SAP TechEd Bangalore, India hosted 10 customers addressing at the customer corner sessions in 2015. Main players from the customer base during the customer corner session were as follows,
Customers flew from different parts of India and also abroad to present at the conference. The topics by the customer talk covered the major spread of the horizon from Technical, Functional and Applications areas. The topics were chosen with keen attention to the audience interest and current market trend setters.
Topics represented were as follows,
- HANA Cloud Integration
- Mobility (On premise – Device specific)
- EHP 7 Upgrade for Retail industry
- Implementation Experience with UI5
- Ariba implementation for procurement channels
- Case study of HANA implementation
Sessions ran full house for all the three days of TechEd with audience running to a minimum of 65 participants for each session. The sessions close with a very positive note followed by Q&A. The sessions were good success and there were positive pulse from both participants and speakers enabling share and learn interface from each others experience.
“At the outset, let me congratulate you and your team’s effort in bringing TechEd closer to customers. Given the scale of this event, it was a well-organized and meticulously planned. Great job done!!! ” – Mr. Saravana Kumar Ramanathan, Program Manager – Transaltus.
” We could truly understand SAP’s strategy in couple of areas including cloud. I really appreciate and Thank you for the same. It is great to
get deep insight during TechEd & DKOM and these are good initiative to interact with SAP team.” – Mr. Pradip Puntambekar – Head of Delivery – L&T
Executive Lunch Meet – Tanja Rueckert & Customer Corner speakers
As a good-will gesture of thanking the customer corner speakers at TechEd, There was a networking lunch meet arranged on 11th of March 2015 with P&I Head – Tanja Rueckert. Customers felt the exclusive privilege in this meeting and really appreciated the arrangement.
Customers had their lunch with Tanja discussing on the various strategic areas like Cloud, HANA, Mobility, Success Factors and Ariba integration. Customers got the Big Picture and also an overview to SAP’s strategy, focus for 2015. There were also highlights on how customers can take advantage by participating in various influencing programs facilitated by PMCS team to continuously influence the SAP products.
Customers thanked for the arrangement and for allowing their voice heard to the executive board member in person.
Insights to Executive Network Session on Diversity talk | Top women leaders
As a diversity program, the simple thought of hosting top women leaders from various industries for brainstorming session was one of the surprise package. There were top women leaders chosen from the varied industries, Women leaders were invited to a round table discussion on the following strategic women empowerment theme topics like,
- Recruiting Talent
- Retaining Talent
- Developing Talent
- Building Women Leaders
8 women leaders were chosen from different market industry to participate in the discussion and all the below invites were arranged from PMCS, Bangalore.
- Mini Sarasamma – VP-IT , Nilgiris
- Sheetal Pinjarkar- – Executive Manager, Deloitte
- Navya Dayal Manager-HCM , Allstate Solutions Pvt Ltd
- Seema Seth, Entrepreneur
- Geetha Mohan – Global IT Delivery lead – Cargil Business Service
- Shilpa Mohanty, Sr. Manager – Novartis.com
- Shivani Shetty, Manager –L&T
- Sonali Nagle, Manager – L&T
The discussion was lead by Bhuvaneshwar Naik and Uma Maheswaran. The participants concluded in a very positive note and like the company concept of empower women workers at SAP and for the diversity enablement discussions and have showed interest in participating in such discussion in future too.