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SAP Next-Gen: Accelerating Digitization and Business Innovation featuring Ann Rosenberg, SAP Next-Gen Labs

This expert session will introduce the SAP Next-Gen innovation network, and how business executives and IT leaders can accelerate digitization and business innovation by connecting with students and startups who are the next-generation designers, developers, data scientists, makers, entrepreneurs and business leaders for the exponential enterprise.

The session will feature a new book “SAP Next-Gen: Exponential Enterprise and Business Innovation” co-authored by Dr. Bernd Welz, EVP and Head of Scale, Enablement and Transformation, SAP SE together with Ann Rosenberg, VP and Head of Global SAP University Alliances and SAP Next-Gen Labs. The book will be published by Springer and is planned for release in early 2017.

The book is intended for business leaders and IT executives who are defining the vision, strategy, technologies and organizational changes needed to drive their exponential enterprise. Readers will discover the keys to next gen innovation with SAP; explore the SAP next gen innovation network; benefit from SAP next gen skill sets enabling successful digital transformation; and learn the impact of next gen mobile business apps leveraging SAP HANA Cloud Platform, and soon with Apple® iOS.

Chapters are linked to additional free content on openSAP where readers can deepen their learning on topics such as SAP next gen methodologies including exponential thinking and innovation acceleration frameworks; SAP next gen technologies; and seeding innovation through connections to next gen designers, developers, data scientists, makers, entrepreneurs and business leaders at universities.

The book will come with a companion app showcasing a growing collection of SAP next gen stories offering fresh, relevant content on successful next gen innovation.

Learn what’s at stake for next gen industries and lines of business; how next gen innovation hubs are emerging globally building on the models of Silicon Valley; and how with next gen leadership, organizations can leverage SAP technologies to accelerate their digitization and business innovation exponentially and emerge as the next gen leaders in their markets.


• What’s at stake for the next generation cities, industries, governments, learners, and citizens when they become exponential

• Innovation hubs of the future…how Silicon Valley is becoming Leadership Valley, and global innovation hubs will each have their own XX Valley

• SAP Next-Gen digital transformation innovation network

• SAP Next-Gen customers, partners, consultants

• SAP Next-Gen methodologies (design thinking, innovation acceleration methodologies)

• SAP Next-Gen technologies

• SAP Next-Gen mobile business app development with SAP HANA Cloud Platform, and soon with Apple® iOS

• SAP Next-Gen designers, data scientists, makers, and leaders who will accelerate the digital transformation

• SAP Next-Gen Labs and SAP Next-Gen Innovation Tours

Wed 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM Networking Session 4, Show Floor (Session ID NET38717)

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