around AI/ML capabilities that are an integral part of the compliance effort.
  • Integrate the "science" and the "art" by getting the balance right, and make compliance more efficient yet cost effective.
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: Harness SAP Datasphere as an Enterprise-Wide Data Fabric

This Hands-on Lab showcases the capabilities of SAP Datasphere as a comprehensive enterprise-wide data fabric. This session is designed to provide practical insights into the SAP Datasphere platform, focusing on four key areas: Integrate: Federate and Integrate real-time data from remote systems Model: Carry out Advanced Data Modeling using the Intuitive Modeling GUI Collaborate: Leverage Datasphere Spaces to empower all teams while encouraging enterprise wide collaboration. Gen AI/NLP: Utilize the SAP Datasphere models you built to enable Generative AI in SAP Analytics Cloud. Participants will explore SAP Datasphere’s wide ranging capabilities all while leveraging low code/no-code GUI to carry out advanced analytics. Furthermore, participants will also see how natural language processing w/ Generative AI can be used to simplify data analysis for end users, thus enhancing decision-making across the organization while reducing TCO.

You will:

  • Integrate: Federate and Integrate real-time data from remote systems.
  • Model: Carry out Advanced Data Modeling using the Intuitive Modeling GUI.
  • Collaborate: Leverage Datasphere Spaces to empower all teams while encouraging enterprise wide collaboration. 
  • Gen AI/NLP: Utilize the SAP Datasphere models you built to enable Generative AI in SAP Analytics Cloud.
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Shashank Paritala
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Filip Kransfeld
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: Modernize Your SAP Accounts Payable Reporting with an AWS Data Lake and AI/ML Services

Traditional SAP Accounts Payable (AP) reporting can be inflexible and time-consuming to adapt to changing business requirements. By extracting SAP AP data into an AWS data lake and using AI/ML services, organizations can drive new insights including identifying cost savings, optimizing vendor selection and reduce manual effort. In this hands-on workshop, we'll guide you step-by-step in using AWS services including Amazon Appflow and Amazon S3 to build an SAP Datalake and then how to use generative AI based queries to drive new insights including the ability to run real time natural language (AI) based queries against the data. Note: You must bring your laptop to participate. You will:

  • Learn the process of extracting SAP AP data into an AWS data lake and explore how AI/ML services can be leveraged for driving new insights.
  • Gain insights into identifying cost savings, optimizing vendor selection, and reducing manual effort through the integration of AWS services.
  • Learn step-by-step how to use AWS services, including Amazon Appflow and Amazon S3, to build an SAP Datalake.
     
March 20, 2024 at 2:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: Transform Your SAP Accounts Payable Processes with AWS and Generative AI

To secure a competitive advantage, SAP customers are transforming and modernizing their mission-critical SAP applications with cloud services. The AWS SDK for SAP ABAP makes it easy to reinvent SAP-based business processes using the 200+ AWS services, including the latest generative AI technologies. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll guide you step-by-step on how to automate a paper-to-post invoice management process by integrating SAP with AWS services including generative AI. See how automating invoice processing with AWS services and SAP can speed up payment approvals, provide anomaly detection, reduce errors, save costs and increase staff productivity. Note: You must bring your laptop to participate. You will:

  • Learn about the AWS SDK for SAP ABAP and discover how it facilitates the reinvention of SAP-based business processes using over 200 AWS services.
  • Witness the benefits of automating invoice processing with AWS services and SAP.
  • Participate in a hands-on workshop guiding you through the step-by-step process of automating a paper-to-post invoice management process.
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Power the Future of Your Business with Generative AI

Learn about the new opportunities that the generative AI technology will bring to the SAP Business AI portfolio and to your business. Explore new means of interacting with business applications, accelerate development, and speed up the integration of smarter, more autonomous AI capabilities.

You will:

  • Understand the evolving landscape of generative AI technology and its implications for the SAP Business AI portfolio.
  • Discover innovative ways to interact with business applications.
  • Learn strategies to expedite the development lifecycle and integration processes.
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Anil Babu Ankisettipalli
March 19, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Observations of a Myopic Futurist on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics

The business world is changing more quickly – and more dramatically – than it ever has before. Over the coming decade Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, and threats to Cybersecurity will have a greater impact on the global economy than any forces in history. There will be unprecedented winners – but many more losers. A few companies will thrive, but many others will not survive.  Join us for a provocative conversation with Dr. JT Kostman to learn about the skillset and mindset executives will need to ensure their organizations can be among the few to reap the future's rewards. You will:                                                                                                                                                    

  • Adapt or Perish: In the course of this conversation, you will gain a better understanding of the essential need to integrate Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and Cyber Safety into your business.
  • Master the New Levers of Success: Understand how real-time analytics and fully integrated ecosystems will define profitability and operational efficiency in the coming decade. Learn what tools you should have in your arsenal to secure a competitive edge.
  • Skillset for the Future: Delve into the specific skills and mindset executives must cultivate to lead their organizations into the next era of business. Walk away with actionable insights to reshape your leadership strategy for a rapidly evolving landscape.
  • Plot Your Winning Strategy: Utilize this unique opportunity to formulate or update your business plan in consideration of impending technological advances. Convert newfound knowledge into an actionable roadmap designed to optimize your organization and enhance your career.
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JT Kostman, PhD
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Get started with GenAI Hub

The session will showcase the AI Core access service, enabling developers to interact with AI models directly, and demonstrate how developers can create and manage prompts for their AI models. Additionally, understand how to deliver advanced language model interaction patterns such as agents. Finally, walk through the process of setting up training and deployment of fine-tuning jobs for specific tasks. By the end of this talk, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of how to leverage GenAI Hub for their AI development needs.

You will:

  • Understand the features and capabilities offered by the AI Core access service in the context of developing AI applications.
  • Gain insights into creating and managing prompts to enhance language model interaction.
  • Discover the nuances of fine-tuning AI models to achieve optimal performance for targeted applications.
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Anil Babu Ankisettipalli
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 AM
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the SAP AI Galaxy

Are you being bombarded with news about AI? Do you want a piece of this action? But are you looking for guidance on how to get started? If the answer is 'yes' to all of these, then this session is for you. Started your SAP AI journey by attending this session. You will:

  • Get an understanding of the key AI terms & phrases.
  • Get acquainted with SAP's approach to AI.
  • Obtain an overview of how SAP embeds and enables AI in S/4HANA & other applications.
  • Become familiar with a few popular SAP AI apps.
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Anurag Barua
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Harness the Innovation Potential of AI for Your SAP Applications and Data with The Microsoft Cloud

Artificial Intelligence technologies have opened doors for several organizations this past year to imagine new ways to solve business, societal, and sustainability challenges. SAP systems host mission-critical data powering core business processes and can greatly benefit from the insights, automation, and efficiencies unlocked by AI. But how do we apply AI to both existing applications as well as use AI to build new experiences and capture market share?And more importantly, how we do so responsibly and securely?

You will:

  • Discover the common scenarios and processes where AI and copilots are poised to have the biggest impact on your SAP applications and data.
  • Learn how to make AI real for your organization with the Microsoft Cloud boost productivity, optimize efficiency, and create new value.
March 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:10 PM
How the SAP AI Core Toolkit for VS Code Simplifies Your AI Development

With the SAP AI Core Toolkit for VS Code you will be able to connect and manage all steps involved in your AI use case in one place. In this session you will learn how to implement an AI use case in SAP AI Core using the AI Core toolkit for VS Code. You will:

  • Learn about the SAP AI Core toolkit for Visual Studio Code.
  • Gain practical experience in implementing an AI use case on SAP AI Core.
  • Discover how to increase efficiency and streamline your AI use case development by harnessing the capabilities of SAP AI Core and integrating it seamlessly with the VS Code toolkit.
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Nora von Thenen
March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 5:10 PM
Joule, the AI copilot

In this session, you will explore the capabilities of Joule, the generative AI assistant designed to transform interactions with SAP business systems. Dive into a session that promises to redefine user engagement by simplifying tasks and optimizing touchpoints, ushering in a new era of conversational experiences within the SAP ecosystem.

You will:  

  • Discover the architecture and features of Joule, gaining insights into how it revolutionizes interaction within SAP business systems.
  • Explore practical examples showcasing the seamless integration of Joule to streamline tasks and enhance user experiences.
  • Understand the underlying technology powering Joule and how it paves the way for the next generation of conversational interfaces within the SAP environment.
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Jean-Yves Guyomarc'h
March 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 21, 2024 at 9:40 AM
Generating the Future: SAP AI and Foundation Model Roadmap

Generative AI is revolutionizing the way we work. Join us as we provide an overview of the SAP Business AI roadmap. We will start with the AI Services offerings, with Joule, tabular AI (recommendations), and business document processing. Then we’ll discuss the AI Platform that enables this, with generative AI management, our data strategy, AI ethics and responsible AI, and trustworthy computing. Finally we’ll discuss the technology around business foundation models, enhanced conversational experiences and knowledge substrate, and differentiated solutions with fine-tuning.

You will:

  • Gain comprehensive insights into the AI Services offered by SAP.
  • Explore the foundational elements of SAP's AI Platform.
  • Dive into the future of business AI with a discussion on cutting-edge technologies.
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Ted Way
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Utilizing DevOps and Generative AI to Enforce Governance

When doing enterprise architecture, it is important that you define guidelines, standards and templates, for how development and architecture should function. What if instead of just defining principles, you could utilize DevOps to enforce Governance.

You will:

  • Hear about what is DevOps from an Enterprise Architecture view.
  • Understand how it can be used to enforce Governance.
  • Learn how you can use Generative AI to automate work for you in DevOps.
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Peter Kreiner-Sasady
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Leveraging Large Language Models - A Question Answering Use Case on SAP AI Core

In this session, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to seamlessly integrate large language models into your applications. You will discover how to employ custom documents to enable Retrieval Augmented Generation for Question-answering, tailoring the model's responses to your specific requirements. The implementation of this use case will be demonstrated through the utilization of SAP AI Core. You will:

  • Explore the concept of Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) for question-answering.
  • Learn how to customize large language models.
  • Discover how to leverage SAP AI Core to implement machine learning use cases.
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Nora von Thenen
March 21, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Intelligent Document and Unstructured Data Processing with Generative AI

Generative AI is revolutionizing intelligent document processing. In this session, we will provide a deep dive in SAP Document Information Extraction and how we are leveraging generative AI to streamline processes and increase process-related efficiency. We will explore schema-based extraction of unstructured data, support for 40+ languages, and provide a roadmap to what you can look forward to in 2024.  

You will:

  • Gain insights into how generative AI is reshaping intelligent document processing and discover the key principles driving this revolution.
  • Delve into the intricacies of SAP Document Information Extraction.
  • Explore the extensive language support with over 40 languages in SAP Document Information Extraction.
  • Get an exclusive preview of the roadmap for 2024.
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Ted Way
March 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 18, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference: Get an overview of SAP AI strategy with a focus into generative AI Hub and prompt engineering

Understand SAP's strategy for Generative AI and discover the opportunities it opens for your business. Gain experience and learn how to combine business data with generative AI within the SAP AI Core infrastructure. Perform prompt engineering at scale and integrate the results into your workflows. Leverage the power of the new capabilities within SAP AI Core to improve your generative AI-led scenarios.

You will:

  • Understand the overarching strategy for generative AI.
  • Learn the integration of business data with generative AI in SAP AI Core.
  • Explore the advanced features within SAP AI Core to enhance and elevate generative AI-led scenarios.
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Pablo Roisman
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Jean-Yves Guyomarc'h
March 18, 2024 at 1:00 PM — March 18, 2024 at 10:00 PM
Pre-Conference: Developer’s Challenge Using Artificial Intelligence

Join us for the Developer's Challenge – where innovation, AI, and the spirit of competition collide! This exclusive, in-person competition is tailored for tech enthusiasts, programmers, and software developers eager to showcase their creativity and problem-solving prowess. With a focus on Artificial Intelligence, up to 10 teams will have the opportunity to compete, design, and share their AI-driven solutions with the developer community. Whether you're a team or an individual participant, sign up now to be part of this exciting challenge and unleash your potential in the world of cutting-edge technology! You will:

  • Be creative and build an AI driven solution.
  • Explore new technologies, work under pressure, and enhance your problem-solving skills.
  • Network, collaborate, and share knowledge with industry peers.
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Thomas Jung
March 18, 2024 at 1:00 PM — March 18, 2024 at 4:00 PM
Pre-Conference: Harnessing AI for Business Transformation as an Enterprise Architect

The rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has ushered in a new era of innovation and disruption across industries. This session will navigate the pivotal role of enterprise architect in orchestrating AI-powered business transformations. It encompasses the strategic fusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with architectural principles, illuminating how architects can drive and optimize organizational change. This abstract underscores the critical aspect of leveraging AI as a transformative catalyst, with enterprise architects as architects of change. From strategic planning to implementation, it delineates the architect's pivotal role in harnessing AI's potential for reshaping businesses. You will:

  • Integrate AI Strategically: Develop a clear strategy for integrating AI into your enterprise architecture to drive transformative business outcomes.
  • Architect for Change: Embrace the role of an architect of change by aligning AI initiatives with architectural principles to optimize organizational transformation.
  • Leverage AI Catalyst: Recognize AI as a transformative catalyst and leverage it to unlock new opportunities, efficiencies, and innovation within your organization.
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Mark Filus

This track features interviews with CIOs on critical and key topics covering the executive level considerations on; SAP S/4HANA Migration, RISE with SAP, AI, Business process automation, and visibility through data and analytics. ​

March 20, 2024 at 12:00 PM — March 20, 2024 at 12:50 PM
SAP PRESS Book Club Presents SAP Signavio Process Gossip - The Value of Knowing

Join Kendall Tyler, the host of the SAP PRESS Book Club and SAP Partner Manager with Cognizant, along with authors of Introducing Business Process Transformation with SAP Signavio, Gerry McCool (Senior Principal at SAP) and Nitin Singh (Senior Principal at SAP), for a non-scripted, fully engaging event where you will get the answers that everyone wants to know about SAP Signavio. In the first “SAP PRESS Book Club Live” event, Kendall, Gerry, and Nitin will give you insights on how to get the best out of your current/future SAP investment by the power of value analysis by leveraging SAP Signavio. Kendall will keep the conversation entertaining, fun, and you will learn something too. This SAP PRESS Book Club event will be the highlight of your time at SAPInsider!

You will:

  • Get the tough questions answered, allowing you to fully understand what SAP Signavio is.
  • Hear customer stories and find out that you are not alone on your transformation journey.
  • Learn what you can expect in the future, and how certain industries are engaging with the power of SAP Signavio.
  • Get 15% off Introducing Business Process Transformation with SAP Signavio, an SAP PRESS top-10 bestseller!
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Kendall Tyler
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Nitin Singh
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Gerry McCool
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:50 AM
Impact20: SAP Journey to Open Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat and AWS

In pursuit of enhanced flexibility, efficiency, and the integration of modern digital technologies, businesses leveraging SAP solutions are transitioning their workloads to the cloud. This transition results in a diverse array of deployment scenarios, spanning on-premise, edge, and cloud environments. Within this framework, various cloud consumption models are feasible, ranging from Infrastructure-as-a-Service to Software-as-a-Service.

In this evolving landscape, both SAP and Red Hat, operating on AWS development platforms, offer the capability to develop complementary cloud-native applications. These applications serve to enrich and extend core SAP functionality, empowering enterprises to deliver competitive solutions in a digital-first era. Through collaboration, Red Hat and AWS seamlessly integrate with SAP, enabling the consistent execution of workloads across an open hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Discover how the combined capabilities of Red Hat, AWS, and SAP empower businesses to operate efficiently and competitively in an Open Hybrid Cloud.

You will:

  • Learn the extension of functionality from SAP.
  • Understand Red Hat® OpenShift® as a complement to SAP BTP for application development.
  • Access and integrate technologies and skills from the ecosystem to bring value to your SAP investment.
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Unveiling the Magic of Digital Transformation: A Journey from the Hearth with Stijn Stabel, CTO of a Carrefour Belgium, a Global Tier 1 Retailer

One of the coolest challenges that CTOs can face is to take their company from being one of the stragglers in the digital transformation pack to a being a trailblazer in digital innovation. You will not want to miss this special glimpse behind the curtain to see how Stijn Stabel and his team elevated Carrefour’s business to new heights.

You will:

  • Learn how to effectively implement automation in your transformation strategies.
  • Explore Carrefour’s digital expansion and elevation of their current business models.
  • Hear how Stabel created new business models that allowed the organization to reach its transformation goals and objectives.
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Stijn Stabel
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Rizal Ahmed
March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:10 PM
SAP Signavio – Driving Continuous Improvement and Improving SAP S/4HANA Quality

SAP Signavio is SAP's application suite for Business Process Management (BPM). Signavio provides a data-driven foundation for enterprise-wide continuous improvement and organizational change management (OCM). Companies moving to SAP S/4HANA will understand how Signavio helps improve the quality of their implementation, accelerates their project, and reduces the risk associated with ERP implementation.

