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Diversity as an Untapped Competitive Advantage: SapphireNow Panel

Join Us for a Panel Discussion on Diversity at SapphireNow in Orlando!

SAP will host a diversity panel discussion and luncheon during SapphireNow & the ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando next week. 

The organizers and panelists would love for you to attend, and for you to invite other customers and partners to join us if they’re interested in – or struggling with, or opinionated about – the topic: Diversity as an Untapped Competitive Advantage

TIMING
Lunch and panel discussion on Wednesday, May 16th from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

LOCATION
Hilton Orlando (connected to the Orlando Convention Center).

CONTENT OVERVIEW
Diversity continues to be a hot topic for corporations, organizations, and individuals as an element of competitive advantage and corporate culture.

Learn from other SAP customers how diversity of thought and perspective can produce positive business results.  Business leaders will share best practices highlighting diversity’s role as an engine for growth and innovation.

PANELISTS

The  luncheon will consist of a panel of both male and female leadership including business, diversity, and HR leaders from Deloitte, Northrop Grumman, and Southwire, among others.

Four panelists confirmed:

  • Tanya Dance Kelly, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
  • Sheryl Fikse, CIO, Southwire
  • Tam Tran, Systems Integration, Northrop Grumman
  • Mark Yolton, SVP, Communities & Social Media, SAP
  • Moderated by Phyllis Stewart Pires, VP and Global Head of Diversity, SAP

REGISTRATION
Please join us for this great luncheon event (everyone is invited; this is NOT for women only).  We anticipate an exciting and lively panel, and we hope and expect this will be a value-add to their SAPPHIRE NOW experience. 

To register yourself, go to Agenda Builder and search for keyword, “Customer Diversity Lunch at SAPPHIRE NOW”.  Under session #9153, click the blue drop down to add to your agenda. 

You are also welcome to reach out to your networks to promote this special lunch event and help us drive awareness and attendance.

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      Author's profile photo Bhanu Gupta
      Bhanu Gupta

      This sounds like a great event Mark. Any chance that it can be broadcasted live?

      Regards,

      Bhanu

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      Former Member

      Hi Bhanu: You're right - a lot of the SapphireNow + ASUG Annual Conference will be broadcast live, both on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SAPsoftware) or on the event site (http://sapandasug.com) - but I don't know about this special interest event.  I can imagine that it might not be, since there will be a panel discussion with audience interaction - and that will be difficult to properly video capture.  But I will ask the organizers.

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      Former Member

      We have an answer for Bhanu and others: Live streaming this activity was prohibitively expensive, so we won't live-stream it.  However, we are planning to videotape the event and will make it available shortly afterwards -- look for it on the SapphireNow platform on Friday sometime, along with other videos from SapphireNow in Orlando. 

      Author's profile photo Bhanu Gupta
      Bhanu Gupta

      Thanks for the prompt reply Mark. I will surely look out for the recording and post event blogs 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very interesting topic. I wish I were there. it's great to be able to watch the reply. Good Luck.

      Author's profile photo Martin English
      Martin English

      Looking forward to seeing the replay. thanks 🙂

      Author's profile photo Annie Chan
      Annie Chan

      I am keen to see the discussion. Replay, pls. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt

      We just got a link to the replay here: http://www.sapvirtualevents.com/SapphireNow/sessiondetails.aspx?sId=2472

      I see the video, but not sure the sound is working yet.

      Let me know please.

      Author's profile photo Annie Chan
      Annie Chan

      Hi Marilyn,

      The sound is working fine 🙂

      Cheers

      Annie

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt

      Thanks Annie,  I let them know that it wasn't working at first and they seem to have addressed.  I appreciate your response here!

      Author's profile photo Martin English
      Martin English

      Thanks Marilyn !!