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We’re in a bit of a nostalgia time loop, have you noticed? Some of the biggest and most anticipated movies of 2018 are continuations of masterful franchises from years ago (Star Wars, Jurassic Park, The Incredibles). Television is experiencing a reboot boom too (American Idol, Roseanne, Lost In Space). And the radio charts are full of songs sampling works from the last millennium (“Nice For What,” “I Like It,” “I Was Jack [You Were Diane]”).

SAP is even getting in on the action, with a SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference keynote by Jon Bon Jovi and a concert featuring Justin Timberlake. And while yesterday is history, according to JT, tomorrow is a mystery—including just what exciting announcements SAP will be making in Orlando. I for one can’t wait to hear all about them!

What isn’t a mystery, though, are the 20+ SAP PRESS authors who will be speaking during the week of SAPPHIRE. Just check out this list of sessions:

Author(s) Session Title Session Description
Javaid Awan Build a Next-Generation Platform for Finance Transformation Explore how, even in heterogeneous, multi-ERP landscapes, our unique central finance approach can bring your transformation to life while maintaining full business continuity at all times.
Javaid Awan Finance Migration and Deployment Options with SAP S/4HANA Gain a better understanding of your migration and deployment options to move from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA, to cloud solutions from SAP, and to the non-disruptive central finance scenario.
Javaid Awan Roundtable: Central Finance: Ask the Experts Connect with solution management from SAP and our key central finance implementation partner Deloitte to network and discuss topics and questions that are relevant to you.
Devraj Bardhan Deliver an Intelligent Shopping Experience with Customer Service Chatbots Greet customers with a robotic concierge who can escort them through a store, answer questions interactively, respond to voice and vision, check inventory and pricing, and more, in real time.
Hillary Bliss and Former Member SAP Hybris Solutions 101 – Solution, Architecture, and Deployment Options Get an in-depth overview of the comprehensive SAP Hybris portfolio of solutions for customer engagement and commerce, supported with customer stories and new innovations
Jocelyn Dart Make Your Workflow Bend Over Backwards in SAP S/4HANA  Find out how to make the most of flexible workflow, the My Inbox app for SAP Fiori, and SAP Fiori notifications to manage teams and responsibilities. Understand what you receive out of the box and how to tweak it to fit your use case.
Jocelyn Dart Fast, Fresh, and Flexible SAP Fiori Elements for Rapid Development of SAP Fiori Apps Want your ABAP developers to create SAP Fiori apps in minutes, without becoming full Web developers? SAP Fiori elements are the templates you need and are fully integrated with the ABAP programming model for SAP Fiori apps.
Sven Denecken Embark on the Journey to SAP S/4HANA Cloud See how companies using SAP S/4HANA Cloud deliver next-generation business processes, low TCO, and the ability to scale and react nimbly to market changes.
Sven Denecken Power Your Intelligent Enterprise with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Understand what makes SAP S/4HANA Cloud different from legacy ERP systems and how you can use the cloud to lower TCO, speed ROI, and take advantage of continuous innovation.
Sven Denecken Talk to Your ERP System with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and a Digital Assistant Gain easy insights with business logic and context awareness in the intelligent enterprise using natural language processing and machine learning with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and the SAP CoPilot digital assistant.
Sven Denecken Road Map: Differentiators and Customer Impressions with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Experience SAP S/4HANA Cloud and understand how the latest innovations define the road map direction in the cloud and differentiate SAP from the competition.
Former Member Beat the Clock on IFRS Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting Standards Get a jump-start on meeting the challenges of complying with the new IFRS 15/ASC 606 and IFRS 16/ASC 842 standards. Learn how SAP has been following these standards diligently and enabling compliance.
Pete Graham Simplify IFRS Compliance for Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting Empower your finance team to meet compliance requirements with the SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting application, SAP Lease Administration application by Nakisa, and the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution.
Pete Graham Streamline Regulation and Compliance with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Learn how SAP S/4HANA Cloud uniquely addresses regulations like IFRS 15, IFRS 16, and others, helping ensure compliance across multiple regions quickly and cost effectively.
Jonathan Haun Lexmark’s Journey in Securing the SAP HANA Database The speakers will review a security model implementation of SAP HANA database by Lexmark International Inc. for user access to data hosted in SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.
Former Member SAP S/4HANA for Central Finance Foundation – Adapt Finance Innovations Without Disruption In this full-day session, we will share with you the business benefits, the scope of this solution, typical use cases, and first-hand experiences from early adopters.
Markus Kuppe Road Map: SAP Master Data Governance Understand the vision and road map that define how the SAP Master Data Governance application provides essential support for business process efficiency, trusted business analytics, and emerging needs.
Kim Lessley Ensure Cloud Security and GDPR Compliance Get help in staying compliant with local and global data privacy regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), using SAP SuccessFactors solutions, so you can focus on your people strategies.
