SAPPHIRE NOW 2018 is just a week away! If you’re joining us for the first time, get ready for an action-packed three days of innovation, networking, and hands-on experiences with the latest of our most innovative cloud and business tech.

If you’ve joined us before, this year you can expect even more experts, business leaders, customers, partners—well, everything!

To help you get the most out of your time, we’ve put together your guide for everything analytics. There, you can add top analytics session to your agenda, browse analytics sessions by line of business, industry, topic, and product, check out networking opportunities, find news and announcements, and more.

For a preview, we’ve packed the highlights into the section below.

Must-See Analytics Sessions

Create Data-Driven Intelligent Enterprises

Wednesday, 12:00pm-12:20pm, Best-Run Theater

Find out what’s behind the Forester Research statement that insight-driven businesses grow 30% quicker and expect annual revenue of US$1.8T by 2021. Use insights for better as the foundation for an intelligent enterprise. See how SAP Analytics Cloud connects people, processes, and ideas on one simple foundation. Hear from companies transforming with innovation enabled by SAP Analytics Cloud.


  • John Finegan, Chief of Enterprise IT Strategy, L3 Technologies
  • Mike Flannagan, Senior Vice President, SAP Analytics and SAP Leonardo
  • Gerrit Kazmaier, Senior Vice President, SAP Analytics
  • Kevin Chatow, PM Director – API Platform & Apps, Cisco

See How HarrisLogic Is Helping Prevent Suicides with Predictive Analytics

Wednesday, 2:30pm-2:50pm, Theater District: Theater 5

Discover how SAP partner HarrisLogic Inc. is using SAP Predictive Analytics software and the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence suite to build data-driven clinical support tools that help healthcare customers improve care provided to at-risk patients.

Speaker: Hudson Harris, Chief Engagement Officer, HarrisLogic

Achieve Insightful Analytics Based on Next-Generation Data Management

Wednesday, 4:30pm-4:50pm, Theater District: Theater 5

Gain comprehensive insights while complying with data protection regulations. Hear how the Mercedes-Benz division of Daimler AG supports its sales and distribution business with the SAP BW/4HANA solution. Learn how predictive analytics helps the company increase revenue with pricing optimization for second-hand cars.

Speaker: Robert Kriehs, Project & Applications Management, Mercedes-Benz

Reimagine Planning and Analytics in the Cloud

Thursday, 12:00pm-12:20pm, Theater District: Theater 5

Combine planning, analytics, and predictive capabilities on a high-performance cloud platform. Hear how Pratt Industries, Inc. transformed financial planning and analysis with SAP Analytics Cloud. Learn how the company used the solution with the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application to create a powerful hybrid solution.

Speaker: Stephen Filreis, Director of SAP Program Management Office, Pratt Industries, Inc.

Draw on Industry and Line-of-Business Insights for Successful Meetings

Thursday, 2:00pm-2:20pm, Best-Run Theater

Accelerate decision-making by accessing the latest industry-based and line-of-business information when it’s needed most. Hear how companies are enhancing the value of every meeting by using the SAP Analytics Cloud solution and SAP Digital Boardroom to provide relevant business insights.


  • Mike Flannagan, Senior Vice President, SAP Analytics and SAP Leonardo
  • Ivo Bauermann, Global Vice President, Head of Business Development, SAP Analytics

Sessions for Your Line of Business or Industry

This year, it’s easy to customize your SAPPHIRE NOW experience to your line of business or industry. You can add sessions to your agenda in a few clicks from our Show Floor guide for Line of Business including human resources, sales and marketing, supply chain and manufacturing, and finance. As well, check out top analytics sessions by Industry.

The SAP Innovation Awards: Hear from Our Customers

Congratulations to the 2018 SAP Analytics Winners! The SAP Innovation Awards celebrates the achievements of top companies and people across the globe that are using SAP analytics and platform technologies to transform their business, drive innovation and win in the digital economy. To hear their inspiring stories, add their sessions to your agenda.

Analytics Meetup!

The new Meetup! Space will host networking opportunities for members of the community who use SAP analytics software every day. It’s a great time to meet fellow attendees interested in analytics for casual networking and conversation. Take this opportunity to make connections based on your common interests and meet with experts in a relaxed environment.

Join us on Tuesday, June 5th from 1:00pm – 1:40pm with your executive host Ivo Bauermann, and SAP Mentors Derek Loranca, Tammy Powlas, and Frank Schuler.

Intelligent Enterprise Playground Reception

Working hard at SAPPHIRE NOW? Then play hard and join in on your favorite at our interactive and virtual “Intelligent Enterprise Playground.” Kick back and network with SAP executives, SAP solution experts, and your peers.

  • Become a MatchGenius and #PredictTheKick with SAP Analytics (learn more about this contest)
  • Celebrate with the winners of the SAP Innovation Awards and learn more about their incredible innovation.
  • Explore your creativity at our Virtual Graffiti Wall
  • Benefit from a community of SAP customers, experts, and thought leaders who understand your business challenges, and make connections that will provide tremendous value long after you’ve returned home from Orlando

This event is Invitation Only, so please reach out to your SAP Account Executive to secure your spot.

Finding Us on the Show Floor

Visit us at the Platform to discover how our innovative offerings, built on the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, pull data from SAP S/4HANA and other SAP and third-party software to empower your entire business. They include SAP Digital Boardroom, solutions for cloud analytics, hybrid analytics, predictive analytics/machine learning, and financial analysis and planning. (Ready to get started now? You can try SAP Analytics Cloud free for 30 days.)

Stay Connected and Join the Conversation

We look forward to seeing you in sunny Orlando for SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference! But if you can’t make it, you can still stay up to date by watching the Live Streams of the conference, and by following our social channels.

We have some really exciting analytics news coming over the days of SAPPHIRE NOW—so join in on the conversation on Facebook and Twitter with @SAPAnalytics , #SAPAnalytics, and #SAPPHIRENOW. Ask questions and share your thoughts—we’re listening.