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ERPscn.pngThought-provoking ideas from inspiring keynotes, relevant real-world customer experiences, interactive demos of the latest innovations from HR experts – these are just a few of the reasons I’m excited about attending SuccessConnect 2015, and why it has become the premier annual HR event for experts worldwide. The theme, “Simplifying the Way the World Works,” reflects the kind of innovative plus immediately usable insights participants will gain at this year’s event being held August 10-12 in Las Vegas. Here are just a few highlights of what’s in store.

Inspiring Keynotes

SAP CEO Bill McDermott’s first decision as CEO of SAP was to bring the CHRO closer than ever before. At SuccessConnect 2015, he’ll share his perspectives on building great teams and creating data-driven, seamless workplaces in the digital economy.

Mike Ettling, President: HR Line of Business at SAP/SuccessFactors, will discuss the four major trends changing the modern workplace and the subsequent role of HR and HR leaders. He’ll talk about how HR can drive the business agenda of the future, along with how SAP is paying off on its customer commitments. These include the SFX (SuccessFactors Expert) training and accreditation program that helps customers get the greatest value from their investment, and what’s educationally next this October following the wildly popular “Introduction to SuccessFactors” MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) offered on openSAP.

Dmitri Krakovsky, Senior Vice President at SAP/SuccessFactors, will sneak preview demos of the latest, exciting SuccessFactors solution updates, and explain what customers can expect regarding future directions and trends shaping the product suite.

Real world customer and partner insights

This is a tiny fraction of the many industry leaders attending SuccessConnect 2015 who will spotlight how they are transforming their businesses through strategic HR.

Boston Scientific Company: CIO Rich Adduci and Head of HR Operations Nitin Mittal will talk about the impact of the “power couple”, what happens when IT and HR partner to drive change.

Under Armour – Expanding Company Growth Globally with SuccessFactors Recruiting and Onboarding: learn how this global sports and apparel and accessories retailer is using SuccessFactors Recruiting and Onboarding, as well as BizX Mobile, to simplify HR processes and the user experience, driving efficiency that helps support massive company growth plans.

Prospect Mortgage – Crafting a Millennial Solution: find out how one of largest independent residential retail lenders partnered with SuccessFactors to transform learning with a strategy addressing Millennials in the workplace.

Wawa – Using Analytics to Bring Fresh Insights to Strategic Workforce Planning and Corporate Strategy: discover how Wawa’s workforce planning team provides fast, relevant insights to leadership and front line management using SuccessFactors reporting, analytics and planning to influence strategic plans, align people processes and sustain rapid growth.

Partners: numerous SAP/SuccessFactors partners will be on hand, sharing how they’re extending the value of SAP/SuccessFactors solutions for innovation that delivers fast business outcomes for customers. 

Giving Back in Africa – Tweet to save animals and fight poverty

This year SAP/SuccessFactors is teaming up with the ERP (Elephants, Rhinos and People) initiative of groupelephant.com to help raise awareness of the tragic consequences of elephant and rhino poaching in Africa. Poverty is the leading cause of this slaughter. This group is focused on ERP projects to preserve and protect threatened elephants and rhinos in the world, creating economic engines to alleviate poverty among rural people. For every tweet sent with both #sconnect15 and #ERP between August 3-14, SAP will donate $1 to ERP. Anyone can tweet to donate; it’s not necessary to attend the event. For more information about the program, click here.

Registration is still open for the opportunity to network with the world’s foremost HR experts, and gain the hands-on strategies needed for strategic business success simply, through HR. I hope to see you in Las Vegas!

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