You will:

  • Review an update on Signavio capabilities for continuous improvement.
  • Explore an overview of how Signavio facilitates SAP S/4HANA implementation.
  • Review an overview of the "Plug&Gain" service for SAP S/4HANA implementation.
  • Learn more about SAP Signavio and GenAI.
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Chet Harter
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 AM
CIO Fireside Chat: Leadership Lessons on Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity

Hear directly from Marty Menard, CIO of Pacific Coast Companies, Inc. (PCCI), a provider of building services as he shares with you lessons and learnings from their approach to two critical topics keeping most technology executives up at night: Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Learn how Marty handles his strategy and communication to both his teams and the board and why this is critical to organizational success and comes before you start making technology decisions and executing your plan.

You will:

  • Learn how Menard and his team explain critical AI strategies and technologies to their executive board to ensure alignment and secure buy-in from the very top.
  • Discover why Cybersecurity is an important board agenda item with full representation for critical business and IT influencers and decision makers.
  • See how Marty is setting KPIS and measuring progress for these critical initiatives, and what lies in PCCI's Future Roadmap.
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Marty Menard
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Rizal Ahmed
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
How’s Your Platform Choice Going to Reduce Risk and Accelerate Your SAP Journey?

Strategy is seldom practical. In this practical session we would like to share trends and behaviors Red Hat is seeing with our client conversations, we will cover the starting points, waypoints and maturity measures based on many client journeys. We’ll do this by sharing experiences and key learning points along the way. How’s this going to help you? To complement challenges and opportunities, we will talk about some of the innovations Red Hat is delivering in support of key decisions senior stakeholders are making, along with tools and approaches that might add value and reduce risk, and accelerate your SAP journey, we will focus on running SAP workloads, Simplifying hybrid SAP cloud and Extending beyond the SAP world through application modernization.

You will:

  • Learn about automation as an enterprise strategy.
  • Focus on operation simplification, consistent risk mitigation, offering hybrid economic choice.
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Justin Hibbard
March 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:10 PM
AI and Cloud ERP: Supercharging Your Business

McKinsey reported that by the end of the decade (2030), more than $3 trillion of value would be realized through the adoption of cloud technology from business innovation and optimization. In order for organizations to realize this prediction, they need a Cloud ERP platform to enable transformation and the opportunity to grow new businesses coupled with running top notch operations. Proactively working to keep their core clean with a solid data strategy is also key to truly transform and be able to consume the latest innovations. This is especially important in the age of AI, companies are facing both internal and external pressures to prioritize incorporating AI into various aspects of their business operations. Being AI-ready has become a top focus, especially with the potential of Gen AI, expected to add trillions to the global economy each year.

You will:

  • Gain clarity on the dimensions of a clean core strategy and how it is the path to continuous innovation.
  • Discover AI readiness.
  • Explore the principles driving business transformation with AI and learn how to make the most of it.
  • Leverage the power of AI:
  • See AI as a game-changer and use it to create new efficiencies, innovations, and opportunities in your organization.
  • Learn more about the importance of establishing data governance and business process management strategies.
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Sandeep Singh
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Mark Filus
March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 5:10 PM
CIO Fireside Chat: Leadership Lessons on Evolving with RISE

When GraceKennedy Limited, an almost century-old food distribution and financial services company based in Jamaica, started to think about international expansion to increase its performance and reliability, they realized their infrastructure was holding back the organization’s ability to grow and provide adequate support for the business as it evolved its strategy. This inspired them to turn toward digital transformation and SAP solutions such as RISE.

Join GraceKennedy’s CIO, Deidre Cousins as she shares how the results of this transformation have delivered significant value to the business and freed its IT personnel to work on higher-level tasks that provide greater impact.

You will:

  • Learn how a CIOs working with her leadership team was able gain support from the business to effectively implement new digital strategies and processes
  • Learn why this leader chose RISE with SAP and some early lessons for her journey.
  • See what GraceKennedy Limited is planning for the future and how they are preparing for the next step in their transformation process.
  • Explore best practices on how to move your business from on-prem to the cloud. See how RISE can help your business run more effectively.
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Deidre Cousins
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Rizal Ahmed
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 11:10 AM
CIO Fireside Chat: Leadership Lessons During SAP S/4HANA Finance Transformations

As VP and PIO for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Mark Slater led the implementation efforts to put SAP S/4HANA into 9,200-plus stores and 20-plus distribution centers across the world, as well as in their corporate office. Now VP of Digital Business Solutions for Reynolds Consumer Products, he is taking on this enormous task all over again. Join this interactive session to see how Slater can drive a more efficient and effective transformation the second time around.

You will:

  • Learn what data and analytics Slater is using to design and strengthen the digital transformation process.
  • Hear how his approach has changed based on his previous experiences.
  • Review best practices on how you and your leadership team can execute a successful SAP S/4HANA implementation.
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Mark Slater
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Rizal Ahmed
March 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 18, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference: RISE with SAP and GROW with SAP: A Comprehensive Overview

As business models rapidly evolve and technology changes accelerate, enterprises such as yours are striving to enable the former by fully utilizing the latter. SAP’s capabilities and offerings allow your enterprise can run in an efficient, agile, scalable, intelligent, secure, and sustainable manner. RISE with SAP and GROW with SAP are the two frameworks SAP provides to simplify and accelerate customer’s journey to the cloud and thus enable them to run in an efficient, agile, scalable, intelligent, secure, and sustainable manner. Attend this session to obtain a comprehensive understanding of RISE and GROW.

You will:

  • Learn about the drivers for RISE and GROW.
  • Discover in a deep dive of RISE about its components & benefits.
  • Delve into GROW including its components & benefits.
  • Hear from selected RISE & GROW customer success stories.
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Anurag Barua

SAP providing the latest technology tackling today's ever increasing Cybersecurity threats. Case studies from leading organizations on how they are securing their SAP Systems and Technologies while effectively Managing Access and Compliance.​

March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Case Study: How Deloitte Protects Itself and SAP Customers from SAP Cyberattacks

In an era of increasing cyber threats, the symbiotic partnership between Onapsis and Deloitte stands as a robust defense against SAP cyberattacks. Join us for an insightful speaking session, where we delve into the intricacies of safeguarding not only Deloitte itself but also SAP customers from evolving cyber threats targeting SAP landscapes. You will:

  • Gain practical insights into the methodologies employed by Deloitte to protect its own SAP environment and extend those learnings to benefit SAP customers.
  • Learn how Deloitte and Onapsis leverage strategic collaborations to enhance SAP security for customers migrating to RISE and/or SAP S/4HANA.
  • Discover the collaborative approach taken with Onapsis to neutralize the threat and strengthen defenses for future resilience.
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Mariano Nunez
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Case Study: SAP Cybersecurity Best Practices and Implementation Challenges

Bill Oliver from SecurityBridge along with Nipun Mahajan from Lonza will take you through the best practices and challenges of an SAP Cybersecurity transformation using SecurityBridge.

We all know that SAP is the leading ERP solution in the world today. And hackers know it too! Hackers are attempting to break into SAP systems at a record pace, and if you are not ready your organization is going to be in a world of hurt. However, there are things you can do to reduce your attack vectors. In this session you will discuss some of the best practices and implementation challenges in implementing an SAP cybersecurity program that will help your organization reduce these attack vectors.

You will:

  • Hear about SAP security position (and how to start strengthening it).
  • Discover experiences of security patch management.
  • Learn about custom code vulnerabilities.
  • Examine security monitoring (intrusion detection).
  • Discuss best practices around implementing an SAP cybersecurity program using SecurityBridge.
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Bill Oliver
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March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:50 PM
Impact20: Solving the Patching Paradox Challenge: Enforce a Security Policy in an SAP Environment

The more critical a system is and the more it needs to be available, the less likely it is to be patched. That patching paradox is one of the main security challenges that SAP environments face. Vulnerabilities pose a significant risk to an organization’s operations, and patching is crucial to maintain system security and stability. However, the reality of patching SAP systems differs from patching non-mission-critical software because patch may mean service downtime and a complex operation that could directly impact a company’s business, creating a paradox. Join and learn how SUSE can help you update complex systems like SAP.

You will: 

  • Discuss the paradox of patching and how its impact your business.
  • Understand why critical systems tend to be less patched, despite the priority of securing the platform, and why it is crucial to address security and stability.
  • Learn how to build a more straightforward patching process that requires neither service downtime nor more maintenance windows.
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Mark Gordon
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:50 AM
Impact20: Benchmarking A Risk-Driven Approach to SAP Application Security

As SAP landscapes have evolved in scale and complexity, it’s been increasingly more challenging for organizations to understand where they should be focusing their security efforts. By adopting a more risk-driven approach to SAP security, organizations have found greater success in understanding how business risk affects their security efforts and vice versa. The best risk-driven approaches help an organization better understand their security posture at any given time in comparison to their internal journey as well as their peers. SAP security doesn’t have to be complicated. Join David D’Aprile, VP of Global Product Marketing at Onapsis and Anitha Meruga, Director of Information Security at HD Supply Group for a deeper dive into how HD Supply Group is adopting this risk-driven approach to SAP security to optimize how and where to focus their efforts for maximum impact. Learn how to better communicate security progress and successes up and down your organization with a benchmarked, risk-driven approach. You will:

  • Learn how HD Supply Group is adopting this risk-driven approach to SAP security to optimize how and where to focus their efforts for maximum impact.
  • Better communicate security progress and successes up and down your organization with a benchmarked, risk-driven approach.
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David D'Aprile
March 20, 2024 at 2:00 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:20 PM
Impact20: How to Get Rid of Passwords and Improve Security

The easiest way for an attacker to access your SAP systems is to know your password by guessing, phishing, etc. So, the best way to avoid attacks and protect business data (the crown jewels) is to have no passwords. However, users need multiple passwords (one if using SSO) for login to workstations, VPN, mobile devices, and business applications on SAP NetWeaver or SAP S/4HANA. Attend to learn how this can be achieved in a secure way and also see a live product demonstration. You will learn:

  • How to benefit from a password-less future.
  • How SSO and MFA can be combined for zero-trust.
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Tim Alsop
March 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 3:50 PM
Impact20: Automate Cybersecurity at Scale with Preventative and Detective Controls

Many customers have primarily set their focus on enforcing access controls and authorizations to mitigate SAP security risks. This siloed approach with inflexible controls does not account for the dynamically evolving SAP threat landscape. In this session, Pathlock will show practical attack scenarios that lead to system manipulation, data breach, or loss of control which are not covered by traditional SoD controls. Furthermore, we will have a short demonstration on how to plan, implement, and continuously secure your business-critical applications with preventative and detective controls in Pathlock’s Cybersecurity Application Controls (CAC) product to overcome the rapidly expanding SAP threat landscape. Leveraging this multi-layered cybersecurity approach empowers customers to establish a Zero Risk application environment by preventatively securing their sensitive data, proactively hardening the applications that house this data, and detecting and responding to threats endangering the business.

You will:

  • See the different practical attack scenarios that lead to system manipulation, data breach, or loss of control which are not covered by traditional SoD controls.
  • Learn from a short demonstration on how to plan, implement, and continuously secure your business-critical applications with preventative and detective controls in Pathlock’s Cybersecurity Application Controls (CAC) product to overcome the rapidly expanding SAP threat landscape.
  • Explore how cybersecurity approach empowers customers to establish a zero risk application environment by preventatively securing their sensitive data, proactively hardening the applications that house this data, and detecting and responding to threats endangering the business.
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Anand Kotti
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 11:10 PM
How to Be Successful When Solving SAP User Authentication Issues

There are many ways to authenticate users when they logon to SAP systems, including passwords, single sign-on (SSO) and two/multi-factor authentication (2FA/MFA). In this session you will learn how best to combine these and hear details of many customer success stories. Maybe you will be able to relate to one of these customer success stories which will help you define your own company’s approach. You will:

  • Learn how to reduce the use of passwords and protect access to the ‘crown jewels’ inside your SAP systems.
  • Discover how other companies have used CyberSafe staff expertise, and TrustBroker products to strengthen security and deliver success.
  • Understand that each company has different requirements and TrustBroker product’s flexibility can help you meet your objectives easily.
  • See that MFA may be required and can be enforced only when needed, as it is not essential for every user and every action they perform.
  • Find out how to take advantage of a free workshop where CyberSafe can help you solve your authentication challenges, even if you already have an SSO solution implemented.
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Tim Alsop
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John Mortimer
March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 1:50 PM
SAP Security Monitoring and Incident Response

One of the biggest challenges from a cybersecurity perspective is detecting and identifying threats. In this session you will learn about effective security monitoring techniques and incident response strategies for SAP systems. We will discuss real-world examples and case studies to highlight the importance of proactive security measures. We will also explore a comprehensive set of cutting-edge techniques and strategies essential for safeguarding SAP systems. The focus will be on imparting actionable insights into effective security monitoring, ensuring that participants gain a profound understanding of the intricacies involved in securing SAP environments. You will:

  • Delve into the nuanced realm of incident response, providing attendees with a strategic toolkit to navigate and mitigate potential security threats efficiently.
  • Hear real-world examples and case studies, bringing these concepts to life, and illustrating their practical application in diverse scenarios.
  • Gain not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills that can be directly applied to enhance the security posture of SAP systems within their organizations.
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Gabriele Fiata
March 19, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Necessity is The Mother of Invention: Securing Rapid Cloud Transformation Through Shared Fate

“The future is already here – although it is not evenly distributed." Even though early adopters began moving to the public cloud a decade ago, we still find ourselves at the initial stages of Cloud Transformation. This transformation's impact ripples through organizations in ways that many are unprepared for. Adopting a cloud-native approach necessitates a transformation that goes far beyond developer teams, affecting every layer of an organization. Current cloud best practices remain undefined. Our conventional frameworks and playbooks, built on years of expertise, often don't align well with the unique demands of the cloud. How then do we communicate this new paradigm to colleagues, partners, auditors, and customers? The new security risks of the cloud are ever-present, but the cybersecurity industry itself is in transition, with vendors, offerings, and even market categories in constant flux. At the same time, major cloud providers continue to advance their services at an impressive pace. SAP managed to navigate these complex challenges as its multi-cloud landscape expanded rapidly. This was achieved by fostering a shared sense of purpose across the organization. Attend this session to glean insights from SAP's experience and arm yourself with the knowledge needed to secure your own cloud journey, embracing both the opportunities and the unique challenges that the cloud presents. You will:

  • Understand cloud security fundamentals and learn the core principles and best practices for cloud security.
  • Explore the approaches of shared responsibility models, where both the cloud provider and the user have specific roles in ensuring security, as well as the tools and techniques used to protect data, applications, and networks in the cloud.
  • Learn how to tailor security measures to fit your unique cloud environment and business requirements.
  • Gain insights into how to align cloud security strategies with legal requirements such as GDPR, HIPAA, or other industry-specific regulations, ensuring both legal compliance and a robust security posture.
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Jay Thoden Van Velzen
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Security You Only Get with RISE and GROW

The session will take the participants on a comprehensive journey through the security landscape of RISE with SAP and GROW with SAP solutions and render invaluable insights into the enhanced protection and resilience they offer. The session will shed light on the cutting-edge technologies and advanced encryption mechanisms deployed to safeguard sensitive data and help complying with regulatory requirements in cloud environments. In addition, attendees will explore the key differentiators that distinguish cloud-based security from conventional on-premise SAP security practices. From the role of cloud service providers to the integration of continuous monitoring and threat detection, this session will elucidate the transformational shift in security paradigms with the adoption of cloud-based SAP solutions. You will:

  • Learn how RISE with SAP and GROW with SAP solutions enhance protection and resilience in a cloud environment.
  • Explore the cutting-edge technologies and advanced encryption mechanisms that are crucial for protecting sensitive information.
  • Understand how new security measures facilitate compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Recognize the unique attributes and benefits of cloud security and the key differences that set cloud-based security apart from traditional on-premise SAP security practices.
  • Investigate the role of cloud service providers and the integration of continuous monitoring and threat detection within the cloud-based SAP solutions.
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Gabriele Fiata
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Securing SAP Systems Against the Ever-Growing AI Threat

In this session we will examine the latest emerging threats targeting SAP systems and discuss mitigation strategies for those threats. We will also highlight the importance of staying up to date with the evolving threat landscape and how to implement proactive security measures. In this session, you will experience a comprehensive exploration of the most recent and potent threats that specifically target SAP systems. You will:

  • Leave empowered with a deep understanding of these emerging threats, shedding light on their methodologies and potential impacts.
  • Learn about cutting-edge security technologies and methodologies designed to proactively defend SAP systems against the dynamic nature of AI threats.
  • Receive practical and actionable takeaways will be a key feature of the session, with a focus on implementing security measures that go beyond reactive responses.
  • Be equipped with knowledge about the current threat landscape but will also possess actionable strategies to fortify your SAP systems.
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Gabriele Fiata
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
An SoD Risk Management Journey: From Manual Monitoring to AI-Powered SoD Controls

Don't miss this customer story on how AI's analytical capabilities were leveraged to gain a deeper understanding of SoD risks and derived mitigation actions. You will take a detailed walk through of the approach and lessons learned during this journey with focus on optimization of risks, business relevancy, action-based mitigation, effective enablement, governance, and operational cost reduction. During this session we will illustrate the original challenge and pain points, roadmap and milestones defined, and quick wins to long term efficiencies.

