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#SAPRunsSAP – SAP CIO Blog is moving to the #SCN !

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As of May 1, 2014, the “SAP CIO Blog” will be featured in the SAP Runs SAP space on the SAP Community Network (SCN).

The SAP Runs SAP space covers topics related to how SAP runs SAP, and is dedicated to future thinking, identifying trends, and sharing our experiences. CIO Björn Goerke and other SAP IT thought leaders are joined by experts from around the company to share their knowledge here. Now, you can stay up to date on our latest projects, events, and media coverage, and participate in discussions and ask questions in one stop. Join us!

Webcast Invite – #SAPRunsSAP in the Cloud (AU/NZ) with SAP CIO Björn Goerke

Webcast – Australia/New Zealand time zone

SAP runs SAP in the Cloud, with SAP global CIO Björn Goerke

 

Have you ever dreamed of faster, simpler and smarter solutions that allow you to innovate your business model and move your company to a new level of performance – without any upfront spending?

Join us for a webcast and learn how: SAP runs SAP in the Cloud

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Time: 11:00am Perth / 2:00pm Sydney (AEST) / 4.00pm NZ
Duration: 60-minutes
Register here

Hear from SAP CIO and Executive Vice President of Cloud and Infrastructure Delivery Björn Goerke on how SAP runs SAP in the Cloud, and learn how your organisation can transform to run simpler.

By enabling analysis on live transactional data in real time, the SAP HANA platform has the power to transform the way you run your business. But the question remains: what’s the best way to deploy this breakthrough in-memory technology for your company?
With limited resources, your IT group may seek a quick, cost-effective deployment and ramp-up experience. After all, real-time business is about speed – and getting there should be fast, too.
This is where the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service can help.

 

This is your opportunity to hear how SAP uses a single instance of core applications in the cloud to serve 67,000 employees worldwide, and to securely connect 20,000 mobile workers to SAP data. Plus, find out how you too can take advantage of this service.

As one of the largest customers of SAP worldwide, SAP is using SAP to run faster, simpler and smarter.

Hear how SAP and our customers are gaining real-time insight – with the simplicity of the cloud.

This session is presented live from Melbourne, Australia, where Björn is presenting the opening keynote at Mastering SAP Technologies on Monday, 31 March.

 

Read Björn’s recent article on the changing role of a CIO.

For some examples of ‘SAP runs SAP’, see the SAP Global IT Blog — SAP Runs SAP

Don’t miss out – join us for SAP runs SAP in the Cloud [webcast]
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Register here

#SAPRunsSAP: How We Saved €340K Per Year

SAP’s idea management program is the idea hub for SAP employees. Submitting a winning idea – one that is implemented – strengthens SAP processes and innovation efforts. Check out this story on How We Saved €340K Per Year.

 

#SAPRunsSAP 2013 Highlights [VIDEO]

 

  • Michael Golz, SAP Americas CIO and Head of the SAP Runs SAP team, talks about the SAP internal adoption of Business Suite on SAP HANA and the Role of IT:

 

  • Björn Goerke, Executive Vice President of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and Chief Information Officer SAP AG, shares his view on the combined value for customers.

 

  • A message from Helen Arnold, Head of Business Innovation and Application Services at SAP AG:

 

  • Björn Goerke, the new corporate CIO of SAP, explains the redefined role of the CIO and his important task: Accelerating Innovation for the Customer.

 

  • SAP Runs SAP Cloud Hangout with Oxford Economics

 

  • SAP Runs SAP Hangout with Jonathan Becher, SAP CMO, and Michael Golz, SAP CIO Americas

 

  • SAP Runs SAP Cloud Solutions for HR Business Excellence with Brigette McInnis-Day

 

  • Discover how SAP Runs SAP Mobile Solutions with Wolfgang Hegmann, Enterprise Architect and speaker in SAP TechEd Las Vegas and Amsterdam.

 

  • Interview: The IT colleagues who run the network and client management for the conferences. Andreas Koch, IT Manager and Michael Reiser, IT Architect Expert talk about ‘SAP TechEd IT: Behind the Servers’.

 

  • SAP Runs SAP Cloud Solutions to Supercharge Talent

#SAPRunsSAP Chat with @geoffreyamoore & @MikeGolz

Join us for an SAP Runs SAP TweetChat with Geoffrey Moore, best-selling author, speaker, and business advisor, and Mike Golz, SAP CIO Americas.
 
