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Palo Alto, CA – SAP is hosting over 20 CIOs from prestigious Universities around the world on April 22-23 in their Silicon Valley offices to dsicuss technology and the support of University and Research Institution missions. The intent is to trade executive perspectives on industry developments and trends, and to share the SAP development roadmap for technology planning, including the updates on developing technologies an software solutions

 

Current economic, demographic, and cultural changes are at an inflexion point for Universities and Research Institutions, and challenges
are greater than ever.  Industry topics to include:

 

  • Current business models are no longer sustainable
  • Intense competition for students
  • Public sector support and student/faculty tolerance is waning
  • Rapid innovation in cross-border and online education
  • Increasing student and faculty expectations for service and technology
  • Higher Education increasingly perceived as a service

           

The meeting agenda items include:

 

  • Industry Analyst Perspectives
  • HANA for Education
  • SAP Cloud Strategy
  • Strategic Partnership supporting HER
  • User Experiences and the SAP Roadmap
  • Strategy and Future Direction for SAP Analytics
  • Innovations for Higher Education

The goal is to share current SAP plans for software development, and to modify the SAP roadmap to most acutely meet the changing needs of educational institutions.  The meeting results will be tracked and reported.

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