Located at the epicenter of breakthrough technology, SAP Labs Silicon Valley encapsulates the innovative spirit of the Silicon Valley, Diversity of Northern California and the global ecosystem of SAP, the majority of which is centrally located in our backyard.
Over the next two weeks, we will showcase our stories of innovation–highlighting achievements and successes–told by our passionate employees who make SAP run.
by Scott Leatherman in Scott Leatherman’s Blog | January 29, 2015
SAP Runners Cup 2014 — Running Like Never Before
The 2014 SAP Runners Cup got employees worldwide onto their feet and into a state of heightened mind, body and sole to clock up the equivalent of 6 laps around the world.
If you’re like most people I pose these questions to, your answers to both probably fall somewhere around good, pretty good, or very good. But you might also add that you could stand to do better.
On Monday, February 23, SAP was presented the Mayor’s “Green Leader” Business Recognition Award. SAP was awarded this honor after
receiving an Energy Star Rating for maintaining a sustainable building in Palo Alto and has been recognized as a true green leader in the Silicon Valley.
A Perspective on the Month of Inclusion
As we approach the end of SAP Silicon Valley’s Month of Inclusion activities, I thought I’d reflect on my experiences. For those of you who do not work at SAP, I’m sorry, but you are missing out on some of the awesome benefits SAP offers its employees. If this bothers you, you may want to click the back button.
by Scott Lawley in Inside SAP Labs | February 26, 2015
One Simple Tool to Make Your Work More Meaningful
Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky is the author of Amazon bestseller The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, but before becoming an acclaimed thought leader and coach for entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 firms alike Smiley was in the thick of a quarter-life crisis.
by Amira Polack in SAP Business Trends | February 19, 2015
Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner
Today,I joined the external speaker talk “Social Thinking,” with Michelle Garcia Winner. As a well-known therapist for people with social-cognitive challenges, she shared with us the meaning of autism and the success of her social thinking approach.
TED Speaker Pico Lyer on Traveling and Staying Still
Global author Pico Iyer enthralled his audience at SAP Silicon Valley with stories and insights from his travels, from Los Angeles and Atlanta to Tehran and Pyongyang.
by Arunima Kumar in Arunima Kumar’s Blog | February 9, 2015
SAP Startup Focus
The SAP Startup Focus program is probably one the most consequent initiatives inside SAP for innovation from within, but also in enabling startups to innovate. To put it into simple words: We work with startups and we function like a startup.
by Daniel Zimmer | February 7, 2015
I started as an intern in October 2014 in Dublin the SAP Labs location of the Silicon Valley. During the past four months I have had the chance to participate in meetings from different teams, multiple tech seminars and also had the chance to meet colleagues from other locations during the SAP Winter Party and trips to SAP in Palo Alto.
The Black Employee Network (BEN) – Cultivating Awareness and Inclusion within SAP
The mission of BEN is “to foster a Best Run culture that cultivates awareness and inclusion for SAP employees of African descent by prioritizing recruitment, bolstering retention, providing mentorship and empowering upward mobility.”
Run, Ride, and Play with SAP Silicon Valley
SAP Silicon Valley offers countless ways for employees to get involved in their passions by joining local Affinity Groups. It was a victorious 2014 for Affinity Groups.
by Alexandra Bogdan in SAP Silicon Valley | February 5, 2015
SAP Silicon Valley Employee Recognition Program
As a Founding Partner, SAP has taken the 49ers fan experience to the next level with SAP analytics, mobile and real-time system capabilities, engaging fans like never before.
by Alexandra Bogdan in SAP Silicon Valley | February 5, 2015
SAP Autism at Work in Palo Alto – A Great First Year
In 2013 SAP established an objective to have 1% its workforce represented by employees in the autism spectrum by the year 2020. A global program was set to onboard our first cohort of seven SAP employees with autism in the SV and in the US.
by Jose Velasco in Jose Velasco’s Blog | February 4, 2015
SAP Silicon Valley Government Relations
2014 was a great year for SAP SV’s local government relations efforts. We hosted Congressional leaders, heard from local elected officials and local political thought leaders.
by Kellie Drenner in Kellie Drenner’s Blog | February 3, 2015
Women in Business at SAP Silicon Valley
2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Women at SAP! It started with a successful networking event led by Chief Learning Officer and P&I Chief Operating Officer and the Business Women’s Network.
As part of SAP’s commitment to the Silicon Valley ecosystem, we work with several partner organizations to help extend SAP’s reach and impact in the region. SAP employees are encouraged to participate in events to help further promote SAP’s influence in the region.
SAP Gives Back in the Silicon Valley
For many years, SAP has been making donations of time and funding to the Silicon Valley. In 2014, SAP’s CSR investments served over 27,000 youth in the Silicon Valley.
by Lauren Maser in Lauren Maser’s Blog | February 3, 2015
Join us for the ground-breaking launch of HanaHaus in Palo Alto
SAP’s new café experience, HanaHaus, a community of purpose, envisioned by Hasso Plattner, is a platform where creative individuals gather to socialize, share ideas and connect.
by Hassan Khan in SAP Business Trends | February 2, 2015
Hasso Plattnerwas honored with the German-American Business Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the German-American Business Association’s (GABA) annual gala.
With hundreds of pages emerging each day on the Internet of Things topic both inside and outside of SAP, I’m at a point where I now need to add a few more from COIL.
TED Speakers Live at SAP Silicon Valley
A globetrotting cultural thinker, a science wizard, an autism activist, and a power-posing expert – TED stars with millions of views online will speak at SAP Silicon Valley in 2015.
by Arunima Kumar in Arunima Kumar’s Blog | February 2, 2015
D-shop, You Don’t Need to Die to Go to Developer Heaven!
Google Glass, Oculus Rift, 3D printing, BeagleBone, Arduino, robotics, iBeacons, Raspberry Pi and good coffee, welcome to the d-shop! The d-shop (short for “The Developer’s Workshop”) is a global program that aims to bring hardware technologies closer to all SAP employees.
by Julien Vayssiere in Julien Vayssiere’s Blog | January 31, 2015
SAP Silicon Valley – Month of Inclusion
Month of Inclusion featuring speaker sessions by SAP executives and external thought leaders offers employees opportunities to explore a range of personal and professional development topics.
SAP Silicon Valley Leadership Circle
With rapid innovation and a growing employee network, the Leadership Circle was established to ensure better collaboration, faster decision-making and a strong leadership commitment to Run Simple.