BOSTON – August 20, 2020 – SAPinsider, the world’s largest and fastest-growing independent membership organization of SAP professionals, continues to welcome members of the SAP ecosystem to its inaugural virtual conference, today and throughout the week. Live sessions started on Tuesday, August 18, and run through Friday August 21, 2020. More than 6,500 registrants have signed up for the virtual conference.
Today’s opening keynote featured a stellar CIO panel and explore the critical topic of CIO Leadership in the Post-COVID World: Forging Ahead with Innovation, Efficiency and Strategic Insight. This panel included CIOs Matt Reynolds, at The Marvin Group, Michael Mullis at Ingevity, and Sanjay Shringarpure at E&J Gallo Winery. See our recap of this insightful discussion here.
This afternoon is headlined with, “Executive View: Inside GEA Group’s Transformation Strategy using SAP S/4HANA and the Cloud,” with Christian Niederhagemann, CIO of GEA Group and Thomas Saueressig, Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. They will share how the food giant worked with SAP to move from a very heterogeneous landscape to a cloud first strategy. Attendees will benefit from insights on:
- How and why GEA is not just making this an IT project, but a business transformation initiative that will drive significant value for the long term
- How SAP helped GEA to manage the complexity of this project and how SAP and GEA developed a new way forward together
- Why GEA decided on a new implementation approach and how they plan to update their skills and navigate the change management hurdles
- How SAP is supporting the integration of other cloud-based solutions that GEA is investing in
In all, the conference provides access to more than 200 live and on-demand sessions, 100+ speakers, and 50+ solution partners encompassing Finance, GRC, BI/HANA + Analytics, SAP S/4HANA, Admin, Infrastructure + Platform, and Cybersecurity.
SAPinsider comprises the largest and fastest-growing SAP membership group worldwide, with more than 400,000 members across 50 countries. It provides SAP professionals with invaluable information, strategic guidance, and road-tested advice, through events, magazine articles, blogs, podcasts, interactive Q&As, benchmark reports and webinars. SAPinsider is committed to delivering the latest and most useful content to help SAP users maximize their investment and leading the global discussion on optimizing technology.
Qualified press are encouraged to register for the SAPinsider 2020 Virtual Conference.
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