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SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Intelligent Product Design (IPD) co-innovation showcase was presented as one of 3 SAP Labs China showcases at the 19th China International Industry Fair (CIIF) in Shanghai on Nov 7 – 11, 2017. CIIF is the second leading machinery conference in the world behind Hannover Messe in Germany. It was jointly organized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government.

The CIIF has become a leading event for manufacturing in China, where it presents a platform to the world for international trade, communication and cooperation on industrial scopes. The event was a great success with over 155,000+ trade visitors from 83 regions attending the 280,000-square meters exhibition area covering smart city solutions, cloud computing & big data, mobile internet, IoT, security and information security, industry 4.0, software & IT service, electronic manufacturing and entrepreneurship. SAP has been appointed as a representative of industry 4.0 in China. The messages of SAP are highly aligned with national initiative made in China 2025 plan. We have established a close partnership with the government in multiple layers to enhance Sino-German collaboration.

At CIIF, on stage Paige Cox VP of Digital Product Lifecycle Management P&I S/4HANA Cloud showcased SAP S/4HANA Cloud for IPD demoing live how shoe designers can easily identify top fashion elements through picture recognition and generate shoe design inspirations, which will tremendously reduce design time. Combining SAP Leonardo machine learning, intelligent manufacturing, 3D printing and VR technology, SAP Intelligent Product Design creates a brand-new shopping experience for consumers and makes customization affordable. SAP S/4HANA Cloud for IPD exhibits a network to help all the stakeholders to better collaborate with each other, throughout the process – from design to delivery for adaptive manufacturing.

IPD was one out of the three showcases that were achievements of co innovations with Chinese partners from Labs China, consisting of a holistic ecosystem of over 100 organizations. During CIIF, SAP was invited as the only German enterprise to share best practices and co-innovations at ‘Made in China’ 2025 international cooperation forum chaired by Mister Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology and Mister Ying Yong, Mayor of Shanghai. The forum is a heavy weight round table with ten global delegates to further multinational cooperation by discussing opportunities including cross boarder partnerships. CIIF attracted intensive media attention, with broadcastings on national television. The five-day exhibition in CIIF is far from enough to tell our innovations with the ever-increasing heat of digital transformation in China. SAP will grow from the land of the fruitful future.


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