What is “Integration Black Belts Live”?
Integration Black Belts live is a conversational series, focusing on Integration practices, challenges and how to succeed in this ever-changing world.
In each episode, join and interact with Integration Black Belts (Integration Experts) discuss their real-world experiences in the journey to transforming businesses into an Intelligent Enterprise.
Key to transforming to an Intelligent Enterprise, is creating an enterprise with a living, breathing, central nervous system that will react to changing business needs across classic enterprise LOBs like CRM, HCM, Supply Chain and ERP. Intelligent Enterprises are integrated enterprises that deliver end-to-end process excellence across value streams such as lead-to-cash, recruit-to-retire, source-to-pay and design-to-operate. Integration platform IS the central nervous systems of an Intelligent Enterprise.
Integration is becoming more and more strategic for enterprises coping with an increasingly heterogenous and hybrid IT landscapes.
SAP´s integration strategy document describes how its Integration Suite supports holistic out-of-the-box integrations for A2A and Process Integration, Master Data Integrations, B2B/EDI integrations, B2G (eGovernment) integrations, Data Integration/pipelines, Event-driven Integration and API-based Integrations acting as the foundation for process excellence across the value-chain.
Integration Black Belt is an enabler program from SAP (offered to Partners currently) to be a subject matter expert in SAP’s Integration technology. It carves out a career path to be a certified expert in SAP’s integration platform and learn best practices to effectively support customer integration journey.
With this series, we bring on our key integration experts, partners and customers to share how being an Integration Black Belt with the experience of the best of breed Integration Platform from SAP helps them solve Integration challenges.
So, tune in to hear and learn the greatest and latest in Integration from the experts on “Integration Black Belts Live”!
Where can I watch this?
You can view and join the session by clicking on a link posted on top of the SAP Technology LinkedIn channel when we go live. Please remember to bookmark this blog to find the updated go-live schedule of the episodes starting from July, 2020.
Episode 4: Integration Black Belts Live with Delivery Hero
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In this episode of Integration Black Belts Live streamed on 18th Nov at 8 AM PT, join Integration experts Alex Belle, principal Integration consultant at Delivery Hero and Jelle de Bruijn, senior SAP Integration consultant at Delivery Hero as they share their exciting Integration story with Gayathri Narayana, Product Manager for Integration at SAP on how they have built a very modern Integration framework enabling Digital Transformation at Delivery Hero.
Delivery Hero processes millions of online food orders everyday! Hear from the experts on the integration challenges this massive scale poses and how they simplify and solve this leveraging Integration best practices and the SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite.
|Gayathri Narayana, Product Manager for Integration at SAP||Jelle de Bruijn, Senior SAP Integration Consultant at Delivery Hero SE||Alex Belle, Principal Integration Consultant at Delivery Hero SE|
Episode 3: Integration Black Belts Live with Centrica and AppyThings
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In this episode which will be streamed live on 28th October,2020 at 8 AM PT, join Dr. Harsh Jegadeesan, Vice President & Head of Product Management and Strategy for Integration, Kostas Poulios, Head of Integration, Enterprise Systems & Services, Centrica and Bert van Vught, managing partner at AppyThings as they discuss the exciting digital transformation journey at Centrica. Discover the advantages of using a very modern Digital Integration Hub architecture and an API first approach which led to this transformation. Hear from the experts on how they transformed and modernized a ten year old legacy architecture at Centrica by adapting to an API led strategy, delivering an amazing digital experience to their customers.
|Dr. Harsh Jegadeesan, Vice President & Head of Product Management and Strategy for Integration.||Kostas Poulios, Head of Integration, Enterprise Systems & Services, Centrica||Bert van Vugt, managing partner at AppyThings.|
Episode 2: Integration insights from W.R. Grace and Incture Technologies
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In this episode going live on September 3rd, 2020 at 9 AM PT, Integration experts Gayathri Narayana, Product Manager for SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite will discuss with Honey Gyanani, Director- Digital applications at Incture Technologies and Sunil Kumar Pilli, SAP Enterprise Architect at W. R. Grace, on Grace’s Integration journey. Also hear from the experts on how SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite is simplifying Grace’s A2A, B2B Integrations and accelerating their digital transformation. Also learn about the significance and relevance of Integration for customers and understand the role of Incture Technologies in making the integration dream come live.
|Gayathri Narayana, Product Manager, SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite.||Honey Gyanani, Director – Digital Applications, Incture Technologies||Sunil Kumar Pilli, SAP Enterprise Architect , W. R. Grace|
Episode 1: Introduction to Integration Black Belts Live
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In this kickoff episode, watch Integration thought leaders Chris Aron, global Go-To-Market lead for SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite discuss with Dr. Harsh Jegadeesan, Vice President, head of Product management and Strategy for Integration and Colleen Speer, Senior Vice President and head of SAP Cloud Platform business in NA , on challenges faced in modern customer Integrations and how the powerful combination of an enterprise-wide Integration platform, combined with expert product knowledge of an Integration Black Belt can be a game changer to transforming business and becoming future-proof.
Hear from SAP’s senior integration leaders on why integration is so important in the current world, what are the customer’s real-world integration challenges and the right approach to solve them.
|Chris Aron, global Go-To-Market lead for SAP Cloud Platform’s Integration Suite.||Dr. Harsh Jegadeesan, Vice President & Head of Product Management and Strategy for Integration.||Colleen Speer, Senior Vice President, SAP Cloud Platform for SAP North America|