You will:

  • Explore common organizational problem statements in the SoD and Governance space
  • Learn how to make a business case for AI driven capabilities.
  • See a detailed approach and roadmap throughout the journey.
  • Review pitfalls and lessons learned.
  • Understand more about operational effectiveness and cost reductions gained.
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Tiede-Jan de Jong
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
What Does Cybersecurity Mean for SAP and How Do We Start?

Traditionally, SAP security has been limited to SAP user and role maintenance. In many cases SAP Security has been seen as part of the responsibility of Basis teams (In the R2 world, there was not even Security as Basis was doing Security as well). However, SAP security has evolved as it added GRC due to SOX Compliance, which on an expert level includes access, control, process control, and risk management. But even though SAP security has evolved and now has its own team and responsibilities, it is often disconnected from IT and cyber teams. Cyber and SAP security still seem to be foreign worlds to each other, where SAP is a black box for cyber teams, and SAP security rarely covers traditional cybersecurity topics like vulnerability management, threat monitoring, and incident response. There are also very few security roles in the SAP space that go beyond this traditional SAP security and GRC world. But SAP security should be so much more than this!

You will: 

  • Leave with a basic understanding of SAP cybersecurity.
  • Learn where to start bringing cyber into your existing SAP security team. 
  • Understand how to set up a security RACI that will work with cyber and info sec teams.
  • Explore a Cyber Security Framework that you can adapt and hear about practical ways you can use solutions and tools that SAP offers including Security Operation Map, Solution Manager/Focused Run, and Enterprise Threat Detection.
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Gaurav Singh
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Julian Peterson
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Case Study: How a Fortune 10 Tech Giant is Enhancing Their SAP Controls Strategy to Incorporate AI Considerations

Organizations always strive to optimize their SAP security and controls framework and strengthen their GRC capabilities. Introducing / embedding AI/ML into the mix is highly beneficial – it enables AI-powered risk assessment, deficiency impact assessment, automation of repetitive manual tasks (such as control operation, control testing), data-driven decision making and overall greater precision of compliance. Longer term, AI/ML powered GRC capabilities will put you ahead of the curve and reduce your overall cost of compliance.

You will:

  • Understand AI/ML capabilities to augment controls/security from a people and processes perspective.
  • Identify AI/ML use cases to enhance GRC powered technology capabilities.
  • Develop a robust governance framework around AI/ML capabilities that are an integral part of the compliance effort.
  • Integrate the "science" and the "art" by getting the balance right, and make compliance more efficient yet cost effective.
March 18, 2024 at 1:00 PM — March 18, 2024 at 4:00 PM
Pre-Conference: The SAP "Business Role" Concept: What It Can Do to Enhance Your Security Compliance Program

Attend this session to see a detailed examination of the Business Role concept in GRC Access Control and SAP Cloud IAG. We will take a deep dive look into the Security structure concept of a SAP GRC Business Role as well as the specific functionality that SAP GRC Access Control provides to implement and support the creation and maintenance of Business Roles in BRM, SoD analysis of Business Roles, and the request and provisioning process all from the perspective of enhancing compliance, simplifying the SAP security process for end users and Administrators. This session will provide fact-based Demo driven insight into how GRC Business Roles operate.

You will:

  • Understand the concept of what a Business Role is in Security and the definition it has within the SAP GRC Access Control system. This includes technical structure or lack-there-of in SAP PFCG and how BRM plays a significant role in the concept and technical architecture of a Business Role.
  • Examine the technical setup and functionality around Business Roles in SAP GRC Access Control with a deep focus on ARA SoD analysis capabilities, ARM business role selection and provisioning, and especially on BRM for Business Role creation and maintenance. [
  • Examine the pros and cons of implementing the Business Role concept based on technical structure, end user impact, and long term administration to help Customers decide if Business Roles are right for them equipping customers with fact based insight to create a project business case.
  • See a Demo showing how Business roles are Created and Maintained in SAP GRC BRM and the associated configuration necessary.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the steps, level of effort, and resources necessary to implement the SAP GRC Business role concept into an existing customer's environment leveraging SAP GRC Access Control to it's fullest.
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James Roeske

This track provides you with a great opportunity to network and collaborate with peers on topics such as The SAP Data and Analytics Roadmap, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Datasphere, Master Data Management, Data Governance, Predictive Analytics and Digital Transformation. ​

March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Café Session: Effective Data Visualization

Learn best practices of dashboard design and data visualization in a detailed, practical, step-by-step, and ready-to-use way. Focus is placed on a common set of dashboard design rules, such as the usage of different visualization, colors, and text, as part of an overall dashboard design process. These best practices are contrasted with less successful design examples. 

You will:

  • Receive a very practical overview and receive a detailed step by step material which can be applied right away as part of their next dashboarding project.
  • Benefit from an overview on dashboarding best practices for building easy to consume dashboards. 
  • Learn from detailed material and information that can right away be applied to their next dashboarding project.
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Ingo Hilgefort
March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Case Study: Driving Data Democratization Through Data Mesh Anchored by Datasphere

Constellation Brands accelerate data democratization and information-driven business decision process through product centricity and data mesh operational framework. This session will focus on establishing the business case and reference architecture while building governed data platforms on Datasphere and Snowflake.    
You will:

  • Gain actionable insights and practical takeaways. 
  • Learn how to establish an effective business case and principles for Data Mesh.
  • Understand how to create Data Mesh reference architectures.
  • Establish design patterns for data integration.
  • Create decision trees for Datasphere and Snowflake in data integration.
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Peter Chen
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Case Study: Building Better Models in the SAP Analytics Cloud

Creating a data model within SAP Analytics Cloud or any SaaS tool is the hardest part of building stories or dashboards. This is a technical session that will provide actionable techniques and tips for developing data sets for SAP Analytics Cloud.    

You will:

  • Examine the concept ‘dimensionality of data’ and why it’s so important In building a good model.   
  • Learn techniques to reduce size of large data sets.
  • Learn how to build aggregate tables from transactional data and wow to build useful KPIs and using SQL functions.
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Ken Coleman
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Case Study: Building the Data Foundation for Gen AI & Digital Transformation

Establishing the Data foundation for a Digital & AI transformation: Pandora embarked on its digital transformation by re-thinking its approach to Data, Integrations & Analytics. By establishing a common data fabric and focusing on Consumer data it improved data quality, governance, and ownership.    
You will:

  • Hear about the key tech enablers of the data fabric.
  • Examine key lessons learnt on the journey we have undertaken and the importance of change management. 
  • Be provided with practices for effective governance.
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Sunil Srivastava
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Case Study: Discover how Southwest Gas harnesses the power of SAP Analytics Cloud for Unveiling Insights: Exploring Anomalies in Utility Monitoring Systems

In this illuminating session, we delve into how Southwest Gas is strategically utilizing SAP Analytics Cloud to address a pressing challenge in utility monitoring systems. Faced with the complexity of managing anomalies within their monitoring infrastructure, Southwest Gas recognized the need for a robust solution that could seamlessly navigate and interpret meter data. The project at hand focuses on unveiling insights into these anomalies, crucial for maintaining data integrity and ensuring the efficient functioning of utility meters. The challenge lies in the intricate task of anomaly detection and maintenance within utility meters, where discrepancies such as air-in-pipe situations, potential tampering, and various meter errors demand a sophisticated analytical approach. Leveraging SAP Analytics Cloud, Southwest Gas aims to streamline this process, offering a comprehensive solution that not only identifies anomalies but also provides actionable insights. The session will explore the intricacies of this project, highlighting the innovative strategies employed to enhance anomaly detection, ensure data integrity, and ultimately optimize the utility monitoring systems.

You will:

  • Gain insights into Southwest Gas's successful approach to detecting anomalies within utility monitoring systems using SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • Learn actionable strategies for navigating and interpreting complex data discrepancies, including air-in-pipe situations, potential tampering, and various meter errors.
  • Understand how the project focuses on ensuring and enhancing data integrity, critical for the reliable and accurate functioning of utility meters.
  • Explore innovative solutions implemented by Southwest Gas to streamline the process of anomaly detection and maintenance, ultimately optimizing utility monitoring systems.
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Case Study Panel: Innovative Technologies for Precision Medicine: A Secure and Federated Data Approach to Improving Cancer Survival and Reducing Medical Costs

This panel session, featuring leaders from Quest Diagnostics, Carnegie Hill Partners, SAP and Intel will highlight a trailblazing initiative aimed at risk profiling patients with molecular testing for targeting therapies to increase cancer survival rates and lower medical costs. This initiative leverages Intel and SAP technologies for Confidential Computing and Federate Learning in a distributed machine learning approach that enables healthcare organizations to collaborate in achieving advance analytic insights without sharing sensitive patient data. This strategic alliance offers the healthcare industry a collaborative approach to operationalize risk management insights for improved outcomes and reduced medical spend in the emerging world of Precision Medicine.

You will:

  • Understand the principles and applications of molecular testing in cancer therapy targeting.
  • Familiarize oneself with Intel and SAP technologies for Confidential Computing and Federated Learning in healthcare.
  • Gain insights into collaborative approaches for operationalizing risk management in Precision Medicine to improve patient outcomes and reduce medical expenditure.
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Muneyb Minhazuddin
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Walt Ellenberger
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Ryan Tsudek
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Valerie Parker
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Dr. Darren Wheeler
March 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Case Study: How to Make the Most of SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics

There are multiple ways in which SAP S/4HANA reporting and analytics requirements can be approached. SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics is one of them, but it should be used where it fits the most. SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics is not a replacement for appropriate data warehouses and visualization tools but has definite advantages in areas such as Fiori App inside-to-action scenarios and CDS view tabular reporting on operational data. 
This session will demonstrate how SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics is used for popular scenarios such as Open Order, AR Overdue analysis, Spend Analysis, Inventory Aging, and many more. 

You will:

  • Obtain practical insights that will benefit both functional and technical specialists.
  • Learn from real Embedded Analytics business use-cases and popular business scenarios. 
  • Uncover the benefits of applying SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics to Fiori Apps insight-to-action.
  • Hear best practices with CDS view design.
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Uladzislau Pralat
March 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 21, 2024 at 9:40 AM
Case Study: Lessons Learned and Outcomes Discovered Deploying Datasphere to a Large Self-Service User Community

Parts Town, a global distributor of OEM parts, deployed SAP Datasphere during a recent SAP S/4HANA implementation enabling Parts Town to start a new data governance, self-service analytics initiative, and provide new features to end users. In this presentation, Ellyn Chronister, the Senior Director overseeing Parts Town’s analytic program will discuss lessons learned, the value Datasphere provided during the go-live and overall outcomes from the Datasphere roll-out.

You will:

  • Learn where Datasphere fits into your SAP S/4HANA implementation strategy.
  • See how Datasphere can improve your analytics program.
  • Hear real-life experiences and lessons learned implementing SAP S/4HANA with Datasphere supporting the analytics.
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Ellyn Chronister
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: Harness SAP Datasphere as an Enterprise-Wide Data Fabric

This Hands-on Lab showcases the capabilities of SAP Datasphere as a comprehensive enterprise-wide data fabric. This session is designed to provide practical insights into the SAP Datasphere platform, focusing on four key areas: Integrate: Federate and Integrate real-time data from remote systems Model: Carry out Advanced Data Modeling using the Intuitive Modeling GUI Collaborate: Leverage Datasphere Spaces to empower all teams while encouraging enterprise wide collaboration. Gen AI/NLP: Utilize the SAP Datasphere models you built to enable Generative AI in SAP Analytics Cloud. Participants will explore SAP Datasphere’s wide ranging capabilities all while leveraging low code/no-code GUI to carry out advanced analytics. Furthermore, participants will also see how natural language processing w/ Generative AI can be used to simplify data analysis for end users, thus enhancing decision-making across the organization while reducing TCO.

You will:

  • Integrate: Federate and Integrate real-time data from remote systems.
  • Model: Carry out Advanced Data Modeling using the Intuitive Modeling GUI.
  • Collaborate: Leverage Datasphere Spaces to empower all teams while encouraging enterprise wide collaboration. 
  • Gen AI/NLP: Utilize the SAP Datasphere models you built to enable Generative AI in SAP Analytics Cloud.
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Shashank Paritala
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Filip Kransfeld
March 20, 2024 at 2:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: SAP Analytics Cloud for Beginners

SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Designer allows customers to go beyond the standard dashboard design and incorporate custom layout, custom interactivity, and scripting. This hands-on workshop is a series of activities focused on SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Designer. In this beginner session, you will learn to use the different components in SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Designer and how to get started building the first dashboard. The session will provide you with hands-on experience in multiple areas of SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Designer.

You will:

  • Learn how to get started in SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Designer.
  • Understand how to incorporate custom interactivity into their analytical dashboards.
  • Explore how to leverage the scripting to go beyond standard dashboard layouts.
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Ingo Hilgefort
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: SAP Datasphere for Beginners

SAP Datasphere is SAP’s strategic product for data warehousing in the cloud. This hands-on workshop is a series of activities focused on SAP Datasphere. In this beginner session, you will learn to use the different components in SAP Datasphere and how to get started to leverage your corporate data and create your first data model. The session will provide you with hands-on experience in multiple areas of SAP Datasphere.

You will:

  • Learn how to get started in SAP Datasphere.
  • Understand how to use the most important capabilities, such as tables, views, FACT models, analytical models.
  • Create a model from start to end and leverage the model in SAP Analytics Cloud.
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Ingo Hilgefort
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 3:50 PM
Impact20: Unleashing the Power of Next-Gen SAP Risk: Revolutionizing Control Performance and Monitoring through Automation

Post COVID and in the current geopolitical climate, companies are still struggling with labor shortages, supply chain disruptions and high transportation costs. On the other hand, new technology and real time systems integration lead to virtually instant transition execution and processing across different organizations and technology platforms.
If there is system or process disruption or deviation from defined practices, it happens much faster while companies cannot react as quickly as they did in the past. For example, if a tier one supplier experienced production disruptions, then they could use expedited freight, including airlifting the parts to keep original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM’s) production lines running without interruption. Today this would be cost prohibitive.
This means companies need to see those disruptions and impact in real time while the impact is small, before it snowballs into a bigger disruption requiring a much costlier resolution.  At the same time, due to labor resource shortages, you need to increase the level of digitization to manage by exception.  Continuous key process and control monitoring can help companies proactively manage financial and operational risks while deploying its limited labor resources on higher-value activities.

You will:

  • Leverage process mining to understand true processes execution and areas of greatest risk and impact.
  • Identify key processes and controls to be monitored.
  • Setup a digital twin to monitor process conformance.
  • Develop operational key performance indicators (KPI) to monitor progress.
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Jeff VerSteeg
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 3:50 PM
Impact20: Next Gen SAP Risk Management: Modernizing and Automating your Control Performance and Monitoring

Post COVID and in current geopolitical climate, I see companies still struggling with labour shortages, supply chain disruptions and high transportation costs. On the other hand, new technology and real time systems integration lead to virtually instant transition execution and processing across different organizations and technology platforms. If there is system or process disruption or deviation from defined practices, it happens much faster while companies cannot react as quickly as they did in the past. For example, if a tier one supplier experienced production disruptions, they could use expedited freight, including airlifting the parts to keep OEM’s production line running without interruption. Today this would be cost prohibitive. This means companies need to see those disruptions and impact in real time while the impact is small, before it snowballs into a bigger disruption requiring a much costlier resolution. At the same time due to labour resource shortages, you need to increase the level of digitization to manage by exception. Continuous key process and control monitoring can help companies proactively manage financial and operational risks while deploying its limited labour resources on higher value activities.

You will:

  • Leverage process mining and analytics to understand true processes execution and areas of greatest risk and impact.
  • Identify key processes and controls to be monitored.
  • Setup a digital twin to monitor process conformance.
  • Develop operational KPI to monitor progress.
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Eugene Rivel
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:30 PM
Impact20: Removing Roadblocks from Your SAP S/4HANA Roadmap: A Pragmatic Approach to Data and Process Transformation

What can organizations do to reduce the cost and complexity of transitioning to SAP S/4HANA? Uncover some practical strategies for managing data and documents that will remove roadblocks from your S/4HANA roadmap and explore the advantages of implementing process improvements now that will maximize the benefits you can realize from the new platform.

You will:

  • Review why data archiving is the key to a fast and cost-effective transition.
  • Hear about when you can start incorporating capabilities such as machine learning, AI, cloud-based services to increase process automation.
  • Explore how you can benefit from real-time data to increase visibility into cash flows and fuel better financial decision making.
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Rob Jackson
March 20, 2024 at 4:00 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:40 PM
Impact20: Beyond the "Standard" Data Replication Scenarios - Integrate SAP Data in Near Real Time

Many SAP customers struggle to effectively gain analytic capabilities and drive value from the SAP data trapped in their various landscape silos.  Daily data loads do not support the agile and forward-looking analytics expected in the modern enterprise. A lack of meaningful metadata makes deciphering SAP data in non-SAP systems a challenge for data engineers. SNP Glue provides a solution to the ongoing SAP data integration challenges and helps you jumpstart your journey to advanced analytics, AI/ML, and a meaningful enterprise data strategy that includes your most complex SAP data. Join us for an interactive presentation demonstrating the integration of any data from your SAP landscape to multiple cloud solutions in a near real time capability.

