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SAPPHIRE NOW: 5 Must-See Stories about Co-Innovation with SAP


SAP’s approach to innovation, be it for an entire industry or simply one company, includes developing new, breakthrough technologies and best practices that shape and redefine businesses. SAP Custom Development partners with individual companies like yours to provide tailor-made, business essential innovations that help you to extract the full your SAP investment by bringing your competitively differentiating processes to life.

Want to see how others are leveraging co-innovation with SAP to re-define their business? Here are five recommended sessions you cannot miss.

Innovate to Engage and Inspire Fans and Consumers (Cirque du Soleil)

After watching and getting a taste of this story during the ASUG Keynote session on Tuesday, join this session to discover more about how Cirque Du Soleil empowers spectators to become part of the show before, during, and after the performance. Hear them discuss how their SAP built solutions helped it better engage and understand its fans with the Toruk First Flight mobile app.

  • Location: Theater 3
  • Wednesday, May 18,  2:00 – 2:20PM
  • Speaker: Ian Lidstone | Global Manager – Corporate Alliances | Cirque du Soleil
  • Session ID: IN34177

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Deliver Personalized Medicine Through Clinical Innovation (CancerLinQ)

Integrate a large population of cancer-care professionals and construct a cancer treatment network. See how the American Society of Clinical Oncology partnered with SAP to develop CancerLinQ. Use Big Data analytics and the SAP HANA platform to manage real-world patient-care data and securely provide feedback to physicians immediately.

  • Location: Theater 1
  • Tuesday, May 17, 12:00 – 12:20PM
  • Speaker: Kevin Fitzpatrick | CEO | CancerLinQ LLC
  • Session ID: IN33679

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Journey to Digital Transformation with the Internet of Things

Increase speed on and off the road. Hear how Mercedes-AMG is improving processes with the Internet of Things and real-time analytics software, SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics. Learn how it partnered with SAP to provide business transformation, resulting in a real-time quality assurance platform deployed by SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA software.

  • Location: Theater 3
  • Tuesday, May 17, 11:30 – 11:50 AM
  • Session ID:  DB34736
  • Speaker: Dirk Zeller | Head, IT Consulting | Mercedes-AMG GmbH

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Panel Discussion: Make Quicker and More Informed Decisions with Predictive Analytics (CenterPoint Energy, Mohawk Industries)

Gain data transparency and increase collaborative planning. Listen to key executives from customers across various industries as they discuss the SAP HANA platform and the Internet of Things. Hear how they differentiate themselves and make quick decisions with access to real-time data predictive analytics tools and dashboards.

  • Location: Theater 3
  • Wednesday, May 18, 4:00 – 4:40 AM
  • Speakers:

Kee Yatkwai | Sr Dir – Global Business Intelligence, CoE | Mohawk Industries Inc

Steve Pratt | CTO | CenterPoint Energy Inc.

  • Session ID:  DB34854

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Innovate Your Business for Competitive Advantage (Mohawk Industries)

Look to the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform your current operations. Connect your business processes in the digital core to consumers, business networks, and products and assets. Learn how our customers are identifying new revenue streams and sharpening their competitive edge.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 12:30 – 12:50 PM
  • Location: Theater 3
  • Speaker: Jana Kanyadan | SVP & CIO | Mohawk Industries Inc.
  • Session ID:  DE34772

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