What can help you better understand your customers – and your competitors? Anticipate and respond to new business challenges and opportunities – without the usual delay? Help key staff members make fact-based decisions? Analytics can do all that, and more. Get a sneak preview of what’s on the horizon for analytics at SAP on the final #askSAP Analytics Community Call of 2015.
Hear directly from SAP executives Gerrit Kazmaier (Head of Engineering, Cloud for Analytics) and Ivo Bauermann (Global Vice President EPM and Finance Solutions) as they preview what’s coming next and how you will benefit – including how SAP Cloud for Analytics is expected to redefine SaaS Analytics and power the analytical applications of the future. During the session, moderated by SAP Global Innovation Evangelist Timo Elliott, you will:
- Learn how to address your cloud analytics challenges
- Hear about our latest roadmap for SAP Cloud for Analytics
- See the solution in action
- Get plenty of opportunity to ask questions through live chat or twitter
This is your opportunity to join the conversation and share your thoughts on the direction SAP is taking with our Analytics solutions. Connect with us during the community call and submit your questions via Twitter with #askSAP. Don’t miss this key learning opportunity!
Gerrit Simon Kazmaier – Vice President and Head of Engineering, SAP Cloud for Analytics
Gerrit currently heads up the SAP Cloud for Analytics Engineering Team. He and his team of engineers and designers recently launched the SAP Cloud for Analytics solution. He has several years of experience developing and designing high performance solutions within SAP HANA database development. Prior to leading the SAP Cloud for Analytics Engineering Teams, he was responsible for the SAP HANA Spatial team. Gerrit was awarded the Hasso Platner Founders Award for the “SAP HANA Spatial” project for its innovation and success. He also filed several patent applications in the areas for data optimization, multi-dimensional data analytics and in-memory computing technology.
Global Vice President EPM and Finance Solutions at SAP
Ivo is responsible for product and go-to-market strategy. Ivo has over 15 years of experience in delivering finance transformation to customers globally in various roles at SAP, Oracle, Hyperion, Peoplesoft, Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young. He consults with senior leaders on the business impact of technology innovations in Analytics, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), ERP Financials and Business Intelligence. Experience includes Corporate Finance, M&A, business valuations, financial planning & analysis, finnancial close, financial and management accounting, profitability and cost management, strategy management, and predictive modeling and simulation. Ivo holds a degree in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Innovation Evangelist at SAP
Timo is an Innovation Evangelist for SAP and a passionate advocate of business intelligence, analytics, and big data. Over the last twenty years, he has discussed best-practice analytics with business and IT leader in over forty countries around the world. His popular business analytics blog at timoelliott.com covers the latest interesting trends, including regular cartoons on the lighter side of BI.