You will:

  • Understand why SAP Data Integration is Key for enterprise data-driven insights and how SNP can help deliver increased value on your SAP data faster.
  • Learn how you can future proof your integration strategy and connect SAP to an infrastructure that supports multi and hybrid-cloud.
  • Explore how to solve the challenge of democratizing SAP across your entire enterprise.
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Benjamin Deaver
March 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 21, 2024 at 9:20 AM
Impact20: Real-Time Data Replication and Change Capture - You Have Options!

Many organizations utilize data platforms from industry leading vendors for improved data insights, analysis, and AI scenarios. This often involves business critical data from SAP.  A common challenge is keeping this platform up to date with SAP data in near real-time. As the amount of data is constantly growing and evolving, how can you perform this data replication so that your business decisions are made based off the most current information? In this session you will see two methods for approaching table-based change data capture that has a low impact on the SAP source system while ensuring that the target platform is updated with any new or changed information in near real-time. Learn how you can achieve better and faster data insights with an intuitive interface at a low TCO!

You will:

  • Achieve better data insights more efficiently.
  • Perform SAP data replication in near real-time.
  • Reduce time to implementation and overall TCO.
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Tyler Reynolds
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 10:50 AM
Impact20: Delivering Value Through Business Modeling and Optimization on SAP

Excel has long been seen as the solution for the last mile of analytics.  Do you want to provide this capability, but you are tired of losing control of your data?  In this 20-minute session, you will see how you retain control of your live data, govern access to it, and provide the business with the analytical power they need to answer real business questions in a familiar way.  Allow your business users to take live governed data from SAP, bring it into a canvas that is Excel-like with data from other enterprise data sources, and start to apply business logic across sources as if you were already in Excel.  Additionally, you can provide access to a Solver that can take business data and business constraints to produce prescriptive results. These prescriptive results can then be shared out to the larger business audience to drive strategic data-driven outcomes.
You will:

  • Learn how to retain control of your live data, govern access to it.
  • Understand how to provide the business with the analytical power they need to answer real business questions in a familiar way.
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Joe Beaubien
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 10:50 AM
Impact20: Optimize Your Organizations Global Tax Position - Increase Profits and Reduce Compliance Risks

SAP Profitability and Performance Management allows business users access to high quality data enabling real-time data-driven actionable insights that facilitate agile business decisions and help multinational organizations to optimize their global tax position. Simultaneously supporting comprehensive drill-down and record-keeping to maintain an organizations tax compliance with regulatory authorities mitigating risk of hefty tax penalties. SAP Profitability and Performance Management empowers an organization to pull tax compliant revenue and cost transfer for intermediaries, licenses, services, and products between legal entities per OEC and BEPS guidelines. This business owned solution is user friendly and can support all current tax regulations, but more importantly, in this fast-changing global economy show you the impact new regulations would have on your organizations global tax position with powerful What-If Analysis and Simulation capabilities.

You will:

  • Learn why SAP Profitability and Performance Management is such a powerful tool to leverage for tax optimization and transfer pricing.
  • Understand how an organization can quickly get up and running with SAP Profitability and Performance Management standard content and out of the box reporting and analytics.
  • Explore the SAP Profitability and Performance Management as a business owned solution that tax professionals can leverage but can also be a huge benefit to other areas of the organization.
  • Discover how SAP Profitability and Performance Management can integrate and harmonize granular data from SAP and non-SAP data sources and support any transfer pricing methodology.
  • Learn how SAP Profitability and Performance Management’s Transfer Pricing content is a gateway to Corporate Income Tax Reporting and OECD BEPS 2.0 compliance.
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Richard Dampf
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Driving Transformative Outcomes Through Analytics

Providing sales teams with up-to-the-minute inventory information is a game-changer. Implementation of analytics based on the Pyramid Analytics platform has transformed how customers manage and leverage their inventory data. This has not only improved decision-making, but it has increased sales effectiveness and performance as well. In this conversational session, Chris Banks, Senior Director of Sales Enablement at Pyramid Analytics, will lead a customer discussion on the following topics: 

You will:

  • Learn about the Challenge: The sales team's success hinges on their ability to provide customers with accurate inventory details on the spot. With a diverse product range and ever-changing stock levels, achieving this in real time was becoming a challenge. 
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Chris Banks
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
SAP Best Practices: Data Automation 101

Ready to revolutionize your SAP operations and eliminate time-consuming, manual processes? Explore the best practice of process automation with SAP data, helping you save time, improve accuracy, and boost productivity. Whether you're a finance professional, supply chain manager, or IT expert, it's time to get moving with simple, powerful SAP data management. You will:

  • Learn how to automate any SAP module, including FICO, SD, HCM, MM, PP, SM, QM, and PS.
  • Discover how to utilize pre-built automation templates or quickly create your own templates.
  • Be able to validate data before posting to SAP to prevent erroneous uploads.
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Tim Curtin
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
The Art of Data-Driven Storytelling in Finance

The emergence of finance data fabrics and user-friendly analytic tools provide a rich canvas to enabling data driven insights. However, data availability alone does not automatically equal a comprehensive business story that stakeholders can understand. Different audiences require the emphasis of different elements based on their role and the actions they need to take next. Modern visualization and analytic tools like SAP Analytics Cloud greatly enhance our ability to present this story in different ways through different mediums so that every member of the organization can capture the most meaningful message for them. You will:

  • Review techniques on how to effectively present business problems, who they impact, and actionable next steps towards finding solutions (“Conflict, Character, and Climax”).
  • Be introduced to the best methods of designing “stories” in SAP Analytics Cloud to model business datasets in meaningful ways. [newline][bullet] Understand how to leverage a variety of tools such as Excel, digital boardrooms, and analytic applications when presenting the SAC story.
  • Learn how to use SAC Augmented Analytic features for “advanced storytelling techniques” that can deepen an audience’s ability to understand what happened in the past and how that can drive actions for the future.

Whether you are starting your business transformation or are a seasoned veteran looking for paths to optimization, this track provides the tools and strategies you need to enhance and automate core financial processes while driving accounting excellence. Focus areas include FP&A, AR/AP, Tax, and Financial Reporting.​

March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Case Study: Get Tax Compliance Right with ONESOURCE

Regardless of your corporation’s reach of operations— upstream, midstream, downstream, or all of the above— ONESOURCE for Oil & Gas combined with SAP gives you the power, flexibility, and intelligence you need for even the most complex transactions and reporting in the industry. You will:

  • Calculate the correct tax for indirect, excise, and environmental taxes in milliseconds.
  • Handle millions of transactions daily for your complete global footprint.
  • Navigate the ever-changing tax landscape with the most up-to-date content.
  • Gain a complete view of your tax liability from a single, unified, easy-to-implement system that’s scalable to meet your company’s evolving needs.
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Bobby Bui
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Edward Greenstein
March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Case Study: How Streamlining AP Processes Accelerated Century Aluminum’s Cloud Migration

Companies thinking about moving to the cloud know this – you have to do a ton of planning and preparation before actually making the switch. Data, documents, processes – there is a lot of sorting to be done to make the migration a success. Century Aluminum, a major aluminum company from Chicago, is going to share the story of its cloud journey first-hand on the big stage. Come join Century and xSuite to hear all about the steps they took to get ready for their move to the cloud and why they were looking to streamline their accounts payable before taking the leap. Find out what considerations they made as they searched for an AP tech partner and why they finally decided to team up with xSuite to digitize and automate their accounts payable department.

You will:

  • Discover how streamlining your AP processes can accelerate your cloud journey.
  • See which steps you should take to audit your existing tech stack before moving to the cloud.
  • Find out how you find the right technology partner for your AP automation project.
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Jamie Delgado
March 19, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Case Study: Excelitas' SOD Financial Analytics: Bridging the Gap Between Audit Findings and Remediation

Excelitas delves into their strategy for mitigating Segregation of Duties (SOD) access issues within their SAP landscape. In a world where compliance and access integrity are paramount, Excelitas has strategically harnessed the power of SOD Quantification analysis as a pivotal step towards mitigating recent audit findings. Discover how SOD Quantification analysis served as an intermediary solution, bridging the gap between identification of SOD access concerns and their planned remediation. Gain insights into the methodologies harnessed to perform comprehensive SOD Quantification analysis across a landscape encompassing multiple production instances, and learn the approach taken for engaging key stakeholders and members of the business to review exceptions and report findings to External Audit, which ultimately alleviated concerns surrounding the material impact of access management deficiencies. You will:

  • Mitigate high-risk areas in your SAP landscape by identifying, quantifying and investigating actual Segregation of Duties (SOD) violations at the transaction level.
  • Focus your efforts on the "Did-Do" exceptions and eliminate the need to review hundreds of records to address concerns over potential materiality of "Can-Do" access conflicts.
  • Engage key stakeholders to review exceptions and report findings to External Audit as a mitigating control.
  • Develop a roadmap to remediation of SAP access deficiencies while performing mitigating activities to buy yourself time.
March 19, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Case Study: How a Leading Lifestyle Brand is Driving Finance and Accounting Excellence with BlackLine and SAP

A leading lifestyle brand is focused on optimizing processes, retaining top talent, and embracing technology to enable business agility and growth. For the finance and accounting team, this meant teeing up a journey to streamline and automate manual and repetitive processes. The company strategically partnered with SAP and BlackLine to modernize and simplify key financial close activities.

You will:

  • Learn how the company approached their F&A transformation and which challenges they were focused on solving.
  • See how SAP and BlackLine provided complementary capabilities for addressing key finance and accounting activities.
  • Review how the company is realizing results and planning new use cases for the future.
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Case Study: How Spectrum Reach Created a Seamless Customer Experience by Redesigning Its Accounts Receivable and Data Processing Workflows

Spectrum Reach, the advertising sales business of Charter Communications Inc., wanted to create a more efficient, streamlined user experience for its B2B customers. To do this, it needed to consolidate 13 regional AR systems and multiple product sets into a unified invoice. The company also wanted to find a solution that could process and track high volumes of media usage and transactional data to support more flexible customer billing operations. Spectrum Reach brought in M&S Consulting to design, architect, and implement a system to support their current needs as well as design solutions for future growth. The centerpiece of this solution was SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management (SAP BRIM) and SAP Convergent Mediation by DigitalRoute. The team was able to create a unified invoice that could be aggregated and sent out based on a broadcast calendar, a monthly calendar, or on-demand as needed. A key requirement was being able to reconcile what was forecasted against what would be billed to each customer with actuals, with down-to-the-minute updates, of over 100 million billable items each cycle. The team also needed to re-design the business partner master data hierarchically, in order to sharpen visibility of the effect that campaigns and discounts had on each partner’s invoices. Future innovations will also be designed for better, more accessible analytics, and for impression-based billing.

You will:

  • Learn about the challenges Spectrum Reach faced with this implementation.
  • See how solutions were architected and deployed to insure 100% accuracy.
  • Hear how the team is prioritizing the next waves of innovation.
  • Discuss lessons learned that can apply to businesses outside of the media and telco space.
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March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: Modernize Your SAP Accounts Payable Reporting with an AWS Data Lake and AI/ML Services

Traditional SAP Accounts Payable (AP) reporting can be inflexible and time-consuming to adapt to changing business requirements. By extracting SAP AP data into an AWS data lake and using AI/ML services, organizations can drive new insights including identifying cost savings, optimizing vendor selection and reduce manual effort. In this hands-on workshop, we'll guide you step-by-step in using AWS services including Amazon Appflow and Amazon S3 to build an SAP Datalake and then how to use generative AI based queries to drive new insights including the ability to run real time natural language (AI) based queries against the data. Note: You must bring your laptop to participate. You will:

  • Learn the process of extracting SAP AP data into an AWS data lake and explore how AI/ML services can be leveraged for driving new insights.
  • Gain insights into identifying cost savings, optimizing vendor selection, and reducing manual effort through the integration of AWS services.
  • Learn step-by-step how to use AWS services, including Amazon Appflow and Amazon S3, to build an SAP Datalake.
     
March 20, 2024 at 2:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM
Hands-on Lab: Transform Your SAP Accounts Payable Processes with AWS and Generative AI

To secure a competitive advantage, SAP customers are transforming and modernizing their mission-critical SAP applications with cloud services. The AWS SDK for SAP ABAP makes it easy to reinvent SAP-based business processes using the 200+ AWS services, including the latest generative AI technologies. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll guide you step-by-step on how to automate a paper-to-post invoice management process by integrating SAP with AWS services including generative AI. See how automating invoice processing with AWS services and SAP can speed up payment approvals, provide anomaly detection, reduce errors, save costs and increase staff productivity. Note: You must bring your laptop to participate. You will:

  • Learn about the AWS SDK for SAP ABAP and discover how it facilitates the reinvention of SAP-based business processes using over 200 AWS services.
  • Witness the benefits of automating invoice processing with AWS services and SAP.
  • Participate in a hands-on workshop guiding you through the step-by-step process of automating a paper-to-post invoice management process.
March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 11:50 AM
Impact20: How to Successfully Automate AP and Payments for Full Visibility and Control in SAP

Are you planning to automate your accounts payable and payment processes? Are you curious how you can use automation to gain full visibility and control over all outbound payments within SAP? Discover how to use SAP certified add-on software solutions to reach the highest levels of automation and visibility. The session covers key questions like: What are the benefits of maintaining a global payment hub in your SAP system? Who needs to be involved as you plan your process improvements? What can you do to increase automation rates for invoice-to-pay processes and optimize the days payable outstanding? What are the new vendor invoice processing and payment capabilities available with SAP S/4HANA? If you find these inquiries intriguing, we invite you to join our session! You will:

  • Learn about Benefits of using an end-to-end, centralized invoice to pay process to ensure faster, more secure payments.
  • Understand how to streamline accounts payable and payments processes in SAP S/4HANA to increase automation rates.
  • Explore why it is essential to optimize payment strategies and maximize cash on hand in a dynamic economic environment.
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March 19, 2024 at 3:00 PM — March 19, 2024 at 3:20 PM
Impact20: SAP S/4HANA Finance - A Journey Towards Enhanced Efficiency and Scalability

This session will cover compelling value case studies, showcasing how Vistaprint successfully leveraged SAP S/4HANA Finance to optimize financial processes, drive efficiency, and achieve tangible business outcomes. Attendees will gain valuable insights into real-world applications, learning from the experiences of those who have navigated the challenges and reaped the rewards of SAP S/4HANA Finance implementation.

You will:

  • Learn how to reduce time-to-market by navigating challenges to reap rewards of the SAP S/4HANA Finance implementation.
  • Review Fiori adoption key design considerations.
  • Discuss strategies for improving the user's experience.
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 3:50 PM
Impact20: Demo Session: Streamline Indirect Tax Compliance on Purchasing with Sovos

Sovos has partnered with SAP for 20 years and holds certifications for the R/3, ECC and S/4HANA platforms. However, there is always room for improvement. This session will run through the enhancements that have been made to our SAP adaptor, as well as new tools that Sovos clients can utilize. You will:

  • Hear about the upgrades within Sovos’ SAP solutions.
  • Learn about complications with indirect tax compliance for AP within SAP, including reliance on non-tax individuals to make tax decisions.
  • Identify challenges Sovos can solve for (e.g., automated tax codes, flexible data mapping, built-in purchasing logic) to ensure compliance and free up business resources.
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Tim Roden
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 10:50 AM
Impact20: How Statutory Reporting Teams Get More Done by Combining ONESOURCE with SAP

Filing statutory financial statements is a growing challenge to meet local reporting requirements, as well as filing deadlines, for every entity. Join this session and learn how to bring standardization, accuracy, and efficiency to reporting obligations ensuring all disclosures are compliant and bring better collaboration and consistency across the whole statutory reporting preparation and review process.

You will:

  • Understand how to bring standardization, accuracy, and efficiency to reporting obligations with SAP.
  • Learn how to improve collaboration and consistency across the whole statutory reporting preparation and review process ensuring compliant disclosures.
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Debbi Morgan
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:30 PM
Impact20: Crocs, Lionsgate and Dole Packaged Foods - Real-World AP Automation Success Stories

What benefits can companies expect when implementing an accounts payable automation software? How long does it take to achieve positive ROI? And how can you ensure long-term success, for example, if you are still facing the upcoming migration to SAP S/4HANA? These are just some of the questions xSuite will address during this inspiring live session. Join Jamie Delgado, VP of Sales North America at xSuite, as he shares the success stories of some of our most well-known customers, including Crocs, Lionsgate, and Dole Packaged Foods. Jamie will explore how our customers went about in their search for an AP technology partner as well as the “before and after” of their finance processes. He will also share actionable advice for everyone who is facing the move to SAP S/4HANA and best practices around migrating your processes to the cloud.

You will:

  • See what the journey to SAP S/4HANA looks like.
  • Discover what is SAP’s Business Technology Platform.
  • Learn why you should keep your SAP core clean.
  • Discuss how does an AP automation solution on the BTP accelerate your SAP S/4HANA transition.
March 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 3:50 PM
Impact20: Instant ROI with SAP S/4HANA: Strategies to Identify and Optimize Cash Tax Savings and Tax Efficiencies

In this session, attendees will learn how to identify and optimize cash tax savings and tax efficiency opportunities directly related to the implementation and use of SAP S/4HANA. The session will address a number of tax areas that could generate cash tax savings to be used to help fund and improve the ROI of the SAP S/4HANA project. Properly accelerating a tax-focused discussion during the early stages of an SAP S/4HANA project can help identify valuable tax planning opportunities and assist with the proper integration of any downstream tax related systems or processes. This session will cover how incorporating tax into a Phase 0 Rapid Assessment, or a S/4HANA System Implementation could unlock valuable tax advantages. This session will also address how SAP S/4HANA will assist with the data needs for current challenges a company may phase such as ESG, Global Minimum Tax (Pillar 2), and E-Invoicing.

