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Partner Meet-Up EMEA: Ideate, Co-innovate, Certify and Operate. A Summary.


Author of the blog: Venketesan Ganesan


Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services (PILS) at SAP helps partners develop innovative offerings on SAP platforms and solutions to enable customer success. PILS provides everything a partner needs to plan, build, certify, test, operate, and deliver innovative solutions that help companies become best-run businesses.

On October 11, 2022, we hosted the special virtual event PILS Partner Meet-Up EMEA – Ideate, Co-innovate, Certify and Operate, inviting all SAP partners and independent software vendors (ISVs).

PILS’ association in EMEA has been of building strong partnerships, expanding in the market, and driving growth for mutual success. Together, PILS have an unprecedented market opportunity and hence this years’ PILS Partner Meet-Ups continued the theme of “Grow together” towards innovation adoption.

The agenda included

  • A keynote on SAP partner strategy,
  • An Introduction to Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services (PILS),
  • An overview on key topics including SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), RISE with SAP, Industry Cloud Program, followed by
  • Exclusive Fire chat sessions with our participating partners.

SAP’s customers and the partner ecosystem require a platform that serves as a foundation for becoming an Intelligent Enterprise and for driving digitalization around SAP landscapes.

SAP BTP is a critical element of our strategy, laying the foundation for our own engineering efficiency, for our customer’s success and for scalability and innovation via our partner ecosystem. SAP Business Technology Platform is a unified, business-centric, and open platform that empowers customers and our ecosystem to innovate, build, extend, and integrate SAP and non-SAP applications in a cloud-native way.

Industry Cloud is SAP’s strategy to extend the intelligent suite with innovative Industry Cloud solutions built by SAP and partners in the cloud, built on SAP BTP, and running on the cloud infrastructure of our Hyperscaler partners. The design of the Industry Cloud reflects our customers’ core business needs within their industries.

To enlighten more on the Industry Cloud program benefits, pre-requisites and how to join the program, Finn Backer, Global Lead of SAP Industry Cloud for Channel Business and Venketesan Ganesh, Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services delivered an amazing session.

To showcase more about the partner opportunities with SAP BTP, Pavel Penaz, Head of SAP BTP Strategy & Execution and Parvathy S, Technical expert, SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) delivered an engaging session on SAP Business Technology Platform covering strategy, roadmap and opportunities for partners, certification and co-innovation opportunities.

Catch the session replay.

Whether it is about creating standalone commercial software, extending SAP solutions, integrating, and connecting to SAP data, or modernizing an existing application, Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services will support partners and eventually customers at every stage of their journey.


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