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User Experience and Design at SAPPHIRE NOW 2019 – Fiori 3 will be pervasive

May 18 update:
Read the post-SAPPHIRE summary: https://blogs.sap.com/2019/05/13/sap-fiori-helps-power-better-customer-experiences-sapphire-2019-ux-summary/

Original blog:
2019 will certainly be another exciting SAPPHIRE NOW. We are continuing to focus on the Intelligent Enterprise. User experience remains an important topic for SAP, with the SAP Fiori designs appearing in more solutions across our portfolio. We are confident you will go Gaga for the new SAP Fiori 3 designs, which will be featured in many demos.

This blog will highlight some of the top UX sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW and the ASUG Annual Conference. There are so many different user experience sessions that this will need to be a Shallow overview of the ones we feel are most important for an SAP customer with an interest in UX, UI, and related topics. If you want to see the full list, please visit the session catalog, which has filters for:

(Note: there is some overlap in these filters.)

On the show floor in the Customer Experience neighborhood, we have divided the key UX solutions into four topic areas. Visit any time the show floor is open to see a demo or ask an expert about how you can improve your UX. We are exhibiting lots of exciting new technology that will make you Just Dance out of SAPPHIRE with many ideas for implementing some or all these solutions in your organization. In most cases, you will use a combination of UX tools to deliver the ideal experience for your users. The mix is up to you; Anything Goes.

Topic Station 1: SAP Fiori for the Intelligent Enterprise (CU207)

  • SAP Fiori 3 (While Fiori 3 is relatively new, early feedback has been very positive and we feel it is on The Edge of Glory.)
  • SAP Fiori Design System
  • Design-Led Development

Topic Station 2: SAP Fiori Application Development (CU206)

  • SAP Fiori Elements
  • SAP Screen Personas
  • SAPUI5

Topic Station 3: SAP Fiori Implementation and Integration (CU208)

  • SAP Fiori Implementation Experience
  • UX Integration in the Intelligent Enterprise
  • SAP Fiori launchpad and Portal

Topic Station 4: SAP Fiori Mobile and Multi-Channel (CU205)

  • Multichannel User Experience
  • SAP Fiori for iOS and Android
  • Mobile
  • UX Innovations

 

Session list

Note: Many of these sessions are quite popular, so show up early to get a good seat so you don’t get blocked by the Paparazzi or other people trying to fit into the room.

Date / Time Session # / Location Title / Abstract Speaker

Monday

May 6, 2019

8:00 am – 5:00 pm ASUG82171

ASUG Pre-Conference Session: User Experience – Delivering Innovation without Disruption

This full-day seminar offers an end-to-end overview of SAP User Experience (UX) tools and technologies. You will learn how to transform your UX and deliver new innovations without disruption as your business adopts new technologies on its way to becoming an intelligent enterprise. Throughout the day, SAP experts and customers will provide guidance, tip and tricks, and real-life experiences to prepare you to confidently build an actionable UX strategy for your enterprise. Key topics include understanding SAP Fiori, quick wins with SAP Screen Personas, developing a mobile strategy, and planning for the future.

 

Various.

 

While speakers are very passionate about their respective product areas, they will try to keep a Poker Face during their session.

8:00 am – 5:00 pm ASUG82162

ASUG Pre-Conference Session: Moving to SAP S/4HANA: A Practical Discussion of Your Options

Moving to SAP S/4HANA and/or SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a first step on the journey to SAP’s vision of the Intelligent Enterprise. Whether you are thinking of converting an existing SAP system to SAP S/4HANA or starting with a fresh system, the expert guidance and best practices you will gain in this session will help you chart your path.This full-day seminar will provide strategic guidance on how to approach your migration project, identify the right tools, and develop sensible strategies to achieve success. You will understand how to navigate the transformation and landscape management path needed for on-premise and cloud solutions, including how to mitigate the risks for each.This session will cover prerequisites, basic preparation steps, and the transformation process. We will also provide value scenarios to support your business case.