You will:

  • Identify cash tax savings opportunities.
  • Address Tax Department data challenges.
  • Provide data for tax planning opportunities.
  • Illustrate how tax fits into an SAP S/4HANA project.
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Sanford Fisher
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 10:50 AM
Impact20: Optimize Your Organizations Global Tax Position - Increase Profits and Reduce Compliance Risks

SAP Profitability and Performance Management allows business users access to high quality data enabling real-time data-driven actionable insights that facilitate agile business decisions and help multinational organizations to optimize their global tax position. Simultaneously supporting comprehensive drill-down and record-keeping to maintain an organizations tax compliance with regulatory authorities mitigating risk of hefty tax penalties. SAP Profitability and Performance Management empowers an organization to pull tax compliant revenue and cost transfer for intermediaries, licenses, services, and products between legal entities per OEC and BEPS guidelines. This business owned solution is user friendly and can support all current tax regulations, but more importantly, in this fast-changing global economy show you the impact new regulations would have on your organizations global tax position with powerful What-If Analysis and Simulation capabilities.

You will:

  • Learn why SAP Profitability and Performance Management is such a powerful tool to leverage for tax optimization and transfer pricing.
  • Understand how an organization can quickly get up and running with SAP Profitability and Performance Management standard content and out of the box reporting and analytics.
  • Explore the SAP Profitability and Performance Management as a business owned solution that tax professionals can leverage but can also be a huge benefit to other areas of the organization.
  • Discover how SAP Profitability and Performance Management can integrate and harmonize granular data from SAP and non-SAP data sources and support any transfer pricing methodology.
  • Learn how SAP Profitability and Performance Management’s Transfer Pricing content is a gateway to Corporate Income Tax Reporting and OECD BEPS 2.0 compliance.
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Richard Dampf
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 11:10 AM
SAP Finance Vision, Strategy, and Roadmap: Unlock the Future of Digital Finance

For finance professionals, executives, and IT leaders ready to revolutionize their financial management, this session offers a cutting-edge look into SAP's transformative approach. Elevate your strategy and stay ahead in the digital finance era. You will:

  • Discover SAP's dynamic vision for the next era of finance and the groundbreaking developments poised to reshape the finance-tech nexus.
  • Learn about the power of SAP's finance portfolio, including SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Finance and related solutions to unlock additional business benefits along the finance business processes, and see firsthand how they redefine financial processes and decision-making.
  • Engage with the freshest updates and game-changing enhancements, including new ERP Cloud commercial offerings from SAP, ensuring you understand the full potential of planned features, like GenAI in Finance.
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Kevin McCollom
March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Benchmarking Your Planning Processes and Capabilities: How Do You Compare to Best-in-Class Organizations

In this session learn about the various ways organizations can benchmark their planning and analysis processes and capabilities. We will discuss KPI's and metrices that are commonly used to evaluate the effectiveness of FP&A teams and provide examples of how best-in-class organizations have achieved excellence in this area. You will:

  • Learn about the latest trends and technologies in FP&A benchmarking.
  • Gain an understanding of FP&A best practices for implementing and maintaining a successful benchmarking program.
  • Hear about practical strategies for improving your organizations FP&A capabilities and performance.
  • Make the move from traditional budgeting to a more forward-looking, strategic planning function.
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Pras Chatterjee
March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Reorganizing Your Profit Centers in SAP S/4HANA

In today's dynamic business environment, organizations must adapt quickly to evolving financial regulations, market conditions, and internal operational changes. Achieving flexibility in financial accounting is important for maintaining competitiveness, ensuring compliance and enhancing reporting accuracy. In SAP ECC 6 (from EHP 5) there was a tool known as Profit Center Reorganization which allowed for reorganization of the profit center on the core SAP objects in the Logistics and Accounting functions. This tool was available in SAP’s NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC) application and required an SAP Landscape Transformation (SLT) License. In SAP S/4HANA 2022, SAP introduced a “Organizational Flexibility in Financial Accounting” (also called “Organizational Change” or “Profit Center Reorganization”) which enables the changing of legal and management entities that are grouped according to organizational structures, master data and transactional data. This feature allows you to update the profit center assignment in master data, such as Materials, Assets, WBS Elements CO Orders, and creates transfer postings for selected balance sheet accounts and open payables and receivables.

You will:

  • Hear about the various scenarios where Profit Center Reorganization is needed.
  • Learn how to use the “Manage Organizational Changes” app is to help you to split, combine, and replace profit centers.
  • Find out which SAP objects are affected by the reorganization.
  • See how you can navigate to related apps for organizational changes.
  • Discover the limitations of the “Organizational Flexibility in Accounting” feature.
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Paul Ovigele
March 19, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 2:50 PM
30 Things All SAP S/4HANA Finance End Users Need to Know

This back-to-basics session identifies the most important areas to address when training all end users on SAP functionality, including analysis, display, environment, and reporting. Take home 30 tips that will accelerate the end-user learning curve and reduce calls to the help desk.

You will:

  • Learn how to help users get the most from reporting tools to maximize their productivity.
  • Learn how to teach end users to set key default values. Identify the most frequently used transaction codes to assist end users in quickly navigating SAP.
  • Show users how to get the most from SAP GUI and SAP Fiori.
  • Walk away with a list of key parameter IDs for all users.
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Rohana Gunawardena
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Tips and Tricks to Ease SAP S/4HANA Finance Migration Challenges

Your SAP S/4HANA Finance budget is approved, but, are you ready to start your SAP S/4HANA Finance project? Is your existing data consistent for you to successfully migrate? Understand the key data objects (such as customers/vendors, consistent items and balances, consistent FICO setup and more) that you need for a clean and safe transition. You will:

  • See how extensive data clean-up efforts may be required for you to be ready for your SAP S/4HANA Finance migration.
  • Learn about the pre-migration consistency checks and validations that you must perform to be ready for SAP S/4HANA Finance, as well as post-migration validations.
  • Discover what options are available to you to fully exploit the power of SAP S/4HANA Finance parallel currencies.
  • Explore some of the most common challenges faced while migrating from classic to new asset accounting.
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Mitresh Kundalia
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 4:10 PM
SAP S/4HANA: Automate All Your Exchange and Interest Rates with Standard Functionality

Does your company conduct business in America, Europe, Asia, or Latin America? Gain more customers by communicating monetary amounts in their local currencies in a standard, easy, and fully automated way in SAP S/4HANA. For some cultures, it is important to receive amounts in their own local currencies, instead of the most common currencies. Knowing the cost of a project, goods, services, or shipment in the business partner's currency can elevate the relationship. You will:

  • Learn how to fully automate foreign currency activity by customizing the standard TBD4 transaction.
  • Discover where to find specific customization options in SAP S/4HANA.
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Adrian Wilder
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Esteban Wilder
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 PM
Learn How SAP S/4HANA Group Reporting Transformed Financial Close and Consolidation for Three Different Clients

During this panel discussion, you will discover how Reply successfully implemented Group Reporting as a financial consolidation solution for three different companies: a global supplier of engineered materials; one of the largest industrial distributors in North America and a global chemical supplier of thermoset resins. You will:

  • See why they chose SAP S/4HANA Group Reporting.
  • Learn more about the key factors that contributed to the success of their respective projects.
  • Hear about their experience using Group Reporting for their live close and consolidation operations.
  • Review their plans for obtaining more value from Group Reporting.
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Fredrich Glugsberger
March 21, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Transforming Indirect Tax Reporting Leveraging SAP DRC

The global tax landscape continues to rapidly evolve, in particular as it relates to the exchange of data between taxpayers and governments. Given the success of e-invoicing and real-time reporting mandates in closing the tax gap in a number of jurisdictions, taxpayers are increasingly expected to provide large amounts of data in real-time to tax authorities globally. Each taxing jurisdiction has their own localized rules, platform and processes for the submission of real-time information, and there is an increasing importance placed on ensuring that real-time data ties with aggregated recapitulative statements (e.g. the VAT / GST return). Faced with these complex country by country rules, Tax departments are looking for a global solution that can (i) scale with the business as it grows and (ii) meet the new and ever-changing demands of Tax Authorities. In this session, we will explore how SAP Document Reporting and Compliance (DRC) can meet these obligations and the demands of the rapidly changing global tax environment. You will:

  • Explore the capabilities of SAP DRC, and how this fits within the overall SAP ecosystem.
  • Learn more about the benefits of leveraging SAP DRC to meet real-time reporting and e-invoicing obligations.
  • Discuss the process for completing indirect tax / withholding tax compliance with SAP DRC.
  • Review the embedded analytics capabilities of SAP DRC to enable a harmonized set of tax controls.
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Stronger Together: SAP S/4HANA + Finance Transformation Journey Challenges and Successes

Feel the power of the SAPinsider community as our panel shares their real-world SAP S/4HANA finance transformation journeys. Attendees will walk away with tips and tricks from organizations that have already undergone the transformation, gaining practical knowledge and guidance for their own projects. In this session you will:

  • Discover proven strategies and best practices for change management, stakeholder engagement, and project governance.
  • Explore common pitfalls to avoid, critical success factors, and practical recommendations for a smooth transformation.
  • Receive actionable advice on planning, executing, and managing an SAP S/4HANA finance transformation, including considerations, resource allocation, timeline management, and maximizing the value of SAP S/4HANA for your organization.
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Jonathan Wingerd
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Risk and Controls in the Public Cloud: What’s New from SAP

Join us as we take an in-depth look at SAP’s public cloud solution for risk management and compliance - SAP Financial Compliance Management. The software already supports companies that are developing a single consolidated view over adequacy of controls. It is now extended to cover risk management as part of the same framework.

You will:

  • Learn about this easy to use yet powerful, low TCO, quick to implement and operationalize, risk and control solution.
  • See how this single view can elegantly show the impact of controls over risks, automate controls with read to use SAP S/4HANA content.
  • Hear more about the pressing business challenges that Governance, Risk, and Compliance addresses.
  • Explore how to reduce the overall cost of risk and control management.
  • Discover what is new with SAP GRC solutions and what can you expect in the future.
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Path to the Green Ledger: Empowering Finance to Pioneer the Green Transition

Elevate your business's sustainability journey with Finance at the helm. During this session you will delve into pragmatic strategies that prioritize financial valuation and carbon-centric modeling.  You will:

  • Unveil SAP's visionary roadmap to the Green Ledger, anchored in transactional carbon accounting.
  • Explore future cutting-edge capabilities designed to navigate the complex landscape of ever-changing regulatory mandates seamlessly.
  • Transcend planned sustainability compliance to unlock enhanced company valuation, capital, and strategic prowess through insights on sustainability investing, green financing, and robust sustainability risk management.
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:10 PM
SAP Tax Management Solutions and Roadmap

Unlock the full potential of your organization's tax management capabilities by using new strategies and tools. Stay ahead of the constant changes with an effective roadmap that will help you maximize your SAP finance resources. You will:

  • Immerse yourself in the world of SAP's cutting-edge finance modules, including SAP S/4HANA Finance and SAP Central Finance, discovering how they revolutionize financial processes and empower data-driven decision making.
  • Embrace the vision of SAP's future finance solutions, exploring upcoming developments and advancements that align seamlessly with the ever-evolving finance and technology landscape.
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Transforming Cost and Profitability Management with the Predictive Ledger

The extension ledger was introduced with SAP S/4HANA to enable postings to be made that do not affect the main Ledger. Use cases for extension ledger include the creation of what-if postings for scenarios such as the introduction of a new product and the simulation of foreign currency valuation using an exchange rate prior to month-end. In the release of SAP S/4HANA 1809, SAP introduced the prediction and commitment extension ledger, which enables you to take the most up-to-date data from areas in SAP S/4HANA outside of finance, such as sales, purchasing, other integrated products, such as SAP Concur; or external systems, and use it to predict future results at any time.

You will:

  • Learn the different types of extension ledger and what they can be used for.
  • Understand the difference between predictive analytics and predictive accounting.
  • Discover how to set up the extension ledger for prediction and commitments.
  • Find out how the extension ledger works with sales order postings.
  • See how the extension ledger works with purchase order postings.
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Paul Ovigele
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Finance Updates: Unlocking the Value of Trends in SAP S/4HANA

Stay up-to-date with the latest insights that will drive success in today's evolving financial landscape. Join our panel to discover how you can leverage SAPinsider research to enhance financial performance, optimize processes, and make informed decisions. In this session you will:

  • Explore finance trends, strategies, and best practices.[newline][bullet] Review industry benchmarks, emerging technologies, and innovative approaches for financial agility and improved profitability.
  • Discover how you can engage with the finance community, exchange ideas, and gain valuable insights through the SAPinsider platform.
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Carsten Hilker
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
SAP Best Practices: Data Automation 101

Ready to revolutionize your SAP operations and eliminate time-consuming, manual processes? Explore the best practice of process automation with SAP data, helping you save time, improve accuracy, and boost productivity. Whether you're a finance professional, supply chain manager, or IT expert, it's time to get moving with simple, powerful SAP data management. You will:

  • Learn how to automate any SAP module, including FICO, SD, HCM, MM, PP, SM, QM, and PS.
  • Discover how to utilize pre-built automation templates or quickly create your own templates.
  • Be able to validate data before posting to SAP to prevent erroneous uploads.
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Tim Curtin
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
The Art of Data-Driven Storytelling in Finance

The emergence of finance data fabrics and user-friendly analytic tools provide a rich canvas to enabling data driven insights. However, data availability alone does not automatically equal a comprehensive business story that stakeholders can understand. Different audiences require the emphasis of different elements based on their role and the actions they need to take next. Modern visualization and analytic tools like SAP Analytics Cloud greatly enhance our ability to present this story in different ways through different mediums so that every member of the organization can capture the most meaningful message for them. You will:

  • Review techniques on how to effectively present business problems, who they impact, and actionable next steps towards finding solutions (“Conflict, Character, and Climax”).
  • Be introduced to the best methods of designing “stories” in SAP Analytics Cloud to model business datasets in meaningful ways.
  • Understand how to leverage a variety of tools such as Excel, digital boardrooms, and analytic applications when presenting the SAC story.
  • Learn how to use SAC Augmented Analytic features for “advanced storytelling techniques” that can deepen an audience’s ability to understand what happened in the past and how that can drive actions for the future.
March 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 21, 2024 at 9:50 AM
Understand the Important Features of SAP's New Fixed Asset Solution and Universal Parallel Accounting

With SAP's recent release of the Unversal Parallel Accounting (UPA) solution, SAP has finally delivered a true end-to-end solution for parallel accounting within the SAP Finance area. This solution has been in development for cloud customers but now in SAP S/4HANA 2022 it has been released for On-Premise as well. As a feeder system to the GL, Asset Accounting has had to make significant changes around how values are tracked in parallel to support[ the new UPA requirements. Delivered alongside UPA, the new Intelligent Asset Accounting (IAA) solution represents the biggest re-write of fixed asset functionality in SAP ERP and will be the go-forward solution for all SAP customers. You will:

  • Hear about the full feature release of UPA's impacts and changes on Asset Accounting.
  • Understand the integration related topics cover APIs, equipment integration and cFIN.
  • Review the flexibility changes regarding depreciation.
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Nathan Genez
March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Improve Transparency, Control, and Flexibility by Running Payment Factory in SAP S/4HANA

As business models are transforming and payment volumes are growing, organizations are looking for frictionless, secure, and cost-effective solutions for the whole company. Seamless integration capabilities between payment sources and banks are critical. In this session you will learn about latest payment capabilities within SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud. We will cover areas such as running a payment factory (including AP, Treasury, and other payments) and connecting seamlessly to banks. We will also review the broader portfolio of SAP Treasury and Working Capital solutions. Get to know the end-to-end payment process leveraging the latest innovations.

You will:

  • Deep dive into the capabilities of SAP Advanced Payment Management.
  • Gain insights into SAP Multi-Bank Connectivity and the embedded SWIFT integration.
  • Receive an overview of SAP Treasury solutions portfolio.
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Leverage the New SAP S/4HANA Predictive Accounting Functionalities to Get Deeper and Better Financial Insights

Using the data that is already existing in the system from various logistics modules / functionalities, SAP has introduced “Predictive Accounting” functionalities to get better financial insights much ahead of the time in terms of revenues, cost of goods sold, etc.

You will:

  • Understand the new functionalities of SAP S/4HANA Predictive Accounting.
  • Learn more about its integration across various other SAP logistics’ modules.
  • Review the accounting flow of various postings for predictive accounting postings.
  • Discuss key business benefits that can be derived from usage of predictive accounting.
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Prasad Boddupalli
March 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 21, 2024 at 9:50 AM
Understand Mandatory Changes and Key Enhancements Introduced in SAP S/4HANA New Asset Accounting and Their Business Benefits

In SAP S/4HANA, SAP has enhanced the posting logic and has enabled tighter integration between SAP S/4 General Ledger and the New Asset Accounting.

