A Partner Perspective on RISE with SAP

Webinar - On-Demand

SAP and SAPinsider have answered your questions on RISE with SAP, but what are partners saying about the product? How are they seeing RISE with SAP? And what are they doing to help their customers leverage the solution? In this webinar, Robert Holland from SAPinsider will discuss RISE with a panel of partners who have significant experience in the cloud deployment and transformation space, to get their insight on the solution.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Lean about the partner perspective on RISE with SAP
  • Hear how partners are working with RISE
  • Explore options for leveraging the solution
  • Leverage the opportunity to have your questions answered


Robert Holland
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Robert is SAPinsider's Vice President and Research Director and leads the research and content development for the ERP, Platform, Technology, and Security topics. Robert has been working in the SAP ecosystem for more than fourteen years, and has written more than a dozen research reports since joining SAPinsider. In that time he has engaged with customers and vendors through event sessions and webinars to understand their technology and challenges, and helped tell stories that are important to the SAPinsider community. Follow Robert on LinkedIn and Twitter for more ERP, Technology, and Security insights.

Mark Shields PwC
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Mark is an SAP S/4HANA and digital transformation leader with over 24 years of SAP experience.  He specializes in architecture and infrastructure and has deep technology skills focused on Cloud, hosting, integration, and the intersection of SAP S/4HANA on Cloud. Mark has participated in roles ranging from subject matter advisor to program lead on more than 30 complex technology initiatives for Fortune 500 clients, including direct experience with SAP S/4HANA transformations, conversions, and replatforming on Cloud. Mark’s main role with his clients includes:

  • SAP S/4HANA Roadmap and Transformation
  • Modernizing and re-platforming SAP S/4HANA on Cloud
  • Leveraging SAP S/4HANA and Cloud to accelerate digital transformation

Joao Couto Microsoft
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With more than 25 years of professional experience, Joao Couto is the Vice President for the SAP Business Unit at Microsoft. Prior to this, Joao held leadership roles in Microsoft subsidiaries in Germany and Portugal. Before joining Microsoft, Joao was the CFO at Vodafone Group Commercial in UK and Portugal and VP and Partner at ATKearney Management Consulting. Joao is a transformational leader who is passionate about combining both strategy and execution to deliver rapid business growth in challenging environments through highly motivated and energized teams.

Adil Zafar IBM
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Adil is an Associate Partner at IBM with over 21 years’ experience in winning and delivering SAP consulting services. Currently he is the Global Leader for RISE with SAP at IBM helping clients on the journey to S/4HANA and beyond. He has delivered numerous SAP S/4HANA Programs as a Technical Design Authority and continues to provide Thought Leadership on SAP S/4HANA on Hybrid Cloud.