Various

Tuesday

May 7, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

ASUG84498

 

S310A

U.S. Department of the Interior’s User Experience Journey

The journey of the U.S. Department of the Interior to SAP S/4HANA includes implementing the new SAP Fiori user experience (UX) and SAP Screen Personas software to modernize its portal. This session focuses on the experiences with new UX technologies, the integration of design thinking methodologies, the impact on stakeholders, and operating in a highly decentralized environment.

 

Richard Drake

Manager/Head of Department-Information Technology

Department of the Interior, CACI International Inc.

 

Stephen Way

Applications Dev. Mgr

US Department of the Interior

 

Martin Quinlan

Director

US Department of the Interior

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

ASUG82701

 

S310B

ExxonMobil’s SAP Fiori App Success: From Transportable Table to Real-Time Update

Do you want to hear how an SAP Fiori app is a time-saver for ExxonMobil? Learn how ExxonMobil reduced the cycle time for SAP table maintenance using an SAP Fiori app to perform real-time updates. This solution brings significant efficiency to the company’s business operations and enhances the customer experience.

Carolina Carani

System Analyst

ExxonMobil Business Support Center Brasil

 

Eduardo Costa

System Analyst

ExxonMobil Business Support Center Brasil

 

12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.

ASUG82548

 

S310A

Johns Hopkins: Path to a Better User Experience (UX)

The SAP Fiori UX? SAP Screen Personas software? Mobility? But where and how to start? Johns Hopkins will share how it implemented a diverse set of apps within its new SAP Fiori launchpad. Hear about the implementation tactics and critical decisions made while rolling out apps that support core HR, purchasing, and travel end users.

 

E. Zachary Rose

Project Mgr

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

 

12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.

ASUG84530

 

S310B

How to Pick the Right User Interface Tools and Technologies for the Best User Experience

Do you know the tools and technologies for developing the best experience for your users? Would you like to hear some recommendations? Understand the options you have and connect the dots to make the right choice for your concrete use cases.

 

 

Nis Boy Naeve

Vice President

SAP

 

Ingo Deck

Dir Product Mgmt, SAP Cloud Platform UX services

SAP

 

01:00 p.m. – 01:40 p.m.

ASUG82290

 

S310A

Loblaw’s Enterprise Vendor Portal: Committed to the Best Vendor Experience

Loblaw’s enterprise vendor portal provides an efficient, easy-to-use interface for vendors to do business with the company, along with a self-serve security model. Powered by SAP Cloud Platform, the SAP Fiori user experience (UX), and other modern UX technologies, the portal delivers new levels of efficiency and delights vendors as never before.

Tahir Iqbal

Vice President

Loblaw Companies Ltd

 

Safira Walsh

Senior Manager Enterprise Portal

Loblaw Companies Ltd

 

Srinivas Ganugapati

Sr Manager

Accenture Canada

 

01:00 p.m. – 01:20 p.m.

DI86231

 

Digital Core DI324

Increase User Productivity with a Cutting-Edge Enterprise UX

Adopt a user experience (UX) that helps you on your path to becoming an intelligent enterprise. Experience the SAP Fiori 3 UX and apply innovative design concepts that help users increase the efficiency of their daily work.

 

Emil Voutta

VP, SAP Design

 

02:00 p.m. – 02:40 p.m.

ASUG84039

 

S310A

Road Map: SAP Fiori

Get a holistic overview of where the SAP Fiori user experience (UX) is heading. This session covers the design direction and corresponding key technology highlights, such as SAP Fiori for Android design language, SAP Fiori for iOS design language, and SAP Fiori launchpad. It also includes the planned innovations featured in the SAP CoPilot mobile app, the SAP Inscribe mobile app, and the SAP Fiori 3 UX.

 

Thomas Reiss

VP, User Experience and SAP Fiori Product Mgmt

SAP

 

Keith Fischer

VP Product Mgmt

SAP

 

02:00 p.m. – 02:40 p.m.