 
In this interactive discussion, you can be a part of the conversation on enterprise mobility, analytics, in-memory, and the cloud, right from your mobile device!
  • Discuss the strategic challenges you face as business leaders today
  • Hear about Geoffrey’s newest book, Escape Velocity
    • Addresses the central dilemma established firms face: how to continue to harvest past success while driving the organization, its people and its processes, toward future growth and opportunities.
  • Learn how the SAP Runs SAP innovation program  is an enabler for the business and makes SAP its own best-reference customer

 

When: Tuesday, October 29, 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm CET

Where: TweetChat.com or via Twitter following #SAPChat

How to Participate
Chat and Ask Questions
  • The tweetchat is at #SAPchat. Join the conversation and tweet your comments/questions about #SAPRunsSAP while following the live stream of tweets – using the #SAPChat hashtag.
  • What’s a tweetchat? It’s a real-time “meeting” on Twitter, 140 characters at a time. Simply log in to Twitter (you can create an account at www.twitter.com) and include the hashtag #SAPchat along with your comments and questions. You’ll be in the conversation! Watch the stream of tweets with any Twitter app, such as Tweetdeck, Hootsuite or Tweetchat.com
 
About our SAP Runs SAP Chat Speakers
  
 
 
Geoffrey Moore
Author, Speaker, Advisor
@geoffreyamoore
 
Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker and business advisor to many of the leading companies in the high-tech sector, including Cisco, Cognizant, Compuware, HP, Microsoft, SAP, and Yahoo!.
 
Geoffrey divides his time between consulting on strategy and transformation challenges with senior executives and speaking internationally on those same topics. His latest book Escape Velocity: Free Your Company’s Future from the Pull of the Past, keeps this intent in mind and is the result of his years of experience working with large enterprises.
 
Escape Velocity is Moore’s sixth book for business leaders in the high-tech sector. His first book, Crossing the Chasm, which addresses the challenges of gaining initial adoption for disruptive innovations, continues to be a best seller and required reading in business schools and entrepreneurship curricula. Moore wrote four subsequent books which addressed the challenges faced by management when competing in hyper-growth markets (Inside the Tornado) and those faced by investors when managing a high-tech stock portfolio (The Gorilla Game). The two additional books both address the organizational challenges faced by established enterprises, in one case posed by the volatility of the technology sector overall (Living on the Fault Line), in the other by the need to reignite innovation in mature franchises (Dealing with Darwin). Escape Velocity rounds out these efforts in service to established enterprises by laying out a comprehensive program for engaging with next-generation trends while maintaining their core franchises.
 
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Michael Golz
SVP & CIO Americas, SAP
@MikeGolz
 
Mike Golz, Senior Vice President & CIO Americas at SAP, oversees all IT infrastructure and applications in North America and Latin America, aligning information and technology strategy with SAP’s business strategy, directing the investment in IT to support the organization’s goals and providing best-in-class processes and reliable, optimized operations for all SAP lines of business in the Americas.
 
Mike also leads the unique Global “SAP Runs SAP” program which highlights IT and Product Development in areas of Enterprise Mobility, In-Memory Technology, Green IT and Cloud. As a result, SAP Global IT has become the company’s best customer reference, and Mike frequently speaks to customers about IT’s first-hand experiences with SAP software.
 
Previously, Mike was Senior Vice President, Global IT Application Services with worldwide responsibility for SAP’s internal business applications and external platforms, covering the entire spectrum of SAP solutions for SAP’s employees. Prior to that, Mike led SAP’s Product System Services unit providing the system infrastructure for SAP’s worldwide Education, Sales and Consulting lines of business. 

#SAPRunsSAP Social Media Decathlon is Kicking-Off!

  • What is the SAP Runs SAP Social Media Decathlon?
  • The first-ever SAP Runs SAP social media campaign – a four-day online event
    featuring Google hangouts, Tweetchats, webinars, and more with top-notch guest
    speakers.
  • What is SAP Runs SAP?
  • The official SAP Runs SAP program is run by the Business Innovations &
    Application Services team, and brings innovation to life by collaborating with
    the lines of business and product development to showcase our solutions to SAP
    customers and partners.
 
Here is a schedule of highlighted live events and featured participants for the Decathlon!
 
 

 

  • Why join?
    • During the campaign you will get to know the latest projects, mission-critical
      system upgrades, brand new apps, and best practices while experiencing how we -
      and you – run SAP.
  • How can you contribute?
    • Get involved, share your thoughts on the content presented, join the events and feel free to comment
    • Share our content if you already use/like these innovations of SAP
    • Use the #SAPRunsSAP on Twitter if you do run SAP!
 
