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SAP Global Partner Summit:May 4- What ‘s in it for OEM and PartnerEdge for Application Development Partners ?

With the goal to simplify business and technology to improve people’s lives, SAP, the Cloud company powered by SAP HANA, takes center stage and is hosting its Partner Summit on May 4th , a day before  SAPPHIRENOW at Hilton Orlando Hotel (co-located at SAPPHIRE NOW)  .

The objective of the summit is to engage with a vibrant and open ecosystem of partners  worldwide to unlock the potential of every customer to become a best-run business.”

Be sure to check out for the lates updates on the  SAP Global Partner Summit, including keynote speakers, session abstracts, and more.  You can download the agenda from here.

The Event kicks off with  a breakfast and networking session at 8 am . Drop by the  Expert Pod  to meet the OEM and Partneredge for Application Development  team and know  how you can t build solutions with SAP Platforms. Also get  a chance to understand  more about the  different partnership models  and how you can  co-innovate.  

Don’t miss the  Executive Keynote by  Rodolpho Cardenuto, President, SAP Global Partner Operations at 9am on Partners First . Simple Wins. Deliver Value.

This is then followed by  a Panel Discussion: Moving to the Future with SAP Innovations

At the event, you can choose any of the 4 tracks 

Track 1. Small & Midsize Enterprises – Infinite business opportunity

Track 2. The Cloud Transform & profit

Track 3. Simple Business Revenue, opportunity, benefits

Track 4. Build Pipeline & Revenue

A key session for most partners interesting in building applications for the cloud should definitely not miss  Cloud Blueprint Transformation at 11 am  as a part of Track 2 . Simplifying everything so that you can do anything, SAP has industry’s largest base of Cloud users (36+ million) and the most comprehensive Cloud portfolio combining the connectivity of SAP’s social and business networks, the power and speed of SAP’s HANA in-memory database and analytics, and the accessibility of SAP mobile. SAP offers partners technology and deployment choice to simplify business for customers with the right on-premise, Cloud or Hybrid cloud solutions. Hear from a panel of successful partners on making the move to cloud. Insights will include defining a value proposition, hiring effectively, developing new selling skills, and creating best practice delivery.  You can definitely learn how to build your own blueprint for a cloud practice.

There is also another key session for OEM and PE4AD partners at  2pm in Orange F. If you want to capture a piece of the cloud application services market. SAP PartnerEdge for Application Development makes it simple to build and monetize cloud applications powered by the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Learn how partners can take advantage of  the Cloud Platform to create innovative solutions and SaaS extensions. With SAP PartnerEdge for Application Development partners have the ability to develop, deploy and monetize their cloud solutions via embedded and OEM license models. Hear from a panel partners how they have successful  created new revenue channels, routes to market, and cloud offerings expanding their solution portfolio.

Everyone seems to be talking about Internet of things and the potential in it for the ecosystem.  Stay tuned for the 3pm session on The Internet of Things (IoT): SAP’s Perspective and Approach.SAP is revolutionizing enterprises to make the IoT real for our partners and our joint customers through our full portfolio of end-toend real, repeatable, and scalable solutions. Find out more about our strategy; see our product roadmap; and watch demos of SAP’s existing solutions and capabilities

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At 4pm, the event concludes with a  very distinguished keynote from Gartner Analyst Tiffani Bova who will speak about “The Future is Now” . Tiffani will share her insights on current market trends, future demands and expected buying patterns. She’ll engage with partners on stage for a little Q&A. This session will be followed by closing remarks from SAP CEO Bill McDermott.

Follow @sapoem for latest updates on the event and wishing all SAP Partners a great Partner Summit and SAPPHIRENOW.

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