ASUG82298

 

room TBD

A Customer’s Journey Migrating Complex SAP Apps to Fiori

Learn how Salt River Project leveraged SAP User Experience Management (UEM) by Knoa to successfully move complex SAP Applications to Fiori while providing a user experience that is personalized, responsive and simple.

 

Gibs Saint Paul

Manager, Enterprise Applications

Salt River Project

 

Jesse Bernal

Sr. Business Dev. Specialist

SAP

03:00 p.m. – 03:40 p.m.

ASUG82896

 

Roundtable 3 (S220E)

Roundtable: SAP User Experience Technologies: Listen to Peers, Share Your Experiences, Ask SAP Experts

Join us for an open dialogue and exchange of experience around the topics of user experience and user interface technologies. Share your learnings and insights; listen to your peers; and ask what is on your mind. This session will be guided by experts in SAP user experience technologies.

 

Nis Boy Naeve

Vice President

SAP

 

Ingo Deck

Dir Product Mgmt, SAP Cloud Platform UX services

SAP

 

03:30 p.m. – 03:50 p.m.

DI86243

 

Digital Core DI301

 

 

Optimize End-to-End Processes with a UX for the Intelligent Enterprise

Create a delightful and productive work environment for end users. Learn about the SAP Fiori 3 user experience (UX) and discover how integration scenarios and user-interface consistency across multiple SAP solutions improve decision-making and productivity.

 

Michael Krenkler

Senior Design Manager

SAP

 

Wednesday

May 8, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

ASUG82889

 

S310B

Road Map: SAP User Interface Technologies

This overview touches briefly on all the key technologies and tools, including SAPUI5, SAP Web IDE, SAP Fiori launchpad, and more. The focus is on how they play together, opening a lively discussion based on the questions and interests of the audience.

 

Ingo Deck

Dir Product Mgmt, SAP Cloud Platform UX services

SAP

 

12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.

ASUG83468

 

S310B

Cargill’s Design-Lead Journey to SAP Fiori

In last two years, Cargill Inc. has conducted more than 15 design thinking workshops and developed 18 new SAP Fiori apps to transform the user experience of many users in the areas of plant maintenance, transportation management, and quality management. Learn how the company created a culture of design thinking and led with digital discovery in the organization and with its partner Mindset Consulting Inc.

 

Chris Hein

SAP Applications Mgr

Cargill Inc.

 

Lance Whittaker

SAP Fiori Product Mgr

Cargill Inc.

 

12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.

DI86434

 

Digital Core DI323

Interactive Session: Simplify the UI Development of Applications for End-to-End Scenarios

Satisfy the requirements of your diverse workforce with intuitive applications. Learn how to develop a business scenario using SAP Fiori elements. Get to know the floor plans “list report and object page,” “overview page,” and “analytical list page” to implement a fully functional scenario and create SAP Fiori apps suitable for all types of worker.

 

Katja Zoch

VP UX Engineering

SAP

 

Stefan Engelhardt

Dev. Architect

SAP

 

01:00 p.m. – 01:40 p.m.

ASUG83222

 

ASUG HUB – Influence B

Interactive Influence: User Experience and User Interface for SAP Software

Would you like to discuss and influence the future of user experience and user interface at SAP? This session introduces the ASUG SAP User Experience and User Interface Technologies Influence Council. Learn how to have your voice heard and bring real-life use cases directly to the SAP Product Development team.

 

Damean Chen

Mgr of Enterprise App Architecture

Brown-Forman Corp.

 

02:00 p.m. – 02:40 p.m.

ASUG83371

 

S310A

How Newell Brands Mastered the Art of Building User-Friendly Custom User Interfaces with Speed

In this session, you will learn about the pros and cons of SAPUI5 on Java stack versus SAPUI5 on ABAP and in the cloud. Newell Brands has leveraged SAPUI5 to build robust and user-friendly user interface applications spanning 25-plus screens, 80-plus drop-downs,15-plus approval levels, highly dynamic screen layouts, and heavy customization of theme.

