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Is there anything interesting at SAPPHIRE for high tech companies?

Yes, if you are interested to see how the high tech industry is addressing their big challenges:

  • Change happens faster, everything is connected, customers are better informed and more demanding and the pressure to constantly deliver innovative products is greater than ever before
  • At the same time customer and supplier relationships are becoming more complex and volatile demand patterns make it difficult to align production and fulfillment operations
  • New business models, new technologies and constant change poses challenges to skills development and employee engagement efforts, compounded by a shortage of STEM (science technology engineering math) skills

How do high tech companies turn these challenges into their competitive advantage?

A recent McKinsey study shows that more than 60% of CEOs expect 15-50% of their earnings growth in the next 5 years to come from technology-enabled business innovations.

SAPPHIRE provides a great opportunity to learn about technology-enabled business innovations, solutions that leverage cloud, mobile, predictive analytics and in-memory computing.

Leading high tech companies like Intel, Adobe, EMC, eBay, Cisco, Lexmark, Applied Materials and many more will share how they take advantage of these technologies, enable new business models and change the way business is done.

In addition to seeing how these new solutions work and how simple it is to take advantage them, SAPPHIRE also provides a unique opportunity to network with your peers and meet other customers in 1:1 sessions.

We look forward to seeing you, June 3-5 2014, at SAPPHIRENOW 2014 in Orlando!


And here are just a few of the highlights for high tech:

Theater Presentations

  • Take Customer Engagement to the Next Level using Cloud: Bentley Systems
    Tuesday 4:00 PM
  • Target Business Critical Processes for Transformation: eBay
    Wednesday 8:30 AM
  • Power up Productivity with New Business Models and Mobile: Lexmark
    Wednesday 5:00 PM  (session time and location is updated!)

Customer Discussion Panel

  • Enable Responsive Manufacturing Processes
    Wednesday, 4:00 PM

Networking Events

  • Discrete Manufacturing Dinner  (invitation only) / Tuesday 6:30 PM
  • Discrete Manufacturing Breakfast(invitation only) / Wednesday 6:30 AM
  • Celebration Night / Wednesday 8:00 PM

ASUG sessions

  • High Tech ASUG SIG Track / Tuesday All Day
  • Why Did Varian Medical Systems Decide to Migrate to SOH? / Wednesday 4:15 PM
  • eBay: Roadmap to Success in Enterprise Analytics / Thursday 1:00 PM

Demo Theater sessions:

  • See How SAP Deploys Its Own Solutions
    Tuesday 1:30 PM & Wednesday 4:30 PM
  • Add Value to the Customer Experience with Predictive Analytics
    Tuesday 1:00 PM & Wednesday 2:30 PM

Microforum discussions:

  • Prepare for the Future with Digital, Social, and Connected Customers
    Tuesday 10:30 AM

High Tech expert table:

  • High Tech experts available for 1:1 demos
    All Day Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

We look forward to seeing you, June 3-5 2014, at SAPPHIRENOW 2014 in Orlando!

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