You will:

  • Learn about mandatory changes introduced in the SAP S/4HANA New Asset Accounting.
  • Review posting logic using operational vs. valuation parts of the postings.
  • Explore aspects of enhanced integrations between SAP S/4 General Ledger and the New Asset Accounting.
  • Discuss new depreciation engine.
  • See key business benefits that can be derived using the “SAP S/4HANA New Asset Accounting” functionalities.
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Prasad Boddupalli
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 11:10 AM
The Inside Track to Planning Excellence: An Exclusive Look at SAP's FP&A Vision and Technology Roadmap

SAP provides cutting-edge solutions for all your financial planning and analysis needs. This can't-miss session offers an insider's look at these powerful solutions and how they enable transformational planning and profitability. In this session, you will get exclusive access to SAP's FP&A vision and product direction. You will:

  • Discover the latest, greatest capabilities in FP&A and how SAP is delivering continuous innovation.
  • Get the inside track on how SAP's product roadmap will take your solutions to the next level.
  • Learn about groundbreaking new planning capabilities like predictive planning and scenario modeling.
  • Hear real-world stories of customers using SAP to master complex planning in volatile times.

This track will help you leverage SAP solutions to help define your global GRC strategy and stay ahead of evolving mandates, regulations and policies. The SAPinsider GRC program will cover Automation, Process Control, Internal/External Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Data Protection and Privacy, as well as Access Control and Identity Management.​

March 19, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Case Study: Excelitas' SOD Financial Analytics: Bridging the Gap Between Audit Findings and Remediation

Excelitas delves into their strategy for mitigating Segregation of Duties (SOD) access issues within their SAP landscape. In a world where compliance and access integrity are paramount, Excelitas has strategically harnessed the power of SOD Quantification analysis as a pivotal step towards mitigating recent audit findings. Discover how SOD Quantification analysis served as an intermediary solution, bridging the gap between identification of SOD access concerns and their planned remediation. Gain insights into the methodologies harnessed to perform comprehensive SOD Quantification analysis across a landscape encompassing multiple production instances, and learn the approach taken for engaging key stakeholders and members of the business to review exceptions and report findings to External Audit, which ultimately alleviated concerns surrounding the material impact of access management deficiencies. You will:

  • Mitigate high-risk areas in your SAP landscape by identifying, quantifying and investigating actual Segregation of Duties (SOD) violations at the transaction level.
  • Focus your efforts on the "Did-Do" exceptions and eliminate the need to review hundreds of records to address concerns over potential materiality of "Can-Do" access conflicts.
  • Engage key stakeholders to review exceptions and report findings to External Audit as a mitigating control.
  • Develop a roadmap to remediation of SAP access deficiencies while performing mitigating activities to buy yourself time.
March 19, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Case Study: How Hershey Leveraged GRC to Manage Risk During Their Multi-Year SAP S/4HANA Implementation

Learn how The Hershey Company, one of the largest snacking manufacturers in the world, partnered with their SAP S/4HANA ERP implementation team to embed a reliable system of internal controls as part of the solution confirmation phase of the implementation, performed testing of key configuration settings during the testing phase of implementation, and used SAP GRC Process Control to monitor key configuration settings for changes throughout their multi-year phased implementation of S/4HANA. This session will cover how Hershey structured their deployment approach and assessed control operating effectiveness as part of their phased implementation. You will also learn how Hershey assesses organizational go-live readiness and designs controls during the hypercare period. You will:

  • See how Hershey partners with key business process owners to redefine key business processes while maintaining adequate internal controls and ensuring appropriate segregation of duties as part of the greenfield implementation approach.
  • Explore how Hersey baselines key configuration settings during the testing phase of the implementation to assess the appropriateness of the configuration and uses SAP GRC Process Control to monitor configuration changes throughout their multi-year phased S/4HANA implementation.
  • Learn how Hershey leverages automation technology such as SAP GRC Process Control to automate control execution by management and control testing by internal audit to decrease manual compliance efforts.
  • Discover how Hershey assesses organizational readiness before system go-live as well as post go-live until the system becomes stable beyond the hypercare period.
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Case Study: Pactiv Evergreen’s Access Management Playbook - Streamlining Processes and Simplifying Acquisitions

Join this session to hear how a leading manufacturing company, Pactiv Evergreen, went through a major SAP Access Management transformation which included the design of SOD-free task roles, the design and implementation of GRC Business Roles and the implementation of SAP GRC Access Request Management to streamline the provisioning process. The company realized that this foundation also helped simplify the process to integrate new acquisitions and business units into their newly "clean" SAP environment using an SAP Access Management playbook. You will:

  • Learn about how a manufacturing organization transformed their complex SAP environment, successfully redesigning their security and utilizing SAP GRC's business role concept.
  • See how they streamlined the end-user experience by implementing SAP GRC Access Request Management.
  • Explore how they built an SAP Access Management Playbook to simplify the process of bringing newly acquired businesses onto their existing SAP landscape.
  • Find out how they utilized automation tools and scripts through SAP GRC Access Control to load 1000+ users and their business role assignments in a quick and efficient manner.
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Case Study: How a Fortune 10 Tech Giant is Enhancing Their SAP Controls Strategy to Incorporate AI Considerations

Organizations always strive to optimize their SAP security and controls framework and strengthen their GRC capabilities. Introducing / embedding AI/ML into the mix is highly beneficial – it enables AI-powered risk assessment, deficiency impact assessment, automation of repetitive manual tasks (such as control operation, control testing), data-driven decision making and overall greater precision of compliance. Longer term, AI/ML powered GRC capabilities will put you ahead of the curve and reduce your overall cost of compliance.

You will:

  • Understand AI/ML capabilities to augment controls/security from a people and processes perspective.
  • Identify AI/ML use cases to enhance GRC powered technology capabilities.
  • Develop a robust governance framework around AI/ML capabilities that are an integral part of the compliance effort.
  • Integrate the "science" and the "art" by getting the balance right, and make compliance more efficient yet cost effective.
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Case Study: Mastering Compliance and Efficiency - IFF's Journey with SAP GRC Access and Process Control

This session will focus on how International Flavors & Fragrances, a global manufacturing company, leveraged an SAP GRC Access Control upgrade and a Process Control implementation to help optimize and streamline business and compliance processes. From a GRC Access Control perspective, the organization was able to align 19 dependent target systems spread across five countries and thousands of users. From a GRC Process Control perspective, the organization was able to implement and streamline both their IT and Business Controls across eight SAP S/4HANA and ECC environments. You will:

  • Learn how GRC Process Control can be used to unify and streamline a complex IT and Business Control Framework resulting in a decrease on manual review activities.
  • Explore how GRC Access Control functionality continues to be enhanced to accommodate the compliance needs around new target environments.
  • Review the necessary steps to integrate Access Control and Process Control to streamline the monitoring of IT general controls across multiple SAP environments.
March 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Case Study: From Chaos to Control - How Jabil Automated User Access Reviews Across Multiple SAP Landscapes

If you're seeking insights into the future of user access governance and the potential of automation within the SAP landscape, this presentation offers valuable observations and actionable takeaways. We delve into the transformative journey of automating SAP user access reviews across a complex landscape of six SAP systems, spanning a user base of 20,000 individuals. The ever-evolving landscape of identity and access management demands efficient and accurate user access oversight, and this case study showcases how automation can revolutionize this critical aspect. We will explore the challenges posed by manual user access reviews, including time-consuming processes, human error risks, and compliance concerns. With automation at the forefront, we will detail the strategic implementation roadmap undertaken, including design considerations and the unique requirements of the organization. You will:

  • Learn how to navigate process design decisions related to moving access review processes for multiple production systems into GRC Access Control.
  • Understand the benefits of leveraging Access Control to automate access reviews.
  • Establish future-state governance processes.
  • dentify and leverage key metrics to measure value and success.
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 10:50 AM
Impact20: Business-Centric GRC - Access Risk is Business Risk

To foster more informed decision-making and to improve an organization’s overall risk awareness, Soterion has developed a market-leading Access Control (GRC) solution that converts the technical GRC language into a language the business users can understand.

March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Risk and Controls in the Public Cloud: What’s New from SAP

Join us as we take an in-depth look at SAP’s public cloud solution for risk management and compliance - SAP Financial Compliance Management. The software already supports companies that are developing a single consolidated view over adequacy of controls. It is now extended to cover risk management as part of the same framework.

You will:

  • Learn about this easy to use yet powerful, low TCO, quick to implement and operationalize, risk and control solution.
  • See how this single view can elegantly show the impact of controls over risks, automate controls with read to use SAP S/4HANA content.
  • Hear more about the pressing business challenges that Governance, Risk, and Compliance addresses.
  • Explore how to reduce the overall cost of risk and control management.
  • Discover what is new with SAP GRC solutions and what can you expect in the future.
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Neil Patrick
March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Turn Risk into Reward with SAP Enterprise Risk and Compliance Solutions: Overview and Roadmap

This session provides an overview and roadmap of SAP Enterprise Risk Compliance solutions and looks at how they can support continuous, automated risk and compliance monitoring across systems and processes. You will:

  • Learn how to manage risks while accomplishing business goals.
  • Learn how to reduce the time and costs associated with risk management and compliance.
  • Gain advanced insight into abnormalities and risks.
  • Discover how to reduce auditing costs and risks.
March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Leveraging Analytics to Uncover and Correct Firefighter Issues

GRC Firefighter is intended to be emergency elevated access, utilized as an exception, not the norm. Leverage the extensive data GRC collects to proactively review and refine your firefighter usage strategy. Identify your key drivers of firefighter activity to understand where you need to focus your efforts on improving underlying business process and avoiding “bandage” fixes that does not reduce usage or stop business impacts. Set yourself up for success with a purpose oriented firefighter that promotes leading practice and limits opportunity for abuse.

You will:

  • Strategize on effective Firefighter usage .
  • Understand how you can leverage your GRC data.
  • Drive process improvements to lower reliance on Firefighter usage.
  • Setup your firefighter design for what is intended.
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Access Governance: Strategy and Roadmap for the Years to Come

Access Governance plays a vital role in ensuring compliance, especially in rapidly changing IT infrastructure. Join us to learn how SAP defines its strategy for customers who deploy their GRC solutions in native cloud, hybrid and on-premise environments.You will:

  • Explore the latest roadmap news for GRC Access Control and Cloud Identity Access Governance.
  • See how to position GRC access governance solutions in the context of SAP’s identity lifecycle management.
  • Discuss the recent innovations SAP has brought to their customers.
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
An SoD Risk Management Journey: From Manual Monitoring to AI-Powered SoD Controls

Don't miss this customer story on how AI's analytical capabilities were leveraged to gain a deeper understanding of SoD risks and derived mitigation actions. You will take a detailed walk through of the approach and lessons learned during this journey with focus on optimization of risks, business relevancy, action-based mitigation, effective enablement, governance, and operational cost reduction. During this session we will illustrate the original challenge and pain points, roadmap and milestones defined, and quick wins to long term efficiencies.

You will:

  • Explore common organizational problem statements in the SoD and Governance space
  • Learn how to make a business case for AI driven capabilities.
  • See a detailed approach and roadmap throughout the journey.
  • Review pitfalls and lessons learned.
  • Understand more about operational effectiveness and cost reductions gained.
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Britta Simms
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Tiede-Jan de Jong
March 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Gain the Insight You Need to Guard Business Integrity and Avoid Suspicious Transactions with High-Risk Third Parties

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore SAP Business Integrity Screening and find out how business partners and large volumes of transactional data may be screened to detect, prevent, and discourage fraudulent practices, as well as decrease third-party risk. You will:

  • Learn how to conduct anomaly detection and compliance checks, which can trigger alerts for relevant exception scenarios, such as potential asset misappropriation, policy violations, improper transactions, and fraud. Calibrate detection strategies and refine your detection tactics using calibration and modeling capabilities in order to run what-if assessments on past data to determine which approaches may be effective.
  • Prevent bad actors and analyze scenarios based on exceptions to identify how to prevent recurrence and which tactics are most successful at discouraging anomalous and fraudulent behavior.
  • Discover how to screen business partners. By screening against government agency, international organization, and private content provider lists, you may avoid doing business with high-risk or sanctioned partners.
March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 5:10 PM
Controls that RISE: Embedding Security and Compliance in a RISE Transformation

RISE with SAP can help transition ERP’s to the cloud with less risk to business processes and data. But, if security and controls are not a forethought, compliance headaches can emerge as soon as day one post go-live. The full benefits of a RISE transformation can only be met with a thoughtful and tactical approach to security and controls. This session will provide a framework for a compliant RISE program, drawing on lessons learned from a completed transformation. You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the unique compliance risks inherent in a RISE transformation.
  • Leave the session with a framework for approaching key controls and security decisions during their implementation.
  • Understand common risk pitfalls in security and compliance, with tested solutions for resolution.
  • Learn what a compliant security and controls posture looks like at go-live for a RISE transformation.
March 21, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 12:10 PM
The Adventure of Business Use Cases Becoming Real GRC Features and Functions at SAP

We will review over 30 new risk management and process control features that were developed based on real business cases for the internal SAP SE GRC organization. Attend this session to become familiar with these hidden gems and understand how they can benefit your processes. You will:

  • Review new SAC dashboards for enhanced reporting analytics, which also supporting audit requirements.
  • Receive adaptable word templates for improved print reporting capabilities.
  • Learn more about one single entry screen for risk management, including personalization options.
  • Discuss mandatory field settings and enhanced field labeling.
  • Explore enhanced copy features.
March 18, 2024 at 1:00 PM — March 18, 2024 at 4:00 PM
Pre-Conference: New to GRC? Learn How to Include Custom Code in GRC Rulesets and Establish Repeatable Accuracy

For companies new to GRC, establishing categorization for custom code into the GRC ruleset in an auditable method is one of the toughest challenges. Keeping it clean is another challenge. In this technical information session, learn actionable, repeatable skills using a combination of standard SAP and common office software so your company can achieve risk-based compliance at minimal cost. 

You will:

  • Understand the risks of uncategorized custom code to your overall compliance.
  • Learn how to evaluate custom source code for common GRC rules.
  • Acquire skills to quickly analyze millions of lines of code.
  • Capture data and evidence needed to support decisions.
  • Become GRC self-reliant and efficient to reduce the compliance costs.
March 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 18, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference: Transform Your GRC Knowledge with Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices for SAP Access Control and Identity Access Governance

Join us for a deep dive session on how to transform your GRC knowledge with tips, tricks, and best practices for SAP Access Control and Identity Access Governance. You will:

  • Take the reins of your Access Control processes with greater automation and intelligence insights.
  • Better understand services and interfaces.
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Chris Radkowski
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Swetta Singh

This track introduces methods and tools designed for Enterprise Architects to enhance the SAP landscape and facilitate SAP S/4HANA transformation. It empowers Enterprise Architects to foster a sustainable enterprise by integrating strategies to streamline business processes, ensure data consistency, and seamlessly integrate solutions within the organization.​
 

March 19, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Case Study: How Marc O’Polo Transformed Their Business and IT Processes to Drive International Growth

A cost-efficient and smooth transition to a Future Landscape such as the SAP S/4HANA software landscape becomes an extremely complex task if you do not have a clear, holistic overview of your As-Is state mapped out. LeanIX is excited to share with you how International fashion brand Marc O’Polo achieved a seamless transformation to the SAP S/4HANA software landscape.
You will:

  • Gain a 360-degree view of their IT landscape in only three months.
  • Meet the prerequisite for temporary parallel operation of legacy and new systems.
  • Support change management through data transparency. 
  • Create a new IT architecture to drive international growth. 
  • Meet customer demands and support sustainability efforts.
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Mariana Salazar Mejia
March 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Case Study: Unlock Real-time SAP Data: Elevate Your Enterprise Architecture to Deliver Seamless and Scalable Access to Mission-Critical Business Data

Dive into the complex world of SAP integration across diverse data landscapes and learn how to overcome these challenges. Explore how organizations are unifying experiences by leveraging real-time SAP data to drive automation and efficiency. Equip yourself with the right tools to gain vital SAP data in all your critical systems for better business processes, all while ensuring a seamless transition to SAP S4/HANA.

You will: 

  • Discover a prebuilt, real-time SAP integration approach that delivers meaningful data to every user, preserving business context and logic. 
  • Integrate SAP information into key business processes like quoting or B2B/Shopping Cart interactions. 
  • Accelerate your SAP S/4HANA transformation without disrupting operations for those on ECC and CRM7. 
  • Hear from Mannington Mills, an industry leader in flooring materials, on how they achieved real-time SAP data integration at scale to fuel quoting accuracy and a 250% user lift in their customer portal.
March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 1:30 PM
Impact20: Boomi for SAP Demonstration

Discover how Boomi for SAP seamlessly connects SAP and non-SAP applications, and accelerates your move to SAP S/4HANA while reducing cost and risk.