 
For the latest updates, follow our SAP Runs SAP social media:

SAP wins iCMG Architecture Excellence Award 2013

 

“iCMG is a global leader in Enterprise and IT Architecture and widely acknowledged for its expertise in addressing enterprise problems, change, and complexity. Interim Chief Information Officer, Axel Bülow, said, ‘to receive the iCMG Global Excellence award, which recognizes the best architecture implementations in the industry, demonstrates the world-class standard of innovative thinking within the SAP Global IT organization. This is a truly remarkable achievement and I extend my congratulations to everyone involved in keeping SAP at the forefront of innovative IT.’”

 

Read Matthias Wild’s full blog on accepting the award here.

The Future is Clearly Cloudy

Axel Buelow, Interim CIO, SAP AG, has written a blog on the Oxford Economics Cloud Platform Trends site.

“With all its economic, technological, and strategic advantages, the Cloud is clearly here to stay. But that doesn’t mean it is fully formed. In the years ahead, the Cloud and its related technologies will continue to evolve. Among the developments I envision for the future are…”

Read the full blog here.

Protecting the Cloud

 

Axel Buelow, Interim CIO, SAP AG, has written a blog on the Oxford Economics Cloud Platform Trends site.

“As I speak to customers around the world about the Cloud, I am especially attuned to their concerns about security. After all, anytime you move data from the safety of your own four walls, it’s only natural to worry about where that data goes – and how it is protected…”

Read the full blog here.

 

The Future of Business in Latin America, with Michael Golz

As CIO for SAP Americas, Michael Golz travels extensively throughout the Western Hemisphere. He recently returned from trips to Latin America, where he presented as part of the SAP Forums, whose theme was “The Future of Business.” Bill Kozel spoke with Michael about his impressions and observations.

 

Bill: Michael, how were your trips?

Michael: Fantastic. I had the pleasure of presenting at the events in São Paulo, Brazil, and Mexico City. These are key markets for SAP, and I was really blown away by the attendance, the scale, and the energy. The programs were SAPPHIRE-like events, with 6,000 to 8,000 people, a large show floor, and big theater presentations.

 

Bill: What were the key topics?

Michael: There was a very strong focus on SAP HANA – both for SAP Business Suite on HANA and as a platform. In Mexico City, Bill McDermott launched SAP Business Suite for SAP HANA in Latin America, and that generated a lot of excitement. SAP is the only company offering anything like this, and it’s a game-changer for enterprise software.

 

Bill: How did the audience respond?

Michael: Our message resonated very well. People understand that running SAP Business Suite in memory is really unique, because it takes away critical boundaries and restrictions that have made IT solutions, especially high-speed transactional and analytics applications, complex.

 

Bill: What did you tell them about SAP’s experience in running SAP CRM on SAP HANA?

Michael: We showed how we run our internal SAP CRM system on SAP HANA for more than 14,000 registered users, and support up to 10,000 concurrent users. These people represent all lines of business, from marketing to sales and support to finance to field services – all running on and sharing the same system, and all working with the same customer data.

As a result, SAP’s team gets a 360o view of every customer, from the first lead throughout the entire buying process to ongoing support. With CRM on SAP HANA, all transactions are processed on the same platform as our CRM Analytics. This means that all data is available in real-time, without the need to pre-configure cubes, drill-downs, and accelerations – it is all available in memory in an instant for whatever analysis you would like to run. That’s something that a lot of companies would really love to have. And we can show them how it runs in real life. We have very good proof points on processes that were never possible before.

We also showed that with SAP HANA, infrastructure and applications are moving closer together and becoming interwoven. So from an organizational perspective, there’s less of a divide.

 

Bill: What kind of questions did you get?

Michael: People asked a lot of very detailed and insightful questions about SAP CRM on SAP HANA, especially related to disaster recovery, failover scenarios.

They also asked whether we’re really running SAP HANA as a database – which we are. Some people still think of the traditional “sidecar” scenario. So when we tell them that their ordinary database will go away, they’re surprised and think about the implications for the system landscape and their teams. But when we explain that all their well-established SAP mechanisms and practices – including backup and restore – will still work the same way, they become more comfortable. They need to see a live, credible reference, and SAP is one.

The most exciting discussions with customers in both Brazil and Mexico were about business scenarios in different industries, from Financial Services to Engineering and Mining. We talked about the possibilities that SAP HANA brings and how they can apply to new business scenarios in their industry.

 

Bill: Was this a sneak preview of your presentations at SAPPHIRE NOW 2013?

Michael: Absolutely. Attendees can expect to hear a lot more about how we’re using SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA. And judging from my trip, that’s what everyone is most excited about.

 

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