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Get ready to get a huge dose of inspiration with the stories and discussions from the creative genius of SME superstars at the” Grow Your Next Generation Business forum on Thursday, June 5 at SAPPHIRE NOW.

Whether your business t-shirt size is S, M or L, you will learn from high-growth companies that have turned their aspirations into reality by growing into thriving and profitable businesses, and from thought leaders that have helped chart the course. Speakers will discuss how the creative use of SAP technology and innovation can help shape a new business landscape and set the pace that enables small and midsize businesses to thrive.

The forum is an all-day event on June 5, the final day of #SAPPHIRENOW, and runs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a great line up of participants. You will:

  • Discover best practices from companies that have used technology innovation to help them outpace competitors and level the playing field in their industry
  • Learn how co-innovation from SAP and its partner ecosystem is helping companies make their business growth aspirations a reality
  • Meet thought leaders and practitioners who have successfully executed their vision for growth and can share their experience
  • Discuss the potential impact of leading-edge innovations that promise to transform businesses just like yours


Our keynote will feature USA Today columnist and best-selling author, Rhonda Abrams.  In her presentation, Think Big and Take Your Business to the Next Level,” She will explain how to breakthrough barriers, consider new options, and find successful strategies to build  sustainable, high-growth companies. SAP executive Kevin Gilroy will also offer insights into key trends in the industry and how SAP can fuel SME growth using SAP solutions.

Check out the abstract for one of the sessions at the Grow Your Next Generation Business Forum on June 5:

Go From Startup to Rocking the Globe

Grow your new business by mastering the challenges of acquisitions, IPOs, global expansion, multichannel fulfillment, and supply chain optimization. Hear from Mark Hopkins, head of IT at Skullcandy, how the company uses cloud computing, business intelligence, and Web services integration to provide a cost-effective and agile platform for growth.

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