Day Two into the SAPPHIRE NOW journey and I am having an amazing time. Fact is, SAPPHIRE NOW is always an amazing event—full of energy, excitement, and buzz. A great place to experience and discover what SAP offerings are new and exciting, as well as to learn how to apply and use the SAP you have.

The Wrap-Up

Days One and Two Keynotes

Last week, I wrote about what to see and do at SAPPHIRE NOW – and things have been as interesting as promised. SAP CEO Bill McDermott’s opening keynote yesterday was inspiring with a focus on the need to drive and achieve social good. He also shared SAP’s vision for the integrated, intelligent enterprise with embedded predictive artificial intelligence powering economic growth at the intersection of the speed of machines and the judgement of humans. Read the press release and watch the replay.

SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner’s keynote was entertaining and fascinating as always. Joining him were Mala Anand, President SAP Leonardo & Analytics,  and Juergen Mueller, Chief Innovation Officer to speak about SAP Leonardo and machine learning. And Markus Noga shared how to achieve smarter finance with machine learning. You can watch the whole keynote and see Markus’s cool demonstration..

Presentations and Topic Station

The HarrisLogic main theater presentation (which I suggested you catch last week, live or via broadcast) was well received by a packed house. Hudson is an amazing speaker—the humanity in his story and the use of predictive analytics for social good was truly inspiring. You can catch a replay of all the broadcasts here.

The interest at the SAP Predictive Analytics Topic Station (PL412) in the Platform Campus area of the show floor has been strong. And many of the conversations have been interesting and deep.

What’s Next? Day Three!

There is still time to drop by and learn about all things predictive at SAP TODAY if you are at the show.

  • Engage SAP experts on how predictive analytics can address your business issues
  • Experience demos that will
    • Preview the SMART Predict
    • Show how you can embed predictive results and models into SAP Applications such as S/4HANA and SAP Hybris
    • Demonstrate how you can tackle business challenges and gain efficiencies

And there is still one day left with some great keynotes to come and a chance to catch some great predictive sessions as well.

  • Drop by Platform PL400 Thursday at 11:30am to see demo session PL59411Safeguard Your Business by Minimizing Fraud Risk”
  • Participate in interactive session PL59416 “Enhance Business Performance with Machine Learning Capabilities“ at 1pm in Platform PL400 Thursday at 1pm
  • Come to SAP Leonardo and Future Technologies theatre LE523 Thursday at 4PM to participate in the interactive session LE61827 Deliver Strategic Business Impact by Combining the IoT and Analytics”

If you were at SAPPHIRE NOW,  safe travels back to wherever home is. And remember to save the date for this outstanding event next year.

Save the date for the SAPPHIRE NOW NOW and ASUG Annual Conference next year in Orlando May 7-9, 2019. Join us to us enhance your business and foster your connections!

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