You will:

  • Learn how to leverage real-time events from SAP to create an events-as-a-service capability.
  • Understand best practices to follow.
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Donna Matthews
March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 1:30 PM
Impact20: Strengthen Your SAP Ecosystem with Red Hat Automation

Security across your IT environment is a key concern for every company, and this is particularly important for SAP systems, given their criticality. The need for a well-defined baseline is obvious, but defining and especially implementing it without configuration drifts can be daunting. Automation can be used for this purpose as for any other aspect of IT management. Red Hat provides a complete platform to run SAP workloads and one of its main features is the enterprise-level automation it delivers, combining Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform with Red Hat Insights and Red Hat Satellite to make sure all the hosts are carefully safeguarded as per the customer defined policies and there is no configuration drift among them.
You will:

  • Learn why automation is key to hardening security of your host and SAP servers. 
  • Understand how DevSecOps and system admins teams can benefit from using automation.
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Ricardo Garcia Cavero
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:30 PM
Impact20: Guided Journey Through the Boomi Platform

Boomi is an intelligent integration and automation platform that helps crush complexity. Join us for a demonstration of the key capabilities of the Boomi platform. 

You will:

  • Explore the comprehensive solution for integration, data synchronization, event integration, API management, and workflow automation.
  • See how Boomi harnesses the power of generative AI to integrate and automate faster leveraging the collective wisdom of over 200M integrations.
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Harvey Melfi
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Yana Steinbruck
March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:50 PM
Impact20: The 10 Minute SAP API

This will be a live demonstration creating an API that integrates with SAP with a few clicks of a mouse.

You will:

  • See a live demonstration creating an API.
  • SAP Integration to 3rd Party Systems Made Easy.
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Steven Branch
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Achieve SAP HANA® Automation and Standardization with Red Hat® Open Hybrid Cloud

Automation and standardization are consistently identified as key strategies to reduce risk and achieve the desired return on investment (ROI). With the current skill shortage of integration and automation experts, executing these strategies can be difficult without the right partnerships. Red Hat and Epi-Use are collaborating to provide you with the tools, processes, and expertise to help you on your SAP HANA automation journey.

You will:

  • Gain knowledge about how SAP and Red Hat deepen their partnership to power SAP workloads and the benefits to your business.
  • Learn how Epi-Use SAP automation deployment framework provides industry leading SAP human resource and payroll modernization and cloud optimization.
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JP Silvestre
March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Seamlessly Connect SAP and Non-SAP Applications and Accelerate Cloud Transformation with Boomi for SAP

You’ve chosen the best enterprise applications, including SAP, to run your business-critical processes. Get the most out of SAP and non-SAP applications with best-in-class enterprise integration from the world’s most widely-used Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). Simple to use yet scalable to meet the most demanding workloads, Boomi for SAP cuts integration time and complexity, and accelerates your move to SAP S/4HANA.

You will:

  • Discover why enterprise integration is now a business imperative.
  • Understand how Boomi for SAP reduces integration time and de-risks your transition to the cloud.
  • Learn why hundreds of customers trust Boomi to connect SAP and non-SAP systems.
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David Williams
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Yana Steinbruck
March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Crafting a Strategic Enterprise Architecture Roadmap: Methodology and Tools for Success

This session delves into the essential components of a holistic approach to enterprise architecture. We explore the strategic imperative of enterprise architecture and how it underpins organizational success. We will outline SAP's comprehensive Enterprise Architecture Framework methodology, rooted in best practices, for building an effective enterprise architecture roadmap. Gain insights into how we leverage our methodology and tools to assist organizations in modernizing their Enterprise Architecture.

You will:

  • Strategize for Success: Develop a strategic enterprise architecture roadmap to align with organizational goals and drive success.
  • Leverage SAP's Framework: Explore SAP's Enterprise Architecture Framework methodology and tools to streamline your architecture projects.
  • Modernize Your Enterprise Architecture: Gain insights into effective practices and tools for modernizing and optimizing your enterprise architecture, enhancing organizational agility and competitiveness.
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Mark Filus
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Start with the Right Mind-Set and Learn How to Modernize Your Integration

Take your enterprise landscape to new heights and revolutionize your integration by embracing the cloud. Join us for this session where you will discover the migration assessment and migration capabilities of SAP Business Technology Platform to accelerate your move from SAP Process Orchestration to SAP Integration Suite.

You will:

  • Explore different strategies for taking your enterprise landscape to the cloud.
  • Learn how to perform a comprehensive migration assessment to evaluate your existing integration processes in SAP Process Orchestration.
  • Gain practical, hands-on experience in migrating from SAP Process Orchestration to SAP Integration Suite.
  • Discover how SAP Business Technology Platform can accelerate your integration journey in the cloud.
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Ryan Champlin
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Autumn Moss
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Accelerate the Move to SAP S/4HANA While Protecting Existing Investments

December 31, 2027, is the end of mainstream maintenance date for SAP Business Suite 7 and SAP Business Warehouse 7.5. Many have yet to make the move to SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Those that have stated they significantly underestimated the integration challenges. Boomi for SAP reduces integration time and effort and de-risks the transition to SAP S/4HANA. And, Boomi together with Amazon Web Services (AWS), help reduce risk and transition to SAP Datasphere sooner.
You will:

  • Learn how Boomi for SAP and AWS reduces risk when migrating to SAP S/4HANA.
  • See how Boomi for SAP leverages SAP-certified access to real-time data and events.
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Donna Matthews
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Ulf Lijensten
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Leverage Advanced Event Mesh with a Low-Code Tool

SAP Advanced Event Mesh is a fantastic tool, but in order to enable events out of SAP, it can be cumbersome and time consuming. What if you could do this easily using simple configuration and standard SAP tools? In this session we will show you how this is possible.

You will:

  • Learn how to make data available in SAP via REST endpoints.
  • Understand how to expose Change Pointers and Business Object Events to SAP Advanced Event Mesh via low code tools.
  • Explore how to combine data and events to send out customized events real-time to SAP Advanced Event Mesh.
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Peter Kreiner-Sasady
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
An Expert's Guide to Achieve Seamless Hybrid and Full Cloud Business Processes with SAP BTP Integration Suite

For contemporary organizations in the digital age cloud and hybrid Integrations are becoming the number one strategic priority. On their long way to the cloud SAP customers must integrate applications across diverse and complex application landscapes and ecosystems. Seamless and stable integration between cloud and on-premises application is a top requirement. This session provides deep insights into the SAP based iPaaS solution (Integration Platform as a service) based on Business Technology Platform (BTP). Attendees will learn how to leverage integration needs with prepackaged integrations scenarios provided by SAP. Additionally, they will also gain insights on when and how to develop custom integrations to establish business processes across your hybrid system landscape.

You will:

  • Receive a deep knowledge in modern cloud and on-prem hybrid integration scenarios. [newline][bullet] Achieve a good overview of technical SAP BTP functionalities to establish cloud and on-prem Integrations.
  • Earn insights of predefined integration content providing by SAP supporting your integration projects.
  • Learn how to develop your custom integrations with SAP BTP Integration Services.
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Martin Hastik
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
IT Flexibility and Agility = Advanced Event Mesh and SAP BTP

The ability to react and adapt to change has never been more important in today’s business climate. Customers need to maintain their competitive edge while maintaining a clean core BUT how can you do that in a flexible and agile manner. The answer is the adoption of Event Driven Architecture. Event Driven Architecture enables applications and extensions to be delivered in such a way that they can be easily evolved over time without disruption. In this session, we will dig into Event Driven Architecture, the core principles and how they can be applied and used with core SAP BTP Services like UI5, Business Process Automation and Cloud Integration. We will demonstrate several scenarios and the setup to configure these scenarios including the various SAP BTP Services and the Advanced Event Mesh. You can expect to gain an appreciation for how to use SAP BTP services in an Event Driven Way. 

You will:

  • Learn the core aspects of an EDA Platform.
  • Understand how EDA can be applied to SAP BTP Services.
  • Explore how to configure the new Advanced Event Mesh Adapter for Cloud Integration.
  • Advanced Event Mesh with SAP Business Process Automation.
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Scott Dillon
March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 5:10 PM
SAP S/4HANA Journey: Planning, Implementation, Thriving Post Go-Live with SAP Enterprise Architecture

Learn how to navigate complex ERP transitions as we guide you from initial planning and implementation to thriving in the post go-live phase. Dive into the heart of the SAP S/4HANA journey, where each step is a stride toward greater efficiency and innovation. Explore SAP's Enterprise Architecture framework, which showcases strategies, best practices, and real-world success stories. Unlock the keys to a successful SAP S/4HANA journey that maximizes your enterprise's potential and chart your path to sustainable success in the dynamic world of modern business.

You will:

  • Govern Complex ERP Transitions: Gain the skills to navigate intricate ERP transitions, from initial planning and implementation to thriving post go-live.
  • Fuel Efficiency and Innovation: Dive into the SAP S/4HANA journey, where every step accelerates efficiency and sparks innovation within your enterprise.
  • Leverage SAP's Framework: Explore SAP's Enterprise Architecture framework, discover effective strategies and best practices, and draw inspiration from real-world success stories.
  • Unlock the keys to a thriving SAP S/4HANA journey and chart your path to sustainable success in the ever-evolving world of modern business.
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Mark Filus
March 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 21, 2024 at 9:40 AM
Drive Agility and Build a Composable Enterprise with API-led Integration

Deliver end-to-end automation, innovation and respond quicker as a composable enterprise. Learn about the benefits of an API-led integration approach. Explore SAP’s lifecycle API management capabilities, ways to support API development securely across and easier with Graph, SAP’s one unified API across mixed landscapes, while improving developer productivity.

You will:

  • Understand how to implement and streamline automation processes across the entire enterprise.
  • Learn strategies and techniques to foster innovation within the organization.
  • Explore the concept of a composable enterprise and discover how it enables organizations to quickly adapt and respond to changing business needs.

 

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Craig Stasila
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Utilizing DevOps and Generative AI to Enforce Governance

When doing enterprise architecture, it is important that you define guidelines, standards and templates, for how development and architecture should function. What if instead of just defining principles, you could utilize DevOps to enforce Governance.

You will:

  • Hear about what is DevOps from an Enterprise Architecture view.
  • Understand how it can be used to enforce Governance.
  • Learn how you can use Generative AI to automate work for you in DevOps.
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Peter Kreiner-Sasady
March 21, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 12:10 PM
An Enterprise Architects Guide to SAP Business Technology Platform

The session explores the role of enterprise architects in leveraging the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) to drive digital transformation within organizations. It highlights the key components and capabilities of the SAP BTP and provides insights on how enterprise architects can effectively design and implement solutions using this platform. You will gain a deeper understanding of the SAP BTP's potential for enabling innovation, enhancing agility, and optimizing business processes within your organization.

You will:

  • Understand the capabilities and design principals of SAP BTP.
  • Explore how EA’s put SAP BTP Knowledge to practical.
  • Use Top Resources to enable learning and adoption of SAP BTP for EA’s.

 

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Martin Mysyk
March 18, 2024 at 1:00 PM — March 18, 2024 at 4:00 PM
Pre-Conference: Harnessing AI for Business Transformation as an Enterprise Architect

The rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has ushered in a new era of innovation and disruption across industries. This session will navigate the pivotal role of enterprise architect in orchestrating AI-powered business transformations. It encompasses the strategic fusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with architectural principles, illuminating how architects can drive and optimize organizational change. This abstract underscores the critical aspect of leveraging AI as a transformative catalyst, with enterprise architects as architects of change. From strategic planning to implementation, it delineates the architect's pivotal role in harnessing AI's potential for reshaping businesses. You will:

  • Integrate AI Strategically: Develop a clear strategy for integrating AI into your enterprise architecture to drive transformative business outcomes.
  • Architect for Change: Embrace the role of an architect of change by aligning AI initiatives with architectural principles to optimize organizational transformation.
  • Leverage AI Catalyst: Recognize AI as a transformative catalyst and leverage it to unlock new opportunities, efficiencies, and innovation within your organization.
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Mark Filus

This track focuses on managing infrastructure, system administration, and monitoring in on-premise environments, while also exploring cloud infrastructure management, hybrid cloud architecture, DevOps practices, security, compliance, and monitoring in the cloud to optimize operations and leverage the advantages of both on-premise and cloud-based systems.

March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Café Session: Empowering SAP AI Initiatives: Unveiling the Critical Role of Data Infrastructure

Looking at doing an AI initiative sometime in 2024? Join this session to learn how the right storage infrastructure can help your teams deliver maximum efficiency at every step of the AI process. Get practical tips on optimizing performance, enhancing availability, and lowering costs not only for your SAP AI projects but also your SAP HANA platform, and analytics environments.

You will:

  • Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities posed by the storage demands of SAP AI workloads.
  • Hear about key considerations in designing scalable and high-performance storage architectures that align with the dynamic needs of SAP AI Initiatives.
  • Understand storage considerations for automating workflows and orchestrating changes for SAP HANA databases.   
  • Receive tips for getting the most of your storage infrastructure for SAP in the context of data, AI, speed, simplified management and top efficiency to make the management of the platform easier thus freeing up valuable resources for proactive activities.
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Ryan Arsenault
March 19, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Case Study: Enhancing SAP ECC 6 EHP6 Landscape: A Case Study of Vita Coco's AWS Migration

n response to complex challenges within their SAP ECC 6 EHP6 landscape, Vita Coco partnered with YASH Technologies to implement a comprehensive solution. Facing issues ranging from security and compliance to system efficiency and upgrade procedures, Vita Coco sought to future-proof their ERP environment while addressing current limitations. YASH Technologies orchestrated a seamless migration of Vita Coco's ERP environment to AWS, aimed at bolstering architectural robustness and application capabilities. A pivotal aspect of the solution was the implementation of AWS Control Tower, enabling centralized governance, enhanced security, operational efficiency, scalability, and risk mitigation. This approach not only addressed Vita Coco's immediate concerns but also positioned them to optimize AWS infrastructure, resources, and investments while ensuring compliance and achieving business objectives. The case study exemplifies how leveraging AWS Control Tower facilitates streamlined account management, improved security posture, operational performance, and drives digital transformation initiatives in AWS environments.

You will:

  • Understand the challenges faced within an SAP ECC 6 EHP6 landscape, including security, compliance, system efficiency, and upgrade procedures.
  • Explore the partnership between Vita Coco and YASH Technologies to implement a comprehensive solution aimed at future-proofing the ERP environment while addressing current limitations.
  • Delve into the pivotal role of AWS Control Tower in orchestrating a seamless migration to AWS, facilitating centralized governance, enhanced security, operational efficiency, scalability, and risk mitigation for Vita Coco, ultimately driving digital transformation initiatives in AWS environments.
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Eddie Brophy
March 19, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Case Study: The Under Armour Transformation - Secure and Scale Your Business with AWS for SAP

Want to achieve digital transformation while bolstering your enterprise security? Follow in the footsteps of Under Armour. In this session, Under Armour will share how they modernized and secured their extensive SAP environment in the cloud while minimizing disruption to their rapidly growing business.

You will:

  • Dive deep into Under Armour’s uncompromising approach to securing their SAP environment in the cloud, leveraging and proven cybersecurity best practices and access to 143 security protocols from AWS. 
  • Learn how Under Armour also leverages the extensive cloud infrastructure and access to 200+ services from AWS to improve reliability, maximize performance, and automate SAP deployment and operations. 
  • Hear their story and get applicable lessons to speed your migration, secure your SAP environment, and scale your business today.
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Gaurav Singh
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Tushar Srivastava
March 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Case Study: The Tile Shop Case Shifts from Infrastructure to Efficiency, Innovation and AI with SAP on Azure

90-days after migrating their SAP workloads to the cloud, The Tile Shop made the shift from managing infrastructure to rapidly adopting innovation. In this session, The Tile Shop Director of IT, Eric Pawlowski, shares how automation, AI, and the cloud are enabling cost savings and efficiencies that have changed the way their IT team operates. And, how their solid modernization plan led to a successful migration, fast-tracking innovative opportunities for the business. Bring your questions as Eric will discuss the details of how his team has adopted and is using innovation to support SAP on the cloud.:

You will: 

  • Learn how to use automation to take care of day-to-day repetitive tasks.
  • Understand the advantages of AI to proactively self-healing networks.
  • Adopt FinOps best practices for cost modeling and continuous savings opportunities.
  • Explore criticality of building out subscriptions, policies, networking during migration planning.
  • Learn how a modernization plan leads to a successful deployment and migration, fast-tracking innovation after go-live.
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Eric Pawlowski
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Adam Mommersteeg
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 10:50 AM
Impact20: Three Keys to Successfully Moving Your On-Premises SAP Solution to the Cloud

The move to the cloud has been underway for more than a decade. Each company is unique, but there are common challenges when migrating your SAP solution landscape to the cloud. Discuss the benefits, security, ROI, and even some surprises associated with adopting SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

You will:

  • Hear about the challenges when moving to the cloud.
  • Discuss benefits, security, ROI associated with adopting SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
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Brent Schroeder
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:30 PM
Impact20: A Clear SAP Modernization Roadmap: How to Innovate Faster Post Migration

The Tile Shop was planning for rapid modernization post go live on Azure. Join us for this 20-minute session on the show floor to hear how The Tile Shop planned their roadmap and hit the ground running towards Azure.

