SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference 2017

Events /SAPPHIRE NOWASUG Annual Conference 2017


16-05-2017 - 17-05-2017


Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive Orlando
FL 32819


Booth #519

SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference is the world's premier business technology event, bringing together SAP’s customers, prospects and partners to discover new initiatives, solutions, products, and services.
Join NTT DATA and other NTT Group companies at SAPPHIRE NOW to exchange ideas with our SAP consultants, experience innovative solution demos and learn how to build insights and develop outcomes from your SAP applications.Engage with our experts by attending any of our speaker sessions:

Sessions on Tuesday, May 16

11:40 AM -Transform your Direct Procurement with S/4HANA and SAP Ariba Network and #make procurement awesome 
Speaker - Baskar Radhakrishnan, NTT DATA

In this session, you will hear from us how the integrated Ariba collaborative Supply Chain brings visibility and efficiency to Direct Materials Procurement. 

1:40 AM Development Methods for High Touch S/4HANA Applications – That Are Iterative, Flexible, and Fast

Speaker - Tim Clark, NTT DATA

Working with SAP HANA allows applications to be built quickly. You can build and deliver applications faster than previously possible, with agile methods allowing you to better meet user needs and to respond rapidly to changing needs. The session will include learnings from a S4 HANA implementation for a Global services company.

2:00 PM Kennametal: Using SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence to Enhance Manufacturing Operations

Location S330E (South Concourse, Level 3)
Speaker - Stefano Pandini (Kennametal) and Jay Monahan (NTT DATA)

Listen to the Kennametal team as they deployed SAP MII in the Microsoft Cloud, integrated into their existing SAP ECC and HANA landscape, to create a baseline for future deployments.

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Sessions on Wednesday, May 17

12:30 PM CFOs Need Analytics Now – How S4 Central Finance with BPC Bridges the Gap

Speaker - Alan Kryszweski, NTT DATA

SAP is offering two innovative solutions to enable CFOs: SAP S/4HANA Central Finance and SAP BPC Optimized for S/4 HANA.  Join us as we talk about jumpstarting your roadmap to S4 through Finance.

S/4HANA: How to Identify the Right Framework for Your Digital Business

Speaker - Sebastian Gueler, NTT DATA

Learn how, with our HANA Value Identification services, NTT DATA will help you to identify the right use cases to build the framework most suited to your unique situation.

5:00 PM Your Digital Road Map to SAP S/4HANA Provides Insights to Outcomes

Location - Theater 4
Speaker - Tim Clark, NTT DATA

Learn how a leading electronics manufacturer is transforming its business by migrating to the SAP HANA platform as its foundation, making it an important part of its overall journey to SAP S/4HANA.

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5:00 PM Unlock the Power and Value of Analytics as a Service

Location - Business Applications BA325
Speaker - Alan Kryszweski, NTT DATA

Deliver a high-speed, fully managed solution while removing the demands for additional capital expenditure. Investigate how analytics as a service enabled by the SAP HANA platform, enterprise edition, helped NTT Data transform its solutions for one of its consumer products customers.

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Sessions on Thursday, May 18

10:50 PM Smart Factory: Improving Manufacturing across People, Process and Technology

Speaker - Jay Monahan, NTT DATA

Manufacturing is no longer just about being an industrial entity; manufacturers now must put software and analytics to work for the continued growth of business. This “digital disruption” is pushing manufacturing boundaries and has the power to inspire true innovation within your organization.

1:10 PM Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures – IT Challenges & Transformations

Speaker - Tejay Patel, NTT DATA

Although many challenges face any organization during a merger, acquisition, and divestiture – such as cultural, technical and regulatory compliance – research reveals that IT and technology is a predominant roadblock during a consolidation/separation efforts. NTT DATA has the experience, expertise and capabilities to help you evaluate, implement and manage technology to capture value faster and ensure continued success.

2:00 PM Minimize Supply Chain Risk with Connected Logistics Solution for SAP Ariba

Location - Location C 
Speaker - Baskar Radhakrishnan, NTT DATA

Learn how NTT DATA has simplified global transportation and logistics with its Connected Logistics Solution for SAP Ariba solutions, enabling companies to track and manage complex, global shipments in real time.

4:30 PM Create a Global Supplier Portal

Location - Data, Analytics, and Cloud Platform DP532
Speaker - Jessica Snyder (Whirlpool) and Anjum Shaikh (NTT DATA)

Share information and conduct business with your suppliers. Find out how Whirlpool used the SAP Cloud Platform Portal service and SAP HANA cloud connector to build a supplier portal as the single, global hub for Whirlpool and its suppliers and seamlessly integrate with heterogeneous systems.

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