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Whether you’re tuning into live coverage online, following live tweets and blogs, or lucky enough to be participating in person, there is already a palpable sense of excitement about SAPPHIRE NOW this year.

The theme at the world’s premier business technology conference will be set right from jump by SAP CEO Bill McDermott with his message to “Simplify everything so you can do anything.”


Wow, simplify in order to accelerate. That’s as much good advice for life as it is keen insight on how to “run” your business like never before.

This electrifying yet foundational message will be echoed all week long as SAPPHIRE NOW is as much inspiration as it is a personification of how SAP has boldly become the Cloud Company powered by SAP HANA.

Speaking of clouds, how about that Captain C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III? On Tuesday afternoon Captain Sullenberger will discuss the importance of preparation and demonstrate how he not only saved precious lives on the Hudson but continues to inspire so many people today.

The number of informative sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW is mind boggling but a tour d’horizon and a way to watch livecan be found here.

Imagine going from learning how your big or small business can benefit from subscription pricing for Cloud offerings, to being able to waltz right into a session on gaining a greater understanding of all living species with DNA bar codes. That’s what’s going on at SAPPHIRE NOW and we’re just getting warmed up!

Millennial’s out there may be interested in a microforum session on Wednesday entitled, “Start Up Like Never Before”. Thanks to the Cloud, your startup will gain a competitive edge without the previous need for technology and software investment. So whether you’re a startup or from the Fortune 500, one of the things you’ll take away from SAPPHIRE NOW is that SAP Got Cloud!

Thursday morning’s keynote called “Accelerating Customer Engagement through Co-innovation” reminds us that as we move forward all charged up from SAPPHIRE NOW, we remember that it’s about engaging with and being of value to our customers. Besides, as you know, making it about others is what gives life as well as what we do in business meaning!

SAP is clearly committed to helping simplify business and technology and is happy you’re a part of it.

So no matter where you’re following along this week be sure to share your thoughts on how you’re planning to use the Cloud to innovate and simplify.

We are looking forward to the intriguing and of the moment thoughts you may have on any of the exciting live action at this year’s SAPPHIRE NOW!

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