You will:

  • Learn how to use automation to take care of day-to-day repetitive tasks.
  • Understand the advantages of AI to proactively self-healing networks.
  • Hear how a modernization plan leads to a successful deployment and migration, fast-tracking innovation after go-live.
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Adam Mommersteeg
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Eric Pawlowski
March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 20, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Re-Imagine Your Application Lifecycle Management Strategy

This session focuses on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), which coordinates innovation while keeping your business steady and healthy. SAP has forward-thinking plans to help our customers’ cloud transformation journey with critical ALM tools such as SAP Cloud ALM, SAP Solution Manager, and SAP Focused Run. You will learn about SAP Cloud ALM, SAP's innovative and cloud-native ALM solution for implementing and operating the intelligent enterprise. Gain an understanding of the key advantages of SAP Cloud ALM’s simple and effective methods and experience its user-friendly interfaces. Next, we'll talk about SAP Focused Run. It's a useful tool that can be used in all sorts of advanced system management situations. It can keep an eye on both SAP and non-SAP systems, on-premise and in the cloud, and gives you a centralized view of all of your vital systems across your entire landscape. At the end of the session, attendees will have a clear understanding of which ALM tool fits best with their current and future needs. You'll also be confidently equipped with the necessary know-how to start using SAP Cloud ALM today. Finally, you’ll learn about the future role of SAP Solution Manager and how benefit from SAP Focused Run for effective system management.

You will: 

  • Find out the value of SAP’s updated ALM portfolio.
  • Get the latest in SAP Solution Manager development.
  • Redesign your ALM strategy together with your business strategy.
  • Find out who benefits from SAP Focused Run.
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Tim Steuer
March 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Best Practices to Approaching Transformation: Combine SAP Signavio, SAP Cloud ALM and Tricentis for an Optimized Outcome

Dive into the world of cloud transformation with SAP's Transformation Suite approach. This deeper look into the suite's components including SAP Signavio, SAP Cloud ALM, SAP Business Transformation Center, and Tricentis Test Automation for SAP, will guide attendees through the process of transforming their businesses. Discover how to fuel business innovation at scale using the suite's cohesive infrastructure, enabling easy collaboration between enterprise and solution architects. Uncover the efficiency of the transformation process through auto-tracking of project progress and realise transformation status. We will also navigate you through the crucial first steps in transitioning to the cloud via the transformation suite approach. Learn how to customise the suite to address specific needs. Attendees will have a better understanding of how the transformation suite can stimulate innovation within their organizations. Gain valuable knowledge about how the suite's components work collectively to provide an unmatched suite experience and guidance on initiating your journey to the cloud.

You will:

  • Drive Business innovation at scale.
  • Learn about the planned integration of SAP Signavio and SAP Cloud ALM.
  • Leverage SAP S/4HANA Best Practices to cut project duration.
  • Provide high quality in an agile environment with test automation.
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Tim Steuer
March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 19, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Best practices on AWS to save millions of dollars from business disruption

Adoption of AWS cloud for hosting Well-Architected SAP applications accelerated business growth for a Fortune 500 IT company. During this session, speakers will reveal a case study, how the customer made the decision to re-platform on SUSE, implemented a robust landscape that resulted in millions of dollars' savings by avoiding business disruption and streamlining operations. The best practices demonstrate that, by leveraging ground breaking SUSE co-innovations with AWS, customers can craft right strategies and technologies to derive business value without making process or functional changes in their mission critical SAP landscape.

You will:

  • Get an Overview of the customer's SAP landscape on AWS. [newline][bullet] Hear about Challenges with the old platform: frequent business disruption; security vulnerability; manual process for the patching.
  • Learn about Co-innovation between AWS and SUSE that addressed all the issues and the benefits.
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Sherry Yu
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Soumya Sekhar Das
March 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 18, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference: RISE with SAP and GROW with SAP: A Comprehensive Overview

As business models rapidly evolve and technology changes accelerate, enterprises such as yours are striving to enable the former by fully utilizing the latter. SAP’s capabilities and offerings allow your enterprise can run in an efficient, agile, scalable, intelligent, secure, and sustainable manner. RISE with SAP and GROW with SAP are the two frameworks SAP provides to simplify and accelerate customer’s journey to the cloud and thus enable them to run in an efficient, agile, scalable, intelligent, secure, and sustainable manner. Attend this session to obtain a comprehensive understanding of RISE and GROW.

You will:

  • Learn about the drivers for RISE and GROW.
  • Discover in a deep dive of RISE about its components & benefits.
  • Delve into GROW including its components & benefits.
  • Hear from selected RISE & GROW customer success stories.
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Anurag Barua
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Securing SAP on Azure: A Deep Dive into Achieving CIS Level 1 Compliance with SUSE Linux

As organizations increasingly leverage SAP solutions hosted on Microsoft Azure, ensuring robust security measures is paramount. This talk delves into the intricacies of achieving CIS (Center for Internet Security) Level 1 security compliance specifically tailored for SAP landscapes running on SUSE Linux within the Azure cloud environment. The presentation kicks off with a comprehensive overview of the CIS Level 1 security benchmarks, then transitions to the unique considerations and challenges involved in implementing CIS security measures within an Azure infrastructure running SUSE Linux. The talk will also explore the role of continuous monitoring, threat detection, and incident response strategies in maintaining CIS Level 1 compliance over time.

You will:

  • Gain insights into the specific security controls and best practices recommended by CIS, focusing on aspects such as authentication, access controls, and secure configuration, with a specialized lens on SUSE Linux environments.
  • Explore Real-world scenarios and practical examples to illustrate successful implementations and potential pitfalls to avoid.
  • Get equipped with the knowledge needed to secure SAP landscapes on Azure, specifically on SUSE Linux, against a backdrop of evolving cyber threats.
  • Gain actionable insights to effectively navigate the intersection of SAP, Azure, and SUSE Linux, ensuring a resilient and compliant security posture for their enterprise-grade SAP deployments.
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Mike Nelson
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Allen Bannon
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Prakash Pattaiyan
March 19, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 19, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Sustainable and Efficient Management of Your SAP Systems Running on Hyperscalers

It doesn’t make sense to run your SAP systems – especially non-production systems – 24/7 in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) aka Hyperscaler environments like you used to for on-premise deployments, because infrastructure costs and energy consumption will explode. SAP Landscape Management Cloud is a service that runs on SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) that focuses on this challenge. It helps to optimize your cloud spending and energy consumption with smart capabilities like pattern-driven stop, start, scale in and out of your SAP systems and related infrastructure. A comprehensive analytics capability gives you an SAP system-centric cost and energy consumption overview. Furthermore, SAP Landscape Management Cloud helps you to automate and accelerate system refreshes.

You will:

  • Get an overview about the capabilities.
  • Learn what innovations are planned.
  • Watch a demo with key usage scenarios.
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Jens Rolke
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
An Expert's Guide to Achieve Seamless Hybrid and Full Cloud Business Processes with SAP BTP Integration Suite

For contemporary organizations in the digital age cloud and hybrid Integrations are becoming the number one strategic priority. On their long way to the cloud SAP customers must integrate applications across diverse and complex application landscapes and ecosystems. Seamless and stable integration between cloud and on-premises application is a top requirement. This session provides deep insights into the SAP based iPaaS solution (Integration Platform as a service) based on Business Technology Platform (BTP). Attendees will learn how to leverage integration needs with prepackaged integrations scenarios provided by SAP. Additionally, they will also gain insights on when and how to develop custom integrations to establish business processes across your hybrid system landscape.

You will:

  • Receive a deep knowledge in modern cloud and on-prem hybrid integration scenarios.
  • Achieve a good overview of technical SAP BTP functionalities to establish cloud and on-prem Integrations.
  • Earn insights of predefined integration content providing by SAP supporting your integration projects.
  • Learn how to develop your custom integrations with SAP BTP Integration Services.
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Martin Hastik
March 20, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Exploring SAP S/4HANA Migration Options – Public Cloud, Private Cloud, or On-Premise

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA is a critical decision for organizations aiming to modernize their ERP systems. One key consideration is determining the optimal deployment option: public, private, or on-premise. By exploring these SAP S/4HANA migration options, organizations can make informed decisions based on their unique requirements, considering data sensitivity, compliance regulations, budget constraints, and IT infrastructure preferences. Choosing the right path for SAP S/4HANA migration sets the foundation for a successful digital transformation journey and paves the way for future growth and innovation.

You will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the various deployment options for SAP S/4HANA migration: public cloud, private cloud, and on-premise.
  • Explore the benefits and advantages of each deployment model, including scalability, flexibility, reduced infrastructure management, enhanced security, customization options, data sovereignty, and direct infrastructure management.
  • Understand the factors to consider when selecting the appropriate migration path, such as data sensitivity, compliance regulations, budget constraints, and IT infrastructure preferences.
  • Acquire insights to make informed decisions regarding the optimal SAP S/4HANA migration option that aligns with their organization's unique requirements and long-term strategic goals.
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Kiran Musunuru
March 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Efficiently Manage Your SAP Systems in Hybrid Environments with SAP Landscape Management

This session focuses on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), which coordinates innovation while keeping your business steady and healthy. SAP has forward-thinking plans to help our customers’ cloud transformation journey with critical ALM tools such as SAP Cloud ALM, SAP Solution Manager, and SAP Focused Run.
Attendees will learn about SAP Cloud ALM, SAP's innovative and cloud-native ALM solution for implementing and operating the intelligent enterprise. Gain an understanding of the key advantages of SAP Cloud ALM’s simple and effective methods and experience its user-friendly interfaces.
Next, we'll talk about SAP Focused Run. It's a useful tool that can be used in all sorts of advanced system management situations. It can keep an eye on both SAP and non-SAP systems, on-premise and in the cloud, and gives you a centralized view of all of your vital systems across your entire landscape.
At the end of the session, attendees will have a clear understanding of which ALM tool fits best with their current and future needs. You'll also be confidently equipped with the necessary know-how to start using SAP Cloud ALM today. Finally, you’ll learn about the future role of SAP Solution Manager and how benefit from SAP Focused Run for effective system management.

You will:

  • Find out the value of SAP’s updated ALM portfolio.
  • Get the latest in SAP Solution Manager development. 
  • Redesign your ALM strategy together with your business strategy.
  • Find out who benefits from SAP Focused Run.
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Jens Rolke
March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 5:10 PM
Mastering Cloud Economics: Effective Strategies for Managing Cloud Costs

In today's digital landscape, harnessing the full potential of cloud technology is crucial for businesses. However, effective cost management within the cloud is equally important. This session offers valuable insights and strategies for organizations looking to optimize their cloud investments. Explore the key principles of cloud economics, discover best practices for controlling costs, and gain practical knowledge to make the most of your cloud resources.

You will:

  • Understand the essential principles of cloud economics, including the key factors that contribute to cloud costs.
  • Learn effective strategies and best practices for managing and controlling cloud expenses, ensuring you stay within budget.
  • Explore techniques for optimizing cloud resources, so you get the most value out of your investments while minimizing waste.
  •  Delve nto real-world case studies and examples of successful cloud cost management.
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Kiran Musunuru
March 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM — March 21, 2024 at 9:40 AM
Move From SAP Solution Manager to SAP Cloud ALM: Tips and Tricks

Transitioning to SAP Cloud ALM is a priority for many customers looking to improve operations, service, and implementation in 2024. In this session, you will learn about the various transition scenarios and obtain guidance from SAP on how to plan and execute your transition to SAP Cloud ALM. We will cover the maintenance strategy for SAP Solution Manager, which will help determine the right time to move to the cloud. You will also learn about the various benefits of SAP Cloud ALM, including the ability to manage implementation, operations, and change at your own pace. SAP supports customers during their transition to SAP Cloud ALM with services, learning offerings, and additional tools. The session will also highlight the available resources and how to use them to make the transition as smooth and efficient as possible. Overall, you will come away with a better understanding of the benefits of transitioning to SAP Cloud ALM, as well as the available resources and guidance from SAP to support your transition. You will also gain insight into why adopting SAP Cloud ALM is important and how it can help manage implementation, operations, and change at their own pace. Key takeaways include the prioritization of moving to SAP Cloud ALM for operations and service in 2024, the importance of adopting SAP Cloud ALM overall, and the support and resources available from SAP during the transition process.

You will: 

  • Define your roadmap for SAP Cloud ALM.
  • Avoid maintenance issues with SAP Solution Manager.
  • Leverage monitoring in SAP Cloud ALM to reduce your TCO.
  • Start your transition journey with the SAP Readiness Check.
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Tim Steuer
March 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 11:10 AM
Operations of SAP Business Technology Platform with SAP Cloud ALM

Learn how SAP Cloud ALM’s capabilities support the different SaaS services and as well as custom-built applications based on SAP Business Technology Platform. See how SAP Cloud ALM acts as a single entry point to manage and monitor the health, integrations, exceptions, and performance of SAP BTP services and applications. Get a glimpse on the product roadmap and see which innovations will come next.
You will:

  • Discover SAP Cloud ALM's support for diverse SaaS services & custom apps on SAP BTP. 
  • Centralize monitoring of SAP BTP services with SAP Cloud ALM. 
  • Drive optimal performance and resolve exceptions efficiently. 
  • Get a sneak peek at upcoming innovations on the product roadmap.
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Evan Stoddard
March 21, 2024 at 11:30 AM — March 21, 2024 at 12:10 PM
Empowering Efficient SAP System Management with SAP BTP and SAP Landscape Management Cloud

See how SAP Landscape Management Cloud software lets you optimize and automate your SAP system management, such as for SAP S/4HANA. Combine SAP Landscape Management Cloud with other SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) services using provided events and REST APIs, and automate your landscape management use cases.
You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the features and functionalities of SAP Landscape Management Cloud and SAP system management processes with a focus on SAP S/4HANA landscapes.
  • Learn how to integrate SAP Landscape Management Cloud with other SAP BTP services using provided events and REST APIs.
  • Discover where SAP Landscape Management Cloud can be leveraged to automate landscape management operations.
  • Explore how the integration of SAP Landscape Management Cloud with SAP BTP can lead to enhanced productivity, streamlined operations, and improved system management efficiency.

This track offers a comprehensive understanding of its core components and services, including application development, integration, database management, analytics, and intelligent technologies, as well as their capabilities, features, and use cases, to effectively leverage the platform for driving digital transformation and innovation within an organization.​

March 19, 2024 at 2:10 PM — March 19, 2024 at 2:50 PM
Case Study: Exploring Johnson & Johnson's SAP BTP Implementation Path to Industrialization from Groundwork

The session will cover topics such as the motivations behind the implementation, key challenges faced and overcome, the evolutionary phases involved, leveraging SAP BTP for business transformation, best practices and lessons learned, as well as the achieved results and future outlook. This session offers a concise overview of Johnson & Johnson's path to industrialization through SAP BTP.

You will:

  • Gain insights into the initial groundwork and planning stages of the implementation process. Deep dive into the mechanism of how J&J operationalized SAP BTP.
  • Learn about their Evolutionary Phases: Crawl, Walk, Run.
  • Explore Best Practices and Lessons Learned
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Naveen Rokkam
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Aravinda Boyapati
March 20, 2024 at 1:10 PM — March 20, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Case Study: Automating the Concur Receipt Download Using SAP BTP-Integration Suite and SAP Build Process Automation

Hard time for the users to identify the Item level Receipt Images for each report ID. High Volume of Images. Human errors while downloading the Images. Time consuming to rename the Image files with Item description after the download. Saving Images in local storage/desktop. Concur is an expense management system that allows businesses to track and manage employee expenses. The process of downloading images from Concur can be time-consuming and manual, especially for large organizations with a high volume of transactions. This session proposes a solution to automate the Concur image download process using SAP Business Technology Platform Integration Suite (BTP-IS). The proposed solution utilizes SAP BTP-IS to create an integration flow that automatically downloads images from Concur and stores them in a designated repository. The integration flow is triggered by a scheduled event, such as a daily or weekly timer. The solution has several benefits:

  • The reduced time and manual effort required to download images and renaming the images.
  • Improved efficiency of image storage and retrieval.
  • Increased accuracy and consistency of image downloads.
  • Reduced errors.

The solution is easy to implement and can be customized to meet the specific needs of an organization.

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Balakalyan Podili
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Manisha Gupta
March 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 4:10 PM
Case Study: Vision to Reality: Hanesbrands's Journey to SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP Datasphere

By the end of this session, you will have a firsthand understanding of Hanesbrands' successful implementation of SAP Datasphere and SAP Business Technology Platform. Join us to gain valuable insights, inspiration, and practical knowledge that can guide your journey toward harnessing your enterprise data's full potential.

You will:

  • Learn about the greenfield implementation of SAP Datasphere with SAP S/4HANA Program.
  • Understand how SAP Datasphere provides Optimized Data Federation, Modeling & Reporting via SAC. Utilizing layered architecture LSA enables rapidly changing needs IL for Inbound Layer, HL Harmonization Layer, PL for propagation layer and RL for reporting layer.
  • Explore how BW Bridge is not only meant for migrating existing BW environment to DWC, but it is a crucial tool to utilize ODP-SAPI Extractors in DWC.
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Pravin Gupta
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David Elam
March 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM — March 20, 2024 at 5:10 PM
Case Study: From Essbase to SAC: How SAC Enables Faster and More Accurate Planning and Reporting Capability for Blue Diamond Growers

As part of the enhancements and upgrades for both the planning tools and process, Blue Diamond Growers is undertaking an initiative to enhance and optimize its Planning, Budgeting, Fore