Kumar Kasavaraju

SAP Corporate Portal Dev. Mgr

Newell Brands Inc.

 

Syed Jaffar

SAP Dev. Architect

Newell Brands Inc.

03:00 p.m. – 03:40 p.m.

ASUG82636

 

S310A

Road Map: SAPUI5 Evolution

SAPUI5 is a JavaScript framework specialized to develop enterprise-ready Web apps and deliver an exceptional user experience for SAP Fiori apps. It combines new qualities (openness, high innovation, and speed) with established SAP strengths (enterprise readiness and standard support). SAPUI5 has been modernized and opened up to integrate with other UI technologies. This session shows how SAPUI5 is evolving, what’s been achieved, and what is coming.

Stefan Beck

Chief Product Expert
SAP

04:00 p.m. – 04:40 p.m.

ASUG83737

 

S310B

User Experience Transformation for Customers Using SAP ERP: Experience SAP Fiori Today

Do you want the benefits of an SAP Fiori user experience now, as you plan your migration to SAP S/4HANA in the coming years? This session will focus on how to innovate without disruption, starting from your SAP ERP, using SAP Screen Personas software, the SAP Fiori launchpad, and our application development tools.

 

Peter Spielvogel

Product Owner

SAP

 

Sebastian Steinhauer

VP UX Engineering – Chief Product Owner, SAP Screen Personas

SAP

4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m

DI86458

 

Digital Core DI324

Implement the New UX for SAP S/4HANA Out of the Box

Help developers and users become more efficient by offering a single access point to all innovations in SAP S/4HANA. Adopt best practices for quickly implementing the new SAP Fiori user experience (UX). Discover SAP Fiori tools designed to accelerate implementation, such as the content manager and out-of-the-box task lists for rapid activation.

 

Sven Krueppel-Berndt

VP Fiori Portfolio and Consumption, SAP

Thursday

May 9, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

ASUG82954

 

Roundtable 1 (S220D)

Roundtable: Combining SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori Elements to Optimize User Experience and Minimize Costs

Join this roundtable discussion to discuss balancing tradeoffs among functionality, performance, time to value, development cost, and maintenance costs. We will cover the latest SAP technologies for delivering the SAP Fiori user experience, including SAP Screen Personas, SAP Fiori Elements, SAPUI5, and native development tools.

 

Some people think that SAP Screen Personas and Fiori elements are like a Bad Romance, but they are actually complementary ways to deliver the Fiori UX to your users.

 

Peter Spielvogel

Product Owner

SAP

 

Sebastian Steinhauer

VP UX Engineering – Chief Product Owner, SAP Screen Personas

SAP

 

12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

DI86263

 

Digital Core DI324

Meet Changing Business Requirements While Maintaining a Consistent UX

Deliver an engaging user experience (UX) to satisfy your demanding customers even in the face of ever-changing requirements. Learn how to use SAP Fiori elements, project adaptation tools, and key user tools to enhance SAP Fiori apps generated with or without code. Maintain a high-quality user experience with an upgrade-safe, UX-consistent approach.

 

Katja Zoch

VP UX Engineering

SAP

01:00 p.m. – 01:20 p.m.

DI86257

 

Digital Core DI324

Deliver Engaging Employee Experiences on SAP Cloud Platform

Empower employees to access the relevant data they need to easily complete business processes. Discover how our latest user experience (UX) innovations provide a central entry point to SAP solutions. Gain actionable advice on the design and development tools of the SAP Fiori 3 UX.

 

Aviad Rivlin

Dir of Product Mgmt

SAP

 

02:30 p.m. – 02:50 p.m.

