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It’s that time of year again, #SAPPHIRENOW has commenced and even though the standards are higher each year, the event always exceeds expectations. And while we still have two action-packed days left together in Orlando, there’s been plenty of buzz on the Twittersphere:

Mike Trovalli encapsulating some serious details on the little things that go in to ensuring all of the guests are taken care of. I wonder how many pounds of wasabi are needed for 100,000 pieces of sushi?

If that’s not enough, check out this global data visualization, courtesy of Sprinklr.

Fred Isbell’s vine shows Bill McDermott grasping Lord Stanley’s Cup. Although there’s a superstition to NEVER touch the Cup until it’s been won, Bill’s confidence exceeds tradition as his quest to help companies Run Simple is as inevitably certain as the newly formed blister on a SAPPHIRE attendee in high heels.

Big names. Big partnerships. Big vision. SAP HANA is the connective tissues that binds the cool companies together.

To close out the day, Michael Strahan came on stage to pump the crowd up with words of encouragement. Never stop learning, teamwork wins, and a positive approach toward challenges can ensure triumph in the realization that while some things may seem improbable… nothing is impossible.

Attending SAPPHIRENOW? What were your favorite learnings from day one? What do you most look forward to with the rest of the event?

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