Kim Lessley SAP SuccessFactors General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Readiness This session provides an overview of the GDPR and how we are addressing these requirements to best support SAP SuccessFactors customers in their compliance journey.
Former Member Data Protection with SAP Information Lifecycle Management Learn how to block and unblock person-related data and how to archive and destroy retention-relevant data in accordance with country-specific retention periods.
Former Member A Comprehensive Introduction to Managing Complex Data Landscapes with SAP Data Hub Learn how SAP Data Hub addresses the use cases of Big Data warehousing, Internet of Things (IoT) integration, enterprise information management (EIM) compliance, and more.
Elizabeth Milne Reimagine Financial Consolidation in the Cloud Speed up the financial close while ensuring quality and compliance with next-generation financial consolidation. Discover new capabilities for statutory financial consolidation enabled by SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
Former Member, Peter Speilvogel and Sebastian Steinhauer Roundtable: Going Mobile With SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA Using a Mix of SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori Apps Join this roundtable discussion on how to render classic SAP ERP transactions on your tablet or phone. The presenters will discuss how to choose between SAP Screen Personas software flavors and custom SAP Fiori apps.
Tobias Queck, Peter Speilvogel and Sebastian Steinhauer SAP Screen Personas as Part of the SAP Fiori User Experience  Themes, templates, and best-practice guides allow many customers to create a seamless user experience and go live with SAP Fiori-inspired screens within weeks, often with no development resources.
Former Member Implementing SAP S/4HANA at Northern Gas Networks Learn how Northern Gas Networks has teamed up with AgilityWorks to implement SAP S/4HANA. Gain insight into the challenges faced and lessons learned during the project to date.
Aviad Rivlin Motivate Users by Delivering Personalized Content Eliminate time-wasting searches performed by users and simplify their access to enterprise data for your employees. Get the details on how easy it is to deliver the right content to the right users based on their role.
Aviad Rivlin Boost Your User Experience Today with SAP Fiori UX, Mobile, Portal, and More This session explains how you can leverage SAP Cloud Platform Experience Maker services in your landscape today to nondisruptively add digital touchpoints to your systems or make enhancements.
Aviad Rivlin Roundtable: Revamp Your SAP Enterprise Portal with SAP Cloud Platform Portal Join this roundtable session to learn about the benefits & best practices to transition your SAP Portal to the cloud. This sessions will cover best practices, recommendations and real-life examples from successful customer projects.
Aviad Rivlin Recommendations for building a central point of access Learn about best practices and future directions to bring together SAP S/4HANA, SAP Business Suite and SAP SuccessFactors with classic SAP UIs, unstructured content and 3rd party applications.
Aviad Rivlin Road Map: SAP Cloud Platform Portal and SAP Enterprise Portal Learn about the recent innovations and planned enhancements for SAP Cloud Platform Portal (cloud) and SAP Enterprise Portal (on premise). Get the latest deployment recommendations and best practices.
Aviad Rivlin Roundtable: Recommended deployment options for SAP Fiori launchpad Learn about the deployment options for SAP Fiori launchpad – on-premise and in the cloud. This session will guide you through the different deployment options, and help you decide on the best solution for your implementation.
Stefan Sauer Analyze, Plan, and Predict Port and Terminal Operations Evaluate, strategize, predict, and collaborate all in one place or location, either in the digital boardroom or directly in front of your customers using the SAP Analytics Cloud solution.
Stefan Sauer Maximize Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility and Control Discover how the Descartes Systems Group improved warehouse and production operations using the SAP Global Track and Trace solution.
Former Member Transforming Treasury Operations and Reducing Risk With SAP S/4HANA Learn how you can optimize your cash flow by implementing the SAP Cash and Liquidity Management application and transform your Treasury operations from being reactive to providing real-time business insights.
Former Member NetApp’s Transformation Journey with SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer How Hybris Sales and Service Cloud solution replaced SFDC and was designed to enable the core business to function in a more streamlined and simplified way to drive greater engagement.
Karan Sood Road Map: SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer Take a deeper look into the road map for the SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer solution.
Karan Sood SAP Hybris Solutions 101 – Solution, Architecture, and Deployment Options Join this session for an in-depth overview of the comprehensive SAP Hybris portfolio of solutions for customer engagement and commerce, supported with customer stories and new innovations.
Matthias Steiner Road Map: SAP Cloud Platform Get a snapshot of new services that were recently made generally available, that were recently released into beta, or that are still in development and testing.
Matthias Steiner Take the Fast Track to Business Agility in the Cloud  Discover how SAP Cloud Platform enables organizations to quickly create cloud applications that help you deliver innovation and stay ahead of the competition.
Jereme Swoboda Customer Story: VSP’s Business Value Attained Through SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Learn how and why VSP was motivated to migrate from an on-premise SAP Solution Manager 7.1 to SAP Solution Manager 7.2 in the cloud based on SAP HANA.

Give them a look and, of course, be sure to stop by the SAP PRESS booth on Level 2 in the South Concourse. We can reminisce about AOL (RIP AIM) and our favorite 90s businesses (I miss Blockbuster and Radio Shack the most).

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