 

DI86227

 

Digital Core DI301

Modify Apps Quickly and Easily Without Coding to Reduce Development Costs

Streamline app development to deliver value to your business users with fewer resources. Build SAP Fiori apps without code, without any backend changes, and without a break in UI consistency, using SAP Fiori elements and the visual editor for SAPUI5. Achieve the target design and behavior of your apps through simple drag-and-drop actions.

 

Katja Zoch

VP UX Engineering

SAP

 

03:00 p.m. – 03:20 p.m.

DI86169

 

Theater 3

Create a Future-Proof User Experience for the Intelligent Enterprise

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See how the right user experience (UX) can help your enterprise move from digital aspiration to digital realization. Hear how the evolution of the SAP Fiori UX lets you deliver an integrated and consistent user experience for the Intelligent Enterprise. Learn how VINCI Energies is relying on SAP Fiori to successfully implement its UX strategy.

 

Alex “Alejandro” Lingg

Head of  SAP UX

SAP

 

Thomas Mendy

Director Direction Codex Solutions

Vinci Energies

 

03:00 p.m. – 03:40 p.m.

ASUG82594

 

S310A

Innovate Your User Experience Today Without Disrupting Your Current Landscape

Do your users still use SAP GUI on a large scale? Do you plan to move to SAP S/4HANA and utilize SAP Cloud Platform in the future? See an overview on how the user experience for SAP Cloud Platform can help your users today without disrupting your current system landscape and while maintaining alignment with your future plans.

 

Nis Boy Naeve

Vice President

SAP

 

Ingo Deck

Dir Product Mgmt, SAP Cloud Platform UX services

SAP

 

3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m

DI86226

 

Digital Core DI305

Implement the New UX for SAP S/4HANA Out of the Box

Help developers and users become more efficient by offering a single access point to all innovations in SAP S/4HANA. Adopt best practices for quickly implementing the new SAP Fiori user experience (UX). Discover SAP Fiori tools designed to accelerate implementation, such as the content manager and out-of-the-box task lists for rapid activation.

 

Sven Krueppel-Berndt

VP Fiori Portfolio and Consumption, SAP

03:30 p.m. – 03:50 p.m.

DI86273

 

Digital Core DI301

Create an Optimal User Experience with Design-Led Development

Drive adoption of mobile apps by taking a user-centric approach throughout the entire development process. See examples of great SAP Fiori apps in SAP S/4HANA and learn how they were built using the SAP Fiori toolkit, SAPUI5, SAP Fiori elements, and a design-led development process.

 

Michael Krenkler

Senior Design Manager

SAP

4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m

DI86274

 

Digital Core DI301

Implement the New UX for SAP S/4HANA Out of the Box

Help developers and users become more efficient by offering a single access point to all innovations in SAP S/4HANA. Adopt best practices for quickly implementing the new SAP Fiori user experience (UX). Discover SAP Fiori tools designed to accelerate implementation, such as the content manager and out-of-the-box task lists for rapid activation.

 

Sven Krueppel-Berndt

VP Fiori Portfolio and Consumption, SAP

04:30 p.m. – 04:50 p.m.

DI86275

 

Digital Core DI301

Demo session: Simplify Classic ERP Screens to Quickly Create an Optimized User Experience

Boost productivity with intuitive screens that run in any desktop, tablet, or phone browser. Discover how SAP Screen Personas software makes it fast and easy to transform transactions in the SAP ERP application or SAP S/4HANA into modern SAPUI5 apps. Create a seamless SAP Fiori user experience and go live with SAP Fiori-inspired screens in weeks.

 

Sebastian is a natural at giving amazing demos. Some say he was Born this Way.

 

Sebastian Steinhauer

VP UX Engineering – Chief Product Owner, SAP Screen Personas

SAP

 

If any of these sound interesting and you would like more information beyond what’s in the session catalog, feel free to call me on the Telephone.

 

My colleague Milja Gillespie has a blog about SAP Cloud Platform and Digital Experience Sessions.

 

For SAP UX Engineering, Peter Spielvogel.

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