SAPPHIRE NOW 2019 is almost upon us and for those of you who have been before, change is afoot. This year attendees can expect an entirely new event experience offering an improved show-floor experience designed to help you get the most out of the event.

 

2019 will give you the chance to experience unmissable networking opportunities and customer showcases, as well as to hear inspiring keynote speakers. Joining this year’s  SAP’s flagship event will allow you to interact with like-minded professionals and join a community of experts who are ready to share their wisdom, advice and knowledge.

 

If that wasn’t enough, registered attendees will have the chance to attend an incredible closing concert on Thursday 9th May. This will be headlined by Grammy and Golden Globe winner, and international superstar, Lady Gaga.

 

Different Networking Opportunities

 

The way attendees will network at 2019’s conference has changed. Now you can explore the ‘Neighbourhoods’. These are five collaborative communities within the event space, dedicated to the following topics:

 

  • Digital Supply Chain
  • Customer Experience
  • People Engagement
  • Digital Core
  • Network and Spend Management

 

Not only will the Neighbourhoods offer you the chance to easily navigate your way around the space, further aiding your networking, but there will be theatre sessions, showcases, interactive sessions, product demos and more! This is the perfect area to explore exciting challenges, opportunities and technologies.

 

The next new aspect of 2019’s SAPPHIRE NOW can be found adjacent to the Neighbourhoods, the ‘Pavilions’. These three spaces will give you the chance to learn about the end-to-end value of SAP’s offerings. They will cover:

 

  • Industries
  • Platform and Intelligent Technologies
  • Services and Support

 

Here attendees will find demonstrations, initiative customer stories and advice on best practices.

 

More Keynote Speakers

 

This year, SAPPHIRE NOW has a range of new keynote speakers, including celebrity guests, as well as some familiar faces from SAP.

 

On Tuesday the 7th of May there will be an opening Keynote. The first speaker will be Bill McDermott (CEO of SAP and SE) and guests, followed by Jennifer Morgan (President, Cloud Business Group and Member of the SAP Executive Board) and Adaire Fox-Martin (Global Customer Operations and Member of the SAP Executive Board). Even more significant names within SAP will be giving talks over the course of the three days.

 

As well as members of the SAP team, other leaders in the world of technology will be sharing their experiences and insights with attendees. Additionally, some celebrity speakers will be attending to inspire and entertain you, including TV Presenter and Outdoor Adventurist, Bear Grylls, and Hollywood Actress and Philanthropist, Sandra Bullock.

 

Ready to get Inspired?

 

Change and innovation play huge parts in the technology industry. The result of this is new opportunities and challenges for businesses. Experiencing the revamped format of this year’s SAPPHIRE NOW will give you the chance to examine new ways of embracing and conquering developments in your industry. The business outcomes that will benefit you and your organisation will be the focus of the event, giving you the chance to get inspired, grow your network and get a head start over your competitors.

 

Ottilie WoodOttilie Wood, Marketing Executive based at K2 Partnering Solutions HQ in London.

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