April 2018 a very special customer event under the heading “Innovation Workshop: Enabling Insights – Get inspired. Discover new potentials. Drive changes” took place in Walldorf. In the very exclusive and interactive format, selected customers had the chance to exchange their experiences on current focus topics such as Analytics, Machine Learning, IoT and Blockchain with other customers and SAP experts using concrete use cases. 16 participants from various industries and departments accompanied us through an active day full of practical lectures and intensive discussions. The applicability and transferability of the presentations to the concrete scenarios of the customers were clearly in the foreground.
Following an introduction to “Innovative customer examples and pilot projects” and a “Presentation of selected use cases with SAP Leonardo Innovation Services“, the agenda offered the opportunity for an interactive exchange of experience based on a concrete use case between customers and SAP experts. Through sessions divided into 5 thematic islands of about 30 minutes each, customers had the chance to gain insights into a multitude of topics such as “Research data intelligently combined”, “Smart City – Analytics and IoT to touch”, and the “Digitization Platform – from the initial idea to implementation”. We deliberately deviated from the classic breakout concept to give the participants the opportunity to refresh their know-how in related subject areas for their business. Following the respective short presentations, the focus was on interactive exchange and the development of a Transformation Roadmap for the respective topic. The lively discussions and the direct exchange between the individual participants could only be guaranteed by the small group size, which was reflected in outstanding customer feedback:
“Very good concept, interactive, entertaining”,
“Very good, very much taken along, would like to visit more events like this one!”
The 5 thematic islands mentioned above were:
- Research data intelligently combined
- Networking in the supply chain and in manufacturing
- Digitization Platform – from the first idea to implementation
- Transparency and traceability in product management
- Smart City – Analytics and IoT to touch
Each thematic island was supported by Innovative showcases like:
- Smart Waste Management Showcase
- Intelligent Airport
- Digital Boardroom for Manufacturing
- Smart City Showcase
All these cases are perfect examples how SAP makes all the SAP Leonardo technologies like Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Blockchain and so on tangible with SAP Leonardo Innovation Services and SAP Digital Business Services and complement the showcases from SAP Digital Studio.
BR Services Sales Demand Management.