The Financial Services and Master Data Governance team celebrated SAP’s spirit of innovation by organizing a six week-long event ‘InnoVention @ FSMDG’ from 25th September to 6th November 2015. The event was targeted to foster the culture of innovation among colleagues, at the same time expose them to new learnings and technologies. Teams vied with each other for the top 3 prizes.
The first stage of the event was to submit ideas on ‘InnoVention @ FSMDG’ Jam page. A total of 14 ideas were submitted with the entries spanning across multiple domains like HR, productivity improvements, IoT and Banking. The second stage was to ensure that the idea owners had sufficient resources to implement their ideas. The organizers brought the idea owners and the colleagues who were interested to work on ideas on a single platform. In this way, both parties interacted, formed teams and started implementation. Apart from normal project activities, the teams spent subsequent days on discussions, brainstorming sessions and learning.
The ideas were judged by Vijay Seethapathy and Srikanth Gopalakrishnan. On the final day of the event, 8 teams presented their ideas with a demo of their ideas. The event was well received among the colleagues; they waited eagerly for the results. As with all innovation events, all participants and the audience took home multitude of learnings and realized the immense possibility of innovation. We reached an important milestone in our innovation journey at FSMDG and we intend to progress in the years to come.