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Success Across and Beyond SAP SuccessFactors Solutions at SAP SuccessConnect 2017

Just a couple of days until we meet in Las Vegas at SuccessConnect. Like every year, the conference provides you with a great opportunity to connect with experts and peers, gain new insights and get inspired for your HR transformation. Check out the conference agenda and session catalog for more information. In addition to great content we have also thought of your health and well-being and have some surprises waiting for you at the event center in the Cosmopolitan hotel. Make sure you keep an eye out!

If you are not able to get to SuccessConnect, you can engage in our Virtual Event, a live-stream and on demand program of event highlights, including the opening keynote and many of the top breakout sessions. Registration is free, and will be live here.

If you are interested in the bigger story of how our solutions come together and complement each other or want to look beyond the SAP SuccessFactors offering you should check out the sessions we have put together in the “Cross-Suite Success and Beyond” track.

We will have SAP experts, SAP SuccessFactors customers and many of our partners at the show ready to share their experiences, points of view and strategies that will give you plenty of food for thought and inspire you to look beyond a single HR topic area. Below I have selected several sessions around some key topics that might be of interest for you. But there are many more valuable presentations. Please do refer to the complete agenda for the “Cross-Suite Success and Beyond” track to identify the most relevant sessions for you so you can get the most out of SuccessConnect 2017.

If you are contemplating how to engage, enable and align your talent by connecting them with other people, content, tasks and processes these three sessions on SAP Jam are for you:

Social Collaboration Within a Retail Environment

Thursday, August 31, 9:45am — 10:45am

Join Luis Flores for this session to hear how Chico’s FAS Inc. successfully uses SAP Jam to collaborate across boutique and corporate audiences. Luis will also share how they distribute product knowledge, encourage associates to share their amazing customer experiences and utilize SAP Jam for mentoring.

As one of the highlights in the “Cross-Suite Success and Beyond” this session will be live streamed.

Success Stories from SAP Jam: Enhance Collaboration, Communication, and Engagement

Wednesday, August 30, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

You will hear Jen Galbraight from SunPower and Lindsay Westra, Sue Spencer and Daisy Hernandes from SAP talk about how collaboration with SAP Jam accelerates business success, how you can get started and which resources are available to move forward. They will also share insight into best practices and in-depth customer stories and experiences that will help you on your own journey with SAP Jam.

SAP Jam Overview and Road Map: Collaboration Platform for the Entire Enterprise

Thursday, August 31, 2:45pm — 3:45pm

Make sure you stay for this session and learn from Daisy Hernandez and Steve Hamrick about previous innovations in our social collaboration platform SAP Jam and how customers transformed their business with the capabilities provided. Daisy and Steve will also share the roadmap and future direction for SAP Jam so you can plan your road ahead. You don’t want to miss this session!


We have also selected three strategic topics that are highly relevant for the HR community today and in the future. A group of experts from within SAP and industry leaders will share their thoughts and approaches on Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Well-Being and how to manage and engage the Total Workforce.

Are You Ready to Make Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Part of Your HCM Strategy?

Thursday, August 31, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Join Patricia Fletcher, Gabriela Burlacu and Lyndal Hagar when they talk about how to operationalize diversity and inclusion to create a high performing workforce and where to start. Gain insight into creating the business case and what organizations can gain when they make diversity and inclusion an integral part of their people strategy.

Expert Panel: Health and Well-Being: Not Just Fruit in the Cafeteria. How Employees and Companies are Benefiting

Wednesday, August 30, 3:00pm — 4:00pm

Yvette Cameron will moderate a panel of CHROs and experts across different industries in a discussion of how health and well-being effects the organizations’ bottom line. Hear how Kerstin Ariello (Synopsis Inc.), Caryn Dashukewich (Olympus Corporation), Kelly Kuras (GM), Janet Robertson (A.T. Kearney) and William Strahan (Comcast) adopt changes in their organizations and how it impacts their people and business.

Expert Panel: Integrating Technology for Total Workforce Engagement

Thursday, August 31, 9:45am — 10:45am

ASUG’s Sherryanne Meyer will lead a lively interaction with acclaimed experts from three well known organizations: Nicole Byfield (Micron Technology Inc.), Tina Chapman (American Greetings) and Mark Mitchell (American Airlines). You will want to participate in this discussion about visions for managing and engaging the total workforce, if and how technology can change culture and how success can be measured. You will gain insight into what successful companies are doing and get inspired to think about what you can implement in your organization.

How Dolby Laboratories Manages Contingent Workers with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Thursday, August 31, 9:45am — 10:45am

In this session, you will get hear from Archana Seetharaman why Dolby Laboratories decided to implement the contingent worker profile. Archana will talk about their journey, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. If you are considering to utilize this feature in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central you don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from their experience.

External Workforce Management: Flexible Workers are a Critical Part of Your Total Talent Strategy

Thursday, August 31, 2:45pm — 3:45pm

Join Nicholas Timpone from SAP Fieldglass and Stepheney Aden from Nestlé Purina PetCare Company to hear how organizations are engaging more external workers and how it enables them to respond to shifting demand and access high demand skills. Learn how SAP Fieldglass helps companies transform how work gets done and achieve better business results.


I can only point out again that this is by no means a complete list of all the sessions we have put together for you in the “Cross-Suite Success and Beyond” track. There are many more presentations where your peers will share their experiences and journeys. Check out the full agenda to select the sessions that are most relevant to you and your organization.

See you in Vegas!


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